4 Gift Ideas for Him


Is there a special man in your life that you need to come up with a gift idea for? Perhaps his birthday is coming up, maybe a special anniversary, or event to commemorate, or perhaps you just want to get a jump on your holiday shopping. Regardless of the occasion, obviously you want to find a gift that speaks to him, is something that fits his lifestyle and personality, is something he will appreciate, and actually hang on to. That’s a whole lot to try to find in just one gift.

To help take some of that pressure off your shoulders and get you brainstorming, we’ve gone ahead and put together four fabulous gift ideas for him that are sure to make a positive impression on him. They show that you have put thought and effort into the gift idea and that you truly want to show him how much he is loved and appreciated.

So, here are some fabulous ideas that can spark inspiration in you.

A Personalized Watch – a Gift He Will Cherish for Many Years to Come

If you are looking for a gift that has lasting power, which the special man in your life will be able to enjoy now and for many years to come, then you want to think in terms of timeless elegance and functionality. Nothing ticks off those boxes quite like a personalized watch does. Personalized watches give you the ability to provide a gift he can use each and every day, and yet combine it with a sentimental message that a standard gift just doesn’t allow.

So, what exactly is a personalized watch? It is a watch that allows you to engrave a special message, the recipient’s name, a special date, or quote on the back/inside of the face. Only he will see the message and each time he does, he’ll think of you and what a special gift it is.

Now, because this is meant to be more of a lasting gift that he can use for many years to come, you want to be picky about the quality. Look for watches that have such features as a glass face, surgical stainless steel casing that won’t tarnish or scratch over time, Quartz movement, a high-quality band such as metal or leather, and depending on the man in your life, you may also want to look for something water resistant so he won’t have to worry about ruining it.

In terms of the style or color, typically it’s best to go with a classic design. These are styles that don’t come and go which means it will look just as stylish the day you give the watch to him, as 10, 15, even 20 years down the road.

Grilling Tools and Accessories – Feed into His Passion for Grilling

If your man happens to love grilling outdoors, and really taking food and ingredients to the next level, why not speak to this passion and provide him with a variety of grilling tools and accessories? You could even make your own gift basket using the theme of grilling, and really pack it full of as many cool things as you can find. 

Keep in mind that with this gift idea you have a lot of leeway where budget is concerned, opting to keep the budget tight and small, or going all out.

In terms of the must-have tools and accessories for a grilling enthusiast, this can include items such as:

A Complete Grill Set – This is a great gift to get started with as a grill set contains all the essential items needed. Things such as tongs, a cleaning brush, a basting brush, and a chef’s spatula should all be included. Make sure they also have long handles to keep your hands safely away from the heat. If you are into learning to clean your iron grill grates then you should definitely have the right tools.

Smoker Box – With this cool accessory, you can actually transform your standard grill into a smoker by placing meat inside the box.

BBQ Thermometer – In order to cook the meat perfect time after time, it’s imperative to have a high-quality and accurate meat thermometer that is compatible with a BBQ. This is the ultimate way to check the “doneness” level on all types of meat.

A Fun Apron – Rather than let your man get all messy while grilling, a fun apron can help him to stay clean.

A Drone – Tap into His Inquisitive Side

Many people have that inquisitive side where they just love to learn more about their surroundings. This can be another fabulous route to take when brainstorming about the perfect gift, as a drone makes it possible for them to explore all kinds of fabulous terrain, flora, fauna, wildlife, and so forth.

You can purchase a really basic entry-level model that will just kind of introduce him to the world of drones, or you can invest more money and get more of a professional grade drone that allows for greater detail, can fly further on the chare, can take photos and videos, and is truly intuitive and user-friendly when it comes to the steering and handling of it.

Before you go and pick up a drone, it’s a good idea to do research on the best makes and brands, and what, if any, laws exist about drone usage in the area in which he lives.

Matched Luggage – For the Man Who Loves to Travel

Then there are the men who love to travel and explore the world. While traveling may not be in the cards right now, why not gift him with a set of matched luggage and give him something to look forward to once traveling is safe again?

Matched luggage comes in a variety of colors, prints, materials, sizes, configurations, and budget points, so again, you’ve got the ability to really pick and choose what suits him best. Remember, the set has to work with his specific needs and style of travel, which means you may need more dedicated pieces or even specialty luggage.

No Shortage of Fabulous Ideas

As you can well see, there is no shortage of fabulous gift ideas for the special man in your life. If you still need some inspiration, check out this great selection of gifts for men by Stephen David Leonard. The hardest part will be narrowing it down to just one gift.