Buying the right presents for those special men in your life can be difficult at the best of times, especially when the special occasions come so thick and fast. Father’s Day? Birthdays? Christmas Day? Valentine’s Day? Retirements? Significant work anniversaries? That’s already too long a list of dates on which to give socks all the time!
This is why I decided to take on the (not inconsiderable!) challenge of picking out some great male gift ideas for those in a similar dilemma.
iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case
Apple’s iconic smartphone has always been known for its tendency to suck up battery life quickly, and the many third-party battery cases out there are a bit hit-and-miss in quality, so your tech-proficient guy is likely to appreciate Apple’s own stylish Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6s.
While that external bump is pretty unavoidable, this case is a suitably sleek thing otherwise, combining a silky silicone exterior with a soft microfibre inner lining. Both your man’s hand and his smartphone will thank you!
Beatles 1+ Box Set
Who says that the music video only came about with the emergence of MTV in the early ’80s? The incomparable Beatles basically invented music videos as we now know them and, well, there aren’t too many men out there of a certain age who don’t appreciate the Fab Four.
As its title suggests, this box set is an expanded version of the bestselling 1 album first released in 2000 and consists of a 27-track CD, 27 corresponding promo videos on the first Blu-ray and a further 23 videos – including alternate versions and other rarely seen videos – on the second Blu-ray. It may be a largely familiar history that is being retold, but what a history, and what a way to retell it!
Mighty Pint Glasses
If you have ever heard of the Mighty Mug, the mug that you can’t spill whatever you do, you may wish to know about the Mighty Pint Glass that has already won many a fan among pub-going males.
Mighty Pint Glasses – there are two per set – work in much the same way as the Mighty Mug, incorporating patented ‘Smartgrip Technology’ that keeps the glass rooted to the table even if it gets knocked. So intelligent is this technology, that the glass can still be easily picked up for hearty glugs.
Strictly speaking, these glasses are plastic rather than glass, so you won’t even have to worry about them getting smashed by your guy’s wayward fist (presumably in an angry debate with someone else after their 10th Guinness).
A Top From Dickies
I write regularly about my own fashion twists and turns in my #MyLookMyWay blog posts, and of course, the men in your life deserve to feel like their best selves in their clothing, too. This is why I’ve always been a bit of a fan of Dickies and its extensive selection of men’s shirts, T-shirts and polos.
Dickies is a classic American brand largely famous for its workwear, so it’s a good place to go for suitably timeless-looking and durable fashions for that great guy you’re otherwise struggling to find a decent pressie for, with everything from short-sleeved work shirts to print logo T-shirts available.
What do you think? Is there anything from my selection that is especially catching your eye, or do you have your own suggestions of fine gifts for the modern man? Feel free to let me know below!