Often we find ourselves in front of the challenge of having to choose a birthday present for him. No matter how much we try to think about it, when it comes to cool gifts for guys, there aren’t many options. Nonetheless, we try our best to give something which is not too girly (stuffed animals) and can still surprise him. The countdown is getting closer and because we love to put a smile on his face, here are ten cool gift ideas for guys.
But, let’s set some ground rules before we get started: first of all you really have to get inside his brain and make a list of his passions and desires. Very often, without realizing it, he talks about that certain something he wants. Your job is to pretty much remember everything he says.
After that you should really pay attention to the wrapping part, because that is where he will get his first impression.
Last, but not least forget about sweaters and ties.
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1. A handmade gift
Sometimes a gift made by yourself, with your entire heart and with lots of dedication can be the most special gift ever. It’s not old-fashioned to give him a long and warm scarf you knitted or even a pair of gloves. But here’s an original idea: how about a belt hanger? You just have to put a few nails in a hanger made of wood, a few inches from each other. Of course, you can go to a carpentry workshop for such an idea, if you think you can’t handle it alone. And certainly it would be nice to give him a new belt as well.
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2. A thingy for his laptop
Most guys love cool gadgets and we’re hoping yours as well. Laptop gadgets are one of the many cool gifts for guys. Whether it’s a cooler or a new high tech mouse with many features, generally guys go crazy for gadgets. Another thing you could give him is a personalized laptop cover. Just make sure you don’t personalize it with a picture of him sleeping or one with you guys on vacations, because his friends will certainly laugh at him. Choose something out of his favorite movie, sport or music band.
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3. A special chess set
If he has a logical, analytical mind or likes challenges, he will also enjoy an elegant chess set. It could be something that you can learn to play together and it will also act as a stylish piece in your home. If you’re willing to spend a bit more money, you could talk to a carpenter to sculpt some or all of the pieces into shapes that are both part of a regular chess set and also remind him about something from your relationship.
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4. The mini-fridge
If your guy likes to go camping with the guys or spends a lot of time at the office, then you should make sure he always enjoys a cool drink. Especially for those who are very active, this is a very practical gift. If he’s a big fan of beer, when you give him the fridge you can also stack it with a variety of international beer brands. Coolest gift ever!
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5. A very special membership
The moment vouchers we’re invented, they took a lot of the pressure in gift giving. But we’re trying to keep the whole gift original, so no memberships to the gym or dancing classes. Just imagine the look on his face when you give him a membership for fencing or archery classes. The courses can also offer him a chance to develop personal skills and who knows, maybe he will discover some hidden talent. Both fencing and archery are very noble sports and they will certainly transform your guy into a knight in shining armor.
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6. A vintage watch
We needed something vintage on our list of cool gifts for guys. When you’re giving something vintage is like giving a piece of history, a piece of the life of the person who wore it. Sometimes, in vintage shops, you will be able to find watches with engravings and it’s a great feeling to that a certain object brought joy in a particular time. If you find the vintage watch from a famous brand, even better. Make sure you also have a special glass case for it.
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7. A portrait
Remember all those photos you took on vacation? Time to put them to use. Find a local artist and have a portrait painted of the two of you. Don’t exaggerate with size. Not only it will cost more, but it will also find its place harder in your house. Tip: write something special on the back and don’t tell him about it. Years after, you will enjoy a very Kodak moment together.
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8. Love coupons
This is an inexpensive gift, but it will be the cause for many good laughs. The easy way is to add massage and hug coupons, but we’re going for something original. Include coupons that will make you say something strange to your friends or scream really loud in public for no reason. Before you give him the coupons, really ask yourself if you can do all those things. What’s not to love about this gift?
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9. Tickets to his favorite performance, game or whatever
What guy doesn’t love front row tickets to his favorite sport? This gift will place you on the list of “best girlfriend ever”. But wait! Don’t stop there. Tell him that you’re not going and he can take one of his guy friends. You can also add to this category of gifts autographed sport memorabilia.
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10. A vacation
Probably the best gift on our list. Rest and relaxation all planned by you. It doesn’t have to be something expensive or too long. You just need to get him out of the city, in a nice, cozy B&B where you go horseback riding, explore the surroundings and so on.
What are some of the best gifts you have ever given your boyfriend? Make sure you leave a comment below.