Christmas is edging ever closer and of course we all have men in the family we want to buy for this year. The issue is, men are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for, and you have likely already had shrugs off the various men in your family when you asked them what they want for Christmas.
But don’t worry, because today we have some really simple gift ideas which are guaranteed to put a smile on their faces on Christmas Day.
Who doesn’t like a good bottle of beer or whiskey at the Christmas season? Most men will be more than happy for a nice bottle of something they can enjoy by the fire at home, and these are usually super easy to get from the supermarket, and you might even get a good bargain with the festive deals on in stores at the moment. For a little extra you can pair this with a drinking glass and steel ice cubes for the ultimate sinking experience.
The way to a man’s heart is usually the stomach, and if you have an uncle or a more distant relative who you are struggling to buy for this year, chocolate is definitely the answer. You could opt for a selection of chocolates, a massive bar or something else, but it is sure to make them happy on Boxing Day.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a Nigella in the kitchen, a great idea for anyone in your family or your friends would be to make some treats for them to enjoy over the festive season. This could include shortbread cookies, gingerbread or even little cupcakes and is something which everyone can appreciate and it won’t cost you too much to make.
For the working men in your life who are in the office all week, a super simple idea for a gift would be to buy them a new tie and a tie clip to use on it. It can be a simple added style to his look at Work and it will be something he can genuinely get use out of every day which is always a big bonus.
If you want to get him something more winter themed and festive this year, something you can definitely consider is buying him some festive pyjamas. Pyjamas are amazing and they can come in so many different styles, colours and of course, novelty themes. Think of his favourite TV show or movie series and you will be guaranteed to find some awesome pyjamas which have them on.
Men love gadgets, and most men will love nothing more than to come home from work after a long day and put a video game on for hours while they relax. There are video games out there for every type of gamer so whether your man likes shooting games, adventure games, racing games or more chilled out games. There are plenty of options out there like GTA, Fallout, Crash Bandicoot or Lego Games. It means you have plenty to choose from and they will provide him with hours and hours of entertainment.
A day out
Sometimes the best kind of gifts aren’t the ones you can wrap up in a box, and for the men in your family you might find that taking them out for the day can be a much better gift than most. For example think about taking him to a sports game, for dinner and a movie, or for a go karting experience or something similar. It’s the ideal opportunity for you to spend time together and he will get genuine enjoyment out of it.
When you ask a man what he wants for Christmas, 99% of the time he will shrug and say he doesn’t know or doesn’t care. The problem with this is it makes it hard for us to know what he likes and what kind of gift he would enjoy. This is where the good old voucher comes to save the day. If you are ever unsure about what he wants, get him a voucher for a site like amazon and then he can use the money to buy something for himself later down the line. It will be much less stressful than trying to think of an amazing gift idea and you know that he will be able to put it towards something he will use.
MR LEE FRASER