September Birthday Gifts for Men, 2021

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

  • average Fall weather conditions in the US
  • typical activities for September
  • top Fall products


20 03 25 20 15 53 original 600x600 handbag

Leather Handbag

The bag you carry for your mobile devices, files, books and other gear says a lot about your style. We researched a number of bags and this one has the best ratings. It scores well for size, materials, compartments, and durability.

We like the multiple colors and options for style. The feel of the leather is great - doesn't feel cheap.

This is a great gift for a GUY in business, for church, or for school.


  • condition the leather regularly 
  • while the bag repels water, it is leather and shouldn't be soaked
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21 02 23 12 58 56 original 600x600 laptop stand

Laptop Stand

This sturdy laptop is the perfect riser for your desktop. Raise your laptop like a screen so you can work with a mouse and keyboard. The eyelevel screen reduces strain on your neck and eyes.

The silver finish compliments Macs and other silver devices. It has multiple holes for cable management. The aluminum keeps the device cool as it draws heat away.


  • Check out the other stand sizes for tablets, phones, etc.
  • Reduce cord clutter by threading the cords through the holes
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20 03 12 16 56 40 original 600x600 rain jacket 32 degrees

Weatherproof Rain Jacket

Materials: Shell: 90% Polyester | 10% Spandex. Lining: 100% Polyester

I bought one of these a few years ago. I used it a ton in the rainy season. I'm outdoors A LOT - over 150 times a year. This is my go-to jacket for warm weather protection.

The first jacket wore out over a few years. I own a couple now. They're a great addition to outdoor or casual occasions.

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21 01 29 15 57 36 original 600x600 rucksack backpack

Canvas and Leather Rucksack

This spacious, high selling canvas tote bag is perfect for office effects or EDC gear. Pack it with you on your indoor or outdoor outings.

An ideal and practical bag for people that are always on-the-go, now you can carry all your everyday essential items around with hands-free comfort using this casual and rugged style in this canvas backpack. 


  • Consider the bag for a laptop
  • Perfect for students
  • Perfect for the office
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19 11 09 12 45 16 original 600x600 fishing rod collapsable

Telescopic Fishing Rod and Reel Combos

GUYs who love to fish will love this telescoping pole. It's great for backpacking, carrying in the truck or ATV. 

We've tried various poles over the years. Finding a stury, affordable telescoping pole is a challenge. This highly-rated kit fits the need. 

This pole has been on over a hundred fishing outings. We recently had to swap out the pole because the bearings wore out. We bought another reel from the same seller and it has been flawless.


  • Be sure to add the line to the arbor correctly (see Youtube) so the line doesn't tangle
  • Finger tighten the nuts holding the reel occasionally to make sure the reel doesn't come loose.
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21 02 17 13 10 40 original 600x600 fingerprint lock

Fingerprint Padlock

Replace standard combination locks with an easy-to-use fingerprint lock. Instead of standing to dial in a combination, simply scan your finger and pull the lock open.

The padlock beam is made of stainless steel for excellent tamper resistance. IP65 weatherproof protects against dust and water. Kindly attention: The padlock is not recommended for extended outdoor use in rain or snow. Connect smart padlock to free mobile app by Bluetooth. You can use the app to register fingerprints, unlock, set authorized user, check the last 1000 unlock activities.


  • recharge it regularly
  • use on lockers or gates
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20 03 25 21 17 53 original 600x600 knife ka bar traditional

Ka-Bar Knife

I have a friend who swears by Ka-Bar blades. He said it has held up in all sorts of situations. 

When handling his I noticed how ergonomic the handle felt. The knife felt balanced and had the right weight. It has a feeling of quality unlike some 'Rambo' knives I've handled.

Of Note: it has one of the highest ratings of a product we've seen on Amazon


  • The knife may not be razor sharp when it arrives - however, my friend says it's easy to sharpen and holds the edge.
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20 03 27 12 52 53 original 600x600 scope votex crossfireii

Vortex Optics 6-24x50 Scope

We love the red illuminated dot at the center of the reticle for this scope. The weight is very common for a larger caliber rifle. 

We tested it on an AR-10. We used it on a paper target as well as several firewood rounds at distance. This style of reticle is very welcome when shooting at longer distances. We like the amount of light it produces for clear, close targets.


  • buy scope caps 
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20 12 08 15 07 36 original 600x600 nfl bottles

Insulated NFL Water Bottle

These 32-ounce stainless steel bottles are double-walled and vacuum-insulated, plus have leak-proof straw lids. The bottles are dishwasher-safe and keep drinks cold (or hot) for hours.

Why we recommend it: We bring water bottles everywhere with us, which means we occasionally leave them behind. Giving a new one as a gift is always a safe bet.

  • Officially Licensed drinkware
  • Vacuum Insulated for hours of cold beverage with the double-walled, insulated Summit Water Bottle
  • Leak Proof Straw Lid when the nozzle is in the closed position
  • Premium Stainless Steel
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20 03 25 20 41 36 original 600x600 wilson football

Best Official Football

Football is an essential component of any good Thanksgiving day celebration, Saturday afternoon yard game, or a more official game. There is no better way to have a good time with the buddies than with a classic NFL football from Wilson. It’s functional and timeless, two things all products for men should be. The football is also available in multiple sizes ranging from official to junior, so even the little GUYs can play.

When I was a kid we played for hours in the backyard. We had kids from all over the neighborhood show up for flag football. We used a Wilson then and our kids use a Wilson football now. 

Our youth sports program uses a Wilson as well. Both flag and tackle leagues love the texture and feel of the ball.


  • Get a pump
  • Wear the right gear
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21 02 16 17 38 01 original 600x600 sog fixed knife

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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21 02 04 14 34 59 original 600x600 sog power access

SOG PowerAccess EDC

The SOG PowerAccess is an ideal multi-tool for EDC or survival. The combination of blades and tools fit so many day to day situations. While it's a little large it should be one of the first items you purchase for handyman challenges.

This one tool can aid in your activities in most of daily priorities. It can help you build shelter, prepare food, administer first aid, prepare fuel for burning, repair other gear, cut cordage, and so much more. It has just the right selection of tools to keep its weight minimized while providing the best functions.

We've tested a number of multi-tools for survival and the SOG brand stands tall.

What's Included

  • Includes 21 tools, the most for any SOG multi tool
    • compound leverage plier heads
    • 1/4" driver
    • awl
    • fully serrated blade
    • straight edge blade
    • bottle opener
    • can opener
    • chisel
    • 3-sided file
    • medium flat screwdriver
    • small flat screwdriver
    • gripper
    • 1/4" hex bit driver
    • hex bit kit
    • jewelry driver
    • needle nose pliers
    • phillips screwdriver
    • protractor
    • ruler
    • hard wire cutter
    • soft wire cutter
    • wood saw

Tips and Recommendations

  • Use as intended - while the multi-tool is sturdy, use the individual tools wisely. The blade work great as blades but not so well as levers.
  • Warranty - Leatherman takes their warranty very seriously. They've replaced blades for us when damaged.
  • EDC - some people can justify a multi-tool as EDC but it's too heavy for us. Carry the Skeletool daily and keep the Wave handy for additional functions.
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20 03 12 17 18 14 original 600x600 blanket

Sherpa Fleece Throw Blanket

What, you think GUYs don’t like to snuggle with soft blankets? Wrong! In fact, they’re one of the most underrated products for men. On a holiday or weekend, what better way to finish the day than curling up on the couch and sleeping off a food coma while watching football?

We bought a few of these for around the house. We had to buy more because the kids wouldn't relinquish them. :) We choose neutral colors so they go with any room. For the price, you get great value. When the kids finally get to bed, we find the microfiber throw blanket to be a great cuddle cover while watching a movie.

These reversible blankets measure 50 x 60” and feature plush fleece on one side and super-soft sherpa on the other. Multiple colors and prints are available that accent any men home decor.

Why we recommend it: Few things are as comforting and welcoming - literally - as a soft blanket.

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19 11 09 12 11 11 original 600x600 receiver onkyo

Onkyo Receiver 5.2.2 Channel Dolby Atmos

We built our home theater system with the Onkyo receiver 5.2.2 Dolby Atmos at the center. It takes input from numerous devices and pumps out the necessary power to our SVS speakers and sub. 

Video game night with the kids' friends becomes an epic experience. Watching movies is completely immersive. We've seen the dog lay in the middle of the room and follow 3D sounds all around the room with her eyes. When it rains in the forest, she looks up like she's expecting to get wet. The sound puts you right in the action.


  • hardwire everything
  • if you have a limited budget, invest more in speakers than projector
  • make sure you have enough receiver to power your drivers
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20 04 09 14 13 12 original 600x600 mask airsoft

Airsoft Mask - Tactical

My son's friends love airsoft. We've found a section of forest where we can play all of the best games:

  • Capture the flag
  • All v all
  • Last man standing
  • Secret service
  • Rush
  • More

The group we play with is a "safety first" group of boys. We wear protective clothing, gloves neck covering, and eyewear. This mask adds a great deal of protection.

Nothing like seeing this thing peering out of a dark opening in the trees when it's close to dark. It makes you pause just long enough...


  • cover your whole body
  • don't shoot someone at close range
  • make strict safety rules to make sure no one is vulnerable when the game is in play
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19 11 09 10 36 51 original 600x600 hatchet fiskars

Fiskars Hatchet

We started with this 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. We take it on every campout, including backpacking.

The balance is great and it holds up really well.


  • wear protective gear
    • eyewear
    • sturdy boots
    • leather gloves
  • ensure your stance isn't compromised
  • follow the safety protocol
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19 11 01 18 02 05 original 600x600 wallet simple

Minimalist Wallet

The Travelambo minimalist wallet is a slim leather wallet designed for front-pocket EDC. We found it holds several cards and cash as well as an ID displayed through a handy window.

We've carried it for years. It's held up well and has a very low profile. 

These guys have sold a ton of the wallets and have very high ratings.

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September Birthday Gifts for Him

Find a gift for a man with a September birthday. School has likely started so some GUYs have some new freedom. Hunting is coming up. The weather is likely great in most parts of the country. 

Find a gift that gets your GUY out of the house. Some sports are starting up so they may be looking for gear. They may also be trying to get the last campout in.

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