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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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Darth Vader Light Saber Umbrella  | Gifts For Men

Darth Vader Light Saber Umbrella

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Price: £39.99 From Firebox
 
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Retro Arcade Games Coffee Table (including 60 Games) | Gifts For Men

Retro Arcade Games Coffee Table (including 60 Games)

A modern take on a classic form of gaming. The Coffee Table Games Table gets its inspiration from the gaming tables of the 80s and includes 60 vintage games. The table can also be...

Price: £2,500.00 From The Games Room Company
 
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Red & Black Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Earphones | Gifts For Men

Red & Black Monster Beats by Dr.Dre Earphones

If the original Beats by Dre headphones weren't your style then these are perfect for music lovers who want a more subtle but brilliant listening experience. These earphones have...

Price: £95.99 From Amazon
 
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Marvel iPhone 4 Clip Cases | Gifts For Men

Marvel iPhone 4 Clip Cases

Whether he's a little boy in reality, or in heart, he will love these iPhone 4 covers! You can choose his favourite supehero from Captain America, Spider-man, Iron Man, Silver...

Price: £21.99 From Firebox
 
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Black Monster Beats by Dre | Gifts For Men

Black Monster Beats by Dre

Monster Beats by Dr. Dre are the latest in personal music technology. Dre wanted to create headphones that allowed the listener to hear all components of a music track that are...

Price: £223.90 From Amazon
 
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XCO Handheld Trainers | Gifts For Men

XCO Handheld Trainers

Burn baby burn... Get in shape faster without breaking the bank on gym membership. XCO Trainers are composed of weatherproof aluminium tubes that contain a move-able granular...

Price: £59.99 From Firebox
 
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Retro 'Gramophone' Trumstand | Gifts For Men

Retro 'Gramophone' Trumstand

Available in gold or silver, the Trumstand mixes the romantic vintage feel of the gramophone with the modern technology of the iPod. A stunning addition to any room in your house...

Price: £1,499.99 From Firebox
 
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Fujifilm X10, Black Digital Camera | Gifts For Men

Fujifilm X10, Black Digital Camera

Sleek new technology gets retrofied with this beautiful digital camera. The 2/3" EXR-CMOS Sensor delivers groundbreaking image quality in any scene or lighting condition with...

Price: £575.00 From Amazon
 
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Thumbs Up Mini Microscope for iPhone 4 | Gifts For Men

Thumbs Up Mini Microscope for iPhone 4

With LED lights for illumination in the dark you can now look at life through a microscope. You can see what you're looking at on your screen or take a picture of it.

Price: £23.20 From Amazon
 
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Devon Tread Time Piece | Gifts For Men

Devon Tread Time Piece

Could this be the coolest watch ever made? Less like a watch and more like modern art, it's powered by glass-nylon belts that run on microstep motors that make it change times and...

Price: £10,999.00 From Firebox
 
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Native Union Play Video Memo Pad  | Gifts For Men

Native Union Play Video Memo Pad

Fridge magnets have come a long way and now with this magnetised memo gadget you can pop it on your fridge and it will play a recorded video. You can record notes and messages for...

Price: £55.53 From Amazon
 
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Garmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS System | Gifts For Men

Garmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS System

GPS for walkers and cyclists that makes adventuring slightly less precarious and makes the great outdoors just that bit more managable. With this clever gizmo you'll never get lost...

Price: £185.50 From Amazon
 
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Livescribe ECHO Smartpen - 2GB | Gifts For Men

Livescribe ECHO Smartpen - 2GB

This pen records everything you write and hear. You can tap on a word you've written down in the special Livescribe notebooks and the pen will playback what was said as you wrote...

Price: £85.38 From Amazon
 
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1980's Mobile Phone Case for iPhone | Gifts For Men

1980's Mobile Phone Case for iPhone

Channel Wall Street's Gordon Gecko with this retro iPhone case. This classic 1980's design will provide plenty of laughs when you whip it out on the top of the bus, urgently...

Price: £15.00 From Urban Outfitters
 
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Motormouse Classic Mini Cooper Car Wireless Mouse - Red | Gifts For Men

Motormouse Classic Mini Cooper Car Wireless Mouse - Red

Why have a plain mouse when you can have a Motormouse! Zoom around your desk and use the bonnet to click and scroll with the wheel.

Price: £33.69 From Amazon
 
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Retro iCade Cabinet for iPad | Gifts For Men

Retro iCade Cabinet for iPad

Pop your iPad in to this retro arcade cabinet and play classic games using the joystick and buttons. There are many downloadable old school titles from the Atari Greatest Hits app.

Price: £79.99 From Firebox

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