Shopping for presents for the men in your life can be a daunting task, whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or any other occasion. Fortunately for you, we are here to give a helping hand and make the process of gift-giving a little less stressful with a thoughtfully curated list of tried-and-true gift ideas. Because sometimes, no matter how well or how long you have known someone, you just don’t know where to start. From gadgets and gizmos 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, including yourself. Ahead, you will find a list of the best gifts for every type of guy.
Our Place Always Pan
Some say this pan broke the internet. It’s a better-for-you, nonstick pan that actually replaces eight pieces of cookware. Say goodbye to unhealthy toxins or nonstick sprays. It can braise, steam, sear, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and do 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
Have you ever had hot sauce from Brazil? 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 and a lovelier gift.
Terra Kaffe Espresso Machine
“Great espresso doesn’t grow in pods,” they say. We couldn’t agree more. Not only is this a far more 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 it’s worth the splurge for any coffee aficionado. You can control milk foam, brewing temperature, pressure, volume, and more with the push of a button.
The Ooni Pizza Oven
First came banana bread, then came sourdough, and now homemade pizzas are having a moment. 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 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. Get ready to see an influx of Ooni Pizza Oven pizzas infiltrate the ‘gram.
Spicewalla Middle Eastern Collection
Is he a big grill guy? Then forget chocolates or alcohol and give him this SpiceWalla 10-pack spice and seasoning set instead. You get a variety of dry rubs and marinades to easily diversify flavor in the kitchen. Plus, the storage tins elevate any kitchen and are something he can keep far beyond the life of each seasoning.
Opinel Kitchen Knives
Gone are the days of needing a set of 12 knives that take up loads of counter space for you to only use the same three on rotation. Excess isn’t necessary when you have a set of dependable, quality, versatile kitchen knives. He’ll love to pare, carve, chop, dice, and slice with this minimal set of three.
Click and Grow The Smart Garden 3
Fresh herbs make any dish far better. 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.
Maison Milan Kitchen Apron
Make him feel like a pro chef with this durable apron for men, which was handmade in Canada using fireproof (!) cotton.
Drnxmyth The Full Bar Cocktail Set
Stock up his home bar with these ready-to-chug cocktails from alcohol subscription service Drnxmyth. Their Full Bar Set includes classics like margs, mojitos, and rum punch. The best part? These taste much better than your typical canned cocktails.
The Loftie Clock
We’re still learning about the harmful effects of blue light and smartphones. This 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. It’s magical how much better your days are when you don’t start and end them by staring at your phone. Kiss that blaring iPhone alarm noise goodbye once and for all with the ultimate wellness alarm clock.
Headspace Meditation Subscription
Sometimes the best gifts are not a tangible product but an experience. 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 depression, anxiety, sleep, focus, temper, and so much more.
The Oura Ring is for those who want to connect more with their body in the most holistic way. The technology monitors your body’s pulse, movement, and temperature while you sleep and into your day-to-day to track and summarize 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.
Beam The One CBD Oil
Not all CBD is created equal. It’s important to know that when an oversaturation of “hemp” products is overflowing in shopping carts and Instagram ads. Beam is a brand that does it 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 is perfect for any newbie or hemp vet. It 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.
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.
SensorPEDIC Oversized Memory Foam Pillow
Give him the gift of better sleep with this memory foam pillow, which offers a firm-yet-comfy cushion. Plus, it features a self-cooling system so he won’t have to repeatedly flip to the cool side of his pillow.
LifePro Under Desk Elliptical Trainer
This compact elliptical is a game-changer for any man’s home office, which allows you to get a low-impact cardio exercise while still staying on top of your work emails. We love its durable pedals and discreet design, which can fit under virtually any desk.
Nobull Burgundy Leather Runners
Here’s an elevated take on the every-day trainers. One of our favorite workout brands, Nobull, has athletic sneakers that are rendered in a sturdy burgundy leather that can easily take you from the gym to happy hour.
BioLite FirePit+ Wood & Charcoal Burning Fire Pit
One good thing about being alive in 2021 is the technology that is at our fingertips. Go ahead, read the product title again. 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. If the man in your life loves to grill, this is the perfect grilling gift. We’ve found more traditional fire pits, too, if you’re looking for those.
Parks Project x National Geographic Legacy Tye Die Hoodie
Parks Project is the brand you should be supporting in 2021. Their purpose is to not only spread the love for our nation’s natural beauty but also to support a variety of organizations that preserve our parks and better our world. Each product has a different purpose (and we love them all), but this National Geographic x Parks Project tie-dye sweatshirt is one that people will stop you on the streets to ask where you got it. Everything is ultra-soft, cozy, and totally vibey for nighttime stargazing.
Yeti Hopper Backflip 24 Soft Cooler
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. And what’s better than a multifunctional product? 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 to be his new adventure travel BFF because a good cooler makes any function 10x better.
Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks
If you’re someone who doesn’t care about the socks you hike in … well, you’ve never worn good socks to hike in. The 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. Plus, socks are a gifting tradition, no?! 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. Once you go Darn Tough, you’ll never go anywhere else.
Stanley Camp Pour Over Set
There is something especially delightful about a good cup of morning 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.
Seirus Men’s Heat Touch Inferno Glove
If he needs a glove that will keep his hands cozy even in the most frigid temps, look no further than these heated mitts, which are battery-operated, rechargeable, and can stay warm for up to six hours.
Keen Ridge Flex Waterproof Boot
Here’s a hiking boot that he’ll use for years to come, thanks to its propriety technology that offers top-notch grip and cloud-like cushioning.
UST Collapsible Lantern/Portable Charger
When packing for the great outdoors, the ideal situation is to remain as minimal as possible to make your pack light on your back. That’s why two-in-one products are such wonderful innovations. This lantern checks all the boxes. It’s collapsible and multifunctional, complete with a built-in portable charging bank for your phone, speaker, Apple Watch, and more.
Fjallraven Greenland No. 1 Down Jacket
Made with a 600-fill goose down, Fjallraven’s bestselling jacket is the perfect outdoor accompaniment. Its sleek chest pockets and leather lining make this stylish enough to wear virtually anywhere, including on your socially distanced errands.
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.
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Sustainability in winemaking has finally seen a boom in recent years, and Silver Oak is a leader in the green-friendly movement. In 2019, the Napa, California, winery received the California Green Medal Ward for Leadership in Sustainability thanks to their eco-minded growing practices. Plus, their bestselling Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect quarantine wine during cooler months.
Avocado Green Pillow
Your pillow isn’t the most obvious place to go green. But a better night’s sleep is probably the most valuable gift you can give someone. Kill two birds with one stone in contributing to a higher mission for the planet and to save his sleep. 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
Help him reduce carbon emissions with a beautiful commuter city bike this season. It’s simple and sleek in design, with three speeds for hill, flat, and speed riding. The best thing about this bike isn’t how cool it is to the eye or how comfortable it is to the touch — it’s the fact that it weighs 27 pounds! You can easily 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 fit.
Leaf Shave The Leaf Kit
Leaf Shave Razors are an upgrade to his drugstore routine. Not only does this just look better in the bathroom, but it also works better, too! 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 designed to last.
Stasher Bags are the items he doesn’t know he needs until he starts using them. It’s obvious that they reduce the need for plastic baggies, contributing to a cleaner environment, but they will also save him time and money in the long term. Plus, they look far better in your pantry, fridge, and lunch box.
Vitamix Food Cycler
Yay, composting! It’s scary when you look at some of the statistics of how much food we waste here in the U.S. every day. Composting is the act of reducing food waste by using food scraps for soil. The idea is brilliant 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. It’s a total gamechanger for gardeners and environmental activists.
Gir Classic Straw Set
The main complaints we hear about reusable straws are that the metal is uncomfortable, tastes bad, takes up space, and is hard to clean. These straws from Gir solve all of those problems. They are taste-free and dishwasher safe, and since they are made of BPA- and BPS-free silicone, they will 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 Tyson Leather Biker Jacket
A good leather jacket is on our closet essentials list. If he does not own a high-quality one, 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. It is a topper to go with almost everything and kick up his style level and sex appeal instantly.
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 Fragrance
Henry Rose is a new unisex, non-toxic 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.
Miansai Silver Chain
In 2021, 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. It will jumpstart his way into bracelets, rings, and more.
Amavii Benjamin Sunglasses
Cool shades are always a good idea. And this modern twist on the classic aviator style is a universally flattering round frame for almost all face shapes. The fun, more personal part will be picking out the lens color! Amavii’s bestselling sunglasses are handcrafted with Japanese titanium and exquisite attention to detail. A bonus gift is that with every pair purchased, the brand plants a tree.
Assouline New York By New York Coffee Table Book
After spending so much time indoors, home décor upgrades became a priority for most bachelor pads. Every living room needs a coffee table book, and it should be personal — one that expresses interests, hobbies, or art. We love this one about New York, featuring photography, stories, quotes, and art.
Boy Smells Kush, Ash, and Cedar Votive Set
Year after year, the safest gift is always a candle. While we have nothing against playing it safe, there is a way to make this more personal and fun. Boy Smells candles make a range of scents that not only smell amazing and luxurious (at an accessible price, let’s add), 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.
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.
Grovemade Wireless Charging Pad
The home office is especially important these days. Grovemade specializes in streamlining your workspace 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. You can put one of these in every room.
Incase ICON Slim Backpack
The highest-rated bags to protect your tech are from Incase. Not only are the brand’s items made from recyclable materials, but they 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.
Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds
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.
Tovala Smart Steam Oven
Sure, this product is made for the kitchen, but it lives in our gadget section because you don’t actually have to be a kitchen aficionado to use it. In fact, it 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. Tovala uses a scan-and-go system that detects exactly what you are making. From fish to meat, pasta, and vegetables, your food doesn’t cook for a second over or under.
Phillip 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.
Lume Cube Video Conference Lighting
When it comes to virtual conference calls, lighting is everything. Keep him looking camera-ready with this portable, ultra-bright lighting gadget that he can attach to his laptop to always look his best wherever he goes.
Quip Smart Electric Toothbrush
In the spirit of the smart home, why not track your brushing? 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.
Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum
If your man needs some help cleaning up his home, gift him 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.
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