Selecting a gift for a man can be a confusing task. Not only are men choosy but they also hardly attach emotional significance to gifts as women often do. Men prefer something practical that they can use rather than trinkets. In most cases they seem to have everything they need, further making it difficult to select the perfect thank you gift. Most people limit men’s gifts to ties, pens and shirts. This makes most men’s gifts predictable and hardly exciting, which is why it can sometimes be frustrating to pick something different out.
However, if you do a little research you will discover that men’s gifts are available in all shapes and sizes. Other than the usual predictable culprits, there is a wide variety of gifts that will catch a man by surprise, much to his delight.
First off, you can never go wrong with a personalised gift. Such a gift shows that you have invested time and thought into choosing a gift, and not just picked something off the shelves. You can personalise a gift by adding his name or initials, or modifying a gift to reflect his passion or interest. The list of gifts that you can personalise is almost endless and is only limited by your imagination. Some of the possible options include the following:
Cuff links: These are always a great thank you gift for men, especially a business man or someone that is fond of a fine suit. You could get a brief message inscribed in tiny letters and they could also be formed into a certain shape representing his interest or passion. For instance if he is a crafts man, then you could buy ‘handy man’ cuff links whose shape resembles tools such as a hammer or a saw. If the man is a sports enthusiast, you could get cuff links that are shaped like sports equipment such as golf clubs.
Mugs or Tankards: A mug or a silver tankard has plenty of space to write a messages on it. You could have a name, initials, a message or even a picture or photo engraved onto it. There are plenty of choices with a mug or tankard. If you decide on a mug, then it can be used on a day to day basis whereas a tankard can be reserved for special occasions.
Business Card Holder: Most men that work for a business and get involved with networking for their company will have to deal with plenty of business cards. A business card holder is always useful, as it keeps your business cards in good condition and is easy to carry. You will find there are a wide range available to sort any man and you can get it engraved with a message or a name.
Wine Bottles and Boxes: A bottle of his favourite wine is perfect for any wine lovers and with a personal message it is a sure thing.
Other than personalized items, we all know that men love gadgets. Do a little research about his favourite gadgets and then look to add that personal touch. From iPods, smart phones to more elaborate gadgets, you can always lay your hands on a gadget that will tickle his fancy and add a personal message to it.
If you don’t think a personalised gift will be suitable then colognes and fragrances present another option for a thank you gift for a man. Due to the wide variety available, you are bound to find one that suits his taste. The beauty with colognes is that even if you get a different brand from the one he uses regularly, there is good chance that he will appreciate the chance to try something new. Granted, buying a man’s thank you gift is not as easy as it is to find one for a woman. What ever you do don’t give up. Take your time to select the perfect gift and if you get stuck then you can always look for ideas for personalised gifts by looking at websites that sell thank you gifts.
This is a guest post by CGE Gifts supplier of personalised and engraved gifts for all occasions. For more information on personalised thank you gifts or for a little inspiration you can visit http://www.cgegifts.co.uk.