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6 Types of Gifts for Men: Other Than Clothes, Wallets, Mugs and Tools


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Clothes, Shoes, Wallets, Mugs and Tools are good gifts to give a man if he is lacking these necessities, but if these are usually the only gifts you give the men in your life, then it is time for a change and to give something different and spontaneous. First determine what they love and like. Some men are into cars, grilling, food, reading, golf, staying fit, latest technology, cool gadgets, video games, collecting things, music, loves to travel, fishing, playing sports and working out. Whether you are purchasing a gift for your father, husband, boyfriend, brother, son, friend, boss, cousin, coworker here are some alternative gift ideas for the men in your life.

1. Digital Gifts/Electronic Gifts

Digital gifts are great gifts for men as most men in this day and age crave for digital and electronic stuff. Some of these to consider are wifi internet radio, video camera or pocket video camera, charging stations, iPod touch, etc. If this man loves video games, get him the Xbox 360. If he loves to read, get him a Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle books. If he loves to take photos, get him a new improved Digital camera. If he loves apps, you can purchase a few of them as a gift for him.

2. Music Gifts

First, You need to know what this man have or does not have in this category. You really do not want to get him something he already have. Find out what he needs and wants. For the man who is a music lover and if you are aware of the type of music he loves,

  • Amazon mp3- either a song or a music album of his favorite artist
  • Tickets to see his Favorite Music artist or Music Show
  • Get him a Wireless Headphones,
  • iTunes gift card or iTunes Gift albums
  • Sound Touch Wifi Music System,
  • Collection of his favorite Music Artist Cds and Music,
  • Music Themed Cuff Links
  • Turntable With Built-In Phono Pre-Amplifier & USB Digital Output

3. Movie & TV Gifts include: Movie theatre tickets, Netflix/Hulu Plus membership, movie gift basket, Blu-Ray Disc Player, Movie posters, Wireless Headphones, universal remote, etc

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3. Sports & Fitness Gift Ideas

Find out what specific sport the man you are purchasing a gift for enjoys and is into. This can be camping, hiking, hockey, tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, boating, cycling, surfing, Here are some unique gift suggestions:

LED lantern, LED headlamp, a Rotating game table, table tennis, dartboard cabinet, golf gps, golf double layer trunk, bike computer for iphone, surfboard

If he is a fan of a particular sports team, then get them t-shirts, posters, sweatshirt etc.

Here are some Fitness Ideas: Adjustable Dumbbells, the ultimate arm builder, exercise bike, portable weight training workout, trampolines, gym membership, fitness tracker, stainless water bottle, dvd workout for men, digital push up bar, etc.

4. Watches and Jewelry

Men love watches. There are various brands of watches that will be ideal for the type of men you are choosing a gift for. They are citizen men, Seiko, Casio, Orient and others as well. There are luxury watches, sports watches, casual watches or the classic look watches. Pick a style of watch that is appropriate for him.

Men's rings, necklaces, bracelets and any other type of jewelry can add style to a man. Choose a look that compliments him one that will add class to what he is already wearing and consider his personal style.

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5. Men's Skincare and Hair Products

Men are always in need of things for their skin, hair and body. They want to look, feel, and smell great. You can get them a men's gift set full of facial cleanser, moisturizer, shaving cream, cologne, shaver, aftershave, body wash, deodorant, etc. Some Skincare Brands for Men to choose from are Dove, Neutrogena, Jack Black, No7, The Body Shop, Clinique, Nivea and many others. Look around for kits of shaving, skincare and soap products that are reasonable.

You can also create your own gift basket or container with from a department store or dollar store.

6. Food Gifts/Drink Gifts

If he loves coffee, get him a Starbucks gift card, Keurig brewing system or Keurig Single Cup Variety Pack. If he loves grilling, get a grilling set or a grilling basket. If he loves hot sauce, get him Blair's Hot Death that comes with either chipotle and ginseng.

If it is your boyfriend or husband, create all his favorite foods and surprise him. If you are not sure what particular food he likes, find out or make or buy a food basket with cheese and fruit, snacks, chocolate, etc Another idea is to make him brownies, a favorite cake, cookies and a favorite pie. You can also just invite him over for a home cooked meal.


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Janellegems (author) on June 28, 2014:

Thank you teaches12345 for reading my hub. I appreciate your comment.

Dianna Mendez on June 26, 2014:

I have used some of your ideas in the past, good to know that I was on the right track. I like your last idea of putting together a basket. Women love this but I do believe men would also enjoy one filled with goodies.

Janellegems (author) on June 20, 2014:

Itegi29457, Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you reading my hub

Sam from Kenya on June 19, 2014:

Well thought of list, and practical as well. There's something for everyone and anyone!

Janellegems (author) on June 16, 2014:

Thanks Devika for your comment.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 16, 2014:

Great choices and good suggestions for gifts.

Janellegems (author) on June 16, 2014:

Thank you MsDora for reading my hub. I appreciate your comment.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 16, 2014:

Janelle, your suggestions are very practical gifts which I'm the recipients will like. Than you for sharing.

Janellegems (author) on June 15, 2014:

Swilliams, I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by.

swilliams on June 14, 2014:

Great list! I like the Men's Skincare and Hair Products and the Wii Fit push up bar, I know men enjoy gifts like this. I also love the grilling basket. I know many father's that will grill on this day. Voted up!

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