We write quite a lot about gifts and gift-giving because it’s great to get amazing presents! Although it really is better to give than to receive–as long as what you give someone very special reflects your connection! Don’t wait for holidays, birthdays, or graduations, though your closest friends and family members tend to expect a gift at these times…
So, when Christmas, Father’s Day, Groundhog Day, or first anniversary rolls around, there’s always be the stress of trying to find the right present. Buying a present for a male friend can be particularly challenging, and this includes gifts for fathers, sons, brothers, friends and even those co-workers you just can’t help but hang out with. You want to find something that they’ll appreciate. One of my friends actually re-gifted something to me that I gave him two years ago!
Handmade Gifts: Always Cool
But how do you go about finding these gifts? If you’ve got time on your hands (and not a lot of cash), you can make the kind of present that’s going to amaze everyone. A close friend of mine just presented me with a matching pair of hand-sewn aprons for my birthday. Other people will laugh when they see my adorable mate and I dressed up like Doris Day and Rock Hudson, but we will tell everyone who laughs about how my friend Chuck (his real name) made these with his own pudgy little hands.
True Ancient Mariner Story
Fortunately, if you don’t have time or a creative bone, you don’t have to spend hours on end searching the high street for a suitable gift. And you won’t need to spend hours online, trying to get ideas about what he’d like. Because you can head directly to a really great gift site–properly called The Great Gift Company–instead!
You’ll find gadgets (favourites for most of my nearest and dearest), hobbies, garden gear, sports items, and even cufflinks. A very close friend of mine started to collect antique cufflinks just because, so I’m always on the lookout for French-cuffed shirts these days!
Another good friend is really difficult to shop for. He’s got everything–and so much of it. But one of his favourite stories is “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” because he believes that Coleridge was talking about him:
It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
‘By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp’st thou me?
And, he always chuckles at his own joke about being an ancient marathoner, but we let that slide. Anyway, I found an Ancient Mariner baseball cap that he’s going to love!