Let's face it, buying gifts for guys can be tough no matter how old they are. I've always struggled with gift giving, especially when it comes to the men in my life. Knowing what he likes is a good start, but keeping up with trends can be helpful, too. I've scoured the web to find a few great gift ideas for guys of all ages. Use this gift guide for any occasion: holidays, birthdays, Father's day, Valentine's Day or just because.
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How to Use this List of Great Gift Ideas for Guys
Don't despair this holiday season. If you're not sure what to get your guy, this list is a great start. It's perfect for young, professional men, so you're sure to find something here for your boyfriend, husband, son, nephew, brother-in-law, grandson, or son-in-law.
As I mentioned in my gift guide for women, finding the perfect gift for him starts with simply paying attention! What sort of things does he use everyday? Is he running low on a his favorite cologne? Maybe his watch stopped working? Or he really admires those drone shots he sees on Instagram? Is he always low on razor blades? Has he lost his favorite sunglasses again?
No matter what you get him (or how much you spend), if you've paid attention to his style and interests it's sure to be a hit. Creativity in gift-giving isn't always smart. Remember the look on Ron Weasley's face when he opened the hand-made sweater from his mother, Molly? That is not the look you're going for here.
This list of great gift ideas for guys is just a starting point. Use the suggestions below to dive deep down the rabbit hole that is your guy's likes and dislikes. Follow his lead when buying him a holiday gift!
Give the Gift of a Great Shave
Every man has to shave something. And whether your guy keeps a clean-shaven face or sports a beard, you know he spends a small fortune on razors. Help him face a future free from stubble and full of cash with a gift certificate to Dollar Shave Club, the cool mail-order razor service you've heard about but never tried. With tons of kits to choose from, your guy will be singing your praises all year long!
Make Him a Sharp Dressed Man
Most guys I know HATE shopping, especially mine. He literally shops once a year (if only I had that kind of self-control). If your guy has an aversion to shopping, then it's fair to say he might be in need of a wardrobe upgrade. Luckily, services like Stitch Fix are making it super easy to keep your man looking sharp with little-to-no effort.
Give your guy a Stitch Fix gift card and make it SO easy to shop that even you'll be amazed at the results. He'll have to complete a super quick survey to analyze his style, then a month later he'll get a package in the mail with carefully selected styles. Month after month his stylist will send hand-picked styles just for him. He keeps what he likes, returns what he doesn't! It can't be any easier!
Give Him Something to Snack On
Eating healthy on the go is tough! Help keep him healthy with smart snacks from Nature Box, a fun new way to snack. They've taken the guesswork out of shopping for healthy snacks and made it super easy to get yummy options delivered straight to his door. This subscription service has something for everyone including paleo, vegan and gluten-free options. With a variety of subscription levels to choose from and new snacks are featured each month, Nature Box is sure to be a hit.
Give Him Grill Skills
If he already has a grill set, consider buying him an Oregon Scientific AW129 Wireless BBQ Thermometer with Probe Thermometer and Remote! My man LOVES his thermometer for grilling and roasting steak, lamb, chicken, and turkey! He can leave meat on the grill and walk away, freeing him up to finish prepping in the kitchen while the meat cooks to the perfect temperature. The remote sensing capabilities activates the thermometer, who tells him when to head back to the grill with a cool, Siri-like voice command! I'm sure your guy will love this thing, too!
Keep Him Warm
While the weather outside may be frightful, your honey will feel delightful in a brand new coat. No matter where he lives or where he travels, a good coat is always in style. Don't send him out in the cold without showing him a little love with warm outwear from a trustworthy brand like Carhartt, Filson, Columbia, The North Face, and more.
Make Sure He's On Time
If stunning craftsmanship and sleek design go a long way in your guy's book, consider buying him a wristwatch from Brathwait. Any of the classic designs will surely impress him. The simplistic style, fine Italian leathers, and Swiss-made watches are true head-turners.
Send Him Soaring To New Heights
If your guy's into taking photos and getting fun new toys, maybe you should consider buying him a drone. Send his Instagram game to the next level with any of the high-flying drones from DJI, the top drone manufacturer. He'll love playing with this fancy flyer on Christmas day!
Give the Gift of Kitchen Skills
Give your aspiring home chef the two things he needs to make his skills soar: good cookbooks and a great knife set! No matter his level of kitchen savvy, a great cookbook/knife combo is sure to inspire him to make something great. Choose from some of my personal favorite cookbooks below. But, truth be told, there's only one cookbook he'll ever need: The Joy of Cooking! Savor every last bite of all his future preparations knowing you helped keep the home fires burning.
What'll Be, Mister?
Most fellas like a good drink every know and then. And mine is no exception. Lately, he's been sipping fine spirits like single malt scotch. Do your guy a solid and grab a bottle of aged spirits! He'll love the rich, bold flavor of scotch; plus, it'll impress his friends (which, of course, is very important).
Is your man a craft beer lover? If so consider a subscription to the Craft Beer Club, a super cool service that ships craft beers from the best micro breweries from all over the country. The monthly shipments will feature a curated selection of 12 craft beers sure to please the pickiest palates. Best of all the service is affordable and shipping is always FREE!
Cocktails are back baby! Give him something to mix up with Saloon Box. This new subscription service sends Mr. Mixologist curated cocktail recipes and all the supplies he needs to whip up happy hour at home. He can experiment with new recipes, learn new mixology methods and explore new tastes each month. Help him impress his friends with his cocktail connoisseur skills. Monthly subscription options vary and shipping charges apply.
Send Him BackPacking
If your fella's the outdoorsy type, maybe some new backpacking or camping gear should be on your list. Send him packing with some of the best gear available, no matter his skill level. He's sure to love a rugged rucksack or sturdy sleeping pad for those long, overnight hikes. And if you're joining him, go ahead and get him a 2-person tent. Don't forget about breakfast, either! A new 2-burner camp stove will keep your coffee warm on cool mornings.
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Give the Gift of Bold Flavor
What's better than a box of seasonings, salts, or snacks catered to his taste buds? Nothing! Thankfully, Taste Trunk has many custom gourmet gift boxes to choose from. Consider the BBQ Trunk, the Beer & Bourbon Trunk, the Cowboy Trunk and more. Give one of the special guys in your life a taste of the wild and save $10 with my custom link!
Give the Gift of Protection
Is your guy walking around with a George Constanza wallet? You know, the one that can barely close. Help him step into the 21st century with a slim & trim design like the Radix One Black Steel Wallet. This affordable little pocket pal will lighten his load for sure. It even has RFI blocking design to help keep his identity protected.
Give Him Something to Shout About
Does your guy shout at the t.v., too? If so, give him something else to shout about with a new jersey from Fanatics. Help him show his team pride on the couch, on the street, or at the game with threads that scream #1 fan. Bonus points if you know his favorite team and player, ladies!
Let's Stay in Touch
There you have it my friends! These are my best suggestions for great gift ideas for guys. I hope you found some giftspiration here. If not, be sure to check out my other great gift guides, including gifts for travelers, gifts for classic movie lovers, gifts for ladies, gifts for Harry Potter lovers, and gifts for yoga lovers!
Happy gifting, y'all!