The key to the best gift ideas for men is to first work out what kind of man it is that you plan to buy a gift for. There, we’ve put that idea out there – and now we’ll need to qualify it in the most politically correct way possible. Forgive us if we occasionally go off tangent or make the odd sweeping statement or annoying generalisation. What we want to do is to help you to come up with the best gift ideas for men!
Gifts ideas for men – know your men
Knowing your man is the route to coming up with the perfect gift ideas for men.
Trad chap: Think golf, a broadsheet newspaper, Radio 4 and maybe a little Terry Wogan. This chap knows what he likes and enjoys high quality. These gift ideas for men could be the same the year after year – for example, a new golf jumper, a sports biography, a history DVD – so long as they are good quality and useful. Oh, and these trad chaps will also enjoy an old-fashioned jar of sweet goodies, such as a Victorian Jar of The Best Boiled Sweets You’ve Ever Tasted or the 50s Decade gift box.
Outdoors man: Roughtie, toughtie outdoors pursuits, including climbing, mountaineering, sea kayaking and mountain biking, make this man tick. So the best gift ideas for men in this category include Gore-tex jackets, ice axes, crampons, paddles and head torches. Outdoors man will also love a Bush Tucker Trial Selection Jar. We just know they will love eating bugs, maggots and rats, all in delicious sweet flavours, obviously!
Even more gift ideas for men
Sporty man: There’s little better than settling down to watch a football match, catching 14 hours of non-stop motor sports or spending weeks fixating on the Tour de France on the telly for this man. When coming up with gift ideas for men you need to think a little outside the box. Perhaps you could go for a season ticket to his favourite football ground, a Scaletrix set, chocolate footballs, or a bumper bag of Milk Gums (The Milk Race, gettit?!) or a box of Sports Mixture, including hard fruit gums in the shape of bats, balls and racquets.
DIY man: Fixing, building, repairing, spending hours in the shed sorting his tools. Dose this sound like a guy you know? If so, the best gift ideas for men include a year’s subscription to the Screwfix catalogue, a bumper B&Q voucher, a new set of drill bits or, if you’re feeling a little frivolous, a set of chocolate candy tools!
Foodie man: He imagines he could be the next Jamie Oliver, Michel Roux or Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. He loves to spend days in the kitchen creating, aherm, tasty meals and amazing, er, concoctions. If you’re looking for gifts ideas for this man, buy him a dozen recipe books, a day at a cook school, a new set of pots (to replace all the ones he’s burned?!) and a jar of coconut mushrooms!
Still stuck for gift ideas for men?
Still not recognising your man? Well, maybe you are lucky enough to have a Romantic Man. If so, then gift ideas for this man are, er, harder than you could ever imagine. Flowers? No, too girlie! A flowery shirt? No, he already owns 15! Jewellery? Gosh, can you imagine trying to please him?! Instead have some fun with your gift ideas for men in this category and buy him Lovehearts, candy watches and chocolate hearts.