Boys/men can be really difficult to buy for. I tend to gift things that I would personally love to receive and that doesn’t always work out very well when it comes to buying for my father and boyfriend. I’ve compiled a range of different gift ideas that will hopefully give you some inspiration when you’re buying for the man in your life.
For anyone, any age or gender, books are always a pretty safe option. If your man is a budding chef or likes to take charge of the barbecue in the summer, The Women’s Weekly’s Outdoor Kitchen is a great gift, that can be paired with an apron or some marinade sauce bottles if you want to make it into a package. If he’s a keen traveler, any of the Lonely Planet guides are good ideas, but I’ve also just found this Lonely Planet Travel Journal in grey that would be perfect for recording trips, either on his own or to create memories together. My other top pick is for the comedic value – The Betoota Advocate, a satirical newspaper from an invented rural Australian town, has released their Betoota’s Australia, which is sure to make him smile.
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Electronics are also always a great way to go, but I’m terrible at choosing them! If he’s a keen photographer, buy him a new lens or a few spare SD cards (won’t ever go astray). PC, Xbox or Playstation games are always a winner (I’ve got Civilization V, because I too have recently been getting into playing the classic PC games!). Gadgets and gizmos like Garmin watches, drones, USB cufflinks (how cool is that?! I should get some earrings) and new fancy razors are sure to have him occupied for AT LEAST a few weeks following Christmas. And then you’ll be able to play with them, too.
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Getting your man’s favourite fragrance topped up or buying travel mini’s of his essentials is a pretty safe and easy way to go. Featured in the photos is a miniature travel version of my boyfriend’s Ralph Lauren Polo Blue EDT, but you can tailor it to the recipient’s tastes. Hair gel like the Urbane Mess Pomade or luxury shaving cream like L’Occitane’s Cade Shaving Lotion make great stocking fillers or good gifts for the colleague or friend you might not know so well. If you need an extra special gift, this Tommy Hilfiger watch certainly makes a special and memorable gift (perhaps for a partner) that will remind them of you whenever they check the time. If you’re totally stuck, a nice cotton shirt or some gym gear is always appreciated.
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I don’t know a single man, no matter how old, who wouldn’t get excited to receive Lego for Christmas. I’ve included a few of the more complicated sets in the edit below, with lots of Star Wars to celebrate the upcoming new release. Depending, of course, on the person’s interests, I’ve got a Polaroid camera, a new suitcase, a foam roller and some board games as last resort ideas if you’re totally stuck. If he’s a keen coffee snob, there are plenty of Australian coffee subscription services (Market Lane and Industry Beans, both Melbourne based, are some of my favourites), or you could treat him to a hand grinder and Chemex to start his home brewing collection off!
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That concludes my 2017 Gift Guide for Him (phew!). Keep an eye out for tomorrow’s Blogmas post and don’t forget to enter my current giveaway HERE!
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