Buying Gifts For Men
Buying Gifts For Men
BEECHMORE GUIDES: Buying Gifts For Men
Buying a gift for someone who identifies as a man is actually tougher than you think. Regardless of your relationship to them, there seems to be a minefield of decisions to make. Age, interests, location and delivery options mixed with what you think the person will like.
Let's go through the decision making process:
Think about their relationship to you. How intimate can you go with this gift? The answer is usually to be as intimate as you can. Regardless of how appropriate you might think it is, the more effort you put in, the more appreciative they will be. Even if the person is close to you (like a father or brother) it can be tough because their response whenever asked for a gift is usually; ‘don’t know, pants & socks or whatever!’
Are they an avid fan of anything? Unless specified or tested through other people, I would avoid going for the obvious. Just because someone likes art or cooking, it doesn't mean they want every gift to be related to these themes. They would usually have everything they need or a list of the things they want.
COVID has definitely made this more difficult. With shops and boutiques closing because of lockdown, everyone has moved online. You can find some great online store alternatives such as Amazon or Not On The Highstreet. My advice is to go with the quickest delivery time and a vendor that you can trust. Just remember to check the return policy.
When it comes to Christmas and birthdays, I want to remember how the recipient felt when opening my gift as this makes me feel happy too. If you are not bothered then I am sure something from the seasonal aisle in M&S or Waitrose will do! If you want them to have a warming and joyful experience when opening and receiving your gift, I would suggest going for a wrapped box of smaller items that are all individually wrapped. This will make the experience longer and more exciting!
Once you have thought about all this and you still don’t know what to get them, choose an item they are likely to use everyday and find a nicer/better version of what they have.
If you are still unsure then we have chosen our top 2021 gifts for men which will be perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays or even Christmas!
John Lewis & Partners:
This John Lewis & Partners belt is a refined accessory for formal wear.
Made in England from smooth, high shine leather with a contrast lining, it's detailed with a lustrous metal buckle for a pristine finish.
Made by skilled craftsmen in Oxfordshire, England, by a long established family run company with a rich history in leather.
The leather used is from a Leather Working Group rated tannery. The Leather Working Group seeks to improve the leather manufacturing industry by creating alignment on environmental priorities, bringing visibility to best practices and providing guidelines for continual improvement.
Daunt Books Subscriptions
Over the course of a year, the Daunt Books subscriber receives a new title every month, according to their tastes; they are invited to tailor the service to their preferences, making it the ideal bespoke present.
Vegan Leather Journal
A collection of elegant, hardcover notebooks, for those who value timeless style and understatement.
Specially source vegan leather for the covers, with extensive colour testing, and use a rigorous in-house book binding process to ensure 180° lay-flat binding.
The paper is of the highest quality, with a thickness of 120 gsm, which is resistant to ink bleed, erasing and shading.
Each Classic Beechmore Book includes a deep back pocket to store loose notes or cards, and arrives packaged in a premium presentation box.
Timeless, British elegance. The pinstripe adds a subtle sense of formality with a heightened sense of style. Contrasted against a sharp orange interior and the world is yours for the taking.
Hand crafted from a single piece of Dark Brown Maple Wood. Made with a steel frame with metal runner.
WHEN YOU NEED A PACK AND A TOTE
Enjoy the comfort of carrying on your back, or tuck in the straps and hand tote when you need to look a little sharper.
ALWAYS ON (ZIP) GUARD
A zip guard protects your laptop as you slide it into its pocket, and adds structure to the wide, easy-access opening.
SMART POCKET PLACEMENT
Internal organization pockets sit at the top for easy sorting, while side Pop Pockets keep water bottles and umbrellas separate.
The Conran Shop:
Andrew McAteer’s Leather Toolbox
This leather tool box is designed by Andrew McAteer and crafted from premium vegetable-tanned leather that has been waxed, dyed and finished by hand.
This exquisite leather tool box is joined with solid brass rivets and fasteners that beautifully complement the premium hide surface and would be a perfect way to store all manner of tools and equipment.
Crafted in the USA, the tool box’s leather handle pivots and flattens for easy carrying and storing, while two front fasteners keep tools neatly stowed within the box.
The leather tool box by Andrew McAteer would make the perfect gift for those who care for crafting, or would be a covetable addition to your own tool kit.
learn more: aemcateer.com
Ghost Zero Tulip Wine Glasses
Ghost Zero Tulip white wine glass subtly stands out with its enduring quality and contemporary flair. Demonstrating meticulous craftsmanship, the unique silhouette is specifically developed to deliver a satisfying swirl and an enhanced sensory experience.
This bulb shaped terrarium is a self-sustaining green ecosystem that comes fully planted and is a perfect gift or new low-maintenance addition to your home. Comes exactly as pictured.