a male gift, what could it be?

Philippines
March 29, 2012 12:58am CST
i would like to ask everybody, what could be the best gift for a male friend? I had no idea regarding what to give. My cousin ask me what male gift would be special and at the same time a well to be remembered. It is really hard to give such gift ideas especially when you don't exactly know the person and i am not that plenty of male friends anyway. Anybody has an idea? thanks..
11 responses
@stringer321 (3697)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
29 Mar 12
How old is he ? Maybe , if he is 30 years old , he may like to read some books. I am 30 years old and my friends bought me 5 different books and I read them. I also like a carrd with honest blessings , a birthday cake and a surprise party. Maybe you can just go to the shoping mall and enter a gift shop and ask the seller about a present you can buy to a male friend at his age. Maybe it can be a nice alarm clock , maybe a diary , maybe a chess game package... It depends on what he likes.
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
Thank You stringer! Now, you give me an idea what to choose from. I never think of a book. I couldn't imagine males will be interested on that ideas you shared of like you said, alarm clock, a diary.. Interesting !
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
29 Mar 12
I always try my best responds giving examples from my own experience. I also got a gift card from my mother and I went to buy with it a nice jeans and a shirt from castro. I also but music cd or a cool computer game cd (I had a game called "the summoner" and I really liked it) to my friend from a music shop like tower records , maybe a cool decoration to the room. The list can go on and on ... You can also invite him to a movie or a coffee house , maybe a fun place to hang out at.
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
That is a good thing to give real comments ! Base on experience gives real impression to the person you are sharing with. Keep sharing!
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
I normally encounters this problem also, even for my beau. One important question I ask myself when buying gifts is "can they use this?". So find something worth buying that your recipient may use even in his normal days. Even if you don't know him that much, think general. Say a wallet or a shirt or a cap. What matters is the thought of giving. The mere fact that you're giving him a gift is a big thing. No matter what you pick, you will be appreciated definitely. Good luck cassije74!
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
Very well, Jan! Thank you, simple gift makes it simple. Something to be treasured of even the smallest thing of gift makes it big in the heart.
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
You're welcome cassije74! :) happy gift hunting!
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
Actually my friend, it is so hard to give a male friend a gift, if you don't know his likes and dislikes. Hence, it would be best to analyze what are his likes first. That way, you will more or less gauge what gift to buy. And your budget is to be taken into consideration too, my friend.
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
Yes, thank you simplyd ! One thing to consider too, is the cost of the gift. Sometimes, giving expensive gift will always creates positive impressions. But i believe, no matter how much is the gift as long as it is heartily given is much more appreciated. Right, knowing his likes and dislikes gives impact too.
@SIMPLYD (86317)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
A gift need not be expensive, my friend. Sometimes the recipient appreciates it so much , it its something they can always use or of relevance to them as a person. I speak through experience, because my husband is like that.
• Philippines
31 Mar 12
Clothes are always a practical thing to give.It's hard giving guys gifts so I'd give something that would be useful to him even if it's perishable.
• Philippines
1 Apr 12
Thanks kat_princess ! One thing that comes on my mind is clothes too. And selecting type of cloth and the brand also is hard especially if you don't know the person you are giving.
@maezee (34458)
• United States
29 Mar 12
What do they want? Or what kinds of things are they interested in? Do they like working on cars - if so, get them a new wrench kit or something. Get them a band T-shirt for their favorite band. A new CD they've wanted. A gas gift card. Just like women, men also are usually pretty easy to shop for.... If you are totally unsure you could probably just go for the gift card, or get him a gag gift at a joke shoP (that would be funny). Good luck to you!
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
O yeah, maezee ! this time i noticed that CD is also counted then and the said gift card. Thanks for your sharing ...
• India
29 Mar 12
A book, a branded T-Shirt, a mobile phone. a designer watch, a fancy car well the list is endless
• Philippines
30 Mar 12
Thank you, truth! for your ideas too! be it on my gift list.
@else22 (4319)
• India
29 Mar 12
Ask your cousin to watch what the guy is interested in.I am a male and if someone decides to give me a gift,I would like to be given something of my interest.I am interested in reading books on wild life,politics and history.If such books are given to me as a gift,I would certainly like it.So ask your cousin to study what her bf likes or dislikes,and then decide what gift she should buy for her.
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
Thank you, else! now i know.. males are wide reader as i consider you as one of it. Knowing the persons likes and dislikes really matters.
@PoppaDave (438)
• United States
2 Jun 12
A fine compass with a note hoping that he always finds his way in life.
• United States
30 Mar 12
Depends. I have tons of male friends and it can be really confusing. I get them a simple card and a game. Get him something you know he likes doing. Or a gift certificate for the mall or a store will work wonders.
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
29 Mar 12
it depends from taste and age in the majority of cases..anyway you should consider some tech gadget normally male likes very much latest tech trends!!
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
hi there, i honestly find it hard to look for a gift for a boy. for a girl friend, i can just give a blouse, a bag or something like that but to a boy it is hard hehhe. hmmmm i am sorry but i think you can also give him an organizer, or a clutch maybe. hmmm yeah maybe a clutch so he can put his stuffs there hehehe or maybe a watch. sorry i really don't know. i am not really good at this. i am even having a hard time thinking about what to give my boyfriend heheh but i hope my suggestions are also useful and that you figure out something else too.