GIFTS FOR MEN The Ultimate Idea Guide

Best Gifts for Men – The Ultimate Idea Guide for 2022

By Andrew Peloquin  |  November 9, 2022

Best Gifts for Men – The Ultimate Idea Guide for 2022
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Gifts for men are important—but, sadly, often under-given.

Guys are expected to lavish everyone (girlfriends, wives, partners, kids, parents, in-laws, etc.) with gifts, but how often do they get gifts in return? On their birthday, sure, and Christmas, maybe even on Father’s Day.

But let’s be honest: we could all use more gifts to brighten a hard day or just make sure we know how much those special people in our lives love and care for us.

That’s exactly what we set out to do here!

Our goal at WERD is to be your go-to source for finding the best gift ideas for any man you know. As the definitive resource for the latest and greatest when it comes to guy-focused gear and gadgets, we’re in a unique position to help you get your hands on exactly the right thing to give that special man in your life.

Why should you listen to us?

Since 2009, we’ve curated an extensive list of guy stuff. We pore over countless press releases, check out ideas and pitches sent to our email, study the latest trends, follow launches of revolutionary and innovative new ideas in every industry, and spend every waking moment striving to be at the bleeding edge of what’s new. Everything we focus on is geared to men.

Ready to find the perfect gift for him?

A curated selection of perfect gift ideas are below, but if you want additional ideas, we've also created special lists for specific kinds of guys. Are you looking for something to buy your husband or boyfriend? Maybe it's a cool gift to show your dad how much he means to you? The always tricky to buy for father-in-law has a list. We also have special lists for the dinner party host, graduating student, or even just a coworker. Finally, check our hitlist of can't miss stocking stuffers for the fellas.

We've also built many helpful "best of" guides that introduce you to additional ideas. Browse our Gear Buying Guides and Menswear Buying Guides.


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4 EDC Essentials Come Together Nicely in this Kit from Craighill

Huckberry x Craighill EDC Kit


 

With this EDC kit, you’ve got a solid loadout sized just right to fit in your pocket. The kit includes the following: a stylish stainless steel keyring that makes it easy to carry all your essentials hooked onto your belt or pocket, a low profile folding knife that’s surprisingly sturdy despite its small size, a steel-bodied, brass-capped pen with integrated clip crafted specifically for use on the key ring, and a screw-top key capsule that can also be used to haul around mints or painkillers as needed. The set is sturdy, well designed, and even comes in a gift box that makes it the perfect Christmas or birthday present.



The Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill Can Also Smoke and Air Fry

Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill


 

Get ready for a game-changing new addition to your camping and backyard grilling gear. Ninja’s Woodfire Outdoor Grill is sized to sit on your tabletop but delivers flavors as big and bold as your favorite full-sized grill. It operates on electric power (like all Ninja kitchen gadgets) but lets you add wood pellets to infuse that smoky deliciousness into your meal.     The patented grilling technology cooks food faster (up to 40%) and maximizes tenderness and flavor; plus, there’s the air-frying option that put Ninja on the map. Whatever you want to cook—from slow-roasted ribs to perfectly seared steaks to hot wings—this little tabletop grill can do it all.  



The Waxed Canvas Neelum Dopp Kit Wants to Head Outdoors

Waxed Canvas Neelum Dopp Kit


 

Leave the fancy, delicate Dopp kits at home, and instead pack this ultra-tough Dopp built specifically for outdoorsmen and campers. The kit is made from waterproof waxed canvas and full grain cow leather, accessible via an industrial grade zipper that is as hardy as every other component of this durable bag. Both the canvas and leather will develop a patina over time, growing more beautiful the more you use it. The no-frills design eschews excessive pockets for a single main compartment that has space for all your grooming and camping essentials (up to 8 travel-sized bottles). It’s ethically made, backed by a 2-year limited warranty, and one of the most affordable Dopp kits around.  



The Palmer is a Classic Utility Knife with a Killer Design

The Palmer Utility Knife


 

Here's a beautifully designed and ultra-portable box cutter. The Palmer is designed to fit comfortably into even small pockets, or you can attach it to your key ring or a lanyard for more convenient carry. It nestles in the palm of your hand for easier wielding and allows you to extend/retract the blade quickly using just your thumb. The anodized aluminum handle is insanely tough, capable of shrugging off water damage and scuffs.     When the time comes to swap out the blade, you’ll find it’s a no-hassle, tool-free job that takes just a few seconds thanks to the Palmer’s patent-pending mechanism. Best of all, you can swap out the blade for the standard utility blades you can find in any hardware store, so you can travel with the Palmer in your pocket (sans blade) and replace the blade at your destination. Now that’s everyday carry convenience and comfort you can love.  



The Torch Flask Doesn’t Need a Funnel to Fill with Liquor

The Torch Flask


 

When the nights out in the country or the great outdoors turn cold, what do you do? Start a fire and pull out a drink, of course. The Torch Flask is the perfect way to do the latter, offering you 6 ounces of storage capacity for your favorite liquor and an integrated 3-ounce shot glass (attached to the flask lid magnetically) that travels with you everywhere you go. The wide-bottom mouth is wide enough so you can easily pour in your liquor without needing a funnel and can even accommodate ice. It makes cleaning quick and easy.  



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1900s

Pocket Watch
Pocket watches were quite popular with men until World War 1 when pilots and soldiers in the trenches strapped on wristwatches.


Evergreen 57 is a Waterproof Dry Box Protective Case for the Important Things

Evergreen 57 Waterproof Dry Box


 

Keep this case in your backpack or duffel, and your most important items can survive quite literally anything. The hard polycarbonate exterior is impact-resistant, crushproof, IP67 waterproof and dustproof, and tough enough to survive any bangs, bumps, or falls whether you’re a biker, snowboarder, mountain climber, or active military. Thanks to the shock-absorbing rubber boot interior, all of your EDC essentials are protected. The twist lock delivers three layers of security to ensure your items are securely protected and inaccessible to anyone but you, and they even act as an air release valve to stabilize pressure in any environment. At just 2.31 pounds, it’s small enough to fit in any bag but offers enough interior space to store your most important items—from ammo to cameras to smartphones to cigars to first aid equipment. All that, and it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee.  



GIVE’R Four Season Glove Can Handle Both Hot & Cold Situations

GIVE’R Four Season Glove


 

Wear these gloves for any chore and on any job site, all year round, and your hands will stay toasty warm & protected. The gloves are made from tough leather produced by Pakistani master leather-workers, after which they’re sent to Wyoming to be hand-treated with a special waterproof wax coating that shrugs off rain and wet. The interior is lined with 40g Thinsulate insulation that will keep out the cold but still allow decent breathability for your hands. The ribbed cuff not only improves the fit, but adds an extra layer of warmth beneath your long-sleeved shirt or jacket. They’re designed for four-season use, and they’re durable enough to handle anything you throw at them. Once they’re properly broken in, they’ll quickly become the most comfortable and best-loved pair of gloves you’ll ever own.



OluKai’s Mua ‘Ili are Outdoor Slippers with Sneaker-like Support

OluKai's Mua 'Ili Outdoor Slippers


 

On the impending cold days just around the corner, you’ll be glad you’ve got this pair of OluKai slippers sitting on your shoe shelf. The soft full-grain leather exterior is beautifully stylish, and it hugs your foot just right so you’ll never have to worry about them slipping off. Thanks to the shearling lining, your feet will stay toasty warm all winter long. Anytime you’ve got to go outside—to fetch the paper or take out the trash—you can trust the sturdy rubber outsole is tough and grippy enough even for wet outdoor conditions. You’ll love how easy they are to slip on and off, making them the perfect shoes to wear around the house.



Organize Your EDC with the VIPERADE VE6 Utility Pouch

VIPERADE VE6 Utility Pouch


 

Whether you’re on the job site or on vacation, you’ll be glad you had this pocket organizer on you. Wear it around your neck (courtesy of the lanyard), clip it to your belt, or keep it in your backpack—however you wear it, it’ll ensure you’ve got everything well-organized and within easy reach. The pouch features 3 slot pockets for various tools: knives, pens, screwdrivers, bottle openers, or anything else you need to carry. There’s also an extra-large pocket sized just right for your passport, travel documents, or your work notebook. Built from tough 500-denier polyester, it’s both wear- and scratch-resistant, and reinforced with nylon stitching and an abrasion-resistant fleece lining that will keep both the pouch and your EDC gear protected.



The WESN Forsta Minimalist Leather Wallet

WESN Forsta Minimalist Leather Wallet


 

Get rid of that clunky, heavy, over-stuffed wallet, and keep your EDC loadout slim and stylish with the Forsta. Made from a single piece of Swedish vegetable-tanned leather, this wallet is a masterpiece of stitch-work and craftsmanship, one that will look and feel truly elegant from the first day you use it. Of course, the more you carry it around and pull it out, the more gorgeous it will become as it develops a patina. With space enough to fit up to 16 cards and a bit of cash (even coins), it’s the ideal wallet for anyone who wants to be ready for anything without being loaded down. Once you try this slim, minimalist wallet, you’ll never go back.  



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1910s

Vest Pocket Kodak Camera
Also known as the "Soldier's camera", this compact folding camera fit nicely into a user's pocket allowing for portablility.


The HOTO Tire Inflator is Battery Powered and Quite Handy

HOTO Tire Inflator


 

With this bad boy in your car or garage, you’ll never have to worry about a low tire again. Capable of generating up to 150 PSI of pressure, it can inflate a bike tire in 129 seconds, or a car tire in 8.5 minutes. The high-precision digital pressure measurements come with an auto-stop feature that switches off the pump the instant it hits the correct pressure setting, and it’s accurate to 0.1 bars. Plug it into a wall outlet or anything compatible with USB-C chargers, and the 2500 mAh lithium ion battery will give you multiple fill-ups before it needs to be re-juiced. It even comes with a built-in LED light to make changing your tire after dark a breeze. Best of all, it’s compact enough to fit in your backpack or messenger bag, and the shockproof TPU case will keep it from getting damaged even if you accidentally drop it or run it over with your car.



Acebeam’s X75 is an 80k Lumen Beast of a Flashlight

Acebeam X75 Flashlight


 

Light up even the darkest night with AceBeam’s ultra-bright flashlight. The X75 is capable of generating up to 80,000 lumens of light on max output Turbo mode, or 20,000 lumens for 30 minutes on High mode. It’s designed to shrug off water so you can use it on even rainy, wet nights out camping, hiking, or patrolling. The integrated air duct and cooling fan will dissipate heat so the flashlight doesn’t overheat or burn you as you use it, and it’ll ensure the bulb lasts longer. Best of all, the built-in power banks allow for easy recharging and make it easy to top up all your gadgets including phone, camera, or tablet’s battery in a pinch (via USB-C charging). Now that’s functionality and versatility maximized.  



Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II


 

Bose takes a swing at the title of “best noise canceling earbuds” with the QuietComfort II, and I’ll admit, they come darned close to earning it. Beautifully small (33% smaller than the QuietComfort originals) and lightweight (just 6 grams per bud), the earbuds nestle comfortably in your ears and feature eartips and stability bands that can be adjusted for a perfect fit. The CustomTune sound calibration not only maximizes active and passive noise canceling, but guarantees a “bespoke” sound output based on the acoustic response of your specific ear canal. The earbuds are constantly analyzing your environment and adapting its active noise canceling via the one internal and three external microphone arrays. With 6 hours of battery life plus three full charges from the case, you’ve got enough juice to last (literally) an entire day. Using these headphones in tandem with the Bose Music control app makes it easy to adjust the EQ, raise and lower noise-cancellation, and access additional features so you can customize your sound just the way you like it.



The Lightweight and Durable Shinola 10,000 Mile Duffle is Made with Dyneema

Shinola 10,000 Mile Duffle


 

Get ready for an ultra-tough, long-lasting duffle bag that’s designed to travel with you anywhere and everywhere. The 10,000 Mile Duffle is built from Dyneema, a composite fabric that claims to be “15x stronger than steel at the molecular level”. It’s a beautifully lightweight bag with a natural water-resistance that makes it perfect for camping, hiking, and trekking, and features details (like the bolt-patterned exterior webbing and leather-padded handles) that keep it firmly in the “adventure-ready gear” category. Organization is a breeze thanks to its large main compartment, two interior slide pockets, and the spacious exterior zip pocket.  



Ryker Bag Tool Organizers Roll Up for Carry Convenience

Ryker Bag Tool Organizer


 

Keep this bag in your truck, RV, or the trunk of your car, and you’ll be ready for anything. Though it rolls up into a beautifully compact and portable bundle, the tool organizer comes with four over-sized zippered pockets that give you plenty of space for all your daily tools—plus two detachable pockets for when you need extra space. The fabric is heavy-duty canvas that’s water-resistant and tough enough to handle the rigors of the job or campsite, and the handles are rip-resistant and designed to let you hang the unrolled tool organizer from any hook or nail in the shop or garage. Take it out fishing, hike it through the forest, or tuck it into your backpack when cycling cross-country—it’s the ultimate companion to carry all the necessary tools you need for any situation. via  



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1920s

Pocket Knife
Always a popular gift with men of every age in the early part of the 20th century.


Solo Stove Fire Pit 2.0 Now has a Removable Base Plate and Ash Pan

Solo Stove Fire Pit 2.0


 
$230-460

Solo Stove’s Fire Pit is a true masterpiece of design, making it insanely easy to start a campfire and reducing smoke output to a spectacular degree. But there was always one major quibble: the only way to empty the ashes was to turn over the fire pit (which had no handles to facilitate the task) and dump them out. Enter the Fire Pit 2.0. and the solution to that particular problem. Now, the base is removable, allowing you to disconnect the base plate and take out the ash pan for quick, easy emptying. This addition does nothing to compromise the 360° Signature Airflow Technology that sucks air in through the base to keep the fire blazing merrily and reduce smoke. It just makes the Fire Pit a more convenient, user-friendly addition to your camping gear.



The Japanese-made Camber Top Tool Box from Toyo

TOYO Camber Top Tool Box


 

Keep this bad boy in your truck, RV, or basement, and you’ll always have your most important tools within easy reach. Built from a single sheet of stainless steel, it’s hands-down the toughest tool box you’ll ever own, but it’s got a sleek minimalist look that no chunky, clunky box could ever compare. It’s also beautifully lightweight and compact, so you can carry it around all day and never feel over-burdened. The fact that it’s made in Osaka, Japan means that it’s built using precision manufacturing, quality materials, and meticulous attention to detail. It’s the DIYer’s and home mechanic’s new best friend.



The Cooler Caddy from Bellroy is Sized for your Sixer

Bellroy Cooler Caddy


 

This cooler caddy is guaranteed to be your new best friend on those summer lake days, picnics, and outings. Sized to hold a lunch for two or a 6-pack of your favorite beverage, it weighs next to nothing and, when empty, folds down small enough that you can carry it in your backpack or briefcase anywhere you go. It’s made from recycled material and features 3M Thinsulate insulation that will keep its contents nicely chilled. The bag is water resistant—both inside and out—and features a handy webbing grab handle that makes it easy to carry anywhere, anytime. It even comes with its own built-in bottle opener. Best of all, it’s backed by a 3-year warranty.  



AOHI Magcube 40W Foldable Charger Optimizes Charging for Two Devices

AOHI Magcube 40W Foldable Charger for Two Devices


 

Say goodbye to bulky, chunky chargers, and say hello to one of the most portable power solutions around. This AOHI Magcube charger is designed with foldable plug prongs that make it delightfully compact, sized just right to fit in any pouch, backpack, or briefcase. It’s capable of supporting up to 40W fast-charging for laptops, tablets, and smartphones, with dual USB-C ports that optimizes power supply to your devices to ensure the most efficient charge time. Thanks to the integrated PI technology, your devices are protected while plugged in, and the charger even auto-adjusts output power according to which device is connected.  



YETI Adds Wheels to their Roadie 48 and 60 Hardshell Coolers

YETI Wheeled Roadie 48 and 60 Hardshell Coolers


 

YETI’s Roadie hardshell coolers are among some of the most reliable on the market, and now they just got an upgrade that makes them even more user-friendly. The Roadie 48 and 60 are on the larger side for coolers, and when full, tend to be heavy. But now, they come with wheels and a telescoping handle that makes it easier than ever to transport them anywhere you want to go. They’re designed to perfection: tall enough to accommodate wine bottles, large enough to pack all the perishables you could need for a weekend camping trip or tailgate party, and tough enough that you’ll never have to worry about them cracking, breaking, or losing their cooling power. Backed by a 5-year warranty, they’re an investment well worth every penny.



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1940s

Electric Shaver
Most of the shaver brands we have come to know first began mass production in the 1940s. By the end of the decade, battery-powered versions entered the market, further increasing their desirability among men. (source)


Carter Upgrades their Move Mug with a Clever Sliding Lid

Carter Move Mug + Slide-Lock Lid


 

Finding the perfect on-the-go coffee mug is never easy, but the Carter Move Mug + Slide-Lock Lid has set its sights high. The sliding lid is easily opened one-handed, allowing you to sip or gulp your coffee as desired, but flicks closed to seal in the heat and keep your brew piping hot. The Heat-Lock double wall vacuum seal keeps everything at the right temperature for up to 6 hours, and the True Taste Ceramic Coating protects your coffee against the nasty bitter metallic edge that seeps in after hours sitting in a metal cup. It’s both transit-friendly (fitting in cupholders) and sized just right to fit in your favorite coffee machine. Take it on your commute for the perfect coffee every morning.



The WUBEN G2 is a Bright Little EDC Keychain Light

WUBEN G2 EDC Keychain Light


 

Carry this tiny light on your keychain, and you’ll never be stuck in the dark. With an output of 500 lumens (easily as bright as any light bulb in your house), it’s the perfect compact flashlight to take camping, use around the house, even crawl under your car to check your oil with. The five settings (ranging from soft “moon” to ultra-bright “Turbo”) let you choose just how bright you want the light to shine, and extends the life of the 28mAh battery to up to 70 hours of continuous run-time. It weighs just 28 grams, attaches to your keychain, and is easily charged via USB-C to ensure shorter charge time and greater power. This is an ultra-convenient little addition to your EDC loadout.



The Maker’s Mark Spice Blend Flight Variety Pack

Maker’s Mark Spice Blend Flight Variety Pack


 

Maker’s Mark is well-known for its fine bourbons, which deliver just the right balance of sweet, smooth, and spicy complexity. Now, you can bring that rich flavor into your kitchen and home cooking, thanks to this four-spice-blend variety pack. Their No.46 blend is inspired by their most famous bourbon, bringing in a bit of heat and sweetness while balancing out the savory flavors. Meat lovers will have to try the Fried and True chicken spice and Mom’s Meatballs crockpot spice blend, while fried potato fans will find their tastebuds singing once they add a few shakes of the Everything Potato mix. Best of all, if you fall in love with just one of the spice blends over the others, you can order them directly from Maker’s Mark.



The Venture Billfold from Trayvax is a Low Profile Bi-fold with an Aluminum Frame

Venture Billfold from Trayvax


 

Keep this sleek, minimalist wallet in your pocket, and you’ll never have to worry about losing your most valuable cards and IDs. Sized to fit up to 9 cards (or 12 when properly broken in) or 20+ bills, it’s slim enough to tuck into your front pocket, shirt pocket, or your backpack without drawing attention. Though it’s designed in the classic folding wallet style, it uses a blend of sturdy Horween leather with a metal magnetic closure system that keeps everything securely in place. It’s TSA-approved, features RFID-blocking, and is backed by a 65-year heirloom warranty.



Be Ready for Any Outdoors Situation with the MAX Multipurpose Axe Toolkit

MAX Multipurpose Axe Toolkit


 

Whether you’re heading out into the bush for a weekend hunting trip or just camping overnight, you’re going to want to be ready for anything Mother Nature can throw at you. With the MAX Tool Kit, you will be. Built by Forrest Tool using only the finest American materials, this kit includes the eight items you might end up needing in the wild, including axe, shovel, pick, broad pick, mattock, rake, and combination McLeod (rakehoe). The interchangeable heads can easily be locked in place on the 34-inch composite polyglass handle using the six accompanying steel pins—interchangeable in a matter of seconds, but ultra-sturdy with every swing. It even comes with its own ultra-tough Cordura nylon carrying case so you can keep all the heads organized and ready at a moment’s notice.



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1950s

Grooming Products
The decade following WWII brought about changing attitudes towards masculinity. Popular gifts lending to the perception of being "manly" would include smoking products, man-specific grooming products and iconic male clothing such as the necktie and leisure jacket.


Carry It All in Rux Collapsible Totes

Rux Collapsible Totes


 

Built to withstand harsh weather conditions with unquestionable performance, Rux collapsible storage totes carry it all. Constructed of rugged TPU coated nylon, these soft-sided 70-liter totes feature clear windows so you can see what’s inside, as well as zip-top lids and webbing straps for shoulder carry. Backpack straps give you a hands-free carry option & the totes compress down to save space when not in use.



The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written By Two Idiots

The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written By Two Idiots


 

If you want to step up your grilling game, you’re going to want to give this book a read. Written by “the Grill Dads”, Ryan Fey and Mark Anderson, The Best Grilling Cookbook Ever Written By Two Idiots is the perfect guide to simpler, more efficient, tastier grilling. No fancy BBQing or low-and-slow cooking here, just a lot of easy, practical recipes and instructions that literally anyone can follow. With recipes ranging from soups, salads and appetizers to main courses (and maybe even a dessert or two), this book promises to be your roadmap to tastier grilled food with fewer burns, messes, and hassles. If it can be made on a grill, this book will show you the smart, easy, efficient way to do it.



Ember’s Heated Espresso Cup is Compact Coffee-Warming Magic

Ember Heated Cappuccino Mug


 

Ember’s temperature-controlled mugs are a game-changer for any coffee lover who wants to savor every sip of their daily brew. With their built-in batteries heating your coffee to the perfect temperature with just the touch of an app button, it’s the perfect way to ensure that your coffee never goes cold or stale. Now, Ember has just released a 6-ounce cup, sized just right for espresso and cappuccino-drinkers. Take control of your coffee warming, set it to your desired temperature, and let the LED light built into the base of this classy-looking mug tell you when it’s ready to drink.



Gerber Savvy is an EDC Superstar

Gerber Savvy


 

Gerber has made its mark on the EDC world with its rough-and-rugged, hyper-versatile knives. The Savvy is smartly designed, made in the USA with quality American craftsmanship and materials, and built to withstand anything your daily life can throw at it. Its ambidextrous design makes it easy to open one-handed with either hand, and the frictionless deployment allows you to whip out the blade and get cutting in a matter of seconds. Thanks to the built-in pocket clip, you can keep it close at hand and within easy reach at a moment’s notice. You’ll love the handle—made from either aluminum or carbon fiber, your choice—which will give you a solid grip on the knife no matter how wet or slick your hands are. At 3.5 inches long, it’s a sturdy, agile blade that’s as much at home in the field as on a camping trip or fishing boat.



überleben Tindår Wick & Bellow Makes Fire-Starting a Snap

überleben Tindår Wick & Bellow Fire Starter


 

Sick and tired of struggling to get your campfire lit? You’ll never have to worry about it again with this fire-starting kit in your pack. The paraffin wax-infused hemp catches a spark instantly, but doesn’t burn through in minutes like regular rope. Instead, thanks to the wax, it acts more like a candle wick, burning for an hour or more—plenty of time to set it to your kindling to get that flame roaring. Though it’s only 6mm thick, it’s 13 feet long, so you’ve got hours of burn-time to look forward to. The included sleeve makes it easy to snuff out the flame or let it burn longer, staying cool to the touch even after close contact with a blazing fire. Best of all, the box doubles as a bellows, making it easier than ever to get that campfire started in even the worst weather conditions.



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1960s

High-fidelity Turntable
High-fidelity sound reproduction was a big innovation and enticed many men to add a record player to their home.


Ditch the Bristles: KUNIFU BBQ Grill Scraper

KUNIFU BBQ Grill Scraper


 

Give yourself the gift of a clean grill with this wonderful little tool. The KUNIFU BBQ Grill Scraper is a truly unique piece of equipment: a bristle-free scraper that will work with pretty much any grill, regardless of grate spacing, tough enough that you can use it again and again without ever having to worry about it breaking or wearing out on you. The stainless steel tool is backed by both a lifetime warranty and a 100% satisfaction/money back guarantee, and it’s even dishwasher-safe. With built-in holes for a handle, chain, and hanging hooks, you’ve got plenty of options for mounting and wielding it to clean off that grill grate. Best of all, it comes with both a griddle scraper and a bottle opener—talk about ultra-versatile!



This Hydro Flask Keeps Tallboy Cans Chilled

This Hydro Flask Keeps Tallboy Cans Chilled


 

It’s called a “cooler cup”, but it’s just as effective at keeping your hot drinks hot as your cold drinks cold. This simple little cooler cup is made with double-walled vacuum insulation that guarantees your beverages stay at the ideal temperature for hours at a time. Not only does it work as a sleeve (to slide around your can), but you can use it as a cup in its own right—just pour in your piping hot coffee or ice-cold beer, lock on the lid, and you’re good to go. It’s BPA-Free, Toxin-Free, and dishwasher safe, weighing just under 10 ounces and capable of holding up to 16 ounces of liquid. It’s the only travel-sized cooler cup you’ll ever need.



Marshall Introduces the Willen Ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker

Marshall Willen Ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker


 

When you think Marshall, you instantly think of guitar and bass amps famous for their smooth, crisp, high-quality sound. Well, now you get that same sound from your favorite music player, but you can ditch the messy tangle of guitar cables and go wireless via Bluetooth. The Willen is Marshall's most compact portable speaker to date. IP67 dust- and water-resistance allow you to take it anywhere.  As expected, Marshall delivers warm tones, dynamic highs, and solid bass that keeps you moving and grooving with any beat. Not only does the Marshall Bluetooth app let you stream music directly to the speakers, but you can actually pair multiple speakers to give you that “big stack” sound you want. With more than 15 hours per charge, it’s a listening experience guaranteed to take your music to the next level.



Slice is a Finger-Friendly Folding Cutter That Never Dulls

Slice Ceramic Folding Knife


 

Well, no knife can ever really claim to “never” dull, but the Slice stands by its promise that each of its dangerously sharp blades last 11x longer than a metal blade. The hyper-tough ceramic blade is secured to a durable metal handle, with a folding design that allows for instant one-handed ambidextrous deployment. When the time comes to change the blade, it’s a hassle-free, no-tool job that’s done in a matter of seconds. Best of all, the knife blade is “finger-friendly” and fully safe to the touch, but guaranteed to cut through food, boxes, rope, cord, and everything else with ease. For the price, you won’t find an EDC tool that delivers better value, longevity, and versatility.



Be Prepared for Anything and Everything with the VSSL Essentials Collection

VSSL Essentials Kits


 
$65-80

These kits are designed to be ultra-portable and tough enough to withstand literally anything—from a boat capsize to an avalanche—but contain all the survival tools you need for your camping, hiking, trekking, and mountaineering adventures. Hyper-tough rope, razor-sharp blades, fishing line and hooks, first aid supplies, fire starters, and survival gear, these kits have it all. You’ll become a prepared outdoorsman in no time with these fellas in your back pocket.



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1970s

Digital Watch
The Casio company pioneered the production of digital quartz watches with the introduction of the Casiotron in 1974. They were considered highly futuristic at the time as they allowed the user to have a tiny computer screen on their wrist with added functionality beyond simple time-telling.


Clean Carry: Bellroy Key Case

Bellroy Key Case


 

Offering sleek, bundled storage for 3-5, Bellroy’s Key Case features a unique flipper mechanism that ejects keys one-handed while keeping them secure on a detachable cord loop for a car key or fob. The exterior is smooth, eco-tanned leather finish & the hardware is stainless steel. Choose from 5 colors.



The James Brand Added Scissors to its Revamped Ellis Multi-tool

The James Brand the Ellis


 

The Ellis multi-tool from The James Brand features a ½ serrated Sandvik 12C27 stainless-steel blade, a small scraper/flathead driver, and integrated scissors for impressive utility in a small, slim tool. A wire pocket clip keeps it at your fingertips.



Pop ’Em Like a Pro with The Catcher Bottle Opener from Tooletries

The Catcher Bottle Opener


 

Bottle-tops won’t go flying when you’re popping cold ones open with The Catcher. It’s a magnetic-bottle opener with a soft silicone-grip that allows you to stick it almost anywhere & get crackin'! A strong magnet inside catches the caps before they fall. Ideal for home, RV, boat, garage or man cave.



No Dead Car Battery: Hulkman Sigma 5 Amp Battery Charger

Hulkman Sigma 5 Amp Car Battery Charger


 

Being shut down by a dead battery won’t happen with Hulkman’s Sigma 5 Amp Battery Charger and Maintainer. This powerful little device offers Universal Adaptive charging to power up all 6V & 12V battery types, including 12-volt Li-Ion batteries. It features a 3.4-inch LED display with easy-to-see icons for operation and uses AI to optimize the charge for each battery as well as diagnose, repair and maintain your battery to help avoid dead batteries in the future.



The Klymit Horizon is a Blanket for Warmth in the Wilderness

Klymit Horizon Camp Blanket


 

For the backpacker who’d prefer a comfy blanket to a standard sleeping bag, the lightweight Horizon Backpacking blanket from Klymit offers high-loft insulation and a 20D water-resistant exterior to keep you warm as well as dry. Measuring 58 in. x 80 in., it packs into its included compression stuff sack & weighs 1.8lbs.



What was popular?
Gift for Men in the 1980s

CD Player
Although expensive at first, CD players became hugely popular throughout the 80s. Starting with the Sony CDP-101 for your home stereo in 1982, then later followed by portable players and in-dash players for your car.


Pegboard Up & Organize the Workshop

Torack Pegboard Wall Organizer


 

Torack’s Pegboard Wall organizer is a great way to get your garage straightened out & tidied up. Made of metal with a silver-coated finish, the 48" X 40" board mounts to the wall with slots to fit all standard 1/4in & 1/8in pegboard hooks, bins, and accessories. It offers a 48"-wide overhead shelf, a paper towel holder, and a 12" utility shelf.



Your Watches Go First Class in this Recycled Leather Case

Watch Roll Travel Case


 

The Watch Roll Travel Case is a great example of how your watches would like to travel. Safe & protected within the soft, micro-suede walls of a rigid cylinder that holds up to 3 watches. The roll’s exterior is made of recycled leather—supple, sustainable & built to travel.



Keep Cords & Lines Lashed with CamJam XT

Nite Ize CamJam XT Rope Tightener


 

Designed to simplify the task of tightening cordage, the CamJam XT is the ultimate tool for getting lines tight. Combining a carabiner with a locking cam mechanism, it makes securing, tensioning, and lashing down loads easier. Clip the carabiner to a fixed anchor point, then use the cam mechanism to safely connect, tension, and easily release your cord.



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What would be a good gift for a man?

When it comes to gifts for men, there really is no "one size fits all" answer. What’s a "home run" one guy may be a total "swing and a miss" for another.

The only way to figure out what kind of gifts to give a guy is to figure out what kind of guy he is.

Is he:


  • A techie?
  • A geek/nerd?
  • A gamer?
  • An outdoorsman?
  • An artist?
  • A musician?
  • A die hard sports fan?
  • A sportsman/athlete?
  • A woodworker, mechanic, tinkerer?

Figure out what kind of guy he is, then start doing research into the sort of gifts he’ll love/use/want/need.

I guarantee it’ll make the entire gift-buying process exponentially less stressful for you!




What do I gift a man who wants nothing?

All guys are going to answer with that generic "I don’t need anything, but thanks for the thought" if you ask them what they want for a gift. Even if he says that, rest assured that he will absolutely still enjoy receiving something from you. You don’t want to get carried away; a modest, thoughtful gift will be more than enough.

Because it’s not the gift itself that will really matter to him, but the fact that you put time, effort, thought, and your hard-earned money into demonstrating in a physical way just how much you care about him. That’s worth a lot more than you realize.




What do I gift a man who has everything?

Even though a wealthy man can buy anything he desires, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate a surprise.

Gifts have a wonderful ability to tell him "You are special" and "I care about you" in a way that words simply can’t. Plus, the gift shows that you spent time focused on him, and that’s what truly makes the gift work, no matter what it is or how inexpensive it is.

And remember, this "man who has everything" may possess physical objects in abundance, but there are lots of experiences he hasn’t yet had. That could be one direction to focus on, giving him some new, exhilarating, interesting, or personal experience that will be worth far more than any object.




What milestones & holidays should you buy a gift for a man?

There are lots of opportunities to give the man in your life a gift. Don’t feel obligated or under pressure to give a gift on all these occasions, but here are a few events that could serve as the perfect chance to show him how much you care.


Dad Boyfriend Husband Grandpa Coworker Friend Father-in-law
Birthday X X X X X
Holidays X X X X X X X
Father's Day X X X X
Valentine's Day X X X
Graduation X X
Retirement X X X X X X
New Job X X
Promotion X X
Anniversary X X X
Graduation X
Engagement X
New Baby X X



Will guys actually like the stuff you recommend?

As we mentioned above, there’s no "one size fits all" approach to gift-giving. So the lists we curate aren’t going to work for every man on the planet.

That being said, we invest a lot of time and effort into collecting only the best gifts possible. We use our own internal metrics to identify what our audience (of mostly guys) finds the best.

By studying what products users add most often to their wishlists, we can narrow down what is compelling.

We also keep a close eye on what products are viewed the most, what product videos are being watched, and which products are clicked in our weekly emails.

There are many ways to understand what users like and by putting them all together, we can narrow products down into lists of the best.




How is this different from the hundreds of "best XX gifts for guys” articles I see when searching Google?

Do a quick search for "best gifts for men" on Google, and you’ll quickly see that most of the results are cookie-cutter articles by typically large, well-known publishers or magazines. When you browse through the lists, you’ll notice that the recommendations are quite random and typically not very interesting. Not to mention, many of the products are old, outdated, or no longer available.

Worse, many of the publishers of these lists don’t really take into account what men truly want. They’re likely just rushing an article together to take advantage of a buying situation (i.e. Father’s Day, Black Friday or Christmas).

On WERD, we do things differently. We’re all about cutting edge, up-to-date, and relevant, carefully curating lists that will give you exactly what you want with the least amount of time spent browsing long lists of unrelated “fluff”.

We hope you see the value in getting your recommendations from a team of guys (and dads) who have been solely focused for years on understanding what guys really want.




14 Gift Giving Etiquette Tips

  • Don’t ask someone what gift they would like. Instead, do the work to figure it out by talking to them, listening to them, and considering what sort of person they are.
  • Don’t just hand someone a gift card. A gift card is already fairly impersonal. If you’re going that route, always slip it in an envelope with a personal note.
  • Never show up to a person’s home for a party without a gift. It’s just good manners to have something, even a small token.
  • Always send a thank you note within a week of receiving a gift. Again, it’s just good manners.
  • Consider the presentation. It doesn’t need to be wrapped to the extreme, but even just a gift bag or a ribbon-and-bow is a nice touch.
  • Give cash gifts in an envelope with a personal note. Cash is always welcome, but so is a thoughtful message.
  • Always strive for the proper gift value. Whether gift exchange, host gift, wedding gift, or baby shower gift, there’s an accepted "price range" to stick within. Don’t use gifts to show off!
  • You aren’t obliged to reciprocate a gift, but don’t forget to show gratitude with a call or note. It’s just the classy thing to do!
  • Don’t play the hero. The gift doesn’t need to be perfect or the most expensive.
  • Give gifts to coworkers outside the office. Even if they’re your best “work buds” or “work wives/husbands”, give it to them in private.
  • Be careful with gag gifts. Know your recipient, and be mindful about the time, place, and personality.
  • If the invite says "please don’t bring a gift", respect their wishes and don’t. Just don’t.
  • Don’t give the gift too early. (Or too late, for that matter.) There’s a socially acceptable "gift-giving window" for every occasion.
  • If someone gives you a gift and you have nothing in return, don’t make a big deal out of it. Be grateful and make it a point to reciprocate their generosity in the future.

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