We all have that one person who is so tricky to buy for! I don’t know about you, but mine is my husband. Every year I encounter the same problems, it’s like a mental block.
I know my Dad as well as I know my Mum, my husband as well as he knows himself and my male friends – pretty much as well as my female friends, at least enough to be able, in theory, to wrap up an appropriate present their way when the time is necessary. But I can’t. When it comes to present-buying it feels like all the gender stereotypes are true.
So, the person I know best and spend all of my spare time with is somehow hardest to buy for? How does that work? I’m forced to imagine what he’d like, and what he’d find totally lame. I have to get into his head, all while maintaining the surprise factor, of course. Buying for the men in our lives really isn’t as straightforward as buying a lovely new perfume for Mum, cosy slippers for Grandma or a scented candle for the next door neighbour. Which is where a site like UncommonGoods comes in…
It’s not just my hubby who proves tricky to buy for; I have three brothers, all of whom are very different. So, my advice to you is to use this uniqueness to find their niche.
Let’s think hobbies and interests. For the wannabe chef, source out something cheffy! How about Kebob grilling baskets? A toy that they can sink their teeth into.
Don’t we all have that one friend who takes great pride in his beard? Why not indulge him with a Natural Beard Pack? Complete with whisker wash and moustache wax, this is the perfect gift for your bearded relative.
If you need more inspiration, check out UncommonGoods, an environmentally friendly retailer featuring unique gifts. From whiskey glasses to barbecue accessories, find gifts that your men will love.
So, Ladies, what are you buying for your man this year?
And Men, WHAT DO YOU WANT?!
*This is a collaboration with UncommonGoods, however all opinions are my own.
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Buying for my husband is indeed tricky, and I spend far too much time pondering. I like to find something that is meaningful, something useful and something treat wise. Not only that, but I also now have a son who is in his twenties and somewhat awkward to buy for now. Having a site like Uncommon goods is ideal. I’ve looked on there before and found some lovely ideas. Certainly be looking again for this Christmas.
Definitely a great place to look when we’re stuck for ideas!
The men in my life are so incredibly difficult to buy for. I’ll have to try and get some ideas from uncommon goods x