Buying gifts for men can be difficult. Men aren’t as vocal with what they want and the range of traditional gifts can get boring quickly. The best gifts are often those that are the most personal, but to figure this out is really difficult.
Instead, we’ll take a look at 9 amazing ideas that beat a pair of socks or yet another necktie.
1. Personalized wallet
Personal gifts are often the best ones. Wallets make an excellent choice because they are so practical that you can guarantee they’ll be used. You can personalize a wallet by getting his initials engraved on the front and keeping a high quality photo of the entire family on the inside. This turns an otherwise boring gift into something he’ll always cherish.
2. Share a concert or sports game together
Spending quality time together is the most important thing. If he’s a big sports fan then getting tickets to see his favorite team play would be an amazing experience. What would make it even better would be to go along and support the team with him!
If he doesn’t care for sports then a musical concert or live performance is another choice. You can add in a cocktail afterwards to make a night of it.
3. Race a fast car
Most men love fast cars. Unfortunately, they also cost a lot of money! However, a track day might cost less than you think.
You can pay for your husband to spend 30-minutes to an hour racing around a track in a Ferrari or a Porsche. It’s an experience that he’ll never forget and makes for an awesome photo too!
4. Custom shirts
Clothes are always a risky purchase because they are such an individualistic affair. But by paying for him to get a customised shirt made you can turn a simple gift into an experience. Clothes makers like Indochino have reasonable prices and will make a custom shirt that fits like a glove.
5. Leather gloves
Speaking of gloves, those small wool gloves don’t cut in. Upgrade his mitts to a pair of Italian leather gloves that will go well with his new custom shirt… jut like us men like to be pampered too!
If you live on the East coast then gloves are a must. There’s a huge jump in quality from $20 pairs up to $50 gloves. You can find pairs in all different colors and styles, but a classic black leather with a thin wool lining is a safe bet.
6. New cologne
Trade out the smell of dirty gym socks for a new cologne. If you know his signature fragrance then you could buy a top-up, otherwise, there have been some excellent scents released in the past few years.
Tom Ford Noir is an expensive but incredible fragrance that is smoky and dark but with wonderful vanilla and floral notes. If you’re looking for a cheaper option then check out Invictus by Paco Rabanne.
It can be hard to justify spending money on ourselves. A lot of men simply pick the cheapest pair of headphones they can find and never really enjoy the audio files.
Good quality headphones can be purchased for less than ever before. It used to be the case that you had to spend hundreds of dollars to get a great pair, but even $60 can give you an amazing experience. Brands like Audio Technica and Bose offer some of the best headphones.
This might seem like a weak gift, but for a man who enjoys to read, there’s nothing better. It’s also relatively cheap compared to most gifts, just perfect if you’re on a budget.
A book is an excellent way to show your husband that you’ve been listening. Pick up something that you know he’ll be interested in.
9. Men need to be pampered too
Men love a spa day just as much as you. If you’ve got a little extra money to spare then you might consider booking in both of you for an exotic spa session or an entire spa weekend.
If you’ve got children then a weekend getaway as a couple might be the best idea of all. Spending quality time together is the greatest gift you can give your husband. It’s not all about the money or the presents. Quality time together can be a rarity in modern day life, taking the time to get away will do you real good.