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Birthday Gift Ideas for the Busy Man

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Whether he’s providing for the family, excelling in his career, or just unable to sit quietly for more than a few hours – we all know that one guy who somehow manages to stay busy at all times.

Sometimes you also gotta get a present for that guy, and that’s where I come in!

In this edition of our gift-giving guides, I’ll give you 9 clever birthday gift ideas for the busy, busy man.

Let’s gift into it!

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Help him relax with a well-deserved spa day

What better way to calm down and treat the busiest man you know than with a spa day?

Call up your nearest spa and order him a well-deserved day of relaxation.

A massage, facial and some warm bath and sauna time can relax even the most tense man on the planet.

He's bound to appreciate this one.

Man receiving professional massage in spa salon

Block out his stress with some noise-cancelling headphones

He might already have headphones, but does he have real noise-canceling ones?

One of the greatest ways to stay focused while working is noise-canceling headphones that he can slap some music or a podcast on.

If you want to get him the literal best on the market right now, we recommend you go with these Sony's.

Alternatively a much more affordable option are the Commalta's!

Mature businessman with headphones and laptop indoors in home office, working

Gift him convenience with a multi-device charging station

For the busy man a good present is often one that helps with convenience and efficiency.

For that reason I really recommend a multi-device charging station, this is especially useful in an area where all these god damn apple products and androids and whatever else all insist on having different charging ports.


Gift him a "secretary" with a personal assistant app subscription!

There are a bunch of great personal assistant apps out there, but they all require a subscription. Most will run you between $5-8 a month, so gift him 6-12 months of a personal assistant app!

Personally I would recommend Calendly, but there are a ton of different options out on the market in different price ranges, so pick one you think he'll enjoy the most!

Man using phone while sitting in the car.

Bless his tastebuds and energy with some gourmet coffee

If there is one thing I've learned about most busy people, is that they absolutely love their coffee.

So make sure he's drinking the good stuff!

Get him a few bags of quality gourmet coffee beans.

Bonus points if you already have a favorite you'd like to share to make it more personal!

Handsome man drinking coffee

Gift him a true lifesaver with a portable charger

Especially great for a man on the move, get him a portable charger!

This ensures that his phone is never dead on the move, and the more he has to use it the better the gift is!


Close up of hand inserting a USB cable charger into portable power bank. Media. Close up of mans

Gift him posture and comfort improvement with an ergonomic laptop stand

If he uses a laptop a lot, consider getting him an ergonomic laptop stand!

This not only makes continuous work from both home, the office, and coffee shops more comfortable - it also helps improve posture.


Bring home to his desk with personal office desk decor

Give him a little bit of home on his in-office desk (although it works great for the WFH busy man as well!).

You can get super creative and personal with this, but some of my top recommendations for you are:

  • Framed photos of the friend-group, family and/or dog
  • Some nice plants for that calming effect they tend to give off
  • Sports memorabilia with a case, such a signed baseball, golfball or football.
Woman holding framed family photo indoors, closeup

Keep his coffee tempered on the go with a personalized travel mug

Get him a Yeti travel mug. I'm not sponsored or affiliated, I just love my Yeti so much.

It'll keep his coffee hot or cold (depending on how he likes it) the entire day.

It's also great for teas, smoothies, juices or just plain water if that's more his style!


There You Have It! 9 Awesome Birthday Gift Ideas For The Busy Man

Picking out the perfect present is always difficult, but I guarantee you that by simply catering a little bit to his lifestyle 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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