Gifts for Men – your guide to buying a present for a man

Information verified correct on December 5th, 2016

Spoil the special man in your life with these great gift ideas for blokes of all shapes and sizes.

How to choose the best presents for him

The art of buying the perfect gift is one very few people can wrap their head around and some people in your life can be particularly hard to buy for. Finding the ideal present for the man in your life is no easy feat, no matter whether you’re shopping for your husband, dad, brother, son or boyfriend.

But before you wimp out and go down the impersonal gift card route, take some time to think about your man, his interests and his personality and how they can lead you to the perfect gift.

  • Is he a music fanatic? Would a top-of-the-line pair of noise-cancelling headphones suit him, or perhaps an upgrade to his stereo system?
  • Does he like the outdoors? If so, he might appreciate a gift that lets him get out and about and be active. Think fishing gear, camping supplies, or anything to do with sport.
  • Is he a gadget nerd? A new iPad or iPhone could be the perfect gift for him, or perhaps an action camera from GoPro.
  • Does he need anything? There’s bound to be something he needs, but make sure it’s something he actually wants as well. There’s no way he’s going to get excited about socks or hankies, but maybe he needs (or desperately wants) a new PS3/Xbox game or a barbecue.

Think about who you’re buying for and what he likes and soon you should be able to find a gift to suit.

Left gift buying to the last minute? Buy one of these online gift vouchers:

Top online retailers to shop for men’s gifts

Rebel Sport
Rebel Sport
Oakley
Oakley

Top gifts for men for 2013

Polarized Straight Jacket
Oakley
Electric Bass Guitar
Artist Guitars
On Par Golf Accessories Set
Rebel Sport
Brooks Addiction Walker (2E) Men's Walking Shoes
Rebel Sport

Shop for gifts by personality

What sort of personality does your man have? We’ve split our top gift picks up into categories to help you match a present to your man’s interests and desires.

Sportsman

FC Barcelona 2014/15 Men's Official Home Jersey
Rebel Sport
adidas miCoach Smart Run Watch
Rebel Sport

Outdoorsman

Redington Crosswater Fly Fishing Outfit
Amazon
Silva 2801077 Silver Ranger 515 CL Compass
Amazon

Tech-geek

GoPro Hero3+: Black Edition
Amazon

Fashion-conscious

Oakley Wiretap
Oakley
G-Star Raw Murray Bow Tie
Surfstitch
Hurley Phantom 30 - Solid Boardshort
Surfstitch

Artist

LSP(BB)MNT Factory Second Beginner Acoustic Guita...
Artist Guitars
The Art of Marvel Movies
Booktopia
Samsung ST77 Compact Digital Camera- Silver
The Hut

Shop for gifts by occasion

Certain gifts are much more suitable for different events, so it’s also important to take the occasion into account.

Christmas gifts

Alex Ferguson My Autobiography
The Book Depository
Men-U Ultimate Shave/Skin Kit
The Hut

Birthday

Grand Theft Auto V - Playstation 3
Amazon
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray...
StrawberryNET
Cuisinart Grind and Brew Coffee Machine
The Hut

Housewarming

The Man Cave Book
Booktopia

Cool gifts, gadgets and toys

Most men love a good gadget, a tricky little device with cool features that can keep them amused for hours on end. Gadgets don’t necessarily have to break your wallet, with this selection of gifts all available for under $50.

Spy Gear Spy Night Scope
Amazon
WMA + MP3 Player Sunglasses 2GBWMA + MP3 Player S...
Amazon
Sylvania 7-Inch Portable DVD Player with Built-In...
Amazon
Dell WM524 Wireless Travel Mouse
Dell

Secret santa gifts for men

Have you been tasked with getting a man a Secret Santa present and have absolutely no idea what to get? Keep it small and relatively cheap with these Kris Kringle gifts.

Poker and Black Jack Kit
Party Supplies Now
Billabong Vacant Wallet - Black
Surfstitch
Ice Shot Glasses
Party Supplies Now
Great Aussie Jokes, Blokes and Quotes
Booktopia
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