Finding a perfect birthday gift for someone in your life is a big responsibility. While it is easy and convenient to just get that person a gift card, it can be even nicer to put a lot of thought and creativity into that person’s birthday gift. When it comes to getting a birthday gift for your husband, it only makes sense for you to get him a gift that is personal and thoughtful instead of a gift that is common and generic.
When you are married, it is important to put a lot of thoughts into the gifts that you give to your husband. While anniversary, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas gifts are all important, birthday gifts are probably the most anticipated gifts each year.
Whether you prefer to shop or make your own gift, there are many birthday ideas for your husband. And whether your budget is big or small, you can find the perfect present for him that he will enjoy. Below are a variety of gift ideas for husbands. There is something for every guy, no matter what his interests and hobbies are.
One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to finding the perfect gift is money. This article is full of many ideas for your husband’s birthday that accommodates all kinds of budgets. If you need some fresh ideas for birthday gifts, this article can help you as well.
Birthday Ideas For Husband
1. Boudoir Photos
If you and your husband have a family, then it can be hard to find time to be romantic together. While you probably like to try and save the romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day, you might like the idea of surprising your husband with a romantic gift for his birthday. Boudoir photos are a creative gift that will spice up your relationship and they will make a nice birthday gift that your husband will not be expecting.
2. Gift Subscription
What if you are interested in getting your husband a birthday gift that will last beyond his birthday? While your husband’s birthday is very important, maybe you want him to feel special all year. For a gift that will last all year, you can get your husband a gift subscription. These days, a gift subscription does not just mean magazines.
Now, there are a wide variety of subscriptions out there that people can enjoy. You can purchase your husband a subscription package for his birthday. The subscription you choose will be based on your husband’s interests and he will get a package every month, or every few months depending on the type of subscription you choose for him.
As for what type of gift subscription to get for your husband’s birthday, there are so many types of subscriptions out there including ones for meat lovers, grooming, socks, nerd memorabilia, and so much more. Try to think of one or two interests that your husband has and you will be able to find a subscription package that is perfect for him.
3. Lottery Cards
What if your budget is pretty small? Do not be discouraged, there are still plenty of wonderful birthday gifts that you can get for your husband even on a small budget. Lottery cards are inexpensive but they can be fun, and who knows, maybe your husband will be lucky enough to win some money.
4. Gift Basket
You can also buy him his favorite liquor and put it in a gift basket along with some of his favorite snacks.
5. Dedicate a Song For Him
If you are really strapped for cash, there are some free or nearly free things that you can do for his birthday. On his birthday, dedicate a song to him on the radio, and make sure that he hears it.
If you can’t think of any good songs, check out our list of 100 romantic love songs.
6. Work Lunch
When your husband’s birthday falls on a workday, then he will have to wait until work is done before he can have some fun. But you can surprise him by having his favorite food delivered to his office or desk during lunchtime. If you can, consider even dropping off the lunch yourself.
7. Homemade Gift of Coupons
If you are creative, then you can make your own birthday gift. Make your husband a coupon book that is full of coupons that he will like. You can make the coupons specific to his interests and needs. Some ideas include coupons for a massage, cooking his favorite meal, a night of cuddling, candlelit dinner, serving him breakfast in bed, and watching a marathon of his favorite television show together.
You can also let him control the remote control for a whole day or let him decide what you will do on your next date together.
You can also include useful coupons like offering to do his usual chores, letting him sleep in, and a coupon that will let him win any small argument. If you are adventurous, you can even include a coupon offering to do whatever he wants for a day.
8. Love Notes
There are many other sweet, creative, and budget-friendly ways for you to make a gift for your husband’s birthday. You can take the age that your husband will be on his birthday and write something that you love about him for each of his years. For example, if your husband will be turning 28, then you can make a list or a scrapbook that says “28 things I love about you.”
This is also a good idea for a milestone birthday. If your husband is hitting a big number and turning 50 or older, you can also ask his friends and family members to contribute their favorite things about him or their favorite memories of him.
You can even turn these memories into wall art. Print them on nice paper and frame the art so he can know how much he is loved and appreciated.
Check out these 200 romantic love notes for inspiration.
9. Photo Book
For a milestone birthday for your husband, you can also create a beautiful and unique photo book of memories that are especially meaningful to your husband. If you can afford to spend some money, you can give your husband a gift that ages well, just like him. It is the perfect theme for someone who you have known for many years. Examples of gifts that age well are wines, cheeses, aged meats, and whiskey.
10. Sweets With Special Label
An inexpensive, but creative gift for a milestone birthday is to fill up a jar with Hershey’s kisses. Then you can put a label on the jar that says, “kiss your 30’s/40’s/50’s/etc” goodbye. It is a birthday gift for your husband that is both budget-friendly and thoughtful. Your husband will appreciate the sweet gesture.
11. Love Poem
If writing is more of your thing, then you can write a poem for your husband. If you like, you can even print out the poem and frame it for him. There are really no rules when it comes to poetry. You can write a sonnet, a haiku, or just write a poem in your own style. Whether or not you choose to use rhyme schemes in your poem is up to you.
If your husband loves poetry but you are not a writer, you can always find a really nice poem to dedicate to him. You can even read this special poem to him on his birthday and he will appreciate the thoughtfulness.
When writing a poem for your husband’s birthday, think about what you love most about your husband. What do you hope for him on his birthday? These are just a few things that you can write about in the poem for your husband’s birthday gift.
Don’t know how to write a love poem, check out these 34 romantic love poems.
For the guy who really has everything, what can you really get him for his birthday? If your husband does not want or need anything, then you can donate money to his favorite charitable organization in his name.
13. Adventurous Experience
There are also guys who would prefer an experience rather than an object as a gift. There are many fun and exciting birthday experiences for you to choose from. Just think of what your husband likes to do. Is he artistic, adventurous, or athletic? Does he like to cook? What is something that he has always wanted to try? Answering these questions will help you narrow down the ideas.
If your husband has a sense of adventure, he might enjoy trying out some fun activities like archery, rock climbing, or skydiving. He might even enjoy going to a gun range, taking a flight lesson, or going on a helicopter ride around the city.
14. Painting Class
When a person has a creative side, then an artistic birthday gift is the obvious solution. If your husband is into art, then you can take him to a few museums or galleries. You can even take a painting class together.
15. Cooking Class
What if your husband really loves food? For the guy who loves food, a cooking class at a culinary school or a meal cooked by a personal chef will be more appropriate birthday gift ideas.
If your husband actually likes to cook, then you can consider getting him an appropriate cookbook or kitchen appliance for his birthday.
16. Fun Outdoor Activities
The husband who is into the outdoors might enjoy a gift that pertains to an outdoorsy activity such as camping or hiking. A really good multi-tool is an essential thing for any person who enjoys the outdoors.
17. Couples Massage
For the husband who needs to relax, a spa day might be the best gift. You can even book a couples massage for the two of you to enjoy together.
18. Sports Game
And if your husband loves sports, then he will certainly love a ticket to his favorite team’s game.
A husband who loves music might enjoy tickets to the concert of a band that he loves.
20. Grooming or Tool Kit
Is there a certain kit that your husband would really enjoy? From shaving and grooming kits to shoe shining and tool kits, you can either buy him a kit for his birthday or put one together by yourself. Some things that you can include in a shaving or grooming kit are shaving cream, shaving gel, shaving balm, aftershave, and cologne.
If you want to make your husband a beard kit for his birthday, then do not forget to include mustache wax, beard balm, beard oil, and beard wash.
21. Cocktail Kit
For the husband who loves cocktails, you can put together the perfect cocktail kit. Include 2 or 3 bottles of his favorite liquor, cocktail syrup, a lemon or lime, and a bottle of his favorite mixer such as tonic water or soda.
You can also throw in a cocktail shaker, a jigger, and ice cube molds. Little touches like cocktail umbrellas and a cocktail recipe book. If you are including beer or wine, don’t forget to add in a nice beer bottle opener or a wine bottle opener.
22. Local Brewery or Beer Making Kit
Does your enjoy beer? Try surprising him with a gift that only a serious beer lover will appreciate. Surprise your husband on his birthday with a fun visit to his favorite local brewery.
You can also bring the fun home by gifting your husband with a beer-making kit. You can also get him a wall-mounted beer bottle opener which can double as wall art. Other birthday gift ideas for a beer enthusiast include a personalized beer caddy, a personalized bottle opener, or beer-scented soap.
23. Grilling Kit
Maybe your husband prefers grilling. If this is the case, then you can make him his own grilling kit. Include grilling essentials like a grill brush, a spatula, an instant read thermometer, a basting brush, a personalized apron, grill mitts, tongs, and meat rub. Other good items for a grilling kit include skewers, a grilling basket, a personalized steak brand, and a hamburger press.
24. Tools and Tool Organizer
Is your husband a handyman who just loves to build things? You can get him a pegboard organizer for his tools, an engraved hammer, or a tool roll to store all his essential tools in. A magnetic wristband is perfect for any handyman husband as it will make it easy for him to store screws, nuts, and bolts while he is working on his latest DIY project.
A cordless drill is another great gift for your husband to have handy during his projects. This will enable him to have his drill ready to go at any second. If your husband has hurt his fingers trying to hammer nails into place, then he will love getting a magnetic nail setter as part of his birthday gift. A thumb-saving magnetic nail setter will hold his nails in place, so he will no longer have to worry about getting hurt.
Upgrade your husband from measuring tape to a laser distance measurer. This high tech gift will give your husband the exact precision that he needs when it comes to taking measurements during his many DIY projects and he will never have to worry about being a millimeter off ever again. A utility apron with plenty of pockets will make it easy for your husband to have access to all of the tools that he needs.
25. High Tech Gifts
Maybe your husband does not get his hands dirty and he prefers high tech stuff instead. For the guy who loves electronics, consider getting him a drone to play with. If he likes to listen to music while working or working out at the gym, you can purchase him really good quality headphones or earbuds. A virtual reality headset will be sure to delight your husband and it is a unique experience that he might really enjoy.
For the guy who is on the computer or laptop a lot, think about getting him something to keep his device nice and clean. A laptop brush is the perfect gift that will always keep his keyboard free of dust and crumbs. For days that he does not feel like sitting at a table or a desk, a portable laptop desk will make it easy for your husband to use his laptop from the comfort of the sofa or the bed.
Is your husband always losing his keys? He won’t have to worry anymore with the Tile app. Attach this product to his keys or his wallet and he will always be able to locate them when they are lost. This gift is also perfect for the new dad who might have a lot on his late, making it easy to forget things.
26. A Nice Watch
Here are other great birthday gift ideas for new dads. While you can always rely on your phone to tell you the time, nothing beats conveniently having a watch right on your wrist. With a nice watch, your husband who is also a new dad will have help getting everywhere on time, even with the new baby making things a little more challenging.
27. Noise Cancelling Headphones
To give this new dad a break from all the noise coming from your baby, you can give him noise canceling headphones for his birthday. This will give him the much-needed break that he needs from all of the noise.
28. Dash Cam
Your husband might also appreciate having a dash cam for his car if he drives a lot. This gift will be able to record anything from natural disasters to an accident on the road.
29. Tie or Belt Organizer
For the husband who has an extensive wardrobe, try getting him a birthday gift that will help him organize his clothes or accessories. A belt or tie organizer will keep his accessories perfectly neat and easy to find. If your husband is always dressed to impress, then you can get him a shoe shining kit, cufflinks, or a monogrammed money clip for his birthday.
30. Scavenger Hunt or Flash Mob
If your husband is quirky, then a scavenger hunt or a flash mob are great ideas for birthday surprises. Both birthday ideas will require a good amount of advanced planning on your part. When it comes to the scavenger hunt, leave clues in your husband’s favorite places around a city or town that you frequently visit. The end of the scavenger hunt should lead to a prize whether it is his wrapped birthday gift or a nice dinner at his favorite restaurant.
Before you plan a flash mob, make sure that your husband is into them. First, you will want to choose what to do for the flash mob. This can be anything from a choreographed dance to a bunch of strangers breaking out into an opera performance or a band or orchestra of musicians playing your husband’s favorite song out of nowhere.
You can look to the internet for examples and flash mob ideas. Be sure to give all of your flash mob participants clear instructions so that everything is perfectly coordinated for your husband’s birthday.
31. A Surprise Party
You might be interested in organizing an event or a party for your husband’s birthday if he is the type of person to prefer an event instead of an object as a gift. Depending on your husband’s interests, a themed birthday party might be a nice treat as well.
A surprise party might just be the perfect birthday gift for your husband or maybe he would prefer a surprise vacation. You can even invite some of your closest family members and friends to come along.
Check out our other article: 125 Birthday wishes for husband.
These are just some ideas for your husband’s birthday. While it can be easy to worry about what to choose, he will be sure to love any gift that came from you. What matters is that your birthday gift to your husband comes from the heart.
Hopefully, these birthday gift suggestions have given you a few ideas when it comes to choosing the right gift for your husband’s upcoming birthday. It can be hard to choose the perfect gift for such a special person in your life.
All of these birthday ideas are gifts that your husband might enjoy. Each one is creative, unique, and thoughtful. Whatever gift you decide to give your husband, he will appreciate it because it came from you and because you put your love and energy into giving him a great gift on his birthday.