30th birthdays are a big deal to a lot of people, it’s a turning point of sorts- going from early adulthood to “middle” adulthood. You might be settling down or looking to settle down, whether that be finding a job that you want to be your career, moving to your dream town, starting to make healthier habits, and/or planning a family of your own- there’s a lot of new life changes that you might be making and that’s cause to celebrate!
And if you’re looking to get your partner a special gift, then you’ve come to the right place as we’re detailing some thoughtful and fun 30th birthday gift ideas for him.
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A lot of people enjoy clothes shopping, there’s joy in finding different shirts that match with their favorite pair of pants and they get to feel good when they’re out and about showing the world who they are. But there are some people who…aren’t the biggest fan of clothes shopping or that passion isn’t as big as others.
But what if we said there’s a company that can take those two kinds of people and bring them together?
StitchFix is an online clothing and personal styling company that delivers clothing to your tastes and specifications right to your home. All you have to do is take a few minute style quiz where you’ll answer a few questions, then you’ll get assigned to a professional stylist where they will hand pick clothes you might like. You’ll get them delivered to you and whatever you like you keep and buy, and whatever you don’t you send back! It could be a really fun birthday idea for you both to take the quiz and have an at home fashion show with your StitchFix clothes.
Here’s a list of 30 things you can do for 30 days leading up to his birthday to really celebrate the special day!
We talked about how special turning 30 is, it’s a big milestone for a lot of people and there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate. And since it’s a pretty noteworthy day, we decided to do something a little different. Instead of giving you a list of gifts you can pick and choose from, we’re going to lay out a 30 day plan. 30 days of gifts, all leading up to the big day. Some of these will require a bit of creativity and a bit of research, but it’ll be worth it!
Before we start: We did label these by day and you can follow our guide if you want but if you have plans of your own or want to do one of these presents on a different day and swap them around- go for it! These are flexible gift ideas for a reason.
Let’s start with day one:
A Curated Playlist. Music is its own love language. The rhythm and flow of the instruments and the vocals all coming together to really make a person feel something. So how about you make them a playlist of songs you love together, their favorite songs, and a few they might not know about but they might become their new favorites all equalling to 30 songs.
His Favorite Baked Treats. Everyone enjoys baked goods every now and again and what better way to end- (or start) the day then with a warm home-baked goodie straight out of the oven. (If you’re not a baker then check out your local bakeries, check in with a friend, or head to your grocery store).
A “Date Night” Book. Get some index cards or loose-leaf paper and write down a few date night ideas. Then you can present it to him and he can tear a page out of the book and “redeem” the date night idea. It’s a fun gift for not just him, but for both of you!
A Photo Album. All those pictures we take nowadays deserve to live somewhere besides your phone. That’s why with Shutterfly- (Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card for Shutterfly here) you can take your photos and put them together on many different things like a photo album, blanket, and/or poster.
Wall Art. Speaking of posters, if your partner is a big fan of a certain TV show, movie, video game, or book, you can look online at places like Etsy and Society6 that have thousands of posters of different art from your favorite piece of media. It could make for a nice addition to the house or his office.
A $30 Scavenger Hunt. Get thirty $1 bills and hide them throughout the house or outside and set up a mini scavenger hunt or your own version of an Easter egg hunt. Add clues and other special prizes, it could make for a fun afternoon.
Take-out and Movie Night. Order take out from his favorite restaurant and pick a movie to watch together for a movie night in. Good food, good movies, and good company all together.
Vintage T-Shirt. Get him a vintage t-shirt from the year he was born. There’s a lot online you can find through some quick internet searching.
A Jar of 30 Sweets. Calling all sweet tooths, this gift is relatively simple, all you have to do is get 30 of his favorite candy pieces or candy bars and put them in a jar. See? Easy!
Coffee Variety Pack. We’re getting into the “drink section” of the gift list and we’re starting off with this 30 count- (you’re sensing a theme here aren’t you?) Coffee Variety Sampler Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers on Amazon for $22.99. There’s a lot of different flavors and brands in this pack so you can get a nice array here.
Tea Variety Pack. Not a coffee drinker? Don’t worry, we’ve got the Stash Tea Bags Sampler Assortment Box also on Amazon for $17.99. There’s 30 different flavors and it’s a 52 count pack!
Wine, Whiskey, or Water. If your partner likes a nice drink every now and then, getting them a nice bottle of wine or whiskey would be a great gift, especially one you can enjoy together! Winc is a great internet wine box subscription where you can take a quiz to pick the flavors you will like. (And if they don’t drink, you can get them a Milkshake from a local ice cream shop, or make it at home)!
A Cheesy Novelty Mug. Everyone needs a cheesy novelty gift once in their life and these two 30th Birthday Mugs are exactly what he needs after he gets the tea and coffee. This 30th Birthday Pink Marble Mug on sale for $14.99 is super hilarious. Or you can go with this MAUAG Funny Birthday Coffee Mug for $9.99.
A YETI Rambler. This 30 OZ YETI Rambler Tumbler for $38.00 is perfect for your partner if he is always on the go and needs something to keep his morning drink warm or if he wants to keep something cold! Either way, this mug is popular for a reason, especially for its splash resistance and double-wall vacuum insulation.
The Household Appliance. Now you may be wondering what we mean by the household appliance is the one he’s been talking about for months. We all have that dream household appliance, the one that’s either a bit silly like a funny themed carrot peeler or the useful one like a cake scraper. This gift requires some listening but try and figure out what your partner has been looking at and surprise him with it.
Silk Pajamas. It’s time to get cozy! Sure sweatpants and an old t-shirt is nice, but get your partner the ultimate sleepwear: silk pajamas. Lilysilk has exquisite pajamas, robes, and underwear that will change your nightly routine in the best ways.
Fuzzy Slipper Socks. Can’t go wrong with a nice pair of socks, especially these DYW Mens Fuzzy Slipper Socks on sale for $11.38. Extra comfort to go with their new silk pajamas.
A Spa Set. To wrap up the cozy section, you can’t have those silk pajamas and fuzzy socks without a nice spa set! This Bath and Body Gift Basket on sale for $28.04 is the dream for those who love that sweet vanilla coconut scent.
The Game He’s Been Wanting. If your partner is a big gamer and they have been eagerly awaiting the release of a game, try and pre-order it for them as a nice “future” gift. Or get them something like a new themed controller involving their favorite games, there’s many custom options out there through places like Scuf Gaming.
LEGO®. No one is ever too old for a nice set of building bricks and LEGOS are the key to a lot of people's hearts. There’s themed sets from popular movies like Star Wars and the Avengers, but there’s also LEGO flowers and buildings like the Alpine Lodge.
A good book. Can’t go wrong with a good book! And if your partner is an avid reader then get them a new book that they might like- (you’ll know their reading tastes and what could suit them). Or going for a gift card to Barnes & Noble might be a great move. (Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card for Barnes & Noble here).
Painting Day. Even if you guys are painters, getting a couple of canvases and some paints and painting together to make art to hang up in your home is such a great way to spend time together and create some fun art!
New Shoes. As Paolo Nutini said, “I put some new shoes on, And everybody's smiling, it's so inviting” A pair of new kicks will definitely be a birthday gift that your partner will love, especially if they desperately need a new pair. (Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card for DSW here).
Jewelry. Jewelry is a go-to gift for a reason, it’s a thoughtful gift that people have been giving their partners for years. Fossil has beautiful sets of jewelry like bracelets, necklaces, and rings.
A New Pair of Headphones. Bigger and better headphones are coming out every year. You’ll find the latest and greatest from the brands you love and it could make for a truly unexpected gift, especially on day twenty six!
Bonding Hobbies. If your partner has a hobby they really like doing, whether that’s playing a sport, going camping, hiking, video games, maybe they are a part of a club- whatever their hobby is you can have a day you and your partner doing what he loves together! It would be a great day out and would make for a great gift.
“Why I Love You” Book. This gift is super cheesy but for a 30th birthday it might just be the best gift of them all. Write down all the reasons you love your partner, how they make you feel, what’s special about them, and present it to them. It’s sure to make the heart grow fonder.
Surprise Party. What could be better than getting all of his friends and family together under one roof to celebrate him. Make it a surprise and either keep it chill and have the party at home or go somewhere you know he’d like- like a favorite restaurant or to the beach or a park with games setup. It’s bound to be a present to remember!
Plan a Trip. Now it’s time for the big gift. A trip! Planning a surprise vacation would make for a HUGE birthday gift. With all of the other things you’ve gotten him, he definitely won’t see this coming and it would make for a great experience that’ll last a lifetime.
There you have it! Those are some thoughtful and fun 30th birthday gift ideas for him. You’ve got a range of gifts and with the 30 days of gifts you’ll get to celebrate your partner for more than just one day.
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