The Best Gifts For Men (Actually Approved By Guys)

By Ali + Julie on 7 Feb 2024

Brother, father, boyfriend, best friend or colleague...let’s celebrate the guys in our life with gifts they’ll really love. We know finding presents for guys isn’t always the easiest, but that’s why you’re here so let the self-proclaimed gift gurus help you find them the perfect gift.

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Gifts Under $50

Crew socks - $24 at paire.com.au

I know what you’re thinking…really a sock?! Yes really. Made from Aussie Merino wool and organic cotton, these are far from your average sock. They have 90-degree heels and hand-sewn seamless toes. Garnering a rave review from Jacob in Melbourne, "Phuck these are good. Durable, soft, comfortable, warm and from Melbourne." If they’re warm enough for Melbourne they’re a pretty damn good gift for gents whose toes you're sick of seeing. Gifts for guys can really be this easy - we promise!!

Cap - $50 at northface.com.au

It's a classic gift for a reason, every man needs a favourite cap that they wear everywhere. And for some reason, men always need a new one! Between fading and sweat marks…gross.

Northface items don't just look great, but their quality is fantastic. This one is made from 100%-recycled fabric (yay for the planet!) and has a classic fit that's not too tight.

Catan - $49 at kmart.com.au

Great gifts for men who love nothing more than winding down with a board game of an evening. Catan is a super popular game among all ages. Formerly The Settlers of Catan, players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads.

Reusable Car Air Freshener - $20 at smellyballs.com.au

No…not what you’re thinking - get your head out of the gutter!!! Smelly Balls are the latest in trendy car scents. A perfect present for guys who have just sold their kidney for a brand new Toyota Landcruiser. You get 4 unscented ethically sourced wool felt balls with elastic string for easy hanging, then you can choose from their range of scents and just add a few drops to the balls when they need a top-up, making this a great reusable eco-friendly choice for our 4WD kings!

Field Notes - $24 (set of three) at pulpaddiction.com.au

A great gift for men who forget everything. Whether it’s jotting down measurements, the Bunnings shopping list or drawing up a design - the Field Notes Graphpad notebooks conjure up feelings of a hand-made craft of a bygone era. Originally made by designer Aaron Draplin for his friends and family, this cult-classic notebook is a great gift for men who are always in the shed.

Tool pen - $40 at melbournependepot.com.au

If Inspector Gadget had a pen, this would be it. The pen combines ballpoint, stylus, rulers, spirit level, double-sided Phillips and flat screwdrivers. A great gift for gents who love a gadget.

Gifts $50 - $100

Pyjama shorts - $79 at jasmineandwill.com

You can never really go wrong with a classic pair of Pyjama shorts as a gift for him. This pair from Jasmine and Will are 100% cotton for ultra-comfort and staying cool. Plus, chicks if you grab these for your partner you can steal them too. Apparently, boxers are in right now?!

Alarm clock with wireless phone charger - $70 at thedecorhouse.com.au

Men love their gadgets, making this alarm clock a perfect gift for men! It has a built-in wireless charger to minimise cords on his bedside table and with a sleek design it will suit any style. Mums this would make a great gift for your teenager who is always late getting ready for school!

Carhartt cooler lunch box - $91 at emega.com.au

The perfect gift for men who work in the trade. Keep their endless amount of snacks insulated, dry and safe with this Carhartt cooler lunchbox. It has two compartments and is large enough for a 6 pack, a must for any Friday arvo on the job site. It also features a front zipper pocket for utensils, a carry strap and a shoulder strap.

Mini Waterproof Speaker - $60 at jbl.com.au

Another great gift for men. A very handy little speaker. It generates strong sound for its size and it’s fully waterproof and dustproof making it perfect for any camping adventure. It boasts an impressive 5 hours of play-time from fully charged and JBL has heaps of colours to choose from.

Swiss army knife - $70 at tentworld.com.au

A must-have tool for any handyman! This compact pocket knife with 13 functions is a great gift idea for men that will last a decade.

Whiskey glasses - $60 at reidel.com

A classic and classy gift idea for men! The Ridel Whisky Tumbler is perfect for whiskeys and other elegant drinks. Produced in high-quality crystal, these glasses are a great gift idea for gents who are self-proclaimed whiskey connoisseurs.

Golf balls - $55 at titleist.com

If you’ve ever seen the Robin Williams comedy sketch on golf then you know all too well if he plays golf, he’ll need an endless supply of new golf balls. There are heaps of options for all price ranges too, but we love the Titleist Pro V1 for a classic option.

Yeti Rambler - $70 at au.yeti.com

There’s a lot of hype around Yeti and for good reason! They keep drinks cold (or hot) in scorching heat or icy-cold weather (perfect for Tasmanians), are leak-proof and dishwasher safe. If your adventurer man doesn’t have a Yeti Rambler, he’ll love this gift. P.S. If he’s in the wild for days at a time or even on the job site all day, consider the 64OZ or even the 1 Gallon options to quench his thirst.

First aid kit - $87 at rescueswag.com.au

For our 4WD Kings - if you’re over an hour from medical help, you’re considered remote! So if he loves getting away with the ‘oys camping or fishing - a comprehensive first aid kit is a really thoughtful gift. This present for guys gives great peace of mind for parents or girlfriends, we’ve all seen those YouTube videos of boys jumping off well… everything! This one includes trauma dressing, snake bite strapping and burn treatments.

Matty Matheson - A Cookbook - $50 at Booktopia

A perfect present for guys who love to cook. Incredible chef and certified legend Matty Matheson’s debut cookbook covers his fave recipes and personal life stories. His no-nonsense yet creative approach to cooking gives his recipes a modern take on classics and, of course, includes a few famous dishes like his P&L Burger.

Hommey Apron - $69 at gethommey.com.au

The cutest gift for him. The Hommey Apron is not only super stylish - it features a canvas composition for durability, a pocket to ensure tools and kitchen essentials are always at arm’s reach; and an adjustable neck strap for a comfortable fit. Perfect for any cooking enthusiast or chef by trade.

Laptop stand - $79 at desky.com.au

A chic gift for men who work from home or a colleague. The Desky laptop riser is made of lightweight, quality aluminium alloy. It has anti-skid silicone pads and a protective edge to prevent your laptop from sliding. Fully collapsible, it's easily stored away and portable, making it perfect to use at home, in the office, at a co-working space or in a coffee shop.

Tool bag - $69 at bunnings.com.au

You can’t go wrong with a great tool bag to keep everything organised in their man cave! The bag has a rigid water-resistant base, a shoulder strap for easy carry and industrial leather reinforcements at critical points. Plus, plenty of pockets and a large opening for big tools. A perfect present for any Bunnings dads!

Classic T-shirt - $50 at theiconic.com.au

The perfect T-shirt doesn't exi… This Aere organic cotton boxy pocket shirt is flattering and comfy for all body types. Tee’s like this are a perfect present for guys as they can get heaps of use out of it and Aere’s quality means it will be a staple in their wardrobe for years.

Aussie Pal backpack esky - $100 at theaussiepal.com.au

The Aussie Pal insulated cooler bags are a cut above your traditional esky, perfect for guys who love to take a few beers with them on surf days. This 15L bag can hold up to 12 drinks and keep them cold for 12 hours. Just add ice and the leak-proof bag will keep their bevs chilly and his hands free to carry all those surfboards!

Budgy Smugglers - $65 at budgysmuggler.com.au

Yep the rumours are true - Budgy Smugglers are back, in fact, they’re bigger than ever. They have a huge variety to choose from, from your fave NRL and AFL teams to artist collabs to VB.

Xbox game pass 12-month subscription - $80 at jbhifi.com.au

A perfect gift idea for gents who love their Xbox. You can’t go wrong with a game pass 12-month subscription. The pass gives them access to a catalogue of over 25 high-quality games like Grounded, Among Us, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, and more on a console. You’ll be their fave human with a gift like this!

Palm rest for gamers - $50 at logitechg.com

If PC gaming is more their thing, then this palm rest will let them enjoy cloud-soft comfort to play all day with any keyboard set up. A caring gift for any game-loving man.

Personalised Celebrity Message - $100+ at Swysh

Is your boyfriend or husband just as crazy about his favourite sports team as mine? Chances are, the answer's a resounding yes! If so, I've got the perfect gift idea for him. Imagine surprising him with a personalised birthday message from his favourite player on his favourite team. I can already picture my boyfriend tearing up with joy – he's such a softy, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Gifts $100 - $200

Aesop shaving duet - $105 at aesop.com

Another classic gift for him but elevated. This Aesop shaving duet includes Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum and Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion. The shaving serum is a blend of hydrating botanicals formulated for maximum slip to facilitate a razor-close shave; also calms and softens the skin. The lotion is boosted with botanical oils that lightly hydrate and balance skin while pacifying post-shave irritation and aggravation. A useful gift for his every day.

Bucket List Experience Gift Box - $109.99 at wewander.com.au

The perfect gift for the man who loves adrenaline-pumping adventures, luxurious spa days or gourmet dining. The Bucket List Gift Box lets him choose from hundreds of fantastic experiences across Australia, there's something for everyone. Tick off an experience from their bucket list!

Candle - $104 at mecca.com

A great gift for men who love a calm space. When you light this candle the aroma that fills the air is the Highway 1 drive down the Californian coast; rainwater in the eucalyptus groves, magnolia and wet wood. Not sure how they’ve managed to get that into a candle but yum!

Lessons with a pro - $100+

The perfect present to pop onto your gift ideas for men listicle. Whether he’s into golfing, sport, fishing or racing - lessons with a pro to help them improve their technique is a great men’s gift idea. If he’s into running, consider a few lessons with a trainer to get advice for at-home strength training or stretching.

Fishing bag - $110 at bcf.com.au

For our fishing kings! The Pryml fishing backpack is a great gift idea for men with an easy-to-carry option. It has a large, accessible front storage area with four medium tackle trays to organise tackle and lures. Versatile, long-lasting and comfortable to wear, the Pryml trekking backpack is a cracking gift idea that’ll help them bring home dinner!

Portable Jump Starter - $100 at 4wdsupacentre.com.au

Perfect for petrolheads, this compact jump starter is a must-have in any car. It’s super powerful, with enough punch to start that V8 diesel Landcruiser they bought off marketplace with 1000’s of k’s on it. It can start your vehicle up to 8 times before charging and includes twin USB outlets and a built-in torch to help power up your devices in any situation. Includes both 12v and 240v chargers - it’s a seriously awesome gift.

Sea To Summit backpack - $180 at wildearth.com.au

A nice backpack for hiking or everyday use, the Sea To Summit backpack is waterproof and durable. They have a minimalist design and are abrasion-resistant with 420D nylon fabric. The Hypalon non-wicking roll-top closure keeps water out making it perfect for any water sports like kayaking.

Accessories for whichever brand of tools they have - at tradetools.com

Are they a Ryobi or a Milwaukee guy? If you know this…you’ve got birthdays covered for the next 50 years. Ladies R.I.P your wallet if your man is a Milwaukee or Hilty man. Each of these brands has created so many amazing tools with interchangeable batteries, so you can keep adding to their collection. From whipper snippers to drills, they really have it all! We love this Milwaukee fan to keep the shed cool.

Signet Ring - $195 at loxandchain.com.au

Rings on Guys is becoming increasingly trendy. Lox and Chain jewellery is handmade in Australia, each piece has individual hammering marks and etching making them a unique gift for him. This ring is solid 925 recycled silver with black onyx, it’s water-proof and ocean-proof so it won’t matter if they leave it on in the surf.

Beach mat that doesn’t hold sand - $110 at au.dockandbay.com

A perfect present for guys who love the beach. This extra large, lightweight and waterproof (not just water resistant), with a hole for a parasol or umbrella, is a great staple they’ll get heaps of use out of. It’s literally the biggest, best blanket you’ll ever see! The top fabric is made from 100% recycled quick-dry towel material that repels sand so simply shake it off and they’re good to go!

Leather bracelet - $120 at theiconic.com.au

A stylish staple is a great gift for men. This real leather braided bracelet by Kuzzoi is handmade from the finest 925 sterling silver. With a round and stable magnetic clasp and a sleek design, this piece will fit harmoniously into their wardrobe.

Swim shorts - $120 at venroy.com.au

If they’re not into budgie smugglers (we get it), then you can’t go past Venroy’s classic swim shorts. The Solid Stretch Swim Short is perfect whether they are heading for a swim in the ocean or lounging by the pool. Cut from a quick-dry recycled poly-blend, these shorts have an elasticated waist, mesh lining for comfort, and practical pockets at the side and back.

Gifts $200 - $500

Experiences - from redballoon.com.au

Experiences are a great gift option for men, so find that listicle and make a note. It can be anything from tickets to a game or show, a voucher for their favourite restaurant or a new activity like broga (that's yoga for men). Giving them an experience versus a material item is a gorgeous gift that will stay with them forever.

Apex Desk Lamp - $225 at cultdesign.com.au

Elevate their home office with the stylish Apex Desk Lamp. Taking cues from the classic Banker’s Light, British designer John Tree merged archetypal references with his contemporary, colourful sensibility to create the Apex Lamp collection. The folded steel shades create a peaked roofline silhouette, a perfect piece to subtly add some colour to their pad!

Bellroy totepack - $259 at modernclassicshop.com

Casual yet professional, versatile yet simple. Help them save their laptop’s life with this tote pack with a padded laptop sleeve and shoulder straps, two pockets for water bottle, umbrella, long neck etc. The bag is made from durable water-resistant fabric made from 100% recycled PET bottles and comes with a 3-year warranty.

Handsome Pure Silk Shirt - $219 at handsom-store.com

A luxe gift for the stylish men out there, this pure silk shirt from Handsome can be dressed up or down and still look divine. Made from 100% raw silk with natural shell buttons, you can choose from three gorgeous colours. It's a gorgeous gift idea for him.

Gifts $500+

Smoker - $2,124 at thebbqking.com.au

It feels like every second man in my life at the moment has this primal calling to smoke meat. With features such as the Slide-Out Ash Drawer for easy cleanup and the 2-Tier Divide & Conquer® Cooking System for cooking different foods at various temperatures, the Kamodo Classic Joe I Grill is ideal for those who want an easy-to-use, top-of-the-line product. With the larger price tag, it would make the perfect group gift, gather the gang and chip in with GroupTogether.

Furi Knife Set - $560 at kitchenwarehouse.com.au

Good quality knives are a game-changer for any home chef. A great present for guys that will last for years to come and be used daily. If you can spare the pennies, this gift won’t go unappreciated. Made from a Japanese stainless steel blade for superior durability and resistance to stain and corrosion.

Recliner chair - $2,600 at freedom.com.au

Whether they love watching the footy on the weekend or are a movie buff then an ultra comfy recliner chair could be the way to go. We love the ASHER Leather Electric Recliner Armchair, the high back gives perfect support for their back, neck and shoulders – great for our tall kings. There’s even a USB Port included on the recliner so you won’t be tasked with trying to find his phone charger during the game. Share the love by gathering the gang with GroupTogether to soften the blow on your wallet for this gift!

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Ali Julie Square

Ali + Julie

Co-Founders, GroupTogether

Life’s busy. That’s why we’re here to make it easy for you to collect money from a group. Less wasted time, less packaging waste, and spending a little less but giving a lot better!

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