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How to choose the best leaving gifts for friends

When a friend is leaving to carry on with their life somewhere else or maybe he or she got hired in another company, it’s always polite to give them a parting gift. Why is this important? Being humans, we are not sure if we will ever get the chance to meet again so a gift is perfect to act as a souvenir for them to remember you by. As much as we wouldn’t want to say goodbye, it is inevitable. If you’re the one who’s leaving you’d want your friends to give you something small. You wouldn’t buy your friends a random gift, it has to be something that is of significance to them.

Factors to help us pick the perfect parting gift

Like I said above, you don’t just pick any item as a leaving gift for your friend. If you do consider yourselves as friends, you obviously know something that is sentimental to them. Something that is unique to only the two of you.

1. Something you once shared together – maybe you liked dressing up for parties. At Luckies, we offer the Book of Masks which has tear-out masks of every design from Cleopatra to Victorian age masks which you can use for occasions like Halloween. If you were avid fans of Halloween or Masquerade parties, buying them a gift like this one is sure to make them feel loved. Don’t hold back, reflect on what you love doing together.

Masks for partys

2. Something they like doing – you obviously know activities your friend likes doing. If they are avid travelers, you should buy them an Adventure Map and Adventure Journal. An Adventure Map has a scratch map which you can scratch the cover off to reveal the contents. They can scratch of the areas they have visited around the world or even of the place they’ll be moving to so as to get an idea of what to expect. We have a wide range of framed maps which can be customized to fit their needs and preference such as cuisines, geography and so much more.

adventure map

3. Something new you know they might want to try – maybe there’s something you wanted to try but didn’t get the chance to. At Luckies, we offer a wide range of scratchable bucket list which will encourage them to try out new stuff when they settle in the new place. The bucket list can contain as many activities as you want making sure they never lack an adventurous time.

There are so many reasons that maybe more personal which will affect the kind of gift you want. Visit our online store and see for yourself the wide range of gift you can get for your friends. Our gifts are affordable for all and totally worth it. If you want a custom made gift just contact us so that we can get your specifications. It may be a bit costly but it’s also worth every penny.

Where to Find the Best Gifts for Men Online

Socks used to be the present of choice when choosing gifts for men, at a stretch, men would be presented with a silk tie or a bottle of brandy. As the gift market has expanded, so have the expectations of men, as there is now no excuse to buy lacklustre gifts for the man in your life.

The internet is full of interesting and unusual gifts for men, so full, that it can often be difficult to narrow down the search in order to find the right present. We share tips on what to look for, and how to find the best gifts for men online.

List His Hobbies

If you know the man you are buying for, list his hobbies. The chances are he will have all the tools he needs to practice his passion, but he will probably not own the associated paraphernalia.

Common hobbies include:

  • Sports
  • Travelling
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Socialising
  • Art

Once you have the broad idea of what his hobbies are you can then move on to make the gift more personalised.

Narrow Down the Search

All of the hobbies mentioned can span a huge array of activities. For example, if he likes sports, does he enjoy watching or taking part? What sports does he like? Does he partake to get fit or just for fun? Is he part of a team or a season ticket holder? These are all questions where the answers will help you find the ideal gift.

If he likes travelling, find out where he like to visit. Is he a sun seeker or an explorer? Does he travel for work or pleasure or both? Does he bring home inspiration from his trips?

Discover His Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list, and by discovering this you can ensure you find the perfect present in the wealth of cool gifts for men on the internet. For example, a scratch map would help him realise his dreams while visualising the places he’s been. You’ll give the gift of travel memories along with some incredible inspiration as he plans his next adventure.

bucket list

Travel maps aren’t only of the world, you can find all kinds of scratch maps from gastronomy scratch maps to scratch maps of Europe, for the traveller that likes to stay closer to home. This gift idea would ensure you’re always thought about as he ticks off items off his bucket list as the scratch map will last a lifetime.

Other Cool Gifts for Men Ideas

If travel isn’t his thing, consider something personalised, such as a personalised mug sporting his favourite sports team. You can also combine two or more of his favourite hobbies to find the perfect gift, for example, a Star Wars create it yourself, football which would be perfect for an artist that loves soccer and sci-fi.

In summary, finding the best gift for him is easy, as long as you know what he’s interested in!

5 cool gifts for guys for any occasion

Whoever said Men are hard to buy for, obviously didn’t know where to shop. We’ve got tons of cool gifts to suit every type of guy, every type of occasion and every type of budget. So if you’re shopping for cool gift ideas for his birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Paper anniversary, moving in day, or any sort of day; just don’t overthink it. Take a look at our 5 cool gifts for guys for any occasion and you’ll be laughing. (At all the time you wasted on socks and jumpers in the past.)

1. Adventure Map

No matter the occasion these make cool gifts for guys that they will love and make use of for years to come. A Scratch Map that has the added bonus of over 280 must do bucket list experiences to complete. The perfect gift for the man who likes to travel and keep a personalised record of where he’s been, and the perfect inspiration for once in a lifetime adventures in whatever part of the world he’s visiting. To view Adventure map in detail click here.

Cool gifts adventure map

2. Barbecue Stamp

Cool birthday gift ideas for Dad don’t get better than this. Make his status as king of the Barbecue official with his very own branding iron. He can mark his steaks according to their level of ‘doneness’ – ‘Black & Blue’, ‘Little bit of Blood’ and ‘Nearly Burnt’. We hope he won’t be using that last one too often. To view the BBQ Stamp in detail click here.

3. No Sew Buttons

Hey, everyone loves a practical present they can use. No Sew Buttons are the gift every man needs; he can keep them in his drawer at work for emergency shirt popping incidents.

4. Pocket Tin Speaker

A music lover’s essential. This speaker may be small in size but packs a powerful sound and is perfect for playing music in his garden, hotel room, the beach, or anywhere he so wishes. Maybe tell him to give it a rest on public transport though, hey?

5. Smartphone Projector & Speaker V2.0 Gift Set

If you still need cool birthday present ideas, this is the coolest gift he’ll ever receive. His very own portable projector in a box, perfect for projecting movies from his smartphone. This version comes in a retro brown finish and has been upgraded to feature surround sound speakers.

3 cool gifts for friends starting a new job

Isn’t it wonderful when something brilliant happens to one of your mates? It’s almost as good as if it happened to you yourself. If you’ve got a friend who’s just landed a new job, you’ll no doubt want to help them celebrate. And what better way than getting your BFF some sweet new job gifts? Here at Luckies we’ve got quirky stationery gifts for a new job, tech gifts, first job gifts and even something to help them enjoy their tea break. A little piece of luck and fun for them take with them on their first day; here are 3 cool gifts for friends starting new jobs.

1. The Envelope
If you’re looking for graduation gifts for someone who’s about to start their first job; The Envelope is part tech sleeve part stylish fashion statement. This slim profile laptop sleeve is inspired by the classic manilla envelope and will ensure your friend turns up for work on their first day looking like they mean business. Strong and durable, this protective case is made from a tear proof and writeable material, with grey quality felt for extra padding.

2. Rainbow Sticky Notes
It’s always good to make friends and allies in your new job and with these Rainbow Sticky Notes, your friend will be able to send out the message that they’re not all work and no play. They’ll add a little bit of colour to a grey office and the colour coding feature make it the perfect gift for anyone who is just this side of being an organisational freak.

3. Baby Nessie Tea Infuser
Just because they work in a communal office, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a nice brew of their favourite proper loose leaf tea, whatever variation that may be – English Breakfast, Assam or Oolong. And this miniature Baby Nessie floating around in their cup will surely cheer them up on a tough day in the office. If you’re looking for gift ideas for a new job, you could pair this with some posh biscuits to keep in their drawer too for in case of emergencies.

3 cool gifts for the man on the move

If you’re looking for cool gift ideas for the guy who likes to travel, your search is over. He’s the kind of guy who’s always on the move, never standing still for a minute, a jet-setting go-getter. If he’s not dashing off to Barcelona or Dubai on work trips, he’s off on his fourth holiday of the year. This time it’s just a few days in Croatia though (nothing fancy), then next month it’ll be skiing in Canada. Sometimes it’s exhausting just keeping up with him! So when it comes to cool travel gifts for his birthday what do you get this nomadic traveller? One of these 3 cool gifts for the man on the move, that’s what.

1. The Envelope

Cool gifts for travellers don’t come more stylish than this. A laptop sleeve for the guy who’s office can be anywhere. This stylish tech sleeve will protect his most treasured possession whilst he carries it from the hotel room, to the pool, to the cafe and beyond. The Envelope is designed to look like a retro manilla envelope and is made from a strong tear proof and writeable material. It is also lined with quality grey felt for extra protection.

2. Pocket Tin Speaker

If you’re always living out of a suitcase, travelling around from one destination to the next, you probably don’t have room for a full speaker system in your bags. This tiny pocket sized smartphone speaker means you can play your music anywhere; in your hostel, on your hotel room balcony, at the beach, and you don’t need to compromise on sound either. For a small speaker, this packs a powerful punch. A great gift for a gap year student.

3. Scratch Map Original

This scratch off world map poster makes a stunning gift for a true globetrotter and will fast become their new hobby. They can create their own personalised travel record by scratching off the countries they have visited to reveal the beautiful colours underneath. The map also contains global facts and figures, and travel tips too. They can hang it on their wall at home for all to see how well travelled they are. Show offs!


Top 5 cool birthday gifts for men

Top cool birthday gifts

It’s hard being good all the time. It’s hard always getting it right, and sometimes you’re gonna find yourself stumped for a cool birthday gift. You’re going to hit a mental block on just what exactly you can buy to satisfy and delight. A dad, a brother, uncle, grandad, second cousin twice removed; the men with birthdays come in all shapes and sizes. It can be quite a minefield, all this being cool, but at Luckies we understand that, so if you think you’re in danger of buying your guy a Crocs voucher out of sheer exasperation and you’ve used up all the good ideas you thought you had, we’ve got 5 cool birthday gifts for men listed below to save your skin.

Explorer Bottle

Our Explorer Bottle is a stainless steel drinking bottle that does exactly what it says on the tin. Just to be clear, like we said its made of stainless steel, and it says it on the bottle which isn’t a tin. But look, you get the jist. It can be clipped to a bag or waistband for the more scatty birthday boy in your life, and he doesn’t need to be a Bear Grylls to benefit from its hardwearing exterior.

Camera Light

The Camera Light is a rechargeable ambient light presented as a vintage camera. Perfect for a bedside table, desk top, or corner of a feature shelf in a particularly cool living room.

Perry The Capitalist Pig

Perry The Capitalist Pig is a chalkboard money box, so if think your man is a little more difficult to please, maybe suggest he saves for his own gift. He can even keep track of his proximity to (and distance from) his goal by writing on Percy’s belly.

Adventure Wristband

The Adventure Wristband is a slap on PU leather wristband that houses an 8GB USB drive. Perfect for travellers, big important business men, or maybe just if your guy likes pretending he’s a spy – all equally cool reasons they might need portable storage.

If he’s a Summer baby, the coolest gift you can get him is one he can use at his (inevitable) BBQ birthday party. The BBQ stamp can be heated up in flame, and has 3 toppers so that he can brand different messages into the meat he’s cooking – “Black and Blue”, “Nearly Burnt”, and “Little Bit of Blood”. He’ll be the coolest host at the coolest party, and your job will be done.

3 unusually cool birthday gifts for any occasion

Cool birthday gifts

There are a lot of great things about being invited to a birthday party. Cake, music, watching other people’s drunk elderly relatives dance to Miley Cyrus, cold chicken nuggets, cake, booze, cake. Did we mention that we enjoy cake? Anyway, despite all this, the one downside to a birthday party, is that whatever cool gift idea you think you’ve had, has to be opened in front of at least 15 strangers. Don’t feel so cocky now, do you? Well don’t worry, we’ve got at least 3 ideas for unusually cool birthday gifts that will save you from public shaming amongst strangers.

Cool gadgets

Cool gadgets

If your guy is into his tech, our Hologram Viewer is a really cool gadget you can give as a birthday gift, and we can pretty much guarantee no one else will have thought of it. After downloading the free app, your giftee can create their own custom holograms on their phone and project them through the viewer. They can even make a birthday hologram and project it at the party. If you’re giving it as a birthday gift, they’ll also receive a personalised text message with instructions on how to download and play their own holograms.

Unusual gifts

Unusual gifts

Captain Greenfingers? Or maybe he loves space. Maybe it’s both, and you’ve hit the absolute jackpot with our Rocket Planter. The rocket shaped plant pot is a really great unusual gift. If you’re feeling particularly generous, you could also buy them a red plant to put in it, completing the jet fire effect.

Gifts for any occasion

Scratch Map Poster

Luckies are best known for our Scratch Map, which in itself is a pretty unusual and cool gift to give. Whether the gentleman you’re buying for is a traveller, has been in the past, or plans to be in the future, they can mark their journey on a very attractive piece of cartography. The Scratch Map comes in a number of varieties, including the Gourmet Scratch Map for your foodie buddy, the Adventure Map for your daring pal, or the Deluxe Edition if you really want to birthday treat them.

Cool Tech Gadgets for Men and Women

These are the coolest tech gadgets on the planet for anyone with a pulse, for people that can’t go a day without music, for people who have a unique outlook to try new things, and for people who like to create a relaxed way of life.

Pocket Tin Speaker

Can’t go long without music, it helps our mood and controls our emotions, sets the scene for romance for a boogy or just to set the mind free. This compact portable speaker is small on size, but big on volume to sing out load on that trail, loosen up in a field or simply stuck out in the sticks with no electricity. Then just pop this lovely silver tin speaker in your pocket and plug into your phone and play for 12 hours playback and then back home in time for lunch. The ideal travel accessory comes with a USB cable and is light weight in a silver vintage style tin, just pop off the lid and listen to your favorite tunes. Loud enough to fill a room, cool enough to get out and grove.

Milk Light

Milk Light gadget for bedroom

The cool retro rechargeable milk light is a soft neon ambient lighting suitable for a nightlight, hanging out at festivals and camping, just enough light to have fun or romance or to get you to the bathroom without dazzling yourself into shock.

Designed replica of the old milk bottles with a translucent inner that glows will also look great and add a special touch to the breakfast table. Light and portable, comes with a USB cable to charge and lasts up to 6 hours. Presented in a cute card carton and has gold writing on the bottle with a cork top.

Adventure Scratch Map

Traveling encompasses a sense of freedom like no other activity and doing things we haven’t tried us a sense of achievement. The Adventure map comes with a booklet of over 280 suggested adventures to try and interact with the full size poster map of the world. A real cool tech gadget for all who embrace new experiences and want to live life to the full. You will always have a story to tell.

A gold map of the world with matte black countries and numbered symbols in foil to scratch off the bucket list adventures to reveal a map of where you have traveled highlighted in colorful dots marking your journey of discovery.and incredible things you have seen and done.

3 Cool Gifts for Colleagues moving onto pastures new

3 Cool Leaving Gifts for Colleagues Your colleague is moving onto pastures new, and you want to mark the occasion and remember that the future is built from experience of the past to take to our next adventures, and these 3 leaving gifts will give them your best wishes to go for it.

Chalkboard Map

Making changes and trying new things in life can be like walking into the dark night with no torch. Some how we have to find that blind faith and courage especially when we are in the comfort zone for any length of time. So let us be happy for the new adventurer who is leaving and wish them well with the Chalkboard Map. Just like the unknown, a black laminate map of the world waiting to be discovered and reveal the color of life yet to enjoy and conquer.
The Chalkboard Map will give them the freedom to plan their own journey but also inspire them to visit places they only dream’t of or saw in the movies. With a chalk pen they can write on the map and wipe off any plans or ideas to start new ones, then as the countries are discovered, the foil layer can be scratched off turning the black map slowly into color, a personal record to remember where you have been. Display this stunning poster on the wall and keep the motivation rolling.

Memory Box

Memory box for kepsakes

For the reluctant leaver who will want to have a trinket from every life experience, this is a very thoughtful gift, and perhaps you could pop a staff photo in there and a pack of hankies !
A classy wooden box to hold precious keepsakes and memory’s so they don’t get lost and damaged. Not just a box though with a specially designed 12 piece memory kit.
A beautiful foam lined box with A 6 notebook, storage tin, card wallet and card tags to look after those unique personal experiences that mean a lot to you.

Camera Light

Camera light for bedroom

They haven’t been with you long, but they made an impact. They left a great impression but you will never keep them. They are free spirits and search for new life experience. You want to buy them a leaving gift to say , great to have had you on the team and we understand your need to be creative and to try new things.
This rechargeable bedside lamp is also ideal for camping and festivals. Looks really cool, like the old retro cameras and switches on and off by turning the shutter. A USB cable is included to recharge. A unique and very cool leaving gift for the quirky work mate who wants to keep moving to capture the unique personal pictures of life. Shine a light on their future and wish them well with the Camera Light.

Top 5 cool gadgets for men who have everything

Cool tech gadgets for men

What do you give the man who has everything? A pat on the back!

Failing that we’ve got a fine array of tech gadgets and gizmos for geeks…the best gadgets for men who think they have everything.

For tech gadgets we have the Pocket Tin Speaker, a USB rechargeable speaker that is small enough to pocket and tough enough to take a bit of a beating. This little fella boasts playback of up to 12 hours and has great sound quality for something so compact.

Pocket smartphone speaker

In terms of computers the top gadgets for men always need some classy protection – say hello to The Envelope. This tech sleeve is inspired by the classic manila envelope, and is lined with high quality grey felt to offer extra protection and keep your laptop or tablet nice and warm! To be specific it fits 13″-15″ Macbook Air, Macbook Pro Retina and other 15″ ultraportables.

Laptop sleeve

Of course men gadgets don’t have to be techy. If the guy in question has a state of the art phone but wants a quick and simple way to increase the size of his screen for watching videos then look no further than Smartphone Magnifier. Perfect as a travel gift or the ideal companion to the Smartphone Speaker, the magnifier can double your screen in retro style.

Smartphone Magnifier

A contender for one of the best new gadgets 2017 (although we haven’t officially entered it yet!) the Hologram Viewer is a throwback to the days when Holograms were a thing of future. Simply buy the Hologram Viewer as a gift, download the free app and create a personalized message and accompanying hologram which will be waiting for the lucky recipient once they’ve unwrapped their techy new friend.

Hologram viewer for smartphone

If your guy spends a lot of time in the kitchen, perhaps occasionally taking another beer from the fridge, you might want to get him Chill Bill. Bill is a penguin shaped odour absorber – all he asks is that you fill him up with baking soda and he’ll fight off the stench of cheese and half opened cans of tuna. This little fella has to be at the top of the list of cool gadgets for men. Geddit?! Brrrr.

Fridge odour absorber

If this list of the top 5 gadgets for men who have everything hasn’t provided you with the perfect gift then head over to our full range of gadgets right here.