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30+ Guy-Approved Gift Ideas for Men

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We’ve all been there — you’re shopping for a man who claims he wants nothing (or doesn’t really need/get excited about anything) and you’re completely out of ideas. And honestly, it can be somewhat of a snooze to buy gifts for guys.

Lucky for you, I’ve put together a ton of unique yet useful gift ideas for men to make your life infinitely easier. Bonus: I’ve included a variety of price points on this list so you can stick to a reasonable budget.

From tech gifts to affordable luxury items, these gift ideas for men will solve all of your holiday present woes. (Oh, and if you need gift ideas for your impossible-to-shop-for dad? We’ve got you covered there too.)

30+ Guy-Approved Gift Ideas for Men

Under $50

  • This mug will keep his coffee hot for hours (and works for cold beverages as well).
Insulated Travel Coffee Cup
  • The yard game that will make him the most popular person at backyard barbecues and tailgates.
  • If you’d rather gift an experience, consider signing your guy up for a fun class that he can enjoy from the comfort of home. Uncommon Goods has a variety of virtual classes ranging from whiskey tastings to art classes—and they’re also super affordable!
  • I have gotten my husband Matt into good skincare products, and he’s a big fan of Elemis. In addition, this facial lotion is really lightweight and apparently feels great the day after shaving.
  • Matt loves to wear this hat when he plays tennis and has recommended it to a lot of other guys. He says it’s breathable, comfortable, easy to wash, and also reasonably priced.
Nike breathable hat | Gift Ideas for Men
  • A favorite fancy hot sauce in our household. It also comes in a “hotter” version (although this one is pretty hot already.)
  • This cell phone stand isn’t the priciest gift, but it’s definitely a useful one. A great stocking stuffer option for the guy in your life.
  • If he’s working from home but wants to upgrade from dingy PJs, this extremely soft “everyday long sleeve tee” is the perfect ($40!) gift.
  • He’ll be the life of your next party with this 10-piece bartender kit.
  • This luxe body wash is a classic “your guy won’t realize how much he likes it until he uses it” gift.
luxe body wash Gift Ideas for Men

Under $100

  • These best-selling pillows are ideal for the hardworking guy who needs a comfy place to unwind each day. In fact, they have over 210,000 nearly perfect reviews on Amazon.
Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows
  • I also guarantee that this meat thermometer will be highly appreciated and used.
  • A high-quality metal card case is ideal for the guy who is always hard on things. The wallet can hold up to 12 cards and also has RFID shielding to protect personal information.
  • This monogrammable passport case & luugage tag are great for any world traveler.
  • These are the best everyday shorts for guys. High quality, comfortable, and doesn’t break the bank.
best everyday shorts for guys | Gift Ideas for Men
  • Shockingly, this Le Labo beard oil has been one of the best sellers of my men’s gift guides for the past two years, so I couldn’t help but include it again. It’s the kind of small luxury a guy wouldn’t necessarily buy for himself, but that he’ll absolutely love.
  • This Leather Accessories Tray from Leatherology is great to have on a nightstand or a desk, and it comes in so many different colors.
  • A good stud finder is a super useful gift (just be ready for dad jokes galore).
  • These ankle socks from Bombas are the absolute best. In fact, they even donate a pair for every pair you buy.
Bombas ankle socks | Gift Ideas for Men

Under $150

Lululemon joggers
  • Guys want slippers too! These are the go-to slippers for men this year. They’re so comfy he won’t want to take them off.
  • This temperature controlled mug is the perfect gift for the guy who is always reheating his coffee.
  • A Bluetooth speaker is the most perfect “safe” gift when you have no clue what to buy for a guy, and the perfect price point. He likely wouldn’t buy something like this for himself, and there’s no way he wouldn’t find a use for it. Great for both outdoors & indoors.
Bose Bluetooth speaker | Gift Ideas for Men
  • Custom corn hole boards (designed with their favorite sports team logo) will win you a favorite kid award.
  • Perfect for the adventurous guy, Columbia rain gear was mentioned as a good go-to gift in my Facebook group. Whether he’ a golfer or a surfer, this rain jacket will certainly come in handy throughout the year.
  • With this smart watch, your guy won’t have to guess the distance between his golf ball and the flag.
Garmin smart watch | Gift Ideas for Men

Best Splurge Gifts

  • The Solo Stove was another highly recommended item in my Facebook group. It was a huge hit last year and everyone raves about how nice it is to have one.
Solo Stove | Gift Ideas for Men
  • This Blackstone grill has over 11,000 nearly perfect reviews and is under $400!
  • Give the gift of great coffee. I would literally be dead without my Nespresso machine. Don’t pay $5-6 a cup at high-end coffee shops when you can have the same quality beans for a fraction of the price…at home.
  • Whether he’s a beach guy, a golf guy, a sit-out-on-the-deck-and-BBQ guy…this Yeti cooler will change his life.
  • The perfect winter fleece jacket exists—and this is it. It’s a fleece, a sweater, and a jacket all wrapped into one.
winter fleece jacket
  • If you’re really looking to splurge (or go in on a gift with someone), try this grill that people highly love. In fact, one woman in my Facebook group said, “My husband is OBSESSED, like smoking meats is now his whole personality.”
  • A cashmere quarter-zip that he’s sure to have for years to come.
  • For the guy who just can’t ever get enough golfing in
  • It’s time to upgrade your guy’s weekender bag. This one is made with quality that will last.

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  • Savannah Christie
    November 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Can Matt please share some of his other favorite shaving products?! In particular, after-shave and any beard grooming products? In need of an aftershave recommendation that’s not from my dad lol!

  • Sarah
    November 8, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    The Uniqlo shirt is unavailable… any other recs??

  • Amy
    December 17, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Can you/Matt suggest a men’s hat/scarf set and a favorite men’s long wool coat?

    Thanks so much. Love all of your recommendations.

    Happy holidays

  • Sherry
    October 14, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for publishing your gift guides early!


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