Christmas gift ideas for the boys and men in your life

MEN ARE the hardest people in the world to shop for.

They want everything but they say they want nothing.

They act like they aren't fazed by whatever gift you get them, but we know deep down they're hoping for something special.

So, we have come up with a list of Christmas gift ideas perfect for the brother, father, boyfriend, husband and even your long lost cousin from Norway.

Fishing gear

Okay, so we can't assume every man in the world likes to fish, but we can assume that most do.

This is a safe gift idea if you know the person you're buying for loves to get out on the water and spend all day waiting for fish to bite.

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Fishing rods for men are like shoes to women - you can never have enough.

Especially if you do you research on which fishing rods/tackle are the best for certain types of fishing.

At least that makes it seem like you put a lot of effort and thought into your gift.

And luckily, Gladstone has no shortage of fishing equipment stores:

Tackle World, Pats Tackle World, Gladstone Marine Bait & Tackle and BCF are just a few of the local stores that will help you with all you Christmas gift ideas for him.

Latest tech/gaming console

If you're looking to go all out and spend a chunk of money this Christmas, you can't go wrong this idea.

With technology and gaming consoles there is just so much to choose from for example, the Xbox, Playstation, Wii, iPad or even the brand new iPhone 6s, because we all know how much men love their gadgets.

If the person you're buying for already has one or more of these consoles or gadgets, easy fix: find out what games they have, and what genre of gaming they are into and buy them a stack of new games.

A simple Google search can tell you what the highest sought after games and gadgets on the market are, so once again, research is key. Big W, Kmart, Harvey Norman and EB Games are just a few stores you can visit to find any of these gift ideas.

Lots of little things

If you're the best girlfriend, wife, sister, daughter or grandmother and you have already purchased all of these things in the past and need something new, this is the best idea for you.

An easy way to make sure you get something right with this gift is get one of everything.

This is probably the most fun present to do, and definitely the present which will win Christmas gift effort of the year award.

First of all get an old laundry basket, esky (or a new esky) or anything that can hold a variety of items.

Fill it with old cut up newspapers, don't worry - we won't be mad if you have to cut this newspaper up for a great gift idea.

Go shopping

Little gift ideas can include, a new wallet, a pair of sunglasses, new clothing, a bottle (or two) of his favourite drink, a few console games, and some silly little things that will put a smile on his face, like old photos.

If you're still stuck for an idea, you could be putting way too much thought into the perfect gift.

After all Christmas isn't just about presents, it's about spending the time with your loved ones and enjoying their company.