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September 6, 2022

Best gifts for husbands

By Angela Garretson

When it comes to men, there’s a secret not many people know: No matter how old they get, there’s still a little boy inside. OK, maybe that’s not news. But it is information that can help immensely when picking out gifts because it means that men still like to play with toys. They want fun items as well as tools and gadgets that help them excel at their chosen hobbies. They will probably never admit it, but men even appreciate self-care and pampering items. And for some reason, the need for things only increases after marriage. This guide can help you zero in on the perfect gift for a husband.

Splurge-worthy gifts 

LG 42-Inch Class OLED 4K Smart TV

 

This beautiful 42-inch OLED TV has over a billion colors, including absolute black. It is a smart TV with built-in support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay, and more. The AI processor automatically adjusts the settings to improve picture and sound qualities, whether he’s watching sports or a classic black-and-white movie.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System

 

A VR headset is for more than just games. Your husband can use it to watch concerts, attend conferences, train, and more. This model offers crisp graphics and a convenient flip-up design that lets him quickly transfer between reality and virtual reality for times when you need his attention immediately.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Bose Smart Soundbar

 

Watching TV is only half the experience, you need to hear it as well. With a soundbar, your husband can enjoy an immersive entertainment experience, whether he is watching an action movie or the World Series. The technology of this all-in-one unit makes it feel like the sound is coming from everywhere, including overhead.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Park and Sun Sports Portable Disc Golf Basket and Disc Set

 

With this disc golf set, your husband can practice his shots whenever he wants, so when he goes out with his buddies, he can come home with the trophy — every time. He’ll get two drivers, two mid-range discs, and two putters. The 52.5-inch target has a basket with zinc-plated chains to help catch the discs.

 

Sold by Amazon and Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Running Smartwatch

 

A running watch is a great gift if your husband is athletic because it helps him get accurate stats and keep records of pace, distance, heart rate, and more. This model from Garmin lets him sync workouts and download up to 500 songs. He can even receive emails and text messages while out running.

 

Sold by Amazon and Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Portable Massager

 

After all the exercise he’ll be doing, your husband will be looking forward to coming home and having a relaxing session with his massage gun. This compact model features QuietGlide technology so he can loosen muscles while listening to his favorite songs. It has three speeds, a three-hour battery life, and is TSA carry-on approved.

 

Sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Ninja Cold Press Juicer Pro

 

This cold press juicer will give him more juice and less foam, so he can get the most out of each fruit. The total pulp control will let your husband customize his beverage.

 

Sold by Amazon and Kohl’s

 

 

 

Antarctic Star Beverage Refrigerator Cooler

 

If you want to spoil your partner, a beverage refrigerator is the way to go. This splurge-worthy appliance has a digital touch panel, so drinks can be kept at a precise temperature. He can use it for mildly chilling wine or getting beers close to freezing.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Classic Touch Decor Stainless Steel Bar Set

 

If adult beverages are his thing, he’ll love a sophisticated bar set. This one comes with an ice bucket, a cocktail shaker, and a handful of essential tools such as a strainer, ice tongs, a lemon peeler, and more.

 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

 

Marquis by Waterford Maxwell Tumblers

 

With this set of four exquisite tumblers from Waterford, your husband can enjoy his whiskey like royalty. The high-quality crystalline features a dazzling design that denotes elegance and sophistication.

 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

 

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

 

With this crafty device, your husband can enjoy a nitro draft pour that creates a rich creamy head from a bottle or can. If he wants to take it tailgating, he can simply unplug it, stick in two AA batteries and take it on the go.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Beer and Bacon Gift Box

 

Does your husband love beer? How about bacon? Then he’ll love this gift set of five jars of seasoning. He’ll get bacon salt, backyard brew marinade, bacon cheddar popcorn seasoning, beer popcorn seasoning, and beer salt, so anything he desires can now taste like beer.

 

Sold by Etsy

 

Pommery Meaux Grain Mustard In Stoneware Crock

 

If your husband is a mustard guy, he’ll love this gift. It’s an all-natural option that is a top choice for chefs around the world. It comes in a stoneware crock and has a slightly nutty flavor to add the perfect zest to a meal.

 

Sold by Amazon and Sur La Table

 

OluKai Men's Moloa Hulu Slipper

 

Clothing makes the man — especially comfortable shoes. This luxury footwear has a wool blend lining for extreme comfort and a durable footbed with a gel insert for support. These lightweight slippers also feature a gum rubber outsole for traction.

 

Sold by Backcountry and Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Ink and Ivy Men's Cashmere Lounge Pants

 

Women aren’t the only gender that loves comfortable clothing. Your husband will be ecstatic over these eco-friendly, undyed cashmere lounge pants. They are luxuriously soft and have a drawstring waist for convenience and a customizable fit.

 

Sold by Macy’s

 

Arus Men's Fleece Robe

 

A fleece robe is a practical splurge. It will keep him warm and comfortable after a shower with its velvet-like softness. This one is a true ankle-length robe that has pockets on each side for hands or personal items and a soft fabric belt.

 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

 

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  • These rechargeable battery-powered gloves can heat his hands to 150 degrees, so he’s ready for any kind of weather. 
  • Make your technology-loving husband smile with the new 2022 Apple iPad Air.
  • This gift is as much for you as for him. It’s a couple’s split blanket and sheet set, so there’s no more tug of war at night.
  • The only thing better than getting tools is getting a place to store them. This nine-drawer mobile workbench might just be his favorite splurge gift. 

Pampering and self-care gifts

Shave needs

Braun Series 9 Electric Foil Razor

 

This Braun electric shaver will quickly become your man’s favorite grooming tool. It provides a close shave in five minutes. Its cordless design can be taken into the shower or the car. The rechargeable battery offers enough power for tackling tough beards or weeklong growth. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Perfecto 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush

 

While lathering up shaving cream with a brush may seem old school, Perfecto’s bestselling shaving brush is the gift for the man who makes a ritual out of shaving. The bristles are soft while gently exfoliating the skin. The natural badger bristles bring water or shaving cream to the face. 

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Beau Brummell Store The Original Marble Shaving Soap Bowl

 

This beautiful, black marble shaving soap bowl is designed to provide a luxurious shaving experience. Your husband can run hot water over the natural stone before lathering up his soap (with a shaving brush) for a warm shave. 

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Cream

 

Elevate your hubby’s drugstore shaving cream with this luxurious one that’ll make him feel properly pampered. The sandalwood smell is amazing. The hydrating formula is safe for sensitive skin. 

 

Sold by Amazon and Macy’s

 

Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Shaver

 

This bestselling electric razor is an affordable option from a leading name in the grooming biz. This lightweight shaver and trimmer is versatile and can be used on the face and the body. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Hair and hygiene

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay 

 

A styling clay for men is a great alternative to wet-looking waxes or gels while still providing structure for the hair. Surprise your man with this volume-building hair product that won’t leave his hair stiff or shiny. Plus, it smells yummy.

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body 

 

This invigorating body wash can be used to cleanse the face, body, or hair. Its foaming, sulfate-free lather strips away dirt and sweat without overdrying the skin. Your man will love the natural, minty scent. 

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Malin + Goetz Rum Hand and Body Wash

 

With its subtle, masculine scent, this cleanser can be used as your husband’s hand soap or body wash. Its ingredients are botanically derived and intensely hydrating without leaving a residue on the skin.

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Marlowe No. 102 Men’s Body Scrub Soap 

 

For men who prefer bar soap, this exfoliating soap will soften their rough edges. The ground pumice can get through thick body hair for a deep scrub. It’s a top-seller with men and features a woodsy scent. 

 

Sold by Amazon and iHerb

 

Skin and beard care

Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Clean Foaming Face Wash

 

Swap out your man’s bar soap for this facial cleanser, and he’ll thank you later. From a brand that men love for skincare, this foaming cleanser is perfect for normal and oily skin types. 

 

Sold by Sephora and Amazon 

 

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

 

This facial “fuel” re-energizes dull and tired skin with its action-packed ingredients, such as caffeine, antioxidants, and vitamin C. Men rave that it’s nongreasy and doesn’t break out this skin. It can be used instead of aftershave for its refreshing scent and added moisture. 

 

Sold by Sephora and Amazon 

 

Beau Brummell Face Moisturizer for Men 

 

For a more affordable facial moisturizer, this energizing lotion is loaded with caffeine, vitamin E, and activated charcoal. Its mattifying finish doesn’t leave skin shiny and is ideal for oily skin. Plus, guys like the potent scent. 

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Smooth Viking Boar Bristle Beard Brush & Wooden Grooming Comb

 

Help him maintain his facial hair with this beard comb and brush set. The sandalwood comb is dual-sided and doesn’t catch on hairs as plastic combs do. The boar bristle brush tames wild beard hairs and catches flakes and debris. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

 

Tom Ford Conditioning Beard Oil

 

This luxury beard oil will nourish your man’s beard with high-end smoothing and conditioning ingredients. The oil absorbs well, makes hair soft, and helps banish flakes. Its tobacco vanilla aroma smells incredible both to the wearer and his partner. 

 

Sold by Sephora 

 

For the mind and body

Sedona Four-speed Vibrating Massage Ball

 

For your man’s stiff back or sore shoulder, this vibrating ball will give him at-home relief. All he needs is his body weight to use the textured ball on targeted areas anywhere he needs relief from muscle tightness or soreness. 

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Renpho Eye Massager

 

A less commonly gifted massager — but one he’ll appreciate — is one for the eyes. If your partner gets migraines or tension headaches, he’ll find fast relief and relaxation with this all-in-one eye massager that features soothing sounds, heat, and vibrations.

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

Better Bath, Better Body Gentleman’s Soak

 

A detoxifying bath soak may be just what your man needs to unwind. These natural salts contain a yummy blend of essential oils, including cedarwood, for a manly smell. The magnesium content of the Epsom salt relaxes the mind and muscles before bedtime.

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

LEUCHTTURM1917 Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover Notebook

 

While you may never know what goes into your man’s journals, it’s a gift he’ll most likely use. This hardback journal features dotted paper for versatile use, whether your man is recording business goals, tracking his workouts, or writing poetry. 

 

Sold by Amazon 

 

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For his hobbies

Cooking

Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill

 

It’s one thing to have a grill in the backyard for picnics and events. However, there’s something extra special about owning a portable propane grill that can go anywhere. This RoadTrip model has three burners, 285 square inches of grilling space, and quick fold legs for a fast setup.

 

Sold by Amazon and Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Cuisinart Barbecue Tool Set With Carrying Case

 

Make sure he always has the right tool with this 20-piece stainless steel utensil set. It includes tongs, corn holders, a basting brush, a cleaning brush, and more. The whole kit fits into an aluminum carrying case.

 

Sold by Home Depot and Amazon

 

Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker

 

Upgrade his cooking game with this inexpensive but roomy smoker. With its digital controls and four smoking racks, this appliance combines traditional smoking with modern conveniences. You can even add wood chips without having to open the door.

 

Sold by Home Depot and Amazon

 

McCook Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Set

 

This classy 15-piece knife set is kept at the ready, thanks to its wooden block with a built-in sharpener. You can choose from different finishes for the knives as well as the wood to customize the set and match your decor. 

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Cosori Air Fryer

 

Your husband can enjoy fries, chicken wings, onion rings, and more without the need for messy, unhealthy grease and oil, thanks to this air fryer from Cosori. It includes a recipe book and features dishwasher-safe, easy-to-clean cooking surfaces for minimal fuss.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Art and music

Apple AirPods Pro

 

From the gym to the garage and everywhere in between, Apple’s latest AirPods offer a significant upgrade to their standard model. With noise canceling and three silicone tip sizes to choose from, no music lover should go without these premium wireless earbuds.

 

Sold by Staples and Amazon

 

Norberg & Linden XL Drawing Set

 

If your husband loves to draw, this art set has everything he needs to get creative. With 12 pencils, a sketch pad, charcoal, blending sticks, and a carrying case, there are enough tools included in this kit to last for years.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

The Guitar Handbook: A Unique Source Book for the Guitar Player 

 

For two decades, this book has accompanied and educated guitarists of all skill levels. This updated edition includes new photos, a foreword by Robert Fripp, and a wealth of guitar playing and music theory resources.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Meeden Deluxe Artist Painting Set with French Easel

 

If your husband is looking for a creative outlet, this painting kit is sure to satisfy him. With 155 included pieces and a French easel, this set has the brushes, paints, and other accessories needed to start painting right away.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Yamaha Solid Top Acoustic Guitar

 

It's never too late to explore music and creativity. If your husband has been hesitant to take the leap, this affordable acoustic guitar from Yamaha is just what he needs. Available in two finishes, this quality instrument is great for beginners.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Outdoors

Goetland Military Canteen Kit

 

No camping or hiking kit is complete without a reliable canteen. This classic-looking water bottle is great for the outdoorsman who likes to keep things simple. It’s made out of stainless steel and includes a cup and carrying pouch.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Lepro LED Camping Lanterns

 

This set of four battery-powered LED lanterns is perfect for camping. Their built-in clip makes it easy to hang them from your tent for interior light or even a branch for campsite illumination.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Yeti Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler

 

Make warm drinks and food a thing of the past! Able to hold 45 cans of beer or soda, this cooler’s large wheels make it easy to roll to the campsite, the party, or the pool.

Sold by Dick's Sporting Goods and Amazon

 

Sleepingo Sleeping Pad for Camping

 

Don’t underestimate the difference a comfortable sleeping pad can make. This inflatable mattress rolls up into a small pouch and can turn even rough, rocky terrain into a good night’s sleep. It’s available in either orange or green.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Solar Charging Bank

 

No outlet? No problem! With this solar charging bank, he can keep his devices alive using nothing but the sun. It’s water-resistant and even includes a built-in flashlight for use in emergencies. From Bluetooth speakers to smartphones, this bank can charge them all.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Vikeri Trail Camera

 

Your husband can get a look at wildlife without having to camp. This trail camera is powered by four AA batteries, features night vision, and can run on standby for up to 180 days. It mounts easily on tree trunks with its included strap.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Gaming

Havit RGB Gaming Headphone Stand

 

He can keep his headphones ready in style with this stand that features customizable LED lighting, two USB ports, and even a phone holder. Able to hold two sets of headphones, this rack is great for the organized gamer.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation

 

This must-read book details the behind-the-scenes strategies employed by the scrappy team at Sega of America as they accomplished the unthinkable: dethroning gaming giant Nintendo as the leader of the home console market.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

Respawn Gaming Chair

 

Level up his comfort with this generously padded gaming chair. Available in nine color combinations, it features soft armrests, a head and neck pillow, lumbar support, and even a foldable footrest. It can all be adjusted easily for long-lasting gaming sessions.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

LED TV Backlight Kit

 

He can change the vibe of his gaming station to suit his mood by installing these USB-powered LED strips behind his monitor, under his desk, or along shelves or window frames. Choose from 16 colors and sequences with its included remote.

 

Sold by Amazon

 

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