42 Excellent Gifts for the Excellent Men in Your Life

As a shopping editor, I find myself being asked again and again by friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances alike, "What do I buy the man in my life?" I don't like to generalise, but whether it's for your dad, brother, best friend or significant other, men can be more difficult to shop for. Why? I can only speak from personal experience, but the men I buy presents for are a little less picky, which in turn makes shopping for them a broad prospect. This, however, makes them no less deserving of the consideration I'd ordinarily pour into gift buying—it just means I might have to think outside of the box. 

As your self-appointed personal shopper, I'm here to give you a helping hand where your male-orientated Christmas shopping is concerned. Below, I've curated an edit of guaranteed-to-please Christmas gifts for men, which range from a quintessential (albeit seriously stylish) pair of new socks to cult-status trainers all the way to sleek outerwear to grooming essentials—with a few curveballs thrown in for good surprise measure. So without further ado, scroll below to see and shop the best Christmas gifts for men. 


This shaving set is a firm favourite in my household. 

Encourage him to flex his cooking muscles with this pasta maker. 

What is Christmas without a new pair of socks (or three)?

This will get you in the good books for life. 

Try pairing this present with a pack of his favourite ale. 

A classic piece of jewellery that'll never date. 

Le Labo's minimal packaging is sure to be a hit when it comes to curating his bathroom shelf. 

If he's an avid sportsman, he'll definitely appreciate this. 

This wallet comes in so many stylish colourways. 

A beanie for a bloke? If it ain't broke…

The spicy notes in this scent are so incredible you'll want to borrow it from him. 

A gift for him that will hopefully lead to a cooked meal for you. Win-win. 

A must-read for music and autobiography fans. 

Where his tech and audio passions collide. 

These sunglasses will bestow his outfits with instant cool. 

Ideal if he’s a board-game nut or a fan of the film. 

These will be the first thing he reaches for on Boxing Day. 

It might be chilly out, but that doesn't mean he can't look suitably stylish. 

This belt will go with every single outfit he wears. 

The bar trolley–worthy bottle is almost as impressive as the rum itself. 

Trainers he can feel good about wearing. 

If he’s not already on top of his skincare, this wonder serum ought to do it. 

A carafe and glass that are too cool to be stashed away in a cupboard. 

Now he can take his sommelier skills up a notch. 

Boots for men are hard to come by, but this pair is near perfect. 

One year, I gave this to my stepdad, my husband and my then-12-year-old brother. They all loved it. 

I bought my husband a subscription to this magazine a couple of years ago, and now I renew it every birthday and Christmas. 

If he’s always stealing your expensive shampoo. 

A wardrobe staple he’ll wear year after year. 

Because you know he's dying to start a vinyl collection. 

Related Stories