35 gifts for men he can actually use every day, from a cozy pair of slippers to an RFID-blocking wallet

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  • Whether he's your brother, partner, dad, or friend, you're probably looking for a gift for him.
  • To make shopping easier, we came up with a list of 32 thoughtful gifts for the special man in your life.
  • Our picks cover all budgets and tastes, from cozy socks to a massage gun.
  • Need more gift ideas? Check out all of our Insider Reviews gift guides here.

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Shopping for the special men in your life can be a pretty daunting task if they haven't specifically outlined what kind of gifts they want, but the key is to not over-think it. The best gifts are usually things he needs but is too stubborn to buy for himself or things he'll end up using every day.

If you need some inspiration for what to get for him, the Insider Reviews team has you covered with some truly excellent gift ideas. Though you can never go wrong with a new leather wallet, Patagonia fleece, or shaving kit, we've also included some unique gifts, like a vinyl record player and smart light kit.

Check out 35 great gift ideas for men:

A high-end gaming headset

sony pulse 3d bottom

Walmart

Whether he's team PlayStation or team XBOX, a good headset is an easy way to level up his gaming experience. 

A pair of our favorite jeans

Mott and Bow Jeans

Mott and Bow Jeans

Mott and Bow makes denim jeans that are equally durable and comfortable at affordable prices. Replace his old worn out pair with a new style he'll have for many years to come.

Stylish T-shirts

Cuts Clothing

Cuts Clothing

You might not think T-shirts make great gifts, but the ones from Cuts Clothing do. They're incredibly soft, stretchy, and durable. With a few new tees added to his wardrobe, his casual style will improve immediately.

A stylish and comfortable pair of sneakers

Allbirds Wool Runners

Allbirds

Popular shoe startup Allbirds now sells high-top sneakers and even clothing, but for the uninitiated (and honestly really anyone), the classic Wool Runners make an excellent gift. 

A custom cashmere sweater with his initials

ralph lauren

Ralph Lauren

If you're looking for something a bit more special than your average sweater, Ralph Lauren's Custom Cashmere allows you to personalize sweaters with different colors and initials.

A warm winter coat

Triple F.A.T. Goose Downing

Triple F.A.T. Goose

Don't wait until the forecast includes freezing temperatures and snow to get him a new winter jacket. Triple F.A.T. Goose's Downing Parka is exceptionally warm with a 750-fill power and it's also waterproof.

Comfortable socks that give back

Bombas

Bombas

His feet will thank you for keeping them cozy all winter long in these socks. And for every pair purchased, Bombas will donate a pair to someone in need.

Comfortable sweater polos

The Tie Bar

The Tie Bar

The Tie Bar's Merino Wool Polo is a stylish, winter-appropriate take on the classic polo shirt. He'll enjoy the looks of a long-sleeve polo with the warmth of merino wool.

An incredibly comfortable onesie

A person wearing a red plaid Nightcrawler Onesie from Saxx

Saxx

We love SAXX's underwear because of its comfort and utility, and the Nightcrawler Onesie is no different. From festive patterns to silly banana prints, the Nightcrawler takes a fun and cozy approach to your typical PJs.

A classic leather wallet

Two hands opening the orange and blue Bellroy Apex Sleeve wallet

Bellroy

A wallet doesn't have to be a boring gift when it's from Bellroy. The brand offers a great variety of designs to fit all kinds of people's personal styles or needs. From low-profile designs like the Low to RFID blocking wallets like the Apex Sleeve, there's a lot to choose from.

A warm fleece he'll always wear

Patagonia Better Sweater

Patagonia

We're firm believers that you can't own too many Patagonia fleeces. The Better Sweater Fleece Jacket is super warm compared to its light weight and comes in 11 different colors, so you'll definitely find one he'll like.

A funky pair (or pairs) of underwear

meundies

MeUndies

Your first thought may be that underwear is sort of a strange gift, but hear us out. MeUndies are so comfortable they will blow his mind, and they come in tons of colors and limited-edition prints.

Cozy slippers he'll love to lounge around in or wear outside

UGG Tasman

UGG

The UGG Tasman is a wonderful option because it's incredibly warm, comfortable, and can be worn indoors and outdoors. For more slippers options, check out our guide on the best men's slippers here.

A watch strap that'll up the ante on his Apple Watch

Nomad Apple Watch Band

Nomad

Dress up his Apple Watch with a beautiful Horween leather strap that costs far less than the price of Apple's own straps.

An Amazon Echo Show

Echo Show 8

Amazon

The Echo Show is my personal favorite Echo because of its crisp HD display. Like every other Echo, it uses Alexa to accomplish any number of tasks, from answering questions to reordering supplies on Amazon. But in addition to Alexa's verbal response about the day's weather forecast, for example, the Echo Show displays it on its 8-inch screen. 

Noise-canceling earbuds

Beats Fit Pro

Beats

The all-new Beats Fit Pro earbuds are a great alternative to AirPods. They feature wings to keep them secure in your ears and noise-canceling technology.

An Amazon Echo Dot

echo dot - amazon gifts for boyfriend

Amazon

Amazon's tiny but mighty smart speaker is just as powerful as its sibling devices, allowing him to control anything from his lights to his music.

The latest Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 7

Apple

With way more features than your average wristwatch, the brand new Apple Watch Series 7 is a gift that tech lovers will love.

Smart light bulbs that can create billions of lighting combinations

Philips Hue

Philips

Philips Hue lighting not only looks cool, but it can also replicate a natural sunrise and combat the effects of seasonal sunshine deprivation. This starter kit is also compatible with Amazon's, Google's, and Apple's smart assistants. 

A record player for audiophiles

Turntable

Amazon

The Fluance RT81 Turntable is a great way to enjoy your vinyl collection using modern technology. 

A waterproof, no-glare Kindle e-reader

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon

The recently refreshed Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent gift for anyone who loves to read. For $140, he'll get a Kindle that's waterproof, has a new 6.8-inch display screen with thinner borders, 20% faster page turns, and storage for thousands of books. 

A high-end electric razor

Braun Series 7 7071cc

Braun

We've tested tons of electric razors and the Braun Series 7 is one of the best you can buy. It's the perfect grooming tool for men who prefer electric over traditional multi-blade razors.

Read our full review here.

Custom cologne

Hawthorne cologne

Hawthorne

Hawthorne makes personalized cologne for men based on a short personality quiz. It's perfect for helping him find a new scent he'll love.

An exfoliating razor

GilletteLabs

Target

Skincare is an important part of maintaining a clear face after shaving, so to help, GilletteLabs' latest razor will exfoliate his skin while he shaves.

A clean, daily skincare routine

Humanrace Skincare

Humanrace Skincare

Featuring clean ingredients and sustainable packaging, Humanrace is an easy three-step routine that will simplify his skincare regimen.

A high-quality shave set

Harry's

Harry's

Harry's has become one of the biggest shaving brands thanks to its affordable prices and quality razors. If he prefers to groom with multi-blade razors, The Winston Set is an awesome way to elevate his shaving experience.

An Instant Pot for easy weeknight meals

instant pot duo

Amazon

The Instant Pot is one of the most versatile appliances you can add to your kitchen for under $100. Help him make delicious home-cooked meals in a cinch, even when he has to work late.

The massage gun

Image of a person using the Theragun Mini best gifts for dad

Theragun

The compact design of the Theragun Mini makes it easy to carry around, but don't let the small size fool you. It still packs a better punch than most massage guns around the same price.

We think the Theragun Pro is worth every pretty penny for its power and durability. It beats others on the market for its revolutionary QuietForce Technology, a feature that makes the operation of the gun far quieter than any others in the brand's lineup. 

A luxurious sheet set that makes bedtime better

brooklinen sheets

Brooklinen

High-quality sheets might be the last thing on his mind, but he'll appreciate them once he has them. Brooklinen's bedsheets are some of our favorites for their comfort, feel, and overall value.

Whether you choose the Classic Core Sheets or the higher-end Luxe Hardcore Sheets, the bundles will include everything he needs to give his bed a fresh makeover. Brooklinen also sells comforterspillowscandles, and blankets

Read our full review of Brooklinen sheets here

A flask that'll keep his coffee hot and his water cold

hydro flask $28

Hydro Flask

This insulated bottle keeps hot drinks hot (and we mean hot) for up to 12 hours, and cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. Whether he enjoys hot coffee or ice-cold water, this flask will keep his drinks at the perfect temperature.

A weighted blanket from a beloved online mattress startup

casper

Casper

The pressure of a weighted blanket has a soothing effect that'll reduce anxiety and help him fall asleep faster. Plus, it'll feel like he's being wrapped in a big hug. 

An audible subscription

under $25 audible -- gifts for dad

Audible/Business Insider

With an Audible membership, he'll gain access to thousands of audiobooks and podcasts that he can listen to on his Kindle, smartphone, or in the car. 

Amir Ismael

Senior Reporter, Insider Reviews

Amir Ismael is a senior reporter for Insider Reviews, Insider's e-commerce branch of the service journalism team. As a collector of sneakers and fashion, Amir is passionate about all things related to style. He's covered everything including the industry's shift to producing more sustainable clothing, the most comfortable loungewear, all of the best places to shop for affordable business casual attire, and more. He's used his expertise in footwear and the footwear industry to review all kinds of shoes from sportswear giants, well-known casual brands, and startups. Amir's coverage also includes eyewear, watches, and grooming products like electric razors and men's skincare. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Amir has led Insider Reviews' face masks coverage with thoughtful recommendations based on CDC guidelines, expert opinions, and his own testing. During his time at Insider, Amir previously handled deals of the day coverage, and worked as a generalist writing hundreds of reviews ranging from phone cases and headphones to bed sheets and blenders, and has also covered major shopping holidays including Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Before joining the Insider Reviews team in 2017, worked as a freelance writer for Complex Sneakers and Sole Collector where he contributed to daily sneaker news and release dates, feature-length articles, and interviews with artists, designers, and athletes. Amir graduated from William Paterson University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and public relations. Say hello to Amir at [email protected] or on Instagram @amirjismael. Learn more about how our team of experts tests and reviews products at Insider here. Learn more about how we test style and beauty products.

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