ShortList is now ad free and supported by you, the users. When you buy through the links on our site we may earn a commission. Learn more

The best gifts for him: fantastic Christmas gift ideas

Whatever he's into, there's something in this list for him.

The best gifts for him: fantastic Christmas gift ideas
12 December 2019

Men can be pretty hard to buy for – which is probably why they end up with the same pack of M&S socks year after year.

But beyond multi-packs of pants and socks, there's a world of brilliant gifts you can choose for the men in your life this Christmas.

Whether they're into music, sports or something else entirely, we've picked the best products out there – no half-hearted last minute shopping needed.

Top picks include shaving goodies, some deliciously nerdy merch and some classy accessories for the whisky lover in your life. Upvote the present you think is worth a place under the Christmas tree.

The best Christmas gifts for him

The best Christmas gifts for him

1. Diplomatico Rum and Chocolate Gift Set

£49.95
Buy now at The Whisky Exchange

This limited edition gift set is a collaboration between Diplomatico and chocolatier Paul A. Young and includes a bottle of award-winning Reserva Exclusiva rum and Venezuelan dark chocolate orange segments. These two are designed to pair perfectly with each other, as the rum has notes of orange peel, dark chocolate, coffee and winter spice. A perfect combination to enjoy on Christmas Day, just after you've sworn you couldn't eat another thing.

8
4
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

2. The Pembroke Hipflask

£149.00
Buy now at Greenwich Design

This pewter flask sits in a handcrafted Burnt Oak leather pouch (the same leather found in a Bentley) making it an excellent luxury gift for the person in your life that seems to have everything. Holds up to 6oz of your drink of choice.

6
5
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

3. NES Classic Gaming System

£86.49
Buy now at Amazon

The NES is one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time – and you can now recreate all those hours lost (or gained?) playing classic games like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and more. Just plug into your TV with an HDMI cable and off you go.

5
5
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

4. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

£45.00
Buy now at Amazon

You might think of tequila as a studenty drink – something you endure rather than something you enjoy. Sometimes that is the case, of course, but this Casamigos Blanco Tequila, with its hints of citrus, vanilla and agave, is a cut above. One to savour.

4
5
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

5. iiiMY whisky stones and glasses set

£16.99
Buy now at Amazon

Whisky stones and some proper glasses are essential for anyone who enjoys a dram, and this iiMY set does the job perfectly. Includes soapstone whiskey rocks, crystal whisky glasses and a free velvet bag, just throw in a bottle of the best whisky with the set and you're onto a winner.

2
6
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

6. Withings Activity Tracking Watch

£59.95
Buy now at Amazon

Have a boyfriend, brother or dad who wants to get on top of their fitness goals? This activity watch from Withings will help them do just that. With 24 hour tracking over walking, running, swimming, biking and more, they'll see how many calories they've burned, how far they've gone and how good their sleep is. Looks pretty good, too.

1
5
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

7. Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle

£42.00
Buy now at Space NK

This luxurious candle will make any room smell delicious. With notes of bergamot, plum, rum and leather, this has a really deep, rich scent, and will burn for over sixty hours. If you get to reap the benefit too? All the better.

2
6
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

8. Lhasa ribbed wool and cashmere-blend socks

£18.00
Buy now at Harvey Nichols

Alright. so we're not above suggesting socks – but these ones are really good. These ribbed wool and cashmere-blend socks will keep you warm and looking stylish. They come in a range of colours but this bright yellow is our favourite for making even a grim winter day more sunny.

1
6
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

9. Cut throat razor

£7.99
Buy now at Amazon

Multi-blade razors are so last year. This cut throat razor removes any of the irritation normally associated with razors, and it looks pretty cool too. One for the Peaky Blinders fans out there – just make sure they have a steady hand.

1
6
Thanks for voting
The best Christmas gifts for him

10. The Roasting Tin

£7.00
Buy now at Amazon

Simple cooking doesn't have to be boring, as this book confidently proves. It shows off over 80 one-dish dinners from starters to dessert, and will quickly become a staple in your home. Perfect for the unconfident cook – and even better if they hate washing up.

4
9
Thanks for voting