Christmas is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to start buying presents for family and friends.
It can be tricky picking the right present for the men in your life though, so to make things a little easier we’ve put together a list of our favourite gift ideas.
Whether he’s a foodie, a fashion-follower, or a dad who seems to have everything, here’s some inspiration for his Christmas gift.
£18, Not On The High Street
Best for: Moustache maintenance
Keep his wayward beard in check with this high-quality comb made from UK-sourced stainless steel. Men’s accessories brand Man Gun Bear has created this wallet-friendly beard comb to make on-the-go grooming simple. It can also be personalised with up to 35 characters for an additional £3.
£6, John Lewis
Best for: Christmas dinner entertainment
This set of cards contains 60 cheesy jokes to keep everyone entertained on Christmas Day. If he loves cheese (both food- and joke-wise), this is the ideal set for him.
We’ll let you decide how funny the jokes are (For example, what gambling game do cheese lovers play? La Roule-ette!), but this brightly coloured set is bound to bring some giggles – or growns – come Christmas Day.
£9.95, Not On The High Street
Best for: A stocking-filler staple
Is it even Christmas if your dad/brother/husband doesn’t receive a pair of socks? This is a fun take on a staple stocking filler from gifting brand Luckies, with each pair coming in a funky soup tin. Pick from minestrone (red with purple and green pattern), carrot and coriander (orange with green and white pattern), and spring veg (lime with dark green and yellow pattern). All are made from super-soft cotton and will add a splash of colour to his outfit.
Best for: Whiskey drinkers
For something a little bit more special than your standard bottle of Jack, try this limited-edition green and gold bottle. It’s celebrating the history of the brand, where before 1904 this is a what a bottle of Jack Daniel’s looked like – although, no one knows why. A boozy gift that can be used in Christmas cocktails.
Best for: Suit wearers
A smart tie is another useful gift idea. Whether he wears it to work or to an event, you can never have too many to mix and match with suits and shirts. This one has a fun festive red background with an embroidered bird design. There’s also a deer design in navy or green, if you’d prefer.
£6, Not On The High Street
Best for: Brussels sprout haters
This is a great gag gift for the the sprout hater in your family. Five Belgian milk chocolate sprouts come in a little grocer’s net bag, making them the ideal size for Christmas stockings. Each one is encased in white chocolate with a solid milk chocolate centre – delicious. The sprouts are freshly made every week and will last for at least six months.
£30, John Lewis
Best for: The adventurous type
An essential gift for the outdoorsy type, this designer multi-tool pen knife is an everyday essential. Featuring a sleek leather pouch with an embossed Ted Baker logo, it comes complete with a bottle opener, cork screw, knife, can-opener and screwdriver; it’s a simple yet elegant gift.
£30, Lloyds Pharmacy
Best for: A skincare boost
This handy travel kit is useful for those who regularly travel for work or pleasure. All the skincare essentials – shower gel, anti-perspirant, shaving foam, post-shave balm and moisturiser – are included, packaged in a stylish blue wash bag that can be used again and again.
Best for: Brainiacs
This little puzzle will keep anyone entertained for hours. The aim of the game is to separate all the pieces and rebuild the globe exactly as it was before. The puzzle, inspired by Italian 16th century astronomer Galileo, is finished in antique-style wood to give it an aged look. We would recommend taking a picture of the puzzle before you dismantle it though, as there are no picture references on the box to show you how it should look when completed.
£24.99, Sharp’s Brewery
Best for: Keen cooks and beer lovers
This brand new cookbook from Cornish-based Sharp’s Brewery celebrates beer as a cooking ingredient, and has been put together by a number of different top chefs, including Michelin star chef Nathan Outlaw. There are over 60 recipes to pick from, featuring over 70 beers. And £1 from every purchase goes to charity.
From easy-to-make snacks to a beer-based birthday cake, it’s a lovely idea for cooks who like to get creative in the kitchen.
£15, Not On The High Street
Best for: Those with a sweet tooth
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat in their stocking? These lovely little marshmallow bites come in five flavours (humbug, mint choc chip, gingerbread, candy cane and s’mores), choose three for this stocking-friendly gift. The marshmallows can be eaten straight from the box, but we would recommend dropping one or two – especially the mint choc chip flavour – into your hot chocolate for a luxurious treat.
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