If the countdown to Christmas sends shivers down your spine, you are not alone. If like the hundreds and thousands of women out there you are filled with dread at having to come up with yet another idea for a gift that is original without costing the earth, then join the club and the never ending quest for unique gifts for men who have everything!
And it isn’t just Christmas either is it? You have to deal with birthdays too!
Whether it’s your boyfriend, husband, brother or father, men are notoriously difficult to buy for. Women are so much easier to shop for – you can never really go wrong with her favourite perfume or some lovely jewellery. Women just seem to be less demanding – I think that’s because they take more pleasure in the giving than the receiving, don’t you think?
Unique gifts for men who have everything – show them to me please! Somebody needs to clue the shops up to this problem. They are to blame, they know women make up the majority of the shoppers so naturally they gear up their displays and good for women! Well come on shops, although we like this when we are shopping for ourselves, give us some help when we need to shop for the unfairer sex! Make our quest easier!
To help you in your own quest to find these well hidden unique gifts for men who have everything we have started to compile our own list of ideas that hopefully give you something to think about, without costing a fortune in the process. If you have your own ideas we’d love to hear them. So here we go, we might categorise them at some point but this is for starters.
Unique gifts for men who have everything – our top picks
TIMEX Ironman Classic 30 Watch
For the sports fanatic or the man who wants to get fit and needs a bit of motivation. I picked this watch for a few reasons. Its looks for a start. Some of the fitness watches are so big and bulky that they can’t be comfortable. Some of them are in awful bright colours, not really very manly. But this one looks good – and it could pass for a normal watch as well so there is no need to keep two watches unless your man wants to. The display is large enough to read at a glance but not so big that is looks like a kids watch. It is water resistant to 100 metres so is ideal for swimmers.
It has got great customer reviews and the price is amazing, it is currently on offer. For the price this watch has amazing functionality.
- Multiple laps – up to 100 – and split timing
- Different timezones
- Light for night time use
- Data log for keeping track of your training history
- Water resistant
It’s nicely presented and looks way more expensive than it is.
PRICE: $36.96 RATING: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Beer Kit
For the man who loves beer. Keep him entertained while he learns how to brew his own beer. You can spend a fortune on home brewing kits and some of them are very complicated and so lose their enjoyment. This is for fun, but it produces very decent beer! It comes with everything that is required to make a few batches of beer and the instructions are simple and clear to follow. Homemade is always better, you just need a man who has the patience to wait for at least 7 days, which is the minimum amount of time that you need to ferment the beer for.
This range also includes refill packs for different types of beer, and bottling systems so can easily be added to if it proves to be a hit.
PRICE: $49.99 RATING: 4.3 out of 5 stars
LEAD CRYSTAL WHISKEY DECANTER + 6 GLASSES
If the man in your life is a whiskey drinker then he will appreciate this smart looking lead crystal decanter set. This set comes with a tray and will look the business in your kitchen or dining area. Some decanter sets can look a bit fussy but the square shape of the decanter helps to add a touch of modernity to this set.
Idea: Buy him a bottle of the golden stuff to go with it.
This idea would equally work for other drinks. Wine decanters and brandy decanters for example.
PRICE: $71.99 RATING: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Tompkins Square Backgammon Set 18″
The classic game of backgammon has endured for years. It is one of the oldest board games in history, dating back 5000 years! This is a beautiful leatherette set in shades of brown, in its own case.
Perfect for travelling or just easy storage pack it away and fold it up. If you enjoy playing backgammon then you will enjoy it even more on this set. If you don’t know how to play, it is a game for 2 players and it is pretty easy to pick up, but some say not easy to become a master of! The set obviously comes fully equipped with the counters, shakers, dice and doubling cube. You can play for money or just for fun!
PRICE: $49.99 RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars
WUSTHOF Precision Edge 4 Stage Knife Sharpener
Most men like to cook, even if they never admit it. If the man in your life takes pride in the kitchen he probably has a least one decent kitchen knife. But does he know how to look after it and keep it in good condition? Honing and sharpening your kitchen knives is something you can do at home, and feel like a pro when you do it.
This knife sharpener makes the whole process easy and is suitable for any steel kitchen knife and unlike most sharpeners it can also deal with asian knives (not serrated knives). It takes the guesswork out of getting angles right.
It looks good too.
Idea: Look at quality kitchen knives or knife sets.
PRICE $29.95 RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Homemade gift set
For true originality, why not make up a personalized “gift set”. This idea is only limited by your imagination and can suit any budget and any taste. You could put together a selection of goodies and present them in a gift box or hamper. If they like sports, think about putting together some items such as a sporting DVD / book, sporting equipment and accessories. If they like food, take inspiration from this collection pictured here.
For the partner in your life, print out your own “vouchers” that they can redeem. This could be anything from cooking them a special meal to taking them to the movies…or why not get a little saucy and write your own vouchers to be redeemed in the bedroom – your imagination can run wild with this one 🙂
Present the vouchers with some chocolates, their favorite drink or something a little more x-rated!
PRICE: Up to you! Rating: Bound to be 5 out of 5!
(This ready made set is $59.30)
Silverlit Ferrari Enzo (iPod, iPhone, and iPad)
For the gadget lovers, presenting an awesomely fun idea. First of all, who doesn’t want their own red Ferrari? Who doesn’t want a remote control car? And who doesn’t want to be able to control it with their iPhone (or iPad / iPod)? Reviews say the battery life is not good, but seems to be adequate for a few minutes play each day and that’s all these are really for anyway.
The ultimate executive toy, or gift for those that can never afford their own supercar (hands up everyone).
Variations available are a Porsche, Mercedes and helicopter.
PRICE: $67.26 RATING: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Golf Ball Gift Set
If playing a few rounds of golf is your man’s idea of fun then treat him to a set of golf balls or tees.
Something like this Callaway Tournament Gift Set which includes 2 Callaway balls, five tees, a ball maker, a quality water bottle and pro-line putt align tool assists.
For around $20 this makes a perfect inexpensive gift, and is presented in a box that is easy to wrap too.