Gifts for 30-year-old men

Celebrating a 30th birthday is a big deal for a man, as it marks the beginning of a new stage of life. It can be a struggle to find the right gift for a man entering into his 30s because not only do you want something he can use but also that he will find fun and stimulating. With a few creative ideas, you can choose a gift which will make his 30th birthday a very memorable occasion.

Enrolment to a Class

Signing him up to a class gives him the opportunity to learn new skills and experience something a bit different. Many 30-year-old males love to keep active and stay fit, so signing him up to a sports-related class he has not tried before, such as kayak or tennis lessons, is a gift sure to be well received. If he has a creative streak, sign him up for a class that gives him the chance to show his artistic talents, such as painting or glass-blowing lessons.

BBQ Equipment and Accessories

With a gift of BBQ equipment and accessories, he will not be able to wait to invite family and friends over. It is a perfect idea for the 30-year-old who loves to entertain. Stock him up with a BBQ, coals or gas bottles, an apron, mitts and other BBQ accessories. You could even include a recipe book full of food ideas for the BBQ to get him started.


Some 30-year-olds are often too busy to have the time to browse for good reading material, so giving him a recommended book gift will be truly appreciated. The material will not only provide entertainment, but will also keep him mentally active and expand his knowledge. Choose a book you have read recently that you think he might enjoy, or alternatively a book by his favourite author that he has not read yet.


Wine makes a sophisticated gift for a 30-year-old man. Choose a wine from another country or that he has never tried before. You could even give him a gift box full of a selection of wines that he can taste for a new experience. To accompany the wine, you could also get him a book or a guide on fine wine if you wish.

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Alice Ladkin is a writer and artist from Hampshire, United Kingdom. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ladkin also runs her own pet portrait business.