What to Get Your Husband For Christmas

What a guy. He’s a hard worker and a loyal friend. He tinkers in the garage and takes the kids to the game. Husbands are hard to shop for. They deserve the best, but what to buy your husband for Christmas? It’s every wife’s dilemma. Obscure tools or trinkets they probably buy for themselves, clothes are either an insulting gift (clothes are boring!) or too hard to shop for (he only likes a certain brand and style!) and you’re left wondering “what could I possibly buy him this Christmas that he will know he is loved and appreciated?” 

Thankfully Old World Christmas won’t let you down. We’ve done Christmas idea guides for everyone: mom, dad and even a special guide to pass along to someone buying for a boyfriend. Obviously, we think thoughtful ornaments always make the perfect gift for everyone, so we’ll make a few recommendations to go along with our gift guide for the world’s greatest husband. 


Whether he travels for work, pleasure or both, there are many great gifts that can make the bumps in the road a little bit smoother. For a trip out of the country a universal charger and adapter cube eliminates the headache with charging and using devices. A creative travel companion for obscure and surprising travel locations is the New York Times Bestseller Atlas Obscura and would make a unique gift for the husband who thinks he’s been everywhere and seen everything. To bring a bit of the comfort of home along with him, a cozy, packable pair of slippers. The perfect ornament pairing for the husband who loves to travel would be the ever-popular passport ornament or the passenger airplane. Of course a plane isn’t the only way to travel, so select your husband’s preferred method of travel—we probably have a Christmas ornament for that!

Passport and Plane Christmas Ornament


Your husband might not be proud that he’s known for his neat spaces and cleaning abilities, but if he fits that bill, then we have some ideas for the neatnik. The first is a monthly subscription to Grove Collaborative. The monthly shipment is customizable with a huge selection of cleaning supplies for all areas in the home. Grove boasts cleaning supplies without harsh, harmful chemicals. To step up his cleaning habits on hard-to-clean surfaces we think that the drill brush set is perfect for the crazy cleaner. These heavy duty brush set attaches to a power drill for high-action cleaning power. If your husband’s cleaning skills extends to his car, then you can’t miss Griots Garage for all sorts of cleaning supplies for the car perfectionist. During flu season, we think your neatnik would appreciate a germ-free phone with this sanitizing phone case. For the neatnik, we recommend the vacuum cleaner ornament for his tree this year. 

Vacuum Ornament

Gadget Lover

Does your hubby have the right gadget for everything? He meticulously researches the one thing that will solve a specific problem, and is pleased with his purchase. We think that this gadget man might need a personalized docking station for his best gadgets. This sleek and cleverly designed docking station has a spot for the phone, watches, keys, wallet and all the rest of his essentials. For the music lover who appreciates the sound quality and the gadget, Bose has sunglasses that play music. One gadget that eliminates the need for other devices while protecting his eyes from the sun. It’s a win-win. We also like this simple, but innovative acoustic amplifier made from sleek birch wood. We think the man that loves a gadget would appreciate the pocket watch ornament. 

Pocket Watch Ornament

On the Rocks

For the husband that loves some cocktail mixology, there are a lot of interesting bar accessories and cocktail ideas for him. These extra large ice cubes or the whiskey wedge are a necessity, but setting the mood is a great way to enjoy a drink, and this Malin + Goetz dark rum candle does just that. Going the extra mile for a cocktail becomes a reality with a cocktail grow kit growing thyme, lavender, basil and more to make the cocktails very extra. If he needs some inspiration, or some new fresh ideas, a cocktail recipe book might reinvigorate his pour. For the mixology expert we recommend checking out all of our beverage ornaments, paying special attention to the Moscow mule ornament and the Bloody Mary ornament. 

Pint Glass, Moscow Mule, and Bloody Mary Ornament

Your husband might be hard to shop for, but he’s worth the effort. Start collecting ideas early and shopping soon, because shopping last-minute for the hard-to-shop-for person can be the most frustrating and disheartening situation. Christmas will be here in a flash, and there’s nothing more satisfying than the man you love being excited and understood with the best Christmas gift ever for the best husband ever. 

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Rachael Mitchell

Rachael Mitchell is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, and has over 15 years of writing experience. She’d never be able to pick just one favorite ornament, but narrowed it down to the S’more and Tennis Ball. She always looks forward to s’mores in the summer with friends and family adding gourmet ingredients, and played 4 years of college tennis in the mid-west.

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