12 gifts your husband wants (but will never ask you for)

Your husband secretly wants these things. Do you know what they are?

12 gifts your husband wants (but will never ask you for)

Your husband secretly wants these things. Do you know what they are?
  • It's so frustrating when your husband shrugs and says, "Whatever" when you ask him what he wants for Valentine's Day. You want to get him something worthwhile that will put a goofy grin on his face, but you find yourself lost in an internet rabbit-hole trying to find something decent. For some reason, he won't reveal the secret of what men really want.

  • But we're here to blow that secret. Here are 12 things your husband is hoping for:

  • 1. An adventure

  • Every guy is secretly seeking a little excitement. Take him paragliding or on a treasure hunt through the woods.

  • 2. An inside joke

  • Give your hubby something personal that's sure to make him laugh. For example, if you two bonded over your zombie apocalypse plans, give him some gear to prep for it.

  • 3. Cool tech

  • A man loves cool gadgets, and that's what he really (really) wants. Buy him a walkie talkie or an awesome solar-powered flashlight that can charge his phone.

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  • 4. You to do things that he likes

  • He wants you to do something he loves, even if you don't (because he loves you most of all). Find a way to hit up a football game or go camping, even if those aren't at the top of your to-do list.

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  • 5. To be prepared

  • One of a woman's greatest needs is to feel protected. Likewise, one of your man's greatest needs is to feel secure. Give him that security with things that will help him feel prepared in dire circumstances like a first aid kit or an emergency generator.

  • Find everything he needs to feel prepared at Zero Impact Living.

  • 6. His own space

  • Carve out a place in the house, garage or backyard for your husband that can be all his. He wants space to work, explore his hobbies or have a moment to himself.

  • 7. Food

  • Best of all is a home-cooked meal, but he'd also love food he can take with him and prepare without any effort.

  • 8. To learn something

  • Your husband would go nuts to learn a new skill, especially one that he's been wanting to learn for a while (like how to fly fish or play guitar).

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  • 9. A date

  • He'd be thrilled if you planned a special night out, just for the two of you. Pull out all the stops to woo your man all over again. For example, serve him a candlelit dinner and give him a few kisses.

  • 10. To listen to his music

  • He wants to play DJ for once (even if you really can't stand to listen to that noise).

  • 11. Stuff for his hobbies

  • Even if you don't participate in his hobbies, you can show you care about them by giving him equipment or tools to do them. Not only will he be appreciative of your thoughtfulness, but he'll be stoked to get more gear to do his favorite things.

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  • 12. You

  • At the end of the day, all he really wants is you.

  • Find all these items and more at Zero Impact Living.

Melinda Fox has a bachelor's degree in English and is the Sponsored Content Manager for She loves Shakespeare, listening to her favorite songs on repeat and journaling. Find her at


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