Alternative Gifts For Guys

Christmas Unwrapped: Alternative Gifts For Guys

Not sure what to buy for your dad or boyfriend? Here's a great list of alternative Christmas gifts!

Why is it that the men in your life are always the hardest to buy for? You can spend hours looking online and browsing in shops only to end up panic buying the usual socks and toiletries. It’s not that you don’t want to buy them an amazing gift, but somehow you can never seem to get it right.

So, how can you make sure that this year is different, and you don’t end up watching your dad, brother, boyfriend or husband dutifully feign excitement as they unwrap the same gift they opened last year? Well, you can start by taking a look at these alternative Christmas gifts for men for inspiration!

For the Foodie

If he fancies himself a bit of a bit of a Jamie Oliver in the kitchen, then why not send him on a cookery course to really put him through his paces? He’ll be happy to learn new techniques to test out in the kitchen, whilst you can reap the rewards at the dining table. A gift for him, that you can benefit from later – what’s not to love?

For the Big Kid

Is your dad secretly a big kid at heart? Instead of another sensible sweater then why not break the mould and add a little excitement to your gifts for dad this year? Whether it’s a remote-controlled drone or a flying lesson in a real airplane - he’ll appreciate the fact that you have got him something just for fun.

For the Fitness Junkie

Have you noticed that your brother has been spending a lot of time at the gym lately? Or maybe your husband has decided next year is the year he wants to run a marathon? Either way, it makes sense to buy them a gift that they can put to good use. Whether it’s a stylish new gym bag or a water bottle with storage compartment, they are sure to be touched by a gift that is both thoughtful and practical.

For the Football Fanatic

If your Sunday afternoons are usually spent listening to him shout and scream at the telly, then why not coax him off the sofa and buy him a tour of his team’s stadium? He’ll love the behind the scenes access, and you’ll go way up in his estimation.

For the Fashion Follower

If the man in your life is a particularly sharp dresser, then a new piece of clothing for his wardrobe is likely to bring a smile to his face on Christmas day. You could even make his gift extra festive by splashing out on retro Christmas jumpers or knitwear.

For the Petrol Head

If you often worry that your partner spends more of his free time working on his car than spending quality time with you, then why not find a way to turn his hobby into something you can both enjoy? A Go-Kart driving experience day is certain to satisfy his need for speed, and if you don’t fancy standing on the side-lines, you can buckle up and have a go yourself!


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