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Looking for gift ideas for your husband or dad? Here are some unique ideas for men that are big hits and will make him realize just how much he means to you.

Great Gift Ideas For Men

1. Get him an adventure. If he always wanted to skydive or race around a real racetrack, organize it for him and let him have fun. It doesn’t matter if you find it scary. He’ll be thrilled (and think you are totally cool).

2. Create a brag book with photos of your man doing great things, such as running a marathon, accepting an award, playing with his children, etc. Include newspaper clippings, awards, etc and wrap it in a beautiful package to present to him in front of his children and family, bragging about him some more while you do it.

3. Get him two tickets to something he loves, and join him without complaining, even if it’s not your cup of tea (unless it’s your dad- then send him off with your mom). Whether it’s tickets to his favorite sports game, a monster truck rally, a concert for a band he’s a big fan of, etc, surprise him and happily join him with a big smile. You don’t have to like the sport or band, but you get to enjoy your company and be happy he is having a great time.

4. If you married as high school sweethearts and couldn’t even afford rings, how about buying him his first wedding ring or giving him a family heirloom of a simple gold ring with sentimental value.

5. Get him that splurge he’s been craving, whether it’s a video game, a new camera, or a drum set. Life is so much more fun when we get to have new toys once in a while, and if he’s a great husband and a great dad, he deserves it!

  • Tammy

    My husband wants tickets to the next race.

  • Your idea about giving a brag book is really good. Men like to feel appreciated so that’s an excellent gift idea.

  • Donna

    Great ideas! I got something special for my hubby. And I like #2. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ShaRhonda

    Great ideas. How did you get your “Pin” buttons? I need to redo my buttons so bad….

  • Zippy Sandler

    Love that there’s one for the guys.

  • Marcie W.

    Great ideas! Since hubs’ birthday is in January, I’m doing one combo gift. A nighttime Lake dinner cruise ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelly

    Great tips! I’d love to buy my husband tickets to a football game (partially selfish because we’d both really enjoy it)!

  • Louise

    What great deas, my favorite is the tickets to something he loves. I think Disneyland is in the works

  • Penelope

    There is a tutorial for it that I googled (I stumbled it too, I’ll try to find it for you)

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    These are wonderful gift ideas for Dad!! Thanks for sharing them ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laurie

    These are some really nice ideas, I am always at a loss sometimes.

  • Barbara Platt

    my hubby think big dollar items. I am not sure yet what it will be

  • Alison

    I did 3 already!!! They had a Star Wars One Man Comedy Show in NYC… I bought tickets for it… and went with him. I’m not a big Star Wars fan so I didn’t get most of it, but he had a blast and that is what counts. Then when we came out of the show there were Storm Troopers and Darth Vadar outside and he was in heaven! We had to walk through Times Square to get to the theater from where we parked, which he’s never been too. He was amazed about the whole scene of that area. It was so nice to be able to SURPRISE HIM because he didn’t know what we were going to see.. and let him experience something he’s never done before.

    Sorry for basically the blog post on your post from me hehe.

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    I’m getting my hubby a GPS to go Geocaching!

  • Penelope

    That is AWESOME! My husband loves Star Wars (and Star Trek too) so he’d love thatโ€ฆone day I have to take him to a ComicCon.

  • Virginia from That Bald Chick

    Love the quote and the photo!

  • Great ideas! I have been saving up for scuba lessons for my husband (for his birthday). But fir Christmas I am putting together A Date Binder with 12 preplanned dates for each month of 2012. He loves gifts that are intentional and geared toward our relationship.

  • Courtney

    Hubby loves Jerseys. Finally bought one last week. He was so happy ๐Ÿ™‚