It can be really tricky to know what to buy your loved ones at Christmas, especially if they have no idea what they want themselves! So over the next week I’ll be sharing a variety of gift guides with you to provide a little inspiration. I shared my Christmas gift ideas for her with you yesterday and today it’s all about treating the men in our lives. Without further-ado, here are my Christmas gift ideas for him….
1 // Woolrich Arctic Parka Df, £650
An iconic style from Woolrich, the Artic parka has been made to withstand the most extreme environments. Resistant to snow, wind and rain, the cosy duck down and feather filling offers unparalleled warmth, while the internal drawstring waist ensures a snug fit.
2 // Cocktail Chameleon Hardcover Book, £40
Unleash your inner mixologist with Assouline’s ‘Cocktail Chameleon’ book. Created by expert entertainer and NYC event designer Mr Mark Addison, join him as he dresses up twelve cocktails in twelve unique variations for 144 signature takes on the classics.
3 // Aesop London Travel Kit, £50
Aesop is one of the ultimate man brands when it comes to beauty products and this Travel Kit will make the perfect pressie. Containing all the basic toiletries one might need for a long haul trip or to keep on hand as a refresher between meetings during the day or evening, the travel kit includes: shampoo, conditioner, body gel, body moisturiser, facial cleanser, facial toner, face moisturiser and a small container of the Aesop Mouthwash. All these unisex products are contained in a black microfibre case for ease of travelling.
4 // Personalised Retro Sweets Hamper, £34.99
This Personalised Retro Sweet Hamper has so many delicious candy delights crammed inside, that it’s bursting at its wicker seams. All the old favourites have managed to claim a space in this wonderful picnic style basket including dolly mixtures, fried eggs, jelly babies, cola bottles, drumstick lollies plus much, much more.
5 // Braun 9 in 1 Grooming Kit, £73.99
The Braun multi grooming kit is the ultimate all-in-one head-to-toe groomer. Thanks to its clever attachments, it performs 9 different jobs effortlessly and the options are never ending. With a brilliant battery life and quick charging time this shaver is perfect in all situations and thankfully it’s also easy to use and keep clean. If you want to go for a new hair style… no problem. If you want to trim the beard… no problem. A bit of manscaping? Easy! There is a different attachment for any kind of style, from nose hair trimming to grade 1 cropping, it really couldn’t be any easier.
6 // Champagne Balloon Flight For Two, £228
Never mind the men in your life, this is on my hit list too! An elegant and tranquil flight in a magical hot air balloon looks like the most majestic way to travel. Reaching an average height of 2000ft, you’ll drift peacefully over the most beautiful of British countryside, taking off from a choice of 33 locations across the UK. What’s more; luxury travel would not be luxury travel without a lovely chilled glass of Champagne to help you enjoy your flight even more. Your experience begins at dawn, when you get fully immersed in the experience and help prepare the balloon for flight along with the rest of the group and the experienced crew will take you up into the air for a full hour.
I know aftershave is such a predictable gift for a man, but this Jo Malone number is seriously lovely!
8 // Barbour Cable Knit Beanie Hat, £35
The Men’s Barbour Cable Knit Beanie is perfect for those colder days this season and beyond, offering you a cosy knitted beanie with classic cable design your man is sure to love!
9 // Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker, £94.99
I bought this speaker a few months ago, and I can’t rave about it enough. The UE BOOM 2 is a portable, wireless speaker that is fully equipped to face the elements, stream music across a longer range and features tap controls. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can use your mobile phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth enabled device to take full control of the speaker across a 33 metre range. You can even pair the wireless speaker with up to eight Bluetooth devices for a choice of playlists. With a battery life of up to 15 hours, the UE BOOM 2 Speaker can be enjoyed all day, or all night long and it is IPX7-rated waterproof which means that it can be immersed in liquid up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.
10 // Star Wars Stormtrooper Cookie Jar, £29.99
A must have for Star Wars fans, entrust your naughty chocolate biscuits to the dark side where they belong with this classic Stormtrooper cookie jar.
11 // Nespresso EN520 Lattissima + Coffee Machine by De’Longhi, £249.95
This has to be our most used kitchen ‘gadget’ so I am very confident your man will love it too!
An enduring classic, this Mont Blanc pen will make your man very happy!
13 // Gtech ST20 Cordless Grass Trimmer, £99.99
Gtech is known for its innovative approach to domestic appliances and it has carried this through to the garden with the ST20 cordless strimmer. Practical and easy, the ST20 is designed for comfort and ease of use. It features an adjustable handle for perfect balance and is equipped with a one-handed power trigger and safety switch to prevent accidental starting. With a twist of the cutting head, the Gtech Grass Trimmer easily converts to a precision lawn edger, allowing you to give your lawn a neat finish and thanks to its Lithium-ion battery, it gives you up to 30 minutes run-time with a charge time of just 4 hours.
14 // Gymshark Carbon Hoodie, £36
If your man is a gym-goer, this classic zip design hoodie is the perfect present, combining the warmth and style of a hoodie with the practicality of a jacket.
15 // KURO Gin, £43.95
For gin lovers, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of KURO Gin. Kuro is a Dry London Gin which captures the essence of the Japanese Alps with its unique blend of botanicals including silver birch bark, spruce needles and bamboo activated charcoal. It’s super tasty and will go down a storm on Christmas Day.
This handmade candle from Byredo is inspired by Mr Takashi Kobayashi’s Biotop tree house located in Tokyo. Simple and sophisticated, it’s defined by Sandal and Cedar woods with fresh top notes of Pimento and Bamboo.
17 // GoPro HERO6 Black Edition, £477.41
GoPro’s HERO6 Black action cam has top-notch visual quality, is a dream to use, and is super-smart. I can guarantee that it will go down a storm with the man in your life too. There are a fair few GoPro’s on the market so check out GoPro’s website for more info.
An ideal gift for your hero, this Gillette Fusion ProGlide justice league gift pack includes a Gillette ProShield chill razor, 2 blade refills and a sensitive shaving gel.
19 // Initial Wash Bag – Grey, £24
I love this fabulous canvas wash bag from Alphabet Bags. The handy size is perfect for travelling but also makes a great everyday was bag.
20 // Tipping Point Game, £14.53
At least one game had to make the list and as I’m a fan of Ben Shepherd it had to be this one! Based on the highly popular TV game show this Tipping Point Game combines general knowledge questions and answers with nail-biting unpredictability. Tipping Point is a high stakes quiz game the whole family can enjoy. By answering questions correctly, players win tokens to drop into the electronic Tipping Point machine. Choose one out of the four drop zones that you think will give you the biggest payout. As the machine slides back and forth, let your token fall and see whether that will start a chain reaction. One single correct answer could trigger a cashcade that changes everything! The team that collect the most counters go forward and compete in the final jackpot round.
The perfect gift for a football fan, a set of four coasters featuring images taken from classic programme covers and ticket details of their favourite team. Made from ceramic and cork backed, the coasters have a protective lacquer to withstand both hot and cold drinks.
22 // Barbour Wax Cotton Travel Explorer Holdall, £119.20
This classic Explorer holdall is the ideal weekend bag for your man. Elegant and practical, it is the perfect present for the modern man.
I hope this ‘Christmas gift ideas for him’ guide has given you some festive inspiration. What will you be buying the men in your life this Christmas?
Disclosure: A number of these products have been gifted for the purpose of this guide.