How To Celebrate Your Husband's Birthday Differently

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Well, well... it is that time of the year again. You are now a few weeks away from your husband's birthday and you want to do something differently, you also want to do something creative, unique and romantic, as usual! I initially wrote 20 ideas to celebrate your husband's birthday but I have recently added even more ideas and will keep adding more in the future. Let's make sure you find a suitable idea, even if you think he already has everything!

so, without further ado, let's get to the list of things and ways to celebrate, I am a busy mama you know!

It is a special day

From the start of the day, you want him to feel different and special, here are some ideas:

1- Help him with something practical that he is used to do when he wakes up. Does he feed the kids or iron his clothes (or does anything that you can help with?). Could be as simple as making him a nice breakfast.

2- Send him a letter! Yes, write a thoughtful card for him and post it in the mail or drop it in the mail box. Does not have to be complicated, just express your feelings and why you love him!

Extra tip: Leave him sticky notes. Carefully placing a few sticky notes in places you know he will be checking is a nice gesture, they like that!

3-Buy him this funny t-shirt (same desing also available on mugs, masks, etc). You can also get the same design printed on a mug, a mask, a notebook or many other product and you can find different colors, etc.

4- Surprise him! Whether it is something he has been wanting or a gift he never knew existed! Note that some people don't like surprises that disturb their routine. Check if he already had something planned for the day beforehand, e.g. is he working or did he take the day off?

Romantic birthday gift ideas
Teddy beard with a heart, romantic

5- Create something for him! Even if you are not good at DIY, you can find lots of sites and videos on how to create things. Again, it can be as simple as a homemade card for his birthday.

A cute idea is to knit a scarf or a hat for him. Youtube is full of tutorials that are really easy if you are into knitting.

6- Check his wish list if he has one

7- If you know he has a hobby you have probably noticed him talking about something he wanted. For example, if he is into photography, you can get him the new gear he always wanted. It does not have to be expensive though, instead you can get him a mug or a t-shirt related to his hobby.

8- Get him the new phone he always wanted!

9- Book lovers: buy him a book he has been waiting for or try a book gift card. And how about a Kindle? Check amazon's best sellers for this year.

10- Something for his car or bike. I don't want to stereotype but most men like to keep their cars looking sharp. It could be something as simple as a fragrance or a car vacuum cleaner.

11- Accessories: a watch, a wallet, shoes, phone accessories, or a new phone! One of my favorite are some new birthday cufflinks! It is a small item but a lot of men use it to really express themselves. It is an elegant gesture and will show him how much you care about the small details.

12- I have written a comprehensive list about the most useful gift for your husband's birthday or any other occasion.

Romantic celebration 2 couples earing 1 sweater

A birthday experience for him: 

This is one of the really nice and thoughtful things you can do to celebrate your husband's birthday in a different way. Give him a day to remember. As these are becoming more common, the prices are not that expensive if you have prepared, some of them are for a low as £50-£70 ($65-$90). So, the list continues:

12- Buy him a driving experience: who would not like to try driving a Ferrari or a Lamborghini? You will both enjoy it.

13- A flying experience: it could be a free flying lesson, skydiving or a hot air balloon flight. You will never forget it.

14- A yacht sailing weekend for two. This is a special birthday from wife to husband and you are also indulging yourselves together.

15- Luxury (or affordable) afternoon tea for two (UK) or dinner with a scenic view like close to an attraction or in a high rise building overlooking the city.

For many many great experience ideas in the UK, you can check Virgin Experience Days.

16- What about a luxurious spa day for men or a massage?

17- Get people together and go paintballing. Many people like to spend their birthday with family or friends.

18- A zip line or Go Ape adventure, if that's his kind of fun.

Celebrate his birthday at home:

A lot of men are more than happy to spend the day relaxing and enjoying some peaceful time. You don't have to spend too much or go anywhere fancy, specially if you already did a lot of these things for several years. Maybe he is too busy working and being outside most days. It might be time for you and your husband to just be together at home.

19- Cook or bake something for him. Look for an easy recipe for cookies online. My husband really loves my chocolate brownies so it was a nice birthday treat for him a few years ago.

20- I recently saw this idea on one of my relatives' Facebook profile: his fiance got his friends from all over the world (he had many) to record a very short video, only a few seconds long, just saying happy birthday and maybe a couple of words. She made a video by putting together all those short videos and ended with herself saying happy birthday and a few other things.

21- Another idea is to get him many little gifts according to the day he was born. If he was born on the 10th of the month, you could get him 10 gifts with a meaningful message.

But wait, he is turning 30 ! Well, if you don't feel you can do that then you could go with the month, much easier!

22- Buy him a cool gadget like a selfie drone or a mini robot for example. If you are in the UK check Menkind, they have got some pretty cool stuff.

23- Personalised t-shirt. Not a new idea but always welcome if you get a nice one.

So basically, pamper him, make him a card (or something), take him out for a meal or an experience and give him a gift.

I hope this given you some creative birthday ideas for your husband. Now it is your turn: tell us in the comments section below which ideas do you like,  if you have tried any of these gifts or if you have any other suggestions or indeed questions!

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