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Unique Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything

by Kristin Bustamante

Nov 29, 2021

From meaningful gifts he’ll cherish for years to quirky one-of-a-kind finds that are totally him, these are the unique gifts for men he’s sure to love.

Unique gifts for men - engraved live edge charcuterie board from Etsy
Photo by: Luca Venter for Eat Art Drink

As you shop for unique gifts for him, consider what makes him so special to you. A favorite pastime, a hobby you share, an inside joke? Then shop for special, handcrafted gifts inspired by his favorite things.

From practical to perfectly him, these meaningful gift ideas for men are creative and carefully crafted takes on traditional gifts. We’ve found ways to take everyday gifts for him and fill them with extra special touches that show just how much he means to you.

Gifts that blend his favorite hobbies

Unique gifts for men - Hobby pint glasses from Etsy
SHOP: Set of 2 mountain bike pint glasses from vital, $32

The special guy in your life is one-of-a-kind so pick a present that perfectly pairs his favorite hobbies. Think mountain bike-adorned pint glasses for the guy who loves to explore new terrain and new pours, or a climbing wall-inspired coffee mug for the man who loves to scale new heights...but not before his morning cup of joe.

Gifts for the guy with a growing gallery wall

Unique gifts for men - Gallery wall art prints from Etsy
SHOP (clockwise from top left): Chicago style hot dog art from On Lane Avenue, from $35; mystical art watercolor from Ana Sofia Castanon, from $98; abstract man portrait from Shop Domo INK, from $40; retro audio cassette tape print from Pogopuffin, $9, mid-century desert landscape from Maile Lani, from $30; minimal city map from Native Maps, from $40

The secret to a great gallery wall is finding pieces that celebrate something that’s oh-so-him, like his dedication to Chicago-style hot dogs or unique maps of his hometown. Mixing in unexpected illustrated art prints is an eye-catching way to bring in some color and start up a conversation—and that’s the goal of any great gallery wall.

Gifts for the guy who loves hosting

Unique gifts for men - Foodie dice from Etsy
SHOP: “Dinners” Foodie Dice from Two Tumbleweeds, from $19

Whether it’s seated dinner parties or pop-up happy hours, if the guy on your gift list loves to play the role of “host” more often than not, then these entertaining-ready gift ideas are perfect for him. Servingware like a handcrafted charcuterie board or a beer flight board just waiting for a pour is always a welcome gift. If he’s more of a casual, “roll the dice” kind of host, try a set of foodie dice designed to create a mix-and-match menu for the evening.

Gifts for men who like it spicy

Unique gifts for men - custom spice blend from Etsy
SHOP: Handcrafted spice blend from Calicutts Spice Co., $10

If he’s also known as the neighborhood pitmaster, help him take his grill game to the next level with a custom spice blend. Pick a fun printed hot sauce towel that doubles as as reusable gift wrap and you’ve got a spicy gift set he’ll put to good use. Hopefully he’ll offer a taste-test of whatever he’s cooking up next!

Gifts for the guy on-the-go

Unique gifts for men - Dopp kits from Etsy
SHOP: Waxed canvas dopp kit from Zeyn NY, $65

For the road warrior in your life, a dopp kit is a multi-purpose gift. Whether he uses it for his overnight essentials or all his electronics and cables, it’s a handy gift. A bucket bag is a useful pick for running around town, and for longer journeys a handcrafted messenger bag is a stylish way to tote a laptop and essentials.

Gifts for men who make a house a home

Unique gifts for men - custom coffee table from Etsy
SHOP: Reclaimed wood lath coffee table from Gomez Design Studio, $1,500

For the homebody at heart, a home gift made for gathering ‘round is a wonderful way to bring friends and family together. Handsome, handcrafted wood furniture—like a reclaimed wood dining table or a live edge dresser—is an investment piece he’ll treasure for a lifetime and makes a great wedding, anniversary, or birthday gift.

Gifts for a modern man cave

Unique gifts for men - steel firewood holder from Etsy
SHOP: Bent steel log holder from Bold MFG and Supply, $225

Give his favorite hangout space a modern upgrade with a sleek steel log holder for this year’s stash of firewood. A perfect complement to both modern and rustic spaces, this is one of those thoughtful gifts for guys that they may not buy for themselves, but will definitely dig.

Gifts for the guy with a vinyl obsession

Unique gifts for men - record stand by Etsy
SHOP: Record console from Divider Records, $970

If the man on your list this year has a real thing for vintage vinyl, he’ll love a gift that helps him display his collection with class. Record ledges and record crates are perfect picks so he can keep his favorite tunes on repeat. A handmade record console pulls double duty offering both record storage and easy access to his record player of choice.

Gifts for the bearded bro

Unique gifts for men - beard kit from Etsy
SHOP: The Reserve Kit from Big Red Beard Combs, $50

Self-care may not be the first thing on his gift list, but once he gets a load of this grooming goodness we think he’ll be a convert for sure. Big Red Beard Combs takes facial hair care quite seriously, and this gift set includes everything he needs to kick off his routine.

Gifts for the guy with serious style

Unique gifts for men - art print joggers from Etsy
SHOP: “Universe of Love” joggers from Mmmm by C Springer, $65

Adding handcrafted and bespoke essentials to his wardrobe is a gift the stylish guy in your life will appreciate. Handmade pieces that are made from fine fabrics elevate his overall wardrobe, even if it’s a pair of joggers for everyday wear.

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Kristin Bustamante

Kristin Bustamante is a brand storyteller, content creator and mom, though the order changes frequently. You'll find her dreaming up new vacations, cheering from the sidelines, and drinking lukewarm coffee on the daily.