35 Gifts So Incredibly Useful, You'll Be Considered the Most Thoughtful Person Ever
The man in your life is arguably one of the hardest people to shop for. You want a gift that will hit all the right notes, while being fresh and different from previous years. Sure, you can always gift a classic tie box (if he's into getting dressed up), but consider going above and beyond with something that will truly blow him away.
To save you time, we tracked down some unique and useful finds for every man in your life. From a useful coffee maker to a game-changing vacuum jug, these gadgets will enhance their routine. We've also included some eye-opening reads, tasty cooking kits, self-care sets, and more. Take a look.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
Classic House Slides: Adidas Adilette Stripe Sport Slides
These Adidas Adilette Stripe Sport Slides ($45) are something they'll wear all the time at home or even while running errands. They are comfortable and durable. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and patterns.
For the Cologne Wearer: No. 2 Juniper Sandalwood Cologne
If he loves to smell good, this No. 2 Juniper Sandalwood Cologne ($30) is a must have. The combination of sandalwood and juniper gives off a woodsy and warm smell that reminds us of cozy nights spent by the fire (in the best way). Not to mention the bottle's aesthetic knocks it out of the park!
A Skin-Care Gift: Origins Men in Merry Essential Skin Care Regimen For Men Set
Get them into skin care with the Origins Men in Merry Essential Skin Care Regimen For Men Set ($37). It contains the Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, the Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion, and the GinZing Oil-free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer.
An Affordable, Quality Speaker: JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker
The dust-proof, waterproof JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker ($50) can fit into their pocket or as a keychain on any bike, backpack, or water bottle. Even though it's tiny, it packs a powerful sound with punchy, deep bass. It has up to five hours of battery life per charge and comes in several different colors like classic black and a bold teal.
A Travel Essential: Cathy's Concepts Monogram Travel Kit
This Cathy's Concepts Monogram Travel Kit ($45) has the most subtle personalized touch, so they'll have a piece that truly feels like their own. It'll be so useful for holiday travel or spontaneous road trips.
A Coffee Table Book: Taschen Basic Art Series: Bauhaus
If they're into art, they'll love this Taschen Basic Art Series: Bauhaus ($16) book. It celebrates the Bauhaus movement, and will inspire anyone to express their creativity. Plus, it'll look great in their space.
For the Avid Podcaster or Music Fan: Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Over Ear Headphones
If they're always listening to music or a podcast at home or while on the go, these Master & Dynamic MH40 Wireless Over Ear Headphones ($299) will hit all the right notes. They're so retro and stylish, too!
For an Immersive Experience: Bose Frames Rondo 50mm Audio Sunglasses
These genius Bose Frames Rondo 50mm Audio Sunglasses ($199) can not only block UV rays, but it allows them to discreetly listen to music and podcasts. It honestly doesn't get much cooler than that.
A Fragrance Gift: John Varvatos Eau de Toilette Travel Set
Get them the John Varvatos Eau de Toilette Travel Set ($45) if they are into fragrance and cologne. It comes with three travel-size scents of the John Varvatos Eau de Toilette, John Varvatos Artisan Eau de Toilette, and John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette. It's an array of woody and aromatic scents with citrus notes, musky aromas, and suede accents.
A Useful Office Accessory: Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug
This Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug ($100, originally $110) will keep their favorite beverages at the desired temperature for however long they decide to nurse it. It will pair well with their work desk.
For the Fitness Enthusiast: Bala Bangles
Level up their workouts with these stylish Bala Bangles ($49 for two). These one-pound bangles can be worn on their arms or ankles for a full-body, resistance-based workout. They can even wear them while they run errands or do chores to get an extra workout in!
Anthony-Bourdain Approved: Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes From the Source to the Bowl
One of my all-time favorite cookbooks? No doubt, Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes From the Source to the Bowl by Pierre Thiam and Jennifer Sit ($25)! Whether you make the leg of lamb or striped sea bass with tomato relish, you will be transported into the country's rich, multifaceted cuisine.
A Handcrafted Tag: Mindy Kaling x Northwind Supply Personalized Leather Luggage Tag
This Mindy Kaling x Northwind Supply Personalized Leather Luggage Tag ($24) will make sure you never lose your luggage at baggage claim, or that no one mistakes their everyday bag with yours.
For a Predinner Treat: Wilfred's Non-Alcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif
This Wilfred's Non-Alcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif ($32) is a blend of zesty-bitter orange, aromatic rosemary, and a touch of rhubarb and clove. It's perfect for the next alfresco dinner, and while it's nonalcoholic, you can also use it as an ingredient to give your cocktails an edge.
A Portable Espresso Maker: Wacaco Mini Espresso Maker
Make your favorite espresso pretty much anywhere with the Wacaco Portable Mini Espresso Maker With Pod Attachment ($24-$64). The six-inch device is easy to take to work, on vacation, on a hike . . . you name it.