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Men are notoriously hard to buy for. Not any more! No matter what he's into we've found the perfect gifts for men he most definitely won't be donating to Oxfam!

 

It's no urban myth that we tend to dread looking for that perfect present for the men in our lives, so we've put together our handy guide to the dos and don'ts to bear in mind when buying gifts for men.

 

Gifts For Men Dos:
Do try and give him something he wouldn't buy himself
When buying gifts for men experience gifts, or luxurious treats that he might not fork out for himself are always a good idea. Let's face it, it'll hardly be on top of his list to run out and book helicopter flying lessons for himself!. 
Do opt for the classic gift option
His favourite book or album in a specialised format (an anniversary edition or vinyl) always make a great gift for him, and he'll appreciate that you put thought and care in giving him something he'll always remember.
Do remember that its okay to play it safe
If you know that he'll love something, don't be afraid to play it safe. If he loves sport, buy him a gift of tickets to see his favourite team; if he's a movie buff get him that box set he keeps meaning to get. Even you're not exactly filled with joy at the thought of spending all day in a field/ watching re-runs of Top Gear, he'll love it so your job is done.
Do keep it simple
We don't mean simple as in buying him a pair of socks- more that you don't have to spend hours making a handmade birthday card to show you care. It's the thought that counts and if you stick to what you know he'll like (you'll most likely have an in depth knowledge of this) chances are he'll be very happy.
Do stay away from gifts for him that you think might be a bad idea
Chances are, your instinct's will be spot on.

 

Gifts for Men Don'ts:
Don't give him anything with an obvious monetary value
Never, ever give cash!. Not only is it supremely impersonal, it shows a distinct lack of imagination. Plus do you really want him to know the exact monetary worth that you put on him?.
Don't give him anything his Mother would buy him (unless you are his mother!)
For obvious reasons!
Don't get him something you wish he would wear/use
In other words, don't buy him a gift that you think might encourage him to change. It may seem like a bright idea, but there's a good chance it could backfire and you don't want to get a bad rep for what we're sure are your super gift buying skills. The best gifts for him are gifts that he (rather than you!) likes.
Don't over think it
If you're feeling super stressed about it, trust your instincts and go with what you know he'll enjoy. Choosing a gift for him should be a pleasure, not a chore.

 

 
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Price: £50.00 From Twisted Twee
 
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Price: £9.99 From Firebox
 
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Price: £12.99 From Amazon
 
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Insulated Heated Gloves

Hot dawg, these gloves are seriously good! Insulated ski-style gloves with integrated elements that gently circulate warmth across, under and over your freezing hands. A 9v battery...

Price: £29.89 From Firebox
 
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Juice Pack Air Case for iPhone 4/4S

Protect and elongate the battery life of your iPhone with the Juice Pack Air Case. While preventing your iPhone from wear and tear it charges your iPhone to give you up to 36 extra...

Price: £29.99 From Amazon
 
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Bruce Springsteen - The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge of Town Story (3 CD and 3 DVD)

Bruce Springsteen's answer to the unforseen stardom that 1975's Born To Run brought; the pulsating and defiant Darkness On The Edge of Town is loaded with working man's tales of...

Price: £73.97 From Amazon
 
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Pair of AA Rechargeable USB Batteries

These novel AA batteries are not only a revolutionary gadget that any geek-minded gal or guy will love, but they are Eco-friendly too. Simply, open the cap and use the USB...

Price: £11.22 From Nigel's Eco Store
 
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L'Artisan Du Chocolat N°4 Salted Caramels | Gifts For Men

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With his original salted caramels receipe a huge success on Gordon Ramsay's Claridges menu, L'Artisan du Chocolat's Gerard Coleman has come up trumps again. These N°4...

Price: £13.50 From Selfridges & Co Ltd
 
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Sackville Napa Slipper

Available in a range of stunning colours, the Sackville Slipper from Fin's makes for a superb gift. Only the most super-soft double-faced Napa shearling is used and hand-stitched...

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Leather & Sheepskin Laptop Sleeve

Sleek and stylish laptop sleeve to keep your laptop safe inside it's sheepskin interior and beige leather exterior. Made for Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and all netbooks and laptops.

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