If you want to pick a non-traditional birthday gift for your husband or if you are newly married and are still getting to know him, you may have no idea what to buy. These are some unique gift ideas that appeal to most men.
1. Accessory Bundle
For a man who loves electronic gadgets, an accessory bundle will help him enjoy them even more. You can put together an inexpensive collection of items such as these:
- Screen protector
- Wireless keyboard
- Wireless mouse
- USB charging dock
- USB to phone cable
- Flash drive
- Protective case
These are just a few examples. Pay attention to what he uses the most to determine which options are best. Be sure to pick accessories that are compatible with his specific devices.
No man can ever have too many of the best undershirts for men. They make a good gift whether your husband is picky or easy to please. If you want to win some extra points, you can even look for tailored undershirts that enhance his natural physique. Ladies, this can also be a partial gift to yourself since you can borrow his undershirts for lounging.
3. Vintage Shaving Supplies
Beards are definitely in, and they are probably here to stay for a while. Shaving accessories make great gifts, and they also benefit you if you are constantly chastising your husband for unkempt facial hair. Some men let their facial hair go because shaving is tedious. You can solve this problem by putting the fun back into shaving with old-fashioned kits. The classic sophistication of oils, shaving brushes and retro-looking accessories will inspire any man to maintain his facial hair.
4. Therapeutic Insoles
If you want to show your husband how much you appreciate his hard work, insoles are a symbolic way to accomplish that. With a few exceptions, most men will wear a pair of shoes until they look old enough to be in the Smithsonian. If he is not ready to part with shoes that are worn beyond being supportive, some doctor-approved insoles will help protect his feet.
5. Memory Box
This is a good suggestion from a famous advice columnist. Every couple has special words or objects that remind them of meaningful parts of their relationship. For example, you may have a napkin from a restaurant where he took you for your first date. Look for several small items that signify inside jokes, important dates or nicknames. Any man who loves you enough to spend the rest of his life with you will appreciate your thoughtfulness and the significance of the gifts whether he shows it or not. This birthday gift idea is perfect for a low budget or an extravagant gesture.
6. Special Places Video
You may want a friend to help you with this if you have a hard time taking videos of yourself. Make a list of places to visit where you had dates or other memorable moments. As you visit each one, give a verbal synopsis of your memories. Be sure to tell him why these places and memories were significant to you. If he is very organized, you can score extra points by arranging them in order of your relationship timeline.
7. Unique Timepiece
Every man needs one timepiece that is unique like him. Women often default to buying a popular brand of luxury watch. If that is what he specifically wants, there is nothing wrong with buying it. You can research old or new rare timepieces. Remember to include clocks and pocket watches in your search if he is not an obvious fan of wrist watches. A cuckoo clock from the Black Forest area, a grandfather clock, a Swiss chronometer or an old watch with a mainspring may be his style. Spend some time researching clocks and watches. You will be fascinated, and he will be pleased with your unique and thoughtful gift.
8. Backpacking Bundle
If your husband is the outdoor type, a backpacking kit will put a huge grin on his face. Start out with a quality pack as this is the most important item. Make sure it has plenty of back support, a supportive hip belt, and comfy shoulder straps. Next, fill the bag with other backpacking essentials such as a lightweight tent, cook set, sleeping pad and sleeping bag. You can also add in accessories such as a knife, compass, fire starter kit, H2O bladder, and compressible pillow. If your man is a veritable mountain man, this package will easily slide into his gear kit.
Cufflinks, ties, tools and gift cards are good but overrated birthday gifts. Your husband is a special man, and he deserves a gift that reflects your recognition of his personality and uniqueness. When your birthday or anniversary arrives, he will likely remember your thoughtfulness and return the gesture.