Let’s face it, men are impossible to shop for. Even when you get the right gift, their reactions can be so unemotional that you’re still not sure it was the right gift. So this year, give him a unique birthday gift, something surprising and different, that will throw him off balance and bring out true joy.
Every guy wants a bazooka. This is the closest you can get legally. You can blast bursts of air up to 20 feet! Let him hide this in a sleeve of his Jedi bath robe and he’ll entertain himself for hours using the “Force” to knock things of the counter. He might not even turn on the TV for a few days.
BBQs are great fun, but cleaning them isn’t. The Grillbot is the ideal birthday gift for the man who has everything, as it takes the hard work out of cleaning. Simply place it on the grill, turn it on, close the lid, and let the heavy duty brushes get to work.
This is the gift you are looking for. After a shower, in the morning, checking the mail, or just lounging around the house can all be part of his training to master the Force. This will bring him back to the first time he watched Obi Wan use his Jedi mind trick to evade the storm troopers.
Add a talking point to his desk or coffee table with this stunning floating globe. Controlled by a clever magnetic system, the black and silver globe floats and rotates freely in the air, suspended within the curves of the C shape stand which glows with colorful LED lights.
If glasses behind his ears coupled with earbuds in his ears is too much hardware in one place, treat him to a pair of Bose frames. With up to 99% protection against both UVA and UVB rays and non-polarizing lenses, these shades also feature open speakers in the arms for an immersive sound experience.
Whatever his poison, you can choose a monthly gift subscription that allows him to enjoy a different bottle of his favorite spirit, hand-selected from some of the world’s best small distillers and independent bottlers. With tasting notes and the story behind the drink included, every month will be like his birthday again.
If he’s a fan of art in general, or Jean-Michel Basquiat in particular, the Skull watch will make an outstanding birthday gift. Combining two of Basquiat’s most famous works – Genius, and Skull – this colorful watch is powerful and distinctive, and will become a true statement timepiece in any man’s collection.
Warm beer is such a disappointment, but you can save him the distress by giving him a pair of Rabbit Freezable Glasses. Made from glass that’s filled with cooling gel to keep beer cold, these glasses also feature a soft silicone outer surface to protect hands from the deep chill.
Add more than a touch of sophistication to his home bar with this beautiful whiskey globe decanter. Set on an attractive dark wooden stand, this etched globe will hold 750ml of whiskey, gin, rum, or other spirit, and comes with four engraved world map glasses, stopper, and pouring funnel.
If a pilot’s licence is a little out of your budget, this mini drone will give him the next best thing, allowing him to fly his very own aircraft with his feet firmly on the ground. Super lightweight, it will allow him to take photos and videos, with a host of stunning features.
Does he want his own home gym but doesn’t have the room? Then the Mirror is the ideal solution. Discreet and space saving, this genius mirror will give him access to thousands of fitness classes, 24/7, and allow him to benefit from some of the best trainers in the world.
Education should never stop, in fact, it really starts when we leave school. Let him learn a new skill with a MasterClass All Access Pass. With lessons in virtually every subject going, these classes are taught by world leaders in their fields, and the pass will give unlimited access to the entire catalogue.
If he has a family to feed at breakfast time, or he just gets really hungry himself, the Double Rotating Waffle Maker will make it a breeze. Capable of making 8 big, fluffy, delicious Belgian waffles in just 10 minutes, this machine comes in a striking red and black design.
Play to his Mountain Man image by giving him this amazing Pulaski Axe with Canvas Sheath. Weighing a substantial 5.5lbs, this axe is double-sided, with a blade from chopping on one side, and one from cutting and grubbing on the other, while the pommel base serves as a handy hammer.
Clean drinking water is something we all take for granted, until, that is, we don’t have access to it anymore. The LARQ bottle features a clever UV-C light that cleans water of up to 99.9999% of harmful bacteria and viruses, and activates every 2 hours automatically, or manually as often as he needs.
Make him king of the grill with this funny apron, that tells everyone who’s in charge of the cooking. Made from heavy duty thick cotton, this apron comes with three deep pockets for keeping tools and utensils close by, and is printed with a hilarious five word slogan on the front.
Whether space is at a premium or he just doesn’t want gym equipment cluttering up his home, the Bowflex Selecttech 840 Kettlebell will take the place of six separate kettlebells. Adjustable from 3.5 to 18 kg (8 to 40 lbs), this clever device will streamline his fitness goals.
If bread and all things bread-related are his go-to foods, treat him to the Balmuda Steam Oven Toaster. Changing the way he cooks bread forever, this oven uses steam to retain the moisture and flavor of the pizza, sandwich, toast, pastry, and more, while crisping the outside to baked perfection.
There’s nothing quite like the warmth and comfort of a flickering flame, but if he’s hankering after an open fire, a candle just won’t cut it. Introduce him to the Personal Concrete Fireplace. Compact and minimalist, this fire runs on rubbing alcohol, and is perfect for ambience and roasting marshmallows!
Let him grow his own edible garden without the need for outdoor space with this smart indoor hydroponic garden. Supplied with six varieties of herb seed pods, this system uses no soil at all, and works like a coffee maker – simply add the pods and water, and let it work its magic.
Fire is something that has amazed man since the beginning of time, so why not gift the man in your life with his own modern concrete fire pit for nights filled with wonder. This pit is portable, sturdy, and uses gel fuel. You can make this in under a few hours for under fifty dollars.
Any man who enjoys the smoothness of a whiskey once in a while will show off this bar set with pride. Along with the handsome monogrammed decanter, he will also receive two heavy bottom rocks glasses etched with his name, slate coasters, ice molds, and a selection of savory snacks.
Let him start every day feeling fresh and clean with a Tushy bidet attachment. Super easy to install, the Tushy fits under a standard toilet seat and comes with a control pad within easy reach, to set the desired direction and pressure of the water to hit the right spot.
Dog walking, running, or simply getting to the car can be treacherous in the dark mornings and evenings of winter. Comfortable, washable, and warm, these beanies – which come in an array of attractive colors – feature a powerful LED lamp on the front so he can see where he’s going, hands-free.
He can drink to his 10th century ancestry with this Viking drinking horn. Made from real Ox horn, this extra-large drinking vessel will hold enough mead (or beer) to keep even Erik the Red happy. Ethically sourced and made by hand, it would make a great addition to his man cave.
With this wonderful contraption there’s no more lugging around that giant gas can. He can simply run the hoses and fill up his lawn equipment or throw it in the trunk for those roadside emergencies he swears will never happen, until they actually do. Avoid a lot of problems for him now and in the future with this fantastic and functional gift.
What If? Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Book)
This author of the humorous site xkcd answers the most absurd questions with the most thorough scientific responses. What would happen if there was a robot uprising? This book has all the answers for readers of all sorts. Whether he can’t find enough to read or he barely cracks a book unless there’s a promise of monetary reward, he’ll enjoy this light-hearted read.
Literal men will adore this shot glass, because that’s exactly what it is! Hand-sculpted in the USA, this glass has a real 0.308 bullet embedded in the side for a unique look. Made from glass and lead-free solid copper, it will look fab in his home bar or man cave.
The best birthday gift for men who have everything is one they didn’t know they needed! This magnetic pick up tool is perfect. Fitted with an LED light so they can find dropped objects, the magnets on the end of the 22 inch neck will quickly retrieve lost metal hardware.
If he’s a history buff he will absolutely love this monthly subscription. The perfect birthday gift for the man who has everything, this service will send him a monthly replicated letter from some of history’s greatest figures, including Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein, and the Wild West’s Annie Oakley.
National Geographic have produced this book to broaden the horizons of anyone who wants to explore the USA. Covering 50 states (plus Canadian provinces and territories), this book highlights 5000 great things to do, including beaches, museums, parks, hotels, and quirky local attractions such as the world’s longest yard sale.
A beautiful addition to any nightstand, this docking station has space for his watch (perhaps the bamboo one from this list), his phone, his charger, his keys, and his wallet. Use this to complete the whole gift package from this list or buy one a year and he’ll have a complete set in just a few decades.
If he likes the minimalist look, this watch will suit him perfectly. With a wide range of colors to choose from, this watch features a sleek face, 100% genuine leather strap (some colors use stainless steel bracelets instead), and a weatherproof design so it’s safe even in a deluge.
These days, microbrews are the way to go. There’s nothing better than brewing it yourself. Every guy wants to brew his own beer, but there are so many components that you need. This kit includes everything you need to get started, including all the ingredients for the first 5 gallon batch. No need to spring for a $100 glass carboy or a pricey 5 gallon brew pot. This starter kit will keep him satisfied for many brews to come.
If you know a man who is notorious for misplacing his keys, wallet, or other items, this leather catch all is the stylish solution to that problem. This DIY project is super simple and uses rivets to hold the leather together. Give him the gift of sanity with this catch all.
Grillin’ is my business, and business is booming! With this great set of barbecue tools, he’ll have everything he needs to make the perfect cookout come to life. This is the gift that gives back with perfectly grilled meat (and other foods). As an added bonus, he’ll finally wash his own utensils and put them away neatly.
This is, quite simply, a genius idea for any man who uses tools and hardware. Packed with magnets, this mat can hold any metal object safely and securely without the need for pockets and straps, and even adheres to the side of a vehicle so they’re all within arms’ reach.
If you’re always scratching his back but he never scratches yours, it’s time for him to do it himself with this fun but effective Redneck Backscratcher. Designed to look like a large garden tool, this scratcher has 15 flexible tines that will reach the places he can’t get to, for satisfying relief.
This is small enough to keep on him at all times with the added convenience of attaching to his keys. It’s big enough to make him feel like he’s got everything he needs to survive in the wild. He might not be ready for a solo trip to the Arctic, but it’s always great to let him dream. A little confidence never hurt anyone.
Give him professional car wash results at home with this kit from Chemical Guys. Providing a complete touch-free clean, this kit contains a foam cannon which, when attached to a pressure washer, will cover the car in thick foam to wash away dirt without leaving marks or scratches.
Many a facial faux pas has been committed while shaving due to a foggy mirror, but this one will save his skin every time. Scientifically impossible to fog, this mirror has a removable chamber which, when filled with warm water, keeps the surface completely clear so he can groom in safety.
Men can be sensitive souls, especially when it comes to their skin. Treat his to the proper products with the Nivea Men Dapper Duffle gift set. Inside the smart two-tone wash bag is an array of smooth and soothe products to treat his skin to the gentle care it needs.
Men with back hair tend to want it shaved, at least so it doesn’t peek over the top of their tee. This clever back shaver allows them to do it themselves easily thanks to the extendable design, so they never have to ask you to do it for them again.
Chances are, he’s already got shirts and ties and every tie clip you can find on the Internet. These cufflinks will make the perfect addition to his wardrobe. Not only are they completely fashionable and functional, they also allow the inner child to fulfill a fraction of the James Bond fantasy.
Whenever tape is needed it is never nearby. Surprise any handyman with this neat tape dispenser to hold all of his rolls of tape and cut the tap off when needed. You can construct this project from lumber, a dowel for the axel, and a hacksaw blade to cut the tape off when using it.
These hip tags are just masculine enough to make him apply them to everything from journals to folders to desk drawers. He will have the most attractive file folders in the office, or at least an organized toolbox. This is a great way to give him something personal that isn’t just a keepsake he’ll never really put to good use.
Give him a bracelet that’s distinctly rugged and masculine with this handmade Viking cuff. Available in a choice of fine silver, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and brass, you can choose a message from the available runes listed, or opt for all of them to cover all bases.
This vintage style backpack has been designed to keep 15” laptops safe and secure, while also providing ample storage for all those other work/study essentials, like a water bottle and even an umbrella.
Even a man who has everything can use some handmade, soothing shaving cream. Unlike store bought shaving cream, you can control the ingredients that go into this and control how it smells. The recipe combines coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, and eucalyptus essential oil to make this luxurious shaving companion.
This is a game that is designed with an attention to the absurd. The much loved artist from the Oatmeal contributed to the random humor in the game. Every game closet is a bit more complete with an interesting, edgy, slightly inappropriate card game in the mix. Game night just got a bit more interesting.
Stop water rings in their tracks by gifting any man in your life with these super comic book coasters. Choose whatever comics happen to be his favorite, DC, Marvel, or what have you, to make these coasters personalized just for him. You will also need outdoor mod podge, electrical outlet covers, and adhesive.
Have him channel his inner Samurai every time he drives with this awesome katana shift knob. Made from full solid steel so it’s incredibly durable, this shift knob has been created to look exactly like the handle of a Japanese sword, and comes in 6 striking colors to suit the vehicle.
For the working man in your life, try gifting them with this healing cuticle balm. It is great for healing cracked, dry, or damaged skin. This balm is easy to make and consists of an herbal blend that will sooth any problem areas he might have. It is a very thoughtful gift.
Play ball! For the sports fan that also enjoys a good book, these baseball bookends make a great gift. To make it look like the baseballs are resting on their own, you simply mount a small and thin piece of metal to the bottom with a strong glue.
He might be more inclined to put his dirty washing in the hamper when it’s shaped like a punching bag. Made from durable polyester canvas and fitted with a ring to hang it from the ceiling, this bag will make a great workout tool when it’s full.
If a food is only hot enough in his (watering) eyes when he swears in exclamation, then this book will make the ideal gift. ‘F*ck That’s Hot’ contains 70 recipes that use spice to their advantage for flavorsome, off-the-scale hot dishes to challenge even those with asbestos tastebuds.
If he’s the kind of man who loves being a hands-on dad but doesn’t fancy carrying a floral diaper bag, this is the perfect solution. Designed to look like a tool bag, this handy carrier is made from faux leather and features numerous pockets and spaces for diapers, wipes, bottles, and more.
Give him the tools to look after his appearance even when he’s on the go with this stylish grooming set. Housed inside a personalizable wooden box, he will find a barber style razor, sharpening stone, scissors, and a comb, which also bears the same personal engraving.
If he has a yearning for the good old days of technology, these notepads will be right up his street. Each 100 page notebook is bound by a pair of real, upcycled floppy disks, which not only look uber cool and nostalgic, but also keep the pages within from getting creased.
Handmade to order, this leather tool roll can be adapted to suit any kind of tools or requirements. Fitted with brass rivets for extra durability, this tool roll will keep his tools safely in one place using the slots and pockets provided, and is comfortable enough to carry around.
The ideal gift for a self-confessed geek, this striking tie looks smart and nerdy all at the same time. Great for engineers, IT guys, and electricians, it comes in black, hunter green, or Kelly green, and features an all-over circuit board design that’s printed in contrasting silver and copper inks.
Nothing screams man more than this mandle, or man candle, does. You’ll need a wood wick and a manly vessel to begin constructing your mandle. This candle for men also requires a scent most manly, like spiced rum, which is mentioned in the tutorial. Men everywhere will love this thoughtful and manly gift.
If he lives and breathes DIY or car mechanics, he’ll be able to wear his hobby, too. This unusual and quirky wrench ring is made from white bronze and then silver plated to give it an authentic finish, and is designed to wrap around the finger for a unique look.
The insulated beverage holder, or “koozie” for those familiar with the term, makes a perfect gift for any man who likes to keep a cold drink on hand. You will need quilting cotton, Insulbright, which is heavily insulated fleece, and Velcro to construct this project. There is quite a bit of sewing in this project.
He’ll appreciate having this chill beer adventure vest with him when he goes on an outdoor jaunt again. A real cargo utility vest in miniature, this one is made to perfectly fit his cold cans to keep them cool while his hands stay frost-free and dry.
He can use these to liven up the kitchen or bathroom. The materials will cost you about 5 bucks for everything. You can do this with or without the copper or use the copper in a way to customize the look to your liking. This is a fun project that will give him a project that is easy to do and will liven up any space (even his desk at work).
For the man who doesn’t shave and, instead, has a fabulous, flowing beard, this beard oil is the perfect gift. Like the shaving cream, you can control what goes into it and its smell to make the perfect beard oil for the man receiving it. Beard oil can get expensive, so hand make it and save.
Reduce plastic waste as well as body odor with a HELMM premium deodorant subscription service. The very masculine refillable container and refills use 65% less plastic, while he can choose between a variety of heavenly scents and formulas, as well as how often he needs a refill delivered.
This stylish toothbrush holder is made from wood that you’ve probably got lying around (or you can make a trip around the neighborhood to find someone’s trimmings). This adds a bit of rugged beauty to the bathroom without being too masculine for you or too feminine for him.
The man who has everything probably doesn’t have these. Stamped metal bar tags are a great gift to add class to any man’s liquor collection. Personalize each tag for his favorite bottles of alcohol with this easy DIY project. All you will need are some metal stamps and blank aluminum credit cards.
You can never have enough fishing equipment in your life when fishing is your life. These bottle cap fishing lures are great for any man who loves to fish, loves to drink beer, or loves to do both. You’ll need fishing hooks and the caps to his favorite brand of beer or soda.
Men care more and more about their cleanliness. It doesn’t hurt to have a little pampering. This soap will make him feel like a man instead of making him smell like passion fruit and oleander. For under 10 bucks, he can get all the clean fragrance and smooth skin he secretly dreams about.
He can build up his own collection of personalized man gifts with this subscription service which delivers one high quality engraved item every single month, such as a hammer, knife, or leather journal.
Hunters, marksmen, and even those who just like the look and feel of ammunition will look sharp in their formal wear with a pair of these cufflinks on their wrists. Made from real repurposed shotgun bullet casings, each one will be different thanks to their handmade design and varying headstamps.
In this very simple DIY, all you need is a blank flask, some wood grain contact paper, and a paint marker for personalization. Flasks are a very common gift for men and customizing the flask yourself will save you a ton of money. Plus, wood grain looks super stylish.
This classy looking pouch is perfect for storing change or any small, lose item a man might carry around. It’s made from old neckties and zips shut. Each pouch needs two ties to be made and requires a zipper. This DIY project requires a lot of sewing, so be prepared.
Every man loves to sleep and why not help him sleep while laying his head on one of the greatest movie franchises of all time. These Star Wars pillow cases are easy to make with a bit of patience and the help of pumpkin carving stencils. Keep your iron handy to complete this project.
No matter the man, he will always need soap to stay clean. This citrus scotch ale soap is made with beer, which makes it a perfect soap for the beer enthusiast. Other ingredients in the soap are grapefruit, lemon, orange, honey, and malted barley to exfoliate, as well as several oils to moisturize.
Make a custom keychain just for him with this Jenga keychain DIY tutorial. You will need a wooden block, some decorative paper, a key ring, and mod podge to complete this task. The best part is you can use whatever decorative paper you like so it is personalized just for him.