Christmas is coming, and it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year for celebrations and good food - yes, even in the midst of a pandemic. Of course, the holiday is not complete without the traditional gift-giving! It's the perfect opportunity to express your appreciation to the people close to you, whether they are a close friend, a special someone, or a family member.
However, it's a challenge to buy Christmas gifts, especially if they are not vocal about what they want - and we are talking about the gentlemen of our lives. So, for this article, we want to give you some gift ideas that would make them feel a very merry Christmas through our buying guide and list of recommended products for the best Christmas gifts.
Here in the Philippines, most men are not really expressive on how they feel or what they want - much more for a gift. Here are some tips for you to consider in purchasing a Christmas gift for your male loved ones.
Who would not love and appreciate receiving a gift they have wished for? Bring out the inner Santa Claus in you not only by deciding who is naughty or nice but also with gift-giving. Asking for a wishlist is one of the best and most practical ways to do before buying gifts.
It will be less of a headache on your end if you know what to buy for your husband, dad, brothers, boyfriend, and other male friends, especially when you can afford their wishes.
If you are really close to them, you can conduct an online survey via group chat or a group page. Just make sure to be creative when asking about it if you don't want to hear the answers like: "Kahit ano!" or "Bahala ka na!". But should you want to give your male bosses or teachers gifts, a little help from colleagues and classmates would be amazing.
With classic interests and new activities becoming popular over the years, men have more freedom to engage and participate in whatever they want.
From sports and fitness to gadgets and vlogging, wines and cocktail mixing, and culinary arts, considering their hobbies and interests is more than just a material gift but also proof of your support for them. It will surely make them more motivated to pursue the things they are passionate about.
Popular brands are more than just names. They have patiently and painstakingly endured establishing their customers' trust and loyalty by creating an excellent quality of products over the years. Purchasing gifts from them may mean that you need to shell out a little extra cash, but they are worth spending.
And the good news? You need not purchase from their physical stores. They have online stores that they monitor and flagship stores hosted by e-commerce sites like Lazada and Shopee. With great brands, rest assured that recommended items can last longer, giving satisfaction to the recipients of your gifts.
It just tickles to the bones for any person who receives gifts that fit perfectly or have his favorite details on it. Size is an essential factor when you want to give clothes or shoes as gifts. Ensure that you got the correct information to avoid the hassle of returning the items.
Also, it is always a big plus if you have chosen their preferred colors or design prints. Most men prefer dark and basic colors, while a relatively few others prefer bold and brighter hues. Some like their stuff plain, while others want printed designs like their favorite superheroes!
Knowing these things is more than mere fun. It is an indicator that you know the person very well, allowing them to feel a sense of belongingness and importance.
Cliche as it may sound, but the expression, "It's the thought that counts," is really true. Most of the time, it's not really the item or the amount, but the gesture of gift-giving weighs more. To have a useful gift that lasts longer will be helpful for any man - something that they can use regularly or part of the gentlemen's kit!
When you run out of ideas, search for the stores' best-sellers for men. For online stores, consider their star products along with thoroughly reading product reviews and ratings. Assuming that you are all male joining an all-male, impromptu Kris Kringle, these kinds of gifts would also be effective because you do not know yet who the recipient will be!
Of course, the Christmas season is always a time for sale items. You can get high-quality products at a lower price. For online shopping, you can consider buying those with marked down prices, cashback, freebies, and maximize the 12.12 Sale Event of Lazada and Shopee - fingers crossed for our 13th month pay and Christmas bonuses.
Let us now reveal ten excellent gifts to bring good tidings for the dearest gentlemen in your lives. They are diverse products from different credible brands that they will surely love. Truly, it is a lineup of prime Kris Kringle-worthy items.
|Best for||Messaging, Pictures, Videos, Gaming|
|Type of Product||Smartphone (Android)|
|Features||Face Recognition Unlock, Dolby Atmos™, Dynamic Lock Screen, Selfie Focus, Dual Camera|
|Note||It is not water resistant.|
|Best for||Office Meetings, Dates and Special occasions|
|Type of Product||Perfume|
|Features||Mixed Citrus Scent Top Notes: Citrus, Sparkling Blood Orange, Juniper Berry Middle Notes: Citrus, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavandin Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli|
|Note||Installment Up to 36 Months|
|Best for||Special Occasion and Dates|
|Type of Product||Shoes|
|Features||Durable, Fashionable, Easy to wear, Comfy|
|Note||Available in Tan and Taupe Colors|
|Material||Springy Outsole Rubber and Foam|
|Best for||Sports and Outdoor exercise|
|Type of Product||Shoes|
|Features||Lightweight, Durable, Perfect for feet, Comfortable|
|Note||Installment Up to 36 Months|
|Material||Nylon, Recycled material|
|Best for||School, Outdoor activities, Traveling Tour|
|Type of Product||Backpack|
|Features||Eco-friendly, Durable, Easy to carry, Comfy, Light-weight|
|Note||With Laptop Compartment|
|Best for||Frying, sautéing, baking, bake, broil, and grilling|
|Type of Product||Cooking Wares|
|Features||Easy to clean, Easy to store, Non-stick traits, Versatile, Durable|
|Note||Wipe some oil inside the pan to maintain its non-stick properties.|
|Material||60% Coffey Grain and 40% malts, with notes of dried fruit, honey, coconut, spice, apple, smoke, seaside, vanilla|
|Best for||Dates, Special Occasions and Parties, Culinary Ingredients|
|Type of Product||Alcoholic Beverage|
|Features||Fancy looking bottle, great taste, great for storing,|
|Note||Installment Payment Up to 36 Months|
|Material||Resin, Quartz, Light|
|Best for||Sports, Outdoor activities, Fashion|
|Type of Product||Wristwatch|
|Features||LED lights, Durable, Water resistant, Fashionable|
|Note||Approximately 3 Years Battery Lifespan|
|Material||Cotton and Polyester|
|Best for||Smart Casual Occasion and Hangouts|
|Type of Product||Cotton Short-sleeved Polo|
|Features||Solid tone pocket shirt, Collar neckline, Regular fit, Button fastening, 1 pocket design|
|Note||Available in White, Pink, Light Gray and Light Blue|
|Material||Nylon and Rubber|
|Best for||Basketball Enthusiasts|
|Type of Product||Sports Equipment|
|Features||Durable, Tear resistant, Scratch resistance, Easy to clean, Easy to dry, Easy to store|
|Note||Ball Pump and Pin are not included. Also available in Golden State Warrior Design|
Dolce & Gabbana
Galaxy A01 Smartphone
Komondor Wing Tip Oxford Shoes
Zoom Gravity Running Shoes
Cast Iron Griddle
Whisky from the Barrel
Something Techy and Multi-functional for Multitasking Men
Something Sweet, Citrusy and Refreshing
Something Smart and Stylish for Formal and Business Events
Something On-the-Go and Fit for the Active Feet
Something Versatile for Indoors and Outdoors
Something Smokin' Hot for Tasty Steaks and Dishes
Something Premium and Flavorful, Best for Unwinding
Something Useful, Classic and Old-school
Something Soft, Crisp, Comfortable, and Smart
Something Sporty and Fun as a Gift for a Group
|Price Starts at||₱4,990||₱5,000||₱4,800||₱4,495||₱4,490||₱999||₱3,849||₱1,790||₱1,495||₱595|
|Material||Various||Perfume Oil||Full-grain Leather||Springy Outsole Rubber and Foam||Nylon, Recycled material||Cast iron||60% Coffey Grain and 40% malts, with notes of dried fruit, honey, coconut, spice, apple, smoke, seaside, vanilla||Resin, Quartz, Light||Cotton and Polyester||Nylon and Rubber|
|Best for||Messaging, Pictures, Videos, Gaming||Office Meetings, Dates and Special occasions||Special Occasion and Dates||Sports and Outdoor exercise||School, Outdoor activities, Traveling Tour||Frying, sautéing, baking, bake, broil, and grilling||Dates, Special Occasions and Parties, Culinary Ingredients||Sports, Outdoor activities, Fashion||Smart Casual Occasion and Hangouts||Basketball Enthusiasts|
|Type of Product||Smartphone (Android)||Perfume||Shoes||Shoes||Backpack||Cooking Wares||Alcoholic Beverage||Wristwatch||Cotton Short-sleeved Polo||Sports Equipment|
|Features||Face Recognition Unlock, Dolby Atmos™, Dynamic Lock Screen, Selfie Focus, Dual Camera||Mixed Citrus Scent Top Notes: Citrus, Sparkling Blood Orange, Juniper Berry Middle Notes: Citrus, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavandin Base Notes: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli||Durable, Fashionable, Easy to wear, Comfy||Lightweight, Durable, Perfect for feet, Comfortable||Eco-friendly, Durable, Easy to carry, Comfy, Light-weight||Easy to clean, Easy to store, Non-stick traits, Versatile, Durable||Fancy looking bottle, great taste, great for storing,||LED lights, Durable, Water resistant, Fashionable||Solid tone pocket shirt, Collar neckline, Regular fit, Button fastening, 1 pocket design||Durable, Tear resistant, Scratch resistance, Easy to clean, Easy to dry, Easy to store|
|Note||It is not water resistant.||Installment Up to 36 Months||Available in Tan and Taupe Colors||Installment Up to 36 Months||With Laptop Compartment||Wipe some oil inside the pan to maintain its non-stick properties.||Installment Payment Up to 36 Months||Approximately 3 Years Battery Lifespan||Available in White, Pink, Light Gray and Light Blue||Ball Pump and Pin are not included. Also available in Golden State Warrior Design|
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Whether a Kris Kringle exchange gift, the traditional gift-giving, Christmas raffle, or a Christmas game prizes. Here are some articles that you can read through and get gift ideas that you can purchase online and give to your family and friends.
Giving gifts for men entails knowing their personalities and interests. It is important to check your budget. After all, you don't want to be starving after the holidays because you are money broke. We hope our buying guide and suggested products have helped you decide on which items to give to the gentlemen close to your heart.
At the end of the day, it is not the tag price; it is about making the people you love feel priceless. Indeed, Christmas is a perfect time to be generous not only with material things but also with love, prayers, compassion, and forgiveness. Merry Christmas!
Author: Roel Pillas Malubay
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