adult man advice
Sure, he drives you crazy sometimes,and yes, you have to tell him some things a million times in order for it to get done, but he’s your man. Wedding anniversaries are a time to celebrate your special relationship and a gift is a great way to remind your husband how much you love him.
Don't be Cheap!
Anniversary gifts are symbolic of your love and each couple celebrates the occasion differently. There’s no set amount of money to spend on a gift, though you should spend a little more for special anniversaries.
What About a Joint Gift?
It's not uncommon for couples to treat themselves to a joint gift, instead of buying gifts for one another. Just make sure it's something you will both appreciate.
When Should I Give the Gift?
Don’t be late! You should always give your husband his gift on your anniversary! Gifting in the morning will almost always guarantee a wonderful day!
There is a traditional gift guide for specific anniversaries, though it’s become less popular in recent years. Some of the gifts listed are: paper for a 1st anniversary, wood for a 5th, tools or cooking ware for a 10th anniversary and china for a 20th.
Ten Anniversary Gifts Your Husband is Sure to Enjoy
You know your husband better than anybody. Let his interests and passions guide you when thinking of a gift. These are ten excellent options to consider for the man you love:
- 1. Is your husband the creative type? Buy him his own domain name so he can create a website or start a blog. Nothing will stroke his ego more.
- 2. A subscription to the Beer of the Month Club will give him something else besides his bride to look forward to every month.
- 3. If your hubby is a golfer or interested in picking up the game, golf lessons with a pro is the ultimate hole in one.
- 4. Is your husband an outdoors man? Update his gear with some new camping gadgets or fishing gear.
- 5. He works hard, let him play hard! Buy him a cigar humidor and fill it with his favorite cigar brand. You can have the humidor monogrammed for that added personal touch.
- 6. Technology is changing quickly! Keep him up to date with the latest ipod, smart phone or personal computer.
- 7. A personalized poker set with his initials monogrammed on the chips will make your man the envy of all his buddies at poker night!
- 8. Keep it Hot Hot Hot! On the grill that is. If your man loves grilling outdoors, consider buying him the latest state of art propane gas grill to upgrade that old coal one.
- 9. Move over Fido! These days a man's best friend is often a nice watch that they can wear everyday to work or on nice occasions.
- 10. Is he a metal head? Obsessed with Oldies? Score him great tickets to see his favorite band perform live.
It’s your husband’s birthday and a perfect time to surprise your man with a great gift!
Looking for gift ideas? You will have to sort through the thousands of possibilities . The trick is to cater to what he likes and not what you want him to like!
Here are some wonderful ideas to get you started on your search for the perfect birthday gift for your husband:
Munchies – Though poems and cards will be cherished, the real way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! If he is a die-hard foodie, treat him to his favorite local restaurant. If he loves a certain type of fare like Italian food, cook him a three course meal, complete with garlic bread, meatballs and his favorite dessert to finish it off!
Gadgets and Gizmos – If the first way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the second path to his heart is forged by giving him gadgets! High-tech gadgets are the “way to go” for the tech-savvy, electronic-loving man in your life. And remember, if you don’t know a USB cable from a cable TV, ask his friends and family for advice. He will thank you for it!
Gifts – While some men prefer a more extravagant gift, other men prefer more practical gifts that will remove some stress from their every day. If your husband rushes off to work in the morning half awake and dazed, get him a coffee brew station that dispenses the perfect cup of coffee directly into his travel mug! Or replace his worn-out, ancient, relic-of-a-wallet with a brand new one.
Fuel his Fire – Is he an avid sports fan? Does he enjoy working out? Many men value their hobby time because it takes them away from the stress of their jobs. Treat your man to a special item that will enhance his hobby time. If he loves sports, take him to a sporting event (first row seats!). If he is a beer buff, get him his own beer-making kit and pick out a brewing recipe that matches his favorite brewskie's flavor.
It’s important to know your spending limits before you shop. Should you discuss with your husband how much you should spend? Yes and no. If you have a joint budget, it’s wise to discuss the allowance for gifts so there are no surprises. If you budget separately, the presence of a discussion will depend on your relationship. Some couples have a limit for birthday gifts based on their finances. Some leave the decision completely open.
This is your husband we're talking about. Weather he works all day, or caters to your ever need, it is important to show him the love is mutual. Celebrating his birthday with a wonderful gift is a great way to say 'I appreciate you, I love you'.
During the holiday season, many people find themselves invited to stay over with friend at their childhood home for for an extended stay with a boyfriend or girlfriend’s family. We've all been there, and if the occasion hasn't come up already...it will! There’s nothing more important than making a fabulous first impression. Here are some great picks that will have any hostess itching for you to visit again!
A Hip Candle
A Food Gift
Present your host with a gift unique to your hometown or state. If you live in New York City, a box of macarons from Ladurée (the French patisserie’s only U.S. store) is a chic treat for any host ($2.70 per piece). If you hail from the South, bringing stone-ground grits from regional favorite Falls Mill will set the tone for a delicious breakfast ($8 for 5 lbs.). Pralines from New Orleans, pistachios from California, and Maytag Blue Cheese from Iowa are all fantastic options…get creative with your idea!
A Gift for The Home
Without knowing someone’s décor or taste, think neural if you decide to go with a decorative item. A beautiful coffee table book, Turkish cotton dishtowels for the kitchen, monogrammed cocktail napkins or a soft cashmere throw for a sofa or screened porch are quick and easy go-to’s to snag before traveling!
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift to give your hostess or a chic thank you for a weekend stay, this list will do the trick! But don't forget a handwritten thank you note on exquisite cotton paper...a little bit goes a long way!
Want to help him ring in the New Year in style? Look no further. We scoured the runways to find the 10 top trends for men in 2013. From patterned tech gadgets, to bold accessories, and of course, some stylish wardrobe essentials, our picks below will be sure to impress any gift worthy guy.
Is dad’s tie collection eating up the rest of his closet after years of boring birthday buys? Does he have every gadget and gizmo in the book? Is his library overflowing? We have some ideas for inspiration for the dad who has everything.
Even if he has plenty of material things, he may not have the latest version of some items, and those may make a perfect birthday gift. Consider his clothing and whether he could do with a couple of more trendy dress shirts or a more fashionable blazer. If he has an iPhone, iPad or another electronic device, he’ll love having the newest model. Does he have a knife set full of dull knives? Buy him a new set, or at least a sharpener.
Expand the Mind
Since he’s got tons of stuff, the best birthday present may be something experiential rather than material. If he’s a golf lover, take him to his favorite golf range for a day. Does he think he’s the next Ansel Adams? Present him with a photography class so he can hone his skills. And if you feel like bonding with Pops, consider a hiking or camping trip or a fishing excursion in a nearby lake.
A Guy’s Gotta Eat
Even if your dad has dined every Michelin starred restaurant, he may not know about the hottest gastropub in town or the latest brunch bistro spot. Or take him for a chef’s tasting dinner at the French place he raves about. Beer gardens have become popular recently and are a fun, communal way to drink and dig in. Depending on his taste, treat him to a fabulous meal and don’t forget to pick up the check!
Whenever you purchase a gift for a friend, it’s probably a good idea to include a gift receipt. That way, if you’ve misjudged, they’ll be able to return the present and get something that's more aligned with their tastes.