Buying for the men in your life, whether they are your boyfriend, husband, son, father, brother, or any other relation, can be a nightmare at the best of times. How often have you gone for the default option of a packet of socks or underwear, or bought an expensive alcoholic drink, because you couldn’t think of anything else that he’d like.
We’re here to help you forget about the default options, and suggest some other gift purchases that you might make. Don’t worry; you’re not going to have to ask any searching questions that are likely to blow your cover!
Experience days were once all about things like skydiving, hot air ballooning, or driving a luxury sports car around a motor racing venue.
The market today is very different, and while those traditional activities are still available, there are now options for doing any number of things. Experiencing an Army training day, complete with an assault course and various other aspects, wine tasting, or a day out at a horseracing event are all popular and appeal to different demographics.
The approach to take here is simple; if there’s something you can think of that the ‘giftee’ would want to do, the chances are that you’re going to be able to find it.
Some people have placed gadgets into the lazy purchase category along with socks and alcohol, but we still believe there’s a place for gadgets when it comes to men’s gifting.
Don’t buy a pot that sounds like a bleating sheep when you tip it upside down, or balloons that you make animals with. You need to go further than a “that looks weird, that’ll do” approach. Think of things that he’ll find useful; a watch with a spy gadget attached, perhaps, or something he can use in the office.
The men’s jewelry market is growing at pace, mainly down to the emergence of products such as tungsten rings and customized jewelry that doesn’t look the same as what thousands of other men are wearing.
You should already know what you need to avoid here; awful ‘personalized’ jewelry that says “DAD” and similar pieces are huge no-go areas.
Focus on contemporary pieces that will make him look sleek, chic, and stylish. Nothing else will do, something from Mens Tungsten Online will probably work well.
While men who consider themselves to be, or at least admit that they are, art connoisseurs are few and far between, the truth is that we all hav
e a style that we enjoy. Whether it is something like a Banksy print or a piece of shock artwork, we all have something that speaks to our personality and that we would want on a wall in our home.
If you know him well enough, then art might be the best way to go.
What does he already own that you could make better? Would his iPad look better in a unique case, for example, or does the suit he wears to work get dragged down by the fact he matches it with an awful shirt and even worse tie?
Often the best gifts are the ones that enhance what we already own; what can you do to give greater value to his existing possessions?
Nidia Guerra is a lifestyle consultant who loves men’s jewelry. Nidia recently purchased her husband a Mens Tungsten ring, which she then had personalized with a unique engraved message.