When it comes to buying presents I pride myself on being pretty darn good. I love taking time to find people the perfect gift and get a right ol’ buzz when I watch them unwrap an absolute treat. That being said, when it comes to the men in my life, be it my boyfriend or my Dad, I always find myself struggling to know what will draw a genuine smile and what will leave them wondering how long they have to wait until it goes in the bin. Therefore I’ve enlisted the help of my
better half to tell you what the men in your life wouldn’t mind finding under the tree this year. If you like what you see Sam has his own blog over here, just don’t start reading his more than mine…
It’s that bloody time of year again – hundreds of pounds spent on presents for people you barely know just because some jolly old fat man says so. Could be worse though, you could be buying someone presents to celebrate them being born…
Anyway, it’s not all doom and gloom – Christmas is a time to enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest whilst showing them how much you care by buying them the biggest and most expensive items you can lay your hands on.
With that fallacy in mind, the following 5 items have been selected by yours truly to try and go against the grain – here you will find stuff that doesn’t cost the Earth, but will make all the difference to the fella in your life. You don’t have to spend much to make a huge impact.
Chances are, a guy is gonna like music or he’s gonna like watching videos. Having a premium pair of headphones can make the world of difference to the overall experience of each. Lucy bought me a pair of Dre Beats headphones and I haven’t looked back since. On the less expensive end of the spectrum you can still find lots of brilliant offerings – you just need to know where to look.
My picks: Dre beats, Apple air pods & Urban ears plattans.
Since I love going to the gym I may be a bit biased here. That being said, there are millions of men out there who love the gym and would welcome as many accessories as possible if it will aid them in their quest for #gains. Buying some gym equipment could also be a great incentive to get a non-gym going guy to give the weights room a go. You never know, it could become his new favourite hobby!
My picks: Foam roller, Resistance bands & Wrist wraps.
This is one of my favourite ideas and something that can mean much more than what’s on the surface. With drinks you could buy some wine from a special date (first anniversary, birthday, etc), some speciality coffee from their favourite place (Italy, Spain, The train station kiosk…). Or you could even just buy him his favourite beer. You can say so many things with such a simple present and it wont cost you an arm and a leg.
My picks: Dated red wine, Fireball whiskey & Stockholm coffee
The only excuse you can have for not reading is if you’re blind or dyslexic, nothing else is going to excuse you from enjoying one of the world’s greatest wonders. Is he into fiction or non-fiction? It doesn’t really matter, you’re spoilt for choice anyway. Books can open gateways to new worlds and expand your mind beyond what you thought previously capable. Read books. Buy books. Love books. If you can marry a book then do that too.
My picks: The 7 habits of highly effective people, Tools of Titans & Master your T.
Everyone deserves a good ol’ relax each and every day. Sometimes you just need to lie down and release all your tension from a hard day at the office, a tough assignment at uni or maybe just Gail down at the post office getting on your wick this afternoon. Whatever it is, you deserve some you time to unwind and let the day’s mishaps simply wash away.
My picks: A big ass robe to lounge about in, bath salts & couples massage tokens.
If you get him any of these 5 he’ll love you unconditionally forever and ever. Of course, he would anyway but let’s be on the safe side shall we? If you’ve got any more cracking suggestions for that special gent in your life then comment down below!