Sign up here to get our free newsletter

Sign up here to get our free newsletter

Trendy man purses the men in your life will actually love

Man purse gift guide
Photo credit: Asos/Nordstrom/anilakkus/Getty Images; Tiberius Catinas/Thanksgiving.com

Maybe the men in your life aren’t the most fashionable, or maybe they’re totally up-to-date on every trend. Either way, a stylish gift never hurts. Let’s be honest, getting men a tie or a pair of socks (even if they’re brightly colored and covered in tacos) is a bit of a cliché. Enter the murse. Yes, you read that right. A man purse, or murse, is totally back in style. Before you balk at the idea of gifting one, just remember that the fanny pack is back in, and there’s a high likelihood you’ve at least thought about rocking one of those.

If you or your friends can confidently pull off a fanny pack or even one of those chest-front belt bag things, why can’t men rock a murse? After all, they have phones, wallets, maybe even some ChapSticks, and no one wants to walk around with a pocket full of, well, everything.

The men you know might not want to wear a fanny pack, but that doesn’t mean that a stylish murse isn’t the perfect gift. These five man purses are great, stylish options.

MORE: Nostalgic 80s & 90s dad fashion trends that are back in style

Our TG & Co. Editors & writers only recommend products that we think are awesome and you’ll love. We do occasionally use affiliate links, which means that we may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. If that’s the case, we will count our cash while you get the goods — it’s a win/win!

Athletic shoulder bag
nike-large-fanny-pack-murse
Photo credit: asos

If he plays an outdoor sport or loves a jog outside, a Nike athletic bag might be a great option for him. While this bag features the fanny pack-esque design that’s popular right now, the bigger size makes it look, well, a bit less like a fanny pack. Plus, it’s the perfect size to fit a wallet, water bottle, phone and a few other simple items he could need on the go.

Classic tote
murse-cole-haan-mens-tote-bag
Photo credit: Nordstrom

If he is always on the go, why not a classic tote? Just like a woman’s tote bag, this one can do anything. Need it to hold a laptop? It can do that. Want to shove a change of clothes in it and use it as an overnight bag? It can do that, too. Basically, a classic tote can be whatever you need it to be.

Sleek crossbody bag
ted-baker-man-purse-murse
Photo credit: asos

What about something small? Since fanny packs might not be what you want him to wear, this crossbody bag is a chic alternative.

MORE: 16 beauty products men want but won’t ask for

Hybrid bag
metro-vertical-tote-bag-men-murse
Photo credit: Nordstrom

It’s not a tote and it’s not a backpack, but it is the perfect man purse. If you want to give him a murse that he won’t reject, this metro vertical tote bag from Moleskine is it. No matter how he chooses to use it, it’s functional and stylish.

Practical satchel
mens-satchel-man-purse-double-strap
Photo credit: asos

Like a tote, a satchel is a classic bag. This one from ASOS is a bit more oversized than typical styles, but he can carry it over the shoulder like a traditional bag or hold it by the shorter handles like a briefcase. If he doesn’t want something as formal as a briefcase, this satchel is perfect and a bit more modern.

Join the party

See original, joy-evoking articles & videos to help you celebrate the everyday, and take your holiday traditions to the next level!

Subscribe now to get

our free newsletter