Post # 1
Our 5 year anniversary is in early December. I know I’m pretty early in asking this but what are some ideas for gifts? I’ve previously given him many different colognes, sneakers, diamond earrings, a watch, a coach wallet, boudoir photos, etc. No electronics, no jewelry, nothing too mushy lol. He’s kind of a manly man in the aspect of that he likes tools n all that but he also cares about his appearance. I’m trying to keep this under $50 unless I can purchase it on Amazon and in that case $100 would be the max because I have an Amazon store card. I want to actually physically hand him a gift so cooking him dinner or something along those lines isn’t something I’m looking for. Thank you 🙂
Post # 2
WarrenWE: Get him some new tools.
Post # 3
Does he likes sports or certain music? If so, maybe tickets to a game or concert then a hoodie or something to go with it. I got my SO tickets to a game for his favorite football team. And presented them to him/he found them in the middle to end of everything else that was presented to him. It was a couple years back. Hands down the best gift I have given him. He was thrilled and excited again when we got to go to the game. He still lights up about it.
<br />Honestly not sure I could even top that as gift. He is now super hard to buy for and I stick to what he needs, etc.
Oh and I hunted down those tickets and got a good price on them and stayed well under my budget, so that is doable too.
Post # 4
Aquaria: I have zero idea which tools he has, likes, wants, anything. I know nothing about them either. So I really think that’s out too.
Sash2011: he does enjoy sports but tickets to a football game would be wayyyyy over what I’m willing to spend. My budget is $50-$100. And football tickets are roughly $300 per ticket here. Thats what they were last time I checked anyway. I’ve taken him to concerts before but they always ended up costing me a lot as well. I’ll check out ticketmaster though.
I’m really drawing a blank. I saw a nice personalizable mens jewelry/watch box on etsy for $50. I like that a lot but im leaning towards christmas for that. Ughhhh
Post # 5
WarrenWE: A nice piece of clothing? Maybe something a little more luxurious than he might normally buy for himself? Fancy male grooming products?
Post # 6
WarrenWE: Maybe check groupon/living social? You may be able to find a fun experience that you could do together for not much money, just watch the expiration dates.
Post # 7
barbie86: the stuff from the store The art of shaving has crossedmy mind before but I think he would just put it on the shelf and forget about it. As far as clothes go, I guess i could get him a nice collared sweater. He likes those and looks very good in them.
Post # 8
A gift card to lowes. That way he can get the tools he likes.
Post # 9
How about a really nice pocketknife? Or since he likes dressing well, you could consider the coffee table book Dressing the Man.
Even though you are dating, the 5 year traditional wedding anniversary gift is wood, so you could incoroprate that into your gift. Though that’s probably something he’s going to give to you ;).
Post # 10
craigslistgirl: a hahaha! I see what you did there 🙂
OP, how about a car cleaning kit? My FI loves Maguire’s (sp?) To clean and detail his vehicles. I got him a bucket with all the cloths and soaps and wipe things. Turned out to be around $65. Its available at Walmart and Target
Post # 11
WarrenWE: Try craigslist or stub hub. I hate paying full price for anything. I am pretty sure I spent less than $100 for two tickets to an NFL regular season game–wish I remembered . I had to hunt hard but it was worth it.
I do like the watch idea. That is on my future gift list for SO.