26 Best Gifts for 22-Year-Old Men

He is past being a child but not by much. Sometimes thinking of what a 22-year-old man can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be. Browse through our exciting options to find something that will make him smile!

Great Gifts for 22-Year-Old Men 

NASCAR Vintage Daytona 500 T-Shirt

NASCAR Vintage Daytona 500 Shirt Racing Mens Graphic T-Shirt (White Daytona, Medium)

The NASCAR Vintage Daytona 500 T-Shirt is a fun vintage style birthday present for any 22 year old, especially one who enjoys racing cars! A t-shirt is a very comfortable option that fits all body types. The colors are simple and subtle so they can be paired with many types of outfits. It has a double-needle sleeve, a bottom hem and it’s made from 100% cotton. He will reach for this t-shirt again and again!

AstroAI Mini Fridge

AstroAI Mini Fridge, 4 Liter/6 Can AC/DC Portable Thermoelectric Cooler Refrigerators for Skincare, Beverage, Home, Office and Car, ETL Listed (White

This AstroAI Mini Fridge is a fantastic addition to the 22-year-old’s room. He will be able to keep his favorite drinks and snacks here, ideal if he is in a dorm room. It can keep the products cool up to 32°F below ambient temperature, or keep warm up to 150°F (66°C). This makes a really cool present for a 22-year-old!

Beard Bib Catcher Apron 

DOEPSILON Beard Bib Apron, Beard Hair Clippings Catcher for Shaving and Trimming, Non-Stick Beard Shave Cape, with 4 Suction Cups, Grooming Accessories, White

The Beard Bib Catcher Apron is a fun present that he will not be expecting! This beard trimming apron was made of high-fiber nylon with a smooth surface. This is a practical present, not just a novelty, as his morning routine will be instantly sped up with no more mess or cleaning up after. The bathroom will stay clean and tidy! It comes with two suction cups and can be attached to the mirror. You can even put it in a portable pouch for traveling! It’s incredibly easy to use as you just need to loop this handy beard clippings catcher around your neck like an apron, then stick the two suction cup bottom corners to your mirror. After you’re done, just detach it from the mirror and clean away the content.

Timberland Leather Wallet

Timberland mens Leather Trifold Wallet With Id Window, Brown/Tan, One Size

The Timberland Leather Wallet is a sophisticated luxury accessory! It’s 100% genuine leather with a soft, smooth texture making it very pleasant to use. Even as it ages it will still look good so it is perfect for everyday use. It has plenty of space to fit everything in as there are 6 card slots, 2 slip pockets, an ID window, and 2 cash pockets, yet it is compact enough to fit in your pocket. It has a sophisticated and elegant Timberland logo on it so it is very on-trend and you know you can trust a reliably durable brand such as this.

3D Wooden Robot Puzzle

ROBOTIME 3D Puzzle Music Box Wooden Craft Kit Robot Machinarium Toy with Light

The 3D Robot Wooden Puzzle will definitely give a 22-year-old man something fun to do! A puzzle like this might look challenging but it is heaps of fun. It has laser cutting technology and a robot-shaped DIY music box (named Orpheus!) which plays music and lights up. He can put this kit together by himself with the laser-cut wood pieces, and soon he will have a hand-cranked music box with moving gears and lights, as well as arms and legs. This is a really fun present as it gives a 22-year-old man something to do that does not involve technology but involves creativity! It will keep him entertained for hours and teach him mechanical skills.

Vintage Leather Messenger Bag

A practical and fashionable option for a 22-year-old’s birthday is this Vintage Leather Messenger Bag. It has plenty of room with 9 pockets for all sorts of things. There are 5 outer pockets and 4 inner pockets for putting things like your bottle, umbrella, cards, wallet, laptop, etc. This bag is of fantastic quality and made of leather and is water-resistant so it’s appropriate for long-term use. It is very practical too as the shoulder strap is detachable and can be adjusted at the most suitable length. There is also a padded handle and strap for ease of use. Convenience and fashionable go hand in hand with this bag making it a wonderful gift!

Sushi Socks Box

Rainbow Socks - Men's Women's - Sushi Socks Box Tuna Salmon Cucumber Maki - 3 Pairs S

The Rainbow Sushi Socks Box is the ultimate present to entertain! Everyone needs socks so you might as well make them fun and give a 22-year-old man a smile. Each sock is folded in a specific way so that it resembles the Japanese delicacy so they could even be used to trick the recipient, they resemble sushi so much that he is likely to open the box immediately expecting a tasty snack!

These socks are also very modern and quirky which resemble the Japanese style in general. They ideally match casual clothes or a suit making his outfit more colorful and bold! The box contains different types of Japanese sushi: salmon, tuna, octopus nigiri, tamago omelet, or butterfish as well as maki with cucumber, turnip, and tuna. Each sock has its own unique pattern and colors: black, white, green, pink, claret, red, yellow, brown, and purple. The set also contains soy sauce bottles, wasabi, and ginger made of fabric.

I Paused My Game T-Shirt

Ann Arbor T-shirt Co. I Paused My Game to Be Here | Funny Video Gamer Gaming Player Humor Joke for Men Women T-Shirt-(Adult,L) Sport Grey

The I Paused My Game T-Shirt is a fun slogan t-shirt for any 22 year old’s birthday! It is very soft and smooth which is great as comfort is key with t-shirts! The color is a standard gray and especially drawn and screen printed by skilled illustrators so you can be sure that the quality is fantastic. The fit is more tapered than others that are meant to be oversized looking so go up a size if need be. He can wear this on a regular basis as it is a very versatile clothing item white it’s neutral colors. A t-shirt is a wonderfully simple present but it will be really appreciated by a 22-year-old boy.

Regency Fleece Robe

Regency New York Coral Fleece Robe Black Grey Collar Large/X-Large

Everyone wants to be comfortable on their birthday and this present will do just that! The Regency Fleece Robe is the ultimate cozy birthday present for a 22-year-old man! The colors are black and gray so it is a very simple look. It is 100% plush fleece so it is super soft and the heavyweight thick material makes it very really warm for the wintertime. Whether it is worn after the bath or shower or just around the house for some added comfort this robe will make a wonderful present. It is ideal to be given this from a family member.

Ember Smart Mug

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, 10 Ounce, 1-hr Battery Life, White - App Controlled Heated Coffee Mug

The Ember Smart Mug is an amazingly useful invention for any tea or coffee lover making it a great present for a 22-year-old. It keeps hot drinks at the exact temperature that you want (between 120 degrees Fahrenheit – 145 degrees Fahrenheit). You can adjust the temperature and even select a personalized LED color. Another quirky feature is that he will be able to control the mug with his smartphone so he can be preparing his drink with just his phone. This is a present that will stir a fascination and he will be thrilled with it!

Level 22 Unlocked T-Shirt

Level 22 Unlocked 22nd Birthday 22 Year Old Gift for Gamers T-Shirt

The Level 22 Unlocked T-Shirt is a fun present for video gaming 22-year-old men. The graphic design is a lot of fun, it has a giant games console on it! Receiving a t-shirt such as this as a gift symbolises the man’s interest in gaming as well as presenting his age with a cool gaming controller. It is a very lightweight attire and fits most body shapes as it is a classic fit. It is of great quality so can be worn again and again. He will be very happy with this simple but cool t-shirt!

Chamberlain Smart Garage Opener

The Chamberlain Smart Garage Opener is the perfect gift for all technology fanatics! 22 year old mean will love it. This nifty device opens, closes, and receives garage door status notifications. It allows for in-garage delivery with a key by amazon.  If he is an Amazon prime member in select areas he can even use the myQ smart garage hub to get Amazon packages securely delivered inside the garage. Deliveries will never be the same again! The myQ App means that the smart garage control can open and close your garage door from anywhere with your smartphone.  The setup is very simple with step-by-step instructions so he should be able to install the system himself and he can also invite up to 3 people to control the garage if he needs help.

Heritage Pizza Stone ​Pan

Heritage 15

The Heritage Ceramic Pizza Stone ​Pan is a very exciting gift to make any occasion a party! This pizza stone pan pre-heats up to two times faster than other pizza stones. It doesn’t smoke and will keep your house smelling good so it’s hassle-free. It will not stain from grease or burn the crust and washes to a perfect condition every time. Finally, your pizza stone will not crack in the oven and is built to last forever. This pizza pan will be enjoyed by a 22-year-old man who wants to enjoy a pizza by himself or even host a pizza evening with his friends.

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedges

Calling all the 22-year-old whiskey lovers! The Corkcicle Whiskey Wedges make an amazing present for any alcohol lover! Creative and unique, he will be delighted as he unwraps these old-fashioned style glasses. All you need to do is just put them in the freezer then remove them when needed. Next, remove the mold, pour your drink and enjoy! He can enjoy this with family or friends on his birthday. They are a great way to make any occasion that extra bit classy and special!

Radiate Portable Campfire

Radiate XL 8

The Radiate Portable Campfire is just the thing to get a 22-year-old man into the adventurous spirit! It is very sleek and portable so it can go anywhere from the beach, the forest, or simply the backyard. This campfire is so easy to light and reusable so he can enjoy it over and over again. There are 3-5 hours of burn time so plenty of time to get lots of food cooking for everyone to enjoy! Luckily, there is no smoky smell and there is a low amount of soot to it’s very clean. This is such a fun present for him!

Worx Robotic Lawn Mower

WORX Landroid L 20V Robotic Lawn Mower 1/2 Acre / 21,780 Sq. Ft Power Share - WR150 (Battery & Charger Included)

This Robotic Lawn Mower is just the present for a 22-year-old male with green fingers! It is designed to cut up to ½ an acre. All you need to do is set the charging base, lay down the boundary wire, measure your lawn with the app, and let it mow. It will even bump away any obstacles for a smooth cut. There are even customized mowing schedules for how often the machine thinks your lawn should be mowed and it can all be done from the app! This is a wonderful present for 22-year-old men that brings together interest in gardening and technology.

The Nestle Gingerbread Skillet Cookie is a perfect gift for any 22-year-old man with a sweet tooth! He doesn’t even have to be an expert baker to make these warm ooey-gooey cookies. as this set is so easy to use. This gift set includes 2.1-ounce of chocolate chip cookie mix and a mini cast iron skillet in the shape of a gingerbread man. This cookie mix kit also includes an easy-to-follow chocolate chip recipe. A cast-iron skillet provides a more controlled steady heat which produces a higher quality product and it’s so much fun! This makes a wonderful gift especially as it is wrapped in a little bag with a bow.

Backpack with USB Charging Port

If he is studying, commuting, or traveling, the Backpack with Charging Port is a wonderfully useful present. This backpack has a built-in USB charging port so he can use his phone or laptop all day long. There are many compartments to organize all of his things, such as a laptop compartment, front compartments with many pockets, pen pockets, and key fob hook. This backpack is very supportive of his back and the straps and handles make it extremely practical. It is even water-resistant and very durable so can be taken on many adventures! This makes for a very useful present.

Bamboo Slate Digital Notebook

Wacom Bamboo Slate Smartpad Digital Notebook, Large (A4/ Letter Size), CDS810S

The Bamboo Slate Digital Notebook brings together creativity and technology! Using a pen and a clean sheet of paper, a 22-year-old male can create all his new ideas and turn them into digital, shareable files. It will save automatically. This makes an excellent birthday present because it will encourage him to improve his writing or drawing skills. It gives him a chance to relax in a way that is not watching Netflix or playing computer games! This is a great gift idea for his family to give him.

Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case with AppleCare+ Bundle

The Apple AirPods is a fantastic present for music lovers and those who like some up-to-date technology in their pockets! A 22-year-old is usually on the go and can enjoy using these AirPods on the bus or airplane. The case can even be charged wirelessly using a Qi-compatible charging mat or using the Lightning connector and it charges quickly. These AirPods are stylish and nifty and he will be able to take them everywhere in their little case. For extra safety, they even come with AppleCare. He is guaranteed to really love this present!

3-in-1 Charging Stand 

OLEBR 3 in 1 Charging Stand Compatible with Apple Watch 45mm/44mm and 41mm/40mm Series 7/SE/6/5 /4/3 /2/1, AirPods Pro and Phone Series 13/12/11/X/8/7/6S/5(Original Cable Required) Black

The 3-in-1 Charging Standis a seriously impressive gift for all technology junkies! He will be able to showcase his device for sturdy and enjoy hands-free interaction like Skype. It has a patented silicone tray that holds an iWatch 45 degrees with a nightstand mode for time viewing or alarm and it is guaranteed to not fall off or scratch! This is an amazingly useful present that he has no idea just how much he needs! All 22-year-old males have smartphones or watches that they want to keep safe and this is such a useful home for his favorite gadgets.

Bang & Olufsen Headphones

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones - Charcoal grey - 1643874, Charcoal Gray

The Bang & Olufsen Headphones are the ultimate present for a music fan! It has been designed with clean lines, minimalist expression, and a focus on what is essential: high quality. They are very durable and are made from aluminum and steel. Therefore, it is easy to travel with these headphones. Listening to music or a podcast will make traveling pass by that much quicker! Many 22-year-old young people also commute so these will really improve that experience as well. These really are wonderful presents!

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Camera

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Black (Body Only)

If he is a photo fanatic then we have the perfect present to get him! The Fujifilm X-Pro3 Camera is a beautiful camera with many pro features.  For example, it has an advanced hybrid multi-viewfinder that provides an uninterrupted and true-to-life view of what’s in front of you. Its body design is made of titanium which is seven times more durable than stainless steel and has a scratch-resistant finish. A 22-year-old male can use this camera to enjoy some leisure time out and about and improve photography skills by capturing amazing memories. It is small enough to be transported around and is definitely a must-have gift!

Host Freezer Pint Glasses

Host Freeze, Frozen Mugs, Freezable Pint Set, Beer Keep Your Drinks Cold, Double Walled Insulated Glasses, Tumbler for Iced Coffee, 16oz, Set of 2, Gray

The Host Freezer Pint Glasses comes in a set of two and make a great present for all the beer lovers! His guests will love this gift too as every single beer will be ice cold. Beers should never be warm! They just need to be put into the freezer for at least two hours then he can pour the beers and enjoy. The excellence is in the gel as the insulated plastic walls of these beer glasses are filled with proprietary cooling gel. An insulated silicone band on the base makes it easier to handle the glasses as they should not slip. When he hosts or goes to a BBQ or a picnic these glasses will be such a necessity and the perfect accessory.

Hanes Slippers

Hanes Men's Memory Foam Indoor/Outdoor Microsuede Clog Slipper Shoe, Grey, Small

Everyone needs a good comfortable pair of slippers and 22-year-old males are no exception at all! These Hanes Slippers make an excellent present from a family member, such as for parents or grandparents to buy him. These are padded with thick memory foam and they will mold to the feet so they are really cozy and supportive. They will also stay really fresh and clean as they have odor protection technology which is ideal. The bottoms have a durable, gripped sole so these slippers can even be worn outdoors if he needs to go into the backyard. What a wonderful present!

Mantra Agility Speed Ladder & Cones

Soccer Training Equipment Agility Ladder Set, Sports Speed & Agility Training Equipment Kit with Cones & Drills, Speed Training Ladder for Footwork, Football Training Equipment

This Agility Speed Ladder is the present to get for a 22-year-old male who is into keeping fit and wants to add fun & variety to his cardio workout. Maybe he has no experience in fitness, this ladder will get him motivated in no time! The aim of it is to get fit and even improve skills in team sports that require speed, quickness of feet & alertness.  He will also be able to train anywhere as it is so portable. To use it he just needs to lay each heavy-duty nylon strap parallel to each other & adjust the 12 rungs to his preference.

How We Selected Gifts for 22-Year-Old Men

Practical Gifts

At this age, a 22-year-old might not be just looking for novelty gifts that are more of an instant gratification type of gift. Young males of this age have grown up a bit so those days have passed! He is likely to need some practical gifts for around the home or for on the go. All young people are relieved that they do not have to spend the money on these things! Buying him something like a backpack, headphones or a robe is an excellent idea because they are items that he will enjoy using every day.

Generation of Electronics

Technology and electronics are undoubtedly everywhere these days. We wanted to select gifts that can be used for a practical purpose but made more interesting by being a cool gadget at the same time. For example, the Smart Garage Door Opener is a must for safety around the home but is also really novel and different. He won’t have anything like it! The robotic lawn mower makes doing the gardening a whole lot easier and more fun! No more mowing the lawn for ages on a hot day – you have a robot to take care of it for you! The charging stand displays his electronics in a stylish way so his nightstand will get a real makeover.

Gifts for Similar Ages

FAQs – Gifts for 22-Year-Old Men

What do you get a 22-year-old male who loves sports?

He would absolutely love a t-shirt or cap from his favorite sports team to show off his support for them! If he likes working out on a regular basis then some sports equipment would be great. For example, a sturdy water bottle or sweatbands or even a ball or other sports equipment such as a baseball bat. That way he can play his own sports with friends at the park. If he is also a gamer then he would love a sports game such as FIFA. If you would prefer to get him an experience then you could even get him tickets to watch a game of his favorite sport! This is a wonderful experience that would make fantastic memories with his friends.

What are some cool gifts for guys who love food?

Many 22-year-old males are really into food! They love going out to eat in restaurants, trying new foods, and maybe even having a go at making their own fresh meals. Having a few new handy items to help them cook and serve out some food to their friends and family would really help them out. That is why we have chosen some of these food-themed presents for you to give him.

For example, the Portable Campfire encourages him to go into the outdoors and enjoy a BBQ with his friends. He can even impress them with his cooking skills! Similarly, the Pizza Stone Pan will make serving pizza much easier and more sophisticated, everyone will love it. A food fan also wants to express his interests through his clothing so the Sushi Socks Box is a really fun present. It will make him smile and also give him a whole set of great socks in the style of tuna, salmon, cucumber, and maki.

What are some good gift ideas for guys who are into electronics?

If he is after a new device, such as an iPad or a new phone then that is a generous gift. Other than that, a specific financial contribution would also work well. There are some more affordable electronic options, like buying him accessories for the gadgets that he already has, for examples covers or protectors or a portable charger. Maybe you want to get him something that is original and he won’t have thought of, such as a robotic lawn mower or a new games console. He will absolutely love it!

Jason Collins

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Now, living in Las Vegas. Freelance writer and world traveler. My interests include Pink Floyd and Lemony Snicket.