Gifts for him are always tricky as you want something that he will actually use and appreciate, and the regular old tie and socks just does not cut it year after year. Men like practical gifts that they can utilize without feeling they need to just to please the buyer. They like gifts to indulge their hobbies, to help them at work or simply just to make life easier. They are the gadget lovers, the gizmo crazy and will appreciate anything that they can show off to their friends. Beer, chocolate and clothing will be well received but these things do not last. This year get him gifts that will stand the test of time and that he will use regularly to make it worth your while too.
If he is into gardening then why not treat him to some high quality gardening tools? You can make these extra special personalities with an engraving, so the next time he lends them to the neighbors that they'll have no choice but to hand them back and they will take pride of place on the wall in his shed! Sometimes he is a golf fanatic, in which case a set of personalized clubs are a dream come true. Admittedly they do not come cheap but if they bear his name you can be guaranteed that he will treat them like gold dust and they honestly will last a lifetime. You could even go for personalized club covers, which are sure to elicit green eyed glares from his fellow putters.
For the business man, an engraved business card holder is a very useful and attractive gift. It will sit proudly on his desk bearing the inscription of your choice while simultaneously serving a purpose. An engraved letter opener is another useful item and practical office gifts for him like this will always be more of a success in the long time than a bottle of whiskey for the desk.
Cufflinks are a great accessory for any man, they scream smart and savvy and can also be personalized. They can be themed, such as the football cufflinks and golfing varieties, or they can be engraved with the owner's initials. Quality cufflinks like these will last a lifetime and can be passed on through generations as they can not possibly go out of fashion.
If your man enjoys a tipple be it whiskey, vodka, wine or cognac, why not buy him some personalized tumblers, champagne flutes or goblets. Glasses like these will hold pride of place next to his decanter and can bear any engraved message you like or even just the recipient's name.
Gifts like these will always trump the novelty gifts such as socks, ties and chocolates as they will be well preserved and taken care of. Any man will appreciate something more if it bears his name as it is instantly a unique gift. Be sure to take into consideration, his hobbies and interest first though and whether or not the gifts for him you are considering will fit in with his lifestyle. In doing this you can not fail to find the perfect gift.