Scratching your head about what to buy that tall person in your life? Whether you’re on the hunt for a birthday present, christmas gift or simply grabbing a tall mate something for their general awesomeness – we’ve got you covered.
Standing well above 6ft ourselves we’ve definitely encountered our own fair share of tall people problems that we wish could be solved. Unfortunately there is no product that’s really going to help us banging our head on stuff or looking less awkward in photographs, but what we can assure you of is that all these gift ideas for tall people are speaking from our own experiences of been vertically gifted and trying to make our lives that little bit easier…
Let’s start out this list where a lot of people likely start their mornings, with a cup of coffee. Naturally, big hands come with the territory of being a giant, coincidentally they’re also the reason we’re the only ones that can comfortably operate those massive iPhone 6+s but that’s another story… I was completely oblivious to the whole ‘small mugs/cups been an issue’ until my girlfriend purchased me an oversized mug last year. There is actually no way I would ever purchase a regular sized mug again. Not only does it feel a HEAP nicer to hold with larger hands but it’s also a lot more robust and best of all – holds more coffee!
14. Shower-head extender
In an ideal ‘tall world’ there would be a maintenance person that would come around to your house; raise all the benches, mirrors, doorways and showers to be more size appropriate, but unless you’ve got Lebron James kind of money that’s just unrealistic… There’s two reasons that a shower-head extender is a great present idea:
- Your tall mate will now be able to stand under the shower rather than above it.
- It’ll give you the opportunity you’ve been looking for to get to the hardware store and replace all those blown lightbulbs.
This would no doubt be number 1 on our list, if it wasn’t for the fact that it’s pretty darn strange buying a bed for someone else, especially on a whim. Truth be told though we’d all love to receive a bigger sized bed with a bow around it for our birthday. You’ll definitely earn yourself a massive hug for the awesome present, even if it’s quickly followed by a disappointed “I can’t fit a larger bed in my shoebox sized room”…
Our recommendation: If you’re looking for a more practical solution than purchasing someone a new mattress that costs a lot in transport why not look at some of these fast inflatable mattresses. They are close to 230cm in length so definitely long enough and also more practical than hammocks for taller people.
12. Longer blanket
Whilst we’re on the subject of tall person problem numero uno of your feet hanging off the end of the bed, let’s look at a slightly more affordable alternative to buying someone a brand new king-size bed just to keep their feet warm at night. Blankets or doonas, duvets or covers depending where you come from… do come in giant-friendly longer length sizes so that your vertically gifted friend or lover will be able to keep their feet covered on those cold winter nights.
11. Roost Stand
If you’re like a good majority of the working population and spend your days staring at a computer screen than you’re no doubt aware of how sore your neck can get if you’re hunching over for hours at end. Well spare a moment for all the tall office workers out there because the whole hunching / neck-craning problem is ten-fold for us. Whilst computer screen raisers are certainly nothing new, we are especially fond of the Roost Stand which is super lightweight and portable and offers a great solution to been hunched over your laptop for hours on end. I was given one of these brilliant contraptions just a few months ago and have not looked back. Folds up to be no larger than a 30cm length of garden hose and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
10. Tall Cutting Board
Whether you spend hours each evening preparing meals in the kitchen or are simply making some sandwiches to pack to work there is no denying that hunching over the bench is not pleasant! There are a whole host of contraptions that will make home life for taller people easier and one of our favourite is the raised tall-friendly cutting board. No more hunching over and best of all it’s easy to scrape vegetables or meat that you’ve chopped up off the edge in to a saucepan.
You can read more about the cutting board here.
9. Knee-Defenders (Airplane gifts)
This is a bit of a cheeky one really, but that’s what makes it such a great gift idea! You may have heard about them in the news in recent months but in case you haven’t we’ll explain. The knee-defender attaches to the back of the person in fronts aeroplane seat disabling them from reclining their chair at all. Whilst they are certainly a
knee life saver for all the bigger blokes out there, they are also likely to cause an argument with the person in front so if you’re wary feel free to check out our other travel tips for tall people that might give you some gift ideas for your large friend.
8. Camping Gear
Is the friend that you’re wanting to buy a present for in to the outdoors at all? If so, there are a whole host of potential things to buy them such as:
- longer length trekking/ski poles
- tent with more height/length
- bigger sized air mattress
Or if you’re looking for good sleeping bags for tall people we wrote a blog post about our favourite ones recently for you to check out.
7. Height Hat
What the heck is a height hat you ask? Don’t worry we were asking the same thing. There is definitely not a more annoying question to be asked as a giant than “how tall are you exactly?” It’s not just the frequency that makes it an irritating question to be asked but more so the fact that no matter what answer you give, they will probe you for what that is in the old system. Give them centimetres and they will want inches, give them inches and they will want centimetres kind of thing…
The height hat is a novelty item and perfect if your friend who it is intended for has a sense of humour. It is simply a customised hat that has your height on the front of it to remove any chance of people asking you the question. Maybe it’s a good hat to wear out of the house when you’re hungover or don’t feel like talking to anyone. If your friend doesn’t wear hats then we have also seen similar novelty business cards.
6. Massage Voucher
This one doesn’t really need an explanation, who in their right mind wouldn’t love a massage voucher!? If your lanky friend suffers from back problems like a lot of us taller folk do than it would definitely be a great idea to research in to a massage parlour that specialises in back massages.
5. Big Chair
Usually when you hear people over 6ft complain about chairs it’s due to the legroom. Been cramped on buses aeroplanes etc. What you may not hear too often about but is definitely a serious issue is the actual size and proportions of the chair. Nowadays most of us spend a lot of time sitting down, whether it’s at work or when you come home to relax it’s a luxury to have a chair that accommodates for your larger torso and limbs.
Your tall friend would certainly appreciate you for buying them an office chair with a high back and deeper seat that is more comfortable for them to work from. They would absolutely love you on the other hand if you can afford to dig a little deeper in to your wallet and buy them one of those massaging lounge chairs…worth putting it out there anyway 😛
4. Extension Handles
This tall person gift idea is a bit more of a life-hack than one that you would expect to be recommended at your local department store. So what are extension handles you ask? If the giant in your life ever pushes a pram/stroller, wheels around a wheel-barrow or even a lawn-mower than this handy tip will help them from hunching over.
Te extension handles are similar to the ones that you would see on a racing bike and help extend the height of whatever they are pushing so they are not so hunched over – a life saver!
3. Tall-Fit Clothing
Of course we’re going to recommend tall-fit clothing as a great present idea. That’s not just because we specialise in it at Plus 2 Clothing but also because if you ask any big person what they struggle to buy in sizes that fit and it will surely top their list.
We carry a wide range of tall t shirts, hoodies and singlets to cater for your needs depending on what season it is. We also ship worldwide with great rates around the globe. Feel free to drop us a line on our contact us page should you have any further questions about making sure you get the sizing right if you’re buying clothing as a gift for someone 🙂
2. Big Socks
The safest option for any present idea (particularly for men) is always said to be socks and jocks and with sizeable people nothing changes… except of course the size of sock required.
If you’re over 6foot you no doubt have larger sized feet and some big sized socks will definitely be appreciated. The other socks that are great to have gifted but are rarely purchased for yourself are compression socks. These help taller people on longer flights with their legroom problems with helping the circulation of blood in your legs.
And finally our Number 1 Gift Idea for Tall People…
1. Extra Long Towel
This is a bit of no brainer really, if you’re a larger person you require a larger towel. All too often is the case however that people just make do with regular sized towels no matter their body shape and size. This is why it makes a great present idea because they have unlikely purchased one for themselves but will most definitely appreciate you making their drying routine after shower/bath/beach swim all that much more pleasant!
Have a better suggestion or question to ask us? Feel free to write to us in the comments section below.