50 Awesome Gift Ideas For The Impossible Man

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We all know that one person who’s impossible to shop for, so we’ve rounded up the best gifts for the impossible man. Find one for him here!

We all have that one friend or family member. The one who goes out and buys what he wants without waiting for Christmas or his birthday. The one who seems to have everything he could want and certainly doesn’t seem to need any more gifts!

However, we still like buying them presents. Sometimes, it’s a challenge to see if we can find something they’ll enjoy. Sometimes, it’s because we want them to know we’re thinking of them – and they do require a lot of thinking to come up with good gift ideas!

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the impossible man, we have rounded up 50 of them! From food to booze to practical or fun presents, we have a little bit of everything. Read on for our extensive list – you’re sure to find something he’ll like!


50 Awesome Gift Ideas For the Impossible Man

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Wallet Ninja Multitool

  • MacGuyver Anything

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

This multitool slips easily into a wallet so he’ll always have it around. It features twenty different tools, including a ruler, a screwdriver, several wrenches, a bottle and can opener, and much more. So anytime someone needs a simple task performed, he’ll be the guy with a tool for it!


Personalized Bar Sign

  • Everybody Knows Your Name

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A bar sign with his name on it makes one of the best gifts for hard to buy for men! Sure, this sign could be hung out front of a business…but it would be equally cool in a basement or man cave! Choose from a variety of colors, and set him up with a welcoming sign for friends and family who stop by his home for a drink.


LED Lighted Beanie

  • Head Lights

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

Give him a lighted beanie to use for camping, running, working outside at night, or any other chilly outdoor activities. He’ll find this present very useful, both for keeping warm and for lighting his way!


Whiskey & Rum Making Kit

  • Barrel-Aged

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink, DIY

He can age his favorite spirits in this cask…and let’s face it, it looks pretty cool, too. The barrel will age spirits to a delicious flavor, and he’ll have a drink that’s uniquely his. After he cures his barrel, he can pour grain alcohol or vodka into the cask, along with spiced rum, Kentucky bourbon whiskey, or Highland male whiskey essence. Then, after a few weeks, his hooch will be ready.


12 in 1 Survival Kit

  • Survival Man

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

If you’re looking for gifts for the impossible man who loves the outdoors, this survival kit is right up his alley. It includes a tactical knife, emergency blanket, flint stone and scraper, flashlight, wallet multitool, and more. It all comes in a small waterproof box he can toss in with his camping, fishing, or hunting gear.


Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager

  • Work Out The Kinks

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

Even the man who has everything gets a kink in his neck every once in a while. This massager features eight massage nodes plus a heat element to soothe sore muscles. There are three speeds to choose from as well.


Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

  • Marg Maker

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

He can be a mixmaster without having to concentrate too hard with this cocktail-making machine. He simply needs to insert a cocktail capsule in the drink mixer, select the cocktail strength, and hit the “mix” button. He’ll have cocktails mixed up and ready to go in just a few seconds.


Beer Soap

  • Beer Cleanse

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

Consumables like grooming products, chocolates, and drinks make great gifts for the impossible man because they can be used up and replaced! This beer soap is an unusual spa product and made in California. It’s made using local craft beers along with shea and cocoa butter.


US Landmarks Scratch Off Poster

  • Born A Travelin’ Man

  • $$$$$
  • Travel, Decor

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the impossible man who loves to travel, this scratch-off poster is the perfect combination of home decor and inspiration! From Alcatraz to Central Park and everywhere in between, here are 75 landmarks. He can be proud of the ones he’s visited, and he can add the rest to his list for some travel inspo!


Whiskey Coffee

  • Booze-Flavored Java

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Even a man who’s hard to buy for may appreciate a bag of whiskey-infused coffee! These beans are roasted almost daily, so you’ll be sure he’s getting fresh beans. The small-batch roaster uses whiskey and bourbon barrels to age the beans, giving them a unique flavor he’ll love.

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Magazine Subscription

  • Monthly Gifts

  • $$$$$
  • Games & Fun

Magazine subscriptions are fun gift ideas for the impossible man for two reasons. For one, they’re something he doesn’t already have since they’re new each month. For another, the fact that he gets a new magazine each month is like getting a new present twelve times a year! There are magazines to cover just about every interest out there, from science to home decor to sports and more. Order him one up on a topic he loves!


Hot Sauce Making Kit

  • Spicy Fun

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

If he’s the sultan of spice, he’ll have a blast making his own hot sauce with this kit! It comes with 5th generation heirloom peppers and all-natural spice blends. The kit even includes ghost peppers at 500+ Scoville heat units, perfect for brothers, boyfriends, dads, and any other men in your life who look at a pepper that would make most of us cry and say, “Challenge accepted.”


Cashmere Robe

  • Lounge Lizard

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

A cashmere robe makes a lovely, decadent gift for a hard to buy for man! He’ll have no trouble lounging around the house in this robe that’s woven in Nepal and feels like luxury against the skin. A king needs a good robe and he’ll love this one!


Custom Jigsaw Puzzle

  • Piece It Together

  • $$$$$
  • Games & Fun

He may have just about everything, but does he have a puzzle with his face on it? Whether you want to get him a funny puzzle with a goofy picture of himself, or a heartwarming puzzle of his family – or even a puzzle with a picture of a favorite vacation spot – you can do that here! Upload a picture and choose whether you want a 300, 500, or 1,000 piece puzzle made.


Wine 6-Pack

  • Wine O’ Clock

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Wine makes a great gift for the impossible man since it can be drunk and therefore needs to be replaced! This dinner party six-pack includes a variety of red, white, and blush wines for him to try and to share with friends if he chooses.


Wild Man Grooming Kit

  • Manly Spa Stuff

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

This kit includes body butter for after a shower, aftershave, cologne, and soap in manly smells like Mountain Morning and Man Mist. He’ll be clean and smelling like a mountain stream by the time he’s done. The products are packaged in an appropriately rustic crate with moss and dried flowers.


Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art

  • Our House

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A custom picture of his current home, his childhood home, or another place that means a lot to him is a great gift for the impossible man! This letterpress art features a drawn image of the home, with the address at the bottom. Choose from a variety of colors for the drawing itself and for the frame around it.


Low Smoke Fire Pit

  • Campfire Chats

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This fire pit solves the only real problem with campfires – the smoke! He’ll enjoy gathering friends and family around this fire pit for long evenings of chats or songs, and the streamlined metal look means the fire pit will fit in just about anywhere.


Wood Docking Station

  • Keep It Together

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Even the man who has everything needs a place to keep it all! This docking station helps him corral all his everyday items like electronics, earbuds, glasses, and more. The station also comes with an RFID blocking wallet made of vegan leather that will protect his credit card and other personal information from being read.


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

  • Tune It Out

  • $$$$$
  • Travel, Games & Fun

He’ll appreciate these noise-canceling headphones, whether he travels a lot and likes to wear them on the plane or train, or whether he just enjoys listening to music with amazing quality headphones. These wireless headphones are known for their crisp, clear quality and the deep bass. They also have excellent voice pickup so he can be heard on calls, regardless of the background noise where he is.

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Casamigos – Reposado Tequila

  • Tasty Tequila

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Almost everyone can appreciate a good quality tequila, even the man who has everything! So give him this gift for the impossible man, perhaps along with some whiskey glasses or margarita mix for a gift he’s sure to enjoy!


Scatter Lawn Game

  • Scatter Brain

  • $$$$$
  • Games & Fun

Scatter is a game that began in Finland, and which he can play with friends while holding a beer in one hand (priorities!). Simply set up the wooden pins and throw a baton. Add up numbers to keep track of points. The wooden playing pins and baton look great displayed, even when no one’s playing.


Craft Beer Subscription

  • For The Brew Crew

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

If he appreciates a tasty craft beer from a small brewing company, he’ll love this craft beer subscription service! He’ll get shipments of 12 beers from two different small breweries around the country. He’s sure to find a few new flavors he likes, making this a great gift for the impossible man!


YETI Rambler 30 oz Tumbler

  • Drink Up!

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

YETI mugs cost a bit more, but they’re known for their awesome quality! His coffee will stay hot and his water (or other beverage) will stay cold all day long. The lid uses magnets to make sure it stays shut until he wants it open, and the bottom is tapered to fit a standard drink holder. These mugs come in a variety of colors so you can pick his favorite!


Audible Subscription

  • Never Not Reading

  • $$$$$
  • Games & Fun

It can be difficult to pick a present for someone who seems to have everything! The beauty of an Audible subscription is that he’s actually picking the books he enjoys and wants to listen to. He can listen on runs, while doing yard or housework, on long road trips, or any other occasion where he needs to pass the time.


Omaha Steaks Butcher's Favorites

  • King Of Steak

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This gift set from Omaha Steaks is every carnivore’s dream! He’ll get filet mignons, pork chops, chicken breasts, lobster tail skewers, franks, and the company’s signature seasoning. And you know it will all be the great quality Omaha Steaks is known for. He’ll enjoy digging into this treat!


Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

  • Literary Libations

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Featuring cocktail recipes for drinks like “The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose,” “The Last of the Mojitos,” and “Romeo and Julep,” this cocktail book will delight any literary lover. You can pair this book with a nice bottle of spirits or some beautiful whiskey glasses for a special gift for the impossible man!


Funny “I Already Have Everything” Shirt

  • Funny ‘Cuz It’s True

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

If you’re trying to buy a gift for the man who has everything, go ahead and acknowledge the struggle with this funny t-shirt! It says, “I already have everything so they just got me this shirt,” and it comes in several colors so you can grab his favorite.


Magnetic Wristband

  • Nailed It

  • $$$$$
  • DIY, Practical

He can keep this nifty little device on his wrist while working on the car, or building something, or while he’s doing any other activity that involves small metal parts. The magnetic wristband keeps all those tiny metal items like nails or screws together in one spot and easy to grab when he needs one quickly.


Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies Gift Box

  • Cookie Monster

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Indulge his sweet tooth with this box of chocolate-covered cookies. Cookies are covered in white or dark chocolate and come with a variety of toppings like nuts, dried fruits, cracker crumbs, and M&M-style candies. They’re great for him to share if he loves to entertain…or for him to hoard all to himself as a special treat!

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Black Tux Scented Candle

  • Scent of A Man

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Give him a great-smelling gift with this scented candle! It’s an upscale smell, just like a classic black tuxedo and shiny patent leather shoes. The candle has notes of leather, tobacco, bergamot, teakwood, and more and it’s a great gift for the impossible man!


Norpro Large Garlic Baker

  • Vampires Beware!

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This is one of those little gifts that everyone appreciates and uses frequently! Baked garlic makes a delicious spread or appetizer or is tasty in dishes of all kinds. He can bake his easily with this terracotta pot made just for the occasion.


23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service

  • Who Are You?

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

Does he wonder about his family tree? Or perhaps he’s an ancestry buff who loves learning about the history and details of his lineage? This 23andMe ancestry kit takes a DNA sample and can help him trace his maternal and paternal ancestors and see how they moved around the globe. He can also track down others who share DNA with him and possibly find relatives.


DIY Guitar Pick Punch

  • Pick The Right One

  • $$$$$
  • Games & Fun

This guitar pick punch would make a fun Christmas or birthday gift for a guy who likes to strum in his spare time. He can create guitar picks from the strips provided with the punch or from old credit cards, gift cards, hotel key cards, and more. He’ll have a great time creating his own guitar picks and possibly making some to give to friends as well.


Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

  • Most Important Meal

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

We get it – most people try to avoid having an appliance that only does one thing when so many of them are multitaskers. However, in this case, that one thing is worth it. He can make delicious breakfast sandwiches that mirror those at fast food and coffee shops at home with this foolproof machine. Just layer the English muffins, egg, cheese, and any other goodies, lower the top and bake away. The resulting sandwiches are so delicious, he probably won’t just eat them at breakfast.


Hockey Arena Map Glasses

  • On Ice

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

These hockey arena glasses are perfect for the fan who loves his sports colder than most. These whiskey glasses feature an aerial map of his favorite team’s arena in one of the team colors. At the bottom of the glass, the team’s logo is printed. These would make a great gift paired with a bottle of his favorite liquor!


Succulent Garden

  • Hot Plants

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Spiky…trendy…hard to kill – these are all wonderful attributes in a plant! He’ll love this succulent garden with its striking plants in a streamlined white ceramic planter. They’ll add a little life to a desk, table, or front porch and they make a great gift idea for the impossible man!


Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Starter Kit

  • Beer Man

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This beer kit was designed for first-time brewers and has everything he’ll need to make his own beer. He can even have his first batch brewed in 30 minutes! After it’s brewed, the beer will be ready to drink in 3-4 weeks. If you’re lucky, he’ll let you sample some.


GoPro Waterproof Action Camera

  • Action Hero

  • $$$$$
  • Travel, Games & Fun

For a guy who loves adventure – kayaking, running, hiking, or even more extremes – a GoPro is a whole lot of fun! He can share his view while traveling and capture the moments he wants to keep as memories. This GoPro is waterproof, shoots in amazing detail, and has video stabilization to minimize bumps and shaking.


Keto Snack Gift Box

  • Snack Happy

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

If he follows a keto diet, he’ll love this huge box of snacks! Each of these snacks has between 0-3 grams of net carbs and is designed to keep him in ketosis. He can snack on pork rinds, cheese crisps, nuts, jerky, and other delicious treats and know he’s keeping in line with his eating plan.

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Personalized Swiss Army Knife

  • Carve Your Name

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

This Victorinox Swiss Army knife is a quality knife with 15 functions. It comes with large and small blades, a can opener, a screwdriver, tweezers, a wood saw, and more. You can also customize the knife and have his name engraved on the front.


Bean Box Specialty Coffee

  • Java Lover

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Coffee always makes great gift ideas for the impossible man! Even those men need a little caffeine boost most of the time. This box comes with 16 curated coffees from the world’s top regions. He’ll also get tasting notes on each type, along with tips on how to brew it best.


NFL Game Used Uniform Wallet

  • One-Of-A-Kind

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

If he loves football, this wallet with a divider made from a jersey used in an actual NFL game will thrill him! Simply select his favorite NFL team, and order up a wallet that’s truly unique. He’ll treasure this gift forever!


Personalized Beer Growler

  • Takeout Beer

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A man who loves craft beer and often leaves a brewery with a growler of his favorite beer will love this personalized beer growler! The growler is laser-engraved and makes a permanent design that won’t wash or rub off. The growler is dishwasher safe as well.


Magnetic Pickup Tool

  • Pickup Line

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

This magnetic pickup tool is very useful when he’s doing work on a car or working on a DIY project around the house. If he drops a screw or nail, he can wave the magnet where he lost the item and it will be picked up! The tool also has a flashlight so he can see where he’s looking.


Electronics Organizer Travel Bag

  • Keep It Organized

  • $$$$$
  • Travel

The man who has everything likely also has a lot of electronics! All those gadgets have cords and other parts that need to be kept organized, and this bag makes that easy. This organizer travel bag has plenty of storage spaces with three padded dividers that can be removed if he chooses. He’ll be able to find every cable he needs with this bag!


Moon Lamp

  • Mooning Away

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This lamp surface is based on an actual NASA moon topographic map. When the lamp is on, he’ll be able to see the mountains, craters, and basins of the moon. The lamp has a rechargeable battery and a USB charging cord. It makes a unique lamp for a bedroom or living room!


Cleverfy Shower Steamers

  • Breathe Deep

  • $$$$$
  • Fashion

These shower steamers include scents like eucalyptus, lemongrass, and peppermint for invigorating showers! He’ll feel like he’s been given a morning spa day the next time he showers with these steamers. This set comes with six steamers, and he can simply set one in the corner of his shower to get the full effect.


Universal Socket Tool

  • Socket To Me

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

A universal socket tool is a worthwhile addition to any toolbox! The socket tools are designed to attach to most 1/4″ to 3/4″ (7mm to 9mm) bolts, nuts, screws, and other fasteners. It provides over 125lbs of torque.


Canvas Travel Duffel Bag

  • Sail Away

  • $$$$$
  • Travel

Many people don’t replace their duffel bags as often as they should, waiting until there’s a hole in their bag to get a new one. Get ahead of the game by giving him this canvas travel duffel. It meets carry-on bag requirements at most airlines, and it’s great for a 3-4 day overnight trip. He can use it to visit parents or children or for a fun weekend with friends.

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Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.