Guys generally don’t give one another gifts. But on occasion, the situation may arise when it’s an appropriate gesture. The next time you find yourself looking for ideas, here are five gifts for men that are sure to be a hit:
1. Tickets to sporting event, concert, or show
Purchase tickets based on the man’s interests and preferences. So if he prefers Willie Nelson to Lil’ Wayne, keep that in mind. If you go this route, always buy at least two tickets and never assume the extra one is for you.
2. Moleskine notebook
If this legendary notebook is good enough for Hemingway, Picasso, and Van Gogh, it’s good enough for your buddy. This is an ideal gift for thinkers, creatives, and leaders. It may seem like a basic notebook, but don’t let that fool you. It’s well-crafted with acid-free paper, an elastic closure, and sturdy binding. Plus, it comes an inner pocket that contains the history of the notebook.
3. Bottle of good wine, spirits, or brew
An excellent choice for those who are so inclined. Plus, it can match any budget ranging from some “Two Buck Chuck” from Trader Joe’s to a fine scotch such as The Macallan to hand-crafted beer from a local brewery.
Important note: If your buddy has made it known he doesn’t drink due to health, conscience, or addiction, choose another gift option.
4. Quality pocket knife
A man can never have too many knives making this a solid selection. When a friend of mine got married, he gave all the guys in the wedding party a knife with our initials engraved. That added little touch added major value. Something to keep in mind if you choose this gift idea.
5. Gift certificate to a good restaurant
This is a good ol’ standby when nothing else will do. The rule of thumb is to purchase a gift certificate to cover at least one good meal at a preferred establishment. If it’s a gift for a couple, then make sure it will cover the cost of both of their meals.
What’s the best gift you ever received from another dude?
What other gift ideas for guys would you add?