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Stuck for Ideas for Christmas Presents for Your Man?


If you need to buy a Christmas present for your male significant other, you might be thinking what most men want. It’s more likely to be machines and beer than perfume and clothes. If you want to give him something he will remember for a long time, you have to think like a man. Get the present he secretly wants, and he will appreciate you even more.

A New Shed

The best thing you can give a man is a man cave. If he has no shed or his cave is a little bit tattered, you can get it into shape or get a bigger one. Boost the comfort level by adding a beer fridge or a massive tool cabinet. You can get him some special garage signs to make him feel at home or a heater so he can stay out late on winter nights.

Tools and Man Toys

Power tools for guys this holiday

Upgrading his garage or shed can be a great Xmas present. Photo by Michael Rael, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr.

Many guys like their toys. Power tools, to be precise. If you know that he has been dreaming of a tool for a long time and you can get it for him for Christmas, you will earn some brownie points. Get a toolbox, a power tool, or a paint sprayer to keep him happy and content.

Sports Coaching

If your man happens to be a sports fan, he will appreciate anything related to his favorite team. Get a special shirt bearing the team’s name or gift him a tour of the training grounds. Or, even better, book him in for one of the FCBC Canada soccer clinics to help improve his skills and have some grownup fun.

Experience Days

If you want to encourage your guy to take on a new sport or hobby, or improve his skills at either one, you can book him into an experience day. No matter if he used to be the captain of the local junior shooting team or wants to learn how to fly a small airplane, you can surprise him with a day out to truly enjoy himself. Does he like challenging climbs? Help him get fit again by gifting him a membership to a local hiking club. Do you think he would enjoy mountain biking or paragliding? Get him a sports taster session and find out for yourself.

An aerial gift package for him

A flying lesson is an example of an experience to gift your guy this holiday season. Photo by James Cridland, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr.

Men’s Grooming Services

A lot of men enjoy being pampered. If he plays sports or works out regularly, he will definitely benefit from a men’s spa treatmentΒ that involves a sports massage and steam room. Book him a session in the local hotel to take his friends, where they enjoy being groomed and pampered.

Getting the perfect present for men can be harder than shopping for women. They are not always open about what they really want and can be very picky. Focus on their interest and preferences, and ask their friends for suggestions, to help get your present shopping right this Christmas.



  1. rollyachabotbooks November 9, 2017

    HI Christy…
    Men all need Mars Bars… great suggestions. Now you need to write a blog on what the ladies like.


  2. Tiffany November 9, 2017

    lol, honestly my man would enjoy a massage much more. Thanks for the suggestions

  3. ultimatetravel8 November 9, 2017

    Great post !

  4. alexraphael November 9, 2017

    Awesome stuff

  5. Resa November 9, 2017

    My man would love a rare guitar! OR a massage…. a rare guitar would help him forget the massage. :D

  6. Jay November 9, 2017

    I’m at a loss this year, and I’ve got a lot of pressure too – he’s always spoiled. The trick is, his birthday’s the same month.

  7. Norah November 9, 2017

    Thanks for the suggestions, Christy. Buying (affordable) gifts for men always seems challenging.

  8. jyo November 9, 2017

    Great stuff !!

  9. Annika Perry November 9, 2017

    Great ideas, Christy! πŸ˜€ Last year my mother gave my nephew a bike shed for a Christmas present – he loved it!

  10. Prajakta November 10, 2017

    Good change! I have been getting him shirts for the last three years :D

  11. Joan E Wilder November 10, 2017

    I like the sports coaching, I gave hubby Golf Lessons one year – he loved them! Great ideas Christy! thanks!

  12. mihrank November 10, 2017

    wow – this is such great post, leading to great preparation..

  13. paulliverstravels November 10, 2017

    Well, at least you waited until after Halloween to make a Christmas post.

  14. shehannemoore November 10, 2017

    Man toys. Love it xxxxxxxx

  15. Baydreamer November 10, 2017

    Great ideas, Christy! We have the shed and just had some new fencing done, but my hubby loves Cabela’s, so he’s began perusing the catalogs. :)
    Hugs for a Happy Friday!

  16. stylinmum November 10, 2017

    Great ideas!

  17. theburningheart November 10, 2017

    Yes, I guess if you know your man it will be easy to know what he really wants, me a simple guy, just add a great book whose subject I like to my pile!
    Or maybe a very nice bookshelf, ti’s sorely needed. since I got books laying everywhere! :-)

  18. Laina Eartharcher November 10, 2017

    Thank you so much for writing this! Yeah, I’m usually at a loss for what to get my husband. He’s definitely a guy but not a “typical” guy. Very introverted, particular, and “refined”. Not a “metrosexual”, but not a regular guy, either lol. He has very narrow interests and specific tastes, and he has a lot going on in his head that I don’t know about–there’s much more that he doesn’t tell me lol. He’s especially tough to buy for, because you want it to be a surprise, yet there are so many potential pitfalls πŸ˜‰. I know he’s not an Aspie like me, but I’m pretty sure he’s neurodivergent! πŸ’–. This does give me some starting points, though! At least along the lines of guys in general πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. Thank you! 😘❀️

  19. Sageleaf November 10, 2017

    I love these suggestions here. My honey loves his tools and needs a shed, so I’m thinking about ways to accomplish getting him something he doesn’t already have, or trying to somehow get a shed for him without him noticing! Hehe.
    I hope you’ve had a great week, sweet friend! I’m sending you hugs all around! :) Happy Friday!

  20. Jeri Walker (@JeriWB) November 10, 2017

    I’ve given my love photos of mine to hang on the wall and other more practical type gifts, He doesn’t really like gift giving though and is really frugal. This year, I am giving him the gift of tidying and we are going to muck out his house. I’m listening to The Magic Art of Tidying Up in preparation.

  21. dgkaye November 11, 2017

    Great list of ideas Christy. Men love vacations too, so book a vacation and it’s a win/win, because we get to go with them, lol. :) xxx

  22. Gwen November 12, 2017

    Wow good blog! 😍

  23. Amy Caudill November 14, 2017

    Great ideas, Christy. My husband’s interests have evolved over the years, so when I’m stuck for other ideas I can usually gift him something to do with his latest passion to decorate his “man-cave”.

  24. robbiesinspiration November 17, 2017

    Some interesting ideas here, Christy.

    1. Christy B November 23, 2017

      Thanks Robbie and hope your week’s going well!

  25. Lantis Nacago December 11, 2017

    I didn’t think about tools, it’s actually a perfect idea. This past years I would just ask my wife to go pick something for our father, usually it’s grooming services like barber services and just recently we gave them a complete spa package, of course my mom and mother in law should somewhat enjoy too.

    This holiday probably tools would be great, if not something related to experience like travel and stuff.

    If you are also thinking about barber service I purchased a gift card for a barber package here


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