Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

How is your Christmas shopping going so far?  I keep hearing "I haven't even started yet", so I guess the shops are going to be pretty busy this weekend and next week, once December begins.  If you're looking for gifts for the men in your life, here are some ideas.

The Bulldog Beard Care Kit contains their Original Beard Oil containing aloe vera, green tea, coconut oil and sweet almond oil, which is designed to soften, moisturise and freshen up facial hair.  It also contains the lovely Beard Shampoo and Conditioner for extra grooming and a comb for that essential facial hair grooming.  Stockists include Boots, Look Fantastic, Mankind.

Chaps of  a certain age will have fond memories of the original Star Wars™ themed stationery collection from Helix.  The iconic range has been re-released to mark the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise and offers Helix's original 1977 creative design.  Available from Amazon and other leading retailers.

Humans vs Computers by Gojko Adzic is for anyone who has a love-hate relationship with technology.  Featuring tales both funny and farcical, this is digital disaster at its best.  Computers are designed to follow instructions to the letter; the problem is that those instructions are written by humans, and are therefore intrinsically flawed.  The results of this combination, such as humans being invisible to computers, airlines giving away free tickets, a man getting 2000 parking fines a month, and cars insisting they be driven into lakes, are the topic of this laugh-out-loud book.

ChiselTree are a Manchester-based company who sell handmade engraved wooden watches.  The lovely watches can be engraved with any image and/or name on the reverse, and legends such as 'our first married Christmas' or 'your first Christmas as a daddy'.  Use the code 10percentoff to get 10% off your order at

Best of British Beer specialise in craft beers from award-winning independent microbreweries and offer a range of beer gifts from the 3 pack of festive beers above to the ultimate 'beer for a year'.  Perfect for any tricky fellow (or beer connoisseur) on your list, these are the ideal way to introduce someone to the delights of real ale, or to encourage a beer lover to explore further afield, and the fun Christmas Beer Crate below is the perfect gift for anyone who already loves a glass of ale.  Wish him a Ho ho hoppy Christmas!

The JML Tough Max Torch is 14x brighter than an ordinary torch, has 5 beam modes and a handy fabric pouch to keep it clean and on hand in the car, his rucksack or at home. Its super-tough but lightweight aluminium construction makes it weather resistant in all seasons, and the all-weather grip makes it safe and easy to hold. Available from Robert Dyas or direct from JML.

Simple cufflinks are an essential for any man's wardrobe, and these smart silver coloured Chrome Circle Cufflinks are perfect.  Pop a pair in his Christmas stocking ready for the next wedding, interview or just for work.

With snow and frost already hitting in the UK, we all need to wrap up warm, and this cosy Barbour Cable Knit Beanie is just the thing to keep his head warm but stylish this winter. In an unusual Antique Gold, this 100% wool cable knit beanie hat has a chunky ribbed turn up with signature Barbour logo patch, and an antique gold bobble on the top.

Every year 100 billion single use coffee cups end up as landfill, an insane number.  Help him to save one by popping an Ecoffee Cup into his Christmas stocking.  The cups are made from bamboo, the planet's fastest-growing, most sustainable resource, which is naturally organic and naturally sterile, as well as being pleasant to drink from.  Available in a huge range of designs, patterns and colours, choose him the perfect one, in fact choose one for everyone you know!

The handy little 3.6V Li-ion Cordless Screwdriver from AmTech will be a welcome addition to his toolbox.  With 11 screwdriver bits, forward and reverse function and mains charger, this compact, lightweight an easy to use tool is available from Amazon and other leading retailers.

For DIY fans, Sugru Mouldable Glue is the perfect stocking filler. This new family-safe, skin-friendly formula version of the world's first mouldable glue enables kids to fix their own toys, helps dad re-design them to work better than ever before, and sticks to almost anything including wood, ceramics, metal, glass, plaster, stone, most plastics,a nd some fabrics, meaning it will perform a host of roles over the festive season.  Available in a pack of 8 colours, the glue is easy to use, moulds like play dough, and cures in 45 minutes, although it remains flexible once dry.

Is he a sprout lover or a hater? With these Choc on Choc Sprouts from Find Me a Gift he will definitely be a lover as they are made entirely from delicious white chocolate.  Yum.  Great for a Secret Santa gift too!

Help him to let go of stress and those irritating shoulder knots with the Naissance Lean, mean, knot-free machine massage oil gift set.  Containing a lovely 'made for men' oil containing hemp and rosemary oils, and a handy wooden massage tool.

Christian Benedict is an online shirt subscription service providing formal shirts for men. A three shirt gift subscription will provide the recipient with a gift over the next few months of a fine new shirt, beautifully packaged and delivered to his door. The 100% two ply cotton shirts are of excellent quality and available in a range of fits to make them the perfect gift for someone special. Available in plain white, pink and blue, and a variety of striped designs. He'll be delighted to have to go nowhere near the shops for a while!

Gillette have partnered with the latest Justice League instalment and have created a razor to celebrate the partnership. A VR Justice League is also available on the App Store, with a limited edition head set included with selected Justice League packs. Available from leading retailers.

Helly Hansen's Gataga boots for men takes their staple 6-inch boot to another level.  The boots offer comfort and protection for everyday outdoor tasks, keeping feet dry and protected whatever the weather or terrain.  Made in full-grain waterproof leather with protective HellyWear rubber rand, padded suede collar and removable Eva Comfort foot bed, these boots will look stylish but perform at maximum capacity when it counts.  The HellyGrip Rubber outsole offers great grip in all weathers.

Firebuilder by Firemizer is an all-in-one firelighter designed to make a faster, fuller fire faster. It is eco-friendly, works every time, gets fires started quicker, requires no kindling, uses less wood and is mess-free. Perfect for anyone who spends lots of time outdoors, or for lighting fires, fire pits and barbecues at home.  The Firemizer fire liners will help reduce fuel use and keep a fire going for longer, perfect for open fires and wood burners at home.

Magnitone Clean Sweep skincare is the perfect range for the smart man in your life.  With hardworking, no fuss formulations they are designed to strengthen and protect men's skin.  The products contain wonder ingredients Ginseng to protect cells and to stimulate skin cell turnover, and Vitamin B5 to increase levels of glutathione, a powerful natural antioxidant, in the cells.  For fit and healthy skin use the Energising Face Wash and Resilience Moisturiser.  We love the smart packaging!

Line them up next to his smart new electric toothbrush, the stunningly elegant Bruzzoni.  The Bruzzoni electric toothbrush is of the highest quality, but not at the expense of good looks.  Featuring a soft touch exterior and beautiful copper metal detailing, it offers 8000 rpm, 40 minutes running time, and smooth USB charging.  With only the best components at its heart, this is technology plus good looks at the heart of any man about town's bathroom.  Comes with its own travel case, ideal for all trips away.

OK, it has to be done!  Pop to Aldi for their fantastic range of Christmas gifts and stocking fillers and pop a packet of these men's socks in your trolley.  Available in various size and colour options, it isn't Christmas without new socks, surely! has a range of delicious food and drink products from small independent producers, including this nice Coffee Break Gift Set which contains two types of single origin coffee beans, organic dark chocolate, and even a mini clay craft box containing clay, shaping tool and crafting ideas, to keep him busy.  The perfect gift for a bit of time out between Christmas and New Year.

Pair the coffee and chocolate with this delicious Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon. Throw in a good book or two and you will create the perfect gift! Available exclusively from Marks & Spencer nationwide, Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon combines four unique bourbon recipes, each specially selected by Kentucky distillery Four Roses' Master Distiller Brent Elliot, before being expertly hand blended and bottled. Brent describes the bourbon as "a symphony of rich spicy flavours". It also has sweet, fruit aromas and hints of sweet oak and caramel, slightly creamy, with a soft, smooth finish. Serve it neat over ice or in a cocktail like the Old Fashioned.

The Baylis & Harding Sport range has a variety of gifts for men, all featuring their delicious Citrus Lime and Mint scent, and a range of great products for shower and travel.

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