There’s no snow and it feels pretty warm for the first week of December, but we’re bringing you our Christmas Gift Guide for 2019, nonetheless. I’m sure many of you are embracing the festive season with Christmas tree standing proud and mulled wine in hand. This year we have a selection of gifts for the men in your life at various price points – going from luxury ‘money doesn’t matter’ ideas, to quirky ‘secret Santa’ gifts under a tenner, and a great experience idea too. If you’re desperate for some gift buying inspiration to put bring a smile or two, read on…
Heist of London Hairdryer Kit
Brand New British grooming brand Heist is challenging grooming conventions with the launch of the first men’s hairdryer and grooming kit developed with men in mind. No more ‘shameful sharing’ or using girls hairdryers with this salon strength, conditioning, pistol-shaped dryer and styling kit. Engineered to give men the power, control and confidence they need to achieve any hairstyle with ease. Give your man the gift of great hair this Christmas! Established in London by an entrepreneurial husband and wife team following a futile search that found no hairdryers specifically designed for men, Heist is asking men to say goodbye to ‘sheepish borrowing’ of their partner’s dryers. Heist is encouraging men everywhere to bid farewell to flat and lifeless hair with the launch of their brand-new specialist men’s hairdryer and tool kit. The kit is made up of a men’s hairdryer with a salon strength 2,200W engine for super-fast drying with Blue UV light technology for shine and scalp conditioning, giving you a smooth barber-style finish in half the time. The dryer has Dual Heat and Dual Flow coupled with a wide nozzle and cool shot button offering easy precision styling. There is also an impressive 3-metre cord, a leather storage strap, a choice of UK or European plug fixings and branded storage bag for transportation and to keep everything safe.
Heist of London
Loch Lomond Whiskies’ Christmas Gift Selection
Loch Lomond Whiskies has curated a gold-standard gift selection this Christmas featuring its top medal winners of 2019. Loch Lomond 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Loch Lomond 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Loch Lomond 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – each won a Double Gold medal at this year’s globally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Sought after for its colour, lustre and durability, gold is one of our most precious metals. Since time began, giving gold as a gift has had unique symbolic value, conveying respect, appreciation and admiration. It is particularly associated with celebrating Christmas. Now whisky lovers can enjoy their own golden gift from Loch Lomond Whiskies’ award-winning range. The distillery has also crafted Loch Lomond Sparkling Gold, a sumptuous serve in honour of its prized 10 Year Old Single Malt, creating the perfect festive toast. Now, where’s that glass…
Poo~Pourri Secret Santa Spray
Founded by entrepreneur Suzy Batiz in 2007, the original Before-You-Go Toilet Spray, Poo~Pourri is now available in the UK in time for the work ‘Secret Santa’ fun. Poo~Pourri stops bathroom odour before it begins and is the internationally known, category inventor and start-up success transforming the way we all think about pooping. Created as a solution to unwanted bathroom odours, Poo~Pourri uses a unique blend of natural essential oils and compounds to absorb any unpleasant bathroom smells below the water’s surface. An innovator of its time, these products use no aerosols, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrance, and are not tested on animals (only stinky humans). Founder Suzy Batiz is the ultimate girl boss who rose from life’s lowest lows: poverty, bankruptcies and other personal struggles before finding spiritual abundance and internal happiness that led to her having the idea for Poo~Pourri.
Muehle Shaving Treatment
MÜHLE recently opened the lower ground floor of their MÜHLE London Store (14A Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RT) just off Carnaby St, to launch MÜHLE Treatment Space; where men’s grooming services are being offered alongside a small historical exhibition celebrating the history of shaving. The mini exhibition includes straight razors from the 19th Century, some of the very first double-edged razors, early Gillette models and luxury shave gear by the likes of Montblanc. The person receiving this experience gift will have the opportunity to explore the mini exhibition space before their appointment with well-known London barber, Elliot Forbes, and his team for a shave, haircut, or educational session on how to achieve an ideal shave at home. Education is based around the MÜHLE shaving collection, including; traditional safety razors, shaving brushes, skincare and accessories.
Slaters ONESIXFIVE Slim Black Velvet Blazer
The perfect edition to any man’s formalwear wardrobe, particularly the gent who likes to make a statement. Introducing the dashing ONESIX5IVE Slim Velvet Blazer, available in both black and burgundy from Slaters. It’s an eye-catching yet totally wearable jacket to be paired with both trousers and jeans for any social occasions. With Luxury feel fabric and flattering tailoring, the ONESIX5IVE Velvet Jacket turns heads for all the right reasons and really is the ultimate Christmas present for the fashion forward guy.
Dents Luxurious Men’s Gloves
World leading glove maker, British heritage company Dents, has just released one of its most beautiful – and expensive – gloves ever. This luxurious glove features an exquisite combination of rare peccary leather and unbeatably soft and light vicuna wool. Created by the talented craftsmen and women at the Dents factory here in England, this glove supersedes all others with its unique combination of sturdy durability, unbelievable softness and comfort, and dramatic good looks. Why is this glove so special? Only a handful of companies in the world work with unique South American peccary leather, a leather prized for its elasticity and suppleness, and also because it is very tough and strong; gloves made with peccary leather can last a lifetime. The lining is no less exceptional, created in the world’s most expensive and finest wool from the charming vicunas, a relative of the llama and their thick but ultra-soft woollen coat traps layers of warm air giving it the very best comfort and insulation properties.
Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds
These earbuds by Jabra are engineered for a superior true wireless calls and music experience, offering incredible clarity of sound for conversations, and up to 15 hours battery with the included charging case. With a customisable equaliser you can personalise your music to make it sound the way you want it to be heard. Some of the best features include: Conversations are made incredibly clear with true wireless earbuds that feature 4-microphone technology and are proven to deliver excellent call performance. Jabra Elite 65t are third generation true wireless earbuds, and Jabra has a proven track record of excellent true wireless connectivity. Experience the stability that lets you take calls and listen to music without worrying about dropouts.
Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar
Acqua di Parma adds to the winter holidays with its new Advent Calendar. Every day, a small or large surprise awaits you to experience up close the world of the Maison in all its facets. From Colonia to Blu Mediterraneo to Home Collection, from Barbiere to Signatures the Sun and Le Nobili, so many precious gifts in formats that allow you to appreciate formulas and fragrances. In the sunny tones of Parma yellow, the Calendar is divided into four sections: when it is closed it recalls the shape of the iconic Acqua di Parma box and, once open, it shows a festive decoration and recalls a bright Italian house, with as many windows ready to offer the surprise of the day.
Acqua di Parma
Fashion Wankers – It Takes One To Know One Book
Someone who certainly knows the ins and outs of the fashion industry, is fellow blogger Marcus Jaye (a.k.a The Chic Geek), and this gift idea brings his humour and knowledge together within an extremely enjoyable and amusing new book, Fashion Wankers – It Takes One To Know One. Marcus has walked many a red carpet and sat high in the rankings of the stylish pews at fashion week, so he’s had plenty of experience within this crazy world. He understands the serious side of the industry, but most importantly knows how to see the lighter and brighter side to style, and how to have fun with it. And now he wants you to understand more of that side too by discovering your inner Fashion Wanker – we all have one! Fashion and style can certainly be confusing, especially with the increasing number of changing trends and fads thrown our way. Thanks to Marcus’ hilarious descriptions, set alongside the unique cartoon-like illustrations from Oscar Mitchell, you can discover what defines a ‘Fashion Wanker’ and how to be one, with absolute confidence. It’ll put a smile on any fashionista’s face this Christmas.