Men can be difficult to shop for. They usually buy what they want, which makes it difficult to nail down the best birthday gifts for men. Nevertheless, there are some great gifts that you can give that special man in your life that will both surprise and delight him.
Look for experiences
One of the best things that you can do is choose an experience to go do with him. This can be anything you want. Think about something that he has mentioned wanting to do but never done. Some of these things may be a little extreme, but others can be comfortable for both of you to do together. Either way that you do it, they will be something that he will remember for years to come. A few of the best options are:
- an introductory lesson in flying an airplane
- hot air balloon ride
- driving a supercar
- tickets to a concert or play
- a helicopter ride
- bungee jumping
Help him get better
Look at one of his hobbies and think of ways that you can help him to further his knowledge and experience in something he cares about. This could be through classes or through a one-on-one mentorship opportunity with an expert in the field. He will be excited to have you take an interest in his hobby and help him to get better. An additional option could be to get him some equipment that will help him to further his craft. This could be more challenging because it will involve some extra effort on your part. Nevertheless, even with very technical hobbies you can end up sussing out the things that he could use with some carefully crafted questioning and searching.
Give him an aspirational gift
Sometimes there are gifts that are either so time intensive or costly that most men won't bother getting them. They'll feel too selfish for getting these gifts. While it isn't something that you can do on a regular basis, consider getting your man one of these gifts for a special birthday - perhaps their 40th or 50th birthday. Whether it's a top-of-the-line camera or a trip around the world, these can be the gifts of a lifetime. Because of the cost, it may be worthwhile to solicit some of his friends or other family members to help put it together. When you do, he will remember that gift for the rest of his life.
While you could always get another tie for his birthday, start looking outside of the box for something that will truly make his birthday special.