Hooray for the big three-oh! A 30th birthday is a big deal, even if your man tries to say otherwise. Around here we like to think it’s often the ‘official’ entry to adulthood (whereas your twenties were all about ‘adulting’.)
So, if you’ve got a special guy in your life that’s turning the big 3-0, you’re probably on the hunt for great 30th birthday gifts for him.
Not sure what to get your boyfriend, husband, or friend to mark this milestone birthday? No worries, we’re here to help! We’ve enlisted our team of L&L gift-genies to find the best birthday gift ideas for guys. Check out the ones that made our list.
30th Birthday Gifts As Cool As He Is
1. Manly Men’s Gift Boxes
We’re really, really into gift box subscriptions and Cratejoy has so many neat boxes designed just for dudes who like dude stuff.
Try the gentlemen’s box with hand-picked products focusing on lifestyle, tech, fashion, and more. Or, if he’s a guy who loves his meat, the bacon-of-the-month club may just be perfect for him. Whatever he’s into, there’s probably a crate for it.
2. Monogrammed Leather Toiletry Bag
This leather toiletry bag is so luxurious and beautiful, we imagine it’s the kind of bag James Bond would travel with on a holiday to Monaco. It comes in three color options (chocolate, espresso, and black) and can be monogrammed with his initials for extra sophistication.
If he’s gonna be an international man of mystery, he’ll need something fancy to hold his toiletries and shaving kit.
3. Monogrammed Terry Bathrobe
A plush, cozy bathrobe is a luxury every guy should have by the time he’s thirty. It’s great for lounging around in on slow Sunday mornings as he sips a coffee on the balcony of his high-rise metropolitan flat. Or, you know, while he’s at the kitchen table browsing his phone.
Ok, that second scene might be more likely, but either way, it’s still a great gift because it combines style, practicality, and comfort. Plus it comes in a diverse array of color choices, and there are plenty of monogramming options available to personalize it, too.
4. Tie or Bowtie
We’re lovin’ the pattern on this beautiful microfiber tie! It’s so simple, yet so unique. Whether he’s into bowties, traditional ties, or skinny ties, if your favorite space enthusiast is turning 30, it’s the perfect tie for him.
5. Herringbone Cashmere Scarf
This grey herringbone cashmere scarf is so dapper, it’ll turn heads no matter how he chooses to wear it. It would look great with jeans and a casual blazer on the weekend, or super stylish with a fancy suit to the office. Oh yeah, and it’s plenty warm for those chilly winter evenings out on the town.
6. The Original Hydroflask
by Hydro Flask
A hydroflask may be one of the most-used gifts he’ll receive this year. It’ll keep his water cold all day, even after sitting out in the hot sun for hours. Carrying around a hydroflask full of refreshing cold water is an easy way to drink more water as well. Now when mom calls and asks if he’s drinking enough water, he can proudly and honestly say ‘yes’.
With plenty of colors to choose from and a decidedly masculine silhouette, the Herschel Buckingham Backpack is a super stylish alternative to a boring old laptop case.
It features plenty of room and pockets for carrying essentials, a 15-inch laptop sleeve, and a drawstring closure with magnetic straps to keep it all organized and secure.
8. RFID Bifold Wallet
Simple and stylish with an upgrade, this all-leather wallet is a great 30th birthday gift idea. It features sliding slots for keeping credit cards secure, and a protective lining that blocks scanners from gathering information from the RFID chips on his credit and debit cards. Comes in your choice of seven colors and can be personalized with his name or initials.
9. Voice-Controlled Drone
It may be a cliche, but in our experience, even 30-year-old men still love their toys. The perfect gift for hours of fun conducting flight missions with this voice-controlled drone!
Drone technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, and this one has so many cool features, we can’t even name them all here! (Besides, it may be a little bit overkill. Just a little.)
It features a built-in G sensor for controlling via smartphone, a flight trajectory function that allows the pilot to trace a flight path using his smartphone, and he can upload video straight from the drone to social media apps to name a few.
10. Mesh Strap Watch
by Hugo Boss
Nothing spruces up an outfit like a stylish watch, and this one is a fantastic specimen. Simple, elegant, and ever-so-slightly bold, we love the contrast of the blue sunray-brushed dial with the khaki shine of the mineral crystal face.
11. Personalized Photo Socks
Fact: throughout history, every great man has had his photo featured on a pair of quality socks to celebrate his 30th birthday. Ok yeah, that’s not true of course. But being the great man that he is, your fave guy could be the trailblazer.
Send in a photo, and the NuttyHippo shop will feature his handsome face on a very special pair of 30th birthday socks. If he doesn’t love this awesome gift, we’re not sure what he would love. There are plenty of color choices to suit his taste, too.
12. Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones
These state-of-the-art headphones look so sleek and sexy, we loved them at first sight. (Bet you never thought you’d hear those adjectives used to describe headphones, right?)
As great as they look, the fact that they have features like Alexa and Google Assistance compatibility, a voice pickup system that adjusts for background noise, and up to 20 hours of battery life kinda sealed the deal.
13. Scratch Off World Map
A cute gift for the jet-setter! This gold foil map with black background is attractive enough to hang on his wall as is, but when he scratches off the countries he’s visited, brightly colored details of each country emerge.
It’s a great conversation piece, and he’ll get to regale his friends with tales of his adventures abroad. And if he hasn’t traveled much (yet) but has worldy aspirations, it’s a good reminder that he’s still got plenty of time to see the world!
14. Gentlemen’s Spa Gift Set
Who says men don’t like a bit of self-pampering? This gift idea has everything he’ll need to relax including:
- aromatherapeutic soaking bath salts
- exfoliating facial scrub
- facial bar
- hand salve
Did we mention the scent of each product is just gorgeous, too?
Pop it in a fun 30th birthday card and include a thoughtful message and you’ll be golden in his books!
15. Keurig Classic K-Cup Coffee Maker
If you’re running late for work, you really need your coffee brewed at lightning speed. Keurig’s K-Cup coffee maker promises to do just that. Turn it on, let it warm up for a second, insert the pod, and voila – a perfectly brewed cup of coffee ready to go in less than 60 seconds.
16. Spa Massage
At the end of a long and stressful day, a good massage will make the birthday boy feel like a new man! Give him the gift of relaxation with a Spa Finder gift card. Redeemable at thousands of spa and wellness centers across the country, he’s sure to find one in his neighborhood. And who knows, it may become a regular ritual.
17. Manly Bergamot Home Candle
by Jo Malone
This masculine scented candle will fill his space with the luscious aromas of bergamot and oud, a tree whose fragrant wood is used in many middle eastern-inspired blends. Sultry with a hint of smoky aromas, anyone who walks into his house will be impressed with how fantastic it smells.
18. Wall Art
Minted carries wall art created by independent artists, ensuring that every piece is special and one-of-a-kind. Whether he’s into photo prints, figure drawings, landscapes, abstract art, or something entirely different, Minted has the perfect piece of wall art to jazz up his abode.
19. Cameo Video
If you’ve never heard of Cameo, you’re in for a treat. Think of it as a birthday card, only a hundred times better!
Choose his favorite athlete, actor, celebrity, or other VIP and they’ll send him a personalized message of birthday greetings and salutations. It’s a unique and fun way to make his birthday special.
Happy Birthday, Young Man
If you’re getting ready for a 30th birthday celebration, we wish you the happiest of birthdays!
If the man in your life is turning 30, we encourage you to do just a little homework. We assume that’s why you’re here, after all, and we hope our list of unique gift ideas has provided you with some inspiration for the special occasion.
So go forth and celebrate! It isn’t every day your favorite dude turns 30.