5 Great Christmas Presents For Men

Finding a meaningful present for that special guy in your life can prove to be quite challenging. Whether he’s your dad, brother, boyfriend or husband, nothing screams ‘boring’ or ‘unimaginative’ than yet another tie or sweater. What’s the point of giving someone a gift they can easily buy for themselves?

Every guy loves a gadget. A GPS navigator definitely fits the bill for the gear-head in your life. He’ll be secretly pleased to receive it even as he loudly protests that he never gets lost. A GPS device gives a guy the feeling he’s fully in control of his destination, and by extension, his destiny. Variations on the theme include a universal remote, smartphones and Kindles. You’ll be sure to catch him fiddling with it even if he doesn’t count reading as one of his hobbies.

Maybe your intended gift recipient is a great fan of the outdoors who goes camping at every opportunity. An ultra-bright lantern may be just the thing to help him keep an eye out for potentially hostile nightlife. If a lantern seems too old-fashioned, you might want to get him night-vision goggles instead. Caution is advised as any gear-heads in the vicinity may be overcome with jealousy.

A barbecue grill is something most guys look forward to owning. Take a walk around the mall and see for yourself. Every person who stops to fiddle with a barbecue on display is of the male gender! A roaster/smoker/grill setup that comes with accurate temperature control and readout is everything most guys could hope for. Accessories such as a portable, outdoor mini-fan to keep the cook cool will also be welcomed.

Giving a guy a wallet as a gift can seem boring, but what if it was made from repurposed materials? Forget the luxury buckskin leather for a moment and consider one made from recycled inner tubes. Rubber tires take an age to decompose, so you can do your bit for the earth and get something the environment-loving man in your life will appreciate.

A compact telescope would be the perfect gift if your loved one is sure his destiny is foretold in the stars. It only needs to be pointed at a particular star or constellation before identification is made with a click of a button. Its GPS function pinpoints celestial bodies you want to see. Sure, it may be astronomy for lazy people, but you can’t help but be impressed when it tells you trivia and history connected to the star in question!

At the end of the day, gift-giving is about showing how much you care about the recipient. While the ideas described here aren’t cheap, the gratitude they inspire will last a long while. Surely no one wants to be known as a Scrooge on the most wonderful time of the year?