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​9 great gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for man in your life!

News   •   Dec 06, 2016 12:30 GMT

Men's gift idea - the Wallet Ninja

Do you find that the men in your life are notoriously hard to buy for? Well, to help you out, we’ve asked Ashleigh Money Saver for her best men’s gift ideas to give you some inspiration…

1. The Amazon Echo Dot machine looks amazing! It is a voice controlled machine that plays music, controls smart home devices, reads you the news, allows you to set alarms and give it reminders. My husband has mentioned this a few times so I think he is hinting for one.The price keeps fluctuating between £49.99 - £39.99 so snap it up if you see it at a great price.

2. Why not treat your other half to a DVD box set? There are some great series out there right now, I am a box set addict.My recommendations are Blacklist, Blindspot, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Prison Break, Arrow, The Flash, The Following, Luther and Boardwalk Empire.

3.There are so many gift experiences you can give the man in your life and Red Letter Days often have great offers on. Some of the experiences you can choose from include…Double supercar blast, helicopter ride, spy academy, rally car blast, off road experience or you could simply buy them a gift voucher and they can choose their own.

4. My brother got a Wallet Ninja (see picture) last year for Christmas and he loves it, he says it comes in very handy.It is a credit card sized gadget which has 16 tools. It can be stored in your wallet which means it can be taken everywhere.The tools include 3 screwdrivers; 6 hex head nuts & bolts; bottle, can & letter opener; box cutter; ruler; phone stand and peeler.At £8.99 this is great value and is also included in their ‘3 gifts for £18.99’ range.

5. How about a smart phone projector that will transform any room into a DIY cinema for you and your friends. The smartphone projector has an 8 x magnification lens, a silicon grip to hold the phone in place and it projects your screen onto a wall.

6. Does your man travel by bus regularly? How about buying them a month’s Go North East bus travel?

7. Do you know a man who loves retro gaming? If so, this mini arcade machine will be an instant hit! There are 240 retro games preloaded onto the mini arcade machine which will give him hours of fun. The machine also comes with built-in speakers so you can get the full gaming experience.

8. A VR (virtual reality) headset will be a major hit with any man this Christmas. I recently bought my son a VR headset for his birthday and he loves it. You simply download the VR 3D games onto your smart phone then insert your phone into the holder and put on the headset. You feel as though you’re in the game and the whole family have enjoyed taking turns playing on the VR headset.

9. Who remembers Gladiators? This will be the perfect gift for anyone who was a fan. The Dual Battle set is an inflatable game of strength and skill and you have to attempt to knock your opponent off their podium.