We are turning our attention to the men in our lives now with our gift guide for the guys. There is a mix of stocking fillers, jokes and treats we hope they will love, and there’s something here for every budget and taste. Happy shopping!
1. Man Wrap, £5.95 Selfridges
Guys…sorry, but you’re hopeless at wrapping presents. We appreciate the effort of course, but we’d like to introduce you to ‘Man Wrap’. Simply roll the foil around the gift and push the edges into place, no sellotape needed. Give as an early present or as an amusing stocking filler.
Inspired by the motorbike bags that Steve McQueen used, this Barbour style is an extremely practical carryall for a stylish man.
3. Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme, £32 for 40ml, Boots
A masculine aromatic fragrance with citrus top notes. It is proving to be very popular, and will certainly be a winner amongst the ladies.
4. Etre Fivepoint Wool Gloves, £40, etreshop.com
Thanks to their ‘contactwoven’ fingertips, these gloves mean you can keep your hands warm and use touchscreens no problem. For the technology obsessed man…
5. Aesop Preen Grooming Kit, £70, MrPorter.com
Aesop’s wonderfully natural products will bring winter weather-worn skin back to life, or transform those that have, ahem, slightly overindulged during the festive period. This set contains a hand wash, balm, body cleanser and hydrating cream. For those who need a bit of a pamper.
6. James Bond Print 50cm x 50cm, £150, John Lewis
What man wouldn’t want this iconic scene from Bond film ‘Thunderball’ hanging on the wall? It comes from the Getty Images Gallery and, of course, features Sean Connery, Claudine Auger and Adolfo Celi.
7. YMC Brown Bobble Hat, £45, Liberty.co.uk
It’s Christmas so as un-written rule, someone has to receive a hat. If you fancy being the one to give it, make it this lovely YMC one from Liberty.
8. Epperson Mountaineering Day Pack Rucksack, £135 The Goodhood Store
This vintage-style backpack from Epperson is perfect for a jet-setter or man about town. Big enough to fit everything but the kitchen sink.
9. Penthaligon’s Sartorial Eau De Toilette, £80, Penthaligons.com
Described as ‘The Scent of Saville Row’, these are fine fragrances made in England using top quality rare ingredients; from hand-squeezed Bergamot, to Jasmine at twice the price of gold. For the true gent.
10. ‘Netiquette’ by Debrett’s, £7.99, Debretts.com
An etiquette guide that takes into account our reliance on modern technology – learn the correct headphone etiquette or how to converse properly over email. A fun read for the gadget-obsessed.