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10 things to keep in mind when buying a gift for men


1. Who he is to you

The first thing you want to consider when buying a gift for a man is who he is to you. It's important that he is your father, sibling, married companion or best friend before he is a man. Your relationship is key here - make the most of the clues it gives you.

2. What he does every day

When he first gets up, what does he do? Go for a run? Wash the coffee pot? Wake up the kids? All of these are important to bear in mind if you want your gift to him to be a useful one. Imagine his daily activities and see how your gift reflects them.

3. What are his interests

Maybe he likes sports, beer and fishing, the typical 'guys'. These are all important interests, but it is important to consider the interests of this particular person. Maybe he likes suits or poetry, maybe he prefers wine.

Whatever he likes, think about it and see how you can support his passion.

4. What he does for a living

A highly qualified lawyer may have different needs than a contractor. You do not want him to stand out from the crowd. Even small things like pens can be customized according to the settings.

A black aluminum tactical pen may perform better on a construction site than an engraved fountain pen and vice versa. If he is a full-time father or working artist, then his needs will be different.

5. Everyone else is giving him a tie

Whoever this man is, he really doesn't need any other ties. He gets them for his birthday, Christmas or Father's Day, or whatever.

Think outside the box and go for something personal, something that supports his interests or brings back fond memories that you share together.

6. You don't need to spend your life savings

Meaning is more important than money. When you take the time to find something specific and personal, it doesn't matter how much it costs.

If you want to make your own gift, then go ahead - this doesn't just mean generic and expensive.

7. His ultimate goal is

Think about his dream. What has he always wanted to do? Where has he always wanted to go? Support his dream with small things that will help or encourage him throughout the process.

8. What is his size

Men's and women's sizes work very differently. You will want to make sure you know his measurements. You may even have to find out the exact length of his sleeves if that's what you prefer.

If you can't find a sneaky way to ask, try snooping around in his wardrobe. Men's clothing fits perfectly and is worth a try.

9. The generation he's in

It may seem obvious, but it's not always the easiest thing to distinguish your own generational tastes from those of others. What was cool to you in your forties may not be cool to someone in their twenties.

It is best to have someone of the recipient's age consulted on the matter.

10. Who he spends time with

A person's friends and family can tell you a lot about them. What is their style? What do they like to do together? Keeping the theme the same, you are sure to give him a gift.

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Guys instinctively know what other guys like and enjoy. If he's a car guy, a tech nerd, sporty, or just a lazy potato, the others can identify exactly who they are and the gift that makes them happy. This is always a little difficult for girls who buy gifts for boys, especially when they first start a relationship.

We all have different reasons for making gifts, but deep down they all show a certain amount of love and appreciation for the recipient. Whether it's a birthday, another special day, Christmas, or a thank you for a thank you, the act of donating shows that someone cares, which is unique to the gift giver.

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