Christmas gift guide for men

Finally the last of my Christmas gift guides, and one that I probably find the most difficult each year – what to buy the man who has everything? Gaz is very difficult to buy for, even though he would claim the opposite, as he is quite particular about what he likes and he doesn’t like, and I’m never quite sure if I’ll get it right! Hopefully he will like something from my Christmas gift guide and if he doesn’t, then number nine may come in useful…..


1. Hotel Chocolat “For him hamper”

I wasn’t too keen on this at first glance, I hate the whole “him” and “her” thing, but actually there is no denying that the men in my life would love this. With two distinctive, small-batch British ales brewed with cocoa; plenty of brooding dark filled chocolates; a smooth, rich 70% dark hot chocolate; crunchy enrobed nuts; and four Rare & Vintage single-origin bars, it would make a great gift, and with any luck, they might even share!! Hotel Chocolat, £60.

2. Ted Baker leather wallet.

I don’t think that you can go wrong with a wallet when it comes to men. Black or brown, they are far less picky about their wallets than we are about our handbags! This one is lovely, in chocolate brown leather. Available from John Lewis at £32.

3. Quadcopter.

Men love gadgets, and this one would keep them entertained for hours. It may only be small, but with a powerful 3.7V 240mAh battery it gives 9 minutes of flying time when fully charged. With adjustable gyro sensitivity and 6 axis flight to ensure your flying experience is as smooth as possible as well as mastering flips and tricky manoeuvres. This one is from at £39.99.

4. Star Wars Blu-ray complete saga.

With all 9 discs of the Star Wars saga, this is the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan. Just £49.50 at Amazon, Gaz is hoping that Santa brings it for him this year!

5. Philips Electric Shaver Series 7000.

Designed for sensitive skin, the anti friction coating reduces friction for a smooth, relaxed finish. For use on wet or dry skin, with five direction flexing heads, beard trimmer attachment and SmartClick cleansing brush. Even better,  one hour charge provides fifty minutes usage, that’s seventeen shaves! Currently on offer at Boots for £130, saving a whopping £169.99 on the RRP.

6. Beer.

Let’s face it, men love beer, and what better excuse than Christmas to have a few drinks? There are so many gift sets out there, including beer subscriptions, and if you’re ever stuck for ideas then beer is usually a safe bet! This one is from www, with gifts starting at just £3.99.

7. Aftershave.

I always buy Gaz aftershave at Christmas, whether he has asked for it or not. I usually spend ages trying out all of the samples, until I can’t even remember which one is which, but this is my absolute favourite, Dior Sauvage. I tend to buy a gift box to make it that little bit more special, and this one, from at £62.50, may well be working it’s way into my shopping basket!

8. Novelty Socks.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without novelty socks, and I love these from Tesco. At just £2 they are such a fun little stocking filler and the men in my family will be wearing these on Christmas day, whether they like it or not!

9. Mug

This is the perfect gift for the men you love to hate, be that your least favourite colleague in the Secret Santa, or for those hormone-fuelled days when you can’t stand the sight of your husband! Available here from ASOS, £6.50.

I hope that you have enjoyed the last of my gift guides and found some inspiration for the men in your life!


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    • Laura Dove
      December 11, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      It’s so funny isn’t it?! I laughed myself stupid at it! My husband loves any kind of gadget! xx

  1. December 11, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    omg the dick mug!

    So funny 🙂

    Too bad my kids can read

  2. December 11, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a novelty of some sort and luckily some Christmas socks should do just the trick!

  3. December 11, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I think my OH would love to see the star wars gift under the tree this year too! Xx #mg

    • Laura Dove
      December 12, 2016 / 9:17 am

      Mine too, a box set is always a good choice when it comes to men! xx

  4. December 11, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    The sTar wars Blue ray saga is a big hit for my hubby! I got it for him last year. I love your Christmas gift guide. 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      December 15, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      Thank you! xx

  5. December 12, 2016 / 7:24 am

    OMG that mug is hilarious! I like the Ted Baker wallet too. Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT 🌟

  6. December 12, 2016 / 9:30 am

    I find James the hardest to buy for too! I pick up on little things he says like “I’d love to see Jimmy Carr” so I looked into getting him tickets and he then said he wasn’t sure if he actually wanted to see him.. urgh! So yes that mug would be perfect!!! #MarvMondays

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Haha yes, that sounds like my husband too! The mug is the perfect choice for all men, fact! xx

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Haha me too! xx

  7. December 12, 2016 / 10:08 am

    What a fantastic selection of gifts to choose from. I find men so hard to buy for. I really do love that mug! #MMBC x

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Haha the mug may well be landing in my husbands stocking this year! xx

  8. December 12, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I bought Dior Sauvage for the mister and it does smell just incredible x

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      Doesn’t it? It’s my absolute favourite, I love Dior in general! xx

  9. December 12, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    My husband is so hard to buy for too. I struggle at every birthday and every christmas. I love that Dick mug though lol. Have you seen that t.shirt thay says “I have an awesome wife” ??. I forget the exact wording but I so want to get my husband that but I also know he so wouldn’t wear it lol.

    Some great gift ideas here. Thanks for sharing.


    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      Haha yes I have seen one like it! My husband wouldn’t wear it either, although it would amuse me to just buy it for him anyway! xx

  10. December 12, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Hubby really wants a drone. I bought him one a few years ago but it’s not easy to control

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 1:00 pm

      Men and their gadgets! Typical! xx

  11. December 13, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I hate buying for hubby too. It gets harder and harder every year. That dick mug is hilarious. I wouldn’t mind the chocolate hamper myself lol x

    • Laura Dove
      December 13, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      Haha it made me laugh out loud! And the hamper looks fab doesn’t it, I LOVE hotel chocolat! xx

  12. December 13, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Fab list! I love the Ted Baker wallet! Such a fab brand! But I reckon Grumpy Boyfriend will have the Star Wards blue ray instead… Or maybe I will get him the special mug? Who knows? Need to think about it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      Haha the special mug is a very special present for grumpy men! xx

  13. December 14, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    The mug is brilliant! There is a lot in that list that my hubby would like.

    • Laura Dove
      December 14, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Haha isn’t it! My husband shall be getting one! xx

  14. December 16, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Haha! That mug is brilliant! I have no idea what to get hubby this year. I think that wallet looks really good so I might go and check that out. He would also probably like the beer subscription. Otherwise he is just going to end up with some slippers!

    • Laura Dove
      December 16, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      Men are hard work aren’t they? You can never go wrong with a wallet! xx

  15. Mackenzie Glanville
    December 17, 2016 / 2:23 am

    gosh we are all so immature but that mug is classic! I LOVE Ted Baker! I brought hubby a laptop bag from Ted but it was too small for his laptop, great ideas here! #mg

    • Laura Dove
      December 17, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      Haha I know, never grown up! xx

  16. January 7, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Buying for men is so tricky! My Mr is exactly the same, quite particular about what he does and doesnt like. But there were some good picks on this list so hopefully he liked something 😉 Thanks for linking up with us last year, look forward to seeing you link up again with us this year. Emily #MarvMondays

    • Laura Dove
      January 8, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks Emily, hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I’ll be there every Monday without fail. xxx

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