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Stumped on what to get the special man in your life? Whether it’s your brother, father, boyfriend or husband — finding the best gifts for men can feel impossible, without the gift going to die a sad death in a back of a dark drawer. And inevitably, every year, their birthday comes around and you’re stumped for the perfect present. What can you get them that they want, but haven’t already gotten for themselves? Perhaps they prefer spending their entire Saturday on the links and a golf gift is in order, or maybe they’re a Star Wars fan and a Baby Yoda-themed gift will do the trick. A personalized gift for him might be the right call, or a great bottle of whiskey.
We’re just making suggestions, you know your man the best and whether he’s a fitness fanatic or always loves the latest tech gift, we’re confident you’ll find something that suits him on this list. We’ve put together a list of great birthday gifts for him that are sure to satisfy, delight and be treasured outside of drawers for a long, long time.
1. Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds
First up, we’ve got some of the best wireless earbuds known to mankind. They’re all the rage right now and for good reason! They’ve got noise-cancelling capabilities and are compatible with any Bluetooth device including Amazon Alexa so your favorite virtual assistant is available 24/7. Their battery lasts up to 24 hours and their fast-charging case can give you 90 minutes of playtime on a 10-min charge if you need a quick boost on a plane, at the gym or during your commute. Double-tap the earbud to make a call or change the music — these buds do it all.
2. Timberland Men’s Earthkeepers Rugged Boot
Is there anything better than a nice solid boot? Timberland is the king company of boots in our minds, with many different styles, colors and looks — all incredibly solid and dependable. These babies will take you wherever and keep you covered through rain, snow, ice and anything else. Plus, they’re pretty stylish and versatile, matching their surroundings on the train, street or newest brewery opening. Gift them to the stylish birthday boy in your life: friend, boyfriend or brother.
3. Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
This is a great mug, and it’s a great birthday gift for him if he enjoys coffee and taking it with him wherever he needs to go. The mug has an aromatic wide mouth so the coffee’s full aroma is part of the experience, and it’s got a drinkable lip so sips don’t become spills. The 69mm diameter is designed to fit most coffee brewing devices and it’s got a heat-lock double wall vacuum design made of 18/8 stainless steel. It’ll keep warm drinks hot for 12 hours and cold drinks cold for 24.
4. Dollar Shave Club Ultimate Shave Gift Set
Chances are, the guy in your life has facial hair and is looking for ways to take care of it. Enter: Dollar Shave Club. They’ve got everything a shaver needs to take care of their hair and skin, and their subscription service makes it super easy to get everything you need delivered when you need it. Plus, their razor blades cost about half what you’ll pay in a standard drug store. Gift this Ultimate Shave Gift Set and open your partner or brother up to their whole line of skin, hair, shave and oral care products.
5. Rear Window Hitchcock Tribute Poster
A great vintage-y looking poster or piece of wall art is a great birthday gift for him, especially if he’s got nothing but blank walls in his place. This one is a Hitchcock poster from his infamous film Rear Window, but there are plenty of others available, framed and unframed, on Society6. The poster has a matte white background and is printed on 100% cotton archival paper. It’s available in a wide range of sizes and each order is made custom for you.
6. Shinola Leather Computer Briefcase
If you’re looking for a nicer, more luxurious a gift for your loved one, this Shinola briefcase is beautiful and will last for years. The brown leather is a classic messenger look with an aged aesthetic. Inside you’ll find compartments for everything to stay organized including a padded laptop holder, detachable key fob and front slip pocket. Make a statement and gift them something they’ll use every day, and think of you with each compliment.
7. Glass Topper Cocktail Smoker
If your guy is a master mixologist-in-training then this cocktail smoker is the ultimate cool-girlfriend gift. It makes aromatic smoke that’ll provide the ultimate finishing touch on his Friday night boozy cocktails. It’s super easy to use, with a few smoking chips and the hand-carved white oak apparatus you place on the top of the glass. All he needs to do is light it up and he’ll have a smoke-infused flavor that’s the epitome of complex sophistication. No handlebar mustache or fancy vest required.
8. SKLZ Accelerator Indoor Putting Green
Is there anything more dad than golf? Beyond that, an indoor putting green he can set up right there in his office, living room, garage, etc? Nope, not really. This one’s about to be his new favorite activity and a birthday gift for him he’s sure to love. It’s even got a ball return to make hours of putt putt practice that much easier.
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9. Stanley Classic Easy-Pour Growler
For the beer-lover in your life this growler is an absolute must. Help him enjoy his favorite hazy IPA or latest craft beer release in the comfort of his own home with this double-walled vacuum-sealed vessel capable of keeping cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours. It’s got a functional design with a heavy duty handle that makes it easy to carry, and the lid is designed to be leak-proof so the brew won’t spill out before he wants it to. Plus, the large 64 oz. capacity of this bad boy means he’ll have plenty to share with his entire squad.
10. Alpha Industries Loose Bomber Jacket
This is one of Spy’s favorite bomber jackets for men because of the reversible design and high-quality materials, making it a great birthday gift for him. Plus, it just looks really cool. If you’ve got a guy who’s into fashion or would never buy this for himself, but you think he’d rock it, this is a great gift. Plus, bomber jackets are easy to wear and tend to look good on everyone. All he needs is a great white t-shirt and some dark jeans and he’s got a perfect look for a night out.
11. Mr. Beer 2 Gallon Beer Making Kit
If you’ve got a beer lover in your life who needs a new hobby, check this out. It’s a complete beginner beer kit that contains everything you need to brew up your first batch in as little as 30 minutes. This kit cuts down on time, reduces the risk of contamination from sitting too long and promises consistent flavor each and every time. It comes with everything you need to make two whole gallons of beer from this kit and this kit alone, and it’s got step-by-step instructions so you don’t get lost in the sauce.
12. Lululemon Pace Breaker 7″ Linerless Short
If your boyfriend, dad or best guy friend is a gym rat these shorts from Lululemon are a great gift. They’re made lightweight and great for running and training of all kinds. They’re made of a lightweight, swift fabric that’s been sewn into a classic fit with plenty of breathing room for glutes and thighs. The shorts have a zippered pocket for items like keys and earbuds while out and about, four-way stretch and the fabric wicks away sweat.
13. Hyperice Hypervolt GO
This massage gun from Hyperice is their portable, streamlined version of their main massage gun, the Hypervolt, and has everything your boyfriend needs to properly recover after intense workouts in his Lululemon shorts. It’s a decently affordable massage gun when you compare it to the Therabody massage guns that can cost upwards of $500, and weighs just 1.5lbs so it’s super lightweight and easy to maneuver. It’s got a simple, one-button control so there’s no complicated settings for him to figure out and it comes with a convenient carrying case.
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14. Tile Pro Tracker
Tile is a godsend for those of us who misplace important items like keys, phones and wallets constantly. It’s a tracker system with an app for smartphones that can ring any one of your tiles for easy finding in your house, car or apartment. It’s also got GPS tracking so you can trace your wallet back to the gas station or keys back to the bar from last night. If your partner, friend, brother or dad constantly can’t find what they need to get out the door on time — consider this practical, time and potentially relationship-saving gift.
15. Nomad Base Station Charging Pad
Any one of us has acquired a good number of gadgets that we use on a daily basis, from our smartwatch and smartphone to our wireless earbuds. And wouldn’t it be great if they all charged in one place? This Nomad Base Station makes the process easy as pie. The frictionless charging experience, dim LED lights and night mode make this device a welcome addition to your nighttime and morning routines. Gift this Nomad Base Charging Station to the important man in your life and give their tech accessories a home base each and every evening.
16. Stance.com Monthly Sock and Underwear Subscription
Want to replace your boyfriend’s worn out socks and boxers? This’ll do the trick. This brand has taken the boring gift of socks and underwear and made it exciting again. A form of self expression, per se. They’re all about colorful, original designs that will make him feel good and stand out in the crowd. Plus, their socks and underwear come in a wide variety of styles and shapes so you can tailor them to what he prefers. Give the gift of confidence and comfort all in one.
17. iRoomba Roomba Robot Vacuum
Nobody likes to vacuum and yet it remains a necessary task in keeping your apartment neat and tidy. Why not gift your S.O., friend or dad the ultimate act of service and take it off their hands. Introducing Roomba — the vacuum robot that learns your home and cleans it for you whenever you want. Its three-stage cleaning system shakes up and sucks up dirt, dust, hair and other grimy floor things to leave your home shiny and new without you needing to lift a finger. Let it run for 90 minutes and then watch it dock itself to recharge all on its own.
18. Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker
You’ve heard about Instant Pots a bunch, well now it’s time to take the plunge. Yes, they really can cook everything and yes, they really are that great. They prepare everything from chicken tacos to short ribs to yogurt and rice. Set it and forget it — Instant Pots make dinner prep a breeze. Whether it’s your kitchen-enthusiast father or your boyfriend who could use a little culinary help, they’ll enjoy this kitchen device that makes it literally impossible to overcook anything.