Because men deserve nice things, too ✨
From grooming to gardening, there's something for every man this Christmas.
Gifts for men don ‘t need to be boring (Picture: Arket/Mahabis/Rosemood/Uniqlo/Zara/Getty)Gifting for men can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when every shop seems to thinkdads, brothers, and boyfriends don’t deserve nice things.Most of the items on shelves that focus on men do so in an overly masculine way, with camo print and 8-in-1 shower products dominating the market.
But here at Metro.co.uk we think pampering doesn’t have a gender, and men and women alike should get beautiful presents to open on Christmas day.From luxe fragrance and grooming to genuinely useful stocking fillers, there’s something for everyone in our gift guide for him.
Prices start at under a tenner, with some showstoppers thrown in for good measure.Uniqlo Ultra Light Down 3D Cut JacketIn this weather, a cosy jacket is a must (Picture: Uniqlo)A block-colour puffer jacket works for dog walking, sport, or chilly pub gardens. headtopics.com
Uniqlo’s are the blueprint: water-repellent, lightweight, and with an anti-static lining.This Works Sleep Spray SetGift this to someone who deserves some ‘me time’ (Picture: Space NK)Get them the gift of relaxation with this lavender-infused sleep kit, with a pillow spray and roll-on to introduce aromatherapy to bedtime.
In mini sizes, regular travellers can give themselves a wind-down routine regardless of where they are in the world.Pure Cashmere Crew Neck JumperWoolover’s sweater is made from 100% cashmere (Picture: Woolover)For a little touch of luxury, consider cashmere or merino.
The natural fibres elevate a basic jumper to something more refined. Plus, as long as your giftee takes care of it, this 2ply threaded option from Woolover will be their wardrobe staple for every season.Buy for £99 from Woolover.Foil Fabric Hardback Notebook
Artisanally made in France, your recipient will be proud to display this on their desk (Picture: Atelier Rosemood)A foiled notebook makes for a personalised gift that’s not tacky or childish, which can be a rare find.Choose your message and Rosemood will use hot foil to stamp it onto the hardback book in silver or copper. Each one is handcrafted in their studio in Nantes, and sewn together using traditional binding techniques. headtopics.com
Beats Solo Wireless On-Ear HeadphonesGo for on-ear headphones if they’re prone to losing earbuds (Picture: John Lewis)Beats Solo headphones have had a redesign, now boasting 40-hour battery life, Class 1 Bluetooth technology, and acoustics that boost the clarity of every musical note.
This model also has comfort-cushion ear-cups, to buffer outside noise for music lovers on the go.Flannel Pyjama TrousersBuy PJ bottoms separately so they can mix and match with tops (Picture: Arket)Scandi clothing and homeware store, Arket, is the place to go for luxe essentials – like these 100% organic cotton pyjama bottoms.
Home workers will appreciate practical features like the seashell button fly and back pocket, while eco-conscious folks can be assured they’re wearing pesticide-free cotton.Sprout Plantable PencilsReducing waste and encouraging nature (Picture: Amazon)
Teachers, builders, architects, composers – all jobs that use pencils every single day. If you’re buying for someone that’s always got a pencil behind their ear, gift them Sprouts at Christmas. Not that kind.Each pack of these graphite pencils includes a seed pod in the end. Plant it and give the utensil a new life after it’s been sharpened to a nub. headtopics.com
Mahabis Curve SlipperSlippers so nice they could pass for shoes (Picture: Mahabis)Slippers are a somewhat cliché Christmas present for men, but they don’t need to be a panic buy stocking stuffer.Mahabis regulate foot temperature with their Italian wool lining, with a durable rubber sole to add grip (and save their feet getting wet if they nip outside). Added bonus, they’re machine washable.
Calligraphy Guide NotebookThree sheets guide your cursive handwriting, with 80 sheets for practising (Picture: Zara Home)We’re all trying to reduce our screen time, with hands-on hobbies like crafting and calligraphy making a comeback.Zara Home’s calligraphy guidebook shows how to form each letter and has plenty of pages for practicing – a great introduction to the pastime.
Serge DeNimes Gold Abyssal RingMen need sparkly jewellery for Christmas too (Picture: Stuarts)Buying jewellery is so personal it can be daunting to buy for another, but a simple Sovereign ring is a good bet if you’re not sure.From Oliver Proudlock’s brand Serge DeNimes, the Abyssal ring is understated without being boring, in gold-plated Sterling silver.
Roasting Tin Around The World by Rukmini IyerMake recipes from global cuisines in just one tin (Picture: Sainsbury’s)Rukmini Iyer’s Roasting Tin book series has been a major hit around the world, serving up one pot wonder recipes low on washing up but big on flavour.
The Around The World edition takes it global, featuring fuss-free dishes from across the planet.Smoked Old Fashioned Bottled CocktailPre-bottled cocktails take the effort out of home tipples (Picture: The Cocktail Society)Your giftee can enjoy cocktails at home without the mess or effort with these ready-to-drink mixes.
A smokey finish takes this old fashioned to a new level, and there are more to choose from including espresso martini and negroni.Cameo video messagesChoose their favourite celeb and get them a personalised video message (Picture: Bloomberg via Getty Images)
If the man in your life already seems to have everything, a physical gift might not be the best route.With Cameo, you can pay to receive a personalised video message from celebrities using the platform, whether that’s a heartfelt ‘Merry Christmas’ or a comedy roast.
Depending on your giftee’s tastes, you can choose from Hollywood A-listers, athletes, and niche influencers, from Sir Geoff Hurst to Basil BrushVeske Boddin DaypackLeather detailing and padded straps make this daypack a go-to (Picture: Veske)An all-purpose backpack built to last, the Veske Boddin is designed and handcrafted in Dundee using specialist Halley Stevensons waxed cotton.
The roll top affords more room if needed, and uses a lateral sliding Fidlock fastening to keep the contents secure.Christmas Lager CrateCraft lager is a good alternative to hoppier IPAs and ales (Picture: BeerHawk)12 craft lagers and a beer glass makes up this set from BeerHawk, focusing on lagers from around the world.
The beers themselves are varied, from Harviestoun Shiehallion brewed in Scotland to the Mexican Pacifico Clara Pilsner.Jollie Socks SubscriptionEach month they’ll get a pair or two of sustainable socks (Picture: Jollie Socks)Socks for Christmas? Groundbreaking. Although these ones actually are, as Jollie have a ‘wear a pair, share a pair’ policy that matches your purchase to send socks (one of the least donated items) to shelters when you buy.
A Jollie Sock subscription can be paid for monthly or in advance, and you can opt for your friend to receive up to two pairs a month.Boot Bananas Shoe DeodorisersThe bananas turn brown when they need to be replaced (Picture: Amazon)Sweaty shoes are a common problem for people who keep active, and the moisture can lead to lingering smells or eventually degrade the shoe itself.
Boot Bananas trap odours using absorbent molecules, fitting perfectly inside trainers to keep them smelling fresh and lasting for up to two years. A gym kit necessity that’ll save your recipient both money and smelly-feet-shame.Buy for £14 from Amazon.
The North Face Reversible BeanieThe reversible hat is super warm but without the bulk (Picture: Millets)While The North Face is a popular fashion brand right now, it’s still known for its hard-working outerwear.A beanie like this one – made from 100% recycled polyester knit fleece – will be a hit style-wise as well as during the long British winter.
Buy for £23.40 (down from £27) at Millets.Tarot CandleCrystals sit in the wax and can be cleaned off for future spells and intention-setting (Picture: Witchy Candles)You might be seeing the word death and thinking it doesn’t belong on a Christmas present. In the tarot world, though, death is a positive card that represents transformation and growth.
Each of Witchy Candles’ tarot options has its own unique scent – and includes related crystals in the wax to keep afterwards. But perhaps buy your giftee a less scary one (like The Sun or The High Priestess) if they’re not au fait with the card’s meaning.
Cool Vetiver Eau De ToilettePerfect for an everyday scent (Picture: M&S)At stocking filler prices, M&S has an extensive range of fragrances that smell suspiciously like high-end alternatives.Cool Vetiver is a dead ringer for Tiffany & Love For Him, featuring similar citrus notes and aromatics like sandalwood… but at about 10% of the price.
Daven Metal Storage Box TrunksNatural and warm tones are dominating decor trends right now (Picture: Made)Homeware obsessives will love receiving these minimalistic storage trunks from Made this Christmas.In a pack of two warm-toned metal boxes, they’re a far better storage solution than the ‘man drawer’.
Buy for £89 at Made.London Night Paint By NumbersAs well as scenes like this, more abstract and modern options are available (Picture: Adult Paint By Number)Painting by numbers isn’t just for kids, it’s a soothing activity that can help any age group relax and learn the basics of art.
This Westminster scene is intricate enough to offer a challenge to the man in your life – and they get a hand-painted artwork to hang up when they finish.4505 yoga mat in black with carry strapGood basics are always a welcome gift (Picture: Asos)Replace your yogi loved one’s mat with this sleek option from Asos’s 4505 range.
Carry straps make it easy to transport, while non-slip materials mean they won’t fly across the room trying to Asana.Growable CalendarEach month you get different plant seeds, with fruit and veg as well as flowers (Picture: Primoza)You don’t need much of a green finger to make this work, nor a big garden, as this calendar is suited to ‘beginners and urban gardeners’.
The plastic-free calendar’s 12 seed paper strips can be planted into soil, with growing tips for each month to get them on the right track.Buy for £24.90 from Primoza.Vitae London Elmington Chrono WatchA portion of sales goes to provide solar lighting to deprived children in parts of Africa (Picture: Vitae London)
Black-owned brand Vitae London make luxurious watches without outrageous price tags.Their Elmington range can be bought with interchangeable straps and bezel in a choice of silver, rose gold, and gold, so this one watch face can give you multiple looks in one.
Plant Leather Card Holder and Belt SetSuitable for vegans – and chic men in general (Picture: Veo)You’d never believe these Watson and Wolfe accessories aren’t leather, but they’re actually made using non-food grade corn.The material comprising this wallet and belt contains more than 30% plant content and is vegan-friendly, designed to last as long as animal leather would.
Famous Grouse Marmalade and Fudge Gift SetThe sweet treats are infused with the taste of Famous Grouse whisky (Picture: Lakeland)You don’t need to splash the cash on aged collectable malts when buying for whisky enthusiasts.Whisky-infused foods will delight them just as much, and they can enjoy a dram on toast with this marmalade and fudge set – all under a tenner.
Lazy Oaf Skater Dog KeyringGet them stocking fillers they’ll use (Picture: Lazy Oaf)For a keyring, this has considerable cool points. Lazy Oaf’s signature cartoon illustrations and a carabiner keeps it functional yet fashionable.Barbour Bamboo Lunch Box and Cutlery
The box also comes with a bamboo knife and fork (Picture: Barbour)This sleek lunch box and cutlery set will suit those on the go, or folks going back to the office after working from home.Read more: Metro »
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