- Tuesday, 08 November 2011
- Written by Beatrix Zwart
With less choice for men than for women it’s easy to repeat the same Christmas gift every year but having taking on the role of Santa’s Little Helper, here’s a guide of what’s hot for men this season.
The ‘manbag’ has become increasingly popular after male fashion bloggers were quick to pick up on the trend and whether it’s for your partner, friend or even dad, there’s one which suits all and this Alison Dunlop lazer cut zip clutch is it. Modern yet classic with its black leather finish, this stylish clutch fits all those on the go essentials as well as A4 documents and small files. Or if he prefers backpacks, this Mimi Berry Jackson leather two-tone camel and chocolate satchel is a sleek alternative to the sportier canvas styles and for an on-trend bright manbag this fluorescent green Cambridge satchel won’t go unnoticed. For the latest office accessories, we love this hand crafted tan leather laptop case by Antiatoms, tinc black calculator with matching case and for the all important ipad, this smart black patent envelope by Marshall Bergman for Apple and charcoal grey leather case by Mimi Berry. For the business and leisure traveller, the Shirt Shuttle exclusive to the Conran shop is a practical innovative gift for him. Featuring an ergonomic protective case, the shirt shuttle’s secret is the folding board with curved edges to ensure the shirt remains un-creased. Lightweight, compact and weather resistant it’s the ideal present for the commuting man or frequent flyer.
For the latest grooming kits The Bluebeards Revenge matching shaving set with razor for ‘the ultimate shaving experience for real men’ is a key favourite and for the classic sartorial gentleman this Kxss manicure set is an essential. While for an exclusive treat, shop designer Giles Deacon for hair experts label.m gift boxes. For the ultimate scent, Clive Christian’s No.1 Spray, with Imperial Majesty roots, is the world’s most expensive perfume and a must for those with luxury tastes.
Timepieces remain a Christmas gift for him staple and this Pirelli chrome watch in festive red with tri-faces is top of its game while for an on-trend piece, Toy Watches remain a fashionable favourite and this bright metallic blue is the new pantone. Choosing men’s jewellery is tricky but if he’s a discerning shopper, this fashion forward black leather Eaburns triangle pendent necklace is for him.
You can’t go wrong with basic men’s accessories as stocking fillers, visit Kxss for a stylish range of wallets, belts, boxer/brief sets and flasks, or for designer clad look out for Lee Lapthorne’s wool bird print skull scarf complete with emblem, Paul Smith’s sheepskin deer hunter hat and for man about town style, J.M.Hakulinen’s Lost In Space t-shirt.
For tongue-in-cheek gifts we love the Big Tomato Company’s robot mugs, Haniboi’s Hanitape grey retro cassette tape wallet, Harvey Nichols mini candle monochrome gift box set and for the Jamie Oliver’s out there – Robbie Henderson’s Bear Hug! tea towel.
Alison Dunlop laser cut zip clutch £300 www.beyondthevalley.com, Antiatoms leather tan laptop case £128 www.beyondthevalley.com, BIG TOMATO COMPANY cyclops robot mug £15 www.beyondthevalley.com, Cambridge satchel in fluo bright green £98 www.mybag.com, Clive Christian No1 50ml spray £430 www.harrods.com, Eaburns black small triangle pendent £24 www.beyondthevalley.com, Exclusive to The Conran Shop The Shirt Shuttle £30 www.conranshop.co.uk, Haniboi Hanitape rubber cassette tape wallet in grey open £12.50 www.beyondthevalley.com, Harvey Nichols Mini Candle Set in Box £30 www.harveynichols.com, J.M.Hakulinen Lost In Space t-shirt £39 www.beyondthevalley.com, Kxss belts £10.99 flask £11.99 manicure set £11.99 wallets £10.99 - £15.99 www.keepitsimplysexy.co.uk, Kxss cotton brief 3 pair gift set £19.99 www.keepitsimplysexy.co.uk, Label.m 2C Runway Giftbox £17.50 www.labelm.com, Lee Lapthorne bird skull wool print scarf £108 www.beyondthevalley.com, Marshall Bergman Black Patent Envelope from £65 to £250 www.Apple.com/uk, Mimi Berry ipad case in grey £120 www.mimiberry.co.uk, Mimi Berry Jackson Camel satchel £247 www.mimiberry.co.uk, Paul Smith sheepskin deer hunter hat £140 www.harveynichols.com, Pirelli red men’s watch £514 www.pzeroweb.com, The Bluebeards Revenge "Privateer Collection" Mach3 Razor Gift Set (Gift Boxed) £114.99 www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk, tinc black calculator £6.50 www.tinc.uk.com, ToDryFor.com Bear Hug! by Robbie Henderson tea towel £12 www.beyondthevalley.com, Toy Watch blue metallic £140 www.harveynichols.com
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