The Christmas round-up: gifts for him
Christmas is fast approaching and being caught off guard without purchasing Christmas gifts is a problem that we’d like to help you avoid. If you have a special man in your life – a spouse, boyfriend, father or brother – we have selected a range of ideas for gifts that are sure to earn you plenty of brownie points.
Should the man you are purchasing for be a stickler when it comes to their personal grooming methods, only the best will do. Aesop has you covered with a range of products in its gift kit, while D R Harris sells a great collection of shaving goods to keep any facial hair neat and tidy. Stock and Supply in Bakery Lane stocks a range of Old Shave Way wares, including shave soap, stands and brushes. Brisbane based company Mistr creates a card sized cologne dispenser that can fit snugly into a wallet, and Tooletries creates a handy hard-case toiletry bag to keep everything secure.
The Leisurely Lad
Leisure can be enjoyed in many forms, meaning that there is an abundance of goodies that can make for great gifts. If your bloke enjoys a brew from time to time, invest in a creative bottle opener from Area Ware or Drop Catch. If the man is a mixologist in the making, a great cocktail set won’t go astray. Woodford Reserve has unveiled its Distiller’s Select, a super-premium small batch Kentucky bourbon for men who enjoy a fine drop from time to time. Music fans will appreciate a set of comfortable pair of headphones from Bose, or a vinyl record from one of Brisbane’s great record stores – bring them along and make a day of it. Beach bums will get a kick out of some comfy swim shorts from Just Another Fisherman and a wooden beach bat and ball set and beach towel from Frescobol Carioca. If you have a reader on your hands, gift him a copy of Humans of New York: Stories, or the New York Times bestselling Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. Still can’t decide? Subscription Box has a range of packages that cater for many tastes.
If you know a chap partial to a bit of camping, this American Red Cross hand-crank radio receives AM/FM and weather alerts and can charge a smartphone while away from civilisation. A Snow Peak titanium coffee press is a must-have for the bloke who needs a cuppa even while camping. The Outpost stocks a range of picnic sets from Maserin, accessory bags from TOPO and enamel mugs, plates and dishes from Falcon while Globe makes a great selection of Cruiser skateboards for the deck enthusiast. What is an outdoor adventure without proof that it happened? Gift any hiker a GoPro HERO4 Session and set them free.
The Stylish Stud
If style reigns supreme in the mind of your intended gift recipient, be sure to give something they will covet and treasure. Should this guy need an update to his wardrobe, order some threads from Perth-based fashion label Oli, a pair of Nike Roshe One Premium sneakers, a timepiece from Simple Watch Co, a pair of sweet sunglasses Pacifico Optical, a leather laptop tote from Atlas Lifestyle Co. or a sophisticated pocket square from Brent Wilson. Apartment in the CBD stocks a range of quality wares such as some stylish wallets from Comme des Garcons and silver rings from Maple. If your man is seriously lacking in the stylish sock department, get him a sock subscription from Nice Laundry.
The Tech Head
Budding photographers will get a kick out of unwrapping the minimal and cool camera from Xiaomi YI, or adding speaker capability to the whole house with Laser’s WiFi room speakers. Those looking for a simple speaker to boost the atmosphere at home will enjoy the intuitive Amazon Echo, which can answer a range of different questions. SanDisk has released an ultra-slim USB drive that holds a whopping 128GB, perfect for any tech heads that need storage on the go.
The Jet Setter
If the man of the hour travels frequently, ensure they are kept fuelled with a survival kit full of nutritious goodies from David Kirsch Wellness Co. Cartier produces a charming travel spray to keep any jet setting traveller smelling fresh. The Adventure Log is a great way for any traveller to document their journey, while a Scratch Map will help them tick off all their bucket list destinations as they visit them, and you can ensure the traveller is prepared for anything with an international electric travel adaptor from Tumi.