You probably have that one male friend who already seems to have everything. Unfortunately, that friends' birthday is coming up. Which means you have to figure out what you are going to give him as a gift. Since you asked him on multiple occasions what he wants for his birthday and his answers were consistently: "oh no it's fine, you don't have to give me anything", you're probably at your wits' end, that's why we have come up with 3 fun gift ideas to give to your male friend.
1. Experience as a gift
Giving something materialistic is probably the first one thing that comes to mind. But for a man who seems to already have everything (you think) it's probably overrated. That's why giving an experience as a gift is a great idea. After all, according to a study of the University of Texas, people who receive an experience as a gift, are more likely to perceive more joy over the long run. Which to us, sounds like enough reason to give him an experience as a gift. But what kind of experience are you going to give him? There are plenty of options to choose from. It all depends on the kind of person your friend is. Does he like racing? Take him to a race circuit and let him drive in a real race car. Or maybe he has become a home chef since the pandemic and thinks he's great at cooking. Gift him a spot in a real life cooking class from an experienced chef. The one who knows your friend best, is you, so go look for an experience that suits him best!
2. Clothes make the man..
Just like women, men also secretly really enjoy wearing nice clothing. And you know what they say: clothes make the man. That's why clothing is always a really nice gift. However, selecting clothes for someone else can be a daunting task. That's because a clothing style is one of the most personal aspects of a person. Some say it's a form of self expression, others say it's a form of non-verbal communication. Whatever it is to your friend, you probably know him well enough to find something that he would love. If that doesn't work, you can never go wrong with quality basic clothing. For example, think about a woollen sweater for men (Dutch: wollen trui heren). These sweaters are timeless and will last a lifetime because of their incredible quality. But you also turn to a merino wool t-shirt (Dutch: merino wol shirt). These t-shirts can be worn as a quality statement piece during summer and undershirt during winter. Of course there are many other clothing items that you can give your male friend. Whatever kind of clothing item you pick, make sure that it is of excellent quality.
3. Think of something unique
What's more fun than receiving something that's really unique? That's why you should think about a one of a kind idea. For example, a pair of socks with your face on it. Or even better, buy a star and name it after him so he'll have his own star. There are plenty of unique ideas that you can figure out.
Whatever you decide to give your male friend. We're sure he'll love anything you get for him!