I will not kid you that men can be very fickle to shop for they are just as picky as a woman. The problem most will never tell you if they are offended by the gift. Most not all will not tell you what they prefer you get them. I have become versed at reading facial expressions over the years. Dating various diverse men with special unique tastes one discovers the things that all really dislike. The gifts you labored over are sometimes not received with the same reverence you get from your best friends. My don’t list is a bit longer but here are the most popular with clues where else to look that impart benefits for him as well as you.
Personal Hygiene Gifts:
The average man’s personal grooming consists of; a regular hair cut, some skin care products and daily shower. Something as woman I envy as we do more I shall say maintenance then our guy. Hygiene items are appreciated but some that are not are the following:
Nose & Ear Hair trimmers
Soap On A Rope (dad used it and it still exists why?)
Man-Pedi-Cure at your salon (ah, no really?)
Drug Store Sets for everyday products (she bought me a box)
Clue: Hygiene products make better stocking stuffer what’s appreciated things that improve shaving you will appreciate it too no stubble burn yes he knows you like him smooth. If you love his beard there are gifts for that as well, and cologne pick something he and you like jointly.
Most men do not go shopping on a regular basis for fashion or check fashion trends. They more likely to buy items that are stumble upon that fits their style. Men can also get away dressing up in having only one to three suits that stay in style for up to five years they are so lucky. Some boy friends like us dressing them but others don’t if they have their own sense of style, whether we like it or not. Yes some have a sense of humor but these novelty fashion faux pas should be avoided:
Flannel Pajamas with cutesy prints
Matching Boyfriend & Girlfriend Outfits (creepy okay human cloning is not ethical)
Visors with fake hair novelties
Cutesy Novelty Socks with Bunnies or etc.
Clue: Find things that compliment what he wears daily or matches what he already owns that you have seen him wear. If there are thing that make him look better add them gradually and remember he’s attached to that ratty jacket or whatever cause it may have sentimental value.
Food, Dinning, Snacks and From Your Kitchen Gifts:
Every person loves dinning out and snacks but most enjoy homemade food. You can’t go wrong with this one gift with the exception of the following items:
Jellies Of The Month
Gift Cards To Fast Food Chains
Meat, Cheese & Cracker Sets (unless he’s stationed in Afghanistan)
Ginger Bread House Kit
E-Diet Home Delivery
Clue: Most of our guys love to cook even if he’s glued to the hibachi only cause it’s playing with fire. The best gifts are from the home kitchen even better appreciated quality time cooking together a cookbook, grill or kitchen accessories and staying in is appreciated on the budget most men love us practical gals and shared time together.
I’ve already have an article on this category for auto enthusiasts but ladies know one thing guys are concerned that people judge them by their wheels. The classic idea a car is a chick magnet or buying into commercials the car you drive makes you look smarter and etc. Many men just like women fall into two categories extreme freaks about the cars appearance or it’s a mobile storage site. So, there are some auto gifts you should avoid like the following:
Car Air Fresheners
Novelty Dash Ornaments
Rear View Mirror Charms
Novelty Bumper Stickers
Clue: Most guys do have an average tool or road kit if not it’s a safety feature the best gifts are safety items it show you care. The other accessories that make his trip to work or your place easier and enjoyable or things to maintain the cars appearance and upkeep a plus if your riding shot a lot your both safer for it.
Gifts More Suited Given By Another:
There are some gifts only family or a wife should ever give a guy. I know you’re a busy career woman and your work related perks or other resources you can score some wonderful treats easily for your sweetheart. We are all guilty of giving something that is easily available of great value and seldom think the consequences. The top two to avoid despite men everywhere screaming foul as follows:
Season Tickets, Season Closer Tickets (NFL,NBA & etc.)
His Ultimate Dream Gift (except marriage)
Clue: It’s great you have the ability to provide greater resources maybe too easy for you than the time commitment for most but play it down to one game with you and the ultimate dream gift since childhood, well this is something he or his family desire him to aspire for which is healthy or provided for him by those invested in his life. These gifts are reserved for a wife or they become a source of envy, resentment and objects lusted by others he knows; as they aggravate friendships, work relationships, your relationship and possible his or your family dynamics. The only ultimate dream gift to give if mutual is accepting his marriage proposal.