Lets get it out of the way right now and everyone has a big big suck! For this, how many of us feel when it comes to buying gifts for men. Men can be very difficult and unsatisfactory to buy gifts for (a trend that is undoubtedly transferred from many other areas of their lives ...). You can usually not get away with a scarf, a box of chocolates or the latest Rom-Com DVD. And a gift voucher from Boots does not generally kick fire in their eyes either. So, how do you make gifts for men who are more manageable?
It is really best to take a male attitude to buy gifts for men. In an effort to make the whole process more manageable, think strategy, logical deductions, categories and lists! Strategy wise, first consider the opportunity you buy for (Fathers Day, Birthday, etc.) and second and very important, consider which other family members are buying. Gifts for men can be made very easily if another family member buys something you can add or build on (like Lego sets, but lets suppose the man in your life has grown Lego .... although its a cute cool gift and maybe should be considered a back-up plan!).
Logical deduction simply means that you do not buy anything that the man in your life already has or is likely to buy before his birthday arrives (for example, the next part of Call of Duty, which he will make no funds waiting for!) .
Make gifts for men who are more manageable by putting their lives into categories, for example; what he wears, where he goes on holiday, what brands he likes / dislikes, favorite sports, favorite bands, things hes talking about always wanting, favorite TV shows, favorite movies, etc. Then write lists for each category. Lots and lots of lists! Write down all the gifts for men who you think will be available to buy (or any one that can also be done!) And make sure everyone fits into a particular category. Suddenly, hello presto! You have a comprehensive, manageable list of mens gifts at your disposal!
All you need to do now is to work through each of the lists to find the gift that best suits the man in your life! This simple, effective approach is almost guaranteed to work, and you will be surprised to find that some gifts for men on your list, which you assumed would be completely unavailable, are not. And with a little search on the internet you will find a real opportunity! So, the man in your life has always wanted to be an F1 driver ... why not book him on a Ferrari experience day, with the chance to drive around a Formula 1 track. If he always wanted to jump out of a plane (although there had been occasions when he wanted to jump off a bridge!), Could you book him at a parachute school? The possibilities are endless and your gift if you want to impress!
If all this seems too much work and effort, you can only take the easy option when it comes to buying gifts for men, that is, just get him something with his name on it! Personal gifts are so simple and blindingly obvious, but so often overlooked! Nevertheless, the simplicity evokes to present someone with a gift with their name on the actually an overwhelming emotional response!
And everyone needs a tea or coffee cup with their name or face on it! Particularly useful for entering the job to ensure that the malicious officials can not get their awesome hands on your favorite mug! And given the current fear of sharing cutlery or copper (thanks to the flu flu, the government is consulting with soft toys and crayons are not shared in nursery schools, but lets assume that the man in your life has moved on from these too), have a mug that clearly belong to you significantly reduces that someone else will borrow it, breathe on it and give you their bacteria!
Remember, if youre very hard pressed for time and inspiration, can you always fall back on gift cards or e-coupons, music download coupons, or dare we say book token? And seriously, the man in your life can be ninety on his next birthday, but a Lego set, or at least some kind of Build your own car set, will keep him entertained for at least an hour ...