11 Useful Gifts for Him That Actually Feel Thoughtful

Practical or experiential? Something more heartfelt? A really nice home-cooked meal for once? (Don’t worry, we’re calling ourselves out here, folks.) Before you go into a tailspin trying to craft the perfect present, take a peek at our roundup of useful yet thoughtful gifts for him.

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Adidas By Raf Simons ‘stan Smith’ Sneakers

His go-to pair has seen better days. And what’s better than the “new, new” from Raf Simons for Adidas?

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A Sleek Shaving Kit

Whether he prefers a clean shave or a solid 5 o’clock shadow, every man needs a dependable razor to get the job done. This year, opt for the Gillette Mach3 Turbo Limited Edition Gift Set, which includes a new premium razor handle, three cartridges and one dual-toned razor stand. Ideal for the man who values both form and function.

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L'occitane Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Cream

He’s not exactly sneaky when it comes to using your moisturizer every day. This year, surprise him with his very own jar of no-frills (but oh so comforting) cream.

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Everlane ‘the Mover’ Pack

You can give (or receive) pretty much anything from Everlane and be in safe waters, but we’re especially into the brand’s accessories these days. This great-looking duffel is equally “home for the holidays” and “back to the gym.”

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Reigning Champ Slim Sweatpants

Canadian athletic wear brand Reigning Champ is like a sleeker, slicker Champion with a dash of John Elliott thrown in for good measure. Translation: They make really, really good sweats. And who doesn’t want that kind of surprise under the tree?

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Phonesoap 3.0 Uv Cell Phone Sanitizer

Pop the phone inside and the UV light safely removes bacteria from every surface, all while charging it up. It also sanitizes small objects like smart watches, headphones and credit cards. Pretty cool.

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Jao Beard Scent Bomade

If your guy takes as much pride in his beard as you do your brows, this pomade is the ticket. Not only does it tame flyaways, but it also and softens hair. In other words, it’s magic in a tin.

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Somneo Sleep And Wake-up Light

This fancy light will help him (and you) phase in and out of sleep more naturally so he doesn’t wind up tossing and turning all night thinking about his projects, or worse, sleeping through an important early-morning meeting.

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All-clad Stainless Steel 4-piece Bbq Set

He’s the type of person who will stand under an umbrella in the rain to grill up the perfect T-bone steak. He deserves a barbecue tool set that works as hard as he does.

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Levi's X Justin Timberlake Faux Shearling Collar Trucker Jacket

Because his busted windbreaker has seen better days. (And because you’ve always had a crush on JT. Just don’t tell him that.)

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Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

This essential oil diffuser will help him get into the right headspace, whether that’s calm and stress-free or ready to annihilate a conference call he organized. The all-black color also helps it feel cooler and less like he lives or works in a day spa.


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