The Top Things Men Ask for for Their Birthdays

Finding the perfect gift for your man doesn't have to be stressful.Finding the perfect gift for your man doesn't have to be stressful.

Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life, whether it be a spouse, family member or friend, can be a stressful experience. The truth is, there is no such thing as the "perfect" gift. Every man is different, with unique tastes and preferences. So it's important to take the time to look at your man as an individual, acknowledge his interests, and purchase a gift accordingly.

Tickets to a Sports Event or Concert

Most men have either a favorite sports team or a favorite band. If you know he enjoys athletics or music, tailor your gift around this.

DVD Player or Movie Tickets

If he is a movie buff, depending on your budget, the latest DVD player or movie tickets would make for a very practical gift. Movie tickets are a simple yet effective gift that you can share with him.


A practical gift for music lovers, it's a space-effective and lightweight device with the ability to upload on-line messages, photos and music. This product is sure to make long waits in line, a road trip or a leisurely jog around the neighborhood more entertaining.


Clothing is always in style. If he has a favorite brand name or store, keep an eye out in advance for special promotions via on-line or in-store.

Palm Pilot

This gift is for those very busy businessmen or professionals who need a little organizational assistance. If he has a habit of missing appointments, birthdays or anniversaries, let this gift serve as a subtle reminder of his responsibilities.

Espresso Machine

This is a gender-neutral gift that can be enjoyed by all coffee lovers. Brew that perfect cup of espresso or cappuccino in the comfort of your home without sacrificing quality or taste.


Cologne is a gift that can be given to any and every man, no matter the type of relationship. It is a timeless gift that is just as appreciated on the first birthday celebration together as on the fiftieth.

DVD Collection

A DVD collection of The Godfather, James Bond, The Sopranos or his favorite TV show are a great place to start. If you'd like to spend more quality time with your man, find a common interest DVD series that you can both enjoy.


This practical gift is ideal for a man of any age and for a woman on a budget. A comfortable robe or smoking jacket is perfect for lounging around the house on the weekends.


This is a gift not to be overlooked as it is easily appreciated by men in every age group and in every culture, no matter the type or length of relationship.

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Stephanie Lee began writing in 2000 with concentration on food, travel, fashion and real estate. She has written for Amnesty International and maintains three blogs. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.B.A. from Concordia University.

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