Our 9 Top Self-Care Gifts for Men

Here are our 9 top self-care gifts for men to give you great men’s self-care gift ideas for the special guys in your life.

Men are notoriously hard to shop for.

Why? We don’t make it easy.

Think for a minute about the guys in your life and see whether you can easily come up with gifts for them.

Let’s start with your dad.

Let us guess. He doesn’t want anything.

Then there’s your husband.

He probably told you he’s good and doesn’t need more gifts.

Or maybe you have a boyfriend.

We’re sure he left it all up to you.

The same goes for your brother/brothers, cousin/cousins, uncle/uncles, grandpa/grandpas and guy friends, coworkers and/or classmates.

Yeah, it’s a pain.

But don’t worry. We got your back.

Why not give them self-care gifts for men?

More and more people have started prioritizing self-care. For example, the World Health Organization (WHO) started Self-Care Month on June 24 of 2022 in order to encourage everyone to celebrate self-care and how it can make a difference in all our lives.

With self-care having become even more important to everybody, giving your men self-care gifts shows just how much you care for them.

To save you the headache of figuring out which ones would suit them, here are our 9 top picks for men’s self-care gift ideas that any guy would like.

Williams Sonoma’s Ember Mug 2

Williams Sonoma is an American retailer of kitchenware, appliances and home furnishings. Their Ember Mug 2 is the world’s first temperature-controlled mug. Its state-of-the-art mobile app gives you full control over how you enjoy your coffee. It lets you adjust the temperature, add customized drink presets and more.

The rest of the Ember Mug 2’s features are:

  • Convenient charging coaster for all-day use
  • Smart LED that lights up when your coffee’s ready
  • Built-in battery that can maintain your preferred sipping temperature
  • Auto sleep function that can sense when to switch the heating on or off

The Ember Mug 2 is available on Williams Sonoma’s official website.

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set

Moleskine is an Italian company best known for making high-quality notebooks that have been used by celebrated writers and artists throughout history, including Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh.

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set features include:

  • Smart notebook with the classic Moleskine notebook shape and Ncoded ivory-colored pages
  • Smart pen
  • Notes App
  • Magnetic charger
  • Pen tip ink refill

Once you download the Notes App for free from the App Store or Google Play and start using it, the smart notebook and smart pen will let you create a digital copy of every page instantly—taking your writing projects to a whole new level.

Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set is available on Moleskine’s official website.

Courant’s CATCH:3

Courant is an American maker of tech accessories. They design their products in-house at their office in Soho, New York City (NYC), but they source their materials from craftsmen based in Italy. Such fine craftsmanship can be seen in everything they make, like the CATCH:3 wireless charging tray. An exquisite and seamless marriage of modern technology and classic design, the CATCH:3 is just the thing for tech aficionados with discerning taste.

Courant’s CATCH:3 is available on Courant’s official website.

Meridian’s The Trimmer Plus

Meridian is an American designer of premium grooming products. One of them is The Trimmer Plus, a body hair trimmer designed specifically for effortless yet precise trimming. Its features are:

  • 5 adjustable settings that all guarantee a gentle glide
  • Anti-nick shaving guard
  • Replaceable ceramic blade
  • Cleaning brush
  • USB-C charger and charging dock

The Trimmer Plus is available on Meridian’s official website.

Solgaard’s Carry-On Closet

Solgaard is an American maker of sustainable travel gear. Some of their most innovative designs include the Carry-On Closet, their award-winning suitcase that folds out into essentially a portable closet. Its features include:

  • Solgaard’s patented built-in shelving system
  • “Indestructible” polycarbonate shell
  • Integrated USB charging port

No matter where you go, Solgaard’s Carry-On Closet will keep your things so organized, they’ll look like they never left your closet at home.

Solgaard’s Carry-On Closet is available on Solgaard’s official website.

Goal Zero’s Nomad 10

Goal Zero is a Massachusetts, Utah-based developer and retailer of portable solar power systems. Their Nomad 10 was made to be used and enjoyed by backpackers, hikers and travel enthusiasts. This solar panel is foldable, light enough to be hooked to your backpack and comes with its own adjustable kickstand—making it the perfect companion for nature lovers who want to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the convenience modern technology provides at home.

Goal Zero’s Nomad 10 is currently available on Amazon.

Therabody’s Wave Solo

Therabody is a Los Angeles, California-based wellness technology company known for making cutting-edge therapy devices and natural solutions for everyone. One of their most unique products is the Wave Solo. This “ultra-portable smart vibration therapy device” can deliver pinpoint, soothing pressure and vibration to any area of the body in order to reduce tension and improve movement.

The Wave Solo is available on Therabody’s official website.

GSI Outdoors’ Santoku Knife Set

GSI Outdoors is a Spokane, Washington-based designer, maker and retailer of outdoor cookware and gear. Their passion for great food and the great outdoors is clear to see in their Santoku Knife Set. It includes:

  • 4″ paring knife with sheath
  • 6″ chef’s knife with sheath
  • 6″ serrated bread knife with sheath
  • Foldable cutting board
  • Soap bottle
  • Dish cloth
  • Ballistic nylon case

Whether for camping, the beach or just good old backyard cooking, GSI Outdoors’ Santoku Knife Set is the ideal outdoor gourmet prep set.

The Santoku Knife Set is available on GSI Outdoors’ official website.

BioLite’s Campstove 2+

BioLite is a NYC-based startup that produces off-the-grid energy products for outdoor recreational use and emerging markets, like most of Africa. Some of their most cutting-edge designs include the Campstove 2+. This device is basically a portable campfire that can generate electricity. The size of a wide-mouthed water bottle, it lets you cook your meals and charge your gear all at the same time.


The Campstove 2+ is available on BioLite’s official website.



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10 Unique Self-Care Ideas for Men

Here are 10 men’s self-care ideas most guys don’t think of to help you take better care of yourself or the man in your life.

Isn’t that a girls’ thing?

That’s what most guys assume whenever they read anything about self-care.

If we’re being totally honest, who can blame them?

For the longest time, self-care has been targeted at women.

That’s why you usually see pictures of women in articles, blogs, books, magazines, ads, basically anything that has to do with self-care.

It’s thought of as being girly. As in, why do men have to even think about self-care? We’re tough and strong! Only females need taking care of!!

Before you accuse us of glorifying toxic masculinity, know we’re pointing that out only to prove how much men have been mistakenly neglecting ourselves just to uphold some outdated image of what we should be.

How great that things are changing now. Having discovered its many benefits, a growing number of men now practice self-care.

But since it’s a fairly new concept for us, lots of guys still don’t know how to do self-care.

If you need help to figure out what self-care routine would work for you or your special man, here are 10 self-care ideas for men most guys miss.

Start Using Facial Masks

More commonly called face masks, facial masks are applied to the face to smoothen the skin. They’re made of a cream or thick paste that solidifies into a translucent film after being rubbed on that can be easily peeled off. They contain nourishing vitamins, minerals and fruit extracts (ex: cucumber and cactus).

There are facial masks now made for men. Not only will you look great once the one you choose makes your face silky smooth by getting all the impurities out. You’ll also get better shaves from then on, making you feel great as well.

Have Spa Days

Since they’ve been at it longer than us, men ought to take a page from the women’s playbook when it comes to self-care. One thing we should really start getting into is having spa days regularly.

A spa day typically involves a body massage, a foot massage, a scalp massage, a facial, manicure/pedicure, and a body scrub/exfoliation.

All of this amounts to a day’s worth of getting pampered—just what the doctor ordered for some quality self-care.


Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. It involves concentrating on performing very specific poses while doing deep breathing. It provides many health benefits, including improved flexibility, better balance, increased strength and stronger bones.

Aside from its positive effects on physical health, yoga also improves mental health by relieving stress, reducing anxiety, boosting cognitive functions and fighting off burnout.

There are many different types of yoga. Choose the one that best suits you to enjoy its benefits.


Journaling is simply writing down your thoughts and feelings. People usually do this to record all the memorable events in their life, keep secrets or vent about bad days.

Since it’s a way to express ourselves, journaling is great for our well-being.

If you write about a great day you had, you’ll feel even better by reliving it through your writing and remembering it whenever you want by reading what you wrote.

If you use it to keep a secret, you get to talk about it without being judged.

If you vent about a bad day you had, you’re essentially relieving yourself of stress, making you feel a whole lot better.

Make Art

An even more profound way of expressing ourselves than journaling is making art.

Whether it’s a drawing, painting, or sculpture, a piece of art is a physical, mental and emotional release. It’s physically stimulating because you’ll need your body in order to create it. It’s mentally stimulating because it starts out as an idea in your mind. It’s emotionally stimulating because it’s a manifestation of how you felt at the time you made it.

It doesn’t have to mean anything. Nobody else has to see it. As long as you feel good about it, it would have achieved its purpose.

Take a “Manly” Class

If the men’s self-care ideas we’ve provided are too “feminine” for you, you can take a class intended for men instead.

Common examples of “manly” classes include woodworking, auto repair and blacksmithing. Any of these lets you learn a skill in line with traditional male interests, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Do Outdoor Activities

If you’re more of an outdoorsy type, consider making an outdoor activity you particularly enjoy a habit.

Say you like to hike. It’s a great form of exercise as it lets you get a bit of sunshine and fresh air. But if you do it regularly, it will also boost your mental health.

Digital Detox

How will you find time to take classes and do outdoor activities? You can start by doing a digital detox.

A digital detox is an amount of time (ex: at least 24 hours) a person voluntarily avoids using his phone, computer and any other digital devices he owns.

We all know how stressful constantly being online can be, what with all the bad news, trolls and scams we could run into, so “unplugging” from time to time will be good for our mental health.


Self-care doesn’t need to be done alone for it to be effective. It will also have the same effect when done with other people.

A great example of this is volunteer work. Although it’s basically helping other people, doing it makes you feel good, contributing to your well-being.

Do Spiritual Self-Care

Spiritual self-care refers to any activity done to take care of yourself that can nourish you spiritually. Those include meditation, prayer or going to church.

Any of these has a deeply positive effect that no other type of activity can produce, able to make you a holistic self-care routine if added to yours.


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