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Men are hard to buy gift for.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Men
Member Name: teafan11
Christmas Gift Ideas for Men
Advantages: Christmas is Great.
Disadvantages: Men are impossible to buy for.
I always have trouble when it comes to men's gift, as I find that they prefer not to receive homemade frilly aprons or knitted gloves...LOL! However over the years I have discovered a few little gift ideas that seem to go down well.
Firstly if you have a keen gardener in the family buy a plant pot any size and place in some crepe paper in the bottom and a pair of secateurs, some twine, shovel and some vegetable or flower seeds on top. This is always quite popular. If you have a larger budget you could get a spade and fork too. Make the pot more festive with wrapping ribbon.
Slippers do sound like a boring gift, but my dad's toes are always hanging out of the end of his slippers by Christmas and he thoroughly appreciates them as a gift. They are also cheap, for a bit of fun there are character ones and even novelty ones.
DIY enthusiasts might like a small tool kit, especially if they have a new home. A small tool box and maybe a hammer and some screwdrivers too. Even include nails and screws; you never seem to have enough.
Another popular fun gift are model planes, because the men in my family are yet to grow up and they always took over my sons models when he asked for help. So I decided to buy them all one as a joke for Christmas, but they all really loved them. There are many types and styles of models from trains to planes, wood to plastic, but all have been popular. These range in price widely.
Mp3 players with an iTunes voucher make a great gift for commuters.
Vouchers in any form are good, but some men hate shopping and the vouchers end up unused, so make sure they will be used first.
There are also the obvious DVD, cd and game gifts but they are difficult to get right without giving the game away, because you have to be sure not to duplicate.
Also great ideas are Xbox and blue-ray players for those whose finances allow. Or a sky or virgin subscription for movie buffs. If they already have a service you could upgrade it for them.
For any car fanatic a Hayes manual might make a good gift or a car tool kit or maybe a car emergency kit, AA or RAC membership are also great gift ideas. Maybe seat covers and internal lighting. Car gifts are endless; I just go into Halfords and get advice when I invest in this gift because I am a complete ignoramus when it comes to cars. My friend had bought a car just before Christmas last year, so I decided to make up a box with a jack, wheel brace, oil and car freshener and fuzzy dice (private joke), all the things that he had discovered had been missing from the car after purchase.
There are many great day out gifts ranging from driving a racing car to swimming with sharks, the latter I keep wanting to do for a friend but at £100+ is rather expensive and then there are the travelling costs, bit rich for my blood but may give some of you food for thought.
Gym membership maybe a way to go, but this is tricky because some like it some are insulted so gauging the response is key. You know the men you're buying for. I have done this once for an ex and it went down well as he had cancelled his a few years before for financial reasons, and had always wanted to re-join.
Bike fanatics may enjoy receiving bike accessories, like a pannier and bike tool etc.
Traditional or retro sweets are always popular as stocking filler and even remote control cars can be fun. Or gadgets like computer vacuums or dare I say it fart machine...I was mortified by this gift (I hasten to add I did not choose this gift) but the recipient loved it.
And last on my ideas list is booze, booze, booze. If the man you're buying for enjoys a tipple then buy his favourite, some come with elaborate glasses but I have even bought a crate of beer for a mate one year when my ideas had been exhausted. I included a novelty bottle opener to make it bit more interesting but my mate loved it.
I must say that I find men very difficult to buy for but I do hope some of these ideas will help you
Summary: Some ideas for you too mull over.