Stumped on what to get the special man in your life? Whether it’s your brother, father, boyfriend or husband — men are impossible to buy gifts for 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? We’ve put together a list of great gifts for men of all kinds no matter what his interest. We promise you can’t go wrong with any of these birthday gifts for him.
1. Sony WF-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds
First up, we’ve got earbuds. 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 play time on a 10-min charge if you need a quick boost on a plane, at the gym or during your commute. Double tap the ear bud to make a call or change the music – these buds do it all.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 he’s sure to love. It’s even got a ball return to make hours of putt putt practice that much easier.
5. 45 Degree Latitude Beer 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 an easy grip and plenty of space to hold a ton of liquid and not miss a beat.
6. 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.
7. Mr. Beer 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.
8. Ten Thousand Foundation Workout Shorts
If you’re looking for the perfect gym rat gift, look no further. These shorts are the latest and greatest in fitness attire. Ten Thousand specializes in durability and comfort creating the ultimate daily gym shorts that you’ll want to wear all the way through to the weekend. The full range of movement, strong pockets and “bombproof” durability help withstand even your toughest workouts, and the color options give you aesthetic choice. This Foundation short works best for Crossfitters, strength trainers and frequent hikers. They’ve got other options with other specialties as well.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.