A GIRL'S GUIDE TO GIFTING

Us girls are pretty easy to satisfy, right? Fine jewellery, a longed-for book or something scented are all great gift ideas. Unfortunately, men are not that simple to buy for, especially when a visit to the hardware store is like a trip to a foreign country for us girls. Don’t worry – here’s everything you need to know about spoiling the man in your life.

Fashion-forward fellas

For men who enjoy the finer things in life, there are a few perennial fashion favourites. A fine leather wallet is a good idea if his current one is looking a little scrappy. A set of quirky cuff links, or even a personalised key ring can work too. Slick jewellery like an engraved bracelet or a smart watch is always a popular choice.

Action man

If your partner prefers exploring the great outdoors than exploring his fashionable side, an adventure filled gift is a great idea. If he’s an adrenalin freak, treat him to a heart-pumping session racing a V8 super car, jumping out of a plane or swimming with sharks at the local aquarium. Not that keen to send him on a death-defying mission? You can still get him excited with activities like a trip to an air show, a day out on a gorgeous yacht or golfing lessons with a buddy.

For the hobbyist

Then there are the men with hobbies. If he’s an amateur, he’s sure to appreciate photography lessons, cooking classes or lessons on how to brew beer in the garage. Or perhaps he is a collector. A coveted bottle of whisky or fine wine will have him beaming, as will that vinyl record he’s been hunting for on eBay.

A bit of pampering

Just like us ladies, men love a bit of pampering from time to time. So this year, you could treat him to something he’s unlikely to ever buy for himself: a massage, a men’s facial or even a manicure. You’re sure to appreciate the results just as much as he will!