Men are one of the most difficult creatures to buy for, and unless you are shameless enough to unflinchingly hand them socks and deodorant every special event, you’ll want to give them something that they’ll love rather than watch them awkwardly thank you for displaying your affection in the form of mediocre gifts.
If you know they’re already a fan of something, take advantage of it by using it as a gift idea. For example, If the bloke in mind loves to drink and spend nights out on the town, no one will appreciate some Jack Daniels themed gifts then the person who spends most of his time drinking them. From wallets to clothing, you’ll find that Jack Daniels have a huge following of people who’ll happily spend all their time and cash sticking to this smooth beverage, so let them do it in style like a true fan.
Tickets To See Their Heroes In The Flesh
If you genuinely like this male that you’re trying to buy a gift for, then getting them an experience they’ll never forget could be a better choice than giving them something materialistic. If they like sports then something along the lines of watching their local team play to seeing one of their favourite bands perform is guaranteed to be a winner.
Whilst it may be a stretch for you to buy them a holiday, getting them some lessons in something like snowboarding or skiing if they don’t know how to already can be a brilliant gift. Not only is this a way for them to learn a new skill, but it’ll also giving them the idea of having a snowboarding/skiing trip that you may have coincidently wanted to partake in as well.
Take Them Out For A Meal
So, it turns out that everyone likes to eat, so why not treat your male companion to an evening at their favourite restaurant on you. If you wanted a more personal touch or they’re not a fan of restaurant atmosphere then you could try tackling their favourite courses yourself, just make sure you trial the recipes beforehand so you don’t give them the gift of food poisoning.
If finding the perfect gift is still too hard, then the ultimate cheat is to find them something funny or strange to amuse them. Sites like Firebox have a countless number of items that are weird and wonderful, but you will need to remind yourself that you’re buying for someone else and not yourself. From weird items like Baconnaise to beardhats, there’s no doubt your gift will be memorable despite being a little useless.
So you can put those multipacks of socks down and stop Googling Rolex knockoffs because it turns out that buying for a man that you know enough about is actually not that hard at all. By getting them something you know they like, you can put them under plenty of pressure to return the favour when it’s your turn to receive gifts.
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- Rita Taylor is a freelance journalist who explores the web for the most interesting gift ideas.