Buying gifts for a man can be impossible at times. If you ask your partner what they want for Christmas/birthday/anniversary (delete as applicable), you will be given a very non-committal reply. The truth is that most men don’t know what they want. Many guys rely on their partners to buy their clothes, accessories and organize their life, which can make it difficult to choose a thoughtful gift.
The good news is there are plenty of cool gifts for men who claim to want nothing in the world but you. So, don’t worry, this year you do not have to resort to buying a pair of novelty socks or a musical tie. Sure, your man would probably love either one of those gifts, but it’s time to use your imagination and do something different.
Flowers with a Difference
When in doubt, say it with flowers. OK, so flowers are traditionally a gift for women, but who’s to say a man can’t appreciate a gorgeous bouquet of carefully chosen blooms?
Flowers are the world’s most popular gift. Florists sell all kinds of exotic floral creations, but if you have no cash, you can always pick a few flowers from the garden. However, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so go the extra mile and buy your man a beef jerky rose bouquet. Not only does this interesting floral gift look amazing but it also smells (and tastes) pretty cool.
Each bouquet is hand-made with a half-pound of bacon. It’s the perfect gift for carnivores!
Home Brew Kit
Beer is a man’s best friend, particularly after a long day at the office, and most men love to settle down in front of the television with a soothing drink. Instead of encouraging your man to head to the pub for a drink, buy him a home brew kit and let him have a go at brewing his own beer. Microbreweries are popping up everywhere, so now is a good time to be experimental. You never know, his passion for beer might turn into a lucrative venture, and even if it doesn’t, you will soon have enough beer to throw parties every weekend.
You can pick up home brewing kits from high street stores or online. They are simple to use, and it is great fun testing the product. If brewing beer doesn’t float your man’s boat, he can try making his own wine instead, or for a more sophisticated tipple, how about a homemade gin kit?
Women love jewelry. Yes, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. However, since buying jewelry for yourself is not allowed if it is your man’s special day, you need to choose something special just for him. He is sure to appreciate a tasteful piece of jewelry. There are some great pieces to choose from, but Viking jewelry ticks many boxes.
The Vikings were manly, tough, and true forces of nature, so as you might expect, Viking jewelry is clunky and heavy, and will have no problem withstanding the rigors of a Sunday morning soccer game in the local park. But if your man is more if a delicate flower, a tasteful gold chain will be appreciated just as much.
Adult Coloring Books
Who said coloring books were for kids? Adult coloring books have taken the world by storm in the last year. People everywhere love to chill out in their spare time with a relaxing coloring book. There are adult coloring books to suit all tastes, but a sexy woman or gangsta rap coloring book is sure to entertain him for hours, not to teach him how to color between the lines.
Experience days are a great way to gift something amazing. We all have different ideas of what we would love to do. Some men dream of driving a Ferrari on a racetrack whereas others would enjoy having a flying lesson in a helicopter. And for the man who really does have everything, how about an Extreme Excavator Experience? He can regress back to his childhood days of shoveling dirt around in the backyard with a digger, only on this experience day the toys are a lot bigger!
You know your man better than anyone else does. Use your inside knowledge and think about what type of experience would make his day, and then organize it for him. He will be like a kid on Christmas morning if you get it right.
Tactical Car Seat Covers
Is your man’s car his pride and joy? If so, he will love a set of tactical car seat covers. Many modern cars lack storage space, so there are rarely enough cup holders and pockets for motoring accessories. A tactical car seat cover takes care of the storage problem by providing a series of useful pockets and bags. It looks just like a military vest, so your hubby will look super manly when driving the family car.
Tactical car seat covers are also perfect for Mr OCD who can’t stand anything out of place in his pride and joy. The pockets are perfect for storing kids’ toys, games, books, snacks, and drinks on long road trips.
Donut Warming Coffee Mug
Donut warming coffee mugs are for the Homer Simpsons of this world. Donuts and coffee go together like red wine and cheese. In fact, a coffee break just wouldn’t be the same without a tasty donut to mop up the last dregs.
Your man will be delighted to receive a donut warming coffee mug for the office. He can warm up his morning Krispy Kreme donut and be the envy of all his colleagues. As long as you combine the gift with a gym membership, excessive weight gain won’t be an issue.
Man Cave Makeover
Does your man have his very own man cave, or would he like one? Most men have hobbies that are deeply unappealing to their female partners. Men enjoy watching sports, preferably with their close male friends and some beers. Men also enjoy spending hours shooting aliens or zombies on gaming consoles. There are also men who like to play guitars or listen to rock music. None of these hobbies fit in well with your quiet evening spent watching reality TV or gossiping on the telephone to your girlfriends.
If your man has his very own man cave, give it a makeover, so he wants to spend more time in there. Consider masculine color schemes, a comfortable gaming chair, a large flat screen TV on the wall, plus some extras like a mini-fridge for his beers and shelves for his DVD collection. If he doesn’t already have a man cave, now is a great time to create one. Send your man away for a couple of days and enlist the help of your friends (or the kids) to decorate a shed or the spare room for him. Add any of the above, and he will be thrilled. You could even install a sofa bed, so he doesn’t have to disturb you when he stays up late watching the big game.
Navy Seal Survival Book
Is your man ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Once he has read this book from cover to cover, he will have the skills to cope when disaster strikes. It is the perfect gift for the wannabe Bear Grylls’ fans of this world. Throw in a prepper’s kit to ensure you and the kids are safe in the event of a meteorite strike, Armageddon, or any other end-of-the-world scenario.
Romantic Night Away
Men love a bit of romance too, especially if you buy them a steak dinner washed down with a bottle of wine. Think carefully about the destination. A nice touch is to book somewhere that has special meaning to both of you. For example, take your man back to the first place you spent a romantic weekend together, or the city he visited as a child. You could even take him to a destination on his bucket list, but this one might be expensive if he has always wanted to visit Sydney, Australia, or the US Virgin Islands.
Tickets for a Big Event
This one requires some planning, as tickets for big events tend to sell out fast. Is your man a sporting fan? Does he follow a particular team? Or is he more into music and gigs? Think about what he likes to do and look for some tickets to an event you know he would like to attend.
You do need to be careful, in case he is already plotting to buy tickets, so it might be an idea to look for tickets to something out of the ordinary. For example, if he loves stand-up comedy, look online for an event in a different city and make the tickets part of a bigger gift.
This is your chance to push the boat out and select the most impressive gift ever. If you get it right, you have the right to expect some truly awesome gifts next Christmas!
If you still haven’t found the perfect gift for your man yet view this guide on awesome gifts for men from Look Whats Cool!