Husband Gift Ideas for Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, or Valentine’s Day

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Finding the perfect gift for the man in your life can be tricky. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of unique gift ideas for your husband. These husband gift ideas aren’t just for Christmas. They can be used for any special event such as his birthday, your anniversary, Father’s Day, and Valentine’s Day. Or just to let him know how special he is in your life.

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list. I collect gift ideas throughout the year so that I know just what to get hubby for his birthday, our anniversary, Christmas, or even just because.

I hope you find the perfect gift on this list or that it at least gives you some inspiration when shopping. 

I’ve organized this post into several sections to make it easier for you to find the perfect idea.

Kitchen & Food Gifts

Tech Gifts

Games & Entertainment

Additional Ideas

Kitchen & Food Gifts:

Cocktail Smoker-

This gift is perfect for any guy who’s into trying new flavors. Or likes that smokey flavor.

This one comes with 4 different types of wood chips and can be used with a dome to smoke foods as well.

This one is more simple and just sits on top of a glass to smoke his favorite beverage.

Wine Barrel Coffee-

Does he like coffee and wine? If yes, then he might enjoy some wine barrel coffee. These coffee beans are aged up to two months in actual wine barrels to give the coffee delightful unique flavors.

Stonewall Kitchen 3 piece Bacon Set-

This set includes a Maple Bacon Aioli, Maple Bacon Onion Jam, and Boozy Bacon Barbecue Sauce. (The BBQ Sauce would go great with this recipe for BBQ shredded Chicken lettuce wraps.)

Football Glasses-

These glasses will pair perfectly with an ice-cold beer during the big game. This set comes with 4 tumblers that he’ll get a kick out of using with his friends.

Hot Sauce Making Kit-

If your guy likes spicy food he may enjoy making his hot sauce from scratch. This set comes with everything he’ll need to make 3 custom bottles.

Cheese Making Kit-

With this kit, he can make mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, mascarpone, and goat cheese. Yum! 

A bottle of his favorite liquor-

This is a good one since you know it’ll get used. Some have a variety as well, so you could mix things up by going a step up or trying a different strength. For example, if he likes Maker’s Mark maybe get him Maker’s Mark 46.

Temperature Control Mug-

This mug will keep his drink at the perfect hot temperature, down to the last drop. Wait- maybe you need one too.

Ice Cream Freeze Bowl-

You can freeze this bowl, so it’ll keep his ice cream nice and cold.

Pint Ice Cream Maker-

Speaking of ice cream, this mini ice cream maker will help him to create his own custom frozen treats. Pair it with some waffle cones and his favorite toppings to create a custom gift basket.

Husband gift ideas- ice cream maker gift basket. With waffle cones, chocolate syrup, cherries, rainbow sprinkles, caramel topping and mini chocolate chips.

Grill-

If you know which grill he’d prefer, go for it! If not, then a gift card will do the trick with this one. Check out Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards.

This one by Dyna-Glo has a side burner, giving more cooking space, and has a smoker box that can be used when you want. It’s a nice option if he wants to try a smoker grill without the commitment of a pellet grill since those seem to be more expensive than a propane or charcoal grill.

Favorite Fandom Cookbook-

Does he love Marvel movies? Or the Star Wars franchise? Get him the official cookbook and then plan a date where you make a few of the recipes and watch one of the movies or shows. 

Related: 13 Awesome Birthday Ideas for a Husband

15 At Home Date Night Ideas

Tech Gifts:

Gaming System:

These new generation consoles have all been selling out, but there are ways to find them in stock. My hubby recommends following Matt Swider on YouTube and Twitter for tips and restocking alerts.

If you aren’t big into gaming, then you’ll also want to find out which version he wants. 

There are 2 versions of the PlayStation 5- one that can use game discs and one that is just digital. The same thing with Xbox- the Series X can use discs, but the Series S is just digital.

The digital-only versions are generally lower priced, but they may have more competition when restocks occur.

PlayStation 5- This one does use game discs.

Available at: Amazon | Best Buy

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition- This one is just digital and doesn’t use discs. 

Available at: Amazon

Xbox

Series S: The digital version that doesn’t use physical game discs. 

Available at: Amazon | Best Buy

Series X: This one has more storage space and can use physical discs.

Available at: Amazon | Best Buy

Game Pass-

If you don’t know what games he likes, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will give him access to a bunch of games that can be played on the console or PC.

Oculus Quest-

If your guy is into 3D gaming, this is a nice option. And really, it can be fun for the whole family. You can set it up to cast to your TV so that everyone can see what the gamer sees. 

And bonus- it’s actually in stock as of the time of writing this.

Available at: Amazon | Best Buy

Video Games- 

These will vary depending on your man’s preferences. But what good is a game system with no games? You might be able to find a console bundled with a game or two. Some retailers have found this to be a way to prevent scalpers from buying up all of their stock.

Make sure you know what gaming platform he uses the most. You can also encourage him to create a wish list to make this one even easier on yourself.

Reusable Notebook-

Super nifty and he could use it for work or at home. He can even save all his notes digitally so you don’t have to deal with extra paper clutter.

Solar Phone Charger-

This charger can charge 2 devices at the same time, plus it’s solar-powered, so you don’t need a wall outlet. It’s perfect for the guy who’s always on the go whether flying for business, camping with the guys, or a trip to the beach with you.

Charging Station-

This charging station has ports for 6 devices, so you won’t have to swap out devices all day. It works with smartphones and tablets and will help minimize the clutter of charging cables everywhere.

And this charging station takes advantage of iOS17’s standby mode. It looks sleek and folds flat for easy travel.

Games & Entertainment:

Biñho-

This is a fun tabletop finger soccer game. They sell a classic version but also take custom orders. 

You whole family can enjoy having tournaments playing Biñho during the holidays or some downtime while waiting for dinner to be ready.

Telestrations-

Telestrations is like Pictionary meets the telephone game. You get a word or phrase to sketch out then pass your flipbook to the next person who tries to guess what you drew. Then the next person tries to draw that. It continues until your flipbook returns to you. Then you go through and see how it progressed. As you can imagine, the bigger the group the more room for misinterpretation and the more laughter to be had. 

Metal Earth Fascinations 3D Models-

They have lots of options that he’ll enjoy putting together from the Apollo lunar module to Baby Yoda to the Hogwarts Castle and so many more.

Golf Clubs-

If he’s into golf, a nice set of clubs could make his day. If he already has clubs then some golf accessories would be great, like new golf shoes or clothing. Maybe custom golf balls or tees. Even a drink dispensing club could be fun!

Pass the Puck-

This tabletop game looks like a variation of air hockey. I think it looks really fun and would be great for setting up a little tournament during family gatherings.

Books-

Especially if you can find an autographed copy of a book from his favorite author. Check the author’s website, as they’ll often have a link to shop and you can see if they offer signed copies. 

If he likes fantasy novels, then I highly recommend Brandon Sanderson. He’s a fantastic author and finished Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series (and has consulted on the Amazon Prime show of the same name).

Related: 13 Awesome Birthday Ideas for a Husband

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Additional Ideas:

Man Crate-

Man Crates offer a bunch of themed gift crates related to food, sports, DIY, and more. A little crowbar is sent to help him open the crate and get to the gift inside. Everyone will enjoy watching him put in the effort to open this one. If you want to make it even tougher you can have them wrap the whole crate in duct tape too. Mwahaha!

Wallet-

Every few years my hubby needs a new wallet, and it’s the perfect time to find a great wallet. You can find so many options that you can have personalized on Etsy, like this one where you can add a handwritten message

Big Blanket-

Big Blanket Co offers huge 10’x10’ blankets. They are so soft and giant- perfect for snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie together. And if your man is super tall, he’ll love having a blanket that actually fits him.

I hope this list gave you some great ideas for the special guy in your life. Do you have any other awesome ideas that I should add? 

You can also mix things up and instead of a physical gift, treat him to a fun activity. There are many family-friendly or date night options that you can do with him to make some fun memories.

I love finding unique and fun gifts! And I’m always looking for good ones- a side effect of growing up in a big family. How about you?

Who else are you shopping for this year? Let me know in the comments below.

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8 Comments

  1. Dawn on December 10, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    I never know what to get my husband and this list is so helpful. I love that you separated it in categories to make it easier to find for your particular man. My favorite is the Man Crate! I have never heard of that before!. Definitely going to look into one of those! Thanks for the great ideas!

    • Katy on December 10, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      The Man Crates are so fun! We got one for my father in law and he loved it. Watching your guy open it is half the fun too!

  2. Dee Dee on December 10, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Great suggestions! Men are so difficult to shop for. I love the hot sauce making kit! I’ll be getting that for hubby for Christmas!

    • Katy on December 11, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Yay! I hope he loves it!

  3. Hacketthillfarm on December 10, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    My husband is so hard to buy for and what’s even worse is our Anniversary and Christmas are only a couple of days apart (I did not plan that well).
    I love the idea of the hot sauce making kit and that ice cream freezer bowl is on my wishlist for me!

    • Katy on December 11, 2021 at 11:43 am

      You definitely need the freezer bowl! 🍨🍨🍨

  4. Noelle on December 10, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Great variety of ideas and explanations of gifts for the man in your life. I never am sure what to buy my husband for Christmas.

    • Katy on December 11, 2021 at 11:44 am

      They can be so tricky to buy for! I’m glad this list helped!

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