Gifts for men in their 20s. All you want for Christmas—at least all a 20-year-old guy wants for Christmas – how do I know? I asked a twenty-year-old guy of course. This year, I decided to go straight to the source and ask what kind of gifts it would be cool to find underneath the Christmas Tree. That's a sneaky way of finding out the best gifts for men in their 20s but at least I'll know what my boys really want instead of guessing my way through the Christmas shopping and hoping I hit the mark!
For men from men!
Don't think this Christmas gift guide was just made up by one twenty-year-old guy, oh no! My 20-year-old son did some market research of his own (he asked his 19 and 20-year-old friends :)) and this is what they came up with.
Here are his suggestions for the perfect gifts for men in their 20s. (Updated for 2023).
Best gifts for men in their 20s
1. Bluetooth speaker
This was unanimously THE most desired gift among my son and his friends. It comes in lots of colors but I'm assured that black is the 'in' color – is black even a color?
It's a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that you can take anywhere you want. You can stand it up or lay it down and apparently, it has an AMAZING sound – look out world! After all that, I would say that this is definitely one of the best gifts for guys in their 20s.
2. Leather messenger bag
Whether working from home or from the coffee shop, these leather messenger bags will make it easier. There's plenty of room for a laptop, important documents, phones, chargers, notepads and more. The leather satchels are so beautiful, I don't know any man who wouldn't love to unwrap one of these on Christmas morning!
3. Casio watch
This one surprised me. Who'd a thought that these retro Casio watches would make such great gifts for guys in their 20s? Not this girl that's for sure but there we have it. I'm told it's 'Retro Cult' and totally 'in' – what do mothers know anyway?
So glad I asked my son what's hip or I would never have known!
Not any old aftershave though! It has to be Jaguar Pace Eau De Toilette Spray for Men. You'll need to be quick if you want to get this, it seems to be selling like hotcakes – who knew? My boys, that's who!
I collected links for this aftershave a few weeks ago but now I've come to write this post and it sold out almost everywhere.
If you are quick, you might still get some Jaguar aftershave here if you are in the USA or here if you are in the EU.
5. Vans white slip-on
Even I know white casual shoes are 'in' and these Vans look soooo comfy, I might even get a pair for myself – shhh! don't tell 😉
6. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth earbuds
Don't know what Bluetooth earbuds are? Well, they are wireless (hands-free) earbuds that have 'Amazing bass' and are waterproof and sweatproof – great for boys then ha!
Power-up is 16 hours before they need charging and I'm told girls love them too!
7. Beard shaping tool
This beard-shaping tool is just genius! If your guy has a beard, this tool should definitely be in his grooming toolkit. It provides an easy template for beards, goatees, mustaches, sideburns, and more! We think this would make a really fun and useful stocking filler!
8. Waterproof Rucksack
These are perfect for carrying everything a young person needs for university or college. Should yours be lucky enough to be able to attend university this year. Ours are not, it's all happening virtually but they do come home on weekends with their rucksacks packed full!
This rucksack has a thickly padded back and straps which makes it very comfortable to wear. There are lots of compartments, even some for smaller items so they won't get lost at the bottom of the bag – that's a pet hate for my boys.
The best thing is, it's waterproof!
Laptops, tablets, phones, or books won't get wet in the rain with this rucksack.
Have you ever emptied a soggy rucksack and pegged out important papers on the washing line to dry? This girl has. Let's not go there – yuk!
Needless to say, I have to agree that this rucksack is a great idea and deserves its place on our gift guide for men in their 20s!
Apparently, this is also waterproof. There seems to be a bit of a theme going on here!
Young adults are adventurers. They want to go out into a (corona-free) world of wonders and capture it all for YouTube and Instagram! Hmm, come to think of it, I might be able to borrow this too!
GET A GoPro HERE: | USA
9. RIFD wallet
Oh, very sensible this one! This wallet has an RFID lining that protects your credit cards and documents against all common frequencies of contactless radio chips. Credit card thieves won't stand a chance against this wallet – so important for peace of mind.
10. Guitar pick punch
Are you buying gifts for a guitarist? This guitar pick punch is a brilliant idea. Guys are forever losing guitar picks but with this handy tool, they won't have to worry about that ever again. The guitar pick punch can make guitar picks out of old ID or credit cards. How amazing is that?
11. personalized toiletry bag
Even Mama thinks these are cool!
Even cooler is that they are on sale at the moment!
There are so many little things you have to think about when your son is leaving for college or university. Some of those little things would have a lovely home in one of these personalized toiletry bags. You have to check out the monograms, they are so lovely. There's a style to suit everyone here.
12. Steampunk cufflinks
A boy might have to attend a Ball don't you know? Boring cufflinks just wouldn't cut it......or so I'm told!
I have to admit that these cufflinks are very suave. Any 20-year-old guy would love to receive a gift like this.
13. Headphone holder
You have to have a stand for your headphones these days. Headphones have reached 'cult' status and are not simply to be left lying on your desk, oh no! They have to be held in esteem and nicely displayed. Thank goodness for headphone holders like these, is all that I can say.
Thank goodness these headphone holders come highly recommended 😉
14. wood headphones in-ear
What about headphones for traveling? Well, then you get these wooden headphones, of course. They are noise-canceling you see, and that means they block out annoying chit-chat when you're sitting on the train, waiting for the bus, or when you need to concentrate on something before class.
Come to think of it maybe I need these noise-cancelling headphones too!
It was such a great idea to get my son to write my Christmas list haha!
15. Heat holders socks
If you think men in their 20s think socks are boring think again. A good thick pair of socks can be lifesavers for feet on a chilly dorm room floor!
Have you heard of Heat Keepers? Our boys got these last Christmas and I'm not surprised to see them on the list again this year. They are so snug and warm and easily fit inside a rucksack or suitcase for traveling instead of slippers.
YOU CAN SEE THE HEAT HOLDER SOCKS HERE.
16. Gamer socks
These are fun stocking stuffers for the gamer in your life. Let's face it, who doesn't have a gamer in their lives?
17. LED Flashlight gloves
These are absolutely brilliant, according to my guys! If your guys are motor fanatics then these LED flashlight gloves are a must! No more scrabbling around in the dark trying to get things fixed. You young guy will love to find these gadget gloves in his stocking!
18 Personalised wood docking station
This is a bestseller and is selling out fast! You can get this in three different colors and it can be personalized in so many ways (You can see the customization options on the website). This is great to set up on a desktop or as an organizer on a bedside cabinet.
19. Starter tool kit
For guys moving out into their first home, this starter tool kit could be a lifesaver! All the basics are included in a handy carry case - no more losing tools!
Get a tool starter kit here: | USA |
Popular fitness gifts for 20-year-old men
20. Fitbit or other fitness tracker
This smartwatch is not just a tech gimmick; my son is really putting it to good use. He's turned into a fitness fanatic thanks to that thing. It's like his personal fitness coach on his wrist!
He tracks his steps, checks his heart rate, monitors his sleep—you name it. But he says what's even cooler is how he can answer calls, read messages, and even control his music without taking his phone out of his pocket. It's become a bit of a fashion statement too; he switches up the watch faces to match his style.
I never thought I'd say this, but I have to admit, I'm kinda tempted to get one for myself now!
21. Resistance bands and weight gifts for guys
My son is totally into using resistance bands and weights! It's become part of his daily workout ritual. It's pretty cool; he can adjust the resistance to challenge himself more as he gets stronger. Plus, he's always experimenting with new exercises, from bicep curls to squats.
No need for an expensive gym membership, he's got everything he needs right in his room. I can't say I blame him – it's convenient to get a great workout at home and not have to spend a fortune on a gym membership!
22. Smart water bottle with hydration tracking
My son takes one of these AQUAFIT Half Gallon Water Bottles everywhere, whether he's working out at home, or going on one of his outdoor adventures. He says, the time marker on it is a game-changer, reminding him to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially when he's busy. And that straw is a lifesaver – no more struggling to sip water mid-exercise.
Plus, the strap makes it super convenient to carry, and it's so roomy at 128 ounces that he doesn't have to refill it constantly. These water bottles come in a half-gallon or one-gallon sizes and there are loads of colors to choose from as well.
Popular outdoor gear gifts for 20-year-old men
23. Camping and festival sleeping bag
First off, this sleeping bag comes in nine different colors and my son has this in "Army Green". It's his go-to for camping and hiking because it's good to go in 3-4 seasons, which is perfect for him. He sometimes sleeps outdoors without a tent and let's face it, the weather can be unpredictable so it's a plus that this sleeping bag is waterproof as well.
My son says it's a lifesaver to stay dry and cozy even if it starts drizzling during the night. It's also lightweight and squishes down into a compression sack, making it a breeze to lug around. He says it's roomy and comfy, so he sleeps like a log in it!
24. Easy setup camping and festival tent
My son received this tent as a birthday gift and it's certainly been well-used. He says it's a breeze to set up with those snag-free poles, so he's got his shelter up in under 10 minutes, even faster if he's got a buddy helping. But what really seals the deal for him is that included rainfly. It's an extra layer against nasty weather – blocks out the wind and rain.
From camping trips and festivals to impromptu parties, it's been his go-to. He's all about sharing the love for this tent, and honestly, I can see why!
Tech gadget gifts for 20-year-old guys
25. Camera/Video Drone gift for guys
This drone is such an awesome gift and here's why: First of all, it's a flying camera so you can get some epic overhead shots and videos.
As a filmmaker, my son uses drones to capture breathtaking aerial shots in his films. But the real magic of this one is in the features.
It's got this four-way obstacle avoidance, so you can't accidentally crash it into a tree or something. Plus, with the "Follow Me" mode, it can automatically follow a person or object around and make them/it the focus of the film, and you can also use the feature "Waypoint Fly" to plot out cool flight paths.
The "Altitude Hold" and "Headless Mode" make it super easy to fly, which is a big plus for a beginner as well. The best bit is, you don't need a FAA License to fly this drone so the recipient can start filming as soon as they get it out of the box.
This gift for guys will be a giant hit for sure!
26. Streaming player
Does your guy love to be entertained? If so, he would love to get this gift! First off, it's like a gateway to endless entertainment with that 4K streaming.
If your guy is a total movie and series buff, the sharp, high-quality visuals will be a game-changer. But what really seals the deal is the simplicity of the whole setup.
That simple remote with shortcut buttons is like a dream come true. No more digging through menus; it's instant access to his favorite apps. I guarantee he will be head over heels for this thing!
Smart home devices or gadget gifts for 20-year-old men
27. Robot vacuum cleaner
This robot vacuum cleaner is the ultimate gift for any 20-year-old guy. It's like having your own personal cleaning assistant!
Not only does it effortlessly tackle dirt and pet hair on hard floors and carpets, but it's also a 2-in-1 mopping marvel.
The fact that you can schedule it to clean from your phone or with Alexa is a tech lover's dream. Plus, it's slim and self-charging, so it won't get stuck or run out of battery halfway through the job. It's the kind of gift that makes life easier, especially for a young guy with a busy schedule or a pet-filled home.
Trust me, he'll thank you for this one.
28. Smart plugs
These Smart plugs are a brilliant gift for guys because they add a touch of tech-savvy convenience to their lives.
With these little gadgets, you can control just about anything you plug into them using a smartphone or voice commands. It's perfect for automating home appliances, lights, and electronics.
Whether he's into smart home setups or just looking for an easy way to manage devices, smart plugs are a game-changer. They provide that "wow" factor and a taste of the future, making everyday tasks a whole lot more efficient and fun.
It's the kind of gift that keeps on giving by saving time and energy, and guys are all about that!
29. Wireless chargers
A wireless charger is a game-changer for keeping their gadgets juiced up hassle-free. I mean, who wants to mess with cords these days, right?
This one's got 15W fast charging, which is wicked fast, and it works with both iPhones and Samsung devices. Plus, it's got this cool adaptive light that looks sleek and makes it easy to find even in the dark.
Guys love stuff that's practical and makes life easier, and this charger totally fits the bill; no more low-battery freak-outs!
30. Electric shaver
Here's another gift your guy will love! It's all about making life a bit smoother, literally! No more dealing with messy shaving cream and nicks from regular razors.
With an electric shaver, you just zip-zip and you're done. It's quick and efficient, which is perfect for busy mornings. And the best part? It's versatile. You can use it for a clean shave or rock some stylish stubble.
Guys appreciate gifts that simplify their daily routine, and an electric shaver definitely falls into that category. Plus, it's a thoughtful gesture for anyone who wants to keep their facial hair game on point!
I hope you enjoyed all our recommended Christmas gifts for men in their 20s. Let me know if you have any questions about the products listed and we'll (the boys and I) do our best to answer them.
I hope I've helped you get the perfect gift for your guy in their 20s.
Happy Christmas shopping!
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