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Unique gifts for men: Fun ideas for the eclectic guy in your life

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As you may know by now, shopping for the men in your life isn’t always such a simple task, especially if they have more eclectic, off-the-beaten-path tastes.

For these types of guys, whether they’re your father, brother, best friend, or boyfriend, you’ll need to do some creative thinking and get something they would have never thought of buying for themselves. If you can pull that off, you may well take home the title of the greatest gift-giver to ever live.

We're here to help you win that title — these are our picks for the best unique gifts for the eccentric dude(s) in your life.

Create Your Own Reel Viewer
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A create-your-own reel viewer (opens in a new tab)

Best for the guy who loves nostalgia

Most of us have at least *some* fondness for the fun little toys we used to play with back in the day, and if he's a nostalgia mark like we suspect he is, this custom reel viewer is a slam dunk. Fill it with a bunch of his favorite photos for extra brownie points.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
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A Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker (opens in a new tab)

Best for the guy that doesn't live near a bodega

We feel bad for anyone who can't walk down the street and get a made-to-order breakfast sandwich on a whim, and you should, too. Our advice: Don't let him be one of those guys. Instead, gift him this breakfast sandwich maker and let him create his own personal bodega in his kitchen to remind him of the days when he lived on the same block as one.
Gardener's Tool Seat
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A gardener's tool seat (opens in a new tab)

Best for the guy with a green thumb

This one is for our gardener guys out there. Not only is this a nice little stool that he can sit on to give his knees a break while tending to his crops, but it also comes with multiple pockets for stowing away his various gardening tools.
A rainbow projection lamp on a table.
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A rainbow projection lamp (opens in a new tab)

Best for the TikTok trend hunter

The guy who’s always talking about the latest trends he’s spotted on TikTok will be delighted with this rainbow projector. He can use it to transform any wall in his home into an otherworldly backdrop of light. It'll add a groovy kick to any party — or a touch of fun to relaxing at night.
A Dodow on a blue book.
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A Dodow (opens in a new tab)

Best for light sleepers

If you know he tosses and turns throughout the night, a natural sleep aid should help him drift off to dreamland. Skip the artisanal melatonin gummies in favor of the Dodow, a metronome device that'll teach him how to fall asleep faster and more peacefully. The more he uses it, the more his body will adjust.
Two people sharing an exotic jerky bouquet.
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An exotic jerky bouquet (opens in a new tab)

For the meat lover

Who needs flowers? There is perhaps no gift more unique than an exotic jerky bouquet. This pack of "20 long-stem exotic meat sticks" from Carnivore Club includes elk, buffalo, and mild and hot venison jerky. Although it may not last as long as a traditional floral arrangement, it will be remembered for much longer.

A Peel case (opens in a new tab)

Best for the minimalist techie

Your average iPhone looks great on its own, but keeping it bare puts it at risk of dents and scratches. Peel's ultra-thin, branding-free phone cases wrap snugly around smartphones, protecting them from the elements while maintaining their sleek look.
A family playing giant uno.
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Giant Uno (opens in a new tab)

Best for the card shark

This just in: Bigger is better. This ridiculous take on the classic game comes with oversized Uno cards that are three times larger than the normal ones, including some customizable wild cards that make for especially chaotic plays. They'll be a hit at any party or pregame.
Dog playing with an iFetch interactive ball launcher.
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An iFetch interactive ball launcher (opens in a new tab)

Best for the pet parent

If he's the proud owner of an active little pooch, the iFetch interactive ball launcher is great. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, it can throw balls as far as 30 feet away for a hands-free game of fetch. (Three mini tennis balls are included.)

A Tile Pro (opens in a new tab)

Best for the guy who's always losing stuff

Everyone knows a guy who always fails the "wallet, keys, phone" check whenever he needs to leave the house. For him, a Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker is a must-have. He can attach it to basically anything he needs to keep track of — some Amazon reviewers said they've even put it on their wandering pets' collars to great success — and make it ring using his smartphone if it goes MIA.
A BottleLoft in a fridge.
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A BottleLoft (opens in a new tab)

Best for guys low on space

The BottleLoft is a clever magnetic bottle hanger that goes on the very top of his fridge's ceiling. By storing his Sam Adams or San Pellegrino there (instead of on a shelf), he'll have way more space to devote to food.
A caffeinated shaving set on a white background.
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A caffeinated shaving set (opens in a new tab)

Best for the caffeine fiend

If the man you're buying for needs another source of energy to get going in the morning (on top of his a.m. coffee), this caffeinated shaving cream and aftershave set is something to consider. Both products are fortified with antioxidant-rich, naturally sourced caffeine, plus aloe and spearmint to put a little pep in his step.
Toaster grilled cheese bags on a kitchen counter.
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Toaster grilled cheese bags (opens in a new tab)

Best for the lazy cook

Now here's something truly brilliant. If he isn't much of a cook but is a big grilled cheese fan, you need to get him these toaster bags — they're a one-way ticket to no-fuss cheesy heaven. All he has to do is pop an assembled sandwich into one of the dishwasher-safe pouches and put it in the toaster. That's it. No pre-heating a pan, waiting to flip something, or cleanup required — just pure enjoyment.
A fanny pack with a built-in speaker from Super RB on a white background.
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A fanny pack with a built-in speaker (opens in a new tab)

Best for hipster dudes

Weighing in at less than three pounds, this outrageous rainbow fanny pack has a built-in Bluetooth speaker (with a subwoofer!) so he can crank his tunes on the go. It works with both Android and iPhone devices and comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to four hours at a time.
Person holding a Rocketbook Wave in a coffee shop.
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A Rocketbook Wave (opens in a new tab)

Best for writers

The Rocketbook Wave is a fast and efficient smart notebook that can beam handwritten notes and sketches into cloud services (such as Google Docs and Dropbox). It's also reusable — the ink from the included Frixion Pilot pen erases when exposed to heat. Just put it in the microwave to clear its pages for a fresh start. Science!
A DIY hot sauces from Uncommon Goods on a kitchen counter.
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A DIY hot sauce kit (opens in a new tab)

Best for the 'Hot Ones' fan

You'll make his day with this make-your-own hot sauce kit. It comes with all the ingredients needed to make six small-batch chili sauces, as well as simple step-by-step instructions on how to perfect the delicious final product.

A quip toothbrush (opens in a new tab)

Best for the smiley guy

As far as unexpected gifts go, a trendy electric toothbrush probably takes the cake. Available in two different finishes (plastic or metal) and several different colors, each quip brush comes with a built-in timer, mint toothpaste, and a soft-bristle brush head. (If you've got some wiggle room in your budget, tack on a brush head and battery refill plan for $10 every three months.)
A Tooletries shower organizer on a bathroom door.
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A Tooletries shower organizer (opens in a new tab)

Best for the disorganized dude

Is he the kind of guy who leaves his bath products all over the counter? If so, help him get his cluttered life in order with this silicone-grip shower organizer from Tooletries. Stick it on any smooth surface and it's ready to go. You can also pick up a shower mirror from Tooletries to complete the set.
A Smart Jump Rope Rookie on a white background.
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A smart jump rope (opens in a new tab)

Best for the gym-goer

Yep, even jump ropes are "smart" now. Tangram Factory's Bluetooth-enabled Smart Jump Rope Rookie makes a great gift for the cardio-crazed guy you know. It can keep track of his jump count, calories burned, and workout session times.
Personalized collar stays from Engraved Memories on a wooden table.
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Personalized collar stays (opens in a new tab)

Best for the sharp-dressed man

Anyone who wears a collared shirt regularly knows how infuriating it can be to spot a surprise crease. That's where collar stays come in handy. These stainless steel ones are a snazzy step up from the plastic variety that comes with most dress shirts. They're also customizable with an engraving of your choice.
black lavender sleep mask against beige background
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Lavender neck and eye travel pillow (opens in a new tab)

Best for frequent flyers

This lavender-filled neck pillow and sleep mask make for a lovely aromatherapy travel set. On long flights, he'll be able to shut out the unpleasant plane environment and catch some much-needed Zs.
A Moka pot from Grosche on a wooden table.
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A Moka pot (opens in a new tab)

Best for the coffee snob

Affogato, anyone? Designed for use on stovetops, this classic Italian espresso maker is perfect for modern kitchens. Fill the lower chamber with boiling water and the upper one with coffee, then place it on a low flame until pressure causes the water to filter through the grounds. Delizioso!
A BBQ branding iron on a white background.
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A BBQ branding iron (opens in a new tab)

For the *extra* grillmaster

Does he get territorial about the best slab of steak? This customizable branding iron made of food-grade stainless steel can fit up to five letters, so he can put his name or go-to catchphrase on all of his grilled creations.
"The Zero Waste Cookbook" by Hardie Grant on a white background.
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"The Zero Waste Cookbook" (opens in a new tab)

Best for the eco-conscious fella

Featuring over 100 simple recipes and some pretty accompanying photographs, this cookbook will teach him how to make his food stretch further. (Using corn husks to make vegetable stock? Infusing vodka with lemon zest? Check and double check.)

A lava lamp (opens in a new tab)

Best for the groovy guy

The '70s are back, baby, and this funky lava lamp will have him breaking out in a disco fever. It comes with its own 40-watt bulb and features a purple-y liquid with yellow wax, which turns different shades of orange-red depending on the lighting. At just over 16 inches tall, it'll look rad on his desk or bedside table.
A Cubii Pro under a desk.
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A Cubii Pro (opens in a new tab)

Best for the multitasker

If you've ever heard him complain that he simply doesn't have enough time to go to the gym, give him this creative way to multitask: an under-desk elliptical. The Cubii Pro syncs up with his smartphone to track his fitness goals and runs super quietly, so it won't be interrupting any Zoom meetings.
Three people holding Hydro Flasks.
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A Hydro Flask (opens in a new tab)

Best for the hydrated dude

One of the most popular insulated water bottles on the market, a Hydro Flask will keep him hydrated. (Single-use plastic water bottles suck, y'all.) This 32-ounce, stainless steel bottle features a straw lid and a slip-free powder coating that won't collect condensation. Best of all, it's safe to throw in the dishwasher.
A raw honey sampler from Beekeeper's Naturals on a yellow background.
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A raw honey sampler (opens in a new tab)

Best for the super sweet guy

For a gift that's just as sweet as he is, get him this four-piece honey sampler from Beekeeper's Naturals. It includes four unique flavors — blackberry blossom, wildflower, sweet clover, and cacao — which are all free of refined sugars and chemicals and sustainably sourced.

A Bob Ross Chia Pet and bobblehead set (opens in a new tab)

Best for the budding artist

If he's seen every episode of "The Joy of Painting" but just hasn't bought a canvas yet, he can honor his favorite artiste with this incredible Chia Pet set, which comes with a bonus bobblehead. (Pro tip: Have him press the button on its forehead to have it dispense some happy little tidbits of Rossian wisdom.)
A shirt-folding board on a white background.
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A shirt-folding board (opens in a new tab)

Best for the guy who needs to Marie Kondo his closet

He can make his wardrobe feel more like his favorite clothing store with this bestselling shirt folder, which creates perfect stacks of T-shirts, sweaters, and button-downs with very little effort. It takes less than five seconds to use on each item and will make for a more organized closet.
A smart sous vide machine in a kitchen.
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A smart sous vide machine (opens in a new tab)

Best for the foodie

Sous vide, or the process of cooking vacuum-sealed food in water at a low temperature, is a surprisingly easy way to elevate meals. The Anova Precision Cooker Nano makes it even easier with Bluetooth connectivity. (Translation: He can monitor his food and pull up recipes right from his phone.)
Scene from video game "Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit".
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"Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit" (opens in a new tab)

Best for the gamer

Arguably the most unique game ever made for the Nintendo Switch console, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit lets him turn his home into an augmented reality course. (Rainbow Road whomst?) This edition comes with four gates, two arrow signboards, and a remote-controlled kart with Mario behind the wheel. There's also a Luigi version.
Nuance Dragon Home 15.0 on a white background.
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Nuance Dragon Home 15.0 (opens in a new tab)

Best for the guy who needs a personal assistant

A total time-saver, this speech recognition software for PC will convert whatever he says into text almost instantly. It's designed with some deep learning technology that can transcribe up to three times faster than regular ol' typing, with zero spelling mistakes and up to 99% accuracy. Suitable for note-taking, email-writing, homework-doing, and even tweeting, it's a great tool for anyone who thinks best out loud.
Hiluckey solar-powered portable charger outside.
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Hiluckey solar-powered portable charger (opens in a new tab)

Best for the high-tech outdoorsman

This portable, foldable solar charger can keep all his devices powered while he’s roughing it in nature. One single charge holds enough juice to recharge a phone battery up to 10 times, which will come in handy on lengthy camping trips.
how to speak dog card set on a beige background
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"How to Speak Dog" cards (opens in a new tab)

Best for the dog dad

If he has a special bond with his furry friend, this "How To Speak Dog" card set comes with 100 illustrated tips to help him decipher all those barks and tail wags. The cards feature explanations of common behaviors and facts about specific breeds, so their bond can get even stronger.
various cold beer coats
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Cold beer coats (opens in a new tab)

Best for the beer enthusiast

You’ll make his day with these comical beer koozies that look like little puffer jackets. They’ll keep his hands warm and his drinks cool — plus, they're a great conversation starter.

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