If you’ve spent more time than you’d like to admit scouring high and low for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, but have still come up short, welcome to the only gift guide you’ll need from now on.
When searching for the man in your life, our dedicated edit is here to save the day, not to mention your precious brain cells. Shopping can be tough, often even harder for people you know really well.
To that end, we’ve put together a selection of the nicest gift ideas designed for men of all tastes - from S.Os and boyfriends, to grandads, uncles and of course, your old pops. We’ve cherry picked the best, most wonderful ideas that will leave him beaming this Christmas.
We’re talking everything from cool tech and practical DIY accessories to boozy gifts and stylish accessories that’ll update his wardrobe in a flash, ready to take on 2022.
Whether you’ve budgeted for a little luxury, or want to make a grand gesture to thank him for being your personal rockstar, consider this your cheat sheet to giving him the best present ever.
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Hello, Handsome - grooming gifts to help him look his best
Style King - refine his wardrobe offering with fashion and accessory finds
Foodie Feasting - indulgent food and drink fare
Your Home Boy - knock it out of the park with the best interiors gifts
Big Boy's Toys - a selection of gadgets and tech gifts to appeal to his inner child
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Dunhill Driven 60ml
If he’s looking to smarten up his bathroom cabinet, a new fragrance could go down a treat. Dunhill has launched Driven, made with perfumer Dave Apel, there are top notes of red apple, followed by cardamom at the heart and a cedarwood dry down. The blend of woody, citrus and gentle floral notes is the perfect mix for the modern elegant gentleman.
Waterpik Cordless Select Water Flosser WF-10
There’s no need to faff about with bits of string when it’s time to floss. Waterpik’s Cordless model uses powerful jets of water to do the graft for you. You man can keep his chops sparkling clean with this personal hygiene gizmo, which is super quiet and has global voltage so he can take it with him wherever he goes.
Harry's Christmas Winston Set
Beards may be all the rage right now, but if your fella goes against the grain with a clean shave, he may appreciate new kit to update his grooming kit. Harry's offer a design-led approach to shaving, and the Winston Kit in particular is an ideal introduction into the brand. As well as the polished chrome razor, he will get three German-engineered blade cartridges and some foaming shave gel. There's also a travel cover to protect the blades when he's on the move. It all comes in bright festive packaging, so just stick a bow on it and call it a day. A great price for premium grooming.
FOREO Complete Male Grooming Collection
Slowly but surely, the menfolk of Britain are embracing grooming and skincare - and we couldn’t be happier. Foreo is making a play for their side of the bathroom cabinet with this beard face cleaner, which makes sure his whiskers are clean and cleansed. Comes with a two-year warranty.
Bulldog Original Beard Care Kit
Help him maintain his lush facial foliage with Bulldog’s expert beard care kit. Beard hair requires slightly different shampoo than the hair on his head, so this comprehensive kit includes Bulldog Original Beard 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner and a Bulldog Beard Comb along with Bulldog Original Beard Oil to help keep those strands nothing short of lustrous. Santa who?
Aesop Moroccan Neroil Shaving Duet
For a shave that’s a cut above, this small Aesop kit will keep him sweet. The set comes with a soothing emollient serum as well as a balm. Both are designed to assist the blade as well as calm the skin afterwards.
Oral-B iO9 Electric Toothbrush Black Onyx
A gleaming, healthy shine - what better gift to bestow on your nearest and dearest? The new Oral-B iO performs better than its predecessors with six times more plaque removal using a frictionless magnetic drive and tech to guide you to having a dentist level, can’t-stop-running-your-tongue-over-them clean every day.
Diptyque Classic Coffret Candle Set
Take his nostrils - and his senses - on a merry jaunt by way of master scent brand Diptyque. The French fragrance house is offering this set of three 70g mini candles in the brand's celebrated scents: Baies, Figuier and Roses.
Probably not one for your dad or elderly relative, but brothers, cousins and good mates will get a laugh out of this trimmer, designed to prune nether-region foliage. The electric device boasts ‘sack safe technology’ (we know) that promises no nicks or snags when used on their most sensitive areas.
New & Lingwood Turquoise Peacock Unlined Silk Dressing Gown
He’s been your hero all year; now it’s time to unleash his inner rock star. At first glance, PJs and a dressing robe may not feel stage-worthy, but this New & Lingwood Turquoise Peacock Unlined Silk Dressing Gown combined with Turquoise Peacock Cotton/ Silk Pyjama Set (£495) will have him looking ready to take centre-stage. Both pieces are available in sizes to XXL.
Cubitts AW20 Collection
Artisan specs brand Cubitts may not be the most obvious choice when it comes to gifting, but their line of chic specs are so splendid they’re worth a second look.
Available with prescriptions or as sunglasses, the core collection starts from £125. All frames are handmade in the King's Cross workshop, slashing their carbon footprint. Splash out on the bespoke glasses (from £325) and not only will you be able to choose from a wider selection of colours, but they’ll be made to his exact measurements to ensure the perfect fit too.
Herschel Little America Mid Backpack, 17L
Even Bear Grylls types need to have a few essentials on hand. Keep them close whether he's navigating the urban jungle or heading into the great outdoors with Herschel's bright backpack.
With a volume of 17L, there's plenty of space inside with a 15-inch laptop sleeve and a media pocket with a headphone lead port. No fear of a sweaty back, the back of the design features ventilated panels for cooling breathability.
TAG Heuer Carrera Sport Chronograph
If you're happy to splash out on a serious style investment, there's few gifts nicer than a luxury watch. TAG Heuer's motor-racing inspired timepiece is a treasure - think 44mm fine-brushed and polished steel case, gorgeous green face and chronograph counters - that will stand the test of time.
Liberty Thorpe Tana Lawn Cotton Pyjama Set
A smart set of PJs is the perfect gift for the man who prizes comfort above all else. These pyjamas are smart enough to wear all day, whether he’s WFH or kicking back on the sofa. Available from XS to XL, this long-sleeve design is printed with an iconic pattern from Liberty’s archives on soft breathable cotton.
Not Just Pajama Men’s Velvet Slippers - Dark Green
The classic gift of a pair of comfy slippers has just had a style update thanks to Not Just Pajama. Marrying comfort with style these glorious forest green slippers offer a dressier upgrade to his dog-eared pair.
T.M Lewin Royal Oxford Slim Fit Navy Gingham Shirt
Whether he’s now back in the office or you just want to prise him out of his loungewear come Christmas day, T.M Lewin is the destination for dapper dressing. It’s got everything from the full monty in a suit, or a stylish accessory to sharpen up his wardrobe. Our top pick? A classic shirt with a picnic-ready print - we’re yet to meet a soul who doesn’t look good in gingham.
Sparks & Daughters Personalised Daddy And Baby Bear Set
Mark a new dad’s journey into fatherhood with a downright adorable gift set of a t-shirt for papa bear and a matching sleepsuit for the little one. Both shirts can be personalised so you can get it for other strong father figures like grandpas and uncles. Cute as a button.
Dishoom Cookbook Set
Great food starts with the right ingredients. Get authentic goods from Red Rickshaw, an online global ingredient grocer. For Christmas, it's taken the liberty of curating special bundles to treat your budding chef. We love the look of the Dishoom Cookbook Set, and not just because we're in the Indian-Iranian restaurant every chance we get. Along with the duck egg blue book, you'll get labelled packets of key spices, and things like tamarind and delicious mango pulp.
Alessi Tea Rex Hob Kettle with Dragon Whistle
Give the process of making a humble cuppa a GOT twist. Alessi's kettle comes with a dragon-shaped whistle who will blow off steam once the brew is ready. A fun quirk on an everyday essential.
Pyrex Cook & Heat range
We’re not jumping the gun here, but Veganuary is lurking - we know, we haven’t even had Christmas yet. But, if your guy has ‘eating healthily’ on his 2022 resolutions list, you can give him a helping hand with the gift of Pyrex.
The Cook & Heat collection is ideal for batch-cooking healthy meals (or storing cheat day takeaways) They’re made from hard-wearing borosilicate glass and come in a selection of shapes and sizes with a red rubber lid.
Their genius is in their flexibility: you can use them to whip up recipes, save leftovers or keep extra portions to cool, then store in the fridge and microwave when you’re ready. They’ll even microwave straight from frozen without leaving the glass dishes. As exciting as cookware gets.
Haig Club Mediterranean Orange
If Golden Balls still has the Midas touch for your man, make a beeline for Haig Club, part owned by David Beckham. The whisky brand has a lip-smacking new addition this summer: Haig Club Mediterranean Orange. It’s inspired by the flavours of the Med with oranges from Seville mixed with orange blossom extract and the signature scotch whisky notes of Haig Club Clubman. A worthy addition to his drinks cabinet.
20 Whiskies that Changed the World
We may be unable to travel to most places, but that doesn't mean you can't take your man on a journey. Break down borders and travel to lands anew thanks to The Whisky Exchange's tasting set; a selection of 20 drink-before-you-die whiskies in 3cl wax sealed drams. It comes with a tasting book and links to videos to make sure you get the most from every last drop. Presented in a handsome gift box, the whiskies are divided into four themed flights anc comes with tasting glasses.
Cartwright & Butler Howden Hamper
Why give one gift when you can hand over a bundle of goodies in the form of a hamper? Made for foodie fellas, Cartwright & Butler has a vast selection that’s bound to appeal to all tastes, from greedy and gluttonous to gluten-free. We’re eyeing up the generous Howden Hamper, which has a little bit of everything.
Joe & Seph’s I Love You Standard Biscotti Jar
We’ve yet to meet a man who doesn’t appreciate a good pun, and gourmet popcorn brand Joe & Seph’s has it in the bag with this gift. It’s a biscotti jar packed with deliciously flavoured popcorn, the lot finished with a personalised gift tag and ribbon. Make it Christmassy by choosing one of their festive flavours and add a funny bespoke message to go on the glass.
Want something a bit more substantial? The popcorn hamper will have him feeling top of the pops (£50).
Adding a sense of theatre to mealtimes and BBQs, this mini guillotine will make short work of slicing meats and veggies, making it a wonderful option for the cheffy man. He’ll love slicing charcuterie for his mates next time they pop round.
Milroy’s Soho Drams to Door whisky subscription
A true whisky aficionado is always striving to learn more about the spirit. For the bloke who’s made more than a few noises about another bottle of the good stuff, help him on his journey to whisky Jedi with a whisky subscription to Drams to Door. Specialising in craft, rare and exclusive whiskies, he’ll receive five 30ml drams in a stylish circular presentation box every month, giving it an extra special edge. Alternatively, you can buy one-off whisky flights from £40.
Beer Hawk Christmas Lager Crate
Glad tidings are in the bag (or crate, rather) thanks to Beer Hawk's epic beer bundle. The mixed case contains a selection of 12 specially chosen beers from different breweries, allowing him to expand his repertoire. There's a glass in there too, so he won't even have to go all the way to the kitchen to start tucking in.
Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock
Back to the Future fans will love this alarm clock coffee machine which looks like a slightly suaver version of Doc's invention in the third movie. Not only will it get your morning cup of Joe on the go but it can keep your milk cool in the mini fridge, boil water and give you a five minute snooze. If he likes his gadgets, he will go wild for this clever bedside gizmo.
Your Home Boy
Serena Confalonieri Set Of 2 Calypso Martini Glasses
Fancy glassware for a fancy man, this pair of handblown martini glasses are all about over-indulgence - so really, what better gift for Christmas?
Versace Home Barocco Dumbbells
Designer fitness kit is very much a thing these days, as evidenced by Italian fashion house Versace with this twin set of dumbbells. In a characteristically bouji tone, each piece is finished with the brand's classic Medusa motif on each end. 'Gramming gold.
Danger Mouse special anniversary Bookazine
Nostalgic gifts are always a winner. Take him on a trip down memory lane with this special edition Bookazine release, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the secret agent rodent Danger Mouse.
The 84-page story retells some of his classic japes and he is accompanied by his ride-or-die Penfold. A treasured gift for the young - and the young at heart.
Jonathan Adler Tiger Lacquer Playing Card Set
Whether its a game of poker or a round of rummy, Jonathan Adler's stylish tiger pack of cards will bring a touch of glamour to the next boy's night in.
Carl Friedrik Wireless Charging Tray
If he loves nothing more than a new gadget, here’s one that will liven up his bedside table. A safe space for this mobile, this tray not only looks great but it will wirelessly charge his device too - simply drop it onto the surface and it will start juicing up. As well as Apple and Android phones, it also works on things like AirPod cases and other gizmos with Qi compatibility. Very James Bond.
Victorinox Swiss Classic Utility Block, 6 pieces
Sharpen up his cooking skills with a colourful set of knives from the exoerts, Victorinox. The six-set includes blades to slice through pizza and steak as well as a selection of paring knives and one for tomatoes. There's also a vegetable peeler to complete the bright, stylish kitchen essential.
Rocket Shape Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker
For the guy whose home bar is his pride and joy, a new accessory will be gladly welcomed. This 500ml cocktail shaker works as a drinks aid as well as a bar ornament thanks to the cool rocket shape. Use it to mix rocket fuel concoctions to serve to friends and family.
Simba Hybrid Pillow
As we get older, sleep - and getting a good quality sleep, at that - becomes an all-consuming obsession. Ensure he gets decent shuteye with a state-of-the-art pillow developed by Simba with space-inspired technologies. The inner is filled with breathable and lightweight nanocubes, while the rest of the 50 x 70cm pillow is made with temperature-regulating fabrics that allow airflow - so he won’t wake hot and sweaty in the mornings.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker, Unicorn
With 360° sound, and a dust, water and drop-proof durable construction, this Bluetooth speaker is built for adventure. It comes in a selection of head-turning shades, but this colour splattered design is our top pick. Just don't let on that it's called Unicorn.
CandleHand Hand Gesture Candle Crossed Fingers
Cast from a real human hand, everything from the size to the tiny nail, knuckle and skin renderings make this an amazing gift for someone who appreciates the finer details.
You can get CandleHand’s in a selection of other universally known gestures - some far too vulgar to print in a respectable newspaper - but we like the crossed fingers style the best. Who couldn’t use a little luck right now?
Swyft Sofa in a Box
For a gift that will make his jaw drop, a new piece of furniture is our wildcard luxury entry to this gift list. Sleek and contemporary with mid-century leanings, Swyft are experts at designing linen and velvet seating that require no tools to construct.
Using clever locking hinges, you can slot together their sofas in minutes (though from experience, it might take two of you). It may be tricky to wrap, but for your shining entry in his good books, it’ll be worth it. A lavish gift for his home office or living room.
There are four models to choose from in an array of chic colours. Explore the range here.
Natural History Museum, 'Vintage Octopus' Framed Print
A bright print is the quickest way to bring his walls to life. MADE has a selection of cool artwork, including images from the Natural History Museum’s archives - which is where we found this tentacled fellow. Available in a choice of sizes as well as frames.
Big Boy’s Toys
The Light Speaker
Camping no longer has to mean roughing it. If your man is a fan of the great outdoors, bring some bouji to his bivvy with the light speaker, a sleek glass lantern that offers not only excellent sound with 10 hours battery time, but gently glowing light too.
Google Pixel Buds A-Series
Offering crystal clear audio at a snip of the price of its peers, Google's wireless in-ear buds are designed to keep him entertained whether he's out walking the dog or dropping into the office. It’s packed to the rafters with features, such as voice commands, auto-volume adjust (handy on a noisy commute) and a long-lasting battery in the charging case that can go the distance all day long. Despite the high tech, using it is intutive; if he needs to take a call, picking up is as simple as a quick tap on the Bud.
Kodak Luma 150 Projector
With home movies making a revival and camping trips high on the holiday agenda this summer, gadget-loving guys will be astounded at the abilities of this palm-sized projector. Kodak’s Luma can project up to 150 inches onto virtually any surface, making it an essential piece of tech for garden parties, staycations or just to watch the footie in another room in peace.
X Rocker Monsoon RGB 4.1 Gaming Chair
It may irk some, but for the gaming gaffer, this pressie can’t be beat. The padded chair is a gamer’s dream with LED light and built-in speakers for that surround sound experience. Expect fuller immersion with tri-motor vibration that kicks in during gaming, movies, or music. So good you may not want to give it away at all...
Garmin Edge 830
If his idea of a good weekend is spent huffing over hills on a mountain bike come rain or shine, we've got just the thing to get his pulse racing.
This touchscreen cycling gadget tracks and monitors every part of the ride, from route and terrain to heart rate, plus plenty more besides - and it can go 20 hours without needing a recharge - can he say the same? A gift that'll take his cycling up a gear.
Tile Limited Edition Sets - Gamers
Make losing his phone, headphone or keys a thing of the past thanks to Tile. The brand's collection of location stickers mean that he can locate the essentials when he's in a hurry. A useful gift he will actually use.
Approach S62 Black Ceramic Bezel with Black Band
Fuel his golfing obsession with Garmin’s smart watch which not only tracks his game, but will give him helpful pointers on improving it too. Think of it as a wrist-worn golf pro: this thing can display wind speed, suggest clubs to use and give helpful tips on the best direction to aim, plus loads more helpful features. Will suit golf-mad dads to a tee.
Recyko Charge 10 battery charger
Never pace the room again waiting for your devices to juice up. GP Batteries has this charger which can get four of its AA batteries back up to working form in just 10 minutes. Say goodbye to disposable and hello to a greener future.