It can be tough to shop for men in your life, especially the ones who have everything! We’ve got you covered with these 37 gift ideas for men (written by a man!). Please welcome my husband as he helps us solve this gift-giving delimma…
37 Gift Ideas for MenI hear that it can be tough to shop for men. It seems like we just buy ourselves anything we really want. However I, and probably most guys, have things we think are cool but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. That category is pretty easy, if you know something a 10-year-old boy wants, chances are it would work with the grown up boy in your life too. Other than that most guys like things that are useful, tools, technology, etc. I’m always happy to get something I can use even if it’s something simple like shaving gear. Take a look below and let us know if you come up with great ideas we didn’t include. This post contains affiliate links.
1. OxyLED Super Bright 800 Lumens CREE T6 LED Flashlight Bundle with Rechargeable Batteries, AC ChargerThis rechargeable LED flashlight is one of my favorite buys this year, I had another cheap flashlight burn out and found this. It’s incredibly bright and comes with a rechargeable battery and charger. It will also take AAA batteries. Win, Win, Win! There are a ton of these out there on Amazon and all pretty similar. So far this one has been great. If you prefer made in the USA check out the Maglite mini LED. I’ve got one of those also and it is absolutely great and incredibly durable. Tommy Hilfiger wallet is slim enough to carry in either a front or back pocket and it’s one of the best prices I’ve seen, even cheaper than the same wallet at a local department store on sale with 30% off. Beware it is small, only 2 card slots plus the slots behind on each side and the id pocket. I had to trim down what I carried but I’m so much happier with a slim wallet instead of sitting on a book all the time. BoomCo. dart gun are incredible for how cheap they are! Pretty sure I got them under $10 so watch for a deal during the holiday season. They easily shoot over 40ft and are great at home or the office. Oh and the kids like them also, but fair warning the spring pull to load it is pretty stiff for little hands and they shoot hard enough to require some supervision for the littles. And if you get the blasters you should probably grab some extra ammo. We got a pack with our and are about half through it as we lose them. Grado headphones about 4 years ago for use at work and they are still going strong. They are the least expensive in Grado’s line but are a huge step in terms of audio quality from cheaper headsets. They certainly are not cheap but definitely don’t have the premium price of some of the popular brands. They’re very comfortable and the open can design allows you to still hear what’s going on around you. wireless earbuds on Amazon and look great for the price. They’re waterproof and include a built-in microphone.
6. Dorco Prime Starter Set: Double Edge Safety Butterfly Shaver Handle, 30 Double Edge Razor Blades and Travel CaseI fancied myself old school and bought a straight razor a few years ago. It was awesome but then I realized I was terrible at sharpening it. Instead, I got this Dorco razor set. It is old school enough and simply works with the replaceable blades. There are several companies that sell these type of razors. I even have an antique one from my Grandfather. Dorco owns the factory that makes the blades also so the prices are great on replacements. I bought mine 6 months ago and have only gone through 8 blades. At that rate this set is almost 2 years worth! shave brush with soap and it works great especially with simple safety razor or straight razor. this shaving oil rocks! Morakniv Chisel and put it at the top of my wishlist. This is exactly what I need on my workbench and I’m pretty sure most people could find a use for it in their tool collection.
10. Wood ViseI got this wood vise as a gift last year, it has been awesome, it mounted right up on my work bench and does everything I need for small projects.
11. Pocket PlaneI use this pocket plane on almost every wood project I do. There is always something that needs touched up and this is the perfect tool for that quick smoothing job. Also nice when you don’t want worry about taking too much wood off. this block plane is on my wish list now for larger work where the small plane takes too long. these CRKT knives for over 5 years now and they are a great value for the price. The edge has held up well and has been easy to touch up. I recently added this one to my collection, too. The Moleskine bound notebook fits the bill and looks great.
15. Phone CaseThis is the slim phone case I have. A leather wallet flip case is also great to hold all your stuff.
16. Portable ChargerThese compact portable chargers can be a lifesaver when out in the woods, on the job site or otherwise away from your usual power source. Don’t forget an extra USB charging cord to go with it.
17. Car ChargerOr, if his phone is always dead when he gets home how about a car charger?
18. Mouse & KeyboardIf you cringe when you look at the grit and grime on your guy’s keyboard or mouse maybe it’s time for a new wireless keyboard and mouse combo.
19. RocksmithThis is the software that finally put some actual skills in my guitar ahem “playing.” Rocksmith works with any game system or PC/Mac and is simply awesome! Just plug your guitar into your tv/console/computer with the included adapter cord and you’re ready to rock! novelty memory sticks come in practically every shape. Piano? Lizard? Mini Cooper? And many more.
21. MoviesMovies are always a good bet. filtered water bottle as a water source for backcountry hiking trips. So far it rocks, it’s easy to use and clean and you don’t have to stick your face in a creek like the original LifeStraw water filter. indoor basketball hoop? Fun! Airsoft pistol, it’s cheap and shoots great! Great for backyards or killing time in the garage on those cold winter days. The Airsoft target would make a good addition, and be sure to pick up some extra ammo, too. solar hand crank radio, flashlight, phone charger all in one. It’s awesome to keep in the camping gear or for emergencies.
27. Fire StarterThis fire starter just works. I use it instead of matches or a lighter every chance I get just because it’s cool. grill tools would be great! multi-tool since I was 10 years old. It has everything you need on one tool on your belt. Never leave home without it. industrial grade light sticks are cool. LED lanterns are pretty cool and easy to keep around for camping, emergencies or just for fun.
32. Camp AxeCouncil Tool makes some awesome axes and this axe is one of their least expensive but is an awesome value. It will suit the basic axe needs of any man in your life. This is on my must-buy-if-I-don’t-get-it-for-Christmas list! I got my 5 year old one of these radio control rock crawlers a couple of years ago for Christmas but really it’s for me. And it’s held up amazingly well for the price. Win, win! E-flite UMX Radian plane has been on my wish list for over a year now. It has awesome reviews and is small enough to fly anywhere. these small drones also. I’ve played with a couple friends’ indoor tiny drones and those are cool but this looks like one of the best options if you want something a step above a tiny toy. This just got added to my wishlist!
36. Fishing LuresA guy can never have too many fishing lures. This 102 piece fishing lure kit would round out my tackle box nicely. Or grab a couple of my favorite lures for stocking stuffers.
37. Amazon Gift CardIf you’re still at a loss as to the perfect gift ideas for men, you can always opt for a gift card from Amazon and let them pick. And if you’ve found yourself needing a last minute gift, the gift cards can even be printed instantly.
Gift Ideas for MenEvery year the ladies in my life ask for a wish list. I just happen to keep an Amazon list of cool stuff I see that I might actually get myself so it’s easy to hand that off. If your guy doesn’t make it that easy or if you can’t get a peek at his list there should be something here that will fit the bill.
Did I miss something? What are your best gift ideas for men?
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