How many men do you have in your life?
If you count up all the men you buy presents for - husbands, dad, brother,
son, uncle, nephews, friends then you've probably got a huge list of
people to buy presents for.
The best place to start with gift buying is to identify who you're
buying for and how much you want to spend on them. Once you've decided
the budget then you can start with thinking about what sort of gifts
you want to get, whether you want to get several small gifts or one
Nothing comes to mind straight away for a gift? Think if they've dropped
any hints recently for anything. A great hint is to write down the hints
people drop so you don't forget - and if you ask what books they're
looking forward to coming out, or even any films or games they may be
waiting to be released.
Think about what hobbies the man has, If you're not sure then you need
to find out more about this man. Some people have hobbies that you might
not know about - you might not know that they go every week to a drama
group or a film club or that they're addicted to going to watch stand
up comedy. All the things we do that interest us are opportunities for
a present idea.
There's always a book someone wants - who doesn't love getting books
as a present?
Traditional gifts for men include aftershave, socks, handkerchiefs,
slippers! These are all things to avoid unless you know the man in question
has a huge gap in their life that needs to be filled by one of these
gifts. For instance, if you know somene loves a particular brand of
aftershave but it's quite dear so they don't buy it very often then
this may be a gift opportunity for you to step in and buy it for them.
Avoiding duplicate films and books can be tricky unless you have unfettered
access to their DVD collection and their bookshelves. A way round this
is to pick films and books that are new out - this means that they're
very unlikely to have the latest release so you're sure to get something
they've not already got.
If you can look through their book collection or dvd films then you
might spot something missing, in which case you could ask subtle questions
to ensure they really don't have it and then order the book or film
as a pressie for them.
If you're getting nowhere with the above suggestions then why not pick
an experience day for them? There's such an array of exciting adrenaline
days or driving events or trips to pick from that you're sure to find
something just right.
Buy a gift has an excellent range of experience days for men. If the
man in your life loves cars then they might really appreciate one of
the driving days available online. There is a wide range of driving
days available so whatever sort of vehicle they'd like to drive, they
can! I've stayed away from saying car as they also have tank days, quad
bikes and other types of vehicle!
There are several supercar experience days for the top end of the car
market - including luxury cars like Lamborghini and Aston Martins. These
are the perfect cars to drive for the day for a man who'd love to own
one of these superpwowerful beasts!
For the classic ferrari fan there's a wide range of ferrari driving
days around the country. There are several different models of ferrari
available and you can make the day more special by picking their favourite
model to drive.
Tanks and monster trucks will be a thrilling day out for someon people
- if you know someone who've been dying to drive one of these then you
can book it online easily now. You don't pick the day - the recipient
is able to do this, so it makes it a flexible gift for someone who is
busy or if you don't know when they'd like to go.
- Driving day with the car of their dreams
- Another driving day with the car of their dreams
- Owning the car of their dreams! Might be a bit pricey
- Adrenaline packed adventure days out
- Army skills course
- Flying lessons (6 and 7not neceesaily in that order!)
- Books by their favourite author
- The latest gadgets and computer equipment
If you're still stuck for ideas on buying mens gifts - try our mens
gift shop guide
After thinking about all the nice things men want to get as presents,
why not look at our worst things
to get as presents article?
If you've ever thought about giving socks as a present then this list
of reasons why socks
make great gifts.
There are three main occaisions when you need to think about presents
for your dad - that's his birthday, christmas and fathers day. If you
struggle to pick out the right gift
for your dad then we have some help for you as we've reviewed some
gift ideas and put together some helpful hints on finding the right
gift for him.