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Looking for useful gifts for your husband that he actually wants (maybe even needs?!) Check out these husband-approved gifts ideas for the next birthday, anniversary, or holiday.
Look, we talk a lot about sustainable gift giving here at PunkMed, and I can talk all day about sustainable, non-toxic, and ethically-sourced products all day.
But, at the end of the day, often times the most sustainable gift is going to be the one that is actually used.
I rather a not-so-sustainably-made item be well-loved and used for years, than be made with maybe some recycled materials and almost immediately thrown in the trash.
This is at least what I tell myself especially when shopping for my husband and the other men in my life because I almost never know what they want. I rather get them something useful than something that will end up in a landfill!
I finally broke down, and literally bribed my husband to help me come up with the following list of gift ideas that he would actually use. (I bribed him with burritos!) So, indeed, the following gift ideas for husbands are truly husband-tested and approved.
Catch me referring to this list later myself when his birthday comes up!
This post is all about useful gifts for husband.
Useful Gifts for Husband
#1 Gift for Husband: Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lip Balm Peppermint
This lip balm is the actual OG lip balm for husbands everywhere. If you’re husband hasn’t tried this one, I promise–it will be a winner. Formulated with avocado, jojoba, and hemp seed oils, this lip balm feels hydrating without being sticky or overly glossy. Plus, it has peppermint oil for an extra kissable minty touch!
#2 Useful Gifts for Husband: Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Alright, you’re seeing what an absolute chokehold Dr. Bronner has on our household. But, I know several men, including Übermensch Tim Ferriss, that swear by the unscented Dr. Bronner’s soap. It’s reliable, natural, and the smaller bottles can be refilled easily with their gallon jugs of the stuff.
My husband uses it for both face and body, and somehow has fewer wrinkles than me. We also use it in all the hand soap dispensers in the house.
#3 Gift Ideas for Husband: Goodr OG Sunglasses
If your husband loves a good deal, these sunglasses are surprisingly high-quality for how affordable they are. These shades from Goodr feature a special grip coating that will eliminate slippage when sweating. Plus, the polarized lens with UV400 make these the perfect sunglasses for the super active man in your life!
#4 Husband Gifts: Ultra-Compact Flashlight
This is the kind of gift I wouldn’t think of myself, but my husband swears your man definitely will love this gift! It has a super powerful beam for being so tiny at 250 lumens that can cast up to 68 meters. Plus, it’s completely rechargeable via USB. Trust us, this is super handy to have on hand–especially as part of a safety kit in the car, while traveling, etc.
#5 Best Husband Gifts: LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Machine
My husband and I literally don’t know how we lived before we had this white noise machine in our lives. We now own a couple–one for home and a few we can take on the road for traveling. This white noise machine offers 20 unique non-looping sounds, including fan sounds, white, pink and brown noise.
#6 Gift for Husband: Pocket Knife
Okay, my husband is a self-professed knife guy, but the truth is almost everyone could benefit from having a pocket knife! They are super useful to have on hand when you quickly need to cut something, break down boxes, or just generally look like a badass! This knife has a sturdy 2.34 inch Nitro V blade and caged ceramic ball bearing pivot, deploying smoothly and securely so you can cut and slice with confidence.
#7: Useful Gifts for Husband: Sport-Brella Premiere UPF 50+ Umbrella Shelter
My husband got this Sport-Brella as a gift from my parents, and he hasn’t stopped talking about it since! If your husband loves long days on the beach, this umbrella shelter will make the perfect gift.
It can comfortably fit two people and a cooler, and protects you from both the wind and sun. It’s held in place by an auger, and you can also fill the side compartments with beach sand for extra security. This thing will NOT blow away!
#8 Gift Ideas for Husband: Squatty Potty The Original Bathroom Toilet Stool
Husbands sure know how to spend time in the bathroom. Get things moving along with this bathroom toilet stool from Squatty Potty. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, this stool acts as a foot rest while you’re doing your business. By having your feet slightly elevated, the idea is that you are in a more natural position for, uh, #2.
#9 Husband Gifts: OXO Brew Compact Cold Brew Coffee Maker
For the husband that loves his caffeine fix, check out this convenient solution for always having cold brew on hand. Take out the guess work of making perfectly bold coffee with this handy-dandy cold brew maker from one of our favorite kitchen gadget brands, OXO.
#10: Best Husband Gifts: Nutrafol Men’s Hair Growth Supplements
If your husband’s hair is looking a little sparse up top (hey, no shame!) it might be time to look into solutions. Both my husband and I use Nutrafol products, and we’ve both noticed a difference in the density of our hair! Be mindful, this is not an overnight solution and will take at least a few months. But, the bonus is these hair growth supplements happen to double as pretty good multi-vitamins as well, covering for daily needs for Vitamins A, D and more.
#11: Gift for Husband: TUSHY Classic Bidet 3.0
Once your husband goes for a bidet, he’ll never go back to regular old toilet paper for his behind! This bidet has a slimmer design, easier installation, and improved nozzle spraying for a much cleaner feeling with a lot less installation hassle.
Plus, bidets help restore forests by providing a clean and sustainable alternative to miles of toilet paper going to waste in the bathroom. Tushy proudly helps save up to 1 million trees with one installation.
Hi, I’m Leslie!
Hello there! My name is Leslie, and I’m the founder of PunkMed. I regularly share my best info on eco-friendly celebration, urban homesteading, gardening, and, of course, very thoughtful and helpful gift guides for the special people in your life.
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