Do you find it hard to choose gifts for the men in your life? I’ve never done a specific men’s Christmas gift guide before, but I thought it would be fun to put together a great selection of gift ideas for the guys, to suit all budgets, and from some really interesting and unique brands.
Men’s Christmas Gift Guide 2021
I’ve already shared my food and drink gifts guide for this year, with lots of lovely products which would also work well as gift ideas, but let’s take a look at some more great gift ideas for men.
One of my personal favourite gifts to give for any occasion is an experience voucher. They work for all ages, genders, and you can even find vouchers for couples too. My top pick this year is the BuyaGift Happy Christmas Experience Box. It’s £49.99, and amazingly, it can be used on 2760 experiences across the country.
These experience boxes are just fantastic, as it means your gift recipient can choose and book whatever they want with the voucher, for dates that suit them. Inside the box, you get a voucher with instructions on how to redeem the voucher, as well as a chunky booklet detailing all of the experiences they can use the voucher for.
I really like that on each page of the booklet, BuyaGift have listed what the experience will include with their voucher, for example if it’s an Afternoon Tea experience, it could list the food and drink items included within the experience. There’s an info box on each experience’s page, so you know exactly what you’ll get with all of the 2760 experiences, and the voucher is valid for 24 months, so even with restrictions, you’ll have 24 months to use the voucher, which is fantastic.
Would a men’s Christmas Gift Guide be complete without socks?! Socks are often seen as being a lame gift idea, but they shouldn’t. I love receiving, and gifting socks. It’s a practical gift, and who doesn’t enjoy new socks? If you’re looking for cool and unique socks, Jimmy Lion is a premium quality sock brand for men, women and children. Quality is the brand’s number one priority, with their socks being manufactured using the best factories in Europe, all of the Jimmy Lion socks are made of high-quality combed cotton to make your feet feel like they are in heaven.
Jimmy Lion has the most epic sock design range imaginable, with licensed sock collaborations, cute characters and a whole lot more. You can even choose the style of socks you prefer; knee high, mid-calf, ankle or no-show depending on your preferences, and then choose whether you want casual, athletic or basics in terms of style.
You can purchase Jimmy Lion socks individually in pairs, or you could choose one of their fab gift packs, each of which carry a different theme. For the brand’s men’s socks, there’s two size options; 3½ to 6½, and then 7½ to 11½, and I have two of their special sock packs to show you today.
First, we have the Jimmy Lion Back To The Future Sock Pack, featuring four pairs of Back To The Future movie themed socks, in a presentation gift box. All four pairs in this set are from the ‘Athletic’ range, and feature two pairs of logo socks (in black and white), and then a pair featuring the DeLorean, and a pair with Doc.
Lastly, I have the Jimmy Lion ET Sock Pack, which again, features four pairs of ET themed socks. This set also comes with a ET presentation box, and these have a mix of 78% Combed Cotton, 20% Polyamide, 2% Elastane. This set includes a pair with the navy ‘moon’ scene from the movie, bright blue with ET, grey with hooded ET, and then a black pair with ET and the planets from the movie. Both sets are pretty cool, but they have other sets to choose from on their website like Jurassic World and Minions too.
Next in my Men’s Christmas Gift Guide 2021, I have a grooming gift to show you, and it’s the No7 Men Ultimate Grooming Collection. This is one of the current Boots Star Gift of the Week deals, and is on sale for just £21 both online and instore, and the full price was £42, yet £42 was an amazing deal for what you get inside, making it an absolute bargain for £21.
Included within this gift set, you’re getting;
- No7 Men Energising Supercharge 50ml worth £11.95
- No7 Men Energising Eye Roll-on 15ml worth £9.95
- No7 Men Energising Moisturiser Spf 15 50ml worth £9.95
- No7 Men Energising Face Wash 150ml worth £7.95
- No7 Men Energising Face Scrub 150ml worth £7.95
- No7 Men Energising Hair & Body Wash 200ml worth £7.95
You can’t go wrong with No7, and this grooming gift set features six products from the No7 Men collection, as well as a branded No7 Face Cloth. It’s like you’re gifting an entire grooming routine in one, and all of the products are suitable for sensitive skin.
I have one male fragrance recommendation this year, and it’s the Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir Eau de Parfum. I’m a big fan of the lovely Narciso Rodriguez For Her fragrance, and the Bleu Noir fragrance is just as lovely for the men.
Described as being a magnetic fragrance with an elegant trail, amber notes meet addictive woods to enhance a sensual heart of musc. An infusion of dark blue captures the interior of the bottle for more mystery.
Fragrance gift sets are always a fab gift idea, and this particular set comes with a 50ml size of the Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir Eau de Parfum, and also a 200ml All Over Shower Gel to intensify the scent. It’s such a beautiful fragrance, and I think any fragrance gift set would be a great gift idea this Christmas, especially if you know your loved one’s favourite fragrance.
Ted Baker is one of my favourite brands, especially when it comes to purses, but Ted Baker have a fantastic range of leather wallets, all of which would make for perfect gifts. Ted Baker purses are always so well made with high quality leather, and great stitching, so they’re built to last.
There’s many different wallets available on the Ted Baker website, but my personal favourite is the Ted Baker Prug Leather Bifold Wallet. It’s £59, and is available in two colours; Black and also Tan. All of the Ted Baker wallets come with a Ted Baker branded gift box, and like the name suggests, the Prug Wallet is made with leather, and features an internal coin pocket, for storing loose change.
Many men’s wallets include card slots, and note compartments, and rarely feature a compartment for change, so it’s handy the Prug includes a popper stud, lined coin pocket. So you won’t be caught hunting for coins in your car’s central console for parking or trolleys.
On the website, the Prug wallet looks very shiny, which I guess is due to the studio lights they use for product photography, but it’s not as shiny in real life. The leather is extremely soft, and it’s not mega stiff like most brand new leather wallets. Usually it takes a few months for the leather to soften, but the Ted Baker Prug Wallet feels as if it’s a worn in wallet, so you’ll be able to get your cards and notes / coins nice and easily too.
I have a seriously cool gift next, and it’s the luxurious VonShef 15 Bar Espresso Machine. Coffee machines are expensive, but this little beauty is only £79.99. I appreciate that’s still expensive, but it’s not for a coffee machine, and this particular machine is available via the VonHaus website, and comes with a bag of either Costa Colombian or Costa Italian coffee, allowing you to use the machine straight out of the box.
Some coffee machines can be really bulky, and end up taking lots of precious kitchen counter space, but the VonShef 15 Bar Espresso Machine is relatively compact as far as coffee machines go, and will allow you to enjoy the taste and aroma of a full-bodied coffee whenever you want.
This fantastic coffee machine features a milk frother with steam control dial, removable drip tray, 1.5L water tank, an overpressure protection device and a coffee measuring spoon. Whilst it’s called an Espresso machine, you can use the milk frothing tool to make delicious lattes, cappuccinos or hot chocolate, so it’s a versatile, high-quality coffee machine.
With my machine, I got the Costa Mocha Italia Coffee, and the relatively compact machine features dishwasher-safe, reusable stainless steel filters and can accommodate two espresso cups or one full size cappuccino cup at one time. If you know someone that loves coffee, a coffee machine like this one from VonShef is going to be the ultimate gift idea – it even has a cup warmer!
I featured the Bohemian Brands Black Crystal Arsenal Gin within my Christmas Food and Drink gift guide, and I had to include it within this gift guide, as it’s such a special custom gift. Bohemian Brands is a UK based brand, producing small-batch spirits in very special, sparkly football themed bottle designs. Not only is the gin inside the bottle high quality, but the bottle is too, and it’s the kind of bottle you could keep once you’ve finished the gin too, as it’s so special.
All of the bespoke Bohemian Brands spirits include a large football badge on the front of the bottle, decorated in the sparkliest crystals. This bottle features a monochrome Arsenal badge, but they offer a large range of Premiership football club designs, as well as some other clubs, so you can choose the club your friend or loved one supports, and they just look amazing.
I really hope you enjoyed this Men’s Christmas Gift Guide 2021, and it’s given you some gift inspiration this Christmas.