It’s always the same story; you need birthday gift for husband ideas, but he’s so hard to buy for. Whether it’s a birthday gift, Christmas gift, Father’s Day gift, or some other special occasion, men are notorious for either saying they don’t want anything or they want something basic like socks or a sweater. Well there is no way your going to buy him a sweater this year. It’s just not right! You’re husband is too cool for something boring like that. You want to get him a great gift that he will really love!
The first question you should ask is, “What are his interests?” What does he spend most of his time doing, or wishes he was doing, and you’ll probably find some very good birthday gift for husband ideas.
I’m a husband and father of two boys and a girl and I like cars, trucks, motorcycles, tools, country music, writing articles like this one on my laptop, watching NASCAR, auto racing of all types, international soccer (especially the Premier League in the UK), playing the occasional game with my daughter on Xbox (all on our big screen TV), and working on projects around the house. So if someone was going to buy me a gift for my birthday something in those areas would be a good choice.
All men seem to be into new technology and electronics. All husbands spend some of their time doing things they don’t really enjoy, but it is their function around the house. That might include chores around the house, the honey-do list, yard work, and fixing things that continually seem to break. In those categories you might choose from birthday gift for husband ideas that he would find useful and appreciate that make his life a little easier and those tasks he dreads not as dreadful.
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We wanted to help you out by putting together our Top 15 Gifts Men Love list so that you can have a great starting point to put a big smile on his face on his special day. You won’t see a list like this anyplace else, because we’re not putting down the most popular items, cologne, a watch, etc. We’ve included real-world, practical items in our list that he will love and will use for years to come. Every time your husband uses his new gift, he will think of you!
Birthday Gift for Husband: Top 15 Gifts Men Love
#1 – NOCO Genius Boost GB30 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter – $130
We all know men are tough, but everyone feels a little helpless when they get to their car only to find out that the battery is dead and the car won’t start. The obvious solution is to have a set of jumper cables stored someplace in the vehicle. The problem is on a cold rainy night after work, when he’s the last person left in the parking lot, those cables aren’t going to be very helpful. He may have AAA, but who knows how long they will take to show up to jump-start his car? The solution is to carry a portable battery jump starter in the vehicle that doesn’t require jumper cables, a 2nd vehicle, or a Good Samaritan to help. The standard models are heavy, bulky, take a lot of space in his vehicle, and are difficult to use under the hood. The answer is a new lithium-ion battery jump starter. These things are amazing. They are lightweight, compact, and are powerful enough to start even a 6.0L V8 engine over and over again without recharging. Plus, they come with a light for under the hood and the ability to charge portable electronic devices through a built-in USB port. This is the perfect gift for your husband, but you might want to consider getting one for all your vehicles.
#2 – Roku 3 Streaming Media Player – $95
If you’ve never heard of or tried a streaming media player, you’re missing out on a great TV experience. This will be one of the hottest gifts again this year and if your husband doesn’t already have one, he will really be glad to get the movies, TV, sports, and other content available through streaming media. Your husband won’t be able to completely dump cable or FIOS just yet, but the additional content available for FREE is simply amazing. Our family watches TV shows, great movies, music videos, and lots of other FREE content much of which is not even available through cable and FIOS. And all of the content streams to his TV directly from the internet in full HD 1080p. Get him one of the hottest and most fun gifts of the year so he can take advantage of all the great content.
#3 – GoPro HERO4 BLACK Starter Bundle – $520
If you’re like most couples, you enjoy doing things together, whether it’s vacationing, camping, water sports, hiking, biking, walking, or other outdoor fun. The problem is that it’s difficult to capture all the great activities you love with just a smartphone or digital camera. Most are just not designed to take the abuse, weather, moisture, and other aspects inherent in action adventure outdoors. Fortunately, they’ve designed a video camera you may have even heard of that is designed specifically for capturing all those great outdoor memories that make having fun together outdoors so great. He will find a thousand ways to enjoy his new video camera that will easily be able to keep up with his busy lifestyle. The GoPro HERO4 Black is the latest iteration of this popular camcorder and with all its features and accessories, he will find it to be an endless source of fun and enjoyment.
#4 – Microsoft Xbox One + Kinect – $485
You may be surprised to find that game consoles aren’t just for kids. Adults and couples are spending time together enjoying online games of all kinds challenging each other and online competitors. The number and type of games is almost endless so he is certain to find a lot of games he will enjoy playing with you, friends, and family. Complete with Microsoft’s Kinect technology, he will get an unparalleled gaming experience that features state-of-the-art voice, vision and motion technology. Whether he likes racing, action and adventure, board games, exercising, humor, or just about any genre he can think of the Xbox One is sure to be his favorite gift of the year.
#5 – Panasonic NN-SD681S Genius “Prestige” 1.2 cu.ft. Microwave Oven – $180
Okay, you didn’t think you we were going to leave a microwave oven off the list. We are microwave oven lovers! You may already have a microwave, but chances are you have older technology that only simulates different power levels. Panasonic microwaves use inverter technology that will give him complete control over the microwave’s power so he can cook even delicate foods without overcooking and drying out the edges. He doesn’t have to use the microwave just for popcorn snacks anymore. Now you and he can make great tailgating foods for the big game, race, or match. Give him a gift that he will use over and over again for years and that will become the family favorite cooking companion in your home.
#6 – Shop-Vac 9633400 6.5-Peak HP Ultra Pro Series 12-Gallon Wet-Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower – $124
If your husband is like most, he gets his share of honey-do list items to work on each weekend. Most of the time, whether the project is for you or him, he’s going to create a mess in the garage, driveway, or shop. That’s where a powerful wet-dry vacuum comes in. He doesn’t have to dread cleanup anymore. Shop-Vac makes some very powerful and capable shop vacs that can handle both dry and wet debris alike. He’ll use it for cleaning the garage, cleaning up nasty wet messes, removing dust and other project debris, blowing debris out of the shop. There is almost no cleaning job that can’t be tackled with a Pro Series vacuum. The array of attachments and accessories is amazing and is designed to handle whatever project he throws at it. Make his life a little easier with a Shop-Vac wet-dry vacuum.
#7 – Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (256 GB, Intel Core i5) – $1240
The trend in computer notebooks is toward convertibles capable of doing the job of either a tablet or a laptop. Microsoft has introduced a new model that is sure to be one of the most popular gifts this year. The Surface Pro 3 is a fully capable laptop that can handle any Microsoft Windows application, has full touchscreen capability, and is detachable so it can be used as a tablet. So whether he needs to perform complex calculations in Microsoft Excel, develop powerful presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, or needs to take any application to his meeting on a tablet, the Surface Pro 3 can handle it. Full of great feature and powerful new technology, the new Surface Pro 3 will adapt nicely to any situation he faces. He will simply love the new Surface Pro 3.
#8 – Panorama G (GPS) Street Guardian SGZC12SG DashCam Car Video Recorder – $220
First adopted en mass by the Russians and other eastern countries, black box dashcams are taking America by storm. Useful for insurance purposes, dashboard cameras can be configured to record specifically during events such as an accident to prove who was at fault. Gone are the days when any driver is going to voluntarily take responsibility when they’re in the wrong. Now he can set them straight with proof that they were in the wrong. Approved for use in court, a black box camera can save you a lot of headaches in any he-said, she-said situation. They simply mount to your windshield or dashboard and you set them and forget them. In any incident, the camera is designed to record 30 seconds before and after so that you have high-quality digital proof of what happened. It won’t be long before everyone has one of these cameras in their car, especially when they’re mandated by insurance companies in the not too distant future. It will make a great gift for your husband, to give him and you a little more peace of mind.
#9 – WORX Aerocart Multifunction Wheelbarrow, Dolly and Cart – $160
Your husband, like many husbands, probably does any number of yard work and other project activities. Unfortunately, many men either have a simple wheelbarrow or no wheelbarrow at all to help around the house. Now you can give him a gift that he will use for many activities for years to come. It’s a multifunction wheelbarrow that does much more than just carry dirt or leaves. It’s a truly flexible 8-in-1 all-purpose carrier make to tackle just about any project around the home. It lifts, carries, and moves just about anything you need it to. It can handle up to 300 lbs of material or other objects. With its extension arms it can handle bulky items that the average wheelbarrow can’t. It converts easily to a dolly for moving furniture or appliances and comes with a cylinder attachment to move barrels, canisters, water bottles, and propane tanks. It comes with a potted plant mover to help plant trees, shrubs, and other plants easily. It’s handy bag holder keeps your leaf bag in place while you load it up. The extension arms can be used like a crane to lift heavier objects he can’t by himself. It’s really the perfect around-the-house carrier, mover, and lifter for your husband.
#10 – Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker, Burgundy – $84
We’re all trying to make healthier choices these days and I’m sure that includes your husband. He wants to eat healthier and exercise more. Now you can help him track his activities to give him more motivation to work out and exercise. During the day, it tracks his steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. At night, it measures his sleep quality, helps him learn how to sleep better, and wakes him in the morning. The Fitbit One motivates him to reach his goals by bringing greater fitness into his life – seamlessly, socially, 24 hours a day. What better way to improve his health than to give him a gift that will help him in the never-ending struggle to leave fast food behind, exercise more, and get moving!
#11 – DEWALT DCK425C 18V Compact Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit – $220
Most men love to tinker and fix things around the house, but they could do more if they only had the right tools. What they need is a cordless tool combo kit that comes with several tools perfect for working on any project around the house. DEWALT makes some of the best kits that have the power, versatility, and durability to handle just about anything your husband can throw at them and all for a reasonable price. As an example the DEWALT DCK425C comes with a 1/2 inch compact drill driver, impact driver, reciprocating saw, and pivoting head flashlight that focuses all the light right where he needs it. Now he will be able to do more of your honey-do list without having to call a professional because you gave him just the right tools for the job.
#12 – Cards Against Humanity – $25
By far the most popular adult game available, Cards Against Humanity, is a party game that bills itself as the game for horrible people. Featuring cards that create despicable and awkward situations it is both simple and brilliant at the same time. If you and your husband haven’t played it yet, it will be the perfect gift for you, him, family, and friends. You will become addicted quickly to learning new awful words and phrases that will pop into your head later giving lots a laugh and offending others. Come to the game with a thick skin, because friends will turn on friends as the verbal rockets are launched in salvo after salvo. This may become your husbands’ favorite gift of all.
#13 – VIZIO E420i-B0 42-Inch 1080p LED Smart TV – $400
What can you say about a new smart HDTV? Is it really man’s best friend? It may be the perfect gift for your husband’s office, study, or in the bedroom. We added one to my office and it really helps me get through the long hours I spend there reading and writing. The prices have come down so much that you could even go larger than 42-inch without breaking the bank and if his room can handle a larger size screen. We’re not talking about just any HDTV, make sure it’s a smart TV. That means it comes with lots of extra features like streaming content and lots of ways to connect to the content he loves. Let’s just say that you can’t go wrong with a smart HDTV for his birthday.
#14 – ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black) – $82
One of the hottest new gift categories is the bluetooth wireless speaker. It seems that we got tired of listening to music ourselves and decided to share it with everyone who will listen. Great for parties, gatherings, or in his home office, he will be able to stream all of his favorite music and listen to it in brilliant stereo. If he likes to go to the beach, you have pool, or he goes camping, hunting, or hiking, you need to consider a rugged and waterproof model. Most speakers can’t take the punishment and moisture of many outdoor activities and the last thing you want to do is get him a speaker that can’t keep up with his lifestyle. Get him a rugged, go-anywhere, waterproof wireless speaker and get him the gift of music literally anyplace he wants to listen.
#15 – Stalwart 75-7577 Massive and Mobile 3-part Stainless Steel Tool Box – $200
He has plenty of hand tools and electric tools, but it seems he spends most of his time going up and downstairs or back and forth between where he stores his tools and the project he’s working on. Or maybe he likes to help out friends, neighbors, or charities, but his tools are scattered around making it difficult for him to help effectively. What he needs is a portable tool box where he can keep all of his tools and yet take those tools to any project he’s working on. He will be amazed at how much time he saves by having the right tools always at hand. This particular tool box is made of durable and long-lasting stainless steel, has enough room for all of his tools, and is highly mobile. It’s a great looking box that he will be proud to use on any project.
Well, there you have it. These are our suggestions for some great gifts that any husband would love to have.
As always, thanks for reading our gift article! We sincerely hope that it has given you some great birthday gift for husband ideas sure to put a smile on your husband’s face on his special day!