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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
Marc Chacksfield
15 December 2021

Some people 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, our best gifts for him guide features a hand-picked selection of 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.

And, this goes without saying, but these gifts are universal and not just for men - that's just the way we have to focus the headline of this piece, to get eyes from your favourite search engine on the page.

The best gifts for him: great Christmas ideas

The best gifts for him: great Christmas ideas

1. Vecchia Romagna Riserva 18

£130
Buy now from Amazon

This is a stunning brandy which should be reserved for special occasions. Matured for some 18 years in French oak barriques and large Slavonian oak casks, this brandy packs some amazing dried fruit notes and cinnamon - perfect then for a tipple this Christmas.

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2. The Double-O Gift Box

£30
View now at The London Sock Exchange

The new James Bond movie may not be coming out this year, but that shouldn’t stop you celebrating all things Bond (and remembering Sean Connery) with these fantastic socks from the London Sock Exchange. Embroidered with some key iconography from the long list of spy movies Bond has been in, they are a brilliant buy - we have our eyes on the Odd Job ones.

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3. Old Pulteney 12 Years Old

£24
Buy now from Amazon

We are big fans of Old Pulteney, whisky that embraces its sea roots with a lovely saltiness to its taste, alongside green apples and toffee. Right now, Amazon is doing a fantastic deal where you can get the whisky for under £25. We recommend pairing this one with some oysters - Simply Oysters do a cracking delivery service, which will tantalise the taste buds of whoever you are buying for.

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4. Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen)

£74.99
Buy now from Amazon

Forget alarm clocks, the Amazon Echo 5 is the ultimate bed-side gadget, acting as an alarm clock and able to do a whole lot more. It's got a 5.5-inch screen, you can control your smart home with it and personalise with photos and the like.

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5. Nothing ear (1) - Black Edition

£99
Buy now from Amazon

We are big fans of Nothing's Ear (1) earphones. They are one of the best true wireless earphones you can get for under £100 and have one of the coolest designs around right now. Our recommendation here is for the Black Edition earphones. They are the newest ones available and we think, after some tests, they edge the white versions in the looks department.

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6. The Pinter gift voucher

£169
View now at Pinter

We were one of the first to try The Pinter (home brewing made easy kit) and are busy playing with the second version of the device now. While they have sold out of Pinters for this Christmas, we do recommend getting a gift voucher. The voucher will mean your significant other can get a Pinter when one comes available and the voucher comes in presentation box with complimentary Pinter Glass.

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7. Ralph Lauren Ralph's Club

£65
Buy now from John Lewis

One of our fragrance's of the year, Ralph's Club by Ralph Lauren is a sumptuous scent, evoking cedarwood and sage with a freshness of lavandin. One spray of this and it lasts pretty much the whole day. This gift set includes a 10ml Travel Spray, 50ml aftershave bottle and gift box.

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8. B&H Signature Black Pepper & Ginseng Weekend bag

£22.50
Buy now from Lloyds Pharmacy

Now half price, this brilliant weekend bag comes with some Baylis & Harding goodies, including black pepper and ginseng shower gel, soap, body wash, body lotion and aftershave balm

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9. The Roasting Tin

£9.99
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.

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10. Hendrick's Gin and Jigger Gift Set

£39.95
Buy now from The Whisky Exchange

This is a great gift set for any gin lover. You get a bottle of Hendrick's gin, as well as a fantastic jigger - both key ingredients for making the ultimate G&T. The jigger has an H emblazoned on it and the whole thing comes in a stylish gift box.

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11. Disney Plus gift subscription card

£79.90
View now at Disney Plus

We are huge fans of Disney Plus and can’t get enough of the recent Get Back Beatles' documentary, as well as the Disney and Marvel content on the service. If you or your partner is yet to make the jump, then this gift card is a fantastic purchase. At £79.90 it means that you are getting a year of Disney Plus for around a £6.5 a month. The service is packed with your Disney favourites, Marvel movies and all the Star Wars gubbins you need.

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12. Personalised Timothy Taylor Landlord Bottles

From £25
View now at Timothy Taylor

We have a particular liking for Timothy Taylor Landlord, so when we saw they were doing a personalised label version of their legendary Landlord beer, we just had to put it on the list. Two bottles and a tulip pint glass gift pack is £25 but you can spend up to £138 and get 40 bottles of the good stuff.

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13. Cut throat razor

£5.95
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.

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