I am one of those guys that actually enjoys shopping. (Yes we are a rare breed.) But that means that whenever I think of something I want, I buy it for myself making me one of those difficult people to buy gifts for. If you’re like me too, when it comes to Christmas, your family and friends ask you what you’d like as a present and you struggle to think of something. I can never think of anything off the top of my head. So this year, I’ve found it useful to keep an ongoing list, in the notes section on my phone, of things that i think i would love to receive as a gift.
I wanted to share my list with you and hopefully it’ll make it a bit easier to think of something if you are faced with the question “what do you want for christmas?”
Amazon Kindle, £59.99, Amazon.
I really like to read (when I get the chance) and I travel quiet a lot with work so this was one of the first things I thought to add to the list. They’re small and you can conveniently download any book you decide you want to read without making your house into a library.
This can be an easy choice if you know what the person you’re buying for likes. If not you can always speak to the people on the fragrance counters at the department store and ask their advice.
I have listed two of my personal favourites, one is a more expensive choice that I would never really expect as a gift, the other is a more affordable choice and is a favourite scent of mine.
Creed Viking, 50ml (Creeds newest Scent), £185, Harvey Nichols
Dior Fahrenheit, 75ml, £71.10, John Lewis
Socks, £9.95, Happy Socks
You can never go wrong with some cool socks! They can make a bland outfit look really cool. And you can never have too many pairs. I spotted these and instantly thought of the outfit i’d wear them with. This is a tough one, I know, as some men would love them and some wouldnt appreciate (hate) them but hopefully you know the person well enough to decide.
Shirt, £45.00, Dickies
I am a such shirt fan and I love a good quality check shirt over a nice fresh t-shirt. They look great for all occasions and you can never have too many in your wardrobe. Dickies are always a good shout as they have been around since the early 1900’s and produce brilliant quality work wear too, so you know it wears well!
Fedora Hat, £75.00, Goorin Brothers
I buy my hats like I buy my aftershave. You can get a nice hat from a highstreet store that will look and feel great, or you can shop at a top class hatmakers and let the milliner advise you on what would suit the persons headshape and clothing style. Goorin bros are a personal favourite of mine. They are on top of their game and produce some amazing quality hat styles that will last a lifetime if you look after it properly.
Leather Camera strap, £39.00 +shipping, Etsy.
Etsy is always a good place to check out some gifts that you won’t find in a store on any high street. It is a hub of people creating hand made gifts and sentimental crafted present ideas. I spotted this great leather camera strap. It’s different than an average camera strap that you’d find in a high street store and I would really be made up with something like this as a gift.
Ring, £95.00, Frederick Grove
A piece of jewellery is a really personal gift and you have to know the person well enough to know what style of jewellery they like and what material they prefer etc.
This is my personal favourite handmade piece at the moment that I would definitely be made up to receive. You should really check out this companies website. All the pieces are handmade bespoke to you.
Pamper Voucher, Prices Range, Cutthroatpete Barber Shop.
Last, but not least, is going to be a shameless plug. A voucher may seem like an easy option, but one for something that you know the reciever will really enjoy is always a great present in my opinion. It gives the receiver chance to tailor their gift aswell. Why not treat the bearded man in your life to a Lumberjack facial, or just a brand new look with a haircut and shave voucher for those without facial hair.
Hopefully my Christmas Wishlist has inspired you if you are stuck on what gift to ask for. Let me know if this has been helpful for you by leaving me a comment below.