Birthday Gift Ideas For Husband
After you’ve been married to someone a long time, it can start getting more challenging come birthday time and not less. You may know your spouse so well you’ve actually run out of gift ideas, having already used them up. In lieu of getting repetitious, what can you do to spice things up and come up with a fun, novel idea for a birthday gift?
Molly from Gilbert, AZ writes:
“I’ve been married to my husband for fifteen years. Considering that, I’ve run out of gift ideas. That might sound backwards; I always thought it’d be easier to come up with cool gifts the longer I was married, but it’s been quite the opposite. For the first few years I came up with great gifts, and then they gradually started to get a bit repetitive. I’m tired of buying him the same console game sequels and hardware tools and new shirts. It’s getting old, and it’s only a matter of time before he notices too. How can I come up with a really exciting birthday gift for my husband?”
I think a lot of people have a hard time with this one, and a lot of people just give up, so the fact you’re willing to be creative is really great, and something I’m sure your husband will appreciate, regardless of what you end up actually giving him. While it’s impossible to provide specific gift suggestions without knowing your husband, here are some general ideas which might help get you started.
I notice all of the items you mentioned are store-bought. While they may be useful or even fun, they are not irreplaceable or unique. Have you thought of making a gift for your husband yourself, or commissioning someone to make him something unique? Consider tailored clothing designed to suit his taste instead of shirts from the department store. Or perhaps you could make him something yourself, which would show time and effort as well as creativity.
Another idea is to move away from the idea of material things and try to come up with a gift which isn’t material in nature. For example, you could purchase your husband tickets for a sports game or a concert; try and think of a once-in-a-lifetime event which you could attend together and which would be memorable and meaningful. Or perhaps there is a trip you’ve wanted to take, even just a day trip somewhere nearby? If you can afford it, you could try to plan out the trip, adding romantic flourishes to celebrate your relationship. Or maybe there’s a new hobby your husband has wanted to try out? Why not purchase him the supplies or classes he needs to get started?
While these ideas aren’t specific, hopefully they’ve brought some thoughts to mind which could form the basis for a more unique, meaningful birthday gift for your husband. I think so long as your gift demonstrates effort and care, that in itself will make the gift that much more special.