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Why does finding the perfect birthday gift for a guy in your life often feel impossible? You spend days scrolling online, pondering what they like, need, and won't return. You spend so much time thinking about what the perfect gift would be that you haven't even bought anything by the time their big day rolls around.
Sound familiar? Don't fret, because we've got your back. We made a list of over 40 birthday gifts for him, whether you're celebrating Dad, a partner, your best friend, or a coworker. No matter their role in your life, this list of gift ideas is filled with presents to suit all types of guys with different interests.
Here are the 41 best birthday gift ideas for him in 2022:
These unique glasses feature topographic impressions of some of the world's most majestic mountain ranges. They're perfect for the whiskey-loving adventurer in your life.
Soft, plush, and absorbent, this bathrobe from Brooklinen is perfect for lounging post-shower. For the guy that loves luxury, this robe will bring spa-like comfort to his everyday routine.
If picnics, beach days, hikes, and tailgates are right up his alley, he'll get plenty of use out of this personal cooler. It's engineered to be super durable, fits up to eight cans, and can be slung over his shoulder for easy carrying.
With this tabletop fireplace, any room can have that warm, cozy feeling. He can keep it lit on the table for a classy centerpiece, add some light to an outdoor gathering, or even make s'mores in the kitchen.
Even if his wardrobe is already filled with t-shirts, he could probably use another great one. This one from CUTS is wrinkle-free, anti-pilling, stretchy, and supersoft. Go for the signature-fit if he likes a more slim, trim look or the classic-fit for a wider, roomier fit.
For the guy who loves consistently warm coffee and tea, give him the gift of a hot beverage that never goes cold. This temperature-controlled mug has a charging coaster to keep beverages warm all day long.
Treat his feet to the plush, cozy warmth of a great pair of slippers. This pair from UGG has a thick sole that makes them perfect for indoor or outdoor wear.
If he loves sipping on a Corona, he'll appreciate this candle made from one of the bottles. Not only is it a fun piece of home decor, but it'll fill his space with delicious aromas. Choose from a Corona Extra or Corona Light bottle and one of the 18 scents like patchouli, apple cider donut, and fresh linen.
A great cake is the most classic way to celebrate a birthday. Inspired by boxed funfetti cake, this one from Milk Bar is extremely decadent with layers of creamy frosting, flecks of rainbow sprinkles, and topped with chewy, doughy truffles.
For the guy who works out often, help him loosen up those sore muscles with this mini handheld massager from Therabody. It's small enough to take on the go, so it can help soothe cramps, knots, and tension wherever they are.
If he doesn't have a great wallet already, give him the upgrade he deserves with this RFID-blocking leather wallet from Bellroy. Not only is it sleek and durable, but it'll keep his essentials hidden and protected from RFID skimming (a type of credit card theft).
Make any night movie night with this portable projector from Anker. It's the size of a soda can, but it projects a picture more than 100 inches big and delivers 360-degree sound.
For the home chef who has a knack for funky home decor, go for this pair of colorful oven mitts. Staff makes functional home goods with personality, and these mitts are sure to make cooking a bit more fun.
If flowers aren't his thing, get him a bouquet of salami instead. Beyond being a fun gag gift, it's delicious.
From keeping him motivated on long runs to entertained on his morning commute, a great pair of earbuds comes in handy often. This pair from Beats is noise-canceling and boasts great sound quality to boot.
If he can't eat a meal without adding some spice, give him some new flavors to experiment with. This trio of Sichuan sauces and spice mix will bring the heat to any dish.
Whether he's really into jewelry or just looking to dip his toe into accessorizing, a classic chain necklace works for any type. This one comes in sterling silver, titanium, black titanium, or 14k yellow gold.
A great razor, three extra blades, and a foaming shave gel – this set has everything he needs for a clean shave. Plus, the set comes with a travel cover to keep the blades protected.
There's a reason the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic products have a cult-like following. They're indescribably soft and cozy, making them an easy gift for anyone on your list.
Whoever said you shouldn't play with your food clearly never had one of these mugs.
If he's obsessed with craft brews, he'll love the process of brewing his very own IPA. It really adds the "craft" to craft beer.
This putting green is the perfect at-home activity for golf lovers. If he needs a break while working from home or just wants to practice his putting skills on a random day, this mini green provides a fun challenge.
For the guy who's always losing his things, an Apple Airtag is a thoughtful and practical present. He can attach it to any of his essentials and then track them on his phone, so he always knows where his most important possessions are.
If he's been looking for a signature scent, this one from Dossier is a crowd-pleaser. It's inspired by Creed's Aventus, a $335 bottle, but retails for just $49.
For the guy who loves to grill, give him the gift of high-quality Waygu meats. Not only will he have fun cooking them, but he'll have a lot of fun eating them too, from filet mignons to hot dogs.
With the weather getting colder, this overshirt is the perfect fall layer for any of his outfits. Plus, it's part of the Everlane Uniform Collection, which has a 365-day guarantee.
Anyone who spends a good amount of time at the beach needs a good beach chair. This one is easy-to-carry, comfortable to sit on, and adjustable, with a cooler pouch for his beverages and an arm pouch for smart storage.
If he's a big runner, he's probably switching out his sneakers often. Help him lighten that load by scooping up his next pair for him. These ones from Hoka are universally-loved, but if you know he has a favorite brand in mind you could get those through Zappos, too.
Every guy needs a great pair of sunglasses (or a few). This pair is timeless, stylish, and polarized for the ultimate eye protection.
Any audiophile will appreciate a high-quality speaker like this one from Sonos. Not only does it have brilliant, clear sound but it includes Alexa and Google Assistant so it can be used completely hands-free.
It's pretty unusual to find a real cashmere sweater for less than $100, especially one of this quality. But this iconic $75 cashmere sweater is legit and makes a great gift for anyone.
Whether you give it on its own or with a bottle of whiskey, this little craft cocktail set is a thoughtful gift for anyone who loves an Old Fashioned. It has everything he needs to make the cocktail (just add whiskey) and it's a fun activity, too.
For the guy with an awe-worthy sneaker collection, give him the tools to keep every pair pristine. This set comes with Jason Markk's premium shoe cleaner and a brush to help him get dirt and grime off his favorite pairs.
Everyone needs a good skincare routine. If he isn't moisturizing yet, give him this rich cream from Kiehl's. It's simple, but sure to keep his skin soft and supple.
We could always use more socks. And when it comes to gifting them, Bombas are the best socks around. Plus, they're on the pricier side which makes them great for gifting, as he might not have wanted to splurge on them for himself.
A bottle of his favorite alcohol is a classic gift. But a bottle with a custom engraving feels a lot more special and personal.
Anyone who appreciates music will love listening to vinyl on a record player. This turntable looks and feels retro, but has modern touches, like Bluetooth that allows them to stream music from their phone right onto the turntable.
Patagonia's fleeces are quite hyped up, but we think they're worth it. They're cozy, durable, high-quality, and come in so many fun colors and patterns.
Whether he's an outdoorsman or considers himself more of an indoor type, a great water bottle will serve him well. The Hydro Flask keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Plus, he can get different lids so he has a different bottle for whatever he needs.
The ultimate gift for pizza lovers, this compact baker turns any old grill into an old-school brick oven. It's quite small, but perfect for making personal pies.
Give his space a breath of fresh air with some greenery. A snake plant is a great choice because it's easy enough for even the least green of thumbs to care for.