I don’t know about you but I find it rather difficult to think of a gift for my brothers and boyfriend. Guys tend to have interest on very limited things so it’s always a hit OR miss.. there’s rarely any “average gift” with them. Well, I’m speaking from a budget-constrained point of view because if you have more money to burn, I’m guessing it’s easier for you to buy high-end gadgets for your boyfriend – and that’s a sure ball! *my empty wallet is sobbing nonstop* HAHA.
Anyway, included in this list are not just gift ideas but also a kind of “splurge or save” kind of thing in some categories. I hope my list helps you find the perfect gift for your favorite guys. πŸ™‚

Cool Watches. The guys I know aren’t very fond of accessories, most especially my boyfriend! But watches now aren’t just accessories; I’d consider them as a necessity but then again, what do I know, I’m a sucker for cool watches. Haha. With huge variety of watches in the market, I narrowed down the choices to Ziiro Mercury and Cogito Bluetooth Watches just because they’re so hip and uniquely designed.

 Sunnies. Guys look good with glasses, I’ll give you that. It doesn’t have to be Rayban, of course, but I think frames like the Rayban Clubmaster would be a universal fit. I noticed that it flatters any kind of face shape. So far, the site that has the cheapest price range for authentic Raybans would have to be glassesonline.com.ph. But if you’re looking for a same pair but cheaper, I think Sunnies by Charlie has ’em. πŸ™‚

Console Games. I’m starting to believe that guys never really fully grow up and move on from their game consoles. Case in point, I just got my boyfriend an early gift the other day – the new Pokemon release for Nintendo 3DS, Alpha Sapphire. I can’t describe how excited he was because they just released it in the Philippines last week.

I suggest you randomly ask your bother/boyfriend what his favorite game is (try to sound nonchalant to avoid suspicion :P) and call DataBlitz if they have a new release for that game.

Bags. A sling bag to be exact. Unlike us girls, guys tend to keep it simple and very functional as they rarely change their bags to match their outfit. If I were you, I’d get him a sturdy sling bag in either black or brown. Photos above are from Mexx and Nike.

 
Polo Shirts. Nothing beats a good-fitting polo shirt to flatter his physique. If you’re feeling fancy, get him something from Lacoste but if you’re in a budget, you can opt to buy one from Regatta, Bench or even Penshoppe. πŸ™‚

 Earphones. Guys love their gadgets but since I don’t think we can buy them an upgrade, why not get him an accessory instead? I can’t remember how many earphones I got my boyfriend over the years so I though earphones would be a great idea for a gift! If you’re spendy, get him Beats by Dr. Dre. If not, Skull Candy has more affordable choices.

 Shoes. If there’s one thing guys often collect, it has got to be shoes. A pair of nice shoes is your safest bet. Just make sure that it’s his style.. if he’s athletic or a baller, get him something like the Nike Hyperdunk 2014 but if he’s a laidback casual kind of guy, an all-around pair of boat shoes from Sperry or from SM Department Store brands would be a better fit for his lifestyle.

Homme Skincare Set. Now this is something he doesn’t want but needs. It doesn’t have to be as complicated as our skincare routine, girls. Some basics would do; facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Just make sure that it is suited for his skin type. And if your guy is anything like my boyfriend, you’ll have to persuade him to use it for the first few weeks or until he sees the need for it. Don’t laugh but my boyfriend now has a personal favorite facial wash from Etude House. πŸ˜‰

That’s it. There are tons of other gifts I can think of but I narrowed them down to these to keep the post brief and precise. I don’t want you dozing off while reading. Haha. I really hope you find this helpful. If you haven’t seen my other post about “Gift Ideas: For Your Girlfriend” check it out HERE. Good luck shopping and I’ll see you on my next post!