When thinking of a perfect present for a man, women share a common complaint: It’s a struggle. Men just seem to have unreadable tastes, and we don’t often see them hyping about the latest product releases, unless it’s related to sports, gaming, gadgets, cars, and all things “manly.” But shopping for such items will be another arduous task if you’re completely unfamiliar with them, to begin with.
If you’re planning to surprise your husband or boyfriend with something special on his birthday or on Valentine’s day, you don’t have to go through the ordeal of finding the best car part or buying shoes for them (without being obvious when you ask for their foot sizes) – unless you want to, of course. However, for the ladies who’d rather give their man something more unique, here are some great ideas to consider:
Your man doesn’t need fancy gifts from you. Sometimes, only your time will be more than enough. But just to be a bit more extra, try surprising him with a scrapbook containing all your photos from the day you met until your most recent date. A little cheesy, but your man’s heart will surely flutter from your devotion. This gift is an easy one to create, too, because you don’t need to decorate it as much. Metallic accents like gold foil papers can already give it character and style. You can cut out the foil to spell out your names, too.
2. Luxury Ballpoint Pen
For your hardworking company executive man, a personalized luxury ballpoint pen will be an amazing present. Have his name engraved on the luxurious surface of the pen, and give it to him as a random reward for being such an achiever.
3. Weighted Blanket
If your man has been complaining of being too stressed out lately, maybe he needs something that will help him sleep better, such as a weighted blanket. When not in use, it can be an aesthetic bedroom or home decor.
If you’re quite fond of stealing your man’s hoodies, maybe you should give him a new one. (whether you’d also steal it or not is up to you) Make sure to select an extremely comfortable and versatile one that he can wear anytime and anywhere.
If you notice that his hardware tools are lacking a drill, don’t wait for him any longer to get himself one and just buy it for him, instead. Having a drill will speed up his simple construction and home repair projects, so he’ll tremendously appreciate your thoughtfulness if you give him one.
6. Smart Yoga Mat
His post-workout tasks (a.k.a. putting every equipment back in place) will be much more convenient if his yoga mat rolls itself. Moreover, smart yoga mats have snaps on the top and bottom, making them lay securely flat without the edges curling. It may just be a small change, but it will make a lot of difference to his workout sessions.
7. His Favorite Perfume
Sometimes, you need to go lengths to find to best present, because the hint has always been in front of you, and it’s none other than his favorite scent. Give it to him as a present to save him the trouble and cash of buying it himself. He’ll surely appreciate that you’ve paid attention to his faves as well.
Speaking of attention, be sure to always give lots of it to your man because that’s the best way to determine what gift will please him the most. Once he expresses a liking to a certain item, immediately write it down to your gift idea list. Your chances of impressing him will be higher when you know exactly what he wants or needs.