Gifts for Middle-Aged Men

Middle-aged men are tough to buy for when it comes to gifts, as they often have collected many items throughout the years. A good gift for a middle-aged man is either something new or a replacement to an item he already has and truly likes. Do some research into his interests and hobbies to get ideas on what gift he will use and appreciate.


Tools are an ideal gift for any occasion, and are available fit all price ranges. Middle-aged men most likely have a collection of tools but always welcome more. Tools are useful when he works around the house, on the car, in the garden and possibly even in his profession. Tools constantly evolve, and with new breakthroughs in technology and gadgets arriving every day, a tool is available to fit any man's interests.

Sporting Goods

Sporting goods offer a large range of gift ideas for middle-aged men who enjoy everything from golf to hunting. Find out what his favourite sports or outdoor activities are and purchase a gift accordingly. Popular sports-related gifts include golf bags, hunting clothes, fishing tackle, softball mitts and sporting balls, such as a football, soccer ball or pack of golf balls. If you are not familiar with sporting equipment, a gift card to the local sports store make a great gift instead.


While they are not a particularly exciting gift, most man will respect the practical aspect of a gift of clothing -- especially since many men do not like shopping. Middle-aged men dress generally casually and conservatively compared to the younger generation ,so stick to solid colours and patterns. Gifts ideas include jeans, dress shirts, sweaters and fun T-shirts.


Clothes are not a particularly exciting gift, but men respect the practical aspect since most of them are known to dislike shopping. Middle-age men dress casually and conservatively, compared to the younger generation, so stick to solid colours and patterns. Gifts ideas include jeans, dress shirts, sweaters and fun T-shirts.


Men of all ages will appreciate a wallet as a gift. Although men do not change wallets as often as women change their purses, wallets do wear out rather quickly. Purchase a quality leather wallet from a clothing retailer.

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Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.