I love making gift guides. It's like being a personal shopper for you, where I can share all the cool things I've come across on the internet. I know it can be hard to shop for the grown man in your life, he often owns everything he thinks he needs. These days it seems every gift guide for men is full of alcohol-related items, sports memorabilia, and cheesy crap that nobody wants. I strive to create gift guides for grown men that don't suck. I also had my husband approve each item after I picked them for a second and male opinion. I hope you like it, and if you have any ideas of gifts for men that don't suck, please share them in the comments!
I bought this mug for my husband for Christmas one year and it was by far the favorite gift. This is great for coffee and tea connoisseurs and gadget lovers, and I can say a year later after traveling all over the East Coast with us on vacation and being used almost daily, it still works and looks great. Keeps your hot drink at the exact temperature you prefer (between 120°F - 145°F). Control with your smartphone. Pair with the Ember App to set your temperature, customize presets, receive notifications, and more. 1-hour battery life on a single charge. Or keep the Ember Mug on the included charging coaster for all-day use. Perfect for the office! Available in a variety of colors.
This is my husband's favorite bag for travel, and one of mine too! We each have one and have been using them for years. Designed to qualify as a maximum-size airline carry-on bag, the Aeronaut can be carried as a backpack (with its zip-away backpack straps), or with its padded handle can be carried on-edge as one would a traditional suitcase. The Aeronaut converts easily to and carries comfortably as a backpack: the shoulder straps are contoured and padded, and they feature a removable/adjustable sternum strap; the back panel is padded with 3/8" / 10mm thick closed-cell foam as well. Thanks to a zipper hidden inside the lining of the bag, the back panel foam is removable (or swappable) if you don't find you need it and want to save the weight/bulk. Tom Bihn bags are made in the USA and have many accessories you can add to customize it (shoulder strap, hip belt, interior frame, packing cubes, etc.). This bag has been all over, has been thrown and shoved and overstuffed and still looks and works great. Several colors to choose from too! $300.00
I got my husband and I these Yeti tumblers recently and now I wonder why I waited so long. Made from durable stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect your hot or cold beverage at all costs. The magnet on the included MagSlider™ Lid adds an additional barrier of protection for keeping drinks contained and preventing heat or cold from escaping. These will keep your beverage the temperature you desire all day or night, whether it's sitting in front of the computer for work or sitting in front of the bonfire for play. Available in 10 colors and also customizable!
These aviator sunglasses are so cool, my husband and I fight over them. I'm 5'3", he's 6'5" and we both look great in this oversized version. While they come in many different colors, I chose the gold with green, which is perennially stylish.
My husband wears a size 14 shoe; it's hard to find cool shoes at this size let alone slippers! I found Lamo Footwear a few years ago and was thrilled to see they had slippers, moccasins, and boots up to a size 14 while made of high-quality materials. I got him a pair and he loved them so much after a couple of years he asked for a replacement pair, same style. These are the slippers; he's on his third pair and has no desire to try any others. This slipper is made with a suede upper, is lined with premium faux fur, and features Lamo's TPR outsole. Comfy, well-designed, and high quality, these slippers come in two colors.
You can't go wrong with a classic, especially when it looks this good! Inspired by watches worn by World War II infantrymen, this rugged leather field watch features Swiss-jeweled movement and date-indicator window to ensure accurate timekeeping. Stainless steel case, water-resistant up to 50 meters, and available in three colors.
This is the kind of jacket that only gets cooler with time and wear. If you get it now while it's on trend, you can continue to rock it even when the trend fades because it will be well-worn and part of your signature look. 100% cotton with 100% polyester faux-shearling trim, available up to 3XL, this jacket will be a favorite for years to come.
When my husband said he wanted a bathrobe and one that would cover his legs, I was stumped. I could find long robes for women, but all men's robes seemed to be knee-length. Then I found this one from Lands' End. It's made from 14-oz. Turkish terry in state-of-the-art mills by skilled artisans who draw on generations of expertise. It's absorbent, substantial and feels like luxury against your skin. Has two pockets, belt and belt loops, roomy "no-gap" fit, no need to size up. It comes in six colors and sizes up to XXL, you can get it monogrammed, and I can honestly say that five years after it is purchased it will still look great and feel great.
Nothing cooler than the classic, especially when it's so effective. This classic Stanley bottle has vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot or cold for 32 hours or iced for 160 hours. The insulated lid doubles as a cup. Made from 18/8 stainless steel it won't rust and is BPA-free.
I am obsessed with Bombas socks - great fit, great quality and great ethics. For every pair of socks purchased, one is donated. Once I realized Bombas has socks up to size 14 I bought some for my husband and now he too is obsessed. He loves all their socks, but finds their dress socks to be unique, stylish, well-fitting, and durable. They have different heights of dress socks; I linked to a shorter version in a four-pack which my husband wears more often.
One of the most timeless and versatile shoes for men is a Chukka boot, and this one from Clarks is the classic. Even better, I found it at a price lower than department stores. This lace-up leather chukka provides all day comfort with its foam cushioned footbed, and looks great paired with jeans or khakis.
Now that he's a grown-ass man, he should care for his shoes like a grown-ass person! This ten-piece set features a first-class wooden valet box with foot pedal. Includes two tins of Kiwi Select premium paste polish in black and brown, two 100% horsehair brushes, two soft shine cloths, two shoe daubers and one shoe horn. The complete shoe care shine kit for the perfect professional finish.
We own this hammock and LOVE this hammock. For over a decade, this hammock has gone with us on camping trips, been strung up on porches at Airbnbs, and hangs in our backyard. Supports up to 400 pounds while weighing less than 20 oz. and spacious enough to fit two people (or one person and their furbaby, or one person who wants to take a comfortable nap) it comes in a variety of colors and packs up in its built-in pocket for easy storage and travel.
Another item my husband said MUST be in this gift guide. He said these boots are super comfortable, stable, and look good too. With GORE-TEX® waterproof construction and moisture-absorbent leather lining to provide a dry inner climate and full-grain leather and oiled nubuck upper for comfort and breathability; these are boots that will take a licking and keep on ticking. Stomp in puddles, hike through mud and slush, shovel that driveway and your feet will remain comfy, cozy, and warm. Then pair them with jeans and hit the coffee shop or brewery!
Enjoy rich, immersive hands-free sound with UV-blocking sunglasses that let you discreetly listen to music, podcasts and more through built-in Bose technology. The retro-inspired angular frames contain speakers enhanced by patented acoustic chambers, along with an integrated microphone that connects via Bluetooth® to let you make calls and integrate with Siri, your Google Assistant and the free Bose Connect app.
Stocking stuffers are hard to find for men, but gadgets like this, when high quality, are always appreciated. Small enough to fit in a wallet, this stainless steel multitool is a can opener, flat screwdriver, ruler, beer bottle opener, wrench, saw blade, and more.
This smartwatch has all the features one wants and none they don't with a price under $200. On-the-wrist health and wellness monitoring, over 20 fitness apps, touch-free payment capability, calls, texts and social media alerts right on your watch, and six days of battery life! Multiple colors and styles to choose from.
With the need to find ways to have fun and be active in socially distant ways, my husband bought two sets of these throwing axes to enjoy in our backyard. He built himself a target with items around the house (there are plenty of YouTube tutorials on how to make targets and several premade ones for sale online) and the whole family enjoys this activity. We added colorful tape strips to the handles so the throwing axes are easy to find if they are in fallen leaves or in the woods; this is also a great way to distinguish which axes are used by whom so the game can be sanitary for these current times. And gosh this is a great way to get out frustration!
This portable active stereo speaker will go wherever you want it to while looking super cool. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are built-in and provide 20 hours of playing time. Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a 3.5mm input mean connecting your listening device is super easy. This speaker has a range of 30 feet so you aren't tethered to your speaker to enjoy your tunes.
From football games to weekends camping, this is a practical gadget that will provide easy and safe warmth. Easy to fill, flameless warmth, this is small enough to fit into any pocket and rugged enough to survive the wildest weekends. Nine colors to choose from.
This is another item I got for my husband last year for Christmas. He thought it was ridiculous, and then he tried it. And now he is on his second bottle. This stuff truly works! He had two stress fractures on one foot and while they have healed his foot still aches after a long run or when it rains. When he applies this the pain goes away. He also uses it on mosquito bites! There is a version without fragrance; the scented version smells like patchouli.
Made with a warm, durable, heavyweight 100% organic cotton flannel, this is a classic shirt that will remain stylish as well as in great shape for many years. A relaxed fit with a straight hem that looks good buttoned or unbuttoned, tucked in our left out, it comes in over a dozen different prints. All this and Patagonia does so much activism for this planet and its people including Patagonia’s self-imposed Earth tax, 1% for the Planet, which provides support to environmental nonprofits working to defend our air, land, and water around the globe.
My husband has the Shark, Goat, and Beaver versions of this hat; I'll admit I stole the Beaver one and occasionally wear it to the gym! These are conversation starters for sure, and provide a little humor while also looking cool. Over a dozen different animals to choose from.
The TRX GO Suspension Trainer helps you create workouts that match your goals anywhere and at any time. TRX Training allows you to use your body weight and gravity resistance. Weighing just one pound, this is easy to travel with. We've taken this exact set on travel and love how it can connect to a hotel or bathroom door. In fact, we have it on the downstairs powder room door to do some workout while waiting for water to boil or a casserole to cook in the kitchen next door. It's something that works for all abilities since there aren't any weights.
This smartphone-controlled paper airplane flies at up to 25 mph for 10 minutes, exactly where you want it to go. Just fold the sporty "paper" (actually crash-proof carbon fiber) using one of the included templates, attach the Bluetooth®-enabled device, download the app to your phone, and commence takeoff.
This Etsy shop will take photos and create an accurate bobblehead of your loved one. You can choose attire, and even have the person sitting on a bike or holding a special item! With thousands of 5-star reviews, you can be sure this will be a success. Do plan ahead, it takes up to three weeks for one of these though the shop does accept some rush orders!
The Dude abides. This style debuted in 1972, but when The Dude wore an original in the film "The Big Lebowski," fans clamored for a comeback. Now it's back by popular demand, down to every last color and detail. Available in two colors up to size XXL.