Christmas gift guide - part one
We can’t believe Christmas is only six weeks away. If you’re as disorganised as us then the first part of our Christmas gift guide may seem a little premature. We thought it would be a good idea to start early with the boys as they’re always the most difficult, and not just to buy for for – just kidding! We always struggle the most coming up with new gift ideas for the men in our lives, especially our other halves. So, we’ve put together our gifts of choice that we hope will inspire you. In a couple of weeks it will be followed by one for the ladies where you'll get an idea of what's on our Christmas wish list.
1. PRO FEET Custom fitted footwear for sports gift voucher £250 upwards
Profeet custom fitted footwear, ski boots and custom insoles increase comfort, improve performance and help prevent injury. A trained technician will perform a detailed analysis of your feet, ankles, knees etc, before making custom insoles and selecting the right footwear for your needs. it improved my husbands skiing by 50%.
2. PALMERSPORT'S Driving Event £460
It’s a driving event like no other. PalmerSport's guests drive an unrivalled collection of high performance sports cars and open-top racing cars on four purpose-built circuits in an eight activity programme at Bedford Autodrome. The unique PalmerSport philosophy is to not just permit, but actively encourage, guests to push right to the limit on every circuit in every car. These tracks have more spacious run-off areas than conventional motor racing venues, so the freedom to drive harder and faster than anywhere else in the world comes with outstanding safety too.
3. REISS Wayfarer £375.00
Heritage travel accessories company SteamLine Luggage has teamed up with Reiss to provide a contemporary yet classic luggage range befitting of the modern man with a taste for travel. Or Woman, Dani and I wouldn't turn this present down!
4. CHARPER Gift Card £250.00 upwards
If you want to help a man out of this clothes-related Catch-22, buy him a gift card for The Chapar's personal shopping service. He'll register, and after talking to a stylist he'll receive a trunk of prospective clothes. He can then keep the clothes he wants and return the clothes he doesn’t like.
5. CHORD MOJO £389
This is the world’s most advanced portable digital to analogue converter DAC/Headphone amplifier. Thanks to technology derived from our Hugo series units and Dave reference converter, their little powerhouse, that’s just the size of a pack of playing cards, will not only make your music sound better, but will effortlessly drive any pair of headphones – wherever you are, no matter what.
1. ZWILLING Carving Set £149.00
Perfect for every man who likes to show his worth on a Sunday or summer BBQ. The 2-piece ZWILLING Pro series knife set wins out thanks to its attractive design, combined with innovative technology and the ultimate in precision.
2. VEJA Holiday Nautico Sable Trainer £103.00
Classic Trainers by French brand, Veja. The cool Parisian company specialises in fairly traded and sustainable footwear which features a growing selection of vegan styles! The women’s are our christmas list.
3. COS Structured Knit Jumper £79.00
This jumper is made from a soft-brushed alpaca and wool mix with structured knit texture. Designed to be layered or worn on its own, it has a round neckline, long sleeves and ribbed finishes. The perfect winter jumper.
4. MULBERRY Card Wallet £115.00
A slim, streamlined and more supple take on the classic wallet, with cards slots and note sleeve, crafted from beautiful leather choices that improve with age.. This wallet is the perfect classic present for any man.
5. LE LABO Thé Noir 29 Eau de Parfum 50ml £120.00
Another phenomenal creation from the expert perfumers; Le Labo’s Thé Noir 29 has a delightful signature accord that pays homage to the noble tea leaf and the craft that surrounds it. You can have a personalised name and date put on the bottle, Dani bought this for Soheil on their wedding day.
1. CERA Number 1 £30.00
We just love the smell of this CERA Number 1. With it’s Pomegranate, Incense, Patchouli, Pepper notes it will be popular for anyone. The black packaging makes it a perfect gift for any man.
2. NIKKA Coffey Grain Whisky £50.95
Using the two Coffey stills at the Miyagikyo distillery (named after its inventor Aeneas Coffey – not the flavour!) within the Miyagikyo distillery for the elaboration of its single grain whiskies. Imported from Scotland in 1963, these old stills yield a distillate with more flavour and depth than modern column stills. This was first bought for us by a friend who works for the band the Killers. It’s their drink of choice on tour. Now it’s one of our favourites.
3. GREENWICH Leather Cable Ties £35
Perfect for every organised man. A set of three magnetic cable tidies designed to keep headphone and other cables from tangling. Available in black and brown leather.
4. PHAIDON Where Bartenders Drink Hardcover Book £17
Touted as "the last word on the glass", Phaidon's 'Where Bartenders Drink' is an insider's guide to the best-kept watering holes the world over. Learn about 750 late-night spots, legendary hotel bars and neighbourhood gems across 60 countries. The spot-on reviews, tips and easy-to-navigate maps ensure you'll make the most of any outing.
5. HAECKELS Eco Marine Extract Facial Cream £48.00
Haeckels is a natural fragrance and skin care brand. This moisturiser contains potent doses of a powerful anti wrinkle active which strongly stimulates production of structural skin proteins. A daily moisturiser for normal or dry skin in need of nourishment.