The Perfect Gift: Accessories Every Man Should Have

What is considered to be acceptable in men’s fashion has changed a lot over the past couple of generations alone and, while a lot of the staple diet remains the same, a few extra bits have been added. A man’s accessories are what separates him from the rest of mankind, which is why this is a great place to start when considering what gift you should buy the man in your life.

Of course, the range of what’s available is growing at the smart clip, which is where we come in. Below we have highlighted some must-have items that every man would love to have in his wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with any of these, that is a promise.

Watch Out
Every man is different. Some are bolder than others, some are more traditional, some are more contemporary, and other’s don’t put much of an emphasis on fashion. That is where a watch comes in; it is a must-have accessory that every single man can agree on. That is because a timepiece is more than just a statement, it is a tool. The wrong watch can really let down a man. So consider your options, consider the man in question and go from there.

Money Talks
Men tend to get seriously attached to their wallets for the simple fact that they know where everything is. They like their wallet to have a lot of card holders, or to have a zip instead of a button, or to have a window for photos that they can slip their family into. So, if you know your man needs to have a new wallet, we recommend you inspect his current one, make some notes and try and get one that ticks the same boxes.

Just Jewelry
Yes, jewelry has crept into the must-have section of men’s accessories. This was once reserved to a signet ring, but now earrings for men are a huge thing, as are necklaces and bracelets. The great thing about going down this route in terms of gifts is the variety. There is something for everyone, whether they are out there in terms of fashion or relatively conservative in how they dress. So, as a little word of advice, go with your gut on this one. Always go with your gut, but don’t be scared either.

Bag It Up
There was once a time where a man’s staple carry case was a briefcase, but unless the man you are buying for is Harvey from Suits this has somewhat gone out of fashion. Then, on the other end of the scale, you have backpacks, but this should not really be considered. Which leaves you with a messenger bag. This is a real sign of elegance in today’s fashion. The winning point when it comes to a man’s messenger bag, though, is this: it can be worn with anything, from Sunday morning casual to business meeting suit. What’s more, you have a pick of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from, so no limitations on that front.

What a Man: Treating Your Boyfriend or Husband to a Special Day

Everyone deserves a special day that’s all about them every once in awhile – even men! Whether it’s his birthday, Father’s Day or you want to treat him just because, planning a fun day for your spouse or partner takes a bit of effort. It’s worth it to make him happy and do something he’ll appreciate. If you’re not sure where to start, there are lots of things you can plan to make any day extra special. You might plan to use a whole day or just a few hours to do something memorable for him. Try some of the ideas below to get started.

Have a Fancy Meal

A good meal is always a good way to celebrate something, or just to show someone a good time. If you enjoy cooking, making something special is one way to do it. Although, if you’re usually the main cook, you might not feel like making anything. Going out to eat is another option, of course, and it means the only effort you need to make is booking a table somewhere he loves to eat, rather than cooking a meal from scratch. If you’re going to plan a meal, decide who’s going to be there. Just you and him, or family and/or friends?

Do Something He Loves (Without Complaining)

We did it!

When you’re in a relationship, married or not, you have to compromise a lot. Sometimes that means agreeing to do things together or going off to do your own thing when you don’t share a hobby. Sometimes you want to share the thing you love with your partner, even if they’re not so keen on it. Think of a way you can spend some time with him doing something he loves so he can spend time with you at the same time. Maybe he loves camping and always wants you to come, but the idea doesn’t usually appeal to you. But, crucially, you’re not allowed to complain! You never know, you might enjoy yourself.

Give Him a Day to Himself

Some time to yourself is often a luxury, especially when you live with someone or have kids. If you get to take time for yourself sometimes, make sure your partner does too. One of the best gifts for men who have everything is an experience they can enjoy, instead of a material gift. There are lots of things you can treat him to, from a day at the golf course to a sailing experience or a brewery tour. He might invite you along, but don’t expect to be the one to go with him. You could give him something to do with a group of friends. Alternatively, just let him do what he wants all day.

Stay in Bed All Day

You don’t have to choose a fun activity to do to make him special. Staying in bed all day and maybe engaging in a bit of pampering can be just as fun, if not more so. Whether you’re going to laze around or get a bit more energetic, there’s no need to leave the house, or even your bedroom, if you want to plan a day of fun. A special massage or maybe a game could get things going. Start with breakfast in bed, and see where it goes from there…

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Enjoy a Day In

Even if you don’t spend the whole day in bed, you can have a fun day at home without leaving the house. There’s plenty you can do, but you might decide to simply spend the day in front of the TV. Life can get hectic, and sometimes you just want to relax and not do much of anything. Plus, if you both have busy lives it can be hard to spend a lot of time together, especially if you don’t live together. When you get the opportunity, it’s often much nicer to stay home rather than make an effort to go out and see other people. Stock up on snacks and plan to not go anywhere.

Get a Gift

Not all occasions require a gift, but there might be times when one is appropriate. And even if there isn’t a particular occasion to celebrate, a gift can be fun to give just because you feel like it. Gifts can be big or small, whether they’re to mark a special event or just something you saw that made you think of your partner.

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to treat your husband or boyfriend to a special day. Think of some ways to spoil him just because you can.

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