24 Gifts For Young Men That They'll Actually Enjoy
Shopping for the perfect holiday gift is a lot easier said than done. Of everyone on your list, getting the ideal present for a young man or teenager can be stressful. Whether he's still in high school, a college student, or a 20-something, we're here to help you find something that'll make him smile no matter what stage of life he's in.
From musical presents to items he can use daily, these gifts transcend all ages so that you can rest assured it's something he'll enjoy. No matter if it's for a holiday, birthday, graduation, or just because — these ideas range from inexpensive to pricey and everything in between so you can choose to splurge or keep it low-key.
Ahead, you can shop our 24 top picks that include everything from cool tech finds, fun games, and even some unique finds from Amazon. The best part: you can get your shopping done early this year and give them something they'll actually love (and that's in stock). Keep reading to shop our top picks, and feel free to use the smaller ones as stocking stuffers. The holiday season isn't far-fetched, after all.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
A Stylish Hat: Thrills Fragments Bucket Hat
If the guy in your life loves a good bucket hat, give him this Thrills Fragments Bucket Hat ($40). The hat features a check pattern that's made of breathable cotton so he can wear it all day. Plus, its bendable style can be folded to stuff in his stocking for the holidays.
For the Outdoorsy Guy: Chums Neoprene Sunglasses Retainer
If they spend a lot of time outdoors, the Chums Neoprene Sunglasses Retainer ($7) is a great gift to give them. Not only is the retainer inexpensive, but it'll be a huge help as he partakes in activities such as fishing, hiking, or any kind of sport. The retainer's ends slip over almost any pair of frames to keep them secure.
A Splurge-Worthy Gift: Men's Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant
Splurge on his gift this year with the Men's Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Pant ($124, originally $155). The pants are so irresistibly soft and comfortable that he'll never want to take them off. Made from bamboo, they're a soft all-season staple he will wear again and again. They even have a zippered back pocket to hold his phone or wallet.
A Stocking Stuffer: Adidas Originals Crew Socks 3-Pack
Elevate his sock game with these Adidas Originals Crew Socks 3-Pack ($18). The set of three socks is topped with an Adidas logo accent and comes with pink, green, and tan pairs. Cushioned with a ribbed knit design, these socks will look great with any pair of sneakers he owns.
A Handy Bag: Obey Commuter Waist Bag
There's no place he couldn't take this Obey Commuter Waist Bag ($59). The bag is small enough to wear to sports games, concerts, or running errands. It has an easy access front pocket that zips and a pouch that's large enough to hold his sunglasses and wallet. We love its purple buckle strap — it adds the perfect pop of color.
Eco-Friendly Earbuds: Urbanears Boo Tip True Wireless Earbuds
Skip the AirPods, and pick him up these Urbanears Boo Tip True Wireless Earbuds ($80) instead. The earbuds are made of 91 percent recycled plastics with a silicone tip and 30 hours of playtime. They're available in four colors, so you can't go wrong with these earbuds.
A Music Gift: Bluetooth Record Player
Record players are one of those things that will never go out of style. And with this Bluetooth Record Player ($229), you can get the music-loving guy started off strong with a fierce record collection. Plus, you could even throw a few of your favorite vinyl albums into their stocking for good measure (and your own benefit, of course!).
Sporty Sunglasses: Vallon Howlin' Sunglasses
Great for the sporty guy in your life, the Vallon Howlin' Sunglasses ($115) comes with a detachable head strap that makes wearing them a breeze. The shades have polarized lenses and a rounded aviator design that looks good on practically anyone. If they're in need of new sunnies, trust that these are the pair to get.
To Keep Hydrated: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Reusable water bottles are another way they can help to save the planet by eliminating the need for plastic disposable water bottles. And this Hydro Flask Water Bottle ($45, originally $50) is a perfect one to give the young man in your life. From school to sports practice and beyond, they'll be able to stay hydrated and keep the planet a little cleaner, too.
A Mini Fridge: NewAir Mini Fridge Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler
Every college guy will appreciate the NewAir Mini Fridge Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler ($300). It can hold up to 60 cans of beverages and cools to 37 degrees, so he can even store leftovers or takeout. It's compact enough to store underneath his desk or bed, and it can even serve as a functional side table.
Something Funny: Mini USB Fridge Cooler
This USB-powered Mini USB Fridge Cooler ($27) will make sure all of their drinks are at the perfect temperature. The switch could keep drinks both warm and cool, and it's sized to fit standard beverage-drink cans perfectly. Go ahead and gift this to someone you know — they'll get a kick out of it.
For a Gamer: Cable Guys Toddler Groot Device Holder
If they're the ultimate gamer, then get him this fun yet useful Cable Guys Toddler Groot Device Holder ($25). Toddler Groot can hold their gaming consoles, smartphone, headphones, and more. It's such a cute present that's a great addition to his desk or nightstand. Toddler Groot can make anyone smile.
For Early Mornings: Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
The Wake-Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock ($40, originally $60) is designed with heavy sleepers in mind. The alarm has a "sunrise stimulation light" that adjusts from 10 to 100 percent brightness 30 minutes before your alarm's set time. The alarm comes with a radio, a snooze function, and seven color-changing light settings.
For Music-Lovers: Buy Marshall Emberton II Outdoor Speaker
If he's the type to always have headphones in, this Buy Marshall Emberton II Outdoor Speaker ($170) is a great gift. The speaker can be enjoyed for over 30 hours off one charge and has a tough and resilient design that's dust- and water-resistant. He'll be surprised by how loud this speaker can go.
For Peace of Mind: Apple AirTag
The Apple AirTag ($29) is a smart investment for the frequent traveler, especially those who've dealt with lost luggage in the past. Using the Find My app on his iPhone, he'll be able to track his bags throughout his travels for ease of mind. Check out our Apple Airtag review.
For a Music-Lover: Marshall Stanmore III Bluetooth Speaker
If you're shopping for a guy who adores music, the Marshall Stanmore III Bluetooth Speaker ($380) will fill his room with melodies for an immersive, concert-like experience. The sleek speaker fits both modern and vintage aesthetics as well as doubling as chic home decor on a shelf or side table. The Bluetooth speaker comes in three colors: black, vintage cream, or a relaxed rustic brown. It's an editor favorite as well: read our in-depth review of the Marshall Stanmore III Bluetooth Speaker.
A Friendly Game: We're Not Really Strangers Game
Whether it's close friends and family or a truly complete stranger, the We're Not Really Strangers Game ($25) is an interactive game that lets him get to know the people he's playing with on a deeper level. It's all about empowering meaningful connections and growing the relationships in his life. Read our in-depth review of the We're Not Really Strangers Game.
For Music and Podcasts: iJoy Matte-Finish Bluetooth Headphones
Upgrade his day-to-day grind with new headphones. These bestselling rechargeable wireless headphones ($19, originally $30) from iJoy have over 60,000 positive reviews. They have deep, accurate bass and button controls that allow them to skip, pause, play, and even answer the phone. For the price, these headphones are a steal.
For Letting Loose: Fairly Odd Novelties Take Your Shots Into Battle Shipwreck Drinking Game
A classic board game with a twist! This Fairly Odd Novelties Take Your Shots Into Battle Shipwreck Drinking Game ($20) will get a lot of use for upcoming festivities. If the of-age young man you know has been searching for a new drinking game, this could get him "tanked."
For Coffee-Lovers: Ohom Ui Mug & Warmer Set
He can keep his cup of brew warm for as long as he'd like with the Ohom Ui Mug & Warmer Set ($88). The coffee cup might be a bit pricier than other mug styles, but the reviews alone prove the product is well worth the investment. Plus, it comes in three shades, so you can get him his favorite color.
A Chic Bathrobe: The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bathrobe
Make his day-to-day a bit more luxurious with this The Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bathrobe ($135). The robe is breathable, lightweight, and effortlessly chic. It makes every day a bit more relaxing and comes in six styles and three sizes to choose from. Loomed in Portugal, this bathrobe is an elevated treat.
A Soft Cooler: Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Soft Cooler
If the man you know is always on a new adventure, this Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Soft Cooler ($200) will be his new best friend. The cooler is perfect for holding a meal and a few drinks and will keep them cold for hours on end. It's especially great for solo trips and hiking adventures.
Eco-Friendly Boxers: Pact Men's Knit Boxers
Pact is known for its organic clothing, so you can pick up these Pact Men's Knit Boxers ($55) and feel good about your purchase. The cotton boxers are made without toxic chemicals and use 81 percent less water than traditional cotton. The boxers are soft and breathable with a relaxed fit, making them the perfect gift for the man in your life.
A Streaming Device: Roku Streaming Stick+ HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device
The Roku Streaming Stick+ HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device ($44, originally $51) is such a great find for the guy who loves entertainment. He can access tons of apps to live stream all their favorite shows and movies. The long-range wireless receiver gives him an extended range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from his router.