With Christmas around the corner, buying a gift for the man in your life is getting more and more difficult. The current cost of living crisis is squeezing Christmas spending budgets, so presents need to combine meaning, value for money, and longevity – while still giving an overall sense of that seasonal indulgence and festivity that sets this time of the year apart from the rest of winter.
Amidst Christian traditions, finding the perfect gift for the man in your life can be a delightful challenge. Explore a curated selection of Christmas gifts for men that blend sentiment with practicality, ensuring your presents resonate with their unique tastes and interests, and add a special touch to your holiday celebrations.
As a result, we have come up with our top presents for men – presents that, although not necessarily ‘cheap’, do offer long-term value for money so that your partner’s enjoyment of them is long-lasting.
The Gift of Gold
Gold bullion is a serious investment. In Turkey, when babies are born, well-wishing visitors will pin gold coins into the baby’s clothes. This gold is then tucked away in a special place for that child’s future. And when you consider that the value of gold has risen dramatically over the last few decades, it is considered one of the safest and most secure investments.
Giving the man in your life the gift of gold ringfences the investment that you have made in both him and the precious metal, for future growth.
Invest in some stocks and shares
Building a share portfolio is one of the best long-term gift strategies you can do for someone, particularly if they are younger. It can be the start of something that can grow and be added to over time, giving someone from the younger generation a powerful foothold in building up wealth for the future – especially if they are struggling to get on the housing market.
Designer Jewellery for men
Exclusive designer jewellery for men will always hold its value in the same way that women’s jewellery does. The combination of premium brand value, precious metals, gemstones and unique and bespoke craftsmanship all combine to make designer jewellery an essential gift for any discerning individual. Make sure that the piece incorporates gold into the design, as the resale value of gold remains consistently high and has demonstrated good capital growth over the last few years.
Fresh and Invigorating coffee subscription box
A real cup of coffee is an absolute art form, and if your partner is someone who likes to start the day with a proper cup of coffee, then a subscription box is a way of showing your love every single day. The best thing about a subscription box is that every month the coffee that is sent through changes, so you can experience different tastes from around the world.
Tickets to a stage show
Ok, so this may not be practical or a long-term investment, but there must be a stage show that one or the other of you has long had the urge to see, but not actually gotten around to buying the tickets. Make a pact to treat each other to a pair of tickets, which will, in turn, commit you to having a date night in the New Year.
Air on the side of practicality
What are the items that you need and use every single day, but tend to neglect because there are always so many other more important items that are a priority? The answer – underwear and socks. Yes, boring, but actually, good quality underwear is an amazing way of boosting your feelings of self-worth and self-esteem. If you are setting yourself up for a challenging day, scraggy underwear with holes in awkward places will not put you in the best place. Use the festive season as an excuse to replace these most needed items, and help to put a spring in your step come the new year!