50+ Unique Gift Ideas for Men

By Andrea Cannon on 6 November 2015 2 comments

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be trying to think up gift ideas for a man who already has everything. Never fear. We've gathered some of the most clever, unique gift ideas for every guy in your life!

1. Upgrade the Essentials

Every man loves the essentials, so see if you can upgrade his favorite flashlight, tool kit, or Swiss army knife. You can also replace an item he uses most often, such as a new wallet, belt, watch, or some stylish cufflinks.

If you want to give his car a little upgrade, consider a fun USB car charger. If he lives in a cold climate, consider unique cold weather must-haves, such as a fun ski mask, texting gloves, or a wireless Bluetooth-enabled beanie. You can even get him a handy leather valet tray, where he can handsomely store all of his new essentials.

2. Improve His Morning Routine

Get him a shaving kit, or DIY your own with things like after-shave, shaving cream, and a new razor. Top off his shaving routine with a fog free shower mirror. Spice up his morning even more with some colorful boxer briefs or a unique tie. And at the end of a long day, what man wouldn't love some ultra-comfortable pajamas and slippers to relax in?

3. Find Techie Treats

A key finder can help him track his keys, phone, or other easily-misplaced items. It might be fun to get him a virtual keyboard, USB outlet, upgraded charging dock, smartphone projector, unique iPad case, fun glowing tie, or other new accessories for his favorite handheld electronics. The sky's the limit!

4. Upgrade His Bar or Kitchen

If he likes to entertain, spruce up his bar with a new drink dispenser, shot glass, portable drink chiller, glowing coasters, whiskey chilling stones, and ice cube makers. If he's into cooking, consider purchasing him a brand new knife block for his culinary creations. Or, get creative with a molecular gastronomy kit, cocktail mixology kit, or a flavoring and aroma pairing kit.

5. Find Something Meaningful

If he's been a little stressed lately, how about some stress relief balls to play with? If he's a beer connoisseur, a home brew kit can be a great new hobby to explore. For the non-beer lovers, you could also purchase a unique aged drink or liquor with a decorative label. If he likes it spicy, get him a sampler of the best hot sauces and put his taste buds to the test.

6. Appeal to His Inner Child

Certain items are usually meant for children, but will also appeal to adults — like the world's smallest walkie talkies! Video games, Star Wars and Star Trek paraphernalia, and Marvel comics stuff are big hits with men of all ages. Graphic novels are another great way to appeal to his inner child while still giving him a good adult read. Daytripper and Watchmen have mature adult themes, but will still give him that old comic book feel.

7. Find Unique Sports Items

Embrace his sports obsession with a jersey or paraphernalia from his favorite team. You can also get him moving with a super fun portable table tennis set. If he enjoys golf, think outside of the box with personalized golf balls or a unique golfer's crate. Is tailgating his thing? Grab him a handy two-in-one cooler stool. Campers and outdoor-lovers may enjoy survival gear, like an emergency radio, lantern, or hand warmer.

8. Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are definitely in right now, and they're a great gift option for someone who pretty much has it all. If he's a beer-drinker, consider signing him up for a beer of the month club. For the foodie in your life, something like Blue Apron will deliver fresh ingredients and recipes right to his door. Dollar Shave Club and Birchbox are great for the man who takes personal care seriously. And Scentbird is perfect if you can't decide on what cologne to get. (See also: The 10 Best Monthly Subscription Boxes)

9. Gift Cards

Gift cards can be the easiest route when you're truly stumped by a man who's tough to shop for. Best of all, it will allow him to choose exactly what he wants, so he's sure to be happy.

Don't forget you can also give an experience! For example, consider a gift card for Dave & Buster's, Ripley's Believe It or Not, a show or live experience nearby, or to his favorite massage parlor. You can also make the card extra special by finding a unique way to display it, such as in a DIY mason jar snow globe, hidden in a small stocking, or wrapped in a large box with tons of tissue paper (he'll be guessing what it is all day).

10. Get Creative

DIY gifts are a great way to save money, show off your creativity, and give something truly unique. Edible gifts are often a safe bet and you can even give him the recipe so he can replicate it himself. When all else fails, you can always transform him into his own stuffed buddy for a truly unique (and funny) gift. (See also: 25 Gifts You Can Make Today)

11. Focus on the Bestsellers

Most men's gifts can be found in key areas of the store or online. When in doubt, search for the following umbrella categories to find some fun related gifts:

  • Grilling
  • Cooking
  • Food
  • Outdoors
  • Sports
  • Golfing
  • Personal Care
  • Tools

Do you have other unique gift ideas for the man who has everything? Please share your thoughts in the comments!

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Jen

Great ideas! I found the Zombie Plant Grow Kit on amazon! Amazing how it "Plays DEAD" when you Touch it!.

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