Because you have the best uncle in the whole wide world and you can never find actual gifts for uncles anywhere.
Is it just us or is it almost impossible to find anything with the actual word “uncle” on it?! We alway find stuff with “World’s Best Auntie” everywhere we look. Poor uncles are totally underrepresented in the gifting world and we’re here to make it way the hell better for them and for you. Seriously though, how cool is your uncle? He’s like your dad but, you know, better because he’s never really going to yell at you, you can always go to him with anything, and he’ll probably treat you to breakfast, lunch, and dinner every time you’d let him. Plus, he’s funny AF and always down for a fun adventure with you. So it’s clearly time to let him know how much you appreciate him, care about him, and want to be like him (are we projecting here?). We found some really cool gift ideas for uncles and then some things that aren’t totally uncle-related, but stuff he’d totally dig. Shop our picks for the best gifts for uncles (so far) this year.
For the Artsy Uncle: ‘Best Uncle’ Subway Art/Typography Canvas Wall Picture – Buy It Here
Because he deserves to know all the wonderful things you think about him and, well, he’ll want to hang it on the wall. Makes a great addition to his office, bedroom, or even living room. Typography FTW!
For the Fun Uncle: The ‘Funcle’ Definition T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Because he really is the most fun uncle and, to be honest, way cooler than your dad. Duh! This tee also comes in black, heather grey, slate, and royal blue.
For the Grill-Master Uncle: Mutli-Tool Grilling Spatula and Accessories – Buy It Here
Because he grills all the live-long-day and really has made an art out of it. Why not get him some helpful grilling tool with the ‘best uncle ever’ personalized into it!
For the Zen Uncle: The Blind Barber ‘Tompkins’ Scented Candle – Buy It Here
Yes, guys actually do like candles. We hate to say that this is a candle for men, but he’ll especially like this one if he ever spent any time at the barber shop. It has soothing notes of leather and light lavender. This one is on the smaller side, so if you’re looking for a larger one you’re in luck. Check out the bigger option here.
For the Beer Loving Uncle: 4 Pilsner Beer Glasses with Mustaches (!!) – Buy It Here
Because he loves beer and he loves mustaches, so why not combine his two favorite things into one great gift!?
For the Funny Uncle: ‘I’m the Crazy Uncle’ Coffee Mug in White – Buy It Here
Because, sure, he’s crazy but you already knew that and so did he! It’s a really fun coffee mug that’ll remind him each morning that you’re in on the joke.
For the Nostalgic Uncle: ‘I Love My Uncle’ Poem & Picture Frame – Buy It Here
Because he’ll want to see you each and every day even when you’re not nearby.
For the Uncle on the Go: Hydro Flask True Thermal Pint Glass – Buy It Here
Because he’s always on the go and needs a little pick-me-up every now and then. This ‘flask’ keeps his favorite brew at the perfect chilled temperature at all times. Thanks technology! It also comes in other cool colors like cobalt, mint, stainless, kiwi, ocean, and more!
For the Guncle: The ‘Guncles are Magical’ T-Shirt – Buy It Here
Because, yes, guncles are totally magical and the best!
For the Groomer: The Art of Shaving Gift Kit – Buy It Here
This is everything he needs to keep his face and beard in tip-top shape. This sandalwood inspired set comes with pre-shave oil, a shaving cream pump, a genuine badger shaving brush (nostalgic!), and after-shave balm. He’s love it and will totally help him step up his game.
The Cigar Smoker: The Corcicle Cigar Glass – Buy It Here
This is the whiskey glass he’s been waiting for! This one comes with a built-in cigar rest that will, well, rest his cigar right there on his glass. Such a genius invention if we don’t mind saying so ourself!
The Arccoss Caddie Smart Golf Sensors – Buy It Here
Get ready to totally up your golf game (and shame your golfer buddies). This is like your very own personal caddie. It’ll let you know the actual distance to any point on the course and thanks to artificial intelligence they’ll be able to provide personalized club recommendations and helpful strategies, tips, and tricks.
The Home Chef: The Star Trek Spock-Inspired Oven Mitt – Buy It Here
Because it’s about time he retire his flowery oven mitt or, you know, the one with the picture of the goose cooking pie embroidered into it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. He loves Star Trek and he loves Spock so this one just is a no brainer. Plus, he’ll get a laugh out of it each time he cooks!
The Tech Obsessed: The Echo 2 Alexa Smart Speaker in Walnut Wood Finish – Buy It Here
Seriously, how sleek is this speaker?! It’s the latest from Amazon, much smaller than the old model, but even more powerful. He can order food via Alexa, ask questions, check the traffic, play his music, play some fun games, add to his shopping list, make calls, and hook it up with his other applicable smart-home devices. We love the walnut wood finish, but it also comes in some other finishes too. Check out more options here.
The Set of 4 Copper Moscow Mule Mug Gift Set – Buy It Here
Now this is one of the best deals we’ve seen on genuine copper Moscow Mule mugs in a while! This one comes with a set of 4 handcrafted mugs, a bonus copper jigger, and even 4 copper straws. Super official! Plus, it’s one of the best sellers right now on Amazon.
The Funny Uncle Gift: The 3D Beer Belly Fanny Pack/Waist Bag – Buy It Here
This is perfect for any uncle with a real sense of humor (read: all of them!). This funny fanny pack looks just like the real thing and may even turn some heads if he chooses to wear it. It has a zip up enclosure and is large enough to actually carry some of his favorite things like his phone, wallets, keys, and maybe even a bottle or two!
The JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Speaker in Black & Copper – Buy It Here
This is the wireless bluetooth speaker he really can bring just about anywhere. It’s small enough that it can clip right onto his backpack, work messenger bag, golf bag and more! Plus, did we mention it’s waterproof? So it’s super convenient to bring to the beach, out camping, by the pool, and more. Right now it’s super affordable too!
The Official ‘Saturday Night Live’ Board Game – Buy It Here
How often is he quoting the latest lines from SNL (plus, totally stealing their jokes)? This super fun SNL board game is the perfect mix of trivia, having to act out famous skits, playing a little improv and more!
The Jack Black Beard Lube – Buy It Here
Yes, he does have to take care of his beard! This is one of our favorite beard lubes on the market right now. It’s actually acts a pre-shave oil, shave cream, and face conditioner all in one!
Scentbird’s Cologne Delivery Each and Every Month – Buy It Here
Perfect for those who want to sample some major cologne each and every month before deciding if he wants to buy the full size. He can choose from hundreds of major brands and each one that shows up to his doorstep each month will last him pretty much the entire month (within reason). Learn more how it works here.
The Original Tiny Hands Challenge Game – Buy It Here
He’ll love acting out all these ridiculous things and tasks all while sporting some really tiny hands! It comes with two sets and we couldn’t love it any more than we do.
The Yeti Hopper Soft Portable Cooler – Buy It Here
One of the best selling portable coolers right now! It’s perfect for personal use while he’s out camping, at the beach, or just in the yard! It’ll hold around 6 cans plus ice.
The Beer Drinker/Maker: The Brooklyn Brew Shop ‘Beer Making Kit’ Everyday IPA – Buy It Here
Beer lovers unite! This at-home DIY kit is one of the most popular ones on the market right now. It’s great for beginners who are just starting out and comes with everything you need to test out your very own IPA.
The Supportive Uncle: The Vintage Inspired ‘Feminist’ Tee – Buy It Here
Let him show his feminist pride (and you show your support for him) with this vintage-inspired distressed “FEMINIST” t-shirt. This one is in dark grey, but they also come in baby blue, grass green, light heather, and pink. He’s your uncle, so he’s man enough to show his support.
For the Stylish Uncle: Shinola Leather Card Case/Wallet in Ocean Blue – Buy It Here
Because we’re pretty sure if you gift him with a cool looking wallet it’ll remind him of money, which will remind him of you, which means maybe he’ll give you some money. It’s a real win-win.
For the New Uncle: ‘My Uncle’s Beard is Better Than Yours’ Onsie for Baby – Buy It Here
Because it’s a great way to let him know he’s going to be a new uncle (or an uncle for the second, third, or 10th time!). Sure it’s more for the baby than him, but he’ll get a kick out of it and will totally love the bragging rights.
The New Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) – Buy It Here
The latest from Amazon (genuflect). Introducing the second generation “Echo Show.” It has all the magic of the regular echo, but this one “shows” you things instead of just robotically telling you. A “must-have” this season. It’s way more advanced than the original, not only because it has a crystal clear 10-inch HD screen, but also because it has killer premium Dolby sound! This one also comes in a cool white color option too. See color options here!
For the Candy Addicted Uncle: Sugarfina Dark Chocolate Bourbon Candy Bears – Buy It Here
Because he’s never too old for candy, especially when said candy is bourbon flavored dark chocolate. BRB never!
For the Thoughtful Uncle: ‘Words for Uncle’ Throw Pillow in Grey – Buy It Here
Because it’s the perfect reminder of how much you love him each and every day.
Parachute’s Classic Grey Shower Robe – Buy It Here
Trust us, this is one of the most comfortable robes we’ve seen in a while and, yes, he does want to sport one when getting out of the shower and then just lounging for the day. Check out some of their other color options too.
The StylishUncle: Warby Parker Black Sunglasses – Buy It Here
Super affordable and uber-trendy sunglasses from Warby Parker. You can even find a selection where he can add his prescription right into the frames. Score!
The Hands-Free Fire TV Cube (with Alexa) – Buy It Here
Now you can access over 500,000 movies and TV shows and do it hands-free! And this one is the first of its kind that is Alexa enabled. Without even having to get up or touch a control you can ask Alexa to turn your TV on or off, lower the lights, and play exactly what you want to watch.
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