Now it's time for Him. If you're anything like me, you will have many guys in your life that are near impossible to buy for. I often leave my dad, grandad etc till last and always tend to go for the expected gifts. Wine, beer and seasonal gift sets. However, I thought this year I would cover a men's gift guide as I covered a few last year and you guys really found them useful. So here goes...
Elegant Touch x Ben Cohen Facial Styling Kit- £19.95 Boots
The perfect gift for a guy with a beard or who is starting to grow his facial hair. It's important to keep a beard in top notch condition, so this handy little kit will come in useful all year round. A collaboration between beauty brand, Elegant Touch and former England ruby player, Ben Cohen; the grooming set comes with scissors to trim, a comb and a toiletry bag to keep everything together.
VARTA Family Powerpack - £24.99
A Powerpack is the perfect gift for the tech loving guy in your life. Featuring one USB for phone charging and another for tablet charging; dead batteries are no more thanks to this nifty little device from VARTA. It comes in 6000mAh, 10400mAh and 16000mAh, and is also available at B&Q, Homebase and Notcutts.
It's a fact that all men love food, right? I know the guys in my family certainly do, so food type gifts are always a great idea just so see their face light up on Christmas morning. Portlebay make weird and wonderful flavours of popcorn which can be enjoyed by everyone, but are a low calorie snack; perfect for the guy who works out and needs a snack in-between work and the gym. From Crispy Bacon and Maple Syrup, to Sherbet Lemon, to the slightly more normal Sea Salted; there are all kinds of flavours to choose from. Available from Amazon.
This nifty little device is faster than a bullet and a ninja. It is able to quickly blend fruit, vegetables, ice-cream and protein to make smoothies and milkshakes. The razor sharp blades inside means that you can turn a banana and an apple into a morning smoothie, in just a matter of seconds.
Treasures of British History - £21.00
British historians, Peter and Dan Snow, have put together a giant book of British History. This is a perfect gift for a guy who appreciates history and has a strong interest in looking back at the things Britain has been through. My Grandad is in his late 70's so absolutely adores everything to do with history and his country; making this the perfect gift for him.
I've already had a little sit down and a read through it myself and it's really interesting. Each page covers a different point in History with little envelopes inside which reveal photocopies of important documents. There was a copy of a diary entry from Winston Churchill which was a really interesting read. I don't want to give too much away, but He is guaranteed to have a really fascinating read with this one. There is even a signed version available too if he's a big Dan Snow fan!
Love Bomb Emoj Cushions - £9.99
Emoji cushions are fantastic jokey presents for him, because they are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face. Choose from a wide selection of different emojis from Love Bomb; including the infamous poop emoji.
CROSS Calais Pen Gift Set - £50.00
An awesome gift set for the writer in your life. This particular gift set features a ball point and fountain pen duo in a nice little gift box ready to wrap up!
Bulldog Beard Care Set - £12.00 Boots
Bulldog is a great men's beauty brand that have put together this gorgeous Beard Care Kit. It is pretty self explanatory with what it does but if you're on a budget this year, this gift set is an absolute steal at just £12 from Boots.
Over Hang Drinks - £17.99 pack of 12
A slightly jokey kind of gift, but one that can definitely come in handy. How many times have you had to nurse your partner's hangover on a Sunday morning? One too many beers out with the lads can land themselves in trouble the next day. However, we Overhang drinks; hangovers are no more.
With a natural ingredients of Orange, Ginger, Lime, Milk Thistles and added vitamins and botanicals; these drinks help to refresh and revitalise the sluggish result of drinking one beer too many. Top tip though... best served chilled!
The Botanist Dry Gin - £34.99
The Botanist is the first and only dry gin from Islay. It’s made with 31 botanicals, 22 of which are foraged from the surrounding area, and has a rich, mellow taste. The Botanist Christmas gift pack tin is an ideal keepsake, offering one 700ml bottle in a stylish matt white holder. The foraged botanicals are etched in Latin around the outside, mirroring the embossed etchings on the gin’s glass bottle.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye - £49.99
Single Barrel Rye is the first new grain bill to come out of the Jack Daniel’s distillery. It has a bold and complex flavour profile, with notes of dried fruit mix, lightly toasted oak, caramel and vanilla.
Withings Video and Air Quality Monitor - £169.95
A smart home camera that can double up as not only a security camera, but a camera that can watch young children and pets whilst unattended. It's an invention by Nokia who are leaders in the connected health revolution. They have brought out many products within their Withings range, but this certainly is up there with how useful it can be around the home.
Surprise, surprise. Another beard related gift idea for Him. However, they do make great gifts because they are useful! The Great British Grooming Company is a brand I discovered recently, but they are already proving popular amongst men's grooming bloggers.
The beard wash (£4.99) is infused with subtle notes of bergamot, cedar wood, cinnamon and amber; this gentle beard shampoo is perfect for cleansing the beard of all things not-so-nice and leaves it feeling fresh and smelling good! The thickening serum (£5.99) is the one to use to strengthen the hair by building up the protein. The beard balm (£6.99) is formulated using coconut oil ,so is great at taming those fly-away hairs that refuse to stay in place. Finally, the beard oil (£8.99) is a multi-tasking oil containing argan oil in its formulation to nourish and hydrate the beard.
For the man who enjoys playing sport and feeling refreshed and invigorated afterwards, then this stylish Back Pack gift set is perfect. The canvas back pack contains all his bathing essentials in mini size versions of Baylis & Harding's invigorating Citrus, Lime & Mint fragrance.
Chocolate it always a good shout for anyone. Do we agree?! Love Cocoa Chocolate is an online brand who do all different types of chocolate that come delivered in a letterbox friendly box. I was sent over the British Icons Chocolate Collection (£21.50), which has 10 bars of their best selling chocolates. These include: Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate, Honey & Honeycomb, Earl Grey, Ecuador, English Mint (my personal favourite) and Maldon Sea Salt.
Adonit Snap Stylus Pen - $34.99
If you have a tech lover in your life, they are guaranteed to love the Adonit Snap Stylus Pen. Not only is it a stylus pen for iPad, iPhone and Android, but it also connects to your devices through bluetooth and can be used as a handy device to capture photos. We all know how annoying it can be when taking a selfie of yourself and a group of friends, but now you can capture till your heart's content with this incredible little device.
Disclaimer: All products mentioned were sent to me in consideration to feature in my Gift Guides.