Do you cringe at the thought of having to buy gifts for the men in your life? Whether they’re for your dad, brother, significant other, or even a co-worker, the process can be extremely challenging.
The last thing that you want to do is purchase gifts these gentlemen dislike.
They may not admit how displeased they are out of respect for sparing your feelings.
People like to throw around the phrase, “It’s The Thought That Count.”
But in reality, we all prefer to receive gifts that we really want and like.
Do you agree?
If you’re stuck, keep reading because I’m going to briefly discuss five timeless gift ideas that you may want to consider.
Let’s jump in…
1)) Naming a Star in His Honor
If the man in your life is also a star in your eyes, let him know with the perfect gift idea.
There are many online novelty stores, which offer star naming kits. For a set price, you can have a star named after the man in your life.
It’s really cool, because the complete kits come with a certificate, a map so that he can locate his special star and other information about star naming and astronomy.
You can also select a date in which the star was officially named. Maybe it’s an Anniversary or Birthday. Perhaps, it’s in honor of Christmas.
The star naming service will imprint any date that you choose on the certificate. Many of the stores offer custom framing, or you can find a frame at a local department store.
If he’s into astronomy, this is a great gift to let him know you think he’s a star.
In addition, it’s unlikely that most people would already have a star named after them so this would be very original.
Seriously, do you know anyone personally who’s ever received a gift like this?
Probably not, because it’s very unique and creative.
You’ll score some major points if you were to give this gift to that special man.
As a side note, naming a star after someone can boost their confidence and self-esteem.
2)) A Watch
You simply can’t go wrong with a watch. If you want to let him know that your love is timeless, buy him a nice timepiece.
It’s practical, thoughtful and carries a wonderful meaning. To make the gift more special, you could slip a note inside the watch box, which reads something like, "Time flies when I’m with you."
Gold watches are nice and they don’t always have to be expensive.
Shop around at some of the online stores and browse their huge selection of watches.
Tip: A sneaky way to find out what brand of watches a man likes is to bring it up in a conversation several months before you plan to purchase it, so that they’ll forget about the conversation. This way you’ll have the chance to surprise him later on without him guessing what gift you’re going to buy.
If the gentleman in your life is also the home’s handyman, consider a toolkit. There are some great kits, which contain hundreds of items, which are available and make wonderful gift ideas for men.
When searching for the perfect toolkit, keep in mind what he likes to do. For instance, if he prefers to build things, look for a kit with the tools necessary for building.
If he likes to repair, look for a kit with a lot of fix-it tools and spare gadgets.
You know what they say, busy hands are happy hands.
4)) Unique Sports Items
If your guy is a sports fanatic, consider the ultimate unique gift. You could log on to his favorite team’s website and read about any construction or new projects being built for use by the team.
Many times, during construction of a new facility or building, the teams will sell customized bricks to help with financing of the project. You could purchase a brick used for construction, have it engraved with his name and present a certificate to let him know that he will forever be a part of his favorite sports team.
If his favorite team is building a new stadium or other brick structure, the brick would be used and forever remain as part of the facility.
Talk about a homerun, this will be it! A better gift idea, for a sports fan, would be difficult to find.
If he’s a race fan, you can check out the Auto Racing Hall of Fame & Museum in North Carolina, where you can purchase actual race-used tires from some of NASCAR’s top drivers for less than $100.00, which includes the Certificate of Authenticity.
You may be able to get a square piece of a sports facility’s carpet if they plan to replace or dispose of it due to building a new facility.
5)) A Gift Card
If you’ve looked all around and still can’t find the perfect gift, consider a gift card. For the man that is truly impossible to shop for, let him do the shopping for himself.
Gift cards are great because they give the recipient an opportunity to buy anything in the store, as determined by the value of the gift card, without spending a dime.
Since gift cards usually don’t invoke excitement, I highly encourage you to be as generous as possible.
Shopping for men can be a little tricky, but the five gift ideas I discussed in this article typically appeals to most of them.
You can purchase them not only for the special man in your life, but also for your dad, brother, or even a co-worker to show your appreciation.
Remember, these gifts are just a few ideas, because in the grand scheme of things, there are thousands of items to choose from.
A surefire way to guarantee you’re purchasing gifts the person wants is by doing a little research, asking questions, and listening.
People normally state their wants, hopes, and dreams.
Simply take notes when you hear them verbalized.
Then when it comes time to purchase gifts, you can refer to those notes.
For example; let’s say that during a watch commercial, you father states that he’d love to own one of those timepieces. Make a quick note, so that when you go to purchase him a gift, you can purchase that watch.
See how that works?
You can also ask the people that are close to them for gift suggestions.
Don’t complicate the gift buying process, because if you’re paying attention to the men in your life, they’ll tell you what they like at some point in time.
Have fun purchasing the perfect gift!