40 Stylish Gifts for Modern Men

With this gift guide, we thought outside the man-cave stereotype to deliver you thoughts for the complex, modern gentleman with an eye for detail. Then we snapped in goodies for several sides of his personality: a little fraternity/men’s club member, a dab of Darth Vader, a little surfer dude, a dollop of science nerd, a tbsp of sports fanatic, a sign of handyman, a pinch of outdoorsy guy. . .you get the picture. We’ve got a little something for each and every man.

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Design Within Reach

Eames Hang-It-All Limited Edition – $249

What modernist can’t resist a piece of Eames? This pair of hooks also comes in a range of bright colors, but I love this more manly edition. It will only be in production for a month or two, so catch it while you can!

Welded steel frame with black powder coating; strong walnut balls
H 14.75″ W 19.75″ D 6.5″


Blomus 65198 VUELO Wall-mounted magazine Rack – $106.55

I really don’t want to earn a huge generalization about men, but about 90 percent of those I know may use one of these sleek magazine racks instead of an alternative to a pile of magazines on the back of the commode.

Stainless Steel Overall
3.51″ H x 13.65″ W x 13.65″ D


MUJI Cardboard Speakers – $38

These very simple cardboard speakers are amazing in their simplicity. They can add big tunes to your workspace without all any unsightly stereo jumble.

Can be plugged them into your private stereo’s headphone jack
made from cardboard and digital components
Size: 3.1 x 3.3 x 3.1″
Maximum input power 2W

The New York Times Store

Painters On The Brooklyn Bridge from The New York Times Archives – $199

Obviously, choosing a photograph for someone is quite private, but the choice in nytstore.com has unlimited possibilities. They have a section called Fifty Pictures in which five of the top interior designers possess curated ten of the own favorite shots. I will connect you to the one displayed above, but make sure you shop around to find the best picture for the loved one as soon as you land in the store.

Exhibition Quality Fine Art Print
Printed On Archival Paper
Your Own Choice Of Frame And Mat
11″ x 14″ Unframed – $199.00 (there are bigger sizes and framing options available)


“Rules for My Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond – $11.99

Houzz Contributor and blogger at Straightforward Classic Living Jonathan Baker states”This thoughtful book of simple rules, classic quotes and endearing illustrations is a perfect addition to any classic guy’s library. A sort of modern day gentleman guide for the attention-span creation, it has unique color, size and entertaining tidbits ensure it is perfect to display in almost any room in the home. Place it out and see that your guests attractively lose themselves for a moment or two. Then ask where you have it.”



Quartz Coaster – $18

You do not need to be a geology buff to appreciate these magnificent quartz coasters. Each is unique and so interesting that you might NOT want anyone to cover this up with a martini glass!

Made from polished agate
each is exceptional
each varies in size, shape & colour
$18.00 each

Ralph Lauren

Sagamore Buffalo Check Blanket – $150

This classic black and red throw adds color and warmth to a bedroom or room. Assist your favourite guy keep warm when the pre-programmable thermostat is stuck onto some energy-saving temperature.

Finished with a 4″ rolled fringe.
54″ x 72″
80% alpaca, 15% wool, 5% cotton. Dry clean. Imported.

West Elm

Classic Radio – $69

How far MP3 speakers have come! This sleek and stylish classic modern radio is a beautiful and practical object.

Wood with hand-rubbed complete.
AroundSound® technologies provides a clean, consistent surround-sound effect.
Mobile audio ready: Plugs to an iPod® or any portable audio device or MP3 player.
AM/FM radio with analog tuner, orange LED tuning indicator and 5:1 ratio tuning dial.
Includes auxiliary output and input signal.
Headphone jack.
External antenna.
3″ studio driver.
7.5″w x 5.75″d x 5.25″h.


Whiskey Stones, Set of 9 – $20

For your die-hard Scotch fans: These”rocks” do not melt, so they keep things cool AND”neat”, i.e. they’ll cool a drink without watering it down.

Soapstone Cubes will chill but Won’t scratch the glass
$19.50 for a set of 9


Tovolo King Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray – $8.50

Houzz Contributor and blogger at Straightforward Classic Living Jonathan Baker states”Anyone can buy a highbrow wine opener or unique barware, but this kind of understated intentionality is bound to have a memorable effect on party guests. So if you’re hosting in-the-know mixology heads or just regular ol’ drinkers that never knew ice could be presented in such a tasteful way… this is the way a cocktail ought to be served”

Tray makes six oversized cubes

1worldglobes. com

Black & White Globe with Base – $39.90

You really cannot beat the look of a timeless world in a library or study. What is so great about this one is that the images are magnificent, and you are able to choose from a black or ivory world, in addition to from an assortment of bases and add a rack if needed.

Diameter: 7″ Base: 4.25″ x 0.5″
3-leg stand: 4.75″ x 6″

Sundance Catalog

‘The Soldier’ Swiss Army Knife – $38

This is the first Swiss Army knife. Whether your man is a survivalist or bottled beer agency, the only place this will not come in handy would be at airport security.

Includes a large stainless-steel , two screwdrivers, can and bottle openers, wire stripper and reamer
The slender, aluminum-oxide case is textured for no-slip grip
4-1/2″ extended

L.L. Bean

No bag bag in the history of bag luggage is as indestructible as a bag from Bean’s. This camouflage version is perfectly on fashion using present military chic design for both men and women, and can be used around the home to store magazines, logs, or other things.

1,200-denier polyester stands up to rugged use
Water-resistant, thermoplastic interior coating keeps gear dry
Large: 33/4″H x 16″W x 81/4″D.
Large $24.00 (comes in Medium and Extra Large)

L.L. Bean

Flannel Bedding Mix and Match

Nothing beats on flannel sheets on a cold winter night. The ticking stripe design is a classic that won’t ever go out of style (it is really enjoyable to experiment with the little mix and match tool at llbean.com also!) .

100% Cotton
Costs vary depending on size and item.

The Business Store

Recycled Beer Bottle TeaLight Holder – $20.99

Sometimes dudes want to be stylish hosts without appearing like they have tried too hard. These candleholders are made from recycled beer bottles. Tealights aren’t contained, so catch a large bag of them at IKEA to go with this.

Dimensions: 11H x 2.75D.
Color: antiqued mercury

Urban Outfitters

Darth Vader Alarm Clock – $42

Nerd Alert? No Way! What guy wouldn’t want this hilarious Darth Vader Alarm Clock? It’s amusing to wake around, or to use as a conversation piece from the den — that clock might just make him want to head over to the dark side. Use the force!

Plugs in or requires a 9 volt battery, not included
6.75″w, 7″d, 7″h


Star Wars™ Sandwich Cutters with Vintage-Style Tin – $19.95

I’ll confess, making Millennium Falcon-shaped sandwiches is really kind of absurd, but the old-school lunchbox these cutters come in is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Any Star Wars fan will adore this, trust me!

Millennium Falcon Sandwich cutters: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.
Tie Starfighter Sandwich cutters: 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.
Classic style tin: 7 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 6 1/2″ high.

In exquisite wood grain this toolbox is much more fit to serve as a fashionable and unexpected organizer at the office. Fortunately, in addition, it comes from classic orange and a camo print from the metallic versions, just if your giftee wishes to bang this up with real tools!

Size – 19″ L x 6.5″ H x 6″ D

I’m embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve attempted to hang something together with nails and screws held in my mouth. Help your man avoid a tetanus shot upgrade with this handy magnetic wristband!

Velcro strap can adapt even the thickest of wrists. Available in Periwinkle Blue, Grey, Orange, Pink, and Black (not shown).
Magnetic place is 3 inches x 4 inches square; 3/4 of an inch deep.

Design Public

Harry Allen Pig Bank – Matte Black – $95

This little piggy bank functions as a place to corral loose change and as a distinctive little sculpture onto a desktop, tablescape or bookshelf.

Resin and marble. Cork stopper.
10.0 H x 5.25 W x 18.0 L

Saks Fifth Avenue

Wolf Designs Chess/Backgammon Establish – $70

Really, a refined gentlemen ought to always have the gear, if not the skills, such as a game of backgammon and chess in his bag of tricks. This beautiful set is one that will move with him wherever he winds up for the remainder of his life.

Comprises every piece to get a game of chess or backgammon including bits, dice, dice cups plus a reversible chess/checkerboard lid.
Also includes a deck of cards and cribbage
Leather case
12″L X 12″W X 2″H

Tonic Home

Regina Andrew Silver Metal Skull – $125

Evidently, this giftee is quite specific – a metallic skull doesn’t necessarily go over well with everyone. But Cousin Itt, your goth friend, or Simon and Alex from Real Housewives of NYC would adore this, and it is certainly a conversation starter!

Dimension: 8.5″ high x 5″ deep x 5.25″ broad

Urban Outfitters

We’ve never gotten more negative remarks in an ideabook compared to one once printed on taxidermy, so I am definitely sticking with ironic artificial monster heads from now on! This modern white non-hunting decoration is a means to provide a wink to more traditional libraries and dens without upsetting animal lovers.



Atlas Bookends – $150

These Atlas bookends aren’t shrugging. These Greek Gods are great for adding interest to a bookshelf arrangement.

Made from cast iron with a silver finish.
Color: silver
Size: H: 8.25″ D: 7″ W: 2″


Surfing Pictures from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine – $40

As a teenager, Jeff Divine started taking pictures of customers in the 1960s, and his very best shots are gathered here. This is a great coffee table book for anybody who appreciates surfing and the ocean. Oh, and also the seventies!


The Conran Shop

Maserati model desk racer – $95

This sweet little Maserati model will possess him catchinging himself rolling it across the desk and creating”ZOOM ZOOM” noises. It’s also the perfect piece for a manly, David Hicksian tablescape.

Produced from recycled aluminum
Hand polished and cast. Contains a checkered flag.


Library Embosser – $26

This library embosser is a superb way to personalize a gift for a bibliophile. If you know someone who keeps installing more shelves for books and that makes you sign away your firstborn when you borrow a book, this is the perfect present for him!

Up to 18 characters/spaces
Embosser plate size is 1.625″Dia.

Fred Flare

Crosley USB tech turntable – $129

As time goes by, fewer people really remember using a turntable that resembled this one (only rather than an iPod connection, it had a slot to get 8-track tapes).

Can plug into an external device like an
iPod, MP3 player, and CD Unit.
May also record all your vinyl for instant playback via an SD or USB media
Can play all 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records as well as
all 7″, 10″, & 12″ records.

Design Within Reach

Rosle Universal Lighter – $19

Enough with searching for a box of matches in vain, burnt fingers, and the tacky plastic extended lighters. This sleek stainless-steel lighter has a hook so that your giftee will always have the ability to detect it when the grill, gas fireplace, or candles require a light.

Stainless steel
H 11″ W.75″
$19.00 (available as we go to press; subject to change)


Savoy Ice Bucket-Cooler – $24.95

Sleek. Modern. Hammered Stainless Steel. The Savoy Bar Accessories were created for modernists. If your favourite dude is still serving ice from an old cooler, do him a big favor and pick up this ice bucket to get him.

Polished stainless steel

Ralph Lauren

Cocktail Party Decanter – $120

Conjuring up guys’s gifts brings up pictures of attempting to convert one from frat house design into a Albert Hadley-esque library, complete with pipe smoke, distressed leather club chairs, and shades of brown alcohol in fancy decanters. If this manly den sounds like something your favourite man would hope to have, get him started with this Ralph Lauren leaded crystal decanter.

Etched barrel silhouette with coordinating faceted stopper.
Sweeping neck with graceful turned-out lip.
Capacity: 28 oz. 8″ tall. Imported.
This item is 24% lead crystal.

The Home Depot

Mr. Bar-B-Q 30 Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set – $69

You know how he’s: The Grillmaster. He fusses over the campfire, the grill, the Big Green Egg, also does not let anybody else within ten feet of it. He’s a know-it-all and is not listening when you provide him barbeque-related advice. This kind of guy won’t ever have enough BBQ accoutrements; you might as well gift him that the THIRTY piece BBQ Tool Set!

Strong stainless steel instruments: beef house knives, 4-in-1 spatula, fork, tongs, basting brush, knife, skewers, corn holders, grill brush and replaceable heads
Aluminum carry case
Lifetime warranty


Thomas O’Brien® Carbonized Bamboo Wastebasket – $19.99

This beautiful Thomas O’Brien wastebasket seems like it cost a hundred dollars, but it is actually more like twenty. The bamboo wood and clean lines make it perfect to get a clean-lined, organized home office or zen, spa-like bathroom.

Carbonized Bamboo
Dimensions not recorded on Target.com

Sundance Catalog

Major League Baseball Bat Bottle Opener – $85

We are not attempting to stereotype and say that most men love beer and baseball, but plenty of them do, and you know who they are. What is so special about this opener is that it is made of wood from bats that broke while being used during Major League ballgames. Each one is authenticated and has a hologram numeral that defines the bat’s match.



Cortelco ITT 2500 80’s Corded Touchtone Telephone – $49.95

It’s happened. Let me be the first to delcare that this phone is SO out that it is back in. Great for your giftee with fond memories of the eighties and a sense of irony. If say, this person thoroughly appreciated”Hot Tub Time Machine”, this phone is because of him. Oh, by the way, this really is a new phone based on the old layout, it is NOT refurbished.

Touch Tone dial
Genuine Bell Ringer
Ringer volume control
Volume Control Dial within Handset
Hearing aid compatible
9′ Handset Cord
Made with Pride in the United States
5 Year manufacturer’s guarantee

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler Jaguar Needlepoint Pillow at Needlepoint Pillows – $165

There’s something about a timeless Jaguar that’s positively shagadelic! I love that Jonathan Adler has memorialized a single. . .on a cushion. . .in. . .needlepoint?!?! Why not?

Handmade 100% wool needlepoint
velvet backed
12″ x 16″
down stuffer comprised


Conant Custom Brass T-6 Dial Thermometer – $36.95

Call me old fashioned, but there is something interesting about looking out the window in a great looking toaster rather of your Smartphone to discover the temperature. The timeless design and numerals with this thermometer make it a great choice.

Strong brass and convex glass
Shiny, wash, brass finish which will acquire a wonderful patina of a soft brown color, with age
Height 4-3/4″ x Length 1-1/4″ x Width 6-1/4″ (4-1/4″ diameter dial)


Personalized Leather Travel Valet Tray – $45

As a result of Houzz user and quite dapper Atlanta gentleman jefland for introducing me to skillet! This leather valet tray is your ideal method to corral those things that men tend to casually toss along with dressers and nightstands. It packs flat for traveling so that he can keep everything together in 1 spot. Pick up to 3 letters to get a monogram to personalize the gift.

Sides prevent valuables from rolling off the tray. Hand-crafted real top-grain Nappa leather
Monogram around three initials.
7 7/8″l x 7 7/8″w x 2/16″h.

West Elm

Industrial Task Table Lamp – $79

You know the guy whose whole home is lit by the ugly ceiling lights that came with the location, and maybe some ugly torchiere fire hazard lamp from the mid-nineties? That guy needs this classic task lamp that’s fantastic for a desk, workshop, side table or nightstand.

Iron with polished nickel finish.
Adjustable arm locks in two angles.
Head has tension swivel to direct light where it is needed most.
Protective pad in bottom of base protects from scratching surfaces.
7″diam. x 33″h.
60W bulb (not included)

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