The holidays are a time for giving, and finding the perfect gift for the important men in your life can be challenging. With so many gift options out there, it’s tough to choose something special that he’ll truly appreciate. This comprehensive gift guide covers over 50 of the top gift ideas for men this holiday season, from tech gadgets and tools to apparel, gear, games, and more.
Electronics & Tech Gifts
Technology and electronics remain one of the most popular gift categories for men year after year. Here are some of the best tech gift ideas for 2023:
The latest iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel phones make great gifts for men who are due for an upgrade. Top options include:
- iPhone 14 Pro – Apple’s newest high-end phone with a 48MP camera and Always-On display.
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra – Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone rumored for a January 2023 launch.
- Google Pixel 7 Pro – Google’s impressive flagship phone praised for its camera performance.
Consider accessories like cases, screen protectors, wireless chargers and headphones to go with a new smartphone gift.
Smartwatches are must-have tech accessories for health tracking, notifications, communication, music control and more. Top models include:
- Apple Watch Series 8 – The best smartwatch option for iPhone users with fitness tracking, crash detection and ECG.
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 – A top Android smartwatch with health sensors, GPS, and multi-day battery.
- Garmin Fenix 7 – A premium multisport GPS watch built tough for outdoor adventures.
True wireless earbuds make it easy to listen to music, take calls and more on the go. Leading options include:
- Apple AirPods Pro 2 – Apple’s latest noise-cancelling earbuds with touch controls and transparency mode.
- Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro – Impressive sound quality and ANC in a comfortable, compact design.
- Sony WF-1000XM4 – Sony’s excellent noise-cancelling wireless earbuds praised for sound quality.
Consider a charging case or accessories to complement new wireless earbuds.
Upgrade his home entertainment with an immersive soundbar for his TV:
- Sonos Arc – A premium Dolby Atmos soundbar for cinematic sound.
- Polk MagniFi Max SR – A powerful surround sound system in one soundbar.
- Roku Streambar – A compact soundbar with 4K streaming built-in.
Smart speakers allow you to play music, get information, set timers and more with voice commands. Great options include:
- Amazon Echo (4th Gen) – Amazon’s newest Echo smart speaker with Alexa.
- Apple HomePod Mini – Compact Siri-enabled speaker for Apple fans.
- Sonos One – Great-sounding mid-sized Alexa/Google Assistant speaker.
Consider bundles or multi-room audio setups so he can enjoy whole-home audio.
Give the gift of endless entertainment with streaming media players like:
- Nvidia Shield TV Pro
- Apple TV 4K
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max
- Roku Ultra
Upgrade his photography with a new point-and-shoot or DSLR camera like:
- Sony ZV-1 – A vlogging-focused pocket camera with flip screen.
- Canon EOS Rebel T8i – A great entry-level DSLR with 4K video.
- Nikon Z50 – A mirrorless camera with excellent image quality.
Consider lenses, tripods, SD cards, cases and editing software to help complete his new camera setup.
The booklover will appreciate receiving a Kindle or other eReader this holiday:
- Kindle Paperwhite – Amazon’s popular eReader with a backlit 300ppi display.
- Kobo Libra 2 – An affordable 7″ eReader with ComfortLight Pro and water resistance.
- Kindle Oasis – Amazon’s premium eReader with page-turn buttons and adjustable warm light.
Don’t forget to include an Amazon or Kobo gift card so he can stock up on ebooks.
The latest laptops make for powerful presents he can use for work, gaming, content creation, and more:
- MacBook Air M2 – Apple’s ultraportable laptop with the new M2 chip.
- Dell XPS 13 – A premium Windows ultrabook praised for its gorgeous nearly borderless display.
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon – A lightweight business laptop with long battery life.
- Razer Blade 15 – A high-end gaming laptop with Nvidia graphics.
Consider accessories like laptop bags, docking stations and external monitors.
Top-rated tablets from leading brands include:
- iPad 10th Gen – Apple’s newest iPad with the fast A14 Bionic chip.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – A powerful Android tablet great for work and play.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 9 – A premium 2-in-1 detachable touchscreen laptop/tablet.
Cases, keyboards, and styli make great add-on gifts.
Drone technology has advanced rapidly, and many men will appreciate an awesome new quadcopter like:
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – A compact folding drone with 4K video and obstacle avoidance.
- Skydio 2+ – An AI-powered drone skilled at tracking and filming subjects.
- Autel Evo Nano+ – A portable, beginner-friendly drone with a 4K camera.
Extra batteries, microSD cards, and drone cases help protect his new aerial photography setup.
Help him keep his home protected with video doorbells and security cameras:
- Arlo Pro 4 – Wire-free outdoor/indoor security camera with 2K video.
- Ring Video Doorbell 4 – Smart video doorbell with crispy 1080p video and advanced motion detection.
- Nest Cam Indoor – Easy-to-install indoor security camera streams 1080p video with night vision.
Dash cams are handy for documenting drives and can provide video evidence in case of accidents:
- Garmin Dash Cam 67W – Compact, discreet GPS dash cam records in 1440p with driver alerts.
- Vantrue N4 3 Channel Dash Cam – Tri-channel front, inside, and rear 1440p dash camera.
- Nexar Pro GPS Dash Cam – GPS dash cam streams and auto-uploads footage to the cloud.
Apple Gift Ideas
You can’t go wrong gifting the Apple fanatic on your list with these Apple ideas:
- Apple gift cards – Give him Apple credit to use towards apps, music, iCloud storage or other Apple services. Amounts ranging from $25 to $200.
- AirPods Max – Over-ear noise-cancelling headphones deliver superb sound quality.
- Apple Watch bands – Upgrade his Apple Watch with premium leather bands, sport loops or metal links.
- AirTag 4 Pack – Tile-like location trackers to attach to keys, bags, etc. Help him stop losing his stuff.
- MagSafe battery pack – Attaches magnetically to iPhone 12 or newer for on-the-go charging.
- Magic accessories – Fun tech accessories like Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard for iMac.
- Software gifts – Gift cards for creative apps like Final Cut Pro or Logic Pro.
- Apple TV+ subscription – A streaming subscription gives access to Apple original shows.
- iMac 24-inch – Apple’s colorful all-in-one desktop computer with M1 processor and 4.5K Retina display.
Wearable Tech Gifts
Along with smartwatches, here are additional wearable tech gifts men will get use from:
- Fitbit Versa 4 or Sense 2 – Top-rated fitness smartwatches track steps, heart rate, sleep and more.
- Oura Ring Gen3 – An intelligent ring that provides health insights related to sleep, activity and readiness.
- Jabra Elite 7 Active – Wireless earbuds with a secure comfortable fit for workouts and taking calls.
- Bose Frames – Audioshades with built-in speakers for private, distraction-free listening on the go.
- Amazon Echo Frames 2nd gen – Alexa-enabled smart glasses make it easy to get information hands-free.
- Apple AirTags – Can be attached to belts, keyrings, luggage and more to track items via the Find My app.
- Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker – Wearable focuses on tracking strain, recovery and sleep. Aimed at athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Music lovers and audiophiles appreciate audio gifts to power their home and personal listening such as:
- JBL Flip 6 – A portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful sound and a waterproof design.
- Sonos Move – A smart speaker from Sonos with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for indoor/outdoor listening.
- Marshall Emberton II – Compact speaker with punk-inspired design provides 25+ hours of playtime.
- Sony WH-1000XM5 – Over-ear headphones lauded for their elite noise cancellation and Hi-Res Audio support.
- Jabra Elite 85t – Comfortable wireless earbuds with ANC and wireless charging case.
- Beats Solo3 – On-ear headphones deliver enhanced sound with up to 40-hour battery life.
- Fluance RT85 – High-performance belt-drive turntable produces natural analog sound from records.
- Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT – Bluetooth-enabled turntable with built-in phono preamp.
- U-Turn Orbit Plus – Beginner-friendly turntable available in various colors.
Don’t forget extras like speaker stands, headphones cases, record cleaning kits, headphone amps and more.
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Fuel his hobby with awesome gaming accessories, merch and gear:
- Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5 – Good luck tracking down hot new consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
- Nintendo Switch OLED – The upgraded Switch console with 7-inch OLED screen.
- Meta Quest 2 VR headset – Immerse into virtual worlds with this wireless VR headset.
- Game gift cards – Give him credits to spend on games in the Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Steam and Epic Games stores.
- Gaming chair – Big comfy gaming chairs from DXRacer, Secretlab and others elevate his gaming setup.
- Controller charger – Keeps his Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo controllers charged and ready for action.
- Gaming headset – Features like surround sound and noise cancellation give him an audio edge. Top brands include SteelSeries, Astro, Razer and Logitech.
- Racing wheel – Makes racing games more realistic. Leading options from Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec.
- Gaming monitor – Upgrade his display with monitors offering high resolution, fast refresh rates and features tailored to gaming. Brands like Asus, Alienware and Samsung carry top gaming monitors.
- Merchandise – Clothing, collectibles and accessories themed around his favorite games.
Outdoors & Adventure Gifts
Equip him for outdoor adventures with gear he can use on trails, slopes, water and more:
- Softshell jacket – Wind-resistant and water-repellent outer layer for activities like hiking, climbing, camping. Brands like Columbia, Marmot, and The North Face make quality options.
- Insulated jacket – Down or synthetic fill coats from Patagonia, Canada Goose, Arc’teryx and others provide warmth while adventuring outdoors.
- Base layers – Merino wool or synthetic fabric shirts and bottoms that wick away sweat and regulate body temperature during activities.
- Sorel boots – Keep his feet warm and dry during winter with Sorel’s rugged cold-weather boots.
- Smartwool socks – Made from merino wool, these comfortable socks are naturally moisture-wicking and temperature regulating.
- Yeti cooler – Keeps food and drinks cold for days with its thick insulation. The Tundra 45 and 65 are popular portable sizes.
- Hydro Flask – Vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours. Customizable with different colors of caps, boots and stickers.
- Coleman tent – High-quality camping tents built to withstand the elements. Easy setup designs available in 2-6 person sizes.
- Sleeping bag – Brands like Nemo and Marmot make ultra-cozy down sleeping bags built for backpacking.
- Portable power station – Charge phones, run lights, inflate tires, and power other electronics off-grid with compact lithium power stations from Jackery, Anker and others.
Fitness & sports
- Garmin watch – Fitness watches like the Garmin Fenix track distance, pace, heart rate along with workouts, sleep and more.
- Jabra Elite Active 75t – Secure-fitting wireless earbuds for workouts and outdoor activity.
- TRX GO Suspension Trainer – Portable suspension training system for full body strength and cardio at home or on the road.
- Ski/snowboard goggles – Upgraded goggles provide better visibility and eye protection on the slopes from brands like Oakley, Smith, and Anon.
Other outdoor gear
- YETI Rambler mug – Durable insulated mugs keep coffee and other drinks hot while adventuring.
- Victorinox Swiss Army Knife – Iconic pocket knives and multitools come in handy both outdoors and everyday.
- LifeStraw – Portable water filter allows drinkable water straight from lakes, streams, etc.
- Goal Zero Power station – Portable solar generator keeps electronic devices charged off the grid.
- Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle – Rugged stainless steel thermos built for outdoor adventures.
Apparel & Style Gifts
Clothing always makes solid gift ideas. Some top clothing and style gift ideas for men:
- Down puffer – Warm quilted down or down-alternative jackets from Canada Goose, The North Face, Patagonia
- Wool overcoat – Classic wool overcoats provide warmth and timeless style from brands like J.Crew, Banana Republic
- Leather jacket – Versatile leather jackets come bomber, moto, or racer styles. Top Brands include Schott, Wilsons Leather, Calvin Klein
- Rain jacket – Lightweight, breathable waterproof shells for wet weather. Outdoor brands like Columbia, Marmot, Outdoor Research popular.
- Jean jacket – Essential layering piece goes with anything. Lucky Brand, Levi’s, Gap, and Abercrombie all carry quality denim jackets.
- Flannel – Cozy and stylish shirt for winter. Brands like L.L. Bean, Patagonia, Faherty make durable, thick flannels.
- Sweater – Crewneck, quarter-zip, cardigan, pullover, v-neck, cable knit and more sweater styles. merino wool and cashmere are premium materials.
- Dress shirt – Well-fitting dress shirt in solid, plaid, gingham, striped patterns from Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt, Mizzen+Main, etc.
- Henley – Casual long-sleeved shirt with signature Henley placket. Brands like Lucky, Levi’s, Banana Republic.
- Polo – Classic short sleeve polos shirts available in a variety of styles and colors from Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines.
- Jeans – Best selling cuts include slim, skinny, straight, athletic, bootcut and relaxed. Quality denim brands include Levi’s, Lucky Brand, Gap, Old Navy.
- Joggers – Comfortable cotton joggers great for lounging and casual wear. Brands like Vuori, Rhone, Lululemon popular.
- Chinos – From versatile tan khakis to colored chinos. Dockers, Bonobos, Banana Republic specialize in men’s chino pants.
- Lounge pants – Stretch knits and jersey lounge pants and joggers make comfortable gifts. Popular materials include micro modal, fleece, jersey.
Underwear & Basics
- Underwear – Upgrade his underwear drawer with quality boxer briefs from Saxx, MeUndies, Tommy John, Lululemon.
- Socks – Darn Tough and Bombas make quality performance dress and casual socks. Look for merino wool and compression options.
- Base layers – Waffle-knit thermals and long underwear for retaining warmth worn as a first layer. Brands like Carhartt, Smartwool, and Under Armour popular.
- Pajamas – Soft pajama pants and long sleeve pajama tops for sleeping. Flannel, micro modal, and jersey are warm, soft materials.
Shaving & Grooming Kits
Help him elevate his grooming routine with these shaving and skin care gifts:
- Safety razor – Single blade razors from Vikings Blade, Merkur, and Mühle provide an ultra-close shave.
- Shaving brush – Improves lather and preps beard for a smooth shave. Badger hair and synthetic fibers are common.
- Beard grooming kit – Beard oil, balm, comb, scissors and other beard maintenance tools.
- Electric razor – Convenient electric rotary and foil shavers from Braun, Philips Norelco. Look for wet/dry models.
- Shaving cream/oil – Artisan brands like The Art of Shaving and Harry’s make indulgent shaving products.
- Multi-blade razors – ProGlide, Fusion, and Mach3 are popular cartridge razor lines from Gillette. Include additional blade refills.
- Shaving subscription box – Monthly boxes deliver shaving accessories, razors, grooming products from Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s, Morelabs.
Pair with accessories like a shaving mirror, shave bowl, beard trimmer, face scrub, and moisturizer. Luxury gift sets also available.
Grilling & Kitchen Gifts
For the backyard chef or foodie, grill accessories and kitchenware make excellent gifts for men. Ideas include:
- Electric smoker – Make BBQ ribs, pulled pork and more with set-it-and-forget it electric smokers from brands like Masterbuilt, Pit Boss, and Cuisinart.
- Pizza oven – Countertop pizza ovens from Ooni, Gozney and Pizzacraft allow him to make restaurant-quality pizza at home.
- Meat thermometer – Instant read thermometers from Thermapen and Thermoworks ensure meats are cooked to the proper temperature.
- Grill tools – Essentials like spatulas, tongs, skewers, and grill brushes for perfecting his backyard barbecue skills.
- Cutlery set – Quality knives, steak knives and kitchen shears make meal prep easier. Henckels, Wüsthof, Shun, and Victorinox make superb cutlery.
- Cast iron skillet – Pre-seasoned cast iron pans from Lodge, Staub, and Le Creuset can be used indoors or over the grill.
- Air fryer – A popular kitchen gadget that uses convection to cook food crispy with less oil than traditional frying. Top brands include Ninja, Cosori, Philips.
- Coffee maker – Automatic drip coffee machines, single-serve makers, pour over kettles and espresso machines help make barista-quality coffee drinks at home.
- Cocktail shaker – Enhance his mixology skills with professional Boston shakers, cocktail strainers and muddlers.
- Steak knives – Serrated steak knives cut through thick cuts of meat without shredding it. Henckels, Victorinox Fibrox, and Wüsthof make exceptional steak knife sets.
- Kitchen utensils – High-quality cooking utensils, spatulas, whisks, serving spoons, peelers that are both stylish and functional.
- Cookware – Upgraded nonstick frying pans, stainless steel pots and saucepans help take his cooking abilities to the next level.
- Sous vide cooker – Allows precision low-temperature cooking in water baths for perfectly cooked steaks, chicken and more. Top brands are Anova, Breville, and Joule.
- Pressure cooker – Electric multi-cookers like the Instant Pot use pressure cooking to quickly cook foods and tenderize meats. Also works as a slow cooker, rice cooker and more.
- Kitchen torch – Useful for caramelizing creme brulee, soldering sous vide bags, lighting coals, and more. Popular butane torches from Bernzomatic, Searzall, and Blazer.
- Vacuum sealer – Foodsaver and NutriChef vacuum sealers keep food fresh longer and are great for sous vide cooking.
- Spice rack – An organized spice rack or magnetic strip keeps his herbs and spices neatly in reach. Fill it with popular spices or curate his favorites.
- Knife block – Safely store cutlery in countertop wooden, acrylic or bamboo knife blocks. Magnetic knife strips also available.
- Grilling planks – Soak hardwood planks in water before grilling fish, chicken or veggies for added smoky flavor.
- Hot sauce making kit – Kits contain peppers, vinegar, jars and everything needed to DIY hot sauces.
- Jerky making kit – Dehydrate meats into delicious homemade jerky with a food dehydrator and jerky spices.
- Coffee subscriptions – Reoccurring deliveries of fresh roasted coffee beans from Bean Box, Atlas Coffee, Trade Coffee, and more.
- Cocktail shaker set – Complete sets include a Boston shaker, strainer, muddler, jigger and more bar tools for mixing drinks.
- Bartender kit – Barware like a wine opener, bottle stoppers, pour spouts, cocktail picks and shakers help him level up home bartending.
- Ice cream maker – Churn delicious homemade ice cream with compact machines from Cuisinart, Nostalgia, and Yonanas.
- Soda maker – SodaStream allows DIY carbonated beverages. Flavor options include cola, lemon-lime, ginger ale and more.
- Coffee subscriptions – Have fresh roasted coffee beans delivered monthly from Atlas, Trade, Blue Bottle, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc.
- Wine fridge – Compact wine coolers (usually 24-100 bottles) keep wine chilled at proper serving temps. Brands like Kalamera, NutriChef, Ivation.
- Pizza peel – Wooden pizza peel for seamlessly sliding pizzas into the oven. Perforated peel designs prevent dough from sticking.
- Pizza cutter – Durable stainless steel or rocker blade pizza cutter wheels make slicing homemade pizzas easy.
- BBQ gloves – Protect hands from heat when grilling with high-heat resistant gloves and mitts.
- Grill mat – Nonstick BBQ grill mats prevent food from sticking to grill grates. Withstand up to 500°F.
- BBQ brush – Sturdy grill brushes for properly cleaning the grill grates before and after use.
- Digital meat thermometer – Instant read thermometers ensure meats are cooked perfectly. Brands like Thermoworks Thermapen are top rated.
- Vacuum sealer – Foodsaver vacuum sealers keep sous vide meals, meats, cheeses and more fresh longer.
- Cocktail smoking gun – Handheld device infuses cocktails with cool smoky flavor.
- sous vide container – Custom container for cooking food in immersion circulator water baths.
- Coffee roaster – FreshRoast SR500 lets him roast green coffee beans at home for peak freshness.
- Pour over kettle – Controlled pour kettles from Hario, OXO, and Fellow for manual drip coffee.
- Tabletop fire pit – Make s’mores, keep food warm, and more with compact portable propane fire pits from Bond, Solo Stove, and Flamos.
- Jerky gun – Load ground meat and extrude into strips for making homemade beef jerky.
- Donut maker – Make fresh homemade donuts with compact electric donut fryers and baking kits.
- Margarita machine – Margarita machines like Margaritaville’s make frozen or on-the-rocks margaritas for parties.
- Sausage stuffer – Stuff sausage casings with the help of manual or electric sausage stuffers.
- Charcuterie board – Serve up meats, cheeses, fruits in style on wood, marble, or acrylic charcuterie boards.
- Coffee subscription – Have fresh roasted whole bean or ground coffee delivered monthly from Atlas, Trade Coffee, Mistobox, etc.
- Kegerator – Convert any mini fridge into a kegerator with an add-on beer tap tower kit. Perfect for man caves.
- Jerky rack – Metal racks with hanging rods for easily making homemade beef or turkey jerky in the oven or dehydrator.
- Spice rack organizer – Keep spices neatly arranged and easily identified on countertop racks or magnetic strips.