86 Best Unique Birthday Gift Ideas for Dads 2020
We have compiled a list of all the best gift ideas for dads, there are lots of options for all types of fathers. So no matter what your dad is into, you will surely find a few items that will be excellent birthday gifts for your dad.
1. French Press Double-Wall Stainless Steel Mirror Finish Coffee/Tea Maker
Is your dad a coffee lover? If he is, he will surely love this French Press Double-Wall Stainless Steel Mirror Finish Coffee/Tea Maker. It looks classy with its mirror finish but you know it is sturdy because it is made of the finest stainless steel material. It can take your dad's coffee breaks to a whole new level. This flexible appliance can also be used to make hot chocolate, tea, frothed milk, hot herbal drinks, and more.
2. Garmin Speak Plus With Amazon Alexa and Built-In Dash Cam
For the dad who is always driving, this high-tech built-in dash cam may be one of the best birthday gifts for dad that you can find. Not only will it record his drive but also assist him. Alexa can provide helpful warnings to avoid any accidents as well as let him know of his schedules, give weather reports, and even entertain him and his passengers! Finally, your dad will have the perfect car companion who would not sleep during long drives.
3. Victrola Nostalgic Aviator Wood 8-in-1 Bluetooth Turntable Entertainment Center
Your dad is a music-lover with a thing for everything vintage. What could be a better present than a classic-looking turntable that can play all his favorite vinyl records? He can have this turntable in his man cave and enjoy music anytime he wants. And because it also plays music from any device via Bluetooth, you can probably borrow it sometimes (if he'd let you, of course). Add vinyl records of his favorite artists to make this gift even more special.
4. Beer Caddy with Bottle Opener
All dads do enjoy a good beer now and then. Whether he enjoys a cold brew while fishing or even when just chilling in the backyard, your father will surely appreciate this cool beer caddy. It comes with a separator for a six-pack, keeping each bottle chilled and safe. If having a 'sling bag for beer' is not convenient enough, it also comes with a bottle opener so your dad will not have to worry about bringing one every time!
5. Personalized Docking Station
For dads who always forget where they put things, this customizable docking station is perfect. Now he has a special organizer where he can put his keys, as well as his wallet, watches, and other important knick-knacks in one place. He can also charge his smartphone here. It's just the right size that it can be placed on his bedside table or his work table. You can personalize this docking station by having your dad's name or initials engraved.
6. Bike Handlebar Bag
If your father enjoys riding his bike to work or just around town, he will definitely like this bike handlebar bag. He doesn't like the idea of having a girly basket, but he does need something to hold his essentials when he is on his bike. This stylish bag is the answer. It comes with a removable shoulder strap so he can use it as a cross-body bag when he's not riding.
7. Personalized Leather Wallet
Does dad's wallet look older than he is? Then you should get him a new one. A wallet is something that every father needs, no matter what his line of work or hobbies may be. And all dads appreciate genuine leather like this one. But what will set it apart from all the other wallets in the world is that you can have it engraved with a sweet message or an elegant monogram. It is a gift that is both useful and sentimental.
8. BBQ Briefcase
Your dad is the BBQ king, and he wouldn't let anyone near the grills on family events and parties. He needs the best tools for this! This set of stainless steel grilling essentials includes a knife, skewers, tongs, prongs, and cleaning brushes, among others. They are all encased in an impressive briefcase that he can take anywhere. With this gift, your old man will be ready to impress everyone with his legendary barbeques.
10. Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
11. Organic Sandalwood Gift Box for Dad
He may be a superhero to you and your family, but the man needs pampering, too. This special gift box includes an amber beer soap that doubles as a shaving soap, a cracked heel and foot repair, muscle repair, and a lip balm for the cold months. It is everything he wants and needs but won't buy for himself!
12. Love Your Beard Pack
The man sure loves his beard, but sometimes you feel like it's more grizzly than dapper. This is the gift that even your mom would thank you for. It includes a beard oil and a beard balm to keep your dad's facial hair smooth and healthy looking. This may be the thing to make your father's beard and 'stache cool again.
13. Salsa Grow Kit
Your dad has a green thumb that you all envy. Well, this gift will let him enjoy his hobby, and you reap the fruits of his labor. It comes with planters, soil, and packets of seeds for cilantro, jalapeños, Roma tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, and Verde tomatillos. Yes, it is everything one needs to grow the ingredients for salsa! By his next birthday, you will be enjoying the salsa with fresh tacos!
14. Straight Razor Kit
16. Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow
For those days when your father comes home from a stressful day at work, he would love a good massage. You won't always be there to give him one, but here is the next best thing - a massage pillow. It can provide your dad with a deep-kneading massage that can relax his tight muscles. He can use it for his neck, back, and even his legs!
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18. Magnetic Wristband
Does your dad love to DIY? Like other DIYers, he probably hates it when he needs to go back and forth to where he keeps all his tools just to get things that he forgets all the time. Save your dad the trouble by getting him this magnetic wristband that can hold his bolts, drill bits, nails, nuts, and more.
19. Hamilton Beach 25477 Breakfast Electric Sandwich Maker
Your father loves his sandwiches, but you hate that he goes to fast-food restaurants all the time. With this sandwich maker, he can easily make his sandwiches right in his own home anytime he wants. And he will be done in just a few minutes! You can now be sure that all the ingredients that go into your dad's sandwiches are fresh, too.
20. Total Vision Table Games Potty Golfing
This is a hilarious gift for your dad who loves Sunday golf in the club with his buddies. He can also take it with him to the office so he can let some steam off during short breaks. Whether he needs more practice or can't stop playing, this is one of the best birthday gifts for dad that will surely earn you points.
21. My Life Story - So Far
Is your dad a frustrated writer? Or maybe he likes to document all the special events in his life. If so, he will appreciate this unique journal that would let him put his best memories into words. It also has a section for a bucket list so you can write one or two things you want to do with your old man before you give it to him.
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23. Couch Arm Table
Every night is TV night for your dear father. Well, since you cannot do anything about it, why not make it a more fun event for him? Give him this useful couch arm table so he can keep the remote control, as well as his snacks and drinks all within his reach. He can just put his feet up and enjoy his favorite shows.
24. Dad's Playbook
Whether he has been a father for a year or decades, he would love to read this book. It is a compilation of some of the best quotes and inspirational messages from the greatest sports coaches from around the world. It will help him through tough parenting times. Plus, it's still a sporty playbook, so you know dad will like it.
25. Runner's Light Gloves
Your father likes to run at night. It's good for his health, but it's not always safe. These gloves have reflective trimming and more importantly, LED lights so he can be easily spotted by anyone driving by him. The gloves also have pockets that can hold his keys and money. It is so lightweight that your dad wouldn't mind wearing them while running.
26. Custom Leather Belt
Every father should have at least one leather belt. And because he is your dad, he deserves something a little more special than store-bought ones. This genuine leather belt can be customized by having his initials or his name stylishly engraved on the belt loop. It comes in a lovely wooden box that is perfect for storing the belt.
27. Wooden Watch
A watch is a must-have accessory for all dads. Let him know you think of him all the time by giving him this unique wooden watch for his birthday this year. It can be worn for any occasion, whether it is a casual get-together or a fancier event. You can personalize your gift by getting your sweet message engraved on the back of the watch.
28. Fishing Lure - Custom Fish Hook
Fishing with your old man will always be some of the best times of your life. Tell him just how much you enjoy spending time with him by getting him this simple yet creative gift. Every fishing lure can be customized with a hand-stamped text. So you can have your names or even a fishing joke you love printed on your gift.
29. Portable Table Tennis Set
Who doesn't like a nice game of table tennis? You can give this portable table tennis gift set to your dad on his birthday. Then you can make your weekend visits more special by playing a game or two with him while you catch up with him. Your dad can take the set anywhere and play anytime with whoever he wants to.
30. Chefman Mini Portable Compact Personal Fridge
Whether it is for his work shed, his man-cave, his boat, or his regular road trips, this mini fridge can keep your father's food and drinks fresh! It can hold up to six cans of beer or soda. If he wants to take it to work to keep his lunch warm, he can do that, too because by just flipping a switch, the fridge can change from cool to warm.
31. Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera
Your dad loves gadgets and gizmos. So yes, he does want his own drone for sure. So why not get him one for his special day? You can get him the Holy Stone F181C RC quadcopter drone that has a security system that can significantly help beginners. Let him play with it, or as he says, take amazingly beautiful videos and photos of family events.
32. Royal Decanters Sailing Ship
It does not matter if your dad likes sailing or not. He will surely love this liquor dispenser that already comes with glasses that are etched with the world map. It can hold any of your father's favorite drinks, and with its unique and rustic appeal, it will look amazing as a display item in his office or man-cave.
33. Engraved Wood Handle Steel Hammer
For a man who loves to build things - your dad will be happy to get this personalized hammer for his birthday. It is a sentimental present that is also perfect for practical use. You can add an engraved text like a birthday message or his first name. Your dad will remember you every time he picks it up to build something beautiful.
34. Nintendo Switch
Your dad loved his old Game Boy. He will surely like this one even better. You can give him the gift of hours of fun with the Nintendo Switch. What makes this gift great is that you can share it with your dad and you can play games together and create lasting memories. He can also use it on his own or invite his buddies over for a game night.
35. Poker Chip Set
If your dad likes the game, you can give him this nice poker chip set so he can play it with his friends anytime. No need to visit a casino! It comes with everything players need to play Texas Hold'em and blackjack. It is the perfect present for a poker aficionado or even someone who wants to learn the game first before heading out to Las Vegas.
36. DIY Ukulele Kit
Your dad loves music, and he likes to build things. So what could be better than a DIY project for him with a ukulele for the finished product? It comes with all the parts and all the tools he would need to build a real instrument. Just make sure that he is up for the challenge. Who knows? Maybe your birthday present will unleash the inner luthier in your dad!
38. Handsome Man Grooming Can
With this gift, you can convince your old man that grooming can be really manly. These sets of toiletries are as far from dainty as possible. It includes soap bricks, shampoo, face wash, shaving cream and lip balm that come in masculine scents like black pepper, mint, and bergamot. The products come in a grooming "paint can." Everything is so masculine your dad will be excited to use them all.
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40. 5-in-1 Tool Pen
Give your father this simple-looking pen, and he will be in for a surprise! It is the perfect little tool that he can keep in his pocket anytime. It has five commonly used tools all in one cool pen. It is ideal for emergencies when your dad needs a screwdriver, a ruler, or a level and his toolbox is not with him.
41. BBQ Toolbox
There is no need for the fancy grill in your parents' backyard for your dad to create his masterpiece. He can be at the beach, out camping, or at the park and he can hold a barbeque party. This may look like an ordinary toolbox at first, but your dad will genuinely be surprised when he opens it, and it reveals racks and storages for all his condiments, marinades, and of course the grill itself. If your dad enjoys a good barbeque, he would really like this gift.
42. Timbrefone Acoustic Phone Amp
This is a no-fuss present for a no-fuss man. It is brilliant in its simplicity. Your dad will be impressed by this natural speaker that does not require any chords or even any power from an outlet or a battery! The acoustic cone made from Baltic birch wood amplifies sound clearly. It is also handmade so you can be sure your dad would like it.
43. Bean Box - Deluxe Coffee + Chocolate Gift Box
Nobody you know loves coffee more than your dad. So a box of famous gourmet coffee beans and artisan chocolate bars is an obvious winner for a gift. Your father will definitely enjoy every morning cup of farm-to-cup freshly roasted coffee - a taste of luxury right in his own home. Your dad deserves to start his day with his perfection.
44. Torin Big Red Rolling Creeper Garage/Shop Seat
Your father spends hours in his garage. Make sure he is comfortable when he is doing his projects. Get him this creeper seat with a tool tray under. It is fully padded, so it is more comfortable than the plastic chair he's probably using now. The trays under provides storage for his most-used tools so he can just roll from one spot to another without having to carry his toolbox or even stand for that matter.
45. Knit Bluetooth Beanie Hat Headphones V4.2
Your dad may not like the idea of wearing headphones or even earphones, but he would probably not object to wearing a beanie that doubles as a headphone! With the latest Bluetooth technology, he can easily sync to his smartphone or tablet in a matter of seconds, and he can enjoy his favorite music wirelessly. This is great if he likes to work out with music, especially during the colder months.
46. iiiMY Whiskey Stones and Glasses Gift Set
Your father loves his drinks undiluted, but he wants it chilled as well. He can have both when you give him this set of soapstone whiskey cubes, crystal glasses, and a velvet bag, that all come in a handcrafted wooden box. Your dad can enjoy his pure drinks at the temperature he prefers. Even his friends will be impressed by how well the whiskey stones work.
47. Novelty Socks
For a dad who likes to keep warm and appreciates some humor, nothing can beat this novelty gift. The "If you can read this..." text is stitched and not printed so it will not peel off. It is an inexpensive but funny gift that even the man who has everything would love. Plus, they are socks, so you know they are going to be used eventually!
48. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook
If your father is a fan of the show and not a bad cook either, he would be up to the challenge of preparing a feast not unlike what they used to have at Winterfell. You can even use the recipes in the cookbook to start a tradition - enjoying amazing food while binge-watching Game of Thrones with your dad on weekends!
49. Panasonic Lumix FZ80
Is your father into photography? Maybe it was a hobby that he had before he became a busy dad. Whether he's an experienced photographer or he has only started with the hobby, he would appreciate the Panasonic Lumix FZ80. It is what you'd call an 'all-rounder' so whatever and wherever he wants to shoot photos, this camera will make sure he captures the best ones.
50. Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
Your dad's health is important. That is why you should encourage him to start with a good exercise routine if he does not already have one. The Fitbit Charge 3 tracker is just what he needs to keep track of his health stats, especially his heart rate as he performs physical activities. This is probably among the best birthday gifts for dad because it can help him achieve better health.
51. Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set
Whoever said you can't pick and enjoy the taste of your favorite drink hasn't tried the scotch-infused pick. These toothpicks deliver a subtle flavor of single malt scotch that is both smoky and sweet. It takes a bit of time for the flavor to reach the taste buds but that is kind of the point. Your dad will surely enjoy this during his lunch breaks at work when he's not allowed to have a drink or anytime he just wants to pick his teeth in style.
52. Military Blanket Toiletry Bag
It is time for your father to say goodbye to zip-locks pouches. They may serve the purpose, but his toiletries should be in a proper toiletry bag. This one designed by Stacy Haugher is handmade from military blankets that were unissued. It is ruggedly stylish, easy to clean, and most of all, it is not a zippered plastic bag.
53. Walk In The Woods Pocket Cologne
Your dad does not have to be a lumberjack for him to sport a fresh-from-the-woods scent that is 100% masculine. With this solid men's cologne, he can achieve that fresh yet earthy scent that he wants. The solid cologne comes in a cherry wood case styled with magnetic closure and a brass inlay so it looks as good as it smells.
Remember those board games that you used to play with your dad when you were young? Well, they just got more fun. If your dad is someone who does not back out of a good challenge, then this board game is for him. Beeropoly includes such challenges like doing some rhymes and showing some dance moves, and whoever finishes last drinks the Community Cup. Think your dad is ready for it? Get this for his birthday, then!
55. Wine Bottle Puzzles
Your dad may know the trick to uncork wine bottles... that is until he meets this birthday gift from you. Make him earn that glass of wine by presenting it with this sophisticated puzzle. You can choose between two designs aptly named "easy" and "difficult." How long do you think it would take your old man to solve the puzzle?
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57. I Couldn't Pick A Better Dad Guitar Pick
For the rockstar-turned-father, you now call dad; a customized guitar pick is one little gift that says a lot. It is time that he takes his old guitar from its case again and make music, even just in the house. You can also print some of his favorite songs so you can all sing along with him. Maybe you can even ask your mom or your siblings to get him a new guitar, too!
58. WORKPRO 156-Piece Home Repair Tool Set
Ask your father, and he'll tell you, you can't have too many tools. But really, you can. Give him this huge WORKPRO 156-Piece Home Repair Tool Set and beg him to dispose of the old, battered ones already. This set comes with all the tools he would need for some home repairs and his DIY projects, too. The tools have a non-corrosive chrome finish so your dad will not have to worry about rust. They all come in a cool bag, too.
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60. All-new Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage
If your father is a bookworm who enjoys reading more than any other activity, then he would be pleased with a Kindle. The latest model is waterproof so he can take it to the beach or the pool and not worry about it getting wet. Introduce him to the wonders of e-books and audiobooks. He will thank you for it.
61. Monkey Pod Games Six Puzzle Gift Set
For the dad who enjoys a nice brain-teaser once in a while, this ultimate puzzler's set is the right birthday present. He would enjoy hours of working on popular puzzles like Star Puzzle and Ball in Jail. The difficulty of the puzzles vary so whether your father just wants to tickle his brains a little or he's looking for more challenging ones, he will find one that meets what he needs.
62. The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook
Is your dad a big Beatles fan like most fathers (and mothers) out there? If he is, then you can give him this amazing chord songbook for his birthday. This is a complete compilation of all the Beatles' songs transcribed for guitarists. Your dad may be a novice guitarist or a seasoned one. One thing is for sure; he can find songs to play and sing for you in this songbook.
63. Meuxan 30PCS Pottery Tools Clay Sculpting Tool Set
If your father is looking for a new activity or hobby to try, he might want to give clay sculpting a shot. Show your support and encouragement by getting him a sculpting toolset that is perfect for beginners like this one. It is made of long-lasting wood and stainless steel materials. He would have a great time trying sculpting techniques and creating art pieces with the tools included in this kit.
64. Levi's Men's 505 Regular Fit Jean
All dads look more amazing when they wear a pair of Levi's jeans. That is just a fact. Your dad may have a few in his closet, but you know one cannot have too many pairs of jeans. You can just get him a pair of straight cuts in a color that you think he does not have yet. Or maybe you can try and get him to try a Slim Fit for a change.
65. TAC-FORCE TF606WS Engraved Pocket Knife
Every man needs his own pocket knife, including your dad. Replace his old one with this Tac-Force engraved pocket knife. You can have his initials engraved in wood. This pocket knife comes with a lifetime warranty so you can be sure of its quality. This is a good gift, especially if your father likes outdoor activities like hiking and camping.
66. Pizza Socks Box
Your dad, like most other dads, loves pizza. But how do you think he'd react if he finds out he has to wear them on his feet? This is one of the craziest birthday gifts for dad that will surely get a lot of laughs. He can wear them with either casual or formal outfits and give everyone a pleasant surprise when they get a peek of his pizza socks. Or he can simply wear them at home when he wants to get warmer.
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68. Disney's Star Wars, "Being Darth Vader" Adult Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves
Your dad might secretly be a bigger Star Wars fan than you are. Or maybe he's not even keeping it secret that he is one with the Force. Either way, he has been a good guy all these years so you can let him join the Dark Side in his dreams. This Darth Vader throw blanket with sleeves will keep your old man comfy in his sleep while he probably dreams of the Death Star.
69. Big Bang Theory Complete Set
If your father is a genius or if he just likes good comedy, then you should get him the gift of laughter on his birthday. The complete seasons 1 - 11 of the Big Bang Theory would be a great addition to his collection of Blu-Rays in his man-cave. Nothing is better than binge-watching comedy shows with your loved-ones so make it a regular family activity.
70. 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
Is traveling across the country one of your father's dreams? You can help him plan the trip of a lifetime with this incredible book from National Geographic. The travel experts from National Geographic compiled all their top experiences in every state in the country and included some amazing photos, too. With this book, your dad can list down all the specific places he wants to visit and all the activities he wants to try.
71. Electronics Organizer
Does your dad own a lot of gadgets? If so, he probably has a hard time keeping all his cables and accessories organized. He would find this electronics organizer bag for gizmos and cables handy. It can hold his 8-inch tablet, as well as his chargers, cables, power banks and more. This is the perfect storage to take during travels, too.
72. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Men's Collection Coffret Gift Set
Can't decide what perfume to get for your father on his birthday? Get him this cute Ralph Lauren Big Pony Men's Collection Coffret Gift Set. It has four of Ralph Lauren's popular scents for men in 15 ml bottles. Your father can choose whatever suits his mood or occasion. Or he can choose the one he likes best, and you can give him the full-sized bottle, too!
73. Glider Recliner with Ottoman
Your dad will indeed have a happy birthday when he gets this comfy glider recliner and ottoman set from you. It is padded and contoured especially to provide a completely comfortable and relaxing experience. Your dad can have this in his study or the living room. He will enjoy watching his favorite TV shows even more with this recliner. The only problem is, your mom might ask you for one, too!
74. Redneck Back Scratcher–The Best or at Least The Biggest Back Scratcher on The Planet
If you think your father already has everything and you don't know what else to get him, give him this Redneck Backscratcher. There is a very high chance that he does not own one yet! This claims to be the biggest back scratcher in the market right now and is said to be comparable to having 15 back scratchers on your back all at once. It's funny simply because you know your dad will really use it!
75. Holographic Rainbow Puzzle
If your father enjoys puzzles, he would be delighted with this holographic rainbow puzzle. It's more challenging than most other puzzles because aside from each piece having an individual shade of color, the whole thing is holographic so it truly is for puzzle aficionados. It is guaranteed hours of puzzle fun!
76. What I Love About You by Me Book
One of the best birthday gifts for dad is something that also requires your time and effort. Buy one of these beautiful hardcover books and take your time to complete every page. Some have sentences that you have to complete while others require you to share your sentiments. This unique gift will not only make your father happy on his birthday but also cheer him up whenever he is feeling a bit down.
77. Phone Soap Smartphone Sanitizer
Is your dad the type of person who wants to make sure everything is clean and sanitized? Then this Phone Soap Smartphone Sanitizer is a good gift for him. Think of it as a spa for your dad's phone. Most smartphones would fit inside, and you can use any charging cable that your phones uses. Your dad can still use his phone to listen to his playlist while it is being sanitized. With this gift, you can help protect your father from viral and bacterial infections and help keep his phone looking new at the same time.
78. Make Your Own Barbecue Rub Kit
If your father is an experimental cook who is always looking for unique flavours, he will be pleased to receive The Cook's Palette which contains an assortment of authentic spice powders that your dad can use individually or mix to create a signature dry run for his barbeques! It also comes with several recipes for Asian, Mexican, Moroccan, and Smoky barbeque rubs which can serve as a simple guide.
79. Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane
A lot of men get relaxed when they fly paper airplanes, and your dad might be one of them. If you think your dad needs some plane-flying breaks so he can de-stress a bit at work, then you can give him this simple but fun and useful gift for his birthday. It offers a modern twist to the traditional paper airplane - it uses Bluetooth technology so your dad can control its flight with his smartphone. The thought is already relaxing, right?
80. The United States Beer Cap Map
Does your dad collect craft beer caps? It may not be the beet itself but the memories that come with each that he holds on to. Give him this rustic United States Beer Cap Map that he can use to display his collection. Choose between birch, cherry, maple, and oak for material for the map. You can also have your father's name engraved on the map itself.
81. Moving Mechanical Safe Kit
This is for the ultimate builder dad who enjoys spending hours tinkering. This safe can hold your father's most prized possessions (like his college ring), but before he can do that, he has to build the safe first! Once he is done building it, he will have a fully working three-digit combo safe. It has 179 numbered parts, and no tools or glue should be used, so he would probably spend most of his birthday building it.
82. Leather Watch Roll
Dads love watches, so naturally, they would be happy to receive a gift that would protect his precious watch collection! This watch roll is a great birthday gift for your father. It's the perfect storage for his watches when he travels, too. It is made of genuine leather and comes in seven different colors. You can have your dad's name and address engraved on it as well.
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85. Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
Does your dad have a green thumb? If he does most of the gardening, then he would be happy to get a bonsai kit for his birthday. This complete set contains redwood and moss seeds, and everything else that is needed to grow a miniature forest. He will have lots of fun growing tiny trees and seeing them change through the seasons.
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