So after focusing on the lovely ladies, next up is my Christmas gift guide for the boys. I always find Mr E really hard to buy for, as if he wants something, he tends to just go and get it. Plus, if you ask him, he always says ‘buy me a jumper’. Trouble is, he tells this to his Mum and everyone else that buys him a present too. I find the best way to combat this is to have a list on my iPhone notes of anything he mentions during the year. The boys, on the other hand, never fail to provide Santa with the biggest list possible to choose from, but I like to treat them with small, unexpected bits and pieces so there are still a few surprises. So whether you’re looking for your grown up kids, Dad, uncles or your significant other, I’ve had a look around the shops – I hope this provides some inspiration for Christmas gifts for the man in your life – for every budget!
Aspinal of London do some really beautiful Christmas gifts, and I love that fact that you can choose from masses of different colourways, meaning you can choose something really unusual or classic, depending on your chosen one’s taste. I love this ID and travel card wallet in black leather with a cobalt suede interior. Plus you can even have it personalised (from £60).
Although not a suit person, I happen to know that Mr E is fond of a natty blazer/jeans combo. I love the texture of this Ted Baker Finland wool-blend blazer (£279).
I’ve heard really good things about Dermot O’Leary’s new grooming range for M&S. Bergamot and basil sounds gorgeous – I think my boys would love to find this in their stocking (plus it’s currently half price at just £11.25).
You can’t go wrong with cashmere – and if you’re prepared to look after if properly, it will look fabulous for years to come. Great quality accessories are one of those things that we might not buy for ourselves, so these M&S pure cashmere knitted gloves make an affordable gift at £39.50.
Four Roses Bourbon currently on offer at just £24 at M&S. If your man loves a bourbon, this small batch beauty combines rich, spicy flavours with fruity aromas and hints of sweet oak and caramel.
We always buy each other pyjamas or dressing gowns at Christmas. Sam’s a world class winner at not getting dressed all day and he’d love these baby soft Boden brushed cotton pull-ons (currently reduced to £30.40) for comfy all-day PS4 marathons, plus you get a free whippet! (not really).
We’re a dog walking family, but it can be difficult to find men’s coats that are practical and stylish. Step forward, Blacks, who have this uber cool parka (currently half price in the sale – from £180 to £90). Plus, if you’re looking for great gifts for teenagers, these clever The North Face gloves have touchscreen functionality so they don’t even have to get cold fingers to use their phone!
Lastly, but never leastly, Christmas isn’t really Christmas without a Cadbury selection box under the tree, is it? This year there are some fab new products, including a Cadbury Christmas Cracker (thinking of putting these on the table for Christmas dinner), the Classic Collection Box (the ultimate throwback) and tree decorations with OREOS!!!
So that’s my little roundup – what will your man be finding under the tree this year?