Gift Ideas for Him Over $50

by : Tony Connor

As a man get older it gets harder and harder to think of gift ideas for him. They have everything, want nothing or expect you to come up with a fantastic gift idea all on your own.

When a birthday or the Holidays approach, it's always a good idea to drop a few subtle hints just in case, for once, he's thought about it and has some ideas on what he wants for a gift. If that doesn't happen (and it won't 95% of the time) here are some gift ideas to help you.

1. Coffee Maker

There are a number of coffee machines now on the market that do more than just filter coffee. They can make lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate etc. They don't have to replace your regular coffee maker and are great for when guests visit.

2. Beer Kit

In case they prefer beer to coffee, why not get them a home brew kit? These have gone in and out of fashion over the years mainly because to took a long time to make, it was very complicated and, depending on the brand, it tasted like..., well, not very nice! It has much improved nowadays with some kits only taking two weeks, instructions have been simplified and there is much wider range of beer types available.

3. Watch

This is a classic gift idea that will always be received gratefully. If he's already got a watch, don't worry. You can always get him one for special occasions, or for a particular activity. There are watches with timers and step counters for running, watches with radios in and, of course, the diver's watch, which can be used for diving and general swimming. An option to consider is an old-fashioned pocket watch, particularly for the older gentleman.

4. Camera

You have to be careful if he is a keen photographer; unless you know exactly what he wants, it's best to steer clear of photographic items. However, for the social photographer the perfect gift idea is a digital camera. You can get a very good camera for under $200 and he will, of course, have great fun just playing with it!

5. Solar Charger for Gadgets

This is a fantastic gift idea for the gadget guy. There are a number on the market and they cost about $100-$150. After only a couple of hours in the sun, they can completely charge your cell phone, iPod, GPS etc. Perfect for the car, the frequent traveler and the student that forgets to pay their utility bills!

6. Gift Cards

People tend to think of gift cards as a cop-out. However, for those men that are really hard to buy for, a card for a store they always use will be very much appreciated. Another way to show you have thought about the gift is to suggest what they can buy with it. They may not use your suggestions, but they will appreciate the gift more.

As long as you show that you have thought about what to get him, the gift will be appreciated.
Good luck!