The 10 Best Gifts For Men

Updated September 28, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 39 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Not every man is easy to buy for when it comes to birthday and Xmas presents. If you're struggling to find the perfect item for your favorite guy, take a look at our comprehensive selection of gifts for men. Something on this list is sure to be perfect whether he's a joker, a sharp dresser, a handyman, a tech fiend, a gamer or even a beer lover. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best gift for men on Amazon.

10. Porter-Cable PCCK614L4

The Porter-Cable PCCK614L4 is the perfect gift for the home DIYer. It comes with a reciprocating saw, a circular saw, a high-performance four-LED flashlight, and a 1/2" drill/driver, so he can tackle any project and get it done quicker.
  • 20 v battery lasts a long time
  • charges very quickly
  • circular saw has too much flex
Brand PORTER-CABLE
Model PCCK614L4
Weight 18.5 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

9. Go Away

The Go Away glass coffee mug makes a funny gift for any man who hates mornings until he's had his share of caffeine. He'll be happy to show it off in the office and it will serve as a good warning to his coworkers not to bother him too early before he's had his cup of joe.
  • microwave and dishwasher safe
  • large 13 ounce capacity
  • exterior can get very hot
Brand Got Me Tipsy
Model Funny Coffee Mugs - GAC
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

8. Trayvax Element

The Trayvax Element has a signature stainless steel frame that provides RFID resistance and rugged durability, making it a good choice for the adventurous man. It is designed to carry up to 12 credits cards in the leather enclosure and keep them nicely concealed.
  • internal money clip holds 5 bills
  • top grain oil tanned leather
  • handcrafted in the usa
Brand Trayvax
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. Del Rossa Robe

The Del Rossa Robe is made from 100% cotton and feels super soft against the skin. It's the perfect way to get your man comfortable when lounging around the house, and its available in 14 different colors and patterns to fit anyone's style.
  • full length with two front pockets
  • contrast piping for a classic look
  • inner tie for added security
Brand Alexander Del Rossa
Model A0715
Weight pending
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. Sony MDR1000X/C Headphones

If he travels often, or just loves to drown out the kids while listening to music, he'll appreciate the foldable Sony MDR1000X/C Headphones. They have a premium noise-cancelling system, plus a voice mode that instantly lowers your music if somebody is speaking to you.
  • 40 mm high sensitivity drivers
  • tap to answer or hang up calls
  • available in beige or black
Brand Sony
Model MDR1000X/C
Weight 2.2 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Mr. Beer Kit

What's that saying about teaching a man to fish? Well forget fishing, teach a man to make beer and he will be set for life. The Mr. Beer Kit includes enough ingredients to make 4 gallons of home brewed beer and a reusable, lightweight, shatter resistant keg to store it in.
  • detailed step-by-step instructions
  • includes bottles and beer labels
  • all natural and gmo free
Brand Mr. Beer
Model 20635
Weight 8 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Kattee Briefcase

The Kattee Briefcase is a good choice for the busy professional who enjoys that vintage look. It's made from top grain Crazy Horse genuine cow leather and has 2 front zippered pockets and a large interior pocket capable of holding laptops up to 15.3 inches.
  • sturdy flat top handle
  • clasps and zippers close tightly
  • shoulder strap is removable
Brand Kattee
Model XZ122
Weight pending
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

3. PlayStation 4 Black Ops Bundle

We all know men are just big kids and most of them still love to play games. Get him the PlayStation 4 Black Ops Bundle and he's sure to love you for life. This next gen gaming system is also available in a two controller package, so he can play with his friends.
  • includes a wired mono headset
  • comes with an hdmi cable
  • doubles as a blu-ray player
Brand Sony
Model 3001055
Weight 9 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Parker 96R Shave Set

The Parker 96R Shave Set is the kind of kit that any gentleman will keep and cherish for years. It features perfectly matched components that have patterned black and chrome detailing, making it a stunning addition to any man's bathroom.
  • razor feels well balanced
  • blades are super sharp
  • brush creates a dense lather
Brand Parker Safety Razor
Model P6RSSWB
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Sonos PLAYBAR

For the man who loves watching movies, nothing beats the Sonos PLAYBAR. It produces crisp and powerful sound at any volume level. Plus, it can sync wirelessly with smart devices to stream music or be hardwired directly into a TV for an enhanced movie watching experience.
  • nine amplified speaker drivers
  • enhances speech for better clarity
  • controllable from your tv remote
Brand Sonos
Model PBAR1US1BLK
Weight 17.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

How To Pick The Right Gift For The Man In Your Life

Let's face it — it's difficult to shop for men. The things they typically want are either outrageously expensive, incredibly stupid, or both (seriously, do not buy him that vodka-powered jetpack). Still, if you love him, you don't want him walking away from his special day empty-handed, so here are a few tips for finding a present he'll actually like.

The best rule of thumb is to stick to something you already know he enjoys. If he hasn't already expressed an interest in going for a mani-pedi with you, he's probably not going to be thrilled with that gift certificate. On the other hand, if you know he likes the Dodgers, season tickets will always be appreciated.

Try to get him something that he wouldn't buy for himself, either. It's important to realize that this can be a version of something he already has, provided you're getting him a better model. If you know he loves woodworking, but he uses a budget saw, spring for a souped-up version.

Your gift can also give him permission to spoil himself a little bit. If you're always getting mad at him for playing Xbox when he should be helping with the kids, giving him some games can let him know that it's okay for him to blow off some steam. Just make sure he knows that he still has to help around the house once he's done saving the world.

Don't feel any pressure to get too creative. This isn't a contest, and getting him something simple that he loves will be welcomed much more than the avant-garde sculpture you had commissioned (unless, of course, it's a sculpture of John Wayne). Sometimes, just buying him more of the things he already has is enough — like topping off his whiskey collection, or replacing his old, worn-out robe with one that won't get him arrested for indecent exposure.

Ultimately, you're the best judge of what will make a good gift, and if you're not sure, ask. We'd much rather you spoil a surprise than force us to act like we're excited you got us a framed portrait of your mother.

Helping Your Kids Buy Presents For Dad

Before we get started, I have to acknowledge that, yes, it is true — something the kids make themselves will be even more special than anything they could buy. But that doesn't mean that Dad will like it as much.

While we're on the subject of free presents, any parent knows that the most precious gift children can ever bestow on their parents is the gift of their own absence. Arranging to alternate babysitting weekends with another couple will always be appreciated, as will finding activities that the children can go do for a day while Dad stays home and gets re-acquainted with his flat screen.

Of course, this is also a great opportunity to provide him with the ability to spend more quality time with his children. Arranging for them to do something they all enjoy, like a fishing trip or a day at the movies, will help him create memories that he will treasure for the rest of his life, while also distracting him from the fact that you pawned babysitting duties off on him for the day.

Just stay away from tired, clichéd gifts, like anything that says "#1 Dad" on it. He's seen the official Dad rankings — he knows better. Personalizing his gift is still a good idea, and this can be a good chance to razz him a little. A flask engraved with "Mom's First Husband" or something sarcastic like that will make him laugh, and he'll want to show it off (of course, if he gets fired for showing off his flask at work, that's on you).

Regardless of what you get him, he'll love and treasure anything that comes from his kids. After all, he has to — it's part of the job description.

Buying Gifts For Male Acquaintances

Sometimes you have to buy a gift for a guy you don't know very well. Whether it's your boss, a neighbor, or that loan shark who's getting tired of asking for his money, a thoughtful gift can go a long way towards keeping relationships running smoothly.

There's only one problem, though — as we already mentioned, you don't know this guy very well. That makes it a little harder to be thoughtful.

In these situations, it's okay to be superficial. If the one thing you know about him is that he smokes cigars, buying him a box of stogies is perfectly acceptable. If you can, take the time to scope out his home or office for any clues (note: I am not condoning breaking and entering here). Anything that he displays prominently is something that he feels strongly about, and that represents a possible in.

If you have absolutely no idea what he's into, then there are still some options that he's likely to appreciate. It's important to remember that default gifts became default gifts for a reason: most people actually like getting gift certificates. Try to stick with the most general places you can, though; Amazon is a good choice, whereas a voucher for "Bob's Beekeeping Supplies" represents quite the leap of faith.

It should be noted here, however, that there are a few things to stay away from if you're clueless. Booze is a bad choice, as you don't want to be accidentally responsible for someone falling off the wagon. Also, stay away from anything that could be construed as criticism, such as a gym membership or a self-help book.

When getting a gift for anyone, though, it truly is the thought that counts. That said, it's always better to give them something they desperately want, which is why I've always believed in stealing and then returning their car.



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Last updated on September 28, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.


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