The Christmas round-up: gifts for him
Socks and jocks be damned! If you’ve been coming up blank trying to think of rad presents for the men in your life, allow us to lend a helping hand – our curated gift guide will have something for every gent on your list. From your fanciest friends to your outdoor explorers, we’ve found the solutions to your gifting woes.
Most guys love to eat, but if his love for food runs a little deeper then these are the perfect gifts. For booze-inclined blokes, a bar cart is a must-have – these fine selections from Temple and Webster will work well with whatever existing décor you have to take into account. Speaking of booze, this Deco-style barware from west elm is almost too stunning to use, much like these stunning Mad Men-esque gin and whisky glasses. Fill his glass with the limited edition Four Pillars Christmas gin, or perhaps go for a Mac Forbes pinot noir if he’s partial to the grapes. On the chance he fancies himself a bit of a Masterchef, the Anova precision cooker is super thoughtful – he can sous vide to his heart’s content! If he really does just love a good feed, there are a huge range of personalised snacks available at the moment – he’ll love you forever if you gift him Milo, Toblerone or Dairy Milk with his name on it. Speaking of eating, why not treat him to a dining experience he will never forget? Nab a gift voucher for Stokehouse Q so he can check out the stunning space and fill his belly with amazing food.
The fancy man
Got a dapper gent in your life that dresses better than you do? Sort him out with a gift that will have him looking (and feeling) sharp as hell. Accessories maketh the man, so treat him to something slick like a fancy tie or brass bracelet from P. Johnston Tailors. If he’s a little more casual but still wants to look cool, this Pleasures cap from Violent Green will make a statement. For something practical in the upcoming storm season but still stylish, a RAINS jacket is perfect – no more poking people’s eyes out with brollies! Grooming is also crucial for fancy folk – he can keep his quiff looking lush with Morris Motley styling balm, smell totally swoon-worthy with this OdeJo fragrance and catch all of his stray hairs while shaving with this clippings catcher (but let’s be honest, this is a mutually beneficial gift).
If he spends more time outdoors than in, help his adventuring spirit along with these nifty gifts. An Excursion Co. picnic backpack is ideal for those who like to dine in remote locations (mountaintop cheeseboard, anyone?) and these Under Armour shoes are a great gift for guys who do a lot of climbing/running/traversing/imitating Bear Grylls. For camping buffs, this ultralight sleeping bag is great for warmer areas and local trips around Queensland – it has the added bonus of being super compact. Adventurers are also all about the experience, so why not treat him to something adrenaline-fuelled – a Story Bridge climb, skydiving or sandboarding could be a cool activity he hasn’t tried yet.
The tech head
These are the perfect presents for guys who love gadgets. The latest iteration of wireless UE speakers are totally waterproof (as in can actually be submerged in water) so tunes at all future summer pool parties are sorted. BOSE noise-cancelling headphones are an absolute saviour for long commutes and those who simply don’t like being disturbed, while the Anker powerbank is adored the world over for its staying power and convenience. For something a little more fun and less practical, the Golden Snitch (of Harry Potter fame) drone is a surprisingly affordable option, while the ultra-retro Nintendo Classic is a must-have for gaming enthusiasts with a serious thirst for nostalgia. If he spends a bit of time on Instagram, nab him this Kiipix photo printer so he can make physical copies of his digital archive.
BONUS: Stocking fillers under $30
Kris Kringle getting you down? We’ve rounded up some wallet-friendly finds that will please even the stuffiest guy in your office. If he’s the sort of fella who’s always got energy to burn (or spends a lot of time at the park), a Frisbee is a classic option. Keyrings are another underrated gift – this contour style is simple, stylish and would suit pretty much anyone. Kitchen-savvy blokes will froth over this non-stick burger press that looks way more expensive than it is, which is a total bonus. For the jokers, this inflatable wrestler costume from Kmart will score some serious brownie points – what’s not to love?