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Today is my husband’s birthday, and I never know what to buy the guy. He won’t make a list of things he wants or needs like I can easily do, no siree! He likes to be surprised. Which means each year I agonize over what gifts to buy him. I even took to my Facebook page this year asking for gift ideas…and no I’m not buying him a classic car!
But it did inspire me to do some research, check out some websites, and make a list of what to get for those hard to buy for men. You know they types, the ones that don’t love clothes, cologne, watches, or other awesome presents! So it’s time to get creative!
30 gift ideas for men
For The Dad
Remote Control Helicopter (or anything remote control)
Photo Book – You can do Shutterfly or make a Mosaic on your phone!
Model Rockets – Hobby Lobby has them too, he can build these with the kids and them launch. Bonus, moms get a break while they’re doing this activity!
For the Drinker
Wine or Beer Glasses – You can even find them with their collegiate or favorite team’s logo!
Beverage – Wine, Liquor or Craft Beer. Highly recommend Dogfish 61 from Total Wine.
Home Brew Kit
For the Sports or Athletic Guy
Golf Anything – Golf Balls, Glove, Golf Shirt, Gift Card for Lessons, Gift Card for a Round of Golf
Sports Equipment – Basketball Hoop, Tennis Racket, Baseball Glove and/or Ball…you get the picture!
Sports Books or a Magazine Subscription- Here’s a list of the Top 20 Sports Books of All Time
Tickets to a Game
Shirt of Favorite Team
For the Grillmaster
Funny Aprons – some of these are really good!
For the Tech Guy
Fire Stick or Chrome Caster – If you don’t have a Smart TV, these are awesome!
Charging Station – Great for the guy that travels, or for a family that has multiple phones and tablets!
Jawbone Jam Box Bluetooth Speaker – And if he’s a music fan, buy him concert tickets!
For the Handyman or Outdoorsman
Leatherman or Swiss Army Knife
From the Kids
Pool Stuff – Super Soaker Water Guns, Water Balloons, Raft, or Pool Cooler
Personalized Pool Rules Sign – I bought this one last year and we personalized our rules. It’s really cute!
Handmade Art – Check here on Pinterest!
Dollar Store – That’s right! Take your kids to the Dollar Store and give them $2-$3 each to buy dad presents. It’s usually really funny!
And if you don’t do gifts, another idea is to get away for the night! Sweep him away to a hotel, a night on the town, or an amazing dinner. And a big Happy Birthday to my husband! Hope he’s not reading this….
Yes! I need this. I never know what to get my hubby. Or dad. Or father-in-law. Or….
Chris Carter says
This is awesome! Great list I will surely be referring to in the future! It’s SO hard to shop for our men!
Rabia @TheLiebers says
Great list! My husband usually buys things he wants whenever he sees them, so that makes it hard to get him gifts. This year for Father’s Day, I ended up getting him a lot of food related items. His favorites: the grits!
Nicole Johnson says
So funny that all year long I can think of things, but when the birthday comes or Christmas, I got nothin’. Thanks for the list!
Happy Birthday to your guy! You need to take a picture of that pool rules sign!
Usually a quick trip to Home Depot or to a video game store will work for Jen’s Guy. Although he has been hinting at wanting a smoker this year.
Janine Huldie says
Happy Birthday to your husband!! My husband’s birthday past and actually got him the Beats speaker and base so he could use indoors and outdoors. But I think for Christmas, I am going to look into the FitBit for him as he has mentioned it a few times to me. So thanks for the further suggestion here 🙂
Happy birthday to your husband! Love the idea of letting the kids get a couple of items from the dollar store. We’ll definitely have to try that sometime.
A great list of gift ideas here!! I also love doing the dollar store thing with the kids.. it is great to seer what they pick out!
sadly… i think my husband has EVERYTHING on that list… except i may try the $ store thing…! good list!
GAH I hate man shopping. My husband typically ends up getting a gift card to the video game store. Or I make a big deal of us all going there together so he can pick up the new Madden. Ahhh, the glorious life of being married to a gamer 🙂 🙂 🙂 HAHA! These are great ideas, Kristen – thanks for sharing!
Awesome– thanks for these great tips. I’m always struggling with trying to find the men in my life!
Brad@anniversary gifts for him says
Wow! It’s amazing. What a list! I think this is the perfect gift guide for men. Especially tech items are attracted me much. I will try to use this gift ideas for gifting someone. It’s really awesome. Great gift guide. Thank you very much for sharing your ideas with us.
Eek, I’ve waited till the last minute for Father’s Day gifts. Thanks for the list, I now need to get my butt in gear and go get one!
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