Christmas Gifts For Men
‘Tis the season to plan your giving, tra la la la la la, la la la.
We all know that buying Christmas gifts is never easy.
Buying gifts for men is nigh on impossible.
Well, this year, avoid those nighttime moments of panic about what to get your Husband, your Dad, your Brother or your teenage Son and read this weeks blog for your one stop shop of Christmas joy!
In no particular order, here are 10 gift ideas for men to suit every personality…
Logical, original, creative thinkers. The Thinker can become very excited about theories and ideas. Exceptionally capable and driven to turn theories into clear understandings- for themselves and anyone else who can follow their train of thought. Quiet and reserved, hard to get to know well and often prefer their own company or that of a book!
The Perfect Gift: Military Vehicle Driving- chose from a variety of vehicles to learn to drive. Discover how different each can be and work though the best way to drive each one.
The Grumpy Old Man
We all know at least one. That somebody considered to be bad-tempered, disagreeable, or stubborn, a killjoy or a wet blanket. We would say they were sulking if they were a child, but these are adults. Often old, but not always!
The Perfect Gift: Tank Driving Taster- the ultimate excuse to start every sentence with ‘In my day…’ spend the afternoon driving WWII military vehicles and imagining what it was actually like to drive these vehicles.
The Boy Racer
A levelheaded young man aged between 17-25 years old who spends every possible moment sensibly making modifications to his vehicle to improve performance. The use of offensive stickers, spoilers borrowed from British Airways, clear tail-lights that give you a headache and practical rims that cost more than the car are all well implemented by the boy racer. As all boy racers are aware, such modifications make a car not only cool but also endlessly faster. Most boy racers obtain this valuable information from such reliable sources as their mates.
The Perfect Gift: Tank Paintball Battles- get kitted out in a tank suit, helmet and communication gear, learn to drive an FV432 through a periscope in battle conditions around our tank course set in a World War II bombing range. Then practice charging, loading and aiming a cannon mounted on top of the tank and shoot firstly at static targets and then at your opposition tanks. Fun filled, exciting, adrenalin pumping, speed daemon pleasing muddy ‘winner takes all’ fun…. In a tank! You will be the hero of the Boy Racer’s Christmas!
Eccentricity is often associated with genius, intellectual giftedness, or creativity. People may perceive the individual's eccentric behavior as the outward expression of their unique intelligence or creative impulse. Or, they may just think them a little bit off centre!
The Perfect Gift: A visit to our on-site museum. 3 hangers worth of tanks, military vehicles, communication equipment, World War memorabilia, guns, bombs and even a Sherman Tank. Hours and hours of entertainment and the possibility of watching some of our tanks out on exercise.
The giggler, the practical joker, the one who finishes every sentence with a joke. The one who never gives a straight answer or takes a situation seriously. Certainly the person to have around on Christmas Day!
Perfect Gift: Quad Safari- run on our sister site, the quad safari is designed to challenge even the most serious driver. A loss of concentration though will result in one or all of you getting very wet! Can you just imagine your practical joker planning tricks to dislodge his fellow safari riders?!
The Big Kid
This is a man that is over 30 years of age that spends his time playing video games online. This person can be a very responsible individual but at times can act just like a kid. The nieces and nephews LOVE him and jump on him as soon as he arrives with that dreaded shout… BUNDLE!!!!! Then you have to deal with the mess and the tears once he’s left.
The Perfect Gift: The big kid taking a smaller kid to the metaphorical sweet shop! Buy this Big Kid a ‘Dads and Lads’ session where neither actually has to be a Dad or a Lad, but means that one person learns to drive one of our FV432 tanks whilst the other is a passenger. After a rollercoaster ride around the WWII bombing range tank track, both driver and passenger will learn to charge, load, aim and fire the cannon on top of the tank at static targets. The perfect gift to share.
The One Who Has Everything
You can search every shop, department store and Internet site You can read every gift guide and gifting blog going with a ‘yup, he’s got one of those…’ There are enough pairs of slippers, wallets and body washes in his cupboard to last until 2030 and still, that’s the only idea you have to buy him!
The Perfect Gift: An adventure day out at Armourgeddon. Fill a whole day with activities to please this hard-to-buy-for individual and cover off Christmas and his next birthday in one. Start off with a scout around our museum and spot our film star vehicles from Evita, Saving Private Ryan, Allies and now the new Brad Pitt film, Fury. Then pick from the numerous options of tank or military vehicle driving experiences that we have on offer. Top off the day with some clay pigeon, archery or air riffle shooting for an adrenalin fuelled day that will be talked about for years. Buys you plenty of time to find a slippers alternative for next year!
The Petrol Head
Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. This person displays excellent skills with all things mechanical. Usually interested in and talented at extreme sports. Not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. Extremely analytical, they excel at finding solutions to practical problems. And they have a Series Record set for Guy Martin.
Perfect Gift: Tank Driving Experience. Experience the thrill of driving one of our tanks on a one-to-one basis with an instructor. Once mastered, they will attempt to negotiate our tank track in battle conditions through the periscope. Watch out cows!!
The Action Man
A man of action. Whenever it is, wherever you are, Action Man will be there to make sure the roads are clear of obstructions. He loves extreme sports and obstacle races, anything with Tough or Gauntlet or X in the title and he is there on the starting line, bandana on, mud stripes on the cheeks. He is a man of action, a man in the now, he is Action Man...
The Perfect Gift: Woodland paintball. This retro game played out in the woods of Southfield Farm consists of many different scenarios. Likelihood is that they have done this in the past; they loved it and will be very excited to do it again. Buy them some face paints too and Christmas Day can be complete with your camouflaged Action Man racing around the house with imaginary guns practicing their paintball moves.
The Gun Slinger
A person who collects, uses, is quite knowledgeable about and is especially skilled in the use of all kinds of guns. Usually male but not exclusively so, the Gun Slinger collects empty cartridges, knows how to disarm, strip and rebuild their SA80 at the gun range blindfolded in less than 30 seconds. They may possibly have a T-Shirt to state this fact, too.
Perfect Gift: Air Riffle Shooting. Using the latest pre-charged, bolt action sniper air rifles; take to our re-created WWII trench ranges where only the steadiest of hands will win. Learn to aim and shoot, then challenge your fellow snipers to a bull’s-eye competition.
We have some activities running year round and others just from April to October so give us a call to discuss your options and the best Gift Vouchers and Experience Vouchers to suit you. Give us a call on 01858 880 239 or click on the Buy a Gift Voucher buttons on any of the pages on our website.
What’s more, book a gift voucher and receive £10 off Tank Paintball and £5 off experience vouchers bought before Christmas 2014.