A majority of men feel that buying a perfect gift for a woman is a difficult task. This can’t be farther from the truth as all women love jewelry, and this anything in this bracket from a simple ring to an elaborate necklace is most welcome. The fact is that buying the perfect gift for a man is harder. So, how do you zero in on the ideal gift for a man? Well, here’s how.
There is a part of us that always feels that a gift should be a surprise. But this may not always be the right thing to do. After all, the whole idea behind buying a gift is for the person to truly like it. So, why hesitate to ask what the man really wants? You don’t have to come right out and ask, but keep your ears open for hints. Men usually talk about what they like or need in normal conversation. These are ‘toys’ or practical things that they require to lead a comfortable life. Unlike women who love gifts that are primarily decorative in nature, men like things that have a utility value.
If you are picking out something for a man you don’t spend a lot of time with, it may be helpful to consider his personal style or general lifestyle. For example, if he is a big sports fan and you know what sport he follows, it may be a great gift to buy him season tickets to the next big game on the cards. You may also want to take into account the person’s status as well as financial position. In case you are picking out something for your boss, consider a new Smartphone or gadget you know he can use. You will earn some brownie points for an expensive phone. On the other hand if you pick out some cheap gifts, it may reflect badly on you.
For a close friend or boyfriend, the sentiments can be a lot more precious than actual gifts, and putting the two together may make for an unforgettable occasion. So, even if you are sure your gift is going to blow his mind, combine it with a lovely gesture like baking a small cake or giving a hand-made card. You might think that men find such things corny, but on the contrary most men remember such gestures for years and will love you for it.
There was a time when jewelry was just for women, but today the metrosexual urban man flaunts as much bling as any woman on the streets. If your man is one that considers style and fashion a facet of his personality, you may want to browse online for some men’s gold necklaces, diamond studs, statement rings for men, etc. Such accessories can make excellent gifts if you know the man’s personal style well enough. While diamond studs can be quite expensive, if you are on a budget, settle for two or three gold or silver chains in different designs.
For a man that you have a crush on, just a mere gift hardly works to make an impression. You will need to up your game and think on a creative edge. For example, if your prospective future special man is interested in a social cause or environmentally inclined, you could subscribe to a newsletter or website for him. This will not only let him know that you care about him enough to think of such a gift, but also make him think about you in a different way. If he loves cars and can’t stop talking about them, subscribe to Auto Car.