It’s now safe to announce that the festive season is finally here! It’s the time of the year when we become extra generous to the people around us. I’m sure many people out there are well on their way to finishing their Christmas gift shopping (that includes me), but I’m also pretty sure there are still plenty of people who still have no idea where to begin.
As much as I love shopping, I find that buying presents for men is really difficult. I know I’m not the only one who scratches her head thinking of the best item to get a man when cruising the department store aisle. Admit it, you also get that annoying “We don’t need anything for Christmas” response when you ask them what they want to get. However, men are secretly needy human beings and they want nothing less than a hefty pile of Christmas presents.
Fortunately, I’ve done some legwork to find out the best practical Christmas gifts for men. I said practical because I had a bad experience in the past when I gave my then-boyfriend a unique present. Let’s just say he was pretty disappointed upon opening that gift because the item was of no use to him. I was so bad at giving gifts in the past that I strive to become better at it year after year.
So here are some gift ideas you might want to try:
MEN LOVE THEIR GADGETS. It doesn’t matter whether he’s your dad, husband, brother, son, or friend- men are generally techy individuals. They understand technology is ever changing and they have this need to always keep up. Not all of us can produce a wad of cash just to afford the iPhone X ($1,405 at Amazon), but there are actually plenty of gadgets and gizmos that will surely make his holiday even more special.
Special mentions include:
The latest update to the world’s favorite action cam comes at a whooping $500 (PHP 25,000) price tag. You might say this isn’t something practical, but to an adventure seeker dude in the family, it sure is the thing he so wants to have this Christmas.
This item is for the man who loves sharing his music as much as he loves listening to it. Bluetooth speakers are effective audio upgrade from your phone’s disappointing sound without breaking the bank.
These days, life’s a total bore without our smartphones. When we’re outdoors, power banks have become a total lifesaver. My husband doesn’t go out without bringing his power bank with him. To meet huge charging needs, I advice you purchase power banks that can fully charge more than once. There 8400 mAHs and up available that can charge any type of device from different brands.
As a woman, I love men’s watch! And I love it more when I can use it everyday. A watch is a practical Christmas present for the man who always loves to be on time or is having trouble being always late. I suggest you invest in good quality watches that could last for years. Recently, I’ve been digging watches by MVMT. All their watches have practical designs that could go well with any occasion. Sure, the watches have less bling, but they are a must-have for all modern stylish men.
Whether he’s a fitness junkie or an athlete, you can never go wrong with sports gears. Treat them to the perfect workout gear and accessories this festive season so they can burn off the stuffing with these treats right after Christmas.
Who doesn’t love sweats? Plus, he will appreciate it more now that the cold season is here.
Any man who appreciates maintaining a well-groomed hair will love to have a grooming kit as a Christmas gift or for any other occasion. A cordless trimmer is the real deal when he is all set to groom his facial hair. Make sure to choose the shaver that will meet all his needs.
SRP: $38.75 USD at Amazon (PHP 1937.50)
Some men just love their Jordans. Buy him the shoes that you know he would want. Whether it’s for running, basketball, office attire or for a casual get up, your man would love an extra new pair of shoes to add to his OOTDs.
Before you know it, it will be time for weekend trips to your favorite holiday destination and he needs a smart duffel bag to haul all his stuff. Choose the one with side pockets for his shoes, so he’ll never forget to pack a pair. A duffel bag can also be used to carry his gym stuff when working out.
My man loved the Herschel wallet I gave him many months ago, and he’s still using it until now. Good wallets create good impressions. A gentleman’s wallet needs to be two things: functional and presentable. Here’s a functional wallet I just picked from Zalora similar to what I got my husband.