35 Gift Ideas for a 45 Year Old Man in 2020


Are you completely at a loss on what gift to buy for the 45-year-old man in your life? Whether the present is for a significant other, a parent, a sibling, or a friend, these 25 items make great gifts for any occasion. Our selections are ideal for any 45-year-old man, from the tech-savvy to the outdoorsman.

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The Best Gifts for a 45 Year Old Man

AmazonBasics 15.6-Inch Laptop Computer and Case

AmazonBasics 15.6-Inch Laptop Computer and Tablet Shoulder Bag Carrying Case, Black, 1-Pack

Help your husband, friend, or family member stay organized for work with the AmazonBasics 15.6-Inch Laptop Computer and Tablet Shoulder Bag Carrying Case. With enough room to store a 15.6″ laptop, it also comes with storage space for a mouse, tablet, and office supplies. Its streamlined design carries like a briefcase, but it holds everything he needs to get through the workday.

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work, Black

The COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphonesmake a great gift for anyone who loves music, streaming videos, and movies – or just wants some peace and quiet. Available in multiple colors, these wireless headphones are Bluetooth-enabled, connecting to all your devices. With a built-in microphone, they are perfect for use during Zoom calls. The COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones fit comfortably over the ear, and they last for about 30 hours on a full charge.

Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Leather Wallet

Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Leather Wallets for Men Women - Cross Blackish Green

Protecting personal information is more important now than ever. The Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Leather Wallet is an upgrade on the traditional wallet, preventing devices from stealing debit card and credit card numbers. The wallet itself is slim and compact, so it fits in any pocket or travel bag.

Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit

Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Beard Trimmer (8 Pieces)

Keep your favorite man looking his best with the Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit. With several settings and attachments, it fits a wide range of needs. From beard sculpting to nose and ear trimming, the Remington is an all in one trimmer that is easy to maintain and clean. A convenient storage bag keeps all the attachments together.

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver Kit with Screwdriver/Drill Bit Set, 100-Piece

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver Kit with Screwdriver/Drill Bit Set, 100-Piece (DCD771C2 & DWA2FTS100)

A drill is one of the essential tools in anyone’s arsenal. The DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver Kit with Screwdriver/Drill Bit Set comes with everything you need to complete various projects. The set comes with a DEWALT 20V Drill with 300 unit watts of power, two battery packs, and a charger.

Included in the attachments are drill bits for making holes in wood, metal, and plastic. This kit also has screw tips for almost every type of fastener, including deck screws, wood screws, and household items. The DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill/Driver Kit with Screwdriver/Drill Bit Set also comes with a storage bag to keep the 100-piece set all in one place.

Home Hero 17 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block

Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block 17 Piece Set Kitchen Knives Set Chef Knife Set with Knife Sharpener, 6 Steak Knives with Bonus Peeler Scissors Cheese Pizza Knife and Acrylic Stand by Home Hero

How long since your loved one treated himself to a new knife set? The Home Hero 17 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set with Blockis ideal for anyone who loves spending time in the kitchen, from the experienced chef to the kitchen novice. It comes with 17 pieces to bring culinary masterpieces to life and a space-saving block to keep them all together.

With stainless steel blades and ergonomic handles, this set comes with several knives for chopping, dicing, cutting, and peeling. It also comes with sturdy kitchen scissors, a knife sharpener, and a peeler to tackle any food preparation job.

Snailax Full Back Shiatsu Massage Chair Pad

Snailax Full Back Massager with Heat-Shiatsu Massage Chair Pad with 8 Flexible Massage Nodes, Kneading Chair Massasger for Neck and Back Pain Relief for Chair/Seat Use

For the man who spends long hours at the office, the Snailax Full Back Shiatsu Massage Chair Pad relieves back and leg pain and loosens stiff muscles. Eight nodes target problem areas in the upper or lower back, and the full-back setting massages the entire back. The Snailax also has heat settings designed to relieve stress and tension. The chair also vibrates for extra comfort. It’s the perfect luxury gift he will never get for himself.

Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Zipperless Hardbody Cooler

Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze 30 Can Zipperless HardBody Cooler, Moss

If the 45 year old man in your life spends his time outdoors, the Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Zipperless Hardbody Cooler is a must-have. The cooler is water, stain, and heat resistant, keeping your contents cold for days, not hours. It has a SmartShelf to keep softer items from getting crushed by larger ones, and the Backsaver shoulder strap makes the Arctic Zone Titan easy to carry over long distances. It’s perfect for many different activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing, and road trips. It would also make an excellent cooler for parties or a lunch box for outdoor workers! The Arctic Zone Titan comes in different colors and sizes, holding up to 48 canned drinks.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm, GPS, Bluetooth) – Silver/Black (US Version)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch syncs to both Apple and Android devices, with several apps to stay on top of health and fitness goals. It connects right to your cell phone, so he can take calls, send texts, and stream videos – right from his watch! It holds a charge for several days before needing to be charged again. With an analog face and interchangeable wristbands, the traditional design pairs well with both business and casual attire. No one will ever know it is a smartwatch until he uses it!

HONROY Men’s If You Can Read This Funny 4 Pack Socks

HONROY Men's If You Can Read This Letter Sock Novlety Funny Food Crew Crazy Gift Socks Pack

The HONROY Men’s If You Can Read This Funny 4 Pack Socks make a funny gag gift for the man in your life. He might even use them! These soft and stretchable socks are size 9-11, and they have hilarious messages on the bottom, such as “If You Can Read This, Bring Me a Cold Beer” and “If You Can Read This, Bring Me Tacos.” They won’t tear up in the washing machine, and they are sure to get a good laugh at a birthday party or holiday event.

Cresimo 24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set

Cresimo 24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set with Accessories - Martini Kit with Measuring Jigger and Mixing Spoon plus Drink Recipes Booklet - Professional Stainless Steel Bar Tools - Built-in Bartender Strainer

Give your favorite bartender the perfect gift with a new stainless steel mixer set! The Cresimo 24 oz Cocktail Shaker Bar Set includes a shaker and the lid, a mixing spoon, and a jigger to make the perfect drink! Also included is a recipe booklet with the most popular mixed drinks, including a Long Island Iced Tea, martinis, and margaritas.

Chess Armory 15″ Wooden Chess Set

Chess Armory 15

Chess requires several skills, such as problem solving, strategy, and seeing more than one move ahead. If your father, brother, husband, or friend has always wanted to learn how to play – or is a seasoned player himself – give him the Chess Armory 15″ Wooden Chess Set for the next special occasion. The felted interior includes straps to keep the pieces from getting chipped or cracked. The wooden box unfolds into the chessboard so that you can play a game on any flat surface. This beautiful chess set will soon become a treasured gift.

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Seafoam

He needs a sturdy insulated cup to stay hydrated, whether he is always on the go or the outdoorsy type. With over 40,000 reviews, the YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler is one of the company’s best selling products. This double insulated cup fits in any cupholder, and it keeps your drink hot or cold for hours. Available in different colors, this model has a magnetized lid that keeps the cup sealed to prevent messes and spills. For the coffee enthusiast who demands that his coffee remain hot, YETI also has a coffee-cup style tumbler with a handle.

LIFETIME Deck Storage Box

Lifetime 60103 Deck Storage Box, 80 Gallon, Desert Sand/Brown

Does the man in your life spend all of his time out on your deck or patio? Instead of letting things pile up in his outdoor sanctuary, get him the perfect gift with the LIFETIME Deck Storage Box. It comes in different sizes, ranging from 80 to 150 gallons. The LIFETIME Deck Storage Box is a great place to keep pool supplies, games, and tools. The box is weather-resistant, keeping everything inside safe from the elements. It can also work as a bench for extra outdoor seating.

Wallet Ninja- 18 in 1 Credit Card Sized Multitool

Wallet Ninja- 18 in 1 Credit Card Sized Multitool (#1 Best Selling in the World) (Black)

With 18 different functions, the Wallet Ninja is a gift your favorite handyman will love. From a can opener, a letter opener, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, and a wrench, it has 18 different functions that can replace the traditional toolbox. This steel tool is the size of a credit card, so it stores nicely in a wallet. Whether it’s small projects at home or on-the-go, there won’t be a project he can’t tackle.

Whiskey Decanter Globe Set

Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Globe Whisky Glasses - for Liquor, Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka - 850ml

Upgrade from the traditional decanter with the Whiskey Decanter Globe Set. This modern masterpiece will become the focal point in your loved one’s study, office, or kitchen. The globe-shaped bottle sits on an axis, with a ship on the inside. The set comes with two glasses, and the continents are etched into them. This handblown glass set is a whiskey decanter and an elegant conversation piece, all in one.

Bamboo Charging Station Dock

Bamboo Charging Station Dock for 4/5 / 6 Ports USB Charger,Desktop Docking Station Organizer for Cellphone,Smart Watch,Tablet(5 Charging Cables Included,No Power Supply)

Is the man in your life drowning in a sea of charging cords for all his devices? The Bamboo Charging Station Dock will make his life so much easier. With space for five devices, including a smartwatch, Bluetooth headphones, phones, and tablets, this unit keeps all his devices fully charged in one spot. His favorite multi-port USB charger unit will sit inside the organizer. The bamboo organizer perfectly fits an office desk or a bedroom end table, eliminating clutter for a streamlined look.

Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower

Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower, Battery Powered - Compact Handheld Rechargeable Camping Showerhead - Pumps Water from Bucket Into Steady, Gentle Shower Stream

A shower is a luxury when you don’t have access to one – especially if you are on an extended camping trip or spend a lot of time outdoors. The Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower is a rechargeable shower that pumps water out of a bucket, providing a steady stream of water from a hangable nozzle. It conveniently packs up in a bag for travel, but it has plenty of home uses. The Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower also works for pet bathing!

ROMANTICIST 28pc BBQ Accessories Set with Thermometer

ROMANTICIST 28pc BBQ Accessories Set with Thermometer - The Very Best Grill Gift on Birthday Wedding - Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Grill Set in Case for Outdoor Cooking Camping Grilling Smoking

If you can’t keep your father, spouse, or sibling off the grill, then chances are his BBQ grill set is well-loved. If he needs a new one, the ROMANTICIST 28pc BBQ Accessories Set is a wonderful option. The stainless steel utensils are heat resistant, and they are highly durable. The kit comes with everything he needs for the next cookout, such as multiple utensils necessary for barbequing meats and vegetables, a meat thermometer, steak knives, corn holders, and skewers. The BBQ Accessories set comes in a suitcase-style aluminum case, so he can bring it to the next party or family function, ready to grill.

Fisher Space Pen

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Pen - 400 Series - Matte Black w/ Clip - Gift Boxed

Give the man in your life his favorite pen on the next special occasion. The Fisher Space Pen was developed in the 1960s to write in any environment or condition. Astronauts loved them because they could write in zero-gravity, but they have since become popular throughout many different professions. No more shaking his pen to get it to write. Unlike with other pens, he can write with it in extremely hot or wet conditions, from any angle. It is perfect for the man in your life, whether he works in a boardroom or a construction site.

ThxToms LED Flashlights Gloves

ThxToms LED Flashlights Gloves, Men/Women Tool Gadgets Gifts for Handyman, Fishing, Repair, 1 Pair

The uses for the ThxToms LED Flashlights Glovesare endless. For any task in low light, these half-gloves with LED lights are ideal for the mechanic or electrician in your life. They provide an additional light source for completing intricate jobs while leaving the rest of his fingers free for jobs that require fine motor skills. The ThxToms are great for wiring, replacing parts, and plumbing work. They also come in handy outdoors during camping and fishing trips.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 10 oz

NEW Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, 10 oz, Black, 1.5-hr Battery Life - App Controlled Heated Coffee Mug - Improved Design

Let’s admit it: most of us are snobs about our coffee and our tea. We hate when a hot beverage turns cold, and the 45-year-old man in your life is no different. The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 is a coffee mug and warmer set that will keep his morning or afternoon beverage consistently hot. The warmer also acts as a charger, so the cup will still keep his drink warm for over an hour when not sitting on the warmer. No more cold coffee or tea!

mDesign Bedside Storage Organizer Caddy

mDesign Bedside Storage Organizer Caddy - Slim Space Saving Design, 4 Pockets - Heavy Weight Cotton Canvas - Holds Water Bottles, Books, Magazines - Light Gray/Wire Insert in Satin

Is your husband’s messy nightstand driving you nuts? Help him keep everything organized with the mDesign Bedside Storage Organizer Caddy. This multi-pocket storage caddy fits right under the mattress for easy access to everything he needs: remote controls, a tablet or phone, magazines, even a bottle of water! The cotton material is extremely easy to clean: just wipe it down periodically with a damp cloth. With the mDesign Bedside Storage Organizer Caddy, the sight of your significant other’s end table in the bedroom will stop making you cringe.

3 Pcs Wooden Pens Set with Pen Gift Case

3 Pcs Wooden Pens Set with Pen Gift Case/Best Writing Fountain Pen, Fancy Ballpoint Pen and Luxury Gel Pen with Ink Refills, Promotional Business Designer Pens

In honor of your loved one’s promotion or business venture, why not give him a set of luxury pens that double as a thoughtful gift? The 3 Pcs Wooden Pens Set with Pen Gift Case is a gorgeous collection of writing utensils: a fountain pen, a ballpoint pen, and a rollerball pen. They are designed with rosewood and corrosion-resistant iridium nibs for long-lasting use. The fountain pen includes a converter, but it is also compatible with cartridges. The ballpoint pen and rollerball pen come with two ink refills to keep him writing in style. With a beautiful wooden storage case, the 3 Pcs Wooden Pens Set would make a lovely gift for any occasion.

Brita Hard Sided Premium Filtering Water Bottle

Brita Hard Sided Premium Filtering Water Bottle, 26 Ounce, Night Sky

Staying hydrated is a main part of keeping a healthy lifestyle. With the Brita Hard Sided Premium Filtering Water Bottle, he can always have water on-the-go. The BPA free plastic bottle has a leakproof lid, and it fits in standard car cup holders. An individual filter that fits inside the bottle, for months of fresh-tasting water. Making the simple change to a Brita Filtering Water Bottle can keep almost 2,000 water bottles a year out of landfills. Not only will using this water bottle keep him healthier, but it is also good for the environment. You can also pick up extra Brita filters so he will never run out.

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook - Calendar, To-Do Lists, and Note Template Pages with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included - Infinity Black Cover, Letter Size (8.5

Is your significant other leaving notes everywhere? Get him a smart notebook and never have to go through stacks of post-it notes again. The Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook seems like a 36-page notebook at first glance, but it saves and uploads notes to any Cloud service or email. Rocketbook’s technology can even transcribe the notes for him, saving time and energy best spent elsewhere. Compatible with Pilot Frixion products, the notebook is available in both executive or letter size. It wipes clean with the included cloth. While the Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook comes with a pen, don’t forget to add these Frixion pensand highlightersto keep him even more organized in his notetaking.

Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket & Removable Cover

Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket & Removable Cover | 15 lbs | 60

Does the man in your life have trouble sleeping? The Quility Premium Adult Weighted Blanket & Removable Coverwill soothe him into a peaceful sleep every night. Available in six colors, this blanket has been proven to calm anxiety and produce sound sleep. The weight of the blanket releases the hormone oxytocin, which promotes a deep state of relaxation. Using a weighted blanket will help create normal sleep patterns that improve health and state of mind.

Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner

Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner - Made with only Natural and Organic Ingredients - 2 Ounce Tin

If your spouse’s beard is getting rough and unruly, he needs a quality beard conditioner. Made of all-natural products, the Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner is one of the top-rated beard conditioners on the market. It soothes dry skin and deep conditions facial hair, for a beard that is so soft that you can’t help but touch it.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal

Smart speakers have recently become an installation in modern homes. The Echo Dot 3rd Generation has many uses that will help keep him organized and on task. Using the speaker’s voice activation, he can use Alexa to make calls, set reminders, or even stream music from most platforms. The Echo Dot allows hands-free control over the home: he can lock doors, adjust the temperature of the thermostat, and turn off lights using voice commands. The speaker is small and compact, so it will fit anywhere in your home.

KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder for Spice, Dry Herbs, and Coffee

KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder for Spice, Dry Herbs and Coffee, 12-Cups, Black

Brewing coffee from freshly ground beans is one of life’s little pleasures. With two grinding settings, the KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder is one of the quietest coffee grinders on the market today. It makes enough coffee grounds for a 12 cup pot of coffee in a matter of seconds. The bowl removes to store freshly ground coffee with the included lid. The KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder doubles as a spice and herb grinder, making it an essential kitchen appliance.

BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool

BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool for iPhone & Android

Anyone serious about car maintenance should be without a good code reader. If your loved one does most of his own repairs, he will love the BlueDriver Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool. This code reader helps save money on diagnostic tests, providing the DTC codes when the check engine light comes on. Unlike most Bluetooth code readers, this device is compatible with both Apple and Android. He can read the codes to determine if the problem is severe enough to warrant a visit to his local mechanic.

How We Selected Gifts for a 45 Year Old Man

When we compiled this list of gifts, we answered three main questions: Is this a popular or well-loved product? Does it have a practical use for a 45-year-old man? Does it improve his quality of life?

Best-selling Products

We combed through thousands of items, measuring their potential as the best gifts for men who have everything. To make our list, it had to have at least a 4-star rating with thousands of positive reviews. This is how we measure a best-selling product – by how many people who bought it and liked it enough to leave a positive review.

Practical Gifts

Most 45-year-old men have everything they need in life, so some of our gift ideas serve a purpose. They are items related to his work or his hobbies that he wouldn’t necessarily purchase for himself. In other cases, the gift idea is a product that improves upon what he might already have.

Most importantly, we considered how a product would improve a man’s quality of life. Does it encourage him to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Is it helpful to have when enjoying his free time doing what he loves? Will he find a use for it in his profession? By answering these questions, we compiled a list of best gifts for boyfriends, husbands, family members, and friends that covered a wide range of interests.

FAQs About Gifts for a 45 Year Old Man

What are some unique birthday gifts for him?

Since everyone’s tastes are different, buying a unique gift depends on who will receive it. When purchasing a birthday gift, consider the person you are buying for and what they already own. A unique birthday gift can be something you wouldn’t consider buying for him on any other occasion. On our list, we have some gifts that highlight the recipient’s birth year, such as the Woodstock Candy Box. These would make unique birthday presents since it wouldn’t make sense to give them to him for any other occasion.

What are the best tech gifts for a 45-year-old man?

We’ve included several tech gifts on our list. Depending on who you are purchasing the item for, any one would make an excellent present. If the man in your life loves drinking coffee, the Smart Mug 2 or the KRUPS Silent Vortex Electric Grinder for Spice, Dry Herbs and Coffee is a great choice. Those who lack organizational skills would benefit from either the Echo Dot or the Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook. All of these options are cool gifts for men that he will love.

What gift should I buy for an older man?

Forty-five-year-old men have specific tastes and interests that you may not necessarily find in men younger than that. The gift you choose for him should reflect how well you know him and his lifestyle. Is he fastidious in his appearance? The Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Beard Trimmer (8 Pieces) or the Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner would be perfect! Does he like to cook? Consider the Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block 17 Piece Set or the ROMANTICIST 28pc BBQ Accessories Set with Thermometer. Is he the outdoorsy type? He’ll love the YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, the Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Zipperless Hardbody Cooler, or the Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower.

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Wrap Up

Buying the perfect gift for the 45 year old man in your life is much easier with our buyer’s guide, but keep in mind that this is just a starting point. Putting some thought into your gift will help you choose the right one. By selecting a gift that matches what is important to the recipient, you can select a gift that he will cherish for years to come.

Jennifer Conerly

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