32 Useful Gifts For Practical Men That They'll Actually Want

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It can feel tough to get it right when it comes to gift giving for a boyfriend, brother, father, or friend. Instead of buying the same old thing (like a shirt that they'll wear once), I think the trick is to think about useful and practical gifts for men in my life.

Instead of buying men gifts you think they'll like because you do, buy them something that they'll actually use in their day-to-day lives. You know, the things that are helpful and that someone may not think to buy for themselves. Before I browsed for some gifts for men, I reached out to a guy friend to ask him what kind of things he wished he had that would make his life easier, and he came back at me with a ton of responses. And guess what? They all made perfect sense. And most of them were super practical things that would make awesome gifts.

The next time you're shopping for cool gifts for guys, don't buy the first shirt you see or something that you think would be really nice but no one actually needs. Buy something useful; because wouldn't you rather someone actually get something out of your gift?

For The Well-Groomed Guy

1. Hatteker Men's Hair Clipper & Beard Trimmer Kit

Whether the guy you're gifting rocks a clean shave, stubble, or full-on beard, this grooming kit has it covered with 14 different pieces all in one and 12 different clip-in tools (from a hair clipping comb to a nose trimmer).

According to one reviewer: "The attachments work well. This is simply a bargain, it is a GREAT VALUE! Well crafted and I suspect it will hold up to the test of time."

2. XIKEZAN Beard Grooming Kit

If the guy you're gifting to is growing out his facial hair in any capacity, he'll appreciate this beard grooming kit for softening up wayward bristles. This comes with a beard conditioner, beard oil, beard balm, and a brush, comb, and scissors. He'll have everything he needs to trim up the mane once and for all.

According to one reviewer: "Great stuff smells amazing and really feels great. Really loved the beard soap. Worked great. Left the beard super soft and not all dry. Oils have a nice smell and work well."

For The Mixologist

3. AOZITA Cocktail Shaker & Bartender Set

For anyone looking to up their cocktail-making skills, this mixology kit comes with a cocktail guide, shaker, a stirrer, and a measurement jigger. The cocktail shaker even has a built-in strainer for infused drinks or a classic mojito. Over 4,000 Amazon reviewers have invested in this cocktail shaker set.

According to one reviewer: "What a great purchase! Such a high quality product. The shaker itself is worth what I paid for the entire set. All of which I will use. I have [bartended] professionally, and I can honestly say this product is PACKED full of quality. I'll be ordering a set or two as gifts for Christmas!"

4. Ivation Wine Gift Set

Know a guy who loves to entertain? This wine git set is perfect for them. It comes with an electric wine opener that can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, which means that you'll barely ever have to worry about charging it. This set also comes with a foil cutter, a wine aerator, and can easily recharge in the base.

According to one reviewer: "It's so easy to use, love the blue light when it's charging, looks very nice. The aerator is very easy to use. Great product."

5. glacio Silicone Ice Cube Trays & Mold Combo Set

If you have a guy in your life who loves really good alcohol but hates when the drinks they pour get watered down, you should gift them an ice ball sphere and cube maker. They are perfect for whiskey and scotch drinkers, as the ice melts really slowly because of their oversized shape.

According to one reviewer: "These are the best ice cube trays that I have ever purchased, we are mad about ice in our family and they are not boring bits of ice, they are [definitely] more of a talking piece, the small round are perfect for my whiskey or bourbon crystal glasses."

6. Exclusive Whiskey Stones Gift Set

For the whiskey connoisseur who takes his drinks straight, this set of nine whiskey stones is the perfect gift, able to chill his favorite drink without watering it down. Made of 100% pure soapstone, these stones go in your freezer for a few hours and then are ready to use. Pop them into any drink or cocktail and they'll keep your beverage cold without watering it down.

According to one reviewer: "Great gift for anyone who drinks! I give these as gifts all the time and people LOVE them."

For The Tech Lover

7. ONXE LED USB Clock Fan

This handy computer gadget works as a fan and a clock, and easily plugs into any computer via USB. Made with soft blades and a flexible neck, this fan projects the time as well, so he'll won't even have to look down to see what time it is. This cool fan is sure to be a hit with any tech lover in your life.

According to one reviewer: "My boyfriend absolutely loved this gift! Everyone stops and asks about it every time he uses it.”

8. Seagate Portable External Hard Drive

For the digital-focused guy, this external hard drive can hold up to 1 Terabyte of files, photos, and documents, so he can free up his phones or computers for more space. It also comes with a one-year warranty in case you should run into any issues.

According to one reviewer: "I would definitely recommended this hard drive! Especially for anyone looking to expand their PS4's storage. It's simple to set up and works like a charm!"

9. OthoKing Bamboo Charging Station

Give the gift of organization with a charging station that can hold a laptop, tablet and up to three phones without the chords getting tangled. This professional-quality organizer is great for any home office or desk, and it's even made of 100% bamboo.

According to one reviewer: "If you have multiple devices that pile up on your counter you need this!! I really love it. It has multiple slots and you can take out the woods pieces making the spots bigger or smaller as you need. So everything fits!"

10. Amazon Echo Auto

For a safe, hands-free phone experience, this Echo Auto acts as an Alexa in your car, allowing you to get real-time directions, weather updates, or play music using voice control in your car. Gone are the days of fumbling for phones and struggling to keep your eyes on the road. This makes for a safe, hands-at-10-and-two driving experience.

According to one reviewer: "I am so happy that this is finally a thing. I worried it wouldn't work in my older car with an old AUX hook up that doesn't work too well so use one of those Bluetooth transmitter things and it works amazing."

11. ColorCoral Keyboard Cleaning Gel

A hard and true fact: Keyboards and vents tend to get dirty fast. And, there's no easy way to clean them. Help them clean up the junk in and around their keyboard with this bizarrely entertaining sticky goo which picks up dirt and debris from keyboards.

According to one reviewer: “I was skeptical but used it at a wood work shop that the keyboards are hard to keep clean and it worked perfectly. Only used half a packet for 3 keyboards.”

12. Beam Electronics Universal Car Phone Mount

This universal smartphone mount makes it easy for the guy in your life to read directions or a map while barely taking his eyes off the road. Simply clip it into an air vent and close your phone into the four clamps on each side. There's a reason it's won over more than 50,000 Amazon reviewers.

According to one reviewer: "I drove two straight hours using my cellphone as my GPS in this cradle and NOT once needed to adjust it! Finally, a cradle worth purchasing! Bought as gifts for my kids and getting another for my mom as a Mother’s Day Gift!!! You’ll never have to buy another!"

13. ELFRhino Silicone Earphone Organizer

Save your guy some time by giving them something that keeps their headphones untangled. The rubber tool, which comes in a bunch of colors, allows you to easily wrap your headphones or cords around it, leaving them mess-free and ready to use.

According to one reviewer: "Flexible, neat, must have for those corded earbuds that get all knotted up. Made well of sturdy material with a shiny button thats the [perfect] size to throw in your pocket or purse."

14. XLEADER SoundAngel Bluetooth Speaker

Everyone has that one friend who is always looking for a good time. A portable Bluetooth speaker is a present so practical they can carry it with them wherever they go and start the party whenever they want. Over 19,000 Amazon reviewers have invested in this speaker.

According to one reviewer: "I had some serious doubts about this, but those doubts have been dashed! This small speaker has some real juice. It is louder than I expected, and it is extremely clear. Also, the Bluetooth is great. It hooks up almost effortlessly. I can control music playing on the speaker while on my phone downstairs. This thing works."

15. TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds

Bluetooth headphones are a necessity for anyone who loves to workout. They eliminate the annoyance that a wire can cause and let you concentrate on your bike ride or run. This pair is IPX-8-rated for its waterproof design, and can last up to four hours without you needing to charge them. And, when they do die, the rechargeable case can hold up to 14 hours of more juice, so you can easily charge them anywhere you go. These are also wildly popular to the tune of 143,000 Amazon reviews.

According to one reviewer: "Ok let me start by saying these earbuds are absolutely AMAZING. They are not only affordable but they comfortable, have great sound (not muddy at all, loud and clear)."

16. COZOO RGB Headphone Stand with USB Charger Port

For any tech-obsessed guy, this padded headphone stand can hold a pair of headphones or a headset, and even has built-in USB ports so it can double as a charging station on any desktop. They’ll have easy access to everything they need when they sit at their desk and it’ll keep the whole space more organized.

According to one reviewer: "This stand/charger is not only convenient its sturdy, dependable and the USB ports are a lifesaver! Awesome product. Makes working from home so much easier.”

For The Animal Lover

17. Petcube Cam Pet Monitoring Camera

If the guy you're buying for leaves a beloved dog or cat at home while he heads off to work, this handy pet camera makes it easy for him to keep an eye on his pet while he’s away. This has 110-degree wide lens camera that can capture your whole space, and has a sound and motion sensor that will notify him when there is activity in his space. The associated app even allows for two way audio, so he’ll be able to talk to his fur friend from wherever he is.

According to one reviewer: "This is a great pet cam or just a great cam to check out things in the house.An the motion detection is great , if something is moving in the house you will know about it.Going to buy another one.”

For The Foodie

18. grilljoy BBQ Grill Tools Set (24 Pieces)

Perfect for the man in your life who is constantly training for Chopped Grill Masters. They'll be showing off these stainless steel grilling tools at their next BBQ, complete with a spatula, corn skewers, basting and cleaning brushes, and more.

According to one reviewer: "Great product! Nice box with useful grilling tools, including injector and thermometer. Sturdy tools. Good value for the money."

19. Cafe Du Chateau French Press Coffee Maker

This wildly-popular coffee maker is a fantastic gift for the coffee-loving guy in your life. It has a four-stage filtration system, stainless steel filters ensure that this French press brews a strong and delicious cup of coffee. Over 16,000 Amazon reviewers have added this coffee brewer to their kitchen set-up.

According to one reviewer: "Super easy to use and amazing quality! Also very easy to clean absolutely love it!! Great for a Christmas gift!"

20. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Everybody loves ice cream, and if your gift recipient doesn't, it's time to replace your friends. Just kidding, but not really. This ice cream maker makes homemade frozen goodness in just 20 minutes (no rock salt needed), and you can even customize your favorite mix-ins by pouring them right into the center during the churning process.

According to one reviewer: "Anyway, I ordered this and I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve purchased several more for gifts. I’ve also introduced several friends and family to my ice cream, prompting them to buy the machine as well."

21. Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

For any foodie, this breakfast sandwich maker is the quickest way to make a delicious breakfast sandwich. Separate parts of this cooker will fry eggs, toast bread or english muffins, and melt any cheese, so you’ll have a perfect bacon or ham egg and cheese every time.

According to one reviewer: "My husband loves breakfast sandwiches and this was the bees knees! One egg cooks into this huge fluffy circle of delicious-ness. [It’s] hard finding gifts men will actually use and this one hit the hammer on the head.”

For The Fitness Junkie

22. Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker

Help your fitness-loving friend keep track of their steps with a stylish fitness tracker. This one also tracks sleep, steps, activity, heart rate, and even has a 10-day battery life. Over 40,000 Amazon reviewers wear this to track their health and wellness.

According to one reviewer: "Best gift ever. I don’t ever take it off. I love everything about my Fitbit. [...] I wear it via all the time.”

23. Roam Universal Premium Bike Phone Mount

A cell phone mount for your bicycle is so practical. Mount it right onto the handle bars, and don't worry about your phone falling out of your pocket any longer. Plus, it keeps your device within reach just in case you need to change the song you're listening to.

According to one reviewer: "I've had this for about a year now and I use this phone mount every time I ride my bike. For the price it is about unbeatable. Initially, I was worried that on heavy trails or when going over bumps, the phone might come loose but the design is very secure and not once has my phone come loose."

24. TRIBE Water-Resistant Cell Phone Armband Case

Nothing kills motivation quite like a freshly cracked smartphone screen. Keep accidents from happening during workouts with a sleek armband that secures the gadget to your arm. It fits with most Android and iPhone models, and is perfect for any runner in your life. It's even water-resistant, so it can hold up to an unexpected drizzle.

According to one reviewer: "The armband is made of flexible neoprene, think wetsuit, and there is a nice amount of room for adjustment with the sliding Velcro strap. There are plenty of ports for headphones, speakers, and what have you. The plastic layer covering the screen also works with touch, which is nice."

For The Stylish Gentleman

25. FIZILI Minimalist Men's Watch

Yes, I know a watch may be a common gift for a man. But, hear me out — a matches-everything, super-minimalist watch model never goes out of style, and what's more practical than keeping track of time? Over 5,000 Amazon reviewers sport this watch, and the reviews are largely rave.

According to one reviewer: "I've been eyeballing this watch for about a month and my fiancé surprised me with it this past week as an engagement gift. I loved the sleek, flat-like design of it which is what originally attracted me to it. I liked both the black watch with blue hands and the silver watch with silver hands, my fiancé purchased the black one. It's professional, yet modern looking."

26. BULL GUARD Men's RFID-Blocking Bifold Wallet

A leather wallet is an easy upgrade to any man's wardrobe, and this one has a ton of awesome features that'll make it a slam-dunk gift. It's designed with RFID-blocking technology for added security, and has a separate ID slot that flips up, so he can easily present his identification without having to slide out a driver's license. This one comes in a bunch of neutral brown and black leather colors.

According to one reviewer: "I bought this wallet for my boyfriend and he loves it! It's thin and can hold all his cash and cards. He specifically loves that he doesn't have to change wallets from work to weekend. The quality of the leather is rich and feels like it will last for many more birthdays."

27. MIYA Men’s Moccasin Slippers

These comfy house slippers have a rubber sole, making them perfect for indoor and outdoor use. They come in a range of neutral colors that almost look like dress shoes, so they’re super easy to wear out and about without them looking like you’re in slippers. They’re made with a memory foam sole and fleece lining for maximum comfort.

According to one reviewer: "I bought these slippers as a gift, and have heard nothing but how comfortable they are. They are great for indoor and outdoor walking around the house, and offer great support.”

For The WFH Guy

28. Roost V3 Laptop Stand

This collapsible laptop stand makes for an incredible gift, and has won over the endorsement of entrepreneur and podcaster Tim Ferris. It is easy to raise and lower to one of seven different heights and comes with secure clamps so it’ll hold your laptop in place securely when it’s on the stand. For any tech lovers who are constantly at their laptop, this is a game-changing gift.

According to one reviewer: "A little pricier than many of the stands out there, BUT this has all the features that make it worth it. First it’s incredibly lightweight, second it’s very adjustable, third it’s really sturdy. After trying several different travel stands for laptops and iPads, this is the one!"

29. Stand Steady Clamp-On Pen Cup

Having pens and his usual knick knacks at arm's reach is great for making a home office feel more like, well, an office. This clamp-on pen cup can be added to any desk, and holds pens, paper clips, notes, anything he needs. It even has an attached hook that can be used for headphones, bags, or anything he needs to keep close by.

According to one reviewer: "I was able to clamp it on securely in about a minute and it holds a huge amount of drafting pens, pencils, tools, et cetera. I'm not sure I'd hang a heavy bag/backpack from the hook, but it's fine for my headphones. Overall, a great space saving option for my small work-from-home setup."

30. ETEPHI Wireless Charging Station

This sleek charging station works with all qi-enabled phones and quickly charges his phone when he places it down on the pad. It also has a spot for his AirPods and his Apple Watch to charge all of his devices in one place.

According to one reviewer: "This product works very well! It helped de-clutter my nightstand and I’ve got less wires to have to use to charge my iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. Would definitely recommend!”

For The Guy Who Has Everything Else

31. Soundbot Bluetooth Beanie

A Bluetooth-enabled beanie is a great cold-weather gift for any man. How it works: Thanks to its smart design, this hat has built-in Bluetooth that can sync with your phone so you can listen to music, podcasts, and more while you have it on, no headphones required.

According to one reviewer: "These sound amazing! I was shocked how good these sound and how loud they get. They fit and look good too. They work great for talking on your phone too!"

32. Saker 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool

A multi-tool is a handy gift for anyone to have in their pocket or bag. This one is shaped like a snowflake and can perform 18 different functions, acting as a bottle opener, screw driver, bicycle repair tool, or a carton opener. It's also made of durable stainless steel, so it will last him a lifetime (or close to it).

According to one reviewer: "I originally purchased it as a gift but ended up with it myself. Maybe it's because I'm female but I have found so many uses for this that are not mentioned in the description. Necessity is the mother of invention they say and that makes this little tool a necessity. It works great."

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