50 amazing gifts men actually want in 2022
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This year, a gift card just won't cut it. Get a head start on your holiday shopping list and get the special guy in your life something that he'll really love and use. There's something on this list for everyone, from the grill master, to the fashion lover, to the one who has everything and everyone in between.
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Based on our experts' testing and rave reviews, we've come up with the best gift ideas for him. Whether it's for your dad, grandpa, husband, boyfriend or brother, Reviewed has you covered. Some of our top picks for 2022 so far? A top-rated drone, a popular VR headset and an awesome pizza oven. Pick any of these presents and prepare to become his number one!
►The best holiday gifts of 2022: Shop for everyone on your list with this ultimate guide
1. For the guy who loves pizza: A pizza oven
If the guy you're buying a gift for loves pizza (and really, who doesn't love pizza?)—then this is the gift that will really impress him. The Ooni-Karu Outdoor Pizza Oven is one of the best pizza ovens on Amazon and makes authentic, stone baked pizza in just 60 seconds! This outdoor, portable pizza oven can be fired up with wood or charcoal, or can be used with the Ooni Gas Burner attachment (sold separately) to cook with gas. Not craving pizza? The oven can also be used to cook steak, fish or veggies!
2. For the one who loves coffee: Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker
If he can't get his day started without caffeine, make sure he's brewing it from the best possible coffee machine. The Keurig K-Elite is one of the best single-serve coffee makers we tested, with several cool features like a button for brewing iced coffee, five different cup sizes and adjustable brew strength.
3. For the man who loves his backyard: The Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit 2.0
Know someone who loves spending time in his own backyard? We recommend the Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit 2.0, a fire pit he can easily assemble and enjoy at home. This product, one that we tested and loved, has a devoted following who praise its ease of use and quick-start capabilities. Since the Bonfire Pit is smokeless, Dad won’t have to worry about cleaning up a bunch of ash once the night is over.
4. For one who's always late: Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple Watch Series 8 builds upon the success and advancements of the Series 7 model. It has a large, always-on display, tons of health and fitness tracking features and is quick to charge. It's a great gift, especially for someone who's constantly on the move and has a lot to juggle. Be sure to check out our list of the best smartwatches currently available.
5. For the man who loves music: JBL Flip 6
Help him fill a room with beautiful music that is so, so much nicer than what you get from basic smart speakers like the Amazon Echo. The JBL Flip 6 is the best value portable speaker we've ever tested, as it offered the best all-around performance with a waterproof exterior, excellent 12-hour battery life, and incredible, room-filling audio. This model comes in a massive range of colors too, and is compatible with USB-C quick charge.
6. For the meat-eater: Crowd Cow box
Steak, burgers and bacon, oh my! He can get all of the above—and plenty more—with a subscription to Crowd Cow. The delicious meat delivery service offers a vast selection of high-quality meat and seafood (all sustainably sourced from independent farmers) that he can pick and choose from each month. When we put this meat delivery service to the test, our tester found each cut to be great quality and deliciously juicy.
7. For the one who wants to fly: Potensic T25
Most high-quality drones will cost you $500 and up, which can be pricey for many hobbyists. The Potensic T25 is our favorite drone under $200, making it an awesome way to practice flying (and crashing), without spending a ton of money. Despite the price, you’re still getting an included 1080p camera and smart features like hovering, decent battery life and a “Follow Me” mode.
8. For the avid reader: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon has finally updated its best all-around Kindle with more storage, a more even backlight, a lighter and thinner design and waterproofing. The Kindle Paperwhite was already the no-brainer choice for anyone who wants the best Kindle you can buy, and the newest updates just cement that reputation.
9. For the man who likes to relax: Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Bathrobe
He might not be at a five-star resort on a tropical island, but he can feel like he is with the luxe Classic Turkish Cotton Robe from Parachute that is on everyone's wish list right now. Made of super soft Turkish cotton, it's so cozy that some happy customers even compare it to being wrapped up in a cloud.
10. For the one who listens to Spotify on the go: Apple Airpods Pro 2nd Generation
When we tested the Apple Airpods Pro 2nd Generation headphones, our tester called them the best earbuds available. With next generation noise cancelling and the brand integration that Apple has become synonymous with, these are sure to be a well-loved and often-used gift.
11. For the runner: Air Zoom Pegasus 39
There are running shoes and then there is the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 39 road running shoe. Take flight with these lightweight sneakers that have Air Zoom technology in the heels for added bounce and support. The Pegasus 39 is available in a ton of colorways in men's whole and half sizes 8 to 13.
12. For the one who's a gamer: Oculus Quest 2
The Oculus is one of the hottest gifts to give or get right now, and if your giftee has been looking for new ways to explore new worlds or get out of their own head, the Oculus Quest 2 might be just the right move. The console comes with 128 GB of storage and the VR headset is equipped with an optimized display, capturing 50% more pixels than the original model.
13. For the sporty yet stylish one: Allbirds Sneakers
You can never go wrong with a classic, simple pair of sneakers—so get him in on trend with a sleek pair that all the cool guys are wearing. Maybe that's Allbirds' Men's Wool Runners: washable wool sneakers that you are popping up all over the street (and that our editors are obsessed with!).
14. For the man on the go: Yeti Rambler Mug
While Yeti makes our all-time favorite cooler, he might just need a mug upgrade this year. Made of double vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the super popular Yeti mug is known for keeping coffee steaming hot (or water ice cold) for hours. It's a useful gift that will last for years to come. Yeti also offers text engraving and monogram customization, making this gift even more special and memorable.
15. For the guy who wants to relax: Gravity Weighted Blanket
Cozy blankets have always been a great gift, but these days it's all about the weighted blanket. They're very popular right now not just because they're super comfortable, but they're also said to reduce stress and even help you fall asleep faster. We tried some of the top-rated weighted blankets and found that the Gravity Blanket provided just the right amount of pressure and feels extremely luxurious.
16. For the sporty one: lululemon gear
Maybe he loves playing sports or maybe he loves watching them. Regardless, the athlete in him will appreciate some lululemon gear. While there's plenty of apparel, shoes and accessories to shop from the beloved brand, you can't go wrong with a pair of lightweight joggers and a comfy hoodie.
17. For the style icon: Egara Modern Fit Peacoat
When the temperatures begin to drop, he'll want to stay warm and cozy. There are few garments in the man's wardrobe more time-honored than a classic peacoat. The Egara Modern Fit Peacoat from Men's Wearhouse builds upon the traditional design with a colorful distinctive lining and stand collar. The coat is available in five colors in men's sizes S to XXL.
18. For the whiskey enthusiast: Flaviar's Whiskey Advent Calendar
There's no need to wait until Christmas to make his December special. Flaviar makes it easy to curate a winning collection of spirits. Shop their new Whiskey Advent Calendar to gift him with 24 whiskey samples (each one measuring 50ML), an exclusive glass, leather coaster and tasting journal. This is one gift (and, dare we say it, experience) that he'll never forget.
19. For the one with a taste for the classics: Adidas Samba Classic
The Adidas Samba Classic is one of the most beloved sneakers in the business. They go with nearly everything from sportswear to dressy casual looks and everything in-between. Get this shoe for the sneakerhead in your life.
20. For the grill master with everything: Custom Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
So he has the grill, the grill tools, and the meat and vegetables. What do you get the grill master who has everything? A custom Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand, of course! Available in options with one, two, or three initials, these handy brands will allow everyone to know who to find for the best steaks in town.
21. For the cool dude: Ray-ban Wayfarer
Do you have a cool dude in your life? Or at least a guy who wants to look cool? If so, you can get him a pair of Ray-Ban's iconic Wayfarer sunglasses. The classic cool-guy style staple features polarized lenses, full UV protection and comes in five neutral colors to match any of his outfits.
22. For the one who's always fixing things: Stanley Tool Set
This Stanley Tool Set includes everything he needs to fix things and make improvements around the house. Of all the tool kits we tested, the quality of each individual tool is the best in this kit, and the hammer in particular, had a very comfortable grip.
23. For the man who has everything: AncestryDNA Kit
Is he really Prince William's long-lost second cousin? Probably not—but he can find out who he is related to, along with other fascinating genetic and family info, with a home DNA kit. AncestryDNA is one of the most well-known (and most popular) ones available because it's very detailed and easy to use: All he'll need to get started is a simple saliva sample.
24. For the one who wants to master new skills: MasterClass
A subscription to MasterClass is the perfect gift for the person who loves to keep learning. MasterClass is an e-learning platform in which famous and notable masters of their fields present a series of video lectures about their working methods. "David Lynch Teaches Creativity and Film" and "Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography" are just a few. There's a staggering level of talent to be found within these virtual ivy walls. MasterClass's roster contains over 150 of the most high-achieving people in their respective industries.
25. For the watch aficionado: Shinola Runwell 41mm
If he's not a fan of smart watches, look no further than the Runwell 41mm wristwatch from Shinola. With a striking green face set into a steel case with a soft brown leather strap, this watch makes a quiet statement. This classic design features minimal complications, and the maple strap will patina beautifully with repeated use. We love Shinola for its modern takes on traditional design essentials.
26. For the one who needs a massage: Theragun
He doesn't have to leave the house to get a spa-worthy massage—all he needs is the Theragun Elite massage device. One of our staff members put the handheld massager to the test and liked that it was powerful (perfect for kneading out knots) and could get to even the hardest-to-reach spots.
27. For the one working on their swing: MIY SL1 Golf Bag
If the golf aficianado in your life wants to up their game, there's perhaps no better way to tote his clubs across the green quite like the MIY SL1 Golf Bag. MIY stands for "Make It Yours" which allows you to customize the look of your golf bag. Add saddle pockets (in six vibrant color options) easily with magnetic attachments and take advantage of having engraved initials on Stitch's signature ingot.
28. For the guy who prefers Android: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
If the man in your life insists that Android is better than Apple, treat him with the best Android smartwatch you can buy: Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4. We loved this watch for its bright, vibrant display, solid fitness tracking, useful tile interface and relatively long battery life. It also won't set you back as much as an Apple Watch.
29. For the one who is prepared for anything: Leatherman Wave Multitool
Even if he says he doesn’t need a multitool, chances are you and the man in your life could benefit greatly from one. The Leatherman Wave easily won our roundup of the best multitools. It looks great, offers impressive performance and comes with a 25-year warranty. 25 years! If you go this route, we also highly recommend picking up a pair of the best work gloves we’ve tested: Carharrt Men’s Grain Leather Work Gloves.
30. For the one who values comfort: Bombas Socks
Never underestimate the value of a good pair of socks. Your man—and his feet—will be more than happy with this 6-pack of socks from Bombas, the top-rated brand known for its comfortable (and colorful) socks. The best part? For every pair purchased, another pair is donated to someone in need.
31. For the guy who's always ready for happy hour: GrowlerWerks uKeg
Beer tastes best from a tap. If he agrees, look no further than the uKeg from GrowlerWerks. Made of vacuum-insulated stainless steel, the growler/keg combo has gotten a thumbs up from over 1,000 reviewers who say it keeps their beer ice cold and carbonated (you can even customize the carbonation level) all day long. Whenever he's ready for happy hour, he can use the tap dispenser to pour the perfect pint.
32. For the one who always puts off cleaning: Eufy Robovac 11S
Robot vacuums can't do all the household chores for him, but they're great for keeping carpets and floors clean on days where there is just not enough time to do it all. He'll appreciate the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S, which is our favorite affordable robot vacuum. It picked up the most dirt per run in our testing and is incredibly quiet while it cleans.
33. For the movie aficionado: TCL 55-inch 6-Series QLED TV
Named the best value TV of 2022 by our TV experts, you can't go wrong with the TCL 6-Series. It has built-in Roku for easy streaming and offers quantum dot performance at an affordable price. If you have more money to spend, our top TV is the LG OLED.
34. For the one who needs more storage: Neoprene Backpack
No matter the bag, it may feel that there's never enough pockets. That's not the case with the Neoprene Backpack from Dagne Dover. This backpack has no fewer than 12 pockets (no, really) to store all of your essentials. The added strap on the back of the backpack fit right over the handle of your suitcase, making this the perfect back for travel.
35. For the one who needs a little winter warmth: Grade-A Cashmere Crew
When holiday gifting season comes along, a cozy sweater is always a safe bet. Everlane is a sustainability-forward brand whose Grade-A Cashmere Crew is sure to become a staple in his wardrobe.
36. For the gym rat: Herschel Supply Co. Outfitter Convertible Duffle Bag
Duffle bags just might be the most underrated piece in the bag family—but they shouldn't be, because they are incredibly versatile. There's no duffle bag more versatile, in fact, than this Herschel Supply Co. Convertible Duffle Bag. With the option to hold it by its top handle or with backpack straps, this bag looks good enough to tote into the office and functional enough to work as a daily gym bag, a carry-on for traveling, or for throwing in the trunk for a fun outing.
37. For the snappy dresser: Siena Cap Stitch Oxford
Make that business wardrobe count with the Siena Cap Stitch Oxford from cult-favorite shoemaker, Allen Edmonds. This luxurious dress shoe is available in black and a chili brown, made of the finest European calfskin leather. Allen Edmonds is known for it's well made, high-quality shoes and this classic design is sure to become a wardrobe staple for the lucky guy on your list.
38. For the dignified drinker: Dragon Glassware Whiskey Glasses
If he winds down at the end of the day with a glass of whiskey, why not elevate the experience with Dragon Glassware Whiskey Glasses? The unique shape of the glass, which rests on one side, allows the spirit to aerate more than a traditional glass. But don't take our word for it: the whiskey glasses have 4.6 stars with over 4,500 ratings!
39. For the sentimental one: Aura digital frame
This is a gift anyone would truly love and appreciate, but if he is extra sentimental, this digital picture frame, that can be pre-loaded with all those fun and meaningful family memories and baby photos, is sure to make him shed a couple tears. The Aura Carver Luxe delivers stunning, full HD image quality and offers unlimited free storage—you could literally send over 10,000 pictures and videos from your phone to this digital picture frame! Just download the Aura app, set up the frame and have tissues ready.
40. For the one who likes to cook: Philips Air fryer
Whether it’s game day or just a busy Wednesday, sometimes he just wants to make something quick, easy and delicious. Air fryers do a good job of providing crispy food without the mess or hassle of frying in oil. This Philips model was one of the best air fryers that we tested.
Want something a little more adventurous? You could set him up with a gift card to Home Chef, which won our roundup of the best meal kit delivery services, giving him tasty ready-to-make meals a few times a week.
41. For the homebody: Ugg Slippers
Nothing wakes you up quite like waking up and stepping onto a cold, hard floor. But for the mornings that need a little coziness, consider gifting a pair of luxurious slippers. The top-rated Ugg Scuff Slipper is lined with the plush shearling that Ugg boots are so famous for, and they will keep his feet comfortable all day long. Actually, he may never take them off.
42. For the pit master: Cuisinart Grill Set
Do you have your hands full with a grill-master? You can't go wrong with a barbecue-themed gift like this highly-rated Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe Grill Set with an aluminum carrying case. People like that it has everything you could ever need for a backyard BBQ (from spatulas to tongs to skewers to even corn cob holders) and that the tools are made of high-quality, durable stainless steel.
43. For the one who loses everything: Tile Mate
If his favorite phrase is "Has anyone seen my keys?!" then he will definitely benefit from a Tile Mate. The number one item finder on Amazon, the Bluetooth tracker clips right onto his key ring and can locate items over 250 feet away. Users praise its long battery life and the loud volume of the ringer—so there's no chance those keys are going to get away from him next time! If you're shopping for an Apple fan, don't forget the wildly popular Apple AirTags.
44. For the whiskey drinker: A decanter set
Whiskey just hits different when it's poured from a vintage-style decanter instead of the bottle—and he knows that, so he'll be excited to break out this gift the next time he has his buddies over for a glass of scotch, bourbon, whiskey or all three. The handcrafted glass is as sturdy and durable as it is luxe and distinguished, and the decanter set comes complete with four glasses.
45. For the one who's always cold: lululemon Cold City Parka
Maybe he needs a wardrobe update. For the one who might have a bit extra shoveling to do to this year, consider the Cold City Parka from lululemon. This coat is designed with insulating down to keep him warm, is fully waterproof for those fall and winter storms, and features many pockets with ample storage space for his gloves, phone, and anything else he might need throughout the day. Shop the style in two colors.
46. For the one who can never quite get comfortable: Saxx Droptemp Cooling Mesh Boxer Brief
The Droptemp Cooling Mesh boxer briefs from Saxx were one of the top choices in our Best Boxer Briefs for Men of 2022 list. Our reviewer wrote, "these were the breeziest pairs of boxer briefs I've tried, and it's all due to rows of perforated mesh stripes that run throughout the body." Shop the style in men's sizes S to XXL in three solid colors.
47. For the practical man: Davek Umbrella
An umbrella may not seem like the most exciting gift but the Davek Solo isn't your average umbrella. It's the fanciest one we've ever tested, but it's well worth the splurge. It will keep him dry in a downpour (and will hold up well on windy days, too) and is made with quick-drying, durable fabric that will last for years to come.
48. For the one who likes keeping an eye on the house: Arlo Pro 4
For a man who likes to know who's coming and going at his home, a wireless camera to keep an eye on things is a great gift. The Arlo Pro 4 security camera is a great home security camera. It’s easy to use, comes with local storage, works indoors and out and is compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
49. For the aspiring chef: Henckels Zwilling Pro 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
Ask any chef or serious cook: a well made Chef’s Knife is a must-have. The Pro Traditional Chef's Knife, 8" from Zwilling J.A. Henckels won our roundup of the best chef’s knives, easily slicing through the competition in our testing. If you want something to go with it, I personally love the $50 Epicurean Gourmet Series cutting board, which is beautiful, functional, excelled in our testing and is even dishwasher-safe.
50. For the one who's always on his phone: Morphie Powerstation PD
Let's be real: Nobody has time for a dead phone. Keep his device fully charged with our experts' top portable charger, the Mophie Powerstation PD. Not only does its slim design make it easy to tote around on the go, but it can also charge two devices at once so he can power up his iPhone and his tablet at the same time.
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