Having a hard time finding great gift ideas for men or struggling with gift ideas for men? I’ve collected some fun, reasonably-priced gift ideas for men that have been big hits at our house over the past few years.
Every time a holiday rolls around – whether it’s Father’s Day or Christmas or Bart’s birthday – I remember how HARD it is to find great gift ideas for men.
It cannot just be me, right?
And I feel like every time I find a list of unique gifts for men, it basically assumes men are only interested in barbecuing, whiskey, and golf.
Or really expensive clothing items.
For the past few years, I’ve been collecting gift ideas for men and this post has become one of my very most popular gift guides.
Apparently it’s not just me that finds it REALLY hard to find good unique gifts for men.
Whether you’re buying for a dad, a husband, a boyfriend, or a brother, I hope at least one or two of these gift ideas for men will be helpful!
24 great Gifts for Men
CAR BATTERY JUMP KIT
Bart’s brother and sister-in-law gave us this for Christmas and I thought it was the COOLEST gift. It can jump start your vehicle (no other car needed) up to 20 times on a single charge and you can use it to charge your electronics on the go (it has two ports which triples the number of things we can charge at once on a road trip). If you have road trips coming up this year, you’ll definitely want one of these. Also, it’s so compact!
I’ve worked with Storyworth for years and every time a holiday rolls around and I mention it again, I get a slew of grateful messages from people who are stumped on a gift for their parent who already has everything, including a lifetime of stories and memories. It really is the BEST gift. Just sign up your dad (or mom or grandpa or husband) and Storyworth sends the recipient one question a week for them to answer. You can choose from their bank with hundreds of questions or write your own questions (or a combo of the two!) and at the end of the year, they compile all their stories and memories into a beautifully bound book (you can go in and add photos before it prints too!). Basically, that’s a Father’s Day gift THIS year AND next year. Mega win. You can get $10 off here and I wrote a more complete post about how it works here!
We bought a PhoneSoap for my dad last year and then I got myself one this year. I LOVE it. It’s a sleek little device that you put your phone (or keys or jewelry or wallet) inside and it kills 99.9% of the germs on it within 10 minutes. I keep mine on my desk and put my phone in it every night before I go to bed – I wake up to a clean and fully charged phone!
This cool scale syncs with the (free) app on your phone and shows you not only your weight, but 20 other health indicators too including your BMI, your metabolic age, your water percentage and so much more. And it’s on sale for 70% off right now for their Black Friday sale!
Have you seen these gorgeous custom maps that showcase anywhere in the world that’s meaningful to you? You can choose where he was born, where you met or married or any other place you want in a variety of gorgeous designs.
When we moved to Arizona, we bought rash guards for everyone in the family, knowing we’d be spending so much time at the pool in the blazing sun. Bart has worn his for three years straight and it still looks basically brand new. I like the short-sleeve ones better than the long-sleeve ones as far as looks go, and I love that it cuts down so significantly on how much sunscreen you need to use and how much sun you get. And I love that this brand is guaranteed forever, so if you have any issues with it, they’ll replace it. No questions asked.
This is just my go-to gift for men or basically anyone who has everything and doesn’t want more STUFF. And if you’re looking for recommendations for books they can listen to, this list of great non-fiction for men is an excellent place to start (if I say so myself). A three or six month subscription is such an easy, useful gift for men or anyone else! Audible is great or you can use Libro.fm which supports local bookstores.
I know . . . how exciting can a toothbrush be? But Bart bought me one four years ago (I’d never heard of Quip before that) and I LOVE this thing. It’s such a good-looking toothbrush, for one, but it’s also so slim and streamlined and I feel like my teeth are whiter than they’ve EVER been before. I also love that a replacement head and new toothpaste just shows up in the mail every three months and I never have to think about it. I used an electric toothbrush for years but stopped about eight years ago because they were just so bulky and got so gross. Quip? The answer to the toothbrush prayers I didn’t know I should be offering.
FRANK & BUCK TIES
We met the owners of Frank & Buck when we lived in Arizona and were so impressed by them. And Bart LOVED all their ties. We got ones for both of our college-aged brothers for their birthdays and the feedback was super positive. I love their fun, modern prints and the slimmer cut. And it’s such a fun variation on the classic Father’s Day gift. Use the code EVERYDAYREADING for 20% off!
I gave Bart a pair of the wool runners in gray for Christmas in 2017 and they were a HUGE hit. They’re so comfortable, look good with everything, and you can throw them in the washing machine. (In fact, it was kind of an Allbirds Christmas around here that year – I got a purple pair and my two middle girls got blue and orange SmallBirds respectively). This is one of the best gift ideas for men who love comfort!
If your guy has a sweet tooth, this subscription is a surefire winner. I generally don’t like most candies that aren’t chocolate but EVERY SINGLE THING I’ve tried from them has been ridiculously good. Total next level (and the chocolate varieties are mindblowingly good too). This is SUCH a fun gift to give or get, plus you can use the code Tasty15 for $15 off your first box.
POWER STRIP TOWER
These were new to me this year and now I’m absolutely in love with them. It’s so much sleeker than a traditional power strip and also lets you plug in USB cords. Bart is getting one of these this year to go on his bedside table which is currently a HOT MESS.
When you want something small, inexpensive and useful, this is a good choice. I was standing in the aisle at Target looking at the different options and a guy stopped and said “I’ve had a beard for a decade and this is the best one.” Done. Basically the easiest gift for men who have everything, including facial hair.
BUTTON DOWN SHORT-SLEEVE SHIRT
I bought this shirt for Bart for Christmas on a whim and then it sat unopened in his closet for about four months (which, you know, winter). When he finally opened it in April, it was an instant favorite and he wears it ALL the time. It’s a great fit, nice weight, classic pattern, and reasonable price (right now it’s on sale for $18). I actually bought him two more for his birthday the next year at his request.
CAR PHONE MOUNT
I told Bart I wanted a car phone mount for Christmas (it was on my wishlist in 2017) and sent him this suggestion, and he told me later that he’d looked at dozens of options and finally came back to the one I suggested. I love that your phone just pops on and off (no clicking it in) and that you can move it easily around. It’s one of those great gifts for men and women alike. My mom liked it so much after she saw me using it that when she ordered herself one. I also like that it comes with two magnetic panels so you and your spouse can both use it with your respective phones. And it’s under $10.
Have you seen these? If your husband works out or just doesn’t want to wear a metal band, these silicone rings are really good looking and much more comfortable. Perfect especially for someone who works out a lot. Bart didn’t wear his wedding ring for probably six years until I got him this one and now he never takes it off.
A SMART PLUG
I got my first smart plug a few years ago, and Bart and I are both OBSESSED with them now. We plugged our Christmas tree into it and it was so wildly delightful every single day to turn on and off the lights just by telling Google “Okay, Google, turn on the Christmas tree.” After Christmas, we plugged our TV into it so we could turn that on and off with voice commands. Now we need about 10 of them. It’s the perfect gift.
I bought Bart a four-pack of their dress socks for Christmas last year and I swear, these were his favorite gift. They are seriously the best socks and he comments on them every single time he wears them (so. . . .four days a week).
For a man who hates shopping, you know what is an amazing gift? The gift of NOT SHOPPING. Two years ago, Bart tried StitchFix out for the first time and kept every item they sent him – a great pair of jeans, some business casual shoes, a half-zip sweater, and two shirts. And they are all REALLY nice and flattering. Seriously, the most useful gift that saves all that time at the mall.
I bought this wireless charger for Bart for Christmas (it’s $15!) and he’s loved it. It’s so convenient to just put your phone on top so it can charge instead of having to actually plug something in. Maybe this says something about how lazy we are, but it’s seriously the BEST.
A MUSIC SUBSCRIPTION
Bart bought himself a music subscription two years ago and although I was super dubious at first, we use it ALL THE TIME. From playing Baby Shark one thousand times for a grumpy toddler or listening to my favorite Broadway soundtracks to creating your own playlists, this is one of those gifts they’ll use constantly. We use it on our phones, streamed through our Amazon Echo and in the car.
My parents gave me this for my birthday and after about a week, Bart said, “I need one of those.” It can charge your phone up to 7 times without having to be recharged and you can plug two devices into it. My dad and my brother both have this same portable charger and LOVE it.
A PORTABLE PROJECTOR
This is the most splurg-y item on this list, but I ordered this Cinemood projector for Bart for his 40th birthday and I seriously feel like I hit the gift JACKPOT. It can fit in your hand but it has a super powerful projector and great sound quality and you can stream from Netflix or Amazon Prime or Disney Plus or ESPN or YouTube or Cinemood’s library of games and stories too. Use the code JANSSEN for $100 off! We got this inflatable screen to go along with it!
G2G PROTEIN BARS
I’ve tried a lot of protein bars in my time and these are HANDS-DOWN my favorite. I have one almost every day, either as part of my lunch when I’m working or as an afternoon snack. My number one flavor choice is the Peanut Butter Coconut Chocolate, but all of them are excellent. Use the code READ for 15% off!
And if you have other suggestions for great gift ideas for men, I’m ALWAYS up for more recommendations, because holidays keep rolling around again.
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