Maintaining romance in your marriage is something of a challenge—and the longer you’ve been married, the more likely it is that you’re finding it increasingly difficult to come up with new ways to surprise your partner. But the truth is, you don’t need grand gestures to demonstrate your ongoing commitment. It’s the little things, like making breakfast or doing the laundry, that reminds your partner just how much you care.
Want something a little more exciting than picking up some chores around the house? Try giving your husband one of these small gifts. Don’t head out to the store just yet, though. Before you shop, consider giving a gift card to many of the retailers featured in this guide.
Honestly, who couldn’t use a pair of high-quality socks? These crew socks from Patagonia are made from merino wool and nylon for maximum performance, durability, and comfort. Fashioned from a balanced blend of breathability and cushion, these calf-length socks are a great gift to surprise your husband with any day of the week.
Your husband has probably had the same wallet forever. It’s time to upgrade him to this practical but fashionable billfold from Buxton. It comes with 3 credit card slots, 1 slip pocket, an ID window, and 1 removable pass case with a snap enclosure. Plus, the black or brown polished leather will match every outfit and accommodate any style.
Video might have killed the radio star, but Bluetooth (and smartphones) killed the radio. Does your husband mourn for simpler times but love technology? Help him pay homage to the old-school radio while still enjoying Spotify with this novelty Bluetooth speaker. This mini speaker features working buttons and a volume-adjustment dial, plus a lithium battery with up to eight hours of play.
Vendor: Bed Bath & Beyond
This gift is one you’ll both enjoy—and it’s easy to make, too! Just upload your photo to the Bed Bath & Beyond website, and they’ll print it on hardwood spruce planks to create a rustic-style work of art you can hang in your home. And, thanks to fade-resistant UV ink, you won’t have to worry about it fading over time. Plus, plywood on the back gives the wall art extra support.
Whether he’s always early or never on-time, this watch is a gift your husband will love. Its minimalist look is forever in-style, and its precise quartz movement means state-of-the-art accuracy! Made with silver-toned brass and padded brown leather, the Timex Expedition Watch is sure to become a staple of your husband’s style.
Vendor: Dollar Shave Club
This handy travel-sized case from Dollar Shave Club not only includes grooming essentials that your husband needs but also gives him an easy way to keep them all organized. It comes with tweezers, scissors, and two pairs of nail clippers. The tools are of high quality and built to last, so this gift will go a long way.
In short, surprise your sweetie with a thoughtful gift - just because!
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