Best Holiday Gifts for the Man in your Life
Don’t buy socks again this year.
It’s often said that men are harder to buy for during the holiday season than women. Unless you have a man in your life with a very definite hobby, such as golf or painting, then many of us find ourselves at a total loss when it comes to gifting. If you’re not keen to buy socks again this year and you know that you can’t just gift another bottle of store bought whiskey then here are some suggestions for the best presents for the man in your life. These suggestions might not help you cut the cost of Christmas but they are sure to be appreciated!
The wireless smart speaker
Let’s be honest, most men (and women too) have probably dreamed of just being able to walk into a room and have the music play, the lights dim or read phone messages with just a simple voice command. The wireless smart speaker is a great gift for the man in your life, functioning both as a fun gadget and also a way to make life more efficient. Google Home gets five star reviews and is an evolving piece of tech compared to some of the others on the market.
A library card
You know, you could buy the man in your life a Kindle or e-reader but sometimes you just have to go old school. So, sign them up for the local library instead for unlimited free reading across any possible topic – while supporting the local community at the same time.
It’s winter, it’s chilly and everyone knows that smart phone screens just don’t work when you’ve got gloves on – and that means cold hands. If you want to deliver a little ray of warmth in the colder weather then touchscreen gloves are the gift to give. These tech wearables mean that your man can still operate the screen on a smart phone or tablet even when wearing them. So, whether he’s standing on a cold station platform or on the move he’ll never have to have cold hands again thanks to you.
A real wallet
If your man doesn’t really have a wallet or is currently using an old student wallet held together with duct tape this is the perfect year for an upgrade. There’s something very satisfying about buying a wallet for the man in your life, whether or not he’s got vast amounts of cash to put into it. Plus, you can go all out and get something designer – e.g. Prada – or something super cool and innovative and it won’t break the bank.
A different kind of experience.
Activity gifts are nothing new but you don’t have to go down the same old stereotypical route every year. Rather than Porsche driving or a golf day, why not send your man off for a yoga retreat or some pottery making. You might find that he picks up a few new skills and expands his experiences as a result.
Spirits and wine
Handing over a bottle is one of the easiest ways to gift the man in your life. If that’s the route you prefer then do something a bit different this year and find a local winery or a new distillery. There are micro distilleries and small wineries opening up everywhere – buy your bottle there instead of the grocery store and you’ve got a unique holiday gift with kudos for up and coming cool.