51 Best Gifts for Husband In 2018 (a VERY picky list)

Your husband is your best friend. The love of your life. The person whom you have pledged yourself to, in sickness and in health, til death do you part…

Why, then, is it SO darn hard to find the best gifts for husbands!?

You do, after all, spend countless hours together, share a home, and have a past filled with fabulous memories as a married couple. And yet, still, it can be notoriously tricky buying for presents for men.

But wait:

We’ve got you covered! We have done the (virtual) legwork for you – 14 long research-hours! – so you don’t have to. In this article, you’ll find 50 VERY carefully chosen and curated “guy gifts and gadgets”. You’ll find them sorted by personality type and interest.

Easy!

The Guy Gift Guide!

It’s not surprising that shopping for your mate is tricky. Really, you gave him your hand in marriage, and that’s a pretty tough gift to top. Okay, technically, it’s impossible to top. But don’t fret; whether you are looking for birthday gifts for your husband or a “just because” present, we can help.

  • Price Doesn’t Equal Importance – Sometimes we all fall into the old trope of thinking something is too ‘cheap’ to be a real gift. We are calling out that idea right here and now; how much you spend is not a reflection of how much you love. Hey, you can give your husband the moon, but if he knows that it cost the next five mortgage payments, he won’t be able to enjoy it. Keep a realistic budget and don’t ever think that spending less means caring less.
  • A Want vs. A Need – We are almost positive that at some point you and your husband have both been guilty of telling each other something like ‘We need a new vacuum, so just get that for me’ or ‘Well, the lawnmower is about to die, so that can be my present’. Don’t get us wrong; sometimes these items can make great gifts! But if all you ever buy is something that he needs to complete chores or needs for work, gift giving events can start to feel like Mondays. Yeah, not a great experience. Sometimes the best gift is something he wants but won’t buy on his own. Maybe because it seems silly to him to spend hard earned money on a hobby, or he just never gets around to ordering it. Either way, he will be pretty excited that you splurged a bit on his behalf.
  • Identify with Open Eyes and Ears – But wait, you might be thinking, I don’t know what he wants; that’s why I’m here! Don’t worry; we have plenty items that can make fantastic gifts for husbands. But, as you look through our picks, it’s important to think back on conversations you have had with your mate. Has there been an item he has expressed interest in, or maybe you noticed him admiring something on a store shelf? Always pay attention to verbal and visual cues and make a mental note of things that peak his interest.
  • Keep a Gift-Idea Journal – If mental notes aren’t really your forte, by all means, write things down. You don’t have to be super Type A about it (although we will admit that we always appreciate a good spreadsheet). Keep a special notebook or even just type short memos into your phone. Trust us; when you are frantically searching for cool birthday gifts for your husband, you will love having this point of reference.
  • Buying for Two – Ok, giving him a gift that is clearly for your benefit is, well, it’s just a bad gift. But if you are the kind of couple who loves doing things together, by all means, pick out something that you can enjoy as partners. He might have expressed an interest in a weekend trip upstate, perhaps you are both gamers and could enjoy a new challenge together, or maybe he’s just itching to try skydiving. Okay, we understand if you send him to do that one alone, but you get the idea.

Now that you know what you are looking for, let’s dive in…

Funny Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Funny Gifts For Husbands

It’s pretty easy to feel weighted down by life’s seriousness, what with all the bills, deadlines, and obligations that come with being an adult. If laughter is the cure for all ails, you can consider these gifts an investment in your hubby’s health.

Beard Head – The Original Barbarian Warrior Knit Beard Hat

Baby, it’s cold outside! If your husband wants to add a little extra pizazz to his wardrobe this winter, look no further than this acrylic yarn beanie and facemask. The beard is adjustable and, for those days where he needs to appear as a mere mortal, detachable.

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Balloon Dog Anatomy

Sing along with us! The hip bone’s connected to the backbone. The backbones connected to the balloon. Oh yeah, you read that right. Your husband will get a kick out of assembling this quirky model, and it will be a real standout in his man cave.

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Cards Against Humanity

If you want to throw a classy party for your hubby, break out the wine and classical music. If you want to throw a memorable party for him, give him this game and tell everyone to gather round!

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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food

Is your significant other looking to get more creative in the most important room in the house? No, not that room; we’re talking about the kitchen. For now.

If he wants to learn how to cook everything from the mundane pancake to the 500-pound donut, all while learning the science behind it all, he’ll love this gift.

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Smiffy’s Anatomy Man Costume

Would your husband like to hit the Halloween parties as something other than Jack Sparrow this year? Lightweight and breathable, this polyester and elastane mix bodysuit will leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees it.

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Geeky Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Geeky Gifts For Husbands

Does your husband all but faint when news about the latest Star Wars movie reaches his eager ears? If so, you are probably living with a geek and that, my friend, is a very good thing; few people are more fun to shop for!

Plox Official Star Wars Levitating Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

This is literally a floating Death Star that can connect to smart devices via Bluetooth and play your husband’s favorite tunes. It has a five-hour battery life, is super portable, and, again, it’s a levitating Death Star. Boom, you just won the gift-giving game.

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Game of Thrones – Monopoly: Collector’s Edition

Any Game of Thrones fan will tell you that this is a fitting twist on Monopoly. Everything is customized to reflect the show’s characters and themes so that players can enjoy a fun and immersive experience. Valar morghulis, but hopefully not from losing Monopoly on game night.

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Hyperkin SupaBoy S Portable Pocket Console

If your husband is more likely to play on a console than a board, he’ll love this gift. He can enjoy all of his SNES and Super Famicom games either on the handheld system, which features a 4.3-inch screen, or directly on the television. It is NTSC and PAL compatible, has a built-in audio jack, and provides ten hours of battery life.

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Trends UK Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine

Is your husband insisting that he can fix that clanking sound in your car? Maybe you can keep him busy with this gift instead. Featuring realistic sounds and lights, as well as see-through parts that allow your hubby to watch its workings, it has over 100 pieces to assemble.

And while he enjoys his present, you can zip your car up to the mechanic. Win-win!

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Kano Computer Kit

Whether your husband is just starting out on his quest to become King of the Geeks, or he is currently reigning supreme, he will get a kick out of this present. With no tools required, he can build his own computer brain with this tech set. He can then hook his invention up to any HDMI ready screen and, with the included keyboard, brush up on his coding skills.

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Outdoor Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Outdoor Gifts For Husbands

If your husband’s ideal day involves a lot of outdoor time, we are happy to report that you will never be short of gift ideas. Whether he is into long hikes, camping, or even bird watching, there is always a new gadget or piece of gear hitting the shelves.

MiniPresso GR Espresso Make

If your man wants to enjoy the majesty of nature in all of its full glory, he is going to need to get up early. Let’s face it, rising with the sun means one thing: caffeine is necessary. This handy gadget will let him brew his coffee on the go, so he can enjoy his morning cup of joe even when he’s on the trails.

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Sea Eagle SE370K_P Inflatable Kayak with Pro Package

Is your hubby ready to ride the rapids? Or would he prefer to boat through some tranquil waters? Lightweight and easy to inflate, this kayak is NMMA Certified, so it’s ready for to flirt with danger or calmly cruise.

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OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Sport 30L Backpack

The outside of this bag is crafted from tough PVC tarpaulin with welded seems. This makes this backpack truly waterproof and durable even in the harshest conditions. It’s straps are highly adjustable and it has cooling features to prevent your hubby from getting too sweaty as he chops his way through the Amazon rainforest. Happy trails!

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Qshell Mens/Womens Outdoor Bluetooth Music Beanie Hat

Never again will your husband have to choose between head warmth and his music. This beanie is double knitted from acrylic fabric and contains two sewn-in, quality speakers that will rest against his ears. The headphones connect to any Bluetooth capable device, and he can also take phone calls…with his hat. Ah, what a time to be alive.

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Garmin Vívoactive Smartwatch with Heart Monitor

If your husband prides himself on his active lifestyle or is a man who is just starting his journey down Exercise Lane, this present will delight him. With apps that keep track of his mileage, speed and work-out times, this smartwatch has a color screen that is easily readable even in direct sunlight.

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Techy Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Techy Gifts For Husbands

Is your husband always looking for a new contraption to tinker with? If so, you are in luck because every time we turn around we are finding innovative new gadgets to review and recommend.

Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

You can’t go wrong with this photo and video taking gadget. Your husband will love watching the images as they stream live to his phone. With a 25 minute flight time, he will be able to do plenty of exploring, and he can even use it in low-light environments!

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RIF6 CUBE Pico Video Projector

With a built-in speaker and SD card slot, this cube can cast presentations, video, or images right onto the nearest flat surface. It can also be connected to smart devicevs or computers with an adapter, so virtually any media is easily shared with a crowd.

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Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Red) Accessory Bundle

The accessories included here are great, but the real show is the camera itself. With SnapBridge technology, it’s easy to share photos with Bluetooth capable devices, and the picture quality is pristine.

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FlashForge 3D Printers

If your husband is a true nerd, you have totally heard him pining over 3D printers. This model can connect to his devices via Wi-Fi or USB, as well as through a flash drive port. The build plate won’t get hot, and the full-color touch screen makes printing a breeze.

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Zhiyun Smooth-Q 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphone

Does your husband love taking video with his phone, but hate the shaky-cam Blair Witch feel of his home movies? This gimbal stabilizer provides steady video for 12 hours when working off its battery. Plug it in, and he can charge his phone while he films.

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Romantic Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Romantic Gifts For Husbands

Some events call for a gift that just resonates with the love you have for your husband. Keep in mind the sort of romance that speaks to your life partner as you shop, and you’re sure to hit a home run.

Ed Sheeran Divide Poster

This tastefully understated rolled poster is sure to express your love without any unnecessary bells and whistles. Its muted color scheme will fit in on any wall, and part of the proceeds go to the Save the Music Foundation. That’s a double dose of romance for your music-loving spouse.

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MAYCOM Creative Fashion Leather Couple Keychain

This gift is a subtly stylish way to keep both of you close, at least symbolically. It doesn’t scream romance, but instead softly whispers of it. The charms are crafted from zinc alloy, and the leather is quality top-grain.

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Tiny Box of Romantic Gestures

This box contains 24 solid wood tokens with, as the name implies, romantic gestures written on each one. Instead of giving him one gift, you can give him this box and then spend weeks picking out a token and fulfilling each sweet task.

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Hidden Secret Message Leather Bracelet

On the outside, it’s a chic leather bracelet. Look on the inside, however, and there is a message privately shared between you and your husband. You can pick your preferred font, as well as a saying and/or date, for that personal touch.

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nooky Lube

This would be one of the exceptions to the ‘don’t buy a gift for yourself when shopping for him’ rule. Hey, sex is like a bicycle built for two; you can only really get moving when both riders are feeling their best. Water-based and easy to clean up, you will both enjoy the romance in the air.

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Sporty Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Sporty Gifts For Husbands

Is your husband the one who leads the charge when it comes to drumming up a friendly game of soccer? Because if he is, we have some pretty great gift-buying news for you; you will never run out of fun items to pick from!

Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick

If your husband is looking for a unique way to be active, with the bonus of impressing any neighborhood kiddos, we have the gift for him! Available in three sizes, the tip of this pogo stick is made with a rounded shape and built to maintain exceptional traction. Your hubby can even add or remove air to adjust the spring’s stiffness.

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Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter

Does your mate love swimming? This device will propel your husband through a body of water at speeds up to 2 MPH. If he’s feeling extra adventurous, it can also be used to dive to new depths. The battery is rechargeable and carries enough energy for him to enjoy this gadget for up to an hour and a half at a time.

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Take Flight Ultra Parkour & Freerunning Shoe

Enjoyable exercise starts from the ground up, so good shoes are a must. These sneakers are breathable, lightweight, and have a durable rubber sole that grips the ground. Available in blue or red, they are reported to fit true, so you can feel comfortable ordering whichever size your hubby typically wears.

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Rep Adjustable Bench

You won’t find a better bench than this one. It is adjustable, enabling your husband to work on all of the significant muscle groups in his body. Wheels on the chair’s rear make it easy to push around and store, and the frame comes with a ten-year warranty. The bench can support over 1,000 lbs, is comfortable to work out in, and easily cleaned.

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RUNFast/Max Pro Weighted Vest

If your husband is looking for a new challenge in his running routine, you can’t go wrong with giving him this gift. Available in various weights up to 60 lbs, it is a one-size fits most product. The weights themselves are removable, enabling your husband to tailor his resistance level from workout to workout.

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Gift ideas for husbands by age

Best Gifts For Husbands By Age

Odds are, you have looked at a toy and wondered if it was age appropriate for the child you were shopping for. But, have you ever done the same for an item meant for your husband? Hey, let’s be honest; some gifts land better when you’re older versus younger, and vice versa.

50 YRS | Standing Stone Farms Ultimate Cheese Making Kit

If your hubby loves spending time in the kitchen, why not give him something new to do? This kit includes everything, sans dairy, he needs to make a whole range of cheeses. He can use any type of milk, from cow to sheep, and fill up the fridge in no time.

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40 YRS | Freudian Slippers

Looking for a gift that will get a laugh, but also be surprisingly useful? Well, look no further. These comfy slippers are perfect for reading the morning newspaper while sipping a hot cup of coffee. Bonus points if you give him a cigar with this present.

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30 YRS | Kombucha Brewing Kit with Organic Scoby

Is your hubby tired of paying out the nose for good kombucha? If so, perhaps it’s time to give him the gift of a new hobby with this brewing kit. After following the step-by-step instructions, he is sure to put the included kombucha cultures to good use.

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20 YRS | Sega Homestar Original Black

Your stargazer will be happy to bring the night sky inside with this gift. Able to project over 60,000 stars onto the walls, it rotates and includes two projection slides, as well as a shooting star function. Romantic date night, anyone?

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Affordable Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Affordable Gifts For Husbands

We meant it when we said that you don’t need to go broke to show your hubby how much he means to you. Afterall, staying within a budget is also a way to show you care!

Sminiker Professional Defender Tactical Pen

The pen is mightier than the sword, for real this time. This writing utensil can not only scribe beautifully, but it can also be used as a defense tool or to break glass. An anti-shock design will protect your husband’s hand should he need to deploy his weaPEN. Sorry, we couldn’t resist.

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Elastic Precision Model

If your husband needs a bit of nostalgia in his life, perhaps it’s time to bring back the toy guns of old. This rubber-band shooter is solid wood, can fire six rubber bands, and is a replica of its 1911 counterpart. Aim responsibly!

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Perplexus Epic

Is your husband into puzzles? This spherical labyrinth will keep him busy for hours at a time. He will have to conquer 125 barriers as he navigates his way through the 22-foot track. Better still, no one has to worry about losing pieces as everything is connected.

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Ferrofluid in a Bottle

If your husband needs a bit of stress relief from time to time, this gift will do the trick. With the included magnets, he can manipulate the fluid suspended within the water. The soothing movements are sure to give him the break he needs.

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PNY LEGO Brick USB 2.0 Flash Drive

This device adds some much-needed quirkiness to file storage. With two models, one being 16 GB and the other 32 GB, he is sure to get a kick out of plugging this gizmo into his computer.

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Luxury Gifts Ideas for Husbands

Best Luxury Gifts For Husbands

Everyone needs a little spoiling sometimes. Yes, even your husband. So, if it’s in your budget, why not surprise him with a gift that will, well, really surprise him!

Orb Audio Mini 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System

If you fell in love with an audiophile, you can’t go wrong with these speakers. With sound that goes above and beyond expectations, they are available in several shades and super easy to install. He will have the entertainment system heard around the world!

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Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer System with Glass Carafe

Does your husband take his coffee seriously? This machine can make anything from the classics to specialty brews, and even has a built-in frother. With intuitive controls, it won’t be long before your husband is putting Star Bucks to shame.

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URB-E Folding Electric Scooter

This lightweight scooter is capable of traversing all types of terrain and can reach a speed of 18 MPH. Great for all ages, the pneumatic tires provide a comfortable ride, and the scooter’s battery is rechargeable. It also folds up for easy storage.

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SubPac M2X Wearable Physical Sound System

If your husband loves music, why not give him the gift of full immersion? This vest is virtually a wearable speaker that will beam the music into his body. There is little sound leakage so that he can enjoy the beats of his music in private.

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HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System

Is your husband ready for some next level gaming? This VR set will blow his mind as it allows him to experience new worlds and challenges in their full glory. Plus, it’s a great way to get moving while playing. We call that another win-win!

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