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6 Gifts a Man Can Really Use

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Shopping for gifts can be daunting, especially if you have no idea what the person would want or if they already have everything they could ask for. Men are some of the hardest people to buy for because their needs and wants are so different. However, if you have a man in your life and you need to buy him a birthday, Father’s Day, or just special occasion present, then you’ll want to opt for one of the following six gifts that he could really use.

  1. Tools

Whether your man is always handy around the house or just needs tools to tinker around every now and then, giving him a few tools is always a good idea, especially those that are staples like hammers, screwdrivers, drills, etc. If you know your man could benefit from handy tools, but you’re not sure which kind, opt for a gift card to the local hardware store. This way, he can decide which tools make the most sense for him and his needs, and you’ll be credited with giving the best gift.

  1. Food

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and they’re not wrong. Men are always happy to snack or to grab a bite to eat, so make it easy by giving him the gift of food. This can be done in a variety of ways. First, there’s the obvious method of giving him a gift card to his favorite restaurants. In addition, you can always pack up some of his favorite snacks and make a snack basket to give to him. Finally, you could consider a subscription to a food service he would like, whether it’s a meal delivery system like Blue Apron or something tailored to his likes, such as the Popcorn of the Month club.

  1. Sports

Sports are always a good option for gifts, and like good, this can be done in a variety of ways. For instance, you can provide him with tickets to his favorite sports team, or you can see if there are events taking place around that team that would be interesting to attend. In addition, you can provide him with sport lessons or experiences too, such as a membership to his local batting cages. Finally, there’s always the gear related to sports. If your man plays sports, consider buying him some new equipment. If he’s just a sports fan, opting for a jersey, hat, or other accessory of his favorite team will also put a smile on his face.

  1. Experience

Whether you take a vacation or just opt for a unique event, providing an experience gift can be truly memorable. For instance, if the man in your life likes craft beer, then maybe taking a tour of local breweries would be a good fit. If he’s into water sports, check out sites like Boat Planet that help connect water enthusiasts with great ideas. If he has a passion for history, taking a trip that is embedded with historical sites will be a lot of fun. There are plenty of ways you can make these experience gifts a reality, so just think of what would make the most sense for the person on your  list. 

  1. Necessities

As you get older, you start to realize there are certain necessities in your life that you absolutely love, yet absolutely hate paying for. If you know your man falls into this category of people, then find the necessity he needs and make it happen. For instance, never underestimate the power of a good razor, some new underwear, or a comfortable pair of slippers. You’ll be amazed at just how big of a smile he has on his face when he opens up this gift.

  1. Gift Cards

Finally, if you’re all out of options, you can never go wrong with a gift card. However, what makes a gift card gift great is when it’s truly thought out. Don’t just run into a store and snag a gift card because you’re out of ideas. Instead, get a few different gift cards and make it more personal. For instance, grab one for coffee, one for a food place, one for the movies or his favorite store, and one for gas, and treat him to a day out on you. This makes the gift card situation more personal and well-received.

Don’t sweat getting your favorite guy a gift. Instead, use these tips and grab one thing on this list to make it extra special.

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