Best Christmas gifts for him 2019: euphoria-inducing presents for the special man in your life

Abha Shah

If you’ve yet to find the perfect gift for the special man in your life, then look no further.

We’ve created the ultimate Christmas gift list for him, featuring everything from tech to grooming and foodie gifts, plus a few curveballs too.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking out for something for your partner, your dad, uncle or brother or simply a good friend; we’re sure you’ll find something in our list below that will have him beaming with joy on Christmas morning.

Whether you intend to gift him a little luxury or make a truly grand gesture, consider this your cheat sheet to giving him the best Christmas present ever.

Use these quick links to jump to different categories or enjoy a leisurely scroll to see the best gifts for him this Christmas.

See our favourites below

Hello Handsome - best grooming gifts

Oral B Genius X Black Electric Toothbrush with Boots Exclusive Art of Brushing Travel Case

Harnessing the power of AI, the latest toothbrush from dental health specialists Oral-B will allow your recipient to have a cleaner mouth than ever before. The tech tracks any bits you may have missed and through the app, gives you personalised feedback so you can get as close to a professional clean every time.

£169.99 | Boots | Buy it now

Acqua Di Parma 'Arancia di Capri' Eau de Toilette Gift Set

Wrapped in a pleasingly large round box, this gift set is designed to delight. It includes a travel-friendly EDT, shower gel and spray body lotion from Acqua Di Parma's citrusy Arancia di Capri range.

£61.20 | Debenhams | Buy it now

Penhaligon's The Tragedy of Lord George Eau de Parfum

Fragrance his day with Penhaligon's best-selling Lord George scent, from the brand's eccentric Portrait series. With top notes of brandy mellowing down into a warm tonka bean, it's just the thing to wear on Christmas Day.

£188 | Penhaligon’s | Buy it now

Bulldog Beard Care Kit

Whether he has a beard to rival Father Christmas or sports a more demure look, help him care for his beard with an all-in-one beard kit from grooming specialists Bulldog.

This set includes a shampoo and conditioner made specifically to care for beards as well as a wide-toothed comb and a 30ml bottle of Original Beard Oil.

£11.25 | Boots | Buy it now *On sale from £15

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

If you're shopping for a small gift or want a little luxury to bump up his stocking, Aesop’s hardworking hand balm ticks all the boxes.

Stylish and practical, it's small enough to take on his travels or keep on his desk to keep his mitts soothed and hydrated.

Also available in 500ml.

£21 | Cult Beauty | Buy it now

Baxter of California Travel Kit

Whether he travels for business or he loves weekends away, make sure he looks good on the move with this grooming travel kit from Baxter of California.

The four-piece set includes a Daily Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Close Shave Formula, Daily Protein Shampoo and After Shave Balm.

£54.95 | Amazon | Buy it now

Braun Beard trimmer BT7040

With four attachments (two combs and two precision trimmers) plus a Gillette razor for sharpening the edges, this all-in-one beard trimmer will be a prized possession for the hairy men in your life.

The trimmer can be adjusted to 39 different length settings, clipping hair to between 1mm and 20mm, plus the in-built auto sensing motor gives an even trim though even the thickest of thickets.

£48.99 | Braun | Buy it here

Le Labo Beard Oil 60ml

Could his facial foliage do with taming? This beard oil from Le Labo will condition and soften those wiry strands thanks to the blend of Sunflower Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Jojoba.

As well as helping him look like less of a wild animal, this product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

£47 | Liberty London | Buy it now

Armani Code Absolu For Men

Has he been wearing the same fragrance for years? Help him shake things up with Armani's latest fragrance for men, Armani Code Absolu. The luxe gift set includes a 60ml EDP as well as shower gel and a 15ml travel spray to use on the go.

£70.50 | The Fragrance Shop | Buy it now

Style Chameleon - best fashion gifts

Emporio Armani Men's Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch

If there's one piece of jewellery every man should own, it's a really, really nice watch. If it's time to get him one this Christmas, you can't go wrong with a designer like Emporio Armani.

This chronograph watch, set on stainless steel, makes a statement that will see him through the years in flawless style.

£299 | Ernest Jones | Buy it now

Shop all men's watches at Ernest Jones

Coach Card Case In Signature Canvas With Rexy

Coach's T-Rex mascot will help keep all his bank and loyalty cards safe in this canvas and leather card case.

£75 | Coach | Buy it now

Shop all gifts for him under £100 at Coach

Eton Egyptian-Print Silk Pocket Square

Add a dapper touch to his accessories with this 100 per cent silk pocket square printed with motifs of ancient Egypt.

£40 | Harvey Nichols | Buy it now

Shop all Eton men's shirts and accessories at Harvey Nichols

Bonsoir of London Brushed Cotton Grandad Pyjamas

A classic pair of PJs never go out of style. This luxe set is super soft thanks to the brushed cotton but keeps its stylish edge thanks to the high grandad collar.

£89 | Bonsoir of London | Buy it now

Shop all men's lounge and nightwear at Bonsoir of London

Lucky Seven David Bowie Major Tom Trucker Cap

Inspired by the 1969 hit Space Oddity, this cool Trucker-style hat blends one of the biggest tracks of the time with NASA and military style trimmings.

£80 | Lucky Seven | Buy it now

Newgate G6 Vegas

A chronograph timepiece inspired by the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas casino - does it get any flashier than that? This watch comes with two straps (one striped, one plain) so he can change his look for the occasion.

£250 | Wolf & Badger | Buy it now

Cody & Co The Ellesmere Tassel Loafer

If his wardrobe is crying out for a pair of fancy shoes, these slip-on tasselled pair are the epitome of style. Proudly made in Sheffield, the suede loafers are available in sizes 7 - 12.

£190 | Cody & Co | Buy it now

Time to Feast - best food and drink gifts

Don Papa Small Batch Rum 200ml

The world's first rum produced on one island, Don Papa has travelled all the way from the Philippines to delight the one you love. One sip will transport them to warmer, sunnier climes.

£16 | Harvey Nichols | Buy it now

Gentlemen's Hardware Rocking Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2

Give him a helping hand in the Christmas spirit department with this gift of two whiskey glasses. The unique design rock and rotate without spilling their precious contents.

£18 | John Lewis | Buy it now

Theodore Premium Scottish Gin

Stunningly presented in a round tube patterned with botanicals, this would make a lovely gift for anyone who appreciates the craftsmanship of gin.

Sixteen botanicals go into the making of this; think pomelo, pine, damask rose, honey and oolong tea. Simply divine.

£45 | Not On The High Street | Buy it now

Make Your Own Chilli Sauce Kit

Some like it hot, but if he likes it hotter, it may be time for him to try his hand at chilli sauce making. This kit from the Upton Cheyney Chilli Farm offers a step-by-step guide to creating a mind-blowing spicy condiment that he'll no doubt proceed to consume on everything from cheese on toast to tacos.

£30 | Not On The High Street | Buy it now

VonShef 6 Piece Pasta Maker and Attachment Set

Cheffy types are catered for with this fantastic pasta maker which comes with all the bells and whistles attachments to make an endless variety of fresh pasta dishes. There's a roller attachement for lasagne and ravioli and four cutting rollers for when he fancies fresh spaghetti, linguine, tagliatelle or fettuccine. Very tidy price too.

£39.99 | Wayfair | Buy it now

KitKat Chocolatory Zingtastic Gin & Tonic, 6 Finger Pack

Another small gift option, this is no ordinary chocolate bar. KitKat has had a juniper-flavoured upgrade with this limited edition confection, which tastes just like a classic G&T. Yum!

£7.50 | John Lewis | Buy it now

Harvey Nichols Tis the Season Hamper

Crammed with delicious treats for him to scoff alone, this alcohol-free hamper is sure to put a smile on his face. The indulgent pack includes Scottish shortbread, gourmet truffle chocolates and the department store's limited edition Scandi-spiced tea plus a few more delights.

£35 | Harvey Nichols | Buy it now

Ooni 3 Portable Wood-fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

Who doesn't love pizza? If your recipient is forever trying to craft the ultimate pie, help him on his culinary journey with this nifty wood-fired pizza oven. As well as firing out piping hot pizzas topped with every ingredient under the sun, the company works with the Eden Project and other conservation charities to help plant more trees.

£199 | ooni | Buy it now

A Home Run - best home gifts

Jonathan Adler Whiskey Rocket Decanter

Homewares don't get cooler than at Jonathan Adler. The celebrated designer has lots of cool and quirky pieces to add style to his space instantly - this decanter case in point. Inspired by space exploration, this statement piece will take his drinking experience to the stratosphere. Made with porcelain and finished with 24ct gold details, there are also gin and vodka versions available.

£198 | Jonathan Adler | Buy it now

Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival (Hardback)

Hear about the world's most famous festival from the (almost equally as famous) father-daughter team behind it, Michael and Emily Eavis.

The organisers of Glastonbury have released a new book just ahead of the festival's 50th anniversary, taking you through the story of what has become the best party on Earth, decade by decade.

Whether your recipient managed to get a ticket to 2020's event or not, this book will fully immerse him into the pure magic of Glasto.

£25 | Amazon | Buy it now

Metro Pink and Saffron Pendulum Wall Clock

Could his home office do with a refresh? Add interest to his walls with this cool pendulum clock.

Also available in White and Brass and Brass only versions.

£40 | Habitat | Buy it now

Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life

If he loves watching the Fab Five on Netflix as they zoom all over the world helping to transform people, he might appreciate this gorgeous hardback book that goes behind the scenes of Queer Eye as well as offering helpful pointers to a better, more stylish life.

£17.50 | Amazon | Buy it now

Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Film Collection

Streaming and downloading may be how we all watch telly now, but if he's a true movie buff there's nothing like owning the complete works of one of the most ground-breaking directors of our times. Including blockbusters like The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, the Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Film Collection is beautifully presented in a black and red box and would make a cherished gift for any fan of the big screen.

£89.99 | Amazon | Buy it now

Large Beige Stoneware Cactus Vase

Whether he's a prickly customer or you want to make a not-very-subtle joke about his... er temperament, this large vase in the shape of an on-trend cactus is sure to make him smile.

Even if it's not used to display flowers, it's a cool piece to have around and keep as an ornament in its own right.

£25 | Rose & Grey | Buy it now

Byredo Chai Candle

With an impressive 60 hours of burn time, Byredo's Chai candle is a lovely gift that he can enjoy for many dark wintry nights. Inspired by Indian tea rituals, it's an addictive melee of ginger, cardamom, incense and notes of birch.

£57 | Space NK | Buy it now

Salter Megastone 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set

Cheffy types will love this set of three non-stick frying pans that will help them cook up a storm, whether that's a full English or a juicy steak come the evening.

The non-stick coating on these pans means they can use less oil and still get a perfectly cooked meal every time. Watch out, Gordon Ramsay.

£29.99 | Robert Dyas | Buy it now

Rocket Upwards Wall Art A3

Available online only, this geometric graphic print shows a rocket blasting into space. It's ideal for anyone interested in space exploration and comes handsomely presented in a thick black frame, ready to put up on the wall.

£45 | Oliver Bonas | Buy it now

La Cafetière Monaco Pistachio 3-Cup Cafetière Coffee

If he can't start his day without a fresh coffee hit, he will adore this cafetiere in an elegant pistachio green shade. The retro look design brings a sense of European cafe culture style to his kitchen.

£16.60 | Amazon | Buy it now

Horizn Studios H5 four-wheel cabin suitcase 55cm

Upgrade his travel game with this smart suitcase from Horizn Studios. The gid polycarbonate case hides a wealth of special features including TSA-approved locks, zipped divider and pockets and four 360° wheels to ensure his journey is smooth, wherever he's headed. It also comes with a removable smart charger to give his devices a boost when needed.

Dimensions: H55 x W40 x D20cm.

£260 | Selfridges | Buy it now

Boy's Toys - best gadgets and tech gifts

Neo Legend Grunge Street Fighter Compact Arcade Game

Ideal for the man who has everything (or just a soft spot for old arcade games) we present this compact gaming device that will transport him right back to the misspent days of his youth. Modelled on the classic 90s arcade game, the piece is finished with illustrations and is small enough to fit on top of a table or desk. Game night will never be the same again.

£2,640 | Mr Porter | Buy it now

Shop all Neo Legend games at Mr Porter

De Lorean DMC 12 Diecast Model Car from Back To The Future Part 1

As one of the most famous cars in cinematic history, the De Lorean needs no introduction.

The silent star of the Back to the Future trilogy, this model car features opening doors and working wheels and is based on the time travelling machine from the first film. Great Scott!

£18.99 | Mini Model Shop | Buy it now

Viz Magazine Subscription

Filled with the sort of toilet humour that only the British do best, a subscription to Viz is guaranteed to bring childish joy in his idle moments.

What's more, if you order the one-year Christmas Gift subscription offer before November 24, you'll get a free bottle of prosecco from Majestic too.

£27.49 | Magazine | Buy it now

PIONEER DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller

If he's always harboured a secret dream to be a top DJ, this gift will set his soul alight. It's a deck-like gadget that allows you to play and mix tracks from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer. It can also sync to Spotify, SoundCloud, your iTunes and other music apps to create sets that will get the party started.

£119.99 | Selfridges | Buy it now *On sale from £139.99

Victorinox Super Tinker Winter Magic Special Edition 2019

The quintessential boy's toy and survival essential, Victorinox has released a brand new Swizz army knife for Christmas '19. This limited edition gadget is packed with useful features like a Phillips screwdriver, can opener, blades, scissors and a bottle opener, plus plenty more besides.

£56 | Victorinox | Buy it now

Rocketbook

Imagine a notebook with never-ending pages? The dream is now a reality with Rocketbook, a digital notebook that can convert your handwritten notes to computer text and store them in a cloud to access later. Once you're done writing or drawing and everything is stored safely online, simply wipe clean the Rocketbook's pages with a damp cloth, ready to use once more.

£34.99 | Amazon | Buy it now

FIFA 20

You'll have to check which console he uses, but if he's into football and gaming, he will be thrilled to unwrap the latest edition of FIFA 20 come Christmas morning. The game is available in XBox One, PS4, Switch and PC versions.

£49.99 | Game | Buy it now


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