July Birthday Gifts for Men, 2021

Shopping for a birthday gift for a July birthday? We've tracked down some great gifts for men born in July. We considered the following to build this list:

  • average Summer weather conditions in the US
  • typical activities July
  • hottest products released this Summer

 

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Wise Owl Hammock

Camping

We camp a lot. For years the tent was the main source or protection at night. Now, the kids go for the hammocks nearly every time. They love them because they are very light, easy to carry in a pack and easy to set up. No more tent poles or hard ground to sleep on.

My daughter thinks sleeping over water is her new favorite thing. 

Back Yard

During the summer a hammock is left hanging in the trees. You'll see random bodies chilling in it throughout the day.

Recommendations:

  • get the bug net just in case - we had an incident one night with a kid getting eaten alive while asleep.
  • paracord and other webbing can be used if the straps don't reach
  • make sure the trees are thick enough
  • you can do double-decker hammocks but you might not see the kids all day
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Drone with Camera

Can you think of a gift idea cooler than a drone? How about a voice-activated one? The Snaptain S5C drone is excellent for all GUYs, whether they’re drone newbies or experienced hobbyists.

The user-friendly drone features a one-button setup and voice activation, so there are no complicated controls to learn. 720p video, real-time transmission, and smartphone controls make it easy to show off your drone photos. 

This quadcopter drone is a super stable RC toy for beginners and intermediate users. It has a long range and can connect with a mobile device. It has a number of sensors to help out with active flight. 

Why we recommend it: We love this product because it’s great for all ages and skill levels. It’s truly one of our top Christmas gifts for GUYs.

The controller is pretty simplistic and I don't think it connects to the common Spektrum controllers. However, for most dads and kids it gets the job done. 

For the price, it's definitely worth a look!

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RC Truck/Car

As a kid I wanted one of these so bad! I got one for my son to live vicariously :). What a blast!!!

We got it out of the box and in 30 seconds he had it on high speed and was a pro. He ran the wheels off of it. We took it to the softball diamonds and drifted it around continuously. We've had it on sand, grass, and forest floor as well as pavement. It handles all of them.

My son got into jumping it a bit but that wasn't a good idea. The shell cracked. Eventually the servo gave out. We bought a new servo (from the company) and brought it back to life. A relative got one and we raced them around a ton. 

Recommendation:

  • Get another battery or two
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Fishing Rod - Abu Garcia

We love to fish! We love fly fishing streams and rivers, boat fishing lakes, drift fishing, etc. Having the right rod reel combo makes all the difference between a rough day on the water and a smooth day focused on fishing and not fixing. 

When we fish pike, bass and other big fish we huck out our bait with a sturfy baitcasting system. The Abu Garcia/Black Max combo is great for your avid fisherman. We love the low profile feel and the stiff action. 

Recommendations:

  • if you're a beginner shop around a bit - for this price you probably won't find a better deal
  • don't get into bait fishing as a beginner - casting can be problematic - get a spinner rod/reel combo
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Coleman ComfortSmart Cot

When you get older there's something about sleeping on the ground that loses its appeal. A good night's sleep on a campout is as important as anything else. A bad nights sleep means for long days. 

The Coleman cot is easy to set up and comfortable. 

Recommendations:

  1. Wear wool socks when camping
  2. Wear a stocking cap 
  3. Bring a better sleeping bag than you think you'll need
  4. Consider wearing dry ski bibs, even in the Spring and Fall
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Waterproof Hiking Shoe - Keen

Historically I've been a Merrell shoe guy. However, when I saw the aggressive, nobby traction on the Keen hiking shoe soles I had to give them a try. 

I'm on the trail 4-6 times a week hiking, biking, camping, packing, climbing, fishing, etc. As of end of September of this year I've had 156 trail days. I have to trust my shoes to hold up and get the job done. 

I bought my first set of Keens and instantly loved the tread on the soles. They're aggressive and stick to EVERYTHING. 

However...after a month, the rubber part of the soles started to peel away from the foam base. I was SO disappointed. I contacted Keen and they were super responsive so I decided to give them another try. They sent me another pair and they've held up really well. I get 1 year of use from my Merrells. I hope I can get the same duration out of the Keens. 

If they hold up, they'll be my new go-to shoe.

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Coleman Dome Tent for Camping

I am a Scoutmaster. My son wanted to get his Eagle Scout before he turned 13. That meant 20 campouts in nearly as many months. Whew!! I didn't want to use the expensive backpacking tent for car campouts. This is a great option to replace the backpacking tent or family tent.

This is a great basic tent and it often goes on sale. Two GUYs can set it up in 3-5 minutes. It's waterproof so it protects well against the elements.

Lately, when I go car camping, I take the cot. It fits great. The dark-room tech means you can sleep in. 

Cons:

  1. the fiberglass poles are cheap - I'm guessing the poles will need to be replaced soon
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Treepod - Portable Tree House

Product Description

The TreePod Cabana offers a sleek, whimsical design that is ultimate in comfort. The mesh sides of the Cabana provide an open 360° view and airy space to relax. Whether set up indoors our outside, the Cabana makes you feel at home in any environment.

Product Details
  • ColorsIvory
  • Materials 

    Polyester Rope, Canvas, Steel

  • OriginImported

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year
— Mesh Sides
— 360° View
— Supports Up To 500 lb

Dimensions:
— 5 ft: 72"L x 60"W x 60"H
— 6 ft: 72"L x 72"W x 72"H

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Leatherman Wave

The Wave is the most popular Leatherman product. They sell a ton of them. It's a surdy, versatile tool.

We've tested dozens of brands and tool combos but the Leatherman tends to be the most reliable and effective. I personally carry one in the truck and in my day pack for hiking, biking and other adventures. Admittedly, it gets left behind if I feel my EDC will do the job but I rely on it regularly.

Recommendations:

  • train a bit with it before you need to use it - you don't want to hurt yourself because you don't know it's capabilities
  • the wire cutters aren't made for industrial use - they'll dull or break if used on fencing materials
  • while the tool is very handy, sometimes you should use a real tool - for example, sometimes you need an actual saw or a screw driver with the right size head. 

The Wave is a great emergency tool. If you have a bug-out bag that came with a cheap Swiss tool, get rid of the Swiss piece and replace it with the Wave.

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Golf Ball Marker Divot Tool - Personalized

Got a golf fanatic GUY in your life? A golf divot tool is one of the best gifts for him. This one actually goes one step further and is both a golf ball marker and divot tool. A genuine wood ball marker nests inside the alloy divot tool, held in place by a magnet. When a GUY needs to mark his ball, he simply slides it out.

We love to go golfing with the buddies. Spending an afternoon out on the links on a warm day is so refreshing. We recently golfed the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, the one with the floating green. What a great outing!

A guy we saw pulled out his personalized divot tool and it looked so classy. It's on the top of the gift list now for the golfers I know.

I think this golfing gift would be great for nearly any age GUY.

Recommendation:

  • match the GUY's car or home with the right wood selection 
  • black matches anything 
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World Travel Map

The World Scratch Map is a large, wall-mounted world map with a special scratch-off coating.You can easily mark countries as you visit them: just use a coin to remove the silver and reveal the bright colors beneath. You can even draw routes of your travel and make notes directly on the map. Over time, the map will become a vivid record of your travel history. It's the perfect gift for an adventurous friend or loved one, or an awesome symbol of a promise to yourself for any aspiring traveler.

Product Details
  • Colors: Blue + Silver
  • Materials: Laminated Paper
  • Measurements: 31.49"W x 23.6"H
  • Origin: Ukraine

— Dimensions: 32"W x 24"H
— Unique Holiday Design
— Comes With a World Map, Design Tube + Instructions

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Camping Cookware/Mess Kit

We use our aluminum mess kit all the time. It is light weight for backpacking and has held up really well. We did replace a few of the items from another kit but it's a great place to start, especially for the price.

The all-in-one 10-piece cookware kit includes:

  • Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Pot
  • Pot Cover
  • Nonstick Pan
  • 2 Bowls
  • Folding Stainless Steel Spork
  • Soup Spoon
  • Wooden Spoon Spatula
  • Cleaning Sponge
  • Nylon Travel Bag Drawstring Pouch

Tips and Recommendations

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July Birthday Gifts for Him

We're in the middle of Summer. Find a gift for a man with a July birthday. Many men are very active outdoors this time of the year. Some are looking for water sports. Others are looking for shaded spaces.

Find a gift suited to warmer months and a lot of daylight.


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