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The Ultimate Gift Guide For Men

Whether it’s a milestone birthday or an anniversary, it can be difficult to know what to get for the man in your life on his big day. These kinds of occasions usually call for bigger gifts, which inevitably means bigger price tags. Unfortunately, gift-giving can result in some unwanted or disposable gifts, which means money down the drain.

Here are some gift ideas for all budgets, from the sentimental and sweet scrapbooks to extravagant memory-making trips abroad…

Scrapbook

A scrapbook is a great gift to give your father, brother or partner. The beauty of a scrapbook is that it takes a lot of time to make but very little money. The effort that goes into making a beautiful book full of memories makes this a sentimental gift. Scrapbooks are particularly good to give on milestone birthdays as they catalog the journey you’ve had with the receiver.

The key to making this present work, and the most money you’ll have to spend, is the book itself. There are all kinds out there. Leather bound books make a great impact but cost a little more money. Once you’ve brought your scrapbook it’s time to start filling it up! You can add to it any way you feel. Photographs, poems, ticket stubs, dried flowers. The more variety in your pages the better. All you need is some mementos and you’re good to go. Some people chose to section their scrapbooks into years or themes, but do whatever works for you. The best thing is you’re guaranteed a unique gift on a budget!

A Night In

If you’re struggling to think of what to get for your other half, and are strapped for cash, plan a night in instead or a present. Make sure they are free in the evening and plan a special celebration for the two of you. This could involve you cooking a three-course-meal, or it could just be ordering his favorite takeaway and watching films. The point is to spend time together. The effort you’ll have gone to by arranging his favorite food or films will go a long way. Don’t worry about not spending much money. Your partner will know the situation you’re in and will appreciate that you’ve had to get creative with ways to celebrate his big day!

Events

If you do have some money to spend on a gift, but don’t want to go crazy, book tickets for an event. It could be a football game he hasn’t stopped talking about, or his favorite band’s concert, whatever it is put the man in your life first and surprise him. It may not be your favorite way to spend an evening, but he’ll appreciate you wanting to enjoy his hobby with him for a change. Book tickets far enough in the future, or on a weekend, so you know he can get time off or won’t be working.

Clothes

Buying a great piece of clothing is a good present for a big celebration. A tailored jacket, some new shoes, or even a hand-knitted tie. Buy an item of clothing, no matter how small, that is a bit unique and has a sense of luxury. Don’t just shop at the usual retailers. Have a look around for interesting boutiques that offer something a little different and special.

A Ring

If you’ve been saving hard and want to make a statement, buy you’re other half a ring. This is definitely the pricier end of the gift spectrum. The great thing about a ring or a piece of jewelry is that it’s a keepsake. So no matter how much you spend on it, it isn’t a disposable gift. The ring could be in your family for years and act as an heirloom for the next generation. If you’re going to spend big take a look at the men’s diamond rings from frost NYC. These rings come in various carats and styles, from super smart to casual everyday wear.

A Trip

A trip away is bound to impress. Similar to buying a ring, this is a timeless gift. The memories you create whilst away, and the experiences you’ll have will make it worth it. If you are going to spend big this is a good investment. You can choose to go somewhere for a long weekend and have a relaxing break. Alternatively, you could fly farther afield and have an adventure packed week.

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