How to Buy the Perfect Gift for a Male Friend - The Smiling Heart

How to Buy the Perfect Gift for a Male Friend

Buying a gift for a man can be a big challenge. Especially if that man is not your love interest or a relative, both of whom would still talk to you if got the wrong thing. But for a friend or coworker, you might not have that luxury. Should you get him a tie or some other unfitted piece of clothing? How about a custom Hamper? You could buy one for a company like Hamper Emporium reviews say that their products are top notch. Whatever your choice, you need to be sure you are on the right path. Here are some tips to be sure you are:

Look to buy something thoughtful not expensive

You may be rich, but just because you can spend a lot of money on someone in your world does not mean you should. Often expensive gifts have a reverse effect and cause the receiver shame and embarrassment that someone spent so much on them. So do not look for some one of a kind type of things or some super-duper imported something or other. Instead look for something thoughtful that lets them know you took the time to think about it. Of course if you must get something expensive it should also be thoughtful.

Engage him in conversation

Use a conversation with him to gain good information about what he may like to receive. You can do this without him ever knowing that he was being interviewed for a gift. Bring up topics like sports or entertainers to get an idea of what gets his motor going. The longer you can engage him in talking about himself and his likes the better the chance you will get some clues on what to buy him.

Before you go shopping for a birthday gift for your man, you should try and talk to him so that you can at least try and get some information from him about something that he would love to own. Pay attention to things that he says when you are together and he might just mention what he wants for his birthday.

Think about any hobbies he may have and how he spends his time

Thinking about his hobbies might lead you to a great gift for him. Does he collect anything? Do you see anything on his desk or in his locker that gives you an indication he does? Try and overhear his conversations with co-workers for some clues. Is he a footie man or does he go camping on weekends? Is he a fan of the movies or does he sit at home and read a lot? Choose a gift that suits the lifestyle that he leads and make sure to look for birthday cards while shopping.

The gift should match his age

His age should affect what you buy him. You might get a man in his twenties something entirely different than one in his forties (or at least you should). So think about what someone his age might really appreciate and make the gift age appropriate.