birth­day gifts

What to give your husband for 30 years?

The thir­ti­eth birth­day is an impor­tant date in the life of any man, because this is a kind of mile­stone, after which the true essence of a per­son becomes vis­i­ble. On the one hand, at the age of thir­ty a man is still quite young and may have excel­lent prospects, on the oth­er hand, by this moment he could already achieve a lot in life. Accord­ing­ly, such an anniver­sary is an occa­sion to receive a spe­cial gift. For most suc­cess­ful thir­ty-year-old men, the clos­est rel­a­tive is the wife, so it is from her that he expects to receive a gift, dear, if not from a finan­cial, then from a moral point of view.

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If you show enough imag­i­na­tion, then for 30 years you can give your hus­band a lot of dif­fer­ent use­ful things that he will be sin­cere­ly hap­py with. Every­thing, of course, depends on the pref­er­ences of a par­tic­u­lar rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the stronger sex, so will not even try to com­pile a com­plete list of what can be pre­sent­ed for the 30th anniver­sary. Instead, let’s briefly go through all the main cat­e­gories of gifts that are in demand by most birth­day peo­ple.

Clothes and accessories

It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that this direc­tion of choos­ing a gift is more inter­est­ing for women, but it is not in vain that in var­i­ous men’s teams the main cor­po­rate gift is a tie or shirt. This, of course, is a ter­ri­ble banal­i­ty, and if your man is reg­u­lar­ly giv­en some­thing sim­i­lar at work, do not try to repeat - it was not enough to put your­self at the lev­el of bare­ly famil­iar peo­ple.

Anoth­er thing is if the husband’s work does not involve such gifts, and he him­self can be con­sid­ered a fash­ion­ista or has long expressed a wish to have, for exam­ple, expen­sive and fash­ion­able sneak­ers from a ll-known brand. This is a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent ques­tion, because any man in his heart likes to look attrac­tive and styl­ish. Here, of course, it is impor­tant to under­stand the tastes of a loved one very clear­ly so as not to give some­thing that you don’t like. Hov­er, clothes can also be pre­sent­ed in a more orig­i­nal design: for exam­ple, an avid fish­er­man or hunter will def­i­nite­ly need a new com­fort­able and warm cam­ou­flage.

Acces­sories are giv­en less often, but they also fit very ll under a cer­tain style. So, for a busi­ness per­son, a leather brief­case or a fold­er made of the same mate­r­i­al will become a very styl­ish addi­tion, no one has can­celed expen­sive cuf­flinks. In the end, brand­ed watch­es or expen­sive per­fumes, if they fit into the gen­er­al image of a man, can also be met with approval from his side.


Most men are not very inter­est­ed in the prod­ucts of the jel­ry indus­try and find it wis­er to spend mon­ey on some­thing more prac­ti­cal. Hov­er, in cer­tain cir­cles, the pres­ence of expen­sive jel­ry may indi­cate the sta­tus of their own­er, and, there­fore, will help in the con­duct of the same busi­ness. From this point of view, jel­ry in the eyes of a man can sud­den­ly acquire prac­ti­cal­i­ty, and then such a present will be received warmer.

When choos­ing a gift for your hus­band in a jel­ry store, you should remem­ber that the jel­ry should not vio­late the over­all sever­i­ty of the image, oth­er­wise an active young busi­ness­man will turn into a gyp­sy baron.

In most cas­es, the choice is lim­it­ed to two cat­e­gories — you can give either a chain or a ring. Some­times a bracelet or even a gold watch can also act as an alter­na­tive, but such gifts are usu­al­ly very expen­sive, so not every woman can afford them.

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A man at his best is per­ceived as a ratio­nal and think­ing being, so a book for such a birth­day per­son looks like an eter­nal­ly rel­e­vant gift that will always remain appro­pri­ate. In this case, the wife is required to choose the right folio, since the sheer scale of the occa­sion puts for­ward seri­ous require­ments for the present.

First of all, you need to build on the inter­ests and hob­bies of your hus­band. So, if he loves fic­tion of a cer­tain genre, you need to choose a cer­tain best­seller of the cor­re­spond­ing direc­tion, which still some­how did not fall into the hands of your man. At the same time, many men often per­ceive the book also as a source of use­ful knowl­edge about a cer­tain field of activ­i­ty, so some kind of impres­sive ency­clo­pe­dia or gift edi­tion on top­ics of inter­est to the hero of the day is also suit­able.

Per­haps the only prob­lem with 30th anniver­sary book awards is that an ordi­nary vol­ume is usu­al­ly not per­ceived as some­thing out­stand­ing. Most books today are avail­able to any­one, they are giv­en not only for an anniver­sary, but also for ordi­nary birth­days, and even just like that, and not only rel­a­tives of the wife’s lev­el, but also col­leagues. You will have to make sure that the present does not look small.

We have already men­tioned the gift edi­tions in pass­ing — they are dis­tin­guished by their large for­mat and large illus­tra­tions on high-qual­i­ty paper, and there­fore they are impres­sive. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can donate not one book, but a whole col­lec­tion of sev­er­al vol­umes.


The mod­ern real­i­ty is such that games have become an inte­gral part of our lives, and there­fore can be a good gift for an anniver­sary. Here should sep­a­rate­ly con­sid­er two com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of games — desk­top and com­put­er.

  • Board games often impres­sive in their com­plex­i­ty, they can have an intri­cate plot and rules that will drag a man head­long for sev­er­al hours. Many of them are quite cool and inter­est­ing even for seri­ous adults, so you should not think that every­thing is lim­it­ed to banal chess, backgam­mon and domi­noes. Among oth­er things, such a present also allows you to have an inter­est­ing time with friends, but keep in mind that then your hus­band should def­i­nite­ly have a com­pa­ny to play — you can’t play this alone.
  • Com­put­er games at first they re con­sid­ered the lot of teenagers and young peo­ple, but dur­ing their exis­tence these cat­e­gories of the pop­u­la­tion have grown and cel­e­brate their thir­ti­eth birth­day with­out giv­ing up their favorite hob­bies. In the end, an adult also some­times needs to escape from every­day prob­lems by switch­ing to vir­tu­al ones, espe­cial­ly if they are much eas­i­er to solve, and in the game your hus­band achieves much more suc­cess than in life.

At the same time, you need to at least rough­ly under­stand what genre of toys a man is inter­est­ed in, and if you are afraid of los­ing him in the dig­i­tal world, find a way to give some­thing that can be played togeth­er.


In recent years, there has been an increas­ing­ly notice­able trend towards an increas­ing bias towards pro­fes­sion­al­ism — now more and more men are not jacks of all trades, but pre­fer to earn mon­ey with their basic skills, so that in the event of some­thing break­ing down, sim­ply call a pro­fes­sion­al.

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Hov­er, pub­lic opin­ion often still requires a man to be a clas­sic man, so some­times a per­son who has nev­er held any­thing heav­ier than a mouse in his hands is pleased to dri­ve a nail into the wall on his own in order to catch his wife’s sat­is­fied look. Even for such a sim­ple oper­a­tion, min­i­mal tools are required, which should still be at home.

At the same time, there are also rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the stronger sex who like to make some­thing in their free time, whether it be prac­ti­cal things or just crafts. If the hus­band’s hands require work, and he still sits for a long time on the design of some­thing, a very con­sid­er­ate step on the part of the wife would be to give him a set of tools that will great­ly sim­pli­fy the task being solved. The home mas­ter him­self, per­haps, also likes the result no less than the process itself, so he should not be upset by such a gift.

Sports Equipment

By the age of thir­ty, not all men think about reg­u­lar sports, but it is at this age that some peo­ple think about the need to improve their own health and the need to put them­selves in order. Such a desire is com­mend­able, because the hus­band will become health­i­er, and with a thor­ough approach to com­plet­ing the task, he can also get pret­ti­er, which will not go unno­ticed by his wife, so the sparked inter­est can be encour­aged by pre­sent­ing equip­ment for class­es.

The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, all kinds of dumb­bells and bar­bells, and for espe­cial­ly active peo­ple — soc­cer balls, but for thir­ty years this is all too banal. The nec­es­sary equip­ment can also be found in the gym, so a husband’s smart­ness can be stim­u­lat­ed with gifts from a tourist des­ti­na­tion. For exam­ple, the same tent is great for hik­ing in the moun­tains, and such a trip will def­i­nite­ly help restore phys­i­cal fit­ness and help hold the fam­i­ly togeth­er.

Alter­na­tive­ly, do not for­get about fish­ing equip­ment, because fish­ing, accord­ing to so many men, is also a sport, and a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of them con­sid­er them­selves to be avid fish­er­men.

New impressions

By the age of thir­ty, the life of most men set­tles down and begins to flow in the usu­al way. Even if every­thing suits a per­son, it is unlike­ly that any­one will argue that a too monot­o­nous exis­tence soon­er or lat­er gets bored and you always want some­thing new. Some­times intan­gi­ble gifts are per­ceived much bet­ter than mate­r­i­al ones, so this option is worth try­ing.

For exam­ple, if your hus­band can be con­sid­ered a trav­el­er and is quite easy-going, and still does not have prob­lems in order to take time off from work, you can sur­prise him and orga­nize a trip for two. Per­haps you go some­where on vaca­tion every year, but the vaca­tion is planned in advance and because of this it even los­es a lit­tle in the num­ber of emo­tions pro­vid­ed, but here every­thing has already been done — you just need to pick up and go, and right away.

If your birth­day does not yet fall on the tra­di­tion­al hol­i­day sea­son, you can choose some non-banal direc­tion and real­ly recharge with new emo­tions, just don’t be afraid to try some­thing that you pre­vi­ous­ly ignored. Such a joint adven­ture will help fan the fire of feel­ings in a rela­tion­ship, as ll as bring the cou­ple even clos­er.

What to consider when choosing?

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The most com­mon mis­take when choos­ing a gift for a thir­ty-year-old man is to be sure that you under­stand him. No one argues that mutu­al under­stand­ing in the fam­i­ly can be at a very good lev­el, but this does not mean that the cou­ple’s views on the world are the same in every­thing. For exam­ple, he ars an old stretched T‑shirt and sat­pants at home, and you decide to give him an expen­sive dress­ing gown for his anniver­sary — this is risky, because for a hus­band, most like­ly, com­fort is of prin­ci­ple, not appear­ance, and in this regard, your gift can lose.

For­get about giv­ing what you would like if you re in his place — he is already an accom­plished per­son and prob­a­bly knows bet­ter what he wants. Lis­ten care­ful­ly to his phras­es begin­ning with “I want”, in extreme cas­es, just ask.

Remem­ber that you are the next of kin to your hus­band, so It is from you that he expects some­thing spe­cial. You can always buy some­thing banal, focus­ing on the fact that since every­one likes it, then your man will do, but this is a road to nowhere. This will show the birth­day per­son that you are not very inter­est­ed in him, focus­ing more on trends than on the pref­er­ences of your loved one. There­fore, give only that which has a clear link to the per­son being pre­sent­ed.

Besides, nev­er count on sur­pris­es — men usu­al­ly do not like them. As have already per­suad­ed, it can be quite dif­fi­cult to guess the husband’s wish­es, and if you didn’t guess with the gift, it will be dif­fi­cult for him to pre­tend that this is what he actu­al­ly expect­ed, and you will be upset.

A real man does not like pre­tense, often he does not suc­ceed, even if he wants to seem believ­able, and mak­ing excus­es for the fact that you are not hap­py with a thing that you nev­er want­ed is not some­thing that you want to do on your own anniver­sary.

What is the husband unlikely to be happy about?

The thir­ti­eth anniver­sary, like any oth­er hol­i­day, can be fraught with a com­plete­ly wrong choice of gift that the birth­day per­son will not under­stand. As a rule, presents on such a day are giv­en in order to please the hero of the occa­sion, so a woman is also unlike­ly to be sat­is­fied if the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the stronger sex did not appre­ci­ate her efforts. The stop list of what will def­i­nite­ly not fit on this date is not so large, but obvi­ous mis­takes should be avoid­ed.

  • Thir­ty years is a round and sig­nif­i­cant date, on this day the birth­day man is wait­ing for some­thing spe­cial, so do not be sur­prised if the man does not like the pre­sent­ed sou­venir. In gen­er­al, for­get that you can give sou­venirs to a loved one for a hol­i­day like a birth­day or New Year, espe­cial­ly when it comes to a man — usu­al­ly these are very prac­ti­cal peo­ple who are not fond of trin­kets.
  • Even worse is the idea of ​​​​buy­ing some­thing that both seem to need, but the woman is more inter­est­ed in. So, bed linen, a wash­ing machine or a slow cook­er are things that seem to be use­ful, but any man will regard such a gift as the one you bought for your­self, hid­ing behind his hol­i­day.

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