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Super Personal Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

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Want to really make sure that you get something personal and unique for his birthday this year?

You’ve come to the right place!

A good present is one that is personal. One that shows love and customizability. Price doesn’t matter if he’s clear that even just a little effort was put into the present.

Since this can often be a difficult task to come up with on your own, I’ve put together these 13 personal birthday gift ideas for men – so that you can be inspired to get that perfect present.

Let’s get into it!

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Personalize his bling with some custom-engraved cufflinks

Get him some beautiful, cool and customized cufflinks!

You can engrave them with his initials, or maybe select his favorite team or show. Anything you think he'll love.

It's a simply and personal gift that just adds a little bit of customizability to his formal wear!

Check out all your options right here!

Hand's groom wears a metallic silver cufflinks stud. Wedding morning.

Gift him a beautiful, personalized piece of sports memorabilia from his favorite team

Get him something from his favorite sports team, and personalize it by getting it autographed from his favorite team or player!

The options for what you could get is endless: signed jersey, baseball bat, football helmet, playing cards.

If you can get something that's been game worn that is always a plus

Check out what you can get ahold of over at SportsMemorabilia!


Make him a custom-made photo book that showcases the last 50 years

Collect as many photos that you can muster from his last 50 years, including old photos of relatives, friends, colleges, towns and anything else they've lived in.

Compile everything and use Shutterfly to put it all together in a beautiful custom photo book with messages and notes.

The closer you are to your recipient the better of course, but this can be a wonderful presents for all kinds of people - just tailor it to match the exact vibe of your recipient!

Composition of photo books in natural white leather of different sizes. The white paper on a dark

Gift him immortality by naming a star after him

Pick a star or area right here and literally name a star after him!

This way the universe will always have a piece of them floating around up here.

Bonus points if he's into astrology of course.

I always recommend not just naming the star their first name, but rather a nickname that means a little bit more and creates a form of uniqueness.

But you know best of course!

Stars of the milky way

Create a custom storybook about his life

If you can pull this off I guarantee that you win all the bonus points that come from getting the best gift this year.

At Wonderbly you can create your very own illustrated book.

So make one about his life!

Tell his life story the way you know it best, get some illustrations in there and gift him his very own illustrated biography.

It'll make him feel super special, guaranteed.

Senior man reading book

Commission an artist to make a beautiful, personal piece of artwork

I'm a big fan of supporting artists, and what better way to do so then commissioning a personal painting for him?!

It could be his portrait, his family, his pet, his buds, his wife or anything else you could think of.

It's a beautiful, personal present that will last on the wall for a lifetime.


For his 50th, gift him a 50 year old vintage bottle of wine!

Alright here is what you do:

Go to Wine-searcher, and put in their birth year. For example 1973 for their 50th birthday.

Read a little about the year, and put that information on a card.

Then select a bottle out of their selection from that year. There are bottles below $100 so you don't need to sell your first-born child to afford this present!

Once the bottle arrive, wrap it up, tell them about their birth year in wine and BOOM: a personal vintage present that can also get you drunk should they choose to open it, or look great on the shelf.

Cool collectors item to have!

Bottles of Red Wine

Gift him tickets to the next big game

Treat your guy to a live sporting event of his choice.

Whether it’s baseball, football, basketball, or any other sport he enjoys, getting him tickets to see his favorite team in action is truly the peak of what being a sports fan is like.

Of course, this one only applies if you live in your team’s city, but if you wanna go all out — you could even plan a bigger trip to travel to whichever city his team is in!

Cheaper option: take him to your local sports pub to watch the game there, and cover the tab!

An audience of sports fans watching an NFL football game in a stadium

Put together a custom-made collection of newspaper stories from his birthday

Go to historic-newspapers.com, select his birthday, and get a custom-made collection of the major headlines from that date in a beautiful custom-made leather-wrapped book!

What a fun and unique present!

Closeup Of Pile of Old Newspapers for Recycling

Present him with ultimate personalized comfort with an engraved luxury bathrobe

A man in comfort is a happy one, and make it personal by customizing it with engravings!

Get him a personalized luxury spa bathrobe with his name, initials or anything else you think would be cool.

Personal and comfort are two buzzwords that go hand in hand for a great present regardless of which direction you decide to take it!

Beautiful mature couple in bathrobes enjoying breakfast together

Make him a true Lord by gifting him a piece of land from his favorite country

Seriously, buy him a piece of land!

No, not like a 1000 acre property to built a house on.

Unless you have the money to do that, then definitely do that.

No I'm talking about a tiny piece of land in a country that comes complete with a bunch of history of that land, a certificate and framed photos!

Right here you can select between 12 different countries, or even some American states. If you know their heritage goes back to a certain country, see if you can't get some land there!

Such a fun gift that people love!


Gift him the art of sound by custom-making him personal voice art

Now this is the epitome of a personal present if I've ever "heard" one!

Gift them custom voice art that you can generate right here.

It can be of his favorite song, his voice, his children's voices, your voice, the alma maters school song... anything!

Get creative with it and customize it to look as cute as possible, and you have one of the most unique and personal presents you could ever get ahold of.


Men do not have enough good photos of themselves, so fix that for him

Hire a professional photographer, or get a friend to come take some great new photos of him to remind him that he's still a good lookin' fella!

It's always nice to update the social media profile picture (or even dating app! Like seriously if I see a man holding a fish or lean against his truck on Hinge one more time I'm becoming a nun)

Professional Photography Equipment, Photographer Work Kit.

And There You Have It! 13 Personal Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

No matter what type of gift you decide to give for his upcoming birthday, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.

Whether you pick one of our recommendations or come up with something entirely unique on your own, just try your best to show some interest in his hobbies and you'll already be doing great.

Need gift ideas for someone else? Check out our other gift-giving guides right here.

Good luck!

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