Christmas gift ideas for men

From fathers to brothers to lovers, we run through some smart ideas for Christmas presents for the men in your life.

Electric C line foldable bike

Brompton made better.

Brompton, from £2,900.

Pembroke smoking jacket in Burgundy

Unleash your inner Noël Coward.

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Oliver Brown, £545.

The Schöffel Christmas jumper

If Greggs and Primark can do them, why not Schöffel?

Schöffel, £59.95

Dash of class in denim, 6-pair gift box

Yes, socks for Dad. Where else would you start?

London Sock Company, £88.

Beosound A5 portable speaker in dark oak

Sounds good.

Bang & Olufsen, £1,099.

Personalised hand-crafted traditional fire bellows

Thar she bellows.

Morgan Bellows, from £255.

Wine bag carrying tote

Because turning up with the wine still in an Aldi bag really won’t do.


Sheepskin lined Bridle leather slip

We’re not going to mince words here: almost a thousand pounds for a cosy bag to put a gun in does sound like quite a lot. But just look at how beautiful it is…

Purdey, £995.

Custom velvet slippers

Get him a present he can’t refuse.

Bown of London, £145.

Egg scissors

What to get the man who has everything once you’ve already exhausted all those lists of gifts for the man who has everything.

The Fife Arms, £105.

Leather mitts

Fingerless gloves, minus the fingers.

Oliver Brown, £45.

Barisieur tea & coffee alarm clock

The most wonderful gadget on this page, bar none.

Joy Resolve, £349.

Stirling silver racing car cufflinks

Just crying out to be popped off and played with during four-hour budget meetings.

Deakin and Francis, £355.

On the edge cartoons book

Oliver Preston, £12.

Ivy green organic velvet nehru jacket


Sirplus, £450.

Cigar case

Because merely keeping them in their little metal tubes wouldn’t be right.

Bosquet Paris, £375.

Capra pill case

Enter old age in style.

Ettinger, £170.

Circus stripe boxer shorts

The sort of classic boxer short you thought had died out with the last Carry On film.

Banana Boxers, £18.99.

Personalised oeno motion wood and chrome corkscrew

We don’t really do emojis. But if we did, it’d be this one: 😍

L’Atelier du Vin, from £125.

Brightening 2-in-1 exfoliator and cleanser

See above: 🤔

Baz & Co, £24.

Mr Slowboy 2nd edition razor

A limited edition, Gillette Mach 3 blade-compatible razor designed by Mr Slowboy artist Fei Wang. It’s what all the cool kids want. (Unless they have beards.)

Bolin Webb, £250.

Roadie 24 coolbox in harvest red

YETI, £200.

Lambswool Argyle vest

Somewhere at Pringle is a genius who has resurrected the jumper designs that we laughed at in the 1980s, donated to charity shops in the 1990s, and are now buying back in the 2020s.

Pringle of Scotland, £595.

Leather padel bag with white piping

Yes, it’s designed for your padel bat (or is that racket?). But it could also double as a great bag for taking large frying pans on the Tube.

Alison Van Der Lande, £255.

Explora deluxe rucksack in walnut suede

Westley Richards, £1,625.

Cartridge salt and pepper grinders

For when you want dinner to go off with a bang.

Forwood Design, £165.

La Pavoni esperto edotto lever coffee machine

Imagine a coffee machine. Now, scratch that image from your mind and imagine a coffee machine invented by Jules Verne.

£1, 649.95, Smeg —

Men’s manicure set with cobalt-blue suede

Yes, it really is time to replace those old nail scissors he got from Boots in 1989.

£95 (reduced to £76 at time of writing), Aspinal of London —

Coolbag kit and accessories

This stuff is gorgeous, but don’t miss that ‘from’ in the price below; the coolbag in the middle is £345, the wine cooler £95. But those copper cups are only £20 at least.

From £20, Harvey and Hamilton —

Coravin timeless six+ wine by the glass system

Coravin are justly famous for their system — which lets you draw a single glass from a fine vintage bottle of wine, without having to open the whole thing. The Keith Haring design above is just one of a dozen or so different models.

£379.99, Coravin —

Multi Dunrobin wool trousers

Beautiful cloth and beautiful cut, mixed in with just enough of a hint of Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack.

£290, Favourbrook —

Land Rover Defender socks

If the coat further up this page is too much (or isn’t enough) for your Land Rover-loving husband/son/whatever, you can also get these socks.

£19, Campbell’s of Beauly —

Antique hands mobile-phone holder

Handy. (Ho ho ho.)

£30, Rockett St George —

Kovered waxed holdall

The sort of luggage you’d imagine Indiana Jones lobbing into the hold of an airship, this gorgeously made bag perfectly straddles that tricky line of making an effort without making too much of an effort.

£125 from Kovered

Men’s Tweed Gardening Gloves

A fool-proof option for the gardener’s in your life — and a great way to try and encourage more time spent tending to the flower beds. The padded palm provides extra cushioning and the tweed fabric remains soft, even when wet.

£19.49 from Burgon and Ball

Shark Velvet Slippers

Q. What man doesn’t want (or need) a £350 pair of velvet slippers, especially velvet slippers with sharks on? A. None. Add them to your bag.

£345 from Bowhill & Elliott

Up-cycled Jerry-can Minibar

One to bring our on camping trips when you’ve finally wrestled with a tent for long enough that it starts to resemble a semi-acceptable sort of structure. Glasses are included but it’s up to you to fill it with your choice of poison. You’ve earned it.

£375 from Campbell’s of Beauly

Log Carrier

A fantastically simple yet effective bag design — and it also probably gets you out of helping bring logs in for the fire, too. A win win situation.

£36 from Carrier Company

Piccadilly Cheese Hamper

We can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to receive this gift hamper from Paxton & Whitfield — ourselves included. The best selling hamper includes everything you need to put on an excellent cheese board display, and these cheese utensils will help complete the arrangement.

£100 from Paxton & Whitfield

Bantam Midget Car

Going to be honest here: we spent several minutes wondering what the Batman link here. Was this an early prototype of the Gotham City crusader’s Batmobile? The dawning realisation that it was, of course, a Bantam Midget model cleared things up. If someone in your life isn’t bothered about comic book anti-heroes, but loves pre-war motors, they’d absolutely adore this model.

£356.50 from Ionian Interiors

PalmerSport Full Day Event 

For those who prefer their motor cars little more mobile than the Bantam above, PalmerSport offer track days at the Bedford Aerodrome. Track days are common enough, of course, but not like this one: PalmerSport’s collection of stunning cars — including a Le Mans-style sportscar racer — and the track’s characteristics make this as fast a track as an amateur will find in the world. If that’s too much, they also have a pursuit course which you can tackle in a Caterham and an off-road section which you can drive in a classic Land Rover Defender.

Full Day Event from £894  

Luxury Cluedo Set

Ahh, that’s a good idea, you’re thinking; he loves classic board games. Well, let your eyes fall further down the page, dear reader, for this isn’t for those who merely ‘love’ classic board games. This a breathtaking retro recreation of Cluedo with the board printed onto cowhide, with a leather dice cup and tray, pewter murder objects, and customisable to order. Amazing.

£1,180 from Geoffrey Parker

Stag’s head wine cooler


What man about the house hasn’t, at one point or another, wondered out loud how wrong his life has gone that he doesn’t own a wine cooler-cum-punch bowl in the shape of stag’s head? Okay, perhaps that’s a little far-fetched, but even still — this Annabel James piece is a handsome object indeed, that channels the spirit of Harry Potter’s Patronus.

£179.95 from Annabel James

Top hat cufflinks

Made in England with a variety of different designs — but we particularly liked these, since you can use them as spare Monopoly pieces in case the dog eats one.

£270 from Oliver Brown

Men’s Saltire cashmere jumper

Perfect for the proud Scot in your life, this Glenmuir jumper is a major upgrade on the Primark Christmas jumper you were thinking about getting.

£450 from Glenmuir