You gotta love men! They are usually the givers in so many ways, and expect very little in return, if anything at all. Still, buying gifts for men might be difficult, only because they have so many interests, and seem to like everything!
Most men love the sports, outdoors, women, and technology. Pretty much in that order. However, after forty, a man’s style may have changed for the better. As now, they are looking for quality over quantity.
Neiman Marcus is to men, what Tiffany’s is to women. It is the almighty, favorite place to shop for men! If they see the Neiman Marcus gift bag, or box, they smile big, and their eyes light up like a Christmas tree! Of course, you can please him no matter where you shop, because what really makes him so happy is that you bought him a gift.
Luckily, we will find sales no matter what brand he favors. Keeping this in mind, I have found some great gift ideas for men after forty. The key to finding the right gift is in the man himself.
The Man Himself – His Genuine Side
Most of the men I know, really seem to live in the moment and enjoy life fully. Besides being a menswear stylist for years, a bartender, and having a brother, I’ve also had more boyfriends than I care to admit.
If you’ve ever worked in sales, I’m sure you will agree that men are much easier to sell to than women. Men are usually agreeable, and trustworthy. They spend their cash freely, or whip out the plastic without hesitation, and they genuinely do care about their appearance!
Men often give support for just about any cause, they take pleasure in wining and dining their significant other, and will do whatever they can to help a neighbor, friend, sibling, and Mom for sure. Boys generally have the highest esteem for their Mom.
Sure, they all have some downsides, but don’t think about that when buying his gift. Remember his kindness instead, and all that he has done for you.
The Common Man – And All His Interests
Since they have so many interests, gift ideas can be overwhelming. Another reason to love Neiman Marcus is they already have a web page devoted to men. “Gift Ideas for Men at Neiman Marcus“. That helps a lot, and you can use these suggestions anywhere you shop.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a bank account the size of Neiman Marcus, but no worries. I got you covered. I like to draw inspiration from Neiman Marcus, and gather ideas for what men want. The Men’s Shop at Neiman Marcus has all the latest gadgets, and styles for men.
We’re looking for quality now, and there are plenty of shops that can offer us that without going over budget, though maybe not as luxurious.
After I have found the right gift for him, I like to to do some comparison shopping. We all know Amazon has everything, and usually for less, so I just start there.
This season I found several great gift ideas for men after forty. The outdoor man could always use some warmth. Some games, technical gadgets, and comfy clothes for the man cave, and even some grooming products for his feminine side. Men like to look and feel their best too!
To keep it simple, I have created budgets for over and under $100. Of course, what is over $100 at Neiman Marcus, could well be under $100 at Amazon.
Outdoors Man Gifts Over $100
During my search through Neiman Marcus, I spotted cashmere silk crew neck sweaters, leather gloves, hiking boots, and a solid wool fringed scarf for the outdoors.
Saved $96 without sacrificing quality. It’s Hugo Boss!
Neiman Marcus stylish Guanti Giglio Fiorentino Three-Cord Napa Leather Gloves with cashmere lining certainly have quality, but for $159 less, you can purchase Frr Minnesota Napa Leather Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin lining.
Outdoors Man Gifts Under $100
Dog Days 7-Pack of Socks, Air and Land Hybrid Quad Copter with HD Recording, and Xtreme Cables Action View Sport Glasses with Built-In Video Camera.
Home & Tech Gifts Over $100
Home & Tech Gifts Under $100
Xoopar Mini Speaker, DIVOOM Mini Timebox, Godinger Dublin 5-Piece Whiskey Set, Waterford Crystal Elegance Champagne Coupe, and DOIY Foosball Bottle Opener.
Grooming Gifts for Over $100
Panasonic Premium 5-Blade Men’s Electric Shaver, Roja Elysium Parfums Cologne, and Gucci Signature Card Case
Grooming Gifts for Under $100
Mountaineer Brand Boxed Beard Kit, The Art of Shaving 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Full-Size Kit, Big Boy Shaving Gel, and Big Boy SPF 20 Moisturizers – The highest quality men’s moisturizing cream.
Price Match – Same Low Price at Neiman Marcus
I was shocked to find several of my gift ideas were actually priced the same at Amazon. Some were even a little higher at Amazon. It’s true! These items were all priced the same at Neiman’s as they were at Amazon.
The only thing missing are his sports. You know all his favorite teams, and it is ever so easy to find novelty gifts for any sport or team he likes.
The Actionview Sport glasses with built-in video camera could really score a homerun on any playing field!
Tickets to any sporting event would surely please him as well. Whatever sport he likes, you can always find items that he will love just by using Google, or Amazon’s search bar.
Let’s Wrap This Up – With a Smile
Men love to make people smile, so that is a gift within itself. A smile is the icing on the cake to men, so wear it proudly and as often as possible.
Men over forty, prefer quality gifts. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. In fact, a mans favorite accessory is socks. They can’t get enough of them, or should I say, keep up with them. Socks are considered gold to men!
All these great gifts can be found at Neiman Marcus, and Amazon. Still, there are plenty of other stores to shop for men over forty.
J. Crew, Hugo Boss, Macy’s, Burberry, Michael Kors, Eddie
Bauer, Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Levi’s, and Target to name a few.
We have found gifts for outdoor fun, for the home, or man cave, gifts to keep him warm and cozy, gifts to keep him looking good, and even those odd, technical gifts.
These are great gift ideas for men after forty, but I may have missed a few. It is challenging to find the right gift for ‘the man’. Do you have any great gift ideas for men after forty? If so, please leave a comment below and share. Are you a man after forty? Please, please, share your thoughts with us. We really want to know!
I didn’t forget the tools. You want to be careful with those. Unless he specifies exactly what tools he wants, don’t even bother. Men prefer to buy their own tools, because we somehow buy the wrong ones. Trust me, he will be glad you went another route. Buying a man tools is like men gifting us appliances. So, you can forget the tools, just don’t forget to smile! 🙂