Mystery Solved: 11 A+ Gifts for the Men in Your Life

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When it comes to giving gifts, anything in the realm of self-care, home goods, or useful tech (please, just no more clutter) is generally a winner with women. But men? Now, that’s a different story.

After all, there are only so many wallets, gadgets, and ties (shudder) a guy really needs—especially when he already has his favorites. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to choosing presents for all the men in your life, the task is notoriously tricky, especially for the guy who doesn't even know what he wants. 

But inspiration is on its way, in the form of tech, art, and grooming products they’ll actually use. Whether you’re shopping for your brother, son, father, friend, in-law, or significant other, we’ve rounded up the best presents for guys, no matter their lifestyle. Now, you can give a thoughtful, outside-the-box gift outside—along with the obligatory six-pack of his favorite beer, of course.

Here, a handful of winning gifts for the men in your life.

Motorola Tech3 Smart True Wireless Earbuds

Motorola Tech3 Smart True Wireless Earbuds- Hubble Connected

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As if wireless earbuds weren’t versatile enough, the Motorola Tech3 Smart Earbuds cater to any type of wearer. They can be used in true wireless fashion (just the buds in your ears) with a behind-the-head sport loop, or as an audio plug-in (for unlimited play time), making them ideal for traveling, working out, doing yard work, commuting, attending WFH meetings, and relaxing.

When fully charged, their battery life lasts up to 7 hours, and if you’re out and about, you can pop them in their pre-charged battery case for a juice-up—it holds 11 more hours’ worth of power. So whether you give them to your gardening grandfather, your gym rat brother, or your jet-setting dad, these techie wonders will be his new best friend.

Fellow The Pour-Over Kit

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A true treasure for coffee connoisseurs, Fellow’s Pour-Over Kit is the secret to making craft coffeehouse brews right at home. This set comes with the ultra-modern Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle, the accompanying Pour-Over Dripper, the Stagg Tasting Glass, and 20 paper filters so the lucky recipient can get percolating right away.

With this kit, caffeine addicts will learn that it’s the small things that add up to a flawless cup: even measurements, accurate grind size, to-the-degree temperature settings, and strategic pouring all contribute to the flavor and aroma that wafts from the mug. The finishing touch is taking a sip from the hand-blown glass tasting cup, shaped with a flared lip to enhance the flavor.

A24 Screenplay Books

Screenplay Books - A24

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A beautiful collector’s item, especially for movie buffs, A24’s screenplay books feature script text, movie notes, color photos, acceptance speeches, and more. Finished with a minimalist hardcover binding, any one of these volumes will make a classy addition to any coffee table, bookshelf, or mantel.

The quartet of A24 screenplay books includes Ex Machina, Moonlight, The Witch, and Hereditary. Choose your giftee’s favorite film, or splurge on all four; their muted teal and gray covers make a visually appealing stack, plus they’re much more modern than decorating with dust-covered tchotchkes.

Ember Travel Mug²

Ember Travel Mug² - Ember

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This self-heating travel mug is a wired tech lover’s dream. For the busy coffee drinker who’s caffeine routine is sip-sit-reheat-repeat (like new dads, hint, hint), this smart mug keeps hot liquid toasty to the exact degree. Take this vessel on the road and it’ll stay warm up to three hours, or keep it on its charging coaster and it’ll stay steamy all day long. If the mug is forgotten, don’t worry: A sensor will put the heater to sleep if it’s empty or not being used.

Other features to note include a touch-control temperature setting as well as an accompanying app that allows users to save settings and access recipes and tea timers. Don’t worry, it’s hand-washable, too. Needless to say, this smart mug will spoil him for life.

Bevel Shave Kit

There are shaving products and then there are great shaving products, and the components of Bevel’s “complete shave kit” is undoubtedly the latter. The four-step system is designed to clear blemishes, prevent razor burn, and soothe skin from start to finish for a smooth shave and even complexion.

This kit comes with protective priming oil, moisturizing shave cream, and soothing restoring balm, plus a bristled shave brush and safety razor that’s specially designed so that no added pressure is needed (20 blades are also included). Bevel’s kit is a fan favorite, especially among men with sensitive skin.

Andy Blank BAM! Framed Work

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Your favorite guy may already have an appreciation for art, but even if not, Andy Blank’s playful works are guaranteed to pique his interest. Each piece is handmade in Brooklyn, features collector-quality materials, and is surprisingly and affordable with a price tag under $199. No matter his style, you’ll find designs for every taste: Minimalist line drawings of Nikes, fuzzy pops of comic book onomatopoeia, photos of astronauts putzing about the city, and abstracts captivating abstracts with colorful swirls. 

So if the giftee in question has an empty-walled bachelor pad or curling posters from college days gone by, ignite his inner curator with an Andy Blank creation. After acquiring his first fun piece of “real” art, chances are he’ll be hooked.

Sonos Move Portable WiFi + Bluetooth Speaker

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Any music-loving man will be thrilled with this smart speaker from Sonos. The Move is specifically built for portability and features a weatherproof and drop-resistant design for on-the-go durability. It streams music over Wi-Fi and connects to Bluetooth when offline, plus it comes equipped with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice-controlled capabilities. And thanks to an 11-hour battery life, the party won’t have to stop any time soon. 

Gift the Move to your pool-lounging grandpa, your party-throwing brother, your tool-tinkering dad, or the family man who’s always outside with the kids. In any case, it’s bound to become his new favorite gadget.

Papier Notebook & Notecard Gift Set

Notebook & Notecard Gift Set - Papier

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In a day and age of virtual communication, receiving a handwritten message is special, and scribbling it on beautiful, high-quality stationary makes an even bigger statement. Enter Papier's Gift Set, which comes with 20 notecards and envelopes, plus a hardback-lined notebook. Both can be emblazoned with your recipient’s name, which adds an extra personal touch. 

Choose from dozens of striking styles like swirling marble motifs or simple color block and frame styles. All in all, it’s a thoughtful set for the guy who’s sentimental or creative, or for the career man who enjoys making an impression with his rolodex of clients.

Fulton & Rourk Solid Fragrance Sample Gift Set

Solid Fragrance Sample Gift Set (with Gift Card) - Fulton & Rourk

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There are two things to remember when gifting fragrances: One, almost everyone loves to smell good, and two, scent preferences are incredibly personal. That’s why Fulton & Rourk’s set of eight solid fragrances—which comes with a gift card worth your choice of $50, $75, or $100—is guaranteed to please. 

Because of their wax base, these colognes are especially travel-friendly, making them ideal for tossing into a briefcase, gym bag, carry-on, or heck, right in the pocket. Each is nestled in a modern shatterproof tin (it can even be refilled), so it’s stylish and ready to hit the road—just like the man wearing it.

L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Moccasins

L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Moccasins

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Ok, so slippers aren't the most original thing we can think of, but they're a popular gift for a reason. L.L. Bean's Wicked Good Moccasins marry a soft, moisture-wicking shearling lining with a contoured memory foam footbed that offers support and cushion.

The sheepskin mocs are available in a handful of colors from classic brown and black to kelp green and graphite. Thanks to a durable outsole, these slippers will also last years to come—even if they're used outside the home on a grocery run or walk with the dog.

TravelPro Platinum Elite Business Laptop Backpack

TravelPro Backpack

The guy you’re gifting may have a tried-and-true suitcase, but what about a favorite carry-on? TravelPro’s Platinum Elite Backpack is designed to be fly-friendly with intentional details that make the process easier. The front pocket offers easy access to passports and wallets, and includes a TheftBlock pouch to keep credit card information confidential; a padded laptop sleeve and organizational compartments keep electronics protected and handy; genuine leather accents look sleek and professional; and the coated nylon material resists wear, tear, and stains. 

For vacationers and business travelers alike, this innovative backpack does it all. From taking to the skies or trekking through their daily commute, it'll make travel easier, wherever they’re headed.

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