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29 Gifts for Men That Will Make You Look Like a Hero

Men are notoriously hard to shop for—but with all the smart ideas below, finding the perfect gifts for men just got a whole lot easier.

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Classic Mocvia redwingshoes.com

Red Wing Classic Moc Boots

OK, so these boots aren’t exactly cheap—but they’ll last your man pretty much forever. Plus, their full-grain leather and classic silhouette will never go out of style. And we like that they’re available in three widths to fit all types of feet.

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gifts for men Paddywax Library Collection Emerson 6 5 Ouncevia amazon.com

Paddywax Library Collection Mark Twain Candle

Whether or not he’s a fan of Mark Twain’s classic works, he’ll be won over by this candle’s masculine tobacco and vanilla scent. And its library-inspired jar—adorned with a Twain quote—will look right at home in his home office or man cave.

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gifts for men Stanley Classic Vacuum French Press 48 Fl Ozvia rei.com

Stanley Vacuum French Press

There are few pairings in life more perfect than a great cup of coffee and a crisp mountain morning. This French press is camping-approved thanks to its double-walled vacuum insulation and durable design, but it’ll still produce a cafe-worthy brew so he’s not totally roughing it.

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Beard Oilvia ulta.com

Jack Black Beard Oil

If he prefers to rock a scruffier look, the least he can do is keep his beard soft and shiny. This beard oil will keep it manageable with conditioning ingredients like vitamin E, carrot extract and marula oil. The best part? It’ll only add an extra 30 seconds to his morning routine.

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gifts for men M All Day Sweatpantsvia outdoorvoices.com

Outdoor Voices All Day Sweatpant

Get ready to win girlfriend/wife/daughter/sister of the year award when you gift him these super-soft sweatpants. They’re basically the comfiest pants he’ll ever wear, with plenty of stretch and a sporty (and flattering) jogger fit. Good luck getting him to take them off on wash day.

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gifts for men The Chefs Portable Multi Toolvia uncommongoods.com

The Chef’s Portable Multi-Tool

He’ll feel like the coolest guy at the barbecue when he pulls out this impressive do-it-all multi-tool. From a cheese grater to a carving fork to a garlic crusher, there’s hardly any culinary scenario that couldn’t use this nifty tool.

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gifts for men Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller 8 Zonevia amazon.com

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

For the man who’s serious about his lawn, this tech tool will be a much-appreciated gift. It allows him to control his sprinkler system from his phone, set a watering schedule, and can even help save 50% on the monthly water bill.

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Hopsulator Bottl Navyvia brumate.com

Brumate Hopsulator Bott’l

Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best. This bottle koozie is triple-insulated, so it’ll keep his favorite beer up to 20 times cooler than with a traditional neoprene version. Expect to rake in some major thanks on the first hot day of the year. And if he’s been extra good this year, pair it with another one of these gifts for beer lovers.

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gifts for men Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kitvia uncommongoods.com

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

DIY beer kits are so five years ago—now, spice enthusiasts can try their hand at making their own concoctions thanks to this kit. It includes everything they need to make six hot sauce blends, plus a booklet full of recipes for inspiration.

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Mens Tree Dashersvia allbirds.com

Allbirds Tree Dashers

Whether he’s a serious runner or could just use a fresh pair of kicks, these running shoes are sure to be a hit. They’re made with renewable materials for the environmentally-minded, and are designed to be lightweight, breathable and flexible to make the most of any workout.

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gifts for men Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Word Artvia artofwords.com

Handwritten Word Art

For the man who loves collecting sports memorabilia—or just cheering on his favorite team—this art print is a thoughtful gift. Its illustration is completely composed of words relevant to each team, and it’s also available in city skylines, musicians and historical symbols.

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Jbl Flip 5 Bluetooth Speakervia jbl.com

JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker

Just about anyone could use a Bluetooth speaker, so you may as well gift a good one. This JBL speaker packs some serious power into its small size, with a 12-hour battery life, waterproof design and high-output sound. It’s durable, too, so it can stand up to outdoor use.

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gifts for men Acupressure Mat And Pillow Setvia amazon.com

Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

The guy who’s always complaining about back and neck pain will be seriously thankful for this practical gift. The mat offers an acupuncture-like experience, with pressure points that massage tight muscles, increase blood circulation and help promote relaxation. And at just $25, it beats a trip to the chiropractor.

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B10 Health Blender gifts for menvia thebeast.com

Beast Blender

Naming a blender, the Beast, is a bold move! Especially a blender that looks sort of like a camping lantern. But, with a 1,000 watt motor, the Beast is one of the most powerful blenders on the market, especially at this price point. The cycle monitors the blade speed and internal temperature to make consistent speed, heat and torque micro-adjustments. That means no missed chunks of fruit or hot hummus.

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gifts for men Wise Owl Outfitters Hammockvia amazon.com

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

Every outdoor enthusiast needs a great hammock, and this one has over 24,000 five-star reviews saying it’s one of the best. It’s made of durable heavy-duty nylon and boasts a one-minute setup time, lightweight storage and a lifetime warranty.

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gifts for men Mens Flapjack Fleece Lined Relaxed Fit Shirt Jacvia duluthtrading.com

Flapjack Fleece-Lined Shirt

For the man who wears his clothes until they have (literal) holes, this heavy-duty shirt will stand up to everything he throws at it. It’s fleece-lined for cold days, with a comfy relaxed fit and plenty of pockets. We like that it’s available in sizes from small to 4XL, plus tall options, too.

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Bean Box coffee subscription boxesvia beanbox.com

Beanbox Subscription Box

Delight the coffee snob in your life with this expert-curated, Seattle-based coffee subscription box. Each month, he’ll receive a batch of artisan beans delivered at peak freshness with his preferred roast type in mind. Subscriptions start at just $16.50, so it’s an affordable gift. (Treat them to one of these coffee accessories, too.)

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gifts for men Taco Toaster Crispy Health Shells Rightvia amazon.com

Taco Toaster

This is a gift that seems funny at first—until he tries it and it changes his life. The Taco Toaster delivers crispy, perfect taco shells without any unhealthy frying, using just his standard toaster. It’s guaranteed to take Taco Tuesday up a notch (just like these margarita tools).

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gifts for men Bagsmart Double Layer Organizer Electronics Accessoriesvia amazon.com

Bagsmart Double-Layer Electronic Organizer

For the techie who’s always dealing with a tangle of cords and devices, this gift is a life-saver. It gives each charging cable a spot of its own, with mesh pouches for SD cards, charging blocks and even an iPad. And its slim design slips easily into a backpack or carry-on bag.

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gifts for men Rabbit Pura Decanter Strainervia williams-sonoma.com

Rabbit Pura Decanter and Strainer

Every wine lover knows the importance of a good decanter. The Rabbit Pura’s wide basin offers plenty of space for aeration, with a built-in strainer to catch sediment and a sleek design that he won’t want to hide away. Plus, now you’ll get to enjoy richer-tasting wine along with him.

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gifts for men Mkono Century Display Planter Includedvia amazon.com

Mkono Plant Stand

The plant dad in your life will love the opportunity to show off his favorite leafy friend with this mid-century modern plant stand. It’s sturdy and stylish, with four size options to fit a wide variety of plants. And since each leg has a built-in pad, it won’t scratch up floors.

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gifts for men Vintage National Parks Puzzlevia amazon.com

Vintage National Parks Puzzle

Whether he’s outdoorsy or prefers taking in nature from the comfort of his living room, he’ll appreciate this cool retro-inspired puzzle. The 1000-piece puzzle is a collage of various National Park posters that are so cool, he may just want to frame it when he’s done.

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gifts for men Duluth Trading Company Comfort Padvia duluthtrading.com

Duluth Trading Company Comfort Pad

Everyday chores and yard work will be much more enjoyable thanks to this ultra-padded kneeler. It’ll relieve his joint pain after hours of weeding, and for only $13, it might just be his favorite gift ever.

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Theragun Prime gifts for menvia theragun.com

Theragun Prime

For your favorite athlete, this gift is likely something he already has his eyes on, but he’s unlikely to take the—admittedly expensive—plunge. The Theragun Prime is seriously talented at targeting and treating sore muscles post-workout so he’s feeling in top condition after even the toughest challenge.

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gifts for men Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer Smokersvia amazon.com

Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer

Even the most seasoned griller (no pun intended) can appreciate an upgrade to an essential tool. This smart thermometer allows him to manage his meats from his phone thanks to its app. And since it includes six probes, it’s great for large smokers or inconsistent grills.

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gifts for men Mens Wicked Good Moccasinsvia llbean.com

L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins

Sure, you could gift him any old slippers—or you could gift him what’s likely to be the comfiest, most luxurious slippers he’s ever owned. L.L. Bean’s Wicked Good Moccasins are made with real sheepskin, a memory foam footbed and a traction outsole for added functionality.

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gifts for men Baseball Park Map Glasses Set Of 2via uncommongoods.com

Baseball Park Map Glasses

Make dad’s Sunday baseball tradition even better by treating him to these incredibly cool whiskey glasses. They’re adorned with maps of his MLB team’s stadium in their signature color, complete with the logo at the bottom. And since there’s two glasses in each set, you can enjoy one with him.

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gifts for men Tonys Chocolonely Bundles Pack Bundlevia amazon.com

Tony’s Chocolonely Bundles

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make your man’s day—take this six-pack of chocolate bars, for example. What seems like some simple candy bars is actually Tony’s Chocolonely’s signature rich, creamy chocolate in flavors like caramel sea salt and hazelnut, ideal for chocolate lovers and late-night snackers alike.

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gifts for men Craft Cocktail Everything Bartender Recipesvia amazon.com

The Craft of the Cocktail

Every amateur bartender could benefit from the tips and tricks in this handy book. Written by a master mixologist and considered a “bible” for bartenders, it features must-know recipes new and old, plus fun histories and anecdotes along the way. Don’t be surprised if he reads it from cover to cover. Pair it with some of these cocktail tools for the perfect gift.

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Megan Mowery
Megan is a freelance writer based in Des Moines. You can usually find her shopping at the farmers market, reading a book or scrolling through Instagram.
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