November Birthday Gifts for Men, 2021

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

  • average Fall/Winter weather conditions in the US
  • typical activities for November
  • high rated products for late Fall and Thanksgiving

Also check out the top Thanksgiving gifts for men.


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Meat Shredder

Is there anything in the world that says “product for men” more so than meat shredder claws? We don’t think so either.

These shredder claws are perfect for any type of meat like pulled pork or BBQ brisket, but especially Thanksgiving turkey. The heavy-duty stainless-steel claws can shred large hunks of meat in mere minutes. GUYs, this will totally change your leftover turkey sandwich game. Happy Thanksgiving.

Until you use these on pulled pork, crockpot chicken or brisket you can't imagine how handy they are. It's one thing to tear into your favorite cut with your hands or a couple of forks. It's incredible to shred meat with these claws. You have so much control and added strength.

OK, besides being really handy, it's hard to feel more manly than when you are ripping into a tender mean standing there looking like the wolverine. :)

Of course the wife just rolls her eyes, but other men...oh, they get it!

Why we recommend it: There’s basically no GUY alive who wouldn’t want to use a Wolverine-style tool in the kitchen, especially while whipping up Thanksgiving dinner.

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Air Fryer

People rave about their air fryers - this one especially. The last air fried rotisserie chicken we ate was absolutely delicious! French fries, cheese sticks and fried zuccini are to die for. We love how the accessories let you cook just about anything. An air fryer is a unique gift for GUYs. They’re the hottest thing in kitchen appliances and healthy eating alike, so they’re perfect gifts for men who workout.

What is Thanksgiving dinner without turkey, right GUYs? Cooking Thanksgiving turkey has historically been a long, laborious process. Not anymore, thanks to this 10-in-1 kitchen appliance.

Whether the GUY you’re shopping for follows a healthy lifestyle or just likes cool kitchen gadgets, air fryers are fantastic Christmas gift ideas. Air fryers cook with substantially less fat than other methods, cook food to the perfect crispness, and are more versatile than many people realize. GUYs love fried food, and this wizard-like gadget makes it healthier – and crisper – than traditional methods. We love this product because it also comes with 11 one-touch presets including vegetables, poultry, steak, and desserts. 

This Cosori air fryer has 11 set-and-forget presets and is remarkably compact but still offers a large 5.8-quart capacity - enough for a whole chicken.

The 16.9-quart capacity was designed for GUYs with big appetites. Several dishwasher-safe accessories are included, like a rotisserie skewer and rotating fryer basket.
This product for men also has handy features for GUYs with limited kitchen skills, including auto-shutoff and built-in presets.

Why we recommend it: Air fryers are awesome holiday gifts for men. They simplify and health-ify cooking. Not only will you have a perfectly-roasted turkey, but this product for men also makes everyday meals easier. Cook a rotisserie chicken, air-fry wings, and bake cookies all using the same tool! This is a perfect gift idea for GUYs because it’s easy to use and makes meals a bit healthier. 

  • consider cooking frozen foods
  • takes a big of a learning curve to use some of the accessories - be patient
  • rotisserie chicken is excellent
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Cozy Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets have several benefits, including improving sleep quality and reducing anxiety and stress. What GUY couldn’t use some of that? This one comes in a variety of sizes and features breathable 7-layer construction with temperature-regulating glass beads in the center.

Why we recommend it: A weighted blanket can be used immediately on Christmas day 2020, is perfect for a Christmas gift exchange, and can be used by everyone in the house.

  • Great Gift for Every Age
  • A natural way to help calm your body 
  • Made with multiple layers and small compartments
  • Unique 7-layer structure is designed to keep you comfortable and cool
  • Breathable cotton duvet cover
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Waterproof Stylish Playing Cards

Pull these out on poker night for a sure conversation starter. The black cards are super stylish and trendy and a great shift to the game. 

These are the perfect gift for the poker night host. Show up with these and your favorite beverage as a clear symbol of gratitude. Afterward the group will ask for them.


  1. Keep these as the 'good cards' and let the kids have the old ones
  2. Get 2 pair for larger games
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Waterproof Winter Ski Jacket

Yes, even if you’ve never strapped on a ski. This one is water and wind-proof, thanks to its DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The coat has a warm, soft sherpa-like interior lining, a detachable hood with a drawstring, and numerous pockets, including two inside. It also comes in 17 color options. 

Why we recommend it: Winter coats for GUYs are absolutely essential, and this one is highly functional and stylish. We especially like the versatility of being able to detach the hood and all the useful pockets.

  • Warm fabric
  • Waterproof
  • Windproof
  • Multifunctional pockets

Best use - this windbreaker ski jacket is ideal equipment for:

  • downhill skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snow sports
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • other winter outdoor sports.
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Waterproof Gore-Tex Snow Boots

Even if you see snow just once a year, every man should own a quality pair of GUYs winter boots. Trust us: Warm, dry feet can make or break your snow adventure. 

This boot is built to perform in any environment. Decades of hands-on knowledge inspired Danner to build the Alsea from a mold that is a consistent customer favorite. It provides an excellent fit, leverages lightweight technologies and is available with optional insulation. Regardless of the climate or the terrain you're heading into, there's an Alsea to fit.


  • Use them for hunting
  • Use them for outdoor work

They're awesome on the trail.

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Skip Bo Card Game

Grandma and Grandpa love to challenge anyone to Skip Bo doubles. They're good! Unless you get a great streak of luck, they're hard to beat!

You can usually tell if Grandma is winning when you call her on the phone by her attitude. :)


  • learn how to play by the rules
  • alter the rules
    • play in teams
    • play the speed version
    • change the size of the 'down' pile
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SOG Field Knife

The SOG fixed blade, stainless steel, full tang knife with 5 in drop point is a great field knife. It is highly rated and reviewed.

The Pillar is designed to outperform in any tactical, industrial or outdoor situation. Perfect balance and perfect weight are what you get when you provide the best smiths with the best materials and ask them to produce a knife that will make you proud to own it.

The knife is stylish and incredibly functional. This tool can tackle many handy tasks. It can help you build shelter, prepare food, administer first aid, prepare fuel for burning, cut cordage, and so much more. It's just the right size to keep its weight minimized while providing the best function.

What's Included

  1. Single fixed blade (all straight), full tang knife
  2. Sturdy sheath


  • Use as intended - while the tool is sturdy, use it wisely. The blade work great as a blade but not so well as levers.
  • Be safe - all open blades are a liability. Cuts and other injuries may occur if you don't use it correctly. 
  • Go-Bag - include the knife in your go bag for emergency situations. While the knife adds weight to a pack, the tradeoff is worth it because of the field functions.
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Fiskars Axe

We started with the Hatchet for backpacking. We love it! Growing up we used a wooden ax for our firewood. It was bulky, full of splinters, and eventually wore out quickly. We decided to test the Fiskars polymer product to see how it compared. I won't chop wood now without it.

The balance is great and it holds up really well.

This one from Fiskars is easy to use and feels natural in the hands, even for axe newbies. Its sturdy construction is virtually indestructible and the head won’t separate, no matter how much you use it. Plus, its extra-long 36” size is perfect for taller GUYs. 

Why we recommend it: This splitting axe is extremely well-constructed, relatively lightweight, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • wear protective gear
    • eyewear
    • sturdy boots
    • leather gloves
  • ensure your stance isn't compromised
  • follow the safety protocol
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Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Alexa

The Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa is ultra-compact and has a lengthy list of features. Some of the best are setting alarms, reading news highlights, controlling other smart home devices, and voice-controlled calling and texting. 

Why we recommend it: As homes continue to get smarter, we especially love tech products for men that can keep up.

  • Improved speaker quality
  • Voice control your music 
  • Ready to help
  • Voice control your smart home
  • Connect with others
  • Alexa has skills
  • Designed to protect your privacy
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Insulated Tumbler

If you’ve never seen them before, look up videos of Yeti cups surviving car fires or still having ice in them days later. They’re like actual yetis, but of the cup world.

Ramblers are the only cups available with Yeti’s proprietary MagSlider lids. They’re also dishwasher-safe, come in tons of colors, and are insanely durable. Even if your GUY already has a Yeti collection, one more never hurts. 

Why we recommend it: Yetis are our go-to gifts for men, no matter what the GUY’s into. We all drink something, after all, so why not keep it extra cold or hot?

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Headphones - Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth

Sony makes an awesome headset. I've owned multiple pairs from cheap to pricey. Once you go to noise cancelling you'll have a hard time going back - everything else sounds inferior.

The Sony noise cancelling headphones have nailed it. The sound experience digital effects are creating now are amazing. Like Beats headsets and comparatively digital shooting cans our environments are completely in our contol. 

Besides the sound, one of the coolest features to experience is the right-cup hand gesture. If you need to exit your sound cocoon temporarily to have a conversation, a simple raise of the hand over the right ear dampens the sound so people can be heard. What a cool convenience.


  • consider for conference calls (mic included)
  • try with Alexa
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Merino Wool Socks

When you go hiking, you know that it is you against the elements. Socks are the one thing that can help keep the cold out and the heat trapped in when it matters the most, and wool socks as your choice of hiking socks can go a long way in protecting your feet and keeping them comfortable. With these 80% Wool Hiking Socks, you can enjoy total comfort, warmth and support during the entire hike thanks to its unique composition and warm, yet breathable design.

The Wool Hiking Socks are made with both durability and comfort in mind. They are composed of 80 % luxurious Merino wool, 15% polyester, 4% nylon and 1% spandex. This offers you the warmth of genuine Merino wool, the durability of polyester and nylon and the small bit of stretch that the spandex affords to ensure that these socks adhere to the unique shape of your foot.

With the Wool Hiking Socks, you get a cushioned footbed in the bottom of the sock. The cushioning on these mens and womens hiking socks are ideal for padding each step that you take, giving you the right amount of give in each step. This ensures that with these wool hiking socks, you are not just stepping down hard onto the soles of your hiking boots. With these hiking socks, women and men alike can enjoy the comfort of their itch-free composition, ensuring that you won't have to stop to scratch your feet mid-hike as your skin won't get irritated by these luxuriously soft Merino wool socks. Designed to be worn with boots, these mens wool socks sit at calf height and will stay in place, no matter how long your hike might be.

  • 80% Merino wool, 15% polyester, 4% nylon and 1% spandex
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Calvin and Hobbes Complete Collection

"Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time..."

I wonder some times if our kids identify too much with Calvin. :)

A couple of them are on their second round through the famous comic collection. Our guests pick them up. We find them in the bathroom. We find kids curled up in their beds with them.

Calvin and Hobbes and their adventures are staples for our kids.

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November Birthday Gifts for Him

Find a gift for a man with a November birthday. Remember to make the gift personal so your GUY doesn't get merged into Thanksgiving celebrations.

Many guys are in to pro or college sports this time of year or prepping for Winter activities.

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