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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Gift Guides #1: The Man In Your Life

I've decided to put together a few little gift guides, to hopefully help you with your Christmas shopping - assuming that you, like me, have not yet completed the task! I started in about October, felt really organised, and haven't done anything since. Whoops. Anyway, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that men are the worst to buy presents for - I have a Dad, a boyfriend, a step-son, and a brother whose birthday also falls on Christmas Day. That's a lot of man-presents! I hope some of these suggestions come in handy for you.
Christmas Gifts for Men
1. Black Leather Sony Xperia Z Case/Wallet, eBay, £4.80
2. 5-Pack Festive Fairisle Socks, Asda, £6
3. Moustache Fridge Magnets, ASOS, £5
4. Personalised Map Cufflinks, Not On The High Street, £29.50
5. Beeswax Texturising Wax, The Body Shop, £5.50
6. Bicycle Cufflinks, Not On The High Street, £19.75
7. Stegosaurus Cookie Cutters, ASOS, £7.50
8. Burgundy Checked Shirt, Topman, £30
9. Union Jack Ceramic Travel Mug, Debenhams, £8
Gadgets and accessories are usually a safe bet; obviously you'd have to tailor this to the type of phone/tablet the man in your life owns, but I really like this leather case/wallet which means he'll never be with an excuse for not paying! Toiletries are something every man needs, as much as he might hate to admit it.. Shaving products are a great option if your man doesn't use hair products, or you can always fall back on shower gel and deodorant if you have a shaven-head, bearded fella to buy for. I think cufflinks are a lovely gift as they're something that will last forever; maybe you could personalise map ones with where you got engaged and married for your husband? My brother is a keen cyclist, so the lovely little bikes would be perfect for him. Christmas socks are something of a tradition in my family, so this five-pack from Asda offers great value and includes a couple of plain pairs for non-festive wear, too! In my view, there's nothing better than a gift you can borrow, and I think this lovely checked shirt would look just as good on me as it would on my boyfriend. Finally, the novelty gifts; all men love food, this is a fact, and what could be better than food which is a 3D model of a dinosaur!? This is also available in T-Rex, Brachiosaurus and Triceratops, just in case you want to make a cookie version of Jurassic Park (and lets face it, what man doesn't!?) Moustaches are right on trend at the moment, so these fridge magnets are the perfect way to keep your shopping list on the fridge in style - novelty and practical, beat that!
What are you buying for the men in your life this Christmas? Any recommendations? I'd love to hear your ideas, or how these gifts go down if you end up purchasing any!

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  1. We always struggle with getting presents for the guys in our life. Completely agree gadgets are definitely safe bets. We tend to link presents to their sports/hobbies. Great list.

    x Roch & Tash x

  2. Socks and gloves have been my fall back for my dad this year - it's okay finding stuff to buy, it's just having to remember that it has to survive a trip of thousands of miles to the UK so sadly for me, buying factor is often based on how light something is. As for the husband, it always helps that he collects vinyls and vintage Transformers toys - never run out of ideas there!

    I agree Gadgets and accessories are usually a safe bet! :)
    Nice list:)

  4. This is a good post Jess. When it comes to me, he always knows what to get me, but I am always at a loss about what to buy him. I have already been following you for a long time. Hope you follow me back on GFC as well. #bsp

  5. Nice post. I usually buy perfumes and watches for my dad/hubby/father in law. For my sons, its toys.

  6. Some great ideas here, I like to gift gadgets, the safe bet!

  7. Great picks! I always have problems thinking what to get men in my life :) Its so hard to shop for them...xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  8. Great post..!! i loved d magnets too

  9. Those cookie cutters are genius!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  10. i got very lucky with mr cherribubbles, he always asks outright if there anything he wants or needs and while that may take the romance out of gifting a tad it makes my life a WHOLE lot easier, great post jess <3

  11. Very helpful its always difficult to buy gifts for guy's. I like the bicycle cufflinks

  12. nice n helpful post, like your blog!

  13. What a helpful post. This is the biggest question, when it comes to gifting the *guys*.


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