Many people find giving gifts a joy — but sometimes gift giving is the nightmare that never ends, made only worse by the person who says they don’t want anything. The dudes in my life do this more often than not. That’s when you have to dig deep and find some great gifts for guys — but ones that are random, kind of weird, and unexpectedly brilliant.
If you are terrible at deciding what gifts to get your loved ones, you are not alone. Gifting can be difficult for anyone, but choosing the right gift for the man who gives no suggestions can be a special kind of difficult. Rest assured, from Father's Day gifts to birthdays to holiday presents for any male-identifying guy you know, there are an infinite number of gifts out there that they'll love. After all, with the endless magic of the Internet and a can-do attitude, there's nothing you can't achieve.
From strange massage tools to socks that make flights easier, any man in your life is sure to adore one (or a few) of these diverse and useful gifts. You may even end up picking up a few for yourself, too, because who wouldn't want a neck pillow that comes with a hoodie attachment?
1. This Massage Tool That Targets Pressure Points
Anyone can benefit from a good self-massager, especially a waterproof one that'll relieve tension in your neck, shoulders, and lower back. The innovative Back Buddy has 11 strategically placed therapy knob designed to hit every trigger point in the body — ideal after a long workout or, ya know, a long stretch of sitting on the couch.
2. This Popcorn Maker That Makes Popping Your Own Corn A Breeze
This silicone popcorn maker is perfect for any popcorn-lover — it pops up to 14 cups of popcorn in minutes. All you do is toss a handful of kernels and your favorite seasonings in this BPA-free, 100 percent silicone bowl, toss it in the microwave, and you're good to go. It collapses down afterward for super simple storage, and you don't need to use oil or butter to get popping.
3. This Smart Notebook That Can Be Erased
This bizarre notebook from Rocketbook is completely reusable. Once you've filled it up, you put it in the microwave to erase the pages and start all over again. In the meantime, you can sync all of your writing to your cell phone, laptop, or tablet with an app. It's the ideal gift for tech junkies and tree-huggers alike, and useful for anyone who takes a lot of notes or loves to draw.
4. These Compression Socks For Long Flights
These top-notch compression socks from Wanderlust offer medical-grade graduated compression to reduce swelling and pain, with a seamless toe box designed to reduce friction to your tootsies. They're perfect for the guy who's got a long flight coming up — Amazon reviewers swear that they are a game-changer for travel, eliminating swelling altogether and providing peace of mind on a long flight.
5. An All Over Massager That Imitates A Professional Massage
This powerful massager provides deep relief with eight rotating nodes that aim to replicate the feel of an actual Shiatsu massage with soothing infrared heating pads that increase blood circulation and ease away aches. You can use it anywhere on the body, anywhere you go, and it’s designed with a long list of settings to suit any user, and an auto-off function to avoid overuse.
6. This Brush Set That Cleans Every Part Of Dirty Water Bottles
Every trusty water bottle needs an occasional thorough cleaning, which always seems to have little crevices that can. This water bottle cleaner comes with three brushes — a long one for straws, a small fat one for the inside of the lid and other crevices, and a bottle brush for the inside. It also works for juicers, blenders, and wine decanters.
7. This Waterproof Cell Phone Case
Whether you're gift-shopping for an avid snorkeler or someone who's lost their phone too many times to a rainstorm or a tragic toilet-fall (i.e. everyone), you can't go wrong with this waterproof cell phone case, which protects phones while still enabling easy touchscreen use and audibly clear phone calls. It's best for the beach and taking photos underwater, but if you really wanted to — this thing can go as far as 100 feet under the sea.
8. This Cube That Reduces Stress And Anxiety
The brilliant fidget cube is designed to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and even improve concentration. It's perfect for the fidgeter in your life who can't sit still, it fits conveniently in your pocket — easily in reach whenever some serious fidgeting is in order — and offers six different sides of buttons and switches to entertain idle hands.
9. This Cooling Mat For A Refreshing Pillow
One large slab of macro-molecule cooling gel fills this cooling pillow mat, uniformly cooling down your entire pillow without leaking like ice or water would. It also folds away easily for convenient storage, so it can be kept alongside the bed until needed, and you can even pop it in the fridge before hand for a really icy experience.
10. This Stuffed Burger Press That Creates Perfect Patties
For both detail-oriented master chefs and complete cooking newbies, this burger press saves time and effort by shaping the perfect round patty every single time. It's BPA free, completely nonstick, and it's also awesome for compiling specialty burgers stuffed with cheese. This one also happens to come with a free eBook to inspire any home cook.
11. This Magnetic Car Mount Cell Phone Holder
This magnetic car mount for cell phones or tablets will keep your device mounted to the air vent of your car — perfect for using as a GPS or to have a hands-free conversation. Its rubber construction prevents your device from falling off in the event of unexpected vehicle turbulence, and you can swivel the device while the mount stays fixed to the vent.
12. This Shaping Tool For The Perfect Shave
This template tool is like a protractor for beards, helping shavers achieve perfect lines in their beard, hairline, mustache, or sideburns. It's also got a comb and brush (for errant hairs), so it's the perfect tool to travel with. Amazon reviewers love it because it's so easy to use, and the comb really gets out beard tangles.
13. A Cactus Inspired Back Scratcher You Can Take In The Shower
This cleverly designed cactus scratcher immediately provides relief from an itchy back, or any other region that may be difficult to reach. Plus, its waterproof design makes it ideal for the shower where you can use it along with body wash or massage oils to exfoliate, which could eliminate your itchiness in the first place.
14. This Toilet Light That Has A Motion Sensor
This toilet night light means never having to stumble around in the darkness to find the toilet again. Instead, the toilet will illuminate whenever someone enters the bathroom — via a bright, LED light that can change color. It's got a motion-sensor, and it's super easy to install, too.
15. The Shoelaces You'll Never Have To Tie
These no tie shoelaces can fit onto any pair of lace-up tennis shoes or sneakers, and can also be adjusted to any comfort level. It's great for people who keep interrupting their workout to tie their shoes, those who tend to trip on their shoelaces all the time, and those of us too lazy to tie them at all.
16. A Facial Cleanser That Clears Skin Without Leaving Product Behind
This facial cleanser by Jack Black is one of the most popular cleansers geared towards men on the market — and for good reason, too. Its powerful formula cleans deeply without drying out skin or leaving a sticky residue. One user even raved about how it worked wonders on acne, leaving this shining review on Amazon: “this face wash has literally changed my skin from a lot of breakouts to not one pimple.”
17. This Thorough Touchscreen Cleaner
Is there anyone who couldn't benefit from a high-quality touchscreen cleaner? From cell phones to tablets, pretty much everything is touchscreen these days, prone to fingerprints and generally gross build-up overtime. This touchscreen cleaner removes all smudges and smears faster than a microfiber cloth, while also removing bacteria. You can cover the cleaner with the case, so it's perfect for travel.
18. A Wild Card Game To Amp Up Any Party
This insane card game is sure to be the life of any party, making it the ultimate accessory to bring with you to a house party or even a bar. It’s an epic, inappropriate version of “who’s most likely to…,” in which you call out your friends for their signature behaviors. It’s ideal for large groups of people, and the most fun amongst close friends.
19. This Push-Up Training System To Maximize Workouts
This push-up training system totally changes the game for at-home workouts — it's got a color-coded board that lets you do push-ups that target your chest, shoulders, back, and triceps. The cushioned handles make this comfortable, and it comes with a variety of home workouts you can access on your TV or smartphone.
20. This Backpack That's A Traveler's Dream
This backpack is far from ordinary — in addition to the three main pockets, nine inner pockets, and two sealed side pockets, it's waterproof and comes with a USB charging port. The included lock makes it perfect for travel, it's made from eco-friendly materials, and one of the compartments is created to perfectly fit a laptop.
21. A Top-Notch Razor Blade Sharpener To Extended The Life Of Any Razor
Give the gift of a close shave with this clever razor blade sharpener. Not only will you get a cleaner shave with each use it will make your razors last you much longer. In fact, they claim that — with this help of this sharper/cleaner — the average razor can last 10 times longer. And don’t worry if you don’t know what kind of razor the guy in your life uses, this sharpers works on all blades.
22. This Phone And USB Charger That’s Powered By The Sun
23. These Odor Eliminators For Shoes - Or Wherever Necessary
This completely natural odor eliminators are made of activated bamboo charcoal, and they'll get rid of smells lingering in the kitchen, bathroom, closet, or even your shoes. It's got no chemicals, and it'll last over a year in the home if you put it in the sunlight for a few hours every three months.
24. These Luxurious Bedsheets For Bedtime Comfort
These eco-friendly bed sheets bring luxury to bedtime because they're stylish, super soft, and won't wrinkle. Available in a variety of colors, there's a bed sheet set for any decor and plenty of neutral options ideal for gifting. They're perfect for the guy in your life who refuses to change his sheets — they're hypoallergenic, keep dust mites away, and are stain resistant, too.
25. This Trimmer And Shaver Duo That Tackles Any Length Of Hair
This versatile shaver has racked up almost 1,500 positive reviews on Amazon — and for good reason, too. It’s specially designed to give a close comfortable shave or a precise trim even on longer hairs. Plus, it features a contouring head, a long-lasting battery, and can be used wet or dry.
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