Stock PhotoFor some people, when you think of buying a day out for a man, their mind might automatically think of some sort of thrill seeking experience, such as parachuting or flying a plane. But this is not something that my other half would enjoy and it seems that he’s not the only one.

I came across a study that found that the men of today aren’t really that much into extreme sports and thrill seeking any more, with many of the male species being much less willing to take part in physically challenging activities than ever before.

This piece of research that I found, carried out by St Andrews University, showed that men and woman are very much on par now when it comes to thrill seeking activities, which is very different to when they looked into men’s interests 40 years ago. In the 1970s men were more likely to want to try out extreme and adventurous sports, but it seems that cultural changes have had a big impact on today’s modern man.

Men are now into things like taking care of their appearance and grooming and pampering themselves. Maybe it’s the likes of David Beckham that have made men realise that looking after yourself (or the hordes of screaming women who lust after him), whether it’s applying that under eye cream, going to the gym or waxing off that monobrow, can result in attracting a lot more women!

Here are a few of my ideas:

A Day With a Dutritionist

They say you are what you eat and this is very much the belief of my other half, who would very much appreciate the opportunity to learn how to make himself look good on the inside and out!

This is a great gift for people who really care about their health and want advice on how to look after themselves, or even those who have health problems and need help on how to tackle them from a nutritional point of view.

Pamper and Spa Day

So, I’ve just mentioned about taking care of yourself from the inside, but let’s face it, it’s much more fun looking after yourself from the outside – especially if there’s pampering involved!

Personally, I would absolutely love the opportunity to sit back, relax and have a lovely facial or massage. With this type of day out, there’s usually the rest of the health spa to take advantage of too, so the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym are also available during this day of pure relaxation!

Photo Makeover

This is a great gift for someone who is feeling ‘pretty’ and wants to be a bit of a show off in front of the camera!

You may be surprised how many men will love this idea, as it will give them the chance to feel pampered, get theirhair styled, before posing in front of the camera.

With the majority of these photo makeover days, you can also get at least one free photograph of your choice.


There are plenty of gift ideas for all the pretty boys out there, or just for the men who enjoy the finer things in life, whether it’s a night out at the theatre, wine tasting or an afternoon of high tea.

Does it really matter if the modern man of today is longer into the thrill seeking activities that they once were? It just means that I get to spend more quality time with the other half doing things that we both enjoy!

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