The 80+ Best Gifts for Men in 2022

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Let’s be real, shopping for men is difficult. Whether it’s your boyfriend, husband, new casual hookup you haven’t DTR’d with yet or man in your immediate family, it’s tricky to show men you care with purchased goods.

You may have gotten lucky in the past with meaningful anniversary, birthday and Father’s Day gifts but getting it right year after year is a daunting task. Fortunately for you, SPY editors spend all year long hunting down the best gift ideas for men, including plenty of options for those impossible to shop for men. In the past year, we’ve made a list of the best gadgets, grooming products, fashion essentials and more goodies. We also recently narrowed down the best men’s products of 2021 in The 2021 Man, our annual awards, to ensure you’re gifting the best items money can buy.

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-canceling headphones. Maybe you’d like to go the kinky, sensual route this V-Day and gift him one of the best lubes or best sex toys for men? Whichever gifting direction you’re going in, we’ve got options on this list.

By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what he loves. And if you’re still not sure, check out our list of must-have gifts for men 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.

Read on to find the best gifts for men in 2022.

  

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT

When it comes to birthdays and men, alcohol is a great gift choice. Woodford Reserve has been fine-tuning their bourbon for centuries, and this particular bottle contains more than 200 delectable flavor notes from fruity, floral, aromatic spices to bold grain and wood. Your man will love pouring himself a stiff drink at the end of a long work week, and thinking of you.

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Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpants

RUNNER UP

We named these our favorite sweatpants in The 2021 Man, our end-of-year awards last year, for a reason — they’re comfortable, long-lasting and on-trend. Whether he’s staying home, going on a walk or even heading to work, the Ace Sweatpants are a stylish yet cozy way to spice up his wardrobe. They’re made with micro-sanded french terry and have a tailored fit so they will never look baggy when on. Each pair is complete with a soft finish so he’ll be comfortable no matter what the day brings.

Mack Weldone sweatpants, best Christmas gifts Courtesy of Mack Weldon

  

Anker Wireless PowerWave Pad & Stand Chargers Bundle

BEST CHARGER

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 two-in-one 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 wireless 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.

Best Gifts for Him - Anker Wireless PowerWave Pad & Stand Chargers Bundle Anker

  

Bonnie and Pop Store Chocolate Gift Basket

BEST FOR THE SWEET TOOTH

If you’ve got a sweet tooth in your midst, we hope you know your gift is pretty obvious. Anything chocolate or decadent is a good idea. This gift box comes with a whole bunch of chocolate treats, so he’s got variety to choose from on V-day. It includes treats like milk butter pecan patties, sea salt caramels, Bavarian chocolate-covered pretzels and peanut clusters.

bonnie and pop chocolate box, gifts for men Courtesy of Amazon

  

Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet

BEST LEATHER WALLET

Leather wallets are one of the most handsome gifts to give men no matter the occasion. With that said, we absolutely suggest you replace whatever he’s using currently with this gorgeous leather Hide & Seek wallet from Bellroy. It’s got a number of spaces where you can store credit cards and cash with a slew of colors to choose from. Not only that, but the wallet is RFID-blocking and is backed by a three-year warranty.

In 2021, we named the Bellroy Hide & Seek the best overall men’s wallet, and it’s one of our go-to gift ideas for men in 2022 as well.

Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet, best gifts for men Courtesy of Bellroy

  

Harry’s Truman Razor Set

FOR A CLOSE SHAVE

For the second year in a row, we’ve named Harry’s Truman Razor the best men’s razor in the world. This set comes with the shave club’s weighted handle, replacement blades, and Harry’s award-winning shaving gel. Best of all, you can actually buy this gift set via Amazon Prime, which makes it one of the year’s best gifts for men under $25.

harry's truman razor set

  

Lelo Billy 2 Prostate Massager

BEST SEX TOY

Lelo makes some of the best sex toys for men in the game, and this prostate massager has eight different settings and a ton of power for getting your man off every time. It’s waterproof, USB-rechargeable and has an ergonomic, body-friendly design he’ll love.

Lelo billy 2 prostate massager, gifts for men Courtesy of Lelo

  

Carhartt Tool Bags

BEST TOOL BAG

Does your man 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 aesthetics and logo patch, but it also has durable materials 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.

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.

Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag Courtesy of Amazon

  

LG OLED C1 Series Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV

BEST TV

In 2021, we named the LG C1 OLED TV the best TV of the year. The LG OLED C1 series is a TV to rave about, and it’s often on sale. This beauty brings video to life with 8 million pixels that provide the most richly intense colors you’ve ever seen on a screen. Both Google Assistant and Alexa are built-in depending on whose name you actually call out to help you do most tasks. Complete with Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, you’ll feel so immersed in what you’re watching that you might even convince yourself you’re there.

Of course, if a premium OLED TV isn’t in your current gifting budget, you can also check out our guide to the best affordable flat-screen TVs that are still worth the money.

LG OLED C1 Series 65” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV, best gifts for men Courtesy of Amazon

  

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

BEST FOR LOUNGING

Year after year, bathrobes are some of the most popular gift ideas for men and women alike. After all, the king of the house deserves a warm, comfy bathrobe. Our favorite bathrobe of all time? The Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe. This unisex robe is perfect for chilly mornings around the house or relaxing moments after the shower. It’s made with 100% Turkish cotton, too, so you already know this is going to be his go-to. His reaction when seeing this on the bathroom door after a strenuous workday will be that of a grateful husband.

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe Courtesy of Brooklinen

  

Majestic International Calebs Cotton Pajamas

BEST FOR THE SERIAL SLEEPER

If you’re gifting him a robe, why not throw in a nice new set of pajamas too? His current boxer briefs/ shirtless combo isn’t helping him live his best life, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to upgrade his slumber. This set from Majestic International, sold at Nordstrom, has a contrast piping trim along both the button-front shirt and elastic drawstring pants, and the soft, comfortable cotton makes drifting off to dreamland easier than ever.

men's cotton pajamas, gifts for men Courtesy of Nordstrom

  

WOVTE Bear Claw Black Telescopic Back Scratcher

BEST SIMPLE GIFT

A back scratcher? A back scratcher. As one of the most random gifts on this list that he’ll actually use, an extendable back scratcher will hit all those spots he can’t reach when you’re not there. It’s not too sharp or too dull, so it will combat any back itches without leaving any marks. Year after year this has been one of the top gifts for men simply because of how useful it is. So, while you’re at it, maybe pick one up for yourself, too.

WOVTE Bear Claw Black Telescopic Back Scratcher, best gifts for men Courtesy of Amazon

  

Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

BEST SPEAKER

It’s hard not to love Marshall for its timeless looks and tremendous sound quality. This brand-new Bluetooth speaker is a tiny yet powerful must-have that can sit right on your bookshelf without taking up too much space. It’s super easy to connect and great to bring on the go. Trust us, this will quickly become his newest prized possession.

Marshall Stanmore Courtesy of Marshall

  

Rag & Bone Knit Cotton Crew

BEST CLOTHING GIFT

This sweater from Rag & Bone is one of the best cable knit crewneck sweaters we’ve come across recently, and while it’s definitely a splurge, it’s perfect if you’re looking to gift your man a sleek AF winter look. This 100% cotton crewneck is mid-weight and has a classic aran stitch with a laid-back dye that’s perfect for a workday, date night and everything in between. It comes in four neutral yet unique colors, but this dark cranberry is our favorite.

rag & bone crewneck sweater, gifts for men Courtesy of Rag & Bone

  

YETI Rambler 10 oz Stackable Mug

BEST MUG

No matter how many mugs someone has, there’s always room for new mugs. We don’t make the rules, it’s just the way the world works. The YETI Rambler Stackable mug makes for one of the best gifts for men this year because it’s so versatile. Not only will it keep liquids hot as hell, but also bone-chilling cold. Perfect for coffee to ice cream to stews to iced teas. If he loves to camp, ski or be outside? This gift is a no brainer.

YETI Rambler 10 oz Stackable Mug Courtesy of YETI

  

Nulaxy A4 Universal Cell Phone Stand

BEST PHONE STAND

We’ve gotta face it, some of us prefer watching TV on our smartphones. If that’s the case for your favorite guy, the Nulaxy A4 Cell Phone Stand is a must-have. It has the ability to hold any kind of smartphone, any tablet and even a Nintendo Switch. It’s also perfect for the kind of guy that prefers having his phone nearby whilst working or sleeping when charging. Who says the year’s best tech gifts have to be expensive?

Nulaxy A4 Cell Phone Stand Courtesy of Amazon

  

Brumate Backtap Backpack Keg/Cooler

BEST COOLER

Does your guy love to make sure everyone’s having a good time at the party? Is he the master of tailgates or weekend camping trips? Then he’s sure to love the Brumate Backtap cooler, which we named one of the best products of 2021. This is the world’s first backpack cooler that can double as a keg, and it’s every bit as awesome as it sounds. After testing it for ourselves, we think it’s one of this year’s best gift ideas for guys as well.

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New Apple AirPods Third-Generation

BEST AIRPODS

Apple released its newest generation of AirPods back in October of 2021, and we still love these earbuds as a gift any time of year. They feature a more comfortable fit, better overall audio quality, sweat and water resistance and improved battery life. Similar earbuds from Sony or Bose cost twice as much, and when picking out the best gifts for men, these were a no-brainer.

Read More: The Best AirPods Deals of December 2021

New Apple AirPods Pro Courtesy of Amazon

  

Fitbit Charge 5

BEST FITNESS TRACKER

The recently-released Fitbit Charge 5 is an excellent fitness gift to get him if he’s committed to bettering his overall health in 2021. Not to mention, it is way cheaper than your average 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 can access mobile notifications directly on the device, control Spotify playback via touchscreen and use the heat maps option to keep tabs on when and where he’s burned the most energy, making it really the best smartwatch gift for men. It’s also one of the simplest and most affordable options that Fitbit has to offer. Plus, it has a seven-day battery life. How’s that for a spotter?

Fitbit Charge 5 Courtesy of Amazon

  

Jambys

BEST LOUNGEWEAR

Sleep cool even on the hottest nights with Jambys, one of our favorite under-the-radar finds of 2021. This is the best unisex loungewear option to rock at home due to Jambys’ color range, size range and comfort level. Essentially think of these as boxers with pockets. They’re breathable like boxers, stretchy like boxers and soft like boxers, but you can actually wear them around other people.

We recently honored these boxers with our coveted “Pockets Where You Don’t Expect Them” award, and we think they’re great gifts for men on any occasion.

Jambys unisex loungewear- best gifts for men Courtesy of Jambys

  

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

BEST CAMERA

Starting a new hobby is never a bad idea, so help him discover a love for photography with this easy instant camera from Fujifilm. The best instant camera everyone needs to know about is this bad boy: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. It comes in a ton of cool colors and develops photos in a matter of minutes, making this not only one of the best gifts for men, but for a lot of people on your list this year. We recently compared the Instax Mini 11 to other instant cameras from Polaroid and Kodak. This Instax Mini 11 was clearly the superior product, even though it’s half the price of the alternatives.

Review: The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Puts Other Instant Cameras To Shame

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Courtesy of Amazon

  

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes Box Set

NOSTALGIA BUY

Is there a man in your life who has a soft spot for the “Calvin and Hobbes” comics? Then his heart will be filled when you buy him the complete box set featuring every volume and panel of this beloved comic strip by Bill Watterson. This collection includes three gorgeous hardcover books, and is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any gifting occasion this year.

calvin and hobbes, best gifts for men 2021 Courtesy of Amazon

  

Basecent Milk Frother Kit

FOR HIS MORNING CUP

Whole? Skim? Almond? Soy? Oat? Macadamia? Whatever milk he’s pouring in his coffee in 2021, it’s time to amplify that morning cup of joe with a milk frother. In just seconds, he can use this frother from Basecent to create the creamiest froth the world has ever seen. Who needs Starbucks?

Basecent milk frother kit, gifts for men Courtesy of Amazon

  

Fresh Clean Tees Best Sellers 5-Pack

BEST TEES

Just like underwear, your man can always use a pack of fresh, clean tees. Thankfully, there’s a brand specifically geared toward providing folks with the freshest, cleanest tees on the market. Who, you ask? Well, Fresh Clean Tees. This 5-pack is soft as hell and as good-looking as it gets. We’re always on the search for the best men’s t-shirts, and this year we absolutely fell in love with this brand’s soft and long-lasting tees.

SPY AWARD-WINNER

Fresh Clean Tees Best Sellers 5-Pack Courtesy of Fresh Clean Tees

  

Ring Video Doorbell

BEST SECURITY CAMERA

So, he still doesn’t have a security camera at his front door? What is this? 2008? At this point, everyone should have some sort of security at their front door in case of intruders, stolen items or just to see when the in-laws are dropping by. The Ring Video Doorbell is an affordable option that makes one of the best gifts for men this year. It sits right at the front door and can alert users on their smartphone or Alexa device who is at the door whenever someone is. He’s about to become the nosiest neighbor in the neighborhood.

Ring Video Doorbell Courtesy of Amazon

  

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

BEST COFFEE MAKER

Can’t get him up without a cup of joe? Have him take the new Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker for a whirl. This single-cup coffee maker will get him a piping hot cup in just a few short minutes. It uses multistream technology which provides more flavor and scent than other coffee machines he might be used to. Have him customize each cup to his liking and lose minimal counter space when doing so. Talk about a stellar gift idea.

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker Courtesy of Amazon

  

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Nick Offerman Edition

BEST WHISKEY

If your man loves whiskey, bourbon or scotch then this is one of the best selections you can stock his bar cart with. Lagavulin 11 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Offerman Edition is one of the best new scotches your favorite brown drink lover is sure to fall in love with. This Scotch is an American/Scottish hybrid that reimagines the way scotch is made.

It’s an 11-year single malt scotch from an Islay distillery known for producing peated whisky that is later finished for four months in Guinness barrels outside Baltimore. It’s made in part with actor Nick Offerman and makes for one of the most interesting sippers we’ve ever seen. Hands down, it’s one of the best gifts for men in 2022.

Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish review Lagavulin

  

Our Place Always Pan

BEST FOR THE STOVETOP

Visually speaking, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Always Pan. But once you put it to the test, you’ll find it hard not to get down on one knee and propose to your piping hot pan of roasted veggies. The Always Pan is the pan that can do it all by working to replace eight different pieces of traditional cookware. You’ll replace your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest with this baby.

Read More: The Our Place Perfect Pot Is a Must-Have

Our Place Always Pan Courtesy of Our Place

  

Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station

BEST GENERATOR

Jackery is the portable generator of all portable generators. It’s got tons of power and numerous ports for all charging and power-needing purposes. While there are some super expensive stations offered by Jackery that offer lots of power, there are also units that come on the more affordable side like the Explorer 240. This station is the perfect unit for bringing on camping trips because it can charge phones and laptops as well as power lights, fans and even cooking supplies.

Review: SPY Puts the Jackery Explorer To the Test

Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station Courtesy of Jackery

  

Honest Amish Beard Oil

We’ve tested a lot of beard oil here at SPY.com over the past year, and Honest Amish is one of our absolute favorites. This beard oil has a natural formula that moisturizes and nourishes beards with a blend of organic virgin argan oil, golden jojoba oil and avocado oil. Plus, at just $12 a bottle, it’s one of the year’s best stocking stuffers for men.

honest amish beard oil, best christmas gifts for men Courtesy of Amazon

  

Bose TV Soundbar Speaker

BEST SOUNDBAR

When it comes to a solid, great-working soundbar, you simply can’t do better than Bose. Don’t be so shocked. Although this soundbar is tiny, it has the ability to fill an entire room with sound by delivering high-end audio your ears will love. You can connect it wired or wireless, too.

Bose TV Speaker Courtesy of Amazon

  

23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service

BEST FOR ANCESTRY

If you haven’t done 23andMe yet, what are you waiting for? This test is as simple as it gets. Spit in a little tube, throw it in your mailbox and ship it to the lab where you will find information you never knew about yourself in the coming weeks. Discover a past you never knew existed through the lineage of over 2,000+ regions, discover traits you might not have known you have and even more.

23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service Courtesy of Amazon

  

Canway Travel Duffel Bag

BEST WEEKEND 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 Canway. This duffle design is the perfect size for a quick weekend getaway and even features an internal pocket just for muddy shoes to protect the rest of the nice clothes you’ve bought him.

Canway Travel Duffel Bag Courtesy of Amazon

  

Usual Wines

BEST FOR DUDES THAT LOVE WINE

Got a wine lover on your hands? If he’s likely already anticipating a bottle or two of his go-to under the tree this year, surprise him with wine he’s not already expecting. Usual Wines has a number of single-glass bottles available in a range of classic wine flavors that are perfect for gifting. Each bottle looks like a little test tube and the wine is truly delicious. They even occasionally have seasonal specials and limited-time offers you can’t miss out on. We love Usual so much, we even wrote an entire piece detailing our experience with them which you can check out here.

Usual Wines Courtesy of Usual Wines

  

Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens

BEST NEW GAME

Everyone loves a new game to play with the family. If your favorite dude is a certified gamer (even offscreen), Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens is the game of the year. But, how exactly do you play? Well, it’s simple. All you have to do is collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents. Easy, right? Well, you’ll have to also be ducking and dodging flying burritos while you do it. The cards you collect will give you points, but every time you get hit, you lose points. Just don’t get hit. He can finally put those self-proclaimed cat-like reflexes to use.

Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens Courtesy of Amazon

  

Crosley Voyager Bluetooth Record Player

BEST RECORD PLAYER

For any dude beginning a vinyl record collection, starting with a Crosley Cruiser is simply a must. This one comes in at a great price point and even has the ability to connect to Bluetooth. The sound quality is quite old-timey in the way you want it to be and transforms even modern-day songs into a sort of relic before its time. Looking for records to gift, too? Good, check Urban Outfitter’s awesome record collection for a number of great options.

Crosley UO Exclusive Terracotta Voyager Bluetooth Record Player Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

  

Calvin Klein Underwear

BEST UNDERWEAR

No matter the occasion, new underwear makes for one of the best gifts for men. Calvin Klein is a great choice for replenishing because they come in an affordable, comfortable three-pack that the majority of us will instantly recognize. Packs come in all black, all white and a variety pack.

Calvin Klein Underwear Courtesy of Amazon

  

Buck Mason Cascade Down Expedition Vest

BEST OUTERWEAR

Using a recycled nylon shell made with a durable, water-resistant coating, this brand-new puffer vest from Buck Mason is an article of clothing to rave over. It’s got a vintage look to it that’s deeply timeless and masculine. The vest is filled with 650 fill-power and is packed to provide a roomier chest and sleeve with a slimmed-down waist. To help your giftee keep warm this winter, it’s complete with hand-warming pockets, quilted channels and a flap/snap pockets throughout.

Buck Mason Cascade Down Expedition Vest Courtesy of Buck Mason

  

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

BEST iPHONE

While an iPhone might be an overly extravagant gift for Valentine’s Day, we’re leaving it on here as one of the best gifts for men in 2022. This smartphone comes in a few configurations, but our favorite of the bunch is the iPhone 13 Pro Max due to its screen size and responsiveness. The brand-new camera is game-changing with an all-new cinematic mode and 12MP telephoto, wide and ultra-wide cameras.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Courtesy of Amazon

  

Stojo 24 oz Box

BEST FOR LUNCH

Have your man pack his lunch in these deliciously colorful to-go bowls from Stojo. Choose his favorite color, because we know they have it, and help him pack any leftovers from the night before or a fresh meal for his big day back again. Each plastic bowl is pretty durable and collapsible for easy storage. Also, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe for effortless reheating and cleaning.

Stojo 24 oz Box Courtesy of Stojo

  

Crocs Classic Clog

BEST SHOE

One of the best gifts for men in 2022? Crocs. Who would have thought that the world’s ugliest shoe would be one of the most popular brands of the past year? Definitely not us. Safe to say they’ve made a comeback. Crocs are some of the most comfortable, breathable and lightweight shoes your favorite guy will ever own. They come in almost every color under the sun and are available for purchase in a number of different styles.

Crocs Classic Clog Courtesy of Amazon

  

Fire HD 10 Tablet

BEST TABLET

The brand-new Fire HD 10 Tablet is giving your iPad a run for its money. It’s got a long-lasting 12-hour battery with 32 or 64 GB internal storage. Download all of your favorite apps like Netflix, TikTok, Twitter and more. It uses Alexa features for questions and tasks with a 50% faster RAM than previous generations.

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet Courtesy of Amazon

  

Hulu, Disney+ andESPN+ Subscription

BEST SUBSCRIPTION

Movies, shows and sports. Does it get any better than that? The Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ bundle covers all the TV bases. For just $7.99 a month (or $79.99 for the year), your man will get all of the TV he wants to watch. Plus, if you live with him, it’s a gift for you too. With thousands upon thousands of content available for streaming, this really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Review: Is Disney+ Worth the Price Tag?

Disney Plus logo Courtesy of Disney Plus

  

UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Parka

BEST JACKET

It’s getting colder out there, so get ready to bundle up. This puffy down parka is everything your man needs and more to stay warm chillier temps. It’s lightweight, packable and comes in a variety of colors depending on his favorite. It’s durable and water-repellent, making this an excellent choice to wear in wet weather, too.

UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Parka Courtesy of UNIQLO

  

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum

BEST FRAGRANCE

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 give him one of the best fragrances of 2021. Le Labo’s Santal 33 is the perfect unisex fragrance to snag your man due to its forward yet tame scent that will have heads turning. It’s got top notes of violet accord and cardamom, middle notes of iris and ambrox and a base of cedarwood, leather and sandalwood.

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum Courtesy of Nordstrom

  

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit

BEST TOOLSET

We know that your guy might prefer to pick out his own tools, but this set is too good to pass up. DEWALT is synonymous with high-quality craftsmanship, and this toolset comes with a cordless drill/driver and all the fixin’s for all manner of DIY jobs. Amazon customers have given this toolset a near-perfect rating, too, with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill Combo Kit Courtesy of Amazon

    

The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

BEST FOR HISTORY BUFFS

For the kind of guy that loves a good historical read, this New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice is absolutely one to consider putting under the tree this year. This book ties together a number of unlikely individuals consisting of a Dutch genius with a homemade computer, a number of brothers from central Alabama, a psycho from across the pond and a few pyromaniacal chemists from Harvard to examine an intense moral challenge from American history. The book is a surefire hit for your history lover.

The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell Courtesy of Amazon

  

Theragun Prime

BEST MASSAGE GUN

If you’re an avid ready of SPY, there’s a solid chance you know about Theragun at this point. Theragun is the massage gun of all massage guns, but we’re not going to lie, they get pretty pricey. Their top-rated, best massage gun comes in at a staggering $600, which isn’t your average Valentine’s Day gift. Instead, we suggest snagging their more affordable option — Theragun Prime. At half the price, this massage gun is definitely more affordable and will feel excellent gliding over his sore muscles. Hey, maybe he will even let you use it a couple of times, so it’s a win-win.

Theragun Prime, best gifts for men Courtesy of Therabody

  

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane

BEST MOISTURIZER

If your man isn’t moisturizing his face in 2022, we’ve got some serious concerns. It’s time for him to start taking his skin seriously, so snag this moisturizer from one of the world’s best skincare brands, Kiehl’s. Even if his skin is looking perfect and he promises there’s nothing he has to do, don’t let him fool you. He needs some moisturizer. This moisturizer was also a winner in The 2021 Man, our end-of-year product awards.

SPY AWARD WINNER

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane Courtesy of Kiehl's

  

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

BEST FOR GAMERS

New gaming consoles often top men’s gift lists, but if your man doesn’t already have a Switch, then this is actually our top gaming console recommendation. Get a jump on this year’s most coveted gaming machine: the Nintendo Switch OLED Model. The newest Switch has a gorgeous 7-inch OLED screen that maximizes video quality when playing your favorite games. Unfortunately, this in-demand console is a bit tricky to find, but you can always check out our guide on where to find a Nintendo Switch OLED online.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model Courtesy of Amazon

  

Kilne Essential Knife Set

BEST KITCHEN KNIFE

Every dude needs a knife set in the kitchen, and what better than one that takes up no counter space whatsoever? This knife set from Kilne uses sharp-as-hell blades made from high-grade chromium German steel that keep sharp mover consistent use. Handles are crafted for a grip unlike any other. Knives also come with an acacia wall-mounted magnetic strip for easy storing and good-looking decoration value.

Kilne Essential Knife Set Courtesy of Kilne

  

L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins

BEST COZY SLIPPERS

Slippers don’t come any cozier than the L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins. 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, brown, chocolate, graphite and kelp. Think about it, who doesn’t love a cozy slipper? No one, so this slipper is seriously a great gift for men.

L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins Courtesy of L.L.Bean

  

Trade Coffee

BEST COFFEE

Is he getting bored of his everyday cup of Folgers? Then spice up his morning brew with Trade Coffee. Trade is a personalized coffee subscription that saves you money and supports small roasters at the same time. All you have to do is take a small quiz answering a number of coffee-related questions and he will get bags personalized for him. It’s easily one of the best gifts for coffee lovers this year!

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Lumin The Complete Skincare Gift Set for Men

BEST SKINCARE SET

Lumin is one of our absolute favorite skincare brands for men, and this luxury skincare gift set combines six of the brand’s most popular products into one affordable package. SPY editors have personally tried these products. For guys that are struggling to create their own skincare regimen, this kind of one-and-done gift set is one of our favorite gifts for men. It’s 2022, and guys can enjoy self-care now, too.

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Fire TV Stick Lite

BEST FOR HIS TV 

Is he still paying for cable? In… 2022? Why? What’s the point when we live in a world that makes streaming movies and television through the Fire TV Stick Lite completely effortless? He can watch and listen to just about anything he could ever want with the Amazon Fire Stick. Live TV, streaming platforms like Netflix, Paramount Plus and HBO Max, even services such as YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. For just $30, this no-brainer has been one of the top gifts for men year after year after year.

Fire TV Stick Lite Courtesy of Amazon

    

eufy by Anker Robot Vacuum

BEST VACUUM

Gifting a vacuum seems like a funny idea if we’re talking about 15 years ago, but it’s 2022, people. Vacuums have changed a ton since then. Everyone wants a robot vacuum that will do that tireless, annoying job for them, so snag the eufy by Anker for your favorite man to help him clean the house better. It’s one of the cheaper versions of this device and can clean carpets, wood floors and more. Hey, it might even be a gift for you in the long run.

eufy by Anker Robot Vacuum Courtesy of Amazon

  

Scalp Massager

BEST SCALP MASSAGER

If you’ve ever had the chance to get your scalp massaged by one of these bad boys, you’ll know damn well that this is the gift to give. It’s tremendously inexpensive yet still has the ability to bring you full-body chills due to how well it works. Since it comes with two, you should absolutely keep the other for yourself.

Scalp Massager Courtesy of Amazon

    

Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbell

BEST FOR FITNESS AT HOME

Help your man work out from home with this adjustable dumbbell set that will allow him to get in a good pump right in his living room. Instead of having numerous weights all over the house, this combines 15 different sets into one to make his life easier. Clutter? Never met her.

Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbell Courtesy of Amazon

  

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife

BEST MULTITOOL

Every guy needs a multitool that does it all. Though some are super expensive, the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife is priced accordingly for what it is and makes an excellent gift for men this year. It’s compact and ready for whatever the world throws at him. Aside from, like, a zombie apocalypse.

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife Courtesy of Amazon

  

Nike Challenger OG

BEST SNEAKER GIFT

The Nike Challenger OG 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 breathability to keep you going throughout your day. Its clean design gives these sneakers a bit of monotone panache, so he’ll look stylish sporting these on outdoor runs or rooftop gatherings. Oh, and it’s also one of Nike’s highest-rated sneaks.

Nike Challenger OG Courtesy of Nike

  

Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket

FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

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. The 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.

Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket Courtesy of Rumpl

  

JUDY Mover Max

BEST SURVIVAL KIT

Given the past few years, you really never know. If your guy enjoys a hike every once in a blue moon, make sure he packs this survival kit into his backpack. The kit is filled with anything needed during an emergency, including items for warmth, safety and first-aid. Not to mention, there are also a ton of tools as well as food and water. Because it’s both lightweight and durable, it won’t add any extra weight to what he’s carrying or make a mess on his trek. Honestly, maybe you should snag a second to keep in the trunk of his car — just in case.

We love this product so much, we even named this as our favorite emergency bag for two years running in our end-of-year awards.

SPY AWARD WINNER

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Timex + Todd Snyder Q Blackout Watch

BEST WATCH

Todd Snyder has become the standard for stylish men’s pieces ranging from clothes to accessories. That said, no SPY gift guide featuring the best gifts for men would be complete without something from the incredible Todd Snyder x Timex collection. We guarantee your beau will be thrilled to sport this handsome timeless watch around his wrist. This is a collaboration with Timex that we’re simply obsessed with, so we know your man will be too.

Timex + Todd Snyder Q Blackout Watch Courtesy of Todd Snyder

      

Eir Muscle Rub

BEST RUB

Got yourself a guy who constantly needs a little bit of relief to his muscles? Don’t worry, Eir muscle rub is here to help. It’s an excellent pre and post-workout rub that relieves any issues your muscles might give you when you strain them from hikes, lifts and other adventures. It’s weightless, non-greasy and uses some natural oils to get the job done.

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Kabob Grilling Baskets

BEST FOR GRILL GEEKS

For any dude that can’t get himself off the grill, one of the top gifts for men are these kabob grilling baskets. It’s time to ditch point, uncomfortable and charred skewers for woodless kabobs the whole family will love. Have him throw in his favorite meat or seafood alongside onions and peppers for the perfect ready-to-grill treat he’ll obsess over.

Read More: 20 Unique Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods

Kabob Grilling Baskets Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

  

Thursday Boots Captain Boots

BEST BOOTS

Every guy needs a pair of good-looking boots in their repertoire and we know first hand there is no better option than Thursday Boots. There are a number of handsome, affordable (for what they are) styles your man can rock when the weather calls for it. Most styles come in a slew of neutral leathers so he can plan his outfit accordingly.

SPY AWARD WINNER

Thursday Boots Captain Boots Courtesy of Thursday Boots

  

Hammacher Schlemmer Ergonomic Head Shaver

BEST HEAD SHAVER

Is he losing his hair? Give him the motivation he needs and help him buzz the rest of his hair right off. The Hammacher Schlemmer Ergonomic Head Shaver is the best bald head shaver we have ever come to know. It’s been a reader favorite for quite some time now and has raving reviews all over the Hammacher Schlemmer website. Keep his head clean and pristine no matter the occasion!

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LapGear Home Office Lap Desk

BEST FOR WORKING FROM HOME

It seems that the further along we’ve gotten into this “temporary” work-from-home world, it’s seeming a lot more permanent. Sure, lots of us are back in the office whether it’s full-time or just a couple of times a week, but working from home has become the norm for plenty of folks across the world. If this is the case with your giftee, snag them this lap desk for those times they get a little sick of their WFH desk.

LapGear Home Office Lap Desk Courtesy of Amazon

  

ALBATROSS 6-in-1 Survival Pocket Knife

BEST SURVIVAL KNIFE

No gift guide for men is complete without a good-looking survival knife. You know, for when he needs to survive in situations he wasn’t anticipating, like when he has to do tragically important survival-like things like cut fishing line or something. You know, manly stuff. It’s even got an LED light!

ALBATROSS 6-in-1 Survival Tactical Military Folding Pocket Knife Courtesy of Amazon

  

Smart Plug

BEST HI-TECH

If your giftee is an owner of a Google Home or Amazon Echo, he needs a smart plug. In this case, he needs four smart plugs. All of these smart plugs have the ability to turn multiple things in his home into smart objects by telling the device to turn things on or off. For example, if he has a lamp he wants to turn into a smart object, all he has to do is plug it into one of these smart plugs then into the wall, set it up and bam. He can say “Alexa, turn on my light” and the lamp will go on. It’s that simple.

BN-LINK WiFi Heavy Duty Smart Plug Outlet Courtesy of Amazon

  

Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket

FOR GUYS WHO LOVE TO CUDDLE

Weighted blankets were one of the past year’s top gift ideas for men no matter the time of year. Getting under a gravity blanket is like going to therapy if therapy had the ability to snuggle and calm your entire body. Unlike other weighted blankets, the Bearaby Cotton Napper is built to be a more breathable alternative to the otherwise really claustrophobic choices on the internet. It’s made with heavy organic cotton instead of a filling, so you’ll never have to fear this thing busting open and spraying filling or beads all over your bed.

Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket Courtesy of Bearaby

  

COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8 Quart

BEST AIR FRYER

If your guy is a nerd for kitchen gadgets, then an air fryer is one of the best gift ideas for men. COSORI sells an outstanding air fryer great for all kitchen sizes and crisping up some of his favorite meals minus the added fat. It achieves the same crispy fried finish you want with a ton less oil than traditional fryers and has a sleek, compact design that won’t take up too much room on your kitchen counter. The touchscreen controls both the temperature and timer and the whole machine is dishwasher safe so you won’t have to worry about it breaking whilst he tries to clean it.

best Christmas gift for men - COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8 Quart Courtesy of Amazon

    

Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds

BEST EARBUDS

He’s still using wired earbuds? What year is it, 2009? Change the way he listens to music with these earbuds from Sony with industry-leading noise-canceling technology. They can go a whole eight hours with noise-canceling power and are water-resistant, making them perfect for sweaty moments at the gym. Plus, no wires! In our testing, the new Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds exceeded our expectations in every way.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds Courtesy of Amazon

    

Brümate Hopsulator Duo MÜV 2-IN-1 Tumbler

BEST GIFT FOR BEER-LOVING MEN

No man enjoys warm, flat beer. Spare him the inconvenience of schlepping to the cooler for a and preserve whatever he’s drinking in this Hopsulator Duo MÜV. It’s triple-insulated and made of stainless steel to ensure the frost remains on his brew even with hours outside of the fridge. Oh, and it’s the only can-cooler in the world that doubles as a 12oz tumbler. It also has a Coors Light Gasket Adapter so he can use this same tumbler with all of his favorite brews.

Brümate Hopsulator Duo MÜV 2-IN-1 Courtesy of BrĂ¼mate

  

Apple M1 MacBook Air Laptop

BEST LAPTOP

There’s no doubt about it, the Apple M1 MacBook Air Laptop is the best laptop money can buy right now. Designed with an M1 chip, this machine takes a giant leap in performance in a way no other laptop computer has done before. It’s got an 18-hour battery life, delivers performance 3.5 times faster than other MacBooks and even loads graphics 5 times faster for graphic-intensive apps and games. With 8GB of memory, this baby is going to last your dude years upon years.

Apple M1 MacBook Air Laptop Courtesy of Amazon

      

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

BEST WATER BOTTLE

The most considerate present you can gift this V-Day isn’t a monogrammed coffee mug. It’s a water bottle. You know damn well at this point that the Hydro Flask is one of the most iconic water bottles of our time. It keeps your water iced cold for, like, ever. Plus, it comes in a number of gorgeous colors, so snag him his favorite.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle Courtesy of Amazon

      

The Original Slinky

BEST FOR KIDS AT HEART

Whether he’s 1 or 100, there’s one easy gift that trumps all others: the Slinky. This walking spring toy is made for hours and hours of mindless fun no matter how old he is. Watch it go down the stairs, create obstacles, throw it off of the couch — whatever. No matter how he uses his Slinky, we’re sure it will bring him back to childhood in an instant.

The Original Slinky Courtesy of Amazon

  

KOMALC Premium Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag

BEST DOPP KIT

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. We’ve included this buffalo leather goodie in here because it’s a handsome, high-quality storage option any dude will love. 

KOMALC Premium Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag Courtesy of Amazon

     

Cotton Blues Sea-Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake

BEST FOR DESSERT LOVERS

Know a dude that’s obsessed with a good dessert? Look no further than a full 10″ cheesecake from Cotton Blues. Yeah, we’re being for real. Although a cheesecake seems like kind of a weird gift to give, take one bite of this cheesecake and you’ll understand why it’s one of the best gifts of the year. It’s delicious. There are really no other words to properly describe it — it’s a Valentine’s Day gift idea that will definitely satisfy.

Cotton Blues Sea-Salted Caramel Swirl Cheesecake, Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Men Courtesy of Goldbelly

  

The Mirror

BEST SPLURGE

While the Mirror might cost you an arm and a leg, this practically invisible at-home workout device is a must for anyone serious about their fitness. When it’s not in use, it’s a simple mirror. But, when it’s on, it’s an interactive smart gym that transforms the way you workout forever. Get personalized classes on a daily basis with some of the world’s top instructors, one-on-one training and more.

The Mirror Courtesy of The Mirror

  

Casetify Custom iPhone Case

BEST PHONE CASE

Oh, so he got the new iPhone 13? Lucky dog. Time to get him a phone case that will protect his new toy and make it look cool. Casetify’s new line of iPhone 13 cases are fully customizable and protective when it comes to any drops or dings. There are so many textures, patterns, protective additives, pictures and effects to choose from when designing his perfect case that it’s almost overwhelming. You can even write his name on the case so he’ll never mistake his phone for someone else’s. Because, you know, sometimes he’s a little dumb.

Read More: The Best Cases for the iPhone 13

Casetify Custom iPhone Case Courtesy of Casetify

  

The Couples Bucket List – 100 Date Night Idea Cards

BEST GIFT FOR MEN IN RELATIONSHIPS

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.

Here at SPY, we love adult card games, and this one of our favorites for couples, as well as a perfect gift for men who can use some fresh date night ideas.

The Couples Bucket List - 100 Date Night Idea Cards Courtesy of Amazon

   

Warby Parker Bergen Sunglasses

BEST SUNGLASSES

He knows ’em, he loves ’em, heck, he’s even had ’em — until they slipped off his head when you guys were on his bud’s boat over the summer. Since then, he’s gone sunglasses-free. Now’s the time to get him the pair he misses so dearly with the classics that won’t go out of style, Warby Parker’s Bergen sunglasses. These glasses feature one of the most timeless designs we’ve ever seen and are perfect for wearing all year long.

Warby Parker Bergen Sunglasses Courtesy of Warby Parker

  

DJROLL Ear Wax Removal

BEST CLEANING TOOL

Everybody is obsessed with ear wax removing tools as of late and it’s no surprise as to why. Haven’t you seen those videos on TikTok and YouTube. They’re way too satisfying. The DJROLL Ear Wax Removal is just what your man needs for at-home ear wax removal. Each device uses a safe light system and cleaning tool so he doesn’t misoperate in his ear. Plus, he can watch the entire thing right on his smartphone. How fun is that?

DJROLL Ear Wax Removal Courtesy of Amazon

  

P.F. Candle Co. Golden Coast Candle

BEST SCENTED CANDLE

We’re big P.F. Candle Co. advocates here at SPY, and if you’ve ever had the chance to give one of these babies a whiff for yourself, you’ll 100% know why. These candles smell absolutely incredible. While all of their scents are truly out of this world, right now we’re obsessed with the Golden Coast scent. It’s got Big Sur energy and a warm smell to it that will make your man’s home feel like summer all the time. The best part? P.F. Candle Co. candles are way less money than a ton of their competitors, so while it makes a great gift for men, it’ll also be a great gift in terms of your wallet.

P.F. Candle Co. Golden Coast Candle Courtesy of P.F. Candle Co.

  

MaaMgic Men’s Swim Trunks

BEST SWIM TRUNKS

Beach season is sadly over, but there’s never a bad time to snag someone a pair of trendy swim trunks. Right now, Amazon has plenty of swimwear options on sale, but the MaaMgic Men’s Swim Trunks remain our favorite. They feature a pink takeover with pineapple prints that are sure to draw attention when heading into the hot tub.

But these trunks are more than just a fashion statement. They feature quick-drying fabric, total moveability and complete breathability, making them one of the best gifts for men you can buy in 2022. Plus, for just $20? That’s something we can get behind.

MaaMgic Mens Swim Trunks Courtesy of Amazon

  

Screw It, You Can’t Go Wrong With a Gift Card

IF ALL ELSE FAILS

We know that it’s kind of a cop-out, but it’s always a great last-minute gift to consider. If none of these options peak your fancy in the slightest, consider getting your favorite guy a gift card for the holidays this year. Amazon has just about any kind of gift card under the sun, so whether he loves Amazon, Applebee’s, Starbucks, Bass Pro Shops, Lowe’s or anything else, Amazon probably has a gift card for it.

Amazon Gift Card Courtesy of Amazon

          

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