Best Gifting Options For Guys

Best gifting options for guys

Top Gift Cards for Men

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Top Gift Cards for Men

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We know, gift cards can feel like the easy way out when it comes to holiday gift shopping. After all, half the time it feels like one step above handing them a wad of cash, just in pretty plastic packaging.

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Still, if you’re not that close with someone, or if they are impossible to buy for, a gift card is a perfectly acceptable present. 

But don’t just head to the checkout counter and grab a bunch of gift cards at random.

Look for a brand or business that best suits their needs and interests.

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A gift card can be a great gifting option for relatives you don’t see too often because chances are their style or preferences have changed since you last got together.

Best Gear Gift Cards for Men

Or, if you know your giftee has been looking for something specific, but you aren't positive on the size/color/model, the gift card will ensure they get just the right item — parents, if you’re reading this, we’re talking to you. So, without further fanfare, here are our top retailers that offer top-notch presents they can pick out themselves — check out into any of the sections below to discover the best gift cards for men. 

Best Gear Gift Cards for Men


Think of Huckberry as the go-to gear shop for the modern gentleman.

The online store considers itself “at the intersection of work and play.” Huckberry offers everything a man needs to get him through both another successful workday – think sleek watches and office essentials – and his off-hours – it has some of the coolest selection camping gear and seriously enviable barware.

From $25 to $500 at

Barnes & Noble

Whether he loves to sit down with the latest political non-fiction read or he drools over the pages of Ottolenghi cookbooks, Barnes & Noble offers thousands of options for any book lover out there.

And if your giftee isn’t so keen on this whole reading thing, it also stocks the latest in games, vinyl records and tech gadgets. 

From $10 to $350 at

Bespoke Post

Whether he wants to treat himself to one of Bespoke Post's carefully-curated themed boxes – think grooming essentials and elevated coffee tools – or he prefers to browse 'The Shop' – filled with everything from EDC tools to T-shirts and bar tools from unique yet innovative brands, he can do it all with this gift card. 

Find out more at Bespoke


For the guy who's hooked to his Nintendo Switch, let him indulge in his favorite pastime with a gift card to the ultimate one-stop game shop. Regardless of when you’re giving him this present, he can save the gift card until the next time one of his favorite games releases a new edition.

From $25 at

Best Online Gift Cards for Men


Where you fall in the streaming wars is a contested and often controversial stance — it can end friendships, create permanent rifts in relationships and lead to bitter mudslinging fights.

Well, not really but most people are pretty devoted to their streaming giant of choice. For those staunch Spotify loyalists, the gift of a premium membership is a great choice by essentially waiving your giftee’s monthly fee.

From $30 at

App Store & iTunes

For the guy in your life who calendars the annual Apple Keynote, an iTunes gift card is a great way to cover the monthly subscription costs of Apple Music.

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A perk of an iTunes gift card is that this money doesn’t have to be used just for music — movies, audiobooks, apps and more are right at your fingertips.

From $25 to $150 at


If you're looking for a gift he's guaranteed to use, look no further.

Whether he's craving sushi after a long day at work or planning on pizzas for poker night, the Seamless gift card is there to pick up the tab.

Find out more at


It feels like Netflix is constantly increasing its monthly fees – remember when it used to be only $8?

– so crediting the cost of thousands of hours of TV and movie streaming is a great gift idea.


The streaming giant is always rolling out new TV shows and movies, from original series like "The Politician" to recent blockbusters such as "Star Wars." You can’t go wrong with a Netflix gift card.

Find out more at

Best Travel Gift Cards for Men


Airbnb cash is the perfect gift for the guy whose New Year’s resolution is to “travel more and work less.” Well, maybe not the “work less” part, but hey, an Airbnb gift card is a step towards helping him take his dream trip, wherever that may be.

Airbnb is often comparable or less than the price of hotels, and a gift card to the homestay brand will help lessen the costs of his next warm-weather escape or ski trip this winter.

From $25 to $150 at


A ridesharing credit is a great gift for almost anyone, whether they’re a city dweller who lives sans car or just a guy looking to enjoy a night out.

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The great thing about an Uber gift card is that the money can also be used for Uber Eats – spend the money on a ride to the bar, and then the next day when you are too hungover to leave your apartment but are in desperate need of food, redeem those delivery dollars.

From $25 to $150 at


There are a plethora of airlines for fliers to choose from, but Delta is the gift to give for the impossible-to-buy-for guy.

The airline is one of the largest in the U.S., and flies to 325 destinations – plus, its customer service, comfort and airplane cleanliness often rank above other major airlines. 

From $50 to $1,000 at

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Whether he's a fitness fanatic or a dedicated dog walker, you can't go wrong with a Lululemon gift card.

Lulu offers a wide array of men's products from breathable fitness wear to winter jackets, backpacks, foam rollers, and more. Whether he wants to get a new water bottle or invest in some new running pants, he won't have a hard time making use of this gift card.

Find out more at


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Personal style is a tough category to shop for — finding clothing, shoes or accessories a guy likes is tough enough without figuring out the right size, too. J.Crew stocks a variety of fashion-forward pieces, so he can purchase whatever his heart desires, be it T-shirts or socks.

From $25 to $500 at

Trunk Club

Trunk Club offers all the fun of getting new garb, without the hassle of heading to the mall and sifting through stores.

The subscription service assigns you a personal stylist, who assesses your taste and style preferences and sends a curated box of clothes and accessories right to your door. Try on the clothes at home, and send back whatever doesn’t tickle your fancy. The best part: you only have to pay for what you keep!

From $50 to $1,000 at


Nordstrom is a shopping mecca — the famed department store boasts a serious selection of brands, old and new, bank-breaking and budget-friendly.

Whatever his style or budget, there are sure to be clothes, shades, shoes, bags, or even home goods that suit his needs.

Find out more at


A fine watch can boast a hefty price tag.

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But Fossil's sleekly designed, minimalist watches are perfect for both real-world wear and real-world budgets. The brand offers a variety of watches and straps for whatever his style may be, from classic leather straps to modern smartwatches. Not to mention, it carries a pretty nice range of leather goods, too.

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Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices has quickly become synonymous with cool, an athleisure brand that prides itself on actually doing things — a pithy yet effective slogan.

Best gifting options for guys

Its inventory ranges from basic-but-ultra-soft CloudKnit T-shirts to cozy fleeces made from recycled wool and a poly-nylon blend. The clothing is versatile, appropriate attire for the office and for the gym — great for the guy who has a jam-packed calendar and is always on the go.

From $25 at

Marine Layer

Marine Layer is a mix of Cali cool and casual clothing, with products using fabric made from beechwood pulp that is soft to the touch and has a lived-in feel.

Its products tend to fall on the pricier side, so a gift card to help reduce the cost of a Marine Layer haul is a wonderful present for stylish guys.

Best gifting options for guys

It has more than 30 brick and mortar stores around the U.S., so chances are you can pop into one of its surf-shack-esque locations if the online shop isn’t cutting it. 

From $25 to $500 at

Best Subscription Service Gift Cards for Men


Winc takes the stuffiness out of the phrase “wine club” — the subscription service curates a monthly delivery of vino based on the customer’s taste preference.

Winc is perfect for any wine connoisseur, whether they can name off every terroir in France or if they’re just learning about different grapes varieties.

From $60 to $600 at

Dollar Shave Club

Month after month, Dollar Shave Club delivers fresh razors at a fraction of the cost.

Best of all, he never even needs to leave his home to get them.

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Say goodbye to forgot-to-buy-a-razor shadows or dull razor cuts and nicks.

From $25 at


MeUndies isn’t exactly the most glamorous of gifts, but who isn’t constantly in need of new undies? With a MeUndies gift card, he can either opt to stock up on the brand's top-rated super soft knickers, or order the monthly subscription — so month after month, he’ll get brand new briefs in his preferred style.

From $25 at


Whether he's all about his grooming regime or you feel he could use an upgrade, a Birchbox subscription is a fail-proof gift for any fella on your list.

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Each Birchbox delivery includes a variety of sample-sized products, so he can test things out and decide what he'd like to continue using going forward.

And, with the gift card, he can choose when he wants to start receiving boxes and where he wants them sent.

From $30 at

Blue Apron

For the guy who has no time to cook a labor-intensive meal, long days of meetings or classes can lead to poor food choices.

Cue Blue Apron, here to save the day from the fifth night in a row of take-out.

Best gifting options for guys

Blue Apron sends you ingredients for a week’s worth of meals in a refrigerated box. Each meal comes with simple instructions and pre-portioned ingredients.

From $60 at

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If you really have no idea what to get him, consider Amazon.

Best gifting options for guys

You'll be hard-pressed to find something that isn’t on Amazon: the site stocks everything from the coolest new tech gadgets to grooming products and home accessories to basic pantry items. Alternatively, you can gift him a membership to Amazon Prime for speeding shipping and access to Amazon Prime streaming.

From $1 to $2,000 at

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