The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Men in Their 20s

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Twenty-something guys aren't exactly known for being great about communicating what they want. But you don't need to be a mind reader to snag a Valentine's Day 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 the special man in your life, we've done the heavy lifting of rounding up the best presents to shop this year.

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 a quality speaker from Marshall that delivers an immersive concert-like experience in his home.

We even found a few gift ideas for young men that are unique and perfect for the guy who loves to experiment in the kitchen — we're talking a truffle-infused hot sauces, 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 Valentine's Day presents will surely impress your loved ones.

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Keep reading for the thoughtful and best Valentine's Day gifts the young men in your life didn't know they needed.

— 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 perfect 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 get it in basketball, baseball, hockey, softball, or soccer.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Sweet Treats
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Sweet Treats

Sugarfina Cookie Run Set of 4 Cubes ($38)

Candy is truly the best gift to give someone with a sweet tooth, and these Cookie Run cubes from Sugarfina will be a delicious treat. The set contains four fun flavors like chocolate covered cookie dough, lemon shortbread, birthday cake, and oatmeal cookies. It's a unique treat for the cookie lover in your life.

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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 ($48)

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 Useful Travel Gift For Young Men
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A Useful Travel Gift For Young Men

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, perfect 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 Stylish Premium Pickleball Paddle Racket ($40, originally $50)

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 Gift For Young Men Who Love Fashion
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Fashion

Treasure & Bond Cotton & Cashmere Crew Sweater ($40, originally $50)

You can never go wrong with a timeless sweater for the holidays, and this cotton and cashmere blended one from Nordstrom is something he'll appreciate. It has a slim fit and comes in a variety of colors, which makes it ideal for any kind of guy. On top of that, it's a stylish staple that'll help him look elevated and put together all year long.

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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, originally $28)

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

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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 ($40, originally $60)

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

Teton Sports Oasis 18L Hydration Pack ($50)

If he loves to go on outdoor adventures, he'll appreciate Teton's Oasis Hydration Pack. It's a lightweight and comfortable hydration backpack that has a built-in two-liter water bladder with a straw. It has multiple pockets and compartments for storing outdoor necessities and multiple straps for securing the bag in place. It also comes in a ton of different colors.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Are On the Go
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are On the Go

Ugg Three-Point Leather Tech Gloves ($98)

Shopping for someone who's always on the go? These leather gloves from Ugg are not only stylish but also useful for the colder months. These gloves are made from a durable leather that protect his hands and will only look better over time. Plus, these are lined with faux fur to keep his hands extra warm. The index tips also let him control his touchscreen devices.

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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 ($90)

Shopping for someone who's passionate about football or Formula 1? Abercrombie has an entire collection of team-specific gear that is chic 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 Love Fried Chicken
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A Gift For Young Men Who Love Fried Chicken

Shaq's Big Chicken Fried Chicken Sandwich Combo Kit ($90)

ICYMI, Shaquille O'Neal has his own fried-chicken shop, and this kit lets you create his famous Uncle Jerome Hot Chicken Sandwiches and MDE Chicken Sandwiches right at home. It comes with everything you need to make six sandwiches, including breaded chicken breasts, brioche buns, Shaq Sauce, Nashville Hot Sauce, Nashville hot spice, and pickles.

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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 ($70)

If you're trying to find the perfect 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 it's for burgers, sushi, wings, or even ramen.

It's even an editor favorite; read our in-depth review of the Truff Hot Sauce. It's a unique and useful gift for the young men in your life.

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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 Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses ($171)

He'll sport these stylish Ray-Ban aviators every day. These classic shades will level up his fashion game, especially since "Top Gun: Maverick" made this style trendy again. They come in a variety of colors like silver mirror, brown gradient, black, and blue gradient with gold frames. These sunglasses are a trendy gift for young men.

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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 ($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.

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 here.

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A Gift For Young Men Who Want to Learn a New Language
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A Gift For Young Men Who Want to Learn a New Language

Rosetta Stone Gift Subscription ($126-$199, originally $168-$399)

Get him something truly enriching like a Rosetta Stone Gift Subscription, where he's able to teach himself a new language. He can learn Spanish from both Latin American and Spain, Japanese, Hindi, Portuguese, Italian, Farsi, and more. From perfecting the accent to grammar, Rosetta Stone delivers an immersive learning epxerience.

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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. These are 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. One states that, "they have a casual look yet somehow manage to make you look put together." While another says that, "these 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." Read more about them in this Nike Air Force sneaker review and see why they are worth the hype.

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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 ($200, originally $229)

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. Read our in-depth review of the Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker to learn more about this gift option.

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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 ($163, 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. "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," POPSUGAR's reviewer says.

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. Read more of why the Nespresso VertuoPlus Deluxe Coffee and Espresso Machine is worth it here.

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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 ($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 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)

The Dad Hoodie is a clever item for a new dad. It's a hoodie lined with six internal pockets that can carry everything a newborn could possibly need. We're talking bottles, diapers and 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 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.

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 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.

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

Apple Watch Series 9 Smart Watch ($390)

If he's got an iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 9 Smart Watch is the perfect accessory. Not only is this upgraded version dust resistant and has 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 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.

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 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 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. "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 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 ($240)

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 Musically Inclined
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A Gift For Young Men Who Are Musically Inclined

Marshall Stanmore III Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ($380)

Fill his room with melodies and give him an immersive, concert-like experience with the Marshall Emberton Bluetooth Portable Speaker. One editor says, "You'll be sucked into details you've never noticed before like deep bass, a prolific melody, or a song's grand instrumentals. The listening experience is almost immersive, and that's what I love about the Stanmore III: you close your eyes and it's like the band is playing in front of you." The sleek speaker fits both modern and vintage aesthetics while doubling as chic home decor on a shelf or side table as well. Read our in-depth review of the Marshall Stanmore III Bluetooth Speaker.

Looking for something portable? With more than 20 hours of playtime per charge, the Marshall Emberton II Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($127, originally $170) is a must for avid music listeners. Resilient, waterproof, and lightweight — and with a rich, clear, and multidirectional sound — it's perfect for all his adventures.

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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 Wellness Gift For Young Men
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A Wellness Gift For Young Men

Theragun Sense Percussion Massage Gun ($299)

He can kiss sore muscles goodbye with the Theragun Prime Quiet 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.

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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 ($249)

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 Fitness Gift For Young Men
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A Fitness Gift For Young Men

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells ($429, 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.