The Best Gifts For Men in Their 20s

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Twenty-something guys aren't exactly known for communicating what they want. But you don't have to be a mind reader to snag a gift for the young man in your life that will make him smile from ear to ear. If you're looking for clever and thoughtful gift ideas for a sibling, friend, significant other, or just someone special, we've done the heavy lifting of rounding up the best presents to shop this year. We even included options that offer fast shipping for those who need a gift last-minute.

With everything from 2024's coolest gear to the latest tech finds, there's something on this list for every type of guy. Is he a coffee connoisseur? Get him a new Nespresso machine, or something unique like a portable Minipresso machine. Does he play Spotify 24/7? Treat him to stylish noise-canceling headphones, perfect for workouts, flights, and everyday life. Or, you can get him Amazon's Kindle Scribe so he can read and even journal on the go.

We even found a few gift ideas for young men that are unique and tailored to their interests. For example, there's an assortment of gifts perfect for the guy who loves to experiment in the kitchen — we're talking a truffle-infused hot sauce, an ice cream maker, and even a smart toaster. Shopping for a new dad? Get him something fun yet practical, like a hoodie with more than six large compartments for all his kids' necessities. These presents will surely impress your loved ones and make them feel appreciated.

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Keep reading for the best gifts for the young men in your life.

— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano

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A Novelty Gift For Young Men Who Love Sports
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A Novelty Gift For Young Men Who Love Sports

Max'is Creations The Golf Mug ($30)

Get him something fun and useful like this oversized mug that's great for cereal, soup, hot cocoa, or a really big cup of coffee. This golf mug has an attached green with a hole, so he can shoot marshmallows, cereal flakes, or even crackers into it. If he's not a golf fan, you can also shop mugs styled around the following themes: basketball, baseball, hockey, softball, or soccer.

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An Affordable Gift For Young Men Who Love to Travel
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An Affordable Gift For Young Men Who Love to Travel

Earthabitats Scratch-Off World Map Poster ($25)

If he enjoys traveling, get him this Scratch-Off World Map Poster. He can keep track of every country, city, and state he's visited. Plus, he can reminisce about his favorite adventures. Trust us, this map is the best gift for young men who love traveling, and it might even motivate them to explore the world more.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Beer
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Beer

Brooklyn Brew Shop 'Everyday IPA' One Gallon Beer Making Kit ($40)

If he's a self-proclaimed beer connoisseur, he'll adore creating his own with this beer making kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop. It has everything he needs to concoct a gallon of beer on his stove-top with premium malted-barley blend, hops, yeast and spices galore.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Travel
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A Gift For Young Men Who Travel

Twelve South AirFly Duo ($45)

The Twelve South AirFly Duo will probably be the underrated gadget they never knew they needed, especially while traveling. With this device, they can watch and listen to in-flight entertainment using their own wireless headphones. It's also useful for connecting to gym equipment and for two people to consume the same content on one tablet. Simply plug the device into the screen, and it syncs to their headphones.

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An Affordable Smart Gift For Young Men
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An Affordable Smart Gift For Young Men

Echo Pop ($40)

Make his home a little smarter with this Echo Pop from Amazon. It's equipped with Alexa, so he can ask his smart assistant to set timers, turn on or off lights and appliances, play fun games, and so much more. Plus, this small but powerful speaker boasts incredible sound for playing their favorite playlists, podcasts, and more.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love to Pickleball
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love to Pickleball

Pickld Premium Pickleball Paddle Racket ($40)

If he's a passionate pickleball player, he'll adore this stylish paddle that will level up his game. It has a durable fiberglass surface with a honeycomb core. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns as well.

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A Beard Grooming Gift For Young Men
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A Beard Grooming Gift For Young Men

Jack Black Beard Grooming Set ($36)

If he's obsessed with his beard, there's no better gift than a grooming set from Jack Black. It has everything he needs to care for his beard, including a cleanser, a conditioner, a beard oil, and a comb to style it.

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A Relaxation Gift For Young Men
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A Relaxation Gift For Young Men

Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow ($30, originally $40)

Treat him to this relaxing Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow to help take the edge off. It's portable, so he can take it just about anywhere. It's great for a work-from-home setup or for the rocking chair when the baby needs to be lulled to sleep.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Their Team
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Their Team

Abercrombie NFL Graphic Crew Sweatshirt ($90) or Abercrombie Formula 1 Graphic Crew Sweatshirt ($63, originally $90)

Shopping for someone who's passionate about football or Formula 1? Abercrombie has an entire collection of team-specific gear that is fun and comfortably lounge-worthy. We're loving the vintage-inspired designs of these crew neck sweatshirts. Whether he's a long time Eagles fan or spends most Sundays rooting for a McLaren podium, this will be a gift he'll truly cherish.

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A Unique Coffee Gift For Young Men
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A Unique Coffee Gift For Young Men

Wacaco Minipresso Machine ($55)

The Wacaco Minipresso Machine is something every espresso-lover will appreciate. They can use any of their Nespresso Original pods and have an espresso on the go — just add hot water into the tank, unlock the piston, and pump it a few times to add pressure. In a few minutes, they'll have yummy espresso. It's a cool gift for young men, especially for those who travel, commute to work, or love hiking.

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A Gift for Young Men Who Are Foodies
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A Gift for Young Men Who Are Foodies

Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack ($68)

If you're trying to find the ideal gift for the foodie in your life, the Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack is something they'll drool over. The rich, truffle-infused sauce set comes in the original, white, and hotter flavors. Each one will elevate their everyday eating experience, whether they're enjoying burgers, sushi, wings, or even ramen.

Editor Quote: "I've spread it over scrambled eggs and burritos, and I can't tell you how much of a difference it made. My taste buds can definitely handle some heat, but the flavor was bold without being overpowering. It's rich in jalapeños, red chili peppers, black truffle, organic agave nectar, and other savory spices, resulting in a hearty taste," says our editor in her review of the Truff Hot Sauce.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Sneakerheads
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Sneakerheads

Nike Air Force 1 '07 Sneakers ($115)

Every sneakerhead will be eyeing these Nike Air Force 1s, a timeless pair of white sneakers that will go with nearly everything in his closet. They're '80s-throwback sneakers remastered with a cool low-cut profile. Our editors adore these quintessential white sneakers. Read more about them in this Nike Air Force sneaker review and see why they are worth the hype.

Editor Quote: One editor says that, "they have a casual look yet somehow manage to make you look put together." While another says that, "these are my go-to shoes for travel and everyday wear because of how supremely comfortable they feel while on. They boast all the same bounciness and support of an athletic sneaker but with a silhouette that can easily be dressed up or down."

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Plant Parents
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Plant Parents

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden ($80-$100)

With this self-watering indoor garden, he'll be able to grow his own herbs, greens, fruits, veggies, and whatever else his heart desires — without the commitment. This smart planter makes growing plants easy and efficient with an LED lamp for optimal light and a reservoir that stores up to a month's worth of water.

Editor Quote: Our editors love how much of a mood-booster it is, and one of them says, "I love how simple the setup is — a real "set it and forget it" situation. Even the mild maintenance that's required — cleaning harmless mold and algae that grows on top of the dirt and refilling the water tank — can be completed in about five to 10 minutes and doesn't take away from the experience." Read more on her experience with the Click & Grow Smart Garden.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Adventure Seekers
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Adventure Seekers

BrüMate Paragon Hydration Pack 7.5L ($150)

If he loves to go on outdoor adventures, he'll appreciate BrüMate's Paragon Hydration Pack. It's a lightweight and comfortable hydration backpack that has a built-in, 40-ounce water bottle with a straw. Plus, it is insulated, so the water stays cold for over 24 hours. It has multiple pockets and compartments for storing outdoor necessities and multiple straps for securing the bag in place.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are New Dads
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are New Dads

The Dad Hoodie ($115, originally $135)

A clever item for a new dad, the Dad hoodie comes lined with six internal pockets that can carry everything a newborn could possibly need. We're talking bottles, diapers, wet wipes, the baby's favorite toys, Dad's phone, and more. It is made with an ultrasoft fleece blend and comes in gray, navy blue, black, and dark gray. He'll be a walking and talking diaper bag.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Dessert
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Dessert

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker ($190, originally $230)

Want to get him something unique? Ninja's CREAMi Ice Cream Maker is taking over TikTok, and we can say it's worth the hype. It comes with a total of seven features designed for ice cream, sorbet, milkshakes, light ice cream, mix-ins, gelato, and smoothie bowls. It takes just 90 seconds to churn ice cream in this machine after being left in the freezer for 24 hours. He can make healthier versions of his favorite flavors and completely customize it with plant-based milks, juices, fruits, toppings, and the works.

Editor Quote: "This ice cream machine is great for ice cream aficionados of all kinds. My fiancé and I are most excited about creating healthy-ish ice cream alternatives that don't cost 10 bucks a pint. We decided to get a little creative with a can of pineapple (leaving in the juice), and were amazed by how it came out looking and tasting like gourmet sorbet. We expected it to have a fibrous texture, but it was the exact opposite: decadent, creamy (despite not having cream) and all-around delicious," our editor says in her review of the Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Have a Classic Style
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A Gift For Young Men Who Have a Classic Style

Ray-Ban Aviator Metal II 58mm Gradient Pilot Sunglasses ($155, originally $195)

He'll sport these stylish Ray-Ban aviators every day. These classic shades will level up his fashion game as they're a trendy gift for the summer.

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A Useful Tech Gift For Young Men
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A Useful Tech Gift For Young Men

Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds With MagSafe Charging Case ($190, originally $249)

Get him the Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds; they're the number-one bestseller on Amazon. He'll get good sound quality and up to 24 hours of listening with the MagSafe charging case. Perfect for those who already have Apple products, they'll let him block out noise for immersive sound or switch to transparency mode to hear what's happening around him. They're also sweat and water resistant, so he can work out with them.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Into VR
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Into VR

Meta Quest 2 ($200, originally $250)

If he's into virtual reality, the Meta Quest 2 is the ultimate splurge! It's perfect for the gamer in your life. It's a completely immersive experience with 3D positional audio and hand tracking to make the virtual worlds feel real. He can experience video games, concerts, and more in such a unique way.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Space Enthusiasts
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Space Enthusiasts

Lego NASA Artemis Space Launch System 10341 ($260)

Get him something creative and engaging that he can enjoy with (or without) his kids like this Lego NASA Artemis Space Launch System. He'll be able to build a highly detailed model of the rocket, which is such a fun gift for those who are space-enthusiasts. The 3601-piece set includes two solid-fuel boosters, an Orion capsule and a detailed mobile launch tower.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Espresso
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Espresso

Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville ($187, originally $250)

The Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville is an editor-approved espresso machine that makes you feel transported to an Italian trattoria with a push of a button. It can brew four different cup sizes, plus he can pour over ice as well, making it an ideal gift for young men. This machine also comes with the Nespresso Aeroccino3 frother, so he can whip up specialty coffees in a few seconds.

Editor Quote: "This machine is best for people who love a good cup of coffee and who want to have their morning cup as quickly and efficiently as possible while still indulging in a luxury experience," PS's reviewer says in her Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine review.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Has a Pet
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A Gift For Young Men Who Has a Pet

Furbo Dog Camera ($147, originally $210)

The Furbo Dog Camera is a fun, useful gadget for dog parents. It's an HD WiFi-enabled surveillance camera that tosses treats on command. The camera has a 360-degree wide-angle view and works at night as well. It is compatible with Alexa and has a barking sensor that alerts you when your pup barks.

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A Wellness Gift For Young Men
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A Wellness Gift For Young Men

Theragun Sense Percussion Massage Gun ($297)

He can kiss sore muscles goodbye with the Theragun Sense Percussion Massage Gun. It offers an intense vibrating sensation that athletes and fitness fanatics rave about. Perfect for someone in need of R&R, it comes with four distinct attachments for targeting specific areas and knots with five preset muscle massaging treatments. You can use the accompanying app to tailor and customize treatments according to your needs, including meditation programs.

Editor Quote: "What makes the Therabody Theragun Sense different from all other massage guns on the market is the ability to practice breathwork through guided sessions on the app. The Sense uses vibration cues to guide you through the breathwork sessions, and will show your minimum heart rate post-session to show you how much you relaxed. The breathwork is particularly great for those of us who easily get distracted while meditating. It removes the stress of having to close your eyes and block out the rest of the world, which, personally, put me more at ease," says one of our editors in this Theragun Sense review.

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A Practical Travel Gift For Young Men
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A Practical Travel Gift For Young Men

July Carry On Pro Suitcase ($345)

Whether he's keen on exploring the world or always on the go, the July Carry On Pro Suitcase is a practical gift for young men. With a detachable laptop sleeve on the outside of the hard-shell surface, an internal compression system, and even a hidden power bank, this editor-favorite carry-on is made with convenience in mind.

Editor Quote: "The SnapSleeve gives me easy access to remove my laptop and other gadgets during security checks without unzipping my entire carry-on . . . The removable power bank also lets you work and communicate on the go, even if there are no outlets in sight," one editor raved. Check out the other perks of the July Carry On Pro Suitcase in this review and why it's a must for those who work and travel often.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Gamers
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Gamers

Nintendo Switch OLED Model With White Joy-Con ($350)

Get him something that will let him game on the go, like the Nintendo Switch OLED Model With White Joy-Con. It has three modes of playtime — TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode — for gaming whenever, wherever. When played in handheld and tabletop modes with a seven-inch OLED screen, he can enjoy an enhanced experience with the system's built-in speakers. It comes with a wide adjustable stand, a dock for TV mode, and 64 GB of internal storage.

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A Tech Gift For Young Men Who Love Music
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A Tech Gift For Young Men Who Love Music

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones ($328, originally $400)

From workouts to lounging, weekend getaways to daily commutes, the Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones are perfect for any guy who wants a listening experience that blocks out the world. These over-the-ear headphones have a unique noise-canceling feature that learns his routine and switches from active noise cancellation to ambient sound when appropriate. It's built to be a part of his life with features like being able to switch between devices, take calls hands-free, and automatically pause audio when it detects him talking.

Editor Quote: One editor says, "the noise cancellation on these headphones is also truly one of the best on the market — there are times when I don't even need to play audio, and the headphones still block out the noise pollution of my environment." Read her complete review of the Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones here.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love to Read
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love to Read

Kindle Scribe ($340)

The Kindle Scribe is perfect for both professionals and students. The e-reader lets your bookworm read and write on a glare-free display. It comes with a pen that lets him create sticky notes, to-do lists, journals, and more. He can even import and write on Microsoft Word documents and PDFs, then export them via email. He'll be able to choose from a variety of note-taking templates like lined paper, grid paper, and checklists. It has a high-resolution display with an adjustable warm light and auto-adjusting front light. A single charge can last weeks.

Editor Quote: One editor put it to the test and says, "The most underrated feature of the Kindle Scribe (and all Kindles, for that matter) is that it's stripped of all the distractions that regular tablets have. I can't just open up another app and get sucked into the world of TikTok or watch "Love Island." This e-reader has made me realize that I am an active reader who needs to highlight and engage with the content I'm consuming. I can create note annotations and reflect immediately on certain passages or bookmark pages for when I want to reread something." Read her in-depth review of the Kindle Scribe.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Chefs
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Chefs

Solo Stove Pi Prime Propane Pizza Oven ($350)

Level up his cooking adventures with an at home pizza oven from Solo Stove. The propane-based outdoor oven delivers artisanal fresh pizzas in as little as 90 seconds. It's simple, easy to use, and portable, so he can take it to the beach or camping. Plus, it's perfect timing for summer hosting and barbecue season.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Want to Track Their Fitness
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A Gift For Young Men Who Want to Track Their Fitness

Apple Watch Series 9 Smart Watch ($399, originally $499)

If he's got an iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 9 Smart Watch is the perfect accessory. Not only does this upgraded version boast a water resistance up to 50 meters, but it also has the most crack-resistant front screen of models to-date. The Series 8 has advanced health and wellness features including temperature sensing, blood oxygen level tracking, and ECG monitoring (it'll even send notifications if you have an irregular rhythm).

Plus, it can help with sleep analysis, including how much time you spent in REM, core, and deep sleep. And, of course, you can still do all the cool things the previous models can do, like track a wide range of workouts, use widgets on the watch face, utilize multiple timers, and make contactless payments. Read our in-depth review of the Apple Watch.

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A Smart Kitchen Gift For Young Men
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A Smart Kitchen Gift For Young Men

Revolution InstaGLO R270 Touchscreen Toaster ($400)

If his go-to morning meal is a slice of toast, a perfectly crisp bagel, or a frozen waffle, this toaster delivers the ultimate toasting experience, making it a unique yet useful gift for young men. It has around 34 settings, seven different browning options, and the ability to choose between fresh, frozen, or reheating.

Editor Quote: One of our editors says, "the Revolution R270 InstaGLO Toaster creates the perfect blend of crispness and crunch while keeping the inner layers soft and moist. No matter how you like your toast, this smart toaster will deliver with chef's kiss perfection." Check out our in-depth review of the Revolution InstaGLO R270 Touchscreen Toaster for more details.

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A Fitness Gift For Young Men
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A Fitness Gift For Young Men

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells ($400, originally $549)

Get the fitness enthusiast in your life this set of adjustable dumbbells from Bowflex to complete his at-home gym. Each dumbbell can be adjusted from five pounds to 52 pounds while taking up very little space in his home. They're perfect for all types of at-home strength-training programs.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Thrill Seekers
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Thrill Seekers

Rad Power Bikes Radster Trail Electric Off-Road Bike ($1,999)

Shopping for the thrill-seeker in your life? The Radster Trail Electric Off-Road Bike will be the ultimate gift. Its offroad tires can handle rough terrains and hills, perfect for those who love spending time outdoors. It has a top speed of 28 mph and has a 65+ mile-range.

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Anvita Reddy is an assistant editor for PS Shopping. She has a passion for products and is an avid reviewer of everything including furniture, mattresses, home gadgets, cookware, tech, and more. Having dealt with acne as a teenager and into adulthood, her expertise lies in beauty. She has tried and tested plenty of skin care, makeup, hair care, and countless other beauty products.



Lauren Harano is a contributor for PS and was formerly an editor for the Living, Beauty, and Shop departments. She's a Southern-California-native-turned-New-Yorker with a passion for skin care, murder mysteries, and online shopping. Aside from PS, her work can be found in the pages of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen as well as online at InStyle, Esquire, NBC, and various food and travel sites.