Gifts he actually wants

The special man in your life probably doesn’t need another toolkit or bathrobe. Cool gadgets, swank accessories and fine spirits, though? Now you’re onto something. The editors at USA TODAY Modern Woman and Reviewed share their gift recommendations for making your favorite man feel pampered and appreciated.

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$300

Philips Airfryer

Whether it’s game day or just a busy Wednesday, sometimes you just want something quick, easy, and delicious. Airfryers do a good job of providing crispy food without the mess or hassle of frying in oil. This model won our roundup of the best airfryers.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$139

Patagonia Better Sweater Zip Jacket

Outdoorsy or no, I honestly think every single guy will look and feel good in this classic zipped sweater from Patagonia. It has sterling 5-star ratings everywhere online and it’s a perfect jacket for fall and spring. Plus it’s lightweight enough to layer.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$78

Network bag

The Network bag organizes all your accessories and is made with premium, full-grain leather. Comes in surrey tan and black. The 9.2-inch by 5-inch bag also comes with a water-resistant lining.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$149

uKeg 64 Growler

This keeps beer cold, fresh and carbonated for two weeks. Measuring the size of a half-gallon growler, the double-wall insulated, stainless steel vessel has a customizable tap handle, pressure gauge and sight glass to see how much brew is left.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$130

Leatherman Wave Multitool

Even if he doesn’t need a multitool, most every guy wants one—or at least to have one when the moment calls for it. It looks great, offers impressive performance, has excellent user reviews, and comes with a 25-year warranty.

 —TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$140

Henckels Zwilling Pro 8-inch Chef’s Knife

Ask any chef or serious cook: an 8-inch Chef’s Knife is a must-have. This Henckels model is almost universally praised by online shoppers and won our roundup of the best chef’s knives, easily slicing through the competition in our testing.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$300

Macallan Rare Cask scotch

The rich, vibrant scotch has hints of vanilla, raisin and chocolate with apple, lemon, orange, root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove for a full-bodied flavor.

 —Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$95

WD/18 by Cologne A.N. Other

WD/18 by Cologne A.N. Other offers the tranquil and nourishing qualities of sandalwood and the uplifting scent of pear.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$140

Logitech Circle 2 Indoor/Outdoor Camera

The Logitech Circle 2 ran away with our roundup of the best smart indoor security cameras. It’s affordable, easy to use, comes with free 24-hour storage, works indoors and out, and is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, and Google.

 —TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$49

Grafomap Custom Framed Map

I’m in love with these custom maps from Grafomap. Just put it in any location, move it around to frame it, and you’ll get a killer map in one of a number of eye-catching designs. You can customize labels, get it framed, or have it printed onto canvas.

 —TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$95

Skagen Aaren Watch

Smart watches are fun and all, but a traditional wristwatch is still a timeless way to complete an outfit. This Skagen Aaren watch is simple, but pairs perfectly with casual and formal outfits. I own two Skagen watches myself and I wear them all the time.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$348

1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Now widely regarded as the best all-around noise cancelling headphones you can get, these offer superb sound quality, cancel out ambient noise beautifully, and are supremely comfy for long flights, train rides, or just working at your desk.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$775

Mikol Marble Poker Cards

Made for the guy that has it all, these hand-sanded marble poker cards by Mikol are lightweight and durable. Each thin-as-a-credit-card piece is hand-sanded and laser-etched for a distinct look.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$94

Helm Sandalwood Watch

This watch features minimalist design and distinct style. With Japanese quartz movement, scratch-proof mineral glass and wood-grain dial, the watch comes with a choice of a genuine calfskin black leather or stainless-steel mesh strap.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$60

Wahl Clippers Beard Trimmer

This won our roundup of the best beard trimmers, with its top-notch battery life, trimming ability, and professional-quality build. It’s not waterproof, but it is easy to keep clean, so if you’re buying for someone with a beard, they’ll appreciate this.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$85

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel

It looks good enough you could bring it to the office, but it’s functional enough to work as a daily gym bag or on as a day trip carry-on with necessary touches like a separate compartment where you can stash your shoes or smellier gear after a workout.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$58 each

Taraval Sunglasses

Ideal for the adventurer, these Taraval blue aqua sunglasses by Sunski block rays and are comfortable to wear. Featuring polarized mirror lenses, the glasses come with a carrying case and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$499

Brizard & Co Havana Traveler

Perfect for the cigar aficionado, made of a top-grain leather exterior and a suede-lined interior, the set comes with a five-cigar cedar-lined case with four solid Spanish cedar dividers, a 60-ounce flask and two leather pouches.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$30

SterlingPro Double Wall French Press

It is double insulated so it keeps coffee nice and hot, it looks fantastic, it works for everything from frothed milk to hot chocolate, it’s dishwasher safe, and it’s the best French press we’ve ever tested. Best of all, it’s about a third the price of many others.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$141

Samsonite Mightlight 2

Our favorite carry-on is the Samsonite Mightlight 2. It’s expertly designed, durable, fits easily inside carry-on compartments, and has amazingly smooth wheels that glide over even cracked pavement with ease.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$55

Helmm Starter Kit

He can personalize his scent with this deodorant and anti-perspirant starter kit gift from Helmm. The kit comes with one container and one refill cartridge. The recipient receives additional refill cartridges on a subscription schedule.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$70-98

Ludlow dress shirt, Cashmere sweater

Pair the windowpane-patterned Ludlow dress shirt, crafted in easy-care cotton with a tailored fit, with this Everyday Cashmere V-neck sweater for a layered look. Monogramming available.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine

$110

Scrabble Deluxe Wooden Edition

It features a foil-stamped board with a raised grid to hold the letters in place, built-in storage compartments to hold all the pieces, and a mahogany finish that’s nice enough you can leave the game out and use it as a decorative piece.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$98

Fuego Hot Sauce Sampler Pack

With 7 different flavors of hot sauce and a clever packaging design, this sampler pack from Thoughtfully is a standout gift idea for any guy. It has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon with over 93 reviews. The spices range from mild to very hot.

 — TJ Donegan, executive editor

Reviewed

$25

Marley Smile Jamaica Earbuds

These sustainably sourced Marley Smile Jamaica earbuds have a clear sound. The wood and recyclable aluminum housings, vibrant color choices and noise-isolating design will keep you connected to your favorite tunes.

 — Amy Sinatra Ayres, editor

Modern Woman Magazine