The Best Gifts for Men (That They’ll actually Be Excited About!)
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When you’re shopping for a man in your life, the pressure to find the perfect present can be a bit overwhelming. And the older I get, the more I realize I have the same dilemma… year… after year… after year…. ! What do I buy my husband THIS year? And what about Dad? The dilemma only gets bigger if you have brothers, sons and nephews that you need to worry about (I have none of the above, phew! lol!!)
I mean sure, you could just buy him a gift card to his favorite store, but where’s the fun in that? No, these are some seriously thoughtful gift ideas that he’ll actually gladly use. Choosing the best gifts for men can actually be pretty straightforward. And lists like these really help, too 😉
When it comes down to choosing what to buy, if possible, take a look at what he already has. If he’s already got too many clothes, consider some outdoorsy gifts or tech options. If he’s into gadgets, there are plenty of affordable options worth considering.
TIP: I like to keep a running list of things that my guy mentions he wants throughout the year. It’s always handy to have when his birthday or Christmas roles around, that way I don’t have to try and remember things he said 9 months earlier!
Finally, don’t forget to have fun with it! The best gifts are always those that come from the heart.
Gifts for the chef in your life
If the man in your life loves to cook, there are plenty of great gift ideas that will help him create even better meals. A nice set of knives is always welcome in any kitchen. If he’s into barbecuing, consider a new grill brush or a set of some flavorsome BBQ sauce. A fun mix of different hot sauces is also a great gift for the spice lover in your life. A chic apron is also a great gift for the man who loves to cook, and it’s something that he can use over and over again.
Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for your favorite cook! I also included some awesome drinking accessories.
Gifts for Tech Lovers
If the man in your life is into techy things and gadgets, there are plenty of great gift ideas to choose from that aren’t too pricey. A new set of headphones is always a great choice. Or, better yet, a beanie that has built in headphones! A bluetooth wireless speaker is also a great gift for the music lover. If he’s always on his phone, consider a case or a power bank, if his battery is always running out!
Gifts To Help Him Feel Fresh
If you want to make the man in your life feel his best, consider gifting a great smelling cologne, a nice new and fresh face cream, or a trimming set for his beard. Beard oil is also a great gift for the bearded man in your life – it keeps his beard soft and healthy looking *and* smelling amazing.
Gifts For The Man Who Loves the Great Outdoors
If the man in your life enjoys spending time outdoors, there are plenty of great gift ideas to choose from. If he has a hobby like fishing, then consider a new tackle bag (apparently tackle boxes are old-fashioned nowadays) or some lures – it may take some “sherlocking” on your behalf to understand what type of fishing gear to buy him! If he enjoys hiking, then consider a new pair of hiking boots or a cool new water bottle. A new set of golf clubs is also a great gift for the golfer in your life. And if he just likes to spend time relaxing in the backyard, then maybe a fire bowl is in order. A nice new backpack is also a great gift for the outdoorsy type – it’s perfect for carrying all of his gear on hikes or camping trips.