Christmas gift guide - part two


So we're nearly a week in to December and the Christmas shopping is in full swing! It seems to have really crept up on us this year and we always tend to struggle more with the boys. If you do too then we're here to help as below we've edited some classic gifts that we've tried and tested and always go down well with our other halves. Next week we'll be rounding things off with gift ideas for kids, pets and parents so keep posted.


1. TRICKERS - Stow Country Boot £390
One of the longest established shoemakers in England from 1829. They are timeless, ageless and will last a life-time. 

2. BARBOUR - Leather Explorer Bag £299
Barbour's leather Explorer is a durable holdall that brings a touch of luxury to your weekends away.

3. MONTBLANC - Meisterstück LeGrand rollerball £375
Overflowing with grace and boldness, this office essential provides a luxurious writing experience every time.

4. IMPOSSIBLE Poloroid Camera £309
Production of the Polaroid Alpha stopped in 1977, making this a unique opportunity to acquire a legendary camera. 

5. PERSOL - Sunglasses £255
These Italian-made eyewear has been the choice for many men thanks to their expertly crafted frames and timeless appeal. Made from tortoiseshell acetate, these round sunglasses exude classic elegance.


1. BOSE - Portable Speaker £152
The SoundLink Mini delivers full, natural sound with a dramatic deep bass – something which could come as a surprise from an ultra-compact speaker. So much so that you will want to use it in the house and not just for travel.

2. HAGLÖFS - Micro Down Jacket £186.99
This is the perfect jacket that’s practical and got the edge. Anyone who loves the outdoors will love this. A hooded down jacket offering minimal weight, superb compressibility and warmth.

3. ALLY CAPELLINO - Herringbone wool scarf £125
The season’s scarf is hand-woven in Essex. Botany wool is crossed with a Donegal giving a natural and luxury feel to these oversized scarves.

4. FREIGHT - Cable Knit Jumper £90
A cable knit jumper made from fine Scottish Lambswool so no overheating for those very hot men out there. It’s classic and will suit anyone. Our favourite is the charcoal.

5. BROOKS - B15 Swallow Chrome Saddle £135
Brooks England have been making goods for cyclists since 1866.This is a faithful reproduction of a saddle specifically conceived with the sporting cyclist in mind. So if you’re a cycling widow this is the perfect present for your man.


1. PANTHERELLA - Socks £14.50
A must if you know someone who loves socks, these are the best and a British brand. The Stratford merino wool sock with contrast heel and toe are a perfect choice for a gentleman who wants to add a cool and contemporary style to his outfit.
2. CLINIQUE - Moisturising Lotion £25
Specifically designed to feel weightless, Clinique For Men's non-greasy lotion is formulated with dermatologist-tested ingredients to intensely hydrate and replenish dry skin. A favourite of Wendy's husband Laurie.

3. RAVE COFFEE - 3 Month Coffee Subscription £19.25
Perfect for the coffee lover in your life. They will receive a different hand picked bag each month with details on it’s farm, tasting notes and a brewing guide. Choose from 3, 6 or 12 month subscriptions.

4. JOHN LEWIS - Beard Care Kit £29.95
Most of us are now living amongst a sea of bearded men and this nifty little grooming kit will keep them primed and smelling delicious for festive season.

5. URBAN OUTFITTERS - Smartphone Projector £25
Easy projector for your iPhone, this genius invention lets you project things from the small screen of your phone onto the wall for easier viewing. A winner for any ‘Boys Toys’ enthusiasts.