Maybe you’ve been with your boyfriend for years and years, maybe just a few months. Either way, the festive season has arrived and you’re still together. That usually means gift-giving is on the table, and hoo boy, is that hard when it comes to significant others.
If you’re feeling more than a little stumped on what to get your ~special guy~, we’ve rounded up a bunch of gifts that are P.TV-guy-employee approved, and are pretty much guaranteed to actually get used by your dude (not relegated to the back of their undies drawer or closet).
Got a guy who is way into tech? The Google Home Mini won’t break your bank account, and is totally up there on the list of things tech nerds would die over. In case you’re not familiar with it, Google Home Mini gives you hands-free help around the house – you can control your TV and lights with your voice, ask for your daily calendar, find out the weather… cool, no?
A plain, simple wallet is failsafe for guys. 90% have the most destroyed wallet in existence (or their old velcro number from their teen years) and they will literally never buy a new one themselves. So gifting them anything in the simple, leather, black or brown spectrum will always prove a winner.
The Ray-Ban Round Metal sunnies have been the trend mainstay for almost two years now. There are new versions on market – The Marshal is set to take over soon, for example – but everyone loves the nostalgic vibe of Round Metal. And everyone suits them, too.
Summer means the outdoors, which means tunes need to be portable. A mini speaker – especially one like the Bose Soundlink Micro, which is waterproof and built to withstand a little wear and tear like, say, lengthy beach days – will always go down well under the Christmas tree.
If you’ve only been with your dude for a short while, a safe space to play in is hair. Most guys use product in some form, so figuring out what he uses and then buying him that – ideally in a cute Xmas pack – is a way to say “I care about you, but this is still new so here’s a relatively generic pressie”.
Floral prints are absolutely in for menswear this summer, so if your boyfriend needs new boardies, buy him a set with a floral element for Christmas. Doesn’t have to be insanely ~flower power~, this Arvust version keeps it understated with the navy blue background.
Headphones? Always a solid gift. If your boyfriend hasn’t got some yet, and is still repping his came-with-the-phone set – here’s a gift that’ll make his life eons better. Good qual headphones are the kinda thing that you never think to get for yourself (unless you’re 10/10 levels into tunes) but will never go astray.
Found the perfect gift in this list? The best thing about all of these is you can buy ’em with Afterpay and fork out the cash in 4 smaller instalments – which skips out on having to pay in one hit. They’ve also got loads more gift guides on their site, if you’re deep in the Chrissy shoppping zone.
Oh, and if you’ve spotted something in here you’d like for yourself – why not let Afterpay be your wingman, and forward this lil’ list on to your own S.O? Hehehe.