Experience, Subscription and Big Gifts for Men

experience gifts

Experience gifts are some of my favorite gifts to give. I also added subscriptions and “big” gifts to this category for those gifts that will last for a long time! I’m rounding up some great ones for men!

Experience gifts for men are always a hit. Giving them a memory that will last forever is priceless. Whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, dad or brother, these are sure to make them happy! I also included subscription gifts in this category, because they’re a kind of experience that lasts forever!

Experience Gifts for Men:

  • Sex advent calendar
    • This is the most popular gift on my gift guide every single year!
  • A couple’s staycation.
    • Plan a little staycation at a local hotel or Airbnb, leave the kids with friends, and just focus on each other.
  • Racecar Driving Experience
  • A trip to the shooting range.
    • Every guy loves to shoot guns! So take him out on a date  – he’ll love it!
  • Amusement Park Tickets
    • Need a good idea for your brother? Get him 2 or 3 tickets for a local amusement park so he can go with a friend or two!
  • Woodshop class.
    • You can find ones at your local community college, or look online to see if someone in the area offers one. This would be a really fun class he could take to learn a new skill!
  • Snowboarding or Skiing Pass.
    • Have an avid snowboarder or skier in your life? Give him a snowboarding or ski pass to his favorite mountain or resort.
  • Spa day certificate.
    • Women are not the only ones who love a little pampering. Book him a massage and pedicure and get one happy, relaxed guy in return.
  • Year of pre-planned dates.
  • Weekend getaway.
    • Plan a quick weekend trip with or without kids. I recently learned about Getaway and its tiny, modern cabins outside of major cities. Dallas just opened one and I’m super excited to check out next year. Check to see if you have one in your area!
  • Chocolate tasting date.
    • Go to a local chocolatier and try as many of their chocolates as you can.
  • Comedy show.
    • If the guy in your life enjoys a good laugh, get him tickets to see one of his favorite comedians!
  • Skydiving.
    • For the daredevil, get him a skydiving jump.
  • Groupon Experiences.
    • Check Groupon for local experiences like cooking classes, rock climbing, race driving, escape rooms etc.
  • Framed NYT Cover
  • National Parks Pass
    • Such a great gift for your Dad who wants to travel more, or your husband or brother to plan some guy’s hiking trips.
  • Sports Registration
    • Sign your boyfriend or husband up for a rec league team with a few of his friends

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Big Gifts for Men:

  • Mirror Workout System
    • I've seen this system everywhere and it would make a great big gift. The mirror is loaded with workouts from professional trainers and is so sleek - would love the look of this in our home gym!
  • A Nice Watch
    • Every man would love a nice watch! Jomashop is a great place to get nice watches at all different price points.
  • Atari Legacy Arcade
    • If you have room for something like this, an arcade would be a really fun gift that would be fun for the whole family!
  • Bose Headphones
    • These are fantastic headphones that are noise cancelling and super comfortable. I have a pair and they're amazing for working from home.
  • Nintendo Switch.
    • A Nintendo Switch is a fun gaming console for your husband to play alone or with the family.
  • Ping Pong or Foosball Table.
    • This would be another fun one to have set up and ready to play. Put some big bows on the ping pong paddles!
  • iPad
    • This gadget is one the guy in your life will use for everything-reminders, work, school, emails, social media, photos, etc. You can get the iPad in multiple sizes and storage options.
  • Apple Watch
    • This item is on the top of most Christmas lists this year. You can also pick out a nice band to go along with it. I’m obsessed with my Apple Watch leather band. It’s under $20 and comes in a ton of colors! It's great for men too.
  • Paddle Board
    • If you live near water, this is the perfect gift. Paddle boarding is a great hobby for any guy to pick up.
  • A Hot Tub
    • How much fun would it be to surprise your husband with a hot tub? It's something the whole family would love too!
  • Electrical Bike
    • E-bikes are all the rage right now - and for a good reason. Get a pair for you and your husband to pick up a new hobby together.
  • Electric Scooter
    • These new razor type scooters are motorized and so fun. You might have seen them around big cities for tourists. If you live close to work, this is a great way for your husband to commute!
Subscription Gifts for Men


Subscriptions for men

  • Lawn Care Subscription
    • If a guy loves his lawn, this subscription box will give him everything he needs to get the lawn of his dreams.
  • Beef Jerky Subscription
    • This sounds like such a fun gift that any guy would love to try!
  • GQ’s Best Stuff Box
    • This one comes quarterly and has a bunch of cool things from GQ’s favorite products. This would be a fun way for your guy to try out lots of new things!
  • Car Wash Membership
    • Help your guy keep his car clean! Get him a gift card, a punch card, or a membership.
  • Audible membership.
    • If your guy has a long commute each day or just loves to read, get him a couple of months membership to Audible!
  • Monthly subscription box.
    • There are so many boxes out there – Dollar Shave ClubLoot CrateTrunk Club. The best part is that this is a gift that he will look forward to every month. Like Christmas all over again!
  • Stance sock subscription
    • What man doesn’t love great socks? Stance has some great options and they’re so soft and well made. Your guy will love it all year long!


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