And it's even more frustrating when your man gives you the most thoughtful gift ever. To help you out, here are 7 gift suggestions that almost every husband wants, but would never say out loud:
1. The gift of time
Your husband simply wants time with you. You can spend a day doing an activity he chooses, or surprising him with your own. Your husband silently craves quality and personal time spent with him, especially during such a cozy and romantic season. Give him your time, your attention and more importantly, give him your heart. Whether this means spending money for a night out together, or having a quiet evening in by the fire, time with you is one gift your husband will never have enough of.
2. The gift of affection
Never stop loving your husband but you can make an extra effort to steal more hugs and kisses to give him the gift of affection this year. Hold his hand, sneak some kisses in public and never allow him to question how much you love him. The tiny intimate moments you spend together are some of the greatest acts of love you can give to him.
3. The gift of words
Words are some of the most powerful things on the earth, and they can make the ultimate gift for your husband. Technology has traded hand-written letters for texts and emails, but the act of writing a letter to your husband to tell him how much you adore, appreciate and love him in descriptive words is more personal and heart-warming than any gift you could buy.
You can also combine the gift of words with a tangible gift. Get his initials engraved on his favorite items, things he sees every day. Every time he looks at it, he'll be reminded of your love for him.
4. The gift of understanding
One sure way to fully understand and show empathy to your husband is by taking the time to know his love language.
In the best-selling book, The 5 Love Languages,by Gary Chapman, five distinct love languages are discussed and described. The five languages include words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, physical touch and gifts. Learn your husband's love language and show how much you love him via his love language. Speak his language so he can understand how much you care.
5. The gift of thoughtfulness
Take a moment to think about what your husband absolutely loves doing, or about the things he might actually need. Be thoughtful about your gift giving. Does your husband have a lot of stress? Perhaps there is something to help relieve that. Does he often complain about dry hands, but always has to use your floral scented beauty products? Get him some of his own to use. Consider giving him a gift basket of his favorite things to keep at home and the office. Be thoughtful and notice the things he may need or want to do, even if he doesn't say it out loud.