Buying for men seems to be something a lot of people struggle with but the truth is that there are plenty of things that guys do enjoy – that may not just be socks although they too do come in handy. If you’re looking for something different, then an experience is something that can be remembered for much longer than a birthday of a celebration but rather be a treasured memory that will last forever. If you’re someone who likes to buy a gift that really lasts, then you are going to want something thrilling. Of course if you have your heart set on buying a new Rolex watch or investing into their business, then that’s great too, but buying a gift of quality is one that is going to be worth the money and last a very long time.
Experiences as gifts and what makes them great!
Are you fed up of trawling the Internet or pounding the pavements looking for the perfect gifts for your dad, brother or boyfriend? If you can’t find anything in the shops, why not change tact, and go for an experience instead? This is a growing trend, and the range of options is increasing all the time. Book a bungee jump, skydiving or rally driving experience for the family adrenaline junkie. Go for wine tasting or chocolate making for a foodie. Or book a zookeeper for a day voucher for an animal lover. There’s something for everyone, and if you’re keen to get involved, there are plenty of options that are suitable for 2 or more people. You could also create your own experiences by booking a weekend away or organising a day out. Visit Paris or Rome for a romantic city break or go to Iceland and see the Northern Lights. If you’re keen to stay closer to home, Scotland and the Lake District are perfect choices for rustic winter retreats. Think of the places they love.
Who said that buying gifts for men was impossible? If you’ve been struggling for inspiration, hopefully, this guide will solve all your shopping dilemmas. Search online for ideas, think about your loved one’s interests, and do something different. Add a personal touch or swap traditional gifts for experiences. Sometimes, the chance to create memories is the best gift you can buy.
A gift to last
If you have decided that you want to make an investment into something such as a watch, then maybe you can already trade in one that you have to buy a better model. You can sell your Rolex and look at an upgraded version or put the money to something of choice such as their business dreams. You’ll be surprised at what a thoughtful gift can mean, even to a guy. The sentimental value often far outweighs anything else and buying a gift that will last forever or that will capture special moments and memories, is a wonderful idea for any celebratory gift. Ask the guys of your life what they want, you may be surprised!