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Buying Gifts For Men Made Easy

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Making shopping for your guy easier

Get him a gadget, such as a watch. Pexels photo (CC0 License).

Men can often be tricky to buy gifts for. They may refuse to drop hints or they have a habit of suggesting things and then buying them for themselves. If you’ve been getting frustrated thinking of a worthy gift, consider some of these tips and ideas.

Avoid socks and ties

It’s the traditional Christmas gift for dad when you can’t think of anything else. Unless they’ve hinted that they could really do with a new pair of socks or a tie, these are generally dull gifts. A tie in particular will most likely remind him of work (most work-related gifts should be a no-no at Christmas). Instead, get creative with other clothing accessories. Consider a cool pair of designer shades, a funky hat, a nice pair of shoes, a wristwatch or a jacket. You can even consider personalized items such monogrammed cufflinks or a hat with their name on.

Get them a gadget

Most guys love gadgets. It’s worth slyly interrogating them beforehand to check what gadgets they’ve got and whether they’re a gadget snob (some people can be funny about brand and audio/visual quality). Try to think of items they need. They may have an old vinyl collection but no vinyl player for example.

Buy them an experience

When it comes to gifts for the man who has everything, why not buy them an experience rather than a physical gift? This could be anything from a driving experience in a sports car to a hot air balloon ride to a more leisurely wine tasting trip. This will give them lasting memories that may be far more valuable than a physical gift.

Help their hobby

On the surface, it may seem easy to buy for someone with a hobby. But if they’re an avid enthusiast, you may not know what they’ve already got. Rather than opting for accessories that they may already own, try books and novelty items related to their interests. For example, for a fishing enthusiast, consider a handbook on the best places in the world to fish. For a guitarist, consider a phone case or a bottle opener with a guitar theme.

Feed their interests

When it comes to foody and boozy gifts, try to think of something related to their interests and hobbies for more a personal touch. For example, consider chocolates with a personalized message or a sweets themed around their hobby such as a chocolate spanner for a petrolhead. When it comes to beer, you may be able to find an ale online that relates to a private joke or hobby of theirs – there are so many craft ales out there that you’re bound to find something.

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30 Comments

  1. Tanveer Hussain September 29, 2017

    Nice tips. But gadget type gift i like more than other. I believe this the best. People like it especially young generation. Helping in their hobby is good idea and those people who have hobby may like this type of gift most than other.

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  2. tora555 September 29, 2017

    It’s really helpful tip, really good post.

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  3. Understand546 September 29, 2017

    Buying people gifts in general can be a real pain in the ass. I just give people money
    I hate shopping lol
    nice blog

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  4. Yentl September 29, 2017

    Great list! I especially agree with the first one LOL Those are not gifts for anyone in my opinion :p

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  5. milfordstreet September 29, 2017

    Any of these would do it for me…and I’m a guy. Good list, Cheristy.

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  6. susiesopinions September 29, 2017

    As I review products I will never run out of gifts for men. 😊

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  7. mysticwriter2002 September 29, 2017

    I think we should give gifts as per their wishes and important needs . To make it worth . The person may be happy when she/he gets the gift they wanted from a long time 😉.
    And miss.oxford knows mystic is little bit funny so I will gift ya a little Oxford dictionary #just kidding 😂😂

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  8. syl65 September 29, 2017

    I’m not picky, I would appreciate a candy bar 😉

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    1. kedawithani October 5, 2017

      wow…wish I had you to shop for…

    2. syl65 October 5, 2017

      Lol..

  9. Julia Huseby September 29, 2017

    Fabulous post!

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  10. Sageleaf September 30, 2017

    I love these ideas! See…husby’s mid-century birthday is coming up in a few months and I really want to do something special. We didn’t do much for his 40th, so a special day (for an introvert) is what I’d love to do and plan. Hmm…I especially love the gadgets and the experiences ideas. :) Thank you, sweet friend, for all the beauty you put out into the world!

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  11. Erin Leigh September 30, 2017

    You are so right! I suffer when it comes to buying gifts for the Men in my life. I love that you mention buying them an experience. That’s a great idea. :)

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  12. Dalo 2013 September 30, 2017

    Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets…or a book :-)
    But to be honest, the best thing would be a smile for us after you open our gift to you (at least for me, as I fear, knowing I buy not-so-great gifts…).

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  13. Author: Sadaf Siddiqi October 1, 2017

    You solved a major issue!

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  14. Norah October 1, 2017

    I agree with your tips, Christy. Sock, jocks and ties are definitely out. Gadgets and experiences are great suggestions.

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  15. dgkaye October 1, 2017

    Excellent gift ideas for men, Christy. I always try to do something out of the ordinary when buying gifts. I like the experience idea, and when in doubt, I buy them a book. :) xxx

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    1. Christy B October 4, 2017

      Books are always a great present, Debby! Sounds like you give original gifts, which doesn’t surprise me :) <3

    2. dgkaye October 5, 2017

      Oh yes! Especially kids gifts, I always buy something fun but must be educational. :) <3

    3. Christy B October 10, 2017

      Wonderful about the educational aspect, Debby. Thoughtful you <3

    4. dgkaye October 11, 2017

      Thanks Christy <3

  16. 924COLLECTIVE October 2, 2017

    I think gifting a massage or spa experience is often overlooked
    it is something a man will rarely treat himself to, but will always
    appreciate. I will never say no to a good deep tissue massage.

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    1. Christy B October 4, 2017

      Right!! These are often seen as female-oriented gifts but men deserve them every bit as much as women. Thanks for the thoughtful comment :)

  17. kedawithani October 5, 2017

    you forgot to mention avoid watches, wallets, cuff links, cologne… oh boy, they are so hard to shop for… I love the experience and feeding their hobbies though, great ideas…!

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    1. Christy B October 5, 2017

      Great additional ideas you’ve provided here for gifts for men!

  18. jonahfibe October 18, 2017

    As a guy myself, I totally agree. Love the last one, ha…

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    1. Christy B October 18, 2017

      :)

  19. Nancy October 25, 2017

    Experience is definitely a great gift, something memorable is priceless…great tips you got, enjoyed reading them!

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  20. Travel Assistant India October 31, 2017

    I have enjoyed it. You’ve given a nice information and useful for me. Looking forward to next.

    Reply
  21. Lantis Nacago December 5, 2017

    I’ll give “Buy them an experience” all the thumbs up in the world. A few months back my wife and I gave our parents a travel trip as gift and they enjoyed it a lot.

    This holiday, I’m thinking of a spa package where they can get hair cut, massage and stuff, it’s also a good way for them to bond.

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