For many people, turning 30 seems like the beginning of a new stage of life. You are no longer in your 20s, but you are not quite in the 40-year-old range where you start to experience aches and pains in everyday life.
If a guy you know and love is turning 30 soon, check out our list of the top 25 30th birthday gift ideas for him!
There are gifts for every type of person and every price range. We have plenty of gift options from the graphic tee to the sophisticated whisky glass!
There is bound to be a gift for the newly-30 person in your life!
30 Reasons We Love You Poster
This poster is an excellent gift for someone with a flair for the sentimental! It is a custom, digital downloadable graphic, so you can print it or send it to them digitally in whichever size you prefer. The design is chic, so it can be displayed without looking gaudy or out of place. Prices range from $21.99 – $31.99 depending on how quickly you want the product.
Memory Lane Birthday Book
If you know someone who likes scrapbooks and memories, this is a great gift for them! This Etsy-made book is personal to the person you want to give it to, and it includes personalized memories from the day they were born, from their childhood, and other interesting facts about the world from the day they were born. Get it for about $29!
Favorite Song Sound Wave Art
This is the perfect present for someone interested in songs, singing, or music! Input the song you want, and the creator will make a black and white sound wave art piece that you can buy framed or unframed. Prices range from $49.00 to $239.00, depending on the size and the frame.
If you know someone who likes words of affirmation, this is the gift for them! It is practical and something they can use every day! The keychain is made of black metal and has a slip-on closure. One charm says Happy 30th Birthday, and the other charm has a positive affirmation about turning 30. You can purchase this off of Amazon for just $12.99!
A map of their hometown, or favorite place, is the perfect balance of sentimentality and practicality. These maps come in a variety of colors, customizations, sizes, and price ranges. Visit the site for more information on all the options for these unique maps!
Printed Toilet Paper
Toilet paper is the best gag gift on the internet for a man who is turning 30! It is a roll of 2-ply toilet paper with 500 sheets and retails for $12.99. The design contains a poop emoji plus the saying Holy Poop, You’re 30. The entire roll is printed with the design, and it is an excellent prank or gag gift for an affordable price!
Photo Printed Neoprene Koozie
Who does not love a photo moment? This is the perfect gift for someone with a sense of humor in your life! These neoprene koozies are only $5.50 per koozie and are a great gag gift with a practical side. Choose the color you want and upload your photo of choice on the koozie, and you are good to go!
“Friends” Inspired Wine Tumbler
If you know a 30-year-old who loves Friends but hates that they are turning 30, this is the wine tumbler for them! It is printed with the phrase The One Where I Turn 30 in the iconic title lettering of the hit 1990s show. It includes a convenient lid so they can take it wherever they go. You can buy it on Amazon for $19.
Themed Balloons for Birthday Party
These 30th birthday-themed balloons are perfect for someone who wants a birthday party but does not love gifts. This balloon pack comes with the letters that spell RIP 20s and a bottle-shaped balloon inspired by aged whiskey. It is available for around $9 and is the perfect addition to a party with a little sense of humor!
Vintage Graphic Tee
Tee shirts are the perfect gift for someone who likes to wear their feelings on the outside. The design is the year they were born and the saying Vintage – All Original Parts on it. It comes in sizes Small – 3XL and six various color options. You can find this tee on Etsy for about $15! It is handmade of cotton, and customers say the product arrives as advertised but fits a little small.
Personalized Rustic Wallet
Let’s be honest, most men could use a new wallet! This wallet is customizable from Etsy and ranges from $12.99 to $44.99, depending on the engraving locations you choose. It comes in black, brown, or tan leather and fits easily into a back pocket. It is a bifold wallet with an ID card flap, and customers say the craftsmanship is top-notch!
Monogrammed Waffle Robe
What is more comfortable and cozy than a robe? Gift the man in your life with this comfortable robe for lazy days. Find this cozy gray robe on Etsy for $27 – $32, depending on the monogram size and type you choose. There are 15 options for thread colors and 5 choices for font styles, so you can make it your own.
Personalized Golf Ball Set
This is the perfect gift for the golfer! These personalized golf balls are available for $19.99 – $29.99 and come in a six or 12-pack. They are classic white golf balls, with the option to add a monogram or a fun message! These golf balls are Zero Friction balls, so they have a more shallow dimple pattern for less friction on the green and in the air.
Custom Mouse Pad
Check out these customized mouse pads from Shutterfly for the best 30th birthday gift! A mouse pad is an excellent choice for those who work in professional settings or even work from home.
You can add any photo you want on the mouse pad or choose from a template that includes a personalized photo collage and calendar. These retail for $8 – $15, depending on the customization.
Custom Birthday Shot Glass
Shutterfly also offers gifts like this frosted glass shot glass. It is inscribed with the words, Happy 30th Birthday, and is the perfect commemorative gift! You can make this glass your own by customizing the color scheme or using photos to create a memorable and unique gift. Prices range from $5 to $10, depending on which customization options you choose.
Great Gifts for Everyone
30th Birthday Box of Childhood Candy
The 30th Birthday Box of Childhood Candy is the perfect blend of nostalgia and sweets! If you know someone who is turning 30 and loves classic 1990’s childhood candy, this is the most fitting gift for them. It comes with 56 pieces of candy for $49.99. The box includes favorites like Razzles, Pop Rocks, Runts, Fun Dip, Sugar Babies, and more!
Chances are, the new 30-year-old in your life has an assortment of daily items strewn across his nightstand or entryway table. It is lightweight, compact, easy to assemble, and very practical. It holds a phone, keys, sunglasses, a watch, and other miscellaneous items. You can find it on Amazon for $39.99!
Engraved Whiskey Glass
An engraved whiskey glass is the perfect gift for the 30-year-old whiskey drinker! This clear lowball glass features engraving with their birth year and the saying, Aged to Perfection and Cheers to 30 Years. It is available on Etsy for $12.99, and the seller is a pro at shipping quickly! Pair it with their favorite whiskey for the perfect gift.
If you know someone who likes to light a candle and relax, this candle is the perfect birthday gift! The candles are an all-natural coconut wax and soy blend with a burn time of 60-80 hours and retail for about $20.
Each candle has a specialized astrology-based message on the label, with the designated birth date you choose. When you order, you create a custom scent, so choose something they will like!
Cheeky 30th Birthday Card
This is the perfect card to give someone who feels a certain way about turning 30. The graphic says 29 + 1, but the 1 displayed is a certain finger! Gift this card along with a gift card for their favorite eatery or store to complete the perfect gift to help them express how they feel about turning 30! The best part is, this card is only a few dollars on Etsy.
Mini Portable Speaker
This JBL portable speaker is one of the most popular speakers in its category. It is waterproof, comes with a clip to carry with you, works with Bluetooth connection, and has about 10 hours of battery life. It comes in 12 color options and is available on Amazon for $43! It allows them to take their favorite songs on the road or use them at home!
Custom Charging Mat
Wireless charging stations are the most convenient charging options out there. For many recent phone models, these charging stations are compatible and easy to use. This charging mat is equipped with wireless charging capabilities and is the perfect addition to any desk area.
You can choose from seven leather colors and nine fonts to make it your own. Add custom monogramming or other personalization to create a perfectly useful and unique gift!
Fitbit’s had a moment about 10 years ago, but they did not go anywhere! These are still great gifts for someone looking to track their steps, heart rate, and other activity-based metrics throughout the day.
It is also a popular tool for runners and people who want to train for athletics. Check out the Fitbit website to learn more about each model and compare it before you buy!
Custom Headphone Stand
If you are looking for a gift for the tech and gaming enthusiast who has everything, check out this headphone stand! It is customizable. You can add personalization like their name or initials. You can also choose a wood color, so it matches their gaming den aesthetic perfectly! It is under $30 and is a thoughtful and unique gift option!
This is an excellent gift choice for the handyperson who likes to save space. It comes in a two-pack with six ink refills, and both pens are equipped with a light on the end, a 2-in-1 flathead and Phillips head screwdriver, a level, a ruler, a bottle opener, and more! This two-pack is available on Amazon for $17.
Our Top Picks
Out of these 25 excellent gift options, we have assembled our top five favorites here! If you are unsure which one to pick, maybe pick one of these top options. We chose them because they are unique, practical, fun, and affordable. Check them out!
- Engraved Whiskey Glass
- Commemorative Keychain
- Personalized Rustic Wallet
- Monogrammed Waffle Robe
The engraved whiskey glass is one of the more practical gifts because it is useful for more than whiskey. It is also a perfect commemorative gift because it looks nice on display, should they choose to do so.
We like the commemorative keychain because it is practical enough to use each day, and the message is subtle and encouraging. We also like that it is available for such an affordable price!
The personalized rustic wallet is an excellent option because anyone can use another wallet, and these are of amazing quality for a decent price. The Fitbit is always a good option for someone’s birthday if they do not already own one.
Lastly, the robe is a comfortable and unconventional gift item they will appreciate and use more than they thought.
Though these are our top choices, you should choose a gift that you know your brother, friend, or significant other will enjoy based on their personality and interests.
Cardi “likes to party” Clark has 15+ years of designing, planning, and executing successful parties and events. Highly skilled in event strategy, management, planning, and execution with a track record of exceeding expectations. I make it happen. I get it done and people have fun!