What do you get a gay guy who already has everything? Unless they’re lucky enough to have a Sugar Daddy, you probably need some creative gay gift ideas. I guess the better question is, “What are the best gifts that gay guys probably wouldn’t get themselves?” You know, those super thoughtful gifts that they probably either have never heard of or didn’t think they needed. The best part about these LGBTQ-friendly gift ideas is that I can recommend every single one of these fabulous items because I either own it or have gifted it to other gay men in my life. Whether you’re looking for unique gay gift ideas for a friend, favorite gay couple, or boyfriend, the following gifts are undoubtedly thoughtful and creative!
Beauty Gift Ideas for Men
Have that friend who’s always sharing their newest skincare routine or hair product? Or perhaps he’s the one in the friend group always looking for that photo op or perfect selfie lighting? Here are some curated gift ideas that would appeal to any guy who takes pride in their grooming, scent, and skincare regimen.
PerriconeMD Face Finishing & Firming Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
This is probably my favorite moisturizer of all time. I literally use it every day. Ever since turning 30 years old, I’ve been super anal about SPF and protecting my pretty face from the sun. I’ve tried a lot of different moisturizers that have SPF but they’re either super greasy or make me look like a vampire. No bueno. PerriconeMD’s Face Finishing & Firming Tinted Moisturizer was a god-send! It’s oil-free, absorbs quickly, packed with antioxidants and contains a mineral-based SPF 30! What makes it really amazing is that it’s tinted! Yes, tinted! It hides all blemishes, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. My face glows after everything is set. Even my straight guy friends love it! Who doesn’t want flawless, #nofilter skin?
Looking for additional skincare gifts for your special man? Check out my personal favorite PerriconeMD products that I use every day for my skincare routine here!
Buy it now on Amazon: PerriconeMD Face Finishing & Firming Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
Maison Louis Marie – No. 4 Parfum
Are you in love with Le Labo’s Santal 33 scent, but hesitant to throw down a hefty $400 for a tiny 4-oz bottle? Maison Louis Marie offers a beautiful unisex fragrance that (in my personal opinion) is almost identical to Santal 33, but better! This scent offers the same rich sandalwood and cedarwood top notes, with richer and more masculine mid-tones of nutmeg and amber wood. It smells like walking into the lobby of a 5-star hotel in SOHO during the holiday season while on your way to a hot Grindr hookup with a trust fund baby (you’re unsure whether he’s truly vers or just a bottom, but the holidays are for taking chances). It’s seductive and delicious, and (despite what some people say about Le Labo’s Santal 33), can be worn year-round. Maison Louis Marie also offers phenomenal candles and scent gift-sets for the man who loves to sample 🙂
Buy it on Amazon: Maison Louis Marie No.4 “Bois de Balincourt” Parfum
Whether it’s a night out with the girls or a sexy date night with my man, I make sure to wear my Armani Code cologne, spraying it in the air and running through it like the fairy princess that I am. The scent is masculine (something that I am not), mysterious (I’m an open book ya’ll), and definitely sexy (this I can agree with). The bottle is nice, big, and black… and who doesn’t like that?
Buy it now on Amazon: Armani Code
Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips Teeth Whitening Strips Kit
Teeth whitestrips as a gift??? I know what you’re thinking, “Do you want me to get laid tonight?” But TRUST, babe, the Crest 3D Whitestrips is something that he will definitely enjoy and will probably never buy it for himself. Besides, there are a total of 20 treatments available, and since you will already be seeing amazing results after the first seven or so treatments, BOTH of you can get in on this!
Buy it now on Amazon: Crest 3D Teeth Whitening Strips
Baxter of California Clay Pomade
My bathroom cabinet is home to at least five different hair products, and I had a former routine when it came to styling my hair: apply Rogaine on wet hair, blow dry, apply Bed Head Workable Wax, and then hose down my hair with Toni & Guy’s Casual Volumizing Spray and a blow dryer. As you can imagine, my hair was lathered with products, and it would get pretty disgusting by the end of the day.
Enter: Baxter of California Clay Pomade! I’m on my second bottle of this bad boy and cannot recommend it enough. A little dab is all I need to style my hair. I can now totally eliminate the final step in my routine. The best part is that it doesn’t get crusty or flaky throughout the day. This is the perfect gift because you can now breathe fresh air in the bathroom and reclaim the time he spends on doing his hair!
Buy it now on Amazon: Baxter of California Clay Pomade
Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eye Area
I have really dry and sensitive skin, especially during the winter season. Luckily, it’s never too cold or dry in San Francisco, but I still need to give my skin all the extra care and attention. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Baebody’s Retinol Moisturizer because it’s loaded with all the essentials: retinol for anti-aging, hyaluronic acid for extra moisturizer, and ALL of the vitamins! This moisturizer will definitely keep him looking young, fresh, and hydrated. He will thank you later for it.
Buy it now on Amazon: Baebody Retinol Facial Moisturizer
I’M From Honey Mask
Every guy cares about his appearance and if he tells you that he doesn’t, then it probably just means that he’s either 1) lying, or 2) needs a little guidance! I use this mask two to three times a week, and I seriously love it. It’s a Korean beauty product that contains 38.7% real honey, shea butter, vitamin E, snail secretion, aloe, and many more! Honey is an excellent moisturizer and antioxidant for your skin. I did this mask with my mom recently, and she was obsessed! Asian mom approved.
Buy it now on Amazon: I’M From Honey Mask
I’ve been using Native deodorant for almost three years now. That’s probably the longest relationship that I’ve had with a beauty(?) brand. If you’re worried that you might offend someone by gifting them a Native deodorant – don’t be! Native deodorants are made from aluminum-free and paraben-free ingredients, so you’re saving them from harmful chemicals and toxins found in regular, drug-store brands. The scents are also delicious. paraben-free ingredients,
Buy it now on Amazon: Native Deodorant
GUN Oil Silicone Lubricant
Every gay guy should have a healthy supply of lube on hand. There are a bunch of different options: water, silicone, or hybrid. I personally prefer silicone because it lasts longer and feels amazing. I’ve probably tried every brand out there: Wet, Swiss Army, Passion Lubes, and so forth. But more recently, I’ve been more concern about “body-safe” products and unfortunately, none of those brands really have specifics on their ingredients. GUN Oil Silicone Lubricant was one of the few brands available on Amazon (that has same-day shipping & good reviews) that met my requirements: Hypoallergenic, Glycerin and Paraben-Free, and Latex condom and sex toy friendly!
Buy it now on Amazon: GUN Oil Silicone Lubricant
Men’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Foam
Ok, so you might think that this is an awkward gift to give to your gay best friend (or to anyone for that matter) but you’ll be surprised that a lot of guys are not even aware of this miracle of a product! I recently had to educate multiple (straight) male friends about my hair care routine: finasteride (you can learn more about that here) and Rogaine. It’s so much easier to prevent hair loss than trying to regrow your hair. I’ve been on this routine since 2015 and my hairline has never looked better. A good (straight) friend of mine listened to my advice about a year ago and now his hair is looking flawless! I love it when people actually follow through and take action. I also love how the Rogaine acts like a hair mousse and thickens your hair as you’re styling it. I use it daily every time I get out of the shower. A 3-pack should last them for about 3 months. Also, if you don’t mind driving to a physical store, you can get generic brands like Target’s Up & Up or Walmart’s Great Value at a lower price.
Buy it now on Amazon: Men’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Foam
“Just for Fun” Gay Gift Ideas
Trying to think of a thoughtful, silly, or funny gift for your gay friend or significant other, but stuck reading lists of generic gift ideas that just repeat the same products he probably already has? Look no further! Here are some totally random, funny, and also useful ideas for presents that will make him smile, laugh, and (potentially) gag.
Men’s Decorative Party Kimono
Does your gay friend or partner love to add a little flare over his sexy speedo at the beach? Or perhaps your gift recipient loves to attend raves or music festivals? Or maybe he’d appreciate a decorative throw-over to enjoy coffee in his underwear on a weekend morning. In my opinion, every man, no matter gay, straight, or somewhere in between, should own a sassy kimono. A kimono that shouts “I’m sexy and I know it!”
We love the kimonos for men that COOFANDY makes because they are both lightweight and highly decorative, offering several beautiful styles and patterns that are sure to turn heads as he struts his stuff down the beach or pooldeck 🙂
Buy it now on Amazon: Men’s Decorative Party Kimono
Geometric Luminous Party Backpack
What better accessory to go with your man’s decorative kimono than a colorful mini-backpack? Perfect for holding sunscreen and a good book for a pool day, or important goodies like water bottles for music festivals or raves. It could even be used when going on a hike, a bike ride, or other physical activity. We love these backpacks because they look super cool in the dark (they glow), and because they reflect light in ways that catch lots of attention. There’s a bag for every occasion, and an occasion for every bag, as they always say (I’m not sure who says this, but someone certainly has).
Buy it now on Amazon: Geometric Luminous Party Backpack
Are you looking for a silly stocking-stuffer for the daddy in your life? Whether your man is a self-proclaimed daddy, a daddy in training, or just an undeniable daddy based on looks alone, being a daddy is a state of mind. Whether you’re buying a present for a twink, otter, bear, or even a woman, I truly believe that everyone has a little “daddy” in them. For those who don’t, these daddy socks will be the perfect joke 😉 C’mon daddy!
Buy it now on Amazon: DADDY Socks
Now hear me out – whether you live in Southern California, South Florida, Minnesota, or Mississippi, chances are you need an umbrella once in a while. So why put up with a boring old black umbrella when you can show off your true colors with a vibrant rainbow one? It may be a little silly, but it’s also a useful gift that the gay man you’re buying it for will truly appreciate! Even if he already has an umbrella (which he most likely does), we always need backups to keep in the car, or around the house for guests. What better way to add some color to a gray, rainy day than with a rainbow umbrella?
Buy it now on Amazon: Rainbow Umbrella
“OnlyFan” Funny Rave Fan or “SLAY” Festival Fan
Everybody needs a fan! *Cue “Everybody Needs a Man” by Offer Nissim*
Fans provide more utility than most household utensils, in my opinion. They’re all-around great gay accessories! From providing the “CLACKS” at circuit parties, to much-needed air circulation during a hot day at the beach or music festival, fans provide more use-cases than I can count on my two hands. And what better way to show off a little personality and flair than with a sassy, funny, or just plain stupid fan? Perfect for small gifts or as a stocking stuffer!
“Emotional Support Twink” Funny T-Shirt
Are you gifting for a gay friend who’s giving all that big twink energy? You know – the gay boy that might get on your nerves once in a while with his overly-caffeinated energy and a zillion miles-per-hour talk speed, but only has the best of intentions at heart? It’s true that everyone needs a good twink in their life (or several), so why not show your appreciation for the unique love and support they bring to your life? Alternatively, this could be quite a funny gag gift for someone who adamantly does not identify as a twink, but everyone (and his mom) knows that they are. Who cares if they’ll actually wear it or not? Perfect for some silly giggles during the holiday gift-opening ceremonies!
Buy it now on Amazon: Emotional Support Twink Silly T-Shirt
Tom of Finland Hardcover Illustration Collection
If you’re reading this and identify as a gay man, chances are that you already know who Tom of Finland is, or you’ve at least seen his iconic illustrations displayed at gay bars and clothing boutiques. If the above does not apply to you, here’s some quick context – Touko Valio Laaksonen (otherwise known as Tom of Finland, his pseudonym) is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists and creators of gay hypermasculine illustration artistry. He is known for a distinct, highly masculinized homoerotic illustration style, with many of the characters in his works displaying exaggerated bodily features and sex traits. While at the time when he was most active as an artist this new emergent illustration form was considered quite scandalous and almost pornographic, it is now regarded as a quintessential artistic style relevant specifically to gay men. It’s common to see prints of his drawings in many different corners of the gay community, from being displayed at gay bars and boutiques, to art blogs and reddit forums that revere his work.
I would personally LOVE to receive this as a gift and would display it proudly on my coffee table (so long as my young nieces and nephews aren’t visiting). It’s a campy, yet classy way to give a thoughtful gift, especially for gay men who are art lovers.
Buy it now on Amazon: Tom of Finland XXL Essential Works Hardcover
Calvin Klein Men’s Pride Jock Strap Set
The jockstrap is a classic, quintessential part of the gay man’s wardrobe. They’re comfortable, sexy, and just plain fun. The utility a gay man gets out of a jockstrap differs wildly – I have friends that wear them on a daily basis, no matter what activities they’re getting into. They’ll wear them to the gym, to work, lounging around the house – it doesn’t matter. For others (myself included), jockstraps are worn on “special” occasions, if you know what I mean 😉
Nonetheless, just like regular underwear, you can never have too many jockstraps, and we love Calvin Klein products for their ability to hold up over time and withstand wear and tear. A cute, but highly useful, small gift, or fun stocking stuffer.
Buy it now on Amazon: Calvin Klein Men’s Pride Jockstrap Set
Customizable Gay Couple Christmas Ornament
Now c’mon now – this is pretty damn cute! Maybe a little cheesy, no doubt about that, but if you’re looking for a small gift to get a cute gay couple who celebrates Christmas, this one’s a thoughtful, simple gift. For those of us who celebrate Christmas or put up a Christmas tree during the holiday season, we all love to add a little flair to our ornament decorations. My most cherished, favorite ornaments are those I was gifted – the ones that look out-of-place, but always remind me of the special people who were thoughtful enough to gift them to me.
Buy it now on Amazon: Customizable Gay Couple Christmas Ornament
Electronic Gift Ideas for Men
We all have those friends who are always on the lookout for the newest electronic gadget upgrade – here are some of our favorite ideas.
Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s
I’m of Asian descent and have very minimal facial (and body) hair. However, I still have to shave every other day, otherwise the 53 strands of hair on my face will make me look like a prepubescent greaseball. NOT. A. CUTE. LEWK! I’ve recently switched over to Braun because I found out [SHOCKING NEWS] that this is the best type of electric razor for acne-prone and/or sensitive skin. My shave is definitely smoother, and my skin feels way less irritated with this little blue guy. I’m happy to report that after a month of using this razor, I have had no major breakouts on my face. Give him the best shave with the Braun Series 3 ProSkin and kiss goodbye to unsightly razor bumps!
Buy it now on Amazon: Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s
Braun All-in-one trimmer MGK5280, 9-in-1
I had a Phillips body trimmer that lasted me for about nine months. I supposed for $21; I got what I paid for. I have a lovely Braun electric razor, so I figured I should indulge in their body groomer as well. This trimmer is one of my favorite bathroom accessories now. It has eight different versatile heads that can chop away anything from your nose hair to bushy armpits. The best part is that it uses the same charger as my electric razor.
Buy it now on Amazon: Braun All-in-one trimmer MGK5280
Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+
Everybody wants to kiss a fresh mouth, and the Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ will make an excellent gift for your man! I feel like I’ve tried them all: regular toothbrush, the hipster QUIP toothbrush, and the Oral-B Pro 1000, but I can say that my favorite has been the Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+. It has three different speed settings, two brushing modes (cleaning and whitening), LONG battery life, and a super cute design. It also feels really nice on your gums and comes with a super cute travel case.
Buy it now on Amazon: Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+
Anker PowerCore 10000
There’s nothing worse than having your phone die on you. It’s 2018, thus I should NEVER have to worry about running out of battery unless I’m an iPhone user (thanks for that, Apple). The Anker PowerCore 10000 has everything that you would want in an external battery: 1) super lightweight, 2) compact, and 3) packs a HUGE charge! Don’t let him be a victim of green texts when his friends and family text him!
Buy it now on Amazon: Anker PowerCore Charging Block
If you are in the market for an excellent fitness tracker and don’t know which one to get, I recommend checking out the Fitbit Blaze. It’s probably the best alternative to the Apple Watch at half the price. It has all the features that any fitness lover would want: GPS, heart rate monitor, tracks all kinds of different activities, has an amazing battery life, and can even call, text, and send calendar notifications!
Most importantly the Fitbit Blaze is a pretty sexy looking device and comes with many different band and frame options.
Echo Plus with built-in Hub
Did you know that you can order an Uber using Alexa? I didn’t either until recently, and it’s honestly an amazing feature, among many other incredible abilities the Echo Plus offers. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to enjoy the convenience of requesting a song without even having to lift a finger. Alexa is constantly getting smarter and learning all sorts of new skills. And on top of all that, she makes a pretty damn good music speaker. I’ve tried the Google Home Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot, but this is by far the best option.
Buy it now on Amazon: Echo Plus with Built-In Hub
Home Gift Ideas for Men
Whether you’re gift-giving to an espresso lover, someone who works from home, or an avid reader looking to embellish his bookshelf, here are some of our favorite gift ideas for the home.
Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Espresso Maker
We use our Breville Espresso Maker at least 4x a day between my partner and me since we are both working from home. It was a bit of a splurge, but if you end up using it every day, then it’s definitely worth it! You can make either single or double shots, and it has a frother option as well. The best part is how simple and easy it is!
Buy it now on Amazon: Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Espresso Maker
Blendtec Classic 575 Blender – WildSide+ Jar (90 oz)
BUT WILL IT BLEND??? The answer is yes, and very well at that. Similar to the espresso maker, we use this blender every day for our post-workout smoothies. It does a beautiful job at blending liquids with supplements, fresh vegetables, ice, and frozen fruits, which you can also use for juice. It also has a handy cleaning feature that will keep your blender looking nice and new!
Buy it now on Amazon: Blendtec Classic 575 Blender
Nolah Evolution 15″
If you suffer from a tight back and neck like I do, you know first-hand how important a sleep posture can be to simply ensure you’re not in pain the next day. And if you’ve ever slept on a mattress that’s too plush without enough support, you also probably remember the severity of your backaches the following morning. I recently had to go through the trouble of switching out my old mattress for something that provided more support for me as a “majority side-sleeper,” and thank god I found the Nolah Evolution! Having chosen the “luxury-firm” option, this provides enough plushness in the upper memory foam layers, while still keeping my spine aligned with a comfortable amount of distributed support. It also comes with an advanced cooling top layer, which has been ideal for me (considering I’m naturally a hot sleeper, and I live in South Florida). This would make a PERFECT surprise gift for your partner who’s been complaining for months about your old lumpy mattress!
Buy it now on Nolah: Nolah Evolution 15″
Bosch MS4041 41-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set
I love Home Depot and hardware stores, so you can imagine my excitement when this drill and drive bit arrived in the mail. It has pretty much everything a girl would ever need for any DIY project. I can’t recall all the times when I’m one tool equipment short of completing a project, but if I could, it certainly would take more than two hands. Gift this set to your man and let him BELIEVE that he’s the Butch Kween that it thinks he is!
Buy it now on Amazon: Bosch 41-Piece Drill Bit Set
JIC Gem: Polished Dyed Blue Agate Bookends
I don’t trust anyone that doesn’t have books in their home. You know what I always say – if he doesn’t have books, don’t sleep with him! Even if you don’t read, simply make it look like you do and pick up some classic-looking ones from Goodwill! If your babe is a bookworm or just wants to look smart, then you should get him one of these JIC Gem Bookends. I purchased the blue set for my boyfriend’s mom, and she was so happy that she sent me an Amazon electronic Thank You card! I didn’t even know that was a thing!!!
Buy it now on Amazon: Blue Agate Fabulous Bookends
SHW Electric Standing Desk
Do your future self a favor and invest in a standing desk, especially since working from home is becoming the new norm. With so many different brands and options, it’s hard to decide which standing desk is right for you. We did a ton of research and ended up going with the SHW Electric Standing Desk. It was super easy to assemble and took us 30 minutes to set-up, which is pretty impressive considering our lack of craftsmanship. It has a digital height adjuster and is the perfect depth for your external monitors and computer setup.
Buy it now on Amazon: SHW Electric Standing Desk
Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Organization
Thanks to Marie Kondo and The Home Edit, you can gift organization and order to that chaotic gay in your life! I’ve tried other generic brands, and they do not hold up as well as these Rubbermaid containers. You can have a Kardashian-style pantry while keeping your chips fresh and crunchy!
Buy it now on Amazon: Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Organization
Do you ever host an occasional Friday rendezvous where you try your hardest to be domesticated and invite a few friends over for an extra-sensible evening? You know, where you do really sensible things like drink lots of wine and play awesome card games while secretly trying to trump each others’ vacation plans? Since your man already has a set of Cards Against Humanity, try gifting him Codenames. You play the role of a spy and make guesses on the different clues your team presents you. It makes for an excellent party game: fun, fast-paced, and smart.
Buy it now on Amazon: Codenames
Does your boo boo travel a lot? Is he not able to sleep on the plane because your shoulders are not always there for him to rest on? It probably has nothing to do with the fact that those damn airplane seats have decreased in space 2-3 inchesover the past few years… Traveling can be a real pain in the ass, especially if you want to sleep. I’ve tried all sorts of travel solutions, even the one where you lean forward and faceplant into a blow-up pillow. However, I find the Trtl Pillow to be the most effective travel companion. It feels more natural, and once it’s wrapped around your neck, all you have to do is tilt your head and go night night. The only downside is that you kinda look like you have a neck brace.
Buy it now on Amazon: Trtl Travel Pillow
Swell bottles are cute, but Hydro Flasks are the way to go if you’re looking to gift him a water bottle! They are super durable with a minimalist design that I am obsessed with. They are insulated to keep liquids hot for up to 6 hours, and cold for 24 hours, not to mention that they are leak proof as well.
Buy it now on Amazon: Hydro Flask
Nebia Spa Shower
I remember the first time I saw the trailer for the Nebia Spa Shower and seriously FOMO’d. Having the Nebia in my life has completely changed my shower experience. I don’t know what kind of witchcraft goes behind the scene, but the Nebia breaks down the water into tiny particles that attack and invigorate every inch of your sexii body. It feels as though the shower Gawds are punishing you with luxurious and engulfing steam water for being the dirty PIG that you are. The Magic Wand is also a great touch, making sure that you’re clean from head to toe.
Yes, it’s a fairly pricey gift, but it’s a gift that both you and your honey can enjoy. Not to mention that you’ll be saving money in the long run because the Nebia Spa Shower actually uses 70% less water than a regular shower. So if you really think about it, the Nebia pays for itself!
Buy it now on Amazon: Nebia Spa Shower
In case you don’t know, gays take their sleep V seriously. That’s why having a comforter like Buffy is essential to our beauty sleep. I can’t even describe how soft this comforter is. It’s so very soft. It feels like a heavy cloud is keep you warm at night. You can check out our full review here. The comforter is made from natural eucalyptus fabric and is super gentle on the skin (more so than cotton). It’s also chemical-free and allergy-safe. If you are a hot sleeper, try out the Breeze. It’s supposed to be light-weight and perfect for night sweats.
Buy it now on Buffy.co.
This one is a life-changer. What do you do when your shoe steps on shit? Do you wipe it off with a paper towel or do you take a water hose to clean everything off? That’s exactly what the Tushy does! It keeps your booty clean and fresh – every time! It’s super easy to install, extremely affordable, and you get to save money on toilet paper. Need more reasons to get a Tushy? You can find them in our review of the Tushy Bidet. If you’re looking for the ultimate poo experience, be sure to get a Squatty Potty with your Tushy bidet!
Buy it now on Amazon: Tushy Bidet
Medicine Exercise Ball
I recently purchased my own medicine exercise ball because it’ll let me do my ab routine (with my yoga mat) in the comfort of my own home. Sometimes when my partner finishes his workout before me, I don’t have time to get to my ab routine. This solved my problem. I was looking for one that has 1) a good grip and 2) that distributes the weight evenly, not that sand bullshit. I had to order two medicine balls from Amazon before getting the right one. You’re welcome.
Buy it now on Amazon: Medicine Exercise Ball 10lb
Contigo AUTOSEAL Travel Mug
Last Valentine’s Day my partner and I decided to do small gifts since we had trip planning (to celebrate). I had to find a thoughtful gift that has a daily impact. So I ended up getting him a Contigo Mug and a lunch box. I’ve always had Contigo Mugs and they’re honestly amazing. They don’t leak, which was huge when I was living in NYC and throwing mugs in your backpack, and they keep shit warm for a very long time. Like 6 hours to be exact. They’re also super easy to clean and look chic. What more could you ask for from a coffee mug?
It turns out that my partner didn’t follow the “small gift” rule and actually got me something really nice. He would occasionally joke about the time that I got him a coffee mug and lunchbox… but guess what?? He uses that same coffee mug and lunchbox every. Single. Day. Mic drop.
Buy it now on Amazon: Contigo AUTOSEAL Travel Mug
Kahuna Superior Massage Chair
Ok, quick disclaimer here: this is on my personal wishlist (hint, hint). I recently got a deep tissue massage, and it reminded me that I should be getting a massage every month. Selfcare is totally in right now. Setting up the appointment and figuring out your schedule can be a hassle at times. That’s where the Kahuna Superior Massage Chair comes in. It’ll provide you with an immediate relief with six different massage styles and five levels of speed and intensity, to give you that perfect in-home massage. It also has a full-body scan that will provide you with a customized experience.
You know those massage chairs at the mall? Well, you can get a much nicer one for your home! It’s a bit of a splurge, but it would definitely make a perfect gift.
Buy it now on Amazon: Kahuna Superior Massage Chair
Carvapet Luxury Soft Faux Sheepskin Cushion
We have two dogs, and they think the couch belongs to them. This beautiful sheepskin cushion protects your couch from everyday normal wear and tear or your four-legged friends. It’s also super soft and, truthfully, kinda lux in my opinion.
Buy it now on Amazon: Carvapet Luxury Soft Faux Sheepskin Cushion
Fashionable & Stylish Gifts for Men
Who doesn’t love a fresh new wardrobe addition? From fashionable snow boots to super sleek men’s workout leggings, we’ve pulled together a bunch of great stylish gift ideas for men.
UGG Men’s Butte Snow Boot
Besides a dead phone, the next worst thing is wet socks. Cold, swampy, wet socks. Literally moist. MOIST! You can easily prevent him from feeling like this with the UGG Men’s Butte Snow Boots! The lining keeps my feet warm in the awful -10 Minnesota winter weather and dry when I’m stepping in puddles in San Francisco. I’ve had mine for over four years now, and there are still in amazing shape. A little bit on the pricey side but definitely worth the investment, and I’m sure your man is worth it, too!
Buy it now on Amazon: UGG Men’s Butte Snow Boot
PRIVÉ REVAUX “Headliner” Blue Light Blocking Eyewear
I see this brand all over my Instagram, and their whole motto is premium quality at super affordable price points. Since I spend at least 8+ hours a day staring at my two 27″ computer monitors, my eyes were definitely strained by the end of the day. These bad boys feel very high-quality and, yes, v premium. It also comes with a cute collapsible case.
Buy it now on Amazon: PRIVÉ REVAUX “Headliner”
As I get older, I’ve reprioritized how I approach buying clothes. I now care more for comfort, style, and quality and I’m totally willing to spend more to get all three. That’s why Matador Meggings makes such a perfect gift for that workout fanatic in your life. They have an extensive line of unapologetically, fashion-forward workout leggings, tank tops, joggers, and accessories for every taste.
I personally have the gray camo meggings and I’m obsessed with it. Not only is it extremely comfortable and great for working out, but it’s totally functional as well. It has a pocket for your phone, a zipper pocket for your cards, and a loop in the back for your t-shirt! I definitely appreciate how carefully thought out the design is on the leggings. Concern about exposing your moose knuckle? Their leggings come with “No-VPL Technology” to prevent any signs of visible penis lines.
Get your Matador Meggings here.
Gay Gift Boxes by BoxoLoco
Whether it be a Christmas gift for a gay friend or your boyfriend, BoxoLoco has the perfect gift boxes for every gay guy. Each box contains between 4 to 8 different items, depending on which box you go with. The best part is that you can really customize your gift boxes so that you don’t end up with something that you don’t want.
My personal favorite BoxoLoco box is the Athena gift box. It contains a mesh tank top and speedo from Addicted, one of my favorite gay clothing brands. First of all, who doesn’t love a mesh tank top? The box also comes with AmmaLurra natural body lotion and body mist perfume – yummy! It’s a great gift for someone who doesn’t like shopping but wants to look like a fab SoHo Queen.
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Skull & Bones Playful Swimwear and Briefs
It’s no secret that most gay men take pride in maintaining an eclectic rotating wardrobe of colorful swimwear and sexy underwear. There are few pleasures in life more exciting than planning the perfect poolside ensemble for your summers on Fire Island, Mykonos, etc. However, WE CAN ALL AGREE that an experience to be avoided at all costs is showing up at said parties wearing the same swim briefs as six other attendees. No thanks, mister sister!
While you might already know about Skull & Bones for their vibrant and high-quality assortment of undergarments, we’ve found that their rotating swimwear line follows suit by offering long-lasting pieces with the same unique prints consistent with their brand. We’ve also found that encountering other people wearing these same garments is a far less frequent experience 😉 Our favorites are the Skull & Bones Men’s Jock Strap Underwear and the Blue Flamingo Print (both of which we own).
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve either lost or damaged my designer sunglasses. My heart aches every time I get a scratch on it (which happens very often). Thanks to Quay, I’m able to get beautiful sunglasses at an amazing price point. They also have pretty lit collabs (I’m looking at you J-Lo & ARod) that keeps the inventory looking fresh. What I love the most is the quality of the glasses for men. They don’t feel cheap or flimsy. And let’s be real, for this price, you might as well buy two.
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Neleus 3-Pack Dry Fit Athletic Muscle Tank
Looking for some workout attire that is a fraction of the cost of Lululemon? Check out Neleus’ tank tops! I have 9 of these tank tops that I cycle through every week. They’re made from breathable fabric and have fun colors like bright yellow or if you’d prefer classic black. I recently ordered a pack of XS and they fit really well (I’m a petite 5’6″ and 135lbs). What surprised me the most was how well they retain their shape and fit after multiple cycles in the washer and dryer!
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Unique Gay Gifts for Men
Looking for something a bit more “out-of-the-box?” Perhaps you’re shopping for a man who seemingly has everything. Here are some less ordinary gift ideas – we can guarantee your gift recipient won’t be receiving these from anyone else!
Do you know someone who wants help with their nutrition? Enso Supergreens offers an all-in-one super greens powders that boost digestion, immunity, and longevity. Each serving contains 19 USDA organic superfoods with no added sugars or sweeteners, and it only has 34 calories. It takes less than a minute to prepare and mixes with water or milk, and customers love the refreshing mint taste. If you know someone who struggles with getting their daily intake of nutrients, Enso can help change their diet for the better. Enso’s supplement can also help build immunity and protect against cell damage, making it a convenient gift to help someone get back in shape and healthy. Get the full scoop with my in-depth Enso Supergreens review and see what I can’t recommend this product enough. For a limited-time, use code DAILY10 to get 10% OFF your order!
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Drinking Matcha tea is not only beneficial for your health, but a ceremonial practice that is enjoyed traditionally in Japanese culture. This Matcha start-up set provides everything you need to engage in the practice, from the matcha whisk and ceramic glass, to the matcha powder itself.
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The best part about giving coffee as a gift is that people constantly run out of it. Plus, the assortments of flavors one keeps at home are probably far less exciting than an actual coffeeshop. This arrangement includes Costa Rica Peaberry Coffee, Guatemala Antigua Coffee, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee, and Colombian Supremo. Although your man who has everything probably already has some basic coffee beans and a drip machine at home, chances are that he will LOVE this unique assortment.
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If you’re giving a gift to a guy who loves tea, this option is right up his alley. Not only does this tea set include an elegant glass pot with glasses, but it comes with several flowering tea canisters that bloom into beautiful tea flowers once submerged in hot water.
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Your man who has everything probably loves great smelling things. His home probably smells incredible, he likely has a collection of fine colognes, and his kitchen most definitely smells of delicious fine dining. However, what he probably doesn’t have is this premium essential oil mister complete with 8 essential oils, including eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and many other delicious scents.
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CLICK makes a coffee protein powder made from real gourmet espresso beans and premium-made coffee, perfect for morning breakfast shakes. This mix is designed to help assist in weight loss, achieve fat burning, and boost energy. A perfect gift for any coffee or fitness lover, with thousands of 5-star reviews to boast! Want to learn more about protein? Check out our guide on the best protein shakes for weight loss and toning.
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ZELUS Weighted Vest
This weighted vest by ZELUS really helped me step up my StairMaster game at the gym. It gives you an upper body workout while you tone your legs and glutes. I promise that you will be drenched in sweat when you pair this with your other cardio workouts.
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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
If you’re looking to gift that special man in your life a book, I recommend picking up Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury. It’s a super quick and easy read that is filled with super hilarious dirt. I too am obsessed with McDonald’s and am super jelly that he gets to go to bed so early! Love him, hate him, loathe him – this book is definitely an entertaining piece of work!
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Donald Trump Toilet Paper
Assuming you listen to my recommendation and purchase Fire and Fury, I say you make it a super cute package and bundle it with these beautiful Donald Trump Toilet Paper rolls! Plus, they’re a super thoughtful gift because – let’s be real, your man will probably be reading the book on the toilet. Might as well wipe his ass with Donald Trump’s pretty face!
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Nayoya Back and Neck Pain Relief Acupressure Mat & Pillow Set
My body is CONSTANTLY sore, especially my neck and back. I have gone to see both a chiropractor and an acupuncturist to fix me up. Since I can’t see them every day, this acupressure mat is my daily solution. It’s super simple and easy to use, you literally just have to lay on top of it for it to work its magic. The points feel amazing and help stimulate blood flow throughout your body, similar to acupuncture but minus any skin penetration. This is a gift that any guy will love. You just have to school him on some OG far-eastern holistic medicine.
Buy it now on Amazon: Back & Neck Pain Acupressure Mat
23andMe DNA Test
My initial results from 23andMe were terribly disappointing. Like, the results were super lazy and broad. It said that I was 97% percent Asian. Thanks, Captain Obvious. However, as they’ve gathered more samples from non-white individuals, the results have become more granular and specific! I was delightfully surprised when I randomly checked the app and saw colorful results of my ancestry background. Why is this a good gift? Because who doesn’t love learning more about their ancestral background??? They have cool features like fun facts, possible relatives and a beautiful app that you can easily pull up at your next family gathering! Also, the results turnaround time is super-fast.
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Athletic Greens Ultimate Daily All in 1
This was recommended to me by one of my favorites, Tim Ferris. I knew it was legit because it’s not even an affiliate link or sponsored partnership. The guy just really loves this product. He calls it his $100 monthly health insurance. I don’t have to be a doctor to see that this is loaded with healthy nutrients and other superpower ingredients. I’m usually picky with taste but this actually tastes great! The powder mixes well with water and the color is a nice, glowing green. I’ve only been on this for a month but I can say that I generally feel more alert, sleep better, and just overall feel healthier. Maybe it’s pure placebo but it definitely feels good to know that I’m investing in my health and well-being. Self-care Sunday every day.
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If you’re looking for a sexy gift to spice things up with your partner, then I would recommend getting him a prostate massager. If you’ve never used a prostate toy before, I highly suggest that you read our How to Have a Prostate Orgasm article ASAP and then buy one for yourself, your boyfriend, husband, partner, or gay best friend!
My personal favorite is the Aneros Helix Syn Stimulator. It’s the perfect gift for beginners or advanced users thanks to its unique, hands-free design and dual stimulation made from body-safe silicone! The G-Spot really does exist ya’ll, and this gift is the one that keeps on giving!
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RUNA Organic Guayusa Loose Leaf Tea
Like caffeine but hate the taste of coffee? Well, I have the perfect thing for you, meet Guayusa loose leaf tea! It not only contains as much caffeine as a cup of coffee but it’s packed with twice as much of antioxidants as green tea but it also contains theobromine that helps with the jitters! When I finish my second cup of coffee, I get all the jitters and it’s so uncomfortable. I’ve been alternating between coffee and Guayusa loose leaf tea in my week and I couldn’t be happier. I use my electric kettle and mix the loose leaf in my loose-leaf teapot to make my tea. I also love the taste of it! It’s like green tea on steroids.
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Christmas Gifts for Gay Friends
Oh, how we love holiday season gift giving! The only issue is trying to find that perfect gift that your friend doesn’t already have. Whether your friend loves caffeine, considers himself a tequila aficionado, or is seeking some serious zen vibes, we’ve pulled together some great Christmas gift ideas for your gay friend 😛
Classy Agave Tequila Decanter with 6 Shot Glasses
Yes, it’s true – the gays LOVE tequila. Take it from me – my home bar is stocked full of craft reposado and anejo varieties. If your gay friend is also a tequila lover who’s looking to take his home bar to the next level, consider this uniquely styled tequila decanter and shot collection. Each shot, in addition to the decanter itself, features a beautiful glass agave plant in the middle of the piece, which appears to emerge from the liquid as the tequila level decreases. I’d recommend complimenting this gift with a delicious bottle of Casamigos Reposado!
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Bialetti Venus Moka Pot Espresso Maker, Steel
Truly an ideal gift for the highly caffeinated gay (so basically any gay – yes, this is one stereotype based mostly in reality). It’s more than likely that your friend already has a traditional coffee maker. Maybe he even has a fancy electronic espresso maker as well. However, a Bialetti is really an essential must-have for any coffee aficionado, and the type of coffee yield it produces is rich and highly concentrated, yet different in both taste and texture compared to drip or espresso machines. Pair this gift with a scrumptious single-origin espresso ground such as Intelligentsia. Or, for a more bohemian vibe, simply gift this with an old-school case of Cafe Bustelo.
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Indoor Tabletop Zen Fountain
Perhaps you’re in the market for that uber zen gay friend of yours – constantly wearing yoga pants, journaling every morning, and updating you on that amazing meditation retreat in Costa Rica he just returned from. OR, perhaps your friend needs a little more zen in their life. Either way, science has shown that the sound of running water is both extremely soothing and helps to provide high levels of tranquility. This being the case, a small tabletop water fountain might be an ideal and thoughtful gift for your friend.
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Industrial Midcentury Tripod Indoor Searchlight
Is your gay friend a fan of industrial furnishings, midcentury stylings, exposed brick/concrete walls, or loft living? To be honest, I’ve never met a gay who doesn’t love a handsome searchlight. This unique furnishing is a real statement piece and provides an excellent chrome and black accent that bodes well with any neo-industrial or midcentury home.
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UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers
If you can’t already tell, we’re big fans of men’s UGG products. Little-known fact: UGG’s original product line was actually designed for Australian surfers, to quickly heat up their feet after a session in chilly Australian waters. While they’ve blown up in popularity amongst teenage girls in the US, their men’s line continues to offer ultra high-quality and durable products, including these deliciously warm indoor slippers. Nothing feels better on a cold winter weekend morning than slipping these bad boys on and breaking out the moka pot by the fire.
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Birthday Gift Considerations for Gay Men
No matter your age or income level, if you’re buying presents for a gay man that’s just a friend (and nothing more), it’s strongly recommended to keep birthday gifts under an appropriate price threshold. In my opinion, $100 max is an ideal price cap for a birthday gift for a gay friend, and you should be able to find PLENTY of thoughtful and wonderful options far below that level. Don’t overthink it – your friend will be grateful you put time and thought into whatever you choose to give him. And, when in doubt (assuming your gay friend enjoys alcohol), a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Champagne is always appreciated 🙂
On the other hand, if the birthday gift is for your significant other, it might also be a good idea to communicate with each other about what you feel comfortable spending. You also might be surprised – your partner might prefer a weekend trip to the countryside over a physical gift as his present, offering a much more romantic and intimate experience. Or perhaps your partner is extremely particular about the size, fit, or style of a physical gift, and wants to try it out before you swipe your card. Surprises are fun, but the longevity of an enjoyable gift is better.
Wedding Gift Considerations for Gay Men
Wedding gifts for gay men vary wildly, some based on the culture of the men getting married, others based on personal preference. You might find that the couple getting married prefers to receive no physical gifts at all, and might instead prefer money for their honeymoon (some people might find this tacky, but it’s quite common in certain cultures). The happy couple might have pre-prepared a wedding registry, complete with specific items they know they absolutely want. In both of the cases above, your life as the gift-giver is much easier.
If those cases do not apply, I always encourage people to steer toward the more unique, or even strange gift ideas. You can be sure that at least one other wedding attendee is going to get a knife set as their gift, but how many other beautiful agate stone bookends will there be? And, as always, don’t feel pressured to buy anything out of your financial comfort – the most important thing is that you enjoy the wedding, and celebrate with your married gay friends.
Christmas Gift Considerations for Gay Men
During a time of joy and holiday cheer, Christmas can be the perfect opportunity to showcase sassiness and humor when considering gifts for the gay men in your life, especially if it’s just for a friend or gay relative. Who doesn’t enjoy being a little silly and having a good laugh? Just remember to walk the line between harmless fun and potentially insensitive – no one likes to be the butt of an embarrassing joke, especially when opening presents in front of family or loved ones.
The same goes for gifting Christmas presents to your partner! Not all gay Christmas gifts have to be serious, and sometimes it’s fun to fill your significant other’s stocking with silly trinkets, while also getting him other presents that are more useful or refined. We kweens deserve balance!
Finally, whether you’re buying a present for your gay friend or your significant other, it’s not a bad idea to align on a predefined price cap together. Too often Christmas gifts get so expensively out-of-hand and cause much unnecessary drama and financial stress. At the end of the day, most of these gifts can be replaced, but a strained or broken relationship is much harder to fix. Don’t let the price get in the way.
FAQs on Gifts for Gay Men
What is a good wedding gift for gay men?
A good wedding gift for gay men depends on the particular interests or passions that gay man prefers. While there’s no one-size-fits-all gift that all gay men will enjoy, most gays (and people, more generally) appreciate presents that display the thoughtfulness of the gift-giver. For example, gifts that incorporate the type of wit and humor the recipient enjoys are highly encouraged since the relevancy will show him that you’ve put thought and consideration into your present. If you are giving a gift to a gay man who loves fitness, a thoughtful gift such as a Matcha Green Tea gift set might be a thoughtful present. On the other hand, if your gay friend or relative enjoys reading, he might appreciate some decorative Agate Crystal bookends. Or, if the gay man in your life is a coffee lover, he might enjoy a new espresso machine. This is all to say – the best advice for giving a wedding gift to gay men is to think about their personal interests, consider any gift registries they might already have, and purchase something thoughtful based on those inputs.
What to buy for the man who’s hard to buy for?
When buying a gift for a man who’s hard to buy gifts for, the best advice is to incorporate wit and humor into your gift idea (assuming that he would appreciate silliness) or optimize for utility. Typically, men who are hard to buy gifts for are very particular about their style (since most gifts overlap with clothing or home decorations). Therefore, if you instead get him something useful like a Montblanc pen or something silly like a naughty deck of cards, you stay out of the realm of gifts that might impede on his style or taste. If you think of items people need to use on a regular basis (such as pens for writing, nice stationery for sending letters, or other items like that), it will save the man you’re buying the gift for a trip to the store, and might even upgrade the items he currently uses.
What do you Gay guys like as gifts?
Above everything else, guys tend to prefer gifts that are thoughtful and align with their passions or interests, gifts that are highly useful and might be used on a regular basis, or gifts that serve both tasks. For example, if the guy you’re buying a gift for loves to write, you know that he needs pens and paper. So, a thoughtful and useful gift for him might be a fancy Montblanc pen or upgraded paper. Alternatively, if he loves to exercise, a fitness watch or tracker would also be both useful and thoughtful. There is no uniform gift or gift category that guys will like across the board as gifts, however, if you’re optimizing for both utility and thoughtfulness, you can be sure he will love your gift.