Ever wondered what to get the special man in your life but have been drawing a blank? Not only do men seem to have expensive interests but many guys seem to work on impulse and will more often than not “treat themselves” to a gadget when they see it.
Research has shown that when compared to women, who enjoy shopping for gifts more so than men, guys are almost twice as likely to splurge on themselves than women and spend more when they do!
Gifts to guys don’t necessarily have to break the bank – nor do they have to be boring typical gifts like socks, ties or washroom sets. Depending on the types of interest your guy has, there are plenty of reasonably priced but interesting gifts available. Let’s explore;
If the man in your life has a certain love of food, whether it’s cheeses, meats or sweets – consider building them a personal hamper. Wicker picnic baskets can be bought from most craft stores and you can add a filling of straw or tissue paper to make it seem a bit more sophisticated. Then you can fill the hamper with all the treats their hearts desired! For meat lovers, consider a selection of dried or smoked meats or if they’ve got a sweet tooth, add a variation of chocolate and fruit sweets so there’s plenty of choices.
Got a partner that can’t tear himself away from his computer, consoles or gadgets? There are plenty of options to bring a smile to his face, from retro consoles to mini-drones. Gamers like to sit in comfort, consider a mini-fridge, so he doesn’t even need to leave his seat or get silly with a character onesie, so he can rep his favourite hero during intensive gaming sessions.
If your guy loves listening to music, consider a new set of headphones or a Bluetooth speaker. Over the ears, good quality, sound-isolating headphones are always well received, particularly by travellers or regular commuters. There are plenty of reasonably priced Bluetooth speakers available with a powerful sound and good battery life, no need to go for an expensive game.
Accessorising to the Max
Got a jewellery lover in your life? Consider a luxury accessory like a Tateossian bracelet for those truly special occasions or you could find jewellery that’s modelled after his favourite show or personal interest. If style and functionality are important, a watch or smartwatch might be the perfect gift. Men’s jewellery gifts needn’t be gaudy or flashy, there are some subtle chain necklaces available which can be decorated simply with a pendant.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Should you have a greater budget but can’t pinpoint down a single gift, consider a subscription box, available from a wide range of different companies from grooming products to geek gifts to clothing. There are plenty available to choose from with subscription services from 3 months to a year. Subscription boxes have really taken hold the last few years and can be a great way to take the stress out of picking a gift without resorting to gift cards.
When mentioning men’s crafts, it conjures thoughts of metal-working and DIY but that’s not all, there are plenty of artists, writers, sculptures and even jewellers out there who love getting their hands dirty. Why not pick up an introduction set to a specific craft or even plan a day where you can both get stuff into a new craft? Of course, if they are DIYer, a new set of tools or gadgets will always be well received.
Hopefully you are feeling inspired for your next special occasion, celebration or “just because” and won’t need to resort to gift cards, socks or a tie. The man in your life is important, so doesn’t he deserve a special gift that suits his tastes? Happy gift hunting!