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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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Giles Norman iconic photograph of Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge perfectly captures where the two sides of the fair city meet. Black and white, 1988.

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Although taken relatively recently (in 1995), this wonderful photograph of a thatched cottage and bicycle in Donegal evokes memories of times gone by. Available framed or unframed...

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Get creative without breaking out the board and jazz up your appliances with these nifty Scrabble fridge magnets from Wild & Wolf. With over 100 tiles including Double...

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This unique cushion will add a stylish capitalistic statement to any room. A quirky piece that will make a great housewarming gift for a contemporary abode.

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Let your home be invaded by this 1980s Retro Invader Couch. Gaming guys will love playing their modern games  while sitting on a vintage 80's icon.    

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The villain chair has been expecting you. A villainous addition to your home, but also a very cool one. Every villain needs a big comfy swivel chair to frighten his enemies and...

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Fuel the fire of any current affairs buffs you know with these coasters featuring the cartoon images of a wealth of current politicians. We're sure they'll drink to that.

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