31 Best Gifts for Uncles

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I’m pretty sure we all have a favorite uncle. You could be different and like them all the same, which would be super awesome. Either way, if you are wanting to get your awesome uncle or uncles the perfect gift, I have a variety of cool uncle gifts that are suitable for any special occasion.

If you are looking for Christmas gifts for the holiday season, or a great gift for your crazy uncle’s birthday party, I have more to suggest than just a cool uncle mug for their favorite beverage. I have funny gifts that are perfect for the funny uncle. Below, you can also find thoughtful gifts for the world’s best uncle.

Is Father’s Day coming up? Many uncles actually play the role of father figure to many children. An uncle loves his nieces and nephews as much as his own kids. Look through this list of gifts. Surely you will find an ideal gift that will remind your uncle why you are his favorite niece or nephew.

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Why trust Gift Brilliant’s gift recommendations? We won’t overwhelm you with a huge list of gift ideas that people don’t really want. We share gift options that we have personally gifted or received, gifts that others have told us they loved, and a few gift ideas that we would love to have ourselves!

Best Gifts for Uncle

Fun Uncle Coffee Mug

I will start with this coffee mug, because anyone who drinks coffee can always enjoy a new mug to add to their collection.

This ceramic mug says "Uncle. The man. The myth. The bad influence." It's a great gift idea for that crazy uncle who the whole family knows stories about.

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Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

There's seasoning and then there's hot sauce. Most hot sauce aficionados have their own preferred brands and flavors... so why not gift this hot sauce kit so they can make their own?

Includes instructions, ingredients, six bottles, and labels for their creative sauce names. This fun gift is sure to become their new hobby.

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Pix-Star Easy Digital Photo Frame WiFi 15 Inch

A photo album is wonderful for a trip down memory lane but they can be difficult to keep up to date. A digital photo frame like this one is a useful gift, especially those who have family members living far away. It is a wonderful way to keep family and friends in touch with what's happening now.

Easily send photos to this digital picture frame with email or by using an app on your phone so that your favorite family member can easily see updated photos and daily life of their family and friends. Available in multiple frame sizes, and display on a shelf or easily wall mount in minutes.

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YETI Rambler 10 oz Wine Tumbler with MagSlider Lid

These YETI tumblers are awesome. They are available in many different colors and are perfect for bringing a beverage along for all kinds of outdoor activities. It doesn’t have to be used for just wine though. I enjoy using mine to take out hot drinks like cider, as well as cold lemonade on a hot day!

Stainless steel and vacuum insulated, this tumbler holds 10 ounces of liquid and comes with a lid with a magnetic slider opening for safe sipping.

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Stainless Steel Flask

Every man needs a flask. This 8 ounce stainless steel flask is perfect for taking a swig when the mood strikes, or just because. Wrapped in black leather with an American flag design, it also includes 3 cups and a funnel for spill-proof filling. He will feel extra cool and masculine with this in his rough hand.

Other colors/designs available.

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Bullet Shaped Metal Whiskey Stones

Every man knows metal ice cubes are best for whiskey so they don't water down his drink. But why use boring metal cubes when you can chill your glass with bullet shaped whiskey stones? These are a great option to pair with a bottle of his favorite sipping beverage.

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Whiskey & Wine Decanter Globe Set

This Whiskey Decanter set comes with a globe-shaped decanter, two etched globe whiskey glasses, and some whiskey stones to cool drinks without watering them down. Mahogany stained wood display and a unique antique ship inside with artfully crafted sails. This decanter is a must have for the adventurer or the true connoisseur.

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The Original 50 Caliber Shot Glasses

Having a set of two shot glasses shaped like 50 caliber bullet casings? That’s really cool, especially if the man in question has a thing for guns.

This set of 2 shot glasses hold 2 ounces of liquid each.

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NewAir Limited Edition Beverage Refrigerator and Cooler

Everyone needs a place to store their alcohol – or soda… or water. With this particular mini fridge, beer is the assumed choice, but it can hold any of their favorite beverages.

The exterior is screen printed with a custom "Beers of the World" design in durable graphic lettering to proudly show off beer varieties from all over the world. Holds up to 126 cans and has 7 custom temperature settings.

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Monogram Branding Iron with Pine Gift Box

This is the perfect gift for guys who are grill masters. Give him the tools to truly leave his mark on that steak (and wood, leather, etc.) with this branding iron. Customize his iron with his initials, then gift it to him in the personalized pine box with matching brand on top. This is one of those cool gifts that he will talk about for years to come!

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Traeger Grills Pro Series 780 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

The ultimate gift for an outdoor cook is this ULTIMATE wood pellet grill and smoker. Traeger created the original wood-pellet grill as the ultimate way to achieve wood-fired taste, and any grill master would be thrilled to have this high quality item on the back deck. Built-in WiFIRE technology connects the grill to home WiFi and the Traeger app allows them to control the grill from anywhere. Change temperature, set timers, monitor pellet levels and more. They will be in grilling heaven with this amazing gift!

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Cave Tools Meat Claws

After he cooks up his brisket, he doesn't want to use your good dinner forks (or his bare hands - yikes) to shred the meat. These super strong BBQ meat forks will have him channeling his inner Wolverine as he shreds that delicious meat for pulled pork sandwiches. Dinner is served.

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Elite Gourmet EFD319 Food Dehydrator

If he hunts his own game, or even if he doesn't but enjoys some jerky from time to time, he will love having this dehydrator so he can make his own! With 5 trays and adjustable temperature controls, he can make his own jerky, dried fruit, trail mix - whatever he wants!

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Non-Stick Omelet Maker

One of the best gift ideas is this nifty omelet maker. Lightweight and portable, it makes perfect omelets, frittatas, quiches and snack pockets for those who love fancy breakfasts.

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Man Box

He's the type of guy who loves the great outdoors. Maybe he's a hunting enthusiast. He longs for the simpler times. And he definitely will love this Man Box gift set - with everything he needs for his next adventure! Includes a stainless steel mug, a candle, coffee grit soap, a Rambo pocket knife with sheath, a ferro rod and tinder rope, and a card that reminds him he is THE MAN.

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Tactical Pen

Made from CNC Machined AIRCRAFT GRADE ALUMINUM for Superior Strength, this cool pen multitool will stand up well to the rigors of daily use. If you’ve had issues with pens breaking in your pocket or bag and ruining your gear, this is the best thing to solve to your problem.

More than just a pen, this LED flashlight/bottle opener/window breaker will have him prepared for any situation. Nifty gadgets like this always make great gift ideas.

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JBL Flip Bluetooth Speaker

Music is an escape for many people and a great way to unwind after a long day (or week) of hard work. This waterproof speaker is great for bringing the party anywhere you go. Bluetooth compatibility makes it a breeze to connect to your phone and listen to your favorite music. It fits in small spaces, and there is no need to worry about cutting the party short due to battery life. They will get a lot of time out of this small but powerful speaker. Up to twelve hours of constant music, so they can ROCK ON!

Gift this waterproof speaker so they can enjoy their favorite music on outdoor fun adventures without having to worry about the weather messing it up.

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Beats Studio Buds

The Beats Studio Buds are true wireless noise cancelling earbuds. Custom acoustic platform delivers powerful, balanced sound, while three soft eartip sizes offer a stable and comfortable fit while ensuring an optimal acoustic seal.

Compatible with Apple and Android devices. Comes with earphones, charging case, eartips with three size options, USB-C to USB-C charging cable, Quick Start Guide, and a warranty card.

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Bluetooth Beanie

This is a practical gift paired with cool technology that any music lover will enjoy receiving! Keep their head and ears warm while they listen to their favorite tunes - no headphones or earbuds needed. They just connect their device via Bluetooth for up to 20 hours of continuous play.

Makes a great gift for an older kid or young adult who enjoys lots of outdoor play time but doesn't want to be completely disconnected.

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4K Night Vision Binoculars

Most men enjoy hunting. Most creatures come out when we are asleep and the sun is down. If you have an uncle or brother or father that enjoys to go night hunting, these night vision goggles will give them quite an advantage against the creatures of the night. They can save photo and video with a 32GB SD memory card and rechargeable lithium battery (included).

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The Ridge Minimalist Slim Wallet

If he lives a life as rugged as he is, he is going to need something tougher than leather to keep his cards safe. This carbon fiber and aluminum minimalist money clip wallet is simple, convenient, and dependable - just like him.

With military-grade materials, this wallet is guaranteed to last a lifetime. And with RFID blocking technology, his money will last too. (trust me on this, as my cybersecurity husband says it's very important these days!)

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YETI Hopper Flip 12 Portable Cooler

The ultimate cooler. These things will keep ice for days! Perfect for camping, hunting or dirt road riding. If he enjoys a cold one in the evenings or on the weekends, or if he likes to go on outdoor adventures from time to time, a YETI cooler is something that he would benefit from having.

He would be able to keep all his perishables as fresh as they can be if they were in the fridge. These also come in a variety of colors and sizes.

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Viking Revolution Beard Care Kit for Men

Does your manly man have a grizzly beard that needs to be tamed? Then he definitely needs this grooming kit. Is his face clean-shaven and lacking that manly scruff? No better way to drop a solid hint than to give him this and hide his razors.

This ultimate beard care kit contains Wooden Boars Hair Beard Brush, Double Sided Pocket Beard Comb, Unscented Beard Care Oil, Citrus Scent Beard Styling Balm, and Beard Scissors in a sleek & stylish metal tin.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Microfiber Shawl Collar Robe

The perfect gift for the guy who just needs to treat himself. Made from soft, plush fleece, this LAUREN Ralph Lauren full-length robe is designed for ultimate comfort. This super plush robe will give him all the incentive he needs to take the day off and put his feet up.

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Shiatsu Foot Massage Machine w/ Heat & Remote

Most men wouldn’t be caught dead at the spa getting a pedicure. Does he have anyone to come rub his feet and put lotion on them? Probably not, huh? In reality, their feet need just as much, if not more attention than ours. Their feet are tense and tired too from working in boots all the time. A nice surprise that will definitely catch him off guard would be to get his own foot massager.

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Monopoly Game of Thrones Board Game for Adults

Game of Thrones has been a very popular series over the past several years. Monopoly is a family favorite game that brings out the best and worst of us. What better gift that to combine the two and play Monopoly, Game of Thrones version?

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Wood Globe Wine Bar Stand and Liquor Bottle Shelf

This is an awesome gift idea that I didn't even know existed until I found it. But now that I have, I definitely think it belongs in man caves everywhere. What appears to be a globe on wheels opens up to reveal your choice of liquor, wine, and/or serving glasses. Sturdy, durable, and exceptionally appealing.

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Silly Gifts for Uncles

Some uncles are best remembered for being so silly and always making us laugh. To me, those are the best ones. To make people laugh is a gift in itself. Humor brings joy. Hen people are happy, they tend to spread the joy with others. Here I have listed 4 fun gifts, in case you’d like to make your silly uncle laugh this time.

Best Uncle Ever Socks

Obviously if you're looking for a best uncle gift, this pair of socks is an excellent choice. It's a little bit silly, but funny socks are always a great gift option. He will think of you every time he wears them!

(These also make a great pregnancy announcement idea for the lucky uncle-to-be!)

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Custom Bobblehead

This may end up being their favorite gift of all time. This custom bobblehead is the ultimate personalized gift idea. You get to choose the face (using a photo), the pose, and the background. Create this one-of-a-kind gift down to every small detail so it because a small representation of your favorite person. You'll both be amazed at how awesome it turns out!

(Don't believe us? Read the reviews on this one!)

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Poo-Pourri Gift Set: Royal Flush & Trap-a-Crap Scent

He may be proud of his big man stink, but we don’t all feel the same way. Gift your favorite handy man a new set of power tools to help him keep that scent at bay - this Poo-Pourri Men's Gift Set.

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Ultimate Jerky Lover's Gift Box for Men

A great gift for college men or those soon-to-be men who are eating you out of house and home. Men need food, and manly men need a box of protein. Ever heard a hungry bear growl? That’s what manly men sound like when they are hangry. Nobody wants that.

This snack kit is filled with delicious, manly treats: jerky sticks, pork chomps, flavored jerky, beef bars, chicken, venison, elk and traditional jerky! Get him the gift you know he will love: a variety snack box, the perfect complement to a 6-pack of beer, the big game, tailgating, or the Man Cave.

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Amanda is a mom of four kids, two dogs, some chickens, and a few hundred composting worms. As a former teacher and fitness instructor, and the oldest of a houseful of kids, she has quite a bit of experience educating others – which she now does via writing! Gift giving isn’t her main love language, but she loves shopping for the perfect gifts for others.

You can find her on her main blog at amandaseghetti.com and on all social media @amandaseghetti <3

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