“The best gifts for men”—a thing you Google, a thing you ponder, a thing you think so damn hard about you forget why you wanted to give the man, or perhaps the men, those gifts in the first place. Not this year. This year you resolve to Google with intention (coming straight to GQ). You will meditate on, but not overthink, which of our thoughtful gift ideas will most suit this man (who surely deserves to be spoiled just a little bit because don’t we all, don’t we all).

And you will feel so incredible when you give this gift—not like those other years with the Sad Socks or the Whiskey Stones—that you will remember what gift giving is supposed to feel like. From you, a king of good taste, to him, your absolute favorite. And if you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day gift ideas for men, you can check out any number of our Best Stuff guides—like for beard trimmers, headphones, or pajamas—or shop award-winning picks like those found in our annual Fitness Awards and Grooming Awards. Now, without further ado, here are some of the very best gifts for men, no matter what the time or occasion.

The Best Gifts for Men, at a Glance

Don’t have time to scroll through all these picks? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best gifts for him so you can get your shopping done ASAP.

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For the Guy Whose Apartment is an Icebox in Winter: North Face Thermoball Slippers

The North Face

ThermoBall Traction Water Resistant Slipper

Padding around on the cold hardwoods or tile floors is infinitely cozier with some insulation afoot. North Face’s puffy Thermoball slippers also feature a high-traction outsole to get you from the door to the mailbox without slipping on the icy sidewalk en route.

For the Guy With a Cashmere Fixation: Alex Mill Cashmere Beanie

The kind of beanie with a perpetually long wait list is one that’s well worthy of his head, so long as it’s still “cashmere hat”-degrees cold outside.

For the Guy Who Appreciates the Classics: Blundstone 1320 Chelsea Boots

Sensible, limited-edition Blundstones that will keep his dogs cozy for years to come.

For the Perpetually Cold: Todd Snyder x Josh Ellis Color-Block Scarf

Todd Snyder

x Josh Ellis Color-Block Scarf

Help him bundle up with a woolen topper that will spruce up any humdrum fit.

For the Guy Who Prefers to Get His Miles In Outdoors: Nike ACG Mountain Fly 2 Low Trail Runners


ACG Mountain Fly 2 Low Trail Runners

Nike’s grippy rubber Mountain Flys will help him gain new ground on the trails and look good doing it.

For the Guy Whose Towels Are Basically Rags: Parachute Organic Cotton Mosaic Towels


Organic Cotton Mosaic Towels

Turkish cotton in an eye-catching print to say, “I’m an adult now,” works well for the guy who just bought his own apartment or the lovable schlub you’re dating.

For the City Slicker: Percival Waterproof Auxiliary Sherlock


Waterproof Auxiliary Sherlock

No one does a Macintosh quite like the Brits over at Percival, and with a slicker this sleek, he’ll be wearing it plenty come rain or come shine.

For the Designhead: Flos Black Bellhop Portable Table Lamp


Black Bellhop Portable Table Lamp

Flos’ mushroom-style bellhop tables are good enough for one-percenters like the Roys, and doubly worth it for the designhead you live with. They’re rechargeable and able to be placed wherever he sees fit, from his nightstand to his desk. And in an all-blacked-out colorway, they’ll look imposing in any odd corner of the apartment.

For the Guy Who’s Your Valentine: Aesop Breathless Botanical Massage Oil


Breathless Botanical Massage Oil

Aesop’s citrusy oil, spiked with blood orange and laurel leaf, will feel like a vacation whether greasing up his leathery limbs in winter or used as a date night massage accessory.

For the Guy Who Wants to Go Incognito: Warby Parker “Freddy” Sunglasses

With a classic easy-on-the-eyes silhouette, these Warbys will help him feel like he’s on the run for the paparazzi and expertly shade his peepers while they’re at it.

For the Constantly Overcaffeinated: Atlas Coffee Club Subscription

Help them take a culinary tour of the world with this GQ editor-beloved subscription box for coffee enthusiasts. It will ship them the finest single origin roasts from around the world (including spots like Hawaii, Jamaica, Yemen, and Guatemala), along with desktop-worthy postcards that tell you more about each coffee’s place of origin. Look out for unique tasting notes of strawberry, graham cracker, lemonade, almond butter, and beyond in each bag.

For the Guy With Western Leanings: Wrangler Rodeo “Ben” Snap Shirt


Rodeo “Ben” Western Snap Shirt

Inject some yeehaw energy into his fits with a classic Western shirt from Wrangler that even real cowboys swear by.

For the Guy Who Travels in Style: Adsum Suede Dopp Kit

Every guy needs a bag for keeping his toiletries and grooming gear in place when he’s on the road rather than a medium-sized Ziploc. But there’s an awful lot of meh Dopp kits out there, while this suede one has the swagger of a hearty trucker jacket and the storage to house all of his skincare essentials.

For the Workwear Nerd: Mont St. Michel French Moleskin Work Jacket

Le Mont St. Michel

French Moleskin Work Jacket

Mont St. Michel has been putting out grail-worthy French chore coats for decades, with heritage details like a moleskin fabric and palm seed buttons that make each one feel like a vintage piece.

For the Guy Who Doesn’t Trust the TSA (or Himself): Apple AirTag

If he’s got an iPhone and anything he doesn’t want to lose—his keys, his work bag, his checked luggage, his dog—then an AirTag is his ticket to peace of mind. Apple’s tracker uses the entire iPhone-owning world to keep tabs on where it is at all times, so whatever he attaches it to would probably need to be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to be truly lost.

For the Guy That Keeps It Simple: Aeropress XL Coffee Press

You don’t need a $500 grinder or obscure barista tools to make a coffee snob-approved cup of coffee. This wildly easy to use contraption makes the perfect cup of coffee every time with an immersion-style chamber that uses air pressure to force water through the grounds. This version’s also supersized so he can make a bigger vat all at once.

For the Guy You’re Stumped On: Lululemon ABC Pull-On Pant

Every guy and gal’s favorite athleisure brand stocks a well-rounded selection of comfy pants, but the ABC (look up what that stands for—we dare you) might be its most popular silhouette for men. This pair features a stretchy waist and no buttons or zippers, but makes your favorite guy look put together even if he’s really not.

For the Guy Who Isn’t Sold on Le Creuset: Our Place Cast Iron Perfect Pot

Heritage schmeritage. This do-it-all cast iron crockpot comes with its own grips for taking out of the oven, and looks like a dream on your stovetop.

For the Man Who Likes His Clothes to Do More: Ten Thousand Versatile Shirt

No matter how many t-shirts he owns, he’s always on the hunt for a better one. Ten Thousand’s version lives up to its name with a host of gym-ready specs—sweat-wicking fabric, chafe-free seams, odor-busting silver ion treatment—in an everyday-wearable design that doesn’t scream “Chest Day.”

For the Whiskey Obsessive: Flaviar Subscription

If he tends to wax poetic about the brown stuff, he’ll get fired up when a box arrives at the door with his name on it and a few bottles of small-batch, world-renowned whiskeys—the kind you won’t find at the local liquor shop—tucked inside. A single Flaviar box costs $100, delivery included, but if you bless him with a year’s subscription, each box only costs $80 (for $320 total). Not a bad price for a year’s worth of drinking well.

For the Guy Who’s Prepared for Anything: Leatherman Bond Multi-Tool

There’s little you can’t do with the Leatherman Bond, what with the 13 tools—from pliers and a knife to a Phillips screwddriver and wine-bottle opener—built into its relatively svelte frame. Well, 14 tools, if you count the fact that he’ll inevitably use it to hammer something back into place.

For the Smart Home Aficionado: Pixel Tablet with Charging Speaker Dock


Pixel Tablet with Charging Speaker Dock

This isn’t just a tablet—it’s a digital picture frame, smart home hub, and room-filling smart speaker. And if your guy already has prodcuts from Google Nest, then this splurge gift will put his entire smart home in the palm of his hand.

For the Guy Who Works Out at Home: Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell


SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

As the extended saying goes, New year, new gear, new you. This is technically one kettlebell, but it’s functionally six in one, since he’ll be able to twist the dial on top and adjust the weight in increments, from 8 pounds up to 40. Which means it’ll grow with him—or, more specifically, with his muscles.

For the Guy With Discerning Taste: GQ Winter 2023 Best Stuff Box


Winter 2023 Best Stuff Box

The GQ Box delivers at least $200-worth of style upgrades, home goods, A-tier grooming products, and more—in, yes, a literal box—to the subscriber’s door every 3 months. And it costs much less than what’s inside. Get the Box for any guy who deserves something nice, but won’t get it for himself.

For the Guy Who’s Always at a 1% Battery Life When You Call: Anker Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger


Magnetic Wireless Portable Charger with Stand

A perennially useful gift isn’t a bad idea, and won’t be stuffed in the junk drawer. This one will also prop up his phone for seamless video chatting, and give him a better selfie angle.

For the Guy Who’s Never Prepared for The Weather: J.Crew Leather Gloves

Don’t let him be caught off guard by the forecast this year. With these luxe, wool-lined gloves he can keep his digits warm without throwing off the fit. Just don’t expect him to text you back with them on.

For the Guy Whose WFH Uniform is 50% Sweats: Outdoor Voices CloudKnit Joggers

Outdoor Voices

CloudKnit Relaxed Sweatpants

Outdoor Voices’ CloudKnit joggers have a tapered fit that keeps him from looking schlubby when he lounges or logs on to work. Plus, the drawstring is a godsend for days and weeks when the

For the Guy With a Naked Wrist: Todd Snyder x Timex Blackout Expedition North Watch

Todd Snyder

x Timex Blackout Expedition North Watch

Timex’s latest collab with Todd Snyder is a slam-dunk for any burgeoning Watch Guy or well-established Watch Nerd with its sleek black-on-black design and contrast stitching.

For the Guy Who’s a Sucker for Sexy Kitchenware: Moccamaster Select 10-Cup Coffee Maker


Moccamaster Select 10-Cup Coffee Maker

Nothing beats a MoccaMaster on retro aesthetics in the coffee maker arena, and with this he’ll be able to serve the entire extended family in minutes thanks to its large 10-cup carafe.

For the Guy Who Doesn’t Have the Real Estate for a Real Chimney: Flikr Personal Concrete Fireplace Kit


Personal Concrete Fireplace Kit

He’ll practically feel like Prometheus with this portable fireplace. It lets him bring the flames wherever the company is, for whenever a s’mores craving comes on or the vibes are lacking in coziness.

For the Guy Who Grinds Way Too Hard: Theragun Sense

The latest percussive massage gun from Therabody does more than just pound your muscles into submission—it’s also about giving your mind a break thanks to a built-in heartrate sensor with breathwork coaching delivered via an accompanying Bluetooth app.

For the Audiophile: Sonos Move

Sonos upgraded its Move—a wireless rechargeable speaker built to go from bedroom to bathroom to back patio and wherever else—with a 24-hour battery life (so he can keep the party going) and stereo separation (so his “Taylor ‘n’ Friends” playlist will sound even better).

For the Beer Enthusiast: HAY Tavern Stacking Glasses

Whether you’re hunting for a good housewarming gift or just trying to please the boozehound on your gift list, you can’t go wrong with these chunky, modern glasses that are suitable for pouring beer, wine, or cocktails. At $35 for a set of six, they’re an absolute steal.

For the Gorpiest Guy You Know: Merrell Moab 3 Hiking Boots

Don’t send him off to the top of the mount with a subpar set of hikers. Merrell’s Moab 3s have the traction, the weatherproofed materials, and the looks to help him trek in the great outdoors with aplomb.

For the Guy Who Loves to Throw a Backyard Hang: Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 Smokeless Fire Pit

Solo Stove

Ranger 2.0 Smokeless Fire Pit

This is one of those gifts where everybody wins: You get a cozy backyard gathering spot to make s’mores and contemplate the vastness of the universe as the stars sweep across the sky, and he gets to make fire.

For the Guy Who Loves to Game: Meta Quest 3 Breakthrough Mixed Reality


Quest 3 Breakthrough Mixed Reality

The new Meta Quest 3 is the ultimate trump card gift for any gamer on your list: the VR will be transportative in even the most familiar spaces, and its advanced comfort and passthrough features mean you can easily grab a quick bite without taking your headset.

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