What do you buy for the man in your life this Christmas? In my series of Christmas Gift Guides, this one focuses on giving you ideas for the man in your life, particularly if he loves his home. So if you’re still looking for ideas and inspiration, do read on for some help before you hit the shops or the internet.
1. Gallo Wines
You can’t do Christmas without some lovely wines, and if the man in your life is a wine lover, I’d recommend some gorgeous Gallo Wines. I’ve gone for some Gallo Family Vineyards Autumn Red to fill up his Christmas sack this year, but of course there are plenty to choose from. And while you’re checking out their site, why not treat yourself to some lovely Pink Moscato for your Christmas party fun! Red Gallo Wines are around £6.99 from all good retailers.
2. Kobold VC100 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Does your man love looking after his car? Or maybe you wish he looked after it a little better?! If so, then why not check out this amazing handheld vacuum from German brand Vorwerk. The stylish Kobold VC100 packs 20 minutes of power into its battery and comes complete with recharger. The powerful motor has 2 levels of power, for greater suction when you need it, and green LED lights show you how much power is left in the battery. It’s easy to use, lightweight and looks amazing! I’ve been testing it out around the house too, picking up crumbs after the kids have eaten, and tidying away debris from the pets. The Kobold VC100 retails for £149 and is available from the Vorwerk website here.
3. Baylis and Harding Gift Set from Lloyds Pharmacy
If your man likes to smell good then he has to have some toiletries in his stocking this year. I love this little gift set from Baylis and Harding, which will be perfect for trips away too. This one is from Lloyds Pharmacy at £9.99.
4. Brainy Bike Lights
Such a great idea for the cyclist in your life. Brainy Bike lights are revolutionary new bike lights which use brain science to help make urban cycling safer. The brainy idea behind them is the use of an illuminated bike symbol as the front and rear bike lights. This Original Bike Symbol Light© has the ability to give cyclists powerful standout both day and night. Scientific studies have proved that brainy bike lights will stand our more in urban areas, than ordinary bike lights. Aren’t they a great idea? I know these are going to go down so well this Christmas. One set of Brainy Bike Lights is £36 and available here.
5. Damson Port Liqueur from Raisethorpe Manor
Something a little different for the stocking this year. The UK’s first Damson Port liqueur has been developed by Raisethorpe Manor Fine Foods using locally grown damsons and sugar. I’m looking forward to trying this one with him after Christmas lunch! A 35cl bottle of Damson Port Liqueur costs £16.95.
6. Jam Rewind Bluetooth Speaker
This pocket-sized bluetooth speaker from Jam, is going to go down a storm this Christmas, mostly because of its fabulous retro styling. It’s only small, but I’ve tried it out and it has a great sound, with good bass. Once charged it lasts for 8 hours, and the small size means it’s easily portable, so ideal for holidays and trips away. A voice prompt makes it very easy to use and a microphone means you can use it for calls too. The Jam Rewind costs £79,99 and is available at HMV and Game, but I’ve just seen it for £49.99 at Argos (at the time of writing).
7. Paul Frank Monkey Mug
For a bit of fun, I always like to add a Christmas mug into his stocking and this year is no exception. This Paul Frank Monkey Mug from Boots will do just the job!
Limited Edition Turtle Mats
Finally, how about a little something for the house proud man in your life? Would he like a festive doormat? These Turtle Mats keep your home cleaner for longer, trapping dirt, dust and mud and preventing it entering the house. Developed to leave your floors as spotless, Turtle Mats’ super absorbent cotton tufts traps moisture and grabs dirt. They are also guaranteed for five years, machine washable and can even be tumble dried. They’re much larger than a normal mat, and come in a large variety of patterns and prints. It’s something a little different for the man who loves his home! Turtle mats start at around £22 each and are available on their website here.
What are you buying for your man this Christmas?