Christmas Ideas For Your Husband

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Are you thinking about Christmas yet?  I sure am!
A couple weeks ago we had a special request from one of our AWESOME followers!
She was wondering what to get her husband for Christmas and wondered if we had any great ideas.
The answer is “YES” I do have several ideas, but I didn’t know anything about her financial situation and let’s be honest….that makes a big difference.  So I’ve broken this list up into 5 different catagories.
1.  FREE
2.  Practical Gifts
3.  Under $20
4.  Under $50
5.  For the BIG SPENDER!
                                                          
#1.  Free

  • Isn’t this quilt amazing?  I LOVE this idea.  My cousin, Natalie, made this quilt out of all the old T-shirts her husband wore when they dated at BYU.  I put this under the free section because if you had some extra fabric to use for the back, this would just basically cost you some time.
  • Coupon Books are also fun to receive.   The Dating Diva’s have a great post where you can download yours for free OR they give you a tutorial on how to make your own.  You can make it fun for staying home, going out, or leave it blank and let him fill it out!
  • A night at home with NO kids!  Let’s be honest….we all LOVE our kids, but isn’t a little break every now and then the greatest thing?  Arrange for someone (i.e. your mom, sister, friend, or neighbor) to keep the kids for a night and you just stay at home! 
  • A massage, pedicure, facial, or scalp treatment!  I know not EVERY man is into these things, but maybe if they tried it, they’d like it.  They can be very relaxing and make someone feel very loved and appreciated!
  • Make a CD -Remember when we used to make mixed tapes?  Why not burn a CD for your husband? Put all of “your” songs on it or all of “his” favorites!

                                                              

Practical Gifts
I know some people do NOT think that Christmas is a time for practical things, but sometimes it’s nice to give someone something that you already know they need and would like.
  • Gear for Hobbies – hunting, hiking, running, cooking, camping or fishing?
(A new camp chair!) 
  • Items for Work – Brief case, shoes, watch, or office supplies?
  • Socks/Underwear – How great are new socks?  (My husband likes the really thick, nice ones from Costco!  =)
  • Iron -  or other useful item that your husband uses all the time!  (My brother is VERY particular about how his shirts are ironed, so one year he asked for a brand new iron!)
  • Batteries – Does your husband use a lot of batteries?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Costco size package of every size of battery?
  • Fire Safe Box – not super dooper fun, but very useful!
                                                                  

    UNDER $20

    (Yes, he is in his work clothes.  He’d just gotten off work when the kids noticed Santa had been there.  They weren’t waiting!)

    • TOOLS – (or tool box/bag) My husband LOVES tools.  Harbor Freight is a great resource for cheaper tools.
    • Kitchen Tools – How about a new hot chocolate maker from Bed Bath & Beyond? (Grill, Smoker, Apron, Griddle)
    • Books (regular, downloadable, or audio) (Financial, cookbook, church, or Self Help?)
    • Outdoor fun - Frisbee Golf, Lasso Golf, Croquet, or Bocce Balls. (You have to get these on sale to get them under $20, but it can be done! :)
    • Gift Certificates to favorite fast food places (i.e. Subway, Burger King, or Arby’s).  My husband hates to take money out of the checkbook for things like this, but it’s nice to stop and get something every now and then and not feel guilty.
    • Games – We like 5 Crowns, Skip bo, and Phase 10. Handheld games are fun too!
    • Itunes gift card!
    • Magazine Subscription
    • Movie Tickets
    • Car Wash Gift Certificats – Not fun to buy, but what man doesn’t like a clean vehicle?
    • A candy bar letter like this one we did for Fathers Day!  YUM!

                                                        
    Under $50

    • Movies – Does your husband have a TV show he liked as a kid?  Sometimes on Amazon or Walmart.com you can find good deals on full season of shows.  Like we posted here.

     


    • Clothes – Ties, Dress Clothes, Casual Clothes.
    • Basket of favorites – (Favorite gum, chips, sunflower seeds, soda, candy bar, or breath mints)
    • Car Wash/Detailing Kit
    • Remote controlled car, plane, or helicopter.
    • Tickets to a concert or sporting event! 

    (We’ve gone to REAL soccer game, Utah Jazz game and now Wicked, the musical!  SO FUN!!)

                                                               

    For the BIG SPENDER
    (This is definitely not our category, but it’s fun to dream!  If this is your category, here are some fun ideas!)

    • A weekend getaway!!  Fly to Arizona, California, or Vegas and have a warm relaxing time!
    • A GPS runners watch
    • A Big Screen T.V.
    • An iPad 2
    • Garage shelves or tool organization system.
    • iPhone 5 (on sale 10/14)
    • 4-wheeler, snowmobile, or camp trailer
    • iPod, iPod dock/speakers , Apple TV, or Blue Ray player

      So, what about you?
      Do you have any great ideas you could add to my list?

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      6 Comments

      6 Responses to Christmas Ideas For Your Husband

      1. Ty and Whitty 10/16/2011 at 5:37 pm #

        Thank you so much for these fun ideas. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

        A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW
        tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

      2. Camille 10/21/2011 at 9:12 pm #

        Such great ideas! I think that my husband is the hardest one to shop for and these ideas help so much! Thank you!
        Camille
        SixSistersStuff.com

      3. Camille 10/21/2011 at 9:13 pm #

        PS We featured you this week! :)
        SixSistersStuff.com

      4. Susan 10/22/2011 at 5:56 am #

        Dang, I was hoping I could just buy that BYU quilt. It’s awesome!

      5. goatstew 11/03/2011 at 9:33 pm #

        Well, I noticed the weekend getaway in the big spender category, but Cor and I (and our friends) spent almost a week in Vegas (not ideal, but fun. We saw the broadway “The Lion King,”) for under 200 each WITH airfare both ways on allegiant. We ate too much dollar menu at McDonalds, but, it was a pretty inexpensive trip. Or, do a staycation. Book a night a nearby hotel that’s cheap. That’s fun too. Loved all the ideas!

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