How-to: choose a gift for him – and kind of for you too
Let me guess, you thought you’d play the ‘amazing girlfriend’ card last year and get your guy a Playstation, a bunch of videogames and a case of beer for his birthday. Only to realise that you’ve turned into a FIFA-widow, and you’re not quite sure how it happened.
Don’t make that mistake twice. It’s time to get smart with your gifting, and ensure you don’t end up regretting your presents. Here are a few fail-safe birthday buys that he’s sure to love (almost as much as you will).
Option #1: man juice
Is there anything more heaven-sent then a great smelling guy? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Why not treat him (and you) with an intoxicating man scent that’s sure to leave you breathless, too. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male is the ultimate in musky man juice – and we’ve seen many a strong girl swoon over this bold woody oriental, which features an unconventional, yet masculine blend of lavender, cinnamon, orange blossom, sandalwood and vanilla.
Option #2: skin saviours
He may not know he needs it, but trust me - guys have skin issues too. The problem is they’re either too scared to ask for help, or don’t know what to ask for! Help a brother out, and suit him up with some
straight-forward, easy to use skin care that will ensure his skin stays
supple and nourished over the colder months. We love the GAIA Made for Men Starter Kit, for a gentle skin routine he can handle. Or, if he’s not into adopting a whole ‘regime’, the NIVEA For Men eXtreme Comfort Post Shave Balm is sure to rid him of any discomfort he may whinge about during shaving.
Option #3: stubble stoppers
Besides his smelly shoes (face it, this is one issue that can’t be helped), is your biggest pet peeve your beau’s prickly stubble when he goes to plant one on you? It’s enough to make you run for the hills, or risk getting cut by his razor sharp whiskers. Why not do yourself a favour and arm him with the brand new Schick Hydro 5 Power Select razor? This little beauty features multi-speed and vibration settings to allow your boy to be in control. Better still, five blades and a hydration gel reservoir means that his skin will be left feeling as smooth as a baby’s… and so will yours!
Option #4: cuddlewear
Winter’s coming, and that means one thing. DVD nights in with an abundance of cuddles. Ensure your beau looks the part with the new Zanerobe Sureshots. These half trackie, half trouser pants are trendy enough to be worn out for dinner, and casual enough to be donned during movie nights. The best thing? These trans-seasonal pants are perfect for wear all year round, thanks to gathering that allows them to be worn short or long. Hello snuggle time.
Stockist: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, $99 / $139, (02) 9695 5678
Zanerobe Sureshots, $99.99, http://www.gluestore.com.au/
What is your perfect gift idea for a guy?