Finding cool gifts for guys is always a time-consuming challenge, especially when you’re looking to get presents for the guy who seems to have everything. So what is the perfect stand-out gift for the hard-to-shop-for dudes on your list? Hint: It’s not another engraved metal flask.
So forget the gimmicky gifts. Top unique gifts for men will actually get used for years to come, not end up re-gifted again and again and again. The best unique gifts for men are nifty gadgets, surprising necessities, and top-rated finds they will undoubtedly use, but probably would never buy for themselves. Whether it’s a pricey tech gadget he’s been hesitant to splurge on or a cool subscription box to help him live his best life, there are tons of unique gift options that’ll “wow” him on any special occasion.
Sure, you’ve probably heard of some of these popular gifts for men this year. But there are a number of personalized and creative gifts for him that will surprise any type of guy, from the whiskey connoisseur and the outdoorsman to the golf guy and the hot sauce lover—plus tons of gifts for the more niche crowd, too.
For the most unique gifts for your bud, boyfriend, dad, or even your boss, check out this list of the 58 best gifts for every man in your life. These picks are sure to secure you the #1 spot as the best gift-giver in their circle.
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AFROSURF Coffee Table Book
Africa is not the first continent to come to mind when thinking of surfing and surf culture. But with over 19,000 miles of coast, this continent has birthed a thriving culture of surf adventure and good times. In this coffee table book, African surfwear brand Mami Wata with author Selema Masekela explores this unique surf culture and its characters. All profits from the book go to two incredible African surf therapy organizations, Waves For Change and Surfers Not Street Children.
Theragun Wave Duo
Theragun’s Wave Duo massage tool will help take care of those aching, sore spots that make him feel like an old man. It’s one of the best gadgets we tested in 2021, so you know it’s good.
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The Ridge Wallet RFID Blocking Wallet with Money Clip
Slim, sleek, and sturdy as hell, the Ridge Wallet is a tactical wallet designed to protect monetary items in multiple ways. Anodized aluminum plates on the front and back ensure this baby lasts for decades, while the RFID-blocking inner plates block hackers from digital theft. It’s one of the coolest gifts you can get him from Amazon.
Solo Stove Bonfire
Looking for a backyard gift he will love? The Solo Stove Bonfire is portable and easy to use, making starting a bonfire a breeze. Whenever he kicks back on a cold night, he’ll think of you.
If “Where did I put that again?” could be considered his catch phrase, this Apple AirTag pack is the most useful gift you can give him to save time and prevent major headaches. The new tracker makes it easier to locate misplaced items such as car keys and wallets via iPhone’s Find My app.
Upcycled Record Coasters
Surprise him with these cool coasters that’ll make any guy excited to entertain friends this year. It’s the little things that make a party epic—consider this unique gift idea one of them.
Ninja Foodi XL 5-in-1 Indoor Grill
He might love his outdoor grill, but he’ll love this Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 device more. He can grill, bake, dehydrate, air fry, and roast up his favorite dishes, all in one extra-large, extra awesome indoor kitchen gadget.
Williams Sonoma Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
What grill master doesn’t want to brand their masterpiece? It’s a fun tool that’ll get plenty of use at his next cookout.
Marvel Avengers Thor’s Hammer 30-Piece Tool Set
Age hasn’t stopped him from playing handyman. Since he’s due for some new equipment, it’s only fitting to gift him a toolset worthy of a god. This kickass replica of Thor’s hammer features and stores up to 44 standard tools to tackle any DIY chores around the house.
Brickell Men’s Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream For Men
Since no one has yet discovered a way to bottle the Fountain of Youth, look into the next best option for stopping wrinkles in its tracks: an anti-aging cream. Brickell has an amazing skincare solution that eliminates crow’s feet, fine lines, and other signs of aging on his handsome mug. A 2 oz. jar goes a long way.
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PopSockets PopMount 2 Ride Scooter & Bicycle Mount
Bikes have made getting around a bit easier (and safer) in 2021, but keeping an eye on your phone while you cruise around town can be frustrating. That’s where PopSockets comes in with this genius, unique gift idea perfect for your cycling friend.
YnM Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets have become a hit for helping restless sleepers get the most shut-eye possible. With thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, you know this option won’t disappoint.
Harry’s Winston Gift Set
You can’t go wrong with this useful and practical gift idea for any occasion. Harry’s beloved shaving kit comes with a Winston razor handle, three-blade cartridges, shaving gel, and protective blade covers for travel, all for an incredibly affordable price.
OLEBR 3-in-1 Charging Stand
Help him charge all of his essential smart gadgets with one convenient hub that won’t take up too much space on his nightstand. The futuristic silver finish is a nice touch, too.
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CRUXGG KING 3.5HP Blender
With this gift, you’re doing more than just buying a blender—you’re supporting a great cause. Crux collaborated with Ghetto Gastro, a chef-led collective from the Bronx that uses cooking as a way to empower communities and combat racism, to create several sleek kitchen appliances in red and black, including this blender, an air fryer, a waffle maker, and more.
While you can’t give the gift of a good night’s rest, you can help the men in your life with this attractive sleep and wake-up light. Light therapy combined with soothing sounds has been clinically proven to help users wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested.
All/Out Studio Membership
Is he still staying away from the gym? Now’s a great time to gift him an All/ Out Studio membership. He’ll enjoy hundreds of on-demand workouts from top trainers courtesy of top fitness brands, like Men’s Health.
Daily Harvest Custom Gift Box
For the on-the-go guy with a poor diet, this Daily Harvest gift card will help him to work towards his food-related goals. The gift box comes with nine meals he’s guaranteed to love.
Philips Norelco OneBlade
This fool-proof trimmer allows guys to manage their facial hair without the risk of nicks and cuts. It’s a genius gift for the clumsy shaver who is prone to razor burn.
Beats Flex All-Day Wireless Earphones
If you’re looking for a cool tech gift for under $50, look no further than the new Beats Flex earbuds. Unlike other wireless headphones, Beats Flex delivers powerful sound with durable construction. Thanks to magnetic earbuds, they’ll never get tangled. Plus, he can pair his Beats Flex with other Beats headphones or AirPods to share the listening experience with a friend.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon’s latest version of their best-selling Alexa speaker will help any guy on your list easily control his smart home. He can use it for alarms, reminders, and his favorite jams, all without taking up too much space on his nightstand.
Samsung 43” Class The Frame QLED 4K Smart TV
With The Frame, he can enjoy game day with next-level picture clarity. But the device also doubles as a frame for digital artwork, becoming a great accent piece when not in use. It’s a win-win that makes up for years of less-than-impressive gift giving.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 14 oz
The latest version of the Ember Mug keeps coffee or tea at the perfect temperature for up to 80 minutes, making mornings better than ever (even if he’s not a morning person). He can set his desired temperature with the brand’s easy-to-use app and keep it charged using the redesigned coaster.
Allbirds Men’s Tree Dashers
Allbirds’ Dasher shoes will help any guy to take on grueling workouts and stay comfortable enough to keep their focus on their fitness game.
Men’s Health Cut/Ripped/Jacked/Swole Tee
If he’s even remotely a part of the MH or any fitness community, you must get him this T-shirt. He will knowingly laugh upon opening it because it’s the age old question we ask all of our cover stars.
Garmin Venu Sq Smartwatch
The Venu Sq delivers all the smartwatch features a guy could want for a better price than Garmin’s competitors. Even guys who have yet to get into smart wearables will be stoked to discover the cool tech in this recent release.
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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
These noise-cancelling wireless earbuds will make any audiophile loose all chill. Top-notch noise-cancellation, next-level sound, a snug fit, and a personalized listening experience make these weatherproof Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds a top gift idea for 2021.
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$179.95 (28% off)
If someone special has been searching for a top-notch pair of wireless earbuds that will stay on during all their daily activities, the Powerbeats Pro is the answer. These next-level headphones are perfect for everything, from his daily commute to his grueling workouts to everywhere in between.
Crossrope Jump Rope
When it comes to portable workout accessories, it’s pretty hard to beat a jump rope. He can throw it in his backpack or duffel to have easy access to an intense cardio session at any moment. Crossrope’s options take that idea and bring it into the 21st century: The high-tech, app-enabled experience lets him pick from a variety of routines on his phone and track every last jump, as well as other metrics like calories burned per session.
Instant Pot Duo 60 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Help him cook healthy meals 70% faster with a best-selling Instant Pot. With 14 one-touch smart programs and the capacity to cook up a meal for six people, this is a no-brainer gift idea for any top chef.
Sony Noise-Canceling Overhead Wireless Headphones
$248.00 (29% off)
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to whip noise-canceling headphones on and off. Thanks to Sony, he can easily pause music with Quick Attention Mode. With a surprising 30 hours of battery life per charge and Alexa-enabled voice assistance, these over-ear headphones are worth every penny.
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite
Amazon’s latest and most affordable Fire TV Stick allows provides excellent picture and sound quality that makes TV and movie watching better than ever. He can use the Alexa voice remote to stream over 500,000 movies and television shows, as well as millions of songs for the ultimate entertainment experience. It’s one of our favorite tech gifts for under $50.
Man Crates Hot Sauce Making Kit
Is he a hot sauce lover? This unique gift idea allows him to concoct his own fiery condiments to spice up all of his favorite dishes. Just use caution when testing his creations out yourself…
Createry Store Personalized Film Roll Keychain
We might be living in the age of Instagram, but nothing beats an old-school roll of film. Celebrate your memories together with this unique gift idea that’s worth a thousand words.
Timex Marlin Watch
This Timex stunner is just as lust-worthy as it was back in ’60s. The croc-patterned strap and silver-tone case instantly elevate even the most casual outfits in his closet.
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Simpsonized Store Personalized Simpsons Portrait
Honestly, he doesn’t even need to be a big fan of The Simpsons to want this cool personalized gift. All you have to do is send a high-quality photo, pick from one of 24 backgrounds, and bam, this cool, unique portrait will hit your email inbox in just 1-2 days.
Daily Bugle Marvel LEGO Set
He’ll need the trained eye of an investigative reporter to catch all the Marvel easter eggs buried inside this towering LEGO set. One of the largest sets ever released, the Spider-Verse’s iconic Daily Bugle headquarters takes in four stories of hidden references, including nods to the Green Goblin, Daredevil, Sandman, as well as replicas of Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson’s offices. The set features 25 characters in all, including five only available in this set.
Bravo Sierra Daily Set
If he hasn’t jumped on the skincare bandwagon yet, Bravo Sierra is a great place to start. The brand makes quality, affordably-priced grooming goods for his hair, skin, and body that’s been tested by the military. Trust us, he’ll be hooked on this daily set.
Custom Vinyl Record
Remember when people used to make mixtapes for friends and family? Well, now you can gift a personalized vinyl record featuring his favorite song and a custom note. It’s even better than a plastic cassette.
Todd Snyder Italian Cotton Silk Tipped Ribbed Polo Sweater
It’s a testament to the versatility of Todd Snyder’s polos that they look just as fitting on The Rock in 2021 as they would’ve on Don Draper in 1960. While our friends at Esquire raved about this summer-friendly staple, we’ll add that you shouldn’t overlook this vintage-inspired, retro-tipped navy option. Summer may be a distant memory, but subtle, timeless details such as the contrast tipping on the placket, collar, waistband, and cuffs mean this sweater will stay in his warm-weather rotation for years to come.
Pendleton Wool Sneakers
These comfy wool sneakers come courtesy of a 100-plus-year-old company based in the USA. They’re attractive enough for winter date nights, but comfortable enough he’ll wear them even when staying in. The sturdy Vibram soles add stability, and they are conveniently machine-washable.
Personalized Phone Stand and Charging Station
Not only is this personalized phone stand an attractive addition to his home, but it’ll also finally help him to remember where he put those damn keys! If you’re looking to gift him something thoughtful and practical, this is a great idea.
Paravel Aviator Carry-On
The Aviator is a first-class luggage choice not only for its bold design, but for Paravel’s impressive commitment to sustainability. Every suitcase is carbon-neutral, incorporating recycled materials such as the lining that’s made from 15 plastic bottles. Thanks to 360-degree rotating wheels, steel axles, and carbon steel bearings, he’s guaranteed to have a smooth trip through the terminal—hopefully, as smooth as his flight.
Nice Laundry Lounge Pants
The last thing any guy needs right now is another pair of workwear trousers. For guys who run hot, Nice Laundry’s breathable new lounge pants have the soft micromodal-lining guys love, the four-way stretch they need, and the stylish look they’ll appreciate when running out the door for quick errands.
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Jason Scott MJ Shorts
At first look, this pick seems like a nice ol’ pair of sweat shorts. But once he puts them on, they are so much more. The Jason Scott MJ Shorts have a classic casual fit that prioritizes comfort without looking sloppy. They’re weighty enough to make him feel like he’s covered but breathable he’s not sweating it out on warm days. Plus, the cashmere-like interior doesn’t hurt either.
Kings Wild Project Vol. 6 Table Players Card
Poker is a game of panache, and he can always take pride when he’s dealing in a friend with one of these stylish decks from Kings Wild. Printed on classic Bicycle stock with a smooth finish, the simple and elegantly designed cards feature a textured tuck case with a gold overlay, and beautiful black and gold colorways across the court cards. Sure, they may seem pricey for playing cards, but think of it more as an investment in his game. His opponents might be so distracted that they won’t pick up on that straight flush he’s hiding.
Modest Vintage Player Leather Heavy Punching Bag
Leather looks better the more it’s broken in, and that’s all the more incentive to unload on this luxurious, hand-crafted punching bag made to withstand heavy training. Perfect for a home gym, the 100-percent heavy-duty cowhide, reinforced hand stitching, and heavy-duty stainless steel chain ensure it’ll stand up to whatever punishment he can dish out. The classic design looks just as eye-catching as a decorative item, however, if his days of throwing hands are behind him.
Truff Variety Pack
Know someone who’s a hot sauce fanatic? Gift them with the ultimate hot sauce. This sauce blends chili peppers for heat, organic agave for a touch of sweetness, and olive oil infused with black truffle for intense flavor. The variety pack combines original Truff, Hotter Truff (twice the heat!), and White Truffle. Help him elevate his scrambled eggs, rice bowls, and pizzas.
Loops And Wales Chaps Solid Athletic Quarter Socks, 6-Pack
Yes, we’re serious about this one. Sometimes the best gifts are the things he sorely needs but never buys. These athletic socks will change the way he views his sock game, thanks to the ample amount of comfort they provide with a great deal of arch support. Maybe he’ll finally toss those dirty, hole-filled socks away.
Star Wars Poster, Set of 4
The cool factor is strong with this Star Wars gift. This set of four is printed on vintage dictionary pages, making it extra unique and special for the guy lucky enough to receive it. Who knew Yoda could look that sharp?
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Personalized Apple AirPod Leather Case
Everyone has AirPods these days, but with this personalized leather case, it makes the pricey tech purchase feel unique and special. The seriously low price tag makes this a great gift for a friend, coworker, or any tech nerd with a love of all things Apple.
Wood Present Studio Personalized Leather Belt
Any guy will appreciate the sharp touch of a sleek belt with personalized monogram detail. Plus, it comes in a cool box he’ll proudly display in his bedroom.
Google Nest Hub Max with Google Assistant
Help him stay connected with his loved ones and control his devices all in one useful tech smart gadget. Google Nest Hub Max can play videos or live TV, make video calls, and even display his favorite photos.
The Tie Bar Navy Birdseye Knit Tie
A great tie doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Thanks to you and The Tie Bar, he’ll find his new go-to brand for all his dapper duds that won’t break the bank.
Overland Single-Pelt Premium Australian Sheepskin Rug
Help him upgrade his man cave with the soft feel and stylish look of a sheepskin rug. He won’t be able to stop himself from brushing against the luxe fabric while binge-watching his favorite shows this winter.
SoulCycle At-Home Bike
Any SoulCycle fan missing spin sessions this year will lose all chill at the sight of this at-home bike. With a 12-month Variis membership, he can tap back and sprint ’til his heart’s content with endless on-demand classes. And no need to sweat the price tag—they offer financing options so anyone can get their much-needed daily dose of Soul.
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Roverlund Pet Carrier
Have a guy on your list who recently adopted a cat or dog? This masculine-yet-stylish pet carrier is a useful gift for him to tote his fur child anywhere and everywhere.
Roxanne Assoulin Varsity U-Tube Bracelet
These bracelets are nothing like the puka shell necklaces of his youth. While it’s easy for beaded man jewelry to go wrong (think Pirates of the Caribbean), Roxanne Assoulin’s pieces have just the right amount of polish to take any guy’s look to stylish new heights.
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