27 of the Best 20th Birthday Gift Ideas

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20th Birthday Ideas for Him

Are you looking for the best 20th birthday gift idea to give your husband? There is no better feeling than surprising your man with the PERFECT birthday gift. But the real question is, what is that perfect gift?!? There are so many options out there, it can be hard to figure out exactly what to get for your special man, so we have put our creative Diva ideas together to come up with a list of some of the greatest gifts for men in their 20’s! We also thought it would a fun idea to put together some 22nd birthday ideas for him, whether if it’s his 22nd birthday or 29th, these ideas will work for ANY man in their 20’s. What’s a birthday gift, without a fun way to celebrate him!

We have put together the BEST gift ideas for men in their 20's. PLUS some ideas to celebrate his big day! #GiftIdeasForMenInTheir20's #BirthdayPartyForYourMan

We guarantee with all these ideas, there is SOMETHING that your man will L-O-V-E here! First of all, we have made three categories, each filled with the best gifts for men in their 20’s and 22nd birthday ideas for him!

Personalized DIY Gifts For Guys In Their 20’s

There is nothing better than knowing that your loved one put thought and effort into making a gift just for you! Therefore, we have included tons of cute gift ideas that you can make and personalize for your special man!

Gifts For Men In Their 20's

  1.  50 Reasons Why I Love You– This idea is so sweet, tasty, and thoughtful. It is sure to be a gift your husband will really appreciate!
  2. Personalized Mouse Pad– Looking for gift ideas for a 25-year-old man?! Personalized gifts are always a favorite and this Mouse Pad from York Photo will jazz up any computer desk for his workspace! Make it romantic, fun, or silly and it will make him smile every time he sees it.
  3. Photomosaic-We love our Diva, Sarina’s Photomosaic idea. Also, how amazing is it that you can create one large picture from a whole bunch of smaller ones!? This is high up on the cool gift list!
  4. Exploding Love Box-Melt his heart with our Exploding Love Box idea. Add your favorite pictures and memories and this is sure to be a treasure he will keep for years to come.
  5. Lucky in Love– Create a sweet and sentimental gift using our Lucky in Love idea. He will know how much you care when he reads all the sweet messages you write for him.
  6. Room Service: A Romantic Gift– Pamper your man with our Room Service gift. He will feel so spoiled he may never want to get out of bed. πŸ˜‰
  7. Remember, I Love You!– This is a sweet and simple way to remind your husband how much he means to you.
  8. These Are a Few of His Favorite Thing– Surprise your husband with this gift and remind him why the two of you are so good together.
  9. Personalized Necktie– This necktie from York Photo shouts AWESOME!! The only hard part will be figuring out which picture to put on it. πŸ™‚
  10. The Birthday Bag– I love this idea! The Birthday Bag is a creative way to give your husband his favorites year after year.

Gift Ideas Any Man In Their 20’s Would Love

Looking for gift ideas for a 25-year-old man? Then, we have some perfect ideas for you! Some guys love the outdoors, some love cooking, some love sports, and some love all the above! πŸ™‚ Whatever your guy is into, I am sure there is a gift we found that he will LOVE. This list of gifts for men in their 20’s won’t fail you one bit!

Surprise gifts for men in their 20s

  1. Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent– Cozy up together in the Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent. You can also plan a camping trip around this gift, which any outdoorsy guy would love!
  2. MiPow Power Tube– This chapstick-sized battery is the best thing he will ever have when his phone runs out of power!
  3. Joby Gorilla torch Adjustable and Flexible Tripod Flashlight– It’s a tripod, with a light, and the legs move… a guy’s dream! Check out the Joby Gorilla Torch Adjustable and Flexible Tripod Flashlight and get ready to head outside after dark with your favorite fella {wink}!
  4. SKLZ Rick Smith Smash Bag  -If your man loves to golf and wants a little indoor practice, then the SKLZ Rick Smith Smash Bag may be the perfect gift for him!
  5. Speedo Sports Towel– Does your fella love water? This Speedo Sports Towel is great for swimming. You can dry it off and wring it out then it is ready to use again! He will feel like an Olympic Medal winner with this gift!
  6. Snow Cone Ice Shaver– Help him beat the hot summer heat with his very own ice shaver. He can make snow cones, or fresh frozen drinks any time he wants. You can maybe even convince him to make one for you. πŸ˜‰
  7. Invicta Watch–  Fashionable, yet affordable way to show your man how much he means to you.
  8. Stance Socks– Socks may seem like the last thing your man would want for his 20th birthday, but believe me when I say that my hubby would go crazy for a pair of these socks. I promise this won’t be a disappointment. πŸ˜‰
  9. Grill Set– Is your man all about cooking?! Even if he’s not, this would be a great gift to get him out there excited about grilling some yummy food.
  10. Beard Trimmer– Any man who is all about growing his facial hair would LOVE this gift. My hubby goes crazy over a good trimmer to keep his beard fresh and clean.

Manly 20th Birthday Ideas for Him

Now that you have all these amazing gift ideas for your favorite man (And hopefully you already picked something out *wink wink*) you are probably thinking now you have to figure out some 20th birthday ideas for him! Although we focused mostly on perfect gifts for guys in their 20’s, we thought we would brainstorm some fun birthday ideas for you to start with! πŸ˜‰

20th Birthday Ideas For Him

  1. Arcade- I believe that ANY GUY would go crazy over going to the arcade and acting like a kid again! Also, no man is too old for arcade games. πŸ˜‰ This would be such a fun surprise for your hubby. You can invite his friends or keep it a fun night between you two.
  2. Bedroom Birthday Surprise– Who wouldn’t love a bedroom birthday surprise?! Therefore, if you can’t plan a full day of birthday celebrations. You can try taking it to the bedroom at night to surprise your man. πŸ˜‰
  3. Throw a surprise dinner- Throwing a surprise dinner for your hubby would be such a special way to show him how much you love and care about him! So, try Inviting his close friends and family. This would bring the biggest smile to any man’s face!
  4. Weekend getaway/staycation- A weekend getaway would be an amazing way to give your birthday man a break for his 20th birthday! But if you can’t go on a weekend getaway, you can plan a little staycation for your man. Book a hotel nearby and plan some fun activities for the two of you. This will show your man how much effort you would put into making him happy.
  5. Go Karting- Go-karting is fun for any man! Therefore this should be top of the list for 22nd birthday ideas for him! This would be fun for anyone invited!
  6. Campout- On our list of gift ideas for men in their 20’s, we linked up a tent for a gift idea, so why not get some use out of it, and plan a fun camp out for your birthday man!
  7. A Night of Surprises– This idea would be such an unexpected birthday surprise for your man. So, plan a night full of surprises for him to make his night super special. πŸ˜‰

We loved searching out the best-of-the-best birthday gifts for men in their 20’s and also finding some 20th birthday ideas. πŸ™‚ If you have a fabulous gift you surprised your husband with we would LOVE to hear about it! We hope your man has the happiest birthday ever!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out some of our other birthday posts to see our 20 creative birthday ideas AND 100+ birthday party ideas! 


I am passionate about laughing, fitness, baking yummy treats, and of course marriage! ;) My husband and I pick up every summer and move to a new state for his job, which is perfect for us because we LOVE adventure and to travel! Our favorite places to go are Disneyland (of course!) OR Harry Potter World. The way to my heart is Dr. Pepper with LOTS of ice, video games (I'm a kid at heart) and Hot Cheetos. Yummy!

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  1. My man’s birthday is coming up next month–I’ve done a couple of these ideas in the past for other occasions, and they are always met with delight. This year I am going the groupon route, and we are going bouldering (well, HE is going, I will watch. I am 6.5 months pregnant and think I will feel much safer on the ground!), then I am treating him to a 90-minute massage afterwards. All this after our midwife appointment where he will get to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the first time! πŸ™‚

  2. These are some really cool ideas. I think I’ll send the URL of your blog to my girl since my birthday is coming up in a few months. πŸ˜‰

  3. i LOVE these Ideas, Becca & Julie!!! Great job! I can’t wait for tomorrow… gifts for your man in his 30’s!! That’s where WE are. Whoot, WOOT!!!!

  4. My man is turning 30 this Sunday, but I still think these would be great for him! I wanted to let you know that I did number 14- Remember I Love You- for Valentine’s Day and he enjoyed it! He was finding hearts still months later! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas you ladies provide! You are awesome!

    1. Thanks so much Cassie! I am so glad you are finding some great ideas here:) Hopefully you caught our post about gifts for guys in their 30’s too:)