Guys are notoriously hard to buy for. But despair no more! The quest for the ultimate presents for men ends here. There’s nothing worse than seeing that fake smile when you give someone a gift that they don’t really like. It’s embarrassing for both of you, and you can’t help but feel you could have done better. Stay away from the boring old present like socks and ties this year, who needs 100 handkerchiefs with their initials on? They just end up sitting in a drawer anyway!
When you’re buying a gift for anyone, here’s a great tip. Have a good long think about their interests, hobbies or just what they enjoy doing. That will give you a great starting point! You’ll find it much easier to buy them a present that they will really like. Don’t waste your money on a useless gift, make sure it all counts!
A Budding Chef
If your recipient is a dab hand in the kitchen, then you’re spoilt for choice. There are a whole heap of gadgets that you can buy for the kitchen. And just about every man loves fiddling with technology. Anything with buttons usually will keep them busy for hours, trying to figure it all out. Don’t dare suggest looking at the instructions, though; it’s not the done thing! Spiralizers are the hottest trend in the kitchen now. These devices vary from basic to super sleek – and they’re great if you’re trying to eat a little more healthily. Producing noodle-like strands from vegetables, you can cut down on carbs for health. You’ll also make sure you are getting your five essential portions of fruit and veg a day.
The Caffeine Addict
Does he love coffee? If he can’t get going in the morning without a shot of caffeine, then why not treat him to something he’ll enjoy! There are lots of things you can buy him to help him get more enjoyment out of his morning cup of joe. A new mug will see him slurping in style. Everyone has a different favourite type of coffee, but if he’s a connoisseur, you can have tailor-made blends made up especially for him. If you’re looking to splash some cash, then a home barista style machine is the ultimate for a serious coffeeholic.
Always looking in the mirror? Is he a high maintenance sort of fellow? If he’s got more lotions and creams on the bathroom shelf than you do, then why not cheat and get you both a present Take him for a spa day. Guys love being pampered just as much as the ladies do! Let him choose his own treatments then indulge in a luxurious massage for two. It’s an excellent present for him that you get to share. After all, you wouldn’t want him to be lonely, would you? Let him show his gratitude by buying you dinner afterwards!
The Thrill Seeker
Just about every little boy dreams of being a racing driver at some point in their life. The thing is, little boys don’t really ever grow up! That’s why a fast and furious driving day is one of the most popular “experience days.” Does he love expensive cars?He might be unlikely ever to have the funds to buy his own, but you can do the next best thing. Love Lamborghini’s? Then you can hire these exclusive cars, so he has the chance to drive one. Or, you can opt for Formula one style track days, where he can pretend to be king of the road. Ok, so you can’t give him the bank balance or the swanky lifestyle, but one outta three ain’t bad!
The Show Off
If you’re looking for something a bit different, then why not consider a personalized gift? From T-shirts to mugs, caps to phone cases, you can design something bespoke just for him! Sometimes off the peg gifts aren’t quite what you are looking for. Well, here’s a chance to make it extra personal! The only limit is your imagination! Make sure you order in advance as bespoke gifts can sometimes take a little longer. View here for some unique gift ideas.
The Frustrated DJ
Has he got a whole load of vinyl in the loft from “back in the day?” Was he a budding DJ with twin turntables Why not let him relive his youth and let him play all those records? A record player is an awesome present. After all, they’re just sat up there gathering dust. It’s surprising the amount of people who have held onto vast collections of a medium that they no longer have something to play it on. If his music isn’t entirely to your taste or is likely to give you a blinding headache, then buy him some earphones, too! You have to sometimes think how a gift could potentially backfire on you!
For the Gig Goer
If your man is into live music, then you can’t go too far wrong with tickets. Make sure it’s for a band he loves, and go with him even if it isn’t your cup of tea. He’ll appreciate you making the effort to enjoy something he likes. If you really can’t bear it, buy him two tickets anyway, so he can take a like-minded friend along. Going to gigs is much more fun when you go with another fan! Make a weekend of it for both of you if you’re looking for another compromise. Why not buy tickets for a festival where there will be music that you both like? Have your tent at the ready and make like Woodstock!
For the technophobe
Has he still got a Nokia 3310? Does he refuse to embrace technology? Well, maybe it’s time to bring him bang up to date.He may have resisted for a long time. But get him a smartphone and you probably won’t hear a peep out of him or days. If he really isn’t going to get on with a phone, what about an MP3 player? He can download his alphabetically organised cd’s and listen to them on the go. It might not feel too radical if you tell him it’s a bit like a Walkman(!)