Four Tips on Finding Housewarming Gifts for Men

September 26, 2013    |    By +
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In general, men appreciate gifts that are more on the practical side. So when you are searching for an awesome housewarming gift for a man, look for things that he can actually use, but might not think to buy for himself. And don’t forget to factor in space when you are considering what gift to buy: If he’s moving into a house with a yard, for example, a grill and grilling tools might be a nice gift, but for a guy in a high-rise apartment, he may not have access to any outdoor space at all. No matter what kind of home sweet home he’s moving into, I’m here to help get those gift-shopping juices flowing with four tips for finding that memorable, but still practical, housewarming gift.

1. Class Up His Bar Cart  

Bar carts are a huge trend in home decor right now. Instead of just bringing over your typical bottle of booze to help him stock up, try giving something that will last. A personalized glass decanter ($35) adds a wonderful element of sophistication to any home bar. Pair the decanter with a bar accent like leather coasters, classy cocktail napkins or chic glass straws to complete the gift.


2. Give Practical Gifts with Unique Twists 

Chances are the manly new homeowner (or renter) has taken care of the big and important things: flat screen TV, leather couches, a mattress, maybe even some sheets, but he may not have thought of the warm touches that go into making a house a home: doormats, tabletop accents, kitchen accessories, cozy throws. Help him add those final touches, but in a unique or humorous way. We love funny doormats that say cheeky things like, Come In, Go Away ($38) or Nice Underwear ($24).


3. Encourage Game Night  

Entertaining is one of those things that many of the ladies out there have more of a knack for. Help take some of the pressure off the new host and gift a fun game like Cards Against Humanity ($25). It can turn a last-minute get-together into an easy and memorable night with his buds.


4. Make Life Easy on Him

Here is an especially good tip if this is his first home or he’s getting used to living on his own. Here’s a guaranteed gift to make things easy on the guy. Who wouldn’t love this breakfast sandwich maker ($24) on a lazy Sunday morning? It’s easy to clean up, idiot-proof cooking and an instant meal. Gift Guru tip: Pair this with all the goods he needs to make his first “Sammy Sunday”: eggs, cheese and English muffins.



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Well, almost perfect. Maybe add a six-pack?


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Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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