Buying birthday gifts for guys – especially if he’s your best friend – is a lot harder than it is for girls, but with a little thought and preparation you can choose him something unique and interesting that he’ll treasure. Whether he’s into the big game or big beards, you’ll be able to find him a gift here that he’ll never see coming.
Brown Paper Bag Drink Coolers
Great as birthday party favors, these paper bag drinks coolers look like they belong on a park bench, but are designed to keep 12oz cans or 12-16oz bottles cooler for longer.
Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
With up to 15 hours per charge, this set of Bose on-ear headphones provides crisp, clear sounds and noise-reduction for calls on the go, and works with Siri and Google Assistant.
The GoPro HERO is the must-have camera to record all his epic adventures, whether on land, air, or water, and comes with voice control so he can do it all hands-free.
Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine Bundle
Whether he likes the 1.35oz espresso, or the 14oz Alto, this machine serves up 5 cup-size single-serve coffees, and comes with a milk frother to finish the drink off beautifully.
He can fit this adapter to his power drill and be able to tackle almost any nuts, bolts, or hooks, as the 54 steel spring pins automatically adjust to fit any shape.
Beard Growth Grooming Kit
Whether he has a full-on beard or a barely-there goatee, this complete grooming kit will keep him looking, feeling, and smelling fresh. Includes all-natural beard-care products, scissors and a beard brush.
Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Top-Spiral Notebook
The muse can strike in the most unfortunate of situations, like a torrential downpour. The Rite in the Rain notebook is waterproof, and works with a standard pencil or all-weather pen.
Prosource Fit Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar
Adjustable to fit most doorways, – from 24 to 36 inches wide – this pull-up bar is strong, sturdy, and comes with various grip positions for a multi-muscle workout.
Satechi Desk Mat & Mate
The Satechi desk mat provides a large working area for any desk or surface, and works as a mousepad while also being a comfortable rest for the hands while typing.
Diy Beard and Mustache Oil
Super easy, and natural too, this beard and mustache oil needs only 2 ingredients – coconut oil, and essential oil – and can be adapted to use any scent he likes.
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
If he wants to up his cocktail game, Tequila Mocking bird is a recipe book for mixing drinks with a literary theme – the perfect accompaniment to any intelligent soiree.
What's That From?
This book makes a great birthday gift for guys who love to quote movie lines. With more than 1000 quotes and questions, he’ll expand his knowledge of 250-plus Hollywood classics.
Wood Magnetic Balance Lamp
Any guy who loves gadgets will be intrigued by the gift of this unique lamp. Operated by magnets, simply move the lower sphere up to switch on, and vice versa.
Diy Domino Clock
If he likes a game of dominoes, he’ll love this domino clock which can be handmade at home with a few simple items and a couple of power tools.
PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
This PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer will make the ideal birthday gift for anyone who wants to ensure their gadget is germ-free. Simply insert phone, close the lid, and set it to work.
Game-Used Hockey Puck Bottle Opener
If your guy is a fan of ice hockey, get him this awesome bottle opener that’s made from a real game-used hockey puck from one of 30 teams, and is hologram-verified.
Solar Reading Light
5 hours of bright light will be followed by many more of soft glow thanks to this brilliant solar powered lamp. Ideal as both a bedside lamp and portable camping lantern.
Rush Creek Creations Fishing Rod Storage Wall Rack
Save space and keep it neat with this display rack which holds up to 6 fishing rods securely and safely, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically to maximize space.
Fix it Kit
Made to be used, the tools in this vegan leather case are suitable for all of life’s little (and not to little) emergencies – a great birthday gift for guys into DIY.
Whether he’s bored in the boardroom or impatient at the picnic, this portable game of cornhole will add an element of fun. Complete with mini beanbags, board, and adjustable launch pads.
Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer
Simply make the sauce, set the timer, and this invaluable little gadget will stir the pot, leaving your man free to do other things, because we all know men can’t multitask!
Diy Valet Tray
Guys like to empty their pockets on the nightstand, so make sure he keeps his tidy with a DIY valet tray, made using fabric in any design or color he’ll like.
Sling Beverage Cooler
He can hide beer in plain sight when he uses this insulated hemp bag which looks like a yoga or fishing bag, but actually fits 6 cans of beer (or soda).
Beard Bib & Shaper Set
Save him (or you) the task of cleaning up with this innovative beard bib (and beard-shaper comb), which attaches to the mirror with suction pads and catches all those pesky hairs.
Game-Used Baseball Bat Handle Openers with Stand
Made from the handle of a real game-used baseball bat, these bottle openers come with a story card with info on which game they were used in, and handy display stand.
If your guy is always losing his picks, the pick punch makes a fab gift. Using old credit cards or membership cards, he can create as many picks as he needs.
(View more: 75 Coolest Gifts for Guys)