Below are some suggested Cancer man gifts sorted by category. We're always looking for more Cancer gift suggestions so if you're a Cancer man we'd love to hear what your favorite gifts have been. There's a form at the bottom of the page.
With hundreds of thousands of books available anywhere and anytime (they use a wireless internet connection) a new book is always just a few seconds away. The more expensive Kindles also allow you to send and receive emails and texts with no monthly subscription.
There was a time when video games were for kids. These days however there are many titles which adults enjoy, and it's not uncommon for a video game to be the centerpiece of male gatherings.
I've heard of couples who use console fighting games to resolve arguments. If you can kick your mans butt in a boxing or kung fu game you will score major sexy points.
Cheaper and better every year these are available for a wide range of budgets, and also have many accessories ideal for filler gifts. Among the more useful ones are carrying cases (the stronger the better) external keyboards (many built in keyboards are very uncomfortable to use if you have big hands) and portable storage devices. Spare batteries and cable locks are also very useful if your man travels much.
If your Cancer man is the practical type then tools may be a good choice, especially if you've recently bought a home together, or plan to do so.
As a side note, women are sometimes reluctant to buy tools for their man thinking it's the equivalent of them receiving a vacuum cleaner. Guys tend to look at things slightly differently however. Tools are more like toys, and receiving them from a partner is a tribute to ones manliness.
If your Cancer man enjoys working on his vehicle then there are an abundance of gadgets, toys and technology to choose from...
If your man is the scruffy type then birthdays and Christmas can be the perfect time to modernize his wardrobe a little. An often overlooked option in this area is to give him you! Many Cancer men will agree that lingerie bought for you makes a great birthday or christmas gift for him. If your budget is tight then there are good ways to distract him...
If your Cancer man appreciates fine foods and snacks then gourmet gift baskets often make a safe choice especially if you're on a budget. Most men prefer the more basic items such as cheese, wine and summer sausage over the more exotic things such as caviar.
If your Cancer man is the active type then you can't go far wrong with anything related to his favorite hobby or sport. The main thing to keep in mind here is that guys tend to prefer 'toys' which 'do' things more than something less animate such as clothing.
If your Cancer is into a specific sport or hobby then the decision is often made easier for you. If all else fails a swiss army knife or power tools are a good generic choice. Remember though, we're looking for big boy toys here, and not creature comforts - you want something to embrace his manliness, not to impede it! (No snuggly socks with the multi-colored toes please!)
Watches are an ideal personal gift which will make your Cancer man think of you regularly. When choosing which type to purchase often the best approach is to take note of his old watch and buy one of similar design (ie if he has a rotary watch buy another rotary watch etc). Most men appreciate a personal message which is engraved. If you're feeling bold then a sexy one liner will make him smile for years!)
Cancer men are some of the best BBQ chefs you'll ever find! Even if your favorite Cancer isn't normally much of a cook, you may be surprised what he can do in front of a a gas grill...
If you Cancer man enjoys spending time at home then there's a good chance that secretly he would like a bigger sound system.
Movies often make an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift. Perhaps the first movie you saw together?
If your Cancer man wears jewelry (check first if you have just started dating!) then it can make a very personal gift:
There's a good chance your man already has one, but if he doesn't it can be another solid gift idea, and technology changes so fast that newer is always better.
If your Cancer man has an obsession other than you, then this gift category can make an obvious choice. Generally it's a bad idea buying something in the hope of inspiring him to take up a new hobby however.
If your Cancer is a sportsman then it can make for some easy and fast gift ideas.
Books and magazine subscriptions can be a good choice if you're looking for a cheap or non-intimate gift. Most men would place them fairly low on the "I really want this!" list however. For avid readers the kindle mentioned above is better all round due to the instant delivery times, and of course it saves trees too.
There is a lot of traditional advice on buying for each star sign however beyond a point it becomes fairly worthless as sun signs are just too broad to be able to generalize on small details such as colors. You can't say that every Cancer man likes the color blue, because they don't. Astrology is a very powerful tool, but it does have limits at this broad (sun sign) level.
Once you have narrowed down the type of gift you want to buy you are better served looking at his existing wardrobe, hobbies, lifestyle, bookshelf etc for further clues of exactly what he prefers.
Each sign has it's own color, however that doesn't mean that someone of that sign will like that color! Men tend to have very specific tastes in colors. You're better off studying his current wardrobe to learn what she likes than choosing colors based on astrology.
I suggest avoiding these because there's no agreed upon standard for them. There are various conflicting systems which match a stone to months and sun signs. It's almost guaranteed that if you give your man a necklace or ring with a certain significant stone, someone will later tell him it's the wrong one!
Most men are more interested in the goodies inside than the wrapping, so again this isn't an area which benefits from too much thought or expense. This is one area where guys almost universally differ from women when receiving gifts (yes, we'll tell you the wrapping is awesome, but generally we're just being polite) "Save the money on the wrapping and buy us a bigger toy!"
Are you a Cancer man? What gift would you most like to receive from your partner?
Have you given a Cancer man a gift he totally loved?
Please feel free to send me a note of your gift suggestion(s) or advice and I'll get them added to this page
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