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Your Husband Will Love (and Actually Use) These Gifts

Jun 18, 2023Jun 18, 2023

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The longer you’ve been with a person, the harder it gets to find them a truly great present. You’ve already gotten them pretty much every gift idea you can think of, and if not, they've bought it themself. If your husband is the type to answer, "I don't know" or, "I don't need anything" when you ask him what he wants, he's likely no help in the gift department. That's why we worked a little magic and put together a list of items he’ll surely want (and use), even if he doesn't know it yet. These are the best gifts for husbands that will make him feel loved and appreciated on his birthday, your anniversary, Father's Day, Christmas, or any other gift-giving holiday.

There are a broad range of picks including gifts for the outdoorsman, the home chef, music lover, grilling enthusiast, and more. So use this list to your advantage, and get him something he’ll love. We’ve included foolproof classics, such as coffee mugs and socks, but with an updated twist. There are also unexpected gifts, such as Legos, lava salt, and a grow-your-own-mushrooms kit, that he’ll never see coming. Surprise him on a special occasion — or out of the blue! — with these thoughtful, unique gifts for him.

Get him a swanky belt that dresses up or down. He can wear it with jeans for a casual weekend look or with a nice pair of slacks for a day at the office. The belt comes in a wide range of color and size options and can even be personalized with his initials for an extra special touch.

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Groove Belt


If your husband calls himself "the grillmaster," he needs this high-tech (yet still affordable) meat thermometer. It's battery-free and runs off kinetic energy, meaning all he has to do is shake it to power it on.

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Give your hubby one of the best desserts New York City has to offer — Magnolia Bakery's famous banana pudding. This sampler pack ships nationwide and includes two large cups of banana pudding and two cupcakes.

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This heavy-duty wallet is perfect for the outdoorsman, blue-collar worker, or traveler. The Ridge Wallet is made from titanium and has a lifetime warranty. It's scratch-resistant, holds 1-12 cards, and can prevent wireless theft. For extra protection, add an AirTag to help him track it's location, so he never loses his wallet again.

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Ridge Wallet


Introduce him to a little bit of self-care with this exfoliating beard and face wash. It's said to help prevent ingrown hair, bumps, and irritation while also providing smoother, healthier skin. Apply it to damp hair for best results.

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Exfoliating Beard Wash & Face Cleanser


If he travels a lot for work or pleasure, give him a toiletry bag that will hold all of his bathroom essentials — shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razor, etc. He can keep them all in one place for easy grab-and-go access. Calpak's toiletry bag has multiple interior pockets to pack and secure everything he may need while he's away.

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Hue Toiletry Bag


For the husband who is notoriously hard to buy for, give him an open-ended gift such as a Ticketmaster gift card. That way he can pick what he wants to spend it on — a concert, a comedy show, a sports game — his choice!

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Gift Card

As much as he may hate the effects of getting older, this massage guns certainly helps make it more bearable. He can use the five-speed head to relax stiff muscles, massage deep-tissues, and ease tension after a long day.

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Therapist Select Prime Percussion Massager


When in doubt, the answer is always socks. Men riddle through socks like no one's business, so it never hurts to get him a few more pairs. With over 200,ooo reviews, these Dickies Dri-Tech socks are an Amazon best seller.

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Men's Dri-Tech Moisture Control Crew Socks Multipack


A nice pair of headphones are a gift he likely doesn't know he needs. They can come in handy in a variety of situations — while working from home, traveling on a plane, or sleeping next to a partner who swears they don't snore.

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Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones


While Legos may not be every husband's gift of choice, they certainly are a popular one. Perhaps it's the nostalgia they elicit or the accomplishment they induce that has men adding them to their wishlists. Either way, Legos are a fun, unexpected gift to give him.

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Darth Vader Helmet


Beard conditioner is as much of a gift for you as it is for him. Instead of enduring beard rash from his scratchy facial hair, give him this softening cream to help him hydrate his facial hair. As a bonus, the conditioner also helps prevent clogged, irritated pores.

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Beard Conditioner


A catch-all slip-on shoe is a great gift for the hubby. This pair from Timberland is easy to put on, looks nice with everything, and is beyond comfortable. This versatile shoe comes in both standard and wide sizes, ranging from 7 to 15, depending on his size and fit needs.

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Men's Mt. Maddsen Slip On Hiking Shoe


If he likes to take the lead in the kitchen, give him the gift of black lava sea salt to make every dish a meal of luxury. This fancy salt not only looks great, but claims to have added health benefits as well. The salt gets its blackish color from charcoal, which detoxifies and provides antioxidants.

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Black Lava Sea Salt


Think these acupressure slippers look uncomfortable? Well, looks can be deceiving. They can help ease foot pain and relieve tension throughout the body. "I've tried all of the balls, stretches, massage, PT; Nothing worked to heal my plantar fasciitis except for these pressure point slippers," one reviewer says.

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Acupressure Foot Massage Slippers


If you two love going on camping trips together, gift him this glossy mug that you can sip hot cocoa or soup out of after a day of exploring.

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National Parks Iconic Enamel Mug in Green


Not only is this an entertaining après-ski activity for the adults, but the innovative bottle openers are also made from recycled materials — which makes this a great sustainable gift.

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Wall Mounted Recycled Ski Bottle Opener


Martha Stewart isn't just interested in dinner recipes and party planning hacks. No, her brand reaches far beyond the dinner table— starting with this haunting candle that burns for up to 60 hours.

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Dismembered Moments Candle


There are ice molds and then there are ice molds. This set of four is shaped like a detailed golf ball, basketball, football, and baseball, and won't water down his drink.

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Sports Ball Ice Molds


Give him the gift of a good shave. This trimmer has ceramic blades to trim private and not-so private areas without cutting, tugging, or irritating the skin.

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Electric All-Body Hair Trimmer


If he loves playing volleyball at the beach during the summer or playing four square with the kids, Spikeball is the outdoor game for him (and the whole family).

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It's always fun to pick out a new pair of PJs. These soft, cotton, flannel pants have a drawstring waist and are machine washable. Plus, the snowshoe and ski imagery will transport him to the slopes.

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Flannel Pajama Pants


If he is a fan of snacks, then this subscription box is the perfect gift for him. You can choose between four subscription plans, though signing up for the 12-month option is the best value ($39.99). Each box contains authentic Japanese snacks, candies, and teas from family-run businesses.

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Snack Box


Whether he's hitting the gym or running out for errands, this pair of joggers will aid him in his on-the-move activities. The classic-tapered fit makes it an easy pant to dress up while still remaining comfortable. Plus, hidden media sleeves make it easy for him to leave his backpack at home.

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ABC Jogger


This 2-player game is all about strategy. The manufacturer may say it's good for ages 12 and up, but the levels range in difficulty so the whole family can enjoy.

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Peek & Push: A Game of Memory and Coordination


Who doesn't like a gift that benefits the giver? This sleep aid promises to put anyone to sleep in under 25 minutes, thanks to the breathing exercises. "After nearly a month of using it nightly, I have to admit that I am quite shocked at how well it works. We don't use it nightly, just on nights we consider ourselves to be at risk for being wide awake all night, and each night we've used it, we've slept like absolute babies," one reviewer wrote.

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If he can't head out of the door before pouring a cup of coffee then he'll be excited to try this dark roast that has exciting notes of lemon and bell-pepper to kickstart his day.

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Vacuuming might not be the sexiest aspect of your hubby's car obsession, but it's certainly a useful one. "I own three dogs, and it is just a nightmare pulling out my extension cord to vacuum my truck," one reviewer says. "I can now just plug this little guy into my 12v car outlet, and I’m good to go!"

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Portable Car Vacuum


This 3-in-1 charging station makes it easy for him to refuel his phone, Apple watch, and AirPods — all at the same time. There is also an option for Android devices, if he's a diehard Samsung fan. With almost 53,000 reviews on Amazon, this charging station is an obvious choice for your hubby.

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Wireless Charger


With this slim tech gadget, he can stick or lean his phone anywhere, anytime, thanks to the reusable adhesive. You can choose from over two dozen colors and patterns to match his phone case.

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Flipstik 2.0


Up his shaving game with this tool that acts as a guide for him as he trims his beard, hair, and mustache.

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The Cut Buddy


Give him the gift of R&R with this handy massager that will help ease any neck and back pain he has, thanks to the optional heated mode and the adjustable nodes.

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Neck and Back Massager


If he's been watching House of Dragon, he'll drag everyone into a tournament with this board game that lets three to six players battle it out for control of the Great Houses.

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A Game of Thrones Board Game: Second Edition


Crank up the sound! With almost 15,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, he can listen to his favorite song, podcast, or soothing sound while in the shower, at the beach, or anywhere else.

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Bluetooth Shower Speaker


If his love language is words of affirmation, get him this book and fill it out with reasons you think he's "so awesome." There's also a What I Love About You book, which would also make for a great gift.

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Why You're So Awesome Book


"I do NOT want to go back to other soaps, at all," one reviewer wrote on Amazon. The brand has a bit of cult following, as it smells terrific, is sustainbly sourced, and has nourishing ingredients.

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Men's Soap Variety Pack


Perfect for the man with everything, this unique gift will stand out from the rest. Use this kit to easily grow tasty, hearty mushrooms.

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Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit


Help him fall asleep easier with a weighted blanket that will not only keep him snug, but also keep him cool, thanks to the breathable fabric. Trust us, he'll sleep like a baby!

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Cooling Weighted Blanket


Complement his playful personality with this whimsical sock subscription. He'll get a kick out of receiving a new pair every month.

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We're sure your husband wants to master something. Perhaps, Neil deGrasse Tyson can teach him scientific thinking. Or, Gordon Ramsay can show him how to cook like a pro. There are over 114 courses for him to choose from to help him learn a new hobby.

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This nifty gadget is a bottle opener, flat screwdriver, ruler, wrench, saw blade, and much more all in one. Plus, it can slip right into his wallet. Talk about a multi-use slam dunk!

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Survival Credit Card


Married to a diehard gamer? He can place his phone inside this controller, and it will connect. He can use all the thumbsticks and buttons to up his gaming.

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Mobile Game Controller


These Chukka boots include UGG's signature cozy feel with a whole new level of style, that makes them a go-to shoe for walking around the house or out and about in winter. "It's my first pair, and I am in love," one reviewer says. "I recommend to anyone."

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Chukka Boot


If he's picky about the warmth of his morning cup of Joe or post-dinner tea, he'll love this smart mug that can control drink temperature through a smartphone app.

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Temperature Control Smart Mug 2


Warm beer will become a thing of the past with this nifty cooler that guarantees a frosty cold beer for hours, thanks to the vacuum insulated double walls.

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Stainless Steel Beer Bottle and Can Cooler


Commemorate the day he was born with this show-stopping glass that honors his birthday and all he's learned with a beautiful tree-themed design.

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Rings of Celebration Birthday Glass


He'll be surprised by how much he wants to use this unique gift. Even if he's not musical, he can learn how to play them easily.

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Musical Spoon


Full HD-resolution and a 170 degree wide angle lens makes this a high-tech, super safe car accessory. He can say goodbye to blindspots and hello to high-quality footage.

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Dash Cam


Available in many colors, you can't go wrong with this beanie that will keep him warm (and disguise unruly hair). FYI: One size fits all, so you don't have to worry about fitting!

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Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie


For his love of nuts, and for your love of not finding the shells everywhere, gift him this nifty server. Let him go nuts!

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Pistachio Pedestal


He may not think to buy a pair for himself, but he'll really appreciate the softness and comfort once they're on his feet.

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Classic Clog


Calling all baseball loving husbands: This two pint glass set includes etched maps of his favorite MLB stadium.

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Baseball Park Map Pint Glasses


Ogio backpacks are great because they're intricately designed to have a storage solution for everything. This model has a laptop sleeve, a large center storage area, pockets for power cords and computer mice, and an internal file sleeve. "I've used this backpack almost daily since 2004," one reviewer says. "The multiple pouches are extremely useful, and the main compartment can hold a day's worth of clothes, plus a shower kit."

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Want to bring the bar home? This business makes soap bars to satisfy all your liquor cravings from gin, to long island iced teas, to absinthe. "This made me want to get in the shower the minute I opened the package," one reviewer says.

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Nothing can transport you to a college tailgate quite like a good ol' game of cornhole. Gift this set with his favorite craft beer for an outdoor day full of fun and memories.

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Another user favorite! He'll get at least three hours worth of burn time, making everything from camping to hanging out in the backyard with the guys a breeze.

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The Original Go-Anywhere Campfire


These aren't ordinary sneakers. These kicks, which come in a few different colors, are partly made from plastic bottles and are completely machine washable.

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The RS01 Sneaker


Does your husband work from home? If so, he can use this stand on the couch, in bed, or anywhere else he wants to work or lounge. The adjustable legs fold down to a compact size for easy storage, too.

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Tablet Holder


He may have a set of whisky stones that he's never used, but what he'd love to have is a great tasting whisky, like this one, to put those stones to use.

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12-Year Scotch Whisky


Perfect for the movie-loving husband, this easy-to-use popcorn maker will make every movie night special. "The popcorn pops fresh, and the taste is like you ordered it from the concession stand in the movie theater," one reviewer says. Plus, the uniquely-designed, nonstick popping kettle makes cleaning a cinch.

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Theater-Style Popcorn Machine


Trevor Noah's book has been on the top of Amazon's comedy book list for months. Once he gives it a read, he'll know why. "He's funny when humor is possible. Even when he's serious, there is grace and wit — plus, a sweetness and generosity of spirit that's rather uplifting. I don't think I've ever said that about a book," one reviewer wrote.

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Our readers are fans of this microwaveable bacon grill that will cook his favorite breakfast food to perfection in minutes.

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Help your husband stand out with this reflective windbreaker. Waterproof and lightweight, it's ideal for cycling, hiking, jogging, camping, and other outdoor activities. Outfit with six handy pockets, he can securely store his essentials. No more fiddling around for his keys, cellphone, or wallet.

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Raise a drink in his honor with this handsome wooden flight set. The best part? You can personalize it for added flair.

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Personalized Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses


Satisfy his sweet tooth with this deluxe box of gooey chocolate chip cookies. Don't live in New York City? No worries. You can have these baked-to-order treats delivered right to his doorstep. Sweet, right?

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If your husband is the chef in the family, he’ll really turn up the heat with this versatile, 14-inch, stainless steel pan. Perfect for one-pot meals and delicious family-friendly dinners, its patented design allows heat to distribute faster and more evenly. The dual surface means the wok can sear while using less oil, grease, or butter. He can really put his cooking skills to the test with this oven-safe (up to 500 degrees) and dishwasher-safe kitchen essential.

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14-Inch Hybrid Stainless Steel Wok Pan


This tiny Bluetooth speaker is great to take on the go, with its compact size and ability to easily attach to backpack straps. "Bought for my golf bag. Sounds great, connects easily, [and] battery lasts forever," one reviewer says.

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SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker


Does his smile make you blush? If so, keep his pearly whites sparkling with this smart, electric toothbrush. Not only does it provide personalized guidance, it times how long he needs to brush and even reminds him when to brush — all via a convenient app.

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Not only can you snap photos in an instant with this camera, but you can also print them just as fast.

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Instant Camera & Photo Printer


This nifty tape measure is durable, weather resistant, and made of tough polycarbonate plastic. "Good accuracy, fast, and consistent," one reviewer says.

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