Since the beginning of time, parents, wives and children everywhere have been looking for the coolest gifts, most unusual gifts and downright creative gift ideas for the men in their lives. Let’s face it, gift giving for guys is no easy challenge. It seems like they’re way more particular than their female counterparts, but that could be just the men in my circle.
After years of browsing through the same old selections, it’s time to mix it up and find some perfect presents that would be great for birthdays, anniversaries, Father’s Day or any other special occasion where your special guy deserves something cool and a little, or a lot, out of the ordinary.
Believe it or not, we’re going to make your search easy. We’ve found gifts for him that will make your man feel loved and adored on his special day. From fun and functional gifts, to perfect presents that are whimsical and challenging, this year you can give him something extra-special in addition to some fun time spent with you.
Get ready for some major hugs when you deliver your favorite man one of these awesome surprises. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Best Creative Gift Ideas for Men.
1. Coolest Cooler in Margarita Green
Fun always happens outside, right? With a Coolest Cooler it’s easy to keep your picnic cool, mix delicious drinks and a listen to great tunes no matter where you are. Made for fun and built to last, the Coolest practically begs to be taken outdoors. From backyard to beach, from lake to a tailgate, the Coolest turns good times into great memories with family and friends.
The Coolest Cooler includes:
· Ice-crushing blender powered by 20V rechargeable Lithium ion battery (good for 16-24 pitchers of cocktails or smoothies)
· Removable outdoor Bluetooth speaker with dual drivers and a resonator plate
· Waterproof USB charger to charge phones or other devices
· LED light in the lid to find your favorite food or beverage after dark
· Built-in bottle opener with magnetic cap catcher
· Four built-in plates, one ceramic knife, a corkscrew, and a removable divider/cutting board
· Done-in-one tie down bungee cord to haul your gear
· Stainless steel axle and hinges, double-wide rubberized wheels, and aluminum telescoping handle, all built to last
Keep the fun going by talking along a portable barbecue grill, and plenty of sunblock.
Price: $399.99 (11 percent off MSRP)
2. Lily’s Home Upside Down Double Wall Beer Glass (Set of 2)
Everyone knows most men love beer, especially when it’s icy cold. These awesome double walled, insulated beer glasses are just the ticket for hot summer days with a cold beer in hand. Lightweight and fun, with their clever upside down design, these beer glasses will be the hit of any intimate gathering or special party. Order him a cool home beer brewing kit so he can make his own awesome brews and test out these glasses on a regular basis.
3. Double Hammock With Space Saving Steel Stand
This hammock is designed for promoting relaxation and a healthy lifestyle in any outdoor place. It is made of 100% cotton and the stand is constructed of sturdy and all weather-resin steel. This hammock is able to accommodate two adults, or up to 450 pounds. It’s a great gift for your guy that he’ll love sharing with his sweetie on a warm summer day. With the included carrying case, he can toss it in his rig and relax anywhere. Please note, the redhead in the photo doesn’t come with this hammock. Your sweetie will have to supply his own. If he’s someone who likes color, you can also order this hammock in a red stripe pattern. To give him the ultimate in relaxation, include a complete guide to meditation as a part of your perfect present.
Price: $72.75 (27 percent off MSRP)
4. Baden Champions Series Croquet Set
Your man might just take his outdoor activities to the next level with this deluxe backyard croquet game. The Baden Champions Series Croquet Set is portable and perfect for leisurely afternoons at the park and simple to tote over to a neighbor’s backyard. A great gift idea, especially for dads, this is a game your guy will play for hours with family and friends. It’s the perfect pick-me-up on a sunny summer afternoon or evening. Built with soft grip handles for hours of comfort, this set is ideal for two to six players, and comes with everything he’ll need to get started. If your man happens to be a real croquet aficionado, you could opt to get him a more high-end croquet set.
Price: $85.35 (3 percent off MSRP)
5. Faber Castell Ambition Fountain Pen
Does your guy love fine writing instruments? (Mine does.) The Ambition fountain pen from Faber Castell might make the perfect present for your honey. From the minute I picked up this delightful pen (Faber Castell sent me a sample to demo) what you notice first is the nice feel and pen weight in your hand. You know you’re about to write something important or noteworthy. The design is beautiful, but what makes this pen awesome, in my opinion, is the amazingly smooth ink flow. As a long time lover of good pens, I have several fountain pens in my collection. As a rule, they’re persnickety and tough to get a smooth, consistent flow of ink. Not so with the Ambition. It flowed beautifully right out of the box. And because men want nothing more than to leave a legacy for their families, get your guy The Book of Myself, a do-it-yourself autobiography in 201 questions. That would be an amazing gift for you one day. Don’t think he’ll go that far? Get him some gorgeous note cards to go along with his Ambition fountain pen and ask him for a handwritten letter every now and then.
6. Stetson Horizon Crushable Straw Hat
Your guy will look and feel cool in this stylish crushable straw Stetson hat. If you’re looking for an unexpected gift for your husband or your dad, this one’s a winner. It will keep the sun off his face and shoulders, but this stands apart in the realm of men’s hats. It’s breathable, crushable and packable, so he can stuff it in his backpack, briefcase or suitcase – shake it out and never falter on the distinctive Stetson style. If you man is more of a fedora guy, Stetson makes those too. If your dad is more Indiana Jones than cowboy, perhaps an outback hat would be a better choice.
7. Orvis Encounter 5-weight 9′ Fly Rod Outfit
Remember going fishing with your dad? Maybe on his next special day, you should take your dad, husband, brother or boyfriend fishing. Instead of sitting in a boat or on a bank, walk the rivers and streams of life in search of the wily and clever trout. This fly fishing combo kit from Orvis would be a great gift idea for any guy on your list. It includes a the Orvis Encounter fly rod featuring graphite construction for flexibility and lightweight ease, an Encounter reel, weight-forward trout fly line, backing, and a leader, all professionally rigged and loaded to fish. The state-of-the-art rod design offers smooth, crisp performance and a gift like this is the promise of memorable times outdoors. Once you’ve got him hooked on fly fishing, there is a never ending list of future presents to buy from waders to fishing vests to the actual fishing flies themselves.
8. Ivation Battery-Powered Handheld Portable Shower
If there’s one thing guys love, it’s a good shower. Even better if it’s a shower while he’s out camping. This waterproof, battery-powered portable shower can do the deed indoors or out. By drawing water from virtually any bucket, basin, sink or lake, the Ivation portable shower system turns any pool of water into a gentle shower-like stream, on demand. With the mobility and shower-anywhere capability, it is great for on-the-go showering for campers and hikers. It’s perfect for poolside or beach showering, and it provides gentle bathtub showering for toddlers and babies, eliminating the need to use the strong overheard shower stream. You can even use it to wash your pets. With a built-in rechargeable 2200mAh lithium battery, the Ivation portable shower runs for up to 60 minutes on a single charge. Charging is easy via USB connection to any computer or laptop, or with a 12v car adapter. Couple that with the included suction cup and hanging hook, and you’ve got a shower ready when you are. Use the S-shaped hook to hang the lightweight, 1.4-pound Ivation shower head on any nearby branch, and voila…you’ve got an instant outdoor shower. What’s extra cool is the Ivation portable shower features a built-in water filtration system that cleans the water while the shower is in use. If you really want to spoil your man while he’s in the outdoors, get him a super nifty Bucket Water Heater to guarantee a long hot shower anywhere.
Price: $27.99 (30% off MSRP)
9. GreenWorks Twin Force G-MAX 40V Li-Ion 20-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower
I know you think I’m nuts for putting a lawn mower on a gift list, but I promise you, if your guy is green and loves the planet, he’s going to love this great gift idea. The Greenworks dual blade lawn mower’s 40V, 4Ah Lithium Ion battery gives it a run time of up to 60 minutes per charge, with more power for the toughest lawns. Innovative high-speed twin 10 inch blades let him finish mowing faster because of the 20 inch total cutting width and excellent mulching ability. Single-lever 5-position height adjustment allows him to choose the best cut for his yard. This mower’s lightweight poly deck is extremely durable and easy to push through the most challenging terrain, while the big 10 inch rear and seven inch front wheels allow maximum maneuverability. The rear bag and mulch functions convert easily without tools. What dad wouldn’t want to mow faster and better, without using polluting gas? If your dad already has a mower he loves, consider a Lithium Ion battery powered string trimmer. Lightweight and long lasting, your dad will love kicking the can – gas can, that is.
10. Master Vintner® Wine Making Starter Kit
Believe it or not, one of Washington State’s most awarded wineries was started by two couples buying their first wine making kit a few decades back. Why not give your dad the chance to change careers or at least have a heck of a lot of fun by making his own wine? This perfect present is science and art combined, and his finished product will surely be the talk among his friends. Your man can easily become an expert because the Master Vintner® Wine Starter Kit delivers exclusive first-class instructions from industry leader Tim Vandergrift in an easy-to-follow how-to DVD. Before you know it, dad will indulge your palate with a complex Cabernet, impress your friends with a well-rounded Merlot, and celebrate every occasion with his own hand-crafted Champagne. This kit is compatible with any wine recipe up to 6 gallons in size (not included). Since he’ll need some recipes to start, get him a great wine recipe book to set him on his wine making journey.