The daylight hours are decreasing, Halloween is upon us and the shops are gearing up for Christmas. Without wishing to stereotype, there is no denying that the toughest part of Christmas shopping can be finding the perfect gift for the menfolk in your life – be it your partner, son, father, brother or just a friend from work.
There is truth in the saying that it is the thought that counts, and while there is nothing wrong with simply buying the latest book or one of those handy gift sets that you will see filling the shelves in every store, it can feel like the easy way to simply “tick someone off the list.” A personalized gift, however, is truly unique and provides something that will be treasured for years to come.
Here we look at some personalised ideas to show the man in your life that you care and have put some genuine thought into his gift. Of course, they could also provide just the inspiration you need for birthdays, or just for that special surprise.
Whisky and glasses
One of the staples when it comes to gifting is to buy a bottle of his favourite tipple. This seems particularly to be the case with dads and grandads – how many of us have ended up thinking we will get him a bottle of whisky or rum, because at least we know that’s something he likes?
There’s nothing wrong with that logic, but it can seem a little impersonal, particularly if it is just something you have bought him in the supermarket while doing your grocery shopping. Why not add the personal touch with some personalized whisky glasses? He’ll remember your gift with a smile every time he pours himself a nightcap!
Many women love shopping for purses and handbags, but when it comes to the guys, they will keep using that old wallet till it literally disintegrates. A personalized leather wallet is the perfect gift for any man, and you can find something for any budget, from less than £20 on sites like Amazon to more than £100 for a designer brand.
Of course, whisky glasses and wallets are fine for the older male, but what about the youngsters? There is a growing trend towards personalized pyjamas, which can be a great way to make bedtime fun. Many online retailers list them, and you can even get matching sets in child and adult sizes – novel stocking fillers for father and son!
Class, style and the personal touch. No wonder that despite buttons being far less hassle, double cuff shirts are still popular. You can buy personalized cufflinks from a wide range of outlets, and the great thing is that a man can never have too many. Why not go the whole hog and get him a matching tie bar to go with them?
Personalize to perfection
Personalization is the perfect way to show you have put real thought into your gift, and to present the man in your life with something that won’t be gone and forgotten with the Christmas decorations but will be treasured for years to come.