Buying presents for the male members of my family is a nightmare and I dread it every year – they are so difficult to buy for. What makes it worse is that the male members of family outnumber the female ones making my shopping trips hard work. If like me you struggle to find the perfect gift for that special dad, partner, brother or other male relation here are a few ideas that may help.
Gifts Under £20
1. Shot glasses – £5
x4 glass holders. Each mini glass is printed with a different Star Wars characters including Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and C3P0. When they’re empty these glasses are ideal for use as shot glasses at your next Star Wars themed party. Available from Wilko.
2. Dog Shaped Mug – £5
A fun dog shaped mug would make the perfect novelty gift or stocking filler this Christmas. The generously sized ceramic mug is filled with mini marshmallows; perfect for sprinkling on top of a nice, warm hot chocolate. Available from Wilko.
3. Baylis & Harding Men’s Wash Bag – £10
This Baylis and Harding gift set comprises a stylish electric blue wash bag, 100ml Hair & Body Wash, 100ml face wash and 50ml aftershave balm.
4. Gillette ProGlide Razor – £12
Gillette Fusion ProGlide men’s razor features FlexBall technology. It responds to contours, getting virtually every hair. It features 5 precision blades for incredible comfort. With Gillette’s thinnest and finest blades (first 4 blades, same as ProShield), ProGlide allows less tug & pull vs. Fusion. This razor comes complete with a Precision Trimmer on the back of the razor, great for edging tough areas such as under the nose and sideburns. One razor blade refill equals up to one month of shaves. This Fusion ProGlide razor can be used with any Fusion blade refills.
5. Rebellious Socks – from £12
Ideal for men with a sense of humour who want to look professional for work, Quiet Rebellion Christmas themed socks feature vibrant festive patterns concealed within the shoe – they are socks of two halves: a respectable top with wild and colourful soles.
6. Body Sculpture Ab Wheel – £14.99
The Body Sculpture Ab Wheel Plus with DVD is the ideal exercise accessory for strengthening your core muscles, its ideal for all levels of fitness due to the interchangeable handles.
Using the Ab Wheel Plus from Body Sculpture will help firm, tighten and flatten the abdominal muscles and also helps tone the muscles in the lower abs, which are a hard to target area.
In use, it also helps strengthen the wrist, arms, shoulders and back muscles.
It comes with interchangeable handles for a basic abdominal workout or an advanced upper body cycling abdominal workout.
Durable TPR Wheel with PVC hand grips, plus two types of steel rods for basic or advanced exercise.
It’s portable and lightweight weighing only 1.0kg. Available from Superdrug.
7. Chocolate-Coated Rum Nougat – £15
Soft Chocolate Nougat with hazelnuts filled with cocoa and rum covered in dark chocolate from Italian Chocolatiers Venchi. An original version of a traditional confectionery, to enjoy or as a gift.
8.O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skin Care Multipack – £17.99
The O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skincare Multipack contains a selection of O’Keeffe’s bestselling products and is an ideal gift for family members who are tricky to buy for!
Within the multipack is O’Keeffe’s Working Hands, providing guaranteed relief for extremely dry, cracked hands, O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet, providing hard-working relief for hard-working feet and new O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair Cooling lip balm for cooling relief for dry, cracked lips. Available from Boots.
9. Multi-Grooming Kit 6-in-1 Beard & Hair Trimmer – £18.99
Braun has lots of great gifts available this Christmas. Their 6 in 1 multi-groomer is a face and head trimmer all in one great package. Thanks to its different attachments it performs six different jobs effortlessly.The kit includes 4 combs covering 13 precision length settings from 0.5mm-21mm. It also includes an ear and nose trimmer attachment with lifetime lasting power (40 minutes of precision trimming from a 10-hour charge. ) You’ll get ultimate precision with lifetime lasting sharp blades and a fully washable head and comb for easy cleaning under running water.
10. Handmade Cufflinks – £19.95
The man in your life who loves cricket would love these handmade cufflinks. Each pair is handcrafted from a real Cricket Ball to produce a classy yet fun pair of cufflinks. The Cricket ball casing has been removed and cut to size, then it is professionally set into silver plated heavyweight cufflink backs. The cufflinks are 19mm in diameter and weigh 9 grams. Each pair of cufflinks is handmade so is one of a kind but they will always have the seam of the Cricket ball showing so they will be instantly recognisable. Other handmade cufflinks are available including; tennis balls, basketballs, footballs, rugby balls, baseballs, American footballs and golf balls. Available from Amazon.
Gifts Under £40
1. Rechargeable Twitching Lure – £24.95
For the man in your life who is a keen angler. He will love a Rechargeable Twitching Lure. They are the first ever rechargeable, electronic lure with the genetic secret to catching fish – Vibra-Strike Technology. Each Rechargeable Twitching Lure flashes and twitches to mimic the movements of a wounded fish. This triggers the DNA-programming in fish that has signalled them to strike since prehistoric times. Fish can’t resist the twitching action because it triggers their DNA. They bite whether they’re hungry or not!
*Vibra-Strike Technology Triggers Genetic the Instinct to Strike
*Charges in Minutes
*Lights Up in the Dark
*Twitches, flashes & buzzes in water to mimic a wounded fish
*Works Day or Night fishing in lakes, rivers and the sea
*Available in 2 Sizes – 4.5″ 19g Executioner and 3.5″ 17g Corsair
2. Men-ü Shave Facial Trio – £29.95
This combination set from Men-u would make a lovely Christmas present. The set contains items to help the man in your life shave and exfoliate, deep cleanse and moisturises! meaning a great facial every time your partner has a shave
The set contains:
*1 x Shave Creme 100ml
*1 x Healthy Facial Wash 100ml
*1 x Facial Moisturiser Lift 100ml
3. Carlos I Solera Gran Reserva XO Brandy – £33.25
Carlos I Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva dates back to 1889 when a cellarmaster discovered mysterious casks of the finest brandy he had ever tasted. Today, Carlos I is aged using the solera system, where younger grape distillates are mixed with more mature ones. Made in the Jerez region, famous for its fortified wine, Carols I ages in American oak casks, previously used to age amontillado and oloroso sherry. The intense dark amber colour with bold, golden accents is the prelude to an intense bouquet, with aromas of sweet pastry, vanilla and spicy oak. The palate is very elegant, balanced and complex with notes of liquorice and a silky-soft, slightly smokey character.
4. Cut-Throat Razor Kit – £35.99
The Bluebeards Revenge Cut-Throat Razor Kit brings back the thrills and spills of old-fashioned shaving. The kit includes a branded replaceable blade straight razor, Doubloon shaving brush and enough shaving cream and post-shave balm for more than 50 shaves.
*1 x 100ml Shaving Cream
*1 x 100ml Post-Shave Balm
*1 x Doubloon Bristle Shaving Brush
*1 x Cut-Throat Replaceable Blade Razor
Gifts Over £40
1. A Crate of Beer – £42.50
Exclusive to Best of British Beer, why not treat your special someone to a crate of beer that has been handmade in the UK from sustainable pine. Each crate is printed with a retro Christmas sweater design and the words Ho Ho Ho! The crate contains 9 x 500ml different bottles of British Beer and includes beers such as :
*Arkells, Sir Noel
*Monty’s, Ding Dong
*Backyard, Bad Santa
A gift note can be included with each box if you wish, simply tell Best of British what you would like to say at the checkout, in the gift options section.
2. Jaguar Pace Accelerate Aftershave – from £44
This aftershave was created to celebrate the launch of the new Jaguar F-Pace family sports car. Inspired by the speed and the dynamics of Jaguar sports cars, Jaguar Pace Accelerate is an exciting new addition to the ever-growing range of Jaguar fragrances. The fragrance has top notes of bergamot and mandarin which give way to hints of cardamom leading to bottom notes of coriander, juniper berry, nutmeg and white lastly hints of jasmine and lily-of-the-valley adds smoothness to the assertive blend. It would make a great gift for any male relative this Christmas especially those who love their cars.
3. Slush Puppie Machine – £59.99
Enjoy a slush drink in the comfort of your own home with an officially licensed Slush Puppie Machine! Pick up your favourite flavoured syrup and make a litre of slushie in one go. Perfect for summer or Christmas cocktails, this countertop sized machine is a must have for Slush Puppie lovers. Available from Menkind.
4. Karcher WV5 Premium Window Cleaner – £79.99
The Karcher WV5 Premium is the ultimate window cleaning partner and boasts an impressive 40% additional run time over the WV2, this together with its exchangeable battery function allows you the option for endless cleaning. The edge guidance on its head has been developed so you can manually adjust it to provide the best ever results for edge cleaning. The product also comes with an additional narrow vacuum head, spray bottle with micro-fibre cloth and cleaning concentrate.
5. Ugg Slippers – £80
Available in men’s UK size 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 from Amara. Add classic design to your winter wardrobe with this stunning pair of men’s Scuff slippers from UGG®. Made from luxurious leather with a beautifully fluffy genuine sheepskin lining perfect for keeping feet warm and comfy, these slippers are ideal for slipping on around the home. In a black colour, give as an indulgent gift idea to the man in your life.
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