Whether that special man in your life has a summer birthday or you simply want to do something thoughtful for your favorite guy, gift giving can get tricky. Have no fear! I know that choosing a suitable gift for your mister is not the easiest of tasks, but with this guide you can be sure to find something for your special someone, whatever his interests may be.
A Good Watch
Timepieces are always a great choice for your guy. Accessories like these Invicta watches come with an infinite number of styles and selections, so you are sure to find something that will fit his personality. You can go with a fancier style for special occasions, something practical and professional to wear to the office or, for the outdoors, go with a sporty look. Furthermore, if he is a serious runner, look for a Garmin watch or a brand that includes a GPS and a heart rate monitor. These watches that come with extra training features are a great option to help him with that upcoming marathon.
A Man that Smells Good
Get something that is also meant for you. Keep your guy fresh with some summer cologne. Of course you want to find a brand and a scent that reflect his personal style, and opt for lighter scents for the warmer months. Some of the hottest brands of the summer include Cereus #4; with ingredients like green apple and papyrus, this cologne will captivate you and everyone who gets a whiff. Other possibilities to consider include Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Sport (with tonic, grapefruit, nutmeg and cedar wood), Juniper Ridge Big Sur Backpacker’s cologne (with salt, chaparral, honey, oak and sage) and Givenchy Pi (with tangerine oil, basil, pine, and vanilla).
The Business Man
If you plan to go the more practical route, look for gifts that combine thoughtfulness with functionality – maybe even throw a little fashion sense in there. Fresh linen shirts for work are a cool choice, or you can pick up a light pair of stylish socks; crazy designs are all the rage right now. If you’re short on time, pens are a gift that keeps on giving to the business professional. Don’t be fooled, while they may seem like a boring gift; you can find a set of quality pens that come in copper, brass, and titanium. Furthermore, you can even get pens engraved so your recipient can think of you whenever he uses them. Other gift ideas that can be fun while serving the practicality cause can include leather notebooks, clocks, and desk organizers. When going the practical route, just think of what he uses or wears most often on a daily basis, and whether or not he could afford to have an upgrade.
For your techie dudes, invest in a good set of portable speakers or wireless headphones that operate via Bluetooth. Cases and covers for tablets are always helpful – look for iPad protectors that conveniently store and charge your iPad simultaneously. Does your guy love streaming TV and movies? Google Chromecast is a device that connects to your television and allows you to watch Netflix or YouTube on the TV screen right from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. This can make a great addition to your next movie night on the couch with popcorn. Just remember every guy loves a brand new toy.
For the outdoorsy fellow that loves camping, get him something that he can use when submerged in nature. A classic present that is a must-have for most men is a Swiss Army Knife, the petite apparatus that gives him several potentially life saving tools. You can also update his camping equipment with a new tent or sleeping bag. Most guys don’t go gaga over gift baskets, but consider giving him a compilation of all the goods he will undoubtedly use when far from modern comforts. Examples include bug spray, lighter fluid and nifty water bottles.
The Iron Chef
How about the man who is handy in the kitchen? Knife sets and skillets are always welcomed gifts, but tie in a summer twist to your cookware gift with a portable grill or new grilling utensils. It might be a bit of an exaggeration, but most men do love the idea of preparing meat over an open flame.
Whether you’re buying for your husband, friend, or son, keep in mind his own personal style and interests, and you can’t go wrong.