Gift Ideas for Husbands

Gift Ideas for Husbands

This Christmas my husband and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Buying my man gifts has never come easy for me. I struggle with finding that perfect gift, something meaningful, something he will use. . .

On one of my last trips to England I had picked up one of those English magazines that I so love snagging while I am in an English speaking country. And I still remember article one wife wrote about having discoverd all the gifts she had given her husband for the last 10 years all hidden in his closet- unused. She said she got so mad she decided to give him something stupidly practical and so she gave him a laminator for Christmas. She said he LOVED it so much he went around laminating everything in sight. Wow, men are so different than women. And each man appreciates something totally different.

I was thinking ahead today to what I might give my man this year- since it isn’t only Christmas, but our 10th anniversary. And so I started going over what I  have given him in the past years and decided to share those things with you! Most of these items are very reasonably priced, all costing less than $100 as we try not to go overboard at Christmas.

Last year I decided he was in need of a new jacket and shirt for dressier occasions. Believe me buying clothes for your husband without him isn’t easy. Maybe for other ladies they have this art down., but for me it took countless hours! In the end I settled with a grey jacked, and a blue dress shirt to complement the peacock tie.  We were both pleased with how well it fit and suited him, and he gets so many compliments on the tie. This is the tie I gave him to match his blue shirt and grey jacket,

Grey Peacock Tie Ritzy Silk

Gift Ideas for Husbands and Other Men

In 2014 I gifted him with a lovely chess set, similar to this one.

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In 2013 I ordered a custom leather belt for him with our last name on it; practical, manly and customized. What could be better?!

Custom Leather Belt with Personalized Name and Birth Year in Rustic Saddle Brown with Chunky Silver Buckle

In 2012 I gave him a nice fuzzy bath robe to wrap up in. Also very practical, he uses it often.

In 2011 I gave him a Hugo Boss gift set. He had been saying he needed a new scent and I still love this one on him!


In 2007, I wanted to give him something big and important and that he had always longed for. I couldn’t find an antique gramophone so I got him a replica. Oh how we laughed the first time he played it and have it enjoyed so many times with guests over the years. Everyone always wants to hear what a gramaphone actually sounds like.

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There have been other gifts over the years, but these are the ones I remember best. . .

Perhaps you can share some of your ideas with me on what you have gifted to your husband for Christmas or birthdays, you can share those ideas here in the comments or on my Facebook page.



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