Christmas gifts your friend: Shopping for the men in your life can be a challenging and frustrating undertaking. This is especially true for boyfriends who, when asked what they would like to buy, respond with a shrug of the shoulders or a phrase like “I love everything you give me”. This nonchalant answer may drive you crazy, but strangely enough they are honest, and the feeling that ‘it is the thought that counts’ is not bad advice.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
– Charles Dudley Warner
Some of you may want to give your man something that he really appreciates rather than just keeping it and never using it again. Over the years, I have learned that most people prefer something practical – something they may need but can never spend money on. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a pair of socks – although there is something to be said for a nice pair of dress socks – but it should be something that makes them say “That’s pretty”, or “I never thought of that”. To get this kind of answer, take a look at my list of the 5 best Christmas presents your boyfriend actually wants.
Best Christmas Gifts Your Boyfriend Will Love
It is something very special to go on adventures to new places and see things from a new perspective. That’s why I’ve included in my list both great gift ideas for travelling and great gift ideas for staying at home.
1. Delsey Luggage
Your man probably simply throws his things into a duffel bag for his trip, but that is impractical and lacks the organisation necessary for longer trips. Delsey makes a beautifully designed, super safe, rolling suitcase that comes with a ten year lifetime warranty and can help him keep his things in order when travelling.
2. Video Games
Much to the chagrin of many of us women, most men love their video games, and all the world’s complaints about this habit will not change that. Since we cannot beat them, I have decided to join them. If they are vegetating and want to play games in their free time to relax, it is easier to just hug them. Even if you loathe it, you will be surprised how much your boyfriend will appreciate it if you pretend to be interested in the game he is playing. The look of surprise on his face when you give him a new console or one of the best RTS games on the market is worth it.
3. A Filtered Water Bottle
Many of the places I like to travel to do not have easy access to clean water, especially water that the western stomach can tolerate without getting sick. I have spoken on this subject before and I am here to speak about it again – because a filtered water bottle, especially if your friend likes to travel, is an amazing gift that is rarely used:
4. Noise Canceling Headphones
Noise-cancelling headphones are a necessity. Seriously, once you’ve tried them, it’s impossible to go back to the standard earplugs of the Apple iPhone. These headphones are fantastic for both home and travel.
Although Bose headphones are the most popular name in the headphone industry, you pay extra for the Bose brand as opposed to top quality. If you compare reviews and ratings, the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market for under $400 are those from Sony and Sennheiser. If you don’t want to pay the full retail price, most of these sites offer refurbished pairs that offer perfect quality and come with the company’s satisfaction guarantee.
5. Trtl Pillow
If you fly in standard class, it is almost impossible to find a comfortable sleeping position on an aircraft. The Trtl pillow changes that by providing an incredible neck support and making sleeping on the plane infinitely easier, so he can be awake when it matters. Even if it looks funny, the Trtl Travel Pillow is one of the best and most affordable travel pillows on the market.
This year, work on thinking outside the box when you buy your boyfriend a gift. Find out more about his passions or where he wants to travel to, and find out where he wants to go.