Find that perfect gift for the man in your life with this simple gift guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

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Simplify your search for the perfect gift for the man in your life with our handy little guide. This isn’t some inane slideshow of random junk you’ll find on other “popular” gift guides. This is the stuff your man might actually enjoy unwrapping.

This gift guide is constantly being updated to include the latest and greatest gifts for men. You can start from the top and scroll all the way down or use the table of contents below to help you shop based on your man’s interests.

As you go through this gift guide you’ll notice some items highlighted in green. The item highlighted in green is my number one pick for the category.

Gifts for the Handyman

Whether he’s just building out his first workshop or he’s a full blown professional, there’s always one more tool he needs. While I’ll include a few tool recommendations, it’s always best to find out what he wants to add to the workshop next.

Most craftsmen have a long list of tools they’d like to see on their shelves. There are however staples that every handyman needs and wants more of, so I’ve included some of those too.

 

Top Small Tools Every Handyman Needs

Stanley FatMax Xtreme Fubar

Neiko Cordless LED Work Light

Leatherman Surge

Stanley FatMax Power Claw

 

Top Tool Boxes for the Handyman

Dewalt Deep Box

Stack-On Steel 16 inch Tool box

Keter Portable Tool Box

Dewalt 24 inch One-Touch Tool box

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Top Books for the Handyman

The Tool Book

Good Clean Fun

The Complete Book of Woodworking

Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual

 

Top Shirts for the Handyman

Measure Twice Cut Once T-Shirt

You Broke Something T-Shirt

Mr. Fix It T-Shirt

Handyman Heavy Duty  Apron

Gifts for the Artist

From paints to tablets there are so many incredible ways to create art in this day and age. No matter what your mans preferred medium is, I’ve found a gift for him. As an artist myself, I always enjoy exploring new tools to improve my art and express myself. The gifts below will help your man do just that.

 

Top Gifts for the Painter

Paint Tray Palettes

12 Pack of Professional Paint Brushes

Artist Apron

Beginner 82 Piece Art Kit

 

Top Gifts for the Digital Artist

Sensu Digital Artist Brush & Stylus

Wacom Intuos Pro Drawing Tablet

Seagate 8TB External Hard Drive

Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Printer

 

Top Gifts for the Sketch Artist

Art Alternatives – Giant Sketchbook

Graphite Artists Kit

Drawing Prompts Sketchbook

162 Piece Wood Box Art Set

 

Top Books for the Artist

Steal Like An Artist

Adobe Illustrator CC in a Classroom Book

Art That Changed the World

Art: A Visual History

 

Top Apparel for the Artist

Eat Sleep Art Repeat

Art is Freedom Shirt

Bonangel Artist Socks

Famous Painting Socks

 

Creative Bug

If you’re shopping for an artist or all around crafty person a Creative Bug subscription just might be the perfect gift. Creative Bug is filled with online video based classes that teach artists and crafters new skills.

There are numerous painting classes, sewing classes, drawing classes, and digital media classes. Whether they are a beginner learning a new hobby or a seasoned pro, a subscription could be the perfect gift for them.

Gifts for the Chef and Grill Master

If your man is anything like my dad he loves to spend time at the grill. From cooking the perfect steak to trying out some new veggies, he’s always experimenting with something new. Even if your man isn’t necessarily a grill lover, I’ve found some fantastic gifts for any chef.

 

Top Gifts for the Grill Master

Kacebela BBQ Tool Set

Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty Tool Set

Urban Accents Gourmet Grilling Spices

BBQ Bros Rubs Southern Style

 

Top Gifts for the Gourmet Chef

Chef’s Choice Electric Knife Sharpener

Spiralizer Ultimate 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer

Ozeri Digital Food Scale

Seville Classics Bamboo Cutting Board

 

Top Shirts for the Cook

The Grillfather T-Shirt

World’s Worst Vegan Meat Shirt

Chef’s Knife Shirt

Grill Apron

 

Top Cook Books

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ

Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give a F***

The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Food for People Who Like to Eat Dirty

 

Top Subscription Boxes for the Cook

Perfect Gifts for the Geek

As a bit of a geek myself, I can tell you right now, there’s a laundry list of things that I’d love to get. And admittedly, almost none of them serve any functional purpose other than showing off the geeky things I love.

If the man in your life is a geek, and you struggle to find the perfect gifts for him, you may want to just head over to Think Geek right now and start browsing (You can browse by interest which is awesome). As you’ll see, many of my recommendations come from there because they easily have the best collection of geeky stuff out there.

 

Top Gifts for the Star Wars Fan

There are so many awesome Star Wars gifts it’s hard to narrow it down to just four. So here’s a list of my absolute favorites:

 

Top Gifts for the Game of Thrones Fan

If the man your shopping for is a fan of Game of Thrones there are so many perfect gifts he’s guaranteed to love.

 

Top Gifts for the Marvel Fan

I’m a huge Marvel fan so just about anything on this list would be a fantastic gift for me. If there’s a specific character you’re looking for, check out the options at ThinkGeek.

 

Top Gifts for the Star Trek Fan

There are so many awesome Star Wars gifts it’s hard to narrow it down to just four. So here’s a list of my absolute favorites:

Perfect Gifts for the Tech Lover

One of my brothers falls into this category. Shopping for him feels nearly impossible because he can be so particular with what he wants. Also, stuff in this category can get real pricey, real fast.

However, I’ve still always managed to find tech things that surprise him or catch him off guard. I’ve found that nostalgic gifts in particular always go over really well.

 

Top Gadgets every Tech Lover Needs

Google Wifi Whole House Coverage

Apple Watch Series 3

Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset

Anki Vector Home Robot

 

Top Accessories Tech Lovers Use

Anker PowerCore Battery Backup

Apple Charging Station

Small Electronics Organizer Case

Bose QuietComfort 35, Noise Cancelling Headphones

 

Top Smart Home Gifts

TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug – No Hub Required

Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Amazon Echo Show

Wyze Cam Indoor Security Camera

Perfect Gifts for the Outdoorsman

I feel like this category is so massive the ideas could go on for days. From hiking to fishing to camping to hunting to rock climbing. The list goes on and on. There are so many awesome outdoor activities one can get into.

Fortunately, there are some tools and supplies that are needed in practically every field. If you’re looking for a good one stop shop, Backcountry is a fantastic option (And their customer service is phenomenal). If your shopping for a hunter or someone into the shooting sports, Cheaper Than Dirt is good place to shop (And you can save $15 on your first order with this link).

 

Top Camping Gifts

Streamlight 540 Lumen Lantern

Stansport Cast Iron Camp Fire Tripod

Coleman Sundome 4-person Tent

Backcountry Montana Sleeping Bag

 

Top Hunting Gifts

Gerber Moment Field Dress Kit

Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller

12MP Game Camera

Scent Killer

 

Top Snow Gear

OutdoorMaster Ski and Snowboard Goggles

​The North Face Venture 2 Jacket

Outdoor Sports Socks

The North Face Triclimate Jacket

 

Top Books on the Outdoors

Bushcraft 101

The Total Outdoorsman Manual

The Total Fishing Manual

Complete National Parks of the United States

Gifts for the Sports Loving Man

Arguably the best gift I ever gave my dad was a custom Yankees bat. He loved that thing and showed it off to everyone. It hung in his office for years and he’d often stand around swinging it while on long conference calls.

If sports are what your man is into you have so many epic options. Seriously, there are so many great gifts out there it’s hard to narrow it down. The list of gifts I’ll highlight below however, should get you started.

 

Gifts for Baseball Fans

MLB Fleece Blankets

Dodgers Memorabilia

Yankee’s Memorabilia

Red Sox Memorabilia

 

Gifts for Football Fans

NCAA Hover Helmet

Official NFL Team Throw Blankets

NFL Team 16 Can Soft Sided Cooler

NFL Teams Scarf and Glove Set

 

Gifts for Basketball Fans

The Mug with a Hoop

NBA Quarter Zip Jacket

NBA Zone Red Beach Towel

Spalding Basketball Net Wastebasket

 

Gifts for Hockey Fans

NHL Checkers Game

NHL Alternate Men’s Heavyweight Hoodie

The Hockey Cup Mug

NHL Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

 

Top Books for Sports Fans

The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time

The Book Of Basketball

The 500 World’s Greatest Golf Holes

Gifts for the Athlete

If your man would rather be playing the sports then watching them these are the gifts for him. From gearing up for an ultra marathon to playing some company softball, I’ve searched the web for some of the all time top gifts any athlete would love to get.

 

Gifts for Runners

Trailhead Running Gloves

Race Bib and Medal Display

Nike 7″ Running Shorts

Born to Run

 

Gifts for the Golfer

Titlelist Pro V1 Golf Balls

Suncast Golf Organizer

Putt-A-Bout 3-hole Putting Green

The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed

 

Gifts for Gym Rat

adidas Diablo Gym Bag

Workout Sweat Progress Tracker Shirt

Odor-Free Gym Towels

Ninja Nutri Pro Personal Blender

 

Top Books for Athletes

Bigger Leaner Stronger

The Champions Mind

The No Meat Athlete Cookbook

The Shredded Chef

Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast

I don’t know if enthusiast is a strong enough word for the car lovers I have in my family. Even calling it a way of life doesn’t seem quite there. It’s like cars go to the core of their very being. They hear a car go by and can tell you what kind of engine they’re running.

Their garage is filled with parts to cars they don’t even own but will “one day.” Autotrader and Ebay Motors are their top visited websites. When they aren’t at work they’re in the garage “fixing” something that “just isn’t running right.” If this is the kind of person you’re shopping for, these gifts should get a smile out of them.

 

Gifts for Car Care

Car Guys Super Cleaner Car Interior

Chemical Guys Wheel Cleaning Kit

Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit

ThisWorx Car Vacuum

 

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Car Lovers

Clutch and Gas Socks

Performance Cars Playing Cards

4 Pack of Retro Car Cover Pillow Cases

MrCuff 4 Pairs of Automotive Cufflinks

 

Gifts for the Mechanic

Torin Rolling Pneumatic Shop Seat

Funny Mechanic Shirt

Stainless Steel Tire Coffee Mug

Mechanic Magnetic Fender Cover

 

Top Books for Car Lovers

Epic Drives of the World

Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

Fast Forward: The World’s Most Unique Cars

Art of the Classic Car

Hopefully that giant list of gift ideas gave you some ideas as you’re shopping for the man in your life. Is there a particular interest you want to see added to the list? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll work on adding it.

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