Finding the best gift for a husband who has everything (and says he doesn’t want anything) is hard, whether you’ve been married for five months, five years, or five decades. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve scoured our archives to find the best picks for all types of guys with all kinds of interests at many price points (including coffee mugs, sweaters, and headphones). I’ve been covering and reviewing tech since 2017 and have spent countless hours interviewing experts about the gear they use, so there are a lot of gadgets on this list that I love. For everything non-tech-related, I spoke with my colleagues across the Strategist and combed through our archives to find the best gifts for every type of husband. And husband or not, there’s a lot of gift inspiration here for all to enjoy.
$25 and under
For the husband who reads before bed
If he wants to read in the dark without turning on a big overhead light or ditching his paperback for a Kindle, this book light produces an amber hue that’s gentle on the eyes and won’t keep you up when he’s reading in bed.
For the husband who relaxes with a shower beverage
For the husband who’s in denial about needing readers
If he took the latest news from his eye doctor hard, these barely-there reading glasses from ThinOptics will come in handy. Strategist contributor David Pogue raves about the thin, light frames. “You don’t feel it; these things weigh less than a nickel,” he writes.
For the husband whose hands are always moving
He can keep this fidget cube handy to help him focus.
For the husband who consistently burns his fingers on the grill
These insulated gloves will protect your grilling newbie or pro from any potential accidents, and they’re waterproof, stainproof, and (most important) greaseproof.
For the husband who loves tracking his workouts
This fitness tracker is a must-have for many trainers and professional athletes, like Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka, because of the personalized feedback it gives on workouts and the way it measures stress, rest, and sleep. It doesn’t have a display and thus can’t offer real-time feedback, but that means it can keep him on his workout grind without adding another screen to his life.
For the husband who wants a better night’s sleep
Few things can put a damper on a day like neck or back pain. This wedge pillow, which has a removable bamboo cover for easy washing, should help give him some relief.
$50 and under
For the husband who wants to impress brunch guests
A super-powerful handheld frother that delivers a café-quality consistency, for better espresso (or hot chocolate or tea) drinks.
For the husband who likes to savor his White Claw
For the husband who wants to impress dinner guests
For the husband who likes to hit the trails
These socks are a favorite of many Strategist staffers, and they’re durable enough to withstand multiple seasons of hiking or just wearing out and about. The merino will keep his feet warm, even when wet, and the cushioning makes the socks extra comfy.
For the husband who likes his coffee to stay hot for hours
For the husband who always loses his wallet
He’ll probably be less likely to do so if it’s hooked onto something he never forgets, like his phone — and MOFT’s faux-leather wallet attaches to the iPhone magnetically. It holds up to three cards and folds out to double as a kickstand.
For the husband who’s down to one glove again
A cool-looking pair that will keep his digits toasty.
For the husband whose favorite part of the meal is the bread basket
For the husband who never knows what day it is
For the husband who’s decidedly not a sneakerhead …
… Or into any fancy footwear, frankly.
For the husband whose stir-fry is legendary
We’ve long loved the Lodge cast-iron skillet, which is both affordable and incredibly high quality. This one, with double handles and gently sloping sides, resembles a wok and should last him forever.
For the husband who’s always on his phone
This stand folds into a wallet-size attachment that magnetically hooks to the back of an iPhone. Now he can keep his videos playing even while he’s typing away.
For the jet-setter husband
$100 and under
For the husband who likes a multipurpose tool
An effective foam roller and water bottle in one.
For the husband who’s a borderline prepper
For the husband who needs a break
For the husband who likes to stay hydrated
Because men can have an emotional-support water bottle, too.
For the husband who’s leveling up his grill game
For the husband who needs a reminder to floss
For the husband who needs to relax
For the husband who appreciates nice tools
A well-designed ratchet set from a German company that’s been making high-quality tools since 1936.
For the smoothie-obsessed husband
He can also use this personal blender to make salad dressings and smaller-batch sauces and emulsions.
For the husband who could use a razor upgrade
For the husband who’s perfecting Grandma’s pasta recipe
For the husband who’s perfecting Grandpa’s waffle recipe
This waffle iron is the only one that Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon uses to make her favorite grain-free waffles. She went through six other models before she found Cuisinart’s, which she says keeps her waffles fluffy and spongy so that syrup can easily seep through.
For the husband who always handles the aux cord
The Clip 4 has quickly become one of my favorite Bluetooth speakers. It’s tiny enough to take on a trip while producing enough sound for a good listening session, and its clip makes it easy to attach to a showerhead or backpack.
For the husband who keeps dropping his phone
I’ve been using an iPhone 14–friendly version of this case for nearly a year, and it’s kept my phone safe from drops while also earning plenty of compliments. Even if he’s picky about his cases, the company offers countless designs, so he’s bound to find something he likes.
For the husband whose feet could use a break
For the husband who games late at night
He can play all he wants without disturbing anyone else.
$200 and under
For the husband who’s ready to dust off his barista skills
For the husband who likes a cordless setup
These speakers are great for anyone who likes to spin a record or two from home but doesn’t want the hassle of managing cables.
For the husband who dreams of RV living
For the husband who loves to season everything
For the husband who starts his day before you do
The Loftie is not just a digital alarm clock — it’s more like a calming bedside companion that encourages you to keep your phone away from the nightstand. It comes with soothing wake-up tones, an entire playlist of ambient noise, meditation guidance, breathing exercises, and a soft nightlight.
For the husband who’s always working out a knot in his shoulders
Thanks to the power it packs in its portable size (it’s less than six inches wide and weighs less than 1.5 pounds), the Theragun Mini is one of the most frequently recommended massage tools on the Strategist. “Any time I feel a pinching or tension, I reach for my Theragun, and within minutes it alleviates my pain,” writes Strategist contributor Rio Viera-Newton in her review.
For the husband who’s the rise-and-grind type
The Baratza Encore rose to the top of the pack in our guide to the best coffee grinders. When Elliott Foos, director of coffee at Daymoves in Brooklyn, used to run a coffee shop, the Encore was a workhorse, “grinding from fine espresso to the most coarse setting for French press or cold brew.”
For the husband who’s more the cuppa type
For the husband who joined a pickleball league
For the husband who mans the grill and the s’mores station
For the husband with a growing wine collection
We named this 12-bottle fridge the best less expensive model in our roundup, and it comes recommended by Katie O’Byrne, the director of recruiting at Kitchen Culture and former sommelier at Otium in Downtown Los Angeles, who described it as “quiet, compact, and super-easy to set up.”
For the husband with no outdoor space to grill
For the husband who just can’t play another round of Catan
In the immortal words of Stefon, this game has everything: “It feels like a combination of Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, HeroQuest, and Choose Your Own Adventure books,” says Brad Driscoll, a.k.a. Dinky Dana to his YouTube and Twitch followers. Driscoll recommends it — instead of gifting a video game — in our guide to gifts for gamers.
For the husband with wrinkled photos in his wallet
A digital frame will hold more photos anyway. Skylight makes it easy for him (or anyone he gives the upload email to) to add all his favorite shots of his loved ones, and the photos render crisply on the large well-lit 15-inch screen.
For the husband who likes his brownies with some green
For the husband who wants to “hear” the silence in every A24 movie
A good soundbar can make it easy to hear a show’s muffled dialogue or just give action scenes an extra, bassy oomph. Sonos’s Beam soundbar packs excellent sound into a slick, elegant package that works with the rest of Sonos’s speakers, so he can build a better system over time.
For the husband who’s still using a workout journal
In addition to all the health-tracking features stuffed into the new Apple Watch Series 9, the Ultra has water-temperature sensors for swimmers and a brighter display for better visibility outdoors. It’s also more durable than the standard Apple Watch, making it a great option for the mishap-prone man in your life.