The 50 Best Gifts for Every Man in Your Life

Here are some surefire gift ideas to surprise and delight the men in your life, from the pickiest to those who insist they don’t want anything.

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50 Best Gifts for Every Man in Your Life

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Buying gifts for men can prove to be unexpectedly difficult. When in doubt, focus on gifts that are thoughtful, practical, and unique (although standbys like a nice sweater or an expensive bottle of wine are always good too). We’ve put together a list of the best gift ideas for men, whether you’re shopping for your partner, brother, friend, or dad. We also spoke to Dayna Isom Johnson, trend expert at Etsy, on how to pick a gift he’ll love. 

“Consider unique and well-crafted items that match his interests,” she says. “Some options I love include a climbing-inspired mug for the outdoorsy guy, a dopp kit for those who travel often, or a custom guitar wall mount for the musician. And when in doubt, opt for a custom or personalized gift made just for him.”

With these guidelines in mind, we rounded up the best gifts for men for all occasions. Keep scrolling to see all of our gift recommendations and to check out expert tips on gift-giving for men.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Best Buy


These Sony headphones are perfect for canceling out background noise and chatter during work or while traveling so everything sounds crisp and clear. They also feature built-in microphones that isolate sound, which is ideal for making phone calls in a busy area. Best of all, they feature an incredibly powerful battery: 10 minutes of charging results in five hours of playback, so he won’t have to deal with annoying background noise if he forgets to charge them overnight. 

Price at time of publish: $348

Therabody Theragun Mini

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Therabody Theragun Mini

Amazon

This compact massager will give him a deep muscle treatment that targets knots, tension, and soreness. Thanks to its portable size, he can stash it in his gym bag, hiking, or work bag so he can address any cramps that come up while he’s out and about. Built with QuietForce technology, the Theregun Mini is quiet to use, so it won’t be too much of a nuisance to others in his vicinity, and it comes with three different speed settings so he can get the therapeutic relief that he needs. 

Price at time of publish: $199

Bellroy Slim Wallet

Bellroy Sleeve Wallet

Amazon

Men tend to stuff their wallets into their jean pockets, which can quickly become bulky and uncomfortable. This ultra slim wallet from Bellroy has room for eight cards or folded bills—it offers two slots for quick access, plus a pull-out card holder for the rest of his essentials. Lastly, it’s made from high-quality leather so it looks stylish too. 

Price at time of publish: $79

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

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Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

Best Buy

For the guy who wants to work on his fitness at home but doesn’t have a lot of space, the Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell is a great choice. It’s a versatile product that adjusts from 8-40 pounds, replacing six individual kettlebells, and is intuitive to use. 

Price at time of publish: $149

Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Sweatpants

Cozy Earth Men's Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant

Cozy Earth

For the guy who works from home and needs some updated loungewear that he can wear inside and out, get him these versatile sweatpants from Cozy Earth. Made with a super soft bamboo blend, these pants are perfect for lounging, running errands, and light exercising. Bamboo is naturally cooling and moisture-wicking, making it a great choice for guys who run hot.

Price at time of publish: $155

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

Amazon

While it’s pricey, this elegant turntable delivers on sound quality with its clear acrylic pattern, which will improve the speed consistency and playback of his favorite vinyl records. Each turntable is expertly assembled by hand to ensure high build quality that won’t cause distortion or extra noise when he cranks up the volume on his favorite songs. This turntable doesn’t come with a pre-amp, so it’s worth checking that your giftee has his own sound system before giving him this stylish turntable. 

Price at time of publish: $329

Minus33 Ridge Cuff Beanie

Minus 33 Beanie

Amazon

Beanies are a classic closet essential, but not all are made equal. This one from Minus33 is the real deal: It’s made of 100 percent merino wool so it’ll keep him nice and toasty, even if it gets damp, and it comes in a variety of colors. It’s also UV-resistant, which is perfect for when he’s spending a sunny day hiking or on the slopes.

Price at time of publish: $23

Solo Stove Ranger 2.0

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silver steel fire pit

Amazon

There’s nothing like sitting around a campfire and roasting s'mores—that is until the wind comes and blows smoke right at you. The Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 eliminates that issue with its low-smoke design, so he won’t have to be shuffling around the campfire with his buddies whenever the wind changes directions. With its compact design, it’s easy to carry to a campsite or move to your backyard for a summer party, even in a smaller yard.   

Price at time of publish: $300

TRUFF Hot Sauce Variety Pack

TRUFF Hot Sauce Variety Pack

Amazon

For the guy who puts hot sauce on everything, Truff’s giftable Variety Pack is a great choice. It includes three best-sellers wrapped in an elegant gift box: Original, Hotter, and White. All three hot sauces are infused with truffle, creating a unique flavor that he’s sure to love.

Price at time of publish: $70

The New York Times Football Book

New York Times Custom Football Book

Uncommon Goods

Football fans will love this unique gift idea from Uncommon Goods. Each book contains articles from The New York Times’ archives dedicated to the football team of your choice—all 32 teams in the NFL are represented, and there’s also a Super Bowl History book for the guy who’s a general football fan. For an extra price, you can also include a magnifying glass to make the articles easier to read.

Price at time of publish: From $80

YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler

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YETI Hopper M30 Soft Cooler

YETI

A great cooler bag like the Yeti Hopper M30 isn’t just for outdoorsmen who spend their weekends hiking and camping. It’s also ideal for those who like to spend their days relaxing at the beach, road tripping with friends, tailgating before a game—basically anytime he needs his refreshments to stay cold for a while. 

We tested this cooler in our Lab and determined that it really does live up to the hype. Unlike other soft coolers, this one didn’t leak when tipped, and it was very comfortable to carry thanks to the crossbody strap and handles. It stayed cold for 24 hours, and was large enough to hold 26 cans of beer (in fact, we could fit several more if we didn’t add any ice). 

Price at time of publish: $350

Material Table Knives

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Material Table Knives

Material

A great gift for the guy who’s known for grilling steaks, Material’s Table Knives are a modern upgrade to classic steak knives. They stand out for their sharp blades, comfortable feel, and unique range of color options. In our testing, we found that these knives were able to effortlessly cut through even the toughest steaks, and felt very balanced in hand for easier cutting.

Price at time of publish: $90

Corkcicle Chillsner 2-Pack

Corkcicle Chillsner 2-Pack

Amazon

Make sure he never has a warm beer again with Corkcicle’s Chillsner, a beer chiller that fits perfectly in a standard 12-ounce beer bottle. All he has to do is place the Chillsner in the freezer for at least 45 minutes, and then drop it in his beer for lasting coldness. He can drink his beer with the Chillsner in the bottle too, so there’s no mess or awkward wait time. 


Price at time of publish: $30

Lou Malnati's Deep Dish Pizzas

Lou Malnati's Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas

Amazon

Deep dish pizza lovers rejoice—you can now send Lou Malnati’s famous deep dish pizza in the mail! This six-pack feeds 6-12 people (he can keep them in the freezer for 30 days) and can be ordered in 19 different combinations, including crustless, pepperoni, and sausage. If you don’t want to order six pizzas, you can also purchase in packs of two or four (you can view all the options here).

Price at time of publish: $130

Tooletries Koby Dopp Kit

Dopp Kit

Amazon

What sets the Koby Dopp Kit apart from other toiletry bags is its durable, leak-proof design. It features a heavy-duty zipper that won’t get jammed or stuck, preventing his self-care products from tumbling into his luggage, and it's made from waterproof material which keeps toiletries from leaking into his suitcase and protects them from water damage. He can travel with confidence knowing that his favorite shaving creams and shower gels are zipped up and secured. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Royce Executive Journal

Royce Executive Journal

Royce

A leather-bound journal is a sophisticated gift idea for any guy who prefers to take paper notes in the office. The Executive Journal from Royce is made from full-grain leather in a range of 12 color options, and features 160 pages of gild-edged paper. It also has a pocket for business cards and a leather bookmark, and comes with a rollerball pen to complete the gift. Even better? Monogramming is free.

Price at time of publish: $150

The North Face Etip Gloves

The North Face Etip Gloves

Amazon

Durable, lightweight, and warm gloves are a winter essential, and these North Face gloves are one of the best options out there. They’re touchscreen-compatible so he can use his phone while he’s wearing them, and they have a silicone gripper print for a better grip. They’re lightweight but warm, so he’ll be comfortable all winter.

Price at time of publish: $45

Alex Mill Jordan Sweater in Heather Cashmere

Alex Mill Jordan Sweater in Heather Cashmere

Alex Mill

Alex Mill is a great place to stock up on clothing staples, like this cozy cashmere sweater. Available in three neutral colors, this sweater is perfect for cold days thanks to the heavier weight and fuzzy feel. It’s a piece that will never go out of style, and he’ll wear it for many winters to come.

Price at time of publish: $295

Mark & Graham Graham Leather Overnighter

Mark & Graham Leather

Mark and Graham

If you’re shopping for someone who travels a lot, they’ll appreciate this spacious weekend bag from Mark & Graham. It’s the perfect size to bring as a carry-on or stuff in the trunk of a car, and it also comes with an adjustable strap so he can adjust it to his liking. The interior of the bag features a soft cotton lining as well as a zipped pocket for smaller essential items, while the exterior can be monogrammed for an extra fee. 

Price at time of publish: $349

Stellar Factory Werewolf: A Party Game for Devious People

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Stellar Factory Werewolf: A Party Game for Devious People

Stellar Factory

A party game is a fun gift for guys who love to entertain and host game nights. Werewolf (also known as Mafia) is a competitive, easy-to-learn game that’s made for larger groups—7-35 players is the recommendation. Have him bring it to the holiday gathering for a lively night of “lies, deceit, and accusations.”

Price at time of publish: $15 

A countertop garden is a fun and unique gift idea for the man who values fresh ingredients but doesn’t have the outdoor space for a regular garden. The AeroGarden Harvest Slim is a compact model that can grow six plants, including herbs, greens, and flowers, so he’ll have plenty of options. This garden system is also very easy to keep clean, and provides water and food reminders.

Price at time of publish: $165

Chances are he already has a water bottle—but not one like this. The LARQ Bottle PureVis is not only self-cleaning but also contains a purification system, so he’ll have purified water wherever he goes. It’s made for both hot and cold drinks (it keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours), and has a sleek shape that’s easy to throw in a bag on the go. 

Price at time of publish: $99

Loftie Smart Alarm Clock

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Loftie Smart Alarm Clock

Amazon

If he’s trying to kick his phone out of his bedroom at night, give him an alarm clock that’s not only functional, but also stylish. The Loftie Smart Alarm Clock is an alarm clock, white noise machine, and Bluetooth speaker in one, so it’ll help him fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up in the morning.       

Price at time of publish: $149

Huckberry Weekenders

Weekender sunglasses

Huckberry

Sunglasses will forever be an effortlessly cool accessory, especially these Wayfarer-inspired frames from Huckberry. They’re designed to fit snugly on the face so they won’t slip off at the beach or summer party, and they feature scratch-resistant, polarized lenses to reduce eyestrain and glare. Another bonus is that these sunnies are easy to care for since they come with a soft pouch that doubles as a lens cleaner. One thing to note is that these sunglasses are one size fits all, so if your gift recipient has a smaller or larger face, they may not fit as well. 

Price at time of publish: $35

Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit

Ulta

This beard kit works wonders for all kinds of facial hair with its four-step approach that cleanses, conditions, softens, and grooms facial hair and skin. It comes with three of Jack Black’s best-selling products: Beard Wash, Beard Lube Conditioning Shave, and Beard Oil, as well as a hand-crafted comb. Plus, the kit is travel-sized, so they won’t have to deal with an itchy beard while they’re on the go.   

Price at time of publish: $35

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute

This luxurious robe from Parachute will make him feel like he’s staying at a 5-star hotel when he’s relaxing in his living room. Made from long-staple Turkish cotton, it has an ultra soft touch that feels great against the skin without being too hot or fuzzy. Sizing-wise, it runs from an XS to a 3X, so you can give him a snug or looser fit depending on his preferences. 

Price at time of publish: $109

Apotheke Charcoal Candle

Candle

APOTHEKE

For the guy who’s all about little luxuries, Apotheke’s cult favorite Charcoal Candle is the way to go. Housed in a sleek black vessel, this cozy candle combines cedarwood, sandalwood, smokey amber, and oud for a scent that’s made for cold weather. 

Price at time of publish: $42

Männkitchen Pepper Cannon

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MANNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon High Output Pepper Mill

Amazon

A pepper mill might sound like an odd gift choice, but this is no ordinary pepper mill. Männkitchen’s Pepper Cannon produces consistent pepper grinds every time, is easy to use and fill, and grinds much faster than a typical pepper mill. We even tested it in our Lab and confirmed that it lives up to the hype. It’s definitely expensive, but makes for a luxury gift that’s ideal for men who take their home cooking seriously.

Price at time of publish: $200

Bombas Sunday Slippers

Bombas Sunday Slippers

Bombas


Soft, fleecy, and supportive—what else could you want in a slipper? These Bombas slippers are perfect for lounging around the house all day long since they’re made with memory foam for ultimate support. They’re lined with the fuzziest sherpa material on the inside and out, so they’ll be extra cozy on his feet.

Price at time of publish: $75

Blue Bottle Coffee Blend Box

Blue Bottle Coffee Blend Box

Blue Bottle Coffee

Perfect for indecisive and adventurous coffee lovers, this blend box from Blue Bottle Coffee comes with the brand’s three most popular roasts, so he can get a taste of his favorite coffee shop from the comforts of home. Keep in mind that this is whole bean coffee, so if they don’t have a coffee grinder stashed in their kitchen, you may want to throw a coffee maker with a grinder into their gift basket as well.   

Price at time of publish: $40

Everlane Bomber Jacket

Everlane Bomber Jacket

Everlane


A good bomber jacket never goes out of style, especially when it’s as well-crafted and practical as Everlane’s take on the MA-1 flight jacket. It’s waterproof and features two magnet pockets, a zipped arm pocket, and a two-way zipper to meet all of his storage and styling needs. It’s also made from recycled materials, so he can feel good about his new jacket in addition to looking good too. 

Price at time of publish: $128

LEVOIT PlasmaPro 400S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

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Air Purifier

LEVOIT

If you’re looking to splurge, an air purifier is a great gift idea. This Lab-approved model from Levoit is highly effective at removing smoke, dust, pet hair, and VOCs from the air, plus it comes with extra features like WiFi connectivity so he can check on air quality in real time from the app. 

Price at time of publish: $220

Whiskey Peaks American Mountains Whiskey Glass Set

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Whiskey Peaks American Mountains, Set of 4

Huckberry


For the man who likes the finer things in life, like elegant shot glasses and nice booze, bring out his rustic side with these hand-blown whiskey glasses. They feature one-of-a-kind topographic impressions of famed mountain regions, and they make a great addition to the glassware collection of any aspiring bartender. When 5:00 rolls around and he’s ready for his favorite drink on the rocks, he can pretend to take a swig on The Rockies or Grand Tetons from the comforts of his home. 

Price at time of publish: $65

Eatable Gourmet Alcohol-Infused Popcorn Trio

Gourmet Alcohol-Infused Popcorn

Uncommon Goods

It never hurts to elevate a classic snack like popcorn, especially when booze gets involved in the mix. This gourmet trio kicks things up a notch by infusing flavors of tequila, whiskey, champagne, and citrus into each bag. It’s perfect for guys who want to offer a new perk at their next happy hour or upgrade their movie night with some gourmet bites.  

Price at time of publish: $34

YouYah Wine Decanter Set

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YouYah Wine Decanter Set

Amazon

If you’re shopping for a guy who considers himself a bit of a sommelier, then a high-quality wine decanter is the way to go. We tested the YouYah Wine Decanter Set in our Lab and declared it the best set for its elegant appearance, fast results, and included accessories. If you really want to go above and beyond, you could gift it with a bottle of wine so he can get started with decanting right away.

Price at time of publish: $40

Bespoke Post Box

Bespoke Subscription Box

Bespoke Post

Bespoke Post isn’t your average subscription box. Each month, they send out a carefully curated box built to introduce you to a new hobby or routine—like a better way to shave or a twist on taco night—with products from up-and-coming brands. To start, you can send your guy a themed box. If they love it, they can sign up for a subscription and get a curated box each month.

Price at time of publish: $70

Chemex Classic Pour-Over Coffeemaker

best gifts for brothers

Amazon

If you want to wow your coffee-loving guy, go with a Chemex. The sleek and eye-catching design is renowned for producing a pure flavor from every roast, even after being refrigerated or reheated—no bitterness here. Plus, it sits pretty on a kitchen counter or open shelf.

Price at time of publish: $50

ZUR Guitar Wall Hanger

Guitar Hanger

Etsy

Even if he’s an amateur musician, this hand-crafted wall hanger will make him feel like the real deal. This steel and leather guitar hanger requires no assembly and attaches securely to the wall so he can display his guitars to impress visitors and have them ready to go when he wants to play. 

Price at time of publish: $50

Scuddles Garden Tools Set

Garden Tools Set

Amazon

This comprehensive tool set is everything that a gardening enthusiast could ever want. It features gadgets for shoveling, weeding, pruning, trimming, and more, all in a durable and ergonomic carrying case. It’s a great gift for newbies who are just getting started or more experienced gardeners who could use some extra tools on hand.  

Price at time of publish: $36

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

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Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Amazon

It’s always disappointing when you forget about your mug on a busy morning. While it can always get reheated in the microwave, it just never quite tastes the same. But with an Ember Smart Mug, he can make sure that his drink stays warm so he’s not stuck with lukewarm coffee or tea. The mug features an LED light that lets him know when his drink is heating up, cooling off, or ready to be sipped, and he can use the Ember app to set his ideal drink temperature. The mug will keep warm for 80 minutes, but if he needs his drink to last longer, he can keep it on its sleek charging coaster. 

Price at time of publish: $130

Bristle Free Grill Brush

Bristle Free Grill Brush

Uncommon Goods

Keeping your grill pristine can be a challenge, but now you have the opportunity to help out the BBQ lover in your life with this handy grill brush. Instead of bristles, it uses continuous sprigs to scrub food off grill gates, eliminating any metal bristles from falling into your food. This unique design is tough and durable, so it can attack even the most tenacious bits of charred grub. 

Price at time of publish: $17

Omsom Southeast Asian Sampler

Omsom Sampler

Omsom

Omsom’s Southeast Asian Sampler pack is a culinary lifesaver. It lets you cook up Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ, Thai Larb, and Filipino Sisig in less than 30 minutes. Each packet contains all of the spices and aromatics you need to make a flavorful meal—just add your protein and veggies to a saute pan, rip open a packet, and cook until it’s ready. It’s a great gift for foodies who want to cook a delicious meal but don’t have a lot of time on their hands; though be mindful that all packets contain fish and or shellfish. 

Price at time of publish: $29

Dollar Shave Club Ultimate Shave Set

Dollar Shave Club Ultimate Shave Set

Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club is known for shipping out high-quality razors and self-care products to their subscribers every month—and now your giftee can be part of their club too. This gift set includes some of the brand’s top products: a black matte razor handle, a 4-pack of blades, Shave Butter, Prep Scrub, and Post Shave Dew. 

Price at time of publish: $35

You won’t find a gift that’s more useful than this well-designed wireless charger. It’s compatible with devices from Apple, Samsung, and Google, so he can keep his tech essentials and desk organized no matter his preferences. It stands out from other wireless chargers because it’s actually stylish, with a linen exterior that comes in a variety of neutral colors.

Price at time of publish: From $40

Kinto Travel Tumbler

Kinto Travel Tumbler

Amazon

This sleek tumbler keeps drinks hot or cold for up to six hours to make long car rides and airport trips a little more tolerable. The exterior is powder-coated, making it scratch-proof, and the interior is made from stainless steel so it doesn’t pick up stains or smells. Plus, its clever lipped design prevents ice cubes from getting in the way while sipping colder beverages. One slight downside though: It's hand wash only, so if your gift recipient hates washing dishes, maybe consider a different gift instead. 

Price at time of publish: $33

Paula's All Stars Assorted Cheese Sampler

Paula's Cheese Sampler

Williams Sonoma

Who doesn’t love a good cheese sampler? This artisanal gift features five different types of cheeses that will create the perfect cheese platter and enhance all kinds of meals, including mozzarella, smoked scamorza, and more. Just be mindful though: If you were hoping to try some, your giftee probably won’t be down to share because these cheeses are that good. 

Price at time of publish: $90

AGLUCKY Countertop Ice Maker Machine

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AGLUCKY Countertop Ice Maker Machine

Amazon

For the guy who loves to entertain and whip up impressive cocktails at home, a compact countertop ice maker is a functional gift. We tested the Aglucky Countertop Ice Maker in our Lab and found it to be the best option for home bars thanks to its small size, fast production time, and ease of use. 

Price at time of publish: $120

Herschel Dawson Backpack

Herschel Dawson Backpack

Amazon

With a drawcord cinch and elegant buckled pockets, this backpack stores an impressive number of belongings and keeps them secure. It also features a laptop pouch, in case he needs to get some remote work done while he’s traveling, as well as magnetic pocket closings so he can get the look of a buckled bag without having to actually deal with buckling it. The straps are adjustable too, so he can adjust his backpack so it fits perfectly. 

Price at time of publish: $75

Soap Distillery Whiskey Lovers' Soap Bar Bundle

Soap Distillery Bundle

Soap Distillery

This unique gift set combines the scents of whiskey with a handmade bar of soap to bring some luxury to your guy’s evening routine. Each of Soap Distillery’s products is inspired by cocktails and alcoholic beverages, and this set contains three whiskey-inspired soaps: Honey Whiskey, Whiskey, and Bourbon. The soaps are made with high-quality ingredients, making sure that his skin feels baby soft, like he just left the spa.

Price at time of publish: $22

Di Geordie Woodworking Apron

Woodworking Apron

Etsy

While it’s designed for woodworkers, this apron is a beautiful gift that can suit a variety of hobbies, like cooking, gardening, painting, and more. It’s made from water-resistant canvas with Italian leather accents for a touch of sophistication, and it features lots of pockets to stash notes, pencils, and other tools he may need. It can also be adjusted to fit with its buckled back straps made with smooth and soft suede for comfort and durability. 

Price at time of publish: $150

Questions You Might Ask

How much money should you spend on a gift for men?

According to Johnson, “there’s no right or wrong amount to spend on a gift.” She goes on to say that “what matters most is the thought that was put into discovering or creating just the right gift for the person you care about.” An expensive gift is nice, but may not be the best fit for the giftee. Consider your relationship with them and what shared interests you have to find a gift that’s as unique as they are. 

What should you put in a gift basket for a man?

Johnson advises starting by “picking a theme based on a hobby they love so that the items feel intentional and curated.” For example, when creating a gift basket for a coffee lover, “opt for a standout mug, artisan coffee, a handcrafted pour over, and dark chocolate.” Thoughtful, well-crafted items will go a long way in elevating your gift basket’s quality and showing your gift recipient how much you care about them and their interests. 

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Jen Woo, a freelance design, lifestyle, and culture writer and content strategist with over 10 years of experience. To write this article, she thoroughly researched gifts and considered factors like trends, styles, and demographics while narrowing down the list. For expert insight on how to choose the best gifts for men, Jen spoke to Dayna Isom Johnson, trend expert at Etsy.

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