Thursday, 17 November 2016

The 'I Don't Know What to Buy Him' Gift Guide

 I can't be the only one that struggles every year when buying gifts for men. I think that they're the hardest people to buy for, especially when your boyfriend has his birthday three weeks before Christmas. Yep, that's right, I have to think extra hard about what to buy him as I have to buy double the gifts. I normally buy the men in my life the usual slippers, socks, DVDs and jeans. Although, this year I really want to get them something different. It doesn't help when they don't give you any ideas either, sound familiar? Argh. So, after spending ages seeking the internet for something other than the usual yearly gifts, I have managed to put together this gift guide for birthdays and Christmas.

gift ideas for my boyfriend

My boyfriend usually plonks his TV remote, earphones, his phone etc on the floor when he goes to sleep. This bedside pocket is fantastic to just keep everything together. A portable charger is always handy in case they forgot to charge their phone the night before or if they have a long day ahead. If the men in your life like music or comedy acts then why not buy them a ticket to go see their favourites live? I have also included an LED charging docking station for xbox controllers. So instead of charging the battery packs, you just place the controller on the dock and it charges.

1. Bedside Pocket from Menkind - £14.99
2. Pocket Powerbank from Find Me A - from £12.99
3. Cushioned Footbed Socks Pack of 5 from Next - £12
4. Adidas Gazelle Trainers from Schuh - £75
5. Get tickets from Ticketmaster
6. Twin LED Docking Station for Xbox One Controllers from Game - £14.99
7. Cosmetic Lad Moisturiser from Lush - £14.95

gift ideas for men blog post

I love the gift sets from The Body Shop, this shaving kit will come in handy and it's such a good price for the products included (maca root shave cream, maca root razor relief and a cruelty-free shaving brush). I mentioned the Hugo Boss perfume in last years gift guide too, it's so popular and every man seems to love it. Wallets seem to be such a common gift but my boyfriend has had his for around three years and it's quite flimsy and old now. They'll always come in use even if they don't need a new one just yet.

I loved the idea of this manicure set in Topman, I just had to include it. It's just a perfect extra little gift, what guy doesn't want to have a good mani? If one of the men in your life is a gamer guy then why not buy him a new controller? They're certainly not cheap but he'll be incredibly happy. A watch is always a great present (if you have the money). Maybe I wouldn't buy this for Christmas but for a birthday, I definitely would. Also, how cute is this Superman mug!?

8. Modern Gents Shaving Kit from The Body Shop - £20
9. Hugo Boss 'Boss The Scent' from The Perfume Shop - £47 for 50ml or £54.99 for 100ml
10. Black Signature Italian Leather Wallet from Next - £25
11. Cut Above the Rest Manicure Set from Topman - £20
12. Xbox One Wireless Controller from Game - Was £49.99 Now £39.99
13. Emporio Armani Watch from The Watch Shop - £127
14. Disney Grumpy Pyjamas from George at ASDA - £12
15. The Little Book of Drinking Games from Topman - Was £6 Now £4.80
16. Superman Shaped Mug from Find Me a - £8.99


  1. I found this so helpful thank you!!! I struggle so much with buying presents for my boyfriend, I never know what to get him! I love the idea about concert tickets that's fab!!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

    1. I'm glad it was helpful Becky! They're not the easiest people to buy for x