For whatever reason, there are men out there who are just IMPOSSIBLE to get gifts for. Whether it’s because they already own everything under God’s green earth, or they’re a closed book who never seems to share their genuine interests with anyone, or they are hard to impress, or they simply insist that they want “nothing“; we all know a man who is incredibly hard to buy for, and the thought of getting them a gift makes you involuntarily shudder.
Never fear dear friends, we are here to help. We’ve scoured the web and we hit the pavement to find the absolute best gifts for the impossible man. If you’re after a birthday, a Christmas, or a Father’s Day gift, and whether it’s for your dad, a sibling, your best friend, or a colleague, these gifts are perfect for any and all occasions, and will delight any and all of the impossible men in your life.
So, if you’re after gift ideas, take a look at our guide of gifts for the impossible man and we guarantee any of the gifts featured below will put a smile on his impossible face.
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Deep down, we’re all pyromaniacs; the human race undeniably loves fire! So, if you give your impossible man this unique gift, they’ll love it, as they can now enjoy a safe & well-contained fire wherever they please. The Personal Concrete Fireplace provides all the benefits of a regular size fireplace but comes in a compact and portable design. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this little fire gives off 50 minutes of burn time and will provide ambiance to any setting, making it an ideal gift with a little wow factor. Price: US$95.
Everyone loves pizza, so a perfect gift for a man who's hard to buy for is this Personal Pizza Maker. A compact baker, crafted from cast iron, will allow him to make yummy brick oven-style pizza at home on his grill or BBQ. The Pizza Maker is essentially a little oven that'll make pizza deliciously crispy and gourmet in less than 10 minutes; plus, as it's only eight inches in diameter, it can be taken and used practically anywhere. This is a great gift for a man who's impossible to shop for, especially if he loves pizza; and let's be real: who doesn't? Price: US$35.
Whether the man in your life who's hard to shop for is a couch potato or a gym junkie, he'll definitely have aches and pains; we all do. Therefore, any guy will love a Therabody Massage Gun! Specifically designed to relax and help sore muscles. All devices feature a customisable speed range, a handle design that eliminates hand/arm strain, and 16mm amplitude for deep muscle treatment. Prices start at US$299.
Sometimes a practical gift that a man who's hard to buy for wouldn't buy for himself makes the perfect gift idea; like this portable Air Purifier by Keysmart. Small enough to fit in a cup holder, this Air Purifier can be put in the car, or in the office, or a room at home as it definitely won't take up much space but will purify up to a whopping 161 square feet. Using LED UV-C rays to kill 99.99 percent of airborne pathogens and microorganisms such as mould, viruses, germs, and bacteria, this is a rather pragmatic gift given the whole, you know, global pandemic, which is why he'll appreciate it greatly. Price: US$119.
Unique gifts tend to please those who are impossible to shop for most, as it's likely they don't already own it. However, if you take the unique gift route, you need to get some that's good quality and genuinely cool, so it doesn't end up getting re-gifted or thrown away...
A perfect option is this Custom Home Bar Tap, that's handcrafted in Texas and will allow the man in your life to have a fun bar experience at home. Leakproof, and non-wobbly thanks to a rubber gasket, the Bar Tap is easy to use and will elevate his kitchen at home. It can also be engraved with any name for that extra special touch. Price: US$375.
If your hard to buy for man is a bit of a foodie (and aren't we all foodies at heart?) you can't go wrong with a meat & cheese gourmet gift basket. All of Hickory Farms' gift baskets are expertly crafted to include only the best products like gourmet cheese and dry Italian sausage. Any impossible man will love a Hickory Farms gift set, because it's something they can instantly indulge in; and, if you're lucky, he may even share some of his delicious goods with you. Prices start at US$17.99.
Another practical gift that an impossible man wouldn't purchase for himself is this polished sparkling water maker from Aarke, making it a great gift. The Black Chrome Carbonator 3 is finished in an elegant shiny black stainless steel, and is compact and chic enough to sit beautifully on any kitchen bench. With an easy-to-use design, the lever both carbonates liquid and releases pressure, making the best sparkling water ever! This gift will allow guys to feel fancy in the comfort of their own home, and they'll enjoy drinking sparkling water that they 'made' themselves. Price: US$250.
Inevitably, time just gets away from us, and whether you’re at home or in the office, more often than not, when you finally get the time for a sip of coffee, it’s gone cold. Everyone faces this problem, so an impossible man will love this brilliant gift.
The Ember Mug is app-controlled and keeps beverages an exact temperature all day long. It also has an auto-sleep feature that senses when the mug is empty and turns off, and a scratch-resistant ceramic coating. While a regular mug isn’t a super cool gift, we assure you that the Ember Mug is, and it'll be the best mug he's ever have. Price: US$99.95.
If you want a practical gift that'll also make an impossible man exclaim "cool!" a Swiss Army Knife is the way to go. The epitome of functional, Victorinox knives features a large blade, scissors, reamer, can opener, 3mm & 7.5mm screwdriver, bottle opener, wire stripper and keyring. Guys will cherish this cool gift, because it'll make them feel like they're equipped to handle anything. Prices start at US$20.
Sometimes you really can't beat a good bottle of wine as a gift; it's a staple gift for a reason right? Guys who are hard to buy for will appreciate a quality bottle of wine to crack open and enjoy instantly. Revel Wine only sells premium and award-winning wine from some of the leading vineyards and winemakers around the world, making it the perfect place to buy a bottle of wine from. With a wide variety of reds, whites and rosés, choose the type of wine your impossible man likes best and we guarantee he'll be thrilled. Prices start at US$10.
Not many men tend to indulge in skin care, even though they really should! A quality set, like this 1818 Farms Gentlemen's Gift Set makes a perfect gift for an impossible man as he isn't likely to buy it himself, but he will enjoy giving himself a little pampering session (and if he doesn't thank you, his skin certainly WILL). Featuring handcrafted bar soap made with goat's milk, spearmint lip balm made from beeswax, unscented shea butter cream, and a firewood-scented shave oil, and all presented in a wax-sealed Alabama wooden box, guys will love this self-care gift (even if they won't admit it). Price: US$38.
There's nothing better at the end of a long day than a nice cup of tea. Hence, any man will be absolutely elated with a T2 gift set. Tea Too prides itself on travelling the world to find the best quality tea leaves, meaning no matter what gift pack you choose, your impossible to shop for man is guaranteed a delicious cup of tea! Prices start at US$18.
Nespresso is renowned for their carefully calibrated machines that produce the perfect cup of coffee, every single time. However, they also produce other impressive machines that'll make perfect gifts for the impossible man, as it's most likely he already owns a coffee machine.
Take the Barista Milk Frother, for example. This device can be used to create lattes, iced coffees, hot chocolates, and a whole bunch of other delicious recipes available on the Nespresso app. Easy to use, this machine will delight the guy in your life because he'll be able to create his own cafe-quality creations at home. Price: US$169.
Speaking of coffee, there is no word to describe this gift other than cool. This alarm clock by Barisieur features stainless steel components and glassware that sit on a walnut timber tray, and will brew a cup of tea or coffee at the time of alarm; meaning this awesome contraption will make a cup of coffee or tea for your impossible man, and then wake him up when his beverage is ready. The Coffee Alarm Clock is not just functional, it’s also sleek and sophisticated looking; this is truly a remarkable gift that’ll even impress the most severe 'impossible to buy for' men. Price: US$473.
A water bottle will never go astray in day to day life, and a hard to buy for guy will be pleased with the simplistic practicality of this gift. S’well water bottles stay cold for 24 hours and stay warm for 12, plus they're available in a variety of cool colours and styles. Stylish and functional, these water bottles make a great gift for any man, but especially for an environment lover. Prices start at US$25.
Looking for an awesome gift that'll keep your impossible man entertained for hours? Gift him a drone. Holy Stone's drone is very affordable and yet, is still an excellent calibre of drone. It's equipped with FHD 1080p video resolution so they can capture memorable moments with high quality images and videos, and has an altitude hold feature, perfect for beginners to have a stable flight experience. Impossible men will love this gift because they most likely won't have one already, but it'll make them feel as joyous as a kid while they explore the world in a new, fun way. Price: US$79.99.
Isn't every man truly a kid at heart? Our answer: yes. Even those impossible, hard to buy for men... therefore he'll squeal with delight (well maybe not literally squeal) when you give him this cool gift that'll allow him to fulfil his Lego Master dreams in a more sophisticated and grown-up way.
This Lego set will allow your man to build a faithful representation of the original Sián FKP 37 Lamborghini in eye-catching lime green with golden rims. Authentic features of the model car include the 8-speed transmission, activated by the movable paddle gear shift, V12 engine with moving pistons, and 4-wheel drive. This buildable car set will let your man enjoy quality downtime as he brings the beautiful Sián FKP 37 to life. Price: US$379.80.
Another practical gift, simply because they're guaranteed to be impressive gifts for the impossible man, is this Item Locator by Tile Mate. Simply attach the tile to keys, bags, wallets, your phone, whatever! And the tile will allow you to find the item in question when you can't find it. The tile can also be paired with an Alexa device, so you can ask Alexa where your keys are and she'll actually be able to tell you. This is a perfect gift, because we ALL tend to be a bit forgetful or lose things every now and then. Price: US$24.99.
A hand-made to order framed print always makes a sure-fire great gift. DMARGE has released a series of limited edition framed prints from history's unseen moments; from Mick Jagger to James Bond, this limited series is a great choice for hard to buy for guys everywhere, as they'll be able to elevate their man cave, office, or any other room with a sophisticated print. Price: US$295.
This smoking kit makes an awesome gift as it’ll allow the person you buy it for to easily incorporate smoky, aromatic flavours into their cocktail recipes and show off at their next get-together. The kit comes with a glass dome, barrel-aged smoking chips, a luxury butane torch, and an old-fashioned glass, and is so cool, even a man who’s hard to buy for will be impressed. Price: US$109.