The best Christmas gifts for your husband are those that let him know how much he means to you, but of course, that’s not always so easy to do. Warranted or not, men have a notorious reputation for being difficult to shop for. But if you focus on the aspects of your husband’s personality that attracted you to him in the first place it may be easier to come up with a Christmas gift idea that will truly make him feel special.
Is your husband the kind of man that always makes you giggle, in a good way? A man with a great sense of humor would probably enjoy gifts that encourage laughter and fun with friends. Consider getting him tickets to a comedy club or a humorous live show. Watch for events scheduled on New Year’s Eve; if you happen to live in an area without a lot of nightlife, there are typically a lot of special events around that time. A juggling kit for beginners, a humor-oriented board game or a selection of classic comedy films are others idea that might tickle his funny bone.
If your man’s greatest strength is his brain power then you’re in luck. There are lots of gift ideas that can challenge his prowess and let him know you appreciate his intellect. Non-fiction books about his favorite topics such as politics, history or science are a good place to start your Christmas gift hunt. Also look for complicated 3-D puzzles and games that require strategy. Season passes to a museum or tickets to a series of lectures for braniacs might also please his smarty pants.
If the best thing about your husband is that he enjoys hanging out with you and the kids then show him how much you appreciate his loyalty with the choice of your gift. Books or documentaries about how to keep family ties strong are sure to be appreciated, especially if you take the time to talk about them together. A new board game for family game night or tickets for the whole family to enjoy a special event together are also good ideas. The family guy probably also enjoys doing projects around the house. Pay attention to any pre-Christmas hints he may be dropping about a new power tool or gadget. If in doubt, slip a gift card from his favorite hardware store into his stocking.
There’s always something to buy the man who loves technology because there’s always something new being marketed – especially during the holidays. If your techie already has a graveyard full of gadgets or if the newest “must-have” is out of your budget, think small. A universal remote to tame all his media machines, a wall-mounting kit for that state-of-the-art 3D television or a couple of USB hubs might be all that’s needed to fill his gadget-loving heart with the Christmas spirit.
An adventurous husband might enjoy participating in outdoor activities, traveling or just experiencing unusual things like an underground dinner club. A gift certificate for kayaking lessons, tickets to his favorite sporting event or camping equipment are a few good ideas. If you do snag an invitation to that underground dinner club, slip a blindfold on him and don’t let him know where he’s going until you’re there.