Dudes are tricky. You want to give your lover (or brother, or best bud, or dad) an awesome present—but he never wants anything. He doesn’t have a Pinterest inspiration board you can snoop to find that perfect something. What’s a gift giver to do? This year, think outside the gift-wrapped box and give him an experience, or a practical (yet amazing) present that will make him super stoked. Here are 7 ideas that will change the face of gift-giving in his world.
Blacksmithing for the Win
Yes, blacksmithing lessons are really a thing, and yes, he’s going to love it. Whether he’s a macho man or a Burning Man, your dude will adore forging hot metal.
The Gift of Asskicking
Help him live out his dream of being the next Bruce Lee. From Kung Fu to Jiu Jitsu—and everything in between—martial arts lessons bring him joy. They’re fun, get him fit, and make him feel like the badass he is.
Smooth Out His Stroke
Give him a few lessons with a golf pro to perfect his putt, smooth his stroke, and get him up to par. Maybe his ego’s too big to purchase his own lessons, so he’ll be stoked you did it for him. And everyone loves a good excuse to head out on the green for a few hours.
Mount the Massive Flat Screen
Change his world view by gifting him with a flat screen TV wall mounting service. The living room will open up, his game-time view will be better, and you’ll benefit, too. You’ve been looking for a reason to get rid of that wretched, outdated entertainment. Everyone wins.
Feed Him Home Cooked Meals
If your giftee is single, chances are he’s living on take-out and frozen meals. Hook a man up. Gift him with a one-time personal chef to swoop in with all the ingredients and feed him proper. Or if you’re feeling flush, set up an on-going meal delivery service. Perfect for the hungry hermit in your life.
Teach Him to Fly
There’s kind of no way to top private flight lessons. You’ll fulfill his every Top Gun dream with this single gift. Be prepared for aviator glasses at the dinner table and comments like, “you might not understand, it’s a pilot thing.”
Push Him Out of a Plane
If your fellow is a daredevil at heart, there’s no bigger rush than receiving skydiving instruction.
There you go, man gifts—solved! It’s all about giving them a gift that they can experience and have fun with. Thumbtack’s got your back.