Whether it’s Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a birthday, the chances are that you’ll have to spend money on the men in your life once in a while. Buying gifts for men can be tough, because on one hand, they’re hard to please, and on another, they don’t care what you get them. Today, we’ve put together a guide to the gifts you should consider buying for the men in your life if you’re struggling for ideas; read on for our top tips, and then head out shopping!
Provided that you know the right size, buying clothing for your brother, friend, partner or father can be a great idea. Dads are notoriously bad at fashion, so you should splash the cash and buy yours a new outfit to wear on special occasions, or you could buy your boyfriend a designer pair of underwear. Alternatively, if you’re part of a family of geeks, then you can find retro t-shirts sporting designs from franchises like Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter on the internet.
It might not be something you’d wear yourself, but combining fashion and movies is a great way to add stuff to your other half’s wardrobe and stop them from wearing the same thing every day.
Whether the man in your life is already a gym bunny or they’ve never stepped foot in the place, consider buying a subscription to the gym to give them some motivation. An even better gift idea would be to buy a subscription combined with a new workout outfit and a water bottle. Sure, it’s not a gift that everyone will enjoy, but if they’re already fitness mad, they’ll no doubt love it.
A meal out
If you’re struggling to find a gift idea for your boyfriend, then you can’t go wrong with a romantic meal in your local restaurant – or better still, in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re on a tight budget or you just don’t know what to buy them, consider treating your man to a delicious meal, or a voucher for their favourite chain that they can use whenever is most convenient.
The best part about it is that, you’ll be invited whenever they go, so you’ll benefit from the gift!
2018 is a big year in cinema. From this summer’s Jurassic World, The Incredibles 2 and Mission Impossible, right through to Slenderman, Mamma Mia, Johnny English, Mary Poppins, Spider-Man and The Grinch later in the year, there’s something for every film fan to enjoy.
If your dad loves visiting the cinema or you and your partner make regular late-night movie trips, then buying a cinema voucher or unlimited card could be an option to consider. You can buy cards that allow you to watch as many films as you like within a month, or cash-alternative cards that can be used for tickets and snacks like popcorn and nachos. You decide what’s best.
Subscription boxes have exploded in popularity in recent years, and today, more of us than ever are enjoying cosmetics and food right to our doorsteps. While the list of boxes for women far exceeds the number marketed towards men, there are still hundreds of options to consider. The Five Four Club box, for example, includes three clothing items every month, ranging from belts and t-shirts to caps and jeans; Loot Crate, designed for the geeky guy, includes cool items like tees, comics, collectibles and wearables from television shows and cult games; Harry’s, priced from as little as £10 per month, delivers razors and shaving accessories to doors worldwide.
There are lots of options to consider if you’ve got to buy a gift for the men in your life; just take a step back and think about their personality and hobbies. You’ll soon find the perfect gift, and who knows, maybe our recommendations will make the cut! Whatever you choose, good luck!