The 15 Best Gifts for Men
We all want to feel a little appreciated sometimes. Skip the bouquets and boxes of chocolates, and surprise your guy with something totally unexpected. (No holiday necessary.)
Ramen Noodle Set
Perfect for the man who loves a good pun, this noodle set comes with a bowl, soy sauce dish, chopsticks and soup spoon that say cute things like "You Make Miso Happy." You can take this gift over the top by ordering a full takeout feast and then surprising him with a ramentic night in.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $20
A wallet with a built-in bottle opener? Something tells us that your guy won't be mad about it. He can tuck credit cards and cash into the folds above and use the metal to crack open a cold one. It's simple but totally practical.
Buy It: Paper Source, $24.95
Bento Box Tech Organizer
If he's always traveling for work, then he'll definitely appreciate this tech organizer. Inspired by Japanese bento boxes, this kit has compartments for his watch, AirPods, charging cords and iPhone, as well as two silicone straps to keep it all secure in his bag. Leave it on top of his duffel with a note for him to find before his next trip.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $49.95
Remind your guy to enjoy a little self-care from time to time with this Overindulgence Survival Kit. The gift set includes one sleep mask, an under-eye cream, a mini tube of Marvis toothpaste, a mini toothbrush and bath oil, all packaged in a tin that's perfect for traveling.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $35
A Game of Thrones Box Set
If he's struggling to cope now that his favorite show's officially over, perk him right up with this box set of books. Featuring the first six volumes of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series, this gift will allow your guy to relive all of his favorite battles and other epic moments.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $49.95
Cool Leather Catchall
Since he has such a hard time keeping up with his phone, keys and wallet, clear off his dresser and place this clever catchall tray in the center. We're obsessed with this piece because the black leatherette material looks so sophisticated, while the gold letters serve as a gentle reminder to empty his pockets before those essentials end up in the washer.
Buy It: Paper Source, $16.95
The Survival Guide
If your guy loves a good gag gift (or makes you feel like a nurse on a daily basis), gift him a copy of Am I Dying?! Written by two Columbia University doctors, the book reviews dozens of symptoms and sheds some much-needed light on when he should "chill out, make a doctor's appointment or go to the hospital." He can diagnose himself now!
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $25.99
Nailed It! Notepad
Celebrate your partner's victories, big and small, with this hilarious Nailed It! Notepad. You'll match monumental moments like "athletic successes" and "footwear choice" with a compliment, then sign your name towards the bottom to make it an official document. We like to think of it as a modern love letter.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $6
Smart Grill Light
We insist that you grab this clever light and Bluetooth speaker combo for your favorite grilling master. Perfect for backyard BBQs with his buddies, this device clamps onto the side of the grill and illuminates his cooking surface while playing music. We already know he'll get good use out of it.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $49.95
Pocket-Sized Travel Guide
Why not surprise your travel partner with a pair of plane tickets and a Wildsam Field Guide specific to your destination? Choose from major metropolitan cities like Brooklyn, San Francisco, Detroit and Nashville, mark a few places of interest in the book and then let your partner decide what to do first.
Buy It: Madewell, $20
Handheld Arcade Game
Your gamer guy won't believe his eyes when he sees this cool, handheld version of Space Invaders. Since the device is so compact, he can toss it in his bag and break it out when he's on his lunch break or waiting for the afternoon train.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $25
For the man who's happiest when he's off the grid, we suggest snagging this double-sized hammock. Made from strong, quick-drying parachute nylon 210T, this piece comfortably holds two people, so you can snuggle up together the next time you go camping.
Buy It: Amazon, $22.99 - $29.99
Score a few brownie points with your favorite sports fan and hand him a party plate that he can use during game days. The wide rim makes room for snacks like chips, tacos and wings, with a hole in the center for dip or a drink. Since he won't have to trek back and forth from the kitchen, he'll never miss a beat.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99 (Set of 6)
Here's a neat gift that you and your handyman will seriously appreciate. Instead of following your guy around the garage, bolts and cap screws in hand, present him with a magnetic wristband. Ten strong magnetics help keep hardware secure while he's working on various projects. Best of all? The piece can even convert into an impromptu toolbelt.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.99
Special Champagne Sabre
We can't think of a single man who wouldn't get a kick out of this fancy champagne sabre. Inspired by Napoleon-era calvary officers, who would use their sabres to slice open celebratory bottles of champagne, this tool boasts a stainless steel blade and a heavy wood inlay handle. Though the sabre's definitely more of a splurge, you can both rest easy knowing that the gift will last for generations and can be passed down as a family heirloom.