Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hot Air Balloon Ride

Give the gift of beautiful views, bucket-list achievements, and especially if they’re afraid of heights, hours of entertainment for you. It veers away from cruel since it’s completely safe, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth watching them rotate between admiring the splendor and clutching the basket while praying in four languages. Especially since they only speak one.

Fidget Pen
Fidget Pen

Sometimes, you need to get down to business and do your work, but other times, you need to procrastinate—help your friend do the latter. There’s a time and a place for efficiency and that’s not when you have a pen that can bend in your hands.

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Box of Memories From Their Childhood

Take them on a walk down memory lane with a box full of toys they used to love, accessories they used to envy, and hairstyles they’d rather forget. Especially the hairstyles. Be sure to include those. And make them open the gift in front of all their friends and family.

Smartphone Projector
Smartphone Projector

Take swapping funny cat pictures to a whole new level – because why huddle around a phone when you can subject the whole room to it? Plus they’ll be able to tell their friends hey have an in-home movie theatre.

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The Gift of Scottish Lordship (Laird Or Lady)
The Gift of Scottish Lordship (Laird Or Lady)

This gift gives them actual ownership of a tiny piece of a real Scottish castle, which gives them the legal right to call themselves a Laird or Lady. It’s a perfect boost to their ego, instant bragging rights, and endless opportunities to make them try a Scottish accent. When you add next year’s gift of a kilt to the mix, the transformation will be complete.

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Earthworm Jerky
Earthworm Jerky

Packed with protein, these all-natural snacks really put the gag in gag gift. If the 30 year old you know is always going on about what an adventurous eater they are, this is a perfect gift to finally put an end to that narrative.

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Sandscript - Automatic Sand Drawing Machine
Automatic Sand Drawing Machine

If they like to get their Zen on, this automated sand drawing machine will add the perfect calming touch to their decor. They’ll be mesmerized for hours on end as their mind leaves their body to explore the Cosmos in perfect, balanced harmony.

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Wearable Sleeping Bag
Wearable Sleeping Bag

This gift is worth it solely for the look on their face when they find out what it is—even if they don’t understand why it is. It’s best delivered deadpanned; no expression and definitely no explanation. Don’t worry, they’ll learn to love it—and if they don’t, all their Facebook friends will when you post that picture against their will.

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Money Bouquet

Everyone likes receiving money, and it’s the easiest gift to give. Unfortunately, a pile of bills is often considered tacky. On the other hand, roll them up into flower shapes and it’s considered art. A brilliant ruse to make the simplest of transactions socially acceptable.

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The Digital Art Museum
Digital Art Museum

If they have a lot of empty walls to fill, you might consider getting them some artwork. You could buy them a print, if you’re sure about their tastes, but why not buy them 20,000 works of art instead? This digital art museum can match any decor and can even display uploaded original art or photos.

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Custom Made Jewelry
Custom Made Jewelry

Support your local artisans by outfitting them in handcrafted elegance. Personalized and painstakingly beautiful, handmade pieces express affection, loyalty and soul that can’t be replicated. Celebrate their individuality and undeniable value with a one-of-a-kind creation that has been formed especially for them. A gift that will be prized for generations to come, this special gesture will win their heart.

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DNA Portrait
DNA Portrait

DNA samples just got really elegant! So what if the Feds might be able to find them, at least they’ll have some killer artwork on their walls. The colorful, personalized and edgy draw of these masterpieces will stun guests and accentuate any décor. Portraits are so overrated. Leave a legacy trail that will be sure to amaze for generations to come.

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Experiences Are The Best Gifts

It’s true – a bottle of their favorite wine will last a few hours, at best (and they may not even remember drinking it!), but the memory of that crazy day spent white water rafting or skydiving will last a lifetime – even if they did have their eyes closed and were screaming for most of it!

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Flatterbox
Flatterbox

Every day can feel like their special day with this loving collection of personalized tributes. What’s better, they can re-read them as often as they’d like, tuck them under their pillowcase, add them to their lunch tote or even send them to themselves in the mail. They’ll never tire of the praise and will probably feel inspired to reciprocate, so the love train can just keep chugging along!

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Sir Galahad Bartender
Sir Galahad Bartender

What could be better for serving drinks at the round table than a knight in shining armor packed full of liquor? This full suit of Gothic plate armor makes their home a castle while also defending guests and homeowners alike from the ravages of thirst. Sword not included.

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Motorized Cooler
Motorized Cooler

The most important innovation in motorized vehicles since the Model T, at least. This is just a car without all of the parts they don’t care about, at a tiny fraction of the cost. Let them live in style and let everyone know about it.

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Watermelon Keg Kit
Watermelon Keg Kit

Nothing adds a bit of natural flair to an outdoor party better than a large piece of fruit that gets you drunk. Just hollow out a watermelon, insert the tap, and fill it up with your favorite beverage. Let them show off their inner DIY in the coolest way possible.

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Metal Balloon Dog Sculpture
Metal Balloon Dog Sculpture

ATake their breath away, without actually having to take your own breath away, by giving them a birthday souvenir they can keep forever. Man’s best friend is a perfect present for modern art enthusiasts, balloon animal buffs and dog lovers alike. He’ll never deflate, never pop and never bark too early in the morning

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Be Their Butler For A Day

Treat them like royalty for one day only. Whether a lady of leisure or lord of the manor, they’ll appreciate the gesture of having the housework taken care of, dinner being served or even their drinks being delivered while they sit back and relax. And although it may not seem like the best way to spend your day, you can be thankful that they only have one birthday a year.

Birth Month Flower Earrings
Birth Month Flower Earrings

Flowers are always gratefully received but when you’re sending a gift for an occasion as important as a 40th birthday, you want something that will last a little longer. These earrings combine the beauty of a bouquet with a lasting memory of a milestone birthday. They match their birth month too so they can be worn as a subtle hint in case anyone forgets the recipients 31st.

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Aromafork Utensils
Aromafork Utensils

Trying to find a gift for a gastronomy guru who’s got a taste for the unusual? We highly recommend Aromaforks if you’re looking for something that’s sure to go down like a treat. It will tantalize the taste buds of any thirty-year-old foodies you know and is a perfect addition to dinner parties to give them a bit of a twist.

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Name A Star After Them
Name A Star After Them

If you’re looking for a 30th birthday gift that’s completely out of this world and will last a lifetime, this is it. And if they’re not over the moon that they get to possess their own little patch of the night sky, it may be worth reminding them of how young they are compared to their twinkling namesake.

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Event Tickets

Buy them a couple tickets to a great event or show as a little test. Will they give the extra ticket to you? You just gave them this very thoughtful gift, after all. Or do they keep them both. In which case, maybe they just get a box of chocolates from the drug store next time.

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World's Largest Scrabble Game
World’s Largest Scrabble Game

Scrabble often gets a hard rap as an ‘old-fashioned’ or ‘fuddy-duddy’ game, but your hip and trendy 30-year-old is about to change all that. 4D TV? Tropical aquarium? An original Picasso? No, it’s all about the giant vertical scrabble, that’s what all the cool kids want on their walls these days.

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Shopping Spree
Shopping Spree

Appeal to the material side of fun and indulge your trend-setting 30 year old in some hedonistic, haute couture entertainment. So what if her closets are busting at the seams, there’s always room for that extra pair of designer jeans and some famous label dresses. Whip out that plastic and take pleasure in some serious swiping and tap-and-pay consumerism. Max out the fun factor and celebrate their birthday with some good ole fashioned excess!

500 Things You Should Know - Instructions for Life
500 Things You Should Know – Instructions for Life

We know what you’re thinking, they’ve made it this far, what else could they possibly need to know to get through life? This book is full of useful and useless little life hacks. A manual for the everyday and the not-so-everyday, making it a perfect reference guide for a 30-year-old looking to try something new or cross a few things off their bucket list

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Fizzics Makes Bottled Beer Taste Like Draft
Fizzics Makes Bottled Beer Taste Like Draft

We all know draft beer tastes better, but for those horrifying situations when there’s only bottled on offer, save your recipient from a fate worse than death with this flavor-enhancing gift. It even adds gas (we’re sorry). Give this to them for their 30th birthday, and they’ll be happily hiccupping through delicious draft-like ale in no time.

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Sensory Depravation Session
Sensory Depravation Session

For the alternative 30-year-old who’ll try anything once, why not pop them in a local isolation tank and deprive them of their senses for an hour or so, see what happens? It might make them feel super relaxed and chilled-out about getting a year older. Or, it might just make them feel lucky to be alive when you finally let them out!

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

Everyone wanted to be a spy at some point, so whether your 30-year-old is a budding Jason Bourne or a James Bond-to-be, why not get them started with a collection of spy secrets from a former CIA agent? Just as a side note, we are not responsible for any booby traps you fall foul of as a result of the recipient reading this book.

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Weekly Produce Delivery Service

In their twenties, this probably wouldn’t have been a very exciting gift. ‘Gee whizz, thanks aunty Pam – some vegetables. You decided against the laptop then?’ But now, at 30, the chance to avoid the weekly grind of the grocery store, with people barging into them and huge lines at the checkout will likely seem like a gift from above.

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RFID Blocker Card Prevents Cybertheft
RFID Blocker Card Prevents Cybertheft

Cyber bullies beware, there’s a new sheriff in town and they’re armed and dangerous! Don’t let the birthday guy or gal fall prey to senseless crime. Arm them with some advanced protection that will give those identity hackers a run for their money. Keep their precious plastic safe and out of harm’s way so they can swipe to their heart’s delight on that next shopping spree

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SkeweRack Flips Swekers
SkeweRack Sweker Flipper

If you’re racking your brain trying to think of a perfect 30th birthday gift for someone who’s keen on a little outdoor cuisine, this should solve your birthday present brainteaser. As simple as it is, it’s a flippin’ genius invention that will take their barbeques to the next level and buying it will guarantee your invite to the next one.

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Automatic Mini Donut Factory
Mini Donut Factory

We’ve all been there. Waking up with a terrible post-birthday hangover and all you can think about is donuts. But the idea of actually leaving to go buy some is frankly horrifying. With this sweet invention, though, there’s barely even a need to leave the bed.

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The Self-Contained Hootenanny
The Self-Contained Hootenanny

You could buy them a 17 man band that could live in the corner of their den and serenade them every day, or you could just go with this unique piece of furniture that can play 17 instruments at once. Plus this pneumatically controlled Hootenanny can remember how to play 13,000 songs.

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Make Your Hot Sauce Kit

Do you know someone who’s always in search of the perfect hot sauce? Well, maybe the answer is to let them make their own. This kit allows you to experiment with different pepper, spice, and vinegar combinations until you find the holy grail of hotness. No more excuses, just hot pepper perfection.

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Day Trader Board Game
Day Trader Board Game

Hey, you never know, you could be buying a gift for the next Wolf of Wall Street – they just haven’t discovered their inner stockbroker yet! Help them in their Pursuit of Happiness by giving them this financial board game, and you might soon be starring in their autobiographical, rags-to-riches blockbuster. Now, who would play you…?

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NASA Sleep Promoting Light Bulb
NASA Sleep Promoting Light Bulb

Sleeping in space is not as easy as one might think, which is why NASA invented this lightbulb that promotes melatonin production by taking the blue out of the spectrum of light it produces. Help your favorite 30 year-old get a proper night’s sleep with this scientifically proven gift.

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Urbio Planters
Urbio Planters

There’s nothing sadder than a gardener without a garden. This vertical indoor planter is the perfect 30th birthday gift for someone whose green-fingers are itching to sow, tend and water, but who lives in an apartment block and just doesn’t have the outdoor space usually required. Now they can garden on their kitchen wall!

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Never Have I Ever Game
Never Have I Ever Game

Help them learn more about the people around them than they could ever possibly want to know with the classic party game Never Have I Ever. The game is simple: each player takes turns drawing a card and reading the “Never have I ever…” statement out loud, answers truthfully, then hopes everyone is too drunk to remember what they said.

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Hanging Air Plant Terrarium
Hanging Air Plant Terrarium

Invite them into their own little magical corner of the forest. Let their eyes get lost in this miraculous ecosystem and give them an escape from the toils of indoor gardening. Clean, inspiring, vibrant and enchanting, this miniature treasure will accent their decor and calm their busy mind. Rekindle that relationship with nature and explore the simple joys life can bring!

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Bob’s Burgers Burger Book

Admittedly, this is kind of a niche gift. But somehow, inexplicably, this has become a giant niche. Fans of the animated sitcom – as well as the associated blog, comic book, and soundtrack album – will have a great time geeking out to these real life, chef-tested recipes for the outlandishly-named burgers the show is famous for.

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Sheep Skin Insoles
Sheep Skin Insoles

The perfect gift for your friend who struggles to leave their fluffy unicorn slippers at home in the morning- cough, um, did we say unicorn? We meant stylish sheepskin moccasins, obviously. Anyway, these cozy shoe liners will make them feel nice and warm and sleepy… oh no, Jeff’s fallen asleep at his desk again.

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DIY Cell Phone Kit
DIY Cell Phone Kit

Having a cell phone is cool, but you know what’s cooler? Making a cell phone. Give them a gift that lets them sort of do that with the RePhone DIY Cell Phone kit. It’s not from scratch obviously, the kit contains all the parts, but anyone with the tech chops will be able to do some fun things with this.

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The New York Times Of Your Birthday Front Page
The New York Times Of Your Birthday Front Page

The years seem to start to speed up by the time a person’s thirtieth birthday rolls around. Thirty years might not seem like so long. This framed reproduction of the New York Times front page from the day they were born will remind them that 30 years is actually a pretty long time ago.

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Birthstone Jewelry

The birthstone for the month of April is diamond. Other months have ruby, or emerald, or sapphire, and the list goes on. What we’re really talking about here is getting someone a very nice piece of jewelry. Don’t think you can cheap out just because it’s a birthstone.

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Charity Gift Card

One reason it can be hard to find the perfect gift for a 30th birthday is that people at that age already have plenty of stuff as it is. Nobody needs another trinket, right? A charity gift card let’s them give instead of getting, and is a far more meaningful gift than any other piece of plastic you could buy.

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Giant Legos
Giant Legos

If you know someone who never stopped physically growing while also remaining a kid at heart, we’ve got the perfect 30th birthday present. They’ll be able to build things with their freakishly large and ever-expanding hands just like they used to do with regular Legos back when they were still normal sized.

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Flameless Candle Lighter
Flameless Candle Lighter

We think the 30th birthday is about as young as we’d recommend for this gift. It looks like a magic wand, and operates pretty much like one, as an electric blue, 2,012° F arc erupts from the tip to light candles. Or light everything in the whole house playing wizard, if the younger kids get hold of it.

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30th birthday milestone
30th Birthday Milestone

Even a person who has everything probably doesn’t have a rock with their age stenciled on it in weatherproof paint. Confound their expectations with a 30th birthday milestone. It’s cheap, easy, and can be displayed anywhere that you might put a painted rock.

Automatic Handbag Illuminator
Automatic Handbag Illuminator

According to research, a woman spends an average of 76 days looking for items in her handbag during her lifetime, so we think she’ll love this addition to her favorite accessory that will save her time finding keys, phones, and whatever else she squeezes into her satchel.

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Solar Charger For USB Devices And Phones
Solar Charger For USB Devices And Phones

Don’t let mother nature’s inability to harness her own electrons cramp their style. Now they can stay connected even when far from civilization. Plus, this little gadget will make them the most popular person on the block when the zombie apocalypse comes.

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Useless-Box
Useless Box

By their 30th birthday, your friend or loved one may have already started to suspect something about the inherent absurd futility of life. If not, then perhaps you can inform them with this gift, which is an extraordinarily apt illustration of the horrifying predicament in which we the living find ourselves.

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Giant Yard Games
Giant Yard Games

Go big or go home, wait, they can do both with these giant yard games! They’ll supersize the fun at backyard parties with these larger than life versions of the games we all played growing up. All sorts of giant games are available including checkers, chess, Connect Four, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Jenga and more.

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Loliware Edible Cups
Loliware Edible Cups

Everyone hates doing the dishes. Anything you can do to ease that burden will be appreciated. Take glassware for example. With Loliware when you finish your drink there’s no need to take it to the dishwasher. You just eat it, or save it for a midnight snack.

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Smartphone Charging Emergency Weather Radio
Smartphone Charging Emergency Weather Radio

Since the dawn of time, chaos, terror, and death have periodically rained down from the sky. Only the lucky were spared. But now we have weather radios, so you can go inside instead of dying. This one also conveniently charges your phone so the next hurricane doesn’t have to interrupt your game of angry birds.

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Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner
Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

They are bound to receive a lot of jewelry for a 30th birthday so break the mold a little and give them something a bit different. We’re sure they’ll want their precious mementos to last a lifetime but won’t want to spend a lifetime cleaning them. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner is the perfect answer to keeping everything sparkling while leaving them free to do whatever 30-year-olds do.

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The Muppet Show Cuckoo Clock
The Muppet Show Cuckoo Clock

Help them reminisce about a time when TV shows were a true escape from the harsh realities of the world and puppetry was a respected art form — when beautifully composed songs about the simple joys of life occupied the limelight and imaginative play was sweet and original. This heartwarming timepiece will bring comfort throughout the day and return silliness to an all-too-serious era. Lighten up and smile, the Muppets are alive and well and life isn’t so bad after all!

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The Robotic Bartender
The Robotic Bartender

One day soon, artificial intelligence is going to be a reality, and the machines are going to take everything. Until then, you might as well get as much out of these bastards as you can. Here’s a robot who will make fully-customizable drinks until he knows better.

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Beer Soap
Beer Soap

It used to be the only way to smell like your favorite alcohol was to get so drunk it came out of your pores. Although a few people have probably tried using whiskey as cologne, too. Thank god someone finally came up with a better solution. Beer soap uses real craft beer ingredients to make rich, fragrant soap that not only smells great but nourishes your skin with natural vitamins and nutrients.

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BakerStone Oven
BakerStone Oven

Everyone loves a carryout pizza, there’s just something about it that tastes better than homemade. We think we’ve put our finger on what it is and this BakeStone oven will be the secret weapon that will make sure your favorite 30-year-old makes perfect pizza every time, and if you’re really lucky, they might even let you get a slice of the action.

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Solar Orbit Necklace
Solar Orbit Necklace

If you’re looking for a subtly stylish gift, we’re sure that this necklace will be universally loved. It’s a beautiful piece of jewelry that people will certainly gravitate towards. It’d also be a good time to remind them that in comparison to the cosmos, they’re positively youthful, something they’ll love you to the moon and back for.

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Beard Head
Beard Head

Social standards are always changing, and these days a gentleman takes off his beard when he enters a building. Ladies too. It’s so much easier to do when that beard is attached to a hat. Don’t let him be that embarrassing guy eating at a nice restaurant with his damn beard on.

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Aromatherapy Shower Head
Aromatherapy Shower Head

Add a splash of scented hydration to their morning routine. Wash away their cranky demeanor with some natural oils that will freshen them up from head to toe. The stale smells of that outdated potpourri sachet will be a thing of the past once this aromatic spray mate kicks on. Give the daily bathroom grind a refreshing facelift and stimulate a little full-body healing.

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Chocolate Soap

You probably think they’re sweet enough already, but they’ll think that you’re really sweet for buying them this indulgent soap that will give bath time that extra little bit of luxury. You could say that this is a present that’s good enough to eat, but we’d maybe make sure to tell them not to or it might turn into a gift that’s memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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Custom Fit Insoles
Custom Fit Insoles

Protect their hooves with some orthopedic magic. This personalized gift of wellness expresses care and compassion and will remind them of your unconditional love and devotion, as well as your awesome gift-giving talent! Every cushioned step they take will provide extended head-to-toe support for years to come.

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The Pepperphile's Peppermill
The Pepperphile’s Peppermill

If you know someone who’s big on taste, we think they’ll love this giant peppermill that will keep their food flavorful for years to come. Not only that, it’s a great talking piece at dinner parties, so it’s particularly useful to have around if they’d rather talk about something other than getting another year older.

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Coolbox Smart Toolbox

If the 30 year old you know is a maker or tinkerer, they surely already have a toolbox. What they need though, is a Coolbox. This modern evolution of the toolbox has come a long way from being just a place to store tools. It has built-in power strips and an internal battery, a clock, wheels, bluetooth audio, an LED lamp, a whiteboard, and even a bottle opener.

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The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do

There are certain things everyone ‘should’ know how to do, but by a certain age it becomes too late to admit you don’t – and this is how you end up with that friend who still has no clue how to tie his necktie, despite wearing one for the last 3 years. Revolutionize that guy’s life with this book.

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Olive Oil
Premium Olive Oil

If Crisco is the only oil occupying the shelves of your their pantry, it’s prime time to introduce a splash of undeniable flavor to the mix. The health benefits of Mediterranean cuisines are indisputable, and this first-class EVOO has the capacity to transform any ordinary dish into an extraordinary, full-bodied feast. Trade in those over-processed oils for this high-grade immunity booster and get a taste of the good life!

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Bottle Breacher
50 Caliber Bottle Opener

Alright, enough pussyfooting around. Are you gonna open that damn bottle or not? If not, hand it over to someone who will, and give them the tools to do it right. This authentic 50 caliber shell will definitively end the standoff with any stubborn bottle cap, no matter how strong a fight it’s willing to put up. Mission accomplished, major.

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Brain Specimen Coasters

Not only are these a practical present but they’re a bit of a brain teaser too. Let them ponder over how to get the grey matter back together while having the peace of mind that they don’t have to get neurotic over coffee stains on the furniture. Practically perfect, they’re a no-brainer.

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Scotch Infused Toothpicks
Scotch Infused Toothpicks

If you’re really picking your brain over something to get a whisky-lover for their 30th birthday, that isn’t another bottle of whisky, get them something they can really get their teeth into…or they can really get into their teeth. These scotch infused toothpicks are a touch of class after dinner and a subtle way to help that person who always has spinach in their teeth.

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Drivemocion LED Car Sign
LED Car Sign

For most people, there is only one tool to communicate with other drivers – the horn. But the horn doesn’t always suit the wide array of messages a driver might want to convey, like sorry, back off, slow down, thanks, and even facial expressions of both anger and affection. With this interactive LED car sign, your 30 year old friend will be the most expressive person on the road.

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Trip To Amusement Park
Trip To Amusement Park

What other diversion affords the opportunity to let out both bloodcurdling screams and unrestrained giggling while indulging in sweet candy treats? Embrace the carefree silliness of youth and give them a little license to check out for a few hours. Responsibility can wait. Slap on that wristband and hop on the ride of a lifetime.

Banksy Wall Art Decal

Even if you can afford a real Banksy piece, chances are a giant slab of concrete is not going to be all that well received. Enter the modern day miracle of plastic. Make it look like their house was visited by one of the most famous identity-unknown humans to ever walk the earth. Because after all, are you sure it wasn’t?

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Car Hammer Seatbelt Cutter Window Breaker Emergency Escape Tool
Car Emergency Escape Tool

They may have achieved elite Girl Scout or Boy Scout status back in high school, but that badge-covered sash won’t be able to save them from a sinking car. Forget cookies — today’s scouts should be peddling these life-saving gadgets instead. Foolproof and dependable, this indispensable car accessory packs a mean punch and won’t disappoint when imminent danger strikes. Safety first!

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Hometown Map Puzzle

How many times have they said, “I know this town like the back of my hand”? Present them with this accurate jigsaw representation, sit back, and ask them to prove it. Or stoke their nostalgia with a puzzle version of their long-lost birthplace. A great choice for a more personalized gift.

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Make Your Own Music Box
Make Your Own Music Box

Musical genius is not a prerequisite for this delightful sound machine. Whether it’s cranking out an original score or “Born to Be Wild,” the sweet melodies of this tabletop hurdy gurdy will capture the ears and lighten the hearts of all those who gather ’round for a listen. Add this customizable heirloom to the instrument collection and inspire a newfound appreciation for all things classic.

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Sh*load of Batteries

Batteries run out all the time. I’m sure you’ve noticed that you can never find them when you need them. If you do, they are the wrong size. Save them from one of life’s little annoyances by giving them more batteries than they could ever possibly use.

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Propane Tank Scale
Propane Tank Scale

Propane tanks are convenient and useful, but the last thing you need is to have the damn thing run out at your next barbecue and everyone ends up eating undercooked chicken. It used to be the manliest man in the group picked up the tank, said how many hours were left, and then by the time the tank was empty everyone was too drunk to remember how wrong he was. Boy we’ve come a long way.

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Giant Candy

These king-sized treats just might be the perfect gift to match their insatiable sweet tooth. This level of candy debauchery might be frowned upon by overeaters anonymous, but life is too short for sugar shaming. No need to wrap these monstrous munchies, the wrapper alone is half the fun and can be used later on as one-of-a-kind wall art to commemorate their gastronomical feat.

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PhoneSoap
PhoneSoap

Phones actually have more germs on them than a typical public restroom. This smart cleansing machine might not eliminate the dirty content sucking up the data on their phone, but it will be sure to return sterile swiping to their wired existence. Personal device hygiene should not be overlooked by today’s touch-screen fanatics. A high-tech disinfectant, this ingenuous accessory will decontaminate wireless communication and restore cleanliness to the digital age. Oh, and it also charges while it cleans!

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Kopi Luwak Coffee
Kopi Luwak Coffee

If you know a 30-year-old who is fed up of drinking average coffee, give them some s**t coffee to drink instead. Kopi Luwak coffee is unique in that it’s made from African animal droppings, though we’d maybe tell them that after they’ve drunk it and realized how good it tastes.

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Make Your Own Cheese Kit
Make Your Own Cheese Kit

The latest in DIY dairy products, this cheese lover’s dream will satisfy their creamy cravings and add a gourmet twist to stale, processed snacking sessions. Handmade goodness that will add a scrumptious slice of heaven to crispy crackers and baked breads, this culinary tutorial is perfect for cheesemongers at heart.

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Greek Yogurt Maker
Yogurt Maker

As much as we hate to mention, and we don’t advise you do, they’re not 21 anymore and Ben and Jerry probably aren’t the best of people for them to be around. They’ve probably realized this already, so give them a helping hand with their new healthy lifestyle with this marvelous little yogurt maker which will let them create some delicious and nutritious snacks to help make that break up a little easier.

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Radioactive Elements Glowing Coasters

Radiate fun, intelligence, and geekiness with these pressure sensitive, self-lighting radioactive isotope coasters. It’s the 21st century: wooden drink holders are for your grandma’s house. Sure to light up and energize any party or family gathering. Hazmat suit not required.

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The Self Finding Wallet
Self Finding Wallet

When they can’t find the motivation to be productive, they’ll need to be able to find their ID so they can get into the bar. They’ll be able to find their wallet from up to 100 ft away using the handheld bluetooth locator. If the wallet is lost, the accompanying app will send them an email with a Google map of its last known location.

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UV Camera Shows Sunscreen Coverage
UV Camera Shows Sunscreen Coverage

Avoid the blistering pain and embarrassment of yet another sunburn with this pocket-sized viewer. The latest beach bag essential to hit the sunbathing scene, this advanced device shows where sunscreen coverage is not sufficient, and will give them the peace of mind they need every time they soak up some Vitamin D. Accurate and waterproof, this is a no-brainer for today’s sun worshippers.

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Cut Resistant Gloves
Cut Resistant Gloves

If the birthday boy or girl is a little clumsy in the kitchen, these cut resistant gloves may help them from accidentally adding unplanned ingredients to their meal (fingers in the coleslaw are never good). Now you won’t need to be suspicious of that red sauce when they invite you over for dinner.

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Sandless Beach Mat
Sandless Beach Mat

This sand-sifting surface will spoil all those beachgoers who crave the UV rays but don’t want little grains messing up their tan lines. Seagulls might not mind the crunch in their stolen ham sandwiches, but those avid beach bums loathe the dusty debris caking up their glossy skin. Even salty seawater is no match for this jumbo play pad. Sand is for the birds!

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Electric Air Fryer

Technology may sometimes seem to complicate things, but here it removes one of life’s worst conundrums. Those french fries may taste great, but they’re quickly dragging you toward a big, fat grave. Remove the oil by using this electric air fryer, and they’re just damn good potatoes. Feast away with a happy heart.

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Cotton Candy Machine

Cotton candy brings back delicious memories of festivals, carnivals, and other favorite childhood events. But what about someone who lives in a crap town that even carnivals won’t visit, or is scared of clowns or strangers? Despite what your parents may have told you, cotton candy isn’t magic. It can be made right at home with a handy little machine like this.

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Refrigerator End Table

Save your favorite 30-year-old the indignity of walking back and forth from the couch to the kitchen for a beer. We put a man on the moon for God’s sake. Hand-made by Amish craftsmen and built to last for generations, this is no flimsy Walmart furniture. Class out the wazoo.

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Roadside Assistance Auto Emergency Kit
Roadside Assistance Auto Emergency Kit

Just the emergency poncho alone is enough reason to splurge on this handy-dandy lifesaving satchel. Once they crack open those light sticks, they’ll be jumping their battery in true style and bringing some much-needed illumination to the dreaded shoulder of the road. Outfit their vehicle with these self-help essentials. Don’t let them go it alone!

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Celestial Fireworks LED Bracelet
Celestial Fireworks LED Bracelet

Take accessorizing to a whole new dimension with this awe-inspiring, majestic showpiece. The sparkle of this bling is the real deal and gives props to the infinite power and mesmerizing beauty of the universe. They can gaze into the stars all night long with this exclusive addition to decorate their wrist.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock
The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock

For anyone who’s a fan of Tim Burton, this clock is an absolute essential piece to add to their collection. Even if they’re having a nightmare before they become 30, this is surely something that will bring a smile to their face. Beautifully crafted and brilliantly detailed, it’ll be loved for a long time despite it being a haunting reminder they’re getting older with every chime.

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