The man in your life completes you. The first man in your life was the one who created you. Your guardian angel, your father. Another man in your life is the one you grew up with. The one who found a new reason to fight with you every single day, but defended you like a wall in times of danger, your brother.
And the other man in your life, is the one you are sharing some of the best and worst experiences of life with, your love, your partner, your soulmate. Knowing the importance of each of these figures in your life will obviously make you want to get sentimental Christmas gifts for each one of them. Given here are some ideas for each of these relationships.
... for Dad/Brother
They deserve something much better than a cheap Christmas gift for men picked up at a thrift store. Put some thought into the gift and you'll be rewarded with a radiant smile, and if you're lucky, a slightly shiny, watery glint in their eyes too.
Find all the ones that were shot on every Christmas from when you'll were kids till the last year. Collect and edit them. Then compile a video montage of all the best moments that you picked from them. Play it at home and give both of them a copy each, in a personalized CD case.
Scrounge around or take the help of a genealogist to trace back your family as far as possible. Once you have enough information, make a lovely family tree by hand on a china plate. Use a calligrapher's help if you need. Make a replica of it on another plate and gift it to both, your father and brother. It will definitely be an emotional moment for them.
If there's a particular author's work that your father or brother enjoys reading, try and get your hands on the first edition of one of his books.
... for Boyfriend/Fiancé/Husband
He loves you with all your flaws and you love him with all of his. This love has every reason to be celebrated. And do it with the ideas given here.
You probably know the man in your life better than almost everyone he knows. So, you've got to know special incidents in his childhood that he must have shared with you. He must have a mentioned a specific toy that he was particularly fond of. Or a chocolate or candy that he really enjoyed.
This way, along with his favorite food, he'll also get the favorite flavor that he absolutely loves. In addition to this, prepare a batch of every one of his favorite munchies. From cupcakes to cookies to brownies to even fried chicken wings. Join him and binge the Christmas away!
Right from underwear to a shaving kit to a three piece suit to cuff-links. Buy him everything and have them personalized with either his name or just his initials. For the cloth items, you can have the name embroidered and for the metal or plastic items, get the name embossed or inscribed.
All these ideas for will definitely work to make your man/men shed a happy tear or two. So take your pick. You're in for some heavy-duty hugging! Merry Christmas!