There are plenty of gift baskets for men. For nostalgic music buffs, find an old album, or at least the cover, and put it in a frame. If you happen to know their favorite album, even better. A coffee mug warmer that can plug into his computer USB port is a nice gift for anyone that sits and sips all day long.
You could start a new tradition and get him a phone cover. It will probably need replaced next year, hence the tradition. While we are talking about cell phones, get him a new app or some more music for his phone. Ipads, Kindles and Nooks are high up on wish lists. If they already have the device, you can get a cover or case for them. You could also purchase apps, software or books for the units. If they have a reader, they like to read.
It may not be something fancy, but it is something he would have gotten for himself anyway. A nice canteen, or stainless water bottle are good gift ideas for men who run or work out. To make it special you could have it engraved. Unless he is a very close friend, avoid items that require a personal preference like clothes or colognes. Get him something he will use.
Men are big kids. They want to be able to show them off to their friends. They want to be the first kid on the block to have something. They also want to have what all their friends have. With all this in mind, there are all kinds of nifty gadgets available as gift ideas for men in your life.
A set of wireless headphones are nice gift ideas for men that likes to watch TV without being bothered by everyone else in the house. He can slip them on and watch the football game. Most sets will transmit through walls, so he will not miss a play while getting refreshments.
Every guy could use a portable scanner. It looks like a fat wand but will scan images or documents in color and save them on an SD card for later retrieval. Not too many guys have this yet.
There are a number of desk toys designed for a bit of stress relief. If your guy works in an office, let him have some fun with a Desktop Stress Rocket or a set of Magetic Bucky Balls. It will give him some entertainment too.
Do not get too stressed over gift baskets for men. Guys are much easier to buy for than women. In most cases they just want something that is fun to play with or that they can brag about. It does no good to ask them though, they will almost always tell you they want nothing.