Shopping for the ones we love can be incredibly difficult. With so many holiday advertisements focusing on women — jewelry sales, bath bombs, makeup, clothing — it can be hard to drum up an idea for the guy in your life. You might be racking your brain trying to remember the time he pointed out something, anything, he doesn’t already have. Or maybe you’re staring at thousand dollar price tags on a shoestring budget. Whether you’re on a strict budget or just plain stuck — our list will help you find the right gift for your one and only.
Instead of listing out the latest gear and gadgets, we’ve created a list of ideas based on the individual personality of the guy you’re shopping for. From the handyman to the head chef, we’ll help you find the perfect gifts for the man in your life.
There are a few gifts that will work no matter who you give them to — and a pair of sunglasses is one of them. A good pair of sunnies is practical for the handyman in your life, stylish for the fashion-forward one, and can be durable for the adventurer. No matter what their hobbies are, a pair of UV blocking, polarized and long-lasting sunglasses can be the gift he didn’t know he needed. And with a pair that floats in water, he’ll be ready for just about anything (and you won’t have to worry about watching your gift sink away). Read this post here to see what we mean.
For the Fashion Forward
If you’re looking for something sophisticated and classy, then cuff-links are your answer. Like a pair of diamond earrings, the right pair of cuff-links will stand out too. If the man in your life constantly attends events and needs to look his best, these small accessories can truly make a statement. It’s one of those gifts that few think of but make a serious impression.
For the Sports Fan
Bring his favorite team home for a winning holiday gift. Rather than focusing on the right jersey or fan memorabilia, what about trying to recreate his favorite sports bar right at home? Grab a set of beer pints with his team’s logo to bring the stadium right to your living room. And purchase a cooler for when it’s time to go tailgating.
For the Hipster
Long beards and long hair mean your man needs a long-term care solution to keep up appearances. Many people might think that shopping in the hair care and beauty section of the store is only for the ladies in their life, but men need grooming kits too. Find a high-quality beard balm and conditioner to keep his locks shiny and smooth.
For the Practical
As kids, we all hated to gets socks or underwear for presents, but as adults? The basics can be a godsend. If the man in your life is always busy taking care of things, he might not be taking care of his wardrobe. Build a “box of basics” for him. New underwear, socks and plain t-shirts and pajamas are all things he’ll need and wear.
For the Outdoorsman
White-water rafting, rock climbing, fishing, hunting… for a man who is constantly diving deep into adventure, you’ll find the best gift is one he’ll remember. Look into finding an “experience” he can enjoy. Whether that’s a year-long parks pass or a climbing gym membership, what he’ll love the most is having something new to explore.
For the Romantic
Sometimes, a man’s favorite past time is spending time with the one he loves — you. Show him that you treasure his sensitive side with a gift straight from the heart. Focus on creating something (DIY time!) you can enjoy together. Maybe that’s a love note in a bottle or a journal you can both use to document the good times ahead.
For the Chef
Maybe you can’t afford a complete kitchen renovation just yet, but there’s something else you can do for him. Make or purchase a blank cookbook for him to store all of his recipes. You can start off the book by writing down your favorite dish he’s made for you, and all the memories associated with it. But no matter what you get him, just remember, the sweetest treat for any chef is a gift from the one he loves.
By shopping based on your man’s personality and hobbies, you can narrow down the list of endless gifting options to find that perfect fit. Now the hardest part will be waiting to see his expression when he unwraps your gift!
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