If you've ever been frustrated by shopping for one of the men in your life, join the club. Gift shopping for a guy, or more specifically your guy (whether it's your husband, boyfriend, situationship, or fiancé) can feel like mission impossible—especially when they seem to have everything and say they don't want anything.
But, at the end of the day, you do care about them, so there's no way you're going to skip out on shopping for the perfect, most romantic gift for their birthday or the holidays (it's never too early!).
The best part is that tons of these gifts have been vetted by the wives and girlfriends here at Women's Health who love to complain about how picky our partners are. So, if you want a tried-and-true gift that's useful and romantic, look no further than these ideas below.
If he's always complaining about back pain, introduce him to the stress-relieving benefits of acupuncture right at home. This mat has nearly 30,000 positive Amazon reviews from people who say it really works.
Thanks to this gift, your partner will think it’s pretty sweet that he has a docking station for all of his devices. This one has space to pull a charging wire through, so that he can juice up a phone or iPad, watch, and whatever else he needs to charge—all in one convenient spot.
Capturing memories will never be the same, thanks to this drone camera. He's going to want to fly it for fun, but this drone also captures and records photo and video that can later be shared on social media.
If your guy's a whiskey lover, he'll appreciate getting a behind-the-scenes look at how his favorite libation is made. This kit comes with everything he needs to make his own alcohol, including six different botanical wood chips for flavoring.
He's your personal hero and he'll certainly know it when he unwraps this GoPro action camera. He'll have everything he needs to capture all his adventures in thrilling 5K ultra high-definition video with HyperSmooth stabilization. He can also snap 20 megapixel photos and live stream.
Ok, I know this one's pricey, but hear me out—it's so completely worth it for the man in your life who runs every single day, no matter the weather. It's designed to keep the body warm when temps drop, and it's totally water repellant all while being really lightweight.
Help him prep for outdoor excursions with a pair of high tech hiking pants. These are breathable and quick-dry thanks to the TerraTex stretch nylon material. Ohh, and there's so many pockets to store all his valuables in.
The Apple watch has all the bells and whistles your guy will need to stay on top of his health and fitness. He can track his daily activity, get motivated to close his rings, and check blood oxygen levels, and share it all with you or his buddies.
Tired of overhearing his work calls, or interesting taste in music? No judgement here. These Sony headphones function just as well as their popular overhead ones and feature crystal-clear call quality.
Weighing in at only 30 pounds, this two-person inflatable kayak set is made for romantic adventures. It comes with aluminum oars and a high output air pump to go from compact carry-case to calm waters in a flash.
If he loves hitting up the boxing gym (or just think it sounds really cool), he'll dig this punching bag he can set up in the comfort of his own home. It's got a durable base, and comes with a pair of comfortable boxing gloves and inflation pump.
No golf course, no problem. He can practice his putting from the living room or home office with this smart 7.9 feet x 12 inch green. It also features an automatic ball return, so he won't have to go hunting for them.
Shaving is part of your dude's regular routine, but it doesn't have to feel like a chore with a chic set from Anbbas. Not only will he end up looking and smelling great, but he’ll also think of you when he’s pampering himself. (As he should.)
Whether your guy is commuting on two wheels or cycling his way to new adventures, he can store his essentials in this convenient handlebar bag. The roomy pouch secures to the front and features a transparent water-resistant phone holder among other useful features.
If your dude loves to dive in a book, he deserves a Kindle that can take a dive right in with him. That's right—the updated Paperwhite is waterproof and boasts twice the storage capacity for reading in any weather or floating on the water. If he accidentally drops it in the pool on vaca, it should emerge out fine.
If he's perfected his putting with that in-office set, upgrade his chipping game with this backyard-friendly net. Your hubs can aim for one of three baskets and collapse the whole thing for easy storage when he's had enough.
Help him turn basic exercises in to a full-body challenge with this simple surf and paddle board balance trainer—no water required! You know these boards improve balance, but they also help with coordination, recovery speed, and mental focus.
This compact rower has 14 levels of resistance so that beginners can get acclimated and elite athletes can challenge their muscles. It even connects to the MyCloudFitness App for tracking key performance metrics. Yes, it's pricey, but the whole family gets to use it!
Give him the gift of unlimited homemade beef jerky and backcountry-ready meals with this kitchen gadget. He'll become a dehydrating dynamo in no time—perfect if he likes going on camping and hiking trips.
You've mastered watching the hit Netflix series together, so give him a nudge towards the kitchen with Samin Nosrat's techniques in this book. He'll be whipping up delicious meals without a recipe in sight before you know it.
If he's already a grill master, upgrade your alfresco dining sitch with this copper fire bowl. The wood-burning fire bowl is sure to be the center of attention around the patio. (S'mores kit sold separately.)
I gifted this to my partner recently, and he won't stop bragging about how great it is to all his friends. It's light, resilient, and made with a built-in TSA-safe lock, but the best part is all the organized zippers on the inside.
I'm a massive fan of this duffle bag, and my partner complimented it so much that I got one for him, too. He loves showing it off when he's traveling for business, but it's also super functional with all of the easy-to-access exterior pockets (for your passport, keys, phone, etc.) and internal pockets that keep things super organized on trips.
Soft coolers are cool by definition already, but transform this topnotch YETI into a backpack and your guy may be doing backflips. It carries basically everything, meaning it's great for the guy who loves camping, tailgating, hunting, fishing, or chilling at the beach. Plus, you both get to reap the bennies of all those cold drinks and snacks—which, btw, stay icy all day, thanks to a leakproof zipper on the easy-open, easy-close top.
These Wake, Magic Hour, Dusk, and Nightcap hand-poured candles will surround your dude from a.m. to p.m. with all the best aromas, like a 'cabin in the woods' and a 'blood orange and bourbon' combo. The simple labels and subdued colors keep the set just manly enough, but you can both enjoy the atmosphere upgrade.
This fluffy robe is the next best thing to a hug from you. It's made of thick velour terry just like robes you find at five-star resorts. While you're at it, you might as well pick one up for yourself.