Struggling to find the perfect present for the man in your life, or your dad, brother, male BFF or grandfather? They're notoriously hard to buy for, but we're here to help with our 2019 Christmas gift guide. Scroll down for ideas and inspiration, from the latest tech gadgets to more personalised presents.
Bleu de Chanel, £76, theperfumeshop.com
New year, new scent right? Aftershave is always a crowd-pleaser and there's nothing they'll like more than unwrapping a bottle of Bleu de Chanel. Described as an "intensely masculine signature that exudes self-confidence," this aftershave has an aromatic, intensely woody fragrance that features notes of cedar and sandalwood.
NESPRESSO coffee machine, £171.62, currys.co.uk
Make sure they start the day right with the Krups Citiz Coffee Machine. With its slim and compact size, this coffee machine is perfect for those who are short of space on their kitchen counter. Make espressos or larger cups of coffee, or lattes and cappuccinos using the milk frother. The machine heats up in just 25 seconds, so you can make even more drinks in less time. Perfect for the guy on the go!
Friendship candle, £80, Jo Loves x HELLO!
HELLO! collaborated with Jo Loves on a limited-edition Friendship Layered Candle. Each of the three layers represents a powerful, pure white flower to symbolise the bond between friends, one bloom complimenting and enhancing the next and making one another stronger. The perfect gift for the best male friend in your life.
Fitbit, £89.99, argos.co.uk
Was his New Year's resolution to get fit and healthy? Make sure he actually achieves it in 2020 with the Fitbit Inspire HR Smart Watch, which also comes in grey and lilac. The heart rate and fitness tracker is designed to wear all day and night to record your resting heart rate as well as see how many calories you've burned, how many steps you've done, how well you've slept and more. It automatically recognises workouts like walks, runs and bike rides, and is water-resistant for up to 50 metres, meaning you can wear it to swim. Another great feature? Receiving texts and emails when your phone is nearby, so you can stay connected on the go. Genius!
Landyachtz Dinghy Adventure Skeleton skateboard, £140, Landyachtz.com
This super-cool skateboard not only looks good, it does good too. Because this hip Canadian company makes sure it repairs any damage done to the environment in the making of this sleek, maple skateboard - by planting a tree for every skateboard sold. Landyachtz started out making skateboards 22 years ago in Northern Vancouver and over the years they've literaly transformed the humble skateboard into a machine - now with better wheels, stronger and more responsive trucks, and boards that survive constant abuse in sun, rain, and snow. This particular beauty - the Dinghy Adventure Skeleton - is 28.5" long and 8" wide, it comes with Fatty Hawg Wheels and Polar Bear trucks. If you have a skate dude in your life - whether he's commuting to college, uni or work, he needs one of these. They ship internationally, fast.
Horizn Studios suitcase, £320, horizn-studios.co.uk
Now this might be a little difficult to hide under the tree, but everyone loves a big present, right? If your guy is a constant jet-setter, then a brand new suitcase might just be what he needs. He'll be the slickest traveller with Horizn Studio's M5 case, which is the perfect size for a weekend away. Available in a range of colours, including night blue and marine green, the M5 is the world's first luggage with a removable smart charger, so he'll never be low on battery. It also features a handy water-resistant front pocket to store a laptop and travel documents. Travelling's never looked so chic.
Ted Baker charger, £59.95, proporta.co.uk
Do you know someone who's always low on battery? The Ted Baker's wireless desktop charger is just what they need. The man in your life is guaranteed to have the best-dressed desk with this sleek wireless power bank, which is made from luxury grey Italian leather and brushed chocolate aluminium. Talk about sophisticated!
Gin Mare, £31.50, Waitrose
Is the man in your life a gin lover? Well, Gin Mare should do the trick. The gin is inspired by botanicals from the Mediterranean, including Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary and basil - it has a real sophisticated Mediterranean flavour.
Parker Sonnet gift set, £95, penheaven.co.uk
We may be in an age of texting and typing, but if he's more old school and prefers to pick up a pen, why not treat him to a beautiful set? Pen Heaven have a range of tools to choose from, but we have our eye on the Parker Sonnet gift set, which was originally priced at £203. The elegant set, which is guaranteed to make writing a joy, includes a rollerball and ballpoint pen and can be engraved.
Tom Ford Costa Azzurra Acqua set, £83, Harvey Nichols
This unisex fragrance set from Tom Ford could be the perfect solution. Why? Because you can wear it, too. Tom Ford said that the Costa Azzurra Acqua scent is a "fresher expression of Costa Azzura. It merges cool air and refreshing waters as one."
Helly Hansen ski jacket, £420, hellyhansen.com
If the man in your life isn't afraid to rock a bit of colour, pick up this bold, orange ski jacket by Helly Hansen. He'll be sure to stand out on the slopes in no time with the Alpha Lifaloft Jacket, which also comes in the more classic navy, blue and black shades. The jacket is lightweight yet extra warm thanks to its LIFALOFT™ insulation – no wonder its used by the Swedish Ski Team Alpine!
Cinema style popcorn maker, £59.99, argos.co.uk
What do you get the guy who has everything? A cinema style popcorn maker of course! This American Originals product is perfect for game night, when you've got the gang around and want to serve bowl after bowl of fresh popcorn. It comes with four popcorn buckets and a popcorn tray, not to mention it'll make a statement in the kitchen.
TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE, £249.99, Amazon
The TicWatch Pro 4G has just landed in the UK and is a Christmas dream come true for any active men with an eye on the tech landscape. This Google smartwatch comes with mobile internet compatibility (currently it's on Vodaphone) meaning you can not only track all sorts of amazing data but connect to the internet and answer a call on the move with it! No need to have your phone with you. The design is smart and sporty and comes with a silicone strap perfect for running. It's incredible dual-display tech allows you to use your watch for up to a month on a single charge (the Essential mode shows the basics - time, steps, heartrate etc). The device ticks all activity tracking boxes - heartrate, steps, GPS routes, it automatically detects running, fast walking and swimming - plus it monitors your sleep. There's not much it doesn't do really!
Fred Perry Tonal Barrel Bag, £79.99, psyche.co.uk
Update his wardrobe with this classic Fred Perry bag. The port wine tonal barrel bag, which also comes in black, is the perfect size for going to work, heading to the gym or escaping on a night away. Stylish and practical, it's made from durable PU fabric and features strong webbed handles, a cross-body shoulder strap, a rounded side-zipping compartment and a handy pocket to the front, not to mention Fred Perry's iconic laurel wreath logo.
Personalised photo book, £28.99, cewe-photoworld.com
If you're after a more sentimental gift, perhaps for dad or granddad, check out Cewe's range of personalised photo books. Their bestseller is the Large Landscape photo book, which will sit perfectly on your coffee table or bookshelf. Why not gather your best pictures, like holiday photos or travel snaps, and spread them over a double page to show off that stunning scenery? Or commemorate a special event like a wedding or a new baby? Tell your story and relive those memories in 26 pages, although more can be added in each book.
Mind the Gap 15-pair gift, £169, londonsockcompany.com
You can't go wrong with this 15-pair gift box - a pair of socks to suit every mood! Five beautifully bold colours from their Simply Sartorial collection, five of their inspiring Designer patterns and five Simply Sartorials in classic navy. A luxury sock selection worthy of any gentleman.
Slow cooker, £29.99, amazon.co.uk
Know someone who's always short on time? Don't we all! Present the guy in your life with this Salter slow cooker that will make his life so much easier. Forget about slaving over a stove and wasting time in the kitchen – the cooker does everything for you. It's perfect for soups, stews, casseroles and more and has a generous 3.5l capacity, making it ideal for batch cooking or preparing big family meals. The best bit? Writing out the meal and time in chalk on the pot!
BuyAGift Happy Christmas Voucher, £49.99, buyagift.co.uk
Want to gift him an experience but not sure which one? This gift voucher from BuyAGift lets him choose one of 2,760 experiences at locations all across the UK. There are experiences like dining and chocolate/wine tasting events or more relaxing options like spa days and pampering treatments. If it's more of an adrenaline-fuelled adventure he's after, there are activities including zorbing, indoor skydiving and ziplining.
Fjallraven Kånken backpack, £95, Fjallraven.com
This backpack is a total classic, and for good reason! Stylish, popular and surprisingly roomy, the backpack comes in dozens of different colours, so work out his favourite colour and you're sorted! Since it's Christmas, we'd recommended going for the plum option ourselves!
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