Don’t know what to get the man in your life for Christmas this year?
Whether you’re racking your brains over what Christmas present to get your beloved boyfriend, or wondering how you’ll find something your son will actually appreciate without it leaving you skint – we’ve got it covered in our round up below.
From Joey Barton’s autobiography to salmon curing kits and grooming sets, we’ve compiled a list to suit all tastes and budgets. And while you’re at it why not check out our ultimate Christmas gift guide as well as presents ideas for her and the top toys for the kids too?
For those who like to leave the shopping until the last minute, we’ve got all the last Christmas order dates for all major retailers and Christmas postal dates to ensure everything arrives just in the nick of time.
Top Christmas gifts for him
Nspa toiletries set, £10, Asda
Because blokes like to groom too.
Notebook, TK Maxx, £4.99
Compliment him with this handy little notebook as a practical stocking filler.
Shaving kit, Baylis & Harding at Tesco, £10
Baylis & Harding’s Fuzzy Duck Men’s Cedarwood & Wild Sage Shaving Setmakes a perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift. Containing a 100ml Shaving Cream and a Wooden Shaving Brush, these items are the perfect shaving essentials to create the Barber Shop Experience at home.
The Cedarwood & Wild Sage fragrance, new for 2017, is wonderfully aromatic with warm and earthy undertones to gently cleanse and leave him feeling invigorated
Root 7 Cirkcicle, John Lewis, £14.95
Perfect for dinner parties, drinks with friends or just unwinding after a long day, the Corkcicle from Root 7 is the world’s first in-bottle wine chiller.
Made from plastic with a pour-through cork top so there is no need to remove it when pouring, it can be frozen beforehand and will keep wine cold for up to an hour.
Hat, Burton, £14
Help keep him cosy in an on trend fairisle knitted beanie hat.
Lip balm, £5, beard oil, £7, shower gel, £4, beard wash, £8, wash bag, £15, all from River Island
Because blokes love a bit of grooming. Personalise a wash bag with all of his essentials.
Joey Barton ‘No Nonsense: The Autobiography’, Waterstones, £8.99
Love him or hate him Joey Barton has dominated headlines for what he’s done on and off the pitch.
In his award-winning autobiography (it was ‘Cross Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year’ last year) fans will get a candid look at the rise of one of football’s most well-known stars – he’ll be hooked.
Ted Baker Socks, John lewis, £15
Let him put his best foot forward in these beautifully bright Ted Baker socks from John Lewis.
This eye-catching pair are the perfect stocking filler statement piece for the fashion conscious gent.
The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs, Amazon, £6
If he loves curry as much as he loves a good book, you’ll be on to a winner with this one.
Comforting and tasty, a curry is the favourite dish of the nation and Dan Toombs has painstakingly researched some of the best authentic recipes from top restaurants all over the world for you to try at home.
Shirt, Next, £28
A checked shirt is every man’s wardrobe staple.
Slippers, M&Co, £18
A home comfort classic, these traditionally styled moccasin slippers feature a suede outer and sumptuous faux fur lining. A cosy and comfortable slipper to treat his feet.
Cufflinks, GettingPersonal.co.uk, £22.99
Give his cuffs a touch of class.
The Stanley Kubrick Archives book, VeryExclusive.co.uk, £15
A visual journey through the works of Stanley Kubrick and his meticulous creative process.
Slippers, Jacamo.co.uk, £18
A must-have to see him through the winter months.
Sock box, TheGreatGiftCompany.co.uk, £24
He can never have too many socks.
Earlstree & Co flask, Creativetops.com, £20
Ideal for the contemporary gentleman to provide hot or cold drinks on the go.
Scarf, White Stuff, £27.50
White Stuff’s Monty scarf is made from an extra lightweight wool-mix that is great for adding a casual layer of warmth. It features a classic stripe print in soft earthy colours that will have no trouble slotting into your man’s existing wardrobe.
Torch, JMLdirect.com, £19.99
For the handy man in your life, who needs a new accessory for his tool box.
Jumper, F&F at Tesco, £22
Crafted from soft-touch lambswool, this jumper from F&F Signature is a luxe layering choice for the new season. The jumper is finished with a ribbed V-neck, cuff and hem and comes in a range of colours to suit his taste.
Monkey Shoulder Whisky, Flavourly, £26.95
Described as the ‘world’s first triple malt whisky matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks’, this Monkey Shoulder Whisky promises to ‘impart a smooth and mellow vanilla flavour’ and a ‘zesty orange nose and wonderful smooth finish’.
Just what any keen whisky drinker would want in their stocking on Christmas Day.
Football Manager 2018, 365games.co.uk, £32.99
If you’ve got an avid gamer on your hands then the imminent release of the latest Football Manager may be just what he’s hoping Santa will deliver on Christmas Day.
But be warned the new features, as well as the usual level of detail and data to pour over, will probably keep he way to busy to socialise over the festive break.
Salmon Curing Kit, Notonthehighstreet.com, £22
If you’re buying for man who fancies himself as a bit of a Heston Blumenthal in the kitchen he’ll probably love this this salmon curing kit.
It contains everything you need to make your own cured Salmon, including smoky gin and beetroot cures.
Oasis ‘(Whats the Story) Morning Glory?’ vinyl, Amazon, £20
Any music mad men in your life will probably already have a vinyl player, so why not get him a classic for his collection?
Oasis’ best selling ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ will no doubt take him back to his youth.
Globe, Marks & Spencer, £39.50
For the adventurer.
Jumper, Burton, £30
This casual three stripe jumper is made with a soft textured yarn, making it warm and comfortable to wear. Great for the winter season.
Wallet, Barbour, £49.50
Give his everyday essential a sharp update.
Jon Varvatos mini fragrance collection, House of Fraser, £40
As elegant and masculine as they are intriguing, the subtle power of John Varvatos men’s fragrances conveys refinement and the attention to detail so clearly present in each John Varvatos creation.
Robe, David Gandy for Autograph at Marks & Spencer, £39.50
Designed by David Gandy, they’re the ultimate in luxury. This cosy dressing gown is the perfect accompaniment to lazy weekend mornings.
Chess game, Oliver Bonas, £40
Get ready for checkmate with the Coffee Table Chess Game.
Dior Sauvage aftershave lotion, Amazon.co.uk, £47
A bracing after-shave lotion for a fresh sensation. Subtly scented and housed in a splash bottle, it cleans and protects skin after shaving.
Shaving Subscription, Cornerstone, from £30
Shaving will never be the same again with this premium subscription box from Cornerstone that will be delivered to his door every six to 18 weeks (depending on how regularly he shaves).
Each box can be tailored to suit the needs of who you are buying for and includes premium shaving gels, top quality blades and soothing post-shave balm.
Afternoon Tea at Lord’s, Lords.org, from £48
Treat a Cricket fan to an indulgent day at Lord’s – home of the sport for a spot of Afternoon Tea.
Guests are treated to tasty baked on site scones with jam and Cornish clotted cream and selection of teas in the Long Room within the Pavilion, which boasts spectacular views over the Lord’s outfield, followed by a guided tour of the Pavilion and MCC Museum.
Ciroc Vodka (gift boxed), TheWhiskyExchange.com, £35
It’s the vodka brand on every rapper’s lips – and for good reason. Ciroc Vodka is made from grapes rather than grains, giving it a luxurious taste whether you want to drink it neat or in a cocktail.
So, if your man prefers his drinks shaken, not stirred, this could be the perfect present for him.
Watch, Swatch, £127
Make his day with a new watch.
Coat, River Island, £125
This season’s check jacket is a must-have for any gent.
Skechers Arcade Vontae, QVC, £59
These Arcade Vontae shoes are perfect casualwear when teamed with jeans or shorts, and will provide support for his feet as well as looking great.
Meat & wine hamper, Carluccio’s, £50
A must-have for the foodie in your life.
Cable Knit Sweater, Ralph Lauren, £119
Upgrade his basics this winter by adding a touch of extravagance to his wardrobe.
He’ll keep warm in this luxurious classic cable knit sweater from Ralph Lauren and earn fashion brownie points too.
Triple super car driving experience at Goodwood, Buyagift.com, £99
He can put the pedal to the metal and power round one of the UK’s most famous racing tracks – in some of the world’s fastest super cars.
Whether he chooses to belt round the course in a BMW i8 or cross the finish line in the Audi R8 V10, he’ll love the thrill of notching up hot stopping speeds on the track.
Fitbit Charge 2, Argos, £118
Invest in some wearable tech for your loved one and watch him get in tip top shape after all his festive feasting.
This handy fitness tracker looks sleek and monitors workouts, sleeping patterns, heart rate and will help him to keep you updated on his progress. He’ll be running marathons in no time.