Buying gifts for anyone can be a stressful experience, it’s hard to find something that doesn’t seem too ‘easy’, that fits within your budget and will be enjoyed by that person. But with guys it can seem even harder and Google doesn’t help much! Most lists include boring ideas like a pair of socks or a beer cozy. In this post we’ll help to give you some ideas for what you can buy for your Christian husband this Fathers’ day.
10 Gift Ideas for a Christian Husband He’ll Actually Want
1. Take Him to a Concert or Sports Game
Almost everyone enjoys music and listening to it live is an experience like no other. Physical gifts can make a great choice, but an experience that you and your husband can share is something that you’ll be able to look back on fondly for years.
However, if you can’t find a concert that you think he’ll enjoy then it’s always a safe bet to take him to a sports game. Make a day of it and grab some food before, buy a jersey if your budget can stretch and enjoy the night together. Who knows, it might become a regular thing!
Cologne is a very personal gift and that can make it risky, but it also makes it an excellent gift for someone who is close to you. Of course, you also get the added benefit of loving the smell of your man!
Books are an excellent gift because they are relatively cheap and will keep them entertained for hours. A good book should be interesting, challenge you and be about a topic that you enjoy.
I once received a gold leaf coated Bible that was blessed by Pope John Paul II that my family had bought from the Vatican.
One great book that you could consider is Living Water by Brother Yun, it tells the story of Brother Yun’s sacrifice to bring Christ to non-believers.
Just like books, movies are a safe gift but one that you can enjoy together with your husband. In the age of Netflix and Youtube less people are buying individual DVD’s, but Netflix doesn’t carry every title…yet!
One recommendation would be The Watchers starring L. A. Marzulli, it investigates the phenomena of UFO’s and should be interesting for all ages.
5. Leather Bags or Gloves
Clothing can be tough to buy as a gift because it’s such a personal item that we all have different preferences with. However, leather bags and gloves are more generic but are also luxury enough to make an excellent gift for that special someone in your life.
The great thing is that they are available at all different price ranges from $10 through to hundreds, making them accessible for almost everybody. Take a look at brands like; Ted Baker, Saddleback Leather, Coach or Samsonite.
6. Electric Shaver
Electric shavers seem to be becoming more and more popular each year and it’s easy to see why. They are far more convenient that razors and reduce the risk of you cutting yourself.
Again, they are available in a wide range of prices from $40 for Panasonic models through to $200 for the newest Braun Series 9 shavers.
If you want your husband to shave more often, this might be the best gift you ever buy him!
Jewelry is often overlooked because people think of it as a feminine product but most guys love some form of jewelry. You can find a wide range of options out there and you could even consider getting something custom made, it’s probably much cheaper than you might image.
8. Custom Suit
If your husband has had his Sunday best suit for a long time or has changed body shape then it might be time for him to get a new suit. It’s hard for a lot of men to find a good fit off-the-rack these days and so a custom suit may be the way to go.
Fortunately, brands like Indochino have made custom suits more affordable than ever and you’ll be far happier with the finished product than you would ever be with something you find off-the-rack.
9. Go on a Trip
Enjoying experiences together is one of the best parts of any marriage and many of us forget to take time to enjoy our marriages as we should, especially once kids come along!
Taking a trip for the weekend gives you the quality time together that your husband desires. At the end of the day, the best gift that you can give him is your love and company.
As I’m writing this it started raining outside and I remembered that I don’t have an umbrella. Looking back at older movies it’s easy to get envious of the clothing and accessories, but it seems as if the umbrella truly is dying out.
Most men would love a classic wooden-handled umbrella that’s engraved with their name. Not only is it very practical, it’s traditional and gorgeous too.
Buying a gift for your husband can be difficult, but try not to worry about it too much. It’s likely that he’ll appreciate the effort more than the gift, so, buy him something personal or that has a backstory if possible. But more than anything, make sure to enjoy your time together as a couple.
Many of us don’t get to spend anywhere near as much time as we’d like to with our partner and this might be the perfect opportunity for you to change that. Remember how much you love each other and have an amazing day.
Jack Prenter is the founder of KnownMan.com, an online magazine for men who want to get the most out of life. He’s originally from the UK but now lives in Toronto, Canada.