One of our missions here at Venus ET Fleur® is to celebrate love in all its various forms. One opportunity in this regard is found in the lesser-known National Husband’s Day, which falls on the third Saturday of April. On this fine spring day, husbands of the world may rejoice to find themselves seen and appreciated.
On this very note, we thought it would be a fun idea to explore some of our favorite ways to take care of that special man in our lives. Despite their often-stoic exteriors, we find that our husbands like to be treated and pampered no less than ourselves. In the past, we’ve covered a number of creative ways you can treat your man for the holidays, but what to get him on this day devoted solely to him?
Have no fear, dear reader. Without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into some of our favorite ways to show your husband how much you care.
A Tasteful Subscription
A go-to immediate ask for yourself when buying a Husband’s Day present is: are there any unique hobbies that he really enjoys? If you know the answer (and we would hope that you do), we highly recommend searching around online for a subscription box that caters to his particular tastes.
Subscription services offer recurring delivery of specialty products, typically on a monthly basis. This mode of purchase is ideal for manufacturers, as it allows them to more accurately match demand to production, which often means lower prices for consumers.
These days, you can find subscription services for everything from shaving goods and trendy clothing to fishing tackle and high-quality snacks. If properly thought on, this gift will be sure to delight your spouse, showing your thoughtfulness and close understanding of their tastes and inclinations.
We here will add a small proviso that, when buying hobby-related gifts, always seek expert advice before making a purchase. Sometimes, when we try to buy someone something for their hobby, we end up spending money on something they already own or of a lesser quality than what they already have. Careful research and consultation will help you avoid this common pitfall.
A Home Brewing Kit
It’s not exactly an earth-shattering revelation that men love beer. Before you condemn us for playing to stereotypes, know that this claim is backed by a 2016 Gallup poll, where 54 percent of American men listed beer as their alcoholic beverage of choice—more than twice the percentage of men who prefer wine or spirits. The same poll reveals that, again confirming a stereotype, women prefer wine by a similar margin.
Our inference from this data, however, is not that you should present your man with a six-pack of Miller High Life come April 22nd. However, we find that a home craft brew kit makes for a wonderful gift. These kits, quite popular in the last decade, will allow him to make his own unique beer. When he’s finished with his first batch, it will undoubtedly be unlike anything you can find at your local supermarket.
Homebrew kits can be used to brew just about any variety of beer. With the proper ingredients, he’ll be able to make anything from the heaviest stout to a crisp, hoppy IPA from the comfort of his own home. Some retailers even offer gluten-free beer kits which use a rice base instead of the typical wheat or barley.
While such a gift may initially seem to be a big to-do, so long as you’ve got a pot and a stove, you’ve got everything you need to turn your kit into a first-class brew! Pair this gift with some basic bottling and labeling materials to turn this fun hobby into a full-blown business opportunity.
Plan a Date Night
If your man enjoys the finer things—good food, high-quality wine—perhaps the best thing to do in order to celebrate him is to go back in time to your dating days. Spending quality time together every night isn’t always possible, and it may even get, dare we say, boring and repetitive after a while. Instead, consider planning an elaborate date night, perhaps at his favorite restaurant or one that he’s been dying to try.
Having a date night will give you the chance to get up out of the house and enjoy life together. It doesn’t even have to be a fancy restaurant—you two can go see a movie, a concert, or even bowling, if he’s into that sort of thing. There are so many wonderful possibilities, limited only by his tastes and your resourcefulness. This will give you two a chance to take a break and have some fun!
A Weekend Away
A significant body of psychological research indicates that great experiences bring us more happiness than material things. For this reason, and so many more, we cannot recommend a weekend, or even a week, away highly enough. Even if you’re on modest means, a couple of days spent at a hotel or bed and breakfast can relax the mind, reduce stress, and generally shake up the humdrum of daily life.
If opportunity permits, take your husband to a destination he’s always dreamed of traveling to. This kind of rich experience can prove quite literally unforgettable. How many of us have gone on a trip that changed our lives, our way of thinking and relating to the world, forever? In this way, a destination getaway can be one of the most thoughtful and rewarding gifts on this or any Husband’s Day.
A Handsome Watch
From James Bond to Don Draper, distinguished men of the screen and in real life have been defined and accentuated by their distinctive wristwatches. While this may seem cliché, we know plenty of men who go positively gaga over a fine timepiece.
Of course, you don’t need us to tell you that a high-quality, name-brand watch can cost you thousands of dollars. Luckily, there are plenty of alternative outlets available online, including independent artisans, that offer memorable and beautiful wrist-watches that won’t break the bank.
A Beautiful Flower Arrangement
While the gift of flowers for your husband may seem a tad unconventional, we find that for this very reason they can serve as a wonderful and unique expression of your love. If you find yourself skeptical, take a moment to visit this past article of ours on whether men enjoy receiving flowers as gifts—the answer may surprise you.
Any number of stunning arrangements can be appropriate, but we particularly recommend the renowned flower of love—the classic rose. But before you order roses from your local florist, know that they’re probably only going to last for about a week, two at the most. Even over water, those beautiful blooms will soon wilt.
We at Venus ET Fleur, keen to this beloved flower’s tragic flaw, pose an innovative solution: our state-of-the-art Eternity® Roses, which will last for an entire year given the proper care and maintenance.
Made from real roses sourced directly from the world-famous rose fields of Ecuador. Each blossom is picked at peak bloom and carefully packed for shipment to our New York workshop. They come in a variety of rich and stunning colors, which, because most of the roses are originally red, are treated with a non-toxic bleach solution to painstakingly remove the original color and gently dyed with their new pigmentation.
If your man favors the refined and elegant, consider one of our bestselling arrangements: the Le Clair Cinq. As its name suggests, this is a stunning five-flower display. Each gorgeous bloom is hand-arranged within a crystal-clear acrylic case that shows these beauties off from all angles. It looks marvelous on a windowsill, as the case will refract and reflect sunlight to wonderful effect.
For something much bigger, bolder, and unforgettable display, spare no expense with our magnificent Large Square arrangement. Featuring nearly four dozen voluminous Eternity Roses, this handcrafted arrangement is handsomely set within an elegant suede vessel. This unmatched piece is available in 24 different colors, so you can match them to the décor in your husband’s favorite space.
Our parting words of advice as you consider the best way to care for your man this Husband’s Day is that no matter what you buy him, what counts is the thought behind it. Advice you may have heard before, but it’s as true as it’s ever been.
If this brief guide has been helpful to you, we are so very glad! There are a million and one ways to show your husband how much you really care about him, and this list has only scratched the surface. We’re confident that, no matter what you do this Husband’s Day, he is sure to feel grateful and appreciated.