Buying gifts for your man, be him a husband or boyfriend, can be easy or hard depending on the guy and how much you like shopping. But how many bottles of cologne, sweaters, and ties does one guy need? As women we appreciate thoughtful gifts so if your man is following our guidelines and putting some thought into your gift you should return the favour and also offer him a gift you’ve selected just for him.
Guys are pretty simple (give them a case of beer and the TV remote and they’re good for hours) and generally have lower expectations than us women when it comes to gifts (not all, but generally). However, his Christmas gift can be a time when you show him what he means to you.
You can offer him a fun experience, like tickets or sky diving lessons. What guy doesn’t like tickets to a hockey game or concert? He might even take you!
You can make him homemade gifts. Make him a special meal, knit him a sweater, pour your love into something hand-crafted. Or if you’re like me and not overly talented in these areas, you leave the creativity to the pros. Many hand-made items can be purchased online. But that kinda defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?
A manly gift basket, that you arrange yourself, can be thoughtful and fun. You can include his favourite yummy treats, luxurious shaving cream, his favourite magazine (men seem to love Maxim, I’m not sure why), even some cologne. Once you find a suitable manly basket (if such a thing exists) start shopping for his favourite things until the basket is full. Or skip the basket and use something more manly like an ice bucket or a golf cooler bag. The sky is the limit; be creative!