15 best Christmas gifts for him

Do you find shopping for men a mystery, especially at Christmas time? Thanks to us, you'll be taking home the gifting equivalent of the World Cup this Christmas, with our pick of the top scores

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Our challenge (which we have accepted): seeking out Christmas presents for the person we all find hard to shop for – the man in our lives. Whether it be for dad, brother, boyfriend or husband (and so on), your gifting problems are over. Shopping for a fitness lover, music maniac, alcohol admirer or an organisational perfectionist? We've got it all.

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1. Organise the untidy, neaten the disorganised

A practical way for him (or her, for that matter) to store his laptop, headphones, glasses and other essentials so they're not sprawled all over the bedside table/down the back of the sofa, this is the perfect gift for those who always find themselves losing their most important things (guilty). It's not just handy, it looks nice too!

Kikkerland felt bedside caddy

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2. For tidying up that Shoreditch beard

The male version of a dressing table but more compact, this grooming station would sit perfectly atop a shelf or windowsill, and will ensure they leave the house each day looking fine. Featuring a mirror, plus room for a comb, scissors and tweezers, what's not to like? Oh, and it can also be personalised!

Personalised grooming station in solid oak

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3. Forget the Sonos, frame some vinyl

If he's a music lover, this may just be the gift you've been searching for. Whether it's his favourite song, the tune played at his wedding or the track that was number one the day he was born, you can have it framed as a record and add your own personalised message. We think it'll be one to remember for years to come.

Personalised framed vinyl record

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4. The must-have home buy: a bar cart

The perfect gift for the man who loves his drink but can't be bothered to get up and grab himself one every 15 minutes (think Jim from The Royle Family, only classier), this bar cart on wheels can hold everything from glasses to bottles, straws, fruit and anything else he may need to whip up his favourite tipple. If we're being honest, you'll probably regret not having bought him one years ago.

Serving cart

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5. Fabulous for fitness freaks (or healthy wannabes)

Shopping for someone sporty? The FitBit Alta automatically tracks steps, calories burned, distance, active minutes and sleep so they don't have to do it themselves. It can be synced to a phone and has changeable straps for day and night. Best of all? It's a reasonable price making the perfect stocking filler.

FitBit Alta HR Fitness Wristband

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6. Quality headphones for quality time

Had enough of his niche indie tunes? Give the gift of wireless headphones this Christmas, and we promise you'll both see an uplift in quality of life. Not only does this Marshall pair have 30+ hours of battery from a single charge, but there's also another socket so he can share songs with a friend (bless). They look good, too, and can be folded away and stored easily. What's not to love?

Marshall monitor bluetooth headphones

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7. The use-every-day bag

Ideal as a gym or travel bag, the Herschel novel duffle has more than enough space to fit everything from a weekend's worth of clothes to a football kit. With a convenient shoe compartment to ensure clothes don't get dirt on them, as well as a long strap so it can be carried in two different ways, it's also available in a variety of colours and is waterproof. Win win, if you ask us.

Herschel novel duffle bag

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8. Personalised after shave (sort of)

Pricey, but for a good reason, this long-lasting aftershave not only has a distinctive smell (a sophisticated blend, with base notes of musk, oak moss, ambergris and vanilla), it also changes, depending on whose skin it's sprayed on. Genius.

Creed Aventus

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9. The only portable speaker he'll ever need

Available in black, royal blue, sandstone and teal, this compact wireless speaker has Bluetooth to connect to your phone, and is also splash-resistant. Ideal for outside listening, singing along to in the shower and even taking on holiday, it's compact enough to fit in a pocket. And, although small, it doesn't compromise on sound or features. With a battery life of 10 hours, a compatible app on your phone and several smart features, it makes the perfect stocking filler.

B&O Beoplay 2

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10. For someone who needs man-scaping

For the man who hates shaving, this Philips shaver will ensure he never moans again when you ask him to lose the stubble (well, never moans about shaving, don't get too excited). Offering a clean and comfortable shave, it's easy to use on wet or dry skin, has a four-directional flex head and it lasts for 50 minutes without needing a charge (we reckon that adds up to between 10 and 20 shaves). It also contains a pop-up trimmer for those trendy moustaches and sideburns. 

Philips series 3000

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11. For speedy caffeine pick-me-ups

Breville One Touch Coffee House

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Know someone who is grumpy until they've had their first cup of coffee in the morning? This is just the present they need. The Breville One Touch will cheer their mornings up with a press of a button, and can make lattes, americanos and espressos. With the ability to dispense both water and milk, the state-of-the-art machine ensures every cup is barista-worthy. It's also available in grey/rose gold and black/stainless steel.

12. For easy wine opening

Cuisinart Rechargeable Electric Wine Bottle Opener

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The Cuisinart electric wine bottle opener makes opening wine easy as pie. With just one charge, it will open 80 bottles of wine, so it'll be his/your best friend over the Christmas period (and every weekend we're assuming). Included is also a foil cutter and vacuum sealer. It'll look good on your kitchen counter, too. Win win?


Wall art with a difference, this scratch poster is ideal for those who love binge watching a box set on the weekend (we're guilty, too). Using a coin, they can scratch off the square under each box set they watch (or have previously watched) to reveal a photo! Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Peaky Blinders are obviously included...

Gift Republic 100 box sets bucket list scratch off poster


Say goodbye to stray hairs down around the sink thanks to this beard apron. It attaches to a bathroom mirror to make a large safety net, and also stores away easily in a little pouch. The best part? You can almost guarantee it'll prevent relationship-ending disputes about hygiene and tidiness...

The beard buddy


Because each one of these reusable bottles saves around 40 plastic bottles a year, and saving the planet is cool (and hot). It'll keep water cold for 24 hours, hot for nine hours and the removable lid acts as a cup.

Dopper sustainable insulated glacier bottle