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What a Man Wants.

So I just finished watching the 251st episode of 'Running Man', Korea's long-running and extremely popular variety show. In this particular episode, which featured on-screen and real-life couples, there was a segment where the competitors were asked to make a list of 'Disappointing Presents You've Received'. Majority of the men wrote 'socks', 'tie', 'belt', and 'books'. I am not surprised, since my husband wouldn't be too thrilled to receive these gifts either.

Men aren't always the easiest people to buy gifts for, so you have to put in extra effort in searching for the perfect gift - especially if the recipient is someone you love. To make the search a little bit easier for you, I've rounded up a short list of items that men will surely love to receive as gifts. Tried, tested, and appreciation guaranteed!
1. Tickets to their favorite sports team.
No sports buff would be able to resist these, especially if they're season/playoff/finals tickets! Now if your significant other is into boxing or mixed martial arts, get him tickets to an event with his favorite boxer/fighter in the card.

2. An expensive watch.
I've read somewhere that watches make perfect graduation gifts. And true enough, when my brother graduated from college, he received a designer watch as a gift.

For men, a watch is an acknowledgement of hard work, and for the fresh graduate, it is an encouraging nod to the his upcoming professional undertakings. More than a quirky tie or a crisp handkerchief, a watch symbolizes maturity and growth, and will be put to good use as a man enters the working world.

3. Shoes.
For guys who care about their appearance, stylish apparel and a nice pair of shoes are always a welcome gift. As British designer Oliver Spencer would say, "Good shoes stand the test of time, and are almost oblivious to the ebbs and flows of fashion."

So go ahead, get your man those Weejuns from GH Bass. Or if your significant other is a sneaker freak like mine, surprise him with a kick-ass pair from the Jordan Retro Collection.

Gadgets galore!
4. Gadgets.
In this day and age where technology has become so advanced that you can even turn the gas stove off with a smartphone, any man would surely want to receive a new gadget as a gift.

If you're feeling a tad generous, you might want to fork out a smartphone complete with a postpaid plan for your loved one. Now if he's ahead of his time and already has his hands on the latest smartphone, why not get him some tech accessories to go with it? You can shop for gadgets at Zalora Philippines where there's an array of speakers, amplifiers, and even wearable devices that your man will surely love.

5. Video games.
It's no secret that men love their video games just as much as women love bags and heels. For men, spending time with their XBox One or Playstation 4 is just another way to relax, a way to unwind and release stress, just like watching sports. In that sense you're actually doing your husband/boyfriend a favor by surprising him with Halo 5, or better yet, the much-talked about remake of Final Fantasy VII.

I'll let you in on a secret. Men find it attractive when a woman understands video games, all the more if she plays. Trust me on this. My husband was smitten when I busted his ass on Tekken. Haha!

So next time you're tempted to give your husband a tie, a pair of socks, or a belt, because you think he needs it, think again. He might need it, but might not actually want to receive it as a gift. ;)

12 replies:

Middle-aged Diva (Carol) said...

We always have trouble buying gifts for each other. This is a good discussion.
Carol Cassara

Erinn Sluka said...

Tickets are great! I took my husband to Carlos Santana last year and he still talks about it to this day!

Annemarie said...

This is too funny because it was just my husband's birthday and I was racking my brain what to buy him. I finally decided on one of the items on your list and purchased him an Apple Watch. He loved it. So you list is correct - men definitely want those things :-)

Adrianas Best Recipes said...

I always find it difficult to gift my husband he has almost everything and has a very picky taste. Th elist provided gives me some ideas so thank you for your recommendations =)

Heather Jones said...

I agree, concert tickets or sports tickets are awesome ideas. Most of the men I know tend to be gadget people, so I can see how those would be awesome gifts.

Christy Garrett said...

My husband likes tech gadgets or electronics the best. This year for Father's day, I had to get creative because I didn't have a huge budget.

Nicole Escat said...

My husband would an expensive watch ,that I would buy for his birthday on this coming July hope he will like my gift for him

Esme Sy said...

I agree that men aren't always the easiest people to buy gifts for, but I am glad that my husband is easy to please. A game ticket or even a movie date would make him happy.

Stephanie Pass said...

I have to agree those presents do not sound very appealing. But your list sounds great! I've given my husband a few things on that list before.

Rebecca Swenor said...

These are all great gift ideas for any man. The men in my life are all into the new gadgets that are out for everything now days. These are really good ideas here. Thanks for sharing.

Agata Pokutycka said...

Oh yes, video games are always on top of my OH wish list

Liz Mays said...

I think you're right on the money with this one. These are excellent suggestions! I love the ticket idea.

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