March 3, 2024

It might seem impossible to figure out the best gifts for men, especially if the man in your life insists that he already has everything. To help decode his wishes, we’ve rounded up an exhaustive list of the best gift ideas for him across categories we test and review, from Home and Kitchen to Tech.  

During this past holiday season, the most popular gift in this guide was a JBL speaker that’s portable yet still packs a punch with its booming bass. Our readers also loved a highly recommended pair of Bombas slippers, which our menswear expert Amir Israel has tested and raved about. 

These gift ideas are still fantastic options for him in 2024, especially for Valentine’s Day. To see more of the best gifts for men with a romantic spin, check out our guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts.

Gifts for around the house

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  • If he already has all the throw blankets he needs, introduce him to the wonders of a weighted blanket.

  • A fireplace can really set the mood in a space. If he doesn’t have one in his place, this personal, tabletop option makes a great gift. It creates that same warm, cozy atmosphere on a smaller, and totally safe, scale.

  • Can’t choose just one picture to frame? This digital frame has unlimited cloud storage, so he can show off over 10,000 of his favorite shots.

  • Somewhere between a sock and a slipper, you’ll find the Bombas Gripper Slipper. They’re the perfect accessory for keeping his feet toasty and warm while lounging around the house.

  • You can never have too many candles. This best-selling scent from Boy Smells comes in a sleek, stylish vessel that’ll look great anywhere in his home. Most importantly, it has a uniquely warm, woody scent to create a truly cozy space.

  • Waking up in the morning is hard, but this alarm clock can hopefully make it a bit easier. It simulates a sunrise to wake his body up naturally.

  • For some good, old-fashioned analog fun, you can’t go wrong with a puzzle. This one, with 1,000 pieces, is particularly stimulating and therefore challenging. Extra points if he loves skiing, as this puzzle features a collection of retro posters inspired by different ski resorts.

  • Whether he’s new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, this at-home putting green is a fun activity for golfers of all levels. It’s a great way to squeeze in some putting practice throughout the day, from the comfort of his own phone.

  • If he doesn’t have a robe he’s truly obsessed with, this one from Parachute will change that. It’s soft, lightweight, and feels like it came straight from the spa.

  • Named the best for side sleepers in our best pillows guide, this Casper original has size and height customization.

  • Our style team recommends going one-size up to maximize comfort in these slippers.

  • Give the gift of creation with Legos. This set boasts the authentic design of the Polaroid OneStep SX-70.

  • The Sill houses a variety of low-maintenance, easy-care plants guaranteed to spruce up his space.

  • Every month, they’ll get to pick their very own hardcover from Book of the Month’s well-curated selection.

  • For the guy whose pup really is his best friend, this custom portrait will get a permanent spot on his wall.

Kitchen, food, and drink gifts

  • Help aspiring mixologists up the ante on their at-home cocktails with this smoking kit. It’s easy to use and infuses any cocktail with a rich, smoky flavor.

  • This electric kettle is minimalist in style and function. Our top pick in our guide to the best electric kettles, it adds a modern touch to any kitchen countertop and makes for quick, hot beverages whenever he needs them.

  • There’s nothing worse than a lukewarm cup of coffee. This temperature-controlled mug solves that problem. It comes with a charging coaster to keep beverages warm all day long.

  • A cast-iron skillet will last a lifetime in his cookware collection. It’s the perfect vessel for getting a nice crust on a seared steak, crisping up leftover pizza, or making a cookie skillet for dessert. The best part is cast-iron truly just gets better over time.

  • Any chef worth their salt knows fresh herbs are a recipe gamechanger. They’re an easy way to take home-cooked meals from ordinary to extraordinary. This smart garden lets him grow his favorite herbs from his kitchen counter.

  • When he needs coffee quickly and with minimal effort, this bottle will do the trick. All he has to do is fill it with coffee grounds and water, then leave it in the fridge to brew for eight hours. After that, he’ll have five cups of fresh cold brew waiting in his fridge.

  • Give your favorite grillmaster the gift of a delicious meal, and a culinary challenge, in the form of deliciously-marbled Wagyu steaks. Snake River Farms is dedicated to producing high-quality beef, keeping the brand truly ranch-to-table.

  • Is this mini raclette pan a kitchen essential? No, but it’s fun to use and makes dinner time a lot more fun, making it the perfect gift for the home cook who’s already stocked with the basics.

  • Named after the grandfather of Tennessee whiskey, this award-winning spirit is from a Black-owned distillery.

  • Say goodbye to free-hand sawing with a bread knife. This bagel slicer is smooth to operate and lasts for years.

  • Omsom is an AAPI-owned brand making authentic Asian flavors accessible through pre-mixed sauce packs.

  • Recommended by Iverson Guo, owner of Karma Asian Fusion, this frying pan sears at high heat without the heft of cast iron.

  • A great apron is an essential for every home cook. This one is stain-resistant, adjustable, and has many pockets.

  • A razor sharp knife makes mise en place a breeze. Engrave it with his kitchen alter ego for a personal touch.

  • For the one who likes to keep it spicy, give him a chance to create his perfect sauce.

  • Goldbelly partners up with iconic restaurants to deliver their best-selling eats nationwide.

Gifts to improve health

  • With a shaving serum that makes it easy to get a razor-close shave and a rich post-shave lotion, this set has everything he needs to keep his skin supple and smooth post-shave.

  • Made by acupuncture studio WTHN, this mat is made to bring the benefits of acupressure to the comfort of your own home. He can use it daily to help decrease stress, improve mood, and get a better night’s sleep.

  • If he’s mastered his favorite routines, this dice set will bring exciting variation to his practice.

  • The Rush Foam Roller’s pattern creates a multi-directional kneading sensation similar to a massage.

  • These award-winning sheet masks are specially designed for men, with a 2-piece construction for those with beards.

  • He likely has an electric razor, but ear and nose hair trimming can be modernized too. This trimmer’s built-in vacuum makes cleanup easy.

  • If he has his daytime routine down, this overnight mask will round out the clock with 24/7 moisturization.

  • This body wash includes tea tree oil, a popular skincare ingredient for its soothing, anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Thicker and longer than the typical mat, the Manduka Pro is great for taller yogis.

  • This little device tracks over 20 biometric signals like heart rate, sleep quality, and stress.

  • Help him take care of his precious facial hair with a bottle of this nourishing beard oil.

  • For those looking to live with intention and increase gratitude, this journal and five minutes a day is all they need.

Tech gifts

  • He probably already has a television, but watching a movie projected onto a huge wall is a lot more fun. He can even use it outside to have an outdoor movie night.

  • This durable leather band gives a usually sporty Apple Watch a bold, sophisticated touch. Over time, it’ll develop a rugged patina that adds character over time.

  • This pocket-sized speaker can be clipped onto his backpack or thrown into his pocket for easy portability. Plus, it’s waterproof making it perfect for pool and beach days.

  • Knots, cramps, and muscle soreness are no match for the Theragun Mini. This small-but-mighty massager is great for helping him relieve his body from pain, whether he’s at home or on the move.

  • Bone conduction headphones provide bud-free listening, meaning there’s nothing in or over his ears and the sound is transmitted through the bones of the head and jaw instead.

  • This catchall tray is a stylish and smart resting spot for his essentials. Plus, it features wireless charging, so he can just place his phone down and charge it with ease.

  • Karaoke is somewhat of a personality trait; either you love it or you hate it. If he loves it, get him this karaoke microphone speaker. It’s sure to be a hit when he has guests over.

  • Attach this controller to his phone and it will be converted to a makeshift gaming console, making remote play easy wherever he is.

  • With a bevy of useful features for a reasonable price, the Kindle Paperwhite is our top pick of the models from the popular e-reader brand.

  • Don’t let looks deceive you. This slim battery pack can hold a full charge for most laptops and has three ports for simultaneous charging of multiple devices.

  • Record collectors rejoice! This high fidelity turntable has premium components to enhance sound clarity and quality when he listens to his favorite vinyls.

  • Voice control, endless color options, and custom lighting presets are just a few of the possibilities with this smart bulb kit.

  • Treat your favorite gamer to a portable console so his gaming can extend beyond the gamer chair.

Outdoor and travel gifts

  • This smart, self-cleaning water bottle eliminates bacteria at the touch of a button. It’ll please even the biggest of water snobs.

  • If he has trouble sleeping on planes, this will become his most important travel accessory. Of those we tested, it’s our favorite travel pillow for extra neck support.

  • With a cleverly designed flip-top pocket to hold his essentials and easy access side pockets, this backpack makes busy travel days a breeze.

  • When it comes to experiential gifts, concert tickets are a great option. Not only will he get the thrill of experiencing an artist he loves live, but he’ll come out of it with plenty of memories.

  • If he loves to read but is always on the go, an Audible subscription is the perfect solution. He’ll get 3 free audiobooks each month and 30% off any additional titles.

  • This classic Patagonia jacket is a lightweight everyday option that’s still warm enough for chilly temps.

  • Hoka’s cushy sneakers are well-loved by our reviewers, the Rincon 3 snagging the top spot of our guide to the best cheap running shoes.

  • Stylish and water-resistant, this packable crossbody folds down into a zippered pouch to easily stow away when he needs to.

  • Goodbye wrinkles! Adjustable steam flow settings and a clever design makes this steamer a snap to use.

  • Amp up his travel style with this full-grain leather accessory set. You can even add a monogram for a personalized touch.

  • This card game was developed by psychotherapist and relationship expert Ester Perel.

  • Sleek and scratch-resistant, this wallet is an instant upgrade from his usual money clip.

  • At just over one ounce, this lightweight pocket knife is a no-brainer addition to his camping backpack.

  • Help him take photos the old school way with this point and shoot film camera.

  • Whether he’s going on a weekend trip or heading to the gym, this versatile, durable duffle has space for everything he needs.

Style gifts

  • With over 20 colors to choose from and just $98, this super-soft sweater will be his winter go-to.

  • Sturdy and stylish, this hat is perfect for adventuring, running errands, and everything in between.

  • Gift him a classic chain bracelet in titanium, sterling silver, yellow gold, or black titanium.

  • Our style team loves Tommy John’s loungewear for its quality comfort that suits a range of body types.


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