What to buy the person who has everything?! More socks? Aftershave? A boxed multi-tool of some kind? Nah, there’s lots of ‘different’ things that’ll show him how appreciated and loved they are … and here’s a small selection of ideas …
Gift 1: Superdry Classic Mule Slippers from Mainline Menswear
We love these mules. Fantastic (trendy) brand, really comfy slippers and they look great. And we think a bargain at £20.00. Mainline Menswear have a lot of Superdry gift ideas, but we really like these. They are a lovely charcoal grey colour with a warm black fleece interior and a thin foam cushioned sole and black rubber undersole.
Link to purchase: SuperdryClassicMuleMainlineMenswear
Gift 2: Skull Zippo Windproof Lighter
This neon orange skull design is a very vibrant ‘cool’ lighter – one of Zippo’s new designs. A genuine Zippo windproof lighter with the distinctive Zippo ‘click’. It has all-metal construction and because of its windproof design will work virtually anywhere. Zippo lighters have a lifetime guarantee that “it works or we fix it for free”. You need to purchase some lighter fluid, but this gift will last a lifetime. Great for camping – we use ours all the time for lighting fires when camping. This lighter comes in a nice presentation box.
Link to purchase: SkullZippoLighter
Gift 3: The Personal Barber Subscription Box
The Personal Barber shaving subscription box was one of PackThePJs very first reviews back in the summer of 2015. We are so pleased to see them doing so well – and why shouldn’t they be as this is a fantastic concept giving the man in your life the opportunity to sample modern and traditional top quality shaving toiletries and equipment. The subscription service sends out a box of (different) shaving goodies every 6 weeks. We have received the Nov/Dec box, which contains: Nõberu of Sweden’s Amber Lime Shaving Cream; Thomas Michaels Black Label Men’s Moisturiser; Admiral Grooming Detoxifying Facial Scrub with Cucumber Extract; Polsilver Super Iridium and Blue Bird Replacement Blades. The first box in your subscription also includes a safety razor and a shaving brush. The box also contains a ‘menu’ of the included products along with a guide for a ‘perfect shave’ (pre-shave, shave and post-shave regimens). It’s a great product – and a great gift.
RRP: £24.99 every 6 weeks (discounts for longer commitment subscriptions)
Link to purchase: ThePersonalBarberSubscriptionBox
Gift 4: HonestBrew Stocking Filler
I know a man who will love this! You get a carton box that contains a lovely HonestBrew 250ml tulip glass in one slot, 4 bottled beers and then 2 cans in the last slot. I love the names of the beers … Inside our Stocking Filler we have: Edge Brewing ‘Voila!’ blonde ale; Siren Craft Brew ‘Liquid Mistress’ red IPA; Wylam ‘Macchiato’ hazlenut praline coffee porter; Pressure Drop ‘Pale Fire’ American pale ale; Beavertown ‘Neck Oil’ session IPA; Magic Rock ‘Inhaler’ juicy pale ale. There’s also an HonestBrew bottle opener blade. A great present and opportunity to sample small batch beers from craft breweries around the world.
RRP: £22.50 (currently reduced to £18.00)
Link to purchase: HonestBrewStockingFiller
Gift 5: Tweed Waistcoat and Bow Tie from Dobell
I love this. I love traditional waistcoats so was immediately drawn to this item on Dobell’s website. Yes, you can wear it as formal clothing, but because of the versatility (and current trendiness) of Tweed this can easily be worn casually with jeans and a shirt/tee. The bow tie adds a touch of geek/nerd (again, another favourite of mine!) The subtle blue check pattern gives it universal appeal and means it will go with lots of shirt/trouser colour combinations. Because it is Tweed, it is dry clean only.
RRP: £39.00 (waistcoat) £7.99 (bow tie)
Link to purchase: DobellBlueCheckTweedWaistcoat
Gift 6: Ted Baker Brogue Journey Companion from Amara
This is a great gift for any guy that travels a lot. It arrives in a lovely decorative box. Inside is a faux-leather brogue-effect brown travel wallet. When you open it, there’s a small quality pen that slots into the blue suede-effect margin. There is space for cards and a passport. A superior gift, as you’d expect from Ted Baker.
RRP: £29.95 (currently out of stock on Amara.com)
Link to purchase: TedBakerJourneyCompanion
Gift 7: LA VAL Low GTX Trekking & Outdoor Footwear by AKU
Not just good looking footwear, these LA VAL Low GTX shoes from AKU are extremely versatile and comfortable – perfect for hiking up to mid-mountain height. The asymmetric construction of the outsole, with exclusive AKU ELICA technology, ensures excellent load distribution over the plantar surface, improving foot roll. The Michelin Pulsar tread, inspired by mountain bike tires, offers a great grip as well as comfort. Made in Italy, these are made to last, and we will be putting ours to the test in the French Alps in a couple of weeks’ time!
Link to purchase: LAVALLowGTX
Gift 8: Limes Shaving Cream and Brush Set from The Traditional Shaving Company
Traditional wet shaving is definitely making a comeback, if it ever went away (how would I know, I’m female!) This lovely gift set includes a Traditional Shaving Company Ivory Pure Badger shaving brush along with 100ml Traditional Shaving Company Limes luxury shaving cream. The fragrance opens with a medley of sparkling lime, pink grapefruit and juicy mandarin that parts to reveal a heart of fresh basil leaves and comes to rest on a base of earthen moss and skin musks. Ideal to give as a gift this Christmas.
Link to purchase: TheTraditionalShavingCompanyLimesCreamBrushSet
Gift 9: Art of Football – The Drop Kick T-Shirt
Ah that infamous Rugby Union World Cup … As a Wales supporter, the last-second drop kick came with mixed emotions. But win England did and what better to wind up the rest of the home nations than with ‘that’ kick proudly displayed on your chest?! This design started life – as all Art of Football ones do – as a standalone piece of art that captures all the emotion of that moment on the field. If you have an English rugby fan in your family – bet they’d love one of these!
Link to purchase: ArtofFootballDropKickTShirt
Gift 10: JORD FieldCrest Koa & Burl Wooden Watch
We love these wooden watches – never owned one, but know people who have and they really rave about them. This design appeals because of its simplicity. It features scratch-resistant mineral glass and deployment buckle with push buttons. The case width is 39mm; case thickness 11mm; lug ends 49mm; band thickness 20mm; band length 195mm. Huw likes them, I know I’d like one from their women’s range …
Link to purchase: JORDFieldCrestKoaBurlWoodenWatch
See, no socks! Some good ideas though? What’s top of your man’s Christmas list this year?
A couple of the items above have been gifted to PackThePJs in exchange for our opinion (we only include things we really like though!)
End note: Would you like your products included in our Gift Guides? Please add us to your mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com x