1. Jewellery & Watches
Men love jewellery just as much as women, so don’t rule out a statement bangle or honour ring. There are plenty of unique pieces over on the ChloBo website; how about a unique ‘helix’ ring, or a striking obsidian bracelet? You even have the option to customise pieces with the charm of your choice. If your relative prefers to take their timepieces seriously though, look out for designer watches in this season’s sales.
2. Sports equipment
Whether it’s new football boots, the latest tennis racket or a stylish gym bag for them to take on every workout, sporting equipment is always a welcomed present. Try asking them a series of probing questions to find out what they need or what’s missing from their equipment.
3. An experience
If they don’t have a hobby that immediately springs to mind, have they ever mentioned wanting to try something? It could be a helicopter lesson, a para-gliding session or the chance to drive around in classic cars for the day. There are dozens of experience gifts just waiting for you on sites like Virgin Experiences. I always think people need to be reminded that gifts aren't something the other person should need - it should be something they want.
4. Sweet’s packages
When most people think about buying sweets as a gift, they think of a Christmas selection box or a hamper, but there’s far more variety online. If they have a certain sweet or chocolate they love, like retro flying saucers and flumps, or they’re a Cadbury’s addict, try searching for specific packages on sites like Amazon. I recently bought my other half the American version of their beloved 'Mars Midnight' bar that was discontinued in the UK a few years ago. You'd be surprised at what you can find online!
5. Suit and tie
If your loved one spends a lot of time at the office, why not check their measurements before picking up a new suit and shirt combo? If you have a larger budget, you could always book them an appointment with a tailor and give them a voucher towards a bespoke suit. Or for a smaller budget, ties and cufflinks sets will always be classic gifts. Alternatively, most shops now will let you book an appointment with a personal shopper for free, taking into account your personal style and budget.
It could be that your brother has a fondness for comic-book style posters and super hero themes, or your boyfriend who has a love of photography, fills his wall space with stunning black and white images. No matter who you’re buying for, artwork will always go down well, as it’s personal, thoughtful and something they can keep forever. Sites like Charlie's Drawings will draw portraits from separate images - a lovely idea for generations of the family that never got to meet, only to be united in one picture.
Finally, when all else fails, why not buy tickets to their team’s next major football game, their favourite comedy act, or surprise them with tickets to the gig they thought was sold out. It will be a memory they can cherish, and an activity you can enjoy together and have to look forward to.
If you have more gift ideas, be sure to leave them in the comments section.
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