I always have difficulty thinking of gifts to send my sons, who are in their 20s and were much easier to please when they were young children. This Seiko watch was well reviewed by other consumers, and I like the idea of using solar power whenever possible. I took a risk on choosing a design he might want to wear. As with other reviewers, he found the band to be in need of adjustment for the size of his wrist. It could be more convenient to resize. Other than that, he likes it and intends to keep it for his "dress watch," as his watches tend to get scratched up in his day to day active life.