Ah, gift ideas for men. It’s always hard finding decent gifts for blokes. We’re here to help.
Searching ‘gifts for him’ online can return all manner of obscure results, many of which are either totally obvious or completely oblivious. We understand you want to get him something thoughtful, something unique, or maybe even something creative (sock puppets are still a big no) but it can be almost impossible to know exactly what to get.
Of course, there is much to consider when buying a gift for a man: go too flashy and he doesn’t like it, and you risk wasting a lot of money. Lowball it, however, and you could low-key sour the relationship.
To help you avoid either scenario, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts the man you’re buying for will ever lay eyes on. Whether it’s something seriously practical or cool, something new to stock the drinks trolley, or a pair of headphones to help him through some gruelling workouts, these gifts for him are sure to be met with applause.
How To Choose A Great Gift For Men
Start by thinking about what he’s interested in. If you’re buying for a man you’re dating, you should either know his interests by now or, if you haven’t been dating long, you can subtly check for things he likes. For instance, before splurging on a vintage bottle of Australian red wine, make sure he actually likes red wine.
If you’re buying for your dad, brother, friend, or colleague, and you’re not sure of his interests already, you can ask others (such as your mum, your mate’s other half, etc.) if they know his interests. If not, again, subtly check. Once you’ve got a solid idea of what he’s interested in, you can find awesome gift ideas.
For The Musical Man
Whether the man you’re shopping for already has a vinyl collection – or just needs a reason to start collecting one – a decent new turntable won’t go astray. This highly-rated, fully automatic Audio-Technica LP60XBT belt-drive stereo turntable not only sounds great, but it looks slick too. It also has the added convenience of Bluetooth wireless connectivity, so you can set it up in one room and listen to it in another without having to run a bunch of cables. Price: AU$389.
Customer Reviews: “Amazing turntable, plug it in and it pairs with my headphones and speakers easily and is super easy to switch the two. Really easy system to use and fantastic for casual vinyl collectors. Only issue is the glass scratched really easy.”
For The Whisky Drinker
For the whisky drinker, there’s no better gift than a bottle of high-end Scotch which he can curl up with and enjoy whenever he wants a taste of palatable joy. Johnnie Walker Blue Label is always a winning choice: an exquisite combination of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional whiskies, there’s a reason Blue Label has been a byword for luxury for years.
This rare blended whisky contains rare, mature malt and grain Scotch whiskies that present a multi-layered symphony of flavours, supple and balanced with notes of chocolate and fresh-cut grass. Its finish of flora, spice, smoke and honey is incredibly addictive. Trust us, any man will be simply thrilled with Johnnie Walker’s famous Blue Label as a gift. Price: AU$232.
Customer Reviews: “This scotch is amazing. Smooth sweet strong and Smokey. Just the way us Tamils love it. Up there with the finest whiskeys ie, glenfiddich 12, glenlivet 18, biltipunk 21, glenfarclas. Definitely buy again.”
For The Porsche Lover
If you know someone who loves Porsches or just appreciates cool artwork then any one of these Porsche-related artworks by Chris Labrooy will make a perfect gift. His artworks feature awesome colour schemes, heavy Palm Springs vibes and playful automotive imagery. Price: AU$225.
Customer Reviews: “These Porsche Prints from Chris Labrooy are archival quality Giclée fine art prints on resin coated.”
For The Outdoorsy Man
Every man should own a high-quality esky or cooler, and no one makes coolers better than YETI. Therefore, if you’re looking for a gift that’ll really knock his socks off, you can’t go wrong with YETI’s Tundra 45 Hard Cooler.
Built to last, YETI’s Tundra cooler is virtually indestructible and is actually grizzly bear-proof. Plus, it’ll keep his drinks icy cold, no matter the weather, thanks to three inches of YETI’s PermaFrost Insulation. Trust us, the best gift you can get your man is a Tundra 45 Hard Cooler from YETI. Price: AU$450.
Customer Reviews: “Gave this as a gift and it’s perfect. You really do get what you pay for with this cooler.”
For The Elevated Man
Some men have a great grooming routine, and some use 3-in-1 body wash/shampoo… But most men work out. This ‘Strength Protocol’ kit from up-and-coming Australian luxury grooming brand IKKARI will be the perfect addition to even the most well-groomed bloke’s bathroom cabinet, as well as a great gift for the less-fuss man who’s simply looking to level up their exercise and health regime.
This kit contains a vitality tonic to increase and support your daily energy levels; bovine liver nutrient capsules to fight off fatigue and improve muscle and brain performance; a whey protein superblend as well as a luxurious body wash to wash up with post-workout. The combination of these three potent supplements harnessing nature’s powerful healing and supporting ingredients work to boost energy, speed up recovery time, increase strength and muscle mass and promote a healthy metabolism. Price: AU$245.
Customer Reviews: “Super luxe. Would definitely recommend to other Australian men.”
For The Coffee-Obsessed Man
If you’re buying for a man who is obsessed with coffee, why keep it to just a morning ritual? Mr Black allows him to enjoy it at night, too. This locally-made coffee liqueur, which has taken the world by storm, uses 100% specialty-grade Arabica coffee to create a complex liqueur that is bold, balanced and unapologetically coffee-tasting.
Enjoy it simply over ice, or try a Cold Brew Old Fashioned by mixing equal parts Mr Black and your favourite whiskey. Price: AU$65.
Customer Reviews: “This was completely worth it! Amazing taste!!”
For The Introspective Man
And now for something completely different. The AncestryDNA Kit is a meaningful gift that will allow the man you’re buying for to discover where they come from and learn more about their ancestors’ journeys that paved the way to who they are now. Price: AU$99.
Customer Reviews: “I’ve been doing genealogy since 2005. After taking the Ancestry DNA test two years ago, it was a wow moment to uncover so much more research into my ancestors. Fascinating and and inspiring.”
For The Party DJ
If the man you’re buying for has (or thinks he has) impeccable music taste, allow him to be the DJ for every party from now on with this gift. The latest version of JB’s popular Flip series of Bluetooth speakers, the Flip 6 is easily one of the best portable Bluetooth wireless speakers available right now.
Not only does its two-way speaker system have great sound quality and impressive bass, but it’s IP67 waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere. It comes in a wide range of colours, and also has a PartyBoost function that allows it to pair with other compatible JBL speakers for even more fun. Get him this and you’ll upgrade his pool parties forever. Price: AU$170.
Customer Reviews: “Received new Flip 6 in good time. I must say it’s the best flip yet and by some distance too! It has full bass at all volumes and nice clarity to. Also a bonus is that jbl have added eq to the jbl portable app so you can now Taylor the sound to you liking. I really think this is the best speaker for its size you can buy! Thanks again jbl!!!.”
For The Charcoal BBQ Lover
Whether he’s a seasoned barbecue professional or an occasional burner of brisket, the Everdure Cube is the perfect gift for men. Completely portable, so he can take it to the beach, to the park, or just about anywhere he wants to grill, this mini barbeque is available in multiple uber-cool colours. Any man will love this gift for allowing him to play chef wherever he goes. Price: AU$280.
Customer Reviews: “Was looking for a good looking BBQ grill and found this product. Was skeptical at first but never regret having this grill for BBQ. Be careful with the surface when you’re using the grill; make sure it is heat resistant. I paid my lesson on this. 😅”
For The Timekeeping Man
There are few better gifts you can get a man than a fine timepiece, and TAG Heuer’s new Aquaracer Professional 200 Solargraph is easily one of the most exciting new watches on the market.
The first-ever solar-powered watch from the 163-year-old brand, the Solargraph only needs 2 minutes of exposure to direct sunlight to power the watch for 24 hours. Once fully charged (which the watch will reach after less than 20 hours in the sun), it can run for up to 6 months with no light exposure. If it runs out of charge, it only needs exposure to any light source – not just the sun – for 10 seconds to get going again.
Sporty yet luxurious, it’s crafted from grade 2 sand-blasted titanium and 200m of water resistance, a screw-down crown and a unidirectional diving bezel with a 60-minute scale. Perfect for the outdoors as well as stylish enough for more formal occasions, this is one watch he’ll be very glad to receive. Price: AU$4,450.
Customer Reviews: “Good solid watch, heavy weight, beautiful appearance. Works well.”
For The Forward-Thinking Spirit Lover
If your man likes to dabble in cognac or whiskey, or perhaps both, then he will love Martell Blue Swift. Martell might be the oldest of France’s “big four” cognac houses but Blue Swift is a completely unique, highly modern concoction that we reckon is one of the most versatile and delicious spirits you can put past your lips.
Blue Swift is created by taking Martell’s VSOP cognac and finishing it in bourbon casks. This gives it fantastic smoky vanilla notes, while still boasting that classic cognac smoothness. Easy to drink neat or an absolute joy in cocktails, Martell Blue Swift makes an excellent gift for men. Price: AU$99.
Customer Reviews: “I’m a Bourbon guy and this has an amazing soft, smooth texture with a hint of bourbon.”
For The On-The-Go Audiophile
Earbuds are super-convenient, but often don’t deliver particularly good sound quality. The Beoplay EX wireless earbuds by Danish high-end audio purveyors Bang & Olufsen are an exception.
Featuring active noise cancellation and a wide variety of configurable listening modes; premium glass and aluminium construction (including a tough aluminium case) and Multipoint pairing for seamless device switching, these are great for the man who demands nothing but the best audio quality. Price: AU$650.
Customer Reviews: “The Beoplay EX are true wireless earbuds that look stunning, feel secure and lightweight in the ears and deliver a crisp and balanced sound. You can get more powerful noise cancellation for less with rival earbuds.”
For The Beach-Going Man
While it’s easy to snap up a pair of stylish swim shorts to look good at the beach, taking your everyday backpack isn’t always so great. This Utility Tote bag from up-and-coming Sydney-based brand Hershan couldn’t be more perfect for those summer beach days, making it an awesome gift.
Available in three sizes and with a large, non-fastening opening, its tough and durable organic cotton and handcrafted construction will more than hold its own on the sand while providing plenty of space for your towel, water bottle, speaker, book, slides and more. It’s also quite possibly the best-looking tote bag we’ve ever seen. Price: AU$575.
Customer Reviews: “I felt was true to its utility roots but with a luxury level of detail.”
For The Bookish Man
If you’re buying a gift for a man who loves surfing or just appreciates a good read, they will love this gift from the king of trash prose, Chas Smith. Charting the course of surfing history from the wild 70s and 80s through to the present day – and its shift in image to be all about clean living – Cocaine + Surfing is a book he won’t be able to put down. Price: AU$10.
Customer Reviews: “It’s rare that a book encompasses an authors failure to realize their brilliant idea – but this one does in such an enjoyable way. Great read.”
For The Thirsty Man
Get your mind out of the gutter. Blokes need to hydrate too, and everyone needs a decent bottle. Eco-friendly men will be enamoured by the cutting-edge, stylish flasks S’well has to offer. All bottles stay cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, and with reusable water bottles pretty much becoming a necessity, any man will appreciate this functional gift. Price: AU$35.
Customer Reviews: “The outside texture feels a little weird but I love everything else about it.”
For The Cinema Buff
Whether he’s watching his favourite movie or just watching the game, every man appreciates having a decent home theatre system. This one from Samsung is one of the best. Featuring True Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X audio content via its overhead and directional sound capabilities, it sounds amazing – plus it’s completely wireless, meaning it’s easy to set up no matter how big, small or cluttered your living room is. Price: AU$1,995.
Customer Reviews: “Excellent sound quality and clarity coming from a powerful sound bar. It really comes alive when watching a movie with Dolby atoms. Your hear sounds like never before. Best part is was easy to setup. Just plug and play. Highly recommended if your sound buff.”
For The Aspiring Supercar Owner
If he can’t yet afford that dream supercar, gift him the next best thing, with this Lego Lamborghini Sián FKP 37. Only putting together 3,696 lego pieces (which he’ll find fun anyway) separates him from owning a piece of automotive heaven and a 1:8 scale model of one of the fastest cars on the planet.
Moving parts galore, he can even pretend to drive it with a paddle-shift gearbox, setting the moving V12 engine into motion. He’ll literally be like a kid at Christmas with this cool gift. Price: AU$699.
Customer Reviews: “The lamborghini was an absolute unit to build, my friend thought it was the smaller one but when we both saw the size of that thing.. absolutely amazing best Christmas gift hes ever received.”
For The Global Traveller
Any global traveller will tell you that you can only really be called a ‘traveller’ if you have a passport cover, and this one from Harber London is one of the most luxurious out there. Handcrafted from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, it will not only hold his passport in supreme comfort but banknotes, loose change, and a few cards as well. The leather will naturally patina over time until the point it looks as well-travelled as him. Price: AU$137.
Customer Reviews: “I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. It was shipped out the same day and has exceeded my expectations. Can wait to use these on our first international trip.”
For The Man Who Remembers How To Write
If you want to get a thoughtful gift for him, then you can’t get much more personal than a pen. While we may have switched to smartphones and electronic data entry, a pen creates permanent memories and is something he’ll keep in his pocket, in his bag, or on his desk.
This Montblanc Meisterstück platinum-coated ballpoint pen is the true sign of a solid relationship. Crafted from black precious resin featuring the iconic white Montblanc emblem inlaid in the cap top, he’ll be writing you thank you letters for days, simply because this pen is so cool. Price: AU$560.
Customer Reviews: “We gave this pen to an attorney friend who did something wonderful for us. It’s hard to repay him, however he was thrilled to death with this gift.”
For The Man With Lots In His Pockets At The End Of The Day
A novel gift, but one that is thoughtful and will be much appreciated. A valet tray is an invaluable tool, being somewhere for him to put his watch, keys, spare change, and any other paraphernalia that comes out of his pockets at the end of the day. A perfect gift for the man who has everything, this valet tray could be the one thing he hadn’t thought of. Price: AU$194.
Customer Reviews: “I’ve been looking for a valet tray for my boyfriend. I saw this one online on Nordstrom.com and decided to purchase it and surprise him with it as a Valentine’s Day gift. I’m so glad I did! My boyfriend loved it! It came in a classy box and the valet is absolutely beautiful. I never purchased a WOLF product before, but would definitely do so again. The craftmanship is superb.”
For The Stylish Sleepyhead
Every man secretly wants some cozy pyjamas to relax in at the end of a long day’s work. This pair of Ermenegildo Zegna PJs definitely fit. Made from Zegna’s TECHMERINO wool, which is specially chosen for its lightness and natural thermo-regulating properties, it’s extremely comfortable and soft. Any man will love being able to lounge around and punch some serious Z’s in these Z’s. Price: AU$910.
Customer Reviews: “Comfortable product!! good quality.”
For The Vlogging Man
If your man likes to experience rushes of adrenaline or just wants an easy and convenient way to record life’s precious memories, the GoPro HERO11 Black is the perfect gift. Capable of cinematic 5.3K60 + 2.7K240 video with 24.7-megapixel stills from video and able to send highlight videos to your phone automatically, it’s the perfect gift for the action man that loves sharing his adventures with others. Price: AU$600.
Customer Reviews: “This go pro hero 11 is awesome! I got some fantastic shots with this. The play back is of excellent quality, a great little robust camera! 5⭐️”
For The High-Octane Sommelier
If he loves wine (or if he’s a big fan of Formula 1), then he’ll love this limited release from the famed Australian winery St Hugo produced in collaboration with Daniel Ricciardo. This acclaimed 2020 bottling features strong dark berry fruit notes in an elegant and expressive modern example of South Australian Shiraz. Just don’t shoey it. Price: AU$70.
Customer Reviews: “Well balanced and appealing multi-regional blend with compelling richness, volume and polish. Cork-sealed. Drink now.”
For The Man Who Needs A New Cologne
Forget Old Spice, Le Labo is where it’s at. Each fragrance is made by hand, so will differ ever so slightly from the next, meaning you can give the gift of a unique, masculine woody scent that he’ll really appreciate. Here’s a tip for beginners: the number on the bottle denotes how many ingredients go into it, so this Santal 33 (one of Le Labo’s most popular colognes) is made from 33 different ingredients. It smells bloody good, too. Price: from AU$145.
Customer Reviews: “Rubbery leather with an industrial feel and dry woods make for a pungent opening. The more time passes, the fragrance relaxes and grows as a smell into a creamy sandalwood with cardamom and papyrus, it sweetens a bit but still maintains the leathery aspect which is now paired with soft buttery iris. Have received lots of compliments!”
For The Sneaker Lover
Every man needs a pair of quality, minimal leather sneakers in his collection. The first colour he’ll need is white, and after that, he can venture into black, grey, and blue territory. If he has none or some of the above, then you can help to fill out his collection by scoring him a pair of Oliver Cabell’s.
One of the more affordable minimal sneaker options out there, yet still just as well made and just as stylish, he’ll be wanting to flaunt his new sneakers as soon as he’s opened them. Price: AU$276.
Customer Reviews: “Very good design and construction of materials high quality.”
For The Squeaky-Clean Sneakerhead
Getting a nice new pair of sneakers is nice, but so is cleaning up your favourite pair and making them as good as new. But cleaning sneakers can be a pain in the arse. That’s why this sneaker cleaner from Philips is such a great gift idea – it’ll help your man turn his beaters into grails in no time at all.
The automated cleaning device offers three different brush heads that work on a variety of materials including mesh, canvas, rubber, leather and suede. No more scrubbing away with a toothbrush. Price: AU$49.
Customer Reviews: “This product overall is great, it does a much better job than a wipe down!”
For The Tequila-Loving Man
If it’s good enough for George Clooney, it’s good enough for the man you’re buying a gift for. Casamigos Blanco is aged for 2 months in premium American white oak barrels, is crisp, clean and finishes smooth with a hint of citrus, vanilla and sweet agave. Tequila is really having a moment right now, so any man will appreciate receiving a nice bottle to bolster their bar cart. Price: AU$102.
Customer Reviews: “Very smooth, perfect for sipping, great value for money.”
For The Man Who's Constantly Getting Wet
If the man you’re buying for lives in an area subject to regular rainfall, he’ll appreciate an umbrella. Auckland-based brand Blunt makes some of the best in the business, with a patented blunt tip design that allows them to withstand strong winds, all while keeping him totally dry. Various colours and sizes can be tuned to his personality, for a thoughtful twist on this practical gift. Price: AU$149.
Customer Reviews: “I like the sturdy main shaft and quality of sewing with no loops or defects.”
For The Competitive Man
Who doesn’t like a bit of table tennis? Carved from FSC-certified rosewood, The Art Of Ping Pong’s set of 2 ping pong bats are inspired by old-school sweet wrappers. The bright colours and funky pattern, paired with the fact that these bats are incredibly well-made, are what make this set of paddles an excellent gift. Price: AU$67.
Customer Reviews: “Fusing great art with functional design.”
For The Man Who Has Everything
Still stuck for a gift? Get your man some wall art he’ll actually love. DMARGE has released a series of limited-edition framed prints from history’s most iconic and criminally unseen moments. From Steve McQueen strapping up at Le Mans to behind-the-scene shots of the James Bond movies, this limited series is a great choice for men everywhere. Price: AU$295.
Customer Reviews: “Stunning-Make me feel like I’m on holiday. Love the prints- delivery was quick and they arrived in perfect condition.”