You want to get him a gift; You want to get him a gift that expresses you appreciation of the security he gives you, that represents the warm fuzziness when you think about all the memorable moments you have had together – and the not-so-memorable ones. You want to get him something that he likes but hasn’t bought for himself yet, something romanitc but not cliche, something that draws inspiration from your unique experiences together; You want to get him something that will cause his eyes to brighten up the moment he sets eyes on it, something he cannot wait to try out, something he likes so much, or needs so much, that he uses it almost every single day, reminding him of you and marking him as your property.
You want a gift that is expresses sincerity and something unique to your relationship. But you don’t want to gift something impractical that’s going to sit on his desk for weeks before being shunted into a cupboard. Here are 5 reasons cufflinks fit the bill (and your wallet too).
1. Cufflinks Are Functional
Men love functional items: we love to get ourselves tools – pens with laser pointers, shoecare kits, new electronic gadgets, and the like. If a functional item looks good, it is a bonus point, but we will never get ourselves ornamental items that have no function. It’s not masculine and rather fluffy to have something that only makes us look good and does nothing else.
Cufflinks are functional yet ornamental: they secure the cuffs of sleeves together and also exude an aura of sophistication and uniqueness. Their functionality does not stop there – some cufflinks like this pair serve as a watch, while more modern ones even functions as a 16GB USB Flash Drive!
Men actually love ornamental things – we just need a justification to wear them. This is why we wear a watch, even though modern mobile phones can tell the time better and more accurately.
I guarantee your significant other be hopping to try your cufflinks on once he has the chance!
2. They Can Symbolize A Unique Memory
Cufflinks come in many different designs, so you can pick one that is related to a special moment you two have shared, or perhaps a secret that only both of you are privy to.
For example, your first date out could have been to catch the first Captain America movie, so you could get him a pair of Captain America cufflinks to forever remember that first date and first kiss! Or how about that time you both lost your way trekking because he was overconfident in his navigation skills? Rib him with these real compass cufflinks!
3. Cufflinks Can Be Personal
There are cufflinks that come in letters of the alphabet, and you could get a pair that represents his initials. Otherwise, these locket cufflinks lets you insert a photo of you together, making it the only cufflink of its kind the the entire world!
Otherwise, you could get a blank pair of cufflinks and have them laser engraved with your intials, or a special message!
4. He Will Wear Them Everyday
As they fasten his shirt cuffs together, he cannot possible leave without them. Everyday, as he glances down and your cufflinks catches his gaze, he will be reminded of you and the special meaning those cufflinks hold.
When someone notices them, it can be a great conversation starter, and he’ll probably bring you up inadvertently when talking about the story behind your gift – don’t be surprised if you visit him at work one day and everyone seems to know you!
5. He Isn’t Likely To Own A Pair
Men aren’t the type to buy jewellery for themselves. Cufflinks are also not a thing yet among Singaporean men, unlike in the Western countries. You don’t have to be worried that your gift will be tossed aside as they will likely be his very first pair of cufflinks. He’ll likely be intrigued by the mechanical bits, and will keep them just to look at even if he doesn’t wear them. This pair of Watch Movement Cufflinks even has moving parts that is bound to intrigue him.
BONUS: It Upgrades His Style
Does your boyfriend/husband wear the same things over and over again? Even when you drag him along for shopping and order him to get some new clothes for himself, he usually comes back with a shirt in the same tired style, just in a different shade of grey or navy. A pair of cufflinks will add a more sophisticated feel even to that boring shirt he insists on wearing.
Unlike sewn-on buttons, cufflinks can be interchanged, creating new feel to the same shirt with every pair. This makes economical sense as a good shirt usually costs 150% the price of a pair of cufflinks!
Wrap It Up With A Functional Storage Box
What is the most important part of a present? PRESENT-ation! Like icing on cake, this beautiful gift box helps accentuate the glamour of your cufflinks. It also doubles as a storage box so that your careless man does not lose your gift!