These unique gifts are the perfect way to make the men in your life feel loved and appreciated – whatever your budget
Dad, brother, SO, son… whether they're pretty picky or just have everything they want, the men in your life can be hard to buy for. Short of a season ticket or sports car – it can be tough finding gift ideas that make them feel special on a realistic budget.
That’s why we’ve curated a thoughtful edit of the best presents to make your men smile on their special day. So, whether you are looking for birthday gifts for men in their 20s, 50s or 70s, an anniversary token or a spur-of -the-moment treat, put those novelty socks down, because we’ve got you covered.
The best gifts for men who have everything
When faced with a tricky giftee, this is our advice: focus on gifts that are thoughtful, practical and unique, and which reflect his interests. Think a beard-care kit for the man who’s sporting new facial hair or an adrenaline-boosting experience day for the gent looking for adventure.
For those who say they don’t want anything, (what’s more frustrating), perhaps tap into their love of what’s new, by choosing skincare sets showcasing the buzziest, most effective skincare ingredients, the coolest new fragrance or a hamper of smaller gifts for a personal, unexpected touch.
How much money should you spend?
Good news during the cost-of-living crisis: the thought behind a gift matters far more than the cost. No, seriously.
Of course the idea of an expensive token is nice, but realistically showing that you’ve really thought about the person you’re treating and have tailored a gift to suit their likes and tastes is what really matters.
Is a weekly hot-towel shave out of your budget? A luxury shaving kit can provide the high-end result for a fraction of the price. How about a skin-refreshing facial after he becomes a dad? The right skincare bundle is a cost-effective alternative that will still leave you on hand for nappy changes and bottle admin.
The most important thing to remember? Set a spending limit before you start your gift search and, if necessary, use bundles and the added value of a gift set to help you stick to it. This will help you think outside the box while sticking to your budget, so you can find cost-effective gift ideas for men they’ll remember for years to come.
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Ted Baker Body Spray Trio
• Three-piece set
Why should his fragrance wardrobe be any less evolved than his outfit options? This trio of the designer’s favourite fragrances in body spray form is designed for the ready-for-anything man in your life. With vibrant and fearlessly individual Sterling Blue, poised and complex Graphite Black and classic Vintage Amber – this gift is a triple threat.
Harry’s Men’s Chrome Gift Set with 3 Razor Blades + Shave Gel
• Polished chrome finish
• Four-piece set
Harry’s is a men’s grooming company specialising in high-quality shaves and craftsmanship at exceptional value – and the recipient of this gift should consider it the first step on the path to a grooming glow-up. With a polished chrome razor, three blades, travel cover and cushioned aloe-enriched, shave gel, the brains behind the brand use German engineering, ergonomic weightiness, and a design inspired by fine fountain pens, to help make every shave as smooth, precise and comfortable as possible.
No7 Men’s Skincare Bundle
• Six-piece set
If your giftee’s idea of skincare is a once-a-day top-to-toe wash in the shower, it’s time to get them serious with this luxury bundle. Packed with skin-loving essentials, it features an Energising Face Wash and Scrub duo to remove everyday impurities like dirt and oil, and the renowned Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day and Night Moisturisers, Serum and Eye Cream. It’s a skincare routine, bundled. Plus, each item comes separately, so you can add your own personal flair when you wrap it for gifting.
Activity Superstore Ultimate Choice for Thrills Gift Experience
• Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase with the option to extend
• Height, weight and health restrictions apply depending on your chosen experience
• Availability, location and seasons vary
• 28-day money-back guarantee (except where the experience has already been booked)
Buying for a thrillseeker means socks or a novelty mug simply won’t cut it. Offer your giftee an adventure package with a choice of more than 20 different action-packed experiences to choose from. From bungee jumping, to caving, mountain boarding and paintballing – there’s even an option to swim with crocodiles. Most packages are designed for couples (unless otherwise stated), so be prepared for an adrenaline-filled offer you can’t refuse. You’ve been warned!
Superfacialist For Men Looking Sharp Cactus Gift Set
• Includes cactus seeds and plant pot
Skincare can be confusing, but this simple-but-fun gift set makes it easy for men with dry or dull skin. Simply cleanse with the face wash infused with vitamin B3, glycolic acid and cactus water to remove daily impurities, then apply the nourishing moisturiser. It’s formulated with skin-quenching hyaluronic acid, cactus water and a tetrapeptide to help skin appear firmer. The set even includes a pack of cactus seeds and pot, so they can watch their plant flourish alongside their healthier-looking skin.
NIVEA MEN Skin Energy Anti-Fatigue Grooming Bundle
• Four-piece set
Gift that ‘get-up-and-go’ feeling with an invigorating bundle, packed full of grooming essentials and anti-fatigue skincare. The NIVEA MEN Energy Shower Gel cares for both skin and hair, whilst providing long-lasting freshness with energising mint extract. Skincare staples, like the NIVEA MEN Skin Energy Revitalising Face Wash, helps give their routine a boost, thanks to the refreshing formula enriched with caffeine. Effortlessly unclog pores and remove impurities that can harm the skin - self-care has never feel so good!
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Eau de Toilette Spray
• Size: 125ml
• Fragrance family: amber
If your giftee is looking for a signature scent, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male is the sexy classic that’s both masculine and fresh. One sniff unlocks peppy top notes of mint, cardamom and bergamot, an unconventional heart of lavender, orange blossom, cinnamon and cumin and a sensual base of sandalwood, vanilla, cedar, tonka bean and amber. What’s more, the iconic, sailor-inspired torso bottle will look as good on his dresser as the fragrance smells on skin.
Hawkins & Brimble Beard Gift Set
• Two-piece set
Having a beard doesn’t mean you should skip self-care. This quirky gift set with beard shampoo and balm is perfect for the man who takes pride in and wants to grow and maintain healthy facial hair. A spicy kick of ginger helps revitalise and soothe dry skin, while pro-vitamin B5 conditions as it cleanses for a healthy-looking beard. Meanwhile the cocoa butter in the balm leaves whiskers and skin soft and strokeable.
NIOXIN 3-Part System 1 Trial Kit for Natural Hair with Light Thinning
• Three-piece set
If the man in your life has thinning hair on their mind and on their head, help is at hand. This unique and effective three-part system reduces hair loss due to breakage, while strengthening the follicles and refreshing the scalp to deliver a healthy shine. With a shampoo, conditioner and scalp and hair treatment, it merges skincare with skincare.
GilletteLabs Heated Razor For Men Starter Kit
• Wireless charging and magnetic docking
If your go-to gift is a spa experience, this heated razor brings that self-care moment to your giftee’s home. Featuring Gillette’s thinnest and finest blades, the adjustable warming technology replicates a luxurious hot-towel shave at the touch of a button. Magnetic docking and charge technology keeps between-shave admin to a minimum, meaning charging doesn’t become a chore.