The guide to gifting for men

When it comes to Christmas shopping, often it's the men on the list that present the biggest challenge. And we all want to avoid our homes being cluttered with Christmas gifts that never get used. So to help gift-givers, we've selected 10 of the best Christmas gifts for men this year. Whether you're writing your own wish list or drawing inspiration to shop for gifts, we've got you covered. Meet the impossibly good gifts for the impossibly hard to buy for.


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1. The classic holdall

Barbour, Wax Holdall


The wax holdall by Barbour is the perfect addition to any luggage collection this Christmas. Crafted from Barbour’s robust waxed cotton with stylish leather trims, this piece is perfect for overnight stays, while the bag’s classic feel gives it a universal appeal.

Barbour, Wax Holdall£139


2. The essential jumper

Gant Cotton Half Zip Jumper


The Gant cotton half-zip jumper is one of our favourite wardrobe additions this festive season. Featuring a high neck with half zip, it’s simple yet timeless. And, as it’s available in 6 colourways, this is a versatile staple that will appeal to everyone.

Gant, Cotton Half Zip Jumper, £70


3. The flashy watch 

Coach Rivington Backpack


Treat the ones who made your nice list this year with the Echo Park Watch, a luxurious, truly classic accessory that will make the perfect gift. Featuring yellow gold, a black dial and IPYG bracelet, the watch's cool yellow tones mean it will work with everything in your wardrobe. Treat the ones who made your nice list with something extra luxurious. 

Versus Versace, Echo Park Watch, £200


4. The essential backpack

Barista & Herschel Retreat Backpack


Herschel have been a fixture of the world of bags and luggage for a long time now, and this classic Retreat Backpack shows why. Featuring a large main compartment, drawstring closure and a padded 15-inch laptop sleeve, it’s made for the man on the move.

Herschel, Retreat Backpack£85


5. The bar accessory

LSA Mixologist Toolkit


This mixologist tool kit by LSA makes a great gift for all the bar buffs out there. The wooden tools feature wooden handles giving it an authentic, rustic feel, so it works as an accessory as well as being practical.

LSA, Mixologist Toolkit, £45


6. The cool shades

Marc Jacobs Sunglasses


For the cool dudes out there, this set of shades by Marc Jacobs are made for sunny winter mornings and are the perfect finishing touch for any outfit. The kind of gift you’ll buy now and wear forever. Here’s to being sustainable and chic.

Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses £235


7. The audio accessory

Beats By Dr Dre Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones


These ones are for the music lovers - these Beats By Dre are a stalwart in the world of audio. Ideal for both commuters and work-from-homers, a good set of headphones is an essential that never goes out of style.

Beats By Dr Dre, Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones £189.99


8. The kitchen classic 

Le Creuset Shallow Casseroe Dish

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like a warm, hearty dish, and this classic Le Creuset dish is an essential addition to any kitchen. Buy now, use forever.

Le Creuset, Shallow Casseroe Dish, £169


9. The Eau de Parfum

Hermes Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver gift set


An essential to keep that festive, fresh feeling, a good perfume gift set is always a welcome addition this time of year. This set by Hermes is one of our favourites for adding a little bit of luxury to every single day. 

Hermes, Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver gift set, £96


10. The socks

Polo Ralph Lauren Tartan Socks Gift Box


Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a good pair of socks, and this set by Ralph Lauren is just the way to infuse a little extra festive joy this year. Albus Dumbledore would be proud. 

Polo Ralph Lauren, Tartan Socks Gift Box £34.95