60 Great Gifts For Guys That They'll Actually Want

Every holiday season, retailers sell a ton of wallets, ties, and sports-themed sweatshirts. They'll always be dude-gift staples, but you don't have to be the one to give them. Because you did some research and know what gifts guys actually want. In fact, I'll bet you all the money in my wallet (a cool $13) that no one else will be able to steal your gift thunder with the gems on this list. Take that, awkwardly close cousin who always gets your dude the cool gift!

And might I say, it's a pretty exciting time for dudes. The once-rigid (and still kind of rigid) boundaries of masculinity are expanding, and our definition of what it means to be a man is evolving. So many men are experimenting with skincare products, hairstyles, fashion trends, and interests that they would have never had so much freedom to pursue in the past. Yes, it's all pretty great.

And even hipster lumberjacks with manly beards and unnecessary but impressive log-splitting skills are open to expressing themselves in new ways that both embrace and defy gender identity. See, we've been telling the world that feminism is good for men since forever. But anyway, long story short, it's a good time to be a person looking for a cool gift idea for a dude. Let this list be the tip of your trendy iceberg. You can thank me after the dudes in your life are finished making you their queen. 

1. Guitar Pick Punch

DIY Guitar Pick Punch, $23, Amazon

Musicians who upcycle things into guitar picks are way hot. 

2. Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System



These are selling out, but you might be able to find them HERE and HERE as well. 

Bust out your childhood cartridges, blow on them, and Mario the day away. 

3. Bacon Coffee

Brown Dog Java Maple Bacon Coffee, $13, Amazon

There's bacon. There's coffee. And now there's bacon coffee. This is not a drill.

4. T-Rex Tee

Men's Ask Me About My T-Rex Green Flip T-Shirt, $19, Amazon

I can't think of a single person who wouldn't love this shirt

5. Suitcase Record Player

Crosley Executive USB Turntable, $80, Amazon 

What? You have a record you want to listen to? Well, good thing I have this briefcase record player! Yo DJ, pump this party! 

6. Air Cannon

Airzooka Air Gun, $16, Amazon

Also available HERE, HERE and HERE.

Watch your step, because you're no longer safe... from fun! (See what I did there?) 

7. Star Wars Han and Leia Hand Towels

Star Wars Han and Leia Hand Towels, $45, Amazon

And if they sell out, here's another place you can grab them:

Star Wars Han and Leia Hand Towels, $25, Think Geek

Just as long as you know... 

8. The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book

The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book, $13, Amazon

Because winter is coming, obvi. 

9. 100 Deadly Skills

100 Deadly Skills, $14, Amazon 

Now you never have to worry that you won't survive camping or that questionable music festival. 

10. Caffeinated Shaving Cream

Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Shaving Cream & Aftershave, $16, Amazon

Coffee isn't just for your cup anymore. 

11. Cardboard Taxidermy

Cardboard Safari Bucky Deer Bust Wall Decor, $30, Amazon

It's manly. It's crafty. Nothing has to die. Well, except a tree. But trees don't have eyes that stare back at you no matter where you are in the room. 

12. DJ Cat Scratch Pad


Cat ladies and cat dudes alike will appreciate this DJ Cat scratch pad. I mean, look at that DJ cat! 

13. Portable Table Tennis

Portable Table Tennis Set, $40, Amazon

Or check out this set:


Trademark Innovations Anywhere Table Tennis Set with Paddles and Balls, $27, Amazon

Any place with a flat surface is the place where your favorite dude dominates the paddles. 

14. Grilled Cheese Toaster Bags

Grilled Cheese Toaster Bags, $5, Amazon

I feel like we need to take a minute to talk about this wonder of culinary science. It lets you make crispy grilled cheese in the toaster! In the toaster! It's a great time to be alive. 

15. Mug With Hoop

The Mug with Hoop, $24, Amazon

He shoots, he scores, he has a nutritious breakfast. He is the MVP of the morning! The crowd goes wild! 

16. Dog Hammock

Bambu Cross Pet Hammock, $139, Amazon

Maybe your dude is more of a dog person. Showing some pet love will get you close to his heart. 

17. Bar Set

Personalized Mixer Sets with Wood Storage Box Monogrammed, $80, Etsy

No more drinking fancy cocktails out of plastic McDonald's cups. 

18. Nightstand Storage

Nightstand Storage, $25, Etsy

When your dude has an adult sleepover at your house, he will now have his only handy place to keep his most important stuff. 

19. Vintage Polaroid

 Vintage Polaroid, $129, Etsy

It's like Instagram before computers were invented. 

20. Knight Rider K.I.T.T. USB Car Charger

Knight Rider K.I.T.T. USB Car Charger, $18, Amazon

No dude of yours will use some regular old USB port. Not when you could be as smooth as the Hoff when you charge your phone. 

21. Custom-Made Wall Mount Bottle Opener with Magnetic Cap Catcher 

Custom Made Wall Mount Bottle Opener with Magnetic Cap Catcher, $40, Etsy

So your dude can protect his teeth, counter tops and other hard objects. 

22. Bust of Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson Bust, $130, Amazon

If he's the kind of guy who likes self-assured, dark-haired women and breakfast foods, he needs this more than you can know.

23. Giant Robot Slippers with Sound


If I have to give you a reason as to why your dude needs these, we can't be friends.

24. Custom Stuffed Animal

Custom Stuffed Animals, $79, This Is Why Im Broke

Seriously, though? A stuffed animal that looks exactly like your person? Get one that looks like you, too, and you can have so many imaginary adventures!

25. Shark With Frikin' Laser Pointer

Sharks With Frikin' Laser Pointer, $13, GameStop

Profish doesn't have to mean boring. Plus, a little humor (and a little fear) makes for good morale

26. Beard Comb

Handmade Folding Wood and Tortoise Shell Acrylic Beard Comb Keychain, $30, Etsy

Beard maintenance isn't optional. 

27. Memorable Place Keepsake

Latitude longitude keychain, $20, Etsy

The place you got married? The place you met? The coordinates of your first home? The possibilities are endless

28. Sound Shine Audio Bulbs

Sound Shine Audio Bulbs, $60, Amazon

It's a lightbulb. No, it's a speaker. No, it's both! Tiny-house-approved

29. Zombie Head Bowl

Zombie Bowl, $12, Amazon

Zombie Bowl, $13, Gamestop

You'll forever be known as the person who made eating Cheerios out of a zombie head a reality. 

30. BBQ Briefcase

BBQ Briefcase, $44, Amazon

Serious tool for serious fools. 

31. Salute To Day Drinking

Funny Coffee Mug, $10, Amazon

Because there's gluttonous day drinking and there's profesh day drinking and this mug lets you know which one is happening. 

32. Custom Lego Portrait



Make his childhood dreams a reality

33. Bike Wall Clock 


Bike Wall Clock
, $58, Etsy

When biking moves from hobby to lifestyle, it tends to shift into your decor. 

34. Golf Ball Marker

Golf Ball Marker, $28, Etsy

Whenever that special guy in your life hits the lynx, he can be thinking of you. 

35. Leather Camera Strap



If your dude is a photographer, this is a useful and sentimental gift. 

36. Engraved Pocket Knife

Engraved Pocket Knife, $20, Etsy

So many tools. So little space. 

37. Leather Bracelet

Man cuff, $47, Etsy

It's the man bun for your wrist.

38. Back And Body Shaver


baKblade, $49, This is Why I'm Broke

Manscaping it hard work when it's your back that needs a trim. Think of this like a back-shaving buddy, or the third arm with a cutting blade on it that you've always dreamed of. 

39. Booze Toothpicks

Bourbon and Scotch Toothpicks, $7, Cool Material

Classy dudes shouldn't use non-classy toothpicks. Because digging steak out of your teeth crevasses is a classy act. 

40. 6 Pack Shoulder Strap Beer Cooler

6 Pack Shoulder Strap Beer Cooler, $25, Mountainsmith

Have beer, will travel.

41. Outdoor Popcorn Popper

Outdoor Popcorn Popper, $30, Amazon

Because bonfire gourmet is totally a thing now. 

42. Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo


This is pretty romantic.

43. Pizza Lanyard



If the dude in your life is a fan of video games, repairing things, or other hobbies that involve using his hands, the pizza lanyard is a must. 

44. The Bottle Loft

BottleLoft, $50, Amazon

No more wasted precious fridge space means room for even more beer

45. Toolbox BBQ


Is it a toolbox, or is it a portable grilling station? Well, it's both! Because sometimes you need your toolbox to be able to sear meats. Duh. 

46. Beer Cap Map

Beer Caps Map, $75, BeerCapMaps

If your dude loves travel and beer, this is a more appealing way to save those bottle caps from faraway places than, say, an old fishbowl or empty pizza box. 

47. Turn Signal Gloves

Bicycle Gloves With Turn Signals, $75, Amazon

Driving around town on your bike can be dangerous. But less so with real light-up turn signal action!.

48. Laser Razor

It's true. We live in the future. You can use a laser beam to get a smooth shave, Mr. Jetson.

Laser Razor, $189, ThisIsWhyImBroke

49. Whisker Dam

Whisker Dam, $20, WhiskerDam

It's whiskey, not mustache tea. 

50. Camera Lens Mug

In Focus Mug, $14, Amazon

Or check out others HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Perfect for the photo lover in your life. 

51. Tactical Christmas Stocking

Tactical Christmas Stocking, $15, Amazon

Military? Hiker? Bunker builder? Doomsday prepper? He needs this.

52. Camping Hammock



Literally a nap sack

53. Steak Stone

Steak Stone, $40, Amazon

Every day is hibachi with the steak stone

54. Spy Vest


SCOTTeVEST is a company that makes wearable luggage. I mean, you could fit half of my apartment in this thing. It's incredible. 

55. Man Bag

Men's Leather Bag, $36, Amazon

There's no more shame in rocking a dude-purse

56. Personalized Grill Set

Personalized Personalized Grill Tool Set, $50, Etsy

It's personalized. That makes it better than any other grill set, ever. 

57.  Shot Drinking Game

Battle Shots, $30, Amazon

Fun. Kind of ridiculous. Inexpensive. Is there a downside? 

58. Game Of Thrones Shoulder Bag

Game Of Thrones Shoulder Bag, $32, Amazon

The Mother Of Dragons can protect your gear with blood and fire. 

59. Wine Chiller Stick

Wine Chiller Stick, $55, Amazon

Fancy wine technology for fancy dudes. 

60. Cat Dad Mug

Cat Dad Mug, $12, Amazon

Dudes love their cats. Pride 

And now you're the most popular giver of dude gifts on the planet. Congratulations! 

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