Men aren’t all that difficult to shop for…with some advice from your Tailor.
#1 Guy Crafts
Men love to work with their hands and all things technical. All guys (some secretly) have an artisanal hobby, and any related equipment or reference book is your number one track to a mans heart…
…that and food obviously.
#2 Guy Gadgets
Guys are all, to a man, suckers for gadgets no matter how useless…just try not to take too much advantage of this information.
There’s a wide range of gimmiky yet practical paraphernalia that is always a solid hit with guys
I covet these Waterproof, Drop resistant, Shockproof Solar Phone Chargers for hiking so bad <3
#3 Cologne is a Great Idea
If a man enjoys cologne he’ll always love the chance to try a new fragrance, and if he’s never heard of such things before, a gift is a great opportunity to give it a try.
Either way (and don’t take this personally) cologne is a great re-gift, so rest assured your present won’t go to waste ;) I’m a long-time fan of Davidoff Cool Water above, but this is the kind of gift that’s really hit and miss when buying for someone else.
#4 Fashion must be Practical
Guys don’t like to be slowed down, especially by the need to shop around for something. Most menswear accessories are a good gift idea. Similarly with fragrance; he’ll either appreciate an addition to his collection, or appreciate having one on hand should he need it.
ps. if you know he’s not into a certain accessory yet, opt for something conservative like the cufflinks above, rather than the Star Wars themed variety right from the get-go.
Socks are also always a great idea, and it’s a fun way a lot of men like to be quirky. PACT does some great sustainable socks:
Leave a comment if you’ve got some great gift advice you want to include.
South Africans can also head over to Mantality and check out a wide range of men’s stuff available online.
#5: DIY is always Great
If you’re completely stumped, remember that most stores have gift cards for sale. Personally I LIVE for Builder’s Warehouse Vouchers!!
Chances are they’ll be buying something for you anyway, because gents are cool like that.
And you can of course always get in touch to arrange some custom clothes for your guy…or yourself ;)
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