The 50 Best Sentimental Gifts For Men In 2022 He'll Absolutely Adore

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Here’s something that no one ever talks about: Even if you’re the one getting married and creating a wedding registry, you still have plenty of presents you'll need to buy yourself. From a wedding gift for your fiancé (they’re a thing!) to gifts for the groomsmen, gifts for favorite men are sure to be part of your wedding planning checklist. You'll also need to have a running list of great guy gifts for anniversaries, holidays, and more.

To help, we reached out to shopping and style expert Christina Stein, CEO and Personal Stylist of Style By Christina. When it comes to the man who seemingly has everything, Stein has an answer. "Anything personalized!" she says. Personalization can instantly make a gift one-of-a-kind and help set it apart from what he already owns. "I love a dress shirt that's customized with a monogram, or a monogrammed leather watch roll," she suggests.

Meet the Expert

Christina Stein is a personal stylist and CEO of Style By Christina, a service that offers styling consultation for both men and women.

Consider all the men you need to buy for covered. To help narrow down your search, we’ve researched plenty of products and curated the top presents that’ll suit an array of interests, personal styles, and budgets. Some of our favorites include a gleaming pair of cufflinks for your groom to commemorate a special occasion; buttery leather dopp bags to thank your favorite guys for standing by you and your fiancé on the big day; and a personalized decanter to please the whiskey connoisseur in your life.

From classic presents like watches and accessories to thoughtfully personalized presents, read on for the best gifts for men.

Airbnb Experience Gift Card

Airbnb Experience Gift Card

Airbnb

Price at time of publish: $50+

Take the reins in planning your next romantic getaway with a gift card to Airbnb. Available for any dollar amount, their funds never expire—so whether you want to head to an upstate cabin for his birthday weekend or wait until next summer to splurge on a European vacation, you’ll be set!

SwankyBadger Personalized Whiskey Decanter

SwankyBadger Personalized Whiskey Decanter

Etsy

Price at time of publish: $62+

Thank the guys for standing by you and your fiancé’s side on the big day with this personalized whiskey decanter. With a glass square stopper, artful etching, and heavy, solid base (it weighs in at almost three pounds!), it feels wholly luxurious. Plus, it can be personalized with the recipient’s name, and you also have the option of adding glasses and a wooden gift box to make it a set.

Masterclass Gift Card

Masterclass Gift Card

Masterclass

Price at time of publish: $15+

Perfect for the man who has everything, a Masterclass gift card will connect him with well-known experts in a variety of fields. He can take online songwriting classes from John Legend, business classes from Bob Iger, cooking classes with Roy Choi…the options are endless and the learning never stops. (And you’ll definitely reap the benefits of those cooking classes when he whips up a gourmet dinner for two!)

AuKing Mini Projector

Price at time of publish: $81

Make your next movie night together one to remember with this mini projector. Its small size makes it easily portable, and it connects seamlessly with TV sticks, laptops, iPhones, and more, so you can project that latest flick and turn any blank wall into a theater. Features include built-in stereo speakers, high resolution and contrast, and a long lamp life.

DiGeordie Men’s Leather Toiletry Bag

DiGeordie Men’s Leather Toiletry Bag

Etsy

Price at time of publish: $60

Whether you’re shopping for groomsmen gifts or want to give your fiancé’s old nylon toiletries bag an upgrade before the honeymoon, this smart leather tote is just the thing. Crafted from vegetable-tanned leather, the handmade dopp kit can be personalized with the recipient’s moniker, making it one-of-a-kind.

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker With Timer

Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker With Timer

Amazon

Price at time of publish: $47

Celebrate the weekend by whipping up a couple of sandwiches with this handy gadget. (You can trade-off who has to get up and who gets to enjoy breakfast in bed!) Cooking instructions are simple: Just build the base of your brekkie sandwiches in the bottom layer, add an egg and second slice of bread to the device’s upper cooking plate, and then close the lid. Breakfast will be served in just five minutes and clean-up is a breeze.

RVCA Long Sleeve Blanket Shirt

RVCA Long Sleeve Blanket Shirt

Shopbop

Price at time of publish: $85

Think that men are notoriously hard to buy clothes for? Opt for neutral colorways and easy-fit silhouettes that’ll complement a wide range of wardrobes and personal styles. This collared long-sleeve shirt is bound to become one of his go-tos in cooler weather, thanks to its heavyweight weave and simple striped print.

David Donahue Knot Cufflinks

David Donahue Knot Cufflinks

Nordstrom

Price at time of publish: $75

Cufflinks are likely something missing from his accessories wardrobe that he technically needs, but may not think to purchase himself. Enter this goes-with-everything pair. Available in both silver and gold hues, these cufflinks are fashioned in a sculptural knot shape, making them particularly suited for, well, tying the knot. Plus, that under-$100 price tag is such a steal.

Pendleton Fringed Checked Virgin Wool Blanket

Pendleton Fringed Checked Virgin Wool Blanket

Mr Porter

Price at time of publish: $100

From picnics in the park to sharing some cider after apple picking, this gorg blanket will come in handy. Made from pure virgin wool and boasting a classic red-and-black checkered pattern, it’s totally timeless. And its leather carrier makes it easy to toss in the car and bring with you everywhere.

Aesop Athlete Grooming Kit

Aesop Athlete Grooming Kit

Mr Porter

Price at time of publish: $145

Give his toiletries or gym bag a sprucing up with this Aesop set that includes everything he needs for the locker room post-workout: The Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser has a fresh, invigorating scent; the Classic Shampoo is gentle-yet-cleansing; and the Parsley Seed Antioxidant Hydrator includes ingredients like white tea and willowherb and is both lightweight and moisturizing.

Whiskey Peaks American Mountains Whiskey Glass Set

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Whiskey Peaks American Mountains, Set of 4

Huckberry

Price at time of publish: $65

Far more unique than your average whiskey glasses, each of the glasses in this hand-blown and lead-free crystal set boasts a topographic impression of an American mountain peak. With Half Dome, Denali, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Whitney all represented, it’s great for the guy who spends his weekends on the trail.

Citizen Classic Watch

Citizen Classic Watch

Citizen

Price at time of publish: $200

When in doubt, go for a classic: A timepiece is a beautiful gift that’ll always impress. This particular piece from Citizen features a classic, will-never-go-out-of-style aesthetic. Thoughtfully designed details include a rose gold-tone stainless steel case and ivory dial, a brown embossed leather strap, and a day and date indicator. And, currently on sale for $200, it’s a total steal.

HarleyDogDesigns Song Lyrics Personalized Print

HarleyDogDesigns Song Lyrics Personalized Print

Etsy

Price at time of publish: $17+

For a heartfelt and personalized gift, look to this customizable print. The vinyl record design can feature any song lyrics that the recipient holds near and dear to their heart. Think: The song that played on your first date with your husband, or the father-daughter dance song that you and your dad spun around to at your wedding.

Snake River Farms First Class Filets Wagyu Pack

Snake River Farms First Class Filets Wagyu Pack

Huckberry

Price at time of publish: $375

If he’s a carnivore who loves nothing more than a great steak (well, nothing besides you, of course), then say hello to the perfect present: This high-grade filets set comes with six tender Wagyu steaks, each of which are hand-cut and boast a beautifully buttery texture. The set also comes with peppercorn-infused salt that pairs well with the mouth-watering meat.

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Brooklinen Bushwick Pant

Brooklinen Bushwick Pant

Brooklinen

Price at time of publish: $77

Does he still wear the same, worn-out sweatpants he’s been rocking since college? Then give his loungewear an upgrade with these cozy fleece pants from Brooklinen. Their easy, pull-on fit , elastic waistband, and soft fabric make them ultra-comfortable — but the clean silhouette and elevated colorways keep things streamlined, not sloppy.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute

Price at time of publish: $109

Perfect for those camera-off WFH days or lounging away together on Sunday mornings, this incredibly comfy robe will instantly become his lazy day go-to. Thanks to its 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton construction, it’s supremely soft and features a waist tie and two hidden side pockets. It comes available in nine colors, so you can be sure to snag his fave.

Minted Custom Filled Map Art

Minted Custom Filled Map Art

Minted

Price at time of publish: $98+

Does he have a ton of love for his hometown, or do you share fond memories of the city where you met? Then opt for this sweetly sentimental gift. Provide Minted with a specific address, and they’ll create a custom map print illustrating it. With options for metallic foil detailing and a whole array of color themes, it's a completely unique and personable art piece.

NFL 100 Coffee Table Book

NFL 100 Coffee Table Book

Anthropologie

Price at time of publish: $115

If his coffee table is currently bare, dress it up with a coffee table book — and one that he’ll actually appreciate! Leatherbound and hardcover, it features 240 pages of iconic moments throughout the history of the NFL, told through stories and full-color photographs. It’ll make for great game day (and everyday) decor.

TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce

TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce

Target

Price at time of publish: $14+

Level up his favorite condiment with this hot sauce gift set. With a combo of red pepper, vinegar, and truffles, the flavor profile is bold and earthy. Go for the limited edition sampler set that includes a black truffle and white truffle mix, along with a spicier version of Truff’s classic blend. Any of them will make the perfect pairing to mac and cheese, pizza, burritos, and more.

Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle

Food52 Cold Brew Coffee Bottle

Courtesy of Food52

Price at time of publish: $34

Help him get his daily coffee fix in the morning with this cold brew carafe. Made in Japan by the Japanese coffee experts at Hario, it creates delicious cold brew via its specially designed mesh filter. Simply mix your grounds with water, let it brew in the fridge for eight hours, and you’re done! Cold brew on tap, just like that.

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Portable Soft Cooler

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Portable Soft Cooler

Amazon

Price at time of publish: $250

The next time he tailgates or you head to the beach or campgrounds together, he’ll be grateful for this must-have. This soft cooler features premium insulation to keep beverages cold, as well as a durable and waterproof shell that’s resistant to mildew, wear-and-tear, and even UV rays. Complete with a leakproof zipper and an FDA-approved food-grade liner, it puts his old red plastic cooler to shame.

MoMA 2-in-1 Chess & Checkers Set

MoMA 2-in-1 Chess and Checkers Set

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Price at time of publish: $65

Endless game nights are in your future with this stunning set. A dual-sided board and pieces allows for both games of checkers and chess, and it’s crafted from sustainable grown rubber wood. Plus, its bold graphic aesthetic, courtesy of designer Panisa Khunprasert, means it can be left out while not in use as a unique decor piece.

Hatch Restore Sound Machine and Smart Light

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Hatch Restore

Hatch

Price at time of publish: $130

If the blaring of his alarm clock startles you into a panic everyday, gift him this upgraded version. (So basically it’s a gift for both of you!) It features a time-to-rise indicator that simulates sunrise for a more relaxing way to wake up. Additionally, it triples as a reading light and a sound machine, and connects with an app that allows you to customize the color, brightness, sound, and volume.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Fragrance Discovery Set for Him

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Fragrance Discovery Set for Him

Nordstrom

Price at time of publish: $275

If he’s struggling to find his signature scent of cologne (or is still using the same body spray you’ve known him to spritz on since high school), gift him this travel-size collection of fragrances. With eight different fragrances included in the set, notes include bergamot oil, coriander, musk, ambery woods, and vanilla.

Mark & Graham Nomad Rugged Case for Airpods

NOMAD RUGGED CASE FOR AIRPODS

Mark & Graham

Price at time of publish: $30

Give his old Airpods case a little sprucing up with this personalized case crafted from a durable polycarbonate shell and USA-made Horween leather. Made to perfectly fit AirPods or AirPods Pro, it features smart touches like an optical light pipe that allows the device’s LED light to shine through and a protective microfiber lining.

Uncommon Goods Indoor S'mores Fire Pit

Uncommon Goods Indoor S'mores Fire Pit

Uncommon Goods

Price at time of publish: $175

No need to head to the middle of the woods to indulge in the best of camping (s’mores, duh). Just place this indoor fire pit on a safe surface, add food-grad chafing fluid, and enjoy all that ooey-gooey goodness. The flame burns for around 45 minutes, and it comes complete with stainless steel skewers for marshmallows and cedar wood base to hold the rest of your fixins.

Mark & Graham Men’s Tech Folio

Mark & Graham Men’s Tech Folio

Courtesy of Mark & Graham

Price at time of publish: $99

Whether he’s commuting or working from home, this folio can hold all his tech essentials. With a zip-around closure, a slip pocket for an iPad, phone, or notebook, and multiple card clots, the vegan leather piece is as useful as it is handsome, as the vegan leather case can be customized with either a windowpane print or a graphic stripe print and a foil-debossed monogram.

Eatable Gourmet Alcohol-Infused Popcorn Trio

Gourmet Alcohol-Infused Popcorn

Uncommon Goods

Price at time of publish: $34

The next time you two settle in for an at-home movie night, you can enjoy this upgraded version of your usual go-to snack. This trio of popcorn kernels has been infused with alcohol for a boozy, fun treat. Included in the set is a whiskey-infused bag, a salt and tequila flavor, and champagne-infused popcorn that’s sprinkled with sugar crystals that tingle on your tongue just like real bubbly!

Winc Monthly Wine Club

Winc Monthly Wine Club

Winc

Price at time of publish: $50+

With subscription options that range from one to three months, a Winc gift card is ideal for any man in your life who enjoys a nice glass of wine. They’ll get to take an online quiz that’ll match them with bottles specified to their taste, which will then be shipped to their home for a personalized wine tasting experience.

Blue Apron Subscription Box

subscription-box
Courtesy of Blue Apron.

Price at time of publish: $50+

Whether you’re trying to save money for the wedding by eating out less or want to plan an at-home date night, a Blue Apron gift card is just the ticket. They can use it to choose from weekly meals that include meat, fish, vegetarian, health-conscious, and even ready-for-the-oven options, and the ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes will be shipped right to their door.

Therabody Theragun Mini Massager

Therabody Theragun Mini Massager

Therabody

Price at time of publish: $179+

Although a massage from you is probably preferable, you can ensure his sore muscles will always be soothed thanks to this Theragun mini model. Its petite size means it can be stashed in a gym bag and taken everywhere, and it’ll banish kinks and cramps with powerful therapeutic percussion massage.

Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book

Hardcover Photo Book

Artifact Uprising

Price at time of publish: $72+

A hardcover photo book like this gorgeous volume from Artifact Uprising is the perfect personalized gift, whether you’re shopping for your dad (fill it with family photos from throughout the years!) or your fiancé (showcase all your fave shots from your engagement session). Available in a variety of colors and sizes, it’s completely customizable from the dust jacket to the photo layouts.

Sorel Carson Moc Waterproof Boots

Sorel Carson Moc Waterproof Boots

Shopbop

Price at time of publish: $165

These boots strike right at the sweet spot between stylish and rugged. With cowhide leather, canvas panels, and suede trim, they’ll make a handsome addition to his wardrobe. Plus, details like waterproof construction and sturdy rubber soles make them durable enough to hold up to wherever the road takes him.

Polo Ralph Lauren Solid Quarter Sock 6-Pack

Polo Ralph Lauren Solid Quarter Sock 6-Pack

Urban Outfitters

Price at time of publish: $29

Socks are one of those gifts that you always dreaded getting as a kid — but love getting as you get older. (You always seem to be out of them and you aren’t likely to buy them for yourself!) He’s bound to get plenty of use out of this Ralph Lauren set that comes with six socks in an attractive array of primary colors, each completed with the brand’s embroidered logo.

NovaLeatherGoods Custom Handmade Leather Belt

NovaLeatherGoods Custom Handmade Leather Belt

Etsy

Price at time of publish: $22

Made with genuine European leather, these snazzy belts are available in four color options and both the front and back sides can be engraved with a name or special message. We personally love the idea of getting one for every man in your wedding party and engraving a sweet note of love and gratitude hidden on the interior for them to find.

Parks Project Peaks and Valleys Candle Sampler Set

Parks Project Peaks and Valleys Candle Sampler Set

Bespoke Post

Price at time of publish: $60

If his fondness for weekend hiking dates was part of his dating profile, this candle collection will set him aflame. (No, we’re not apologizing for that pun.) Hand-poured in California, each of the candles in this set is inspired by a different National Park. Expect notes of Fraser fir, honeysuckle, and birch with the Great Smoky Mountain candle; evergreen and wildflowers in the Yellowstone edition; and sagebrush and spruce when you sniff the Grand Teton candle.

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Mejuri Round Box Chain Bracelet

Mejuri Round Box Chain Bracelet

Mejuri

Price at time of publish: $400

If you want to gift him a piece of jewelry, consider this subtly stunning bracelet from Mejuri. The design features a simple chain of round box links, crafted from 14K solid gold. With the chain measuring in at a thickness of 25 mm, it’s just the right size for everyday wear, and it’s made from recycled gold as an environmentally friendly bonus.

Everlane ReNew Transit Backpack

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Everlane ReNew Transit Backpack

Everlane

Price at time of publish: $85

Ideal for commuting or traveling (it can serve as his carry-on for the honeymoon!), this backpack can hold all the essentials—and then some. Features include a 15” exterior laptop pocket and smaller zip-up pockets, as well as interior slip pockets, water bottle holders, and a strap that’ll slip over rolling luggage.

Mr Porter Kingsman + Smythson Panama Leather Notebook

Mr Porter Kingsman + Smythson Panama I Go Where You Go Cross-Grain Leather Notebook

Courtesy of Mr Porter 

Price at time of publish: $60

Searching for a stocking stuffer? This notebook is the perfect little something. With a cross-grain leather cover and classic navy blue hue, it looks and feels luxe. A gold-foil stamping that reads “I go where you go,” makes it extra special. Pair it with a fountain pen, or jot down a sweet message on the first page to complete the gift.

Cuisinart Venture Portable Gas Grill

Cuisinart Venture Portable Gas Grill

Amazon

Price at time of publish: $160

He’ll be able to whip up his famous burgers on-the-go with this portable grilling system from Cuisinart. It’s perfect for camping and tailgating as it features an easily transportable stacking design, a wooden lid that doubles as a cutting board, and a comfort-grip handle. Plus, with features like porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates and a 9,000-BTU burner, his grub will come out just as good as it does at home.

Apple AirPods Max

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Apple AirPods Max

Amazon

Price at time of publish: $549

To use while he is at work, running errands, or at the gym, these Apple Airpods Max will surely keep him entertained with their quality noise-cancellation feature, spatial audio, memory foam ear cushions, and so much more.

Lands' End Men's Suede Leather Moccasin Slippers

Lands End Suede Leather Moccasin Slippers for Him & Her

 Courtesy of Lands End

Price at time of publish: $65

For those cooler months or just to lounge in at home, these slippers are a must to have in his wardrobe. They are made out of sleek suede and have a foam-padded footbed for all-around comfort.

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Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag

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Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag

Courtesy of Dagne Dover

Price at time of publish: $215

If he is the traveling type, regardless if it's to trips abroad, weekend getaways, or staycations, he'll appreciate the practicality of this Dagne Dover weekender bag. Inside, he can fit all of his toiletries, days worth of clothing, his laptop, shoes, and so much more within its compartments, pockets, and hidden features.

Boll & Branch Men's Waffle Robe

Boll & Branch Men's Waffle Robe

Boll & Branch

Price at time of publish: $98+

This waffle robe from Boll & Branch is super breathable, lightweight, and durable no matter the number of washes. In fact, it gets better with time, and is one of the reasons the fabric and design is one of the brand's bestsellers.

Chronicle Books One Line a Day Journal

Chronicle Books One Line a Day Journal

 Courtesy of Free People

Price at time of publish: $17

A unique take to journaling, this booklet only requires a short sentence or two that captures a single moment of his day. He'll be able to look back a few years from now to relive his favorite memories.

Personalized Mall Timeless Message Personalized Leather Watch Box

Timeless Message Personalized Leather Watch Box

Personalized Mall

Price at time of publish: $80

Personalize this leather watch box with a sweet message, his name, initials, or your anniversary date. The felt-lined compartments will be able to store a couple of watches, small jewelry, and whatever else he decides.

So Good So Wood Leather Passport Cover

Leather Personalized Passport Cover

Courtesy of Etsy

Price at time of publish: $18+

A wanderlust's kind of gift. Personalize or keep it simple as the distressed, grainy leather already adds a vintage touch they'll love.

Ray-Ban Original Aviator

Ray-Ban Original Aviator

Courtesy: Kohl's

Price at time of publish: $163+

An aviator is a classic frame that genuinely suits every face shape. They're also super versatile, and can easily be dressed up or down no matter the occasion.

Keurig Keurig K-Supreme Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer

keurig coffee

Keurig

Price at time of publish: $160

Although this coffee machine from Keurig only makes a single cup at a time, it's compact size is perfect to take on travels, if he wants something that is easy to maintain, or that doesn't take up too much space in your kitchen. Oh, and he'll love how quickly it is able to brew his favorite cup of Joe.

ByronStatics Turntable Record Player 3 Speed with Built in Stereo Speakers

ByronStatics Turntable Record Player 3 Speed with Built in Stereo Speakers

Amazon

Price at time of publish: $53

Music lovers will get a kick out of this turntable record player. Even if he doesn't own any records (which would be an added bonus to the gift), he is able to connect his device to the built-in stereo speakers.

What to Look For in Gifts for Men

Shopping for men isn’t as difficult as some make it out to be! Just start by thinking about who you’re buying for and their likes and dislikes. If they can’t stand clutter in their home, an experiential gift like a Master Class subscription or AirBnB gift card makes more sense than a physical gift that takes up space or may go unused. If he loves to cook, kitchen gadgets and gear will definitely entice. And, when in doubt, personalization goes a long way in making a gift one-of-a-kind.

FAQ
  • What are the best gifts for men who have everything?

    You know the type: The guy who is seemingly impossible to buy for because he already has whatever gift you thought to give him. For this tricky recipient, we turned to

  • What are some good anniversary gifts for men?

    When it comes to anniversary gifts, personalization is similarly the way to go — but Stein suggests a spin on the classic monogram: "I like anything personalized for anniversaries, especially jewelry. Think cufflinks or a watch inscribed with the anniversary date!" This customization variation adds a unique and sentimental touch. (And ensures that he won't ever forget the date of your big day!)

Why Trust Brides

Brides contributor Jamie Cuccinelli has several years of experience in the wedding and lifestyle industries as both an editor and writer for publications such as Brides, Bustle, and The Zoe Report. Her time as Brides has made her somewhat of a gift-giving pro, (whether it’s bridesmaid gifts, wedding gifts, or anniversary gifts) and an expert in the art of stocking the perfect registry.

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