Buying a gift for a guy can seem like a huge challenge. There are so many things to choose from and men tend to buy themselves exactly what they want, when they want it. Relax. There's no such thing as a perfect gift. The key is to stay calm and focus on his interests. Be thoughtful and consider all your options; if you really want to get him a great gift, you have to know his likes and dislikes. Don't go with the first generic gift that pops in your head, but don't be afraid to keep things simple. You can find just the right thing for him with a minimum of fuss, especially if you have our help.
If the guy you're buying for has any specific or unique interests, try to find a present that relates back. Think about what he likes to do with his free time or what he would like to do. Buying him something that he will use for his favourite activity will be greatly appreciated and will also show that you thought a lot about him.
Top Gear has influenced a whole generation of young men and fuelled an interest in cars unseen since the début of the Model T. Appeal to his gearhead nature with new tools, accessories, or vintage parts.
Some guys like to stay in and play games to test their skills and sharpen their wits. Odds are good they have some cheap set already, so this is a great place to introduce quality with real wood and leather sets.
Guys like their gadgets, and this is definitely a case of if you don't get it, they'll just go out and get it themselves. Snap these up before they do!
A sophisticated man has sophisticated tastes. If the guys you know hang around in wine bars, some of the items below might be suited to them.
A bloke doesn't have to be a gourmet cook, or even like spending time in the kitchen, to consider consider himself a bit of a chef. Some men love to barbecue while others fancy themselves masters behind the bar. Indulge these fantasies (or encourage real skill) by giving them the tools they need to serve up everyone's favourites.
A little DIY never hurt anyone, save a few inept types who saw a special on building bathrooms and missed the part about turning off the water. But no matter, most men who love working with their hands know exactly what they're doing.
Can't go wrong with a few accessories or add-ons for the old stereo system. Everyone likes music, after all, so why should any of the men you know be any different?
The rights gift can encourage any many to get up and go...even if going outside means laying about in the sun. Get him moving, even if it is only out as far as the garden.
Some men love sport for the physical thrill, the challenge of competing. Others prefer to collect and memorialise their sports heroes. Either way, this is a rich area to tap when it comes to finding just the right pressie.
Not every gift can fit in a neat little box, though some of these can fit in an envelope. Give the give of rich experiences and vivid memories with some of these choices (in coupon form):