How to Surprise Your Husband with the Perfect Gift?

Coming up with the best idea for your hubby’s birthday can be tricky, but not impossible. In this article, we’re going to show you a couple of things you can try out. Think of our suggestions as fail-safes, something to fall back to if you’re ever out of ideas. Remember that you don’t have to fork over a ton of moolah just to show him how much he means to you. 

In this article we have focused on unconventional gifts, providing you with more of a guideline than an actual list of objects you can purchase. This is because we believe out of the box presents are ideal for unconventional couples. If you have trouble deciding or want something more specific, you can always check out more gifts ideas for husband that also come with additional details on prices and availability.


1.    Take Him on a Romantic City Break

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Yes, I know it sounds very cheesy and something that he might hate, but, as in showbiz, it’s all in the presentation. Don’t go busting down the door and yelling at him that you’ll be going on a romantic city break. Start by asking him about the things he has seen in the city. If he says that he’s never been to X place, you can pop the question about the romantic city break. Bear in mind that it doesn’t have to be something thoroughly planned. Sometimes, mystery and spontaneity are far better than a well-oiled plan.

2.    Screening of His Favorite Movie

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It doesn’t have to be something classy, just cozy. Grab a six-pack on your way home and a bag or two of nachos or chips. For the movie part, it’s a good strategy to ask him about the flick. Don’t give yourself away! Make it look like a run-of-the-mill chat. It can go something like: “what are your top 3 favorite movies?”. Once he’s home, lead him to the living room, crack open a cold one, and enjoy the flick together. You can also go big and organize a private screening for just the both of you at your local cinema. That is the recipe for a night to remember.

3.    Gaming Night

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If everything else fails, you can always fire up the console or the PC and spend the rest of the evening slaying monsters or racing. Gaming night’s a perfect birthday gift, especially if you’re on a budget. Don’t forget about snacks and, of course, tons of junk food. You can also tell him about your plans for the evening. That way, you can raid the nearest video games shop and the supermarket for supplies. However, do keep in mind that most players have specific preferences and reasons for choosing certain games, so be weary when shopping for one.

4.    Beer Night

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And because no anniversary’s complete without alcohol, you could try and organize a ‘beer night.’ It’s up to you to decide how to spend the evening – chucking beer while chatting about work and friends, watching a movie or playing a game. If you’re really into beer, you can also try playing games. For instance, beer pong is a pretty fun game and easy to set up – you just need a couple of plastic cups, two ping-pong balls, and at least two six-packs.

The rules are simple – if you land the ball in your hubby’s cup, he must drink. On the other hand, if the ball land in your cup, you’ll have to empty it.

5.    Tickets to See His Favorite Team

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If by any chance, your hubby’s into the sport, like baseball or football, you can always buy him some tickets to see the match. You can also tag along and indulge in peanuts and beer while cheering for his favorite team. Another option would be to send him and best friend at the game. You may miss out on some bonding, but he will definitely show gratitude for your thoughtfulness.

6.    The Gadget He Never Shuts up about

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We’ve all been there – he sees something in the electronics section and, poof! He turns into an 8-year-old boy who stumps his feet because he doesn’t get what he wants. Well, if the ideas well has run dry, you can always head back to the electronics shop and buy him that gadget he wanted, regardless of how stupid or useless you might think it is.

7.    Virtual Reality Headset

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Because times are a changing, playing stuff on an LCD just won’t do anymore. And what’s more heartwarming than watching him battling imaginary army men while you’re filming him with your phone? VR headsets are great gifts, especially if your husband is the type of man that goes bonkers when he’s in the presence of technology. If you’re ready to go with the VR headset, be warned that it is going to cost quite a bunch. More than that, before buying it, make sure that your PC is compatible with it.

8.    Professional Grill and Cook’s Set

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Sunday afternoon will soon become opportunities for him to show his cooking prowess with a professional grill and a cook’s set to go along. If you have ample space in your backyard, you should definitely go ahead and purchase a charcoal grill instead of one that runs on gas/electricity.

9.    Box of Cuban Cigars and a Bottle of Whiskey

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If your husband is more of a gentleman, make him feel like the El Commandante with a box of exquisite, hand-rolled Cuban cigars. And ‘cause cigars are seldom smoked as such; you should also consider buying a bottle of 24-year-old whiskey or a good cognac.

10.    Swiss Army Knife

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A Swiss Army Knife is always a good idea for an outdoorsy individual. Now, if you’re looking to sweep him off his feet, you could try buying a regular Swiss army knife and personalize it somewhere. This accessory is quite cheap, meaning that it’s great if you’re on a budget.


Well, we’ve come to the end of our article on the best gifts for your husband. Still, before we fly away, we should offer you a couple of tips on how to choose gifts. First of all, make sure that the gift will be to his liking. Second, don’t back away from spending the extra buck if you know that it will make him happy. Last, but not least, don’t go overboard with the speech – it’s his birthday, so let him chill without assaulting him with a barrage of ‘I went over my head to do this and that because I love you.’ 

Here’s an extra tip – a gift is great, but it’s totally meaningless if he can’t share it with you.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hi! Thanks for great ideas! My gift for my husbang is a trip to Ukraine in September. I’ve already booked a flight and found hotel on with affordable prices and good reviews. It’s gonna be great adventure. I heard so many interesting things about this country.

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