Surprise your husband with something new
Shopping for your husband can seem like an impossible task. This is especially true if he’s the kind of person who has everything he could ever need. How do you find new stuff he'll actually appreciate and use?
It’s a dilemma that can make for stressful birthdays, anniversaries and holidays — but just because you think your husband has it all doesn't mean he does. There might even be a few things he could get a lot of use from. Here are just a few ideas, broken down by category, that he probably hasn't picked up for himself yet.
For the husband who loves tech
UnaMela 80-in-1 Professional Computer Repair Tool Kit: available at Amazon
If your husband really loves devices and gadgets, consider getting him this tool kit to help him keep his phone, computer, camera or video game console in great shape. It’s compatible with all types of tech and the tools come in a convenient fold-up carrying case.
Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Speakers: available at Amazon
Try throwing it back with this suitcase Victrola record player that blends new technology with vintage style. In addition to playing records, this player has built-in speakers and connectivity options that allow you to stream music off your smartphone via Bluetooth.
AcuRite Color Weather Station: available at Amazon
Is your husband always checking weather apps? This weather station displays indoor and outdoor temperatures plus the humidity and upcoming forecast. It even depicts what phase the moon will be in. It works wirelessly up to 300 feet and requires five AA batteries, which are not included.
TOPVISION Mini Projector: available at Amazon
This little portable projector goes a long way with 4000 lux LED video and HiFi stereo speakers. It can be hooked up to all sorts of devices and gives you and your husband a fun excuse for having a romantic movie night.
For the husband who wants to make things
TheOfficeShoppeCo Personalized Pocket Tool: available at Etsy
This laser-engraved pocket tool is a thoughtful, sentimental gift for tinkerers and builders. The front and back are beautifully made from wood and inside there's a knife, scissors, can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew, nail file and screwdriver.
W&P Homemade Gin Kit: available at Amazon
If your husband likes home brewing or is interested in making his own cocktails, this kit comes with everything required to blend your own gin. All he has to do is choose his favorite bottle of vodka and follow the instructions.
ROKR 3D Wooden Puzzle Quartz Wall Clock Kit: available at Amazon
This 168 piece three-dimensional set will definitely keep someone who loves puzzles or building replicas busy. The kit comes with all the pieces needed to construct a precise quartz movement clock and adjustable calendar.
FlashForge Adventurer 3 Lite FDM 3D Printer: available at Amazon
Help your husband take making to the next level with a 3D printer. This one weighs 27.2 pounds and is compatible with metal, wood, pearl and a few different types of plastic. When figuring out where to put it in your home, keep in mind that it can be a little loud.
For the husband who loves to cook
Sandy Leaf Farm Store Beginners Cheese Making Kit: available at Amazon
Here’s a kit that's perfect for anyone who hasn't made their own cheese before but wants to give it a try. It comes with vegetarian rennet, fine cheese salt, citric acid, cheesecloth and step-by-step instructions. This kit allows you to make up to five different types of cheeses. Milk is not included.
Angerstone Complete Knife Sharpening Stone Kit: available at Amazon
Anyone who does a lot of cooking uses their kitchen knives frequently. This whetstone set will help the chef keep his knives sharp and ready to use. It includes a 400/1000 grit wet stone, 3000/8000 grit water stone, a flattening stone, angle guider and leather strop plus safety gloves.
Millhouse Spice Co. Premium Hot Sauce Making Kit: available at Amazon
Hot sauce lovers will enjoy making up to 14 of bottles of their own gourmet hot sauce with this 133-piece kit. It includes spice blends, recipes, bottling necessities and instructions.
Z GRILLS ZPG-450A Wood Pellet Grill & Smoker: available at Amazon
Your husband can smoke his own meats with this 84-pound grill that can be fueled electrically or with gas. It’s designed for barbecuing, roasting, braising, smoking, searing and char-grilling, all from the comfort of your patio.
For the husband who wants to look his best
Sneaker Lab Sneaker Wipes: available at Amazon
These shoe wipes are great for cleaning up after hikes or just keeping your sneakers in top condition after daily use. The wipes are quick, easy to use and safe for suede, nubuck, leather, canvas, mesh and knit fabrics.
Lather & Wood Shaving Co. Ultra-Comfort Pre-Shave Oil: available at Amazon
This pre-shave product is made from natural oils and is great for ingrown hairs and/or sensitive skin. It conditions the skin and results in a smoother finish after shaving.
MommaStudioArt Wooden Bow Tie: available at Etsy
Add a unique and custom touch to any look with one of these handmade wood-carved bow ties. One of these makes for a great talking piece and will definitely set the wearer apart from the rest. Each tie is eco-friendly and adjustable.
LG Styler Steam Closet Smart Clothing Care System: available at Home Depot
Keep clothes fresh between dry cleaner visits with this home steaming closet. This product removes odors, smooths creases and sanitizes clothes without shrinking or damaging delicate items. It’s even Wi-Fi compatible, which means you can get notifications on your phone.
Emily Verona is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.
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