Yesterday, a friend asked me to help come up with unique gift ideas for her husband's upcoming "milestone" birthday.

Now, I have to say that finding the right birthday gift for the important men in my life has always been a challenge for me.

This seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a head start on birthday planning for this year, by pulling together a list of unique gift suggestions that will hopefully help her, myself and anyone else who struggles with the same dilemma.

As I looked through recent catalogs and mailers, everything I saw was either technological products that they already had or items that did not meet the high standard of being a "milestone" birthday gift.

That's when I decided that maybe these special presents should be unforgettable experiences, instead of another product that comes in a beautifully wrapped box.

Finding several options in a reasonable price range, here are the "Milestone Birthday Gifts for Men" that I came up with:

* Driving

1 day guided motorcycle tour - @ $69
Urban Segway tour - @ $80
Exotic car driving (Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche) - @ $100
NASCAR ride-along - @ $100/ 3 laps
Drive a NASCAR - @ $300
3 day self-drive motorcycle tour - @ $400

* Flying

Flying lesson - @ $100/ hr
Hang gliding or paragliding - @ $120
Scenic plane ride or a bi-plane ride - @ $120
Helicopter tour - @ $130
Fighter pilot for a day - @ $200
Hot air balloon ride - @ $200
Tandem skydiving - @ $200/ first jump

* Food & Beverage

Brewery tour & tasting - @ $8 (at Brooklyn Brewery, named by Forbes as one of "America's Top Breweries")
Napa Valley winery tour & tasting - @ $33 (at Castello di Amorosa, pictured above)
Urban walking food tour - @ $60
Urban pub crawl tour - @ $80
Urban walking wine tour - @ $80

* Land

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum tour - @ $20
Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Hall Pass - @ $40
Golf lesson with a PGA Pro - @ $100
Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show with George Strait, Martina McBride and Randy Rogers Band ticket - @ $140
Wine country cycling tour - @ $140
Dog sled tour - @ $175
Play with heavy equipment (excavators and bulldozers) - @ $200
Adult fencing lessons - @ $220
Guided hunt (duck, deer, turkey, dove) - @ $750

* Water

Scenic cruise - @ $50
Kayak or Paddle tour - @ $60
Sailing cruise - @ $60
Whitewater rafting - @ $70
Lunch or Dinner Cruise - @ $75
Sailing lesson - @ $100
Rowing lesson - @ $150
Scuba diving certification - @ $350
Bay fishing trip - @ $450

Just search these phrases on the internet and see what is available in your area.

Here's to another Inspired Minute!

Author's Bio: 

Hi there! My name is Tracey and I’m on a mission to turn average days at home into meaningful minutes. I’m a wife, mother of 3 and an Inspired Life Blogger. This is my journey to create ways to save time, maximize money, creatively organize, craft, gift, and decorate and humbly volunteer. Please visit my blog at InspiredMinute.com for ideas and tips that I hope will inspire you!