As November 19 approaches, we’re getting more and more excited to celebrate the men in our lives on International Men’s Day. So, will you surprise your favorite man with a beer mug gift set, or do you prefer a heartfelt message written on a beautiful piece of paper? Before you get to the excellent gift suggestions, let’s get familiar with the history of this holiday. 

What Is the History of International Men’s Day?

It all started back in 1999 when Thomas Oaster decided to inaugurate a holiday on February 7 that will celebrate men’s contribution to society, their families, communities, and the world. Thomas started planning the event at the beginning of 1991, but it wasn’t until late 1992 when he introduced his work.

Seven years later, Jerome Teelucksingh decided to introduce the event again. He named November 19 the official International Men’s Day because it was his father’s birthday and the date when Trinidad and Tobago’s football team united the country on their path to qualifying for the World Cup.

Although this is the official story for the beginning of this holiday, many other stories witness attempts from all over the world to start an International Men’s Day. Some of the origins of this idea date to the 1960’s when many men wanted to start a holiday that would celebrate them the way International Women’s Day celebrates women.

Today, men of all ages are a cause for celebration on November 19. The holiday doesn’t discriminate and includes bisexual, transgender, non-binary, gay men, etc. This amazing event also encourages men to take better care of their mental and physical health and be aware of their positive effect on their community.

Best Ways to Celebrate the Holiday

There are so many ways to celebrate a person; however, we wanted to share a few of the best ideas and save you some time. Whether it will be a gift set, a poem, a donation, it’s yours to decide. Just think of the person you want to celebrate, and you’ll know what to choose right away.

Write a Card

Nothing can beat sincere words! If you love writing and showing off your emotions through words, this is the ideal occasion to write a card or a poem for the men in your life. The message can let them know how grateful you are to have them in your life and how much you love them.

Schedule a Check-Up

This year’s theme of the holiday is Better Health For Men And Boys. So, you can easily honor the theme by scheduling a check-up with a trusted doctor. You can also get them a subscription for yoga classes, meditation, and anything you can think of to improve their overall wellbeing.  

Prepare a Gift

Is there a better way to celebrate someone than by getting them a thoughtful gift? So start searching for the perfect gift box because below, we listed some fantastic gift ideas you’ll want to purchase right away.

4 Amazing Gift Ideas for International Men’s Day

Are you already panicking, trying to find the ideal gifts for men? There’s no need to worry because we’ve got you covered.

Custom Beer Mug/Custom Beer Glass

The perfect beer lover gift is a personalized beer mug, beer stein, or a pint glass. Since all men love beer, you simply can’t go wrong with this idea. Engraved beer mugs are an unexpected choice that will pleasantly surprise anyone, especially a person who enjoys sipping on cold beer once or twice a week.

If you know that the person you’re celebrating is into Vikings, the middle age, or collects unusual mugs, then the Oak Barrel Beer Mug should be your go-to choice. It’s handcrafted and made of solid oak wood. The mug is insulated and will keep the beer cold for a long time.

When you want to take things up a notch, get your favorite man a unique glasses set or a beer mug gift set. This means that he can share his favorite lager or IPA with his best friends and brag that he has the best girlfriend/wife in the world. 

Multifunctional Desk Organizer

Men might not always be as organized as women, but that’s about to change. With this stunning multifunctional desk organizer, you can make your best friend/father/boyfriend/husband the coolest person in their office. The rich brown color comes from the natural ash wood that will last for decades. There’s no doubt that this organizer is a timeless gift that includes a phone charging dock, shelves for glasses, compartments for pens, etc. 

Wooden Steak Serving Board

Have you ever seen a more beautiful wooden serving board? If you’re looking for a simple man gift for the passionate cook, here it is! When you want to give a man something that will last him a lifetime and can serve several purposes, then you should go for the serving board. It will be a perfect match with the beer gifts we listed above.

Wooden Guitar Wall Holder

We have the ideal International Men’s Day gift for all the talented musicians out there. The wooden guitar wall holder is made of luxurious ash wood and comes in two shades: dark and light. It works for all guitar types and is lined with felt to prevent damage to the instrument. You can hang a guitar that weighs up to 44 lbs without feeling that anything will happen to it. The wood is FSC Certified, which means that it’s derived from responsibly managed forests.


 Although celebrating people shouldn’t only be a habit on holidays, it’s really nice to know that people think of you and care about you. Getting gifts is one of the best ways to show appreciation, so if you need great ideas for a man in your life, you can steal a few from our list. Whether you opt for a beer mug gift, a serving board, guitar holder, you’ll be gifting a lifelong item that can be transferred from generation to generation.