Shopping for the opposite sex can be tricky at the best of times. If you are stuck for Christmas ideas for the man/men in your life, this might just help you on your quest for a thoughtful gift (p.s. scroll to the bottom to WIN)
I don’t mean to alarm you, but… Christmas is only one month away!!! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was pulling down the Christmas tree after another successful Christmas (admittedly, it can take me weeks, ahem, months to pack down from the festivities!). Each year, as the big day rolls closer and closer, I get increasingly tense about gift buying – especially for the men in my life. There is something so foreign about men’s gifts, and the last thing I want to do is give something that won’t get used.
If, like me, you could use some inspiration and guidance to find the right gift for someone of the male gender, look no further. I have done some gift trawling and pulling to put together a little gift guide featuring some different and fun ideas for any of the men in your life.
Christmas Gift Guide: Men
Looking for something for the man who has everything? Maybe a pair of luxurious sleep shorts will do the trick? This Jack Lee pair is made from 100% hand printed cotton, keeping the wearer nice and cool during the summer months without compromising on style.
Buckle 1922 Braces and Bowtie
Got a rather stylish man to buy for? Up his wardrobe game with a gentlemanly pair of braces or bowtie – they are the finishing touches to any formal or semi-formal attire. These Buckle 1922 braces have nice wide straps, spreading the load a little and making them extra comfortable on the shoulders. Pop into Myer to check the the Buckle 1922 range out for yourself.
Alcohol is always a safe bet when it comes to gifts (provided the recipient is, of course, of legal drinking age and actually enjoys a drink). When I am gifting alcohol, I always opt for something a little more interesting than your standard lager or vodka. Batlow Cider’s new, award winning OPA (oak aged pear and apple cider) is one such beverage. It is more of an experience, more special, than a stock standard cider.
Is the man in question a bit of a globe trotter? Give him a thoughtful gift like this Samsonite RFID blocking wallet. It will protect all of his travel goods and his identity while jet setting from state to state, country to country. Plus, it looks pretty sleek too!
Maybe the male in mind is the outdoorsy type? You can ensure he will be well watered where ever he goes (even places that don’t allow glass!) with some GoVino ergonomic, shatterproof beer glasses. There is no need to ‘handle with extreme caution’ when packing them into the back of the car for a weekend away camping!
Sick of hanging out your partner’s underwear and seeing the back fence through the abundance of holes in them (trust me, I have had partners that refused to throw out their favourite comfy pair!)? Sneak some extra comfortable, Australian made underwear from Reerendz into his Christmas stocking to put you out of your misery. Treat him and his derriere to some new, luxurious trunks and he may not even realise his old favourites are even missing!
Dog & Bone’s Wetsuit Impact all-protective case is ideal for an active (or clumsy) man. Waterproof and shockproof, this case protects vital gadgets (ahem, phones) from beer spills, drops from the pocket and the knocks and spills of every day life.
So the gift of alcohol may not be right for the man in question, but maybe coffee is? Coffee is loved almost universally, so a bag of beans makes a great stocking stuffer when you are stuck for ideas for gifts for the male species. Fresh One Coffee’s Blend 2 beans are such a people pleaser as the arabica/robusta blend is mild enough to be enjoyed sans milk, but cuts through a big, milky coffee just enough to still give the right amount of taste and kick.
Socks may seem a little, well, cliche… but there is nothing cliche about Soxy Beast socks. Made by artists in Melbourne to support different Australian charities, these socks are limited edition, with just one funky, stylish and modern design being released each month. The best part is, Soxy is the gift that keeps on giving… not only can you sign your gift recipient up to a monthly membership (where one pair of surprise socks is mailed out each month), but your gift purchase also comes with a charitable donation!
To go in the draw to win one of 3 prize packs, simply fill out the form below. Each prize pack includes:
1x Bottle of Batlow Cider
1x 250g bag of Fresh One ‘Blend 2’ Coffee Beans
1x GoVino ergonomic beer cup
1x Pair of Soxy Beast socks
The competition will be drawn on Thursday 2nd December. Open to Australian residents aged 18+ only