Perfect Christmas Gifts for Men
By Erik Neilson
, last updated October 26, 2011
Shopping for Christmas gifts for men can be tough, but there are a variety of go-to Christmas gifts that are ideal for most men, a lot of which can be purchased rather easily and inexpensively. The following are just a few examples that should serve to be ideal gifts for the man in your life this Christmas.
Just about any guy can benefit from having a new wallet. Most men don’t like to purchase wallets for themselves, and would much prefer to get them for gifts. One of the best things about giving a wallet as a gift is that it’s usually possible to find high-quality wallets without spending very much money at all, making it possible even for those who are on a budget to give a memorable gift. When shopping for a wallet, be sure to have somewhat of an idea what type of material the man you’re buying it for likes, as well as what style of wallet he prefers.
For the guy who likes to smell good, there’s no better gift than a nice bottle of cologne
. Cologne can be purchased as individual bottles or as part of a gift set, making it an ideal Christmas gift. When shopping for cologne, you should strive to ensure that you know what type of scent he likes to wear before making a purchase. Also, never buy a bottle of cologne for someone unless you know that they wear it on a regular basis, as guys who do not wear cologne will typically not want to receive it as a gift. Finally, shop online to find the best possible deals on cologne, as it can be quite expensive at physical retail stores.
Beer Brewing Kit
If the man in your life likes to drink beer, one of the best gifts that you can get him is a beer brewing kit
. Home-brewing is an extremely enjoyable hobby, and can be quite rewarding. One of the best things about beer brewing kits is that they tend to be relatively inexpensive, and are easy to learn how to use. The price that you pay for a home brew kit will depend upon the quality of the materials; for example, kits that utilize glass will likely be more expensive than plastic. For the beginner, basic kits are typically ideal.
Sports tickets make an excellent gift for the guy who has a favorite team, and are ideal for giving around the holidays. You can give a pair of tickets, for example, or plan an entire evening in the city that includes dinner and a game. If money isn’t an issue, you might even want to consider giving season tickets as a gift, which is sure to be a highlight of the holidays. Note that season tickets can be extremely expensive however, and can often set people well above their budget in no time at all.