Best Gifts for Husbands in 2017

Men are notoriously hard to shop for. That’s why we have compiled some ideas to help you find just the right gift for your husband – whether you need a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or just because.

Here are 10 fun gift ideas for your husband:


Darts is a fun, timeless sport best paired with a frosty mug of beer. This Wimau dartboard isn’t your typical electronic dartboard that deflects 50% of the darts thrown. It looks sleek and professional. Sure, it’s a bit more spendy than other dartboards, but it’s definitely worth the money. It’s a high-quality, classic dartboard your husband will love for years tDSC3573o come.


For the husband who hunts, a quality pair of binoculars is essential. If his old pair just aren’t cutting it, give him a pair of Upland Optics. These binoculars are made specifically for hunters, and offer great clarity, durability, and a lifetime warranty. His eyes (and your freezer) will thank you.


The gift of alcohol is a classic gift, especially when it’s something the recipient wouldn’t normally treat themselves to. For example, if your hubby loves scotch, splurge on an expensive bottle. Or, fill a basket with local craft beer (this would also be a great complement to the dartboard). Add a kitchy mug, a Yeti coozie, or custom glassware, and you’ve got a classy and refreshing gift.

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Bluetooth headphones are a must-have these days, but a quality pair can be a bit expensive to get for yourself, but they make a perfect gift. Treat your man to some Bose earbuds or splurge on some Beats.


Cordless Drill

Tools are always a good idea. Win the day by bestowing upon him a DeWalt cordless drill. Bonus for you: he’ll probably be inspired to tackle the honey-do list. If he already has a drill, just buy him a set of tools or a nice hammer. Seriously.

SunglassesRay Bans

If the hubs is still running around in the shades he bought at the gas station two summers ago, perhaps it’s time for a *real* pair. Before you buy, though, ask yourself this: how frequently does my husband lose sunglasses? If the answer isn’t “never” or “seldom,” maybe skip this gift. But, if you trust him not to lose them, consider upgrading him to some Ray-Bans.


This is another one meant for hunters, but it’s a good one. Get your hunting partner a new rangefinder – we guarantee he will lose his mind. (Okay, we can’t really guarantee that, but he WILL dig it.)

Shaving KitShaving Kit

A nice shaving kit is a timeless gift that will help your man feel fancy (and smooth!) Get him a shave kit that includes all the essentials for a quality, long-lasting shave. Or, find a local barbershop that offers straight razor shaves and hot towels – it’s like a spa day for dudes who are afraid of spa days.

Universal Remote

If your guy loves gadgets and has control issues, this remote from Logitech might be the best thing you ever get him. With options to control both entertainment and automation devices, and with easy integration with Alexa, this is a cool, truly universal remote.

Gift Card

Gift cards often get a bad rap, but it can really be a good gift for some guys. If your husband is saving up for something (a gun, motorcycle parts, exercise equipment), getting him a giftcard that gets him closer to his goal is a smart move. We promise it’s not lazy.


Best Gifts for Boyfriends in 2017

Shopping for boyfriends is impossible, right? Not anymore! Here are ten unique gift ideas for the man in your life. We think these picks are great for any occasion – birthday presents, anniversary celebrations, Christmas, or even just because.Nintendo Switch

Here are our top picks for gifts for boyfriends.

Nintendo Switch

If you have the bucks to spare, the hottest item in the world of gaming right now would make an excellent gift for any guy. The Nintendo Switch offers at home and on-the-go playing, all in one device. With fun games and great quality, this pick is as much for you as for him. Plus, you’ll probably win GFOTY (Girlfriend of the Year) with this one.


Beer Cap Holder

For the beer snob connoisseur boyfriend, a place to collect caps is a fun and unique gift idea. Choose a shadowbox for him to throw them in, or pick up a cool Cap Map to show off all the unique beers he’s had the pleasure of meeting.



Yetis are all the rage, and for good reason: they are amazing at keeping beverages as hot or as cold as you want them to be. Yeti coolers can break the bank, but Yeti tumblers and can coolers are much more affordable, and make excellent gifts.




A pair of Upland Optics binoculars makes a fantastic gift for the boyfriend who hunts. These are built tough, offer great clarity, and are designed specifically for hunters. If your guy has an old pair in his truck that only work with one eye – these will be perfect for him.


Of course, we’re a bit biased, but we think that optics in general make great gifts. If your boyfriend is interested in stargazing, consider a telescope. If he’s into hunting, he might love a new scope or rangefinder.


Tools are always a good idea. If your man is still building his selection of tools, consider adding to his collection with a nice tool set. Or, give him an always-popular Leatherman. You might have to do a little research and/or some stealthy investigating to find out what he needs or what he wants.


Do guys ever buy things like bedding unless they absolutely have to? We don’t think so. That’s why treating your boyfriend to a luxurious sheet set is a unique way to help him feel really pampered.

Bluetooth Speakers

If your boyfriend loves music, he’ll love new Bluetooth speakers. We like this one from JBL – it’s a great all-purpose, all-weather option that doesn’t break the bank.


Bartender Kit

For a budding home bartender, a mixology kit is a must-have for full effect. This is a great gift option because there are so many different options for kits depending on your budget. You can add a bottle or two of your guy’s favorite booze, or even a drink recipe book.




Fancy Body Care

High-end body and face care or shaving stuff feels like a splurge, which is why it makes a great gift for any guy. Jack Black is a great brand for men’s facial care. Or, if you’ve got a beardy guy, a nice shaving set or beard lube makes an excellent gift.

Best Gifts for Dads in 2017

If your dad has it all (and not just all the dad jokes), chances are shopping for him is the worst. Guys are just hard to shop for in general, but something about shopping for dads is extra daunting.

No matter the reason – birthdays, Father’s Day, or retirement – or the variety of dad you have – fitness buff, golfer, or hunter – we have some ideas for the perfect gift.


Many dads like to keep up with the latest and greatest in tech, so this category can often be a safe bet. Here are a few tech gifts that any dad will love.

Kindle eReader

For the dads who love to read, a Kindle is an excellent choice. The updated Kindle Paperwhite has high resolution, long battery life, and no glare in the sunlight. Pair with an Amazon gift card for a fantastic gift that’ll keep dad busy for hours.

Portable Speaker

This highly-rated, waterproof Bluetooth speaker makes a great gift for the musically inclined dad (i.e. the one who sings off key all the time). This one is a top pick because it’s so durable, and the sound quality is great. The waterproof design means he can also tote it into the shower.

Portable Cell Phone Charger

Is his cell phone constantly dying? Does he forget to charge it all of the time? A portable USB charger is just the thing. It charges phones and other devices quickly, and the charger itself is small and functional.fitbit charge


For the sporty dad, there are a ton of options that will work great for his busy lifestyle.


Fitbits make really awesome gifts, and it’s a great one for your dad to help him stay healthy. The price of Fitbits is currently really reasonable, and it’s a functional, fun gift he will appreciate.


If your dad is a golf fanatic, he’ll love this rangefinder. In fact, rangefinders make fantastic gifts for all kinds of dads. Check out our guide to the best ones here.

Training Basketball

This smart basketball pairs with an iOS or Android app and actually helps you become a better basketball player. This would make a fantastic gift for the dad who is always trying to dunk better.



Knives make good gifts for any occasion, and Leathermans are always a great idea. We think this Skeletool is skele-cool, and we bet your dad will, too.


We might say it a lot, but binoculars are a fantastic gift for anyone. This is because so many hunters, birders, and nature enthusiasts don’t upgrade their old, ineffective binoculars. Thus, they have no idea how amazing a good pair of binoculars can be. Our guide features different types and price points, so you can find some that fit your budget and your dad’s specific needs.


No matter how manly your dad might be, any guy can stand to get pampered just a little. Here are some ideas that will help him relax.

Foot Massager

This rolling foot massager helps with a number of foot issues, and it’s both affordable and durable. Or, for even more relaxation and comfort, this electric massager can give him next-level foot pampering.pillow massager

Pillow Massager

If foot care isn’t his thing, this heated pillow massager is a great way to say, “take care of yourself, dad.” He can use it for a number of purposes and take it anywhere.

Shaving Kit

Shaving kits make such great gifts because most men don’t buy them for themselves. Kits like this one are practical (a man’s gotta shave) but also feels indulgent.


Looking for some funny, inexpensive gifts? Try these:dad shirt



Best Gifts for Hunters in 2017

Finding the perfect gift for someone you love can be tough. For the hunter in your life, we have some ideas for great gifts for any occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, or just because.


Our gift guide includes products specifically for hunting, as well as other ideas that your hunter is sure to love.




A good pair of binoculars makes all the difference for hunters, but few take the time and money to get a good pair. That’s why binoculars make a great gift for hunters. We did the research for you! Our binoculars guide will tell you everything you need to know and which models are best for each purpose. You’ll find a pair for any hunter and any budget. Our #1 recommendation is a pair from Upland Optics, the Perception HD 10x42mm Binocular.


If you’re out in the wild, chances are that you are going to need a knife. The worst thing that could happen is to have that knife fail you in a time of dire need. That is where survival knives come in. Designed specifically to handle any situation you throw at them, whether it be splitting firewood, cleaning an animal, or even as a weapon, a solid survival knife is literally built to save your life. The Banner Knives Ti-G10 is the knife that we’ve found to be the ideal choice for virtually any survival situation. It is made of the highest quality materials available with great craftsmanship, and it has never let me down. It’s fixed blade design makes it virtually indestructible, and capable of performing many tasks a smaller knife never would be up to.

Beer Kit

Hunters do more than just hunt! In off-season, your hunter can help provide for the family in a different way – by brewing their own beer. A beer making kit is a great way to help your budding brewer get started.


A Rangefinder is another great gift idea for hunters. Like binoculars, rangefinders are something that many hunters want and could really use, but they don’t want to spend the money on them. Also like binoculars, we did research on rangefinders and offer up numerous options for different needs and budgets.


GPS units are smart addition to your hunter’s equipment lineup. If your hunter is in need of one, there are many options available. There are great options at every price point, so you’ll definitely be able to find one that fits your specific needs and budget.

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This BioLite CampStove is a really neat bundle that does the work of several items in one – campstove, pot, and grill, plus a light and charger. It would make a fantastic gift for any hunter or backpacker.


Cozy Pajamas

After a week of hunting, coming home means getting comfortable. Why not get your hunter some cozy pajamas to lounge around in? Our vote is this camouflage onesie. Or, for the claustrophobic, maybe some nice pajama bottoms.

Boot Dryer

A boot dryer might sound like a luxury, but it’s actually a useful tool for anyone. This PEET boot dryer is super affordable and works great. You’ll prolong the life of hunting or hiking boots, as well as athletic shoes, too. Bonus: it helps reduce odors.

Trail Camera

Trail cameras are becoming more and more popular, and can actually be used for other surveillance in addition to scouting. Our trail camera guide talks about some of the uses of trail cameras and provides reviews of the best on the market. Trail cameras are available at all sorts of price points, and they make excellent gifts for any hunter.

Spotting Scope

As with all the optics we’ve discussed, spotting scopes make great gifts because many hunters don’t have them. Again, we’ve done all the hard work for you and created this guide to spotting scopes. For the hunter that seems to have it all, this might be one useful piece of equipment they don’t have. Our #1 recommendation is a spotting scope from Upland Optics.spotting scope