Christmas gift guide - what to buy for him
In our usual manor here’s our Christmas gift guide for the men. Inspired by what we’ve loved over the last year and by our other halves - everything from stocking fillers to luxury. So if you’ve missed Black Friday and are still struggling for ideas take look. Hopefully you’ll find a few new things to inspire you!
1. MOLTON BROWN Black Pepper & Tobacco Absolute Shower Gel Gift Set £44.00
Any man will love this sophisticated bath and shower gel gift set with masculine packaging. Featuring warm, heated notes in Black Pepper and Tobacco Absolute we think you’ll love the smell too. Molton Brown is a big hit with my husband Laurie.
2. FREIGHT Lambs Wool Fisherman Scarf £42.00
This Freight masculine fishermen rib scarf is knitted using Super soft Shetland lambswool so avoiding any itch. A simple design which works well with all styles and can be wrapped around twice or looped. It’s a classic that will suit anyone (and women) and will never date.
3. THE WEEK Subscription £40.49
Subscribe to The Week for an informative and entertaining rundown of the most important news from the past week. The Week magazine takes only the best articles from the global online and print media and expertly edits them together, giving you a balanced and concise view. Have the best of both worlds, with the print edition delivered direct to your doorstep plus every issue available on desktop and ready to download to your Apple and Android device.
4. SMYTHSONS Panama Diary With Pocket £45.00
Elegant and timeless, our Panama Diary will keep anyone organised while on-the-go. The original portable companion from 1908; its pocket-friendly size makes it easy to stow away discreetly. Crafted from the Panama collection’s iconic cross-grain leather it features beautifully gilt-edged, pale blue paper and an exquisite silk lining. Personalise this refined leather diary for a truly special touch.
5. CERA Large Concrete Scented Candle £50.00
This is a bespoke scented candle is masculine in every way with the concrete container. The scents we love are No 1, 6 and 12, and I defy any man that wouldn’t! Also a great present for you ladies as it looks stylish anywhere.
£50 - £250
1. GOOP Decanter £82.80
The perfect present for any man that loves his red wine. This three-piece decanter comes with a removable wood base trimmed in brass (which also functions as a coaster), plus a brass- and matte-black top that doubles as a strainer. Simply pour into the top funnel and it aerates the wine, releasing the full spectrum of flavours, while simultaneously filtering out the sediment.
2. APPLE AirPods £143.50
No more tangled headphones and perfect for the man who wants discreet headphones or training for a marathon. These tiny, wireless earphones are spectacularly good, delivering loud, effective sound and strong battery life (around five hours per charge). The supplied case recharges the AirPods and the case itself recharges from the same cable that an iPhone uses, so it’s handy if you’re already an Apple convert.
3. JIMMY FAIRLY Sunglasses & Opticals £99.00
Disrupting the eyewear industry to offer you a collection of top quality glasses at a fair price, all whilst having a positive social impact. By cutting out the middleman, we are able to offer you new designs every month, designed in Paris & assembled in France at £99 prescription lenses included! Every pair is stylish and you can order and return up to four pairs if you can’t make it to the shop. Myself and my husband Laurie are big fans.
4. RED WING 3140 Work Chukka Boot, Oro-iginal £219.00
Taking inspiration from their rugged work boot heritage, Red Wing present these casual chukka's. Incorporating the Red Wing signature white sole that has undergone Goodyear welt construction, these boots look fantastic with pretty much anything other than a suit. Combining sturdiness, comfort and style – these chukka boots are the perfect transitional shoe for day-to-night wear.
5. BOLIN WEB R1 Graphite Razor & Stand £80.00
The R1 Graphite razor – a distinctive metallic grey that captures the spirit of great British automotive design. Cool performance and an elegant finish. Presented together as a contemporary Razor Gift Set with our award-winning gravity stand: a unique way to display your R1 Razor. This has the best technology and style.
£250 - £500
1. TASCHEN Coffee Table Book £450 up
Explore their top-end Collector’s Editions, Art Editions and Prints, Signed and Limited. These luxurious tributes to the most outstanding artists of all time are also classic collectables and highly-performing investment pieces. They have books for everyone - classic, pop culture, photography, fashion, film, music and even sexy books. This is a great present as you’ll enjoy it and have it for years.
2. ALLY CAPELLINO Freddie Waxy Holdall £350.00
This Ally Capellino’s Waxed Freddie Cotton holdall is perfect for any man without sacrificing on style. Destined to be classics, Ally Capellino's bags focus on durability and timelessness. In water-resistant waxed cotton, this holdall is fitted with multiple pockets for compartmentalised storage - making it the perfect weekend guest. A classic present that will last for years.
3. GLOVERALL for John Lewis & Partners Churchill Navy Reefer Coat £350.00
This Churchill Reefer coat is a heritage design and has been tailored in England from English Melton wool in a sharp double-breasted silhouette for a comfortable regular fit. Very similar to the Peacoat the Reefer Coat is a timeless staple that never really seems to go out of fashion. I don’t know any man that doesn’t look good in these coats!
4. BOSE Sound Bar 500 with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Alexa Voice Recognition and Control £499.00
A great present for the techie guy. The stylish Bose® Soundbar 500 is meant to be heard, not seen. Its thin profile fits discreetly under the TV screen, while its powerful acoustics fill the room with sound. And with Amazon Alexa built in, you can ask Alexa to play all your favourite music.
5. SONIC EDITIONS Limited edition Iconic Photography £89.00 - £349
Sonic Editions makes limited edition high quality fine art photographic prints affordable for the first time. Working with some of the world’s best photographers and picture archives, we offer limited edition gallery quality music photography of the greatest musicians, film stars, cult heroes and cultural icons. There’s even something for the travel enthusiast. All prints are hand printed to order and come with hand-made solid wooden frames, are numbered and certified on the reverse, and limited to 495 examples worldwide. They use the same printing techniques as fine art galleries but by cutting out the overheads, and running slightly larger editions, they can offer the same quality of product for a fraction of the cost.