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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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"Simon & Garfunkel: The Collection" CD Boxset

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Bruce Springsteen - The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge of Town Story (3 CD and 3 DVD)

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Damien Hirst & Flea "Multi-Coloured Spin Bass Guitar"

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One Degree Of Freedom Turntable

For all the rich vinyl enthusiasts out there, the ONEDOF Turntable is the first of its kind to cut out any acoustic distortion for the clearest sounding vinyls around from the...

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Ministry Of Sound DJ Skills Workshop | Gifts For Men

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Lexon High-Tech Long Clock Radio | Gifts For Men

Lexon High-Tech Long Clock Radio

The Lexon Long Clock combines style with high-tech functionality and is perfect for the music lover in your life.

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'Smells Like Tea Spirit' Porcelain Mug

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With an awesome output capacity of 85 decibels, this portable wireless speaker in black diamond is quite extraordinary for it’s compact size. Delivering crystal clear hi-fi...

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The iconic words of 'Imagine' have been used to create a beautiful typographic image of the John Lennon's face. This colourful print will make a great gift for any Beatles' fan. It...

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Nextime 'Spinning Time' Vinyl Record Clock

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