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Top Gifts for Boyfriends and Husbands

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Whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary on the horizon, it’s important to plan your gift in advance. Choose something that makes a special statement and shows your partner how much he means to you.

Practical Presents

Think about what your significant other really needs. It’s fine to give humorous presents or novelty items, but sometimes a practical gift is more fitting. If you want to purchase something that your husband or boyfriend will be able to use regularly, consider a long-lasting leather satchel or a collection of leather-bound notebooks. Fountain pens and wallets also make popular practical presents.

Lifetime Gifts

Certain presents are meant to last a lifetime. They are some gifts that are more expensive but they can be cherished and treasured for years to come. If you’re prepared to splash out, a high-quality watch is the obvious choice. If your partner already owns a watch, you can always buy him another that suits a different occasion, for example a sports or dress watch.

Make sure that you do your research and visit a variety of different retailers that specialise in men’s watches, such asWatches 2U. Sports watches encompass lots of extra functions and this can dramatically increase the price, meaning that a sporty timepiece isn’t worth the money unless your partner is going to make use of the accompanying features. For those looking for style and quality, choose a Swiss-made timepiece, and match the metal of the strap and face to any jewellery (such as a wedding ring) that your partner already wears.

Handmade Gifts

Nothing says commitment like a handmade gift, and it won’t break the bank. If your significant other is one of those men who seems to have everything, this is a great option. A present that you’ve spent time and effort making rather than simply bought off the shelf will be especially meaningful to your partner. If you don’t count yourself as particularly artistic, you can still give a handmade gift. Collect favourite photographs of the two of you over the years, and arrange them into a collage. It can then be framed. You can also frame scrabble tiles spelling out a meaningful word or phrase, or a world map with the places the two of you have travelled pinpointed on it. Another option is to create romantic ‘vouchers’ for things like a bath together, a picnic or the preparation of his favourite meal, that your significant other can cash in whenever he likes.

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