Are you tired of giving the same old boring gifts to the special man in your life? As a more pertinent question, are you worried that he might be tired of receiving the same old gifts from you? Do you want to surprise him with something truly unique and memorable? Well, look no further! We’ve scoured the corners of the internet (and a few places that the internet doesn’t reach) to bring you a list of unusual gift ideas that will make him go “wow” and leave a lasting impression.
Whether it’s for your boyfriend, husband, father, or best friend – and please don’t think of that as an exclusive list – these quirky gifts are sure to bring a smile to his face and show him just how much you care.
Personalised Star Map
You might read at other websites that men aren’t sentimental. Those websites couldn’t be more wrong, and the popularity of personalised star maps as gifts for men is proof. With a personalised star map, you can capture the exact alignment of the stars at a specific time and location that’s meaningful to him – or even to both of you. It could be the night you first met, the day you tied the knot or any other significant moment in your lives. This celestial gift will remind him of that special connection you share every time he gazes at the stars. Maybe pair it with a telescope just to drive the message home.
Retro Gaming Console
Is he a gaming enthusiast? Take him on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a retro gaming console. Spending hundreds of pounds on the latest PlayStation might be a step too far, even as a gift, but there’s no reason to do that when so many retro consoles exist. These compact consoles come pre-loaded with classic games from the ’80s and ’90s, like Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, and The Legend of Zelda. He’ll have a blast reliving the golden age of gaming and reminiscing about happier, simpler times. That’s not to mention the fact that retro gaming has suddenly become cool!
Bacon Subscription Box
For the bacon-loving man in your life, why not surprise him with a monthly bacon subscription box? Yes, this is a real thing. You can now subscribe to bacon. What a wondrous time to be alive. If you go with this gift, then each month, he’ll receive a curated selection of artisanal bacon flavours, from maple-glazed to spicy jalapeño. It’s a sizzling gift that will tantalise his taste buds and make breakfast the highlight of his day. Several companies offer this service, so do your research before coughing up your cash.
Does he enjoy a good glass of whisky? Help him elevate his drinking experience with whisky stones. These magical little cubes are (usually) made from soapstone and can be chilled in the freezer. Unlike ice cubes, they won’t dilute his favourite spirit. Instead, they’ll keep it perfectly chilled, preserving the full flavour and aroma of the whiskey. It’s the ideal gift for the sophisticated whisky connoisseur. It’s worth noting that whisky stones are sometimes called whisky rocks instead, and materials other than soapstone are available.
Beard Grooming Kit
If the man you’re buying for is clean-shaven, you can skip straight past this paragraph. If, on the other hand, he sports a magnificent beard, surprise him with a top-notch beard grooming kit. The kit can include everything he needs to keep his facial hair in pristine condition: beard oil, beard balm, a high-quality comb, and even a stylish beard brush. Not only will it help him maintain a well-groomed beard, but it’ll also show him that you appreciate his rugged, manly charm.
Portable Pizza Oven
Show us somebody who doesn’t like pizza, and we’ll show you somebody who doesn’t like being alive. Give him the gift of delicious homemade pizzas with a portable pizza oven. These compact ovens can reach scorching temperatures, allowing him to create crispy, wood-fired pizzas in minutes. Whether it’s a lazy Sunday at home or a camping adventure, he can now enjoy piping-hot pizzas anytime, anywhere. No more need to take out a second loan on your home by ordering a Domino’s!
The social stigma that used to surround gambling is a thing of the past. Online gambling has changed all that. It’s no longer an activity that goes on in dingy basements – it’s everywhere. Plenty of people love a flutter, but far fewer people love the idea of losing their own money if their luck isn’t in. That’s why casino vouchers were invented. Plenty of casino operators accept casino vouchers and voucher cards, although the list of which cards and vouchers are accepted will change from casino to casino and operator to operator. Paysafe cards are arguably the most popular voucher cards of their kind, although Neosurf and Astropay can be used in a similar manner. Hand him a pre-paid card, and none of his own money is at risk.
If your man craves adventure and adrenaline at the same time, surprise him with a skydiving experience. Take him to new heights (literally!) and give him the thrill of a lifetime. Seeing the world from above and feeling the rush of freefall will create memories that will last forever. Plus, it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to conquer your fears together and bond over an unforgettable experience. After all, it would be rude to make him go skydiving on his own, right?
We could carry on this list forever if we wanted to, and we may revisit the topic someday. Our aim was to show you that gifts don’t have to be boring or predictable – there’s a whole world of options out there, and there’s no reason to buy him the same thing year after year. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and the only limit here is your own imagination. Do you want to know the added bonus? The more adventurous you are with your gifts for him, the more adventurous he’s likely to be with his gifts for you!