36 Gifts for Him That Aren’t Socks

36 Gifts for Him That Aren’t Socks

By Samantha Daly
These non-obvious gifts are perfect for even the hardest-to-shop-for guys.

Pamper the outdoorsmen, budding home chefs, candle hoarders, bookworms, and others on your list with these heartfelt gifts. No matter what their interests are, our curated guide will take the guesswork out of finding the perfect presents for the men in your life.

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DOIY Saguaro Glasses
Trendy set of 6 stackable glasses with different shapes that feature a saguaro cactus once piled up. It is decorative, surprising and useful for any home. ...
SHRINE Topiary Scented Candle
A nonseasonal scented candle with a self-proclaimed bougie vibe that's made from a coconut-apricot wax blend and hand poured in LA....
Outdoor Voices MegaFleece Snap Sweatshirt
An oversized, cuddly layer made in our coziest, 63% recycled wool MegaFleece fabric. Complete with a roomy kangaroo pocket for added function.
Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
A gentle foaming gel cleanser to purify + balance skin with amino acid cleansers. Our gentle foaming cleansing gel balances skin with natural grapefruit extract and amino acid-based cleansing agents. This hydrating formula gently but thoroughly cleanses skin of dirt, oil and makeup.
Verve Cozy Coffee Gift Bundle
Snuggle up and stay cozy with a 12 ounce whole bean bag of our top-selling Holiday Blend, a Verve branded Kinto mug, your perfect morning candle, and a Verve knit beanie.
Alex Crane Blanket Shirt
A natural pima cotton overshirt. Made in Peru from knit pima cotton and sun-bleached corozo buttons.
Cultiver Linen Waffle Robe
Crafted from pure linen textured with a waffle weave, our robes are pre-washed for a luxuriously soft feel from day one.
Aesop The Lore Collector
Hand and body care favourites to cleanse, hydrate and subtly scent skin. Housed in a recycled paper pulp case, with tales by Lafcadio Hearn. Contents: Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Geranium Leaf Body Balm, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm.
Loftie Clock
Turn your bedroom into a cool, calm, and collected sanctuary with Loftie. Technology, blue light, and stress hurt our ability to feel relaxed, fall asleep, and wake up refreshed. We’re out to break the cycle by removing the smartphone from bedtime and morning routines.
Wine Access 2020 Remedy Set: Getting Back To Nature
Breathe in the clean, replenishing air, hear the songs of Blue Jays or Robins, and indulge in a brilliant bargain bottle when you reach the summit or watch the sunset.
Snowe Cheese Knives
Say cheese: our Cheese Knives coordinate with our classic Flatware and Steak Knives, making for a picture-perfect party set-up. Our set comes with a Spreader, a Hard Cheese Knife, and a Soft Cheese Knife, so you're covered, from A to Z, parmesan to brie.
Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Device
A smart, ultra-quiet percussive therapy device that works deep to relieve muscle tension, soreness and pain and speed recovery. The Elite is a smart device enabled with Bluetooth® connectivity and pairs seamlessly with the Therabody app.
Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones
Plattan 2 Bluetooth combines the iconic Plattan design with 30+ hours of wireless playtime for our most liberating listening experience yet. ...
Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater - Mens
Entering beast mode. Improved with a true men's fit, expanded sizes and new colors, the men's $75 sweater is made from 100% sustainable and ultra-soft cashmere. A classic wardrobe staple, this best seller looks as good over a button-down as it does on its own.
Some days, you really don't want to leave your bed—make that dream feel like a reality with this quilted cotton coat. Stuffed with a warm fill and shaped from a supersoft knit, it'll feel like you're wearing your actual comforter while you laze about the house.
New York Puzzle Company Mushroom Field Guide Puzzle
A vibrant way to relax and meditate, this mushroom puzzle provides a colorful challenge - and introduces you to a variety of mushroom specimens.
Framebridge Gift Card
Perfectly-sized photo gifts in the perfect frames at the perfect prices for every wedding need. Every frame is custom built in America and delivered ready to hang with a personal note from you.
Sigil Amor Fati
Connect to the cyclical beauty of our existence with Amor Fati. Key notes of oud, galbanum, palo santo, and opoponax create a smoky essence with hints of sacred incense.
Taylor Stitch Democratic Jean
Being a Bay Area-based brand, you could say blue runs in our blood—the blue jean is as integral to the local identity as the Golden Gate Bridge or the grizzly bear, and we're honored to uphold—and elevate—that tradition.
Victrola The Empire Bluetooth Record Player and Radio
We love the analog accents on this midcentury record player—most notably its manual tuner. A console with subtle metallic accents will compliment this unique feature for a match made in heaven.
Everlane The Classic French Terry Crew
Where classic meets comfort. This staple sweatshirt has raglan sleeves, and is made in durable, tightly spun 12 oz french terry cotton with a dry hand that will soften with wear. It’s made to last the long haul, and look good doing it....
Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker
Start your day with a cup of coffee/espresso brewed in this stunning-elegant-looking espresso maker, and you can bet that you’ll have completely good and romantic vibes all throughout the day! Designed with heavy stainless steel, Minos Moka Pot Espresso Maker is created to last longer.
Kolo Derby Sling Bag
Kolo's Derby Sling Bag is lightweight, made of 100% organic cotton, and designed to contour around your body while in motion. Features a zippered, quick-access front pocket, large main compartment, and interior laptop sleeve that can hold up to a 13” laptop.
Majestic International Ultra Lux Robe
Long-staple, high-twist cotton terry defines a plush robe steeped in healthy comfort and ease.
LSA Canopy Recycled Glass Vase Collection
Come into bloom. Leave it to these vessels to put a little spring in your step—or, well, on your table. They’re tailor-made for your tulips and hyacinths: Just fill the lower section with water, pop a bulb into the neck, then watch those roots grow, grow, grow. Wanna stick a few fresh sprigs inside?
Surf Shacks Volume 2
Surfing is a way of life, one that defines not only where we live, but how we live. Surf Shacks Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, exploring homes of surfers, which range from improvised cabins by the beach to penthouse apartments in big coastal cities.
Organic Basics Recycled Cashmere Scarf
Recycled cashmere scarf created from well-worn cashmere garments that would otherwise go to landfill.
Bearaby Cotton Napper
A cool and cozy, highly breathable knitted weighted blanket made heavy with nothing but layer upon layer of natural, organic cotton.
Parachute Suede Slippers
Stylish slippers are staple footwear these days. Made of genuine suede and lined with warm shearling wool, these cozy house shoes are perfect for all-day lounging. Pair with our Waffle Lounge Set to complete the look.
Exhalation: Stories
In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity's oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.
Wellen Seawool Beanie
A traditional fisherman’s beanie made from recycled plastic bottles and oyster shells. Produced with a combination of recycled plastic bottles and upcycled oyster shells, Seawool is an incredible step forward for sustainable textiles.
Moon Pod Crescent
Crescent is an ergonomic backrest thats elevates your relaxation on Moon Pod, or anywhere else in your home.
SUPERTHING Holiday Blend Whole Bean Coffee
Proof that coffee can be more than just punishment for being tired, this small-batch blend features festive flavors to get you through the holidays.
Graf Lantz Wine-O's (Set of 24)
True colors shining through. You'll never lose track of your glass again thanks to these functional felt “labels.” A minimalist approach to staying abreast of your wine glass's location at a party, these colorful circles wrap around the stem, allowing for easy identification in a crowd.
Crosley C6 Turntable
Don't let those vinyl records collect dust when you can enjoy them on this classic two-speed belt-driven turntable with a built-in preamp.
Summerland Natural Hand-Rolled Incense
Hand-Rolled in Canada from herbs, barks, resins and gums onto raw bamboo sticks.

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