Birthday Gift Ideas for a 30 Year Old Male

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Birthday Gift Ideas for a 30 Year Old Male
Men enjoy receving electronic devices on their birthday. (birthday image by Albert Lozano from

At age 30, men are going through a transitional phase. If they have not already done so, the average male is looking for a mate, starting a family, raising children, maintaining a home, and embarking on a career. Money or gift cards are always a good option, but there are some other gift ideas for a 30th birthday.

Electronic Gadgets

Most men like the latest gadgets so consider a new iPod, MP3 player, computer, GPS, or cell phone. Even if he has an older version of one, updating his favourite electronic gadget with a brand new one is sure to make him smile.


If the birthday man is a homeowner, he has responsibilities like yard work, small repairs, and home maintenance. Any type of equipment that makes these jobs easier is greatly appreciated. Items such as weed cutters, air compressors, outdoor grill, leaf blower and levels make perfect gifts for the man turning 30.


Most men love cars and enjoy working on them. Tool sets, oil changing equipment, tire gauges, jump leads, and battery chargers are excellent gift ideas for the car enthusiast who likes to get his hands dirty.

Outdoor Gear

Hunting, fishing and camping are favourite pastimes for many men. Depending upon his preference, accessories to these outdoor sports or even a gift card to a sporting goods store are ideal gifts.


Age appropriate clothing is a good gift idea and a necessity. Men appreciate things they can use and need, so outfits that he can wear to work are worth a lot. If he wears a uniform to work, consider buying him clothes for his favourite sport or pastime like camouflage, boots or waders.

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