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

There isn't a single boring tie on our list of the best gifts for men—just the fun, practical and drool-worthy stuff they really want!

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Let’s hear it for the boy

Men work hard, be it fixing the car on the weekend, slogging it out at a desk job or getting dinner on the table nightly. So you want a present that not only shows how much you care but how much you appreciate his efforts—and we have the gifts for men that do just that. If you’re buying for a couple this year and not just the men in your life, here are our best Christmas gift ideas.

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DeWalt Compact Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Kitvia

DeWalt Compact Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Kit


If he’s handy, encourage it by gifting him the DeWalt Compact Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Kit. It will get him to tackle all those projects he’s trying to complete, and probably a few you didn’t even know about. This is one of the few gifts for men we know he’ll use all year, every year.  A little out of your price range? Try these sweet stocking stuffers instead.

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HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin 4 Wick CandleVIA AMAZON.COM

HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin 4 Wick Candle


This decidedly gender-neutral candle is the answer to every man cave’s secret need for aromatherapy. The HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin Candle comes in guy-friendly designs and scents like Autumn Days with notes of patchouli, citrus and pine. Get in the spirit of giving with the best Amazon Prime kitchen gifts.

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SeaVees Mariners Waterproof SneakerbootVIA NORDSTROM.COM

SeaVees Mariners Waterproof Sneakerboot


Part sneaker, part boot, you can’t go wrong gifting him these kicks. The chunky rubber platform means he can trudge through mud puddles, while the chic style makes these a gift for men that’s work-appropriate, too.

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Richer Poorer Zip Front HoodieVIA NORDSTROM.COM

Richer Poorer Zip Front Hoodie


Elevate his off-duty look with the handsome zip-up hoodie that looks as good at the movies as it does at the gym. But fair warning: It is supremely soft and cozy, so don’t be surprised if he starts wearing it Every. Single. Day. While you’re shopping, don’t forget to pick up a thoughtful gift for your coworker.

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Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief BandVIA BESTBUY.COM

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band


If he’s constantly researching the best sleep products to help him fall asleep faster (and stay asleep), he’ll be excited to try the gift you’re secretly sharing—the Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band. The band’s integrated sensor detects back-focused sleep and lightly vibrates the abdomen of the wearer to remind him to roll to his side and stop snoring. The band’s smart features adjust vibration levels and patterns based on sleep responses, making it one of the most innovative ideas on our list of gifts for men.

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Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button-Down ShirtVIA SOUTHERNTIDE.COM

Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button-Down Shirt


This Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button Down Shirt is the perfect go-to for all his favorite business casual days. It looks polished and mature tucked into a crisp pair of chinos at family functions and is just as easily worn untucked with shorts and docksiders for a casual summertime ensemble. Food lovers can’t get enough of these Christmas gifts.

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Admiral Faux Leather Black Wine Tote by ViskiVIA AMAZON.COM

Admiral Faux Leather Black Wine Tote by Viski


He’ll love toting his favorite bottles of vino in this Admiral Faux Leather Wine Tote by Viski. It offers a crisp, masculine take on the typical wine tote and an easy-to-use magnetic closure.

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Vineyard Vines Performance Breaker PantsVIA VINEYARDVINES.COM

Vineyard Vines Performance Breaker Pants


He’ll dress these classic flat-front Vineyard Vines Performance Breaker Pants up with a tucked-in button-down or wear them more casually with a pullover and kicks. Either way, the variety of sizes makes them an appealing gift for men or one of the top gifts for boys in their teens, especially since the slightly-stretchy material offers a little extra holiday time give. Here’s what to get your brother for Christmas.

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Art of Sport Shower CollectionVIA AMAZON.COM

Art of Sport Shower Collection


He’ll be excited to use a new Art of Sport Shower Collection instead of that floral-scented stuff he’s more typically swiping in the shower or the moisture-stripping stuff in the gym locker room. The five-piece set includes a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, body wash, exfoliating bar soap that’s great for sloughing off dry winter skin, daily skin lotion and a shower scrub tool. Just grab wrapping paper, because this is one of those one-and-done gifts for men you know he’ll appreciate. Is your family hard to buy for? Try these odd but useful home products from Amazon.

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Taste of Home 12-inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skilletvia

Taste of Home 12-inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

Our 12-inch cast iron skillet is ideal for the guy in your life who loves to cook. It comes pre-seasoned with flaxseed oil, and it’s ideal for all cooktops, including induction. Heat retention will keep your food warm even after it’s been served, and the skillet can stand up to 400 degrees in the oven. If you’re not already sold, can we tempt you with all of these incredible cast iron recipes?

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House of Morrison Sofa CufflinkVIA HOUSEOFMORRISON.COM

House of Morrison Sofa Cufflink


This handy helper for relaxing days on the couch will truly improve the quality of his laziest days. The House of Morrison Sofa Cufflink comes in a variety of modern wood grains and finishes, sizes and widths and helps him snack, sip, read and remote with complete ease. You’ll be an absolute here for years to come with this thoughtful gift. Don’t miss these food gift ideas for all of your holiday parties this Christmas.

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Swiss Diamond XD Non-Stick Sauteuse with LidVIA SWISSDIAMOND.COM

Swiss Diamond XD Non-Stick Sauteuse with Lid


His busy home kitchen is always churning out the best dishes for family meals, game nights and batch cooking, which is why he’ll revel in using this Swiss Diamond XD Non-Stick Sauteuse with Lid. It’s the ideal large-batch pan thanks to a 4.8-quart capacity and will leave him with wow-worthy one-pan holiday meals, Spanish paella, breakfast frittatas and the zippiest cleanup he’s ever had. Plus, the seal between the nonstick surface and cast aluminum is ultra-tough, making it a corrosion-resistant choice he’ll treasure for many holiday seasons to come.

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Limited Edition: Birchbox x The Points Guy Grooming GlobetrotterVIA BIRCHBOX.COM

Limited Edition: Birchbox x The Points Guy Grooming Globetrotter


The travel pros at The Points Guy know the meaning TSA-friendly, so they teamed up with Birchbox to create a collection of products that clock in under the limit of 3.4-ounces and are exactly what a man needs: shampoo and conditioner, body wash, face wash, moisturizer, shaving cream, a shaving brush and deodorant. Just grab a passport and go. These are our favorite subscription boxes for every foodie on your list.

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Teddy’s Flapjacks


If he’s ever expressed envy over your toddler’s footie pajamas, this is the gift for him. The comfy, one-piece sleepwear comes in red and black buffalo pad and your choice of cheeky message on the flap. This could also make a fun gag gift.

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Carhartt Men's Acrylic Watch HatVIA AMAZON.COM

Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat


This affordable beanie-style hat is definitely going to be one of your favorite gifts under $50 because it’s one of the best gifts for men of all ages and styles on your list. Consider bulk-ordering the Carhartt Men’s Acrylic Watch Hat for teens, guys who love the outdoors, dads and anyone else who tends to need an extra layer during the winter season. It comes in just about every color under the sun, so we know you’ll find a match for everyone on your list. Here’s just what to get for Dad this holiday season.

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PureFlow Apex Double Wall Stainless Steel TumblerVIA AMAZON.COM

PureFlow Apex Double Wall Stainless Steel Tumbler


He’ll tote this Built NY PureFlow Apex Double Wall Stainless Steel Tumbler everywhere he goes this winter, thanks to thoughtful construction and design that keeps hot drinks their ideal soul-warming temperature even when the air is frigid outside. He’ll be able to sip on the go with ease thanks to 360-drinking technology, splash-resistant lid features and vacuum-sealed thermal control. Hot or cold drinks will stay that way for up to 24-hours, meaning he’ll use this gift all year long.

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Blunt Umbrellas Metro Collapsible UmbrellaVIA BLUNTUMBRELLAS.COM

Blunt Umbrellas Metro Collapsible Umbrella


He won’t shy away from heading out with this very-cool Metro Collapsible Umbrella from Blunt Umbrellas. Compact and collapsible, this one’s for busy people in busy places, especially if they’ve got limited room to store pesky essentials like rain gear. It also comes with a two-year warranty, making it one of the best gifts for people on the go. This would also be one of the best gifts for your sister.

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Kobo Libra H2O


He’s going to love curling up with a good e-book on this easy-to-love Kobo Libra H20, which happens to be one of the most clever cool tech gifts for heavy-duty readers. It’s the ideal balance of digital technology, affordability, comfortable reading and modern design. He’ll enjoy his choice of reading orientations (yes, there’s a landscape option), easy page-turning buttons, and additional WiFi and light settings. If he loves to cook, too, here are some of the best high-tech gifts for chefs.

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Society6 Retro Side TableVIA SOCIETY6.COM

Society6 Retro Side Table


No need to complain about his sparse decor or outdated style anymore—because this Society6 Retro Side Table fits just as naturally next to his sofa as it does by his bedside, in the man cave topped with a metallic tray or in his office next to his favorite chair. Don’t forget to check out our ultimate holiday gift guide for 2019.

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Bevel Shave System Starter KitVIA AMAZON.COM

Bevel Shave System Starter Kit


Treat the guy in your life to smooth sailing with a new Bevel Shave System Starter Kit. It’s got everything he needs to go bearded to baby soft, including a safety razor, shave creams, oil, balm and 20 high-quality blades. Aside from being clinically tested to help prevent razor bumps, it’s the kind of gift most men will proudly display in the bathrooms and be eager to use. Your parents won’t be able to turn down these gifts.

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Sunrise by Roy LichtensteinVIA ART.COM

Sunrise by Roy Lichtenstein


You don’t need to sell the car and remortgage the house to afford blue-chip art for his walls, like this memorable framed art print titled “Sunrise” by the ever-popular pop-artist Roy Lichtenstein. It’s a happy reminder of how much you really care and that there’s always a sunny vision around the corner.

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VIZIO M-Series Quantum 55" 4K HDR Smart TVVIA AMAZON.COM

VIZIO M-Series Quantum 55″ 4K HDR Smart TV


Expect him to fall head over heels in love for this wildly clear Vizio M-Series Quantum 55″ HDR Smart television. It’s the flat screen of his dreams, offering Apple Airplay 2 for seamless streaming, deeper and more vibrant colors than he’s ever had on the wall before, voice control so he’s not fully reliant on the ever-moving remote and 4K display he’ll brag about to his friends. TVs are one of the top Black Friday deals on Amazon that are sure to sell out.

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Covermade Easy Bed Making ComforterVIA WAYFAIR.COM

Covermade Easy Bed Making Comforter


He’ll literally never have to put much thought into making his bed again, which will be music to your ears when you realize you’re giving the gifts of clutter-free sleeping, peace and comfort all at once. The Covermade Easy Bed Making Comforter relies on a series of nearly-invisible genius straps that keep the base of the comforter neatly anchored on the bed. Simply put, you’ll limit blanket-hogging fights, the division of chores and the feeling of just not having the tidiest room in the world.

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Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Top Sellers CollectionVIA JENIS.COM

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Top Sellers Collection


Is there anything more delish than a delivery of artisan ice creams for the holidays? Hardly, and if he likes a few scoops in his bowl, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Top Sellers Collection is one of the best gifts for men money can buy. It comes with a pint of each of these crowd-pleasing favorites: Brambleberry Crisp, Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Darkest Chocolate, Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks and Salty Caramel. It’s a made-in-the-USA gift you’ll both love the taste of. Check out 13 of the weirdest ice cream flavors.

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Cariloha Plush Bamboo Throw BlanketVIA CARILOHA.COM

Cariloha Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket


He’ll love the Cariloha Plush Bamboo Throw Blanket after long, cold commutes and even more on movie night. The 100% viscose construction is made from real bamboo, is allergy-resistant and easy to machine wash. Check out our list of holiday gifts that won’t cost a dime.

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Black + Decker Crisp and Bake Air Fry Digital Convection Toaster OvenVIA AMAZON.COM

Black + Decker Crisp and Bake Air Fry Digital Convection Toaster Oven


If he’s low on counter space, time, patience and the desire to cook multi-step recipes, he’ll all but completely exist on the Black + Decker Crisp and Bake Air Fry Digital Convection Toaster Oven, which replaces so many other appliances. He’ll make his favorite crispy chicken wings, reheat leftovers, make crisp toasted sandwiches, bake and so much more. Here are some more Amazon kitchen products you’ll wish for this year.

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Tony's Chocolonely Super Duper Milk BundleVIA AMAZON.COM

Tony’s Chocolonely Super Duper Milk Bundle


If he’s got a sweet tooth and an even sweeter heart, Tony’s Chocolonely Super Duper Milk Bundle (or any of the brand’s other scrumptious bundles) are among the best gifts for men, if not the tastiest. The company is on a mission to make all chocolate worldwide 100% slave free, which makes these bundles of crave-worthy chocolates even sweeter. You can order the best food gifts from every state this Christmas.

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Wicked Audio HUM 1000 Wireless Bluetooth HeadphonesVIA AMAZON.COM

Wicked Audio HUM 1000 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones


He’ll obsess over these wireless full-size headphones, and not just because they offer Bluetooth connectivity. The Wicked Audio HUM 1000 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones offer superior noise-canceling technology that he’ll use on every flight, at his desk or anywhere else he may want to drown out the sound of the rest of the world so he can focus on what he really likes. Now that you’ve finished your haul, it’s time to learn how to wrap it all!

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