Everyone can use a little TLC, and that’s what the guys of Queer Eye aim to do in every episode. Whether it’s be new clothes, adding something to a skincare routine, or a piece of furniture — a gift that helps enhance someone’s lifestyle is one worth giving.
If you know a dude who might be in need of a serious makeover, then consider getting a thoughtful gift instead. It’s a gentle nudge that tells the guy in your life that they kind of need to get their crap together — but since it’s a present, they won’t even realize this.
In the spirit of Queer Eye, I divided the gifts into the five different categories that represent each member of the group. A majority of these gifts are Fab Five certified™, so definitely consider getting them for the guy in your life that’s in need of some change.
In case you didn’t know, pomade is the nectar of the gods. If you don’t believe me, ask Jonathan Van Ness who would probably recommend that you rub this moisturizing substance in your hair, skin, bank account, aura, etc.
Van Ness actually recommended UNITE Hair Second Day Pomade for men on his Twitter account. Take his word, and do the man in your life a favor and get him this product so he can have a healthy, shiny, and luxurious hairstyle.
Price: $24.23 on Amazon
Nothing beats a good Chelsea boot. The simplistic, yet refined style never fails to get Tan France’s horses running, and it’s just so dang versatile.
In an interview with Time Out, France says he finds this type of shoe to be “easy to dress it up or dress it down,” so it’s a really solid go-to for any man that’s attempting to live his best life. This Chelsea boot from Clarks comes in three different colors, so pick the one you think will look the best on the guy you’re gifting.
Price: $84.67 on Amazon
Who doesn’t love a piece of furniture as a gift? This product would definitely get the Bobby Berk seal of approval just for its functionality alone.
When he’s remodeling entire homes, Berk is all about making sure that the rooms look great, and that everything in it has a purpose. This product from Payton James serves as both a seat, foot rest, and storage. It comes in a different array of colors as well to match any living space.
Price: $39.99 on Amazon
Adult coloring books are so early 2010s. Get in on this new kind of hobby that Karamo Brown listed as one of his favorite things in an interview with The Strategist.
This 69-piece watercolor paint set has everything you’ll need to fulfill creative expression. Get this for the guy you’re making over to let him decompress in a healthy and productive way.
Price: $79.96 on Amazon
Ted Allen was actually the former Food and Wine guy before Antoni Porowski took over in the Queer Eye reboot. This book by the OG food dude was one that Porowski recommended for aspiring and advanced-level chefs to take a gander at if they wanted to get better at cooking.
A cook book for a dude that needs to either figure out his crap in the kitchen, or get a little more inspiration will always makes a thoughtful gift. With 100 recipes from Ted Allen, you definitely can’t go wrong, and you might even get a meal or two out of it.
Price: $12.50 on Amazon
Again, hair care is a major thing that anyone — especially men — can improve upon. Thankfully, Van Ness so recommended this finishing gloss from Aveeda in Cosmopolitan because of how well it works.
With just a spritz or two after styling, anyone’s hair will remain shiny and healthy looking. Definitely a must for a guy needing an extra boost in their hair routine.
Price: $31.99 on Amazon
As Tan France has expressed countless times on Queer Eye, men need to start embracing skinny jeans. If you’re a guy living in 2018, your jeans need to be fitted and cut at correct length, no questions asked.
A gifted pair of skinny jeans is a lovely, yet subtle way of telling the dude in your life that he needs to kind of elevate is style. These skinny jeans from Goodthreads will do exactly that.
Price: $50.00 on Amazon
Another lovely piece of decor that has been featured almost every time Bobby Berk used his blessed hands to recreate an entire home. These cordless blinds from SelectBlinds are an excellent, stylish, and super safe alternative to regular blinds that really don’t add a lot of fun.
If the guy in your life has a kid, or you just want to give him a unique piece of window decor, this gift is definitely worth snagging. They also come in a wide variety of colors that would match any room.
Price: $36.66 on SelectBlinds
As someone who promotes mental and emotional well-being and awareness, I would think that Karamo Brown would be all for a Spotify gift card. You’re giving someone at least three months of free access to their favorite artists and tracks.
A few things to note about this gift, however: This gift card will not work if someone is already a part of a family group premium plan. Be sure to ask before ordering.
Price: $30-$60 on Amazon
I think Antoni Porowski would die on the spot knowing that someone has been using the same piece of old kitchenware to cook everything. I’ve seen it before, and it’s just not cute.
If the guy in your life is still using one pan or pot to make food, please do him a favor and get him this 17-piece cooking set from Cuisinart.
Price: $172.99 on Amazon
Bless the wonderful human being that is Jonathan Van Ness for introducing men to the wonderful world of face masks. This Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery mask from Dr. Brandt is one that is certified by Van Ness to get the job done.
The mask works by reinvigorating your skin through oxidation. This helps clean out your pores without losing too much moisture, all while decreasing hyper pigmentation for a healthy glow.
Price: $57.99 on Amazon
All the men of Queer Eye are extremely guilty of wearing patterned collared shirts. But it’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of because a fitted button down should be an essential part of any guy’s closet.
This Casual Slim Fit Button Down shirt from YTD makes for a solid option considering the pattern isn’t too loud, and the color is still bright and bold. If the guy you’re gifting isn’t into vibrant colors, there are also plenty of other muted tones to choose from. Also, make sure he rolls up the sleeves.
Price: $14.99-$21.99 on Amazon
Again, space and function are the two of the biggest things to consider when you’re buying furniture. Bobby Berk has taught this lesson time and time again on the show, so you should really consider getting something like 3-piece dining set from Dorel Living.
What’s great about this gift is its effective compact nature. The thing is big enough to give two people space to eat, yet small enough where it doesn’t fill a room. Even better, you can tuck the chairs underneath the table to save yourself some more space. This is definitely a smart gift to consider getting a man who needs a table, but doesn’t have a lot of available space.
Price: $119.00 on Amazon
We all love a goal, especially Karamo Brown. This gentle and confident soul is always pushing everyone out of their comfort zone, all while making sure they set and maintain a certain standard for themselves.
A five year planner pretty much encompasses all of this in a nifty little notebook. Even if it’s something as simple as getting groceries, it still feels nice to cross something off a list. Consider this as a helpful gift for a guy who needs to organize himself a little better.
Price: $8.68 on Amazon
Anyone who is going to be cutting in the kitchen needs to have a proper knife. Do you think Antoni Porowski is sitting around cutting avocados with a butter knife? Absolutely not.
Avoid witnessing a crime such as this, and please consider getting the dude you’re gifting this 14-piece knife set from HOBO. It sitting on his counter will make him look more like a professional chef.
Price: $49.99 on Amazon