Buying gifts for men can be so difficult. You want to make sure you get them something that they’re really going to love. Maybe something they’ll use often, or maybe something they’ll love and keep forever. However, buying for men is different than buying for women. Men aren’t usually as sentimental, and then don’t think the same way. This can mean that buying them a gift that makes you go ‘awww!’ might not make them do the same thing. This comprehensive guide will help you to choose winning gifts for your man. Enjoy!
Tips On Buying Gifts For Men
Here are some foolproof tips that will help you to shop for the man in your life!
Always Go Shopping With A Budget
Never, ever go shopping without a budget. If you don’t have a budget, then you might face a few challenges. You may overspend, which might not seem like a big deal, but what about bills? What about upcoming events? What about gifts for others? This is why a budget is crucial. You can then fit gifts that fit perfectly within your budget. The important thing to remember is that you don’t need to spend a fortune, as long as you’ve been genuinely thoughtful. It’s a good idea to start putting a budget aside in advance if it’s a big event, like Christmas. Don’t leave it last minute!
Buy Him Something To Compliment His Hobbies And Interests
You probably have a good idea of your man’s hobbies and interests. What could you buy for him that complements those hobbies and interests? You could brainstorm to help you think of things. Are there accessories that would make sense? Courses? Programs and software? Clothing items? Of course don’t go buying things blindly if you have no idea whether they already have the item, or how to choose the right one for them.
Avoid Work Gifts
Giving gifts should be lots of fun, but he probably won’t be having all that much if you’re reminding him of the daily grind. Leave work gifts to his boss and colleagues. Buy him something totally unrelated to work. That means no work mugs, desk decorations, or anything that he will only use at work. Unless he positively loves his job and you find something that only makes sense for you to buy him, steer clear of work gifts.
Listen To Him
Listening to him is going to make this process so much easier. Men don’t drop hints like women do, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to take things away from the conversations you have with one another. You should be able to buy him a more thoughtful gift when you listen to what he has to say, and better yet, he should have no idea of what you’re going to buy him!
Want some great ideas? Look no further! At least one of these ideas is bound to suit the man in your life. Take a look and see if you can find anything.
Jewellery You Know He’ll Wear
If you know your man’s style, you might like to buy him some jewellery. Some men like wearing jewellery, and others don’t. If your man doesn’t usually wear jewellery, it’s probably best not to get him any. Even if you think he’ll look good in it. He’s unlikely to change his style and habits for no reason, so you’ll likely end up offended that he isn’t wearing your gift. If he does wear jewellery, choose something for him that’ll suit the rest of his look. Taking risks probably isn’t a good idea, especially if you’re going to spend a lot of money on his gift.
A Hamper Full Of His Favourite Things
This is a great solution if you’re unsure of what to buy. You can’t really go wrong with a hamper full of his favourite things! You can purchase ready made hampers, or put your own together if you really want to hone his gift and make it perfect. This can actually be one of the most unique gifts for men if you get it right.
An Adventure Day
Most men love going on adventures. Why not go out on segways? You can find lots of adventure days and tours online. They don’t all have to include you either. Why not pay for him to bungee jump if you know he’s brave enough, or have a ride in a hot air balloon? Experiences can be far more valuable than things!
Tickets To Something He’ll Like
You could purchase the man in your life some tickets to a gig or match that he’ll like. Maybe football tickets, or tickets to see his favourite band play. Hey, you could even get him tickets to a theatre show if you know he’ll like it! You could make a whole day of it, or make it a date night complete with special dinner.
What NOT To Buy Your Man
If you want to make sure you’re buying your man a quality gift, then you should probably avoid the following gifts.
Shower Gel Packs
Men are sick to death of getting shower gel packs. They really don’t mind buying their own shower gel, so they’re unsure as to why people insist on buying them set after set. In fact, it would be nice to choose their own shower gel scent once in a while. These gifts are overdone and not very imaginative at all.
Other toiletries should be avoided too. Don’t try to force your man to cleanse, tone, and moisturise if it isn’t something he wants to do. The set will sit there gathering dust. Any kind of Lynx set should be avoided too. They were great years ago when they first came out, but men all over the world are now sick of the scent of Lynx Africa. Be more original and avoid toiletries.
Clothes You Want Him To Wear
If you know the kind of clothes he likes, then feel free to pick up a shirt or polo top for him. However, if this is something you’d like him to wear rather than something he actually likes, you’ll probably offend him. He is who he is, so don’t try to change his style. Your intentions may be good, but men hate it when you try to dress them.
Women love cute pyjamas to lounge around the house in. Men don’t usually love them quite as much. A pair of novelty pyjamas might make him laugh, but don’t expect him to wear them. There may be exceptions, but just bear this in mind.
A Couple’s Spa Day
Be honest, this is a gift for you. Women love to be pampered, but most men probably wouldn’t ask for this gift. They might enjoy it once they are there, but don’t try to kid yourself into saying you’re buying a gift for him. If you want to go for a spa, suggest it to him if he wants a gift idea for you.
A Tech Gift You’ve Chosen Yourself
Some men love tech gifts, but don’t attempt to choose one yourself if you don’t know what you’re buying. The specs of certain tech items alone can be dizzying. Do you really understand what they all mean? If not, it’s probably best to choose this one with him present, or steer clear of it all together.
Hopefully this comprehensive guide has given you some valuable advice and ideas. You’re now well equipped to choose winning gifts for your man. Happy shopping!