Post # 1
I am struggling with coming up with gift ideas for my fiance. All of those online gift guides are no help at all because most of it is kitchy things that are nice to open, but not functional and thus a waste of money, but secondly bc my fiance isn’t into sports, video games, cologne, or beer. (which is pretty much all of those “gifts for him” things center around)
So… on that note, what are you all getting for your male significant others?
What was the best gift you ever got for him of all time?
Post # 2
What does your fiance like? What are his hobbies?
I get gifts for DH that are tailored to his interests – new board games that he’s looking for, special polo shirts he likes for golf, etc.
Post # 3
freshflowers: I prefer experience gifts, as I really don’t need any more things:
tickets for a concert, the theatre, a game etc
a weekend away at a B&B
a hotel stay
dinner at a fabulous restaurant
a ride on the Christmas train
Post # 4
My fiance is getting a new drill set with 2 batteries. He needs it desperately and is very handy. Once the wedding is done and I have a real job, I’m going to start getting him things he needs for his Bronco. Like the wiring kit, bimini top, new tires, etc. Whatever your fiances hobby is, you are sure to find something for it! If you’re really stumped, men usually don’t buy themselves shoes or jackets.
Post # 5
freshflowers: It really depends what your FI hobbies are. Which I know can make it hard.
Some gift ideas I thought about for my FI before we decided to put the money we would spend on gifts for each other towards a new knife set…
Portable blue tooth speakers for him to use at work.
A new belt (he needs one).
Star Wars Books (we are both a bit nerdy like that).
The Game of Thrones encyclopedia thing that recently came out.
A mug (I saw a cute R2D2 one I thought he would like).
A new beard trimmer (because his doesn’t have enough length settings for his liking, haha).
– I know some of these are really specific to my FIs tastes but hopefully they start getting the ball rolling and help you think of things.
Post # 6
Men are so hard to buy for! Especially if you’ve been with/known him for long and have already exhausted every idea already! Have you thought about gift cards? especially for “activities ” such as movies or extreme sport or concert? If he travels a bit you could either buy him some nice luggage, tags or packing stuff, or even a gift card from a travel agent?
perhaps he would be interested in lessons? Swimming, golf, kayaking etc? Or maybe you can find something he uses a lot and buy him the high end, luxury version?
this year I bought my husband (first christmas married!) some games for Xbox, a cologne that’s difficult to find here, some sport tops, a new Samsung tablet (due for gadget upgrade), really good wireless headphones, a go pro camera because he does a lot of sport and traveling, one of those running watches and chest bands, golf lessons, and a few other bits and pieces.
hopefully at least one idea helped? Good Luck!
Post # 7
julies1949: I also prefer experience gifts, big time. So does he, so I will probably throw a few in there. THe challenge is that we have a daughter that we share christmas morning with meaning we need physical boxes to open from “Santa” and all. Last year I literally ended up going to TJMaxx the day before and bying whatever I could find off the clearance rack for less than $10 to bulk up the tree a bit haha… (My fiance thought it was hysterical thankfully) but it was a waste of $ if I ever heard of one.
Post # 8
freshflowers: Really? Santa brings you presents too? I’ve never heard of that. All the gifts under the tree for the kids are from Santa, but what we get each other is from each other. Always interesting to hear how other people do things.
Post # 9
PeachyMama: We get gifts from Santa too!
freshflowers: As far as the box thing is concerned, we just wrap up something representative of the gift, a pamphlet for the hotel, a bottle of wine for the B&B, a football themed shirt for the game etc.
Post # 10
My guy is getting (among other things) a 5 class pass for a flying trapeze gym to do together.
Edit: last year we did a distillery tour + a bottle and a set of the swanky tasting glasses.
Post # 12
Car stuff is good, even gift certificates to a car wash, detailing, etc. I might do something like this.
Dollar Shave club I am thinking about as well.
Does he need clothes? We would always get my dad gray tshirts, socks knowing he would use them and wouldn’t buy them for himself.
Oil for his vehicle, we would always get my grandpa, again knowing he would use it.
I found some cool soap for guys, that doesnt smell all girly and is all natural. FI and I were just talking about this.
Post # 13
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I think I’ve settled on a nice, leather satchel as his main gift for him. Along with that I’d like to add a few smaller add-ons like a popcorn tin from Wal-mart, a belt buckle and a belt (there’s this really cool one that has a wood grain pattern on it I saw from our last trip in San Franscisco but I’ve yet to find one online that not $68+), and a custom fridge magnet with Princess Jasmine on it. If budget allows I may also spring for a nice watch as well, or I may save that for his birthday in February. If he’s into shoes, that’s also a good option and I agree on shaving accessories, especially if you have an Art of Shaving store nearby.
Post # 14
PeachyMama: Really? Both of us remember our parents always getting presents from Santa. haha. It does come with its complications for sure lol
Post # 15
I bought my husband and Nespresso machine because he LOVES to have espresso so I think he’ll love it. Runner up was an Armani watch which i might get for VD or his birthday in May. He is veryyyyyyyyyyy difficult to buy for so I totally undrestand your dillema.