Most guys try to avoid making a big deal about their birthdays. They may make plans to hang out with their friends or celebrate over a few beers, but it usually doesn’t go beyond this. As his girlfriend, it’s your job to make him feel special on this important day. Our list of birthday gift ideas for boyfriends is sure to do the trick.

Stock Car Racing Experience

Even if your boyfriend isn’t a huge fan of NASCAR, there’s a good chance he loves fast cars. Give him the gift of a stock car ride along or let him take the wheel and actually drive a stock car himself. Let him experience the thrill and excitement of racing on the track. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that he won’t soon forget. If you’re looking for a birthday present that goes beyond material things, this is the ultimate choice.

Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal

This unique journal isn’t necessarily about expressing your thoughts and emotions on paper. The guided book asks you one question a day, for five years. Answers are written freely on each page. This gives your boyfriend a chance to see how much he changes over five years. Some questions are humorous, others quirky or provocative. If your boyfriend is going through a life change, this may be the perfect gift for him.

Personalized Grilling Tool Set

Does your boyfriend love to grill? What man doesn’t? A set of personalized grill tools is the perfect gift for the mature, manly-man. Most sets come in a beautiful case and engravings can be added to the handles of each tool. A simple inscription with his name may be the right choice for a simple boyfriend, but feel free to be as witty or creative as you like.

LEGO Architecture Set

No matter how old a man gets, he’ll still have a special place in his heart for LEGOs. LEGO Architecture sets are designed with adults in mind. For the creative boyfriend that loves architecture, construction or playing with LEGOs in general, this is the ultimate gift. The basic studio set allows the builder to be as creative as they want, but there are also models that emulate some of the world’s most impressive structures, like the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Custom Canvas Pet Portrait

If your boyfriend has a soft spot for his four-legged friend, be it cat, dog, lizard or toad, a custom canvas pet portrait is a gift he’ll truly appreciate and cherish. A range of different art styles are available from pop art to Warhol, comic, graffiti and more. Just make sure that the photo you choose is of high quality and well-lit. If you can’t find a good photo in his collection, take one of your own.

Acoustic Guitar for Dummies

For aspiring musicians, the Acoustic Guitar for Dummies set is a foul-proof way to learn the basics of guitar playing. The set comes with everything you need, including an acoustic guitar, bag, digital tuner, picks, book and audio CD.

Emilie Sinclair

I'm a gift idea enthusiast who loves helping people find the right present for their loved ones.