Thursday, 15 November 2012

Buying For The Boy

Guys are the hardest people to buy presents for, ever. FACT. I'm always stressing about what to buy them, whether it's a boyfriend, a friend, brother or my Dad! This article suggests a few present ideas to spoil your boy this Christmas:

 (I was going to incorporate it with a few of my own ideas but since I got my new mac I'm having trouble downloading the picture editing software I normally use)

Knowing what gifts will be an instant hit with boyfriends has long been a puzzling mystery. Whilst women will usually be very vocal when it comes to suggesting gift ideas (or at least skilled at dropping heavy hints into everyday conversation), men tend to keep their cards far closer to their chest – much to the despair of girlfriends and wives everywhere, who struggle to work out what to buy their hubbies for Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries.

Of course, there are always the tried and tested options of aftershave, chocolate, socks or soap, but frankly these can feel a little bit boring. The trick is to look for fun alternatives that will appeal to the boy inside who never really grew up. As a general rule, men can be relied upon to enjoy fiddling with gadgets, so why not opt for a technological gift?

Tablet computers have become this year’s must-have gadget, and rumours suggest that Apple will be bringing out an iPad mini in the not-so-distant future - a lighter and cheaper version of the latest iPad. If the hype is to be believed, this will be a hugely popular piece of kit, likely to make handheld tablet devices more affordable to the mass market.

After making a big splash in the US, Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2 is also soon to be launched in the UK and will go into direct competition with the Google Nexus 7. With so many tablets newly launching in the UK this year, it looks as though you might be spoilt for choice – and this is one gift that your significant other is sure to love, whether they’ll use their tablet for playing games, reading the latest bestsellers or even simply browsing the web.

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  1. agreed, it's SO HARD to buy for boys; Any ideas for a brother ?

    XO Sahra

  2. That is so true boys are so hard to buy presents for. Usually they're happy with gadgets or games

  3. This is such a helpful post!!


  4. So true! I hate buying gifts for guys! It's always such a headache! I can suggest a website for y'all though:

    They have some really unusual gifts and lots of bloke friendly stuff! Hope this helps x x


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