You might remember the days when he was knee-high to a grasshopper, but your son is all grown up now, so you won’t be able to get away with giving him baseball mitts and bicycle cards.
Here are just a few alternatives when you’re looking for gifts for an adult son!
Paging Dr. Frankenstein: Belgian Balancing Siphon Coffee Maker
This is a gift that’s just plain cool. It’s a coffee maker, but it resembles a cross between a scientific experiment and some kind of futuristic steampunk invention. It makes siphon-style coffee, and if he’s never woken up to those heavenly aromas or sipped from those deliciously smooth brews, he’s in for a treat.
If He’s a Kid at Heart: I See No Good Reason to Act My Age Iron-On Patch
Move over, Peter Pan! This gift is for the guy who still loves fun, creativity, excitement and adventure no matter what his birthday counter looks like. It says “I See No Good Reason To Act My Age,” and it’s printed on a fabric patch that can be applied to everything from vests to messenger bags.
Let his inner child run free!
For Personal Transformation: 6-in-1 Exercise Roller Wheel Kit
You don’t need a gym membership to stay in shape. With tools like these, your son can create personalized, full-body workouts right at home, and he can control his own force, pace, speed and duration. The key features of the set are the multipurpose wheels and bars that can be utilized for different exercises.
Whether he’s a fitness freak or a newbie just getting into the game, this kit can build some biceps.
If He’s the Forgetful Sort: Wooden Phone Docking Station
‘Hello, Govn’r: Mechanical Bronze Pocket Watch
Make him feel like a Victorian gentlemen with this vintage pocket watch. It’s crafted from bronze with a skeleton dial surrounded by lightly engraved details, and a unique magnifying glass design offers a porthole center looking into the gears that turn the hands.
A chain will hook it all together on his belt or vest loop. Is he ready to be a Mr. Darcy and attract his Miss Bennett?
For Professional Spa Services at Home: Acupuncture Massage Flip Flops
Does he suffer from foot, knee or lower back pain? Does he have a job that requires a lot of sitting or standing? Does he love massages in general? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” consider buying him acupuncture sandals with built-in beads that will dig into his pressure points.
They’ll be painful at first, but with repeated use, they can do wonders for posture, arthritis, plantar faciitis and more.
Shaken, Not Stirred: 12-Piece Cocktail Shaker Set
If he loves his whisky sours, consider giving him a bartender set that will allow him to make drinks like a pro. A dozen stainless steel cocktail tools are housed in an attractive bamboo rack, including a shaker, strainer and double jigger.
Other handy items range from liquor pourers to bottle stoppers. He’ll be able to mix well, impress his guests and maybe even attract a future in-law for you!
To Invite Yourself Over for Dinner: Japanese Ceramic Clay Grill
There’s nothing like a slice of Wagyu beef that’s been cooked to perfection, and with this outdoor, Japanese-style grill, your son can enjoy it whenever he likes. The charcoal-bearing grill body is made from clay, and the metal cooking grate rests atop it with a wide distance to enhance smokey flavors.
He can cook up a storm with both exotic eats like yakiniku as well as traditional American favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs.
For Portable Playlists: Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
With its flat-topped matte black design, this speaker is as stylish as it is serviceable. It’s both cordless and wireless, so it’s fully portable, and it’s powered by an easy-to-use touch display with light-up controls for things like volume.
A single charge can last as much as 20 hours, and it’s waterproof, shockproof and vibration-proof. It’ll be hard to find another Bluetooth speaker as good as this one!
For the Newly Moved or Newly Married: Chefman Air Fryer and Convection Oven
This gift isn’t very glamorous, but it’s something that he’ll use every day, so it’s ideal for the practical parent. It’s a multipurpose convection oven that can bake, broil, toast, warm, slow cook and even air fry.
He can roast a whole chicken; he can crisp veggies and tater tots. This oven will be a great housewarming gift for the amateur or professional cook.