Finding the perfect gift for that special man in your life, whether it be your boyfriend or husband, father brother or son, can be quite a tricky proposition—especially if you don’t want to go with the outdated old standbys like ties, tools or clothes. One of the major problems is that, unlike women, men are usually not very good at verbalizing what they really want, which usually leaves most women left in the dark as to what to get him.
If this sounds like you and you have absolutely no clue as to what types of gifts he’ll really enjoy and more importantly, that he’ll actually use, then let us take the guesswork out of your choice by presenting you with a series of different gift choices that almost any man will love. Today we’re going to start out with booze, because in all honestly, what self-respecting man doesn’t love a nice cold drink now and then.
Buying Booze for Men
When you’re looking for an amazing gift to give a man—any man, no matter who he is, where he’s from or what he does for a living—you can almost never go wrong with alcohol (unless he doesn’t happen to partake, in which case you’re on your own). While an expensive bottle of bourbon, a tasty tequila or a special aged scotch are always great gift choices that most men will most definitely make use of, you may want to get a bit more creative and give him something that seems like it comes from the heart.
The worldwide craft revolution in craft brewing has left many men with a more refined palate when it comes to beer, with many of us now preferring amber ales, IPA’s or god forbid, even wheat beers to those tired old cans or pints our fathers and grandfathers used to drink. If this sounds like a man in your life, then the perfect gift might just be a DIY home brewing kit that will allow him to combine two of man’s greatest loves—drinking and creating!
There are numerous stores and websites that features home brewing information and even sell brewing supplies and full kits, some of which aren’t just limited to beer, but also give you the option of giving your man the gift of homemade cider or even making his own wine if that’s more of his style.
Brewing your own beer is actually incredibly easy, while also be a whole lot of fun, especially as you get better at it and begin to be able to experiment with your own ingredients and recipes. Still, to help you get started, there are tons of videos, recipes and other information online to ensure that he doesn’t get lost and that the end result tastes better than you can imagine.
A starter home brewing kit makes an amazingly thoughtful gift that is sure to go over well, and most feature everything you need to craft one batch of your own tasty brew, including all ingredients, tools and even bottles so you can store and serve it up for friends when they come over. Not only is home brewing fun and produces some tasty results, but the cost of brewing your own beer is sometimes as little as 10-20p per pint—making it much better than having him spend all of his time and money in the pub. All in all, these kits are one of the best gift you can possibly give to any man in your life who has an affinity for ale, a love for lager, or just simply enjoys a nice pint now and then.