We’re back for another year at one of our favourite London shopping centres, Brent Cross in London. With plenty of time for Christmas we’re today bringing you this gift guide aimed at the men in your life, featuring some of the best menswear stores such as Reiss, VANS, The North Face and John Lewis. Open until 8pm most nights Brent Cross is a great day out with free parking and has a great selection of dining options which is great for those with a Leon Love Burger addiction. Happy shopping and happy Christmas…
Waterstones Icons of Men’s Style Book
This is book would make a great gift for any budding fashionista. Full of style inspiration and menswear facts it is also educational. Womenswear progresses in leaps and bounds, but menswear evolves slowly. Behind nearly every item in the modern male wardrobe is a `first of its kind’ – the definitive item, often designed by a single company or brand for specialist use, on which all subsequent versions have been based. Icons of Men’s Style examines, garment by garment, the most important and famous of these products – their provenance and history, the stories of their design, the brand that started it all and how the item shaped the way men dress today.
Space NK Byredo Oud Immortel
This fragrance house might have understated minimal branding, but it has certainly caught our eye this year. Connect past and present with one of the oldest scents in history with Byredo Oud Immortel Eau de Parfum, a perfume that imitates the enigmatic fragrance of oud wood. It is a completely unique aroma, with nothing quite like it found elsewhere in nature. The scent of oud occurs when the wood of the Aquilaria tree saturates its core with a fragrant resin. It would certainly make a for a great addition in a luxury stocking filler this year.
The North Face Rolling Thunder Luggage
Any outdoorsy type guys will love a gift from The North Face on Christmas Day. This luggage would make a great gift for someone planning on going skiing this season or planning on traveling in 2020. Sturdy and smart, this indestructible bag is small enough to use as cabin baggage, yet spacious enough for your weekend gear. Self-cleaning wheels provide infallible traction, while ultra-tough fabric boosts durability. Keep smaller items organised in exterior zipped pockets and separate your dirty clothes in an internal mesh pocket.
Reiss Jupiter Silk Pocket Square
Another great stocking filler for the dapper chap in your life. Crafted from pure silk and woven into a polka-dot design, the Jupiter pocket square in a champagne colourway by Reiss is sure to add an elegant touch to all manner of formal outfits and would probably get its first use accompanied with a stylish blazer on New Year’s Eve. What a slick way to welcome 2020 that would be.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel
Men are getting into skincare more than ever before, and men are investing in good brands too. Kiehl’s is one of those good brands, and this vitamin-enriched and energizing non-oily facial moisturizer is yet another great stocking filler. Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment re-awakens and uplifts dull, fatigued skin. The caffeine and vitamin enriched non-oily formula helps to energize and moisturise the skin while controlling shine. It also helps to improve the skin’s look and texture and protects against the effects of environmental aggressors. Here’s to looking youthful in 2020!
JD Sports Puma RS-9.8 Space Trainers
Old-school tech and futuristic looks combine with these men’s RS-9.8 Space trainers from PUMA. Inspired by the speed of gravitational acceleration near the Earth’s surface, these space-inspired sneaks have a durable ripstop and mesh upper with suede overlays for added durability. In a white colourway with bold red and black overlays, they feature a secure lace up fastening and a chunky Running System midsole that’s taken from PUMA’s archives. Bringing lightweight cushioning, they’re finished with a grippy rubber tread, branding to the tongue and the signature Formstrip to the sidewalls.
VANS Carlon Anorak Puffer Jacket
Hard to believe, but this cosy looking winter jacket actually packs away into a small ball. The Carlon Anorak Packable Puffer Jacket is a water-resistant 100% nylon quilted anorak puffer with 6 oz. poly fill that packs into itself utilizing a pouch pocket at the front. It also features embroidered logos at the body, a side seam zipper for easy on and off functionality, embossed checkerboard body lining, and an elasticized bottom band and cuffs.
John Lewis Luckies Men’s Ale Beer Socks Gift Set
It wouldn’t be Christmas done properly without a fun present. Also, if you’ve been roped into a secret santa at work, this is under £10 and will do the job. No, Luckies is not actually a beer. It’s a pair of socks. Pull open the beer can and there’s a fun pair of socks inside, in a fizzy design. With beautifully designed packaging and a fashionable gift for the feet inside, these Beer Socks are guaranteed to bring a smile.
Zara Faux Suede Puffer Jacket
Winter is coming. Guys need to be prepared for the harsh elements and if the man in your life doesn’t like to compromise on style, then this suede effect smart puffer jacket is just the number. Available from Zara, this jacket with a high collar and long sleeves features welt pockets at the hip, zip pocket at the chest, an inside pocket and thermo-sealed zip fastening. Oh, and not only will it keep you warm on a cold day, it can be an under layer to a bigger coat for the days when its freezing outside.