The Best Gifts Men Will Love AND Actually Use

It's no secret that men can sometimes be pretty difficult to buy gifts for.  If they want it, they but it.  At Christmas time there is usually a plethora of novelty gift options in the shops, stuff that nobody really needs but it might raise a smile before it heads off to the charity shop a few months later.  An easy gift perhaps, but just what can you give a man that he will actually use and love?

At other times of year, you're going to have to think harder than grabbing a novelty gift as you head to the checkout, so let's look at 5 gift ideas that he will actually love so you can get ready for his birthday, Father's Day, or even next Christmas!  If the man you’re shopping for has a beard, a good beard trimmer is always going to be a good option.

You’ll want something high quality so it’s built to last, and so that they won’t scratch or cut themselves and it trims effectively.  Whether they opt for a full beard, a bit of fuzz or just stubble, an unkempt beard is never a good look.  So give him the gift of grooming to do both of you a favour!

Keeping his beard washed and conditioned is also an essential, whether he's a products man or not.  Many guys won’t want to ask for grooming items, but they will appreciate and use them.  There are many options out there to make sure he's clean and smells good too.

Browse the stores and online to find something suitable for him that feels like a treat too.  This could be anything from a simple quality shower gel to fancy shampoos and hair care products, so shop around.  You could even put together a gift basket or a personalised set.

For more ideas see our guide to the best beauty gifts for men.

Another element of any man’s routine for getting ready in the morning is his cologne or aftershave. Cologne can be a bit pricey, so many guys don’t tend to buy it for themselves, so treat him to something special.

However, by getting him some good cologne, you’ll be making sure that he's set for a good long while as those bottles can last for months.  You could also look for gift sets that have cologne and shaving items or shower gels and deodorant to accompany them.

There are plenty of gifts out there that just about any man will be happy to receive, whether they ask for it or not.  How about a nice new pair of sunglasses, particularly for any guy who does a lot of driving, outdoors work or sports.

Something sturdy that can withstand a bit of abuse, but also something that looks stylish.  There are plenty of options that fit the bill on this category, and all at affordable prices so you don’t have to break the bank to get him a great pair of sunglasses.

If the man you know is particularly outdoorsy, then a good fixed blade knife can really brighten their day.  These knives are much sturdier, and if you get a quality one, will be nice and sharp and built to last.  These knives are also much better than their standard pocketknife, especially when it comes to outside work.

You might also consider tools, sports equipment or gifts, clothing and more.  See our full guide to the best gifts for men for more ideas.

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