Finding cool Valentine’s Day 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 56 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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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 last year, so you know it’s good.
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Foldable 3-in-1 Fast Wireless 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.
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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.
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If “Where did I put that again?” could be considered his catchphrase, 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.
Smart Mug 2
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.
Reverse Weave Pullover
Champion has made the comeback of the century, now emerging as one of the hottest athletic brands on the market. This comfy sweatshirt will be in top rotation in their closet.
Luma 150 Ultra-Mini Pocket Pico Projector
Projectors are having a moment, thanks to TikTok. This pocket-sized option packs some serious power, offering a 40″ to 80″ display in crisp detail. The Kodak Luma 150 Pocket Projector connects to gaming consoles, computers, cable boxes, and HDMI players to project anything and everything you can imagine.
Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Marshall is known for making the best speakers in the business, and this Bluetooth option is no exception. With a classic design and booming sound, this speaker produces crisp audio even at the highest settings.
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Hardcover 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.
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.
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.
Foodi XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill
He might love his outdoor grill, but he’ll love this Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 device more. He can grill, bake, broil, dehydrate, air fry, and roast up his favorite dishes, all in one extra-large, extra awesome indoor kitchen gadget.
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.
Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream
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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PopMount 2 Ride Scooter & Bicycle Mount
Bikes have made getting around a bit easier (and safer) in 2022, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
50-Inch Class Frame Series Television
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.
Allbirds’ Dasher shoes will help any guy to take on grueling workouts and stay comfortable enough to keep their focus on their fitness game.
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.
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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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 2022.
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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.
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.
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.
Noise-Canceling Overhead Wireless Headphones
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.
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.
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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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.
If you’re already planning for a spring vacation, you’re not alone. Hit the airport in style with this spacious luggage bag from YETI. On the inside, it features several large zippered areas and packing cubes, so your man’s gear will stay organized the entire trip.
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 2022 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.
3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo
Upgrade his coffee game with this do-it-all espresso machine from Philips. It features an intuitive touch display and can make cappuccinos, coffees, lattes macchiatos and americanos. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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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.
Revival Aged 15 Years
Show him how much he means to you with this 15-year aged Scotch from The GlenDronach. Aged in Spanish barrels, it carries notes of notes of dark fruits, rich chocolate and honey.
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.
Inocuivre Copper Fry Pan
Channel your inner chef with this elite copper frying pan from de Buyer. It’s composed of 90% copper and 10% stainless steel, so if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to cook more, this pan will keep you in the kitchen perfecting your recipes.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect work backpack or a sleek carry-on companion, this 35L backpack YETI is the perfect gift. It features multiple laptop sleeves and zippered compartments, so airport security is always a breeze.
X Knee Contrast Therapy Device
Working out is fun and all—but what about the recovery? Well, that won’t be an issue with the Hyperice X. This cutting-edge device can alternate between hot and cold therapy modes, so your knees will stay fresh even after a long run.
Spice up Taco Tuesdays with this flavorful Reposado from JAJA. Crafted with 100% Agave Azul, it’s the perfect addition to any homemade margarita.
SuperStrand LT Hoodie
Help him stay warm during his morning commute with this lightweight and packable hoodie from Outdoor Research. Its robust down filling will keep warmth close to the body where it belongs. Plus, the hoodie’s riptstop nylon fabric will also help it stay free from holes and tears, so he’ll have it around for a while.
FLITE XT FIVE
These socks are great for working out, running and everything in-between. They feature enhanced moisture wicking fibers, so sweat is never an issue. However your man likes to stay active, Swiftwick socks has him covered.
Perfect for a romantic picnic in the park or a day-hike with friends, this jug from Stanley will keep water cold all-day (and then some). Thanks to its double-wall insulation, the IceFlow allows for drinks to stay cold for 14 hours.
Razor with Exfoliating Bar
Give the gift of a smooth and comfortable shave with this unique razor from GilletteLabs. With an exfoliating bar built into the handle, this new razor removes dirt and debris from the skin before the blades pass, ensuring the skin is primed for grooming.
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