Choosing gifts for friends and family is not always a simple task, particularly as people will tend to treat themselves if they really want something in particular. But, choosing an original gift for your husband is even harder; not only have you possibly exhausted your options through the countless gifts over the years, but there is also the added pressure that you ‘should’ know your husband well enough to know what to get him. Men aren’t easy to shop for at the best of times, but hopefully the following list will give you some inspiration.
Knowing His Obsessions
All men will have their pastimes and obsessions. This could be anything from playing golf to collecting vinyl records, but knowing more about your husband’s interests will help to pick a fantastic gift. If for example, your husband is a bit of an obsessive vinyl record collector, then there will undoubtedly be rare or obscure records that he’d like to own, but either can’t find or (more likely) can’t afford. By paying attention when your husband is talking about his records, or by subtly picking his brain from time to time, you should be able to come up with something that he’ll absolutely love, and won’t expect.
Clothing and Accessories
In general, men don’t spend anywhere near as much money on clothes as women do. But this doesn’t mean that they don’t like to look and feel good. Naturally, knowing your husband’s tastes is the first step, but there’s also room for a little personal intuition here; you might have an even better idea of what will make him look good. Or if you feel that he really wouldn’t appreciate clothes as a gift, think about accessories instead. A beautiful, hand made watch for example, is a timeless gift that most men will appreciate. Or if he’s the type to go out on high profile functions, perhaps a lovely set of golden cuff links would be more to his fancy. Whatever the gift you choose, stick to your knowledge of his tastes and your own personal intuition.
Making the Right Decision
Selecting the perfect gift for anybody is a stressful process, let alone when the recipient is your husband. But by paying attention to his pastimes and considering some of the additional advice given here, you’ll be far better equipped to make the right decision.
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