Gift Ideas for Guys: Over 150 Gift Ideas You Can Actually Ask For

Gift Ideas for Guys

As a career-having guy, it’s tough to come up with a wish list to send to generous, well-meaning family and friends. If you want or need something that’s reasonably priced…you’ve probably already purchased it. If there’s a big-ticket item you’ve bookmarked, you probably don’t feel comfortable asking for it.

The truth is, most guides for men are mostly (if not entirely) useless mish-mashes of the overpriced, the unrealistic, and the just plain weird things  magazine editors *think* guys want.

With that in mind, we’ve created a practical gift guide for practical guys. Collected below are more than 150 cool, helpful gadgets, essentials, apparel, and household upgrades–items you probably don’t have, but could definitely use.

And this is an interactive gift guide: you can sort it by price point as well as category. Check it out, share it, and even use it for birthdays, graduations, etc. Pretty much everything was selected because it’s useful year-round, not just in December.

Our biggest and most interactive gift guide ever.

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What is Primer Approved?
On some of the gift ideas there’s a small “Primer Approved” badge. This is a classification for some of the products we’ve tested hands-on and feel they’re worth the money. Companies can’t pay for this distinction: The product we used must have met both the advertised promises and our expectations.
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Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.