29 best gift ideas for men who are hard to shop for: Father's Day, birthdays and more

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Best gift ideas for men who are hard to shop for: Birthdays, Father's Day, anniversaries and more (Photos via Amazon, Etsy, lululemon & LARQ)

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Whether you're shopping for your partner of 20 years, a colleague, your best friend, or a newly-acquired love interest, we all have men in our lives who, no matter how much you beg for a hint, "don't need anything" for their birthdays, Father's Day, anniversaries, or any other gift-giving occasion.

And while that's well and good (and unhelpful), no one wants to be caught empty-handed on those special days. Therefore, for the struggling gift-givers out there, we've rounded up 29 fantastic gift ideas for picky men.

Starting at just $6, scroll below to shop the best unique, heartfelt, funny and memorable gifts for men in 2022.

Best gifts for men under $50

lululemon Fast and Free Running Armband

man with freckles wearing green tank top and black Fast and Free Running Armband (Photo via lululemon)
Fast and Free Running Armband (Photo via lululemon)

An ideal gift for runners or wannabe runners, this touchscreen-friendly armband keeps your phone safe and snug on your arm and is available in four colours: Black, mineral blue, silver blue and orange.

$38 at lululemon

Bourbon & Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee Tasting Set

Bourbon & Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee Tasting Set with four black bags of coffee beans (Photo via Amazon)
Bourbon & Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee Tasting Set (Photo via Amazon)

A great gift idea for curious coffee lovers, this set comes with four coffee flavours: Kentucky Bourbon (Colombian), American Single Malt Whiskey (Sumatra), Rye Whiskey (Ethiopian) and Rum (Rwanda) barrel aged coffee.

$50 at Amazon

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens card game in red box (Photo via Amazon)
Exploding Kittens (Photo via Amazon)

This best-selling card game has earned more than 12,000 reviews from Amazon shoppers and an average rating of 4.7 stars. According to one reviewer, the game is "hilarious" and "family-friendly."

$25 at Amazon

Custom Face Socks

Custom Face Mash Socks with woman's face printed on them (Photo via My Face Socks)
Custom Face Mash Socks (Photo via My Face Socks)

From the gym to the office, keep him company everywhere he goes with these hilarious custom face mash socks.

$33 at My Face Socks

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Script Signature Reprint

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Script Signature Reprint  in  black frame (Photo via Etsy)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Script Signature Reprint (Photo via Etsy)

A must-have for movie buffs: These signed script reprints are available in hundreds of movies and TV shows, including Disney classics, Marvel movies and iconic TV shows like "Friends" and "Seinfeld." Click here to shop the entire collection.

From $33 at Etsy

MasterClass

MasterClass gordon ramsay teaching cooking
MasterClass (Photo via MasterClass)

Whether they're into cooking, music, business, tech or art, MasterClass covers every topic under the sun. Individual courses are taught by some of the most famous faces on the planet, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Chris Hadfield and many more.

Starting from $20 at MasterClass

1970 Vintage Exhibition Poster

1970 Vintage Exhibition Poster with art prints of eyes (Photo via Etsy)
1970 Vintage Exhibition Poster (Photo via Etsy)

The unique art piece comes printed on 300g premium luster paper using a giclée printing method. It's available in a wide range of sizes and can be framed for convenience.

From $6 at Etsy

Jack Black Supreme Shave Set

Jack Black Supreme Shave Set in blue and black container (Photo via Sephora)
Jack Black Supreme Shave Set (Photo via Sephora)

This set from men's care brand Jack Black comes with everything you need for the perfect shave, including face cleanser, beard lube conditioning shave and face moisturizer with SPF 20.

$36 at Sephora

Canadian Postage Stamp Art

Canadian Postage Stamp Art in rainbow colours in frame (Photo via Etsy)
Canadian Postage Stamp Art (Photo via Etsy)

All prints from this top-rated shop are highly detailed reproductions of genuine collectible stamps. To shop its entire collection, including stamp art from France and Denmark, click here.

From $32 at Etsy

Best gifts for men under $100

lululemon Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt

man wearing green shorts and white and green Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt (Photo via lululemon)
Airing Easy Camp Collar Shirt (Photo via lululemon)

This stylish button-up is conveniently made from quick-drying, sweat-wicking fabric and comes in four colours and prints. According to one lululemon reviewer, the shirt is "very airy and comfortable."

$98 at lululemon

Spikeball Game Set

Spikeball Game Set with black bag and yellow and black net (Photo via Amazon)
Spikeball Game Set (Photo via Amazon)

This best-selling game set provides everything you need (minus the players!) to play Spikeball this summer. "This game is incredible," raves one Amazon shopper.

$90 at Amazon

Buffy Nook Pillow

woman wearing blue sweatshirt and white neck Nook Pillow (Photo via Buffy)
Nook Pillow (Photo via Buffy)

You can take this XXL fuzzy neck pillow from the couch to the car and beyond. Plus, each nook pillow recycles approximately 25 plastic bottles so that you can feel good about your purchase.

$99 at Buffy

TUSHY Classic 3.0

TUSHY Classic 3.0 on toilet in bathroom with tall pampa grass
TUSHY Classic 3.0 (Photo via HelloTushy/Instagram)

A one-of-a-kind gift, to say the least, the Hello Tushy is the self-proclaimed "most thoughtful bidet in the world." It requires no electricity or plumbing to set up and has more than 7,500 five-star reviews.

$99 at Hello Tushy

Magnetic Acacia Knife Block

Magnetic Acacia Knife Block on round wood with black knives
Magnetic Acacia Knife Block (Photo via Bespoke Post)

This gorgeous acacia wood knife block features industrial-strength magnets to keep your knives secure and on display. The design from Marcellin holds up to seven knives on each side and doubles as a bookend.

$80 at Bespoke Post

Best gifts for men under $200

lululemon ABC Jogger Warpstreme

model in brown slip on shoes and black lululemon ABC Jogger Warpstreme (Photo via lululemon)
lululemon ABC Jogger Warpstreme (Photo via lululemon)

According to lululemon, these top-rated pants "feel like moving from a cramped studio apartment to a house with a yard." The reviewer-loved style is available 13 colours and sizes XS to XXL.

$138 at lululemon

Pickleball Set

Pickleball Set with two rackets and four yellow balls (Photo via Amazon)
Pickleball Set (Photo via Amazon)

This fan-favourite Pickleball set includes two Pickleball racquets, four outdoor and indoor balls and one carry bag. Amazon shoppers call the $100 set a "great starter kit" and say it's "excellent" for players of "all ages and abilities."

$100 at Amazon

Manscaped Electric Groin Hair Trimmer

hand holding Manscaped Electric Groin Hair Trimmer in black (Photo via Amazon)
Manscaped Electric Groin Hair Trimmer (Photo via Amazon)

With a whopping 58,000 ratings behind it, Amazon shoppers call the Manscaped electric hair trimmer the "best decision ever" for the "boys downstairs" and say it won't irritate your skin.

$110 at Amazon

Thermapen ONE

Thermapen ONE pen in blue stabbing a steak in a frying pan (Photo via ThermoWorks)
Thermapen ONE (Photo via ThermoWorks)

This top-rated meat thermometer has a range of -49.9 to 299.9°C and won The Best Digital Instant-Read Thermometers of 2021 award from Cook's Illustrated.

$105 at ThermoWorks

Always Pan

Always Pan in sage green on kitchen countertop with glasses and plates
Always Pan (Photo via Our Place)

Give the gift everyone wants to get their hands on: The Always Pan. This innovative pan replaces eight traditional pieces of cookware, including a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet and saucepan.

$195 at Our Place

LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle in Monaco Blue (Photo via LARQ)
LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle in Monaco Blue (Photo via LARQ)

This self-cleaning water bottle uses PureVis technology to eliminate up to 99 per cent of bio-contaminants such as E. coli from your water and bottle.

$125 at LARQ

$155 at Best Buy Canada

Wooden Bike and Boar Rack

man sitting on chair next to bike on wall in Wooden Bike and Boar Rack (Photo via Etsy)
Wooden Bike and Boar Rack (Photo via Etsy)

This handmade bike rack comes with two surfaces that allow you to place books, flowers, a helmet, or whatever else suits your fancy. "Perfect bike rack!" raves one Etsy shopper. "Very strong and solid."

$133 $156 at Etsy

Sustainable Coffee Subscription

coffee beans and cards Sustainable Coffee Subscription  driftaway coffee
Sustainable Coffee Subscription (Photo via driftawaycoffee/Instagram)

Perfect for coffee lovers and those wanting to expand their palate, this sustainable coffee company delivers freshly roasted and curated single-origin beans from around the world in 100 per cent compostable packaging. For Father's Day, customers can get six months of coffee for $99 with the code FATHERSDAY at checkout.

$99 $127 at Driftaway Coffee

Courant Catch:2 Multi-device Wireless Charger

Courant Catch:2 Multi-device Wireless Charger with two charging iphones
Courant Catch:2 Multi-device Wireless Charger (Photo via Courant)

This sleek wireless charger can power up to two devices at once and is available in six colours, including black, pink and white.

$120 $150 at Courant

UGG Ascot Leather Slipper (Shop in Canada)

UGG Ascot Leather Slipper (Shop in the U.S.)

UGG Ascot Leather Slipper in black leather (Photo via Nordstrom)
UGG Ascot Leather Slipper (Photo via Nordstrom)

With more than 3,700 reviews backing them, Nordstrom shoppers say these men's leather slippers are "the most comfortable indoor /outdoor shoes I have ever experienced."

$140 at Nordstrom Canada

From $110 at Nordstrom U.S.

Best luxury gifts for men

lululemon Fast and Free Windbreaker

man in blue shorts and prosthetic leg wearing white sneakers and black Fast and Free Windbreaker (Photo via lululemon)
Fast and Free Windbreaker (Photo via lululemon)

Level up your run with the sleek windbreaker. The style features a 360-degree ventilation system that pumps air across your body as you speed down the track or trail.

$248 at lululemon

Deckstool 18" Recycled Skateboard Stool

Deckstool 18
Deckstool 18" Recycled Skateboard Stool (Photo via Etsy)

This custom-built stool is made from broken skateboards and can be customized to match your colour preferences. Etsy shoppers say the stool is "beyond what [they] could have imagined" and note the art-furniture pieces are "sturdy and well built." To check out more from the SkateOrDesign shop, click here.

$330 at Etsy

Traeger Pro 575 Grill

black Traeger Pro 575 Grill with smokestack and wheels
Traeger Pro 575 Grill (Photo via Traeger)

Get wood-fired flavour with this luxe Traeger Pro 575 Grill. The grill is enabled with innovative WiFIRE technology so that you can monitor and control your grill from anywhere using its accompanying app.

$900 at Traeger

Hockey Stick Chair

Hockey Stick Chair with red, black, and blue hockey sticks (Photo via Etsy)
Hockey Stick Chair (Photo via Etsy)

Name a better gift for a hockey + outdoors fan, we'll wait. The chair is made from hockey stick shaft pieces and comes from a small business in Canada. To check out what else is up for grabs from the TheHockeyStickMan store, click here.

$370 at Etsy

Theragun Elite

black Theragun Elite massage gun
Theragun Elite (Photo via Therabody)

This powerful deep muscle treatment works to melt away tension and release soreness in your body, making it an integral part of anyone's wellness routine.

$549 at Therabody

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