As a shopping editor, I find myself being asked again and again by friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances alike, “What do I buy the man in my life?” I don’t like to generalise, but whether it’s for your dad, brother, best friend or significant other, men can be more difficult to shop for. Why? I can only speak from personal experience, but the men I buy presents for are a little less picky, which in turn makes shopping for them a broad prospect. This, however, makes them no less deserving of the consideration I’d ordinarily pour into gift buying—it just means I might have to think outside of the box.
As your self-appointed personal shopper, I’m here to give you a helping hand where your male-orientated Christmas shopping is concerned. Below, I’ve curated an edit of guaranteed-to-please Christmas gifts for men, which range from a quintessential (albeit seriously stylish) pair of new socks to cult-status trainers all the way to sleek outerwear to grooming essentials—with a few curveballs thrown in for good surprise measure. So without further ado, scroll below to see and shop the best Christmas gifts for men.
Encourage him to flex his cooking muscles with this pasta maker.
Where his tech and audio passions collide.
Now this is my kind of six-pack.
This belt will go with every single outfit he wears.
One year, I gave this to my stepdad, my husband and my then-12-year-old brother. They all loved it.
A classic piece of jewellery that’ll never date.
Even if he doesn’t know he needs a weekend bag, he’ll end up using this so much.
Gamers will be very happy to receive this latest release.
This shaving set is a firm favourite in my household.
What is Christmas without a new pair of socks (or three)?
Le Labo’s minimal packaging is sure to be a hit when it comes to curating his bathroom shelf.
With a natural woody scent of cedar, bamboo, sandalwood, spice and hay, this is a candle he’ll really look forward to lighting.
If he can be picky with his scents, this discovery set is the perfect option. This Brooklyn-based company is the brand of choice for tastemakers these days.
This delicious jam makes a great stocking filler.
For the man who needs a new hobby…
This will look smart on any bedside table.
I’ve been assured that the coffee lovers in your life need this.
Hands down the cosiest robe on the market.
For the cocktail (or whisky) connoisseurs.
The bar trolley–worthy bottle is almost as impressive as the whisky itself.
I bought my husband one of these last year and he’s worn it so much—and now all of his friends have one too.
A smart layer they’ll appreciate.
If he’s an avid sportsman, he’ll definitely appreciate this.
Coffee lovers will enjoy grinding their own beans with this little piece of tech.
A great cap will never go amiss.
For the man who has everything.
If Guinness is his drink of choice this is an essential.
A beanie for a bloke? If it ain’t broke…
These sunglasses will bestow his outfits with instant cool.
This hoodie is impossibly soft.
It might be chilly out, but that doesn’t mean he can’t look suitably stylish.
If he hasn’t already got a pair…
A sleek (and surprisingly affordable) addition to his wristwear collection.
This is such a classy gift, and you can get it personalised.
Level up his luggage game with this lightweight carry on.
Now he can take his sommelier skills up a notch.
A gift for him that will hopefully lead to a cooked meal for you. Win-win.
These are sure to be on his wish list.
Because you know he’s dying to start a vinyl collection.
Whatever their style, all men look great in an overshirt.
A budding chef is only as good as his tools.
Ideal if he’s a board-game nut or a fan of the film.