There are less than 80 days left to Christmas and that means just one thing for men who love giving and receiving gifts: it’s time to start shopping! When you think of the men that mean something to you — ranging from a father right through to a best friend, son, or boss/mentor, finding the perfect gift can be somewhat of a challenge. In this post, we make it a bit easier by making suggestions for each of these groups.
Gifts for a Mentor
It can be really tough to find the perfect present for a successful man who may already have everything he needs — the very best clothing, golf equipment, perfume, accessories, and more. However, acing gift-giving is ultimately about knowing how to listen. During lunch breaks with your boss or mentor, have they ever said that they would love to learn how to cook, learn more about scientific thinking, or win their next friendly poker game? A Master Class course may make these dreams come true. From cooking lessons with Gordon Ramsay right through to a course on scientific thinking and communication with Neil deGrasse Tyson, or filmmaking with Martin Scorsese, there are so many courses that can fulfil a mentor who believes in the importance of lifelong learning.
Something for Dad
If your Dad is a music lover who loves going for walks and is tired of being wired up his mobile phone, earbuds may the perfect gift this Christmas. Not only will they give him hours of listening pleasure while he is going for a walk or working out at the gym, but also enable him to catch sports games on his tablet or TV, without bothering those at home who are after peace and quiet so they can study or read. As an added bonus, why not get him a custom plaque of a song he loves or a customized record doormat? If your dad is more into cooking, then the sky’s the limit there. You can delight him with special gourmet sauces, kits for making hot sauce at home, luxury cast iron pots and pans, or even a brand new outdoor wood-burning oven for pizza.
Gifts for a Friend
If you have a best buddy you love spending time with, why not give him a gift you can enjoy together? After all, nothing is quite as special as building new memories. Make it a long and leisurely weekend glamping trip, a night at a luxury resort, or something they always dreamed of — like a bungee jumping or skydiving experience. Ensure it is meaningful by taking lots of photos and sharing your special moments with friends and loved ones via Instagram and Facebook.
Something Special for Your Son
There are many ways — both small and large — to say “I love you” to your son. When it comes to your little dude, matching the gift up with who they are and the things they truly love should guide the gift buying process because this gift may be something he will remember you by. For an adult son, meaningful gifts include a special watch to commemorate a graduation or promotion, a monogrammed luxury set of travel suitcases and bags, or an engraved bracelet or necklace. For younger kids, the sky’s the limit! Choose from a trip to Disneyland, merchandize from their favorite animation, or a compass you can use together on your next father-son camping trip!
Summer may have just ended but Christmas is already around the corner! To make it special, try to really listen to the special men in your life and match your gift choice with something they have expressed a wish for. From a camping trip to a glamorous holiday, funny socks to earbuds, the perfect gift is one that will make their life a little funner, more special, and more interesting since these gifts are a symbol of the happiness they bring to your own.