5 Senses Gift Ideas To Enhance His 2019

Article by Christine Williams. Last Updated: Monday, Sep 23, 2019.

Themed gifts are always a great idea, and 5 Senses Gifts for him are a unique and inventive theme he’s sure to love!

So, what’s a 5 senses gift? Well, we define it as one or more gifts that appeal to one of the 5 main senses (sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound). We’ve rounded up tons of great items that fit the bill, and you can choose to combine them into a huge gifting blowout, or space them out across the course of a year!

One of our favorite ways to do a Five Senses Gift year is to pick a single sense for each major holiday. So for instance you might schedule it like this:

  • Sense Of Sound Gift - Christmas
  • Sense Of Sight Gift - Valentines
  • Sense Of Touch Gift - Anniversary
  • Sense Of Smell Gift - Birthday
  • Sense Of Taste Gift - Father’s Day (or just because!)

However you decide to do it, we think he’s sure to love this creative theme you’ve chosen! Great job, and happy shopping!

Gifts For The Sense Of Sound

Sense of sound gifts tend to be music related. Things like gadgets for listening to music (bluetooth speakers, headphones, etc), or musical instruments are great gift ideas. This is one of our favorite categories, so give it some serious consideration!

Here are our favorite gifts for the sense of sound:

  1. Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
  2. Make it loud. Embrace bold sound and even bolder colors with the Beats Club Collection. With up to 40 hours of battery life and award-winning Beats sound, Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are perfect for staying inspired. So go ahead, pick your color, push play, and show the world who you really are.


  3. Vinyl Record Player
  4. Inspired by over 100 years of turntable design, 1byone has crafted a turntable with vintage record player looks, high-quality speakers, and modern stereo system Features. This Nostalgic Wooden Turntable brings retro stylings and technological audio versatility to your home sound experience. Your husband or boyfriend is sure to love it!


  5. Apple AirPods
  6. The new AirPods complete with Wireless Charging Case deliver the wireless headphone experience, reimagined. Just pull them out of the case and they’re ready to use with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac.


  7. LED Flame Bluetooth Speaker
  8. This LED Flame Atmosphere speaker lamp has 96 LEDs, each LED flickers warm yellow lights, forming a stunning and realistic dancing flame. Connect it with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, to enjoy clear audio with impressive volume powered by Five-watt drivers.


  9. Musical Sleep Pillow
  10. Sleep well with this memory foam pillow, designed to block noises while providing the headphone-free sounds of your choice, from ASMR and white noise to nature sounds and music. And only you can hear the sounds you choose, so your bedfellow gets a good rest, too.


  11. Ukulele DIY Kit
  12. Never insult a ukulele by calling it a small guitar. Petite in stature, yes. But big on a unique sound that puts us on a Hawaiian island, sipping from a pineapple between jam sessions (ukulele players have jam sessions, right?). Create your own piece of musical paradise with this kit, which includes all the necessary parts.


  13. Tickets To A Concert
  14. Concerts can be among the most memorable experiences in our lives, and it’s as much about the people we’re with as it is who’s performing. If your gift recipient has a favorite band touring near you, picking up a set of tickets for the 2 of you is a fantastic option! You’ll look back fondly at the evening for years to come!


  15. An Audible Gift Membership
  16. Giving the gift of audio books on the go has never been easier! With Amazon, you can gift 3, 6, or 12 month digital memberships to Audible, so they can listen to all the latest hit books! Whether it’s fiction, romance, or sci-fi, there’s something for everyone with this excellent gift of sound!


Gifts For The Sense Of Touch

The sense of touch is another theme that can’t be beat. This sense is a perfect match for intimate occasions like Valentines Day or an Anniversary. Turn the lights down low, and run your fingers over their body with massage oils. Or, give the gift of something soft and luxurious they’ll love to wear all year long!

Here are our picks for best gifts for the sense of touch:

  1. A Spa Day
  2. A couples spa day is a sensual way to each other’s company. Give them the gift of a home spa kit, or checkout a groupon for a great deal for a day of pampering! It’s a great way to connect and feel closer to one another.


  3. A Warm Fleece Robe
  4. With this plush fleece robe they can relax in comfort and style. Men don't get to wear many items that feel so soft to the touch. This robe is made from coral fleece fabric for a comfortable fit that will last. The microfiber fleece is made using chemical free dyes and is machine washable without the risk of pilling or shedding.


  5. A Foot Massager
  6. Massage is one of the greatest sense of touch gifts out there. It has 6 massage heads with 18 rotating massager nodes for deep penetration of the muscles for a soothing and relaxing experience! Even better, it's built with a heating function that can be manually turned on and off if not preferred to use.


  7. Aromatic Massage Oil Set
  8. These great massage oils help you combine multiple senses in 1 great gift. Delight his sense of smell with one of the aeromatic scents, and his sense of touch with a nice relaxing massage. Wonderful at Christmas time to help warm up those cold nights!


  9. Italian Leather Gloves
  10. Your hands will be warm and cozy with these classic men's gloves lined in knitted 100% Italian cashmere, that feel as good to wear as they look. These cashmere lined gloves for men feature simple classic styling that is appropriate for almost any occassion, from casual to dress.


  11. Deluxe Wet Shave Kit
  12. No need to piece together a shaving kit, Gentleman Jon has you covered with the most comprehensive kit on the market today. Get everything you need in one spot, of the highest quality, for one price. A face that's smooth to the touch is a real treat and a fantastic five senses gift idea.


  13. Darn Tough Wool Socks
  14. This is their burliest sock with maximum comfort and warmth. When it's crazy cold, but you're still going out, this is your sock. Extra heavy terry loop construction protects your entire foot and leg for maximum warmth.


  15. Touch Bracelet Set
  16. Download the app that connects the set and tap your bracelet to send a "Bond Touch" to your loved one. Theirs will light up and vibrate, so they'll know you're thinking about them. Want to send an extra-special note? You can send up to 10 taps in one message, making it easy to incorporate unique rhythms or create your own secret code.


Gifts For The Sense Of Sight

Epic visuals are one of life’s great pleasures, and we’ve rounded up a number of great gift ideas that fit this theme. Whether it’s a trip to a national park to view some amazing scenery, or a nice pair of sunglasses to protect his eyes, you can’t go wrong!

Here are our choices for top gifts for the sense of sight:

  1. Go Camping In A National Park
  2. Nature has created some of the most beautiful sights known to man, and we’re blessed to have many of the preserved in our National and State Park systems. Whether it’s an afternoon of hiking, a few days of camping, or staying in a nearby hotel, an outdoor trip is a great gift you can share together!


  3. Bamboo Wooden Sunglasses
  4. What better way to enhance his sense of sight than with a great pair of protective sunglasses. These glasses look great, and are fully functional. They're sure to become his favorite pair in no-time! No matter who's on your shopping list, they're going to love this terrific five senses gift!


  5. Sports Binoculars
  6. Help enhance his sight whenever it's needed with a favorite new gift! With 10X power magnification and large field of view, these are specially designed for outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, driving, watching wildlife and scenery.


  7. Smart Bulb Starter Kit
  8. If he's a bit of a tech enthusiast, this might be a great choice for sense of sight related gifts! This kit has everything he needs to control the lights with his phone or smart-home hub. Make sure he can see how special you think he is, and pick this five senses gift!


  9. Nikon Digital Camera
  10. Get closer to what matters 40x optical zoom, 80x Dynamic Fine Zoom Few shots are too far away for the COOLPIX B500's NIKKOR ED glass lens. 40x optical zoom gives you super telephoto power, then Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom, effectively doubles that reach for a whopping 80x zoom.


  11. A Mini Projector
  12. Help him take the magic of the big screen with him anywhere he wants to go with a mini-projector! Perfect for gaming, movies, or any other activity you can do from a phone or laptop. He'll love this gift, whether it's for Valentines, Christmas, a Birthday, or just because!


  13. Starry Sky Lantern
  14. On crisp winter nights, the stars in Vermont cast a warm glow over snow-covered towns. This inspired designer and Vermont native Tabbatha Henry to create this piece. The celestial design is crafted from translucent porcelain, with little holes poked into the sides. Turn on the bulb, and the luminary sprinkles "stars" onto your table or wall, evoking a miniature night sky.


Gifts For The Sense Of Taste

Taste is another one of our favorite gift idea themes on this list. Sharing a meal or drinks is one of the best ways to get close and renew our bonds, and these gift ideas have a little something for everyone. From alcohol, to BBQ, to chocolate covered strawberries, the possibilities are endless!

Here are the best gifts for the sense of taste:

  1. Flaviar Whiskey Subscription
  2. For the whiskey enthusiast, consider this epic subscription box by Flaviar. They’ve compiled a database of over 15,000 different spirits and each year hundreds of craft distilleries open their doors for club members - all delivered direct to their door!


  3. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  4. A dozen ways to show you care in the most scrumptious possible style. These giant strawberries are lavishly hand-dipped in premium dark, milk and cupid pink white chocolate in our own kitchen, then decorated with heart sprinkles and chocolate drizzles for a heartfelt gift. All of the real chocolate covered strawberries are beautifully packed in a signature gift box with ice packs, then shipped overnight to ensure perfect arrival.


  5. Gourmet Coffee Sampler
  6. A handpicked selection of 4 gourmet coffees from Seattle's top small-batch roasters will delight his taste buds! Experience a wide variety of single origin coffees and artfully-crafted blends. Every Bean Box includes nearly a half pound of freshly-roasted whole bean coffee, tasting notes, roaster profiles, brewing tips, and an artisan treat with free shipping.


  7. Beer Flight Tasting Set
  8. Bring the magic of the tasting room home with this beer flight set! The rustic caddie provides an elegant way to serve samples of a variety of beers at parties or in bar settings. The chalkboard panels on each side allow for labeling of beer or branding of bar or restaurant. If he's into beer, he's sure to love this gift!


  9. Snack Gift Basket
  10. If you're looking to send a gift to impress, you're in the right place. Inside this gorgeous woven basket, experts have artfully arranged an incredible selection of some of the world's most desirable foods. Boasting irresistible treats, including gourmet popcorn, delectable trail mixes, and delightfully crunchy cookies, this deluxe Snack Gift Basket is the perfect gift for any occasion!


  11. Around The World Beer Bucket
  12. Great beers should know no borders. That's why they've sought out delicious brews from around the globe and united them in this Around The World Beer Bucket! Perfect for anyone who enjoys a cold one, they've brought together beers from many different countries and artfully arranged them inside of a galvanized steel bucket and packed it full of gourmet snacks!


  13. A New BBQ Grill
  14. Get ready to step up his grilling experience. As the family sits down for dinner, or a couple of friends come over for a bite - This three burner grill will do its magic. With the spacious cooking area he can sear steaks on one side while grilling an appetizer on the other.


  15. Infused Hot Sauce Trio
  16. Hooch and sauce play together very, very well, and this trio of deliciously infused hot sauces are the proof. Liquor adds its own flavor to sauces, but it doesn't stop there. It enhances aroma and flavor perception, and carries seasoning compounds deeper into foods (because, science!)


Gifts For The Sense Of Smell

Smell connects with memory in a way the other senses don’t. That’s why this theme is perfect for forming memories that will last a lifetime. That smell of that perfect gift will bring him right back to the place he was in when he first opened it time and time again.

Consider one of our picks for best gifts for the sense of smell:

  1. Eau-de-toilette Spray
  2. Inspired by beauty of pantellerie, where he spent his vacation, armani created the aroma of aqua di gio for men and women. The fragrance for men is a scent of freedom, full of wind and water. The composition is built of a perfect harmony of sweet and salty notes of sea water and nuances of sunny warmth on your skin. Aqua di gio is full of scorching mediterranean sun.


  3. Scented Candles for Men
  4. These great-smelling gourmet candles are the gift he doesn't even know he wants yet! The 3-packs of candles contain gorgeous glass votives in a beautiful gift box that is perfect for any occasion. Each scent in this gift box was carefully chosen to delight, and the scents will compliment each other if you burn them all at once.


  5. Reed Diffuser Gift Set
  6. This reed diffuser gift set contains the Fresh Scent of Hyacinths, jasmine & rose, touched lightly with lily of the valley. Aromatique's Reed Diffusers feature natural reeds placed in a decorative clear glass bottle filled with your favorite Aromatique Diffuser Oil. The fragranced oil is drawn up into the reeds which then allows the fragrance to flow continuously into your room.


  7. Rescentable Car Air Freshener
  8. Arotags Rescentable Car Air Fresheners are the most simple and inexpensive way to keep your car smelling fantastic all year around. By giving you the wooden diffuser and the fragrance oil seperately, the control is in your hands how strong or weak you would like your scent to be in your vehicle. All of our fragrances are safely formulated without dangerous chemicals to produce a pleasant smell without being harmful to you or the environment.


  9. Bath Fizz Serenity Set
  10. Add some pizzazz to your evening soak with this duo of sweet-smelling, scoopable bath fizzers. Soap wizard Lauren Shun's lavender- and orange-scented blends are designed to help you relax and refresh, and with a full jar of each at your disposal, you can use as much or as little as you'd like, whether you're a purist or blending the two.


  11. Premium Beard Oil
  12. After just a few days of usage, have your spouse, friend and random stranger run their fingers through your beard. The texture of your now enhanced beard is incredible. Plus it conditions, tames and diminishes that "itchiness" that some of us get when a fresh beard grows in. With this beard oil, your coarse and abrasive facial hair will be transformed into a smooth, sleek work of art.


  13. Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
  14. Spade To Fork is a family owned, family run business based on our 40 acre farm in rural Oregon. Cooking, gardening and outdoors are their passions! Each and every one of these indoor grow kit boxes contains the seeds of a quiet revolution to make food personal again. There is nothing better than fresh food created in your own home.


  15. Citronella Incense & Holder
  16. Incense isn't just for indoors. Sure, it smells nice, but these extra-large sticks also have a little trick... Keeping bugs away. Made with citronella, a natural repellent derived from the lemongrass plant, they produce wisps of smoke and a smooth scent that flying insects aren't too fond of. Stick them right in the ground, or place the 11-inch-tall wands in a handmade incense burner created for the occasion.


Our Favorite Five Senses Gifts

Every guy is unique, so use your knowledge of what they love in addition to this list to come up with the perfect gift. That said, our research did turn up some favorite items that are a hit with most guys (most of the time).

Here are our top 10 five senses gift ideas:

  • Nice wireless headphones.
  • Musical instruments.
  • A foot massager.
  • A relaxing spa day.
  • New sunglasses.
  • A sight-seeing trip.
  • Chocolate Strawberries.
  • Beer sampler kit.
  • Scented candles.
  • Indoor herb garden.

Romantic 5 Senses Gift Ideas

Gifts that tickle our senses are inherently romantic. It’s a very intimate thing to be able to influence how our partners experience the world, and Valentines day or Anniversaries are a great chance to do just that.

We’ve outlined some options above, here are our favorite romantic 5 senses gift ideas:

  • Chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Massage Oil Sets for touch and smell.
  • Lingerie he will love to see you in.
  • Romantic music to listen to.
  • A sexy evening “in a box” set.
  • Tickets to a concert you can both enjoy.
  • Gourmet snacks to share.
  • A relaxing spa treatment.

5 Senses Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the time for sharing gifts with the men in our lives. The weather is cold and it makes for an excellent time to stay in and snuggle up. The gifts below are fun any time of year, but especially in the cold winter months.

Our picks for the best 5 Senses Christmas Gifts:

  • A warm robe or sweater.
  • Sexy underthings.
  • A fancy shave kit.
  • Soothing sounds musical pillow.
  • Fragrances and shaving accessories.
  • Men’s Scented Candles
  • A boudoir photo set

How To Pick The Best 5 Senses Gifts For The Man In Your Life

While there’s no one perfect gift for every man, our guide can help you brainstorm the perfect idea he’s sure to love. Your boyfriend or husband is unique and special, and the perfect gift for him may not be what’s best for someone else.

Between Christmas, Valentines Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, and other gift-giving occasions, there are a ton of opportunities to show your boyfriend you care, and choosing a theme like the 5 senses is a super way to tie them all together.

1) Check out their social media…

Pinterest, facebook, the people and companies they follow on instagram are all good places to start with.

2) Ask their friends and relatives…

Sometimes our men open up to their friends about things they want or like in ways they don’t to us. Reaching out to a friend to find out if there’s a secret gift they’re craving can be a good way to get a unique perspective.

3) Ask them directly…

Sometimes the best way to figure out that tricky gift is just to ask. Try to be sneaky about it, or come right out and see what they’ve got their eye on. Risking the element of surprise in exchange for a surefire hit may not always be the best way to go, but it works in some situations.

4) Consider giving an experience…

Things like concerts, weekend getaways, beer tasting, and other events can lead to memories that last a lifetime in ways physical objects can’t.

Our Time Tested Gifting Principles

Beyond the brainstorming basics, there are a few guiding principles you should keep in mind:

  1. Price isn’t everything - sometimes the best gifts are handmade, inexpensive, or free.
  2. Practical isn’t always best - treating your man to something he may not buy for himself is always a good idea.
  3. Give from the heart - something that holds deeper meaning for him is sure to make a lasting impression.
  4. Be spontaneous - you don’t have to wait for a Birthday or Christmas to treat him.
  5. Be inventive - truly unique and creative gifts mean thinking outside the box.

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