The time has come: The guy in your life is turning another year older (and wiser). While he’d probably be thrilled with a six-pack of his favorite craft beer or made-from-scratch cake, a hand-picked gift is truly the best way to celebrate your husband, boyfriend, dad, grandpa, or any man that you love.
To help make his next year the best one yet, take a look at these creative birthday gifts for him. Regardless of who you’re shopping for, these wallet-friendly birthday presents cover all the bases with picks for beer lovers, sports fans, foodies, and more.
Even though there are still a few classic options (he can’t say “no” to a backpack!), this list includes more unique finds that he wouldn’t necessarily think to buy for himself. That’s what makes a birthday gift special, isn’t it?
Sock Subscription – Keep his feet looking fancy with a monthly sock subscription. Pick whether you’d like him to receive one pair or two, along with what style and boldness level he’d prefer.
Golfers BBQ Set – Even when he’s not on the putting green, he’s got golf on his mind. Help him practice his swing (more or less) with this on-theme BBQ set that comes with a spatula, fork, and tongs.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit – The only thing that beats drenching his eggs, tacos, or wings with hot sauce is when he uses of a bottle of full-bodied sauce that he made himself. With this kit, he can mix and match different spicy flavors until he’s perfected six custom bottles.
Rambler Mug With Lid – He can use this insulated mug on his next camping trip or simply when he doesn’t want his morning brew to get cold. It even comes with a dishwasher-safe lid, so that he can take this mug with him when he’s on the go.
Sushi Making Kit – Your next dinner will be on him once he masters the art of the sushi roll. This kit, complete with two sushi rolling mats, five pairs of chopsticks, one paddle, and one spreader, is the best way for him to practice his skills.
Customized Docking Station – Give some method to his nightstand madness with this engraved docking station, which has a spot specifically for his glasses, keys, watch, phone, and wallet.
Retro Record Coasters – Each time Dad and Grandpa put a drink on these vinyl coasters, they’ll relive their glory days. Lucky for you, there won’t be any mullets or flared pants this time around.
Tile Pro with Replaceable Battery – Once they attach the Tile Pro ring on their keys, they can use their phone to track ’em down in no time.
Star Wars Poster Set – Using vintage dictionary pages as the background, his favorite Star Wars characters — Darth Vader, Yoda, C3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca — get the regal treatment in this set of four original prints. Frames aren’t included.
New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle – Turn any monumental day — his birthday, perhaps — into a 500-piece puzzle. While he puts it together, he’ll even learn more about this special day in history.
Smokeless Indoor Grill – His favorite summertime hobby can last year-round with this non-stick grill pan. That way he’ll be able to serve up his finest BBQ when it’s way too cold for your designated “Grill Master” to stand outside.
Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit – Now that craft breweries are a thing, he’s determined to learn how to make his own beer. Get him started with this easy-to-follow kit, which comes with all the ingredients to make his own IPA from scratch.
Baseball Bottle Opener – The only thing that takes him away from the TV during baseball season is when he needs to get fresh brewski. Now, he can keep his two greatest loves nearby with this magnetic bottle opener made from an actual baseball.
I Paused My Game to Be Here – Shirt – This phrase on this tee works for just about anything, whether it’s the video game he left behind or the hockey game he was watching on ESPN.
Versa Smart Watch – Perfect for the guy on the run (literally), this best-selling Fitbit can hold up to 300 of his top workout songs and track his heart rate, sleep cycle, and running time.
Un Costa Lace Up Sneaker – These leather sneaks blur the line between dressy and casual, making them the perfect option for work and weekend fun. And if you’re looking to replace his dingy white sneakers, you’ll be happy to know that these come in an all-white version, too.
Engraved Beer Glass – His man cave will seem way more legit when he serves his friends a beer in one of these personalized glasses. Choose from one of eight brewery-inspired logos or create your own for your beer-loving guy.
‘Yellowstone’ Dutton Ranch Hat – He’s your personal John Dutton — ya know, strong, charming, and smart as a whip — which is why he needs this Dutton ranch-inspired hat. (And if he’s not a die-hard Yellowstone fan yet, he will be very, very soon.)
These ideas of birthday gifts for him are inspired by Good House Keeping.