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 Men
I 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.
This 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.
I’ve had the same wallet for at least 15 years and it finally got to the point of being unusable with cards falling out so I had to bite the bullet and get a new one. I tried one I bought locally but it ended up being too bulky.
This 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.
These 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.
I bought a pair of these 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.
I 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!
I saw a review of this 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.
I 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.
I’ve had more than one of 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.
This 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!
I bought a 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.
I got this Airsoft pistol, it’s cheap and shoots great! Great for backyards or wasting 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.
Council 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’ve been wanting an R.C. plane since I was about 6 years old and saw my dad’s friend fly one.
I have never been able to do it, but this 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.
Ok so I’ve been wanting one of 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!
If 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 Men
Every 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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