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November 12, 2013

10 Holiday Gift Ideas the Man in Your Life is Sure to Love


Guest Post by Anita Ginsburg

Most men are difficult to shop for, which makes a woman’s job during the holiday season all the more stressful. If your significant other is among the few who tell you directly what he wants you to get him, consider yourself lucky. As for the rest of us, you’ll probably be given a few hints and left to ponder. If you can’t seem to land on anything to buy for him, here are ten gift ideas that he’s sure to love.

1. A Trip
It doesn’t have to be expensive. Print out a loose itinerary so he’ll know that you’ve put some serious thought into it.

2. An Experience
Has he ever expressed interest in learning to fly a plane? Or mastering a perfect gateaux? Look online for deals for local classes in your area. Groupon is a great place to start.

3. Something for His Hobby
It’s tough to go wrong if you stick to gifts that go along with his favorite hobby. Those expensive, fancy golf shoes that he admired but would never buy for himself or the over-the-top tailgate tent that he pointed out would bring a huge smile to his face.

4. Clothes, But Not Like His Mom Buys
If the man in your life is as concerned with his wardrobe as you are, schedule him a special fitting with a tailor at his favorite store. Mad Men classy.

5. Shaving Products
Every man can appreciate quality shaving products, according to The Art of Shaving. There are some really amazing new shaving products on the market that your guy will love. With a basket full of lotions, after-shave, and more, he’s sure to enjoy his next shave.

6. A Painting
Is there a place that’s special to the two of you? Have it painted to remember forever. Look online at to find and commission local artists for a very reasonable price.

7. Tickets
Whether he’s a music fanatic or a sports man, he’ll love tickets to an upcoming concert or game.

8. Box Set
There’s bound to be one show he can’t live without. Give him the box set of his favorite and an entire day to marathon every episode. Roast homemade snack mix and interrupt him only to deliver a deluxe grilled cheese and oven fries on a TV tray.

9. Guys’ Night Out
He will definitely appreciate the thought if you arrange a special guys night out. Odds are he’s usually too busy to plan a night out with the guys.

10. Work Accessories
A monogrammed portfolio or briefcase will make him look the part of a professional.

Most importantly, get creative. Men appreciate the thought behind a gift just as much as women. As long as you’re trying to please him, he’s sure to love it.

Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. She writes about fashion, home, family and much more. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading a good book and spending time with family.

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