You might think that Christmas shopping for your husband would be the easiest part of your Christmas shopping each year. You might mistakenly think this is going to be such an easy chore because you love your husband and know him really well but in actuality; Christmas shopping for your husband is sometimes the most difficult part of the holiday season. This can happen for a number of reasons. First of all you may feel added stress to find a perfect gift for your husband. While you may be willing to settle for gifts which are merely acceptable for other members on your Christmas list, you are likely to feel stressed to search for items which are spectacular for really close relatives such as your husband. If you have been married to y our husband for a number of years you may also have difficulty Christmas shopping for him because you may feel like you have already bought him everything. This article will offer some useful tips for Christmas shopping for your husband which should make the process easier.
Considering your husbands interests and hobbies is one way to make Christmas shopping for him easier. Paying attention to these interests and hobbies can give you a better idea of what type of items would make great Christmas gifts for him. For example, if he recently started golfing and is still renting golf clubs you could consider purchasing a golf bag for him and giving him a gift certificate to purchase a set of golf clubs to fill the bag. Or if he recently started running, you might consider items which would make his run more enjoyable. You might purchase an MP3 player which is designed to be worn on an armband while running or a speed and distance monitor which tracks his mileage and his pace throughout his workout.
Another useful tip for Christmas shopping for your husband is to not be afraid to repeat gifts you have given him the past. You might normally consider purchasing a bottle of cologne for him for Christmas and then decide against it because you realize you gave him a bottle of cologne for Christmas two years ago. This is very common because many people think it is boring to give the same gift more than once but it is not always a bad idea. This is especially in the case of items which can be used up such as cologne, scented soaps and candles. It makes sense to gives these gifts repeatedly because your husband uses them often and runs out each year. However, even items such as clothing can be given as repeat gifts. It is acceptable to give your husband items such as ties, sweaters or pants on more than one occasion because clothing goes out of style and likewise your husband’s taste may change. The tie which he loved a couple of years ago may not be one of his favorites anymore. However, if you gave him a trendy new tie for Christmas this year it is likely to be a gift which is much appreciated.
Finally, if you simply cannot decide what to get your husband for Christmas, it is acceptable to ask him what he wants. Have him make a list of several items he wants and plan on purchasing a few items from the list as well as a few surprises.
Here is our top 9 Christmas gift for him
The thing about the Echo is that it’s basically the future. You know how the characters in Star Trek stroll from room to room and casually ask the computer to do things for them? Well, the Echo is that concept brought to life. A combination of stereo and smartphone, it’s voice-activated so you just need to tell it that you’d like to order a pizza or hear your favourite song, and it does it. It’s a snazzy piece of tech that PCMag awarded with an “Excellent” score and the Editor’s Choice badge. £89.99 at Amazon
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera
Get the tactile satisfaction of old-school print photography with the instant gratification of an iPhone with this Fujifilm camera. It’s handsome, durable, and doesn’t require a single ounce of artistry. And who doesn’t totally love that old school instant print look? Give this to your boyfriend and you’ll soon be taking effortlessly arty photos of each other. £119.00 at Amazon
HP Envy x360 Laptop
The Envy from HP isn’t just a laptop: this versatile device can fold, allowing it to be used as a traditional laptop, a touchscreen tablet or even propped up on its own for optimal Netflix viewing. Plus, the optional 4K display and 9 hours of battery life will perform unlike any media machine he’s had in the past. £799.99 at Amazon
Appetites: A Cookbook
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s book, Appetites: A Cookbook, is an insight into his favorite recipes collected from years of travelling and food chronicling, tossed up with his own personal recipes. In his opinion, these are the meals that everyone should know how to cook, all of which will help with your home cooking and entertaining. Saturated with Bourdain’s signature style, this is a cookbook that offers colorful ideas and tips in a surprisingly relatable manner. £20.97 at Amazon
Holy Stone Predator Drone
Some gifts are practical and aspirational, and some are just pure indulgence – and a drone falls into the latter category. Guaranteed to ignite his inner child, this Holy Stone quadcopter drone (an Amazon Best Seller) is a great plaything for all levels of flyers. Equipped with a return key for keeping track of the in-flight copter, a 6-axis stabilisation system, and 3D control to help perform a variety of flips and tricks, it can fly up to eight minutes on a 45-60 minute charge. £34.99 at Amazon
Philips OneBlade Hybrid Trimmer & Shaver
A gift every guy could use, the OneBlade trimmer from Philips is a triple threat with its trim, edge and shave abilities. It can work on any length of hair and the functions can be switched by easily changing the combs. It’s rechargeable and the double-sided blade can last up to four months before needing an update. £33.49 at Amazon
Roku Streaming Stick
There are lots of media streaming options these days but Roku is an “impressive little device”, according to PCMag. Theis edition features a powerful quad-core processor and fast dual-band wireless, and offers access to streaming platforms like Netflix, Google Play, and others – all from the comfort of one little device that plugs right into any USB port. £59.99 at Amazon
Cocktail Shaker & Mixology Set
This is another one of those gifts that’s for your boyfriend and also for you. Transform your boyfriend into a cocktail geek and he’ll be churning out mojitos, daiquiris and old fashioned in no time. This bartending kit includes all your mixology basics, as well as a recipe book. £34.99 at Amazon
Giant Ice Cubes
A small detail that makes a big difference. Great for enjoying simple drinks like whiskey, bourbon or rum on the rocks, or cocktails like an Old Fashioned, this mould makes giant ice cubes that not only look great, but melt slower than the smaller variety, keeping the taste and purity of his chosen spirit at a maximum. £11.99 at Amazon