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10 Exceptionally Good Birthday Gift Ideas for Him

This year marks my husband’s 50th birthday. 50th! It’s hard to believe. When I first met him, he was a young 42 year old. When started dating, he was 44 years old. He was 45 when we married, and 47 when we had our first son together.

But this month – this month – he turns 50. And you know what? It is really hard to find a special, unique, awesome birthday gift for a man turning 50 years old! Harder than I thought it would be!

So, that is why I am writing this post today – to help you out. Yes, you, the one who is shopping for her husband’s 50th birthday presents! But guess what? These gifts are not only for men turning 50 – they are for all men.

The below are 10 gifts that are perfect for any man – and the gifts that are customized by birth year can be found online for any birth year (so don’t fret if it’s not until next year that your husband turns 50 – you’ll still be able to find his birth year for certain customized gifts like you see below).

Let’s get right into it!

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10 Exceptionally Good Birthday Gift Ideas for Him

Before we get started, I just want to let you know that I will be counting these gifts down from 10 to 1, going from the ones I think he’ll be least excited about receiving to most excited about receiving.

10. 50th Birthday Gift T-Shirt – Retro

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I love this t-shirt. When I saw it, I knew my husband had to have it. You see, my husband loves his music – and for whatever reason, this t-shirt reminds me of music from the 70’s and 80’s! I guess it’s the design of it.

This t-shirt comes in 9 different colors (I liked the gray option best) and is very simple and to-the-point.

The reviews from this shirt are almost all positive, with an average of 5 stars – so very little (if any) hesitation should be considered when purchasing this item!

And, again, like I mentioned earlier, you can find this type of t-shirt for any year of birth – just add the birth year in your search bar when you are looking for it.

Here’s a review from a very happy wife:

★★★★★”Bought this shirt for my husband and I love the quality of this shirt. The print and lettering are vibrant and so far there is no sign of cracking or peeling. It has already gone through a few laundry cycles and it seems like it’s going to last for a good long time. Thank you ?”


9. Whiskey & Barrel Aged Coffee Gift Set

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Next up on the list is this awesome whiskey & barrel aged coffee gift set. This is just perfect for a man in his 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s.

If your husband is anything like mine, he loves his whiskey (it has to be a certain kind, though). He also loves his coffee! That’s why, when I saw this gift option, I had to snag it right away. Whiskey + Coffee = Happy Husband.

Here’s what’s really cool about this gift set:

The reviews on this gift set are excellent, scoring it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here’s a review from another happy wife:

★★★★★”I bought this for my husband for Father’s Day and it might be one of the best presents I have ever found for him! He has tried all three samples now and said they are all fantastic. Super smooth and rich tasting coffee. Definitely recommend this product!


8. 11 Oz. Whiskey Glass With Birth Year

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Going right along with the aged coffee comes this special 11 oz. whiskey glass. This is a very nice present for a man who loves his whiskey (or any hard liquor on ice).

What I love about this glass is the personalization in that it has his birth year on it and it also says “Vintage – Aged to Perfection.”

I can just picture my husband sipping his whiskey out of this glass!

With 5 out of 5 stars as a rating, and numerous positive reviews, (not to mention the inexpensive price), this is a great gift idea for a man.

AC was one of many who were very happy with their purchase of this glass, as you can read here:

★★★★★”My husband LOVES this whiskey glass! It was a present for his 50th birthday. I wanted something to commemorate his special day, but not necessarily a “gag gift”. He posted a picture online, and several friends wanted one for themselves! So very cool!?”


7. Shiatsu Neck Massage Pillow

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The next gift is one that I purchased for myself years ago, but would purchase again for my husband in a heartbeat.

This shiatsu neck massage pillow is amazing. Amazing. If your husband ever has aches and pains due to, well, getting older (or maybe from how he sits at work, activities he does, etc.), this pillow is for him.

What I love most about this pillow:

  • It has rotating “massage nodes” that provide a deep massage perfect for achey backs and necks
  • It is heated, just to make it that much sweeter (and also provide additional pain relief)
  • It comes with an AC adapter and Car adapter, so you can literally take it anywhere
  • It comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee, and 3 year additional parts warranty

You really cannot go wrong with this gift – whether your man is turning 50 or 30 or 70. Honestly. And with neary 2,500 ratings averaging to 4.5 out of 5 stars, it is definitely a hit! I think Rachel says it best here:

★★★★★”I would like to write more about how wonderful this is, but I am too relaxed to keep writing.”


6. Reef Men’s Fanning Flip Flop

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I’ll be honest, this next gift could stand to be higher up on the list – I only hesitate to do so with it because who is ever truly “excited” to receive shoes?

Anywho – these are the Reef Men’s Fanning Flip Flops and, if you have never heard of them, you need to write the name down and/or purchase them for your man right away.

I have purchased these now twice for my husband for his birthday within 6 years! They are that good!

Here’s what I love most about them:

  • They are man made with Nubuck, EVA, & Rubber
  • There is a bottle opener on the underside of the flip flop (how awesome is that?)
  • They have a comfortable footbed (according to my husband)
  • They have an anatomical arch with full support
  • They are shock-absorbing
  • They have contoured compression
  • They are made to make you feel “free” at the beach (aka they are great around water and/or sand)
  • They are long-lasting and durable
  • They look phenomenal even after years of wear

These flip flops really are the best. I don’t think my husband will ever go back to another brand of flip flops after having these.

With 4.5 out of 5 stars and nearly 9,000 ratings, these are a must-buy! I think D. describes them best, here:

★★★★★”If you live in an area where you will wear flip flops frequently, this is the way to go. Sure – they are a bit more expensive, but well worth the money for daily use. So the other day I was tidying up and noticed my husband’s shoes had several holes. I informed him of this fact and he said that he “knew”. Sigh. I threw them out and ordered these.

He reports:
1. Very comfortable. They have extra padding in the back composed of a rubber sole. This is nice to have in a flip flop and hopefully will prevent holes in the future.
2. Fit perfectly. My husband wears a size 13, which is what I ordered. Fit like a glove. Phew.
3. Water resistant. This is good since we live in Florida. It rains every day. And there are several pools and oceans. Win-win.
4. There is a freaking bottle opener on the bottom of the shoe. Enough said.

D. Dunstock

5. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Trifold Wallet

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This next gift is higher up on the list purely from its quality and aesthetic appeal alone. It is like none-other in those two senses.

Wallets are a gift that can be given to almost any man, any time – and ones where you can expect little reaction yet great use and happiness out of years of wear and tear.

What I love most about this wallet is:

  • It comes in 18 different color options
  • As Tommy Hilfiger is the leader in American “cool” style, you can be sure that your man will feel “cool” when sporting this goodie
  • There are 6 interior card slots and 1 ID view window
  • It has RFID-blocking material to prevent identity theft
  • Measuring 4 1/6″h x 1″w, it is slim enough to not cause quite the same “bump” in the pants that other wallets cause
  • It will last your husband years

With nearly 3,400 ratings and over 4.5 out of 5 stars, this is the wallet you want to buy for your man! Trust me!

You can read Jack’s review of the wallet here:

★★★★★”Love it, really lovely leather, been using it for months now and it just gets better and better, perfect for those who want a smaller wallet that can still carry coins.”


4. Our Moments Couples: 100 Thought Provoking Conversation Starters for Great Relationships

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This next gift is one of my favorites on the list. And, although I think my husband may not initially agree, I know that he will absolutely love this once we start playing it at night once the kids go to sleep.

This is the Our Moments Couples: 100 Thought Provoking Conversation Starters for Great Relationships and it is a game of conversation starters for couples to play.

Here’s what I love about this most: this present will ensure you get a genuine connection with your husband when playing it. Now, again, while this may not be something he has on his wish list – I can almost guarantee that once the night is over – he will be glad you purchased this for his birthday.

This gift has nearly 2,400 ratings and over 4.5 out of 5 stars! There are so many cute reviews of this game – you should really read them. One of my favorites is from Alicia, as seen here:

★★★★★”This is a fun little game to have on hand. I feel like there is always more to learn about one another when you’re in a relationship, even when you’ve been married several years! My husband went away on business for a few days and left some cards behind for us to talk about when we connected on the phone each night. It was fun to connect and talk about topics we hadn’t ever thought to talk about! It felt like we were dating again :)”


3. Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit with LED Light

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So, this next gift is one that I have to admit – was on my husband’s birthday wish list (for years now) and one that I purchased directly from there. However, after reading about this gift once I had purchased it, I realized that I really had just bought him one of the best birthday presents he will ever receive!

This is the Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit with LED Light – and if you don’t know what a Dremel is, it is a rotary tool kit which can be used in a variety of different ways – but the way I think a lot of men (or women) use it is by using it for engraving purposes.

I know my Dad has one of these, and because of it, when my brother and I were growing up, our sports equipment, school supplies, and anything else under the sun always had our initial engraved on them – which I thought was so cool!

With this kit, your husband can now:

  • Carve
  • Engrave
  • Grind
  • Sharpen
  • Clean
  • Polish
  • Sand

…nearly anything he wants to! It’s such an excellent all-in-one gift for a man. I just know he will love it (and so will yours!) and I cannot wait to give this to him for his birthday.

This gift has over 1,600 ratings and an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, so you know it’s a good one! Frank found this a good purchase, too:

★★★★★”I was very interested in glass engraving. I also was interested in other DIY projects. So when I decided to purchase this one with attachments, etc. it was for a variety of uses. I love this Dremel. It has so far done everything that I have attempted to very satisfying results. I am very impressed with this and the ease of use for this product.”


2. 1970 Decade Nostalgic Childhood Candies



Now, for the runner up of the gift I think my husband will be most excited about receiving for his 50th birthday: the 1970 Childhood Candies!

Ladies and gentlemen, if you are searching for a gift to give a man, and one that will surely bring a smile to his face, this is the gift right here! In my opinion, life it too short to not have a little fun from time to time!

This gift is all fun. (And remember, you can find these for any birth year by simply searching for the birth year plus childhood candies in the search bar.)

Here is what the company says about this box: “SAY HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY & GIVE SOMEONE A BIG BOX OF FRESH VINTAGE CANDY. Everyone likes to celebrate on their birthday, and we’re talking about the BIG 50. We’ve completely loaded this box down for you. You’ll get nearly 3 lbs of classic, old time, retro nostalgic candies and it will instantly blast you into the past. Everyone’s got a story about the first time they tried Wax Lips, Pop Rocks, Sugar Daddy, Fireballs, And Pixy Stix (and more!).”

I mean…come on…3 pounds of your husband’s favorite childhood candy? Who wouldn’t be excited to receive this gift? He will feel like a kid again!

And let me tell you – not only is the candy good (and true to the times), but it comes in the cutest gift box ever. I would imagine that one of the best places to give this present to your husband would be in a crowd of his favorite people (maybe even some childhood friends or siblings.)

Although there are not many ratings for this box (only 104), it does get 4.5 out of 5 stars, so it’s good to go!

I think Julie said it best when she said:

★★★★★”I purchased this for my husband’s 50th birthday party. It was such a big hit!! There was candy in the box that I had never heard of. To my surprise, there was an event sheet of things that happened 50 years ago. I had people asking me were did you find this? I would buy this again, was packaged very nice – nothing broken or melted. I would recommend this as a gift.”


1. Artblox Soundwave Art Custom Gifts | Any Recording Or Song On Acrylic Block

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Now for the gift I think my husband will be most excited about receiving for his 50th birthday…drumroll, please! The Artblox Soundwave Art Custom Acrylic Block!

Ladies and gentlemen, this one takes the cake. Seriously. I stumbled across this gift today as I was looking for one last special gift to get my husband and, boy oh boy, I am so glad I did!

Like I mentioned earlier, my husband is a huge music lover – he has a “man cave” with all of his albums (records/vinyls) in our home and I swear it’s his favorite place to be. He loves his music – loves, loves, loves it.

This custom acrylic block displays the soundwave of any song you choose – any. It is also customizable by adding the name of the song and the name of the singer on the block. However, that’s not all! You can also order it with a QR code so that, anytime your husband wants to hear the song you chose, he can simply scan the block and listen to it right away.

It’s incredible. Want to know what song I chose for my husband’s gift? I chose the song that truly is “us” – “Song to the Siren” by This Mortal Coil. We listened to this song on repeat while we were dating – and even played it at our small, intimate wedding on the cliffs. It is very meaningful to us – but it goes beyond that – it is meaningful to him, which is why I chose it.

You could choose any song! Any! Maybe a childhood favorite? Maybe one his band played? Maybe a theme song from a movie? The possibilities here are endless.

There are only 116 ratings for this customized gift, but out of those, it receives and average of 5 out of 5 stars! It’s truly a magical, special gift – for anyone (not just men).

The reviews on it are amazing – and some are very emotional! This one from Suzie was my favorite:

★★★★★”My husband is a sound engineer and this was the perfect personalized gift for him. I love that when people ask about it that he can simply scan the code and they get to hear a snippet of a song we love and my voice at the end telling him how much I love him.

You cannot go wrong with this. Use your imagination and create an item that will last forever!”


Take Aways

Well, friends, that’s a wrap! Those are my 10 Exceptionally Good Birthday Gifts for Him. I hope you enjoyed looking through these and now have several in your cart ready for your man’s upcoming birthday!

Do me a favor, would you? Share this on Pinterest (or in an email/text to your friends) so everyone can benefit from these 10 amazing gift ideas!

Here they are again, all together:

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2 years ago

I love the coffee gift idea, because I mean who isn’t going to drink it? 🙂 I haven’t heard of many of the others, but they look really great!

Caressa Walker
Caressa Walker
2 years ago
Reply to  Maria

I love the whiskey glass idea and the neck massager but I think I would end up taking a neck massager for myself.

2 years ago

You’ve gotta have the snacks and tools! I feel like those are must haves for men. Great ideas!

2 years ago

These are really great gift ideas than any guy would love! My hubby could definitely get good use out of the massage pillow!

2 years ago

A man needs tending too ! Love this

Melinda Cummings
2 years ago

Great list of products!

Amanda Krieger
2 years ago

This is awesome, WHY are men so hard to buy for!? i selfishly want to get the “our moments” game because I’d love some good conversation with my guy!

2 years ago

Great gift ideas. I love the “Our Moments” game as a gift especially with some adult beverages. It looks like the perfect game for a birthday celebration as a couple or as a couple’s retreat game night with close friends!

2 years ago

These are all great ideas! Love the whiskey glass with birth year 🙂

2 years ago

Ooh my husband would like the whiskey glass. Whiskey’s his favorite!

2 years ago

My husband’s 40th is coming up. This is a great guide. I think I may get the vintage candy – a gift for all of us.

Thanks for the suggestions!