Tired of buying presents that your significant other never actually use? Here’s a secret – they are tired of putting on a fake smile knowing full well the only thing that gift will be doing is gathering dust.
It sounds harsh, but it is true. The reality is that your man won’t wear that shirt you think would look good on him, he isn’t going to use the aftershave you think smells nice, and he certainly isn’t making space for a silly novelty gadget.
He wants something that he can actually use and, no doubt, you want to gift him a present that you will see him use from time to time. So, before you click away and open up another gift guide for him that advises you to buy him a tie and jewellery that simply doesn’t match his taste, here are some recommendations that he won’t have to thank you for through gritted teeth.
It’s the thought that counts and while many lambast those that buy gift cards, in many ways, it’s the most thoughtful gift that you can give. Why? Because it allows the giftee to buy whatever they want without the need for returning any unwanted gifts.
If you know what their favourite brands are, then put some money into buying a gift card that they can use to indulge themselves at their shop of choice. If not, then play it safe with an Amazon gift voucher…you can’t go wrong.
If your man loves a tipple, then consider buying his favourite whisky of choice. It can be quite an expensive taste, so it will no doubt be an appreciated gift even if they already have a bottle on the go. It’s good to keep the liquor cabinet well-stocked.
To go along with their drink, why not add a personalised touch and throw in some engraved whisky glasses to mark the occasion? You can choose a heart-warming message or the badge of their favourite sports team…it doesn’t necessarily have to be soppy!
Does your man already have everything he wants in life? Or just simply hasn’t got the available storage space? Either way, an experience day makes for a fantastic gift that will go down a treat.
Track days are hugely popular experience days, but even if you’re not 100% confident about picking just one thing then many retailers offer the giftee a choice of what they can use their vouchers for. This will be a gift that they can’t wait to use.
In the digital age, a magazine subscription no longer means waiting for a print edition to land at your door and, eventually, have to be thrown out. If you know what your man’s favourite reads are then go ahead and sign him up for a subscription – it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Whether it’s a GQ subscription for the fashion-conscious man, FourFourTwo for the football-mad fella or anything else, this will be something they can enjoy in their downtime at their leisure.
This last recommendation is strictly for those in a romantic relationship…or just someone you want to get touchy-feely with! Make your own personal vouchers that they can ‘cash in’ for favours such as a kiss, back rub, or a special massage…
You can have a lot of fun with this and can take this as far as you are both comfortable with. After all, they do say that the best things in life are free.
So, these are our recommendations for gifting your man something that he will use. If you think that you can do better than the above, then feel free not to listen to us – but don’t say that we didn’t warn you.