Top 5 Great Gifts for Him

When giving a gift to an important man in your life, you want to make sure it’s something he will genuinely enjoy.

Whether you’re shopping for your husband, boyfriend, father, son or any other loved one, your gift should be thoughtful and appeal to his interests and passions.

But where do you start?

Are there certain gifts that are better than others? Fortunately, some gifts are perfect for any man in your life!

If you’re struggling to find the right present, here are five ideas to show him how much you care.

Something Practical

Giving your loved ones something they need or would find very useful is an excellent way to go.

Take some time to learn about what he needs for work, personal projects or even daily life — make a mental note if he could use some new shoes or clothes, or consider buying him a replacement for his old, worn out wallet. Check to see if he needs a new phone charger or case, and ask how his toolset is doing.

If he’s in need of a new watch, why not spring for one that will last him a lifetime like a Luminox Men’s 3051 BO? Gift baskets are a great presentation for practical gifts like shower gel, cologne and other toiletries.

Something Fun

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Everyone has a different idea of fun, and your loved one would absolutely appreciate the opportunity to have fun with you. It’s important to think about what he likes to do and how the two of you can enjoy it together — if your husband is an artist or master crafter, why not invest in some canvas and spend an afternoon painting together?

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Is your father-in-law a car enthusiast? If so, consider taking him out to a local car show. Consider buying a new video game to play with your son, or invite your brother to watch his favorite sport live. As long as you know what they like, the possibilities are endless.

Something Delicious

It’s hard to go wrong with food as a gift. Everybody needs to eat, and there’s a good chance that the special guy in your life has plenty of dishes he enjoys. In this case, home-cooked dishes are almost always a sure-fire win, as they’re highly customizable and show a lot of extra effort on your part.

Whether you cook his favorite meal, put together a box of hand-dipped chocolate pretzels or greet him after work with his favorite takeout, a delicious meal is a great way to spread love.

Something Beautiful

Anyone can appreciate a gift that’s pleasing to the eye! Maybe your partner’s work desk is a bit bare, or the walls of your uncle’s home could use some artwork. Trinkets, statues, posters, paintings, plants, lights and almost any other form of art are a great way for the men in your life to spruce up their own personal space, especially if these gifts are specific to their favorite hobbies, movies, music and other interests. B

est of all, these gifts can be moved just about anywhere in their home of office whenever they feel like redecorating!

Something Personal

The best gifts of all are those given with plenty of love. Think about your relationship with whomever you’re buying a gift for — how close you are with them, any fond memories you share and the milestones you’ve crossed together. All of these deeply personal connections can be expressed and appreciated in something personal, like a photo album, collage, personalized blanket, handmade shadow box and so much more.

If there’s something very specific you two share, consider incorporating it into your gift; if you and your husband are both music lovers, you could easily add sheet music or instrument-related decorations to a photo frame or mug.

When giving a gift to someone you love, it can be just as enjoyable for you to make or purchase it as it is for the man in your life to receive it. Add personal touches wherever you can, allot yourself enough time to find it and above all, be sure to remind them how much you care for them when giving your present.

Remember: receiving a unique gift is nice, but the thought behind it is what really matters!

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BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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