These International Men's Day Gift Ideas Will Never Go Out Of Style
With International Men's Day just around the corner, it's a timely occasion to express gratitude to the men in your life — brother, partner, colleague, dad, buddy, teacher — for always being there for you. With just a little thought and our handy checklist by your side, gifting need no longer be a confusing or challenging process. Ready? Let's dive in!
Is he a watch person? Or perhaps he hankers after statement stationary. Or maybe custom cufflinks that are a whimsical peek into his personality even when he's otherwise in crisp formals. He may even be partial to a discreet diamond stud. A silk tie, or a patterned scarf with his initials embroidered on? Whatever be his accessory of choice, there's no way he'll say no to receiving a worthy addition to his collection. This is where you step in with your knowledge of his interests, to gift him a personalised accessory that he'll truly cherish. It needn't even be pricey; as long as the gift indicates the thought and time you've put into selecting and customising it, you've got yourself a winner.
Grooming & Care
A classy parfum pour homme, cologne and grooming essentials like hair mousse or beard oil will never go out of style or lose their status as go-to gifts. While the guy you're celebrating may occasionally forget to celebrate himself, International Men's Day is a good occasion for him to see how indelibly he's touched the lives of others, and how that definitely calls for some much-deserved pampering and self-care. You might consider gifting a card to access certain services at a high-end men's grooming salon — perhaps a facial and a head massage, along with a haircut and trim?
A bottle of his favourite premium spirit or even a specialised liqueur from your travels is a classic gift option for Men's Day. If he's a Scotch guy, the Johnnie Walker Gold or Black Label are two options you absolutely cannot go wrong with. Else you might want to surprise him with a bottle of Don Julio tequila, Ciroc vodka or Ketel One — all uber luxurious spirits that will show him how much he's esteemed. If he's more into gin, then we absolutely recommend a Tanqueray or Gordon's, while a Seedlip trio is the right choice if you know he'd really appreciate a non-alcoholic option.
Barware & Glassware
Whether he's a budding mixologist or a cocktail connoisseur, accessories or tools for his home bar would prove to be a very useful gift. A full set, comprising a jigger, a shaker, a strainer, bar spoon etc, wouldn't be amiss. There are several very aesthetically pleasing options available on both ecommerce sites and brick-and-mortar specialty stores. You might also consider investing in fine crystal glassware that covers a gamut of cocktail requirements, including a rocks glass set, a pair of Martini glasses, 4-6 Collins glasses, or perhaps a set of six Champagne flutes. We have to admit that we're particularly partial to the idea of engraved or customised shot glasses --- you could have an in-joke or nickname embossed on a set or pick a design you know they'll love the symbolism of.
Gadgets & Appliances
Earphones and bluetooth speakers will never *not* be a useful gift. A fitness tracker or smartwatch, laptop or phone accessories, a GoPro or something for his bike/bicycle — you'll never run out of choices if you go the tech route for men's day gifting. A hair trimmer or a massage gun for post-workout muscle relief are equally useful options to explore. If you also know of an appliance he'd absolutely use the hell out of: maybe a small blender for the bar, or a coffee machine for the kitchen, a waffle iron for at-home weekend brunches, then by all means buy it for him this Men's Day.
These ideas just scratch the surface in terms of the many, many options you might consider for Men's Day gifting. But using these as a point of reference, you can finalise gifts with a deeper level of customisation or more tailormade to your giftee's personality and interests.