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Spoil Your Man Anyday

November 4, 2012
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Men can be difficult to buy for, especially if they have excelled at buying gifts for you in the past. But by finding out what your partner enjoys the most can make the task easier. For instance, if you know your significant other is into a band or comedian, try searching for upcoming shows or events. Remember, it is about his birthday and it may mean you have to sacrifice a few hours to go with him.

Perhaps a weekend away is what your partner desires. There are plenty of affordable, local options for those looking for a short trip. You can search these on the internet and you may score yourself a good deal if it is not in a peak period.

If it’s a milestone birthday, splash out on your partner by searching for an overseas holiday. In today’s economy it can often be less expensive to travel overseas than it is to take a trip locally or interstate.

If travel is not his thing, try giving him a confidence boost with some new clothing or mens shoes. You’ll be surprised how little it can take to give your man a confidence boost.

If entertaining is his thing, look for some handy or creative inventions that he may not have seen before. Perhaps something quirky for the barbecue area, a music system to liven up the area or lighting to create more atmosphere.

The most important thing to remember when buying a gift for your significant other is to think about it, do some research and think how it will make him feel. After all, giving a gift is not just about buying something for the sake of it. It is about showing your loved one that you appreciate them, that you love them and you want to make them happy.

How do you think he will feel if he opens up his birthday present to find another pair of socks?

Perhaps you could personalize his gift, such as engraving it with a message, printing a photo of the two of you on a mug or key-ring, or simply including a nice message in his card.

You might think that buying funny but ridiculous presents is a good idea at the time, but if he can’t use it in a practical way or get some enjoyment out of it, you are wasting your money and the chance to show your loved one what he means to you.

If travel and outdoor entertaining don’t seem suitable for your man, why not send him to a day spa or massage parlour?

It may not seem very manly, but it may be just what your man needs to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. You could even book in as a couple so you enjoy the experience together.

Try not to ask your partner what he wants unless you are really stuck for ideas. Most men are likely to think of less expensive items so they don’t offend their partner and his birthday should be about spoiling him.

Instead, take an interest in what he likes, ask his friends or go with your own instincts about what he would like. After all, you should know him pretty well.

But after all this advice, if you still cannot find anything suitable for your man, a gift voucher from his favorite store should do the trick, allowing him to spend it on what he really wants.

  1. See, that’s my problem with my better half. He is very meticulous in giving gifts and certainly very picky when it comes to receiving one. To be on the safe side, I always throw questions or conversation that would give me hints to what he really wants.

  2. My hubby is one of those who are hard to buy something for a present so the solution I don’t buy him anything .We just buy it together so he can choose what he want.

  3. i would have to go for personalize items too. if you have a lot of money to buy the really2x good stuff for your partner then go for it, but i think it’s really the thought that counts more than the amount of that something.

  4. Hubby is a kind of person who will accept whatever you give him. He is not picky even you did not give him a gift. Some men maybe wanting their wife/girlfriend to buy a gift but that is their choice.

  5. It is true, man are usually hard to shop for or buy gifts for, but what I always do is check and see what my husband needs or something that he has been interested in lately. My husband loves to hunt or during summer where we love to go for a long hike up at the mountains so getting something that he can use during those activities, he would love it. 🙂

  6. It’s best that you know your man. Through that you can easily decide on what he wants. With what I am experiencing with my husband, he loves all the things that I give him. I’m just lucky that he appreciates even my simplest gesture.

  7. Men are so hard to shop for, even if you know your man well enough, sometimes, you just run out of things to give! 😛

    Great ideas, I have not tried to take my husband on an out of town trip and surprising him is kind of difficult because of his job and scheduling a trip can be tricky, but it’s a great idea and I can’t wait to try it out. 😀

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