8 brilliant Christmas gift ideas for men.
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Buying a Christmas present for the men in your life can be surprisingly tricky. Buying anybody a gift is always a challenge, but men are more likely to say ‘nothing’ when asked what they’d like.
That means you have to think outside the box when the festive season rolls around. If you want to be the Santa Claus of the year, buying the perfect Christmas gift might be easier than you thought. All you need are the following ideas, and this could end up being the best Christmas season ever.
Men use fewer accessories than ladies, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a closer look at this idea. Something simple like a bespoke phone case could be the answer you’ve been looking for. It will match their lifestyle and protect their tech while looking as sophisticated as possible. Never underestimate how the perfect accessory can end up being the present they’ve been waiting for forever.
The perfect drink
Is the man in your life a lover of unique ales? Perhaps they enjoy a good dram of whiskey as a nightcap. The fact is that if you know a man who likes a tipple, then you can’t go wrong with a boozy Christmas gift. Find out what their drink of choice is, and look for something related. That could be a bottle of expensive vodka or even just a six-pack if money is tight.
Not many people think about gifting food as a Christmas present, and it’s easy to see why. It can be an odd gift because most food has a use-by date before it spoils. However, you don’t have to think about steaks or soups as a gift.
A barbecue set might not get much action in the colder months, but it’s a great gift that may end up getting annual use. A spice rack, a selection of cookbooks, or even a subscription to monthly food deliveries will all make the foodie in your life happy.
There’s nothing quite like a gift that speaks directly to the person getting it. If you’re buying a gift for your favorite male work colleague, think personalization. Pretty much everything can be personalized these days, so you need to narrow down your options. Think about the kinds of personalized coworker gifts that will let your colleagues know how much you appreciate their work.
Keeping our belongings safe is always a priority, which makes gifts that protect other gifts an avenue worth exploring. For example, you might not be able to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a brand new pair of AirPods, but you could gift a leather AirPods case. This thinking outside the box could end up being the gift of the year.
One of the most popular gift ideas for women is the idea of the gift that lets them have a pamper session. Bubble bath collections, moisturizers, or even a day at the local spa are all commonly given to ladies at Christmas.
Don’t overlook the fact that men like a bit of pampering time too. A new grooming set, their favorite cologne, or even a day at that same spa might be more gratefully received than you expect.
It’s a running joke that men end up getting nothing but socks for Christmas. Don’t listen to those lies. Men wear through socks at an incredible rate, and if the man in your life has his toes poking out of every single sock, then it’s time to go shopping.
You might assume that unwrapping a pair of socks is going to be a letdown on Christmas morning, but it might be his favorite part of the day.
Is it a cliche that all men like messing about with toolkits? Maybe so, but if you’re buying for a DIY fan then you can’t go wrong with some shiny new tools for their toolbox.
They might not even have a toolbox yet (or they do but it’s been battered to pieces), so you can add a toolbox to Santa’s list. Of course, if you’re buying tools, try not to replicate ones they already have. Not everybody needs two circular saws.
Men can be a right pain at Christmas, and they are rarely very vocal about the gifts they want. The best way to get some good ideas for men’s Christmas gifts isn’t to look through multiple shopping catalogs and websites hoping for inspiration.
Instead, think about the man you’re buying for and what they love. If you can be inspired by what they’re passionate about, then you can be sure that whatever you buy is going to be perfect.