It's a one word answer and something that you probably think you give a lot of (but could probably give more):
That's it! That is what we, as men, need more than anything else. More than sex. More than football. More than the coolest new gadgets, apps, or gear. The best give you can give your man is appreciation.
Be specific. General praise is really not that great for anyone. Be honest. We can tell when you are 'bending the truth.' If you want to give your husband or boy friend the best gift possible, it's consistent, specific, and honest appreciation.
If you'd like to hear two people who really knows what they are talking about in this regard, listen here. Dennis Prager runs a weekly hour on men and women. His guest this past week was Alison Armstrong of Understand Men. Her comments on this aspect of men is early in the podcast. The rest of the interview is well worth your time.
Happy Holidays everyone. Make sure to dish out the appreciation. And, please, be specific. We need it... more than you think.