The top ten birthday gifts for men

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The top ten birthday gifts for men
Many times, finding the right gift for a man involves putting yourself in his shoes. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Despite how many department stores you traverse and how many shopping bins that you explore, there are no perfect gifts for all men, because each man is different. Sometimes the best method for finding the ideal birthday gift for a man is to think about him and what he likes, needs, wants and enjoys. However, if you still need a little help and just can't think of a good gift, then here are a few classic gifts for men that can send you in the right direction.

Three Safe Bets

There are three birthday gifts for men that transcend almost all individual tastes and preferences: clothes, electronics and gift cards. These three are generally at the top of all birthday wish lists, and you can find something among these categories that almost all men will enjoy. Good electronic gifts include CDs, iPod players, digital music gift cards, video games or stereo systems (see Reference 1). Clothes can be a easy way to go as well, and you should choose something that isn't too hard to size appropriately. Gift cards to restaurants, movies, stores or events can be a great gift as well.

Three Entertaining Gifts

Most people do not think of Netflix as a gift, but it can be a great way to give a man an unlimited supply of movies, TV shows and documentaries. It will last all year and never cease to entertain. Another great gift is tickets to sporting events, music concerts or shows; all can be a great way to give him something active and amusing to do. In addition to these forms of entertainment, books, CDs and individual movies are a great and useful gift.

Two Types of Social Gifts

Some men may prefer a more social birthday celebration. Two gifts that provide a fun and social birthday atmosphere are parties and trips. Planning a party is a great way to celebrate your man's birthday and give him the opportunity to interact with friends, family and you. This gift can be as extravagant or low-key as he might like. In addition, a trip is also a great present. Whether it is a voyage to the Bahamas or to a park, an excursion can be a romantic and active way to celebrate a birthday (see Reference 2).

Things to Do and Consume

Typically, men enjoy having fun things to do and fun things to consume, which is why these two types of gifts are great for a man. Give him something to build or construct, such as a model aeroplane, bird house, garden or project. Some men prefer doing constructive things instead of relaxing, and these gifts will give him that sense of accomplishment. Beer, expensive liquor or homemade food can be a great gift as well. You can even opt for a make-your-own beer kit or home brewery (see Reference 3).

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