It’s no news that men are difficult to buy gifts for. Especially when it comes to buying books. You might want to gift your man a wonderful, heart-moving love story and he’ll just be yawning while reading it. Which is why we’ve curated a list of 9 books that are perfect gift for husbands. Some of these books are classic love stories, others are self help books to improve your marriage and some are just guy books that are all time favourites with the boys.
List of 9 Books That Are Perfect Gift For Husbands:
- Love Story by Erich Segal
- Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
- PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
- The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- The Course of Love by Alan De Botton
- Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
- A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
- Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
- The Firm by John Grisham
Love Story by Erich Segal
Published on Valentine’s Day of 1970, this book as an evergreen love story that everyone with a heart, irrespective of their gender will adore. It is definitely a tearjerker, but so worth it! It tells the story of Oliver and Jenny, two young, idealistic people hailing from vastly different worlds. As their lives collide, sparks fly and they fall deeply and madly in love. Although the story ends tragically, the love in it transcends time, space and mood. It will definitely make your husband revel in the love you share and make him appreciate you more.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
Often considered a starting point to understand the opposite sex, this book will go miles in improving your relationship with your husband. Some of its highlights are giving your loved one space, not giving unsolicited advice and being a compassionate listener. The book’s premise is that men and women come from different planets, that is, they have different thought processes, needs and ways of responding. Understanding how things work on the other planet can significantly improve diplomatic relations between the two
PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
If you’re anything like us, you’ve sobbed your way through 90% of this book. In fact, it’s so moving that you might even catch your husband shedding a tear or two slyly. This is the story of Holly, whose husband has just died and whose heart is completely shattered But then she discovers a series of letters her ailing husband wrote to her to help her on with a life without him. A swoon-worthy love story which demonstrates marriage in its full glory, this one is a perfect gift for your husband even though it is sad.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
In this book, Chapman details the five styles in which humans show and like to receive affection The five styles are – physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts and quality time. An online test will reveal to you what yours and what your husband’s is or even otherwise, a bit of introspection makes it plenty clear. Reading the book helps you understand what exactly each love language entails and how you can satisfy your partner’s need for it. This will offer your husband an insight on how he wants to be loved and how you want to be loved. This book will enhance your relationship more than you might think.
The Course of Love by Alan De Botton
This is a love story that begins happily ever after. Mingling fiction with philosophy and psychology, this novel explores what it takes to keep love alive. It deals with the maintenance of love after the initial thrill of novelty has settled. Happy endings are way more complicated and knotty than they’re made out to be, and need to be explored more thoroughly. In the story of Rabih and Kirsten, your husband will see reflections of your own marriage and will realize anew that, marriage, though messy, is beautiful and worth it.
Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
Game of Thrones is now a worldwide sensation and needs no description. In fact, it is impossible to summarize its expansive and unimaginably complex plot that goes on for thousands of pages. Suffice it to say that it’s a masterpiece of fantasy with loads of violence and sex – what else does a guy want?
A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
This is Archer’s retelling of the famous Mount of Monte Cristo. It follows the story of a young man who is convicted for murder on the eve of his engagement. The novel follows his journey in jail and how he escapes from the prison to avenge those who framed him. In Archer’s classic style that has charmed men of all ages, this novel is also includes a romance that fructifies in the end after great obstacles. It will make a great gift if your husband is a fan of thrillers with a dash of romance.
Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Definitely a hot favourite among boys of all ages, this sci-fi trilogy which depicts the adventures of a multiple characters in a faraway galaxy in the ancient past. The principle characters include Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi Wan-Kenobi, Pricess Leia and Chewbacca. The trilogy spans lots of interesting events and is a great gift for your husband if he loves sci-fi, especially the movies.
The Firm by John Grisham
This legal thriller by the prolific Grisham will keep your husband on his toes and will give him a much needed adrenaline rush. Replete with all elements of Grisham’s typical novels, this book is the story of young promising lawyer Mitch McDeere. It chronicles Mitch’s dilemma after he makes the terrible career mistake of joining a firm owned by a mafia. Now probed by the FBI, he must navigate the choppy waters of his career and return unscathed. Plus, this novel also has a little beautiful love story of Mitch and his beautiful wife Abby. This thriller with a tinge of romance will make a great gift for your husband.