30 Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Get him a present he doesn’t even know he wants.

30 Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Finding the best birthday gifts for your husband can seem like an art form in itself. At this stage in your relationship, you likely know everything your husband needs—but not necessarily what he wants. And since you want to get him a gift that’s both practical and meaningful, it’s great to have a bit of birthday present inspiration every now and then.

So, short of decoding your husband’s most private inner thoughts and dreams, we’ve uncovered the perfect birthday gifts for men that he’ll truly want—no mind-reading involved. With that said, here are the best birthday gifts so amazing he’ll never even see them coming.

Birthday Gifts for Your Husband Surfboard

A Surfboard

From $715; buy now at cisurfboards.com

The best birthday gifts are the ones he’d never buy for himself—like a great, upscale surfboard such as this one. It might not be practical, but it’s undeniably cool.

Take a tip to the Patagonia as Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Luxury Trip to Patagonia

From $11,192 per person; buy now at blacktomato.com

This 13-day experience in Chilean Patagonia is absolutely packed with adventure. He’ll be able to enjoy a ridiculous amount of natural beauty, active days, and totally chill nights.

Bespoke Slipper Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Bespoke Slippers

From $650; but now at stubbsandwootton.com

Upgrade his after-work-wear with a set of luxe monogrammed slippers in his favorite color combo.

Beer Brewing kit Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Beer-Making Kit

$80; buy now at northernbrewer.com

Okay, maybe this isn’t a hobby you want to encourage. But if you don’t mind having freshly-brewed beer around the house—and youhusband is an enthusiast—this gift is sure to delight. After all, he can always pair it with the perfect steak.

 Lotuff Weekender Bag Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Go-Anywhere Weekender

$1,200; buy now at lotuff.com

Every guy needs a presentable weekend bag—preferably in classic, rugged leather. This one comes with a hefty price tag, but it also has a lifetime guarantee for the inevitable wear and tear.

Oculus Go Headset Best Birthday Gifts Husband


A VR Headset

$200; buy now at bestbuy.com

Grab an Oculus Go for your hubby. All he has to do is put on the headset and get immersed. Besides, he’ll look totally silly, which will be hilarious for you.

Weber Meat Smoker Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Meat Smoker

$25; buy now at amazon.com

He can turn any old grill into a meat smoker with this nifty little box.

Concert tickets for the Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Concert Tickets

Prices vary; buy now at ticketmaster.com

Snag some tickets to see his favorite band and you’ll be hearing about how great this year’s birthday gift was for decades to come.

 Elisabeth Weinstock Flask Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Very Fancy Flask

$275; buy now at elisabethweinstock.com

There’s just something about having a totally legit flask that seems to excite every man. What’s more: He’ll never buy one for himself! That makes this the perfect birthday gift for your husband.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

$350; buy now at bose.com

Whether for airplane travel, a noisy commute, or just chilling out at home, these headphones are the kind of gift he won’t know he needs until he receives it. Good luck getting him to take them off!

A night with the boys Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Weekend With The Boys

From $50; buy now at airbnb.com

Book something local or just a couple of hours away from home for your husband and his buddies to blow off some steam. Better yet, get him an Airbnb gift certificate so he can choose the destination himself.

Denon turn table Best Birthday Gifts Husband

A Luxe Record Player

$330; buy now at bestbuy.com

Let him get nostalgic with his favorite LPs on a high-quality turntable that also adds some decor chops to any room it’s placed in.

Jason Markk Shoe cleaning kit Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Shoe Cleaning Kit

$36; buy now at jasonmarkk.com

Regardless of whether his style veers more toward sneakers or Chelsea boots, he’ll appreciate having all the tools he needs to keep his most beloved footwear in top shape. This is one of the best brithday gifts for your husband that will keep him looking sharp.

Star Wars Cufflinks Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Star Wars Cufflinks

$495; buy now at bergdorfgoodman.com

Indulge his Star Wars obsession with these nerdy-but-cool cufflinks that are definitely going to make his friends jealous of his amazing birthday gift.

Wine Hike Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

An Organized Hike

$400; buy now at malibuwinehikes.com

Hiking is fun, but it’s even more fun when someone does the route and snack planning for you. Find a tour operator in your area, like Malibu Wine Hikes, which combines hiking with wine tasting for the ultimate outdoorsy activity.

Goop Garden Best Birthday Gifts Husband


An Effortless Garden

$200; buy now at shop.goop.com

Even if your guy doesn’t have a green thumb, he can easily keep this self-sufficient indoor garden healthy and enviable.

 speaker Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Fancy Speaker

$500; Buy now at sonos.com

For his birthday this year, go for a wireless speaker he can geek out over. He can hook it up to your TV for better sound quality when watching movies or playing video games, or simply play his favorite music straight from his phone while you’re hanging out on the couch.

Aesop travel grooming kit Best Birthday Gifts Husband


A Travel Grooming Kit

$37; buy now at aesop.com

If he’s always on the go, a nice grooming kit meant for jet-setting can help him feel at home no matter where he ventures.

Unlimited Movies Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Unlimited Movies

$10 per month; buy now at moviepass.com

Need we say more? As many movies as you can see every month for just ten bucks. Buy two memberships and you’ll have an endless supply of date-night ideas.

Attack From Mars Pinball Machine Best Birthday Gifts Husband


An Arcade Game

From $10,000; buy now at thepinballcompany.com

Bring back childhood memories with his favorite arcade game from way back when.

Louis Vuitton watch Best Birthday Gifts Husband


A Sleek Smartwatch

$9,945; buy now at us.louisvuitton.com

Fitness trackers are great and all, but a grown-up watch that does it all? That’s the dream.

Language Class Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Language Classes

Prices vary; buy now on thumbtack.com

If he’s been talking about brushing up on his French before your next trip to Paris, book him a few sessions with a language trainer.

Shark Diving Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Shark Diving Experience

From $500; buy now at sharkdivingphilippines.com

What’s life without some thrills, right? Head to the Philippines to dive with the sharks and expert guide.

Key hiding rock Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Key-Hiding Rock

$22; buy now at uncommongoods.com

Because he always forgets his keys. (OK, this birthday gift might be more for you than him, but still, it’s a little something that will probably make him smile, especially if there’s a good chance he’ll use it.)

New sneakers Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

Cool Sneakers

$410; buy now at mrporter.com

There isn’t a guy on the planet who can’t use a pair of fresh white kicks. Even if he’s already got a pair, he’ll appreciate a shoe wardrobe refresh.

Cheese-Making Class Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Cheese Making Class

From $75 per person; buy now at murrayscheese.com

Who doesn’t love cheese? Find a hands-on class where you can learn to make the stuff together—all while enjoying great wine, of course.

Leather Jacket Mr. Porter Best Birthday Gifts Husband


A Classic Leather Jacket

$995; buy now at mrporter.com

There’s nothing better than a high-quality leather jacket with sleek lines to bring every outfit up a notch. This is the birthday gift that keeps on giving those style points.

Ace and Everett Men's Socks


Socks He’ll Actually Like

$110 for 3; buy now at bergdorfgoodman.com

Socks might seem like a lame birthday gift, but hear us out. Stance makes the most comfortable, coolest-looking ones out there. Plus, they’re super durable, so they’ll last for years to come.

Cocktail Kit Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Beautiful Cocktail-Making Kit

$4,995; buy now at neimanmarcus.com

If he’s serious about imbibing, this state-of-the-art cocktail box will look amazing in his study. Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti collection, this setup is all class.

A Book Best Birthday Gifts for Your Husband

A Book of The Month Subscription

From $10 per month; buy now at bookofthemonth.com

If your husband is always saying he wishes he could read more, make it easy for him by getting him a subscription to Book of The Month. Each month, he’ll select from five choices and get a book in the mail. Even if he’s pressed for time during most of the year, thanks to this amazing birthday present, he’ll have a stack of titles ready and waiting for your next vacation. It’s one of the best birthday gifts for your husband that will also make him feel so smart!

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