Gift Ideas for Men Who Want Nothing

I don’t know about you, but I have to work hard to come up with gift ideas for my husband. He doesn’t care about giving or receiving gifts and would rather buy himself the exact thing he really wants. I like giving gifts, so I take it as a challenge. Other men in my family are the same.

I threw out a question box on Instagram Stories, and it sounds like many of us have the same issue. Hence the Gift Ideas for Men Who Want Nothing, based on your suggestions and a few of the gifts I’ve given with great success.

Concert or Sport Event Tickets

My husband and I met at a music festival, so this one is always a winner for us. We both also enjoy pro basketball games and once saw Lebron James score 56 points in a game. It was amazing!


Meet Mr. Ashleigh Becker, OK, Bill is fine too. His ideal gift would look like a full day to do whatever he wanted with zero obligations. He is an introvert and would relish a day alone with his noise-canceling headphones.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise Cancelling Headphones

I can’t tell you how much my husband loves these headphones. In a choice between me and the headphones, he might struggle. Because he’s the guy who likes to buy his own stuff, he bought these with a gift card he received for filing a bunch of patents at work (yes, he’s that guy – 56 patents to his name).

Plaid Shirt

Thom Kelly Men’s Button-up

Here’s the best part about this: when I asked for ideas for gifts for men I completely forgot I had already stashed this shirt away! Someone else suggested the exact same thing & I remembered! Score!

Thom Kelly shirts are not just an average shirt. They are so soft and luxurious. The quality is hands down the best I’ve ever owned and they are ethically made in USA to boot! I hope my husband loves it as much as I do.

Sweatshirt or Hoodie

Moto Full Zip – American Giant

I’m basically obsessed with my joggers from American Giant, so I really want to try or have my husband try some of their other pieces. Their sweatshirts and hoodies have rave reviews.

Use this link and get 15% off your first order. (It’s just a refer a friend link and I get a shop credit if you purchase through it.)

Casual Shoes

Ecco Slip-on Sneaker

My husband is very picky about his shoes, but when I found this brand, Ecco, he never looked back. He needs a pair of casual shoes so I’m really hoping he will love these. I also got my Dad hooked on them now too!


Sseko Bi-fold Wallet

I bought my husband a leather wallet several years ago and it was a total winner. The exact one I got is no longer available, but this one from Sseko looks amazing.

Cold-Weather Gear

Patagonia Men’s Down Sweater Jacket

We live in Wisconsin so this is a must for us! We got each other new, high quality, warm jackets for Christmas two years ago. Worth every penny! We felt like complete adults splurging on jackets that will last for years and years.

My husband also has battery-operated heating gloves that he loves. He bought them years ago and they are still going strong!

Battery operated heating gloves


Milwaukee Tools

I’m no tool expert and neither is my husband, but my Dad is and he says Milwaukee tools are the best quality. So, if you are going to get something that will last, Milwaukee is the way to go!

Full Focus Planner

Full Focus Planner

These planners look pretty cool and stylish if your man is into pen and paper! Bill is an electronics guy, but I like a place to write everything down & I know some men do too.

Yeti Tumbler

Yeti Tumbler

I got a Yeti Tumbler for my Dad last year and he uses it all the time! You can even have them customized.

Whiskey Deodorant

Whiskey Deodorant from Distilled Bath & Body

When someone suggested this deodorant to me I literally laughed out loud, but I also ordered it! Ha! A fun stocking stuffer for sure. That link will get you 15% off.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas:

I hope these ideas help with buying gifts for the men in your life who want nothing or are hard to buy for! Birthday gifts, Father’s Day, Christmas, Anniversaries… these gift ideas work for all!

Gift guide for men who want nothing

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A gift guide for Ethical Fashion Lovers here.

A gift guide by Enneagram Type here.

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