Perfect Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life

The hectic nature of modern life means that it’s easy for couples to become caught up in day-to-day stresses and forget to demonstrate their affection for one another. However, the strongest relationships are made up of those who make time to show their appreciation for their significant others. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day or an anniversary for you to surprise your partner with a thoughtful gift.

Gift Giving on a Budget

If you’re on a tight budget, don’t despair. You can still demonstrate your affection for your partner without spending a great deal of money. Think about gifting him something that you’ve been meaning to do for a while, like clearing out your wardrobe so he actually has some space for his clothes, or hanging up his framed movie posters to surprise him when he comes home.

Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life

Getting Creative

If you fancy unleashing your creative side, why not use it to show the man in your life how much you love and appreciate him? Think about creating some ‘love tokens’ on pieces of colored card. Each token should have a different activity on it, for example a romantic picnic, a cinema date, or a candle-lit bath together. Your significant other can choose to redeem his tokens whenever he wants, and it’s guaranteed that you will get to spend significantly more quality time together.

Splashing Out

If you’re willing to really push the boat out and buy something pricey, you may wish to consider a watch. Although you will end up spending rather more than on a silk tie or cashmere scarf, the watch is an investment gift that will remain meaningful throughout your partner’s lifetime. When choosing a watch, think about whether your significant other will want to wear it every day or only for special occasions, and whether or not he’s the kind of person to wear something showy and extravagant, or classic and understated. If your partner is particularly active, a sports watch might be the right choice. The right watch is something that your man will be able to keep forever, so don’t be afraid to make a bold choice. The Rolex is the king of watches, and you can find pre-owned Rolexes from jewellers like Market Cross. Just imagine the look on your significant other’s face when he opens the box.

About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  1. Keno Moore says:

    That’s something I can go for.I don’t need you to spend money on me,just do something nice.

  2. Very helpful article. I have such a hard time buying for any man.

  3. Jeri Lynne Lowry says:

    You know, I love your ideas on ‘getting creative,’ but what I also love is that you said it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to surprise your significant other with a thoughtful gift. I can say that some of the absolutely most thoughtful gifts that I will treasure in my life from my husband are those he got me on an “any” day – whether I was sad or happy – he knew he wanted to make me smile – and HE DID 😉 I’m definitely loving the creative ideas though – especially the ‘bank cards.’ Thank you!!

  4. Valarie Davenport says:

    Great article!

  5. Raina DelRio says:

    I am always struggling for gift ideas when it comes to my husband. Thanks for posting these suggestions!

  6. Aurelie Red says:

    I really love your idea about colored cards with love messages, I’ll do it for next Valentine’s day !

  7. Thank you for posting this! I think this is a very important topic. Often times we don’t realize that sometimes our guys need a little pampering too! They sometimes can be put on the back burner with our everyday hectic lives. I love the watch idea because it is a lifetime gift and can even be passed down as a family heirloom.

  8. Love the Clearing our your wardrobe to give him space suggestion! Cost-effective and likely very appreciated!

  9. Thank you for all of these great ideas! Have a lovely day.

  10. ellen beck says:

    My usband is hard to give gifts to- I usually will get him something car related.

  11. A watch is a good idea. I know my husband doesn’t wear one but probably would if I got him one. I like a man with a tad of bling.

  12. Linda Madden says:

    Sounds like a very nice camera.

  13. rochelle haynes says:

    This is nice for a father day present.

  14. Anne Milkie says:

    I like your ideas of spending time like a picnic.

  15. Alison Gibb says:

    Great ideas! My guy never likes anything I get him!

  16. This is good because it’s so hard to know what to give to guys! I’d love some ideas for dads and grandparents too.

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