Being a work-at-home mom makes me even more grateful for a husband who not only supports me in everything I do but also appreciates me, encourages me and gives me that li’l boost of motivation each time I need it.
So, it is only natural that our Green and Frugal Gift Guide will have a post dedicated to gifting husbands something that is not only practical, thoughtful and loving but also, eco-friendly and affordable. Yeah, pretty much prefect gifts for our loving spouses:
1. Homemade Christmas Cookies Basket for almost free:-)
Seriously, a basket filled with cookies for the holiday season, paired with your man’s favorite brew of java or tea is a great gift. He can either take it to work with him and share (!) the goodies with co-workers or simply dig into them while watching a fave flick or game.
2. Recycled, Reusable or Tree Free Paper Office Stationery – Price Varies but well under $50
Want to be green and hip? Gift your husband an eco-friendly desk set of notes and journals to jot down memos and ideas in. This one made of bamboo is chic and inexpensive. You can also pick fun eco products for the office from companies like UM! Brands. I am a BIG fan of their stickable, re-usable notepads available from $5.99 and can’t wait to try them out.
3. Organic Fleece Winterwear from $37.99
Want to warm up with your better half? Gift him this super-snuggly eco fleece made of organic cotton and recycled polyester. With a hoody, 2 front pockets and in 3 colors, organic fleeces are a surefire way to enjoy a cozy winter.
4. Quirky Bar Gifts from well under $50
One of our holiday gift guide sponsors, Uncommon Goods has a wide range of quirky yet practical and affordable stocking stuffers for men. My favorites include this On the Rocks Set for $34.00 along with some of their green gifts. However, they have tons to choose from and plenty to fit every possible budget.
5. Customized Photo Book from $40
Create a special, customized photo book capturing all the memories of the past year. Holidays, special occasions, dinner dates, fun with friends, family time and more can easily be translated into a keepsake for your husband (and you) to browse through in the New Year. In fact, this particular gift idea can become a fun family tradition as well. Lifephoto (one of our clients) is offering a cool 25% off all coffee table photo books with the coupon code HOLIDAY25.
I gifted my husband one for Diwali this year and it is a treat. You get to showcase all your digital photographs in a fun and eco way. No printing, paper,ink. Plus, you don’t have to switch on the laptop each time you want to see some pictures. I think it is an absolute delight to have in the house or even, the office.
7. A Personalized Ring from $29.99
If your husband is okay with wearing jewelry, a personalized message band is classic. Stylish, chic and yet affordable, you can personalize it with a special message or just your names. Take your pick!
8. A Donation to a Favorite Charity
This one is a personal favorite. If your husband really doesn’t want (or need) anything , consider making a donation in his name to his favorite charity. In fact, you could even do this in addition to getting him a gift.
9. SkillShare Classes from $20 upwards
I think these are really cool. For all the DIY-type husbands (is there another type?!), you can sign them up for a class that interests them or has been on their “to-learn” list and give them a gift that adds value and no clutter.
10. Personalized Pajamas from $45.99
Finally, love these personalized, quirky pajamas from PajamaGram (no sponsor/affiliate). There’s nothing better than a pair of comfy pajamas to get into at the end of a long, hard day and if you can get them personalized as well, well, it just gets better.
What would you getting the most special man in your life for this Christmas?
Photo Credit:Keoni 101