Shopping for anyone can be challenging when you don’t know exactly what they enjoy, their personal style, and the kinds of items they already own. So, to conduct your shopping experience well, you’re going to need to know what they like, what they don’t, and the contents of their home so that you don’t end up purchasing something they already have.
Gifting men needn’t be tricky with this helpful guide, as it’s going to help you navigate the gift-buying minefield in four easy-to-follow steps.
There aren’t many people who don’t enjoy being cosy and warm, especially in the winter and autumn months, so since these seasons are on the horizon, why not think about purchasing some warming woollen pieces for the men in your life? Begin your search by figuring out what they like, and understanding which colours they favour, and their overall style. Once you’ve pinpointed this, you’ll be more able to shop appropriately.
Check out mens cashmere in sweater form, as well as cosy woollen socks, a new waterproof coat complete with warm lining and a large hood, boots that can see them right through the harsher months, and a hat for wearing when the weather turns cold.
When In Doubt, Just Ask
If you find yourself struggling to decide at any point in this process, then play it safe by asking the man in your life about his thoughts on your proposed gift ideas. This might take the surprise out of giving him the gift, but it can save you money and effort if you do accidentally choose a gift he doesn’t adore.
If you do have to check with him and reveal the surprise, then ensure that you also give him a small gift that’s personalised. This could even be a handmade card that declares your love and appreciation.
A Fun Experience
When buying gifts, most people go down the material route and purchase goods from the high street and online. The trouble with doing this is that there’s the chance the man you’re buying for already owns the items, that they’ll soon become tat around the home, and/ or break after only a few months use. Some gifts, and especially last-minute ones, lack creativity, and a personal touch, so chase after tickets to performances, days out, and fun activities.
Think about the likes of car racing as part of a larger group of friends and family, paintballing, hot air balloon rides, cooking experiences, or taking them away for a weekend and exploring coastlines, countryside, and camping at the end of it.
Men enjoy being pampered and taking care of their health and appearance just as much as women do, so consider getting them a few bits and pieces that they can introduce into their self-care routine like luxuriant and nourishing creams, hair masks, grooming kits, bath time essentials, shaving balms, beard conditioners, and luxury shower gels.
Don’t forget that you can combine their beauty regime with a fun experience by taking them to a spa for the day, getting a massage, and/or a pedicure and manicure.