30 Gift Ideas for Guys That Aren’t Lame

Cristina Velocci
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30 Gift Ideas for Guys That Aren’t Lame
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Chances are by this point, you’ve already done the bulk of your holiday shopping (and if you haven’t, not to worry: We’ve got plenty of ideas right here). But if there are any purchases you’ve yet to make, we’re willing to bet they’re for the man in your life—dudes can be hard as hell to shop for.

That doesn’t, however, give you an excuse to default to a boring tie or random tools he probably won’t ever use. To help you out, we’ve come up with 30 unexpected gift ideas for men, from a knit beanie with built-in audio speakers to a weekender that folds out into a garment bag.

While all of our picks work regardless of your relationship status, we’ve divvied them into under-$50 ideas for your boyfriend, under-$100 presents for your fiancé, and over-$100 splurges for your husband. After all, the longer you’ve been together, the more coin you’re likely willing to spend.

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From a knit beanie with built-in audio speakers to a weekender that folds out into a garment bag, click through to see 30 unexpected gift ideas for men.

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Pinch Provisions How to Be a Gentleman Personal Style Kit, $16; at Pinch Provisions

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Four in Hand Liquid Tie Box Set (includes socks, tie, tie bar, and beaded bracelet), $20; at Macy's

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Gentlemen's Hardware Cut Above the Rest Manicure Set, $27; at Spitfire Girl

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Land's End Monogram Squall Packing Cubes in Persian Cobalt, three for $29; at Land's End

Photo: Courtesy of Land's End

For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Manmade: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man by Chris Salgardo, $30; at Kiehl's

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Sub_Urban Riot I Need More Space Tee, $34; at Sub_Urban Riot

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

UR Powered Conan Surge Knit Audio Beanie, $36; at UR Powered

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

SprezzaBox The Hudson in Blue (includes an Avro Watch, a Grunion Run Pocket Square, Jimmy Lion Socks, a Dappered Man Money Clip, and Nova Scotia Rescue Balm), $40; at SprezzaBox

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

J.Crew Leather Flask, $40; at J.Crew

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For Your Boyfriend: Under $50

Izola Preservation Water Bottle, $42; at Izola

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Ursa Major x United By Blue Blue Ridge Kit, $54; at Ursa Major

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Bespoke Post Cheers Box (includes The Gilded Nut Snack Co. Original Blend Pistachios, 33 Books Co. Beer Tasting Journal, Hermetus Bottle Opener & Re-sealer, Finback Brewery Hop Tasting Kit, Graf and Lantz Set of 4 Felt Coasters, and two Rastal Teku Beer Glasses), $55; at Bespoke Post

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

AHeirloom Instant Cocktail Party Kit (includes Red & Brown Cocktail Cherries and a monogram Maple Cocktail Muddler), $60; at AHeirloom

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

In God We Trust Talented Motherfucker Card Case, $60; at In God We Trust

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Owen & Fred Hey Handsome Shaving Kit Bag in Army Green, $68; at Owen & Fred

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Miansai Vintage Cognac Leather Journal with Brass Clasp, $68; at Miansai

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Native Union Jump Cable, $69.99; at Bloomingdale's

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Mark & Graham Mini Travel Poker Set, $79; at Mark & Graham

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Related Garments Brothers Full Package (includes four sets of matching socks and boxer briefs), $98; at Related Garments

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For Your Fiancé: Under $100

Fossil Four-Piece Watchbox, $98; at Fossil

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For Your Husband: $100+

Cole Haan Griffin Slipper, $100; at Cole Haan

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For Your Husband: $100+

Lord Wallington Gift Set Tartan Tie & Body Care (includes Egyptian Amber Shampoo & Body Wash, Sandalwood & Lavender Hair Pomade, Rum & Coke Lip Balm, and Tartan Tie), $100; at Lord Wallington

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For Your Husband: $100+

Ugg Australia Tech Leather Glove, $120; at Ugg Australia

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For Your Husband: $100+

Combatant Gentlemen Brown Leather Duffel Bag, $180; at Combatant Gentlemen

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For Your Husband: $100+

SeaVees Essential Escape Kit (includes an Apolis Hand Loomed Beach Towel, Byrd Soap on a Rope, SeaVees CA-64 Snapback Hat, SeaVees Beach Tote, Greetings from California Postcard, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, and a $78 SeaVees gift card), $198; at SeaVees

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For Your Husband: $100+

This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit, $199; at This Is Ground

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For Your Husband: $100+

Filson Large Soft-Sided Cooler, $275; at Filson

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For Your Husband: $100+

Vector Luna Smart Watch in Steel with Black Leather Strap, $299; at Vector Watch

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For Your Husband: $100+

Ernest Alexander Arthur Garment Bag, $395; at Ernest Alexander

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For Your Husband: $100+

Hook & Albert Garment Weekender Bag, $445; at Lord & Taylor

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