It can be challenging buy a gift for a man. You might not know what he like, or you can’t afford what he says he wants! Take the pressure off of yourself. Move beyond buying things that can be easily broken or forgotten, to finding memorable experiences that he’ll carry with him for the rest of his life.
Research has found that while buying physical gifts might make us happy – it only lasts a while. Once the excitement and novelty of the new gift wears off, we move on to searching for the next one. While every time we think of a magical experience we enjoyed, it still makes us happy!
Here are a few experiences that Gumtree has recommended to get you started:
An advanced driving course
Who doesn’t want to drive like someone in The Italian Job? If he always gets a twinkle in his eye when he sees a fast car, then an advanced driving course might be just the thing for him.
Cooking and baking course
The foodie or aspiring chef in your life will love the extra knowledge of a cooking or baking course. From learning how to make sourdough bread to honing in on fine French cuisine, this is a gift you might very well benefit from, too!
A language course
With travel limited, there’s no reason not to still experience different cultures by learning new languages. Even if he can’t make that amazing trip he’s always dreamed of, he may still be keen to learn a new language.
A weekend away
An unforgettable weekend is something he’ll remember far longer than that football shirt. There are plenty of listings online for easy weekend vacation options, close to home or further afield.
Other great experience gifts could be hot air ballooning, skydiving or bungee jumping for the really brave dads, or a gin distilling or craft beer making course. Gumtree has a lot on offer. Check them all out HERE.