Husband’s 30th birthday – need gift ideas!

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

What is he interested in? Outdoorsy stuff? Geeky stuff? It’s hard to come up with something without knowing a bit more about him.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

package of depends and a sympathy card. oooh baby.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What’s your budget? DH’s mom got us a weekend away, and I sprung for parasailing over the lake, and then I got us a personal chef to make us a fabulous meal at home when we pulled in the driveway as a surprise. It was perfect.

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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How about a watch? Someone I work with got a rolex from her husband (it was her 40th)

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4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i got my  FI an Xbox! loved it

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Busy Beekeeper

I always group gifts into two categories – experiece gifts or a tangible gift.  It sounds like you typically give tangible ones – do you think he would prefer that?  Or do you think he’d also enjoy an experience gift (like tickets to something, a membership somewhere, etc.)?

Post # 9
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

something HE would like- a flying lesson, stunt driving , racecar driving, xbox, a really nice watch (hey, he got you an engagement ring!)


I got my hubbie an expensive watch (about 1000 dollars) and he is SO proud of it, he LOVES it!

Post # 10
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I got Darling Husband a flying lesson and he loved the idea. Unfortunately, he has yet to actually redeem the gift certificate for it due to relocating for his job BUT he was super happy with the gift.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

electric shaver/bear trimmer?  Mine LOVES his, and even my dad got one as a gift and was super skeptical, but ended up really liking it.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I gave Darling Husband a flying lesson too!!!  He seriously LOVED it.  If we wanted to pay for it (it is expensive) he would go through all the training to be a pilot.  It gave him a lot of confidence.  Huge confidence builder, and it is best to gift experiences if you can (IMO)!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For my husband’s 30th I got him (me accompanying! hehe) a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls 🙂 Along with a surprise party that was meant to throw him off the scent of the real 30th birthday surprise!

For my BILs we sent him skydiving. It’s been on his and my husband’s bucket list.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve also gotten my husband a flying lesson (for his 26th birthday). He actually didnt love it as much as I thought he would though! He was really excited by the present but said flying itself was somewhat boring haha. Oh well. Another one I got him that he loved though was a tablesaw – he likes to do woodworking so it was a perfect gift.

What things does your husband like to do? You could get him a really nice tool set (tool box, with a bunch of tools inside) or an experience is always a good idea. They have gift cards to racetracks where you can race on the racetrack for a day. Or maybe a hot air balloon ride or something like that. Or you could always do a mini-vacation somewhere that he’s always wanted to go!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Take him on vacation

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

we went skydiving for my husband’s 30th birthday (while we were on our honeymoon) – he loved it, and it was great to do it together. Plus we now have some pretty impressive photos to hang on our walls as a reminder 🙂

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