If you are either married to, partnered with, the parent of, or else close friends with a man who never knows what he wants for his birthday when you ask him and merely shrugs off any suggestions you make, then take comfort in the fact that you are not alone.
Buying a gift, be it for a birthday, Christmas, or indeed just ‘because,’ is always tricky when you are looking for something original and unique. However, when you are buying for the man in your life who seemingly wants for nothing, it can become somewhat of a challenge.
To combat this, continue reading to learn what to buy the man who seems to have everything already.
Go Big (Or Just Get Him A Card!)
When buying a gift for a loved one, it can be tempting to go all out. While your budget for one birthday or Christmas might not stretch to what you have in mind, you could combine your budget for the next few special occasions to buy a larger, more expensive sentimental gift.
Treating your partner to a stunning and timeless men’s Versace watch or a set of cufflinks that have been specifically custom-made and are entirely unique are two excellent examples of a fabulous gift he is bound to absolutely adore.
Hedge Your Bets On The ‘five Gift Rule’
Alternatively, the next suggestion on the list for the man in your life who claims to own everything he wants and to have everything he needs is to adhere to the ‘Five Gift Rule’ when shopping for him.
Essentially, this involves the idea of purchasing five separate, naturally smaller gifts which fit neatly into each of the following categories:
- Something to Wear
- Something to Read
- Something They Want
- Something They Need
- Something Sentimental
An Experience Over An Item
Next, if you feel as if anything you give to your loved one this year will be gratefully received but probably not needed, then you could always consider buying him an experience instead of a physical item.
There are many experience days that suit the sportiest, the geekiest, or the most intelligent person. What’s more, if you do decide to treat them to a day out, or even a long weekend, if you buy two tickets, you can also make new memories and enjoy yourself too!
What Not To Buy Him!
Finally, now you are armed with an array of different ideas on what to buy the man in your life who seems to have everything, it may also be helpful to highlight gifts which are less than advisable and, indeed, less than desirable, regardless of their age.
Underwear, ties, and toiletry sets most definitely sit at the top of the list. Even if you have bought one or more items of this nature in the past and they seemed to go down well, he was likely pretending to get excited over his three-pack of boxer shorts to not hurt your feelings.