The Orvis Signature Polo. A new fly rod. A leather travel kit. These are some of the best gifts for men from Orvis in 2021. How do we know? We’ve given them to the dads, brothers, sons, and friends in our lives and they’ve been home runs.
But we also know that when it comes to must-have gifts for men—it’s personal. The best gift depends on him. Spend some time thinking about this special fellow. What are his favorite activities on weekends? Is he a young man who could use the building blocks of a handsome wardrobe? Or are you buying a gift for the man who seems to have everything?
Whether you’re buying a gift for Father’s Day, for the holidays, his birthday, his wedding day, or even just because—you want it to put a smile on his face. Here are some of our current favorites organized by category so that you can jump to the gift-giving occasion at hand.
Our Best Gifts for Men 2021 List (Click on each for more options in each category):
- Orvis Signature Polo: Best Father’s Day Gift for Dad
- Fly-Fishing School: Best Birthday Gift for Your Husband
- Americana Leather Ziptop Backpack: Best Anniversary Gift for Your Husband
- Angler’s Pint Glass: Best Anniversary and Birthday Gifts for Dad
- Barbour Bedale Coat: Best Holiday & Christmas Gifts for Dad
- Gift-Boxed Brass Compass: Best Gifts to Get the Man Who Has Everything
- Leather-Bound Atlas – Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Husband
- Vintage Salmon Fly Twill Cap: Best Gifts for Your Brother
Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dad
Show your dad you love, appreciate, and respect him with gifts above and beyond the ordinary—just like him. The best gift for your dad for Father’s Day should reflect his interests and style, as well as your relationship. Whether it’s comfort or adventure, we think these gifts will be a hit with dads everywhere.
The Orvis Signature Polo
The father who is busy with work and play can’t have too many of these handsome, colorful polos in his collection. Knit from long-staple Peruvian cotton, the Orvis Signature Polo is a soft and breathable short-sleeved shirt he’ll love. The Signature Polo is at once rugged and refined with edge stitching, reinforced side vents, and contrast details.
Helios 3D 5-Weight, 9’ Fly Rod
He’s happiest when he’s fly fishing, so what better gift than upgrading his time on the river with the most accurate fly rod. The Helios 3D 5-Weight, 9’ Fly Rod places the fly exactly where he wants it to go, and has earned spots on multiple ‘best gear’ lists. Customize the rod just for him with personalized hand scribing on the rails of the reel seat.
Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband
Help him cherish old memories, or create unforgettable new ones with exquisite keepsakes and fly-fishing experiences. Whether it’s a small heirloom piece or the gift of an educational experience, we think these are the best gifts for your husband this year.
A.L. Swanson River Series Fly Boxes
Art and function merge in these stunning wooden fly boxes featuring intricate classic fly inlays. Each finely crafted fly box is made using sustainably harvested wood, as well as brass and abalone shell. Personalize the box with his initials in wood inlay on the back. Though he can use this fly box whenever he heads to the river, it also makes an elegant desktop accent.
Give him the gift of new adventures in his favorite pastime with fly-fishing classes close to home or abroad. Discover the 2-day fly-fishing schools Orvis offers around the country, advanced fly-fishing courses to hone his skills, and extended courses at Orvis lodges in the US and the Caribbean.
Best Anniversary Gifts for Your Husband
Simple things take a sophisticated turn in our picks to celebrate the special day you share. Mark this day with an anniversary gift for your husband that is as timeless as your relationship.
Classic Barn Coat
He’ll look so handsome in this coat; it’s as much a gift for yourself as it is for him. The Orvis Classic Barn Coat has a rugged, lived-in feel from day one, thanks to garment washing that breaks in the pure cotton shell. A bold plaid lining and cotton corduroy at the collar and cuff lend the coat a relaxed elegance.
Americana Leather Ziptop Backpack
Rugged refinement infuses every detail of this Americana Leather Ziptop Backpack. Crafted of heirloom-quality Horween leather that gets better with age, this backpack is a handsome companion for workdays and weekends. A wide, zippered top makes the interior easy to access, while pockets and partitions keep his things organized.
Tech Chambray Plaid Work Shirt
Our authentic chambray shirt in appealing plaids transitions effortlessly from work to fly-fishing excursions to dinners out. More than just a handsome button-front, this work shirt features quick-dry fabric, mechanical stretch, and UPF30+ sun protection.
Best Anniversary and Birthday Gifts for Dad
Celebrate the day he was born and the day he married his beloved with this selection of gifts to charm and warm his heart. The best anniversary and birthday gifts for dad should delight and surprise, which is why we’ve selected these.
Personalized Cutting Board
He’ll carve the evening’s main course with an extra measure of pride when it rests on this handsome cutting board crafted in Vermont of rock maple and personalized with his initial. The customizable cutting board features a trough around the perimeter to catch juices and undercut handholds for easy, secure carrying.
Angler’s Pint Glass
Anglers and non-anglers alike appreciate these whimsical pint glasses featuring scientific illustrations of fish beneath a fly rod, with the name of the fish species. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Brook Trout. Cutthroat. Striper. Choose his favorites, or get all five to make it a set.
Foul-Weather Lined Sweater
This zip-front wool sweater is a handsome multi-tasker. Beyond looking great, our Foul-Weather Lined Sweater is windproof and water-repelling—keeping nasty weather out with a microfleece lining, fleece-lined collar, and rib-knit at the cuffs and waist. This gift is one he’ll appreciate for years to come.
Best Holiday & Christmas Gifts for Dad
We know finding a wonderful holiday gift for Dad year after year is a challenge. But we’ve got a few of the best Christmas gift ideas for dad that we think he’ll appreciate during the winter season and beyond.
Barbour® Classic Bedale Jacket
Dad’s sure to love his gift this year if you’ve wrapped up this Barbour® waxed-cotton jacket. The elegant and rugged Bedale is a British classic for good reason. The waterproof jacket is crafted of midweight Sylkoil waxed cotton, and features roomy front flap pockets, Barbour’s handsome tartan liner, and a corduroy collar.
Send dad to work in style with our elegant Battenkill Briefcase crafted in the familiar green cotton canvas and leather. The roomy bag includes two main compartments with sections for paperwork and notebooks and a leather-trimmed laptop sleeve, while a zippered exterior pocket features a neoprene sleeve for a tablet.
Best Gifts to Get the Man Who Has Everything
Is it distinctive? What about function? The best gifts for the man who has everything should appeal to curiosity and imagination.
Gift-Boxed Brass Compass
Wow the man who has it all with this solid brass compass inspired by vintage models once used by geologists and engineers. The compass is functional—though not calibrated for field use—and is presented in a Sheesham wood box you can personalize for him with up to 20 engraved letters.
Battenkill® Bottle Holder
Our exclusive Battenkill Bottle Holder makes an excellent gift for the man with refined tastes. Ruggedly constructed of canvas and leather, the handsome holder features solid brass zippers, a carrying handle, and a padded interior to ensure safe transport of spirits or wine.
Chances are good that he doesn’t have this charming bear footrest. In the den, great room, or study, he’ll enjoy the comfort and quiet companionship of this handsome bear constructed of sturdy yellow pine, polyester fill, and faux bear fur.
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Husband
Show your husband that you find joy in his surprise and happiness. Our selection of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for husbands are sure to enchant and delight.
Personalized Leather-Bound Atlas
These leather-bound atlases make perfect gifts for your favorite globetrotter or national parks expert. Choose between a world atlas or an atlas of America’s national parks and forests; each is bound handsomely in soft calfskin with gilt-edged pages. Add initials to make one of these beautiful books a truly personal gift.
This distinctive altimeter clock is modeled on instruments from WWII combat aircraft and makes the perfect gift for the history and aircraft buff in your life. He’ll appreciate its authentic design, sturdy construction, and proclivity to spark conversations.
Best Gifts for Your Brother
If you’re buying a gift for your brother’s wedding, a personalized gift is a wonderful choice he’ll remember for years to come. For the best gift ideas for your brother’s birthday and other celebrations, we think he’ll appreciate a sophisticated addition to his wardrobe or gear for his favorite hobby.
Vintage Salmon Fly Twill Cap
Fly-fishing enthusiast or not, your brother will appreciate the vintage vibe of this twill cap with a salmon fly graphic on an appliqué patch. This soft cotton cap is the perfect partner for laid-back days.
Find the present that’s just right for him in our collection, or use these gifts for men as a starting point for your own creative ideas. And check back as the calendar turns for ideas and inspiration for every season, holiday, and occasion.