Everybody knows that buying gifts for men is no easy task. We’re closed books. Blank canvases who give nothing away. No wonder I see you guys stressing out on Twitter so much. To help you all out I’ve decided to bestow upon you my guidance, using my manly experience as a man to tell you what men like. Whether you’re starting small or thinking big, there’s something for everyone in my ultimate gift guide for men!
Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendar*
Who doesn’t love a gift that lasts a month? Sure we may already be halfway through December, but who cares when playing catch up is this fun? Whatever your tipple of choice, these calendars have a 30ml dram a day of the finest spirits from across the globe, ranging from big brands to tiny distilleries. What’s not to love?
The coolest socks in town
I strongly believe that cool underwear is the foundation of a happy life. That’s why a lil’ gift set from Happy Socks is the perfect gift to set the man in your life on the right track. They have the most colourful and exciting patterns and the quality is fabulous. Sure I thought socks were a present to scoff at in my youth, but now these are probably some of the things I get most excited about.
Music for the ears
Know a music lover? Then this is the perfect gift for them! Comfortable and with fantastic sound quality, these Marshall headphones are a brilliant investment (and pretty snazzy photo props!). It’s also worth noting that these are considerably more affordable than some larger headphone brands. Just sayin’.
A stylish timepiece*
A classy accessory can make the perfect gift and it definitely doesn’t need to break the bank. I got my Kartel watch a few months ago as a guy who typically didn’t like watches and I’ve not taken it off since. It’s got a timeless (PUN) design and really smartens up any outfit. I’m now officially a watch convert.
The health-kick helper
New year, new you yadayadayada. If you haven’t had a new year health-kick at one point or another then are you even real? Rather than trying a fad diet, this nifty little fitness tracker is the easiest way to get on track to a healthier life. It’s time for him to get the six-pack he never knew he wanted!
Your favourite scent
Everyone has a favourite scent, right? Well now is the perfect opportunity to make sure your loved ones always smell the way you want them to. I personally love A* for Men by Thierry Mugler. My girlfriend also loves that aftershave. All year I have a healthy stock of the aftershave – coincidence? I think not!
A fantasy based on reality
10 years. 10 years since Final Fantasy XV was first announced. Now, it is finally here. Whether your man has been ranting about this game for the last decade or doesn’t know it from his Call Of Duty, this is the perfect time for him to join the fun. Just be careful – you may end up becoming a Final Fantasy widow…
I hope my ultimate gift guide for men has helped cure your Christmas gifting woes!
Still struggling for inspiration? Bought a fantastic gift already? Make sure you share it down in the comments!
Items marked with a * were gifted. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.