Category: 

What are Some Good Gifts for Men?

A high quality wallet is a good gift for some men.
A portable shop vacuum could be useful for a man who has a wood working or mechanic area in the garage.
Men who do their own handywork will enjoy getting power tools as a gift.
A Swiss army knife is a good gift for men.
Men might enjoy racing remote controlled cars with friends or their kids.
Some men prefer cash to gifts.
A selection of beers might be a good gift for a man.
A nice watch is a good gift idea when shopping for a man.
Article Details
  • Written By: Dan Blacharski
  • Edited By: L. S. Wynn
  • Last Modified Date: 20 October 2014
  • Copyright Protected:
    2003-2014
    Conjecture Corporation
  • Print this Article
Free Widgets for your Site/Blog
Chef Julia Child was 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m) tall.  more...

November 25 ,  1947 :  The "Hollywood 10" were blacklisted by US movi  more...

It's always easy to find an appropriate gift for a woman, and if you can't figure out what to buy, she will tell you. Many men, on the other hand, won't give you a single clue. Try it, ask us what we want for our birthday. More often than not, the response you will receive will be something like, "Anything you pick out will be fine." Or worse, "I don't need anything."

When shopping for a man, resist the urge to buy a necktie and go for something a bit more exotic. Be aware that men and women are different sorts of shoppers. A woman will buy something unusual and exotic for herself, but for a man, shopping is a more utilitarian pursuit. There are things out there that a man wants, but will never buy. It's your job to find out what those things are.

Here's a few ideas for the man in your life. Every guy has a little bit of Indiana Jones in him. Unusual accoutrements made of dead animal parts will usually delight. While a wallet is usually too ordinary, a wallet made of snakeskin, alligator, or something unusual will bring a smile. Another ordinary item is a keychain. Usually boring, yes? Not if it has a real cobra head on it. Other items with boars' tusks, whale teeth, or other types of animal bones will also be a treasure he'll keep forever.

Ad

If your man is a beer drinker, go to the import shop and get a six-pack made up of one beer each from six different countries. Or if you don't mind the prospect of him taking over the basement, get him a beer-making kit and let him make his own.

There is an old adage that goes, "a woman can never have too many pairs of shoes." So it is with men and pocketknives. If he doesn't have a Swiss army knife, get him one. If he has one, find a simpler pocketknife with just knife blades, but with an unusual handle. A carved bone handle with an Asian design is an excellent choice.

Men, too, will almost never buy jewelry for themselves. A nice masculine silver ring that reflects his personality will make him think of you always.

There are a few simple rules to follow when shopping for gifts for men. First, don't even bother asking him what he wants, he won't tell you. And if he does tell you, it won't be what he really, truly wants. Exotic but useful is the key. Keep that in mind, spend an afternoon shopping, and you're sure to find the perfect gift.

Ad

More from Wisegeek

You might also Like

Discuss this Article

Valida
Post 7

My boyfriend is a real gym junkie. He often takes this vitamin staff for athletes, so I was wondering if such kind of present would be good for him. Once I noticed what he was taking – the product called BCAA. After some googling, I found a pretty hefty Christmas special for this type of product on amazon.

I think this is not a bad idea for a gift.

anon323728
Post 4

A great gift for a real manly man is getting him a customized cigar that has his name on it and he can enjoy after a nice long day of work.


CrazyBill
Post 3

Try an engraved money clip. Depending on what you engrave it with, it can be more or less personal.

anon60576
Post 2

Whenever I get him presents I start with beer! Haha. No, really though, I usually get him a nice foreign 6 or 12 pack to start off with, then give him the rest of the gifts. Magically he seems to always like anything after he's got a beer in hand!

This year I got him a nice ring online. He has no idea yet but I know he will love it because we have already looked at it before!

arunil
Post 1

When I'm trying to find a gift for anyone - guy or girl - I think it's a good idea to keep several things in mind. First, what are the person's hobbies? This can be a dangerous one, however; my dad played golf for years, and no one ever got him anything but golf-related gifts, to the point where he was sick of it. If you can find a unique hobby-related gift, however, it can be very rewarding. Secondly, it's often said that people get for others what they would want for themselves. So you can look at what the guy in your life has bought for other people and consider if it's the type of gift he might be interested in.

If all else fails, I always go with food. I bought my brother some high-quality whole bean coffee for Christmas, and it was a big hit.

Post your comments

Post Anonymously

Login

username
password
forgot password?

Register

username
password
confirm
email