Let’s cut right to the chase. There are a lot of gift guides for guys out there that, truly, appear to be a copy/paste of some or all of the following: a flannel, a tool of some sort, hot sauce, something golf-themed… Those guides are fine—spot on, even! But, if you’re looking for something he’ll love that’s a little less “sporting store gift card,” you’ve come to the right place. Although, there is a hot sauce set on this list, and absolutely no apologies for it.
I turned to the resident guy in my life, my husband, to help curate a list of gifts that guys would get excited about. Quick background on the man: he’s more stylish than me (you should see his Pinterest board), he’s got an ear to the ground for what’s trending, he’s genuinely creative, and finally, he’s inherently cool because he’s an Aussie. TL;DR, you can trust his taste.
Gift Guide for Him: 16 Gifts He’ll Love
We also threw in a few tried-and-true gifts that are always appreciated by the guys in our lives. There’s something for coffee lovers, something to wear, and, of course, something to “figure out” while everyone else goes on opening gifts.
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Limited Edition Ritual Coffee Bundle
Guys who truly love coffee do not hide it. If coffee is a ritual for him, don’t scroll, don’t go anywhere else—just snag this set now before it sells out. With two limited edition white Casa Zuma mugs paired with a wooden coffee scoop and beans from Canyon Coffee, he will be SET.
A Universal Shoe-Cleaning Kit
For sneakerheads and the guy who enjoys keeping his shoes clean, this is the kit for him. Jason Markk makes it easy to do professional cleaning at home on any kind of shoe with the same tools and products used in his flagship LA store. A big bonus for me is that my husband enjoys this kit so much that he’ll even clean my sneakers without me even asking.
A Pizza Night Upgrade
One of my favorite family rituals is our weekly pizza night. Everyone eats, everyone enjoys, and it’s one night a week when dinner is simple. But we’re craving a bit of an upgrade and my husband has his eye on this Ooni pizza oven, which I will be happy to supply. It makes that wood-fired-type crust easy to achieve at home—and gives him something fun to do that, again, I also benefit from.
A Classic Pair of Loafers
The classic loafer is the shoe of the moment in menswear. They’re more versatile than you think—swap out boots to style them with jeans and a tee and you’ll see what I mean. It’s unexpected yet it works. This particular shoe is made by an iconic loafer brand and carried by one of your favorite stores.
The $100 Sneaker He’ll Brag About
I told someone the other day that my husband talks about his Gazelles for no less than five minutes a day, only to come home and listen to him wax poetic about his Gazelles. While Samba’s might be the sneaker of 2023, Gazelles are known to be more comfortable and they’re just as stylish. They come in multiple colors and the price can’t be beat.
A Foundational Field Watch
2023 was the year my husband became a watch expert. So much so that when my 6-year-old son catches him scrolling, he’ll say, “Are you looking at watches again?” According to watch enthusiasts, the American-made Hamilton Field Watch is a foundational piece for any collection. The design is classic, simple, and nostalgic—not too big and a nice fit on the wrist.
A Canvas Work Jacket
A good workwear jacket is about longevity. It wears well over time and will mold to the wearer’s body for a personalized fit. This Canvas Work Jacket can go laid-back with sweatpants and a hoodie or casual with jeans and a tee. One thing is for sure—it will hang in his closet for a long time.
Give him the gift of focused entertainment with Bose’s highly-rated headphones. My dad has seven grandchildren (and counting) under the age of six—this might be the year he gets to enjoy football without so many cute little distractions.
The Perfect Pocket Tee
Like I said in our gift guide for her, if you’re going to gift clothes, make it a classic piece. Plus, let’s face it—he always needs a new tee. Madewell Men’s is having a moment, thanks to collaborating with new designers in 2023 and producing some really incredible work. The classic tee can’t be beaten, and you know Madewell does classics right.
A LEGO Set (AKA, a Toy)
Because inside every man, still exists a little boy who just wants a toy to play with. This LEGO set will scratch that itch with a heavy hit of nostalgia, not to mention the simple gift of doing something just for fun.
A Stanley, But for Adventures
The Stanley Quencher continues to rule the water bottle world, but that’s not the only stellar offering from Stanley. Send him off on his next adventure (the camping trip, the hike, the tailgate) with a leak-proof flask and four shot glasses in a stainless steel carrying case.
Something for the Star Lover
If he geeked out over the eclipse or is always pointing to the sky and saying, “That one’s a planet,” nurture his interests with a gift that’ll bring him just a little bit closer. This telescope is a great entry point for nighttime watchers, adored and recommended by reviewers for stargazing made easy.
A Coffee Table Book for Car Fans
Driving in cars with coffee table books—it should be a thing. An excellent choice for the car lover in your life, this book is a museum of iconic car design all within the pages of a book.
A Hot Sauce Gift Set
If you’re buying any hot sauce this season, make it Truff. It’s not your average hot sauce, thanks to the delicious infusion of truffles. My husband is absolutely obsessed with this stuff (and this is a man who won’t eat spicy food).
For the Snack Lover
This is the perfect gift for an uncle, a new friend, or even a gift exchange—a collapsable bowl made for popping your own homemade popcorn. It’s fun, it’s cool, and it supports one of the best pastimes… snacking!
A Really Great Blanket
Finally, don’t discount the blanket gift. I wrapped one up for my husband last year and his initial confusion turned into endless couch snuggles and proclamations of love for his new blanket in no time flat. Guys gotta be cozy, too!