His birthday is coming up, and you’re all out of ideas? Or maybe there’s an anniversary ahead, you know he’ll do something special and get something you’ll love, so you want to make sure you evoke the same emotions and inspire the same smile. However, we all hit a creative gift-giving roadblock from time to time, it’s only natural. This is especially prevalent in relationships that last for years, if not decades, so no matter how well you know your other half, you might find yourself at a loss for an occasional important event.
After all, you’ve given him your love, a myriad of life-long memories, your support, and your devotion, what more could the guy want?! Just kidding, there’s always another fun, quirky, authentic, romantic, or extraordinary way to show your affection. Here are a few to add to your list!
No present like the time
If your man likes those chunky accessories, then a trendy, eco-friendly wooden watch might be a great way to mix and match style preferences with his values. From lighter, honey hues all the way to dark and brooding shades, you can definitely take your pick and find a manly, rugged accessory that will always remind him of you and your love.
A beard grooming kit
Does your Viking of choice have and cherish his beard? You’re in luck, and so is he, because the recent trend in male grooming has led to a real boom in the creating of authentic beard-grooming kits ideal for your loving man.
A scented candle
After a long day at work, your man might want to put on his favourite tunes, get a nice shower, and read a good book to unwind. If you know what kind of fragrances he likes, you can get him tealights with his favourite scent that will help him relax. They’re perfect for perfuming his living room and his bedroom, where he can further enjoy that chill evening mood that is perfect for rest.
Cards against humanity for your dark knight
Having a dark sense of humour is a reflection of intelligence, so they say. So, why not give him something that will inspire you and your friends all have a good laugh every time you meet up for a lazy home hang-out session? The hint is in the title, and keep in mind there are all kinds of cards against humanity, although the originals remain the most agonizingly ingenious.
Print out your fondest together moments
A classic gift, but always a winner, you can make a photo album with your most incredible memories, trips, as well as those funny moments that always bring a smile to your face. You can even make the album yourself and turn it into a DIY project to add more love to the gift.
Add a staple to his wardrobe
Sometimes the simplest and the most useful present you can give is exactly what he needs. For example, choose a future favourite from a selection of men’s hoodies that are easy to style with his favourite jeans. That way, he’ll think of you every time he puts it on. Plus, it can always be a part of the present as you add something else to the mix, such as that wooden watch and a hand-written card for a personal touch.
A goofy coffee mug
Some people never grow up, so you can encourage that inner child of his to giggle every time he starts preparing his favourite brew, because he knows he’ll sip it the entire morning from a goofy mug you’ve given him. It can have a quote from his favourite movie, a pun, or something more personal only you would know.
Socks that keep on giving
You’d be surprised, but you can be practical and emotional with your gift-giving practice. For example, you can purchase a few pairs of socks, but not just any socks! Make sure they come from sock brands that give back in one way or another. This is something of a gift that not only makes his life more comfortable, but you also take into account his own values and needs that extend beyond the actual gift – and he’ll genuinely appreciate the thought.
A professional massage
He works hard, perhaps plays hard, spends a lot of time at the gym, and he always makes time for you. This is a perfect chance for you to encourage him to actually have some of that famous “me time” that we all need. Help him battle the exhaustion and hard work with a professional sports massage which will invigorate him and also inspire him to appreciate your relationship even more.
Protective training gear
Is your significant other an active male specimen? Then encourage his healthy habit but also let him know you want him safe and in one piece by getting him a pair of lifting straps, boxing gloves, a lifting belt, or anything that is more along the line of his sport of choice. It may take some creativity to find out what he already owns, but a gift of encouragement is always a wonderful choice.
Make your gift worth his while and always put your thought into the presents you give. Add these must-gives to the list as a few simple, but effective ways to express your love and affection on those special occasions!