48 Unique Birthday Gifts for Him
Struggling to Find Him the Perfect B-Day Gift? We've Got You Covered
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His birthday is right around the corner! Now is the time to celebrate the birthday boy and toast to his past accomplishments, future adventures and getting a little bit older with his loved ones by his side. Cue brews, birthday cake and perhaps a nice little token of gratitude? No matter if you're shopping for your husband, brother, boyfriend or buddy birthdays are one of the most fun gifting events of them all, so leave your 'perfect birthday gifts for him’ induced stress behind and enjoy the process.
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Whether the dude in question is a fashion maven or an outdoors enthusiast, we’ve found great birthday gift ideas for him and your budget. And if your birthday is quickly approaching and you're doing a little browsing for yourself, we've gathered a few of the products we've been side-eyeing all year to give you a?little wishlist inspiration.
Without further ado, here are the best unique birthday gifts for him — to give, or request. They run the gamut from gadgets to luxury fragrances.??
And guys, don't forget to plan ahead and pick something up for her birthday while you're at it.
Classic Durham Daniel Wellington Watch
Featuring an American-made leather strap that will develop its own signature patina over time, this watch has all the timeless features one seeks out in a timepiece, with a dash of rugged style thrown in for good measure.
$239 at DanielWellington.com
This Leatherman model is equipped with 14 tools – from wire cutters to bottle opener – so he can take on whatever challenges arise at home, while hiking or out on the road.
$69.95 at Amazon.com
Yosemite Half Dome Whiskey Glasses
Every grown man needs decent whiskey?glasses and if your friend served you scotch in a plastic cup the last time you were over, well, it’s time to intervene.?
$30 at Huckberry.com
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)
AirPods are all the rage these days – and with good reason. Providing a convenient, cord-free way to tune into music, take calls or access Siri, these headphones are small but mighty.
$129 at Amazon.com
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Ursa Major Hydration?Heroes Bundle
The downside of a birthday is that you often feel more aware of just how quickly you seem to be aging. Help him slow down the process – on the outside at least – with this hydration-promoting skincare set from Ursa Major.?
$122.40 at Amazon.com
Airfare Gift Card
So it might not be in the budget to get him a?return plane ticket for his birthday, but you can still help him out by contributing to the flight fund. Delta gift cards and e-gift cards start at $50 value and go up to $1,000.
From $50 at Delta.com
‘1,000 Record Covers’ - Taschen
Gathering 1,000 of the most iconic records of music history, this book displays not only the great imagery of record covers but detailed information on each one.
$20.49 at Amazon.com
Coach Leather Wallet
Coach has really nailed how to create wallets that are both luxurious and practical. To really hit your birthday gift for him out of the park, customize the interior with a monogram in a hue of your choosing.
$150 at Coach.com
Baseball Stadium Blueprint
If you’re looking for a personalized birthday gift for him, a customized print is the way to go. With this baseball stadium blueprint, he can bring his love of the game to his workspace or home office.
From $85 at Uncommongoods.com
Atlas Coffee Club
For the birthday gift for him that keeps on giving, look no further than the coffee subscription. Coffee will be selected to match his taste and bean preferences (ground and whole) and he will receive a card with tasting notes and brewing tips.
Find out more at AtlasCoffeeClub.com
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Looking for a unique birthday gift for him? Skip the ‘stuff’ and opt for an experience instead. Whether it’s a football game, a concert or a stand-up comedy show, surprise him with some tickets to an event in your area.
Find out more at SeatGeek.com
Sonos One (Gen 2) Speaker
If he’s still relying on his smartphone speaker for his music listening needs it’s time he got an upgrade.?
$219 at Sonos.com
Philips Norelco OneBlade Trimmer
If he’s the kind of man who seeks out only the best, not just from a functional standpoint but also from an aesthetics perspective, the Philips Norelco OneBlade Trimmer is the home run of rechargeable beard clippers.
$36.70 at Amazon.com
Fitbit Inspire 3 Fitness Tracker
No matter if his workout regime veers more towards running marathons or Netflix marathons, Fitbit’s Inspire fitness tracker?is a useful gadget for tracking fitness progress and lifestyle habits.?
$99.95 at Amazon.com
Se?or Lechuga Hot Sauce Set
Featuring all three of the brand’s signature sauces – from pineapple and garlic to habanero and onion – this set will ensure his meals get the extra kick they need for months to come.
$36 at SenorLechugaHotSauce.com
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Custom Nike Sneakers
Whether you want to surprise him with a pair that reflects his taste or let him design them himself, Nike’s customization tool makes personalizing sneakers effortless and super entertaining.
From $80 at Nike.com
‘Where to Eat Pizza’ - Daniel Young
If he’s a self-proclaimed pizza expert help him find the top pie spots to hit up on his travels with this expert-curated guide.
$29.95 at Amazon.com
Amazon Fire Stick 4K
While a flat-screen TV may be out of your price range, you can still give him the gift of entertainment with Amazon’s Fire Stick. A click of the remote gives him access to thousands of movies and TV episodes from top-tier stations, as well as full access to YouTube and Facebook.?
$49.99 at Amazon.com
As kids, underwear was on the low end of the birthday gift?totem pole, but these days, it's an easier sell. Made from micro modal (twice as soft as cotton), MeUndies are guaranteed to feel and look amazing.
Find out more at MeUndies.com
Tom Ford Oud Wood Cologne
There's no time like a birthday to establish his signature scent. And when it comes to men's fragrances, Tom Ford is always a safe bet.
From $185 at Nordstrom.com
Planning on camping soon? Bring a fun twist to his fireside brews with this caramelizer wand. All he has to do is heat the tip in the campfire, give his beer a quick zap and it will become smoother and richer – no joke.
$44 at Amazon.com
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Lululemon City Sweat Hoodie
For all the girlfriends searching for the perfect birthday gift for their boyfriend, look no further. Cozy hoodies for him, mean cozy hoodies to cuddle up to and borrow from time to time. Made with sweat-wicking, four-way stretch French Terry Cloth fabric, this one is as breathable as it is warm.?
$128 at Lululemon.com
This e-learning website isn’t your typical class program, it brings experts from a wide variety of fields – think Steve Curry teaches basketball and Gordon Ramsay teaches cooking – and puts them in front of you. Well, at least on your computer screen via a year of online classes.?
Find out more at MasterClass.com
Laphroaig Cairdeas Quarter Cask
A storied, convivial pour is a spirited way to celebrate a birthday, no matter how old he's turning. The Cairdeas Quarter Cask boasts the big round campfire smoke that Laphroaig is so loved for, with a taste of dried fruit and a lovely nuttiness.?
Find out more at Drizly.com
If this is a milestone birthday, you might want to invest in a birthday gift that will not only be put to great use but will last for awhile. Whether it’s a Mini, Standard, Pro or Air, you can’t go wrong with an iPad.
From $329 at Apple.com
‘Everything Is F*cked - A Book About Hope’ - Mark Manson
Birthdays are often a time to reflect and set goals for the future. This book will help him get there. Motivational and eye-opening, the sequel to “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” doesn’t disappoint.
$11.70 at Amazon.com
DJI Mini 3?Drone
Toys aren’t strictly reserved for kids’ birthdays. With this drone, he can capture 48MP photos, 4K HDR videos and aerial selfies, not too shabby.
$988 at Amazon.com
Race Car Driving Experience
If your giftee recently pulled a Marie Kondo and streamlined his life and home to be rid of excess “stuff,” you might be better off giving him an experience birthday gift. And what experience could more thrilling than driving a real race car??
Find out more at VirginExperiences.com
TRX Go Training System
If he’s committed to staying in shape but his lifestyle has him on-the-go on-the-reg, a TRX training system will be welcomed with open arms. With this simple system, he can do numerous bodyweight exercises almost anywhere.
$194.95 at Amazon.com
Zen for Men Bath Salts
It’s his birthday he deserves a little R&R. These foaming ‘zen for men’ bath salts are sourced from the Pacific Ocean and are designed to relax the body and ease muscle aches and pains.
$29.99 at Amazon.com
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Herschel Duffel Bag
Using his gym bag for weekend trips just isn’t cutting it. He's not 15, and his travel bag shouldn’t allude that he is.?
$86.99 at Amazon.com
Chaser Classic Rock Tee
The classic rock fan will love one of these tees from Chaser. Whether he’s into the Grateful Dead, Bowie or Pink Floyd, they’ve got ‘em all.
From $42 at Bloomingdales.com
Ooni Karu 12 Portable Pizza Oven
If you’re looking for a birthday gift for your boyfriend, consider the pizza oven. He can channel his inner pizza chef and prepare custom pies to suit his taste, and you can reap the benefits (slices), too.
$534.80 at Amazon.com
Warby Parker Sunglasses
New age, new shades. These sunglasses from Warby Parker are lightweight, built-to-last and equipped with 100 percent UVA and UVB blocking. Not to mention, they look stylish af.
From $95 at Warbyparker.com
Clase Azul Tequila
Get him ready for some birthday shots, with a bottle of one of Mexico’s finest tequilas. With notes of warm spices, like cinnamon and honey, he’ll want to savor every sip.
From $72.99 at Drizly.com
Yeti Rambler Mug
Coffee or beer, camping or commuting, this mug is incredibly versatile. Insulated to keep cool drinks cool and hot drinks hot, with no condensation on the outside, this durable mug is sure to be put to great use.
$35 at Amazon.com
You can never go wrong with a great pair of slippers. Fit for outdoors and in, these babies will keep his feet cool in the summer, toasty come winter and always comfortable.
$100 at Sorel.com
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He’s another year older, that means… it’s time he tossed out those old tattered sweats and upped his loungewear game. These CloudKnit sweatpants are probably the softest thing you’ll ever touch and they look good, too.
$88 at OutdoorVoices.com
Nine Trails Patagonia Backpack
If you’re looking for the perfect birthday gift for the man who loves and outdoor adventure you’ve come to the right place. This hiking backpack is not only built to withstand the toughest of elements, it also has a number of compartments and pockets to keep essentials safe.
$149 at Patagonia.com
Nespresso VertuoPlus Next Coffee Machine
A great coffee machine isn’t just a birthday gift, it’s an everyday gift. With this machine, he can prepare everything from espresso shots to cappuccinos effortlessly.
$183.49 at Amazon.com
This might seem like a steep price for a water bottle, but trust us on this one. Unlike other bottles that are hard to clean and become dirty and smelly over time, the Larq cleans itself and purifies water.
$125 at LiveLarq.com
‘Nopalito’ - Gonzalo Guzmán
From braised pork to crispy red quesadillas, there’s a lot to love about this cookbook.?
$18.89 at Amazon.com
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Craighill Brass Bottle Opener
A fancy solid brass bottle opener seems like something every sophisticated man should own. So why not him? This cast-in-Rhode Island model is something he can keep forever.
$95 at Huckberry.com
‘47 Baseball Cap
A classic for a reason, you can’t go wrong with a good cotton baseball cap. Just make sure you pick the right team.
$27.88 at Amazon.com
Norse Tradesman Drinking Horn
Whether he prefers medieval mead or modern day beer, who wouldn’t want to spend their birthday sipping from a drinking horn? Because of its design, the drinking horn is impossible to put down, so he’ll have to drink up — and why shouldn’t he??
$34.87 at Amazon.com
RILL Damascus?Backwoods Camp?Axe
If he loves to hike or camp, he needs lightweight, portable tools, that can be easily tucked in his pack. This Damascus axe is ideal for chopping wood for a fire, and when not in use it brings a rugged yet stylish touch to the wall.
$199.99 at RILLSimpleTools.com
Once his subscription to Mantry starts, he’ll wonder how he lived without it. Packed with tasty, made in the USA,?artisan snacks – think bbq sauces and smoked popcorn – this subscription package is sure to be a hit during a big?game or a Netflix night.
Find out more at Mantry.com
Jenga like you’ve never seen before. This gift will be a hit at his birthday party and many home bashes to come.
$118.50 at Amazon.com
See? Birthday gift shopping doesn’t need to be stressful. This day is all about celebrating him, so anything that calls out to his interests/ needs will be welcomed with open arms. Just don’t forget the day, that’s on you.
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