Mens christmas 2019 gift guide

Stuck for what to buy that difficult guy this Christmas?

Fear not. Our 2019 men’s ultimate gift guide includes everything from nifty stocking fillers from the likes of Men-U and Snugpak to big ticket items such as the mighty Streetfighter II arcade machine.

Whether he’s an outdoor adventurer, a gadget geek or an ultra-preened Mr Vain whose always checking himself out, our gift guide is full of items that won’t end up on eBay before 2020 lands.

Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker

As far as super-portable Bluetooth speakers go, the Boom 3 from Ultimate Ears takes some beating. Boasting crisp and balanced 360° sound, deep and dark bass, one-touch music control and an eye-catching design, this high-performing speaker is also water, dust and drop-proof making it ideal for BBQ’s, beach holidays and weekends away. The speaker is available in a range of fetching colours and can be customised for those that want something a little more unique. Boom 3 starts at £129.99 from Ultimate Ears

Monkey 47 Gift Box

Originating from Germany’s Black Forest, Monkey 47 has reached cult status in just a few years thanks to its unique blend of botanicals which deliver a complex yet extremely quaffable tipple. The Mini Monkey Kiosk Gift Box comes with the bestselling original, plus the rare Monkey 47 Sloe Gin and Monkey 47 Barrel Cut. £20.95 Monkey 47

Michael Phelps Chronos Swimming Goggles

Record-breaking Olympian Michael Phelps may be retired from competitive swimming, but his range of swimwear and accessories has continued making waves throughout the industry. The Chronos offer a modern take on the classic Swedish-style goggle and boast supreme distortion-free vision in all directions. These Fina approved goggles are ideal gift for the guy that can’t wait for Tokyo 2020. Prices start at £11.99 Michael Phelps

Maxwell Scott Ticciano Leather Wallet

Handcrafted in Italy from full grain soft leather, the Maxwell Scott Ticciano wallet comes in a timeless style that is built to stand the test of time. Vegetable-tanned for a more sustainable approach to dying, the uber-cool British brand also offer a personalisation service to make the gift that bit more special. £120 from Maxwell Scott

Remington Heritage Hair clipper

The Remington Heritage Hair Clipper blends vintage design with modern technology to bring one of the hottest home grooming products on the market. Brought to you from the iconic brand that created the world’s first foil shaver back in 1937, this nifty clipper features an interchangeable taper level which allows for a variety of lengths without the need for additional attachments. Compact, lightweight and easy to use, it’s ideal for the guy that’s always on the go. £99.99 from Remington

Men-U Grooming Essentials Gift Set

Men-U have been a favourite of ours for some time now, thanks to their savvy 2-in-1 product range and forward-thinking approach to sustainability. Their Grooming Essentials Gift Box comes with a full-sized ultra-concentrate Black Pepper & Bergamot Shower Gel and seven handy travel minis. Featuring everything from the 3-minute D-Tox face mask to the Matt Moisturiser and Shave Crème, this dinky set has everything you need for a weekend away. £24.95 from Men-U


Motel Vegas

You can’t beat a good coffee table book and Motel Vegas is an absolute beauty. Produced by photographer and historian Dr Fred Sigman, this gorgeous hardback book charts the rise and fall of Las Vegas’ iconic roadside motels which built the foundation for the City of Sin we know and love today. Filled with in-depth stories and stunning photography, Motel Vegas includes photos commissioned by New York art dealer Ivan Karp and a foreword by architectural historian Alan Hess. Motel Vegas is priced at £23.27 on Amazon.

Street Art Las Vegas

Street Art Las Vegas takes a deep dive into the beloved city from a different perspective and showcases some of its most jaw-dropping graffiti. Written by William Shea and Patrick Lai, it’s the first book to ever document the Las Vegas street art scene and uncovers a wealth of talent that deserve recognition. Spanning several years, the book includes no less than 252 captivating full colour images. Street Art Las Vegas is priced at £11.95 on Amazon

Motif Photo Album

Whether it’s a soppy history of your relationship or an adventure-packed holiday to remember, a personalised photo album makes for a unique gift that won’t be forgotten. Motif Photo offer a range of both soft and hardback albums which can be designed via an easy-to-use app. Perfect for the guy that has everything, these albums can be passed down the generations for many years to come. Prices start at £6.99 at Motif Photos

Craft Gin Club

If your man is something of a liquor connoisseur, then he’ll love you forever for a subscription to Craft Gin Club. Each box is expertly crafted with a rare or limited-edition bottle (each worth around £40), as well as a selection of mixers, cocktail garnishes and snacks designed to complement the gin in question. Each box also comes with the awesome Ginned magazine, which is packed with cocktail recipes and everything gin. Get your first box for £20 at Craft Gin Club.

Nivea Weekender Bag and Grooming Kit

For the no nonsense guy that likes to get up and go, the Nivea Weekender travel bag and grooming kit is a one-stop-shop to well-groomed perfection. The stylish lightweight weekend travel bag comes loaded with full-sized Nivea grooming products, including Protecting Moisturiser, After Shave Balm, Shaving Foam and Shower Gel. The Weekender by Nivea is priced at £15 (RRP: £30) from Lloyds Pharmacy

NovAge Men Grooming Kit

Designed to help your guy step into the new decade feeling fresh and rejuvenated, this luxury set from Swedish brand NovAge is full of premium treats that look great on the bathroom shelf. Engineered especially for male skin to help fight the signs of ageing, the collection includes a purifying cleanser, eye rescue gel, hydrating booster and intense anti-ageing face gel. £65 (RRP: £99) from OriFlame

Critically Endangered Socks

If you’re going to buy him one pair of socks this Christmas, make sure they’re Critically Endangered Socks. Founded by Dom Desmond, the company works in collaboration with WWF, Wildcats Conservation Alliance and the Oceanic Society amongst others, and produces high-quality socks made with a blend of soft and sustainable bamboo and cotton. Packaged in recycled cardboard packaging, these ultra-comfy socks make a great stocking filler for anyone that loves animals. £12 from Critically Endangered Socks

Snughut Hat

This supercool deer-stalker style hat can be used for numerous outdoor activities, including walking, skiing, camping and even for sleeping in. Crafted from the same robust fabrics as Snugpak’s bestselling sleeping bags, the Snughut Hat protects the full head and ears from the cold and is lightweight enough to be stuffed back into its compact carry bag. Snughat is priced at £34.95 from SnugPak

Snuggy Headrest

Small in size yet big in comfort and support, the Snuggy Headrest is designed to make dropping off for some much-needed kip a breeze. This lightweight headrest is made from the same soft materials used to make the Softie Sleeping Bag, and is the ideal travel companion for planes, trains, cars or campsites. Snuggy Headrest is just £6.95 from Snugpak

Neos Smart Cam

Gadget geeks everywhere will go mad for the Neos Smart Cam, which is a stylish home security camera which comes loaded with features despite its modest price. Perfect for those looking for extra home security, or simply to keep an eye on the family pets, this HD smartcam syncs to an app on your phone and comes with night vision, Alexa integration, motion and noise detection and free cloud storage. Neos Smart Cam is just £19.99 from Neos  

Tomatin 12 Year Highland Whisky

Smooth, silky and matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-Spanish sherry casks, Tomatin 12-year packs rich and fruity flavours that mix ripe apples, pears and a hint of nut. With an impressive 91.5/100 score on the acclaimed Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020, this fine Scottish Single Malt has won so many awards that it needs a new mantle.  £44.00 from Tomatin

Nicolas Dixon Slipmats

Leeds-born abstract artist Nicolas Dixon has made a big splash on the art scene in recent years. His commissioned works have appeared in places such as Octan Club in Ibiza, to a custom painted BB-8 droid to launch Disney’s Star Wars Movie, The Force Awakens. His limited edition slipmats are perfect for vinyl loving dudes everywhere and come in two vibrant designs. £30 each from Nicolas Dixon

Admiral Clean Shave Gift Set

A classic British brand that produce quality grooming essentials in vintage inspired packaging, Admiral products are a welcome addition to any discerning gents collection. Their Clean Shave Gift Set features a nourishing beard oil, hydrate and repair shave cream and a luxurious antioxidant moisturising balm allows guys to fix up and look sharp before the day ahead or a big night out. Clean Shave Gift Set £19.99 from Admiral

Ted Baker Tonics Cu Gift Set

Ted Baker’s refreshing signature Cu scent is now available in an exclusive gift set at John Lewis in time for Christmas. This smooth and spicy aftershave is a heady mixture of zingy grapefruit, smoky pepper and patchouli, which makes for a seductive, head-turning scent that’s made for the autumn and winter months. Ted Baker CU gift set is £40 from John Lewis

Streetfighter II Arcade Machine

Winner of the prestigious Tech Toy of the Year Award at the 2019 New York Toy Fair, the Arcade1Up range of classic ¾ scale arcade machines are the ultimate accessory for the modern man-cave. These replica machines come loaded with iconic games including Capcom’s Streetfighter II, Space Invaders, Asteroids and Pac-Man and include authentic rotary controls. £379.99 from Amazon

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