If you’re shopping for a hard-to-buy-for man, sometimes practical gifts for men are best! They’re not always the most exciting. However, if they are truly practical, they’re items he’ll reach for over and over again.
Whether he’s a handyman around the house, loves to cook, or enjoys traveling, we have practical gift ideas for men that he’ll love! Some are inexpensive and some are luxury items he’ll use often enough that they’re worth the money. Regardless, there’s something for every guy on this list.
50 Best Useful Gift Ideas for Men
The best practical gifts for men of every age.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
This breakfast sandwich maker is an extremely practical gift for men! He can cook up a specialty sandwich in just 5 minutes. He just starts with a base like an English muffin, add an egg, and then embellish with add-ons like avocado, cheese, peppers, or anything else he wants to cook up! This would make a great housewarming gift for a guy who needs plenty of practical presents.
Universal Socket Grip
A universal socket makes a wonderful, useful gift for men! It comes with a wrench adapter that can be used for power drills and wrenches. It will adjust to grip wing nuts, broken nuts, stripped nuts, eye bolts, and more. The set also comes with a magnetic wristband that’s useful for holding screws, nails, and other small items.
Personalized Cutting Board
If you’re looking for practical gift ideas for men who love to grill their own food, help them show it off on a cutting board with their name on it! This cutting board is great for having friends over or for everyday dinners. His food will look like a million bucks…and everyone will know exactly who prepared it.
18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool
This tiny snowflake packs in a whopping 18 tools, including flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, a box cutter, end wrenches, and Allen wrenches. The cute design is fun to display, and it’s small enough to toss in a backpack or car glove compartment. It’s a super functional gadget that makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas or a small birthday present.
He can take his wine up a notch with a great aerator to mellow his favorite wines. The aerator filters the impurities out of his wine and makes it taste smooth. This aerator is BPA-free and uses high-quality acrylic. It comes with a small bag so he can bring it along to dinner parties or on vacation.
Hatch Restore Sound Machine
This sound and light machine can help him personalize his falling-asleep and waking-up routines to help him get a great night’s sleep. The Sunrise Alarm begins to lighten the room before the time he wants to be up, so it’s like waking naturally with the sun. The sound machine also has a variety of sounds he can play, including white noise or soundscapes.
Canvas Duffle Bag for Travel
He’ll love this canvas duffel bag for travel! It looks upscale and is as appropriate for a work trip as it is for a fun weekend away. The bag features bronze hardware and plenty of pockets so he can keep his things organized. It can fit a laptop, clothes, shoes, and everything else he’ll need for a weekend trip.
Coffee Gift Basket
Coffee makes a wonderful practical gift for men who love their caffeine! This gift basket comes with a stainless steel coffee cup and lid, along with 5 sample blends. Each packet and blend comes with enough coffee to make a 10-cup pot of coffee.
The Beard Care Kit
A beard care kit is a practical gift idea for men who pride themselves on their whiskers! This kit features products made with old-fashioned techniques. It includes a beard shampoo, a beard oil, and a beard balm to tame and style his wild mane. The products all have a woodsy scent so he’ll smell great, too.
Rechargeable Work Lights
These LED work lights can stick to anything metallic, so he won’t need to use a hand to hold his light while he works. They’re made of hard rubber, which is anti-sweat and anti-slip. The lights won’t overheat easily, and they have a built-in rechargeable battery.
Ticent Ice Cube Trays
This set of ice cube trays can make large, square cubes or perfectly round spheres for variety in cocktails or other drinks! The silicone keeps the cubes from sticking so they pop out of the tray easily. He can also freeze other liquids in the trays so he can make iced coffee or tuck herbs into the trays with liquid to infuse drinks with flavor.
Amazon Essentials Men's Jogger Pant
He’ll love these joggers for relaxing on the weekends, or exercising or even sleeping in. They feature a drawstring waist with roomy legs and elastic cuffs at the ankles. And…they have pockets! The pants come in a variety of colors so you can pick his favorite.
The Barbecue! Bible
This book, by the grillmeister himself, Steven Raichlen, features 500 recipes for mouth-watering meats, veggies, and more. The book includes top dishes, delicious sauces, and tips on how to draw the best flavors out of every dish. It even includes grilled desserts!
Contour Gauge Profile Tools
This set includes a contour gauge duplicator, a contour gauge, a screwdriver, and a retractable dual-sided measuring tape. The gauge is useful for tiling, cutting objects, duplicating, and more. It’s a great practical gift for men who enjoy woodworking, work in construction, or who just like having cool tools to use!
Mens Hair Clipper & Beard Trimmer
If he likes doing his own barbering, this set should have all his grooming needs covered! It has 13 attachments, including a full-size steel trimmer, a hair trimmer, a beard trimmer comb, an adjustable comb, and more. The trimmer’s steel blades are self-sharpening and create clean, even lines.
Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set
Are you shopping for a man who enjoys whiskey, bourbon, scotch, or other spirits? Get him his very own monogrammed whiskey decanter set, which includes the decanter and 4 glasses. The set is engraved for free, and you can choose a design and text to make this set extra special.
This would make a lovely anniversary present for guys or a great housewarming present for a male friend.
Portable External Hard Drive
An external hard drive makes a great practical gift idea for men who do a lot on their computers! The hard drive is designed to work with Windows or Mac computers, and he can back up his computer simply by dragging and dropping it to the drive. He’ll get up to 1 TB on the drive for all of his items.
Under Armour Men’s ½ Zip Long Sleeve
This Under Armour shirt is made of tech fabric that dries quickly and is super-soft. It’s sweat-wicking so it’s a great layer for exercising. It fits close to the body and has a shaped hem at the bottom.
Snack Box Care Package
This makes a great gift for hungry guys and would be a fun surprise to send to single men or a guy who just went off to college. The package includes Goldfish, Cheez-Its, Air Heads, Oreos, Nature Valley granola bars, and many more snacks! Each of the snacks is wrapped individually, so they’re easy to grab and go when he wants them.
adidas Medium Duffel Bag
This classic gym bag is water-resistant and has plenty of room for clothes and shoes. Two zippered pockets at the end feature more ways for him to keep his stuff organized, along with a zippered pocket along the side. The bag also comes with a lifetime warranty so it will hold up for a good, long time.
Mixology Bartender Kit with Stand
This kit has everything he’ll need to become a mix master! The cocktail set includes a shaker, strainer, double jigger, ice tongs, a mixing spoon, and more. It also has recipe cards so he can make a variety of drinks. The kit comes with a stand for all the tools so everything has a spot.
De'Longhi Espresso and Cappuccino Machine
This makes a practical gift idea for men who love their fancy coffee! It makes espresso, cappuccinos, mochas, and more. It also has a spot for storing filters so he can keep everything in one spot. He’ll love this machine, which crafts perfect crema every time.
adidas Men's Shower Slide
Classic adidas slides are an easy, comfortable shoe to slip on and hang around the house. He’ll also love wearing them after working out. The Cloudfoam footbed supports feet and dries quickly from sweat or after a shower. These slides are easy to toss in a gym bag or overnight bag for a weekend away.
MusiBaby Bluetooth Speaker
This Bluetooth speaker is perfect for bringing along on a picnic, or to a day at the lake, or anywhere else he wants to go! It’s also great for setting up outside while grilling. It has 1500 minutes of playtime. It also has great bass and dynamic sound. He can even connect two speakers together for an even more impressive sound system.
Carhartt Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag
This lunch bag makes a wonderful, useful gift for men who work outside or will otherwise appreciate an insulated cooler. It’s made of durable fabric that’s water repellent so his lunch won’t get soggy in the rain. An insulated main compartment keeps food and drinks cold and a separate top compartment provides even more room.
Columbia Men's Watertight Ii Jacket
This jacket is waterproof but still breathable so he won’t overheat if he wears it running or hiking. It’s lightweight and packs down very small so it’s a great item to have while traveling. It also comes in a variety of colors so you can pick the one that suits him best.
Amazon.com eGift Card
An Amazon gift card makes an extremely useful gift for men! He can use it to buy just about anything from grilling tools to clothes to books and much, much more. You can also choose just how much you want to spend, so it’s a practical gift if you’re watching your budget.
Saucony Men's No-Show Socks
Socks may seem like a simple present, but they can be a game-changer! Compression, moisture-wicking socks for exercise can help feet recover quicker and feel better. The cushioned sole provides even more comfort when he walks or runs.
Tea Drops Party Pack of 8
If he loves a good cup of tea, he’ll enjoy these tea drops! He just fills a cup with hot water, drops in a tea drop, and it blends to make a delicious cup of tea. He’ll also feel better knowing that some of the proceeds from his gift will go to various non-profits.
Hanes Men's EcoSmart Sweatshirt
Part of this sweatshirt was created from recycled plastic bottles, so he’ll not only be comfortable he’ll be helping the planet! This classic hoodie features a drawstring closure and a pocket in front. It also comes in a variety of colors so you can get his favorite.
He can use Alexa on the go with this Echo Auto. It connects to the Alexa app on his phone and plays through the car’s speakers. He can stream from Audible, Amazon Music, Spotify, and more. He can also make calls, set reminders, and take care of a variety of useful tasks.
BBQ Grill Tool Set
He’ll find this complete grilling set to be extremely usable and of great quality as well! The tools include a 4-in-1 spatula, a meat fork, power tongs, a meat thermometer, and more. The tools all come with an aluminum case to protect them as well. They’re made from quality stainless steel so they won’t rust, and they’re dishwasher safe.
A Nintendo Switch is a great way to unwind at the end of the day, so it’s a wonderful practical gift idea for men! It features 3 play styles – TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode. It can run from 4 ½ hours to 9 hours on battery and connects to Wi-Fi for multiplayer gaming.
He’ll love this gaming set that feels like a luxury but serves the very practical purpose of helping him relax.
Universal Car Phone Holder
This cell phone holder that can be mounted in cars is extremely sturdy and will hold up a good long time. The suction cup will stay put from below zero temperatures to above 200°F. He can easily put his phone in the holder with one hand and release it just as simply as well.
The holder can be mounted on the dashboard, windshield, or a car air vent and can be installed at home as well.
Avid readers will love the Kindle Paperwhite! It makes a useful gift for men who don’t want to lug all their books everywhere with them but still want plenty to read. It features an adjustable warm light and up to 10 weeks of battery life. The Paperwhite also reads like real paper, so he won’t miss out on the feeling of reading a book.
If he’s a big athlete, he’ll appreciate the TheraGun Elite and its deep muscle treatment. The multi-grip helps him target even impossible to reach muscles, and the app connects to Bluetooth so it can run personalized wellness routines. The Lithium-ion battery has twice the battery life of previous generations.
Victrola Portable Suitcase Record Player
A record player makes a great practical gift idea for men who enjoy music! This one folds shut as a suitcase and has a handle for carrying. It has excellent sound quality and can play vinyl records or stream from a smartphone.
It also comes in a variety of colors so you can pick one for him that will go with his decor. This would be a great present for a husband or boyfriend on a special occasion!
12-in-1 Hammer Multitool
This multi-tool features a variety of gadgets for all kinds of tasks. It includes a hammer, nail puller, wire cutters, pliers, a knife, screwdrivers, and more. It also comes with a convenient carrying case that snaps shut.
Hanging Leather Toiletry Bag
A leather toiletry bag makes a great, useful gift for men who travel a lot! It has plenty of pockets for travel accessories and toiletries. The bag can be laid flat to use or hung from a towel rack or on the back of a door for easy access. It’s water-resistant and easy to clean.
OthoKing Bamboo Charging Station
A one-stop charger with 5 USB ports makes a useful gift for men…or anyone! He’ll never search for a charging cord or an outlet again if he has this station set up in a permanent spot. The charging station will also help corral cords and keep cables nice and neat. It’s compatible with iPhones and Android devices.
Telescoping Magnetic Pick Up Tool Kit
This tool kit includes a lightweight magnetic pickup rod, a magnetic pickup tool with an LED light, two inspection mirrors, and a telescoping magnetic pickup stick with a flashlight. It makes picking up small items in small spaces much easier. The kit is also portable and easy to carry. It’s a very utilitarian gift for the man who has everything!
Dockers Men's Slippers
Moccasin-style slippers make very useful gifts for men, especially men who live in cold climates! These are lined with shearling and feature a hard sole so he can wear them outside. They also feature technology to neutralize odors so the slippers stay clean for much longer.
OKEEFE Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
These earbuds are great for running or working out. The hooks keep them firmly in place around the ear so they won’t fall out. They come with a charging case that displays how much power is left, and he can charge the case separately, unplug it, and bring it along to charge the earbuds whenever he wants.
Shiatsu Massager with Heat
He’ll love this neck, shoulder, and back massager to help him work out the kinks! It has 4 big nodes and 4 small nodes that move in various patterns for a deep tissue massage. The device also has heat, and it has 3 speed and strength levels so he can get the pressure just right. This would be a great farewell present for a coworker who now has plenty of time to relax and destress.
Mens RFID Blocking Bifold Wallet
A good quality, good-looking wallet makes a very useful gift for men! This wallet is made of premium, genuine cow leather and will soften and mold to his pocket. It also has RFID-blocking technology, so his identity and personal information will stay safe when he travels.
Valet Charging Station
A valet charging station makes the perfect spot for him to keep his everyday items each night! He can organize electronic devices like phones and tablets and keep his keys, wallet, glasses, and other items together. The wood organizer also looks great on a table or nightstand.
Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband Case
He’ll love this water-resistant armband for carrying his phone while he runs, hikes, or works out. The armband fits all models of iPhones, along with Galaxy and Android phones and every other popular model. It can accommodate phone cases as well. The Velcro closure means he can adjust the band exactly where he needs.
Unbreakable Stemless Wine Glasses
These wine glasses are plastic but look like quality glass. They’re very durable and will hold up to plenty of time outdoors. They also won’t break! They’re perfect for lounging by the pool, the backyard, or beach bonfires. They’re dishwasher-safe and make a great housewarming gift.
LED Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
This LED magnetic pick-up tool is the perfect simple, unique gift for a handyman or someone who likes working on projects! The tool can be extended almost 2 feet to get to hard-to-reach spots. It has a 360° flexible bending neck to get into nooks and crannies and features a light so he can see what he’s doing.
Heavy-Duty Wrap-It Storage Straps
Storage straps make great, practical gift ideas for men who want to stay organized! They can use storage straps in their garage, shed, mudroom, or other places around the house. The straps work great for extension cords, rope, garden hoses, and plenty of other things that need to be coiled up and stored away.