Blogmas #8 | Gift Guide For Guys

Men are an absolute pain in the ass to buy for I find. Why is it when you ask them what they want all you get is a 'I dunno, nothing.' Let them have nothing Christmas Day, they'll be sad then. Saying that, this year I've found it a little bit easier than usual so thought I'd share some of my ideas with you in case you're in need of a bit of inspiration. I don't really like the whole gifts for 'her' and 'him' thing because it makes you think that certain things are just for certain genders when really you should just have whatever the hell you want regardless of who it was made for! However these things do lean more towards the more masculine side of the spectrum even though I'd be happy to receive a few of them myself!

Shops like Oliver Bonas and Anthropologie are great for quirky buys for everyone, even if they are a little pricey. However I'd rather give someone something small and unique that they wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves because it'd be seen as a bit 'frivolous' rather than get a load of tat! The little lemon bottle opener is a good example, sticking with the bar theme the tumblers are pretty cool as well. Cookbooks are a good gift for foodies and this one is fab as it combines recipes with playlists which I haven't seen before.

Food and drink is in general a wise idea (I'm putting together a little hamper for my grandad) as is anything a bit techy - ear phones always go down well, as hands up who else is always breaking theirs? I also like to buy men skincare as the fact that the majority of them are still using shower gel as face wash cringes me out a little. I think these days blokes shouldn't be embarrassed about buying it but some still are or maybe they're just a bit clueless about what to buy - whatever the reason, gift sets like this Elemis one (a very nice brand!) will stop them swiping your moisturiser on the sly. 

I hope that was somewhat helpful! Please remember if you're shopping online to use Give As You Live - a charity of your choice will be given a little money with each purchase you make at no extra cost to you (may I suggest the Cystic Fibrosis Trust 😉) What will you be treating the men in your life to this Christmas? 


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