Need to buy a gift for your dad, husband, boyfriend, brother or best bro? Sure, some guys love to receive quirky, funny, unique gifts, the type of things that they would never think to buy themselves.
But before you shell out your hard-earned money for a gift, ask yourself this: is he really going to use it? Is this a useful gift?
Okay, so practical gifts may not be super exciting, but there’s one thing you can be sure of: they will not go to waste! If you’re looking for a great gift that you definitely want him to use, check out our list of the 23 most practical gift ideas for men.
With so many people working from home and turning their dining room tables into mini classrooms, there’s a good chance that all your device usage is putting some strain on your Wi-Fi.
The TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender is the perfect gift to boost your current setup and give you an additional 800 square feet of coverage and connectivity. It’s designed to get rid of those dead zones in your home, and it can be used with any router or access point.
He can carry up to six credit cards in style in the Cole Haan GRANDSERIES Leather Card Case. Made from soft and luxurious leather, this slim card case is designed to fit in the smallest of spaces, even in a front pocket.
It’s perfect for the guy who never carries cash and only leaves the house with his driver’s license, debit card and a credit card or two.
The Yeti Rambler Tumbler is made from 18/8 stainless steel with double-wall insulation, and it will keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold for hours. This is one of the best gifts to give because you can use it year-round!
This tumbler features a Magslider lid to prevent heat and air from escaping, and it comes in a slew of cool colors to suit every guy’s style.
Whether he travels frequently or only needs an occasional overnight bag, the Away The Everything Bag offers style and storage for every trip. In water-resistant nylon with top handles and a shoulder strap, this bag is designed to hold all of his essentials.
It includes a 15” laptop pocket, six inside pockets to hold all sorts of small items, and outside pockets designated for his cell phone and umbrella, making his commute easy and stylish.
If he’s obsessed with keeping his car super clean, you’ll score big points by gifting him some WeatherTec Floor Liners. With these liners on the floor of his vehicle, he’ll never have to worry about staining his upholstery or floor mats with dirt, mud, water or rock salt.
Installing them is effortless, and he can remove as often as need be to hose them down or wipe them off.
If he doesn’t already have a great pair of headphones, the Apple AirPods Pro are sure to be a hit.
They’re lightweight, sweat and water-resistant, and easy to pair wirelessly with any Apple device. These Bluetooth headphones also offer noise cancellation, making them perfect whether he’s on a Zoom call for work or trying to drown out the sound around him while he listens to his favorite podcast.
Men of all ages love the laid back look and sporty styling of the Nike Benassi JDI Slides.
Made from faux leather with a soft foam midsole, these slip-on sandals are designed for total comfort and detailed with the classic Nike swoosh on the strap.
He can wear them outdoors when he is grilling his favorite meats or wear them around the house when he needs a comfy alternative to his favorite slippers.
Okay, so your guy probably already has a hammer, a screwdriver, and a few other hand tools. But there’s something about getting a complete multi-tool set in one convenient kit that makes the Stanley Home Tool Kit one of the most practical gifts EVER.
This kit features 65 different pieces, including bit holders, pliers, hex keys, sockets and a 16-foot tape measure.
He can cut his own hair or perfectly trim his beard with the Hatteker Beard Trimmer Kit. This 5 in 1 kit includes a precision trimmer with a variety of attachments for trimming hair on various parts of the body.
Adjustable settings allow him to trim his hair to different lengths, making it easy to shape his beard exactly how he likes it.
Comfy slippers are a must, and the L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers are the ones you can be sure he’s going to wear every single day.
These slippers have an easy moccasin-inspired shape with a super cozy shearling fur lining. Outsoles with traction will let him wear them outside to get the mail, grab his Amazon deliveries, let the dog out or sit back and relax in his man cave.
If he’s a self-proclaimed master chef (or a Food Network addict), this Himalayan Salt Plate from Williams Sonoma will definitely get its fair share of use for the foodie in your life.
He can throw it on the grill to cook up his favorite cuts of meat or fish for an evening bbq, or he can chill it in the fridge and use it as a serving platter for cold items, such as cheese, sushi or fruit.
Do you know a guy who always has a trusted Swiss Army knife close at hand? The Wallet Ninja Credit Card Multitool is the modern-day version, and it’s so slim it can fit right inside his wallet.
This multitool is a bottle opener, a can opener, a fruit peeler and a box opener all in one. It can be used as a ruler, a letter opener, or a cell phone stand. And if that’s not enough function for him, it includes six different hex heads and four different screwdrivers (including a tiny one for eyeglass repair).
Who doesn’t love getting out of the shower and wrapping up in a luxurious robe? The answer is no one.
This Turkish Cotton Robe from Restoration Hardware will make every day feel like a day at the spa. It’s super soft, super absorbent, and trimmed with satin piping for added style. The medium-weight feel makes it perfect for cozying up in the winter or drying off on a warm summer day.
If this is a gift for your husband or boyfriend, we suggest buying a second one for yourself so you can both relax in your matching robes post-shower or when you are watching your favorite late-night Netflix original show.
Most guys will go to great lengths to get rid of unwanted back hair. But for the guys who have a hard time keeping up with it (or finding someone to help out), the Mangroomer Back Hair Shaver is a must.
With an extendable handle, this personal groomer makes it easy for him to get all of those spots that are usually impossible to reach. With this tool by his side, he’ll have no excuse not to groom.
If you’re the lucky spouse or significant other that helps him trim his back hair, then this is as much a gift for you as it is for him!
Unless he’s the kind of guy who won’t settle for anything less than a Rolex, there’s a good chance he’ll be super stoked to get a Series 5 Apple Watch.
Just like your iPhone, this watch is loaded with features. He can access his apps, his messages, his email, his photos, his music and his Apple Pay wallet. Oh yeah – it tells the time, too.
We know a lot of men who don’t have a serious skincare routine – and that needs to change! The Jack Black The Grand Tour Gift Set is a great way to introduce him to the incredible men’s line of Jack Black skincare products.
This gift set includes facial cleanser, moisturizer, deodorant and a shaving conditioner for his beard. BONUS: all of the products come packed inside a reusable canvas bag that he can use anytime he travels or spends a night away from home.
Unless he’s totally off the grid, there isn’t a man on earth who can’t benefit from backing up his phone, computer or laptop once in a while. And the Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch makes it super easy to do.
This external hard drive has a massive 2 terabyte storage capacity and a super slim design that makes it easy to carry inside a briefcase or backpack or slip inside a slim desk drawer.
Since we’re talking about practicality, we have no choice but to include a package of white tee shirts on this list. Every man we’ve ever known has a stash of these in a dresser drawer and, more often than not, they can use replacing!
There are tons of plain white tees out there, but we especially love this 5 pack of Hanes Comfort Cool Undershirts. They’re super affordable, and they’re designed to wick away moisture so he’ll stay cool and dry. White tees might not seem like a thoughtful gift, but trust us, it is practical and every man could benefit from a new pack of tee shirts.
Do you know a guy who takes game night really seriously? The Hey! Play! 7-in-1 Game Set was made for him. This multi-game set includes chess, checkers, backgammon, cribbage, dominos, playing cards and poker dice.
It’s all packaged in a neat wooden box that contains all of the various game pieces inside. Plus, the look of it is cool enough that he can leave it on the coffee table and have an instant competition any time the mood strikes.
As a fitness method, rowing has made a major comeback in recent years! So for the guy who wants to be able to get in his favorite workout right at home, the Hammacher Schlemmer Space Saving Rowing Machine makes a great gift.
This rowing machine is lightweight yet stable, and the compact shape makes it easy for use in any home, even in a small urban apartment.
Is there anything more practical than socks? We think not.
We love the Bombas Ankle Socks for a few reasons. The footbeds are padded. They provide arch support. And for every pair purchased, one pair is donated to someone in need.
Bombas also makes crew socks, calf socks, dress socks and compression socks, so if ankle socks aren’t his thing, there are plenty of other options to choose from!
This gift isn’t just for practicality – it’s for preparedness. This Lifeline Roadside Emergency Kit is loaded with 76 items that can be super helpful if you break down (or get hurt) when you’re on the road.
This kit includes jumper cables, an emergency triangle for when you have to change a tire or check under the hood, and a series of hand tools. A rain poncho, first aid essentials, an air compressor and a flashlight, are just a few of the extras you’ll find in this well-thought-out kit.
There’s nothing more practical than an item that you can use everyday that can literally save your life. And despite the debate over “to mask or not to mask”, we’re taking a clear position: we’re wearing them!
Red Bubble is a great source of indie-artist created items, including cloth face masks. From fun, quirky patterns to movie-inspired graphics and music motifs, Red Bubble has a face mask to suit everyone’s personal sense of style.
What Are the Most Practical Gifts for Men?
From socks and tee shirts to travel accessories and tech gadgets, there are thousands of practical gifts out there for men of every age and every style.
So think about what it is that your dad, husband, boyfriend, brother or best friend likes. What is he into? What’s his sense of style? What does he not already have that you know he would love?
And before you fill up your Amazon cart with all sorts of random things for the men in your life, remember this:
A gift is only practical if it’s something that he needs and something that you know he will use!
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The 23 Most Practical Gifts for Men:
- TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender
- Cole Haan Leather Card Case
- Yeti Rambler Tumbler
- Away The Everywhere Bag
- WeatherTec Floor Liners
- Apple AirPods Pro
- Nike Benassi JDI Slides
- Stanley Home Tool Kit
- Hatteker Beard Trimmer Kit
- L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers
- Williams Sonoma Himalayan Salt Plate
- Wallet Ninja Credit Card Multitool
- RH Turkish Cotton Robe
- Mangroomer Back Hair Shaver
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Jack Black The Grand Tour Gift Set
- Seagate Backup Plus Ultra Touch
- Hanes White Tees
- Hey! Play! 7-in-1 Game Set
- Hammacher Schlemmer Space Saving Rowing Machine
- Bombas Ankle Socks
- Lifeline Roadside Emergency Kit
- Red Bubble Face Mask