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Birthday Gift Ideas For Men: The Homebody

Man at home

Do you know a man who would much rather stay in on a Saturday night than do literally anything else?

Me too!

And boy can I relate.

There’s no shame in being a homebody. In fact, it’s probably the healthiest thing you can do in this state of the world and… you know, the economy and all that.

So to get the perfect gift for your recipient, show that you completely understand and relate to his homebody-ness. Here are 10 great birthday gift ideas for men who would much rather stay home.

Let’s get into it!

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Gift him some low-maintenance indoor plants like a Bonsai to brighten up his home

Help him brighten up her workspace with a Bonsai tree like this one!

They look super nice on any desk and really step up the office decor in otherwise sad-looking work-from-home office desks.

Bonsai pine tree

Make his home both classy, timely and cozy with a vinyl record player

Get him a vinyl record player with a few albums of his favorite musicians!

Amazon has some fantastic options of cheap vinyl players like this one, and then its just a matter of finding music you know he'll enjoy from either your local record store or online!

If he already has a vinyl player, consider just getting them a few of their or your favorite records that they don't already own. It's just a wonderful way of improving a home-space into something so much more.

Vinyl record player with a plate

Take the gym to his house with this extensive home workout kit

If you know he's had an interest in being more active, and perhaps working out more, but the idea of leaving the house for a run or the gym sounds unpleasant - get him this home workout kit!

It comes with a bunch of equipment for beginner to intermediate gym routines, and is an excellent way to stay in shape without ever having to leave the house.

It saved me during lockdown, that's for sure.

Remember that you always have to be careful when gifting workout equipment. Be sure that he doesn't think you're insinuating he has to lose weight or that his body is not enough. Men have feelings too!


Every homebody I've met loves audiobooks, so why not get him an audible subscription

I love reading, but I also love audibooks.

That way I can listen to my books while on my runs, while commuting, doing chores or anything else that requires my eyes to be off a page.

An audible subscription is a wonderful gift for anyone that wants to keep reading, even when they can't do it. And sometimes it's nice to just cuddle up in a blanket, have a cup of tea and listen.

And no: listening audiobooks is not cheating!

headphone and books on blue background. audio book

Bring peaceful sounds and the touch of nature to her home with an indoor fountain

A beautiful and peaceful gift that turns any house into one that just feels a lot more... fancy and nice.

Get her this indoor fountain to help create a serene and comfortable space in her own home.


Make his home smell real nice with a personalized candle!

You can play this two ways, and I think both are great!

Tons of cities have these "candle bars" where you can go in, and for like $30 make your very own candle with hundreds of scents to choose from.

For example, here in Seattle I've frequented Elm Candle Bar, where I have created candles based on what I think my recipient will like.

So, you can either go custom-make a candle for them and give it to them directly. OR you can turn it into a little experience by going with them to make it, so they can craft it exactly how they want it and you just pay for it.

Just google "candle bars near me" or get creative online and you'll have the perfect present for her to place in the office!

And no, candles are not "feminine" -- in fact, you can have flavors like bourbon, coffee, tobacco and leather if that's really what makes him happy.

Scented candle, envelope and reed on white background

Gift him some personalized home decor to make his space just that much nicer for both him and the family

Get some rustic and personalized home decor to make his space feel even more homey and lived in.

My personal favorite is this wooden family name sign, but there are tons of options out there that you can customize!

Get creative with it.


Let him truly lean into couch potato-ness with a new streaming service subscription

A lot of people don't think about how they can gift streaming services to their friends, but it's one of the most appreciated and well-used presents you can get them!

Learn what streaming services he doesn't have, and based on what you know he likes to watch, find a service and gift as many months as you'd like within your budget.

Guaranteed it's a big hit!

The top ones right now are: Max, Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and Paramount


Let him garden inside with an indoor hydrponic garden

Gift your recipient the dopamine boost that comes from growing his own herbs by getting him an indoor hydroponic garden!

These mini-gardens function the same regardless of the climate you’re in, and allows him to grow her favorite herbs a-plenty – as well as receiving the satisfaction of having some plants around.

Check out all the options you got right here.


Gift him the ultimate home comfort with a heated or weighted blanket

Especially if you live somewhere that comes with cold, dark winters -- like my state of Washington.

Nothing makes a long reading session better than a weighted blanket, like this one that I'm personally a big fan off.

Alternatively, you could get a heated one if you think that's more their style!


And there you have it! 10 Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Men That Are Homebodies

Picking out the perfect present is always difficult, but I guarantee you that by simply catering a little bit to his interests and putting in the effort, he’ll appreciate it more than he lets on.

Looking for other gift ideas? Check out our library of gifting guides here!

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