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With the holidays just around the corner, do you know what you will be getting your special guy?

For many women, it can be difficult trying to determine what to get that man in their life, especially if he is not exactly the king of hobbies.

Should you get him something for his golf game, something for the house, clothing to make him stand out, perhaps an item or two for his vehicle? Yes, the choices can be plentiful, something that probably is not the worst thing in the world as far as most women are concerned.

So, as the days to Christmas and other related holidays creep closer and closer, what will you get your guy?

Do Your Shopping Now to Avert Crisis

In order to avoid a last-minute shopping crisis, take the time now to see what your best options are.

Among the items to consider:

  •  Sports – Does your man have a love for sports, be it as a participant and/or spectator? If so, you have myriad of options right in front of you. If your guy plays sports, look into getting him equipment such as jerseys, shorts, sweats, sneakers, gloves, hats etc. In the event you’re not sure what might best suit him, consider giving him a gift certificate to his favor sporting goods store. If he is a big fan of watching sports, be it on television and/or in-person, you have a number of options too. For watching at home, you can buy a number of things for the venerable man-cave. Such items could be a new TV, pennants or posters of his favorite athletes or teams, team drinking glasses etc. In the event he loves attending the events live, tickets to see his favorite team and/or sport would be much appreciated. If you have some extra money, consider getting him season tickets to his favorite team’s games. Better yet, you could even join him for such events;
  • Clothing – Even though he may want some sports clothing, there’s a good chance he will also want or need something a little dressier. Whether you look at the possibility of Campia Moda or another such line of shirts, your guy will definitely be one of the sharpest dressed men around. For those couples living in warmer weather climates, some colorful and outdoor focused patterns will be a hit be it at the beach or a night out on the town. Just as a woman wants to stand out on her big day, you want your guy to look good as often as possible. With that in mind, don’t wait until the last minute to do that holiday clothing shopping. If you do, you might be out of luck.

Keeping Him Busy Around the Home

  • Home – For many guys, their house is their palace. That said you could get him some needed tools for all those fun (not always) projects around the home. Whether it is power tools, painting supplies, the list can go on and on. Some guys will tell you that working at home is actually a release of stress and anxiety, especially after a long week at work. In the event you live with your guy or will be moving in soon, try and do some of the projects together, something that will more times than not bring you a little bit closer. That is of course unless you decide to be the permanent supervisor;
  • Vehicle – What guy doesn’t like fiddling around with his vehicle on occasion (in some cases, more than just an occasion or two)? If you have a guy that loves messing around with his car, truck, motorcycle, RV etc. getting him some tools to do such operations is a good idea. If you’re not sure what tools to get him, you can always get items for the vehicle itself, be it new seat covers, a paint job etc.

If you’re still stumped as to what to get him, the two of you can always take a vacation together.

In some cases, getting away for the holidays might be the best present either one of you could get.