Shopping for some of the best gifts for him can be challenging. You may have gotten lucky in the past with anniversary, birthday and Christmas gifts, but try searching for a meaningful present when there isn’t a celebratory occasion involved – it’s daunting. What exactly do you give the man in your life (boyfriend, husband, father, or maybe even your boss) to show how much you appreciate them.
If he’s an undercover geek who loves gizmos, smart home devices could be just the ticket. He might be a spirits connoisseur whose bar could benefit from some fancy tequilas or glassware upgrades. He may be the simple type that values practical EDC accessories like Bluetooth trackers or noise-cancelling headphones? Something else to consider is a stylish new travel bag perfect for business trips and getaways. There are plenty of great gift ideas for men to look over.
By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what he loves. And if you’re still on the fence, we’ve compiled this list of must-have gifts for him to help narrow down your selections. These men’s gift ideas span across every major category and price point, including gadgets, booze, cooking appliances, fashion essentials and numerous other cool finds.
In case you need some awesome gift ideas for your old man, check out our Best Gifts for Dad roundup to see what’s worth gift wrapping this June 21st. And to find the best gifts for him for any occasion or holiday, keep reading for our favorite gifts of the year.
1. Fitbit Charge 4
The newly released Fitbit Charge 4 is an excellent fitness gift to get him if he’s committed to bettering his overall health in 2020. Not to mention it is half the price of the Apple Watch. It’s simple to operate, delivers accurate biometric data (heart rate, calories burned, steps taken), and comes programmed with intelligible features to optimize workouts. He’ll gain access to mobile notifications directly on the device, control Spotify playback via touchscreen and use the new heat maps option to keep tabs on when and where he’s burned the most energy. How’s that for a spotter?
2. Truff Hot Sauces
Pleasing a man’s spicy palate can prove to be a tougher challenge than expected. Rather than disappoint him with a bottle of Sriracha, try something more upscale like this Oprah-approved truffle hot sauce. Yes, such a thing exists, and it already looks to be the condiment of 2020. Truff is a curated blend of red chilis, organic agave nectar, savory spices and black truffle that begs to be doused on every meal. Test the waters by picking up an individual bottle or go all-in on a variety pack that includes a limited-edition white truffle version. Stop salivating over the keyboard and add it to your Amazon cart.
3. MVMT Nova Chronograph Leather Strap Watch
MVMT has become the standard for affordable and sophisticated men’s watches. That being said, we guarantee your beau will be thrilled to sport this sharp-looking chronograph around his wrist. The details are what make the Blacktop a stunner, from the distinctive crown to the matte dual-eye dial. Adding to its elegance are the handsome two-toned face and polished stainless-steel case. Suitable for any occasion, he can sport it with some denim and white sneakers during a night out with the boys or with a fancy business suit for formal events.
4. Rugged & Dapper Active Regimen Grooming Set
A nationwide quarantine shouldn’t stop him from practicing proper grooming etiquette. This R&D bundle has all of the essentials to maintain a well-groomed look all year round, including full-sized versions of its body wash and shampoo, daily facial cleanser, moisturizer, and shave cream. It’s also worth noting that the company formulates all of its products with natural and organic ingredients, making them suitable for all ages, skin and hair types. A sleek dopp kit comes bundled with the purchase to keep everything stored and organized. Consider it a thoughtful present that will save him money and trips to the pharmacy.
5. LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
The most considerate gift you can drop in his stocking this Xmas isn’t a monogrammed coffee mug. It’s a water bottle. Even better, a water bottle that cleans itself. Introducing the LARQ, which does everything the average S’well bottle does (e.g. keep liquids cool for 24 hours), as well as disinfect the interior and purify water. How so? It features a self-cleaning mode that activates every 2 hours, while the button on the charging cap turns on the UV-C LED light to kill harmful, odor-causing germs. Thanks to these advanced features, this is one of the most in-demand gifts for men in 2020.
6. Scotch & Soda Geo Pattern Swim Trunks
Beach season is approaching, so it’s only right to fit him in some trendy swim trunks. Right now, Nordstrom has plenty of dope swimwear options on sale, but the Scotch & Soda Geo Pattern remains our favorite. It features a cool abstract geo print with bright colors that are sure to draw attention when stepping onto the sand. But the trunks are more than just a fashion statement. They feature quick-drying fabric and pockets on both the inside and outside to showcase their practicality. You might want to jump on these quickly, before another gift-seeking spouse gets to them first.
7. Ultimate Ears Hyperboom
There are portable speakers and then there are jumbo portable speakers like the UE Hyperboom. The latest model in the company’s popular line of wireless speakers is a sound-booming goliath that packs incredible audio performance and specs into a larger, more durable design. It delivers better clarity and stronger bass response than most home speakers (Sonos beware), plus the Hyperboom’s adaptive EQ automatically balances sound to accommodate any listening space; everyone at your house or pool party will feel this thing shake the atmosphere. A 24-hour battery, Alexa voice-assistant support, four input sources (aux, optical, and two Bluetooth), and an integrated strap for seamless portability complete this sonic powerhouse.
8. NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football
Football’s offseason might be underway, but you can keep him in gridiron mode by placing this commemorative hardcover on the coffee table after the NFL Draft. NFL 100 is a football memorabilia book that celebrates a century of the National Football League’s greatest moments in 286 pages. Insightful player profiles, historical stats from every decade, and stunning portrait photography, the book has more than enough content to hold over the big guy until the preseason kicks off..
9. Aviation Gin
A gin that shares the same classy and peppery spirit as its owner, Ryan Reynolds, Aviation Gin is an exquisite beginner’s option for men who want to develop a taste for juniper. The nose is inviting with botanical, fruity notes, while the spicy finish is a savory one that leaves hints of root beer and flamed orange peel on the tongue. He’ll be delighted to hear the spirit goes well with most cocktails and martinis, which might encourage James Bond impersonations, even against your wishes. All in all, it’s a tasty, affordable gin that surpasses its price tag.
10. Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds
A few months in and his “new year, new me” commitments are leading to healthy gains. Keep that momentum going by tossing a pair of sporty true-wireless earbuds into his gym bag. Jabra’s newest release is a category leader that packs better sound and battery life than the AirPods Pro into a waterproof design. No amount of sweat is going to wear these down anytime soon. Using the Jabra Sound+ app allows listeners to customize the EQ settings for personalized sound, plus Jabra has some other promising features coming down the pipeline in Q2 2020. We named these earbuds the Best Headphones of CES 2020, and they’re one of the best gifts for him you’ll find this year.
11. Ekster Senate RFID Slim Leather Wallet
Wallets are evergreen gifts you can never go wrong with, unless you pick something ugly or poorly made. That’s definitely not the case with the Ekster Senate, one of the market’s more stylish and operative wallets. It blends maximum storage and hi-tech features into a slim and flexible design. We love how easily it slides into denim pockets, along with the 8+ slots that can be ejected individually to access cards instantly. RFID technology is built into each wallet to keep your identity safe from hackers as well. But what makes this smart wallet even cooler is the Tracker Card (sold separately), which is basically a Tile for your wallet and has global-tracking capabilities, should your boyfriend ever lose his billfold.
12. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit
Something to go with his new workout headphones, the Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit combines form, fashion, and function better than any other pair of running sneakers out there. These lightweight runners offer the right amount of support and shock absorption, thanks to Nike’s revolutionary React foam cushioning that absorbs energy to provide springy, responsive results. Its clean design with vibrant sole (that Photo Blue outline looks official) gives these sneakers some panache, so he’ll look stylish sporting these on outdoor runs or rooftop gatherings.
13. Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot Bundle
Don’t wait for Amazon Prime Day 2020 to get him some great gadgets for the low-low. Amazon currently has an unbeatable bargain that you’ll want to take advantage of while supplies last. The company is selling its latest Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot models — the most popular streaming device and smart speaker on the market — as a bundle for a low price. What’s cool is that the two gadgets can be used together to enable hands-free voice control via Alexa. In other words, he can lounge on the La-Z-Boy, pull up Netflix and order Domino’s Pizza at the same time with nothing more than simple voice commands.
14. Topman Iconic Classic Bomber Jacket
With summer right around the corner, it makes sense to deck him out in some fresh outerwear. Topman sells some of the hottest-looking bombers at a fraction of what most luxury brands charge. The Iconic Bomber is an everyday jacket that complements any form of casual wear, designed with a slim cut that creates an attractive silhouette to highlight upper body features like the shoulders. Black will always be in season, but there is also the Icon MA-2 in Olive if he’s into earth tones and wants more utility from his jacket.
15. The Couples Bucket List – 100 Date Night Idea Cards
At some point, every couple gets into a creative funk and starts running short on date night ideas. Struggle no more, as the Couples Bucket List has some fantastic recommendations. Basically, it’s a curated box with suggestions that are broken down into themes (life, love, laughter) to inspire fun and eventful dates. Each box comes filled with 100 printed idea cards, along with three dividers to keep tabs on what’s been done, what you’re doing, and what you plan on doing with your significant other. How thoughtful. We love adult card games here at SPY, and this one of our favorites for couples, as well as a perfect gift for men who can use some fresh date night ideas.
16. Nintendo Switch Lite
New gaming consoles often top men’s gift lists. Get a jump on this year’s most coveted gaming machine: the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s $100 cheaper, smaller, and has a better battery life than the original Switch model. The inclusion of a traditional D-pad also works better for 2D platformers; playing NES classics like Metroid and Super Mario Bros. is far smoother. Access to the Switch’s massive library of games should keep him busy (and quiet) on the flight back home or commute to work.
17. Le Labo Classic Fragrance Discovery Set
Fragrances have always been a gifting staple, especially between partners. If your man is still struggling to find his next signature scent, pause his Scentbird subscription and have this discovery set of colognes delivered to the house instead. Le Labo bundles 17 of its best-selling fragrances, each featuring their own unique scent formulated from some of the Earth’s most aromatic ingredients. These tiny vials are also portable-friendly, so he’ll be able to travel lighter and not worry about cramming other grooming products into his dopp kit.
18. Herschel Sutton Duffle Bag
Most guys have an old reliable gym bag that never gets replaced, even though it’s one tear away from retirement. Upgrade him with a new duffle bag from Herschel. The Sutton remains a favorite with a versatile design that affords lots of storage to carry travel gear and gym clothes. Herschel’s superior build quality is also upheld, thanks to self-healing fabric technology that maintains the pristine look and feel of the bag.
19. Braun MGK3980 Multi-Grooming Trimmer Kit
Grooming has become a daily chore for the modern man. This multi-grooming trimmer kit from Braun is an awesome budget gift for him that features all the tools necessary to keep his hair looking neat and stylish. At the forefront is a waterproof trimmer with 13 length settings and sharp blades that seamlessly cut through coarse hairs. Face, beard, head or body — all of the included attachments help mow through fur-filled canvases without damaging skin. As a bonus, Braun includes a soft pouch to keep everything stored when not in use.
20. Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon Whisky
If your man loves whiskey and bourbon, then this is one of the best selections you can stock his bar cart with. Maker’s Mark Cask Strength is a more premium version of the brand’s popular expression, but with a bolder palate and notes he has yet to experience. Opening the bottle releases an effervescent aroma of honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, and vanilla that will have your hubby craving for some pecan pie. Every sip is rewarded with moderate sweetness, while the wood-tasting finish is refreshingly smooth. Hands down, it’s one of the best gifts for him this year.
21. LELO Tor 2 Couples’ Vibrating Ring
Sex toys can always help spice things up in the bedroom, which is why they’re always one of the best gifts for him (and that goes double for Valentine’s Day). LELO makes some of the most well-designed sex toys on the market right now, and their vibrating cock ring made to satisfy both him and her at the same time. It’s programmed with 6 different pleasure settings that range from what the company calls a “teasing murmur” to a “satisfying pulse.” The soft surface and large head also allow the device to act as a vibrator for stimulating her clitoris. You see how it works now? Double the action.
22. ESPN+ Subscription
Live sports may have been shut down until further notice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t scratch his itch for entertaining sports content. That’s where an ESPN+ subscription becomes clutch, as the popular streaming service has thousands of hours of exclusive content across every major sport, which should keep him busy for the rest of the year. We’re talking MLB, NBA, NFL, Grand Slam tennis, and even UFC pay-per-view events. But what he’ll really want it for are the award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries and access to watch the incredible Last Dance documentary on the ‘90s Chicago Bulls dynasty. It’s either that or watch him replay his NBA 2K20 season for the umpteenth time.
23. Asana Living Desktop Zen Sand Garden
We’re living in stressful times right now and stress can linger throughout the entire yet, if you let it. This miniature sand garden might help manifest therapeutic vibes around one’s work environment, featuring artful greenery and a meditating Buddha statue to promote relaxation and relief. Tending to the three partitioned areas can improve focus and soothe the mind from day-to-day hassles.
24. Marshall Monitor II A.N.C.
Noise-cancelling headphones come in handy for many occasions. Should the giftee in mind be someone who travels all the time or loves to consume their music with very little distractions, consider these nostalgic-looking cans the perfect gift. Marshall’s newest sound cans pack grade-A audio and impressive active noise cancelation into a slick, retro design that pays homage to some of the brand’s heritage products. Another performance hallmark that makes these sound-silencers a standout is the innovative control knob that lets you manage playback, phone calls and volume seamlessly. He’ll get some great playtime out of these headphones as well, up to 30 hours with ANC on, which is more than enough to keep him busy during international trips and long weekends at home.
25. Smile Direct Club Teeth Whitening Kit
They say a man’s smile reveals a lot about his personality. Having a mouth full of pearly whites will ensure he leaves a lasting impression. Smile Direct Club’s premium kit is designed to deliver professional whitening treatments that last for an entire year, saving users money and unwanted trips to the dentist. It achieves this through the use of LED lights and whitening gel that is 3x more effective than standard whitening strips. Using it five minutes a day for a week promises bright results.
26. Wood Desk Organizing Station
Apple Watch on the kitchen counter. Car keys in the candy bowl. Wallet in the corners of the couch. At this point, you’ve grown tired of your hubby misplacing his belongings around the house. This gorgeously-constructed desk organizer should help him turn over a new leaf. Not only will it keep EDC items beautifully stored in one place, but it also doubles as a smartphone docking station to show off his fancy iPhone 11. Keeping it near the front door will get him acclimated to organized life.
27. HEX Unisex Aspect Dopp Kit Americana
Every true gent keeps his toiletries in a nice dopp kit. To prevent your man from stockpiling his shaving essentials atop the bathroom sink, leave this grooming organizer on the countertop. HEX sells some of the most functional and stylish dopp kits that provide plenty of room to store travel goods, as well as complement every type of luggage. The Aspect is composed of durable, water-resistant 600D nylon and has many compartments and a side carry handle for convenient portability. At $25, it’s a steal that offers more bang for the buck than most fashion-label dopp toiletry bags.
28. Polo Ralph Lauren ‘Polo Player’ Cotton Robe
The king of the house deserves a warm, comfy bathrobe. Instead of dropping three figures on luxury brand options, keep it simple, cost-effective, and classy with this Ralph Lauren cover-up. Airy cotton fabric and a true-to-size cut make this loose-fitting outer garment a pleasant wear when lounging around the house. The signature Polo player print gives the robe a sophisticated look as well. His reaction when seeing this on the bathroom door after a strenuous workday will be that of a grateful husband.
29. Anker Wireless PowerWave Pad & Stand Chargers Bundle
Tired of having your smartphone charger “borrowed” by that special someone? Well, now you can spoil them with not one, but two wireless charging solutions to calm their low-battery anxiety. This 2-in-1 Anker bundle is one of those sweet under-the-radar deals you’d be a fool to pass up on, giving you the company’s popular charging stand and pad for only $26. Both are powerful enough to juice up your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone quickly without having either device tethered to a charging cable. They’re also portable, so he’ll be able to carry them to the office and back home with ease. For the tech-obsessed man in your life, this Anker charging pad is one of the best men’s gift ideas of the year.
30. Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag
With all the free time in the world to take on house-fixing chores, he’s going to need a reliable tool bag to keep his equipment organized, stored, and easily portable. Enter the Carhart Legacy. This carrier bag has the brand’s signature, durable aesthetics and logo patch, and lots of room, including a zippered main compartment, 17 exterior pockets and 10 interior pockets. It’s nearly indestructible with an abrasion-resistant base, sturdy haul handles, and triple needle-stitch construction. We think it makes for a dope gym bag as well. It won’t transform the man of the house into Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, but it should encourage him to start those pet projects he promised years ago, like that backyard gazebo.
31. Brümate Insulated Beer GROWL’R
No man enjoys warm, flat beer around the holidays. Spare him the inconvenience of schlepping to the cooler for a cold brewski and serve up whatever he’s drinking in this triple-insulated growler, which keeps drinks chilled and carbonated for up to 48 hours. Don’t be surprised to see this baby attached to his hip at every cookout, camping trip or family gathering.
32. UGG Scuff Slipper
Slippers don’t come any cozier than the UGG Scuff, which offers the same plush sensory experience as the brand’s popular boots. Slipping them on feels like running your toes through an expensive shearling rug, keeping his feet warm and relaxed when roaming around your castle. Color options include Black Suede, Chestnut Suede, Espresso Brown, Salty Blue and True Navy.
33. Black and Decker Purifry Multicooker & Air Fryer
Just because Christmas is behind us doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spoil the chef of the house with some fancy cooking gifts. Black and Decker sells an outstanding air fryer great for small kitchens and crisping up some of his favorite meals minus the added fat. Chicken wings, pizza rolls, fish fillet, onion rings, and frozen steak fries — the Purifry can fry two kinds of foods at once without mixing flavors. Football Sundays just got a whole lot tastier.
34. Happy Socks 7 Days Gift Box
Since his dresser is already loaded with athletic socks, it’s time you swag him out with something more fashionable and practical. This 7-day bundle of Happy Socks features bold and eccentric designs that will spice up any casual, business or holiday outfit. Not to mention, he’ll feel relieved about having a week’s worth of socks to run through before worrying about laundry day.
35. Rumpl Outdoor Blanket
Rumpl’s cozy, insulated blankets have become a mainstay for adventurous outdoorsmen. Each blanket is designed from some of the industry’s most versatile materials, providing great comfort, warmth, and durability at a relatively low price. That fact that it’s so light and portable also makes it ideal for camping in the wilderness or the backyard. Choose from several colors and sizes.