It can be hard to pick out the right gift for your special someone—especially after years and years of birthdays. We’ll take it for granted that you plan to treat hubby to a divine meal in a classy French restaurant, a sweet sundae at a delicious ice cream shop or maybe even a massage at one of the best day spas in America (you’re splurging, right?)—but you’ve still gotta come home with a gift. From fine aged scotch to a handsome leather wallet, these special gift ideas for your husband will make him feel fine on his birthday.
Birthday gift ideas for your husband
For the Scotch-sipper
If your husband’s a fan of Scotch, he’ll be pleased as punch with this classic 16-year that’s dry and balanced, with notes of toffee.
Lagavulin 16 Year, $70 at grandwinecellar.com
For the cigar-puffer
What goes better with a smoky Scotch than a fine stogie? Help hubby store his cigars in style with this humidor with brass handles and a domed, inlaid top.
New York Cigar Humidor, $99 at thompsoncigar.com
For the oenophile
Does your man love to pour a fine glass of wine at dinner? Gift him this lovely decanter that gently aerates vino and allows its flavors to expand.
Crate and Barrel Swoon carafe, $30 at crateandbarrel.com
For the accessorizer
A handsome watch is always a safe bet for a gift. This sleek specimen boasts an aviation-inspired look and a grained leather strap.
Fossil Grant watch, $115 at nordstrom.com
For the snappy dresser
A guy can never have enough button-down shirts. This slim-fit, cotton twill version from British outfitter Charles Tyrwhitt, has a bonus: it stays smooth without ironing.
Charles Tyrwhitt no-iron checked blue button-down, $69 at ctshirts.com
For the tech addict
Are your husband and his iPad constant companions? Hook him up with a luxurious leather case to keep his friend safe and scratch-free.
MacCase leather iPad case, $130 at bhphotovideo.com
For the smooth shaver
Give hubby’s shaving routine a boost with this indulgent shave kit, which includes skin-pampering facial cleanser, facial scrub, pre-shave oil, shave cream and after-shave balm—all packed into a reusable toiletry bag.
Anthony Perfect Shave kit, $55 at sephora.com
For the meticulous groomer
And for a toiletry bag upgrade, help him organize his grooming products and tools with this washed cotton canvas number from A. Kurtz.
A. Kurtz canvas toiletry bag, $40 at nordstrom.com
For the iced coffee addict
Bring a taste of the Big Easy home with premier San Francisco roaster Blue Bottle Coffee’s addictively smooth New Orleans iced coffee kit. The package includes (almost) everything hubby will need to mix up the bold, lightly sweet quaff: a pound of coffee and an envelope of roasted French chicory. Just add milk, sugar and ice.
Blue Bottle Coffee New Orleans iced kit, $21 at bluebottlecoffee.com
For the fashion plate
Up his style game with this light-as-a-feather silk scarf, printed with a subtle gray and navy paisley pattern.
J. Crew lightweight silk twill scarf, $60 at jcrew.com
For the big spender
Wallets are one of those items that you never think to replace—until someone gives you a new one. Treat hubby to this stylish leather number from Calvin Klein—and let him use its contents to treat you to dinner.
Calvin Klein lizard textured leather bifold wallet, $60 at calvinklein.com
For the bedroom
Yeah, we had to go there—lingerie for you is a classic gift for him. But this delicate floral chemise is both tasteful and comfy, so you’ll enjoy it as much as he does.
Flora Nikrooz “Showstopper” chemise, $112 at nordstrom.com