Is finding the perfect gift for your man as hard as they say? And what is “the perfect gift” anyway? We all know that every man deserves to feel like a prince or at least like an emperor. However, men can be tough to please; this is why you should put some effort into choosing the right present.
Also, men’s fashion is not as widely discussed as women’s fashion, making it challenging to find the ideal gift. But if you know what he likes and how he wants to look, there are many options from which to choose at a designer sale.
Before anything else, make sure you understand his style; does he prefer classic stylish garments or loose casual ones?
If you want to buy something fun and unusual, go for something that has a value that you can upcycle or sell on when he’s bored of it, like a coat or memorabilia piece from a celebrity auction or designer sale.
Here are our top tips on how you can find that special something that will surprise him without being too much trouble for you.
Choose quality over quantity
Menswear can be tricky, which is why you should never go for the cheapest option but something that will last longer and your husband won’t just forget and leave at home. You should be careful to buy items that suit his style rather than copying somebody else’s look – this is not flattering in most cases.
The easiest way to find out what he wants is through subtle hints. Does he complain about particular articles of clothing? Did he seem interested in a specific type of clothes recently when talking with friends? Or maybe he hates shopping… but if not, let’s recheck our list.
There are many choices out there, depending on your man’s age or social status; think about it carefully and find a perfect balance between rejuvenating his style and not making you both feel uncomfortable.
Also, keep in mind that the best gifts are the ones that suit his character; if he is sporty, try getting him something like Oakley Sunglasses, for example, since this brand is well-known as an innovative sports eyewear company. Or maybe you want to support anything against waste – then go for recycled or vintage items made from reused fabrics instead.
Another interesting idea could be personalized gifts such as engraved tie bars or cufflinks, making great birthday or anniversary gifts.
Remember, first and foremost, always consider your man’s tastes and preferences. If you pay attention, everything else should fall into place.
Know his style
Is your man more Hugh Grant than David Beckham, more Lenny Kravitz than Justin Bieber?
Does he wear trendy labels or prefer well-known names? Is his style casual or sophisticated, sporty or elegant?
Does he like loose clothes over fitted garments, would cropped trousers suit him better or is classic styling more his look? Buy something that suits both you and your husband’s styles. Both your styles might sound odd, but at least then you can borrow his clothes.
What about a capsule wardrobe?
Are you brave enough to leave the comfort of malls and shopping centers? Do you have Internet access? Investing in a capsule wardrobe is a great way to streamline his choices while keeping him looking stylish.
If yes, try looking for a “capsule wardrobe” online. There are tons of valuable tips, ideas, and suggestions about how you can get rid of your clutter while keeping things fresh.
What’s better than getting rid of stuff you won’t wear anyway? Recycle or send it to thrift. Ask him to go through his closet with you so that you know what he’d like to keep and give away.
There’s nothing wrong with borrowing clothes from each other; in fact, when done correctly, it can be a lot of fun… as long as both parties are on board.
Why not try vintage or recycled clothing?
Today, we live in a speedy world where everything is considered disposable; nevertheless, this is not how it should be.
There are many organizations and initiatives aimed towards preserving the environment and encouraging sustainable development for future generations… Why not help them out by supporting their work?
What about buying him something that can last more than just one season? A quality-made tie, for example, that he will wear again next year would also be great with his new shirt.
Try to find items made from renewable resources, such as organic wool garments or hemp pants. Most importantly, do your research before buying anything online; make sure you know exactly what you’re paying for.
If your husband is sporty, there are many opportunities to catch his attention with a thoughtful yet practical gift.
Take him out jogging with you. If he’s a sports enthusiast, make this an opportunity for both of you to take care of yourselves together. Or perhaps even attend yoga sessions together – he cannot ignore the positive effects on the body and mind!
Just remember: get something that will help him perform better (fitness shirts or equipment) and improve his overall health and well-being (yoga equipment and loungewear).
Remember, men may seem oblivious sometimes, but they do notice their surroundings and any change in things around them … if it’s appropriate, of course. If you want to leave a great lasting impression, make it a valuable and practical gift.
How about a band T-shirt?
If you want to give him a memorable gift, but you don’t have the time or money – go for a band T-shirt. Choose one that means something to both of you. After all, it won’t be about the design or brand but rather what’s inside! Your husband will appreciate your effort and sincerity.
In case he is not into music, maybe he is into watching TV? If yes, then there are many great options for you: Why not have his old shirts made into a quilt? Great for snuggling under on cold evenings.
Why not go for a waistcoat or blazer made out of his old tweed jacket if he’s not into casual wear? You can always find people who are willing to do it. If not, try altering the clothes yourself; you don’t need professional training to sew buttons back on or replace zippers. Various YouTube videos show how easy it is – make sure you get precise measurements before cutting anything!
Last but not least…a conclusion
Before spending money, think about your husband’s hobbies and preferences. If he’s into sports, what kind of sports does he prefer? Does he play musical instruments, or does he love to cook? This understanding will help you figure out what type of apparel you’ll need to buy the man in your life.