10 gifts your husband is secretly wants (but won’t ask for)

Here's what men REALLY want.

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  • If your husband won't reveal the secret of what men truly want, don't worry, we've got you covered. So for his next birthday - or just a regular day, for that matter -knock his socks off with one of these great gifts.

  • 1. You to do the things he likes

  • He doesn't want to make you do anything you don't want to do ... but you make him feel loved and extra important when you do something he likes, even though you don't.

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  • 2. A tradition

  • Give him the gift that keeps on giving by giving him a tradition that can create special memories for years to come. Maybe your thing will be Sunday night tandem bike rides, making up your own crazy ice cream flavors or a good ol' game night.

  • Off to #WayHome #TandemBike thanks to @birgbruceelliott

    A post shared by Luke O'Reilly (@lukedoreilly) on

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  • 3. An inside joke

  • The best gifts are usually pretty simple, but are super thoughtful. Give him a gift that reminds him of an inside joke the two of you have.

  • really missing my best friend right now

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  • 4. An adventure

  • Take your husband on a treasure hunt through the woods or to try a new food - frog legs anyone?

  • (Get an adorable "Up" photo album to document your adventures here or an adventure saving's fund.)

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  • #goals #camping #couplecamping #perfection #allineed #couplegoals 🆒🆓👌🙌⛺

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  • 5. To learn something new

  • When you sign him up for a class to learn guitar like he's always wanted or get him some language learning tapes, not only are you helping him achieve his goals, you're telling him you believe he can do it.

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  • STREET • CROONER

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  • 6. A date

  • He's not going to tell you to ask him on a date, but he'd be thrilled if you called him on the phone and asked him for a night out - on you. Get creative or go classic with dinner and a movie.

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  • #mood #moviefort

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  • 7. Cuddle time

  • Your husband might not be all mushy gushy, but he loves to snuggle with you. Make snuggle time extra cozy by investing in a cheap (but durable) hammock.

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  • We're hung up on each other.❤️💙#bestfriend #hammockinglife #thanksdaveandbusters @eppolito10

    A post shared by Katie Miller (@ktmill_98) on

  • 8. To feel handsome

  • He's not going to beg for compliments, but it means so much to him to know that you think he's dreamy.

  • cause men love cheek kisses too.

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  • 9. Cool tech

  • Get him something like a solar powered phone charger or a mobile printer that turns your phone into an instant camera.

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  • 10. A love letter

  • It doesn't have to be elaborate, just a small note tucked into his pocket.

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  • BONUS: You

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

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Melinda Fox has a bachelor's degree in English and is a member of the FamilyShare content team. She loves Shakespeare, listening to her favorite songs on repeat and journaling.

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