Men can be difficult when it comes to purchasing gifts they will both value and enjoy. The problem is further compounded when the man in question likes saving money and prefers holiday gifts that will help stretch budget dollars.
Such men often prefer to focus on the necessities of life and the comfort of their families above their own. Luxuries are something they seldom consider important. It is a thought to keep in mind when choosing a holiday gift for such a special man.
Here are my Top 10 Budget Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for Men in 2010:
Gift #10. A sports magazine subscription is something most men love but won’t purchase themselves. The holidays are a great time to provide a special man with this sweet indulgence.
Gift #9. Men like tools. Whether they are for working around the house, fixing the car or for doing yard work, tools always come in handy. They’re fun too!
Gift #8. Many men like putting change aside to build up for a new purchase. Rather than making him throw change into an old mayonnaise jar, give him one of today’s electronic money machines to help him sort and save.
Gift #7. Computer programs focusing on issues like money saving techniques and identity theft protection are a welcome gift for today’s financially savvy men.
Gift #6. Hunting and fishing are experiencing resurgence in popularity as men seek to lower food costs. Equipment geared in either direction would be both welcomed and enjoyed.
Gift #5. Another cost-saving technique that men use is eliminating the need for specialists by fixing things themselves. Unfortunately, not all men have the required internal knowledge and need some help. That is why do-it-yourself books are always a godsend.
Gift #4. Men today often hold down more than one job to keep their families going. Relaxation time is brief and must be well focused when it is available. Massage equipment, like heating or massaging seat cushions, provide the perfect solution.
Gift #3. Energy savings has become a major focus in today’s tight economy. Programmable timers and thermostats help to make energy saving easier. They are also fun gadgets that most men will enjoy.
Gift #2. A lot of men love beer but it may be one of the luxuries that disappear when the grocery bill escalates. A beer making kit adds the treat back into the picture while also providing a fun and relaxing hobby.
Gift #1. Men hate having to hunt for the remote when they are ready to watch a favorite sporting event. Luckily there are now organizers that can be attached to a recliner, chair or couch arm to ensure instant access to that treasured item anytime, night or day.
A side benefit to giving one of the above gifts is that the given has control over the cost, allowing him or her to stay within an established budget. It is win/win situation for everyone involved.