I managed to corner my darling and increasingly patient husband and got him to give me a list of suggestions for Valentine’s gifts for me (or birthday gifts, Father’s Day gifts, etc.). This led to a rather long, chatty video that I managed to edit down to around 19 minutes. If you are willing to sit through that, please watch the video here.
If, however, you have better things to do with your time OR you just want a list to refer to later on, here is a roundup of what my darling husband suggested:
If your guy is a golf fanatic (like mine) then apparently these are the golf balls of choice. Of course, if golf is not your guy’s thing (something my husband cannot comprehend), then just substitute these for any item that goes with their favorite sport or athletic endeavor (tennis balls, workout clothes, etc.).
My husband would have never dreamed of walking into a store and buying this for himself, but now that he has it, he’s gone back twice to stock up on more of his favorites.
3. Hair Dryer
When Michael suggested this, I thought he was nuts, but I have to admit that it helps him get dressed ridiculously quickly in the mornings. If the man in your life is pressed for time or goes to the gym regularly, this particular model is something he’s going to appreciate.
Only appropriate for legal-drinking aged guys, this is one of those classic “I’m a grown-up man” kind of gifts. I think my husband may have watched too much Mad Men, but he loves having a bottle of good Scotch in his study. Any single malt whisky is great, but if you’re new to drinking Scotch, this one is a little easier to take. If you really want to splurge, go for some nice crystal glasses to go with it.
What guy (or girl for that matter) doesn’t need or want another pair of headphones? These are my particular favorites, and they have an option with our without a microphone if you also want to use them with your phone.
I know this may seem like an odd suggestion, but Lucchese’s are like the Louboutin’s of shoes for guys (with a slightly lower price point). They go with everything-khakis, jeans, and are perfect for casual business wear days. Buy him one pair, he’ll fall in love, and he’ll never again bat an eye when you get some high-end shoes for yourself!
There are always the classic gift options…tickets to his favorite sporting event, a bottle of cologne, a coupon book of homemade coupons (you can be a bit naughty here), a heartfelt, handwritten note, but whatever you choose, just remember that it’s not about the gift, it’s about the love you feel for the recipient. Make sure they know they’re loved, on Valentine’s Day and every day!!
Do you have any suggestions for gifts for guys? Leave them in the the comments below!