They claim to be easy to buy for, but as we all know, that isn’t true. Shopping for men is one of those tasks that can leave most of us feeling stumped. Whether it’s your dad on Father’s Day or your boyfriend of their birthday, when we ask what they’d like we’re usually met with the response of “I don’t mind” or “literally anything”. With that in mind, here are some suggestions of gifts men would actually like.
If you’re not sure what to get, something workwear related will always go down well. There’s actually lots of little, more inexpensive things you could bundle together for this one. For example, a new tie, a pair of socks and maybe even a nice notebook. This hamper style gift with practical work essentials is sure to leave him feeling prepped for the office. If you’re after something a little more upmarket, a quality leather satchel is a great idea if he carries a fair bit to work every day.
When looking for something a little more personal, aftershave should be at the top of your list. Every man wants to find that one perfect scent, so why not treat him to it yourself. Whether it’s a bottle of their all-time favourite or maybe something new, aftershave is a classic gift that won’t disappoint. Miller Harris, for example, have a wide range of luxury fragrances for men that you won’t find at any other shop.
If you’re more likely to find him outdoors instead of in the house, there’s loads of things to look at in terms of gift ideas. If he’s a keen hiker, a new rucksack or pair of walking boots would be right up his street. If he’s more likely to be in the garden though, maybe some new gardening tools will help him to tackle his latest project.
When you’re really not sure what to go for, look for something in the technology department. Maybe he commutes to work and listens to music every day, in which case, a pair of good headphones is a great place to start. If he’s in to photography, there’s some nifty phone gadgets out there for improving the quality of photos taken on a phone. Finally, if they haven’t already got one, a smart speaker like an Alexa is a great tech gadget for the home, and if you live with him, you get to use it too which is an added bonus.
Buying for men needn’t be difficult and hopefully this gift guide has given you some inspiration if you’re currently stuck on what to get the man in your life.