| || || | You might think that Christmas shopping for your husband would be the easiest part of your holiday shopping each year. You might mistakenly think this is going to be such an easy job because you love your husband and know him really well but in actuality, your husband is sometimes the most difficult love-one to shop for. This can happen for a number of reasons.
First you may feel added stress to find a perfect gift for your spouse. While you may be willing to settle for gifts which are merely acceptable for other members on your list, you are likely to feel stressed to search for items which are spectacular for really close relatives such as your husband. If you have been married for a number of years, you may also have difficulty shopping for him because you may feel like you have already bought him everything. This article will offer some useful tips for Christmas shopping for your husband which should make the process easier.
Considering your husbands interests and hobbies is one of the ways to make shopping for him easier. Paying special attention to these interests and hobbies can give you a better idea of what type of items would make great gifts for him.
For example, if he recently started golfing and is still renting golf clubs you could consider purchasing a golf bag for him and giving him a gift certificate to purchase a set of golf clubs to fill the bag. Or if he recently started running, you might consider items which would make his run more enjoyable. You might purchase an MP3 player which is designed to be worn on an armband while running or a speed and distance monitor which tracks his mileage and his pace throughout his workout. A good book on is favorite hobby is always a big hit. What as your husband only looked at but never bought for himself ?
Another useful tip is to not be afraid to repeat gifts you have given him in the past. You might normally consider purchasing a bottle of cologne and then decide against it because you realize you gave him a bottle of cologne two years ago. This is very common because many people think it is boring to give the same gift more than once but it's not always a bad idea. This is especially true in the case of items which can be used up, such as cologne. It makes sense to give these gifts repeatedly especially if he uses them often and runs out each year.
Clothing can be given as repeat gifts. It's just fine to give your husband items such as ties, sweaters or pants on more than one occasion because clothing goes out of style and likewise your husband's taste may change. The tie which he loved a couple of years ago may not be one of his favorites anymore. However, if you gave him a trendy new tie for Christmas this year it is likely to be a gift which is much appreciated.
Finally, if you simply cannot decide what to get your husband, it's alright to ask him what he wants. Have him make a list of several items he wants and plan on getting him a few items from the list as well as a few surprises. Happy Shopping!
Illustration from Clyde Mendes column at MetroSexual LA