Five gifts for him that you'll love

Five gifts for him that you'll love

As time goes by, it can get harder to think of good gift ideas. But we’ve found five presents perfect for your partner – and there’s a little something in it for you too!

As time goes by, it can get harder to think of good gift ideas. But we’ve found five presents perfect for your partner – and there’s a little something in it for you too!

If you and your partner have been together for years, you probably know each other inside out. But that doesn’t make present buying any easier.

In fact, the longer you’ve been together, the more times you’ve had to rack your brains for something original to buy each other.

So we’ve rounded up five ideas to give you inspiration – and, even better, each one of them has a fringe benefit for you too. After all, if he thinks a nice surprise is a new pair of oven gloves (“but you love cooking!”), it’s only fair that you get some perks from your thoughtful gift-giving…

A grooming gadget

He loves anything electronic, and you love it when he looks his best. Luckily you can combine both of your interests with a gadget like the Oral B GENIUS 9000 electric toothbrush.

It’s packed with clever sensors that can guide him as he cleans, as well as connecting to a smartphone for instant gadget-fan feedback. And with six modes, including whitening and tongue cleaning, he’ll have a brighter smile and fresher breath than ever.

A jumper you can steal

He pretends to get annoyed, but you know he finds it endearing when you pinch his sweater to get cosy. So why not pick up something special for him in a luxurious fabric like cashmere.

This way he’ll have one extra piece of knitwear for when you’ve raided his wardrobe again. And you’ll have something really worth stealing.

A barbecue

If you’re buying gifts in the winter, this is playing a long game – but it’s worth it. Unwrapping a gleaming new barbecue has plenty of wow-factor and makes for a present to remember.

When it’s finally time to put it to use, he’ll respond to man’s ancient attraction to fire and charred meat. Which means you’ll get to sit back and relax every sunny day this summer while your other half makes dinner. Everybody wins!

An experience together

Maybe it’s a concert by one of his favourite bands, a live sporting event or a weekend away – planning an activity he’s always wanted to do (and that you can enjoy as well) is a great way to spend time together.

You get to show how well you understand him and his interests, while he gets a memory to cherish with the person he loves most!

A coffee machine

Something about coffee brings out men’s obsessive streak. They love all the gadgetry, from grinders to espresso machines and steam wands. And they love all the science of brewing a perfect cup too.

So investing in a high-tech coffee machine will give him hours of fun nerding out over the perfect grind and roast. And if that means you get delicious freshly made coffee every morning, so much the better.

What’s the best gift you gave your other half? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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babyhk 31/12/2017

I feel your suggestions all cost money . Many of us in our 50's are successful but some are made redundant or are ill and money is tight . A night in watching TV has as much value as a weekend away or expensive clothing . The best gift as busy people is your time. When I first joined this site I felt its USP was that it hadn't comments by a celeb and the advice wasn't money orientated . Sadly the dynamics have changed making it generic .

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