Birthday gift ideas for a male friend

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Birthday gift ideas for a male friend
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Choosing a present for someone is not always easy, especially someone of the opposite sex. However, there are many different ideas for gifts that you may not have thought of. With a knowledge of his likes and dislikes, you will be able to find a gift for a male friend that he will enjoy.

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Books and Magazines

If he is a reader, get your friend a book by his favourite author. If it is a series, then buy the rest of the books that complete it. For the man who doesn't like books, but reads magazines, give him a subscription to a magazine on a topic he enjoys, like cars or sports.


You can give your friend gadgets like an iPod, video camera, or camera. These are in various price ranges and some are very novel. For example, you can get a video camera that can be used underwater. This is perfect for a guy who surfs or scuba dives. He can record his adventures and share them with everyone.

Novelty Items

Get your male friend a novelty, funny gift that is useful and makes him laugh. For example, buy a coffee mug that is in the shape of a paper coffee cup. A funny T-shirt is always an easy option as well. Funny lamps to decorate his apartment or house is another novelty gift, like a lava lamp or Buddha light.

Video Games

Give him the newest video game or a wireless controller for his gaming console. This is something he can use with you and his other friends. Also, buy him a new headset if he plays games online, or a comfy bean bag chair to sit in while he plays.

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