Father’s Day Gift Ideas and a Giveaway!

Can you believe that it's just over 2 weeks til Father's Day....where has the year gone!!! To help you in the gift buying process we are featuring one gift from each of the amazing stores on our directory in the hopes that you'll find the perfect gift for your dad, whether he be the sporty dad, the gardening dad, the cooking dad, the geek dad....whatever kinda dad!!

Here goes.....

MEN'S BIZ
Men's Biz has a diverse range of men's shaving, skin care, hair care, fragrances and grooming accessories. We love this beard grooming kit!

COOL THINGS AUSTRALIA
Cool Things is an online shopping website that promotes a wide range of cool gadgets, gifts, toys and games.  We love their Star Wars umbrella!

MALE BOX
Male Box is an online giftshop for the man who has everything.  We couldn't go past this Kombi clock!

MANBASE
Manbase has a great range that is growing daily to ensure they cover every man of any age and style!  We think the guys would love their Calvin Klein fragrance.

MILK AND CO
Milk and Co create products designed to make life more liveable.  We love their new Swim Wash product that washes away the smell of chlorine!

MAN MAIL
Man Mail are on a mission to maximise your time and decrease your stress levels when it comes to buying for a man you know.  We love their New Dad Gift Pack!

GIFTS FOR BLOKES
Gifts for Blokes welcomes you to a veritable mancave of awesome gifts.  For the dads we're chosing this stylish Ziiiro watch!

MEN'S GIFT STORE
Men's Gift Store loves bringing joy to people and we think that they're Sausage Making Course will definitely do that!

ALL WRAPPED UP

At All Wrapped Up they take the hassle out of gift giving with their complete gift wrapping service.  We think dad would love their The Man Coffee Mug!

THE DAD SHOP
DadShop is easy to navigate and has over 1000 gifts to choose from for the guys. We're loving their Dad photo frame!

YELLOW OCTOPUS
Yellow Octopus gives you  the coolest gifts, gadgets and toys like this Bluetooth Paper Plane!

NAVY CROCKETT
Navy Crockettonline store full of man-fabulous man-products. We think the dads would love their recycled tyre toiletries bag!

XFLASKS
X FLASKS was founded following a need to find a personalised quality gift and improve the image of the traditional hip flask.   Now the hard part is which flask to choose, the gold is one of our favourites!

 

If we haven't hit the nail on the head for your dad with these gifts then pop over and check out more of the gifts that our awesome stores have to offer here.

And now for the giveaway!!!

Thanks to Oz Comic-Con I have a pass for 2 adults and 2 children to either of the remaining shows.

BRISBANE: September 23-24 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
SYDNEY: September 30/October 1 – International Convention Centre Sydney

For more information on dates, times, guest and all other information you can visit Oz Comic-Con here.

How to Enter:

Comment below on this blog post with  an answer this question in 50 words or less:
"Which super hero is your dad most like and why?"

The Prize:
The winner will receive a pass (2 adults and 2 children) to their choice of either Brisbane or Sydney shows.

Terms and Conditions:
1.  Competition is open to Australian residents only
2.  One entry per person.
3.  The winners will be chosen based on the most creative answer.  No discussion over judging will be entered into.
4.  Competition starts on Friday 18th August at 8.00am AEST and ends on Friday 1st  September at 5.00pm AEST
5.  The winner will be announced on Friday 1st September at 9.00pm on our facebook page...you might want to give it a like here so that you can see if you have won!!
6. The winner will have 48 hours to get in touch to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen

Good luck everybody!!

 

5 Reasons Why Your Guy Would Love A Hip Flask

We are privileged today to have a guest blog post from the team at XFLASKS.  Their hip flasks are high quality and unique in design...and here's their 5 reasons why your guy would love one! Make sure you take a look at their great range here.

 

Need to buy your beau a gift? Struggling for ideas? Have you considered a hip flask? Here are 5 reasons why your guy would love a hip flask.

 

  • They’re useful

This might seem pretty obvious, but with a hip flask you can have your favourite liquor with you wherever you are (within reason of course!). If you’re heading to a party, or going on a road trip with friends (and not driving!), or having a picnic, or even going on a hunting trip (if you’re into that sort of thing), then a hip flask with your favourite liquor is a welcome addition.

 

  • They’re great to hold

Take it from us, it’s extremely satisfying to hold and pour from a hip flask. It just feels right. Especially if it’s well-made. They’re light enough to carry around with you but substantial enough to feel great in the hand. Just like a premium smartphone or wallet. It also fits perfectly into your inside jacket pocket - in our opinion, there’s no better combination than a hip flask and an inside jacket pocket.

 

  • They’re a sign of appreciation/affection

If someone receives a quality hip flask from you, they’ll know you care. A finely crafted hip flask for a person who would like such a gift not only shows you know them well, but that you’ve put care and thought into the gift. And by engraving it with a message you can add a very personal touch. Did someone say jackpot? You just hit it.

 

  • They’re a statement

Imagine the scene. You show up to a party and instead of reaching for the lame drinks on offer, you reach for your hip flask and mix your own. Because of the stigma surrounding hip flasks, some people may feel uncomfortable doing this and it may turn a few heads (especially of those who don’t know you at the party), but if you just own it you’ll seem oh so cool and confident. Trust us.

 

  • They’re cool

The way they look, the way they feel, the way they shine, the way you can take them anywhere, they’re just cool. And the motion of reaching into your inside jacket pocket and pulling out a hip flask is incredibly smooth; we challenge you not to feel just a little bit slick as you do so. Give the gift of coolness this Valentine’s Day.

 

So there you have it; 5 reasons why your guy would love a hip flask. Of course, we could go on and on about the joys of owning a hip flask, but we don’t want to take too much of your time. We hope you enjoyed this and/or found it useful.

X FLASKS out!

The Do’s and Dont’s of Re-Gifting

So once again Christmas has come and gone and you have been left with a gift or two that didn't excite you as you ripped off the wrapping paper.....so it is okay to re-gift these unwanted gifts?

Re-gifting has definitely become more socially acceptable in recent times but there are a few rules to follow....

  • DO'S
  • Only re-gift items that are brand new, unopened and unused.
  • Make sure that you remove any previous cards or tags....because that could be a tad embarrassing!!!
  • Re-wrap the gift....just in case the original gifter left a personalised note on the inside!
  • Make sure that you think the new recipient would genuinely like the gift.
  • Add a personal note/card.
  • DON'TS
  • Don't re-gift presents that were especially made for you by the gift giver.
  • Don't re-gift items that have special meaning or sentimental value.
  • Make sure that you don't re-gift in the same circle of friends from where the gift originally came!!
  • Don't re-gift just for the sake of de-cluttering, make sure that you believe your gift will be well received by the new recipient.

 

If in the end you don't think re-gifting is for you then consider giving your unwanted gifts to a charity or donating them to a school fete or the like, they will definitely be appreciated.

We'll let you in on a little secret....we sometimes re-gift!!!  Now do tell, are you a re-gifter from way back or do you just hide your unwanted gifts away in the back of the cupboard??  Come on, you can tell us 😉

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Giveaway

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at What To Buy For Guys HQ and we thought what better than to share that Christmas spirit with a little competition.  

So to celebrate having 12 businesses listed on our directory already we thought why not have a 12 days of Christmas competition What To Buy For Guys style!!  Here's how it will work....

Each day for the next 12 days we will promote one of the businesses from our directory and one of their awesome guy gifts chosen by us here at HQ on our Facebook page.

The Giveaway:
To be in the running to win here's what you need to do...
1.  like our Facebook page and each of the promotional posts for the whole 12 days    
What To Buy For Guys - Facebook
2.  visit our website and sign up to our newsletter  via the pop up box  (we are having a few technical difficulties with other methods of subscribing and our contact us page!)
What To Buy For Guys - Website
3.  answer this question in 50 words or less in the comments section below
"LADIES WHAT IS THE WORST GIFT YOU HAVE EVER BOUGHT FOR A GUY?" or "GUYS WHAT IS THE WORST GIFT YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?"
please include your email address with your comment so that we can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

The Prize:
There will be 1 winner chosen based on the creativity of the answer provided.
The winner will receive one of the gifts that has been promoted during the 12 days.
The name of each of the 12 gifts promoted will be put into a hat and one prize will be drawn out of the hat via a FB livestream at 9.00pm Wednesday 14th December

Terms and Conditions:
1.  Competition is open to Australian residents only
2.  One entry per person.
3.  The winners will be chosen by the What To Buy For Guys team based on the most creative answer as judged by them.  No discussion over judging will be entered into.
4.  Competition starts on Thursday 1st December at 8.00am AEST and ends on Tuesday 13th December at 10.00am AEST
5.  The winner will be announced during the Facebook livestream at 9.00pm on Wednesday 14th December and they will also be contacted via the email address provided during entry
6.   If there is a problem with the availability of a specific prize the winner will receive an alternate prize as close in value to the specified prize as possible

Good luck!!

 

 

And so What To Buy For Guys was born…..

Hi there and welcome to "What To Buy For Guys"!

It seems to be the age-old question of what to buy men as gifts each time birthdays, Christmas, Father's Day or anniversaries roll around and coming from a family of 5 daughters we are pretty clueless when it comes to buying gifts for guys beyond socks and undies haha!!

With this in mind my sisters and I banded together to create a directory of stores that sell great gifts for guys, giving everyone a one-stop place to shop whether it be gifts for dad or grandpa, boyfriend, uncle or even pesky brothers!  The gift ideas that we have found via the stores listed on this directory have really opened our eyes to all of the fab things that you can buy for guys, there are gifts for all ages and all kinds of guys from the sports lovers to the tech geeks!

So welcome to our first step into the world of business as today we launch our online directory and blog!  We hope that you find our future blog posts informative and that  "What To Buy For Guys" helps to make your shopping experience a pleasant one and we hope your guy loves his next gift xx