Monday 27 August 2018

Gift Guide | Knowing What to Buy the Men in Your Life

Buying gifts can be a relatively complex process. You tend to spend extended periods of time puzzling over what to get. However, once you find the perfect gift, you won’t be able to wait to hand it over and see the smile on the face of the recipient. So, to make the process as simple as possible for you, here are a few different occasions where you might find yourself buying gifts, along with a few different ideas to guide you in the right direction!


Birthdays can be relatively difficult when it comes to purchasing gifts. This is because there doesn’t tend to be a theme and the scope of different types of gifts that you could give is seemingly never ending. A good way to guarantee smiles when presents are opened is to avoid being too niche. If you go for a niche item and you’re not 100% sure that the person definitely wants the given item, you run a high risk of disappointment. Instead, consider more broadly appreciated items. You can’t really go wrong with a well crafted shirt. If you are unsure of the person you’re buying for’s exact size, you could consider things like cufflinks, or a high-quality belt. Browse the John Henric UK collection for some inspiration!


Christmas gifts tend to be relatively difficult to purchase for many of the same reasons as birthdays prove tricky. However, you could always embrace the fact that Christmas is close to the New Year to give yourself some inspiration. Consider purchasing the men in your life specialist subscription packages. This way, they can look forward to receiving something special in the post on a monthly basis throughout the rest of the next year. Traditionally, subscription services are associated with magazines and other print publications. But thanks to increasing demand for alternative subscription services, there are so many more options on the market nowadays. If the person you’re buying for is a bookworm, there are book subscription packages. If they like tea, there are tea subscriptions. If they have pets, there are even pet subscription boxes!

Housewarming Gifts

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to give others’ housewarming gifts when they move into a new property. Now, the main purpose of a housewarming gifting tends to be to give you the opportunity to visit the person’s home once they’ve settled in and catch up. Sometimes moving can feel like a lonely process, and people appreciate the company in their new and strange surroundings. Sometimes people just want to show off their new home. Either way, housewarming gifts only really need to be small. You should focus on function. Try to find things that will prove useful for the recipient. This could be specialist kitchen utensils, new bedding, a set of luxury towels, or a set of pretty wine glasses. Just make sure you know the home’s aesthetic or colour scheme before purchasing anything, and to keep gift receipts in case things need to be changed.

There are, of course, plenty more occasions where you might find yourself in search for a gift. But hopefully these ideas can serve as a springboard for you!


  1. This blog post was so helpful doll, thank you for sharing! 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

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