As another year passes by and that all-important day approaches, you may be tearing your hair out and asking, "What is the ideal birthday gift for my husband?" At 58, he probably has everything he needs. This may make selecting the ideal gift challenging, but you can do it.
Hobbies and Collectibles
Nothing says "I love you" more than showing support for his hobby or special interest. His hobbies may consume time and take away from time with you, but he will appreciate the sacrifice you make to allow him to pursue that special interest. Demonstrate continued support by adding an item to a special collection or replacing a worn-out tool that he always complains about.
When your husband is 58, there is a strong possibility that the family has spread out and resides in other cities. Sometimes work, school, and other important activities prevent families from having the quality time they had when the children were home. Consider planning a family activity such as camping or a short trip to a favorite place. Coordinate times and travel plans for children and important extended family to ensure success.
No one is ever too old to receive a stack of love coupons from the one they love. These coupons are best when you make them, but you can also buy them online or at a bookstore. Love coupons entitle the holder to special activities that one is willing to perform. These can include fun activities such as dinners out, trips to the movies and husband's night out. When handmade they can be more creative and focused on activities he enjoys.
Give year-long gifts such as a subscription to a wine-of-the-month club. Whenever the monthly bottle arrives is a special time, and you can celebrate the birthday again by creating a nice evening dinner that accompanies the wine. Present a birthday card with the wine which highlights how appreciated he is. Not only is this a good idea for a birthday gift, it may just help keep the spark alive in the relationship.
James G. Pradke began writing freelance in 2010 and currently authors the "Clarion Post." Areas of particular expertise include education, small business, arts, international travel, and home and garden. Pradke possesses a Master of Arts in international peace and conflict resolution from American Military University.