28 Gifts for Husbands Who “Don’t Really Need Anything” … or Do They?
My hubs is pretty low maintenance when it comes to gifts which is, at times, infuriating.
“It’s all good,” he says. “I’ll like whatever you get me!” He says.
Whatever. If your husband is like mine, you and I both know that look on his face when he unwraps it. It’s a look of restrained disappointment. Or at least mild amusement.
Maybe it’s all in our minds – but it’s there.
Well, no more. With this list of gifts for husbands, we usher in a new age of gifting—an age where that look will be one of shock and awe at your superior gift-giving acumen.
Let’s do this.
Gift Ideas for All the Husbands Out There
1. Pizza Oven
We included this little pizza oven in our Gifts for Men Who Have Everything post a while back, and we wanted to spotlight it again here because it really does crank out enough gourmet-grade pizzas to feed a crowd rapidly. (Turns out, it’s perfect for dinner parties.)
It’s gas-powered for ease of use, quick cleanup, and maximum temperature control. It comes with everything your pizza chef will need to get cooking.
2. Touchscreen Toaster
Forget about husbands for a second – ANYONE who enjoys toasted carbohydrates in the morning would love this. It’s the gift that gives back to everyone in the house!
It’s faster than other toasters, cranks out pristine toasty baked goods according to your specific tastes, and cheerfully lets you know when it’s done. If only everyone was so accommodating.
3. From Crook to Cook
by Snoop Dogg
We have a theory that secretly (or not so secretly!) every guy wishes he were as cool as Snoop.
Well, wish granted. When your guy gets ahold of Snoop’s cookbook, he’ll be one step closer to realizing his dream of being the baddest chef in the kitchen.
It features 50 recipes, including classics like mac and cheese, and biscuits with tha’ thickness gravy. There are dishes for special occasions too, like rollin’ California rolls and go shorty, it’s your birthday cake.
It would make the perfect anniversary gift. Just make sure he whips up a martini, so clean we dirty. Or an O.G. gin and juice. Or both.
4. Upscale Coffee Maker
This thing is made for the serious coffee connoisseur. The primary difference between this one and most others lies in the copper heating element and the heating plate design.
Traditional coffee makers leave the carafe to scorch on a conventional hot plate, resulting in stale, stinky, bitter coffee. (Not in a good way.) This coffee maker’s design circulates heat throughout the carafe for perfect temperature and the freshest taste from the first cup to the last.
Its brew process is short, too. You can expect a full pot of perfectly brewed coffee in about five minutes.
Comes in 26 fabulous colors.
5. Ice Cream Maker
Here’s another gift that’s totally “for him” buuuuut could also benefit everyone in the house. Grab your hubby an ice cream maker, and your next clandestine meeting at the freezer door in the middle of the night will be even better. If he decides to share.
This one makes two quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and won’t take up all your counter space.
He can get creative with flavors, too! Want to drop him a couple of hints? Dog ear a couple pages from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home and gift him that, too.
6. Hand Drawn Portrait
by Sock + Key
We’re all about the custom hand-drawn portrait cartoons right now, and no one does it better than Sock + Key.
They’ll take his likeness and plop it right down on the iconic sofa from the Simpsons or standing behind the counter at Bob’s Burgers. If he isn’t much of an adult cartoon guy, you can opt to put him in the Marvel Universe, a Star Wars adventure, or slurping noodles Anime style.
Whatever he’s into, Sock & Key will provide you with a designer to guide you through the whole creative process so you end up with a portrait he’ll love. If you’re not satisfied, they’ll give you a full refund. You can’t go wrong with this totally unique gift!
7. Neon Wall Art
by Custom Neon
Put his name in lights for his birthday this year! Or create a specialty neon sign with a personal meaning for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, custom neon wall art is an easy to personalize one-of-a-kind gift idea.
Submit your preferred size, text, color, and font, and Custom Neon will create the sign to your exact specifications. They’ll also do logos and images if you wish.
Can’t decide what to do? Browse their ready-made home decor items. We guarantee you’ll find something there he’ll love.
8. Leather Chair
by West Elm
We love this chair because it can do double duty – going from mild-mannered office guest chair by day to sexy G.Q. photo-shoot chair at night.
Its timeless, elegant design comes in your choice of eight supple leather colors and two wood stains to make his space look executive af. Besides, every king needs a throne. (At least one outside of the bathroom.)
9. World Map Wall Art
by Etsy: EnjoyTheWood
Murals are a big trend in wall art these days, creating a focal point and conversation piece in any room. We think this textured wooden world map makes an excellent wall art gift, particularly for the travel enthusiast.
With the addition of optional pins, its interactive design allows him to pin a flag on every country he’s traveled to – or on every country he has yet to see. In addition, airplane pins mark his travel routes over continents and oceans.
Comes in sizes M through XXL, and your choice of blank, basic, and prime options depending upon how much detail you want to include.
10. Mini Projector
If your husband is the king of backyard movie nights, his life won’t be complete without a mini projector. Sounds dramatic, but those of us who have one know the truth: he’ll never want to watch movies inside again.
But mini projectors are just as effective on any surface in the house, too. And many higher-end mini projectors don’t even need a screen to give you a crisp movie quality view.
For a comprehensive review of mini projectors worthy of your man’s movie nights, check out our post on the best Portable Mini Projectors.
11. Smartphone Wallet Organizer
Does the hubs really need to entertain the idea of consolidating his stuff in the name of organization? Well, in that case, a luxe leather smartphone/wallet organizer may be the ticket.
This one is roomy enough to carry an iPhone or Samsung smartphone, plus it has slots for three cards, an inside bill pocket, and a zippered coin pouch. Comes in three classic colors.
Regular Smartphone 6.2 x 3.7 x 0.6″
Smartphone Plus 7 x 4.3 x 0.7″
12. Leather and Stainless Steel Photo Key Holder
by Etsy: Cowhidea
This is the husband’s gift for Father’s Day or your anniversary, hands down. A leather keychain etched with his name or initials is lovely as is, but inside you’ll find a stainless steel insert engraved with a photo of his favorite people, too.
To order, choose a customization option and the color he’d prefer. Next, download the photo and/or message you’d like to include along with the etching you’d like on the front of the keyfob.
It makes such an amazing keepsake; you know he’ll totally have it forever.
13. A Good Pair of Earbuds
He probably already has a decent pair of earbuds to use for his runs, on the bus, mowing the yard, etc.
But the perfect pair of earbuds will make him actually want to do all of that stuff.
The inner workings of these are treated to make them impervious to moisture, so if he’s caught in the rain or wears them while sweating it out at the gym, they won’t quit on him.
They provide superior sound quality for music listening enjoyment and clear up background noise on calls—all with easy-to-navigate touch control.
14. Smart Watch
This is the ultimate smartwatch for a guy who takes his workouts seriously. It does all of the same stuff most smartwatches do, like contactless payments, text and call notifications, all that jazz.
BUT it also features over 15 apps for sports like swimming, yoga, cycling and more, plus GPS to record his location, distance, and pace during outdoor workouts. In addition, he’ll be able to create and download his own customized workouts so the watch can keep track of his exercises, reps, sets, and resting time.
It’ll also track his personal fitness levels throughout his workouts, notifying him if he’s in the zone, needs to work harder, or should take it easy. (We vote for taking it easy.)
15. Silicone Wedding Ring
If the king of your castle spends lots of time doing stuff that requires getting his hands dirty, a silicone wedding ring is a game-changer.
It’s also a great backup ring in case his regular metal band is in the shop, or he loses it.
Silicone bands don’t have to be ugly, either. We love the silicone bands we chose for our article on silicone wedding rings for men – they are all perfectly affordable and practical. Once he tries one on, he may never get back on the metal train again.
16. Portable Power Station
For camping trips, tailgating, or just hanging out in the backyard with his mini projector, a portable power station is a practical gift for any husband.
This one cranks out enough power for your cellphones, laptops, string lights, and more with 2 USB ports, an A.C. outlet, and a 12V carport adaptor. In addition, he can use it indoors during power outages as a backup power supply to keep everything important running.
The whole thing is chargeable via a wall outlet, car outlet, or Jackery’s solar panel generator specially designed to charge completely within five hours. (You’ll have to grab the solar charger, it’s sold separately.)
We thought the smart display was a super helpful touch, too. It’ll show input power, output power, and how much juice is left before he needs to recharge.
17. Cozy Backyard Hammock
Passing out on a comfortable hammock under a shady tree is one of the best summertime activities ever. Find him the perfect one, and your husband may never come back inside. Find him the perfect double hammock, and both of you may be out there all summer.
If you don’t know much about different types of hammocks or how to choose one, head over here. A list of our picks for the best double hammocks is the perfect place to start shopping.
18. Cornhole Game
by Etsy: ShopCornhole
Cornhole is so much fun; we think it’s one of those outdoor games that no backyard should be without.
If you want to get him a cornhole set – we recommend going all out! Get him a really nice one that compliments your outdoor furniture and all the hard work he’s done on the yard, and everyone will want to be at your house this summer.
Which may or may not be awesome, depending upon who shows up. Regardless, this retro-stained wooden number is sure to draw compliments from them all. Comes with your choice of 17 bag colors.
19. Bathroom Towel Warmer
This bathroom towel warmer is one of those perfect gifts he’d probably never pick for himself but will instantly want to use every day.
It warms two XL bath towels, jammies, bathrobes, throw blankets, and more in as little as sixty seconds. (Six minutes for the highest setting.) It also features auto shut off after an hour if he forgets to turn it off.
Everyone already knows how tough he is; there’s no reason why the hubs should freeze after he gets out of the shower.
Comes in six colors to fit your bathroom decor.
20. Skin Care
by Sephora: Jack Black
While the Jack Black skincare line is in no way associated with the actor, we think it’s every bit as cool. Minus the musical interludes, of course, but you can’t have it all, right?
A good skincare regimen is an excellent way for any man to pamper himself, and this set comes with each step.
First, he’ll lather up with the Macadamia nut oil and soy shave cream, then the glycolic facial cleanser will bring out that natural glow. He can finish off the ritual with their luxurious moisturizer complete with added SPF 20 sunscreen.
21. Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets are on most of our gift shopping lists these days – and for good reason!
If you haven’t tried one, now is a perfect time. Grab one for him, and both of you can reap the benefits of a superior night’s sleep. No joke.
A weighted blanket would also make a great Christmas gift for your husband! Just think about how nice it would be to curl up beneath the warm, reassuring pressure of a cozy blanket during the cold winter months.
Have a look at our guide to picking a great weighted blanket for more info. It also includes a list of the best blankets you can buy right now. You won’t regret it.
22. Shiatsu Neck Massager
An excellent neck massager is worth its weight in gold (and then some if your job requires getting physical all day), and this one is definitely the gold standard.
It features eight massage nodes in three different intensity speeds, including 3D bi-directional massage and deep kneading to get out those knots. It also heats to warm up tense muscles.
He can use it on his neck, shoulders, back, waist, legs – all those spots that end up sore by the end of the day.
23. Good Pajamas
If your husband is like many, he doesn’t do designated jammies. He’s very possibly more of a boxer or basketball shorts and t-shirt kind of guy.
And that’s fine, but there’s nothing quite like a pair of really nice jammies for lounging around on a slow Sunday morning.
MeUndies makes pajamas that’ll seriously spoil him with uber soft MicroModal fabric and details made for comfort – from the elastic waistband to the notch collar neckline.
Pick a pair or two for him. Then, if he loves them, grab a membership so he can keep the comfy PJs around all the time.
24. Fancy Bathrobe
Some husbands don’t do bathrobes. Don’t ask us why, but it’s a thing.
If yours is one of those husbands, get him this thing and change his mind for cryin’ out loud! Then steal it from him.
Seriously though, it’s made from really thick 100% cotton terry that’ll make him feel like he’s wearing a plushie (a stuffy if you’re English).
Comes in s/m and l/xl sizes in royal blue.
25. Duffle Bag
Weekend getaways never looked so classy! Herschel makes so many great bags with beautiful silhouettes, but this one is as functional as it is handsome.
It features a bottom zippered shoe compartment, a zippered mesh sleeve, side pocket organizers, and a trolley sleeve for safe passage on his rolling luggage.
Comes in five timeless colors.
26. Drinking Card Game
by These Cards Will Get You Drunk
So. Much. Fun.
You guys will have a BLAST playing this game with your friends (the more, the better). Just be prepared to take everyone’s keys because if you’re a drinker, there’s a good chance you’ll be smashed by the end.
The rules are simple:
Everyone takes turns picking a card from the center pile.
You have to do what it says.
You have to drink.
Now the good thing about this game is that it doesn’t specify what you have to drink, so you can play it with your teetotaller friends, too! See? Everyone’s a winner.
27. Gift Basket/Box
The gift basket has long been a go-to gift for folks looking to give someone special a little bit of everything. This is why, if you’re running out of ideas, we think it’s a great way to go.
Harry & David always does it up right. The one featured here has a whopping 22 items packaged in a really nice canvas and faux leather basket. If that’s not impressive, we’re not sure what is.
If you’d like to browse a bit, check out our post on the best Gift Baskets for Men. Unsure about a gift basket altogether? Take a look at some subscription boxes for men. We happen to know they’re a hit with the husband set.
28. A Video Tribute
We’re pretty confident that this is literally the most thoughtful gift on the planet. Of course, we could be wrong – it’s been known to happen. But at the very least, this thoughtful gift is way up there on the list.
It’s easy to make, too! First, create an account with Tribute and enter the email addresses of those you’d like to invite to participate. Tribute will send auto-reminders to them to make sure everyone’s on task.
Those emails will also include a link to your personal Tribute webpage. There, they can check out the details and upload a video file of any size for the finished product.
After all the videos are compiled, you can edit their order, add effects, and do all kinds of other stuff to make it tear-jerking. (And it will be tear-jerking.)
Tribute cleans up your video and will send him a link from where he can save and view it.
See? The most thoughtful gift.
(P.S.- We included Cameo in our list of 40th birthday gift ideas for men, too. If you’ve never heard of Cameo, head over and check it out.)
Here’s to the Husbands (and the partners who love them)
Hopefully, our massive list of gifts for husbands has given you at least an idea or three for some stuff that’ll blow his mind and earn you the title of all-time best gift-giver ever.
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