If you’re looking for inspiration for your Christmas shopping or are on the lookout for something special for a birthday, anniversary or other celebration then here are some gift ideas that will stand the test of time.
In a time when people are understandably tightening their purse strings when it comes to splashing out on presents, choosing a gift that offers value for a long time to come is a great way to go, rather than plumping for a flashy-looking gift that will end up unused in a cupboard after a few days.
If you’re shopping for something for a man in your life who appreciates longevity, then here are five gifts that keep on giving:
Not only does he get to unwrap something on the day that you first hand the present over, but he will get something to open every month for the next year. There is no shortage of magazine titles which not only look great but make gripping reading for a range of interests and tastes. From foodies to sports-lovers, gadget geeks to car enthusiasts, the man in your life is bound to have a favourite magazine and he will be able to enjoy it guilt-free throughout the year with a gift subscription.
National Trust membership
For adventurous souls, getting out and about and exploring the natural beauty and historic splendour of the British Isles offers something to discover any time of year. Membership to organisations such as the National Trust give discounted entry and other benefits throughout the year to fantastic parks, stately homes and other attractions – the only problem is 12 months is nowhere near long enough to find all of Britain’s hidden gems.
If you’re looking for a present for your other half, then this really is a treat for both of you. The food-loving man in your life will love the chance to perfect his own culinary skills and learn some expert tips from professional chefs that he can then show off next time you’re hosting a dinner party. Plus, if he really gets into the spirit of it he’ll be cooking you mouth-watering dishes every night!
Sport is a common theme when shopping for gifts for men, and if he loves to get stuck in as well as just watch it on the box then he will surely appreciate the chance to hone his own skills with some expert advice. Professional coaching sessions are available at golf courses, tennis courts and other sports centres across the country to arm him with some skills that will improve his prowess for life – and give him the chance to get one over on his mates.
Continuing the sports theme, season tickets to see his favourite football or rugby team are the best value way to catch all of the sporting action throughout the season. You’ll get some welcome time to yourself when he clears off to watch home matches every other weekend, and he won’t have to worry about scrimping and saving every month to go see his favourite team.
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