Depending upon your mood and your personality, buying gifts may either be a total thrill or a real pain for you. But, whether or not you actually enjoy the act of buying gifts, nobody can argue that at times it is just plain difficult to find just the right gift for that special person in our lives.
When it comes to buying a gift for a man in our life – whether father, brother, son, friend, boyfriend or husband – there are so many things to consider when trying to choose the right gift. After all, every guy has a different personality, is at a different stage of life, and has different tastes and hobbies. How to choose just the right gift?
Here’s a start: consider getting him a gift basket. Most people do not think of gift baskets as being particularly manly gifts, but they can actually much more guy-oriented that you might think. And fortunately, men have a number of things in common with all other guys which can make getting the right basket easier than you may have thought.
Looking for men’s gift basket ideas? Here are 3 must-read guidelines for the perfect he-gift basket:
1. Manly man or not, get him a manly gift:
Let’s face it: some men are just more of a “guy’s guy” than others. While some guys enjoy being outdoors, working with their hands, playing football, and drinking beer, others enjoy the theatre, their home computer, good books and wine. Regardless of where on the manliness spectrum your man falls, you can never go wrong in getting him a manly gift basket.
2. Pay tribute to his love of buttons, LEDs and switches:
There is not a man on the planet that does not light up when he gets a gander at a new-fangled gadget. Buttons, LEDs, switches and miniature color screens do wonders for a guy’s interest levels. If you have the budget, consider getting him a basket full of tiny, inexpensive gadgets. You can’t go wrong.
3. If it can cut, crank, screw or hammer – he’ll love it:
Men have a strange and abiding fascination with tools. Guys have been known to go to a major tool store or hardware store to buy some exotic-looking tool, even if they do not yet have a specific use in mind for it yet! (Yes, that’s a bit crazy, but it’s true.) So, buy or make him a basket full of fix-it-type tools and you will send him to seventh heaven.
Consider these 3 tips for finding the right gift basket for a man in your life.