The Best Gifts For Men That Will Make Them Feel Appreciated

He'll love unwrapping one of these classy gifts

The Best Gifts For Men
Men like to get shiny new things too!

Let’s begin by debunking the myth that men don’t want, or don’t like presents – that’s just not true! Everybody likes to receive gifts, you just need to find something that men won’t be able to resist. It can often seem like men don’t appreciate gifts because they simply don’t understand why you chose a new pair of socks again this year – sure, they’re red this time, but you could do better. You have to do a little more work when it comes to picking a thoughtful gift, but luckily for you we’ve got a few ideas of the best gifts for men that will absolutely blow last year’s socks off his feet.

Guide to the Best Gifts for Men

When you’re browsing around for gifts, you should keep your eye out for good quality, brand names and top rated items. Each of the gifts on our list has our stamp of approval, and we hope that by the end of this article they will have yours too! There are several things to consider when looking at gifts for men, not least of all what your budget is, what type of man you’re shopping for and what your relationship is with him. We’ve got separate articles for the best gifts for brothers, the best gifts for manly men and even the best gifts for dads. Below we answer some frequently asked questions about our products, give you some ideas for DIY gifts and even reveal the secret to gifting for men who say they don’t want anything.

What are the best gifts for men?

Shopping for men can be difficult, that is certainly true, but it doesn’t always have to be. We’ve designed out list to reflect some of the best gifts for men that we could find, and we’re confident that you will be able to pick up a great gift before you’re done reading this. Bear in mind that paying attention to what they’re interested in is interested in lately is actually always the best way to find an idea for a gift – perhaps he’s been going on about needing a new pair of headphones and you haven’t even noticed yet.

Tech gifts – a GoPro Hero 4 will allow him to take great high definition photos and videos of his latest cycles, car rides or even just his experiences around the town. If you know a guy who is more the type who likes to read up the latest news or kick back with a novel and a cup of tea at the end of the day, you will want to think about getting him a Kindle Voyager. Tech gifts are always in fashion these days and they will be a real focal point for him when he is thinking about the luxury items that he really wants. Some other great tech gifts that we’ve featured for boyfriends and brothers include quadcopters, video games, and silly novelty games like an electric shock reflex game.

Music related gifts – blasting music is a great way to have fun at any age, and getting your brother some quality headphones like the Beats Solo2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones will make sure that he always has the best access to his favourite tunes in crisp and clear sound at all times. Wireless headphones in particular are a great gift for those guys who like convenient and hassle free entertainment, because they don’t get tangled or break after a few weeks of tying them up for storage. The suitcase record player is a classy way to bring back the old-school records that his dad or granddad used to listen to – and he can even buy some new official vinyl albums from 2016!

Useful gifts – if the man you’re shopping for is in his mid-twenties onward, he might appreciate something that will be useful. A bag like the messenger sling bag is perfect for a friend who has just started college, or going to a new job, because it will be a convenient and spacious way to carry all of his things. A watch is a great gift for any man, because they can always be added to an outfit as a useful and stylish accessory. In particular, automatic watches have some benefits, like the fact that there is no battery that can run out. They also have more ‘soul’ as they are closer to the purity of watchmaking history. There’s a lot of heritage in an automatic watch, spanning hundreds of years. Quartz technology quickly surpassed this heritage, and it is also true that quartz makes watches a lot more accurate at time-keeping. In all, a quartz watch is technically better than an automatic one because it is more accurate, more durable and cheaper to make. Automatic watches also need to be sent to a workshop for a tune-up every couple of years to keep them running accurately, but with proper maintenance it will last him a lifetime!

Party gifts – if your friend likes to hold parties or mix up some homemade punch every now and then, a great gift to go for would be the 14-piece cocktail making set. This is great for parties and get-togethers, and can be a real treat to show off at social events, provided he gets in some practice before he really starts to throw the shaker around! You can throw in a book about cocktail recipes, some mixers and cordials, and even a bottle of his favourite alcohol. Do keep in mind that this is probably only appropriate for older men, and shouldn’t be purchased for anybody who is underage. These gifts will allow him to show off in style to all his buddies, and they’ll get something out of it too. These are the gifts that keep on giving, no matter how often they’re used.

If you’re worried that the man you’re shopping for will buy the exact same thing you’re planning on getting him, you can try to steer him away from buying it, or simply flat out tell him that someone special is already working on it.

What are the best gifts for men who have everything?

It can often seem like the guy you’re trying to shop for is actively resisting any kind of kind gesture you could possibly throw his way – he doesn’t want a gift card, he doesn’t want a book, and he doesn’t want you to get him that great watch you’ve just found. These guys might act like they couldn’t care less about being spoilt on their special day, but you know better! These ideas are going to help you to get around the traps they lay by telling you “it’s okay”, or that they “don’t need anything”.

Experiences – don’t just buy him something that he might put on the shelf and never use again, get out there and give him the time of his life. Perhaps he likes to go ice-skating, hiking or road tripping. You can organise a weekend away with his friends, family or even just the two of you. Get creative and find an activity that you can share together to make it special, and he will certainly be happy that he made an exception on his ‘no gifts’ rule when he sees all the effort you’ve gone to.

Novelty gifts – you can always take a chance and go for buying him a novelty gift like a Star Wars R2D2 cookie jar or a pug in a mug tea infuser. This might be a bit hit and miss, though, because not all guys have the same sense of humour. Sure, he may not be able to use the item for an extended period of time, but even that gesture will give him the idea that you actually give two hoots about making him smile – and that should be enough!

The most difficult person to buy gifts for is the guy who seems to have it all, but this might actually be a little bit deceiving. When you give someone a meaningful gift, it may not matter that they have something similar already – the fact that it has come from you will mean a lot, and they will be proud to show it off or tell everyone what you did for them.

What are good DIY homemade gifts for men?

You can find any number of awesome ideas for do-it-yourself gifts for men online, such as bottle openers, photo booklets, keychains, goodie hampers, a moustache mug or a neck tie zipper bag, plus so many more. If you’re going to be doing a DIY gift you should keep in mind what your budget is, and how much time you’re going to have to spend on the gift. Staying in budget will save you from overspending by buying a bulk order of nuts and bolts when you really only needed a few to make that keychain you saw on Pinterest. Below we’ve linked an awesome compilation video of 30 different DIY gifts for men by AdelaineMorin.

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for here, why not head over to our other articles and see what else we’ve got cooking? Let us know what you thought of the best gifts for men below, and leave us a like if you enjoyed this article!

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