Everyone loves receiving gifts, but not everyone is great at buying gifts for others. Buying gifts for men, especially, can often be difficult.
Whether it’s because men don’t have as many hobbies as women or just because they’re pickier, buying birthday gifts for guys can be hard. Hopefully, this list can help give you some great ideas for 25th birthday gifts for men.
30 Great 25th Birthday Gift Ideas for Him
For the Bootlegger at Heart: Personalized Custom American White Oak Aging Barrel
If your friend is the type of guy who likes to age his own whiskey, beer, rum or any other favorite type of spirit, he absolutely needs this personalized aging barrel. The barrel is made of American White Oak and is laser-engraved to say whatever you want it to say using your own personalized message.
You can have it engraved with his name, his birth date, a specific picture you want to add, etc. He can feature the barrel as an awesome decoration for his man cave, or he can actually use it to age his own home brews; it is 100% fully functional.
For the Adventurer: Camp Supplies Compact Adventure Tool with 70 Outdoor Essentials
If the man in your life is the outdoorsy type who’s always going out hiking, camping, climbing, etc., this is more than the perfect gift. It’s practically an essential item that he really needs. It’s very small and super lightweight, but it comes with 70 different items that could be essential to his survival in an accident or crisis.
In addition to the compass and the bright LED light, which he can see from the outside, the inside of the tool comes with the following items: a mini first aid kit, water purifying kit, fire starting kit, fishing kit, saw, whistle, sewing kit and so much more.
For the Fitness Nut: Knuckle Lights Colors Super Bright Lights for Running
If you have a friend or loved one who’s an avid runner, this gift is another one that’s practically essential. These knuckle lights fit smoothly and comfortably over your friends hands using the easily adjustable silicone straps.
As he runs, the lights on the knuckle lights face out towards oncoming traffic. They have high beams, low beams and a blinking function. They make him easily visible to any car driving down the road; plus, they give him a lot of light to see by while running.
The power buttons are conveniently located so he doesn’t have to remove the lights to turn them on and off, and they fit over bare hands or gloves.
To Get His Heart Pumping: Epic Adventure Tours From Cloud9Living
Anyone can take a flying lesson, but it’s another class of man that climbs into the front seat of a vintage 1941 biplane.
With Cloud9Living, you can treat him to all kinds of awesome, edge-of-your seat thrills, including piloting, sailing, skydiving, white-water rafting and race car driving. Some of the experiences are everyday bucket list items like scuba diving or going on a hot air balloon ride, but others are tailored to specific interests. If he’s a history buff who would love World War II planes or a surfer who would kill to ride some extreme waves, see what Cloud9Living has to offer.
For the Grill Master: Himalayan Secrets Himalayan Salt Block Cooking Tile
If the birthday boy loves grilling, this Himalayan salt block can help ensure he seasons his food perfectly every time. There are three available sizes from which to choose – two of which come with a tray – and the blocks are much more versatile than he might first think.
If he chooses to grill with them, he’ll be adding a delicious, savory, salty flavor to his foods. Additionally, he can use them as serving trays for a variety of different foods, including sushi, ice cream, cheese and more.
They can also be used as building materials for salt spas, but that’s probably not going to be what he uses them for.
For the Kid at Heart: Original Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplanes Conversion Kit
If you have a buddy who is turning 25 but still a total kid at heart, this is the gift for him. It’ll provide him with an overwhelming sense of nostalgia and enjoyment as he builds an old-school paper airplane and has the opportunity to fly it at entirely new levels.
He’ll effectively turn his low-tech paper plane into a high-tech drone that can fly at a range of 180 feet. He controls it with his phone using Bluetooth and the easy-to-use app.
For the Music Lover: POW Mo Collapsible Magnetic Bluetooth Speaker
This is the ultimate in portable speakers. It’s collapsible, water-resistant, magnetic, Bluetooth-enabled, has a range of 100 feet and a battery play time of up to eight hours before needing to be recharged.
It’s very lightweight – only 7 ounces – so even if he decides to attach the speaker directly to the back of his phone, he’ll barely notice the added weight in his pocket, wristband or wherever he puts it.
You also have the option of buying him either one or two speakers, both at very reasonable prices. The speakers will connect to anything with Bluetooth connectivity, meaning they work with either Apple or Android phones and products.
For the Musician: Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch
If the guy in your life is a fan of playing the guitar or some other stringed instrument, chances are he probably goes through quite a few picks each month. Depending on how often he runs through them, buying new picks every time he wears one out or loses one can quickly become expensive, even though picks themselves are generally pretty inexpensive.
Cut down on the number of picks he has to buy by giving him this kit that’ll allow him to make his own. The Pick-a-Palooza acts much like a hole punch, only it cuts out full-size guitar picks from a wide variety of different materials instead of small holes.
For the Golfer: Wilson Ultra 500 Distance Personalized Golf Balls
For some reason, many men turning 25 often decide that it’s a good time to get involved with golfing. If your loved one feels the same way, start him off right in the sport with his very own, personalized golf balls.
These are high-quality, Wilson Ultra 500 distance golf balls. They aren’t cheap, generic brand balls that force him to sacrifice quality in exchange for being customizable. There are a dozen balls in the box, and you can add up to three lines of text with 17 characters on each line to all of them.
Whether you want to say ‘Happy Birthday’ or just give him golf balls with his name on them, this gift allows you to do just that.
For the Man with Refined Tastes: Barbuzzo 50 Cal Shot Glass Set of 2
These extremely cool shot glasses are an excellent choice for the man in your life who enjoys a little drinking every now and then. This set of two shot glasses are made to look exactly like the bullet casings from golden, 50-caliber bullets.
Each one holds the standard two ounces of liquor, and they’re very easy to clean. They’re the perfect gift for any man who enjoys a good drink in a unique looking glass.
For the World Traveler: Rockland Impact Softside Spinner Wheel 4-Piece Luggage Set
This luggage set contains four pieces of Rockland wheeled luggage. You can choose from seven different color combinations in order to best suit your friend’s tastes. The set contains one small, upright carry-on bag, one 22-inch upright bag, one 26-inch upright bag and one large, 30-inch upright bag.
All four of the bags, including the carry-on, feature multi-directional wheels for extreme ease of movement, as well as sturdy, ergonomic, telescoping handles. Each one’s made from heavy-duty polyester and has an internal mesh pocket that zips for added security.
They’re also expandable to provide your friend with a maximum amount of space. If he’s a big traveler, he’s sure to love this set.
For the Binge Watcher: Roku Streaming Stick+
Everyone loves television and movies, and everyone loves free television and movies even more. With this streaming stick by Roku, your loved one will be able to select from an endless selection of free entertainment.
The Roku also allows him to access many different paid streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Stars, Disney+ and more. Everything he needs for hours of premium entertainment can be found in one convenient location; he won’t have to switch back and forth between different devices just to change platforms.
It’s a convenient, practical gift that anyone is sure to love.
For the Forgetful Mind: Tile Pro 2020 2-Pack
Sometimes a forgetful mind doesn’t just come with age. Even though your friend may only be turning 25, if he’s the type to constantly lose his keys, misplace his phone or forget where he took off his shoes, this is the gift for him.
These small little squares may look unassuming and worthless, but they’re actually insanely useful and the perfect gift for anyone with a tendency to misplace things, particularly his keys. The Tile Pro comes with a convenient hole in the corner that allows it to be slid easily onto a key ring.
Each Tile Pro connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the app on your friend’s phone, and if he loses his keys, he simply has to log on to the app and track them down using the Tile Pro technology. You can buy them in packs of one, two or four.
For the Gamer: Nintendo Switch 32GB Console Video Games
If you have a friend who, despite turning 25, still loves to play video games just as much as he did when he was 15, give him the new Nintendo Switch. He’ll absolutely go crazy for this console, which doubles as a handheld gaming device and a console system that hooks to the television.
This particular Switch doesn’t come with any games, but it does have a whole ton of extra stuff, including four analog covers, a protective LCD film and film scraper, silicon covers for the joycons (controls), a card case, a carrying bag and a set of headphones for when he needs to game in private or silence.
For the Viking: HONGLAYS Viking Horn Mugs
Help the birthday guy in your life celebrate his big day in style by buying him this totally authentic-looking Viking drinking horn. It’s made from real, actual horn that’s been polished, inside and out, for a gorgeous shine and a smooth feel.
It also comes with a leather case holder that’s adjustable to fit different horn sizes or to fit on different spots on the same horn. This leather case also has a strap on the outside that acts as a convenient way to hang the horn from a peg.
It comes in a beautiful burlap bag that makes the whole thing feel authentically Viking.
For the Friend with a Sweet Tooth: Vintage Candy Co. 25th Birthday Retro Candy Gift Box
Whether your friend is turning 5, 15 or 25, he probably still loves candy. This candy box is particularly special because it’s made specifically for people turning 25. In addition to the “Happy 25th Birthday” on the outside of the box, though, each piece of candy in it was hand selected to remind the birthday boy of his childhood because each piece is something that was popular during the years when he was a kid.
For He Who Is Perpetually Late: Engraved Men’s Wooden Watch Personalized
This is a great birthday gift for any man in your life, whether it’s your husband, brother, friend, boyfriend or son. It’s a gorgeous watch with a wooden face and leather band. What makes it so special, though, is that the back of the wooden face is entirely customizable.
You can add any message or text that you want to the back of the watch so the man in your life will always remember how special he is to you when he wears it. You can choose from pre-selected messages that begin with “To my husband.
..” or “To my son…” or choose the message yourself.
For the Potterhead: The Harry Potter Remote Control Wand
Being an adult doesn’t necessarily mean people stop loving Harry Potter. If your friend is a true Potterhead, even at 25, he’ll love this “magic wand” that changes his television channels with the flick of a wrist.
The wand looks like Harry’s wand from the series, and you can program it with up to nine different gestures that’ll perform nine different actions. A short swish to the right could change the channel; a circle could turn the television off or on.
He’ll look like a true wizard with this incredibly innovative wand.
For the Tech Head: Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones Caps Novelty Headwear
Most people love music, but listening to music with wired or wireless headphones or even AirPods isn’t always convenient depending on what else a person is doing at the time. A beanie, on the other hand, can be worn while running, exercising, in the middle of winter, on long, cool nights, etc.
Beanies are pretty universal and can be worn without too much hassle or extra added weight. This beanie comes equipped with Bluetooth technology that allows your friend to listen to his favorite music and answer his telephone calls, all without ever having to touch his phone or adjust aggravating headphones.
This particular beanie also comes with an additional neck warmer/cowl.
For the Perfect Prescription: BigMouth Inc Prescription Pill Bottle Drink Kooler
If you’re looking for a gift that’s hilarious but also useful, this drink holder that keeps your friend’s beer cold and also looks like a prescription pill bottle pretty much fits the bill. Your friend is sure to appreciate all the hilarious descriptions on the “pill bottle” such as the prescription written for “beer,” the dosage of “as many as you can stomach,” the referring doctor, “Dr.
Harold Feelgood” or even just the name on the prescription, which is “Mr. Hugh Jass.” If your friend has any sense of humor at all, he’s bound to love this drink insulator.
For the Perpetually Paranoid: Hidden Wall Safe Electrical Outlet Hidden Security Safe
It seems like in every group of friends, there’s that one person who constantly thinks someone is out to get him or who’s constantly trying to find new and interesting ways to hide his valuables. If this sounds like your friend, get him this hidden wall safe that no one would suspect is actually a safe at all.
It looks just like every other electrical outlet in his house, assuming his outlets are white. The screw in the middle that holds the outlet in the wall also acts as the key hole for the provided key.
The dimensions of the safe are 7″ x 3.5″ x 2.5″, and it works for holding money, jewelry and other small valuables.
For the Tailgater: YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler
If you have a loved one who enjoys tailgating, camping or just throwing backyard barbecues, this authentic Yeti cooler is a killer gift. It comes in five different colors to suit his exact tastes, and each one is made using Rotomolded Construction, which effectively turns it into an armored, indestructible mobile cooler.
This is the original Yeti cooler with wheels, and the wheels are made of a single, solid piece that is both impact- and puncture-resistant. The handle is equally strong and durable, and its curved design is perfect for either right or left hand users.
For the Mechanic: Pro-Lift C-2036D Grey 36″ Z-Creeper Seat
If the friend you have who’s turning 25 is also a mechanic – professional or otherwise – he’ll certainly appreciate this adjustable creeper seat for rolling around his garage and working underneath all his vehicles.
The seat features six swivel caster wheels that’ll allow him to move around in any direction and thickly padded cushions on each section of the seat. It’s easily convertible from the creeper seat to a regular seat by simply adjusting a pin.
It holds people up to 300 pounds, and it’s the ultimate in mechanic convenience.
For Him from Everyone: Katie Doodle 25th Birthday Decorations Creative Guest Book Alternative
If you’re looking for a gift with a little more sentimentality than some of the others on this list, consider buying your loved one this 25th birthday “poster” that he can frame and display. The poster uses creative photography to write out “25 Years” and there’s plenty of empty white space around the center picture where all his friends, family and loved ones can sign their names along with little personalized messages for him.
It makes a great gift for anyone, and it can be used one of two ways. Either you can give it to him at his party and let all his guests sign it while they’re there, or you can buy it early and take it around to his friends and loved ones before his birthday and then have it framed for him, presenting it to him that way.
For Your Bud with the Beard: Isner Mile Beard Kit for Men
If you’ve got a buddy with a beard, you know how particular he can be about taking care of and grooming it. Give him a helping hand by buying him this huge beard grooming kit that has practically everything he could possibly need to take care of it.
It comes with all of the following items (and more!) all in a convenient, manly storage bag: shampoo beard wash, beard care growth oil, a pair of scissors for trimming and a straight razor for shaving, both a comb and a brush, beard balm and more.
Anything he could possibly need to take optimum care of his beard will be included in this kit.
For the Handyman: DEKOPRO 198 Piece Home Repair Tool Kit
For the handyman in your life, this 198-piece tool kit is sure to make him happy. It comes in a convenient, lockable carrying case and comes with a wide range of different tools for maximum adaptability.
Whether he’s working on a DIY project, fighting with his plumbing, making car repairs or something else, this case has the right tool for the job. It comes with a tape measure, hammer, pliers, a variety of professional grade wrenches, a variety of screwdriver bits with different heads and more.
For the Outdoor Beer Drinker: JDT Kaddy Elevated Drink Holders Set of Two
This is another great gift for that friend who loves to do his drinking – even his non-alcoholic drinking – outdoors in the sunshine or around a nighttime campfire. This set comes with two stakes, two double drink holders (for holding a total of four drinks) and interchangeable bottoms that allow them to sit either on flat ground or to be driven via stake into the ground.
The drink holders are hard surface stands, and they feature an integrated scoring system on each one. They come with a convenient storage bag for storing or transporting them, and they’re incredibly easy to assemble and disassemble.
There’s also a small storage compartment on each drink holder that’ll hold his phone, keys, wallet, etc.
For Your Single Friend: Unbranded Grow A Girlfriend
If the relationship you have with your friend is more of a ‘gag gift’ kind of relationship than a ‘serious gift’ type of relationship, this is absolutely, hands down, the perfect gift. Similar to the tiny rubber toys you might have played with as a kid that allowed you to grow yourself a dinosaur up to 600 times its original size, this toy lets your single friend grow himself a girlfriend instead.
This little girlfriend starts out at about two and a half inches tall, but once your friend drops her in the water, she blows up to 600 times her original size, just like the dinosaurs. It may not be the most thoughtful gift on our list, but it’s definitely the funniest.
For the Hardcore RPG Gamer: Level 25 Unlocked Shirt Video Gamer
Available in eight different colors and in sizes ranging from small to 3X, this shirt is the perfect 25th birthday gift for any friend who loves playing video games, particularly RPG games that allow the characters to level up when they’ve gained enough experience.
Not only will your friend love the shirt, it’ll also be a reminder for him of all the experience and knowledge he’s gained over the last 25 years of life.
For the Aspiring Chef: Companion Nonstick Kabob Grilling Baskets Set
This gift is another one for the avid griller in your life. These innovative grilling baskets completely remove the need for using skewers when he’s making his grilled kabobs. This set comes with four separate grilling baskets, each one made of heavy-gauge steel and coated in a non-stick coating that keeps the vegetables from sticking to the sides of the baskets.
Each one measures 19.4” x 1.5” x 1.8” and has both a lid to keep the food secure and a wooden handle that allows him to turn them without burning his hands. These are a must-have for anyone in your life who loves to grill.
For Covering Up Bad Hair Days: 25th Birthday Hat and Sash Men
This hat features the message that “25 has never looked so good!” as a reminder that even though your friend is another year older, that doesn’t mean he’s showing his age just yet. Turning 25 is one of most people’s favorite birthdays, and this hat commemorates that in style.
It’s made of 100% pure cotton and features a snap closure on the back to make it easily adjustable to most people’s heads. The material is durable and long-lasting, so the hat shouldn’t fade or tear with use.
This particular hat also comes with a matching sash. While your friend probably won’t go around wearing that, it’s a fun little addition for him to wear at his party.
Finding the Right Present for 25 Years of Living
25 years of anything is a big deal. When celebrating 25 years of marriage, the traditional gift is silver. When celebrating 25 years of life, though, there is no “traditional gift.” That makes it harder. For most people, 25 is a big year, so of course you want to get something to help your friend, relative or loved one celebrate his 25th birthday and make it special. With no “traditional gift” to help guide you in the right direction, how exactly do you pick the perfect gift?
The answer is actually quite simple. You know your loved one; if you didn’t, you wouldn’t likely feel moved to buy him a gift. Use what you know about him to help you find the perfect gift. Buy him something related to his interests or hobbies; buy him something that loudly proclaims “25 is the best age ever!” Buy him something to make his life easier or more convenient, or buy him something that’s just plain fun.
For most people, 25 is a great birthday. It’s that perfect balance between finally being old enough to settle down and not get into quite so much trouble and young enough to still have a lot of great fun. Give him something that recognizes that, spend some time with him, add a little food and drink to the mix, and he’s bound to call it the perfect birthday.
What’s your idea of the perfect 25th birthday gift for the special man, brother, best friend, etc. in your life? Did you decide to choose one of the gifts on our list, and if so, which one?
What was your favorite gift from your 25th birthday?
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