People might disagree on whether the Earth is flat or not, but they can never disagree on the fact that buying presents for girls is easier than buying gifts for men. So, what are we, people who have a guy to buy a present to, supposed to do when Valentine’s Day comes? Not only is picking the right gift for a guy difficult, but V Day is so very close to Christmas, it feels that we have to make this difficult decision two times in a couple of days (yes, time really does fly). If you have a guy in your life that you want to surprise for the upcoming Valentine’s Day, take a look at this guide, as we will try to give you several ideas for things your guy most certainly doesn’t have. And even if he does, you will definitely find something on this very list. So, let’s start:
Let’s do some reading
It doesn’t really matter if your guy likes to read or not, buying him a Stephen King novel is definitely something that you should have in mind. First of all, even if your guy is not the reading type of a person, a Stephen King novel might make him one. Mr. King is the, as the name suggests, King of horror and thriller novels, and most of them are simply to die for. Literally. Guys adore King, and if you get him a copy of a good King novel, not only will he read it and love it, but he will probably want to move to his other work as well. You should either try with the Pet Semetary or Cujo – these are simply amazing.
What’s the time, but in marble
OK, yes, your guy does have a watch for every opportunity. This being said, a watch might not be the most original idea (even though this is something that he will use very often) but it is a present that is worth buying someone. Instead, opt for one of the amazing marble watches that are not only super original but also so fashionable and minimalistic that they will make any outfit combination. The only thing that you have to do is figure out which color you want his watch to be, so this is where his fashion plays a role. If he likes wearing black clothes, then a black marble watch with golden hands will be the right choice. If he likes something lighter, there are options for that as well.
Wear shirts like Antonio Banderas
This might not be a present just for any guy, but if you are dating (or if you are buying the present to your brother or relative) a dapper guy who’s really into suits and ties and formal clothing, then cuff links might be the perfect thing for him. It doesn’t even matter if he owns a pair or not, the options for cuff links are numerous – you can get them either in an interesting shape or with his (or your) initials. Personalized gifts are always the best.
Say cheese but instantly
It is 2020, so all of the memories that we make nowadays, we tend to have them on the phone. But when it comes to real memories that we will cherish forever, they will either stay in our brain, or we should put them in a nice frame and show them to the world by keeping them on our coffee table. This is why an instant camera might be an amazing gift for someone – it is something we all want, but honestly, not many of us will give money to actually buy it. Let him capture and print memories on the spot by being super fashionable, instagrammable, and retro.
Is that money in your pocket?
A slim wallet is something that so many guys want yet not all of them give money for it. Guys do not take bags with them while out, so it is actually quite challenging for them to carry a large wallet. For this particular reason, a slim wallet (or a money clip wallet) is an amazing gift for your guy. He will not have to take it with him at all times, but sometimes, when it is only a card or money that you need, it is the best thing to put in your pocket.
These 5 gifts are probably the most original (and useful) gifts that you could give to any guy out there. It doesn’t matter that he’s not into books, or photography, or formal dressing; all of these items are amazing and he will love them.
About the author:
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.