It's the middle of November which means that you can try as hard as you like but putting off thoughts of Christmas shopping is simply going to get harder and harder. I love the holidays; the spirit of giving and the season of goodwill that can put even the grumpiest of us in the best of moods but I do have to admit that shopping can sometimes be an incredible pain!
From friends to colleagues to of course family, Christmas shopping is never easy after-all what do you get for so many people? What about the fussy lot? And how do you make sure you get them something that they will actually like and won't end up unopened and shoved in the back of the cupboard?
It's always hard when it's time to hit the shops and the older a person gets, the more difficult it becomes to be original, particularly if you're on a budget. This season however, perhaps it's time to stop trying to be original and instead embrace the expected? Rather than opting for something unique and unusual, go for quality; perhaps an upgrade on another item of a new addition to a collection?
Men are always the most difficult to shop for primarily because they're just not as predictable as women so below are a few of the easiest choices that are sure to make life easier for when that Christmas shopping has to begin...
- Tech Geek - Is he obsessed with technology? Always glued to his phone? Then why not opt for a quality case? Cases are easily available and quite cheap online but if you're after something special go for a designer case that will usually have been made from leather or other quality material making them sturdy, protective and quite stylish too. Anyone who loves their tech will definitely appreciate a gift like this!
- Adventurer - Is he the thrill seeking type? Always looking for something exciting to do or always heading out on new adventures? Then why not opt for an accessory that could aid his next trip? From ski goggles to diving watches, if excitement is the name of the game then give him something to help him along and if you go for an accessory from a mens designer brand then you'll be helping him to look good too!
- Simpleton - A lot of us will have a guy in our lives, whether friend, colleague or family member, who we would often describe as the simpleton. The kind who simply goes about his everyday duties, to work and home without so much as asking for anything so when it comes to his gift why not give him something that he can use during his everyday routine? Whether boxers, socks, a wallet or even gloves and a scarf it may seem like a predictable and somewhat boring gift but as a useful and if you go designer, quality item; it will be appreciated and regularly used.
OK, so it's not as exciting and adventurous as you might have hoped for but with so many people to shop for and only a few weeks left to do it, there's definitely no time to waste!