Planning creative gifts doesn’t take a doctorate or even an undergraduate degree, but it does require some time and a bit of creative thinking. If one skims this top 7 list of gift ideas, they might not be too inspired by the list – but give them a few ideas of how to utilize these ideas, and the sky will be their limit. The purpose of this article is to give those few extra trails for your mind to run along when finding perfect gifts and to get your creative juices flowing.
Gizmos and Gadgets
Gizmos and gadgets is a cool phrase, but what does one actually mean when referring to these items? Think quirky. Just a little bit weird, and definitely fun. Dynamite alarm clocks, self stirring mugs, chainsaw pizza cutters, and trick golf balls are definitely a few of the great ideas out there.
What man doesn’t like his BBQs? (and what woman doesn’t like eating the fruit of his labors on the barbecue?) Does he need some more BBQ tools, an apron, or a quirky chefs hat to make him feel the part? If your budget is a little bit broader, you can get a quality charcoal spit at a reasonable cost – it won’t break the budget, and it will give a great excuse for hosting a whole stack of outdoor parties this summer – and you won’t have to get stuck with all of the preparations for it, as your man will be in there in an instant to use his new toy!
The sky’s the limit when it comes to sports gifts. Consider his favorite sport, the team he barracks for, and then get out there and find some merchandise that will help him cheer his team on. Or forget the merchandise and just purchase tickets and take him to a game – makes for a great memory with your man!
There are many ways of doing personalized gifts, whether it be finding already personalized items such as mugs, keyrings, and socks, or finding items that can be engraved. Engraving is not as expensive as one might think, and it makes a nice gift even that much more personal. Other Christmas gift ideas are to find a generic sort of gift and fill it with all sorts of his favorite foods, drinks, and stuff that is specifically him. Grab a cooler bag for his favorite sports team and stuff it with his favorite candy bars and more sports merchandise. Another way to personalize gifts is to buy several small objects, all starting with the letters of his initials. Or do a “blue theme” – and every part of the gift has to run along that theme. Photo gifts also make great personalized gifts.
Some guys go for mens jewelry; others don’t. But don’t merely consider gold chains when it comes to mens jewelry. Other Christmas gift ideas are cufflinks, tie pins, rings (get one for his favorite sports team), bangles (which can also be engraved, by the way), and chain bracelets.
Sounds boring, I know. But not when you can get mugs with his name on them, mugs with his favorite car, singing mugs, flashing light mugs, or again, a mug of his favorite sports team. There are plug mugs that require the owners plug to operate, self stirring mugs so he can do away with the spoon, and mugs that come in the shape and colors of a Rubik’s cube! There’s silly mugs, serious mugs, and stunning mugs. It just requires looking in the right locations.
Most guys have a favorite car. Whether he likes Holden, Ford, or his beat up old Toyota, there are gifts for every car lover. Clocks, watches, gift cards, BBQ sets, towels, etc – the list goes on. Basically, if one can think of a popular gift item, the chances are it’s already been made into something promoting his favorite car.
Hopefully some of the creative juices have started to flow. This really is merely the beginning of the ideas, but it gives you a taster as to what great Christmas gift ideas can be had. Happy planning!
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Jackie Turner loves exploring popular christmas gift ideas and passing that knowledge onto shoppers, helping them come up with their own brilliant christmas gift ideas