Throughout the year, there are many events that we women need to brainstorm and buy presents for the men in our lives. Christmas, birthday, anniversary and Father’s Day are but a few and there’s one thought that unites women everywhere – why are men so hard to buy for?!
When you think about it, the gift market is largely aimed at women. Perfumes, cosmetics, makeup and nail polish dominate the market. Add in the scented candles and jewellery ranges and men have got a total free-for-all of choices when it comes to buying gifts. It doesn’t matter how many events there are in the year, there are always gifts that women want to receive and they’re readily available. For men? Sure, you get your vouchers of all types, electronic gadgets and the best Philips shaver on the market that you can buy, but the imagination isn’t there! There are only so many vouchers you can get. There are only so many electronic gadgets that are available before the choice runs out. The worst bit? If you ask a man what he wants, he will say he doesn’t know! So, we have to get creative and get realistic with our gift-giving. Thinking outside the box is now a mission in itself and we women must unite and make a stand against the stores! Or, you know, we could just read the list below and get some more unique ideas on gifts…whichever…
- Personalised Stationery. Whether he’s a working man driving everywhere or stuck behind a desk stationery is always going to be needed. Leather-bound notebooks like this aren’t cheap, but they are beautiful and are a useful gift for anyone in the workplace. Splash out on some fancy fountain pens while you’re there so that you can complete this work gift.
- Designer Togs. Men are typically awful at shopping for themselves, and don’t really go for the designer labels, preferring to spend their money elsewhere on better things. Go to the latest trendy stores like Tommy Hilfiger and Versace and buy a couple of token pieces from there. There’s nothing wrong with a little clothing indulgence.
- Engraved Watch. So, the jewellery market may be geared toward women but watches like this are still a perfect addition to any man’s life. Sleek, shiny and so practical, a watch is a great gift for men.
- Experience Day. You don’t have to stick to a wrapped gift from the high street if you don’t want to. Invest in a driving day, a flying day or a wine-tasting afternoon for your man and watch his face light up at the experience.Buying for men is HARD. There’s no getting away from that. While there are plenty of articles online that tell you all the gifts you can buy for men, it’s going to come down to what your man loves and wants to have. If he has a watch, there’s no use in buying another. Think savvy when it comes to gifting and you will get the thanks you’re looking for!