Men are the hardest species to pick for, you’re odd little creatures because us women can only base what you like on the subtle hints you drop us every now and again. It seems obvious to buy exactly what you ask for but I think the best christmas presents are the ones we don’t know we’re going to recieve so I’ve selected my top picks of unique presents for the men in your life whether that’s a dad, son, boyfriend, husband, grandson, uncle or your bestie, there’s something for all of you boys!
THE ADVENT CALENDER
I know it’s a little late (or maybe you don’t mind opening this 10 days in!) but this would make an amazing gift for next year. This is the M Micallef Advent Calender which includes 23ml sizes for 23 days and one Ananda 30ml. The scent is super musky and ideal for a scent that carries you from day to night!
THE ULTIMATE AFTERSHAVE
A really good aftershave is luxurious and effortless without being too overpowering. My top aftershave pick is Polo by Ralph Lauren a true classic. Eternal and beautiful, Ralph Lauren Polo is a blend of top notes which includes Bergamot, Basil, Coriander and Juniper Berries, heart notes which include Leather, Pine Tree Needles, Pepper and Amber and base notes which include Oakmoss, Musk and Patchouli. Avoiding strong floral notes, Ralph Lauren Polo is a truly masculine scent.
Here’s a few of my other favourites for fabulous mens fragrances!
Slippers always go without saying in our family, in the chilly weather us LaReines dig a pair of funky novelty slippers!
Here’s two pairs from Firebox the ultimate go-to for quirky cool gifts. I spend most my money in this shop and it’s not hard to guess why, it’s simply rad, the shop for the unusual!
These Hobbit slippers are great corner bumpers as the men of the family are clumsy as, and require some toe protectors! Slippers from the shire are a must for all Lord Of The Ring fans!
Whilst these Yeti slippers are heated and give 4-6 hours of snuggly goodness. I know I’ll be robbing off with these! These will keep you kicking about Tibet throughout the festivities!
THE TECHNO GUY
Watches never have to be too fancy, a simple classic design is a strong and bold statement for all men. Add a whizz of technology to keep them in check and you’ve got one of the best presents!
The latest Huawei watch combines simplicity and efficiency to allow the men in your life to run around checking their health, emails, social accounts whilst looking super stylish!
My other techno watch to browse through is Samsung Gear S2, treat to a special man in your life to some serious wrist candy offering a smartphone free experience to keep you in touch with everything whilst having features like the Nike+ Running App to run off the mince pies in January!
If you have a gamers boyfriend, you can give him a pc gaming desk.
THE MUSIC LOVER
I’ve got a fair amount of these to cater for, whatever your tunes are of the festive season no musical man can be without a pair of rad headphones! My pick this season is the Samsung Level-Over Wireless Over Ear Headphones giving you the best quality sound without compromising appearence. Over Ear Headphones have come back in a massive way and these Samsung headphones are looking on fleek to suit all men in white and gold or black!
But if your men are more into a classic crackle of the vinyl, buy a collector some of the latest vinyl through this subscription box by Flying Vinyl for only £20 a month you keep in touch with an old format and some of the latest and greatest independent sounds!
This months box included Black Honey – Corrine / Mothership (on pink vinyl), Asylums – Missing Persons / Joy In A Small Wage, The Belligerents – Voices / Looking At You, Bo Rocha – Tangerine, Flake / Live Fast Or Die, Pleasure Beach – Go / Dreamer To The Dawn, An exclusive 7×7 Black Honey art print and Flying Vinyl magazine with artist info.
There’s a million subscription boxes out there so why not make it truly unique to someone who’s collects quality investments! The revolution will not be digital!
THE STATIONARY MAN
Some thrive on a lovely set of stationary, or simply a good leather bound notebook. In Blue Handmade are simply incredible and supply such a variety of quality leather craftsmanship!
My top pick is a personalised tree leather bound notebook for a man who jots things down all the time for future inspiration!
All of In Blue Handmade’s designs are handmade in America, giving it a truly unique vibe so whomever you give it to has the understanding that no one else will have this exact notebook!
THE DELUXE WALLET
Estados, have been my go to for wallets and purses, their beautiful exquisite design is like no other, they smell like a dream and look gorgeous!
My top wallet pick this christmas is a Black Lizard Leather Billfold Wallet, it’s handmade and made of the finest Grade 1, full grain Argentine calf hide and silk.
You can also add a lovely personalised message inside, and be inspirational or extra cheeky and tell them to look after their money! The presentation behind this wallet is by far my favourite of all the gifts this christmas as it’s a truly special way of presenting something so simple and elegant to a wonderful man in your life!
THE PERSONALISED GIFTER
As if this hasn’t spoken volumes about the importance of personalisation in gifts, because after all they make the best ones of them all don’t they, this becomes the most personal of them all.
An interesting concept book from The Book For Everyone where you insert the name and date of birth of the person you want to include and it pre-makes an entire book based on your birthday information so each page is personal including relevant music on your birthday, quirky facts about you, your name and it’s a total giggle whilst being incredibly informative! It’ll touch hearts as its so personal for them and will bring a smile to their face!
THE STOCKING FILLERS
Here’s a couple of other awesome suggestions from the corny to the classy, a few treats for gamers and the just plain silly! These stocking fillers will bring joy on christmas day!