The most thoughtful gifts for men are so often the time-worn classics. While some gifting traditions — such as fart or car-themed greetings cards — are overdone and reductive, choices like pyjamas, quality knitwear, food or alcohol hampers and aftershave will always work. The key is to choose wisely from among the many options available to you in these categories: not all jumpers are created equal, after all.
Whether you're approaching a birthday, an anniversary, or (God forbid) both, we have the insider track on which useful and unique gifts for men are worth spending your money on in 2023.
Which gift is best for a man?
Looking for a gift for a man who has everything and wants nothing? The centuries-old tradition of alcohol is here to rescue you. A BrewDog beer bundle, bottle of Nikka blended whisky or a full-on home-pint beer dispenser will see you right. Sober giftee? Non-alcoholic equivalents have gotten awfully tasty nowadays. For something completely different, you can definitely find a great gift in the fitness and wellness space these days: gym-goers always appreciate a Theragun massage gun, yogis love GymShark's rest day-friendly joggers and fitness fanatics can take GymProLuxe's resistance bands absolutely everywhere.
Here are a few of our absolute top picks:
The white goods revolution to usurp the toaster, a beer dispenser is the best way for him to enjoy a perfect pint at home.
It features everyone's favourite one-bowl meal, it's produced by everyone's favourite menswear designer, it's a staple white top that'll go with everything. This is truly a gifting slam dunk.
Relaxing salt baths and stretching can only get you so far. If their training is ramping up and muscle soreness is keeping them back, the massage gun is the next port of call.
- Best gift for men: Krups The Sub beer dispenser, £169 at beerwulf.com
- Best for gym goers: TheraBody Mini massage gun, £155 at therabody.com
- Best for home chefs: Our Place Always pan, £135 at ourplace.co.uk
- Best for liqueur aficionados: House of Suntori spirit trilogy,
£100£87.35 at amazon.co.uk
- Best for fashion lovers: Percival Ramen T-Shirt,
£55£39 at percivalclo.com
- Best for grooming supremos: Phillips beard & stubble trimmer,
£129.99£99.99 at amazon.co.uk
- Best for techies: Apple Watch Ultra, £849 at apple.com