20 Best Gifts for 55-Year-Old Men

Whatever he is into, look no further than this list for the perfect gift on his special day!

Top Gifts for 55-Year-Old Men

Alpine Swiss Plaid Scarf

Alpine Swiss Mens Plaid Scarf Soft Winter Scarves Unisex,Red Plaid,One Size

This Plaid Scarf is the ideal accessory for the cold winter months when a 55-year-old man may want to wrap himself up and go for a walk outside in the cold weather.  It is 100% Acrylic and so it has a very soft cashmere feel that looks luxurious.

You can choose from many design options varying from solid and plain designs so you can keep the man’s preferences in mind when selecting which one to go for. The versatility also stretches to occasion as the scarf can be dressed casually or with a more formal outfit. It can be wrapped in multiple ways as well and is conveniently machine washable. What a wonderful birthday present to receive from a friend or family member!

Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

CRAFTSMAN M215 21-Inch 3-in-1 High-Wheeled FWD Self-Propelled Gas Powered Lawn Mower with Bagger - 159cc OHV Engine, Liberty Red

If he is interested in getting his garden tidy and beautifully organized then a Lawn Mower this is a great gift for a 55-year-old man! The powerful gas engine comes with recoil and an auto choke. All he has to do is pull it to start and that’s it! It has 3-in-1 capabilities as the unit has a side discharge, a rear discharge, and mulching capabilities. Using this is also simple because he will be able to move around the yard with a lot less effort and at the propulsion speed of your choice. This is a very unique and special gift that he won’t be expecting! It would be great to receive from a close family member.

Plambag Canvas Duffle Bag 

Canvas Duffle Bag for Travel, 60L Duffel Overnight Weekend Bag (Dark Gray)

If he is normally one to just use whatever bag is lying around the house for overnight trips then look no further than this Duffle Bag! The material is nice and sturdy making the whole bag durable enough to last a long time! The interior has one large main compartment and one zipper pocket to store a laptop, clothes, shoes, and other necessary items for a few days away. The exterior also has many different pockets which would be perfect to store smaller items. The bag comes with handles and a padded adjustable, removable shoulder strap. This makes a really wonderful present that he will love.

Tri-Fold Mini Tool Set

Mini Tool Set, 25 pc Tool Kit, Precision Screwdriver Set, Long Reach Tweezers, Needle Nose Pliers, Sockets with Driver Handle and Interchangeable Bits

This Mini Tool Kit is perfect for small home projects that require a handy little tools! It is very light and small so it is useful and convenient to keep around the house and get out as needed. This would be a great present to get him even if he already has a regular tool kit. This one is much more useful to have in a kitchen drawer for easy access and has everything he needs for everyday mini DIY issues around the house. Therefore, this makes a great gift for a 55-year-old guy!

Speed Limit T-Shirt

55th Birthday Idea Speed Limit Sign 55 mph Funny Driving T-Shirt

This Speed Limit T-Shirt is a really fun birthday gift that will definitely brighten up his special day! It is a regular fit and can be definitely worn beyond his birthday as the style is extremely versatile. The writing on it says ‘Just hit that speed limit (55) and not slowing down any time soon’. It is a fun and light-hearted gift that is a great idea for a friend to buy for a 55-year-old man.

Lavemi Leather Ratchet Belt

Lavemi Men's Real Leather Ratchet Dress Casual Belt, Cut to Exact Fit,Elegant Gift Box(25-0711 Black Buckle)

This Leather Belt is a classy present that will become a staple accessory for everyday outfits, whether they are for more formal work attire or casual jeans. The length of the belt can be personalized to his exact size and you can also choose from the many different color options as to which one he would like the best.

The buckle is simple and smooth to use. You just need to slide the belt into the buckle and pull the belt through, the buckle simply auto-locks the belt. To make this gift extra special it even comes in a lovely gift box so it will look like a well-thought-through present. He will absolutely love this elegantly designed belt!

Keurig Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, 6 to 10 oz. Brew Sizes, Black

If a 55-year-old man is a coffee fan, then he will definitely love this present! This Keurig Coffee Maker brews multiple k-cup pod sizes to achieve a delicious brew of varying strengths. The water allowance allows for 6 cups before you need to refill it. Not only that, this coffee machine will make his kitchen more modern and sleek to look at. This machine is very eye-catching! Therefore, it is a really wonderful present for him that will make ordinary tasks a joy.

Vintage Candy Co. Gift Box

Vintage Candy Co. 55th Birthday Retro Candy Gift Basket - 1969 Party Assortment - Unique Care Package for Women and Men Turning 55 Years Old

The Vintage Candy Gift Box is is a really fun present that is definitely going to bring back some memories! It is a great gift for him to enjoy himself, or even share out among friends or family at his birthday gathering! The candy options include Chupa Chups, Candy Buttons, Starbust and so many more. He will be spoilt for choice with all of this fun and they will definitely last a while. This present will definitely put a big smile on his face and bring back the memories!

John Christian Fleece Robe

John Christian Men's Fleece Robe, Scottish Black Watch Tartan (S/M)

A Fleece Robe is a very cozy present for an 55-year-old young man! It is perfect for just relaxing at home or for wearing after the bath or shower. It has two pockets at the front with a matching belt tie to go around the waist.

Once he starts using this dressing gown, he won’t be able to stop! Putting this on will quickly become a daily habit. Therefore, it makes a fantastic present for a good friend or family member to give him. The design is also very classic. This is a perfect present and he will use it again and again.

That Makes Me 55 Mug

The Makes Me 55 Mug is a fun present that he will absolutely love to use for his hot teas and coffees! It is a very sturdy mug, therefore it will last him a long time to come. This mug is sure to become a favorite of his and give him happy memories of his celebration. It even comes in a nice gift box so that it will feel like a very special gift. A mug is a great gift for a 55-year-old man to receive as it is a mixture of fun and practicality.

Harley Davidson Patent Prints

If he is a biker fan, the Harley Davidson Patent Prints are a wonderful present idea to brighten up his special day. They will make excellent home decor pieces that can modernize and update the style of his home. A 55-year-old man will definitely love analyzing this print and taking in all the details of the bikes. They have a beautiful vintage design that makes them very stylish as well as informative. This would be a great present for a partner or another family member to give him.

Cozy Memory Foam Slippers 

ULTRAIDEAS Men's Nealon Moccasin Clog Slipper, Slip on Indoor/Outdoor House Shoes(Black, 11-12)

Everyone needs a cozy pair of Memory Foam Slippers, even a 55-year-old man! These classic moccasin-style slip-on clogs have a breathable open back. They are easy to slide on for instant relaxation and have a snug thick lining. The high-density memory foam and cushioning insole mold to your feet and he will feel like he is walking on clouds! They can give lots of support and reduce foot stress. The rubber sole is durable and is perfect for indoor and outdoor use whether having a rest in the bedroom, fetching mail, or walking in the yard. 

Juro Insulated Tumbler

Juro Tumbler 20 Oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated, with Lids and Straw [Travel Mug] Double Wall Water Coffee Cup for Home, Office, Outdoor Works Great for Ice Drinks and Hot Beverage - Black

A 55-year-old man who is on the go will definitely love this Insulated Tumbler! He can use it for hot drinks or cold drinks and the temperature will be retained for a long period of time so it will last all day long. Hot drinks can stay hot for 6 hours and cold drinks can stay cold for up to 24 hours! There are two unique lids: a slider lid that is fast to use and a flip lid that allows you to drink safely. It is also sleek and lightweight so it is very comfortable to use whether on public transport, at the park, or the beach. Finally, this tumbler is great for the environment as he will no longer need to use plastic cups from the store.

Bevel Beard Trimmer

Bevel Beard Trimmer for Men - Cordless Trimmer, 6 Hour Rechargeable Battery Life, Tool Free Adjustable Zero Gapped Blade, Barber Supplies, Mustache Trimmer, Silver

The Bevel Beard Trimmer is a professional beard trimmer of very high quality! No screwdrivers are needed as you simply need to adjust sharpness for a cleaner, smoother shave that reduces bumps, ingrown hairs, and skin irritation. It is comfortable to control as there’s a soft-touch grip and custom-faceted body to give you superior control and 360-degree non-slip handling. It is also rechargeable which makes it very convenient and has a very high battery life so no need to keep charging. A 55-year-old man would definitely love to receive this as a gift from a friend or family member.

Hanes Ecosmart Sweatshirt

Hanes Men's EcoSmart Sweatshirt, maroon, Large

This best-seller Hanes Sweatshirt is that for a good reason and makes a wonderful gift for a 55 year old man. This is a very basic clothing item that he will be able to wear and enjoy every day if he wants to! That is because it is very comfortable and made with soft fleece material, perfect for the colder weather. The style is very versatile and there is a very wide color selection to choose from. A 55-year-old man will definitely love this present!

Heritage Pizza Stone ​Pan ​

Heritage 15

The Heritage Pizza Stone ​Pan is a great gift for when a 55-year-old man wants to host a get-together with people! This pizza stone pan heats up to two times faster than other pizza stones. It doesn’t smoke and will keep the house smelling good so it’s easy to use. It will not stain from grease or burnt crusts and washes to a perfect condition every time. Therefore, it’s also very convenient to use. This pizza pan will be really enjoyed by a 55-year-old man on a regular basis so it makes a great present!

Echo Dot 

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) bundle with Amazon Smart Plug - Heather Gray

The Echo Dot is the perfect accessory to start a smart home! This version has an improved design and sound to it. There are many features to enjoy and explore so he won’t get bored of this! You can ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and many more things as well.

It is simple to set up and use and the routines and schedules that he can set up through the app will make day-to-day living much easier! This is such a special gift that a 55 year old man will definitely appreciate. He will especially enjoy impressing his family and friends that come over! This present is one that will be enjoyed for a long time to come.

Charging Stand

3 in 1 Aluminum Charging Stand for Apple Watch Charger Stand Dock for iWatch Series 8/SE/7/6/5/4/3/2/1, iPad, AirPods Pro/3/2/1 and iPhone Series 14/13/12/11/X/8/7/6/Samsung Series and More

The Charging Stand is a great present for a 55 year old man! It works perfectly with an iPhone and iWatch. This stand is very durable and so will last him a long time. It will look very modern and stylish wherever he decides to place it, be that on his nightstand or his mantelpiece. Also, the right cable hole design keeps the charging cable nicely in order. This makes a great present for a 55-year-old man as it is both useful and stylish. 

Ivation Wine Gift Set

Ivation Electric Wine Gift Set - Includes Electric Bottle Opener, Wine Aerator, Electric Vacuum Preserver, Stoppers, Foil Cutter & Charging Base

A 55-year-old man would love a Wine Gift Set to enhance his wine experience! This set contains an electric corkscrew extractor with a see-through window for easy viewing. It also has a vacuum preserver and stoppers and a blue led charging base. Finally, it has an aerator and a foil cutter. This really is a gift full of class and sophistication! It will look very impressive in the kitchen at the next dinner party. This would be a great gift for a friend or family member to give him as it will bring about many great memories of socializing with wine!

Basketball Shooting Game

Basketball Shooting Game, YUYUGO 2-Player Desktop Table Basketball Games Classic Arcade Games Basketball Hoop Set, Fun Sports Toy for Adults-Help Reduce Stress

Many adults have a sense of humor, especially 55-year-old men! This Basketball Shooting Game is a fun way to brighten up any desk and working environment. It could also be used anywhere in your home or when traveling. This toy will relax him and reduce daily stresses. Therefore, it makes a wonderful birthday gift for a 55-year-old man to have some indoor sporting fun!

How We Selected Gifts for 55-Year-Old Men

Quality of Gifts

When choosing these gifts, we know that quality is absolutely key to finding the perfect gift! We have selected all of these gifts with quality in mind. Whether he is most suited to a lawn mower or some cozy slippers, he will not be disappointed at the standard of these gifts. They will last him a long time which is important for any gift!

Of course, when considering quality you must also consider the price of gifts. Whilst we do try to keep the cost on the lower side, it is important that he receives a wonderful gift that makes him feel special. Therefore, we generally suggest products here that are of a medium price range so as not to sacrifice good quality! This is key to getting him something very special with him in mind.

Hobbies and Interests

Think about who you are buying for. Consider what he would choose if you were to give him some money and then buy whatever he wants! Would he buy something practical that he can use in the home or at work? Would he buy something fun that is to do with his hobbies and pastimes? For example, he may be into cooking and appreciate the Pizza Stone Pan. He may love coffee and want the Keurig Coffee Maker.  

Gifts for Similar Ages

FAQs – Gifts for 55-Year-Old Men

What do you buy a 55-year-old man?

A 55-year-old man would love to receive a gift that he can use regularly, such as a pint glass to enjoy a beer in or a coffee maker for his daily brew. He may also like a clothing item, such as a new sweater or t-shirt. Of course, what you get him depends on how well you know him. A partner will have different ideas to a friend so of course price point will also depend on this. If you don’t know him as well then something like novelty socks or a Retro Candy Gift Box is a fairly safe gift as he will definitely find something that he likes there!

What shall I get for my husband who is into gadgets?

If he is into gadgets then he would love to receive the Echo Dot as this will instantly transform his house into a modern paradise with a great aesthetic. He would also love to receive some accessories for the electronics that he already has, such as a portable charger or a laptop case to make it even easier to carry around. If he doesn’t already have one, a smart watch would really impress him as it is both practical and very techy! It is great to get him something that he can use on a daily basis again and again.

What shall I get for a 55-year-old man who is into sports?

If he is into sports and exercise, he will definitely love some new equipment which he can use to try a different sport, such as a tennis racket or volleyball set. He may want something new to wear while he exercises, such as sneakers or new clothes. If he would prefer an experience then you could think about getting him tickets to watch a game of his favorite sports, such as basketball or ice hockey. Then he will make great memories! Finally, he might like something he can use to make keeping fit at home easier, such as dumbbells or resistance bands.

Jason Collins

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Now, living in Las Vegas. Freelance writer and world traveler. My interests include Pink Floyd and Lemony Snicket.