Everyone knows that Christmas is a time to give gifts. In fact, the most popular gifts among men in 2017 was a car! But what about other occasions? What makes an ideal gift for someone you love on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? There are many great gift ideas for men, but they can be tricky to find and even more difficult to buy without sending them to the wrong person. While there are some universal themes, such as “manly stuff” like tools and sports equipment, the best way to make sure your guy gets exactly what he wants is by learning how to pick out gifts for him.
The Manly Stuff
There isn’t much that says “I love you” to him like the perfect piece of manly stuff. From the first time he sees it, he will know he is loved because he will feel special with this gift from you. If you don’t have the right thing in mind yet, take a look at our guide to “Manly Gifts” for inspiration. There are plenty of items here that fit under the general theme of “tools” but also include things like cufflinks, ties, sports coats, watches, wallets, etc.
If you want to get him something sporty, then one of the easiest ways to do so is by getting him gear. You can go the generic route and get him a nice pair of shoes or socks, but if you want to really impress him, then you need to make sure he has the proper equipment. One way to do this is to get him a new set of golf clubs or tennis racquets to replace his old ones. He might not even notice these changes immediately, but once he does, he will appreciate the thoughtfulness behind them. And while a new golf club won’t cost as much as a new car, it’s still pretty pricey, so think carefully before buying anything too expensive.
Another category that is often overlooked when shopping for men is cooking supplies. We already mentioned the basic things like knives and forks, but if you really want to get him something unique, then you should consider getting him specialty cookware. This may seem odd at first since there aren’t any women around, but he will see all the uses for these cookware sets. Just think how many meals he can prepare using just one pan instead of multiple pans and utensils. For example, check out the Kitchen Tools for Him section of Amazon if you’d like to see some options.
For the younger guys, toys are a great choice. Whether you’re looking for Legos or other construction kits, building blocks, or remote control cars, they are great for both boys and girls. If you want to go beyond the typical toy, then consider giving him one of those “manly toys” like hunting rifles, fishing poles, or guns. These types of toys are usually very expensive, but they are the type of thing that only a real man would use and appreciate. It doesn’t have to be a gun per se; you could also get him a bow or crossbow for hunting or a knife for self defense.
Other Types of Gifts
We’ve covered a lot of different categories, but there are other types of gifts that you should think about for men. Some examples include:
- Food & Drink
- Poker Sets
- Dance Lessons
- Holiday Decorations
These last two categories are especially good if you want to show your appreciation during the holidays. You can decorate his home or office with holiday decorations, and you can also learn how to play poker with him or teach him to dance. If he’s into sports, you can try to get him tickets to a sporting event, or if you live near a college campus, you can enroll him in classes to help hone his skills. The possibilities are endless, so don’t limit yourself to just one idea. When picking out gifts for men, remember that you can never go wrong with something that shows that you care.