Alrighty. Today we’re going to look at some of the best unusual gifts for men. Why, pray tell?
Well, say you know a guy who is….
unusual different weird special.
Maybe it’s this unusually “special” man’s birthday? Or the holidays are coming up. Or perhaps you’re hitched to him, and it’s your anniversary or Father’s Day or something like that.
Because he’s so, you know, unique (and really quite lovable…we hope!), you want to find a one-of-a-kind gift for him this year.
So you googled “unusual gifts for men,” and we’re here to oblige. We’ve scoured the internet and compiled a list of 33 unusual gifts for him that we think you’re gonna love.
With interesting gifts for the eccentric, the geeks, the silly, and all types of guys in between, there’s a little something for everyone in this list.
This list is also a great resource of gift ideas for men who have everything (or seems to). Because if he’s unique and he seems to be set for life, well, finding something special and exciting can be hard.
We’re here to make things easier for you. Come and see what we’ve got!
Top 24 Unusual Gifts for Men
Alrighty! We’re kicking off with our very favorite picks of unusual gifts for him.
These aren’t necessarily odd gifts (those will come a little later), but ones that are just out of the ordinary and speak to that unique-ness of his that you love so much.
1. Rocketbook Fusion (Physical-to-Digital Notebook)
First up on our list is this unusual gift for the techie in your life.
While you may not understand tech as much as he does, we can pretty much guarantee that he’ll find this handy gadget interesting in the least.
The Rocket Book Fusion is a reusable notebook that allows for paper-free planning and note-keeping without killing a single tree.
With the assistance of the Rocketbook app, Pilot FriXion pen, and a little Core technology, this notebook will allow your loved one to upload the info he wants to his cloud of choice before wiping clean the pages.
2. Aged Alembic Natural Gel Candle
Now this is something super new and unusual on our block!
These innovative gel candles are so cool, and we think they’d make perfect gift ideas for men who have everything (or seem to).
Made from natural gel wax that is free of parabens and phthalates, they feature a flickering wood wick, are hand poured in real whiskey glasses, and burn up to 100% longer than traditional wax candles.
A great gift for him to keep in his office, dayroom, or even at his bedside.
3. Safe-T Fire Extinguisher
Staying safe at home or the office may be boring to think about, but we can all agree that it’s super important. And when you love someone, you want them to be safe, right?
Well, now you can show that love to your guy friend while also taking “boring” right out of the equation.
By gifting him a Safe-T Fire Extinguisher, you’ll be helping him stay safe in style. This specially-designed fire extinguisher is equipped with a CE 0029 approved tank, meets EN-38 technical standards, and also comes with a 5-year warranty.
See all the super-cool Safe-T designs here.
4. Ray-Ban Smart Glasses
Now, these have to take the cake as far as unique gift ideas go…
He’ll feel like a regular Ethan Hunt (or whoever happens to be his favorite super spy) with a pair of these bad boys!
The Ray-Ban Meta glasses combine classic style with cutting edge technology. Now he can livestream, record, take photos, make calls, listen to music, and so much more — all with just his sunglasses!
Pretty legit and definitely a super cool gift that he’ll go crazy for.
5. The Campfire from Solo Stove
Now this is both a thoughtful gift and a great way to encourage him to spend some time out in the great outdoors.
Solo Stoves are lauded for their practicality, durability, and ease of use, and he’ll be blown away by how powerful these little camp stoves are! The definition of small but mighty for sure.
6. Emergency Survival Kit
This one’s for the survivalist enthusiast.
If his favorite show is Survivorman but he’s never actually got to go out and experience the wilderness on his own, surprise him with this emergency preparedness kit to get him started on the right track.
This kit has been designed by US military veterans, and comes with medical supplies, fishing and hunting tools, and gadgets to help him get out of almost any tricky situation.
Also makes a great gift for first responders, cross-countryers, and you everyday outdoorsy types.
7. Personalized Whiskey Distillery Barrel
Here’s one that is perfect for the whiskey connoisseur in your life. The American white oak wood distillery barrel, which has been finished with a medium toast, is just what your guy needs to age his own whiskey right from the comfort of home.
His new barrel is available in six different sizes and comes custom-engraved with his name right on the barrel head. Includes metal hoops, bung, spigot, storing tablets and stand.
Also check out this excellent whiskey connoisseur kit (which comes with everything he needs, sans alcohol, to make his own batches).
8. Leather & Beaver Fur Trapper Hat
Did someone say “most unique gifts”? We’d have a hard time coming up with one to top this leather and up-cycled beaver fur trapper hat…
If you live in a cold climate and he happens to love hats, then you can’t go wrong with a great gift like this. A little bit old school, a little bit mountain man, a little bit hipster, he’ll be channeling his inner Davy Crockett in no time.
The cool thing about these hats is that the furs are up-cycled, so no cute beavers were harmed in the making (and that’s something we can get behind.)
9. Smart Hydration Water Bottle
Does he strive to be healthy but struggle to stay on top of his water intake? Understandable, considering we lead such busy lives in the good ole 21st century.
But this smart intake bottle is the perfect gift to help keep him on track, healthy, and hydrated. It has it’s own smartphone app to send you gentle reminders throughout the day via your phone, while also having a light function on the bottle itself to give you a visual reminder as well.
This bottle also has several other awesome features like a water quality indicator and a BF02 filter to eliminate chlorine, sediments, and other harmful water contaminants.
10. .45 Caliber Triangle Peg Game
The nostalgia of the classic triangle peg game, played around the fireplaces of a certain American diner for decades, has been given new life.
If your man still loves that old game, maybe it’s time to level him up into something more of his…caliber. See what we did there?
This set kicks things up a notch by trading in the classic wood tees for something a bit more hardy — .45 caliber bullet casings. (And don’t worry, the real walnut base will keep all that glorious Cracker Barrel nostalgia intact.)
Also ideal for hunters or gun collectors.
11. Silver Dragon Scale Ring
If you want to give him a thoughtful gift for special occasions or even just to up his daily glam game, then this beautiful, sterling silver, dragon scale ring would be the perfect present.
Quality craftsmanship and effortlessly cool design combine to make this piece something he won’t want to leave home without. This ring is also adjustable so he gets the perfect fit no matter which finger he decides to wear it on.
12. The Bacon Crate
A top pick of quirky gifts for men, this bacon crate is a show stealer for sure.
After all, who doesn’t love bacon let alone an entire crate full of delicious bacon and bacon flavored delicacies?
A great mix of savory and sweet, your favorite “meathead” will be satisfied in no time.
13. Experience Gift
When all else fails, you can always turn to the gift that is always a winner — the experience gift.
Experience gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and Giftory is here to help you create the perfect escape for your special dude.
When you gift a Giftory experience to the man in your life, he gets the unusual ability to choose from hundreds of options… from where he wants to go to what he wants to do when he gets there.
Think: touring castles in Copenhagen, biking in Bolivia, sailing in Puerto Rico. It’s the perfect, unique, one-of-a-kind, memorable, and truly unusual gift for him.
14. Custom Cartoon Portrait
There’s just something about cartoon caricatures that has always captivated humans and our imaginations.
Imagine your man, for instance, in his natural habitat (camping, the gym, playing with his kids, even relaxing on the couch with his doggo), but in cartoon form, and you’re instantly enthralled.
Now it’s easier than ever to turn a fave photo of your man into a comic that he can show off to his friends (as well as treasure forever, of course).
The artists at Make Me a Comic can create a hand-drawn masterpiece, featuring your man and befitting of his office, man cave, or mantle centerpiece, just by looking at a pic you send them.
Choose from several different print sizes as well as digital download.
15. Hatch Restore Sunrise Clock
Let’s face it. Waking up is easier for some than it is for others. By a long shot.
But! Science and technology have come to the rescue with this innovative new style of alarm clock. The sunrise clock by Hatch is designed to restore natural sleep patterns and train your body to rise with the sun.
It works hand in hand with the smartphone app which tracks your sleep patterns and controls this multi-function clock and sound machine duo.
16. Self-Winding Movement Watch
Some guys are both quirky on the outside yet snazzy at heart — and don’t mind if others know it.
For the stylish guy who likes to jazz up his outfits with a neat dress watch or other accessories, both for his own amusement and for others to enjoy, consider getting him something awesome like this self-winding movement watch.
The fact that it doesn’t have to rely on batteries makes it both unique and convenient, while it’s tasteful, classic lines make it vibe with almost any style.
16. Grand Teton Peaks Whiskey Glasses
While these might not fit the bill of odd gifts for him, they certainly are unusual and unique! And in all the best ways.
The famous peaks whiskey glasses from Huckberry are such head turners, and all of his buddies will want a set, too!
This particular set features the gorgeous peaks of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, but you can choose from the Rockies, Zion National Park, American Peaks, International Peaks, and Peaks of the Pacific Northwest!
17. Personalized Wax Seal Kit
Wax seals are a thing of old that have made their way back round to modern times. While they may be more for display than practical use (but I’m sure YOUR guy would definitely use them), this is the perfect unusual gift because it’s simply cool as heck.
This wax seal kit, which will come in a beautiful, personalized wood box, features a brass stamp with your choice of designs, colored wax, and more.
It’s the ideal gift for the old-school guy who likes to keep it classy.
18. Wood Crossbow DIY Kit
This unusual gift will highlight his inner enthusiasm for adventure! If weaponry piques his interest, this gift will speak to his heart.
The Wood Crossbow Kit comes with all parts necessary for him to create his own wood crossbow.
The set also includes eight wood “rockets” plus three targets for all that practice he’s going to be getting in.
19. Gin Botanicals and Infusion Set
We’ve already showcased a gift idea for the whiskey lover, now here’s one just for the gin lover.
This gin infusion set contains specialty spices and botanicals perfect for infusing his favorite drink with his favorite flavors.
Botanicals featured in this kit include black cardamom, sweet cinnamon, star anise and tonka beans. So whether he’s into citrus, spicy or floral notes, he’ll have a high-quality selection to pick from.
Pair this kit with a bottle of nice gin and some personalized glassware for the perfect gin lover gift!
21. Lever Action Engraved Pen
How cool are these lever-action brass pens? If you’re looking for gift ideas for men who have everything (we know you have at least one or two on your list), then don’t pass these up.
Everyone needs a good pen to keep handy, and these can be conveniently clipped to a keyring, backpack, laptop case, etc., and they can be engraved with their names, too!
A neat little novelty gift that is every bit as functional as it is cool.
22. Projector with 360 Speaker
One of the hottest trend items on gift guides this year is this indoor/outdoor projector with built-in 360 degree speakers.
The Nebula Capsule projector by Anker can take on any adventure and keep him happy and entertained no matter where he is.
With it’s incredible 100 lumens packed into just a 2″ x 4″ capsule, he can easily take it with him and stream all of his favorite movies and shows with ease.
23. Rubik’s Phantom Cube
This is such a fun pick of quirky gifts for him. If he’s a Rubik’s fan or just loves a good challenge, then the Phantom cube is just the thing.
Designed to react to thermal touch, the Phantom block will reveal it colors only at the warmth of your fingertips, making it one of their most challenging blocks yet.
24. Custom Tooled Leather Wallet
If you’re looking for an unusual and unique gift that will really knock his socks off with how special it is, well, look no further.
These gorgeous, craftsmen designed wallets are as much works of art as they are anything. Handcrafted from genuine Italian leather in the USA, this wallet is an unusual gift for men that includes nine card slots as well as a cash pocket.
More Gifts for Him
But the unique gift ideas don’t stop there! Keep scrolling for even more amazing gifts for your quirky dude.
25. Vintage Whiskey Connoisseur Plaque
Does your man have a game room, man cave or home bar setup? Is it his favorite room in the house (that’s probably a dumb question)?
Then when it comes to finding the best unusual gifts for men, it may be best to consider his game room/man cave/bar and how he has it set up.
Because his man cave (or game room or home bar) is already personalized to his tastes, it only makes sense that his gift comes personalized, as well. To make it easy for you, we present this custom sign from Northwest Gifts.
With the look and feel of a vintage sign, this custom man cave sign will not only make an attractive piece of décor, but also provide a great talking point whenever friends are over.
26. Cosmic Cat Slip On Shoes
Ah, the cosmic cat. The emblem of quirky guys since the dawn of quirky guys. Or at least since, like, 2007.
Now you can get this cool cat right on a pair of casual slip-ons for your man to (literally) take everywhere.
These casual shoes from Groove Bags include a stretchy in-step for comfortable fit and easy put-on and take-off. Choose between black or white bumpers.
27. Death Star Waffle Maker
This is the gift you’re looking for if your man is a huge Star Wars fan. (And of course everyone is a waffle fan, amirite?)
This Think Geek Death Star Waffle Iron depicts the infamous Death Star in all its glory.
Non-stick plates make for a great cooking experience, and indicators will let him know when they’re hot enough for some wicked waffle-makin’.
28. Fishing Pole Campfire Roasting Stick
A fishing pole campfire roasting stick makes the perfect unusual gift for the camping enthusiast, fisherman, or the guy who’s both.
This fun man toy will roast up to four marshmallows at a time, OR two hot dogs.
When he needs to turn or flip his snack over the flame, all he has to do is jig the pole and viola! No crouching with a stick close to the fire necessary.
Related: The 21 Best Fishing Gifts
29. Raising Chickens Starter Kit
You did say you wanted quirky gifts for men! Well, it may not get any more unusual than this. These days, the world has kinda gone crazy, and people are starting to revert back to good ol’ homesteading – including chicken raising.
For the man interested in homesteading or farming, you can’t go wrong with gifting him this complete baby chick starter kit (sans baby chicks).
The kit comes with everything he’ll need to raise his own hatchlings into big, strong (delicious, cough) chickens: cardboard pen, pine bedding, waterers, chick feed, heat lamp and bulb, and more.
30. Relaxing Candle
Maybe your gentleman is more of the suave traveler type. If so, you know that he could use a little escape every now and then from the stresses of everyday life.
With this Pine and Fir Balsam candle from Fernweh, he can take a mini break whenever he wants from the comfort of home.
From Fernweh’s Cascadia Edition, this soy-blended wax candle will induce the calming ambience of the Pacific Northwest. Hand-poured with care in the USA.
31. Fun Dress Ties and Other Apparel
Some guys are both quirky on the outside yet snazzy at heart – and don’t mind if others know it.
For the stylish guy who likes to jazz up his outfits with fun dress ties or other accessories, both for his own amusement and for others to enjoy, consider getting him something fun like this brainy dress tie.
Besides Halloween, this creepy tie can be worn year-round, either by doctors, cosplayers, “Walking Dead” fans, or lovers of all things spooky.
32. Geometric Plant Hanger
It’s no secret that guys like plants. And plants really seem to like guys. Whether he’s an avid gardener with a green thumb, or has a house full of plant “babies” that he’s all named, he will find this geometric plant hanger the perfect accent for his décor.
This darling plant hanger is on the petite side. So depending on which design you choose, it’ll range from 2.5 to 4.5 inches tall. It’s ideal for small spaces like offices, balconies or apartment kitchens.
33. Unpaper Towels
As more and more people become environmentally-aware, they are feeling the need to switch from paper products to more sustainable ones.
If your man has talked about this and has mentioned wanting to make the switch, you’ve got plenty of unusual gift ideas to consider giving him: reusable straws, shopping bags, sandwich bags, and much more.
We want to highlight a modern, eco-friendly approach to paper towels – unpaper towels.
Unpaper towels are just what they sound like. They’re cloth, of course, which means they’re washable, reusable, and don’t contribute to deforestation.
These certified organic cotton towels are 2-ply and measure 11″ x 12″. They also come in a variety of color options and pack sizes… which would he prefer?
When In Doubt, It’s the Thought That Counts
No matter what unusual gifts for men you end up going with, keep in mind that the best gifts are the ones given straight from the heart.
If one of the gifts mentioned in this calls out to you, go with your gut and know that your guy is going to love it.
If nothing here “sings” to you, that’s okay…keep searching and you will find it.
Bear in mind that unusual, unexpected gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re not always things you can buy.
- DIY coupon book redeemable for things like movie dates at home, candlelit dinner, a back or foot massage, etc.
- Speaking of candlelit dinners, his favorite home-cooked meal and maybe his favorite drink to go with it.
- Music playlist filled with his favorite songs.
- DIY photo book filled with all your favorite memories together.
- Drawings, paintings, or abstract paper collages of something beautiful you know he will treasure.
- A fun phone case makeover.
- A goodie bag or gift basket filled with his fave snacks.
- A bouquet of beautiful flowers – because guys deserve flowers every now and then, too.
It really is always the thought that counts!
Great gift ideas for the special guy in your life don’t end here! Next, take a look at 65+ Best Gifts for Men.