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Christmas Gifts For Men.
Whether it’s your brother, husband, or a friend, we all know that men are notoriously hard to buy for at Christmas. They mention a gadget they like but then buy it themselves three months before. There are only so many bottles of aftershaves you can purchase and not all men have a beard. Beard trimmer, beard oil, beard beads. It’s all about the beard on Google marketplace right now.
Sick of gifting novelty socks?
Now sorry if I have got all dull and old fashioned but I don’t subscribe to the buy yourself lingerie ‘for him’ train of thought. Just like when buying for yourself, the gift you give him should be in line with his personality and style. Yes, you may have to buy an adult male Lego. Not included in our favourite choices below are experience days. Spend time together! One of the best presents I got for my partner was a day at the races. It goes without saying that I make awful bets.
So, what are our choices for the hard-to-buy-man?
Create beautiful photos filled with love this festive season.
Photo presents, with a beautiful moment captured in picture suit everyone regardless of age, relationship, profession and lifestyle. Marketing one of the most personal presents to give Life In Squares creates beautiful photo products, perfect for Christmas. The website is easy to navigate, and the process is simple, quick and all you need to do is upload the perfect snap. Why not use your perfect pictures of the children and make him image boxes for at work? From £40 the free standing, clear hand polished acrylic blocks are available in square and rectangle formats of various sizes. I was seriously impressed by the high-quality back mounted print and the colour of my photos. The 1-inch image is sturdy and has a good weight to it.
The perfect gift for snuggling up and watching Elf on his laptop.
If you are struggling for gift ideas, then a website like The Present Finder offers you the perfect place for inspiration. If the man in your life spends a lot of time on his computer then this laptop desk tray is the perfect choice! Avoid hot knees and laptops overheating with this stylish and sturdy bamboo tray. For £29.99 you can create an easy to use workspace anywhere in your home…I snuck it into the bath with me to watch Stranger Things! I like that the design incudes a mousepad and ridges to hold your tablet, phone or pens. A very practical gift you are much less likely to damage or drop your laptop than when its balanced awkwardly on your legs. Who needs an office!
Looking for some of the biggest designer labels for him this Christmas?
Mainline Menswear is one of the leading UK retailers specialising in men’s designer clothing, footwear, and accessories. The perfect stocking filler, the wardrobe must-have; the Tommy Hilfiger boxer set shows off the signature branding. The pack contains three pairs. The cotton underwear retails at £37 and you can’t go wrong with the navy colours. With a comfort fit the sizing matches the high street and if you are leaving the shopping to the last minute be reassured that all orders are dispatched using our premium UK next day delivery service. Everyone always wants new briefs but never buys them for themselves so why not treat him!
Looking to fill the festive season with the sounds of carols?
Technical gifts and gadgets are always at the top of useful gift lists. One item you are bound to have constantly attached to your person is your mobile phone. If you are trying to avoid all the annoying wires that come with charging it then why not get him a Personalised Engraved Bamboo Wireless Charger. Prezzybox create these clever accessories for £29.99. Made from planet friendly bamboo the lightweight minimal design will look stylish in any room. For an extra special touch, you can personalise the charger with the recipient’s name or a quote! Add a gift subscription to Spotify and fill his Christmas with music.
Brandy buff or whisky connoisseur? Pick a traditional tipple for the cold evenings.
If you, like my partner have a love of rare and aged spirits, half an inch of golden liquid poured over a tumbler of melting ice cubes than this is the gift for you. Or, do you stand in the supermarket aisle having no clue which to pick? For the whisky lover in your life, indulge in a bottle of Tomatin. Sat on the Speyside border it is one of the largest distillers in the Highlands. If you are looking for well-priced single malts, including a 12 yo, 18yo, 25yo and occasional vintage bottlings that warm the palette then Tomatin is the brand for you.
A collection of the perfect stocking fillers.
With the festive season approaching, there is something for all the family from Baylis and Harding’s many ranges. Cleverly packaged bottles of bubbles slip perfectly into his stocking, or why not invest in one the gift sets like the energetic miniature product filled, well made washbag below. Perfect for travelling. All grooming gels and baslms are expertly blended with woody and citrusy notes for a refreshing fragrance.
For the man who spends all his time in his workshop fixing things.
For the handyman of the family The Gift Experience sell this clever multi-function Pliers. The 11-item tool is packed full of useful features for example a bottle opener, two penknives, a Phillips screwdriver and an LED light. The pliers also come with a black pouch, ready to be stored securely and safely in a toolbox or drawer.
At £19.99 you also receive a personalised presentation tin that can double up as an extra gift. The recipient will always be reminded who was thoughtful enough to buy them this gift. Neatly engraved, smartly boxed, a useful and thoughtful gift that will fit in glove boxes and work bags.
Fill your fridge with tasty Christmas treats and one clever gadget this year.
Start the New Year off with a goal. One of the big changes we are making at home is to completely stop buying bottled water. You would think this would be easily remedied by buying a reusable bottle. Not if your tap water tastes of chemicals or sediment. Moving to a new house is a little extreme so instead invest in a ZeroWater filter jug. Offering a huge 12 cup capacity it sits handily inside the fridge (the 7 cup will fit inside your fridge door). American water filter brand ZeroWater benefits from a patented, 5-stage Ion Exchange Filtration system which means it reduces 99% of inorganics such as Fluoride from your water, where leading contenders like Brita leave over half behind. Improve the quality of water you drink for £39.99 from a study BPA-free, easy pour jug!
The perfect gift for him for in the kitchen (not just for Christmas day).
VonShef are trusted suppliers of everything kitchen. For the foodie in your life you can never go wrong with a good knife set, it also means you won’t be struggling to chop your carrots on Christmas morning. The five-piece set offers you everything you need for everyday cooking including chef’s, paring, carving, utility and bread knives. I like that it doesn’t come with too many knives as some of the sets have 24 which is a lot for the nonprofessional. Soft touch high quality ergonomic handles make chopping comfortable. Each knife is made from high grade, corrosion-resistant stainless steel. They arrive very sharp! As an extra bonus the very reasonably priced set (£19.99) comes with a sleek wood finish magnetic block that you can turn into a freestanding rack or wall mount. I was impressed with the strength of the magnet – you don’t have to worry about losing a toe with any knives dropping!
At the gym, at the office, in the car, this handy bottle has uses everywhere he goes for the New Year.
The perfect partner gift to the filter jug the ingenious ROOT 7 Chameleon bottles is my new favourite product. Available in three colours, this inventive stainless-steel hydration bottle changes colour when cold. I love that it is not made of plastic so is BPA free and is light weight to carry. Making drinking fun it would also be the perfect choice for my son to remind him to top up the bottle. I like the screw top lid as it is more hygienic than trying to repeatedly wash lids with inbuilt straws. At £22 it promises to be leak proof and comes with a handy sun protector and removable silicone sleeve. The generous capacity makes it a good multi use bottle and an ideal stocking filler.
Are you looking for a unique gift that he will never guess?
Introducing the UK made Le Nez Du Vin White Wine Aromas Kit. To partner a wine gifting experience why not get him into practice developing his wine-tasting abilities, starting with aroma. This original £74.99 set is housed in a luxurious, cloth-bound box and accompanied by an informative illustrated booklet explaining each of the 12 essential scents including honey, blackcurrant and Muscat, where they’re found, and how to identify them. Why not invite friends over and have a wine masterclass? Have hours of fun trying out new-found skills on countless bottles of delicious white wine!
Any other ideas for the man in your life? My brother once asked for a tin of hot dog sausages, have you ever had any strange requests?
Stuck for present ideas? Ten festive ideas for the perfect gifts for her this Christmas. Read our gift guide here.