If like me when it is time to buy a present for your husband, son, or father, you spend hours scratching your head, this page is perfect for you. It is a quick post that is designer and to give you some inspiration when you are looking for a present for a male member of your family.
Given the fact that most men take more of an interest in their appearance, I thought I would focus on clothing rather than go down the usual gadgets and tech route. Everyone needs clothes, so something simple like a pack of polo shirts can actually make a great gift.
Some basic tips
Before I give you some actual ideas, I need to cover a few basics. The first point to make is that some people prefer to shop for clothing themselves. If you know that is the case, resist the temptation to buy them something anyway. If you just go out and buy them clothes anyway the chances are they will be irritated by this, and that your gift will just sit on a shelf.
You need to resist the temptation to try to change the way your man dresses by giving him the style of clothing he does not normally wear. It is always worth keeping the receipt and making it clear that you will not be offended if he takes it back, and buys something else.
Try your best to buy the right size. Doing this significantly reduces the chance that he will have to exchange your gift. Before you go shopping, measure some of his favourite clothes. Doing this will help you to get the sizing right.
OK, so that is the practicalities out of the way. Here are some actual ideas.
By far the best option is to buy your man some new tops. Shirts, polo shirts, and t-shirts all make fantastic gifts. The fact there is so much choice makes this the go to men´s clothing present.
If you know there is a special occasion, like a party, coming up buying a shirt for that event is an especially good idea. For men who like sports, you are spoilt for choice. You can buy them a football shirt, or a t-shirt that features the logo of their favourite team.
For men who love to play sport, some kit always makes a welcome gift. You just need to be sure to buy the right cut and size.
Accessories like ties and belts can also make great gifts. They tend to last, which means that they are likely to be worn, and appreciated, for many years.
Socks and underwear
Of course, if you are really stuck for ideas, you could always stick to the tradition of giving men socks and underwear. But be warned, according to this survey, socks are one of the least welcome gifts men receive. Therefore, if you cannot find anything suitable you are usually better off giving gift vouchers rather than buying socks and underwear.