Shopping for the best gifts for the men in your life—whether it’s your dad, boyfriend, husband, brother, friend, or any other loved one—can be surprisingly challenging. Some may like techie or outdoorsy gifts that speak to their hobbies and interests, while others may prefer more useful gifts that they know they’ll be able to enjoy on a regular basis. And then there are the guys who feel nearly impossible to shop for and just go out and buy everything that they need themselves. Whoever you’re shopping for—whether it’s for a Father’s Day gift, birthday gift, graduation gift, or just to show that you’re thinking of him—we have plenty of gift ideas for men right here.
Below, you’ll find our top picks for the best gifts for the men in your life (including for dads, boyfriends, and brothers). You’ll find solid choices for men who like cooking, grilling, fitness, practicality, and more, from retailers such as Amazon, REI, Nordstrom, Uncommon Goods, Food52, and Nike. From gadgets like wireless earbuds, multitools, Bluetooth speakers, and stylish chargers, to self-care faves like massagers, weighted blankets, towels, and even bidets, you’re sure to find a great gift that your favorite guys will absolutely adore—even if you’re shopping at the last minute. And, with Father’s Day coming up, don’t forget to check out our gift guide for Dad’s big day, too.
Best Gifts for Dads
Show Dad how much you care with a thoughtful gift that speaks to his quirks. For the dad who geeks out over maps and electric cars: a very cool LED circuit board that lets him watch the progress of trains in New York’s MTA system in real time (the company makes other cities’ public transit system boards, too). For the dad who wants to put his memories on display: a set of his favorite printed photos. And, for the dad who just needs a minute: a cozy, high-quality hoodie and our favorite neck and shoulder massager.
Best Gifts for Boyfriends and Husbands
Your boyfriend, husband, or partner will love whatever you get him, but the best gift ideas for him are personal (like whiskey glasses featuring the map of a city he loves), practical (like a briefcase or, frankly, a bidet), or downright fun (like a new sex toy).
Best Gifts for Brothers
You love your bro, and you want to make sure he’s taking care of himself. That’s why a fresh set of high-quality Brooklinen towels or a buy-it-for-life Yeti tumbler can make the perfect gift for him. Or you can make him the highlight of his next party by giving him something playful like Fujifilm’s instant camera or a silly puffer jacket that doubles as a beverage holder for his drink of choice. Whichever gifting route you take, he’s sure to love it.
Most Useful Gifts for Men
Believe it or not, the most useful gifts are sometimes the most unique gifts, too. Case in point: The SELF Fave HyperChiller, which chills hot coffee to ice-cold within minutes (for the cold-brew lovers); or the Geekey Multi-Tool, which is simultaneously a bottle opener, wrench, screwdriver, and about a dozen other things, that all fits on a keychain (for the tinkerers and on-the-go beer aficinados). And let’s not forgot the Qubii, which is both a phone charger and external hard-drive that automatically backs up their iPhone or iPad’s photos, videos, and contacts when plugged in to charge.
Best Gifts for Men on Amazon
If your giftee is seemingly impossible to shop for, let Amazon prove you wrong. When in doubt, the online retail giant will almost definitely have something for the guy on your list—especially if you’re shopping for Father’s Day. You’ll find a wide array of giftable offerings, from soothing weighted blankets to water bottles that cleverly carry essentials to geeky-cool T-shirts to innovative drinkware (like the SELF Fave Ember smart mug).
Best Tech Gifts for Men
Tech gifts don’t have to be sterile or overly technical. They can be aesthetically pleasing iPhone-compatible chargers, top-rated noise-canceling headphones for jamming out (and tuning out), Bluetooth radio/speakers with retro flair like the Tivoli, or smartwatches with vibrant wristbands. The gadget-head in your life will most definitely appreciate this marriage of form and function.
Best Fitness Gifts for Men
Elevate his next workout, from warm-up to mid-session to cool-down and recovery, with these fitness gifts: Nike sweats for chilly mornings (or lounging), an adjustable kettlebell for precise weightlifting, AirPods to keep the motivational tunes (or podcasts) playing, and a Therabody massager to soothe sore muscles.
Best Subscription Gifts for Men
From the array of goodies they contain to the wide range of tastes they appeal to, what’s not to love about regular subscription boxes? Here, highlights include a hot sauce gift set that arrives every quarter, wine and coffee subscriptions (like the SELF Favorite Atlas Coffee Club) for the discerning sipper, and Bespoke Post’s curated gift box, which might feature skin-care essentials one month and a cocktail kit for old-fashioneds the next. Pro tip: Subscription gifts also make excellent last-minute presents, since they’re usually delivered as an emailed gift card.
Best Outdoor Gifts for Men
Keep your man of the woods comfy with camp chairs and packable blankets—and keep him safe and hydrated with the internet fave LifeStraw, which makes almost any water potable. For chiller day trips and afternoon park excursions, he’ll love this soft, liquid-sealed cooler backpack from Hydro Flask or pocket-sized park blanket.
Best Grilling Gifts for Men
The weather’s warm and the grill is calling his name. Make this his best BBQ season yet with a DIY sauce kit, handy electric (and rechargeable lighter), and the required corny apron. For the aspiring grill master, give him a grill press that works right in his microwave, no charcoal or grill dad uniform required.
Best Cooking Gifts for Men
If the kitchen is his happy place, consider cooking gifts that will expand his culinary repertoire (like a stainless steel pizza oven), level up his java game (like the top-rated AeroPress espresso and coffee maker), make kitchen prep time faster (like a Food52 bamboo cutting board which has a handy phone slot, so he can follow recipes), or help him share his favorite homebrew concoctions with friends (like a carbonated beverage growler).
Best Stylish Gifts for Men
The sharp dresser in your life will love gifts that add even more sophisticated touches to his life, like snappy polarized sunglasses from Warby Parker, a personalized gift of monogrammed cufflinks, or a subscription to GQ’s monthly box of handsome accessories, grooming products, and other editors’ picks. And, whether he uses a trimmer or prefers a handheld razor, his shave will feel all the more luxurious with Kiehl’s Ultimate Shave Collection, which comes with the brand’s popular energizing cleanser.