If you have a picky husband who has selective tastes, surprising him with non-material things can be the best present to give him on his birthday. Sometimes it can be hard to get creative when it comes to gift ideas for your husband.
The thing with guys is that they are very easy going, so your surprise doesn’t have to be mind-blowing, it just has to be thoughtful. Just knowing that someone loves you and has gone to the effort to make your birthday special is more than enough. Here are 10 ingenious birthday gift ideas for your husband.
1. Give him a year calendar of monthly special dates
Sometimes people who have been in a long term relationship simply forget or don’t have enough time to schedule dates. If this is you and your husband, for his birthday surprise him with a calendar that is full of pre-planned dates that you can go on weekly or monthly.
As well as being a nice gift, it’s also a promise to your husband that you are both going to work hard to spend time together and keep the spark alive.
2. Plan a road trip to somewhere they love
There is something so freeing and exciting about road trips. You don’t even need to have a destination planned. Just take the time off work, pack the car with essentials, and make sure your car has a full tank. Get your husband into the car and drive until the vibe tells you where to stop.
This kind of adventure is rare and the excitement of the unknown destination will be a great way to surprise your husband on his special day without even arriving at a set spot yet.
3. Recreate your first date
Everyone loves a trip down memory lane. If you live in the same city as the location of your first date, why not recreate the whole day? From the place where you ate dinner to how you actually got there- do everything exactly the same. Recreating the first date can be a great way to show exactly how far you’ve come and how much you still love each other.
4. Throw him a surprise birthday party
Who doesn’t love a surprise party? Gather his nearest and dearest friends and family and plan the party to end all parties. Filled with his favorite food, music, and people, he should be guaranteed to have a nice night.
There’s just something about surprise parties that leaves the person on the good end of the surprise feeling so grateful and loved. The unexpected nature and the effort involved will have your man feeling like the king of the world.
5. Do something he loves that you hate
In every relationship, each partner loves to do or watch something that the other hates, it’s just how it works. So, if there is a show that your man loves to watch, a game he plays, or a portion of food he devours. Let him do it and do it with him.
It’s an easy way to show that you love him and are willing to put yourself out there in order to make sure that he is not only happy but that he also enjoys his special day.
6. Tickets to something he loves
Most often guys go to special events like concerts because of their significant other needs a plus one. There’s something about buying tickets to concerts that guys just can’t be bothered to do. So, if your man’s favorite musician is coming to your local concert venue, buy him tickets and go together.
There is always some kind of sporting event on so get your husband tickets to a significant game or regular-season game and deck yourself out in his team’s colors and show your support. He’ll be grateful to have someone to go with and you can get dressed up—it’s a win-win.
7. Bake something special
Guys love baked goods. It’s true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so bake his favorite cake, brownies, muffins, or cupcakes for his birthday. There’s something about baked goods that guys gravitate to. Spending some time in the kitchen is another easy and quick way to show the guy in your life that you love him and want to put effort into making sure he has a good day.
8. Book a hotel room
Birthday dinner and drinks are implied. Why not follow that up with booking a hotel room? Staying overnight in a hotel is an escape from reality without having to board a plane and leave the country. The best part is that you can drink as much as you want and simply go upstairs and crash without having to worry about getting home and doing any odd jobs.
9. Hide love letters in his belongings
While this may seem like a girlfriend’s dream, it’s actually a really sweet way to let your man know that he is appreciated. They don’t have to be all lovey-dovey, just write a few words on post-it notes and stick them wherever you think he’ll find them throughout the course of his birthday. Small things like mentioning his best features and that he makes you laugh is a nice little way to boost the ego of your significant other on his special day.
10. Plane tickets
A survey by TravelOnline found that 59.8% of people experience increased levels of stress when not taking enough holidays. So, why not book a surprise trip? That could be a weekend relaxing on the beach, or it could be a month-long adventure trip to a foreign country. When surprising your significant other with a plane ticket the options are endless. However, it’s important to remember to plan a trip to somewhere they would love to go — not your dream destination.
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