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Every Man's Dream Christmas Gift
December 14, 2021 by Matthew Du
Christmas is right around the corner and by this point, we hope that you’ve already finished most of your Christmas shopping. If you haven’t, don’t worry about it - there are a lot of people in the same scenario. This article is perfect for you guys.
Exchanging gifts during Christmas is a big part of the tradition. The sight of colorfully wrapped presents under the Christmas tree makes and children or adults happy. Beyond social conventions, take this celebration as an opportunity to show your friends and family that you create.
This holds especially true for men. They’re notoriously difficult to buy for so, if you’re not sure what to buy the men in your life, check out the list we’ve made below.
What To Consider When Buying A Gift
Before we give you the list, here’s a list of what you should consider when you’re buying a gift. Some people are just naturally good at this process, they’re extroverted and great listeners - but regardless of how much we love or dislike gift-giving, most of us are obliged to do it, especially during the holiday season. Even if it’s not necessarily your thing, or if you think you’re outside of your comfort zone. Anyone can be a great gift-giver with a little pre-planning and thought process:
1.) Choose a gift that your gift recipient would like
This seems obvious but it’s not always followed. Of course, it’s ideal to give something that you both like but remember that in this case, you’re the gift-giver, not the recipient. So choose a gift that you think your recipient would like, not what you would like.
If you’re not sure and don’t wanna ask them, make sure to check out and take note of what they have, wear, and use - especially what they talk about. The best gift ideas could come from the most mundane conversations.
2.) Consider their age
This holds especially true with children but adults' age should also be taken into consideration. As a child, it’s pretty disappointing when you get a gift off of something that you’ve grown out of. Imagine being a teenager and then getting a gift for a 10-year-old. If you’re buying a gift for kids, the easiest way to gauge their interest in a possible item is to ask their parents. They’re literally with them every day and most probably often hear the child’s demands for toys, gifts, or games.
To that end, considering their age also holds well for adults as it gives you a general preview of what life milestones are coming up. Someone in their late 20’s, for example, could be looking to make a name for themselves in the professional scene so a nice luxury watch could be a perfect gift. If they’re in their early 20’s, maybe give them a gaming console or some other means to have fun with.
3.) Gift high tech items to high tech gift appreciators
This is honestly something that so many people look over. Expensive items that you buy for someone else won’t always be appreciated if they don’t use them. Your expensive attempt to make someone’s life easier may only end up collecting dust. How many times have you gotten your grandparents something expensive and tech-related only for them to never use it? Gifts that require instruction and something new to learn may be too complex for people who don’t like to read more than a paragraph of instructions (or not read anything at all). If you’re in the same household and don’t mind giving them some personal pointers for the first couple of weeks, there shouldn’t be any problem with this.
4.) Consider the budget
When you’re buying items, make sure that you have a budget for yourself. It’s been found that 41% of Americans believe it is likely they’ll incur debt for holiday spending in 2021, and 13% are still paying off last year's gifts. Think about just how many people you need to give gifts to this year. It’s crazy to imagine just how many people you need to buy Christmas gifts for and how much you’ll need to spend overall - make sure that you keep on your own financial oxygen mask before buying expensive gifts for others.
It’s easy to get in over your head during the season of giving and there are some obvious implications for that.
5.) Consider the person’s personal needs
Going back to the person in question, make sure that you consider their personal needs, especially when you are on a tight budget. Our first point was making sure that the person will actually want your gift, this point is all about needing your gift. For example, you could give a young professional a nice set of shoes that will last them for a long time.
7 Best Gift Ideas
So, what should you look give the special men in your life? Here’s a list of 7 items that should be in your back pocket.
A luxury watch isn’t for everybody, but you can’t deny the numerous benefits that owning a fine piece of metal on your wrist can have. Luxury watches offer three things for the user - fine craftsmanship, long-standing craftsmanship, and status. More than anything, they’re a status symbol, right? That doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. When you choose a watch that matches your lifestyle, you choose a watch that you could bring anywhere. You do have to bring out your phone for looking at the time nor do you have an excuse to be late.
Imagine walking into a board meeting with an elegant timepiece on your hand, everyone’s complimenting you and asking you where you got it - it’s a point of discussion that you could use to connect with others. For instance, if you know the person that you’re getting a watch for is into diving, then a GMT watch might not be the best choice for them. Divers will need a piece that demonstrates water resistance and luminescent markers. GMT watches are more statement pieces and might be better suited for those that travel frequently or communicate across timezones.
Check out Chrono24.ph for some of the widest collections of luxury watches available on the online market.
Who doesn’t love a good gaming console? Whether it’s an XBOX or a PS5, a gaming console is an absolutely awesome gift for a guy. One big thing that consoles offer, in contrast to a PC, is affordability and convenience. Consoles offer convenience as well as relatively powerful specs at an understandable affordable price point.
Even if you could play the same game on a pc, the time and money you would save by playing it on a console would e significant. While a PC is more versatile, a gaming console would be much better if you need a system solely for playing games.
While deciding between an XBOX or a PS5 is still a tough choice to make, the general consensus is that gaming consoles are more convenient and affordable than a PC. There are also unique services that these consoles offer. Sony, for example, offers the PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. Nintendo offers Nintendo Online and cloud streaming on select games.
Overall, gaming consoles provide a unique ecosystem that gives you reasons to stay, including playing with your friends, ease of transferring save data, saved trophies, and compatible controllers.
Where can you get these? Well, you could buy either an Xbox X or a PS5 from your nearest Datablitz, they can cost up to Php 40,000 depending on availability.
Dress shoes are the perfect gift for young professionals. If you’re looking for the first shoe to start with, get some black leather oxfords. These are the perfect shoes for a wide variety of events. The sleek simplicity makes the Oxford shoe the perfect choice for formal occasions. A pair of formal black oxfords will carry you through the most formal of events - be it black ties, weddings, funerals, or job interviews. They’re best worn with business suits and professional attire., they’re not suitable for casual occasions with jeans or khakis. If you get a shoe with high-quality material, it’ll last you a good 10-20 years.
You can purchase a pair from Cole Hann and they’ll probably set you back around Php 15,000. Keep in mind that since the Oxford is a dress shoe- it would be best to purchase a pair with leather soles and be sure to shine them thoroughly and constantly to prevent them from dulling.
Staying healthy is pretty easy with a smartwatch wristband. An authentic fitness tracker will monitor your heart rate while you go on a run or go on a job. With water-resistant features and a notification display, you can sync this easily on your phone and keep an eye on your sleeping habits to ensure maximum rest.
Overall, fitness devices are meant to help you live a healthier life by tracking your fitness goals, it’s meant to track your habits and provide actionable data. So, for example, if your gift recipient is planning to get into more healthy habits but hasn’t done it yet, then a fitness tracker should probably be a good motivational piece.
A Fitbit Sense will cost around Php 18,000 and can be found in many local sports shops.
When we’re looking at headphones, the best one is undoubtedly the WH-1000XM4 headphones from Sony. They offer excellent sound and top-notch noise canceling on the headphones. They’re slightly more comfortable than the previous models and we’re looking at improved voice calling as well as Speak-To-Chat mode.
Like their predecessor, you can manually select the amount of noise cancellation or engage adaptive noise cancellation that is supposed to adjust on the fly according to your surroundings. This means that it’s great when you’re in a work from home setting and need your own special workspace. Noise-canceling has come a long way in the past 6 years and this headphone is the epitome of that upgrade.
The Sony XM4 will set you back around Php 14,999 and could be bought at any Sony Center in major malls nationwide.
Consumer virtual reality (VR) headsets have been on the market since 2016 and have made an impression on hardcore gamers. Virtual reality is a technology that produces an artificial environment. It creates artificial senses like touch, hearing, and sight. Virtual reality really brings together the power of 3D visuals and is used for a wide range of applications including video games, engineering, entertainment, education, design, and various other fields.
It provides some insane experiences that the next generation will probably have. The VR technology gives users the impression that they are in real places, hearing genuine noises, and seeing real sights.
The Oculus Quest goes for around Php 15,000 and you can find it in many major tech retailers
Smart Home System
Our final dream gift is a smart home system that will just elevate your home and just make it better. As smart home technology becomes more affordable and easier to use, there are some really great options made available to give your home a high-tech makeover.
You can start building your home set up with something like an Echo Show 8 that will cost around Php 7,000.
This is the perfect home system to set up in the Crown Asia system, who has houses and lots for sale compatible with these systems. Get to show off your system in Crown Asia and the community, tighten up your personal security, and keep an eye on your loved ones and important family members.
On A Man’s Dream Christmas Gift
Not every guy will want the same thing. After all, we’re all different human beings but hopefully, with this guide, you’ve been given an idea of what gifts to give and how to find them. As always make sure that they come from the heart and a place of love, those gifts are always appreciated.
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