Even if your fur’s green or you say “bah humbug”, you know that it’s that time of the year again! Everyone is getting their gift wrapping skills on point, shopping bags prepared and wish lists ready to go. That’s all well and good, but what happens if you can’t figure out what exactly to put in those gift bags? Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy… I personally struggle with picking the perfect gift for my husband because of how many options there are. Usually, my first point of reference is my brother-in-law because having someone who knows the person is great for brainstorming.
The biggest mistakes I’ve made to date are leaving things to the very last minute so by the time I am ready to get the gift, it is nowhere to be found. Use my mistakes as a perfect example why you should not wait it out and start that gift list as soon as possible. Need some ideas on what Christmas gift to give him? The best answer is to buy whatever it is that makes you roll your eyes. Amazon is the best place to find anything and everything, but if you are short on ideas, here are a few options:
Playstation 5/ X box as a Christmas gift
Before you knock off this idea completely, hear me out. It’s actually very possible to give your man this drug and still control how much and when he uses it. This secret is called negotiation. Most companies have already started with the pre-sales, but if you are lucky enough to get on the waiting list as soon as possible, do it and thank me later.
Get him anything signed from his favourite team
This again is pretty expensive, but definitely something that he would really appreciate. My husband is all about football and would really love a signed Manchester United T-shirt. When it comes to sport, men have their favourite sport, favourite team and even a favourite player. It doesn’t only have to be sport, though. Some men are true anime or Marvel fans, so you could go down that route. If you have a healthy bank account balance that you’re willing to use for the perfect gift, this should definitely be on the list.
A weekend away with the boys as an early/ post Christmas gift
I know, I know, it’s the holiday season and you want to spend every minute cuddling. The thing is, gifts are meant to be for the other person, not you. When it comes down to it, the idea is to give him something that he would truly value so that he can turn around and give you all the loving you need! This is a cheap/free option that will only take from your ‘quality time bank’ but will still have the desired effect and get him to reciprocate! Talk about a win!
Blacksmithing course as something he can do alone
Does your man like forged in fire? Get him a voucher for a blacksmithing course as a Christmas gift! I was quite reluctant to put this one here but after a debate with my husband, I felt obliged to include it to the list. Sorry ladies! According to hubby, all men would find it pretty cool if they got to make a sword at least once in their lives. I’m not sure I agree, but since he’s the man, I’ll take his word for it. It doesn’t have to be just blacksmithing though, if he is a hands on kinda guy, get him a day at some workshop in whichever field he enjoys.
A couples’ gift of sentimental value
The more money a man has, the less likely he is to need anything specific. If that’s the case for yours, you would do well by choosing something that holds great sentimental value. Men generally appreciate effort, so dig deep into the archives and pick something that either reminds him of his childhood, or makes him feel special. As an example, anything ‘signed’ by our 2 year old daughter would easily be one of my husband’s favourite presents. This doesn’t just have to be something only he can enjoy. Why not get something special to both of you?
What about a gift voucher as a present?
This is a bit boring but definitely a safer bet than buying something you aren’t quite sure he would enjoy. I’ll let you in on a little secret that took me decades to figure out; men are simple beings that have specific tastes. He’ll be nice and thank you for the gift but unless he acts like an absolute boy and his eyes light up, chances are the gift was something he could have done without. Instead of wasting money on something that you hope he’ll like, let him pick it out himself.
Hopefully that gives you a bit more options for your gift giving corner.
Have you already gotten your presents lined up? What are some options you have for men?
Hilary Tan says
I gave my husband a gift voucher for his birthday and he still hasn’t used it yet. His birthday was in July.
This year, I’m feeling pretty broke after having to pay a bunch of fees for virtual textbooks, courses, and certifications…. and the monthly fees I’m already paying. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Tbh, I’m the type who gets tired of traditions year after year. It’s fun for the first 10-15 years but now it feels like a chore. I should like the grinch 😂
Shelly DS says
Oh my word that is hilarious! Well you can always take the same gift voucher and rewrap it for Christmas 😀 As for holidays not being as fun, I understand what you mean. When we were younger things seemed so much more magical. My excitement this year comes from the fact that my daughter is old enough to enjoy it 🙂
I love the idea of purchasing a gift that I can also enjoy 🤣 so its a gift for me and for him! Perfect!
Rochelle | Adventuresfromelle says
Ha! That was my favourite gift idea from this list too for the same reason.
Shelly DS says
Lol I see how you ladies think 😂
Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says
My husband is very difficult to buy for, mainly because he doesn’t have a lot of hobbies. I agree that anything related to his favourite team is good. He also loves Forumla 1 so I usually end up getting him an F1 calendar and a related book. And, there’s always food. Chocolate and Nuts are a good option.
Shelly DS says
Lol this seems to be a common theme … are they possibly difficult on purpose? You’re right about food though, I am yet to find a man who doesn’t love to eat! Thanks for reading <3
Toma Ruh says
My boyfriend is difficult to get presents for. 😁 He is very much into tech stuff but he is SO peculiar about the color, shape, functions, feel and stuff that I could never pick anything without him actually showing what exactly he wants. 🙄
But I’m really loving this list you made! And I wouldn’t mind getting a PS5 as a Christmas gift myself. 🤪
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Shelly DS says
Hahaha men can be difficult like that! My husband is pretty similar but he does tend to say what he wants months in advance lol
Ugh the video games one is so relatable. My guy likes nicknacks and nerdy trinkets to display. I don’t really understand sometimes but it makes him happy 😂 great post as always!
Shelly DS says
Thanks for reading! I really think they’re all kids at heart 🥴 and hoarders too… those silly trinkets are clutter! Lol
Delicate and brutal says
I love the idea of a blacksmith course! Or some experience he could do instead of a material item. I suppose it’s a little challenging for that right now with coronavirus restrictions but hopefully that will change. And you’re so right-if he doesn’t bounce up and down like a child, have a shit eating grin on his face, or act like a fool with the gift he’s not that excited about it 😄
Happy Panda says
I’m sure any man reading this post will be thrilled with the playstation/x box recommendation! 😛
Love your ideas! Its so much easier to shop for women than it is for men. Much needed guide! 🙂
Shelly DS says
Hhaha I agree! Men are kids when it comes to gadgets! Thanks so much for reading and welcome to GWS 💖
Lady B says
These are all great ideas. My hubby is not into sports or much of anything. He’s always difficult to buy for because he doesn’t ask for much, and what he wants, he typically gets on his own. This time of year is challenging for me because I have to purchase gifts for our anniversary, which was on the 1st. Then I have his birthday on the 11th, and of course, Christmas. Sheesh! At this point in life, I want to hand him cash, and/or just tell him to pick what he wants and tell me thank you later. LOL!
Shelly DS says
Shoah that’s a bit too many gifts for one month! How about you bless him with a handmade coupon to Lady B’s spa valid for 1 week and then when he cashes it in you give him a full on massage, pedicure etc? Is he into being pampered?
Rajat Jhingan says
I gotta show this to my someone special. Hehehe ….. with this link…. I’ll pass on my wishlist (wicked) , I know 😀 Thanks to be my partner in crime.