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Not sure what to buy the man in your life? We’ve curated some affordable gift ideas to consider

by Ashima

From affordable tech to sports memorabilia, we’ve covered all the bases.

By Ashima Sethi


There are a plethora of wellness products you can shop for, all within a decent budget range. A few ideas include a Grooming Set by KLINT, which comprises of a cleanser, shave cream, razor and two additional cartridges, aftershave, and moisturiser, all wrapped up in a sleek package. They also offer a cheaper set with products just for shaving. Other options include putting together a hamper with a selection of organic scents, creams, and serums produced by local brands such as Siam Botanicals or MITH; essentials such as fun, patterned socks, and ties available as multi-pack gift boxes like the Tie Bar Essentials Box; or a hotel-style cotton robe for lounging around at home.


If the man in your life loves a drink or five, ideas you can consider include buying them a bottle of a special spirit with glasses to match. One example we love is the Stranger & Sons Gin Set that comes with one bottle of the Indian-inspired spirit and two patterned glasses. For those who enjoy their beverages shaken and not stirred, you can purchase a full Bartender Kit complete with jiggers, shaker, pourers, muddlers, and more so he can whip up his favourite drinks. If you’re willing to splurge a little you can elevate the idea and invest in a drop down wall bar or alcohol cart. Finally, to win the heart of any beer fan, gift them a game like Beeropoly or invest in a mini pressurised beer dispenser like the Fizzics Draft Pour so they can enjoy their favourite bottles as fresh as on draft.


Gift the gift of convenience that will allow them to transform their house into a smart home. Beyond automation systems like the Google Nest Mini or Amazon Alexa Echo Dot, other items you can buy include smart switch kits that allow you to control your lights wirelessly or via smart phone; a Smart Air Humidifier to battle the ongoing smog; among others. For those who are fans of cryptocurrency, gift them a cutting-edge ledger available in a range of models so they can keep their assets safe. Finally, if your loved one is always
working remotely, you can consider buying cool accessories such as the Logitech Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard or Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Stand that will allow them to work even more efficiently from anywhere!


If you want to opt for something custom, here are a few ideas to ponder: for day-to-day items, anything from custom mugs to engraved pint or tumbler glasses will really win someone over if they love personalisation. The same applies to other essentials like embroidered towels; wallets with engraved messages inside; an engraved leather flask for the whiskey fan in your life; wine or spirit bottles with custom labels that you can order off Instagram; and of course, custom stationery made from leather, pleather, or even bamboo available off Etsy.


There are a wide-range of gifts available that are suited for the brew lover in your life. One option is the affordable Nanopresso Barista Kit, which is a full set of barista accessories packed into a handy container so that you can take your portable espresso game to the next level. Other ideas include the IBILI Cold Brew Bottle, a special cold brew coffee mug with a stainless steel filter; the Ember Mug, which will keep their coffee hot all day with its charging coaster; or a Glass Coffee Syphon for those who like to enjoy their coffee freshly-brewed, and at a leisurely pace.


Now that CBD products are all the rage and great for combatting stress, you can gift your loved one a bundle of them for a special occasion. Options include CBD gummies available at places like Leaf Cannabis Café; full spectrum CBD oils and tinctures that combine essential vitamins with cannabinoids to create healthy supplements; beauty and spa products infused with CBD to ease joint pain and inflammation; aromatic teas from local brands like Chanabis; or even treating your loved one to a CBD oil massage at Loft Thai that combines the benefits of cannabidiol with Thai massage techniques to truly relax the mind and body.


You’ve got plenty of options if you’re shopping for someone who loves travel. From packing cubes to organisers for electronic cables, kits with airplane hygiene and lotion essentials, to state-of-the-art eye masks to ensure great sleep on the go, the choices are endless. For the man who loves the great outdoors, considering gifting him the ultimate outdoor companion, the Gentleman’s Hardware Survival Kit that includes a fire starter tool, 6-in-1 penknife tool, rope, and more, all bundled up in a portable tin. Similarly, the Bespoke Post Trail Box includes a blade, bracelet, survival book and other essentials.


For sports fans, whether it is football, basketball, or even tennis, you can order several fun, customised goods for a special occasion. One example is a personalised towel that looks like his favourite sports jersey. Another option available on Etsy is a leather-bound Newspaper History Book that features press coverage about their favourite club over the last 100 years. This will take them on a roller-coaster of nostalgia and allow them to relive their club’s glory days! Other fun items to consider include a mug with its own basketball hoop to liven up mornings and a basketball waste basket with a backboard for the office!

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