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Thoughtful Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Giving a gift to your special ones is something that should not be a chore. It must come from your heart. Making someone feel special is more than enough reason to make you give more. It tells the receiver that you were thinking about them.

Thoughtful Gifts for the Men by Vibhu & Me
Three, the most important men in my life are my father, my husband and my son. For three of them, I thoughtfully juggle my mind and finally select the best gift. Buying gift for my father and for my son has always been easy for me. For the little master, being a mother, I can buy things that I pretty well know He Wants and I Want for Him. So that's always my call. For my father, I have a long list of items that he longed for in his life but due to other important family expenses, he couldn't buy them. He was the sole earning person of the family and being a responsible father and husband, he always gave his wishes least importance. He is an ideal father, I must say. So when needed, I pick one such item from that "wish list" and gift that to Papa. His reaction upon receiving the gift always melts my heart. I have given these things so far to my father and I realized he likes them a lot:

1. Classy pens: You know for senior men, branded and classy stationary always works. I have gifted my father expensive pens that he uses for signing papers and cheques. Yes, he still prefers cheques for withdrawing money. He even has a collection of Pierre Cardin pens. Also, the personalized diary is another good option for men who like writing.

Thoughtful Gifts for the Men by Vibhu & Me

2. Ready-made Shirts: My father, till his working life, wore stitched shirts. His government organization used to give it's employees a set of shirt pant cloths in every six months. And like a dress code, all used to wear that. Papa always wore those two sets of shirt-pant that he used to get. Rarely he bought clothes from outside and ready-made shirts he always considered expensive. Now I gift him good branded shirts and t-shirts. I gifted him decent coloured shirts that suit his personality and age. He loves his branded shirts and cares for them so much.

3. Good shoes: Another thing that Papa missed all his life. He never bought expensive branded shoes. As I said, he always gave preference to other family needs, he, although loved good leather shoes but never bought them. So, a shiny leather shoe and an extremely comfortable sports shoe are the two things that I am going to gift him very soon. Good footwear is extremely important for senior people considering health reasons as well.

4. Books: Good books are always the best gifting option. Depends upon the choice, good-classic books can be gifted to senior people. Good books are like friends that never leave you alone. Isn't it?

What Money Can't Buy 

Now, coming to what I gifted to my husband so far, my experience is not very good. He never liked much what I gifted him ever. Except for his first birthday after we got married, he never even thanked me for buying a gift. A watch, shaving kit, pens, clothes, wallet and phone, I have gifted him so far. Howbeit, his attitude was always very neutral. He firmly believes in "What money can't buy", so I have stopped buying gifts for him. With time I have gained much-needed insight and wisdom to please him with my non-materialistic gifts. Have a look at the list of a few non-materialistic gifts for men :

1. His favourite dishes made by me: Whenever I cook his favourite dishes, I present them as my gift for him. I like cooking and I very much like when people like the food I cook. That's why for me, it is an awesome gift that I can give to my husband. You know that famous saying "Pati ke dil ka rasta..". Every single person in this world enjoys good food, so if possible, cook for your loved ones. This will surely please them in a unique way.

2. A gift of habit:  If you really want to gift someone a priceless and rare gift then gift him a Habit. Changing a habit is such a wonderful gift you can give to your loved ones. Many times we know that the person doesn't like something in us but we keep on practising that quirk. And with getting rid of one such habit, you can make that person feel special. Don't forget to convey this change to the one you are gifting that habit. Leave him a beautiful paper note or a message and make him feel important.

Last year, I read a fabulous post about gifting a habit to someone. And I find this idea really inspiring and out of the world. Thant's why I prefer gifting my husband a habit that he doesn't like in me. So far I have gifted him my over-emotional and less talking nature. I stopped criticizing my office mates and I now stay positive more.

3. A handwritten letter: If I ask you last when you wrote someone a handwritten letter then I am sure you must scratch your head. Gone are days when everyone used to have a letterhead with nice background and colours. No one writes a letter these days. However, I feel, this is such a special gift that you can give to someone.

Thoughtful Gifts for the Men by Vibhu & Me
Once, I read a lady, describing the importance of hand-written letters. Before leaving this world, her father wrote a few letters to her. He didn't post them and wished that those letters would be given to his daughter after his last breath. As the lady stays in the US, she couldn't attend her father during his last moments. But when she received those hand-written letters, she felt as if she could actually touch her father. She says that handwriting of her father still makes her feel so close to him even if it's being years he passed away.

There are enormous options available in market and online as well, for gifting something to Men. Guys love customized accessories, monogrammed travel gears, sports gear, and exclusively designed beer and whiskey glasses. Many of them like expensive watches, gadgets and branded clothing. A few like good books and literature also. Hence, we always have something out of these options to bestow them. But I believe in giving precious things. Not a diamond but something thoughtful like a handwritten letter or a habit. A gift that no shop in this world can sell. A priceless thing that money can't buy. A unique gesture that ONLY YOU can show. What you say?

This post is part of #MONDAYMOMMYMOMENTS and linked with Deepa.

Comments

  1. Hey this is Manisha and ready made shirts is something which I always try to be safe for my gifting purpose.

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  2. Non materislistic gifts are a superb idea. I would also love to gift him a habit.

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