Shopping for the best gifts for men can at times seem like a daunting task, whether it be for a birthday, an anniversary, or any gift in between. So, we decided to help you out and lend you a hand and make gift-giving a little less stressful with a thoughtfully curated list of tried-and-true gifts suited for men. And at times, no matter how well or how long you have known someone, you just don't know where to look.
From small everyday carry items and others from the cool tech world to experiences that help you disconnect to reconnect, we offer you a gift guide for every guy on your list or some nice ways to treat yourself, too. Ahead, you will find a list of the best practical gifts for every type of guy. With that being said, here are the best gifts for men in 2023.
Tracksmith Eliot Running Shoe
The leader in running apparel aesthetics has finally entered the shoe running scene with its Eliot sneaker. Their unisex sneaker is the perfect sneaker featuring Pebax-Powered insoles, this is the perfect way to elevate your training shoe rotation.
The gift of a great libation is never underappreciated, especially when it is an American oak barrel-aged whisky. Pendleton's has a nice rich flavor and a good finish with a hint of vanilla.
Our Place Always Pan
This nonstick pan actually replaces eight pieces of cookware and says goodbye to unhealthy toxins or nonstick sprays. It can braise, steam, sear, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and so much more. Plus, it comes with a cute wooden spoon that nestles perfectly on the handle as you cook. This is one of those kitchen gifts that just keeps on giving.
Legal Hot Sauce
This Malagueta hot sauce will be his new best friend. It’s made with completely clean ingredients and will turn any hot sauce regular into a hot sauce snob. There are three heat variations, and we recommend trying all three for different experiences.
Terra Kaffe Espresso Machine
Not only is this a sustainable automatic kitchen counter coffee machine, but it’s also luxurious and better-tasting because it uses the whole bean instead of a pre-ground pod. It may be pricey but you can control milk foam, brewing temperature, pressure, volume, and more with the push of a button.
Ooni Koda 16 Gas Powered Pizza Oven
The Ooni Pizza Oven has been flying off the shelves -- and for good reason. You can literally make restaurant-quality pizzas with ease. This baby heats up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit in just 10 minutes, making it the hottest item on this list (no pun intended). You can’t get pizza like this with a grill or conventional oven.
Click and Grow The Smart Garden 3
This smart indoor garden gives you all the benefits of having your own garden all year round, no matter where you live. Rather than buying all the gear to grow food indoors, with this indoor garden setup, you will get biodegradable plant pods complete with seeds and nutrients. The device uses technology to perfectly calibrate automated watering, light, and nutrients. You can track the status through the app and choose from over 50 plant variations to nurture that green thumb.
The Loftie Clock
The Loftie alarm clock is a multifunctional tool to help you relax and unwind. It features breathwork courses, sound baths, and white noise to better your routine and upgrade your rest for a great night’s sleep. Kiss that blaring iPhone alarm noise goodbye once and for all with the ultimate wellness alarm clock.
Withings Body Comp Scale
Like they like to say over at Withings, "knowledge is power," and that couldn't be more true than with their latest model scale, the Body Comp. This one gives you a full body composition analysis, heart health rating, and electrodermal activity, as well as a daily weather report. What can't this scale do?
Headspace Meditation Gift
Just 5 or 10 minutes a day can take a layer of stress off any stressful situation or help moderate a bad habit. Meditation has changed so many lives, and Headspace makes it fun, easy, and accessible to everyone. Incorporating mindfulness into your life helps with depression, anxiety, sleep, focus, temper, and so much more.
Beam The One CBD Oil
Beam is a brand that does CBD right, promising complete transparency and the highest-quality ingredients available. A tincture is a great place to start when incorporating CBD into your daily routine. It makes a versatile gift destined to please almost everyone. The variety of choices in potency can be dropped into your food, coffee, tea, or smoothie -- or directly into the mouth for faster results. CBD works wonders to soothe inflammation holistically, without you experiencing the head or body high you get with THC. We've also found CBD teas and CBD gummies if those are more your speed.
Jolie Filtered Shower Head
You really don't realize how harsh your tap water can be until you try a Jolie filtered shower head. The perfect gift for those who want great hair and healthy skin.
Alo Yoga Warrior Mat
The Warrior Mat from Alo Yoga will make even the most non-yogic men want to practice. It has near-perfect reviews for being wonderfully non-slip, even when wet. Beginner, intermediate, or yoga pro, this moisture-wicking yoga mat feels luxe and is stylish, while the performance aspect is beyond comparison to its competitors.
Bathing Culture Mind and Body Wash
We believe that you are what products you use, and this clean-ingredient, sustainably-minded, heavenly shower wash soothes the body and the soul. The scent transports you to nature, while the organic oils and aloe vera nourish your skin for hydration longevity. We love that the packaging is refillable, too -- they sell by the bin. This is something he can continue to refill on his own, and we guarantee he’ll be hooked on one of the best body washes for men.
Another cool gift would be the Oura Ring which monitors your body's pulse, movement, and temperature. It tracks and summarizes your health data by scoring your sleep, readiness, and activity. When you can understand your heart rate variability during different states, you can bio-hack your way into living your best, healthiest life.
A smokeless, portable, Bluetooth firepit -- say what!? That’s right, with foldable legs and carrying handles that cool off in seconds, this contraption is easily transportable to the backyard, beach, and beyond. It comes with a Bluetooth-connected fan attachment, meaning you can control the level of flames from your phone. It uses wood or coal and even has a top grate for grilling. The best part about it is that when used properly, it’s entirely smokeless. Say goodbye to free radicals and smoky winds in your face making this is the perfect grilling gift. We've found more traditional fire pits, too, if you're looking for those.
YETI Hopper BackFlip 24
The Yeti Hopper Backflip remains a favorite from the brand because it allows for both hands-free use and the good old-fashioned top-handle cooler function. One feature that many don’t realize is that it’s great for carrying on airplanes (with no liquids, of course, until you get to your destination). Consider this backpack cooler to be his new adventure travel BFF because a good cooler makes any function 10x better.
Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks
These Hiker Micro Crew Cushion socks from Darn Tough are exactly what they say they are. For a small brand to have over 1,000 100% five-star reviews is pretty darn cool. Darn Tough sets the standard in a hiking sock with a merino wool blend, moisture-wicking material, and a performance fit that is also naturally antimicrobial.
Stanley Camp Pour Over Set
There is something especially delightful about a good cup of joe on the campsite. Stanley believes in the beauty of good coffee, and this portable pour-over mug set helps you get there. It has BPA-free stainless steel and includes a reusable water filter for waste-free brewing. You’ll get high-quality coffee that remains temperature-controlled in no time.
Allen Edmonds Discovery Chukka Boot
A solid chukka boot is a wardrobe staple for any guy, and this dress boot was designed to last a lifetime. Sourced with recycled materials and a vegetable-tanned leather exterior, Allen Edmonds' sustainable shoe collection lives up to its eco-friendly promises.
Avocado Green Pillow
A better night’s sleep is probably the most valuable gift you can give someone. This pillow is made entirely from non-toxic, organic, and vegan ingredients. Plus, it’s handmade in Los Angeles, so you can enjoy that handmade, homemade feeling at every touch.
Brilliant Cooper City Bicycle
This simple and beautiful commuter city bike is sleek in design and has three speeds for hill, flat, and speed riding. This bike only weighs 27 pounds! You easily can carry it up and down stairs or mount it on your wall or garage for storage. And a bonus you won’t find from other brands is the Gates Carbon Belt Drive. This eliminates that yucky grease on your leg, so you can ride to and from work in style without ruining your outfit.
Leaf Shave The Leaf Kit
Not only does Leaf Shave Razors work better, but he'll also use far less plastic than your traditional best razors. It’s a more chic, more sustainable shaving experience, complete with three blades, a pivoting head, and an all-metal construction.
Vitamix Food Cycler
Composting is a brilliant idea and contributes to a lifecycle that can help save the environment, but the actual act can be difficult to execute, especially for those who live busy lives. The Vitamix Food Cycler makes it quick, easy, and odorless. You can turn your food scraps into soil for the garden with the press of a button.
Gir Classic Straw Set
These straws from Gir are taste-free, dishwasher safe, and since they are made of BPA- and BPS-free silicone, they keep your mouth super safe. Our favorite feature is that they’re collapsible and come with a carrying case to attach to your wallet or keys.
All Saints Milo Leather Biker Jacket
If he doesn't own a high-quality leather jacket, we suggest it is time for the investment. Remember, good leather jackets get better with age as they are worn in and mold to his body. All Saints makes the perfect cool-but-classic, just-edgy-enough jacket for transitional dressing.
Bleusalt The Point Polo
Patrick Dempsey's Bleusalt not only makes some of the most luxe lounge pants around, but the polos are just as noteworthy. Take their signature shirt, which feels just as cozy as their famed sweat sets and features a streamlined silhouette that will make him the best dressed at the office.
Buck Mason Maverick Slim Jeans
Skinny jeans may be banished, according to Gen Z-ers, but these slim-fit jeans from Buck Mason, made with sleek Japanese denim, will never go out of style.
Henry Rose Fog
Henry Rose is a new unisex, nontoxic fragrance line created by Michelle Pfeiffer. The scents are deeply luxurious, and in this one, they're earthy, woodsy, sensual, and warm -- deliciously appropriate for any season.
New York By New York
After spending so much time indoors, home décor upgrades became a priority for most bachelor pads. Every living room needs a coffee table book -- one that expresses interests, hobbies, or art. We love this one about New York, featuring photography, stories, quotes, and art.
Miansai Silver Chain
In 2022, men are embracing their expression of style more comfortably, and a silver or gold chain is a gateway to more jewelry. This one from Miansai is a closet must-have. Moderately priced for just over $100, it looks way more expensive than it is.
Boy Smells Kush Ash and Cedar Votive Set
Boy Smells candles make a range of scents that not only smell amazing and luxurious, but they incorporate branding that makes a candle far more exciting. This set features best-smelling scents, Kush, Ash, and Cedar Stack that will literally turn your home into a swanky, downtown five-star hotel lobby.
Grovemade Wireless Charging Pad
Grovemade specializes in streamlining workspaces with high-functioning products in minimal designs. This wireless charging pad eliminates cords and quickly charges your device more efficiently than others on the market. It’s the perfect gift for the guy who has everything.
Del Toro Men's Navy Velvet Slipper
These swoon-worthy loafers are handmade in Italy, with a luxe velvet exterior and a calf leather lining for maximum style and comfort.
Bose QuietComfort Ear Buds
Bose takes the cake when it comes to headphones and earbuds. Something about its speaker system just excels. These quiet comfort earbuds are so lightweight and easily inserted that you’ll forget they are there.
Avocado Green Eco Mattress
Since you're already getting their pillow, you may as well double down and get their amazing eco mattress, too. Certified organic latex never felt so good.
Incase ICON Slim Backpack
Not only are Incase products the highest-rated bags, they're made from recyclable materials, and are also custom-fit to protect specific devices. The slim backpack is better than a briefcase and can fit your entire mobile office in the safest, most compact form.
Tovala Smart Oven
This is the best gift for busy people who don’t spend too much time in the kitchen. The Tovala oven is a Bluetooth smart steam oven that cooks your food to literal perfection by using a scan-and-go system that detects exactly what you are making.
Phillips Hue Smart Wifi Plug
The easiest and most price-friendly way to turn a home into a smart home is to use smart plugs. The Phillips Hue Smart Plug lets you turn any light into a smart light and control it from the app or through voice activation.
Neato Botvac D7
A great gift idea is this robot vacuum, which comes with a suite of smart features like scheduled cleaning times, two vacuum modes (turbo for maximum pickup and eco-friendly for a quieter, energy-saving cleaning session), and mapping technology that analyzes your room's layout for maximum cleaning coverage.
Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush
The new Quip toothbrush connects to a Bluetooth app with a smart monitor so you can be sure you’re brushing your teeth as best as possible. You can track your progress and even earn awards for better brushing. The incentives all contribute to better overall health and wellness.
Floyd's Barbershop Rad.i.cle CBD Shampoo
As we already mentioned, CBD has many benefits, like calming and anti-inflammatory properties. So, why not add some to your hair routine and take your shampoo to the next level. It also has peppermint extract to help awaken you and your scalp.
The Art of Shaving Peppermint Facial Wash
Envigorate your skin in the mornings when you fash your face with The Art of Shaving's peppermint facial wash. This formula also features green tea and aloe vera, to help stimulate blood flow and moisturize without overly drying out the skin.
No matter what you may or may not be looking for, this ultimate men's gift guide will be sure to have something on it for every type of man.
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