The 25 best gifts that men actually want 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 favorite noise-cancelling headphones, the Gravity weighted blanket 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 favorite 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 $30) 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 $29.99
2. 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 Nordstrom for $119
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 Apple AirPods Pro at Best Buy for $199.99
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 Nordstrom for $79.95
6. For the one who appreciates the finer things: Mark & Graham Personalized Leather Wallet
Upgrade his old worn-in wallet with this luxe one from popular leather brand Mark & Graham. The wallet has tons of rave reviews for being incredible quality and the perfect size for holding all his cards and cash without being too bulky. Bonus: You can even get it personalized with his monogram.
Get the Leather Money Clip Wallet from Mark and Graham for $44.99-$59
7. For the Netflix binge-watcher: Roku Ultra
If you own a TV, you need a streaming box. The Roku Ultra (2019 edition), our top-rated 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. The best trick? The 2019 version of the Ultra has added the Apple TV app, so you'll have access to all your iTunes purchases.
Get the Roku Ultra from Amazon for $94.35
8. For the audiophile: Sony Noise Canceling 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 canceling 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 $278
9. 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 Best Buy for $129.99
10. 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 $95
* Get the Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers from Nordstrom for $48
11. 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 Best Buy and is also a fantastic gift.
Get the Nintendo Switch Lite from Best Buy for $199.99
12. For the guy who wants to relax: Gravity Weighted Blanket
Cozy blankets have always been a great gift but this year, it's all about the weighted blanket. They're very popular right now because they're said to be super comfortable, reduce stress, and even help you fall asleep faster. We tried some of the top-rated weighted blankets and found that the Gravity Blanket provided just the right amount of pressure and feels extremely luxurious.
Get the Gravity Blanket from Gravity for $195
13. For the meat-eater: Crowd Cow box
Steak, burgers, bacon, oh my! He can get all of the above—and plenty more—with a subscription to Crowd Cow. The trendy meat delivery service offers a vast selection of high-quality meat and seafood (it's all sustainably sourced from independent farmers) that he can pick and choose from each month. When we put this meat delivery service to the test, our tester found each cut to be great quality and deliciously juicy.
Send a Crowd Cow gift box starting at $60
14. 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.
Want something a little more adventurous? You could set this person up with a gift card to Home Chef, which won our roundup of the best meal kit delivery services, giving them tasty ready-to-make meals a few times a week.
Get the Philips Airfryer XXL on Amazon for $299.95
15. 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 Theragun for $349
16. 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 HP Store
17. For the aspiring chef: Henckels Zwilling Pro 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
Ask any chef or serious cook: an 8-inch Chef’s Knife is a must-have. This Henckels model is almost universally praised by online shoppers and won our roundup of the best chef’s knives, easily slicing through the competition in our testing. If you want something to go with it, I personally love the $50 Epicurean Gourmet Series cutting board, which is beautiful, functional, excelled in our testing, and is even dishwasher-safe.
Get the Henckels Zwilling Pro 8-Inch Chef’s Knife from Zwilling for $149.99
18. 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 favorite 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 $895
19. 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 $29.99
20. 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 Home Depot for $99.97
21. For the guy who likes convenience: Dollar Shave Club
The last thing any man wants to do after a long day at work is go back out to the store because he ran out of razors (or worse, realize it in the morning when it's too late and he has a 9 a.m. meeting). Enter a subscription to Dollar Shave Club, which is one of our favorite subscription boxes of the year. It'll keep him stocked with all the necessary shaving essentials delivered right to his doorstep.
Get a Dollar Shave Club subscription starting at $1/month (+ shipping)
22. 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 colors will still arrive before Christmas, so browse around before buying.
Get the Carhartt Acrylic Hat from Amazon for $16.99
23. 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 $159
24. For the sports fiend: Under Armour gear
Maybe he loves playing sports or maybe he loves watching them. Regardless, the athlete in him will appreciate some Under Armour 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 the best-selling fleece joggers and
* Get the Men's UA Hustle Fleece Joggers from Under Armour for $39.99
* Get the Men's UA Hustle Fleece Hoodie from Under Armour for $34.99
* Shop all men's gear at Under Armour
25. 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. If you have more money to spend, our top TV is the LG CX. You can get a 75-inch version for $1,996.99 on Amazon right now.
Get the TCL 55-inch 6-Series QLED TV from Best Buy for $699.99
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.