Going Christmas shopping for a man is always going to be difficult; they are just so difficult to please! However if you decide to go for hardware or tools it is even more difficult as they probably won’t appreciate that pretty pink screwdriver set. Follow these simple rules and impress the hardware-mad man in your life on Christmas Day with your knowledge!
1 – Avoid the flowers, pretty as you think that hardware set with the pattern is it probably wont appeal to the man you are shopping for nearly as much.
2 – Ask the store clerks for help. They are there to give advice and they probably know more about the latest hardware toys than you! They are not at all scary, asking for help does not make you a fool it makes you a smart shopper.
3 – Think power tools. What man doesn’t love a new toy to play with and those are always better when powered!
4 – When shopping for tools remember to buy something that they will like and use, not something you want them to use to fix up your house.
5 – Try and think outside of the box, if you are shopping for a guy really into DIY then try and avoid the basics of hardware as they almost certainly have it already. Try and find something that is different but would still be useful.
6 – When shopping try to remember what sort of DIY they particularly enjoy, is it the plumbing, rebuilding or painting aspect for example? Chose hardware that pertains to that aspect.
Just follow these simple rules and you will be fine! Avoid pink, flowers and basic hardware; instead aim for power tools and try to be different. When stuck always ask for help, as it never hurts to get an expert opinion especially when you aren’t sure what you are looking at!