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It\s not always easy to think about gifts for him. There are so many things that modern guys have these days, and you sure dont want to be buying him socks and ties! Nor might you want to buy him jewelry because that might send him a message you don\t mean. So what\s it to be? Perhaps something personal but unusual. Here are some ideas.
There are certain board games that are suitable for any man, whether a relative, friend partner or boyfriend. They are the classic board games of strategy and skill that originated in antiquity and are still played worldwide today. No, not ludo or snakes and ladders, but chess, mahjong and backgammon. Perhaps even Go!
With pieces up to 2.5 inches high, the Lewis chess set is a reproduction of one found buried on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland Tennessee Titans Jersey , and is truly a fabulous gift. Some regard it as a very beautiful example of Celtic art while others think it ugly. If you are the latter, then you also get chess pieces in the form of ancient Greek gods and goddesses, or even in the form of animals from Africa.
Irrespective of your preferences, you will find a wide range of beautiful chess sets online that no educated guy could regard as other than a fabulous gift for him.
Mahjong – The Oriental Game of Skill
Perhaps chess is not his thing, or he already has a chess set on display. Among the alternative classic board games is mahjong, another game of great beauty while not strictly being a board game. Mahjong is an ancient Chinese game where the objective is to collect sets of tiles, vaguely similar to the game of rummy, but much more sophisticated.
For under $140 you can procure a beautiful high-quality mahjong set stored in a lovely oak case. This comes complete with the 166 tiles that are necessary for the game, along with wooden racks to hold them Antwon Blake Titans Jersey , money chips, dice and a rule book explaining how it is played. You and he will have lots of fun learning the rules as you play.
Backgammon – The Classic Board Game
Another of the classic board games is backgammon – this is a genuine board game, and one of these gifts for him that will aways be appreciated because it is not only a functional and popular classic game, but also looks beautiful on display. There are many different backgammon sets available online for you to choose from, ranging from an inexpensive magnetic set to a 19 x 17 inch non-folding wooden table-top backgammon set with red and black alabaster pieces. Fabulous for a table display!
However, if you want to splash out on your choice of gifts for him, then a fabulous Italian set hand crafted in alabaster is absolutely magnificent. This beautiful gift comes with a black attache case with a storage drawer, and will cost you less than $400. Backgammon is a popular game, and is played all over the world – often for very high stakes. So don\t let him too far off the leash!
Go – The Oriental Strategy Game
If these gifts for him appear to be too commonplace or not unusual enough Nate Palmer Titans Jersey , there are other board games that are not so common, but that nevertheless have an enduring appeal wherever they are played. An example of these is Go, the oriental game of strategy that is just as mentally taxing as chess, and without the touch of luck of the dice that comes with backgammon.
You can find out how Go is played by carrying out an internet search, and you will also find a number of different sets available. You could purchase a small traveling set, or a larger magnetic set, both useful for travel, although if you are buying the set as a gift then a deluxe traditional bamboo set might be more appropriate. Less than $140 will get you a beautiful bamboo set, with a bamboo-veneered board Jeremiah Poutasi Titans Jersey , glass pieces in white and black, and two polished wooden bowls with lids to hold the pieces.
Chinese Checkers – Entertaining for Six
Another of the great classic board games that make great gifts is Chinese checkers. This is a strategy game for up to six players, and there are also some magnificent sets of the game that are both decorative and functional. You can buy a 13 inch set with 60 marbles (6 sets of 10 in different colors) and a wooden board for under $35. That is a beautiful inexpensive gift, or you could bundle it with Go as a wonderful Oriental game combo.
If you are seeking unusual gifts for him, perhaps because he is the guy with everything that is so difficult to buy for, then these classic board games look great and are genuinely functional games. They look wonderful on a coffee table and any one of these is sure to be found very acceptable by the guy in your life.
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