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Turning 30 – A Gift Guide for Men

Turning 30 – A Gift Guide for Men

This year Hubs is going to be 30.  The big 3-0!  He and I have never been much good when it comes to present buying, often not bothering at all.  It’s not everyday one of my favourite humans turns 30 though, so this year I’ve put some real thought into what I’m going to buy him!

Since having children we think very little about what we might want or need.  Often opting to buy the children yet more toys, instead of replenishing our wardrobes or treating ourselves to the latest gadget.  But seeing as it’s a special occasion, I intend to go all out to make sure he has a 30th birthday to remember!

As I’m sure most of you will agree when spending our cash, a bargain is always welcome!  So I’ve spent some time researching the ideal presents at prices you will love.  With a little help from LovetheSales, here are my top 5 gifts for men:

1. A New Pair of Headphones

Since Hubs went back to university late last year, he spends a lot of time working on his laptop.  He does not however have headphones of his own and so is constantly using my very girly purple ones!  This is a practical yet perfect present that I know he will love.  I found this wireless, noise-cancelling Philips set, great for when you have two little ones running around!


£59.99 reduced from £69.99


2. A Watch

Hubs isn’t allowed to wear a watch at work.  So when we go out it’s nice for him to be able to wear a fancy time piece!  His current watch is one that I bought him many moons ago, it’s definitely time for an upgrade.  I’m a huge lover of watches so searching for this one has been a real treat!  I absolutely adore this Armani Exchange piece.

£127.00 reduced from £159.00

3. A Shaving Kit

Who says that men don’t like to pamper themselves too?  Hub’s has always been the clean-shaven type, but with very early starts the whole shaving routine becomes a bit of a bind.  This is ideal for him to look fresh and ready for work, even at 4am!  This neat little set even has a screen with the length setting clearly visible.

£66.66 reduced from £100.00


4. A Smart Jacket

Now, having two under two means that nights out every weekend are a thing of the past.  Nevertheless when we do make it out onto the town, Hubs always likes to look smart.   A new jacket just had to be on the list.  Who knows, maybe I’ll get a date night out of this one too!  I love the look and colour of this GAP jacket.


£87.99 reduced from £109.99

5. Socks!

It just wouldn’t be a birthday if Hubs didn’t get socks.   Since we have a mysterious sock thief in our house, who only seems to take one from each pair, new socks are always a welcome gift.  This great Jack & Jones set does the job whilst being a bit fun too!

£7.00 reduced from £12.00


I’m so excited to see Hubs’ face when I hand over all of his presents, I’m definitely in for some brownie points.  On a soppy note, he’s the perfect husband and Father and works so hard to provide for us all.  He deserves a day being spoilt from start to finish!


*Via LovetheSales.

**All prices correct at time of publication.




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55 Replies to “Turning 30 – A Gift Guide for Men”

  1. Those are really great gifts. My husband turned 40 last year. It’s so nice to be able to spoil them with stuff they really want. My problem has always been that he does actually just but himself whatever he wants so by the time birthdays or Christmas come round, it is so hard to find something he hasn’t already got himself that I can actually afford. I’d love to get him a really special watch though.

  2. Great gift ideas – I got mine headphones at Chrsitmas and he loves them. Can be so hard to think of gifts! #Blogstravaganza

  3. Great ideas! Socks are always a good one – my husband seems to get through a pair a day. It’s also nice to have a couple of treats, like the watch and smart coat 🙂 #blogstravaganza

    Helen x

    1. I love the National Trust, I’ve been a member for years I love taking the kids to see different places! Definitely a top present that one!! xx

  4. Aww, that’s a really lovely selection! I’m much the same with gifts, I always try to encourage Mr C not to spend more than a tenner haha! I just don’t feel like I can justify it with 2 kids! But it’s my 30th next year and he has put his foot down and said we’re ding something special, eek! I’m sure your hubby will love these gifts. #blogstravaganza

  5. Awww, I don’t think I got anything for my hubs’ 30th – I was heavily pregnant at the time and we were saving as we were getting married the next month! He got my Converse for my 30th last year, so I think I might have to try a bit harder for his birthday this year lol! #blogstravaganza

  6. Such a sweet post! I’m sure he will love all the gifts. My husband loves his noise cancelling headphones and socks are always a welcome present! #blogstravaganza

  7. You’ve done well there, I struggle to find the perfect gift for my boyfriend. Last year i got him a tomtom runner watch. He LOVES it which is great but I’ll never top that! #blogstravaganza

  8. Wow I’m not going to tell my partner about those gifts as he will want to marry you instead of me at the end of the year! Great thoughtful, practical gifts that any bloke would love! Hope you enjoy the 30th celebrations it’s definitely 1 milestone to celebrate x #Blogstravaganza

  9. Wow the big 3-0! Seems like a distant memory for me having past the big 4-0 some years ago! We generally buy clothes for Christmas and then splash out on experiences for birthdays. We went all our for our 40th birthdays and I took my other half on a trip to Vegas! The problem is everything since then always seems a bit rubbish…I’m never going to better a trip like that! That coat is lovely! #blogstravaganza

  10. That jacket and those socks are fab! Hubs has had the same wool jacket since we met and could really do with a new one! He had his big 3-0 last year but was away in Kenya for work so got nothing (wife fail!!) this is a fab guide. I keep wanting to get him an electric razor as his work stipulates he must be clean shaven every day, but it’s not practical for when he’s away in a field somewhere! Thank you for sharing! #blogstravaganza

  11. Those all seem like the perfect gift. I know Hubby would love those noise-cancelling headphones! I love how you ended the list with socks! Because yes, we do all need more all the time (my favourite are the camo ones!). Of course Hubby passed his 30 a while back but maybe I could do something special for his 35? Especially since his 34 passed with nary a “Happy Birthday,” poor guy.

  12. these are lovely, that watch is so beautiful! Funnily enough, hubby has a jacket just like the one in the picture but it was a cheapy – definately not Gap priced hahaha #blogstravaganza

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