Men can often be difficult to shop for, especially when it comes to holidays and milestones.
One of the best kinds of gifts you can get anyone is a gift basket.
You’re probably thinking, “That’s even harder! How do I think of any good gift basket ideas for men if I can’t even think of one gift?”
Well, my friends, you’ve come to the right place!
Keep scrolling to see the 15 best gift basket ideas for men in your life!
1. The ‘Essentials’ Basket
This is probably one of my favorite gift basket ideas for men.
They always need more essentials like socks, underwear (where do they all go!?), razors, tooth brushes… You get the point.
These things are usually cheap and easy to find.
Just throw them in a basket, and you will have a sophisticated gift for the man in your life, without having to spend a pretty penny.
Plus, they will be grateful to not have to go to the store and spend their own money on these must have items!
2. The Wine/Scotch Lover’s Basket
If you have a man in your life (that’s above the legal drinking age) this is one of the best gift basket ideas for men!
Simply find some nice wine or scotch glasses for pretty cheap, get them a nice bottle of wine or classy fifth of scotch, and you’re good to go!
If you want to go the extra mile, you can include some cheese and meat samples from your local butcher shop!
You can even throw in a nice wine bottle opener, a manly looking one at that.
If you don’t have time to get the individual items, you can find wine baskets online for a great price.
3. The Sweet Tooth Basket
Everyone has a sweet tooth, even the manliest of men.
So that makes this a really simple gift basket idea, especially if you happen to be a baker.
Put some homemade cookies, or store bought if you aren’t a wiz in the kitchen, some of their favorite candies, maybe a gift card to a local bakery.
Just get creative with this one, sweets are easy, and best of all, cheap!
4. The Car Care Basket
For that car loving man in your life, a car care basket is an awesome idea!
Men love to take care of their vehicles, making them shiny, clean, and fast!
In this basket, you can give them things like Armor All interior cleaners, shop towels, car wash soap, etc.
The possibilities are endless here, and depending on your budget, you can customize this to their specific wants and needs.
5. The Outdoorsman Basket
This is one of the more useful gift basket ideas for men, when you have a man in your life that loves all things outside and nature, there are plenty of things that they need.
Get them some local trail maps to give them some inspiration for their next hike.
Or, you could them some cold weather gear like wool socks, or a nice beanie.
You can also find some extremely useful and affordable items for the basket like paracord, or nice climbing-grade carabiners.
If they will be camping or hiking in heavily wooded areas, it could also be a good idea to get some bear mace, just in case.
6. Animal Lover’s Basket
Let’s face it, it is manly to love animals!
So why not get them a nice basket full of animal loving essentials?
Include items like a pet hair brush, or maybe a cool collar.
If they have cats, get them some cat-nip so they can laugh all day at their cat that’s wigging out.
If they have dogs, you can get some nice treats, or some high-quality rawhide beef bones. Not only will they love it, but so will their pets!
If they don’t have any animals, consider getting them some tickets to the local zoo, you can’t go wrong there.
7. The Commuter Basket
For that guy who is always commuting to and from work, this is the gift basket for them.
Car chargers or portable phone chargers are great to have excess of, and it is super affordable.
You can also add in some things like coffee gift cards, or even their favorite CD.
If you want to go the extra mile, get some really nice car fresheners so they don’t have to sit in the stench of traffic!
8. The Sports Fan Basket
This is a no brainer, nearly every guy is a sports fan.
If you know their favorite team, buy them tickets to an upcoming event. You can include some fan gear like hats, socks, and key chains.
You can even get them their favorite player’s jersey. This will certainly be a gift basket that any man would love!
It isn’t the cheapest option on the list, but you can find some amazing online deals for sports team gear that is more affordable.
Throw in a couple of snacks to eat during the game and you’ve got yourself a basket!
9. The Handyman Basket
This is one of the coolest gift basket ideas for men, especially if they love to get their hands dirty on a project.
Men love to get tools for gifts, if you can find some smaller tools that they are in need of like sockets, wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, put them in there.
Get them some work goggles, or working gloves to protect them while they’re pounding away in the shop.
Include a few bottles of their favorite beer and I’m sure they will be truly satisfied with this manly-man basket!
10. The Coffee Addict’s Basket
No one is immune to a coffee addiction, not even men!
That’s why a coffee themed basket is an A+ idea for a gift.
This one is simple, what goes great with coffee? CHOCOLATE of course!
Put in some instant coffee packets, as well as their favorite coffee grounds, some coffee flavoring/creamer too if they use them in their morning cup of joe.
If they don’t have a coffee machine, you can get them a nice french press, they are super affordable and easy to use!
Or if they don’t like to make their own coffee, give them a gift card.
If you are hard-pressed on time, consider getting a pre-made coffee basket.
11. The College Student’s Basket
If you’ve got a man in your life that’s going to college, this is perfect.
You can put some awesome notebooks, pens, or any other cool supplies you can think of that they might need.
You can also get them dorm room essentials.
For instance their favorite snacks, extension chords are really useful as well, or you can even get them some stuff to personalize their room.
Get as creative as you want with this one, iTunes gift cards are always a great buy or anything that is going to help them get their study on!
12. The Snacker’s Basket
This is one of the easiest gift basket ideas for men.
Go to your local grocery store and get them all their favorites, granola bars, oreos, chips, whatever it is that he likes.
You can find tons of awesome snack baskets for men online as well.
This is not only super easy, but it is also really affordable which is always a huge plus with me!
13. The Gambler’s Basket
This one is super fun for your poker-playing guy!
Put some scratch tickets in there, along with things like a deck of cards, some dice, poker chips, and maybe a couple of snacks too.
14. The Camper’s Basket
Similar to the outdoorsman basket, but maybe even better!
Get him some smores supplies, like chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows, and even some roasting sticks.
There are also a ton of really cool thermoses and canteens on the market that are sure to make him feel like a manly explorer.
Another cool idea for this would be these color changing fire starters! They are super cool and help make fire building a little bit easier too.
15. The Artist’s Basket
If you’ve got a man who is an aspiring or talented artist, this is the basket for him!
Put in some drawing supplies like pencils, quality markers, paint pens, whatever medium this man loves.
You can add some small canvases, or drawing pads as well.
There are endless combinations here, just add whatever will work best for your artist, there are so many different ways to create art.
If it’s music, add some cool headphones for beat mixing, or some guitar strings for the guy who loves to play.
Remember, you’re buying a gift basket for someone that you know, make it fit them personally and they will be grateful.
Piece of Cake
See? It isn’t so hard after all to find a gift for any and all of the men in your life, it just takes a little bit of creativity.
Just find what they like and love, and base a basket off of it, you can go for something flashy and extravagant, or minimal and affordable.
The sky is the limit, and there are no shortages of ideas out there to make the guy in your life happy!
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