Whether you're looking for something small or big for your brother or husband, we've got you covered with these awesome picks.

By Claudia Fisher and Katie Holdefehr
Updated December 16, 2019
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The holiday season is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to hunt down the best gifts for every member of your family and friends circle. This gift-giving venture, of course, includes thinking up the perfect gift ideas for the men in your life—a notoriously challenging bunch to shop for.

While a lot of similar lists offer you a general "top 10" when it comes to the best gifts for men, we took a deeper dive into cool gifts for every type of guy you know—whether they’re facial hair coiffeurs, love talking sound system intricacies, invested in the latest and greatest tech, or the sentimental type who appreciate personalized, thoughtful gestures

We've rounded up both big and small gifts for men, unique gift ideas for your brother or husband, and Christmas and birthday gifts for men that the whole family can enjoy. Instead of worrying about where you're going to find enough stocking stuffers or how you'll ever come up with the perfect gift for your very picky cousin, you can rest assured you’ll find the best gifts for men on this list, even if you think they have everything already.

From the practical to the playful and cutting edge, here are 27 of the best gifts for men in 2019 that will surely be hits on Christmas, a birthday, a milestone, or any other holiday or event you celebrate.


Best for the Man Who Loves Practicality: Carhartt Hoodie

Keep the men around you warm and toasty this holiday season with a classic Carhartt mock zip hoodie. The sweatshirt comes in solid grey, navy, or black, with a cell phone pocket inside the kangaroo pouch and reinforced rib knit cuffs. The hoodie is even water repellent, making it essential outerwear for the winter and spring seasons and the perfect gift for an active and casual guy.

To buy: $60-65; dickssportinggoods.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves Self-Care: Dollar Shave Club Travel Set

Help support the grooming habits of your dad, brother, husband or best mate with a travel grooming kit from Dollar Shave Club. Inside, men will find all the essentials they need to groom on-the-go, including cleanser, toothpaste, shave butter, and a razor complete with extra cartridges.

To buy: $40; dollarshaveclub.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves Temperature Control: Stanley Classic Legendary Vacuum Insulated Thermos

The food and beverage container company Stanley makes durable, cool-looking gear that any man will be excited to own. This stainless steel, vacuum-insulated thermos will keep his beverages or soup at their ideal temperatures for up to 15 hours, whether he’s bringing it along on his commute or out on a camping trip. If you’re already thinking ahead to the hypothetical spills when he throws this thing into his work bag, you’ll be relieved to know the cap is leak-resistant (and can even be used as a cup or bowl for the thermos’ contents).

To buy: $22 (was $40); amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves to Cook: Global Hot Sauce Gift Box

Get his taste buds buzzing with this gift box of five flavor-packed hot sauces. Each bottle in the gift box channels a different regional cuisine, from Ethiopia to the Chesapeake Bay, to give the foodie men in your life a chance not just to spice up their food but also to experience diverse flavor profiles from around the world.

To buy: $45; uncommongoods.com.


Best for the Man Who Needs a Spa Getaway: Regency New York Luxurious Men's Hooded Robe

If the man you're shopping for doesn't own a robe yet, he hasn't been lounging at peak cozyness. Gift your guy this 100 percent fleece bathrobe so he can hop out of the warm shower right into a plush cloud and get cozy reading in bed or watching TV on the couch. The luxurious robe is machine washable, so he can toss it in his regular laundry, and comes in 13 color options. Just be warned—you'll probably be so jealous of his new at-home look, you'll want to steal his gift for yourself.

To buy: from $20; amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves the Outdoors: YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

From tailgating to fishing, camping to a day at the beach, every guy needs a good cooler to store all his ice-cold beers and goodies in – and there’s no better cooler on the market than YETI. The Hopper Flip Portable Cooler can fit up to 12 cans plus ice and comes with a waterproof exterior, making it perfect for taking just about anywhere.

To buy: $250; amazon.com.


Best for Man Who Loves Grilling: BBQ Smoker Gift Set

If your dad, husband, brother, or best bud is a would-be grillmaster, help him step up his BBQ game by giving him this BBQ Smoker Gift Set. Each set comes with a premium stainless steel smoker box, specialty BBQ thermometer, three flavors of smoking wood chips, and a few delicious smoking recipes. Now, it’s just up to him to not overcook the meat.

To buy: $60; amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Isn't Quite Ready for Winter: Patagonia Men's Nano Puff Vest

Help the men you know step up their cold-weather style with a classic Patagonia quilted vest. The lightweight material will keep him dry and warm without weighing him down, and the style will make his understated winter wardrobe a bit more fun. Shop the vest in black, navy, grey, gold, or red depending on which look will suit him best.

To buy: $149; dickssportinggoods.com.


Best for the Man With a Sweet Tooth: Nestle Toll House Individual-Size Chocolate Chip ‘Pizza Cookie’ Kit

It’s one thing to be snuggly at home in warm slippers, pajamas, and blankets—but you really need the accompanying comfort foods to do cozy nights at home. Set him up for success with Nestle Toll House’s cookie kit, which comes with a mini skillet and all the ingredients he’ll need either to bake up a romantic sweet for his loved one or just enjoy a solo dessert ahead of all his new year, new you resolutions.

To buy: $14; amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Insists on Sitting Outside: Field & Stream Cozy Sherpa Blanket

Whether he’s lacking ample throw blankets on his couch or likes to sit out by campfires all through winter, a cozy blanket is one of those classic gifts for men that rarely—if ever—disappoints. With one side covered in warm sherpa and the other a cool pattern, the blanket is as snuggly as it is stylish. Make sure you take advantage of the limited-time buy one blanket, get one free deal currently at Dicks Sporting Goods.

To buy: $25; dickssportinggoods.com.


Best for the Trendy Dresser: Uniqlo Hybrid Down Ultra Warm Coat

Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo makes functional wardrobe basics that are also stylish—and somehow still affordable despite looking and feeling high-end. The store should definitely be on your radar when shopping for gifts for him, especially the lightweight-yet-super-warm, real down coats in the Hybrid Down outerwear collection. The collection just launched this fall and uses innovative material combinations to ensure freedom of movement with maximum warmth. Shop this winter beauty in black, red, beige, dark green, or navy.

To buy: $150 (was $180); uniqlo.com


Best for the Man Who Loves to Get Up and Go: Away’s The Everywhere Bag

Away luggage turned traveling on its head when it first released hard-shell suitcases with built-in battery packs. And with each new release, Away products continues to ease the lifestyles of the brand’s adoring customers. Great gifts for men are often functional items they haven’t thought to buy themselves yet, and the Away Everywhere Bag definitely fits the bill. Help him get where he needs to be in style with the sleek nylon or pebbled leather carry-on bag, and add his initials for the perfect personalized touch.

To buy: $195; awaytravel.com.


Best for the Man Who Gets Cold Feet: Heat Holders

Is there a more classic holiday gift than socks? Nice socks and underwear always constitute some of the best gifts for men because they’re necessary upgrades that seem to just slip male minds. In Heat Holders thermal socks—which are seven times as warm as a basic cotton sock—his feet will stay super cozy all winter long, whether he’s hitting the slopes or lounging at home during a snowstorm.

To buy: $16; amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves the Latest Tech: Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

If you’re searching for the best tech gifts for men and the guys you know are very up-to-date on the trends, shop the Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses. The stylish shades feature built-in Bose speakers for an immersive sound experience practically undetectable to those not wearing them. There’s an integrated microphone, too, for hands-free calls and access to Siri or any other voice-activated assistant, and the wearer’s ears are left open so he can remain aware of his surroundings. This is one cool gift for guys that is sure to spark envy among his peers.

To buy: From $199; amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves Games as Much as Beer: Beeropoly

This season, get the group going by gifting a grown-up style drinking game. Beeropoly works by having players complete a series of beer challenges, like a rhyming competition and dance battle, during turns rolling the dice and moving their bottle caps around the board. When players can’t complete the challenge, they face elimination from the game and miss out on the winning opportunity to drink from the Community Cup. This handmade pinewood board game is the adult activity your holiday parties have been missing.

To buy: $35; uncommongoods.com.


Best for the Man Who Goes From Work to Play: Lululemon ABC Pant Classic Warpstreme

While the athleisure trend may have been easiest for women to partake in originally, the outfit options for men to go from work to happy hour to any other activity have finally expanded, providing some great gift ideas for men. Lululemon’s ABC Pant Classic Warpstreme is modeled in the image of a classic jean or khaki but with the flexibility of gym clothes. The technical fabric provides freedom of movement and all-day comfort, and the pants come in nine neutral and earthy tones to best fit your guy’s wardrobe wants and needs.

To buy: $128; lululemon.com.


Best for the Man Who Asks What's on Draft: Fizzics Original Portable Beer System

This portable tap system will let your giftee turn any beer from a can, bottle, or growler into a draft-style brew. Like an adults-only SodaStream, the Fizzics Original device will give him access to crisp beverages from the comfort of his own home—and the DIY element lets him feel like he’s opened his own craft brewery in his kitchen. The beer system is even portable, so he can carry it with him to his friend’s next Sunday football get-together.

To buy: $135 (was $200); amazon.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves the Classics: Converse All Star Sneakers

Kick things old-school this year by gifting every guy a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Low Top Sneakers. Chucks have long been heralded as the supreme sneaker to rule both the basketball courts and the streets thanks to their functional and stylish design. Pick from a number of colors that will best suit your guy, and let him step into a bit of shoe icon history. And don't worry about keeping your white shoes clean; we've got you covered there.

To buy: $80; nordstrom.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves Comfort: Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

A high-end sweater that requires low-maintenance care is the perfect item to gift any man in your life. Everlane's cashmere sweater is made from high-quality fabric that doesn't pill, but the best part may be that it gets softer with wear, making this a gift sure to become his latest winter wardrobe staple – so much so you might even get sick of seeing it!

To buy: $100; everlane.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves Music: Bang & Olufsen Wireless Headphones

Make sure he can hear all his favorite music as it’s meant to be heard by gifting him a pair of wireless headphones by Bang & Olufsen. Each pair comes ready to connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices and is made of lambskin leather for ultimate comfort.

To buy: $179 (was $300); amazon.com.

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Best for the Man Who Loves a Snack: Snackcrate

With this subscription box, you're giving a gift that keeps on giving. Each month, a box filled with handpicked snacks from a different country will be delivered to your giftee's door. Choose from three sizes to make sure you're getting the best option for your man's appetite.

To buy: From $14; snackcrate.com.

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For the Man Who Loves a Dapper Touch: Brooks Brothers Velvet Cufflinks

If you're on the hunt for something truly special to gift a special man this year, look no further than a pair of high-end cufflinks. The sterling silver set comes with a red velvet inlay that will stand out with any suit and will certainly become an heirloom item for future generations.

To buy: $137 (was $195); brooksbrothers.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves Getting Mail: Gentleman's Box

Why just give one present when you can give 12? This year, buy the special man in your life a one-year gift subscription to Gentleman’s Box. In each box, the giftee will find goodies like Aristo designer ties, Deadsoxy socks, grooming essentials, lifestyle accessories, and more.

To buy: $275 for 12 months; gentlemansbox.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves a Personalized Present: Leather Cardholder

Everyone wants to feel unique, and with this personalized leather wallet from Cuyana, you can deliver just that. The smooth Italian leather wallet comes with multiple inside pocket inserts that will stretch with the leather over time. Each wallet can be personalized to include the recipient's initials, making the present just as special as the person you're gifting it to.

To buy: $65; cuyana.com.


Best for the Man Who Loves a Timeless Look: Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Every guy needs a pair of shades, but if you’re going to get him a pair you might as well get him the best. And the best, hands down, is a pair of Ray-Bans. To kick the style up a notch, purchase a pair of their classic Aviators with a luxe gold frame. 

To buy: $153; nordstrom.com


Best for the Man Who Loves Peace and Quiet: 4-Person Dark Room Tent With Screen Room

This tent sets up in 15 minutes (really!), has room for four, and blocks 90 percent of sunlight for a more restful night at camp. A tent like this is definitely a top 10 gift for men who want to sleep under the stars and enjoy some old fashioned peace and quiet.

To buy: From $140; walmart.com


Best for the Man Who Loves Learning: The Things They Don't Teach You in School

Help the fellas around you gain a little bit more knowledge about the world with all the incredible facts in Things They Don’t Teach You In School. The trivia game comes with 400 facts—some of which are really just hilarious pieces of useless information—that will keep your entire family entertained all holiday season long. So while this may technically be a gift idea for your brother, it's really a gift the whole family can enjoy.

To buy: $20; uncommongoods.com.