Shopping for gifts for him can sometimes seem daunting, but all you really need is a little inspiration. Here are 25 gift ideas that are guaranteed to please the man in your life:
1. The perfect dress shirt
Early-morning starts can be tough at the best of times, but having a sharp dress shirt on standby might make getting Sleeping Beauty out of bed a little easier.
2. A trademark fragrance
Could this be the male equivalent of Chanel No. 5? This classic cologne by Ralph Lauren will immediately become part of his daily grooming arsenal.
3. A standout watch
From boardroom to beach or bar, a Michael Kors watch moves effortlessly throughout the day. A classic timepiece to pass down for generations to come.
4. A new wallet
Why is it that men seem to wait until their wallet is literally falling apart before they replace it? If you’ve spied a tired-looking wallet lately, you will find a welcome replacement in the Ted Baker range.
5. The gift of experience
Cross an item off his bucket list! From skydiving to brewery tours, Red Balloon has ideas for all tastes (and bravery levels!).
6. A DIY masterpiece
You just know that he’ll be chuffed with this one, because it’s the kind of gift that he would never think to make himself! From personalised calendars to cookies, the options are endless. Perfect to commemorate a recent holiday, new family addition, or maybe send a subtle hint…
7. A never-ending supply of razors
A blunt razor is a sure-fire way to guarantee nasty nicks. The premise of the Dollar Shave Club is simple: pay a low monthly subscription fee and have fresh blades delivered to your door. Perfect for those guys who seem to hoard old disposable razors in the bathroom.
8. An activewear update
Whether he’s a recent Cross-Fit convert or just likes to pound the pavement to sweat away stress, workout gear is always a crowd pleaser.
9. A Bluetooth speaker
This one-touch Bluetooth speaker will provide 10 hours of playback time, which should definitely cover the music needs for your next Sunday sesh. Small and compact, the Bose Soundlink is guaranteed to cause a total music geek-out.
10. A luxury movie experience
Keep some Gold Class tickets on standby so you’ll never have to go through the “What should we do tonight?” conversation again.
11. The dream tickets
Give him something to look forward to later in the year and you’ll double his enjoyment! Whether it’s tickets to see his favourite footy team or a comedian that he loves, Ticketek provides an instant gift pick.
12. A surprise holiday
Treat him to a weekend getaway, or win serious brownie points by organising a boys’ trip with his best mates.
13. A fresh new bike
Better for the environment, saves money, increases productivity… there are lots of arguments for riding a bike to work. Kick off his new hobby with this super-light Pedal Trooper option from 99 Bikes.
14. A voucher to his favourite store
Cash may be king, but everyone loves the feeling of a wallet full of gift cards! Wrap up the card with a bottle of his favourite beer to amp up your gift.
15. A new tablet
Sick of him always squinting at his phone? An Apple iPad allows for more comfortable browsing, and has ample screen space for watching a movie while travelling.
16. The classic sunglasses
Is there any man on this planet who doesn’t look infinitely cooler in Ray-Bans? Go one step further and have a message engraved.
17. A golf gear update
Business deals are often brokered on the golf course, so spruce up his golf bag for the next round with his boss.
18. A customised phone case
For the guy with a special talent for misplacing things, a customised phone case from Mon Purse will ensure that he never leaves the pub with empty pockets again.
19. The leather essentials
If his daily wardrobe staples are looking a bit tired, R.M. Williams will give him an instant refresh.
20. The couple’s massage
Whether he has a niggling sports injury or he just needs to de-stress, a couple’s massage is the perfect way to soothe any frazzled nerves. Bonus: you get to bliss-out too!
21. A set of personalised plates
To make his beloved car stand out from the rest (and make it easier to find in the shopping centre carpark).
22. The modern cufflinks
We’ve all been there – dashing out the door on your way to a wedding, only to find him still scrambling around for cufflinks. Avoid the last-minute panic with this sleek brass option from Hugo Boss.
23. A compact BBQ
Perfect for apartment-dwellers to indulge their inner caveman, the Weber Q will have him begging to help with daily dinner duties.
24. The classic socks and jocks
If you’re sick of him walking around in veritable rags, then stock up his undies drawer with a bulk pack from Bonds.
25. The ultimate sports jersey
If he’s going to shout at the TV like a lunatic during the game, then he may as well be dressed the part! Keep his favourite team close to his heart with a team jersey.