80 clever and thoughtful gifts for him – at every budget

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. – Whether he’s your brother, partner, dad, or friend, you’re probably looking for a gift for him. – To make shopping easier, we came up with a list of 80 thoughtful gifts for the special man in your life. – Our picks cover all budgets and tastes, from a Cameo video message to a charcoal grill. – Need more gift ideas? Check out all of our Insider Reviews gift guides here. As someone who gets special satisfaction from picking out the perfect gifts for everyone in her life, I’m very lucky it’s essentially my job to help other people do just that. In my head, I have a seemingly endless Rolodex of recommendations for special occasions, like engagement parties and baby showers. If you need some inspiration for what to get for him, the Insider Reviews team has you covered with some truly excellent gift ideas. Though you can never go wrong with a new leather wallet or Patagonia fleece, we’ve also included some more unique gifts, like a vinyl record subscription and a cookbook focused on late-night munchies. Popular Reviews Check out all 80 great gift ideas for him: This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Under Armour. It also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.* A personalized video message from his favorite celebrity Personalized video message, available at Cameo, starting at $1 When trying to think of a unique personalized gift for him, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people he might want a personalized message from, like “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner, Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre, or even “Tiger King” icon Carole Baskin. Whether it’s for his birthday or the holidays, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with all types of categories and price points to choose from. Read more about Cameo and how to use Cameo. A charcoal grill for all of his cravings Weber Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill, available at Ace Hardware, $119 For the one who has always dreamed of owning a grill, we ranked this one as the best overall in our guide to the best charcoal grills for a reason. It’s easy to use and clean, is made to last, and grills meat and vegetables to perfection. You can also check out our grilling hub page for more gift ideas for him. A sleek storage and organization unit for any sneakerhead The Container Store Large Drop-Front Shoe Box Case of 6, available at The Container Store, $58.49 This shoe box case is the perfect solution for the sneakerhead who has too many shoes to count but no way to store and organize them. The clear plastic material and drop-front design make finding his shoes that much easier. And even if he’s not an avid shoe collector, it serves as a functional gift for any of the men in your life. A custom jersey from his favorite sports team Custom jersey, available at MLB Shop, $149.99-$464.99 The sports fanatic in your life will enjoy repping his favorite team with the team’s name on the front and his own on the back. Although this one is specifically for Major League Baseball, there are custom jerseys for pretty much all other professional sports leagues, too. A coffee table book for the architecture buff “Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style,” available at Pottery Barn, $100 Whether he takes an interest in architecture or simply needs to spruce up his coffee table, this book is stunning on both the outside and inside. It has a cloth exterior, while the interior shows the homes of celebrities, politicians, and design icons. A classic leather wallet Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet, available at Bellroy and Amazon, $79 A wallet doesn’t have to be a boring gift when it’s from Bellroy. The gorgeous Slim Sleeve fits everything he needs in a slim, efficient profile. We love it so much we named it the best men’s wallet in our buying guide. A flask that’ll keep his coffee hot Hydro Flask 20 oz. Coffee Flask, available at Hydro Flask, $37.95 This insulated coffee flask keeps hot drinks hot (and we mean hot) for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. A mask up for nearly any workout UA Sportsmask, available at Under Armour, $30 Working out safely has certainly been a challenge in 2021. Enter: the UA Sportsmask. The mask was specifically designed with athletes in mind, as represented by its water-resistant shell, cooling inner lining, and UPF 50+ sun protection. If you’re looking to gift activewear other than masks, Under Armour also has you covered with more gift ideas. *Sponsored by Under Armour A stylish and comfortable pair of sneakers Allbirds Wool Runners, available at Allbirds, $95 Popular shoe startup Allbirds now sells high-top sneakers and even clothing, but for the uninitiated (and honestly really anyone), the classic Wool Runners make an excellent gift. A Disney Plus gift subscription Disney Plus gift subscription, 1-year subscription for $69.99 It gives him unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox, and costs just $69.99 for a year. Read everything there is to know about Disney+ over here. And if he needs some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream. Warm winter gloves Ozero Winter Gloves, available at Amazon, $19.98 Deemed our best overall winter gloves, the Ozero Winter Gloves are toasty without sacrificing affordability. They’re waterproof, grippy, and the Heatlok insulated cotton and TR thermal cotton assure they can withstand even the coldest of days. A gift card to his favorite music streaming service Shop music streaming gift cards at Best Buy Some are loyal to Spotify, some Apple Music, and some still prefer the radio. Whatever his taste, a gift card to his favorite music streaming service is both a thoughtful last-minute gift and an entirely hands-free option (just be sure to select the digital version of the gift card). A sweet surprise Sugarwish Treat Boxes, from $19.98 for two selections Sugarwish takes the guesswork out of gifting — you choose how many candies, cookies, or popcorn selections to gift, and the recipient chooses their favorite treats. They’ll receive an email or text message prompting them to select their Sugarwish immediately following the purchase, and you can add a custom message to further personalize this sweet treat. A festive box of socks that gives back Bombas Socks, available at Bombas, from $12 Bombas socks are among our favorites you can buy for their clever designs and amazing comfort. Buy him a single pair, or opt for one of the sets that come prepackaged into a beautiful gift box so you’re all ready to go. No wrapping needed. A comfy pullover he’ll always want to wear Patagonia Cotton Quilt Snap-T Pullover, available at Patagonia, $149 We’re firm believers that you can’t own too many Patagonia pullovers. This diamond-quilted style that comes in six colors is especially beloved by our team’s newest Patagonia convert for its warmth, coziness, and versatility. An Amazon Echo Dot Amazon Echo Dot (4th generation), available at Amazon, $29.99 Amazon’s tiny but mighty smart speaker is just as powerful as its sibling devices, allowing him to control anything from his lights to his music. A travel-friendly dopp kit Paravel Mini See-All Vanity Case, available at Paravel, from $65 Packing his toiletries for his next trip will be easy with this vanity case. The exterior material is resistant to water and stains, and the clear window lets him easily identify the case’s contents. A funky pair (or pairs) of underwear MeUndies Boxers, available at MeUndies, from $24 Your first thought may be that underwear is sort of a strange gift, but hear us out. MeUndies are so comfortable they will blow his mind, and they come in tons of colors and limited-edition prints. A luxurious sheet set that makes bedtime better Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, available at Brooklinen, from $240 Brooklinen has a well-earned reputation as the internet’s favorite bedding startup; its sheets are comfortable and luxurious, and its fun new patterns like Graphite Maze (pictured above) instantly elevate the look of any bedroom. A smart USB car charger with Alexa Roav Viva Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger, available at B&H Photo, $17.99 Give his car a smart upgrade with the Alexa-enabled Roav Viva. Not only can the device charge his smartphone, it can also answer questions about the weather or traffic, play music, and even tell him the news. A beanie that will keep him warm all winter long Patagonia Powder Town Beanie, available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, $39 This 100% recycled polyester beanie from Patagonia will keep his head warm and stylish for years to come. A miniature version of his favorite arcade game Arcade Classics Space Invaders Retro Handheld Arcade Game, available at Amazon, $24.23 Delight his inner child with a classic arcade game he can play on the go. You can choose from Asteroids, Centipede, Tetris, Q’Bert, Pac-Man, and more. A waterproof, no-glare Kindle e-reader Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, available at Best Buy, $94.99 The recently refreshed Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent gift for anyone who loves to read. For $95, he’ll get a Kindle that’s now waterproof, as well as thinner, lighter, and with twice the storage for books. A deep-tissue massager for an at-home spa experience InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, available at Amazon, $49.97 This heated massager is a game changer for anyone who struggles with back and neck pain on a daily basis. Read a full review here from one of our reporters who swears by it. He’ll be thanking you for years to come. Professional-quality over-ear headphones Status Audio CB-1 Studio Monitor Headphones, available at Status Audio, $55 The perfect pair of over-ear headphones are both highly comfortable and sound great. For $44, this pair from Status Audio is among the best you’ll find for less than $100. A bestselling streaming device and gift cards to his favorite streaming services Roku Ultra, $99.99, available at Target Gift cards to Hulu from $25, and Netflix from $30 both available at Best Buy A media streaming device can transform his so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Netflix , Hulu , HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. A fidget toy that’s fun for adults Speks Classic Magnet Balls, available on Speks, from $24.95 These tiny magnetic balls are meant to be molded, mashed, and built into all sorts of shapes and creations. They keep us productive, can help relieve stress, and happen to collectively be one of our team’s favorite fidget toys. A box of snacks from Japan Bokksu Tasting Gift Box, available at Bokksu, from $39.95 Give the chronic snacker in your life a box filled with Japanese snacks he can’t find in the US. He can even flip through the included catalog to learn all about where the treats come from. An Amazon Echo Show Amazon Echo Show, available at Best Buy, $218.99 The Echo Show is my personal favorite Echo because of its crisp HD display. Like every other Echo, it uses Alexa to accomplish any number of tasks, from answering questions to reordering supplies on Amazon. But in addition Alexa’s verbal response about the day’s weather forecast, for example, the Echo Show displays it on its 10-inch screen. A board game that’ll keep him and his friends entertained for hours Ticket To Ride Board Game, available from Target, $43.99 You’d be mistaken if you thought this innocuous-looking board game couldn’t entertain adults. I thought it the first time I saw the box too, and then all of a sudden two hours had passed and I was busy plotting out a train route from Montreal to Miami that could give me an edge over my four opponents. A watch strap that’ll up the ante on his Apple Watch Nomad Apple Watch Strap, available at Nomad, from $49.95 Dress up his Apple Watch with a beautiful Horween leather strap that costs far less than the price of Apple’s own straps. A weighted blanket from a beloved online mattress startup Casper Weighted Blanket, available at Casper, from $169 The pressure of a weighted blanket has a soothing effect that’ll reduce anxiety and help him fall asleep faster. Plus, it’ll feel like he’s being wrapped in a big hug. An innovative gaming console Nintendo Switch Console, available at Target, $299.99 The Nintendo Switch lets him have a handheld and TV-based console in one. The Switch is compatible with tons of fun games and lots of high-quality accessories that make for a premium gaming experience. An Instant Pot for easy weeknight meals Instant Pot DUO80, available at Walmart, $99 The Instant Pot is one of the most versatile appliances you can add to your kitchen for under $100. Help him make delicious home-cooked meals a cinch, even when he has to work late. A recipe book for Instant Pot meal inspiration The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, available at Target, $8.97 For meal inspiration, you may want to consider gifting an Instant Pot (we picked the best ones here) along with an Instant Pot-specific cookbook. There’s also a Kindle version available. A great pair of lounge pants Tommy John Lounge Jogger, available at Tommy John, $84 They’re a little expensive, but if sweats are his unofficial weekend uniform he’ll love these joggers from Tommy John, purveyor of some of our favorite men’s underwear. A word art print of his favorite sports team’s stadium or a city skyline Art of Words Word Art Prints, available at Art of Words, $49.99 Art of Words creates beautiful word art prints of sports stadiums, city skylines, musical artists, and more. The Yankee Stadium print pictured here is handwritten entirely with the names of every Yankees player in history! It’s a unique gift idea you maybe wouldn’t expect to find on Amazon. Protective spray to keep his shoes pristine Jason Markk Repel Shoe Spray, available at Nordstrom, $17 If there’s nothing he loves more than his sneaker collection, he’ll appreciate this practical spray. It repels oil and water without altering the look of the shoe, so he can keep his favorite footwear in prime condition. A better travel pillow Trtl Travel Pillow, available at Trtl, $29.99 We didn’t think there was such a thing as the perfect travel pillow until we tried the Trtl. Read a full review from one of our reporters who swears by it for red-eyes for its comfort, portability, and affordable price. Cozy slippers he’ll love to lounge around in Ugg Scuff Slipper, available at Nordstrom, $79.95 The suede Scruff Slipper from Ugg is a winter staple that will never go out of style. A supportive seat cushion Purple Seat Cushion, available at Purple, from $39 Perhaps better known for its mattresses, Purple makes a variety of seat cushions, from one that’s specifically designed for lumbar support to one that’s meant for portability. The cushion’s grid shape collapses into itself to help accommodate your pressure points, and makes sitting comfortable even if you’ve, say, left your phone in your back pocket. A multitool for the handyman Leatherman Wave+ Multitool, available at REI, $99.95 This souped-up Leatherman is the company’s most popular, and for good reason. It combines a myriad of tools that come in handy in a pinch, from can and bottle openers, to screwdrivers, to wire cutters. Truly wireless earbuds with a gorgeous design Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless Earphones, available at Zappos, from $199.00 We’ve come to think of Master & Dynamic as the master of sound. The company’s MW07s are the pair to buy for anyone you want to spoil. A powerful portable speaker Soundcore Flare Wireless Speaker, available at Amazon, $64 About the size of a soda can, the Soundcore Flare is a powerful and very portable speaker that puts on a cool LED light show. A fancy salt sampler that’ll elevate any dish Jacobsen Salt Co. Vial Set, available at Williams-Sonoma, $34.95 This salt sampler features flavors like sweet onion, habanero, and garlic that’ll turn any ordinary dish into a trip to Flavortown. An Amazon Prime membership that makes shopping online super convenient Amazon Prime 3-Month Gift Membership, available at Amazon, $39 Amazon Prime opens up a whole new world of access, be it to fast two-day shipping or any of the other 25-plus perks you’ll get with a membership. If you know he doesn’t have one yet, this is a smart gift — but in the case he does, he’ll get to use the $39 on anything he wants or needs from the site. A sleek leather dopp kit Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag, available at Leatherology, from $120 This dopp kit from Leatherology is as sleek as it gets. To go the extra mile, you can monogram in with his initials for an additional $10-$15. A map that reminds him of a favorite place Grafomap Custom Map Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49 Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of his hometown, his college town, or his favorite travel destination — you’re only limited by your imagination. A coffee subscription that lets him taste beans from around the world Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, available at Atlas Coffee Club, from $50 If his veins run dark roast, we recommend a subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. A Lego set for Star Wars lovers Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon, available at Walmart, $159.95 With 1,351 pieces, he’ll be entertained for hours building this iconic Star Wars model starship. An espresso machine for barista-quality drinks at home Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, from $599.99 The semi-automatic Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine isn’t cheap at nearly $700, but it makes top-notch espresso and it includes a burr grinder, tamper, and frothing pitcher. It’s perfect for a coffee lover you want to spoil. A Star Wars-themed phone case for his new iPhone OtterBox Star Wars Phone Case, available at OtterBox, $54.95 If he’s a Star Wars fan, OtterBox has a series of phone cases he’ll love. They’re ultra-slim, ultra-protective, and ultra-rad! You can choose from five designs, featuring characters such as R2D2, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader. A small smart speaker Google Home Mini, available at Best Buy, $29.99 This little speaker won’t take up much room, but will bring plenty of smart features to his space. Thanks to Google Assistant he can play music, check the weather, and even control his smart home with his own voice. A cookbook of late night meals “MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs”, available at Amazon, $11.98 If he’s ever curious about what famous chefs like David Chang, Dominique Crenn, and Anthony Bourdain dig into when they’re not in the kitchen, this book answers the question. Expect many more late-night culinary adventures after he peruses this book that’s part recipe collection, part exploration of food culture. There’s a hardcover and a Kindle version; if you’re short on time, we’d suggest the Kindle version over here. A sous vide machine for ambitious home cooks Anova Nano Sous Vide, available at Target, $99 This $110 sous vide machine will make him look like a fancy chef with minimal effort. A subscription service for new vinyl every month Vinyl Me, Please 3-Month Gift Membership, available at Vinyl Me, Please, $119 Every person’s vinyl collection is deeply personal, so instead of trying to guess his taste, let him choose the record himself. Each month, he’ll choose and receive one LP, pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please, from a collection of Essentials, Classics, and Rap & Hip Hop. The three-month gift membership includes one bonus record, while the six- and 12-month ones include two bonus records. A look back at The Beatles’ songwriting process The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, available at Barnes & Noble, $19.99 Everyone knows someone who loves The Beatles. This beautifully produced look back at more than 100 classic Beatles songs includes original documents like handwritten drafts and notes that remind him of the process behind success. The essentials for a close shave The Art of Shaving Starter Kit, available at The Art of Shaving, $30 This shaving starter kit from the revered The Art of Shaving includes a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and trial-size badger shaving brush — everything he needs to put his best face forward. A robotic vacuum for lazy cleaning Eufy RoboVac 11S, available at Amazon, $219.99 Nobody likes vacuuming, but everybody likes robots. The Eufy RoboVac 11S is a moderately priced robot vacuum that offers many of the cleaning features you might expect from pricier Roombas. Read a full review here. A gift pack for a year of pearly whites Goby Brush Kit, available at Goby, from $65 Goby’s toothbrushes feature a gentle oscillating brush head with soft bristles, a built-in two-minute timer, and a long-lasting battery that only requires two charges a month. You can receive new brush heads periodically for only $6 each. A stain bar for spot-cleaning his favorite shirts The Laundress Wash and Stain Bar, available at Verishop, $6.50 This stain bar is the perfect gift under $10 for any guy who complains about “ring around the collar” stains on his dress shirts. It’s not the most exciting gift, but it’s one he’ll be thankful for each time he runs a load of laundry. A sheet mask for his winter skin woes Dr. Jart+ Sheet Masks, available at Sephora, from $6 Treat him to a sheet mask that addresses all of the most common skin concerns like dryness and enlarged pores. His next pair of everyday boots Thursday Boot Company Scout Chukka Boot, available at Thursday Boot Company, $149 Thursday Boot Company’s boots are sleek enough for the office, but rugged enough to handle the cold and wet weather of winter. They’re also very comfortable, requiring little or no break-in period. We love them so much we named them the best men’s boots in our buying guide. Smart light bulbs that can create billions of lighting combinations Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit, available at Best Buy, $89.99 Philips Hue lighting not only looks cool, but it can also replicate a natural sunrise and combat the effects of seasonal sunshine deprivation. This starter kit is also compatible with Amazon’s, Google’s, and Apple’s smart assistants. A smart home security camera Wyze Cam Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera, available at Chewy, $25.98 The Wyze Cam is a tiny security camera he can affix to virtually any surface in his house, or leave standing up on his table or countertop. It records video in your home and updates you using a smartphone app when it detects motion, sounds, or alarms. And the best part is it only costs $25. Find a full review here. A hardshell case to protect his MacBook Incase Hardshell MacBook Case, available at Incase, from $49.95 Coming in a bunch of colors and sizes, this MacBook case is both protective and stylish. An at-home workout system TRX Home2 Suspension Training System, available at TRX, $184.95 For the fitness junkie, you can bring the gym home with this TRX trainer. A SodaStream for seltzer addicts SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker, available at Target, $89.99 The SodaStream lets you to turn plain water into sparkling water in mere seconds. He can adjust the fizziness and flavor level to his personal taste. A pair of super-stretchy, comfortable jeans Mott & Bow Dynamic Stretch Jean, available at Mott & Bow, $118 Mott & Bow Dynamic Stretch jeans are beloved by all of the men on the Insider Reviews team for their comfort, their clean and modern look, and their durability. High-end olive oil Brightland The Duo, available at Brightland, $74 Brightland delivers high quality olive oil right to his doorstep. For the man who loves to chef it up in the kitchen, there’s nothing better than receiving an ingredient that’s used in almost everything. The olive oil is made in California and the sleek glass bottle packaging is covered in a UV powder that protects the oil from light damage. Brightland also offers a monthly subscription for $65. Read our full review of Brightland here. A cozy hoodie Everlane The Felted Merino Hoodie, available at Everlane, $98 An elevated, but just as cozy hoodie will take him everywhere from days on the town to lounging at home. The merino wool will keep him warm and the fit is anything but frumpy. An upgraded kitchen essential Sardel Two Quart Saucepan, available at Sardel, $90 Sardel was founded by three brothers who wanted high-quality cookware to be accessible, both in price and usability. This saucepan is a perfect example of the brand’s ethos — made from quality materials but easy for home chefs of any level to use — and a nice upgrade to the old pot he’s been using to boil pasta for years. If you ask us, the best part is the rounded handle, which makes it easier and more ergonomic to lift or carry the pot when it’s full of food. Soft and sustainable socks United By Blue SoftHemp Sock, available at United by Blue, $16 His feet will thank you for keeping them cozy all winter long in these socks made of sustainable hemp fabric. A durable AirPods case Incase AirPods Case, available at Incase, $29.95 Whether they’re prone to losing their AirPods or dropping them, this metallic case will hopefully help with both of those issues. A sleek fitness tracker Fitbit Inspire HR, available at Best Buy, $79.95 Help him complete his goals and boost his fitness with this Fitbit tracker. It tracks activity, sleep, and will last up to five days on a single charge. A soothing body lotion Necessaire The Body Lotion, available at Sephora, $25 Necessaire’s clean body products are filled with nourishing ingredients and wrapped in minimalist packaging. Its body lotion is a small luxury he’ll want to indulge in every day. An eco-friendly, portable set of utensils United by Blue Stainless Steel Spork Pack, available at United by Blue, $10 Whether he’s heading out on a camping trip or just bringing his lunch to work, this portable spork pack makes it easy to eat on the go and be a little more eco-friendly. A sleek and eco-friendly carry-on Paravel Aviator Carry-On, available at Paravel, $255 This carry-on spinner from Paravel is made with many sustainable components. The polycarbonate exterior, interior lining, aluminum handle, and zippers are all made with recycled materials, and the the sleek detailing on the body is made with vegan leather. It’s a gorgeous and thoughtful gift that he’ll use on his next trip. A TSA-approved grooming and beauty kit Jack Black The Grand Tour, available on Nordstrom, $52 Gone are the days of dumping his brand-new grooming products in the trash at security because they were one ounce over the limit. These travel-friendly minis also come in a canvas kit with a hanger so he can hang it in a cramped airplane bathroom or his hotel room. A Fandango gift card to sustain his movie-watching habit Fandango Gift Card, available at Fandango, from $15 Gift cards don’t have to feel impersonal. 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