Looking for some unique birthday ideas for husband? It’s free money on things you already buy and can add up really fast (I installed the bookmark tool so that a little reminder pops up anytime I am eligible for cash back on any website I am on). Husband birthday ideas are one of the things I really enjoy coming up with! *TIP: If you ever make a purchase for your husband birthday ideas, make sure you activate your cash back through Ebates!If you don’t feel like printing them out, you can also upload a picture of the form to Facebook and have all his friends and family answer the questions in the comments.
I wanted to tell her on the first date, but I knew that would probably be weird. She kind of gave me this half-shy, half-amused smile. But as time has gone on, I also realized that she knew something that I didn’t. I tried so hard to keep that fire going, to keep that emotion alight, but it got harder and harder. And what was even more interesting was that once I realized this on a conscious level, and started trying to find more opportunities to give, the more we both, almost intuitively, became lovey-dovey. From the excitement of dating a woman I felt like I could marry. Imagine a whole nation of people constantly chasing the emotions they had when they were dating. That’s a recipe for disastrous marriages; for a country with a 50% divorce rate; for adultery (the classic attempt to turn the fire back on); for people who do stay together to simply live functional, loveless marriages. How many people are in pain simply because they’ve been lied to.
Like most Hasidic Jews (we both became religious later in life), our dating period lasted a very short time. I mean, how you can feel that burning love when you’re sitting at the table discussing how to use the last twenty dollars in your bank account? How can you feel it when you think it makes perfect sense to put your socks on the floor after you’re done with them, and she has this crazy idea that they need to go in the laundry basket? And now, as I’m a bit older and a bit more experienced with this relationship, I’ve finally come to realize something.
My husband’s birthday is coming up, so it’s come time to think up some fun ways to celebrate (Update: I did a video tribute and it ended up being my favorite thing so far.
I had everyone send me a video message on their smartphone and had it compiled into a video. If you find yourself in a similar situation, hunting for an idea for an upcoming anniversary, birthday, or Christmas…are some fun ways we’ve celebrated in the past: Half Birthdays.
Letters of Love: On that same birthday, I also had all of his friends and loved ones write a letter to him expressing love or favorite memories they have had with him.
Some were funny, some were serious, and some were in poetry or “list” form. You can get the printable for it here: Happy Birthday to My Husband Letter Book.This is my favorite way to surprise my husband because he is never expecting it, and is never aware of when his half birthday even is!I don’t do it EVERY year (to keep the suspense), but it’s super fun.So today I thought I’d round up a few small gift ideas to accompany that larger cash gift.(Note that Above the Law‘s discussion on how much to give is more recent than ours — I agree with their New York rule of thumb of taking your seniority and multiplying it by 0, but know your office.) Our other gift guides are below — note that each one has a Pinterest board that is still being updated as we find stuff.There was no way I could keep that dating fire burning as practicality invaded our lives. Something I haven’t wanted to admit for a long time, but is undeniable.