Gifts for Him
asked what gifts they want, men often reply, "Oh, anything will do."
Our research shows they really mean it. Men are relatively
indifferent about the gifts they receive (see
National Gift Preferences Survey). But when they do indicate a
preference, men say they want gifts that are playful or practical.
vanity license plates for his car. As a matter of fact, just about
anything for his car would be well received.
prepaid membership in a gym, country club, civic organization, or
mug, T-shirt, cap, key-ring, or another item with the logo of his
favorite college or professional sports team.
www.crutchfield.com, offers expert advice and discount prices on
car stereo, home audio, and home theater products. Gift certificates
are also available.
could be more playful and practical than a professional quality
workbench? (It's a guy thing.) Many sizes and styles are available.
donation in his name to his high school or college athletics
program, science club, music department, or fraternity.
for his dog with a note that says, "I'll keep you both," might be
the best gift you could give him.
a season pass (two passes might be even better) to a cultural,
sports, or lecture series of interest to him.
craftsman, give precision tools or a gift certificate from Harbor
those tools, give a tool pouch and belt. Restoration Hardware's,
www.restorationhardware.com, canvas and leather eight-pocket
pouch would make a great gift.
sweatshirt or another item from his alma mater.
framed picture of yourself or of you and the recipient together.
The Sharper Image has hundreds of gifts perfect for the men
on your list.
www.tiffany.com, sterling Swiss Army Knife is the Cadillac of
pocket knives. What man wouldn't want one of his very own?
his favorite exotic car for a weekend drive or special night on the