It may seem as if the men in their lives already have good clothes. The trifecta of gift giving is when you manage to impress a man who seems to have everything with great new clothes that you purchased at bargain prices.
One of the little known secrets of men's Sports Clothin is that men like to look good just as much as women do, even if they don't think about it as often or as prominently as women do. This secret of men's clothing is that men want to be admired for how they look. But part of looking good to a man is having clothes that fit well and feel comfortable.
So let us now think about what most men like. Most men like some sort of sports or activity, whether it be fishing, basketball, golf, pool, bowling, football, tennis, baseball, or one of hundreds of other possibilities. If you know your man roots for a team or player of any sport, you can find sports shops selling team or player gear. Or, you may want to get your man his own active-wear shirts, such as golf shirts, polo shirts, or t-shirts.
All of these can be very affordable, with many being found at discount stores and department stores. The great thing with sports shirts, is that when you are in doubt going a little larger is generally considered fashionable.
Similarly, if your man regularly wears a hat and is into sports, you can always add another hat to his collection with good results. This is particularly easy when he has a favorite professional or college sports team.
If you're not so sure about your man's interests, you can go in other directions. Men always seem to have a use for underwear, socks, and t-shirts. Perhaps this is because they don't often take the time to go out and buy these things for themselves until desperation strikes. These items can be bought in bulk packs from brand names at many discount stores.
If you're in a cold area, it is almost too easy. Men in very cold regions can almost always use an extra set of long johns to keep those sensitive areas warm. This is particularly important for the man who does a lot of work or play in the outdoors.
Some men just don't have any of the obvious tastes we commonly associate with men. Even worse is when your man does have these tastes but you just don't know him that well. About the worst thing you can do is buy him sports gear for the wrong team, for example. When in doubt, you can generally always succeed with plain, unmarked clothing, if it fits.
There is a safe way to go that most men actually prefer to receiving clothing, known as the gift certificate or gift card. Men may not like clothes shopping, but they almost always seem to prefer picking out their gifts themselves. Find out where he shops for his own clothing, and you'll be able to get him a gift certificate for his favorite clothing store.
Unless you know for a fact that your man is a tie collector or tie enthusiast, don't buy him another tie. A belt is a better idea, but don't buy that either. Clothing accessories are not nearly as prized as clothing because they last for years and years, rarely needing replaced and often going for years unused.