We all know the guy who's impossible to shop for. Everything he wants or needs, he immediately buys for himself, leaving friends and family with nothing to buy when his birthday rolls around. If the man in your life has a milestone birthday coming up, surprise him with an experience. It can be for just him, for just the two of you or it can be a huge party that all his friends can attend.
Fishing Boat Charters
If you live near the ocean and your guy is an avid fisherman or always wanted to try fishing, consider a fishing boat charter for his next birthday. Pack a collection of fun drinks and snacks, and then send him on his way with a handful of his best friends. When they arrive back on shore full of tall tales, have a dinner party waiting for him that includes everyone who wants to celebrate his birth. If you don't live near water, consider a destination birthday party. A weekend away with a few friends could be exactly what he needs as he begins another decade.
Private Movie Screening
Talk to your local movie theater about renting out a screen for a couple of hours, then invite the birthday boy's friends to join him for a special screening of his favorite film. If the theater allows it, bring in your own movie snacks for everyone to enjoy. When the movie's over, invite everyone to a local bar to keep the party going.
Throw a party around the birthday boy's favorite decade. It could be the decade of his birth or the decade of his high school or college years. Ask all of your guests to come dressed for the era, serve food popular in that decade and be sure that the music you play is authentic.
Dream Come True
If the birthday boy has always expressed a secret wish, try to make that wish come true. If he's always wanted to be a professional chef, see if a local restaurant will let him come help with a little prep work before the dinner rush. Give him a day-long boat lesson if he's always wanted to sail, send him to a shooting range with a skilled shooter if he's always wanted to handle a gun or send him to jump out of a plane. The idea is to think of a lifetime dream he's had, and try to fulfill some part of it for him. Then throw a huge party afterward so he can brag to all of his friends.