Thinking of gifts for a man can never be that easy a task. And, of course, if the man is your husband, who you’ve known, dated, and been with for a number of years, this already uphill task gets even tougher because through the years, you’ve pretty much gifted him any and everything that he loves and wants. We give you some truly unique gifting ideas, which aren’t only different, but also have a whole lot of utility and purpose, and romance, packed into them.
Hermes Silk Tie: Men who are into neckwear know that there is nothing more prestigious than the legendary Hermes tie. In fact every man should have at least one in his wardrobe. Made by the finest craftsmen in France from some of the best silk in the world, these ties have been tie of choice for the stylish, the rich and the mighty, ever since they were first launched in 1949. For the uninitiated, there are distinctive features that make these ties stand out: their interior lining is always in a solid colour, which is a shade of the tie colour; the famed embroidered horse and carriage logo on the reverse; and finally the dovetail fold at the back below with a small thread loop.
All-New Kindle Oasis: If your husband loves his books, then here’s something that he’d surely thank you for, and, especially so, if he is on the move constantly and has a job that makes him live out of a suitcase. The new Kindle Oasis which is designed for one-handed reading, has a built-in battery, and comes with a beautiful leather case. The text looks crisper and brighter on this sleek and chic e-reader. It’s classy to carry and comfortable to handle. He can read whenever and wherever, without carrying the weight of those paperbacks and hardcovers. Of course, one other additional benefit is that it will also save you from making yet another shelf for his ever-growing pile of books!
Personalised Parker pen: If it’s a pen, it has got to be a Parker. The beautiful blend of style with sophistication, it cannot get better than a Parker. So, if your hubby is someone who likes to put pen to paper (sadly, a dying practice), then the Parker Premier Lacquer Black GT Fountain Pen is what he deserves to own. Make the gift even more special by getting his name or initials engraved on it. It’s literally like gifting him class!
Johnnie Walker Double Black: For someone who enjoys his whisky, can it get any better than a Johnnie Walker Double Black Scotch? Most definitely not! Inspired by the iconic flavours of Johnnie Walker Black Label, it turns them up to create a blend of unprecedented intensity. Strongly influenced by powerful West Coast and Island whiskies, it is best enjoyed with water to unlock its complex layers of smouldering spice and smoke.
Louis Vuitton Monte Carlo Moccasin: Though not as famous around the world as the iconic Gucci loafer, the Monte Carlo moccasin is fast gaining in popularity among the jet set in Europe and America. Launched in 2006, the craftsmanship and style is in keeping with the Parisian fashion house’s knack for perfection and quality. From luxurious calf leather to lush suede, the shoe is available in a variety of iterations, both in terms of material and colour.
UE (Ultimate Ears) BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Phantom Edition: Music and memories… this marriage is simply inseparable. Gift your husband the UE BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, which can deliver an unbelievably loud 360-degree sound, with deep bass. It has a 15-hour battery life and 100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range. Wow! He can carry this little waterproof and shockproof sound giant with him just about anywhere. He can take it to his friend’s place, or probably to the terrace, connect it to a laptop, and relive the beautiful old days with songs that meant so much to him and his friends at one point of time.
Philips HD4419 2300-Watt Smooth and Ribbed Plate Table Grill: C’mon, let’s admit it, a barbeque is the ‘closest’ most men can ever get to cooking! The Philips HD4419 2300-Watt Smooth and Ribbed Plate Table Grill is an amazingly exciting gift idea where your husband can get together with his friends for a Barbeque Night and show off his culinary skills by churning out those yummy steaks, et al. Its high temperature grill plate helps to seal in all the flavours perfectly. A non-stick grilling surface and an adjustable thermostat are some of its other features.
Bar and wine rack: Every man loves his wine and spirits, and, in fact, loves to flaunt his collection, too. So, how about gifting your hubby a swanky bar and wine rack where he can arrange his priced possessions and exhibit them in front of his friends? You can shop for it online from websites, such as Pepperfry.com, FabFurnish.com, UrbanLadder.com, or probably buy it from a furniture store. Apart from making him a happy man, a bar and wine rack will also look pretty in your living room, and, at times, even be a good way of keeping away that clumsy clutter of multiple bottles and glasses.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphone: Rated as the best noise cancellation head phone launched this year. Any man would love this as a gift. Its digital equalizing system makes music and movies sound better even when you are listening at high volume. Connects with your mobile and other devices through Blue Tooth and NFC. The noise-rejecting dual-microphone systems ensures clear phone calls even in the most noisy of conditions. A battery life of 20 hours ensures that you can listen to music on your phone or watch a movie on the TV without any charging interruptions.
MSI GT80 2QD Titan gaming laptop: If your husband loves playing games (c’mon, we don’t mean it in the literal sense of the term), then gift him the MSI GT80 2QD Titan. This ultimate gaming laptop has killer features, such as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 in SLI (6GB) and a fully functional mechanical keyboard (yes, you read it right), to name a few.
Alert: Gifting him this machine would mean that you may see him only at the dinner table, as he’s sure to be glued to it the rest of the time. It’s pure addiction!
This article is written by Benaifer J. Mirza
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