The 35 best gifts for men in 2021
Let's face it, men aren't the easiest to shop for
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Neckties, whiskey stones, another Amazon gift card—while "traditional" gifts for men are always a safe bet, this year, take your gift-giving up a notch by giving the guys in your life something they'll actually like (and actually use).
At Reviewed, we've spent the last few weeks scouring the Internet for all of the top gifts that men want this year. Whether it's for your dad, your husband, your boyfriend, or your brother, these are the best gifts for men of 2021, based on our experts' knowledge and testing along with shoppers' ratings and reviews. Some of the top picks this holiday season? Our favourite noise-cancelling headphones, the best value TV of 2021, the TCL 55-inch 6-Series QLED TV everyone's obsessed with, and the crazy popular Nintendo Switch.
Please note that while many of these gifts will still ship before Christmas with free shipping (we even updated links for select gifts that sold out on Amazon that are still available from other retailers!), you may have to pay for expedited shipping for certain gifts. Be sure to read the fine print before purchasing, as shipping times are changing each day.
1. For the coffee drinker: Yeti Rambler Mug
While Yeti makes our all-time favourite cooler, you might not want to shell out nearly $1,000 (!!) for his gift. Fortunately, you can get him the Yeti he loves at a more affordable price point (i.e. less than $40) with the popular Rambler mug. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, it has nearly 12,000 reviews on Amazon for keeping coffee steaming hot (or their water ice cold) for hours.
Get the Yeti Rambler 14oz Mug at Yeti for $39.99
2. For the sporty yet stylish man: Allbirds or Adidas Sneakers
Sneakers are having a major moment right now—so get him in on the trend with a sleek pair that all the influencers are wearing. Maybe that's Allbirds, washable wool sneakers that you see on every third person walking down the street (and that our editors are obsessed with!). Or maybe it's a pair of classic Adidas sneakers like the Stan Smiths which have hundreds of five-star reviews and that are giving us all the nostalgic feels.
* Get the Men's Wool Runners from Allbirds for $135
* Get the Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers from Adidas for $110
3. For the student of life: Masterclass
A subscription to Masterclass is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to learn (or someone who just doesn't need any more stuff in their house). MasterClass is an e-learning platform in which extremely famous people present a series of video lectures about their working methods. "David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film" and "Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography" are just a few. There's a staggering level of talent to be found within these virtual ivy walls. MasterClass's roster contains over 65 of the most high-achieving people in their respective industries.
Get a Masterclass All-Access Pass for $15/month
4. For the podcast addict: Apple AirPods Pro
Maybe he's an audiophile, or maybe he likes not dealing with a pesky wire when he's out for a run. No matter his reason, every guy appreciates a good pair of wireless earbuds—and according to our experts, it doesn't get any better than Apple AirPods Pro. Not only do the recognizable white earbuds have a more comfortable fit, but the upgraded AirPods Pro also use active noise cancellation technology so he can listen to his tunes in peace.
Get the from Amazon for $329
5. For the homebody: Ugg Slippers
If they're good enough for Tom Brady, they're good enough for the guy in your life. With over 3,000 rave reviews at Nordstrom, these suede slippers are lined with the plush shearling that Ugg boots are so famous for and that will keep his feet warm and comfortable all day long.
Get the Men's Ugg Scuff Slipper at Amazon for $99.99
6. For the audiophile: Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
While Bose’s excellent Quiet Comfort headphones have owned the noise-cancelling space for years, Sony is the new champ in town, topping our ratings. Now widely regarded as the best all-around noise-cancelling headphones you can get, the Sony 1000XM3s offer superb sound quality, cancel out ambient noise beautifully, and are supremely comfy for long flights, train rides, or just working at your desk.
Get the Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Headphones from Amazon for $498
7. For the avid reader: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon has finally updated its best all-around Kindle with more storage, a more even backlight, a lighter and thinner design, and waterproofing. The Kindle Paperwhite was already the no-brainer choice for anyone who wants the best e-reader you can buy, and the newest updates just cement that reputation.
Get the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon for $149.99
8. For the gamer: Nintendo Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch has become quite the hot commodity in 2020 and has been selling out all year long. Whether you’re buying for a young gamer looking for family-friendly titles, a young person who wants to play the latest and greatest, or a classic gamer jonesing for a nostalgia fix, the Switch has it all. Right now, it's hard to find a regular Nintendo Switch that will arrive before Christmas, but the Nintendo Switch Lite is still available from Amazon and is also a fantastic gift.
Get the Nintendo Switch Lite from Amazon for $259.96
9. For the Netflix binge-watcher: Roku Streaming Stick+
If you own a TV, you need a streaming device. The Roku Streaming Stick+, our Best-Value Roku device streaming device, costs a lot less than an Apple TV device, but it’s easier to use and works with all the major streaming services.
Get the Roku Streaming Stick+ from Amazon for $54.98
10. For the sweatshirt collector: Patagonia Better Sweater
Name a sweatshirt that's more recognizable than the Patagonia pullover... we'll wait. The knit fleece is so popular for a lot of reasons besides the fact that it looks good—it's also cozy yet breathable, high-quality (so he can wear it for years to come), and made with recycled materials.
Get the Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip Pullover at Patagonia for $149
11. For the one who needs a massage: Theragun
He doesn't have to leave the house to get a spa-worthy massage—all he needs is the very trendy Theragun. One of our staff members put the handheld massager to the test and liked that it was powerful (perfect for kneading out knots) and could get to even the hardest-to-reach spots.
Get the Theragun Elite from Amazon for $549
12. For the student: HP Envy 2-In-1 Laptop
If you’re buying a laptop for a student (or anyone who needs a great laptop), the HP Envy x360 is just about the best all-around option for the money. Its performance is good enough for everyday tasks like surfing the web and checking email, and its long eight-hour battery life means your giftee can use it all day long. But perhaps what we like best is its 2-in-1 form function that allows you to use the Envy as a tablet, too.
Get the HP Envy x360 from Amazon for $1386.64
13. For athletes and fitness addicts: Fitbit Charge 5
Whether you’re buying for a hardcore athlete or someone just trying to get up off the couch more, the Fitbit Charge 5 is the way to go in our opinion. It has an easy-to-navigate menu, activity tracking, a heart-rate monitor, and sleep tracking, as well as one of the better apps of any other smart fitness tracking watch.
Buying for someone truly hardcore? The Garmin Forerunner 235 offers much better activity and heart rate tracking as well as GPS for tracking your runs.
Get the Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker at Amazon for $229
14. For the fashionable but cold: Canada Goose Jacket
Yes, it's possible to look good even when the temperatures drop below freezing. Canada Goose continues to be a favourite with our readers. While many Canada Goose coats are selling out, the top-rated 'MacMillan' is still available. The jacket has 625-fill-power duck down and is temperature rated down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, so it will easily contend with blustery winter winds.
Get the Canada Goose 'MacMillan' Slim Fit Hooded Parka from Nordstrom for $950
15. For the tech-savvy: Amazon Echo Dot
At Reviewed, we love voice-controlled smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, but the diminutive (and affordable) Echo Dot is a perfect way to bring that functionality to other rooms in your house. It's our top pick if you're a beginner looking for an entry-level Echo. I use mine in the kitchen, where it’s perfect for streaming music while I cook, setting timers, or entertaining my kids.
Get the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020) from Amazon for $34.99
16. For the always prepared: Leatherman Wave Multitool
Even if he doesn’t need a multitool, most every guy wants one—or at least to have one when the moment calls for it. The Leatherman Wave easily won our roundup of the best multitools. It looks great, offers impressive performance, has excellent user reviews, and comes with a 25-year warranty.
If you go this route, we also highly recommend picking up a pair of the best work gloves we’ve tested: Carharrt Men’s Grain Leather Work Gloves.
Get the Leatherman Wave at Amazon for $132.95
17. For the outdoorsy man: Carhartt Beanie
Experts are predicting it's going to be colder than usual this winter. Help him stay warm with a knit beanie from Carhartt. According to its nearly 24,000 (!!) reviews on Amazon, this stretchy one-size-fits-all hat is equal parts comfy and cozy and has the durable quality that Carhartt is so famous for. Some of the colours will still arrive before Christmas, so browse around before buying.
Get the Carhartt Acrylic Hat from Amazon for $23.99
18. For the beer connoisseur: GrowlerWerks uKeg
Fact: Beer tastes better poured out of a tap. If he agrees, get him the uKeg from GrowlerWerks. Made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the growler/keg combo has gotten a thumbs up from over 1,000 reviewers who say it keeps their beer ice cold and carbonated (you can even customize the carbonation level) all day long. And whenever he's ready for happy hour, Dad can use the tap dispenser to pour the perfect pint.
Get the GrowlerWerks uKeg from Amazon for $298
19. For the sports fiend: Lululemon gear
Maybe he loves playing sports or maybe he loves watching them. Regardless, the athlete in him will appreciate some Lululemon gear this holiday. While there's plenty of apparel, shoes, and accessories to shop from the beloved brand, you can't go wrong with a pair of top-rated fleece joggers and hoodie.
* Get the Men's Surge Hybrid Pant from Lululemon for $139
* Get the Men's At Ease Hoodie from Lululemon for $148
* Shop all men's gear at Lululemon
20. For the movie aficionado: TCL 55-inch 6-Series QLED TV
Named the best value TV of 2021 by our TV experts, you can't go wrong with the TCL 6-Series. It has built-in Roku for easy streaming and offers quantum dot performance at an affordable price.
Get the TCL 55-inch 6-Series QLED TV from Amazon for $999.99
21. For the perpetually late: Skagen Signatur Watch
Smartwatches are fun and all, but a traditional wristwatch is still a timeless way to complete an outfit. This Skagen Signatur watch is simple, but pairs perfectly with casual and formal outfits. I own two Skagen watches myself and I wear them all the time. If you’re buying for someone who likes a little more pizazz in their wardrobe, MVMT Watches also makes a huge array of stylish, affordable timepieces with great reviews.
Get the Skagen Signatur Leather Watch from Amazon for $101
22. For beards of all shapes and sizes: Wahl Clippers Beard Trimmer
The Wahl Clippers Stainless Steel Beard Trimmer won our roundup of the best beard trimmers, with its top-notch battery life, trimming ability, and professional-quality build. It’s not waterproof, but it is easy to keep clean, so if you’re buying for someone with a beard, they’ll appreciate this one.
Get the Wahl Clippers Beard Trimmer from Amazon for $101.93
23. For the gym rat: Herschel Supply Co. Outfitter Convertible Duffle Bag
Duffel bags are definitely the black sheep of the bag family—that’ll happen when you mostly stuff dirty, smelly things in them—but they don’t have to look bad. This Herschel Supply Co. duffel looks good enough you could bring it to the office, but it’s functional enough to work as a daily gym bag or on as a day trip carry-on.
Get the Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag from Amazon for $99.99
24. For the coffee lover: SterlingPro Double Wall French Press
If you’re buying for someone who really loves coffee, the Sterling Double Wall French Press is perfect. It is double insulated so it keeps coffee nice and hot, it looks fantastic, it works for everything from frothed milk to hot chocolate, it's dishwasher safe, and it's the best French press we've ever tested. Best of all, it’s about a third the price of many other stainless steel French presses, meaning it’ll feel like your gift cost way more than it actually does.
Get the SterlingPro Double Wall French Press from Amazon for $46.98
25. For those who always put off cleaning: Eufy Robovac 11S
Robot vacuums aren’t enough to keep your whole place clean, but they do a good job of keeping it looking neat on days where you just don’t have the time. He'll appreciate this one from Eufy, which is our favourite affordable robot vacuum this year. It picked up the most dirt per run in our testing and is incredibly quiet while it cleans.
Get the Eufy Robovac 11S from Amazon for $279.99
26. For the music lover: Sonos One SL Wireless Speaker
People adore their Sonos systems, and the Sonos One SL is the best way to get in on the act. Just a single One SL can fill a room with beautiful music that is so, so much nicer than what you get from basic smart speakers like the Amazon Echo. The One SL can stream from all the most popular music services, works with Alexa, and can even be paired with a second One SL for wireless stereo sound.
Get the Sonos One SL from Best Buy for $269.99
27. For the guy-on-the-go: Brita Water Bottle
Whether he's heading to work, the gym, or the store, he needs to stay hydrated when he's out and about. Of all the reusable water bottles out there, we recommend this one from Brita. Not only will it keep his water cold for hours on end but it also filters his water while he drinks.
Get the Brita Premium Filtering Water Bottle from Amazon for $24.97
28. For the home cook: Philips Air fryer
Whether it’s game day or just a busy Wednesday, sometimes you just want something quick, easy, and delicious. Air fryers aren’t the most health-conscious products in the world, but they do a good job of providing crispy food without the mess or hassle of frying in oil. This Philips model won our roundup of the best air fryers, excelling in most of our testing.
Get the Philips Airfryer XXL on Amazon for $369.99
29. For the pit master: Cuisinart Grill Set
There's something about the bond between a man and his grill that can't be matched. So you can't go wrong with a barbecue-themed gift like this highly-rated 20-piece set of grilling tools, which has over 2,000 positive reviews. People like that it has everything you could ever need for a backyard BBQ (from spatulas to tongs to skewers to even corn cob holders) and that the tools are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel.
Get the Cuisinart Deluxe Grilling Tool Set from Amazon for $75
30. For the guy who loses everything: Tile Mate
If his favourite phrase is "Has anyone seen my keys?!" he will benefit from a Tile Mate. The number one item finder on Amazon, the Bluetooth tracker clips right onto his key ring and can locate things over 200 feet away. Users praise its long battery life and the loud volume of the ringer (no way those keys are going to get away from him next time!).
Get the Tile Mate from Amazon for $34.99
31. For guys who love a hot sauce kick: The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauce Sampler Pack
With 7 different flavours of hot sauce and a clever packaging design, this sampler pack from Thoughtfully is a standout gift idea for any guy. It has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with over 93 reviews. The spices range from mild to very hot, including even the fabled Ghost Pepper.
Get the Hot Sauce Sampler Pack from Amazon for $39.99
32. For the yogi: Lululemon Yoga Mat
Maybe he's a regular at hot yoga or maybe he wants to start stretching more next year. No matter his level of down dog, he'll love our experts' number one yoga mat from Lululemon. It provides just the right amount of cushioning and has a non-slip surface that is perfect for even the sweatiest of workouts.
Get the Reversible Mat 5 MM from Lululemon for $88
33. For the practical man: Davek Umbrella
An umbrella may not seem like the most exciting gift but the Davek Solo isn't your average umbrella. It's the fanciest one we've ever tested but it's well worth the splurge. It will keep him dry in a downpour (and will hold up well on windy days, too) and is made with quick-drying, durable fabric that will last for years to come.
Get the Davek Solo Umbrella from Davek for $139
34. For the new homeowner: Arlo Pro 3
As someone who just got the keys to my first home, there’s one thing I wish I had at all times: a wireless camera to keep an eye on things. The Arlo Pro 3 security camera is the best pick, as it ran away with our roundup of the best smart indoor security cameras . It’s easy to use, comes with local storage, works indoors and out, and is compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
Get the Arlo Pro Spotlight Camera from Amazon for $613.69
35. For the one who loves camping: The Solo Stove Bonfire
Know a man who loves spending his time in the great outdoors? Our readers—and our testers—recommend the Solo Stove, a fire pit he can easily assemble and enjoy. This product has more than 10,000 glowing reviews and a devoted following who praise its ease of use and quick-start capabilities. Since the pit is smokeless, your giftee won’t have to worry about cleaning up a bunch of ash once the night is over.
Get the Solo Stove Campfire from Amazon for $197.99
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