Yes, you can find unique gifts for men who have everything! Here’s a simple way to find thoughtful gifts for anyone, and 9 gift ideas to get you started.
When you go looking to buy unique gifts for men who have everything, most websites immediately start putting them into categories Is he a tech geek? Is he a sports fanatic? Is he the grill master? Is he a health nut?
Well, what about the men that are none of those? The men that buy for themselves whatever they want whenever they want it?
Or what about the men who do fit into one of those categories, but the recommendations are way off base?
For example, my stepfather loves drinking good wine, but he has all the wine bottle openers, decanters, and wine glasses he needs. Not to mention a cellar that’s already pretty full of good stuff. Talk about frustrating
Basically, most of the men in my life are IMPOSSIBLE to buy for.
But I’m not one to be deterred. My sister actually once said that I “buy the best gifts.” Well, that’s only because I insist on finding truly unique gifts for men who have everything. And it’s all based on these three questions:
- What does he like?
- What does he value? and
- What does he need? (What will he use?)
If you can find something that ticks all those boxes, then you’ve found a winner. Here are some ideas of gifts that have been great gifts before or I can’t wait to give to someone I love!
9 Unique Gifts for Men Who Have Everything
Unique paraphernalia related to their favorite drink
Most of the men I know have a favorite beverage. And it’s fun to get unique items that go with those drinks. But forget wine decanters and bottle openers.
Think of things that are useful, but not necessarily something that they would buy for themselves. A great example is one of these custom trays made with old wine crates. The rustic design is perfect for men, and gives them a way to bring out LOTS of bottles at once! (and what man doesn’t value the ability to show off his collection?)
An incredible watch
Men seem to have a thing for their timepieces. Whether it’s the latest Apple watch, a fancy sports watch, or even one of a gorgeous wood watch like the one above, you just can’t go wrong with a watch.
His favorite team’s jersey
Now, I know this can get expensive. My husband is a huge Redskins fan, and throwback jerseys can get costly. But there are plenty of options that are in different ranges. Plus, there’s something so special about getting your guy a jersey that you know he’ll love. Take a look and you might be surprised.
Necktie travel case
Most of men I know that are difficult to buy for are also heavy travelers. A necktie travel case is a great budget option for them, because it solves a problem that I know can be frustrating to them.
A Good Group Game
Game night isn’t only for families with young kids. For the man who values family, games can be awesome gifts. We’ve had so much fun playing games like Exploding Kittens, Ticket to Ride, Dixit Jinx, and Mexican Train Dominoes with adults and kids alike.
Wooden Docking Station or Tabletop Valet
I never realized how much stuff men have in their pockets until I married my husband. And without a place to keep and organize it all, it ends up strewn all over the house. That’s why I love the wood charging station valet we got years ago. His is pretty basic, but I do love the modern designs that are available these days like the one above.
Bluetooth “Anything” Finder
Now, if he doesn’t use that charging valet, he may spend more time than he wants looking for his keys everyday. Sound familiar? This ‘anything finder’ is a great gift for those situations! I’m even thinking about finding a way to attach it to our remotes so we can find them after the kids lose them!
The Perfect Cookbook
We have so many cookbooks that we had to start giving them away. But Steven Raichlen’s How to Grill is hands down the most used cookbook we have. In fact, we’ve used it so often that the pages are starting to fall out. (I think it’s time to buy the Kindle edition). It covers everything from basic grilling techniques to incredible side dishes like whole cabbage and melted onions. Yum!
If all else fails, get him his favorite drink
If he enjoys a good glass of wine or something special, then you can never go wrong getting him a bottle of his favorite drink. BUT, it’s good to put a little extra thought into your gift.
My dad loves scotch, but I won’t buy just any bottle. I’ll research unique aging combinations like limited edition and long-aged scotch. On the other hand, my husband loves wine that can be cellared, so I’ll buy him a bottle that’s from a good vintage. Then I’ll buy two…one for now and one for later.
OR, if he’s got plenty of the good stuff, but needs more everyday options, you can buy him a monthly gift club. This is especially good for wine and beer lovers, because those bottles finish so quickly! Plus, it’s less expensive than you think. Grab a few family members to make it an amazing group gift!
Need More Ideas? I Can Help!
Now, I know that the ideas above may or may not work for the guy in your life. And that’s why I’ve got a printable worksheet to help you brainstorm ideas for gifts for the man who has everything – or anyone else in your life that is difficult to buy for.
This is the system I’ve used to buy affordable and unique gifts for men who have everything…like my stepfather. He can afford to buy whatever he wants whenever he wants it…and he usually does. The gift guide worksheet is in the resources library, which is a newsletter subscriber exclusive. All you have to do is add or name and email to the opt-in box to get the password.
Now It’s Your Turn
So, now you know 9 unique gifts for men who have everything and a simple system to make sure that whatever you buy is truly the perfect gift. Now I want to know…
Do you have a similar system for picking out gifts?
What’s the best gift you ever gave one of the men in your life?