Buying the best gifts for the men in your life—whether it’s your dad, boyfriend, husband, brother, or any other loved one—can be challenging. Some may like techy or outdoorsy presents that speak to their hobbies and interests, while others may prefer more useful gifts they can use on a regular basis. And then there are the guys who tell you they don’t want anything (sigh).
Luckily, we’ve got all sorts of great gift ideas for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and more—so no matter the occasion, you can show them that you’re thinking of them. Below are our top picks, including a Bluetooth speaker, stylish bag, and even a bidet. You’ll almost certainly find a gift that your favorite guy will absolutely adore.
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Best Gifts for Dads
Show Dad how much you care with a thoughtful gift that speaks to his quirks. If he’s the “I don’t need anything except your love” kind of dad, consider a cool (yet practical) silicone strainer that clips to any pot, a stainless steel water bottle with a secret compartment, a plush robe, or a SELF Fave shoulder massager.
Best Gifts for Boyfriends and Husbands
Sure, your husband, boyfriend, or SO may say he loves whatever you get him, but to make sure he really means it, opt for something relaxing like a SELF Home Fitness Award–winning massage gun, or helpful like noise-canceling headphones.
Best Gifts for Brothers
A pair of cushy, supportive slides, some SELF Home Fitness Award–winning wireless earbuds, or a travel cup for his favorite drink can all make excellent gifts for your brother. You could also go the playful route with a silly puffer jacket that doubles as a beverage holder (complete with handles), or give him the clever SELF Fave HyperChiller iced coffee maker, which chills warm drinks in under a minute flat.
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Best Wellness Gifts for Men
Sometimes, the guy in your life just needs to focus on himself. To help with that, give him a breathable weighted blanket, a water flosser that makes oral hygiene—dare we say—fun, a SELF Fave bidet for an unconventionally satisfying present, or a SELF Healthy Beauty Award–winning gua sha tool that can kick off a calming skin care routine.
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Best Sexy Gifts for Men
Sure, you could give your main man socks or an apron—or you could go a flirtier route with a luxe couples’ vibrator, cock ring, or butt plug. If a sex toy doesn’t fit either of your tastes, a game that provokes pleasure (both mentally and physically) is another great option.
Best Fitness and Outdoors Gifts for Men
Level up his next workout or woodland adventure with these handy gifts, including a SELF Fave Patagonia backpack (which works great for hiking or as a carry-on), a SELF Home Fitness Award–winning adjustable kettlebell for precise weightlifting, and a pair of binoculars ideal for beginner birdwatchers. The guy who likes to be prepared might also appreciate a SELF Outdoor Award–winning Lifestraw, which lets him sip straight from a stream.
Best Stylish Gifts for Men
He won’t have to compromise style for practicality with a pair of cozy, fitted Vuori joggers; a compact SELF Outdoor Award–winning Lululemon belt bag; a thick, knitted beanie to keep his head warm; or a pair of handsome Warby Parker sunglasses.
Best Cooking Gifts for Men
If the kitchen is his happy place, you could consider giving him gifts that can expand his culinary collection, like a do-it-all SELF Fave Our Place Always Pan, a set of flavorful high-quality olive oils and vinegars, or an artisan pour-over kettle. Does he already control all the lights and speakers in the house from his smartphone? Give him a smart meat thermometer to elevate his BBQ game right from the couch. And let’s not forget the Ooni pizza oven—a splurge, sure, but also a gift for yourself once your partner becomes a pie expert.
Most Useful Gifts for Men
Sometimes the most useful gifts are the most unique too. Case in point: an all-in-one multitool the size of a credit car,; a pocket blanket he can throw in his bag for impromptu outdoor lounging, a stone bath mat that dries almost immediately, and a gizmo that can charge his phone while backing up his photos.
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Best Tech Gifts for Men
There’s likely a tech gift that can speak to your guy’s interests, even if he doesn’t consider himself a gadget geek. Standouts include a smart bottle that tracks his water intake and nudges him to hydrate, and a digital photo frame he (or you) can wirelessly update. We’re also fans of this SELF Fave smart mug that keeps beverages at his preferred temperature, and a keychain bottle opener that also holds an Apple AirTag.
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Best Subscription Gifts for Men
With subscription boxes, your favorite guy can discover new products and experiences that align with his hobbies and interests. Our top picks include wine and coffee subscriptions (like the SELF Fave Atlas Coffee Club); MasterClass courses led by experts and celebs across a variety of fields; and SELF Certified Home Chef, a meal delivery service that sends precisely portioned ingredients and recipes for him to prepare. Pro tip: Subscription gifts make excellent last-minute presents, since they’re usually delivered as an emailed gift card.