20 Gifts For Husbands Who Have No Idea What They Want

Kelly Bryant | Oct 23, 2018 Beauty & Style
20 Gifts For Husbands Who Have No Idea What They Want

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It may not be right to make blanket statements about men, but in this case we're going to do it anyway: Dudes can be impossible to shop for. Unless there's a hobby or interest that is constantly churning out new goods and services to gift them for holidays and special occasions, it's not uncommon for men to offer us a blank stare when asking what they'd like in terms of presents. Regardless of that deer in the headlights look we receive when asking a simple question, it's natural to want to find the best, coolest, or most fun gift that will actually wow them this holiday season. But we're not mind readers, so what's a partner to do?

A call to the Psychic Friends Network is unnecessary (although could result in some really wacky gift suggestions) and no one should be expected to anticipate the other person's needs. It's impossible. So when the season of gift giving strikes, refer to this list of gadgets, accessories, and services that will have a significant other thinking, "Hmph, how'd she know I'd love this? I didn't know I'd love this!" And isn't that what makes gift giving so magical anyway? When one perfectly nail exactly what the other has been looking for?

It's possible some of these gift options will benefit the gift giver as well. He doesn't need to know when a few pumps of that delicious-smelling Molton Brown shower gel have been swiped by another member of the household. All he needs to know is that he smells good. Really good. It's a win-win for everyone. From simple gifts like jeans to thoughtful ones like weighted blankets, there is something here for him. Now on with the gift-giving!

  • Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Bath & Shower Gel


    Kicking one's grooming habits up a notch doesn't have to be an agonizing experience, especially when the result means smelling absolutely amazing. Molton Brown has an incredible array of dude-friendly shower gels, like the Tobacco Absolute Bath & Shower Gel, that are the perfect shower upgrade.

    Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Bath & Shower Gel ($32, Molton Brown)

  • Great-Fitting Jeans


    A perfect-fitting pair of jeans can make or break an outfit, and that goes for both men and women. Step up his denim game with Lucky Brand Men's 181 Relaxed Straight Fit Jeans, which don't feel too binding and get better with every wear.

    Lucky Brand Men's 181 Relaxed Straight Fit Jeans ($90, Macy's)

  • RHA MA650 Wireless Earbuds


    For use at the gym or simply on-the-go, these Bluetooth-enabled wireless ear buds are helpful in staying connected and entertained. Bluetooth-enabled and sweatproof (in case he is some kind of weekend warrior), the price is right on these beauties.

    RHA MA650 Wireless Earbuds ($100, Amazon)

  • Man Crates Whiskey Appreciation Crate


    Sure, the name Man Crates sounds kinda silly, but the whiskey lover will surely love this crate designed especially for him. It even includes a personalized decanter ... and snacks! The only thing it doesn't include is the actual whiskey, so don't forget to pick up a bottle of his favorite variety.

    Man Crates Whiskey Appreciation Crate ($150, Man Crates)

  • SensaCalm Weighted Blanket


    We could all use a better night's sleep and weighted blankets have been trending as they help put pressure on the body to ease anxiety and stress from the day. SensaCalm's blankets come in a variety of colors, sizes, and weights, with the ability to customize one that suits the recipient's exact needs.

    SensaCalm Weighted Blanket ($202, SensaCalm)

  • UNTUCKit Button-Down Shirt


    For the guy who loves the untucked look, UNTUCKit shirts are a must because there are enough fits to work with a variety of body types. We can't promise he'll never look slovenly again, but this is definitely a start.

    UNTUCKit Arrigoni Wrinkle Free Blue and Pink Check Shirt ($98, UNTUCKit)

  • The Art of Shaving Unscented Starter Kit


    A good shave can make a huge difference, and make the act of shaving a little more enjoyable. If he isn't quite ready to make the leap into a full medicine cabinet of products, start with Art of Shaving's four-piece unscented starter kit and he'll soon be hooked.

    The Art of Shaving Unscented Starter Kit ($30, The Art of Shaving)

  • Beard Comb Keychain


    For the man who loves his facial hair, keep it looking smooth on the go with this ultra convenient beard comb key chain. He may not think he needs it, but we're placing bets it becomes an indispensable convenience.

    Beard Comb Keychain ($34, miniFab/Etsy)

  • Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Travel Kit


    Whether he's a business traveler, adventure-seeker, or a regular gym goer, this convenient dopp kit will keep everything he needs for daily grooming in one place. It's stylish without feeling pretentious.

    Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Travel Kit ($30, Nordstrom)

  • Prana Men's Spencer Joggers

    Sweats don't have to be sloppy, so whether the guy just appreciates their coziness or wears 'em for his yoga practice, this pair from Prana will improve his active wear style game. Moisture wicking and quick drying, he'll be hooked on these joggers in no time.

    Prana Men's Spencer Joggers ($79, YogaOutlet)

  • Todd Snyder Timex MK1 Steel Watch


    He may not think of himself as a watch guy, but this timepiece will likely change his mind. Simple and sporty, he can stop checking his phone for the time of day.

    Todd Snyder Timex MK1 Steel Watch ($99, Todd Snyder)

  • Thursday Boot Co. Captain Boots


    Because the shoes he has been wearing look like they want to disintegrate on his feet, it's time for a fresh pair of boots. This style from Thursday Boot Co. comes in a few different colors and leather finishes, so there's plenty to choose from.

    Thursday Boot Co. Captain Boots ($199, Thursday Boot Co.)

  • Weekender Bag


    If he's a guy who is going places, it's time to do it in style. A weekender bag, or cleaned up duffel, is perfect for quick work trips and weekend adventures.

    Everlane Mover Pack ($78, Everlane)

  • Instant Pot


    It's truly the gift that keeps on giving. He'll love all of the stuff the Instant Pot can do and he can be in charge of dinner all week -- giving everyone else a break. It's a win-win.

    Instant Pot ($100, Amazon)

  • Lennon + Wolfe Kanye Cowl Neck


    Unbelievably soft and cozy, Lennon + Wolfe's Kanye cowl neck pullover is a much more stylish take on the standard sweatshirt. And it's unisex, so feel free to steal it from him whenever the opportunity arises.

    Lennon + Wolfe Kanye Cowl Neck ($148, Lennon + Wolfe)

  • Goodfellow & Co. Long-Sleeve Baseball Tee


    Give his T-shirt collection a sprucing with this baseball-style tee. It's a sensory-friendly take on the wardrobe staple, meaning it features a a tagless design and flat seams.

    Goodfellow & Co. Long-Sleeve Baseball Tee ($15, Target)

  • Tile Mate Anything Finder


    Tired of being asked where his car keys are? Buy him this and that repetitive question will be a thing of the past.

    Tile Mate Anything Finder ($35, Amazon)

  • Studebaker Portable Radio Cassette Player


    If he's really jonesing for what life was like back in the '80s, this cassette player oughta do the trick. It plays tapes and records so everyone can get their mix tape action on.

    Studebaker Portable Radio Cassette Player ($50, Urban Outfitters)

  • Personalized Cuff Links


    Nothing screams grownup like a pair of monogrammed cuff links. Even if he doesn't feel like he has it all together, at least he'll look like he does!

    Personalized Cuff Links ($27, RCPersonalizedGifts/Etsy)

  • Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker


    Introduce all of the amazingness of Amazon's Echo line of smart speakers with the new third-generation Dot. It may be small, but its sound is mighty and he'll love all of the things this voice-controlled device can do.

    Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker ($50, Amazon)

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