“The best gifts for men”—a thing you Google, a thing you ponder, a thing you think so damn hard about you forget why you wanted to give the man, or perhaps the men, those gifts in the first place. Not this year. This year you resolve to Google with intention (coming straight to GQ). You will meditate on, but not overthink, which of our thoughtful gift ideas will most suit this man (who surely deserves to be spoiled just a little bit because don’t we all, don’t we all).
And you will feel so incredible when you give this gift—not like those other years with the Sad Socks or the Whiskey Stones—that you will remember what gift giving is supposed to feel like. From you, a king of good taste, to him, your absolute favorite. And if you’re looking for more men’s gift ideas, you can check out any number of our Best Stuff guides—like for beard trimmers, headphones, or pajamas—or shop award-winning picks like those found in our annual Fitness Awards and Grooming Awards. Now, without further ado, here are some of the very best gifts for men, no matter what the time or occasion.
The Best Gifts for Men, at a Glance
Don’t have time to scroll through all these picks? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best gifts for him so you can get your shopping done ASAP.
- The Best Gift for Your Fashionable Friend: Barbour Tartan Scarf, $65
- The Best Gift for Homebodies: Onsen Complete Bath Towel Set, $150
- The Best Gift for Foodies: Our Place Heirloom Set,
- The Best Gift for Coffee Lovers: Atlas Coffee Subscription (Three Months),
- The Best Gadget Gift for Audiophiles: Sonos Move 2 Wireless Speaker, $449
- The Best Upgrade Bedding Gift: Brooklinen Weighted Throw Blanket, $144
- The Best Grooming Gift: Le Labo Beard Oil, $68
- The Best Stocking Stuffer Gift: American Trench Space-Dyed Socks, $15
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Galingale Tartan Scarf
For Your Favorite Clotheshorse: The words “Barbour” and “under $100” feel like a winning combination for gift season, especially when you’re looking at a supremely soft tartan scarf like this one that spruces up any layer it’s draped over.
Fresh Start Men’s Essentials Gift Set
For Skincare Novices: This gift set of Kiehl’s best-sellers contains a trio of its greatest hits (from a minty fresh face wash to a body bar to an energizing body wash) that will either help him understand the beauty of skincare as self-care, or top up his supplies.
For Absolute Homebodies: You don’t get much more cozy than a full-on set of sweats that drape your legs in fleece. The adjustable waistband and roomy fit on these will also be a godsend for any feasting he’s planning to do during the holiday season.
For the Constantly Overcaffeinated: Help them take a culinary tour of the world with this GQ editor-beloved subscription box for coffee enthusiasts. It will ship them the finest single origin roasts from around the world (including spots like Hawaii, Jamaica, Yemen, and Guatemala), along with desktop-worthy postcards that tell you more about each coffee’s place of origin. Look out for unique tasting notes of strawberry, graham cracker, lemonade, almond butter, and beyond in each bag.
Rotera Water Bottle
For the Environmentally-Minded: Just think how nuts the metal straw evangelists on your list are gonna go for this insulated water bottle that has one already built-in and accessible via an ingenious twist-up lid. If you thought sippy lids were only for children…think again.
x Timex Blackout Expedition North Watch
For the Guy With a Naked Wrist: Timex’s latest collab with Todd Snyder is a slam-dunk for any burgeoning Watch Guy or well-established Watch Nerd with its sleek black-on-black design and contrast stitching.
For the Guy Who Grinds Way Too Hard: The latest percussive massage gun from Therabody does more than just pound your muscles into submission—it’s also about giving your mind a break thanks to a built-in heartrate sensor with breathwork coaching delivered via an accompanying Bluetooth app.
ABC Pull-On Pant
For the Guy You’re Stumped On: Every guy and gal’s favorite athleisure brand stocks a well-rounded selection of comfy pants, but the ABC (look up what that stands for—we dare you) might be its most popular silhouette for men. This pair features a stretchy waist and no buttons or zippers, but makes your favorite guy look put together even if he’s really not.
For Foodie Aesthetes: Cast iron is never a bad gift idea, if they know a thing or two about how to treat it right. This gift set combines an ingenious Moroccan tagine lid with a blacked-out cast iron pan to match that will look downright formidable parked on your stovetop. Now’s the perfect time to shop it, too, since it’s 30% off.
Move 2 Wireless Speaker
For Audiophiles: Sonos upgraded its Move—a wireless rechargeable speaker built to go from bedroom to bathroom to back patio and wherever else—with a 24-hour battery life (so he can keep the party going) and stereo separation (so his “Taylor ‘n’ Friends” playlist will sound even better).
Personal Concrete Fireplace Kit
For the Guy Who Doesn’t Have the Real Estate for a Real Chimney: He’ll practically feel like Prometheus with this portable fireplace that will become his new favorite toy. It lets him bring the flames wherever the company is, for whenever a s’mores craving comes on or the vibes are lacking in coziness.
ACG Moc Shoes
For the Guy With a “Comfort is King” Mantra: From the campsite to the kitchen, the perfect indoor-outdoor shoe has the traction and cushion to keep him happy for years to come. Plus, with a silhouette he can easily slip into while he’s scurrying to answer the door or pick up his Postmates, it’s a no-brainer for a do-it-all shoe.
Analog Gift Set
For Your Nearly-Out-of-the-Nest Nephew: The pen is mightier than…plenty of other subpar gift ideas. It’s also a great gift idea for the reason grad you’re stumped on, or the guy who just landed a big-time job. He can use it to sign off on proofs, write off big checks, and inscribe a big thank you letter to you after receiving this.
Bandana Throw Blanket
For the King of Good Vibes: Elevate his interiors with a cheery bandana throw that he can toss over his couch (inflatable boat??), display on the wall, or huddle up under when the mercury plummets.
Tavern Stacking Glasses
For Craft Beer Enthusiasts: Whether you’re hunting for a good housewarming gift or just trying to please the boozehound on your gift list, you can’t go wrong with these chunky, modern glasses that are suitable for pouring beer, wine, or cocktails. At $35 for a set of six, they’re an absolute steal.
Replica By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette
For the Guy Who’s Into Seasonal Scents: The aroma of chestnuts roasting by an open fire, bottled, so he can conjure the good vibes of the holidays all year long.
Moab 3 Shoes
For the Gorpiest Guy You Know: Don’t send him off to the top of the mount with a subpar set of hikers. Merrell’s Moab 3s have the traction, the weatherproofed materials, and the looks to help him trek in the great outdoors with aplomb.
Response Travel Kit
For Your Favorite First-Class Flier: Tumi needs no introduction among frequent travelers. With this pared-down Dopp kit, it applies its high-quality luggage know-how
Ranger 2.0 Smokeless Fire Pit
For the Guy Who Loves to Throw a Backyard Hang: This is one of those gifts where everybody wins: You get a cozy backyard gathering spot to make s’mores and contemplate the vastness of the universe as the stars sweep across the sky, and he gets to make fire.
Corduroy Straight Officer Pants
Corduroy pants are “the mochas of the style world,” according to us: warm, fuzzy, and a damn delight. Get him an exceptionally handsome pair for a single Benjamin.
Quest 3 Breakthrough Mixed Reality
The new Meta Quest 3 is the ultimate trump card gift for any gamer on your list: the VR will be transportative in even the most familiar spaces, and its advanced comfort and passthrough features mean you can easily grab a quick bite without taking your headset.
Boxer Briefs (3-Pack)
At some point you hit a certain age when basics like undies are actually the best gift ideas of all. CDLP’s boxer briefs are stretchy and comfortable, but above all else, they’ll just make him feel sexy.
Catch:3 Wireless Charging Station
The most gorgeous wireless charger also keeps your bits and bobs neat and tidy.
RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
One of our favorite turntables will not only upgrade his vinyl-listening setup, but also help him refine the audio of all his dusty records.
America the Beautiful Pass 2023 to 2024
Better than any ordinary gift card, this one-year pass ensures him entry into all the state parks he’ll be dreaming of escaping to throughout the year.
Holiday Bon Bon Chocolate Box
Rather than going for a standard peppermint bark situation, treat him to something downright delectable and new, like this 16-piece gift box of bon bons that include fruit jellies, caramels, and olive oil ganache from the minds at Twenty-Four Blackbirds in Santa Barbara.
501 93 Straight Jeans
Nothing’s more classic than a pair of 501’s, especially in a non-polarizing straight leg silhouette that channels the good old ’90s.
Cotton Space-Dyed Crew Sock
We don’t allot too much space for socks in these gift guides, but when the style factor matches the utility factor, they’re goin’ in. It’s not hard to imagine how nice these space-dyed socks would look paired with some New Balance dad shoes or lug-soled stompers.
Freestyle 2nd Gen Projector with Gaming Hub
Go in with the whole fam on a game-changing projector with 360-degree audio for the person who takes movie nights (or their gaming setup) all too seriously. It can be even brought outdoors for a screening in the backyard since it packs a portable battery: Just make sure to nab it now while it’s a whopping $200 off for Black Friday.
Temperature Control Tumbler
The battery-operated, temperature-regulated travel tumbler he’ll be telling his Zojirushi thermos not to worry about.
Industry of All Nations
Give him the warm and fuzzies…for his head, at least.
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Stonewashed Linen Sheet Set
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep in the form of The Citizenry’s linen bedding, one of our favorite sheet sets. It’s incredibly soft after the first wash, barely pills, and comes in a bunch of dreamy colors.
Series 9 Pro Electric Razor
The slickest shave he’ll ever experience will all be thanks to you (and this Braun shaver). It makes light work out of even the thickest and most unruly hair, and with the unique cleaning and charging base, it’ll always be cleaned and lubricated for as few pulled hairs as possible.
The last time he opened up a notebook might’ve been back in his schoolboy days, but there’s just something very satisfying about jotting things down with pen and paper. And a notebook this luxurious will make him actually excited to write things down.
Madewell x G.H.Bass
Larson Weejuns Loafers
Madewell took the world’s most perfect loafers, gave them a chunky lug sole, and swathed the upper in a sick green suede. Now all you have to do is hit “add to cart” and wrap these babies up.
12-Cup Coffee Maker
Even if he’s not a huge coffee snob, he will definitely taste a difference in his daily morning cuppa. Oxo’s latest brewer offers a pod-less single-serve function, but also can brew a whole 12-cup carafe for those days when he’s struggling to function. And he can program the coffeemaker to start brewing before he’s even awake, because the sweet smell of coffee is much more pleasing to wake up to rather than an alarm clock.
Analog Task Light
While this lamp’s supposed to keep him on task, he might end up staring at it instead.
Twill Double-Pleat Pant
If you see him wearing these pants on multiple occasions (and oh boy will he), you can give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back.
Rambler Stackable Lowball
Quietly nursing an adult beverage doesn’t have to come in flask or paperbag form. Instead, there’s a sleek stainless steel vessel that’ll help him avoid reaching for the giant iceball to cool down his cocktails.
Organic Cotton Puff Comforter
Pintucked to resemble a cartoon cloud, crafted from the softest cotton, and extra lofty, there’s no dreamier sleep gift to bestow upon the guy you’ll be hibernating with this winter.
Oversized Fit Fleece Half-Zip
A soft, oversize fleece that’s perfect for layering up in fall and staying warm all year long.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Give the gift of easy decisions with a slightly cropped, cozy overshirt that he’ll wear Saturday, Sunday, and any other day that ends in “working remotely.”
Something he can flex in his medicine cabinet and wear proudly on his face. It’s spiked with notes of bergamot and lavender for an extra soothing aromatic experience.
Alpaca-Blend Plaid Cardigan
It’s a hard world. Give the man a soft (so very soft) cardigan.
Black Onyx Pendant Necklace
If he’s been wearing a chain for a while and could use some variation, nudge him into jewelry’s intermediate class with a low-key pendant like this one.
For the guy you’re always telling to unclench his jaw, he might need a little help in the way of this Grooming Award-winning gua sha tool that glides away tension in the face.
QuietComfort Earbuds II
An excellent tech gift that’s easy to wear for hours without ear pain and come stacked with all the impressive sound quality, sweat resistance, iPhone pairing, and noise cancelling he could possibly want to listen to podcasts and playlists on his commute.
It’s a mackintosh made by the Brits, so you know they know what they’re doing.
Fall 2023 Best Stuff Box
Our latest Best Stuff Box comes packed with nourishing skincare goodies, plus a tiny speaker, Breda watch, and a work-oriented Hawthorne fragrance.
Weighted Throw Blanket
Sometimes nodding off under a weighted blanket can feel oppressive, but a weighted throw for your couch potato sessions? Blissful enough to keep him cozied up for hours.
Limited Edition Trimmer
Eight hours of cordless perfection for all his trimming needs, packaged in a luxe, design-forward body.
Paperwhite Signature Edition
A critical piece of tech that keeps all his reads in one place, and reduces strain on that bad back of his.
Zab’s Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce Set
Sometimes you don’t need a whole tasting set of Scoville-ascending sauces to dab on a good wing: You just need the classics. Zab’s vinegar-based sauces have the sweet heat to take any sandwich, piece of BBQ meat, or seafood special up a notch.
The everything hygiene and grooming gift set is right here, with interchangeable add-ons for the same revved-up beard and hair tool—including toothbrush and trimmer heads—in one ready-to-travel Dopp kit. Brushing with the same device you use to manscape? None of our business, frankly, King of Efficiency!
Ombre Mohair Vest
Introduce his closet to the wonders of a groovy retro vest.
‘The Garden Chef,’ by Phaidon Press
So he wants to do more garden-to-table dinners, and doesn’t know where to start. This here book is the perfect way to marry his entry-level interests in gardening and cheffing, helping him peer into the gardens of a bunch of top-tier restaurants around the globe.
Dri-Power Pullover Fleece Hoodie
Upgrade his Sunday couch gear with a sub-$50 sweatshirt that punches way above its weight. It’s the kind of lusciously soft, tumble dry-tolerant, perfectly limber layer to wear from AC season to AC (actually cold) season. Plus, it’s cheap enough to buy in multiples and rotate out.
Tropic Luminance Gift Set
Keep his skin looking radiant against all odds with the ultimate skincare power throuple: a refreshing yuzu cleanser, antioxidant-loaded moisturizer, and mineral SPF.
“Infuse your own booze”: It really rolls off the tongue. Kinda like any of the delicious Frankenstein bevvies he’ll make with spices and herbs in this little bottle.
Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 headphones
He’ll be able to successfully tune you and the world out, even better maybe than he usually does, with the help of these truly excellent headphones from the masters of audio over at Bose. Beyond the crystal clear acoustics, there are also 11 levels of active-noise-cancellation to meet the moment:light snorers all the way up to pneumatic drills and plane engines.
Black Hole Duffel Bag 55L
A weekender that’s both stylish and also virtually indestructible is never an unwelcome gift, no matter what phase of life you’ve ascended to. It’s designed to take you off the grid and back, with straps that convert it into a backpack and a breezy mesh interior for keeping all of your gear and odds and ends in their right places during takeoff and landing.
Drop One-Month Subscription
A trio of somm-selected natty wines that’ll soothe his rarefied palette: Choose from reds, whites, or a seasonal mix. It also comes in clutch last-minute if you’re pressed for great gift ideas.
Flint and Tinder
Hudson Flannel-Lined Waxed Jacket
A rough-and-tumble waxed jacket, cut from a hardy sailcloth cotton and lined in cozy flannel, that’s poised to survive a zombie apocalypse. It’s cameo-ed in the Last of Us (you may have peeped it on Pedro Pescal) and has the chance to play a starring role in his wardrobe with an assist from you, too.
For the guy who could sleep through an air horn, this alarm clock‘s our top pick for a gentle, but effective rise n’ grind routine. It plays gentle natural sounds to rouse you awake, and also includes plenty of other party tricks, from a night light and white noise function to the ability to double as a speaker for playing your favorite jams.
Some high-quality, extra-absorbent threads to replace those mildewy rags he’s been hanging onto. The thin waffle weave adds a spa element to any unwelcoming bathroom, and dries up excess moisture before any mold or mildew can set in.
Slub Classic Tee
Upgrade his threadbare short sleeve rotation with one of our favorite, buy-one-in-every-color t-shirts. It’s got the perfect lived-in texture and fit to become a summer staple, and sits at a comfortable price point for stocking up in multiples.
Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven
Once the kids go in on this, they’ll be stopping by a lot more often to enjoy the spoils of this backyard baker.
Double-Breasted Wool Suit Jacket
The fashionable funny dudes of the Throwing Fits podcast just dropped a second capsule collection with Mr. Porter, this time including the very-popular Japanese brand Kaptain Sunshine. This double-breasted blazer, part of a full suit, might actually be perfect with its perfect drapey silhouette and spot-on brown colorway.