I think there is a general consensus that when it comes to selecting gifts for guys, we all have the hardest of times doing so. In theory it should be the simplest. In terms of fashions the overall range is nowhere near as broad as that of females. And I suppose you could argue the same goes for interests no? But then I feel like we're seemingly stereotyping sexes while also being sexist.

Who says you can't get a dude a candle? Or a toaster for that matter?

That said I do find it considerably hard to purchase gifts for guys. I always feel like my selections are lame. Be it an awesome printed t-shirt or a pair of kicks. I'm never, truly confident in my choices. And maybe that is where my problem lies. My go to is always a t-shirt. Hardly inspiring I guess. So why not stray away from the usual suspects? Not only t-shirts but socks and jocks too. Lets be slightly more creative and stay away from the norm and all without being overly outrageous. Like maybe an awesome pair of Jack Purcell's. I mean, when guys think of Converse they usually conjure up images of the iconic Chuck Taylor no? And of course there's appliances for the home. Which should not be classed as a "female" thing either. A hard lesson one Australian company learned with the backlash of their Christmas catalogue and classing everyday kitchen appliances as appropriate for only females! Guys deserve toasters too you know. Especially ones by Smeg, because who doesn't love Smeg?

What do you find you sway towards when gifting for men?

-Sxx
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I think there is a general consensus that when it comes to selecting gifts for guys, we all have the hardest of times doing so. In theory it should be the simplest. In terms of fashions the overall range is nowhere near as broad as that of females. And I suppose you could argue the same goes for interests no? But then I feel like we're seemingly stereotyping sexes while also being sexist.

Who says you can't get a dude a candle? Or a toaster for that matter?

That said I do find it considerably hard to purchase gifts for guys. I always feel like my selections are lame. Be it an awesome printed t-shirt or a pair of kicks. I'm never, truly confident in my choices. And maybe that is where my problem lies. My go to is always a t-shirt. Hardly inspiring I guess. So why not stray away from the usual suspects? Not only t-shirts but socks and jocks too. Lets be slightly more creative and stay away from the norm and all without being overly outrageous. Like maybe an awesome pair of Jack Purcell's. I mean, when guys think of Converse they usually conjure up images of the iconic Chuck Taylor no? And of course there's appliances for the home. Which should not be classed as a "female" thing either. A hard lesson one Australian company learned with the backlash of their Christmas catalogue and classing everyday kitchen appliances as appropriate for only females! Guys deserve toasters too you know. Especially ones by Smeg, because who doesn't love Smeg?

What do you find you sway towards when gifting for men?

-Sxx
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48 comments

  1. Really great tips darling, thank you for sharing!
    Kisses

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  2. I tend to go more food based when getting gifts for guys, haha! Although this year hubby has asked for some clothes...

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  3. really nice gift ideas!!

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  4. lovely post ....
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  5. Love this gift ideas!

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  6. It is also the pieces of clothing that more use :D
    OMG, perfect sellection <3 I want that black backpack, the white sneakers and black nike :D :P

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  7. Quite an interesting selection! Totally agree with not stereotyping the sexes!
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  8. These are great holiday picks! And looking at the photos, this is right up my bf's alley so thank you for sharing this! :D
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  9. Great picks, thanks!
    Have a lovely day :)
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  10. bellissima raccolta di idee
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  11. Oh well, Im always in troubles too! I think is very difficult and harder than when u have to make gifts to women! But ur guide is very nice Sonia, I like the backpack, the striped shirt and the shirt, they inspired me indeed! Many kisses! xo

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  12. This post has come right on time! I was sitting here trying to brainstorm ideas of what I can get my brother for Christmas and you have definitely helped me! Great post :)

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  13. This is very helpful for me I'm breaking my head for some guys friends in what to get them.

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  14. It Can really be difficult to find a great gift for a boy, but with you poste it has just become a bit easier :)
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  15. Awesome selection! Love the wristwatches and shoes!

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  16. I love your selection Sonia! I wouldn't mind a few of these picks for myself!
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  17. NEED that brass clock in my life. I love this a lot! Really nice.

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  18. I so agree that appliances like toasters should be also good for men! They eat bread too!
    And I admit it is hard shopping for men...just because my husband tells me every freaking year he doesn't need anything...sigh....I do tend to buy clothes like shirts as well though:P

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  19. Of course you can gift a man a candle or a toaster. My boyfriend recently bought a toaster, haha. I will use some of these gift ideas, because for me it's very hard to come up with something interesting as a gift for him!

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  20. great tips

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  21. Cool ideas, in love with your selection!
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  22. I think that is the general consensus. I always struggle about what to get. Loving that leather magazine holder.

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  23. Hi, Sonia! Love everything that you picked, especially the shoes!

    Also, your blog is lovely!
    Let’s follow each other’s blogs and Instagram?

    Cheers from the Philippines!
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  24. Excellent guide! Gemma xx
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  25. you can never go wrong with black, especially with simple accessories! this is a lovely gift guide :)
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  26. I find that shopping for guys can be challenging and easy at the same time depending on who it is. Fortunately my husband is the easiest. Clothing or tech are usually hits with most guys on my list though.

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  27. Thanks for the comments and love the post

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  28. Really Great post, Thanks for sharing. :)

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  29. I absolutely love men's gift guides. They're always so helpful. That crushed cup looks awesome-- I'd want it for myself.

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  30. i'm awful at buying gifts for guys, these are some great ideas!

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  31. awesome details

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  32. Such great picks, Sonia! Men can be so difficult to shop for and you wouldn't necessarily think so, haha! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a lovely day!

    XO,

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  33. These are really great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Nice selection my dear! Really helpful for this Christmas time!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
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  35. I think that toaster will be perfect gift for man, especially in such design like this, all of these items are really cool, but snapback and bomber jacket are the best ideas in my opinion:)

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  36. great choices :)
    xoxo
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  37. Loving all of these options! And your blog layout is perfection. So happy I found you!! :)

    xx Jess
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  38. I like your blog.
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    Follow me first and let me know in the comments, and I will follow you back with pleasure.
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  39. Thank you for sharing this post, dear!

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  40. I don't know how to buy gifts for guys honestly. They always say they don't care, and it's so true! They honestly don't and I hate it! I think any gift from the heart is the best!

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  41. Great post dear...lovely pics..:-)

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  42. I love your blog!

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  43. Fantastic ideas! It is hard to buy for guys, especially the husband. I usually ask him for ideas or gift cards are my go to gift. Thanks for sharing tips for this

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  44. great list. i kinda want a few of these formyself, like the copper clock. how cute!

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  45. AMAZING gift tips thanks so much dear :) great blog btw

    Check out my new post - Modern styled Christmas inspiration :)

    have a lovely weekend!

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