Top 10 Best Birthday Gifts for Him

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Finding the perfect birthday gift for him can be tough. You need to find a gift that fits your budget, but also feels personal and thoughtful. Whether you’re shopping for a best friend, family member, or significant other, you can find something perfect on our list of birthday gifts for him. Read on to see our top picks for birthday gifts for men.

Looking for more great gift ideas? Check out our guide to the best gifts for men, peruse our guide to the best gifts for your boyfriend, or read our list of the best birthday gifts for her.


1. Calvin Klein Men’s Pebble Faux-Leather Moto Jacket with Faux-Shearling

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(Calvin Klein)

It’s safe to say that every guy on the planet has dreamed of being a fighter pilot, if only for a day. This Calvin Klein jacket has elements of both bomber jackets and classic motorcycle jackets. If you’re hunting for a cool gift for your dad or significant other, this is a solid choice. The use of faux leather and faux shearling means you get a cool look, but at a fraction of the price you’d pay for genuine leather.

Price: $100.96 – $144.50, depending on size selected (69 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Calvin Klein Men’s Pebble Faux-Leather Moto Jacket with Faux-Shearling here.


2. The Arduino Starter Kit

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(Arduino.Org)

Shopping for a programmer or engineer? This geek chic gift is a fun way to get him started with Arduino programming. Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform that allows people to create interactive electronic objects.The kit includes over 200 parts, as well as a 170-page Arduino Projects Book to get him inspired. There are enough components in the box to complete 15 projects. Items you can build with this kit include a color-mixing lamp, a light theremin musical instrument, and a lamp that responds to your touch.

Price: $89.93

Buy The Arduino Starter Kit here.


3. Tokens & Icons Collegiate Football Game Used Helmet Cufflinks

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(Tokens & Icons)

Shopping for a guy who loves college football? These cool cufflinks are made from real, used helmets from top college teams. The cufflinks themselves are shaped like little helmets, which makes these accessories a subtle way to show his college pride. Nine schools are available, including University of Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, and Ohio State.

Price: $190

Buy the Tokens & Icons Collegiate Football Game Used Helmet Cufflinks here.


4. eTape16 Digital Tape Measure

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(eTape16)

For the man who loves DIY, hand tools and power tools are always a smart choice. This digital tape measure takes the guesswork out of measuring precise cuts. It’s weather-resistant, and holds past measurements in its memory so you never have to re-measure.

Price: $29.99

Buy the eTape16 Digital Tape Measure here.


5. Archer Danger Zone T-Shirt

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(Ripple Junction)

If he’s a big fan of the spy show Archer, then he’ll love this “Danger Zone” shirt. It’s available in three different colors, from size small to XXXL. If a t-shirt isn’t quite the right thing, consider picking up an Archer pint glass or the hilarious How to Archer book. Any of these Archer items is a nice gift for a friend or sibling.

Price: $12.99 – $25.29, depending on color and size selected

Buy the Archer Danger Zone T-shirt here.


6. Harley-Davidson Men’s Rory Work Boot

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(Harley-Davidson)

Whether he rides a Harley or not, every man still appreciates a solid pair of work boots. These boots from Harley-Davidson are great for guys who ride motorcycles, or men who just need a solid pair of boots. You can get them in black, brown, or slate. The slate option really makes the skulls pop.

Price: $89.07 – $279.95, depending on size and color selected

Buy the Harley-Davidson Men’s Rory Work Boot here.


7. Vietnamese Coffee Kit

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(Heirloom Coffee)

Shopping for a guy who loves Asian culture, gourmet food, or just a really good cup of coffee? This cool coffee kit lets you make authentic Vietnamese-style coffee. The kit includes the exact same type of coffee used by people in Vietnam, along with Vietnamese formula sweetened condensed milk, and a traditional, stainless steel Phin brewer. There are also directions with pictures to help you make the perfect cup of coffee on your first try. If you’re shopping for a guy who already has everything, this is one item that might actually surprise him.

Price: $21.95

Buy the Vietnamese Coffee Kit here.


8. Fossil Q Reveler

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(Fossil)

Has he been hunting for a fitness tracker that doesn’t look like a rubber band? This cool new wearable from Fossil is designed for guys who want a tracker that looks cool and current. The Fossil Q Reveler is made from stainless steel and leather. It tracks notifications, and can also send you “filtered” notifications from your favorite contacts. This wearable is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and higher, and iOS devices running iOS 8.0 and above.

Still not convinced this is the right gift for him? Browse more wearables from Fossil, or check out our Fitbit comparison post.

Price: $125

Buy the Fossil Q Reveler Stainless Steel Bracelet here.


9. Huxlay Bros Kevlar Jeans

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(Huxlay Bros)

Designed for bikers, these cool Kevlar jeans are an awesome way to embrace your inner action hero. These straight cut jeans boast double stitched kevlar with cotton lining. They also come with free removable and adjustable knee and hip armor. If you want to make sure your favorite guy stays safe, these Kevlar-reinforced jeans are a great gift.

Price: $79.99 (20 percent off MSRP)

Buy the Huxlay Bros Kevlar Jeans here.


10. Deluxe Hot Sauce Making Kit

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(Grow and Make)

Made in Portland, this cool hot sauce kit is a great DIY gift for any spice lover. The kit includes hot dried peppers like chipotle, arbol and guajillo chiles. The kit also comes with brown sugar, additional spices, vinegar, lids, labels, funnels, gloves and more. If you’re shopping for a guy who wants to take his tacos to the next level, this is a thoughtful gift.

Price: $39.95

Buy the Deluxe Hot Sauce Making Kit here.


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