Sure, you know your husband better than anyone else. The two of you are the perfect pair and you can almost read his thoughts. That is until it’s time for gift giving. What do you get the man who has everything? Or the one who is hard to buy for? What about the man who has specific interests or has “been there, done that?”
We’re here to help you find the not-so-average gifts for your husband – the gifts he’ll treasure for years and the ones with the “wow” factor. Or at the very least, the ones that show you appreciate and love him.
GIFTS THAT CREATE MEMORIES
There are tangible gifts and then there are those for which memories are made. And long after the event passes, they’re not forgotten. Here are gifts that make impressions to last a lifetime.
- Plan a road trip to the places you went on dates or where you had your favorite memories
- Buy him tickets to a concert of his favorite band(s)
- Whether it’s a luxury cruise or a sailing trip for the day, being on the water is a memorable gift he’ll love
- Plan a vacation where you went on your honeymoon or somewhere you’ve both always wanted to go
- Go on a scenic drive or a stay-cation with all his favorite spots
- Give him season passes for his favorite sports team(s)
- Buy him skydiving, deep sea fishing, ski, or diving lessons
GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING
What’s better than a gift that keeps on giving? A subscription box is ideal for when you want a gift that keeps coming month after month, or even all year long! And keep in mind, these are far from your standard subscription boxes – these are the ones he will look forward to every single month.
SOUTHERN SCHOLAR SOCKS
With their very own Signature Material Blend, complimentary Style Card, 99% 5-star reviews, and 100% satisfaction guarantee, Southern Scholar Socks is a no-brainer. Each of their socks are designed in-house based on seasonality and with specific business casual and business professional outfits in mind. This is the ideal gift for the husbands who takes pride in their style, dress up for work, or are looking for some guidance and style advice. The looks are unique, while remaining traditional and professional, and every pair comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
They are crafted with the 200 Needle Count Knitting process utilizing only the best materials out there. They start with a 32s/1 Polyester blend which provides an incredibly comfortable and durable sock. They then finish it off with Viscose/Rayon for smooth silk-like finish and a touch of Nylon/Spandex for stretch. These socks are engineered to stay up on your calf all day and keep your feet cool and comfortable.
The dress sock subscription from Southern Scholar is $165 for the year or you can opt for monthly, 3-month, or 6-month terms at as low as $14.50/month.
Fanchest is not a subscription per se. Instead, these sports team focused boxes are purchased a la carte. This makes them perfect for gifting or just gearing up for the upcoming tailgating season. New boxes have a three month release date, so you can always get items that are appropriate for the season. All gear is officially licensed, and boxes sometimes contain exclusives, too. They offer boxes for many NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and even College teams.
This is a gift subscription that is fun, functional, and fantastic. The Breo Box high-end subscription comes with a wooden crate. Inside are things like innovative lifestyle products and cool tech gadgets. Some of the past items have included an Echo Dot, high-end Bluetooth headphones, and even a mini camera. The Breo Box is $138 each quarter.
Much like Breo Box, this is a high-end subscription box. What Robb Vices does is send a curated selection of luxury products. The box comes each month. The varieties include artisanal foods, wine and spirits, tech gadgets, tools, and accessories. This subscription box is $99.95 plus shipping.
Presents don’t have to be serious all the time. And everyone who works hard deserves a little fun. Here are some ideas that make opening gifts fun for your husband.
The Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera brings out the photographer in everyone. It is the perfect combination of historical aesthetics with modern-day technology. It comes with a 24MP, full-frame CMOS sensor, a live viewfinder, and built-in WiFi. For the Leica company, this is the most advanced camera they sell. Find it on Amazon for around $6,872.
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0f from DJI is a drone from one of the most iconic names in technology. It features 1-inch 20MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, longer flight time and smarter features. The onboard camera eliminates shutter distortion for crystal clear photos and video. Find it at DJI for $1,499.
The GoPro HERO5 Session is great for video on the go. Whether it’s hiking, biking, or driving, your husband captures all the fun moments with this gadget. It comes with 4K video, one-button simplicity and voice control. Accessories come separately but discounts apply when bought as a set. Find it at Amazon for $255.
GIFTS FOR THE FOODIE
Some of the most unique gifts are those that are impeccable ideas for the foodie.
Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. If your husband loves unique concoctions, the Breville Oracle Espresso Machine has it all. With touchscreen programming and a built-in grinder, it’s easy to use. One of the features is the programmable milk texture and temperature. It comes from Seattle Coffee Gear for around $2,500.
An artisanal sea salt collection ensures he’ll have the right seasoning no matter what he’s preparing. It features 24 salts from all over the globe. Called, the definitive salt collection, it comes in a stylish bamboo chest. Find salts like Bolivian Rose Salt and Indian Black Salt. Find it at Uncommon Goods for $130.
The Dyna-Glo Dual Function 2-Burner Propane Gas and Charcoal Grill gives the best of both worlds. Switch easily from gas to charcoal for convenience, flavor, and food perfection. This grill has 952 sq. in. of total cooking space with 24,000 total BTUs. Find it at Home Depot for around $447.
GIFTS FOR THE SENSES
The five senses are the basis for these gifts- smell, sight, touch, hearing, and taste.
For the intoxicating scents of tobacco leaves with notes of vanilla, the Malin+Goetz tobacco candle is a masculine scent that has a velvety smooth smell. The Malin+Goetz candles come in a variety of scents like cannabis, dark rum, leather, mojito, and vetiver. Find it at Nordstrom. $55
For the gift of sight, Northern Lights by Maurice Sapiro has rich colors that blend together effortlessly. It’s an oil painting that extracts light within each brushstroke. The abstract work goes well with both professional and casual decor. Find it at SAATCHI Art. $4,470
The perfect gift for the sense of touch is the Tom Ford Cashmere Classic V-Neck Sweater. This sweater is a cashmere and silk blend perfect for casual encounters or a romantic dinner. Find it at Neiman Marcus. $1,390
Whether your husband is an audiophile or just appreciates quality sound, the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones feature three levels of noise canceling technology, Alexa voice control, and balanced audio. Find them on Amazon. $349
For the sense of taste, the Hennessy Paradis Rare Cognac is a silky smooth cognac. There are notes of honey, rose petals, and truffle and just a hint of spice. It’s blended from some of the rarest and finest eaux-de-vie in the Hennessey cellars. Find it at Crown Wine and Spirits for $1,224
Another taste-inspired gift is from The Macallan. They released four unique single malt Scotches in 1,000 limited-edition bottles. The photographs are by Annie Leibovitz for their Masters of Photography series. Inspired by New York scenes, each of the single cask series–The Library, The Gallery, The Skyline and The Bar–has a distinctive flavor profile and a unique photograph on the bottle. Find the Masters of Photography series at The Macallan for $2,750.
OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD GIFTS AND EXPERIENCES
Gifts of experiences are like gifts that create memories; the impression lasts forever. Here are some of the best out-of-this-world experiences that he won’t soon forget. We’ve also added a few out-of-this-world gifts that take the translation literally.
An out-of-this-world watch comes with a hefty price tag. Yet, it is a unique gift that encapsulates style, fine craftsmanship, and the solar system. The Midnight Planétarium is an incredible timepiece. It features the planets of our solar system rotating around the sun. It’s not just for show though, the planets are aligned and rotate accurately. You can own the Midnight Planétarium for $245K.
Meteorite collecting is a boutique industry. Even if you’re not a collector, a meteorite makes an innovative gift idea. Prices range from around $30 to upwards of $10K. Find them at auction houses like Sotheby’s, NASA’s shop at the Kennedy Space Center, and even eBay. Make sure to check the registration with the Meteoritical Society for an authentic item.
How about a meteorite wedding band? Rings made from Gibeon Meteorite have their materials made from rock that exploded in the atmosphere above Africa thousands of years ago. There are many choices; some include dinosaur bone. Find them from professional sellers on Etsy at about $500.
You don’t have to break the bank all at once when finding a space-themed gift. The GlobeTrotter Etched Globe Spirits Decanter with matching glasses and bar funnel is gently priced at $40 and is available at Amazon.
Another reasonably priced item at Amazon is the Orion 10015 StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope. At just under $200, it is a compact telescope with a substantial 4.5-inch aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio. Best of all, it ships pre-assembled.
These gift ideas allow you to put together a few items for a themed gift.
As we’ve mentioned, experiences create the best memories. Here are some excursions you can book for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Book a trip to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Whether it’s seafaring marine iguanas, giant tortoises, or groups of penguins – Galapagos is truly a breathtaking experience.
- Meet the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Imagine giving the gift of an experience like this. Gorilla trekking permits are just 500 and combined with the cost of travel, visitors sit among the silverback gorillas.
- If your better half is a diver, a trip to the Great Barrier Reef is the best gift. 1,500 fish species and over 1,600 miles of reef await. There are trips for the beginner as well as the experienced diver on this one-of-a-kind adventure in Australia. If diving isn’t his thing but snorkeling is, visit Caye Caulker in Belize. This world-class snorkeling spot has colorful fish, pristine water, and he can snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks.
- Want to share an experience closer to home? Yellowstone National Park encompasses 2.2 million acres and three states – Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. There, half of the whole world’s geothermal features are all in Yellowstone. They include burbling mud pots, sulfurous cauldrons, and the explosive Old Faithful geyser. The wildlife viewing is spot-on including wolves, bears, bison, moose, and elk. Other excellent national parks include Yosemite and the Smoky Mountains.
- For an experience like no other, seeing the northern lights is one of them. There are plenty of enchanting locations like cities in Norway, Canada, and Alaska.
GIFTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL IN MIND
Hard workers deserve gifts that showcase their work ethic while making life easier. These gifts are for the professional that appreciates the finer things in life.
The editor briefcase from J.W. Hulme Co. is a full-grain leather bag. It is large enough for a 15-inch laptop and holds many essentials with style. All Hulme’s products are made in the United States and come with a lifetime guarantee. Find it at Amazon for $995.
For chilly nights on the town, the Camden Double Face Wool Blend Coat from Nordstroms is comfortable yet stylish. Its construction is cashmere and wool and this overcoat is professional and perfect for the style maven. Buy it for $359.
The Sartorial Augmented paper collection embraces the elegance and refinement of sartorial leather with the modern technology of digital handwriting. This unique set comprising a lined-paper notebook of 72 sheets/144 pages and a Montblanc StarWalker Ballpoint Pen housed in a blue sartorial leather envelope takes the traditional art of handwriting into the digital world. Montblanc Augmented Paper allows you to write on traditional paper yet access your handwritten notes via your mobile device as well.
Buy it on the Mont Blanc website for $715.
The Porsche Design P3140 Shake Salsa Ballpoint Pen is effortlessly used. Simply flick your write and the ink cartridge deploys. It is impressive and comes in five materials – caoutchouc, white resin, carbon, and silver and black aluminum. Find it at Pen Boutique for $120.
The Must de Cartier bag is a black calfskin with palladium finish messenger bag. It comes from the iconic Cartier and includes an embossed double C logo, burgundy fabric lining, one key ring, two pen loops, a gusseted zipped pocket, and a smartphone pocket. This stylish bad is the epitome of luxury. Find it at Cartier for $1990.
A minimalist design packed with the features a corporate man demands from his briefcase comes from the world-renowned Tom Ford. The interiors are parted with a plush leather panel, which enhances your organizational skills. Made from pebbled calf leather, this briefcase can seriously take a lot of abuse and still provides an unparalleled performance the next day. Find it at Bergdorf Goodman for $2,420.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE
People often think that someone is hard to buy for but remember to make it memorable. Experiences are memories in the making and unique gifts are remembered and cherished for years. All these gift ideas are luxurious, fun, and idea for the man in your life who has everything.