Sometimes the best gifts in life really are free. If you're trying to figure out what to give the man in your life who seems to have everything, or perhaps just want to find the ideal gift that shows you really care without spending an arm and a leg, consider these five ideas that won 't set you back too far financially.
What man does love a good massage, or even just a nice back rub? Give him 30 minutes of your time, and create a special soothing environment with mood music and candles while you massage his sore muscles. If that isn't an option you might consider a gift certificate to a Spa where he can get the ultimate relaxation treatment and a professional massage.
There are few men who can resist the lure of good homemade cookies, and if they're fresh out of the oven it's even better. Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, cookies may be the way to many a man's heart! Tie on a gift tag that reads something like, "You're the cookies to my milk," to add a romantic (and corny) little twist.
Whether you're a writer, an artist, a photographer or have any other creative skills or talents, consider putting them to use to make a very personal and thoughtful gift. Consider making a beautiful painting, writing a poem, or if you're into scrapbooking, creating a photo collage makes a wonderful gift.
If the man in your life is busy working during the week and spends a large part of the weekend on household chores, consider gifting him with a day, or weekend, to himself to do anything he wants. That includes lounging around on the couch all day and watching sports or playing video games – let him to whatever it is he loves to his heart's content without being bothered. That's a gift he'll appreciate, and remember for years.
Tickets to the game
If you don't love sports, and he does, consider getting him tickets to the game. If he doesn't have anyone else to go with, use the other ticket and try to join in the fun while rooting his favorite team on. If he has a friend or colleague who would appreciate going more than you might, consider it an extra special gift by letting him spend some time out with the guys.