If your guy is anything like mine, when he sees something cool, he just buys it. With no regard for how close it is to his birthday, Christmas, or any other gift-giving occasion. It’s enough to make a gift-giver want to throw up their empty hands in frustration.
Now just take a deep breath, it’s going to be ok. Your trusty people at L&L get it. We all have a man (or three) that are hard to buy for. Just stick around and check out our list of the best gifts for men who have everything and more.
It’s packed with gift ideas he’s probably never even heard of. Some are inexpensive gifts, some are right in the middle, and for fun, we put a few ideas at the end for when money is no object.
Ready to have all your guy gift-giving woes resolved? Great, let’s get to it.
Gift Ideas for Men Who Have Everything
1. Personalized Messages From His Favorite Celebrity
Is your fella having a hard time with something? Does he need some advice?
Head on over to cameo.com, sign up for an account, find his favorite celeb, and write out a 250 character description of what’s troubling him.
The celeb has a week to put together a personalized message, and you’ll even get a notification that your message has been recorded. Put him in front of the screen and watch his face light up when he gets the message. Priceless!
One of our L&L staff recently got together with a group of pals to send a Cameo to a friend that was going through a hard time with the death of both his parents, including one to cancer. After hearing the story, the celeb (who had also lost a parent to cancer) refused to accept any payment and sent a heartfelt, lengthy message to the guy. It was such an uplifting and genuine experience for all involved.
2. Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
This one’s great for the man on the go, who appreciates the importance of good hydration. Even better if he’s the eco-friendly sort too. So low maintenance, the LED tech used to purify the water and clean this bottle is light years ahead of regular water bottles. With the touch of a button, the LED will do its magic every 2 hours to keep the bottle dishwasher fresh, only better.
Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps the water cold for 12 hours, and warm beverages warm for 12. It’s also low maintenance in the power department. One full charge will last him for two months.
3. Masterclass Online Classes
Does he have a hobby he’s been meaning to take up? If you’ve never checked out MasterClass, you should!
With classes taught by THE masters of comedy, writing, music, economics, filmmaking, cooking, and so much more, he’s bound to find a class (or many!) that’ll help him level up his hobby or skills.
And by the way, we’re not exaggerating when we say these classes are taught by the masters of their discipline. We’re talking Steve Martin, Aaron Sorkin, Tony Hawk (yes, the skateboard god), Usher, Jane Goodall,Gordon Ramsay and so many more.
4. DNA Test
This gift is really many gifts rolled into one. It’s helpful for health reasons, such as his likelihood of developing conditions or diseases over time based on his genetic markers.
It’s also useful for finding out his geographical origins, where most of his family is from in the world. He can also find relatives (who have submitted their DNA to 23 and Me) and construct a family tree.
Beyond all that, it’s always neat to find out if you have genetic markers that make you more likely to have attached earlobes or think that cilantro tastes like soap. Really, it’s pretty fascinating, and there’s some stuff he may be surprised to learn!
5. Wusthof 7-piece Knife Block Set
Germans are good at a lot of things, and knife-making is definitely near the top of that list. To draw from a parallel example, Wusthof is the Porsche of knives. The company has been family-owned for seven generations and was founded over 200 years ago. Lots of history and family pride = one amazing set of gourmet knives.
6. Cuisinart Venture Portable Gas Grill
Don’t let the cute exterior fool you. This little grill can crank out steak with the best of ‘em. It features a 9,000 BTU burner and cast-iron grates to keep it nice and hot for searing.
The burner and grill are designed to stack so your man can grab it by the handle and take it to the campsite, or the beach, or on an impromptu picnic.
7. Bose Headphone Sunglasses
It probably doesn’t surprise you that these headphone sunglasses are also pretty stylish, or at least it didn’t surprise us. The Bose brand is fancy that way.
The best thing about these sunglasses is the open-ear audio design, allowing you to hear your surroundings. He’ll love that he can run or ride his bike and listen for cars, but when he stops for a cup of coffee, the guy in line behind him won’t hear the Ramones he’s been blasting all afternoon.
8. Custom Caricature Portrait. Simpson Me!
Find a pic you know he loves, send it to HeartCreativeStudio, and wait for the magic to return. You can choose your background and they’ll create a perfect Simpsons replica of your picture. This is the best – who wouldn’t want to live in Springfield, grab some donuts, and hang out at Moe’s?!
9. MontBlanc Meisterstuck Platinum Line Ballpoint Pen
We kinda think the fancy pen is the new pocket watch. It’s worth the investment, and it’s useful. Then when it’s time to pass it on, he can give it to his kiddos (or a favorite niece or nephew). This one form Montblanc is definitely a keeper.
10. A KIVA Donation In His Name
Often, the guy who has everything really doesn’t need more things. If he doesn’t have a cause to champion, we humbly suggest KIVA.
We’ve actually been lending (and trying in a small way to change lives for the better) as a part of KIVA for over 10 years now!
We love the fact that it’s a non-profit lending organization, not a charity. Many would rather build their own future by repaying a loan instead of accepting charity but struggle to get a loan through a conventional bank. KIVA provides this service with very minimal interest. He’ll get that money back over time to reinvest in another project.
It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving!
11. Holy Stone Foldable GPS Drone
by Holy Stone
Honestly, we have yet to meet a man who doesn’t want a drone.
This one is super high-tech and comes with too many bells and whistles to mention here. We will note that it features a stabilizing camera, and senses when its battery is running low so it can come back before it dies. There’s no way to lose this thing unless he trees it, which is hard to do because it’s easy to handle.
12. YETI For The Couple Cooler
Drop him a hint with this one, I mean, really. It comes with two tumblers and two insulated wine tumblers to accommodate you both. When was the last time you went camping alone together? Or at least out for a day trip canoeing and picnicking?
YETI coolers are no joke, and their price point reflects that. We’ve suggested their products in our gift posts before for a good reason. They work. Amazingly. You’ll never walk away with anything less than cold beverages regardless of how long ago you poured them
13. Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
If he doesn’t have the space for a conventional outdoor pizza oven (that’s probably about 90% of us), and your man really loves making his own pies, this is the gift for him.
It can heat with gas or wood and attains those crazy high temperatures you need to make a proper pizza in no time.
14. Customized Monopoly Board
Do you have a board game enthusiast on your hands? This may seriously impress him. Customize with his name, properties, money, chance, community chest cards, and more. You can make his game as personalized as you’d like; there are 3 levels from which to choose.
15. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders
For the guy with a bad case of wanderlust. (Who doesn’t have that right now??) Atlas Obscura will definitely have him rethinking his bucket list. Hope you’re up for an adventure!
16. Dual Dash Cam
This front and rear dash camera connects to his smartphone and monitors pretty much everything. When driving, it’ll give him a couple of extra sets of eyes on the road. If it detects a collision, it’ll record on a loop so he can provide footage to the insurance company or police if there’s any dispute over what happened.
It also records if it senses tampering or movement while the car is parked for extra surveillance. And it features night-vision as well, so there’s no problem capturing nighttime incidents.
17. Sycamore Fire Pit
This hand-sculpted, nature-inspired fire pit will be attracting compliments in his backyard for a long time to come. It’s just gorgeous, and the guys at Stone County Ironworks make quality stuff, period. He’ll love it.
18. Design Your Own Nikes
If he’s a shoe fanatic, this is a fantastic idea. All he has to do is let them know what he wants it to look like and what features he needs, and they’ll make a pair of kicks just for him. Neat!
19. Custom US-Made Bike
If you’ve got a cyclist on your gift list that’s hard to buy for, this might just be up his alley (or bike bath). He can build his own bike with Big Shot Bikes! He’ll get to customize every single detail – from wheels to pedals to frame – the whole kit and kaboodle.
20. Custom Oil Portrait From Photo
Have a professional-grade portrait made of his favorite person! Great for a piece of “boudoir” art or to hang prominently for everyone to see. Each portrait is oil on panel and is unframed, and there are plenty of dimensions from which to choose.
21. Custom-Fitted Earphones and Earbuds
If you’ve got a man who goes through earbuds like he goes through socks because none are a good fit, this is a great gift idea. They’ll send the kit, he’ll create a mold for his ear holes, and they’ll make a set of earphones or earbuds for his ears only!
22. Signed 1st Edition Of His Favorite Book
Your bibliophile will freak out when he gets a signed 1st edition copy of his fave book! Burnside Rare Books has over a thousand 1st edition titles. If you can’t find what he likes, we’d be astonished.
23. Original Movie Poster From His Favorite Film
Whether he’s fallen in love with a newer flick or has a tried and true favorite, these guys probably have it. They’ve got a vast selection of rare and original posters to peruse. Good luck getting off the site in under an hour, it’s a little addictive.
24. Local Personal Trainer
Has this whole COVID pandemic situation left him unable to social distance from the fridge? Has he been complaining about how he needs to “get back to the gym”? Gift him a package of sessions with FitnessTrainer.com and he can work with a personal trainer to get back feeling fine.
25. Bucket List Experiences
Take a look at his bucket list and make one of them happen! If he’s always wanted to go skydiving, hang-gliding, sailing, hot air balloon riding… you get the idea.
26. Custom Ray-Bans
A nice pair of sunglasses is a must when it comes to giving grown-up gifts. He probably already has one (or two), but not like this. He can log on and make them specifically to his own tastes, right down to color and engraving.
When Money Is No Object
Often when you’re thinking about gifts to give the man who has everything, inevitably, outrageously expensive things come to mind. So here are some ideas you may or may never get to give him, but it’s fun to dream anyway right?!
- How about designing his own Rolex? Or gold plating random stuff?
- You can create and trademark his own holiday or erect a billboard letting everyone know how rad he is.
- Buy him an outrageously expensive bottle of rare vintage wine. Or a really high scoring Napa Valley bottle from one of my favorites – winery such as Stags Leap.
- Give him racing lessons from a pro racecar driver or soccer lessons from a pro.
We just wanted to throw these ideas out there, because they sound fun and honestly, sometimes a crazy-wild idea can inspire other, more budget-friendly gift ideas!
Surprising Him Is Awesome
Well, we think that just about covers it. All we can say is have your phone ready for the photo-op, the man who has everything is about to have his world rocked.
Good job, gift-giver. Good job.