23 ultra cool gifts for men that will up your gift cred for life


Gifts for men can be tough, whether he has everything…or needs everything. We’ve got you covered with the coolest of the cool gifts for men this year, whether he’s techy, sporty, stylish, musical, handy, adventurous or outdoorsy. Or even, all of the above. 

23 ultra cool men’s gifts that will up your gift cred for life




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Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15




Beastie Boys Book

No sleep ’til chapter 17.

$50, Bloomingdale’s

Booker’s Bourbon

Any year, any batch. Really. 

$79 and up, Booker’s or your local liquor store

AirSnap leather AirPods case

You may need to get the AirPods to go with them. Good thing the case is affordable.

$29.99 on sale, TwelveSouth

Red Dead Redemption II

If he likes Westworld and gaming, he’ll want this. For PS4, XBox ONE, or digital download

$59.88, Amazon

Comedy course taught by Judd Apatow

32 video lessons, plus you get his original outline from The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, the first draft of Knocked Up, and…sold.

$90 for single class, $180 for annual all-access pass, MasterClass

TRUFF white truffle limited release hot sauce

An Oprah favorite thing…if he cares.

$34.99, Truff Hot Sauce

OP-Z Multimedia Synthesizer and Sequencer

Every guy we know wants one. 

$599, Teenage Engineering 

Larry David Mug

Pretty pretty good gift. Pretty pretty pretty good.

$15, Popped Culture Co.

Men’s cashmere scarf

The perfect gift for any man, any time, anywhere. 

$66 on sale, Nordstrom (reg $100)

Minimalist Barack poster

Lots of wonderfully stylized men’s and women’s portraits in this shop, though we’re partial to this one.

$20, The Film Artist

Indoor skydiving experience

All the thrill, without having to step out of a plane at 13,000 feet. 

Starts at $64, ParacleteXP in North Carolina
or search for a location near you

Nature Conservancy honor gift in his name

To help preserve American lands, coast to coast.

Price varies, nature.org


Scotch Porter Beard Collection

A 3-month supply of a moisturizing beard wash, conditioner, balm and serum.
Go ahead and add in their #BeardedAF t-shirt for another $29 which supports the Movember Foundation

$69.99 on sale, Scotch Porter

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse

From best-selling author Rich Cohen, you don’t even have to be a Cubs fan to love this story.

$15.66 hardcover, $12.99 now in paperback,
Amazon or your local indie bookseller

Aeropress coffee maker

Makes a damn good cup of coffee.

$29.95, Williams-Sonoma

Weezer Black Album +
Weezer/Pixies Concert Tickets

Spring 2019, nationwide. Pick a date! Whether you’re his +1 or not.
To be extra nice, pre-order The Black Album on vinyl, releasing March 1

Album $20, Weezer store; concert tickets vary

$188.95 on sale, Amazon

$24, Nordstrom

Polaroid Originals 4695 Polaroid SX-70 Camera

For the man who prefers his gratification, instant.

$399 on sale, Amazon

Hello Tushy affordable bidet attachment

Yes, we are totally serious.

$69, Hello Tushy

Benson Cardinal Collection Watch

Every watch from Benson is limited edition. In fact, this one may be gone by now. In which case there will be another that is just as gorgeous.

$179, Benson Watches

Miyabi Hibana Japanese chef’s knife

He is so making dinner tonight. 

$149.96+, exclusively at Sur La Table

Collectible vintage wooden fire marshall car 
and a donation to the California Fire Foundation

He’ll think of good things every time he sees it

Car $24.95, Candylab Toys; donation as generous as you can get, cafirefoundation.org

Use code COOLCANDY for 10% off sitewide at Candylab — that’s a little more to put toward a donation

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.