If you’re lucky and smart, you’ve got a husband who is great to you and wonderful to your kids. That’s why you’ve been searching for the perfect gift idea for his birthday, your anniversary or any other special occasion – something that will let him know just how much you appreciate him as a husband, father and integral part of your family unit. He’s your partner in life and so you want to find some cool gift ideas that will help him to relax, play harder, or maybe, just get back to being the little boy he once was.
One gift you can give him doesn’t cost a thing, and that’s time to let him enjoy whatever present you select. Whether you send him fishing, plan a day at the beach for a picnic, or just let him kick back with an ice cold beer, he’ll appreciate your time and creativity pampering him on his special day. Is he a great grill master? We’ve got the perfect surprise. Does he long for quiet days on the lake? We’ve got two cool options for that. Even if he just wants to spend the day detailing his car or truck, we’ve got a perfect gift idea for that guy too. No matter what your husband loves to do or dreams of doing, we’ve found some super surprises he’ll be crazy about. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Best Cool Gift Ideas for Your Husband.
1. Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, 2-Pack
An ice cold beer is always the perfect companion for your man and the Corkcicle Chillsner makes it possible to do that just about anywhere. Beer can be a little persnickety though and when it gets too warm, it can be harsh, more bitter than usual, and generally unpleasant to drink (which is totally the opposite of the point, right?). In an effort to keep beer time as it should be, the Chillsner effectively eliminates any pressure to chug a perfectly crafted brew in order to avoid the downside of drinking warm beer. Every husband knows that beer should be respected and enjoyed at one’s individual pace and the Chillsner makes it possible to do just that. If your sweetie is more of a whiskey than beer guy, get him some whiskey balls to chill his Jack Daniels.
Price: $17.99 (40 percent off MSRP)
2. FreshJax Gourmet Handcrafted Grilling Spices
If your sweetheart’s a pit master, consider giving him this awesome set of dry rubs so he can show off his BBQ prowess to anyone and everyone. These five FreshJax handcrafted spice blends are the perfect BBQ seasoning for beef, chicken, pork and more. Each bottle is packed with the very best ingredients available. They include:
GRILL MASTER: He can be the master of his backyard domain with this seasoning for everything from veggies to proteins. This spice blend gives it all a distinct, well-rounded flavor.
SMOKEY SOUTHWEST: Smokey Southwest has just the right amount of spice to heat things up from the grill to taco night.
CITRUS PEPPER: A unique twist on classic lemon pepper seasoning, Citrus Pepper uses lemon, lime, and orange blended with a variety of peppercorns for a bright and refreshing flavor.
FRESH BAY: A fresh take on that famous sea seasoning, but with more flavor and half the sodium. Fantastic with potatoes (french fries, potato wedges) and grilled veggies.
PEPPERED HABANERO: Spicy and peppery, this seasoning blend adds heat and bold cracked black pepper flavor to any dish.
If you really want to make the surprise more delicious, get him a snazzy new gas grill so he can cook for small and large gatherings of family and friends. Make sure you don’t forget to get him some grill brushes to keep it grates clean and food tasting fresh every time he uses it.
3. Caddis Sports Premier Plus Float Tube
This awesome float tube is Caddis’ most advanced and durable float tube. With a top and pockets that are made of heavy-duty, rip stop material and a heavy duty Tarpaulin bottom, it reduces resistance in the water and protects against punctures and wear. All critical seams of this fishing tube are double stitched. The foam seat and adjustable backrest sits your sweetie above the water for less drag and warmer days of fishing. This great float tube features two large and two small pockets, front rod holder straps, two dry fly patches and a cargo area behind the seat. Custom Boston Valves and bladder-to-cover attachment points make filling and deflating the Premier Plus easy. It also includes florescent safety accents behind the seat, a stabilizer bar and stripping apron and D-Rings for shoulder straps. The maximum weight capacity on this float tube is 325 pounds. If you really want to take it over the top for his special day, there are other great gifts for husbands that would go nicely with this float tube, like an awesome pair of Oakley GasCan Sunglasses and enough high SPF sunscreen that your sweetie can stay out fishing all day.
4. EGO Power+ Cordless Electric Blower
You husband is going to love the EGO Power+ Blower, and I know that first-hand because I bought my husband one as a special gift last year. It is the first rechargeable blower to perform better than many premium gas-powered models. Your husband will love it for its turbine fan engineering, inspired by advanced aeronautics technology, because it delivers industry-leading power. The light-weight, compact, high-efficiency brushless motor delivers longer run time, low vibrations and an extended motor life which means it’s light and easy to handle. The advanced 56 volt battery uses industry-leading Arc-Lithium technology to deliver power beyond belief and it is compatible with all EGO Power+ products from string trimmers to lawn mowers to hedge trimmers. All EGO outdoor power equipment comes with a 5-year limited warranty and 3-year limited warranty on EGO Power+ System battery packs and chargers.
5. Styles II Unknot & Tone Massager
Give your husband the ultimate in relaxation with the Unknot & Tone Massager. This little baby will work out the kinks and knots from his stressful day at work. It improves the circulation of blood, reduces muscular tension, affects the nervous system, enhances tissue healing and does much more. It is the perfect way to put his body at genuine ease, soothing his stiff and aching muscles and it offers the same benefits of a genuine massage. It conforms to almost every massage need, and includes four attachments for different uses on the body from relaxing tense muscles in his neck and shoulders all the way down to hips, legs and even his tired tootsies. To enhance his stress relief, start with a hand massage using essential oils. And if you want to make it a more intimate affair, study up on massage for couples.
Price: $48.97 (46 percent off MSRP)
6. The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Jacket
Designed with an updated, streamlined fit for men, this coveted windproof soft shell is the all-around jacket for windy, rainy or cooler weather. If your husband loves to be outdoors no matter what the weather, this jacket is the perfect all around gift for any occasion and any time of year. Great for cool camping mornings, chilly days at the beach, and misty day bike rides, the protective TNF Apex ClimateBlock fabric is windproof and water-resistant, maintaining a comfortable level of breathability during any kind of aerobic activity. The semi-stretchy nylon fabric keeps this jacket looking great after hours of wear. Coupled with some cozy gloves, getting in a cold car in the morning isn’t nearly so bad.
7. Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Your husband likes his drinks fresh and cold. Whether it’s a cocktail or beer for picnic time, water or iced tea for active time or juice for a morning jog or bike ride, the Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is the perfect man’s canteen for every day of the week. This awesome stainless steel water bottle is a sports bottle that he can take anywhere, any time. It is so versatile that it even keeps his morning coffee hot without worrying about burning his oh-so-tender man flesh. The bottle is made with food grade stainless steel so you can be sure your special guy is drinking from a quality beverage receptacle. It keeps a beer or adult beverage easily concealed, but it’s equally great to keep a protein shake cold all morning long. This nifty flask keeps drinks hot up to six hours or cold up to 24 hours.
8. Black & Decker Handheld Automotive Vacuum Cleaner
If your sweetheart is like mine, he likes to keep his car clean and pristine. Get him the Black & Decker Automotive Pivot Vac. This number one Amazon best-seller makes cleaning his car, pickup or boat so easy, as it plugs into 12V vehicle outlet for plenty of power to pick up gravel, dirt, crumbs and more. It features a slim pivoting nozzle that lets him hand vacuum from any angle and access hard-to-reach spaces that those snacks, treats, and sneaky dirt just seem to find their way into. It also offers an extended 16′ power cord that reaches pretty much anywhere he needs or wants to clean. This vac features cyclonic action, which means the filter stays clean and the suction stays stronger for a longer amount of time. The one-step easy-empty bagless dirt canister allows for for a mess-free clean up, meaning his hands don’t have to touch the dirt and mess. The convenient filter refresh knob allows him to clear debris off filter to improve suction power, and the three-stage filtration prevents dust from escaping into the air. The hand vac conveniently folds in half with a cord wrap tool for easy and compact storage that keeps it neat and tidy. To keep his rig sparkling like new, get him a nifty detail duster for those tricky vent areas along with some Armor All wipes.
Price: $49.99 (11 percent off MSRP)
9. Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener
There’s just something about opening a bottle of wine for a special evening. It’s kind of like carving the turkey at Thanksgiving. Your sweet husband likes to do the honors. The ceremonial quality of removing a cork truly indicates it’s time to unwind. Whether relaxing after a long day at the office or hosting an intimate dinner soiree or holiday party, Oster’s electric wine bottle opener makes it easy to start the evening off in sophisticated style. Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles, the electric wine bottle opener offers the same portable, cordless convenience as other wine bottle openers, but with the added benefit of sleek presentation and fast, effortless performance, opening a bottle in a matter of seconds. Fast, zero-effort cork removal ultimately means he’ll have more time to spend with the people he loves (meaning you.) Get him a six-pack of Drop Dead Reds from Washington State to give it a good test run.
10. eMotion Spitfire Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak
If you’re looking for a perfect present that gives you and your sweetheart more time together in the great outdoors, this eMotion Spitfire 12 foot tandem kayak could be the perfect gift for him and you. It has a 500 pound weight capacity and seats two people, which means both you, your picnic and your fishing gear can easily be carried and used for a full day or afternoon paddle trip. The vibrant yellow sit on top, tandem kayak comes with self-bailing scupper holes, two quick-release seat backs, four carry handles, an easy roll skeg wheel, rear tank well with cargo net lacing system, and two paddle keepers. The eMotion Spitfire kayak has the stability and performance of a smaller kayak with lots of extra features and upgrades. It’s stable for play time and has amazing speed and tracking to get you to your destination or no destination at all – even better. You’ll need to order two sets of kayak paddles to get yourself underway. And don’t forget to get your sweetie a personal flotation device (PFDs) along with one for yourself to say safe when you’re out on the water.
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