Men are typically hard to buy for unless you’re going to resort to socks or booze accessories. They just tend to go out and buy what they need when they need them. Which can make birthdays and special occasions difficult when you want to buy them a gift. This leaves many of us with the dilemma of what to buy. Birthdays especially can be difficult, at least with occasions, you can opt out of gifts altogether. That’s why I’m bringing you some ideas for presents when inspiration is thin on the ground.
Surprise date night
Historically, men are the ones that ask the ladies out on a date. They are supposed to organise it and sort everything out. In this modern age it doesn’t quite work like that, I know. But still, there is an element of surprise for a woman to arrange a date for her man. So why not do that? You could book a nice meal out, keep it a secret and get a babysitter organised. It could be something very simple, or you could even go as far as arranging a weekend away. It will be appreciated and it’s the gift of couple time alone. What more could he ask for? Really?
A subscription service
While men tend only to buy what they want when they need it. It can be quite rare that they would treat themselves to something you know they would benefit from. Sometimes they don’t see the logic. Which is a why subscription service could be a great gift idea. You could consider something they always use like razor blades; then the dollar shave club could be a great idea. You can even get them for steaks, boxer shorts, magazines. The options are endless.
Some new clothes
It is said that many men are happy to buy the latest gadgets or tech for themselves but less likely to buy clothes? An entirely unscientific survey showed that some men don’t treat themselves to new shirts and pants as often as they should. So it makes for a great gift idea. Just don’t go for something too far outside his comfort zone – there’s probably a reason he never wears polka dots.
An opportunity to make some memories is a great gift suggestion. This is where an experience could be a great choice. It might be racing round a track in their favorite sports car. Or jumping out of a plane for the biggest adrenalin rush of their lives. It might be something completely different where you experience a taster menu from a top restaurant. Whatever the experience maybe it could be the perfect gift for your man.
Something just from you
Finally, sometimes money is a little tight. Buying gifts may not be an option. But this doesn’t mean you have nothing to give. Sometimes something from the heart is just as personal and means that bit more. So offer him a foot massage or a back rub. Cook a meal at home and make sure it is his favorite. Make sure you have a free house one night and watch a movie together. There are plenty of things you can do – you just need to think outside of the box.
I hope this inspires you the next time you have a birthday coming up.