The 30 Best Memorable Birthday Gifts for Men

Our top pick is the George Forman Electric Grill

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Shopping for anyone can be tough, but finding a gift for that favorite guy in your life can sometimes feel impossible.

Luckily, we researched the best gift options on the market considering your budget and the man in your life's interests and practical needs. Our top pick is the George Forman Electric Grill for the guy who loves to grill for his family. It cooks up to 15 servings as a time and it a huge time and space saver, without sacrificing quality.

Here are the best gifts for men.

Our Top Picks

George Foreman GFO240S Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill

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George Foreman GFO240 Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill

Amazon

George Foreman grills have been around for quite some time and for good reason. They’re quality, sturdy, and the tons of versions work for cooks of all skill levels. This indoor/outdoor electric grill cooks up to 15 servings at a time so it’s perfect for families. And you'll save money without having to buy gas.

Controlling the temperature is as easy as the twist of a knob and the removable stand makes it perfect for the backyard or the kitchen countertop. Reviewers share that it only takes about three to five minutes to heat up, so cooking a large amount of food quickly is a breeze.

The size of this grill makes it perfect for small spaces, apartments, or small decks or patios. Reviewers found it very easy to set up and clean, which are major pluses. And it is much more affordable than a full-size grill, making this the perfect gift for your grill master.

Coyuchi Unisex Air Weight® Organic Robe

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coyuchi-unisex-robe

Courtesy of Coyuchi

You just might be tempted to keep this for yourself, but try not to. Coyuchi’s robe has his name written all over it if he’s the king of relaxation or just needs something to slip into after work, besides a pair of sweats. Though the organic cotton robe is lightweight, it’s warm and measures up to 52 inches long.

Mark & Graham Baseball Decanter and Glasses Gift Set

Mark & Graham Baseball Decanter and Glasses Gift Set

Mark & Graham

For the guy who's a major sports fan and loves a great cocktail, this gift set knocks it out of the park. The decanter is actually shaped like a baseball bat and it includes four glasses that all conveniently fit on a wood stand. He can fill this with his favorite spirit and add this statement making piece to a bar cart or counter.

Ian Flood & Chris Prosser NYC Skyline Chess Set

Ian Flood & Chris Prosser NYC Skyline Chess Set

Uncommon Goods

Combine a classic board game with the recognizable skyline of New York City and you’ve got this gorgeous chess set. Architects Ian Flood and Chris Prosser are responsible for designing these chess pieces that look like works of art. The usual game pieces are replaced with acrylic brownstones, the Guggenheim, the Empire State Building, and more. There’s also a London version featuring Big Ben and the London Eye. 

Callaloo Box Subscription Box

callaloo-subscription-box

Courtesy of Callaloo Box

Some people hate spice, while others love it. Some people like eating the same 'ol food, and others want a bit of variety. For the guy who falls into the latter categories, he'll absolutely love the Callaloo Box. The offerings vary, but the usuals include a few flavorful, unique spices, pepper seasonings, and six to eight food items that offer a taste of the Caribbean. This is a tasty one time gift or you can even set the recipient up with a monthly subscription.

Best Choice Products Shiatsu Foot Massager

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Best Choice Products Therapeutic Shiatsu Foot Massager

Amazon

Anyone who spends hours on their feet or who might suffer from specific foot ailments will find relief with this foot massager. The massage functions target the toes and soles of the feet. The LCD screen is easy to read and there's even a convenient remote control which cuts down on bending over. Other convenient features include removable, washable sleeves and a non-slip bottom.

Grovemade Wood Laptop Stand

Grovemade Wood Laptop Stand

Grovemade

Whether he works from home every day or just needs a better office set up, Grovemade's laptop stand is sleek and functional. Available in walnut or maple, the stand is angled to provide a more ergonomically friendly position for a laptop. The stainless steel stopper keeps the laptop from slipping and it's lined with leather to prevent any scratches.

Harry's Winston Shaving Set

Harry's Shaving Set

 Courtesy of Harry's

A razor can feel like a pretty basic gift, but for the guy who shaves often, he absolutely needs and deserves a quality piece. Harry's shaving set comes with a durable razor that's made of zinc and graphite. The five blades have a flexible hinge and the strip is actually lubricated to keep his skin moisturized. The set is topped off with the inclusion of a foaming shave gel.

Artifact Uprising Photo-Wrapped Hardcover Book

Photo-Wrapped Hardcover Book

Artifact Uprising 

Preserve those special moments with a beautiful book from Artifact Uprising. The exterior consists of a photo-wrapped fabric cover and the book includes a minimum of 30 pages, which can come in a recycled matte or a shinier option. There are also four different book sizes to highlight the amazing photos you choose.

MasterClass Annual Membership

MasterClass Annual Membership

MasterClass

Learning a new skill or taking up a hobby is fun at any age. For the person who's always curious, a subscription to MasterClass will be put to good use. He can watch online classes from his laptop or phone on a range of topics from sports, tech, art, and so much more. New courses are added every month and they're taught by each industry's top pros.

Uncommon Goods Mindful Breathing Necklace

Mindful Breathing Necklace

Uncommon Goods

For your guy who works in a stressful environment or who needs to practice mindfulness, this simple accessory is the perfect way to keep him focused. The flute-like pendant is attached to a thin rose gold, gold, silver, or matte slate chain. Anytime the wearer is felling stressed or overwhelmed, they're supposed to exhale into the pendant, which slows down breathing. This small act can make a major difference in someone's day to day.

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker

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Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker

Walmart

If the guy in your life is into fitness, get him the Fitbit Charge 4. It tracks his heart rate all day long to accurately measure daily caloric burn. He can also use the heart rate monitor feature to maximize his workouts with options like Fat Burn, Cardio, and Peak. This activity monitor will tell him how many steps he’s taken, floors he’s climbed, and active minutes he’s had throughout the day.

Etsy Gift Sound Wave Art Song Lyrics

Gift Sound Wave Art Song Lyrics

Etsy

Customized gifts are always a great way to touch someone's heart and show you put major thought into their gift. At first glance, this might just look like a piece of wall art from Etsy, but it's actually wave art to a song of your choosing. This can be your guy's favorite song or something that holds special meaning. The brushed aluminum style has a sleek design and the print comes with a QR code so the song can be played.

Away The Large Everywhere Bag

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Away The Large Everywhere Bag

Away

Does he have a backpack or duffle bag that's seen better days? Then it's probably time to upgrade him to another option that's fashionable and functional. Away's Everywhere bag has a 38L capacity and measures just under 21 inches long. It's made of water-resistant nylon and leather and the interior has a few pockets for organization and even a pocket specifically for a water bottle.

Etsy Personalized Jerry Can Mini Bar

Etsy Personalized Jerry Can Mini Bar

Etsy

This is a quirky, fun, but also useful gift. The metal jerry can opens up to reveal a portable mini bar. It includes two glasses and spaces to hold up to five standard size cans as well as a 750 ml spirit bottle. Kick it up a notch by personalizing the can with a short message or name plate. The personalization is engraved in the wood, so even over time, there's no need to worry about it fading or rubbing off.

Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven

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Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven

Courtesy of Breville

If you want to gift him a cool kitchen appliance that most of his friends don't have, then the Breville pizza oven is the way to go. It's certainly an investment, so it's great for the guy who enjoys cooking, entertaining, and absolutely loves pizza. The oven takes just two minutes to heat up to 750 degrees and cook a pizza. It comes with preset functions to cook a pie perfectly based on the style (thin or deep dish) and if there are toppings.

He’ll without a doubt appreciate the comfy, cozy Ugg Ascot slippers and he’ll most likely have them for years to come thanks to the superior quality. The exterior is 100 percent leather and in true Ugg fashion, the lining is unbelievably soft. The soft wool feels like pillowy clouds and the rubber lining is sturdy enough that he can safely walk on all surfaces, from the kitchen to quick trips outside, without slipping. 

Uncommon Goods Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

Uncommon Goods

For the guy who loves a good drink, he's probably tried the usual mixers and classic cocktail recipes. But if you want to truly give him something fun, try this Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit. The bottle contains spices and dehydrated fruit picked straight from a farm. There's the option of navel gazer spiced orange, blue Sunday blueberry lavender, parrot head strawberry jalapeno, and island time spicy pineapple. Then all he has to do is mix his favorite spirit in the infusion bottle and wait for about a week to enjoy a flavor packed cocktail.

The Sill Monthly Subscription

The Sill Monthly Plant Subscription

The Sill 

If he's looking to become a plant parent, then he'll appreciate a monthly subscription to The Sill. Choose the classic subscription, which comes with a small or medium plant, and a stylish planter. For the novice, the included planter instructions will prove extremely helpful. The plant selection changes each month so he'll have something to look forward to with every delivery.

Airbnb Experience Gift Card

Airbnb Experience Gift Card

Airbnb

For the traveler and constant learner, an Airbnb gift card to enjoy one of their curated Experiences is a fun gift. The Experiences are hosted by experts around the world and consist of small groups. The outings can include a music tour with a DJ in Cuba, nature walks with llamas, or learning to make pasta in Italy.

Kencko Bowls

Kencko Bowls

Kencko

Eating healthy on the go can feel like a challenge, but if your guy likes fast food that's still good for him, then Kencko bowls are a tasty option. The plant-based meals just require the addition of hot water and they're ready to eat in less than 10 minutes. The options include minestrone, beetroot soup, lentils, and more, with the meals providing four servings of vegetables.

Mark & Graham Golf Cart Decanter and Glasses Gift Set

Mark & Graham Golf Cart Decanter and Glasses Gift Set

Mark & Graham

Whether he's an avid golfer or just appreciates a good drink, this decanter set is sure to be a unique present and even a talking piece while entertaining. The mini golf cart contains a decanter, which holds 850 ml of liquid, and two eight ounce golf ball glasses. The cart measures 11 inches high and would look great on a bar cart or counter. And the decanter can be monogrammed for a few extra bucks.

Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses RB4175 Square

Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB4175

Ray-Ban

Instead of buying the typical Ray-Ban Aviators or Wayfarers, go with this timeless Clubmaster style. The style draws attention to your guy’s browline with tortoise shell material along only the top of the metal frames. It works for just about any face shape and can be paired with casual or dressed-up outfits. If your guy likes to spend a lot of time in the sun, these glasses will protect his eyes and make him look ultra-cool without a lot of effort.

Uncommon Goods Rings of Celebration Birthday Glass

Uncommon Goods Rings of Celebration Birthday Glass

Uncommon Goods

The rings around a tree can signify its age and this set of glasses celebrates another year of your guy's life. The center of the glass can be customized with his birth year and it includes phrases like "another year wiser" and "another year stronger." The 11 ounce glasses are perfect for a range of beverages and he'll think of you every time he takes a sip.

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa

Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Photo courtesy of Best Buy

The Echo Dot is a speaker, clock, remote, and an overall handy assistant for the home. It's small, less than four inches, but packs a major punch. Use it to play music or even set it up to control appliances in the home, like dimming the lights or turning on the thermostat. There are even options to set up security alerts when you're away from home.

Uncommon Goods Make-A-Mixtape

Uncommon Goods Make-A-Mixtape

There's no doubt we're in a digital world, but if he remembers the time of mixtapes, then this present combines the best of both worlds. The wooden cassette is handcrafted out of oak and wood and sits on a small stand. The back includes a QR code and when scanned, it loads the playlist you curated from your favorite streaming platform.

BrüMate BackTap Backpack Cooler

BrüMate BackTap Backpack Cooler

BrüMate

If he loves camping, hiking, or just a casual beach day party, then this stylish backpack cooler will be pretty useful. It can be carried by the handle or the backpack straps and has an impressive capacity. It holds up to three gallons of liquid, 14 cans, or five wine bottles. It's lined with stainless steel and you can even mix drinks right in the cooler and dispense via the tap.

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

Jo Malone

Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Sea Salt cologne is great for the guy who wants a fragrance that's impactful without being overpowering. It's earthy but also rugged and works well alone or perfect layered with another scent. Gifting him this cologne might just be the start to his scent journey and a bit of self care.

Mark & Graham Commute Clutch

Mark & Graham Commute Clutch

Mark & Graham

Keeping electronics and all their chargers organized, but also tangle free, is no short task. Mark & Graham's clutch comes in leather or suede and is the perfect addition to any briefcase or backpack. The multiple pockets, snap tabs, and even card slots keep necessities organized and within reach. It comes in classic hues like black, navy, or camel and there's also the option for foil monogramming.

Timex Men's TW2R80300 Southview 41mm Leather Strap Watch

 Timex Men's TW2R80300 Southview

Amazon

A sharp watch can really elevate a guy’s look. If someone you know isn’t into high-tech smart watches, then go analog. This Timex watch has a blue dial with gold-tone Roman numerals and markers around the edge. It comes with a brown leather band and a silver display case (if he only wants to wear the watch on special occasions). The watch is water resistant up to 100 feet, but with a piece this stylish, he probably won't wear it during his next dip in the pool.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. She loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.

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