From husbands to boyfriends, fathers to friends, the man in your life deserves a special gift on his birthday to show him just how much he means to you. But if his big day is just around the corner, you may be finding yourself at a loss to what to get him.
Choosing gifts for males is typically more difficult than it is for females, so often, it requires a little thinking outside of the box. It’s unlikely he needs yet another pair of socks, and let’s face it – he deserves something a little more lavish than that, anyway.
Be aware that tastes do change over the years, so that aftershave he loved ten years ago may no longer be his favourite pick. Depending on how close you are to him, you may want to ask a few questions to those he spends the most time with, or who know him in a slightly different way to you. And of course, it never hurts to ask a few subtle questions to the man himself – just be careful not to give the game away.
If you’re still at a loss as to what he might like, then look no further because we’ve rounded up the very best birthday gifts for him, in the UK and beyond.
For the casino enthusiast
For the man who enjoys a sophisticated evening at the casino, what better gift to give him during a global pandemic than his very own poker set? That way, he can host his own casino night at home, with just a few close friends for company – what could be better than that?
For the birthday itself, why not organise one for him? All you’ll need is a cocktail kit, some sharp attire for the two of you – and a bottle of Champagne or two, of course.
For the whisky connoisseur
For the gentleman who enjoys a good tipple, a bottle of his favourite beverage of choice is certain to go down well. Whether it’s a quality aged vintage or a personalised whisky gift set comprising only the finest of malts, a new addition to his at-home bar will be guaranteed to put a smile on his face, and provides the perfect opportunity to raise a toast to the occasion, too.
Be sure to spend some time with him over a glass or two to celebrate another year of life. After all, what good is a gift without anyone to share it with?
For the musically minded
If he’s partial to a good beat or two or you’ve noticed he enjoys the guitar solo on one of his favourite tracks, the chances are, he knows how to appreciate good music, so a music-related gift is almost certain to go down well.
Gift him a quality pair of earphones – think Apple’s AirPods or Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones – or the latest album from an artist you know he loves.
Good sound matters, but as they say it’s the thought that counts – and he’ll be delighted that you’ve paid attention to his preferences in order to get him a gift he’ll adore.
For the coffee lover
For the man who can’t start the day right without his cup of morning coffee, send him on an exploration of some of the world’s very finest coffee blends with a coffee subscription box. Each month he’ll receive a curated selection of single-origin coffee, complete with brewing recommendations. Made from beans that have been roasted to perfection to accentuate their flavours, it truly doesn’t get much better than this.
So, if your man is a moody morning type without his caffeine hit, sign him up to the Atlas Coffee Club. It won’t be just him that benefits, but you, too!
For the lover of personalised jewellery
From rings to necklaces to bracelets, there are plenty of ways to adorn the man in your life with a touch of class. Add a personal touch to your gifting with personalised jewellery – a great choice that will add a special meaning to your gift. Nothing says I love you more than a well-thought out gift, and personalising it with a special date, initials or a treasured saying will surely put a smile on your loved one’s face each time they glance at it.
As you prepare to celebrate another feather in your man’s cap as he grows a year older, be sure to put some thought into finding a gift that will truly make him smile. It won’t just guarantee you a happy husband, boyfriend or even dad on the day – but also a gorgeous gift for you when it’s your turn to celebrate!
As always, however, your time will be worth more than any material gift – so set aside some time to take him out for dinner or drinks or to enjoy his favourite pastime, and you’re certain to get it right.