Do you struggle to find Christmas presents for your partner, husband, Dad or Grandad? We’ve got gift inspiration for the men in your life, so you can get ahead with your shopping for Christmas 2020!
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Buying gifts for men is easy if they’ve got a particular hobby or interest. That’s a simple way to find inspiration but what do you do if they can’t think of anything they want or you’re just lacking inspiration?
Under these circumstances, buying a gift for your partner, husband, Dad or Grandad can start to feel a little difficult. And of course this year it’s even trickier, with lockdowns and social distancing making online shopping the easier option.
So here we’ve put together a fantastic collection of gift ideas here that are perfect for treating your husband or partner, Dad or Grandad. And they’re grouped by interest, so you can pick a gift that’s perfect for the man in your life.
Now it’s true that most of these gifts are as suitable for women as they are for men.
But these are our suggestions for gifts that your father, brother, husband or partner would be happy to unwrap. Our suggestions cover a range of different price points, and we’ve added in a couple of more expensive dream gift ideas as well.
And of course, if you can’t decide on a Christmas gift for your favourite man, an Amazon Gift e-voucher* or gift card will always be a popular choice. There’s a range of card designs, and you can pick a value to suit your budget.
Foodie Gifts for Men
Food and drink always make fabulous gift ideas at any time of year. So here are a few gift ideas for men who have a passion for good food and drink.
Gifts for Coffee Lovers
A fantastic gift for any espresso fan would be this Nespresso Citiz espresso machine. It creates delicious, full-bodied coffee in two cup sizes at the touch of a button.
It heats up quickly, and is ready to use in around 25 seconds. The Essenza can be used to create espresso, ristretto and a larger Lungo coffee, and you can get a version which has an Aeroccino for heating and frothing milk.
There’s a massive array of capsules available, both from Nespresso and other brands. The official Nespresso capsules are aluminium and can be returned to be recycled, and you can get compostable capsules from other suppliers.
It’s a great high end gift for a coffee lover!
If your budget doesn’t stretch to an espresso machine, or they already have one, then why not get them some gorgeous espresso cups instead.
These insulated espresso cups have a double-walled borosilicate glass construction, which means that they will keep his espresso hot for longer.
They are dishwasher safe and the sleek design is very minimalistic. But there’s such a wide range of styles on the market that you’re bound to find something that your favourite man will absolutely love!
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Or how about this Ploughman’s Box from Edinburgh Preserves. It contains everything you need to turn some cheese and bread into a delicious ploughman’s lunch.
This tasty gift set features handmade rosemary biscuits from the north of Scotland, along with Beer & Black Peppercorn mustard and two fruity and sweet chutneys. There’s also a delicious Farmhouse Pate to complete the gift.
If you’re buying a gift for someone with specialist dietary requirements, you’ll find plenty of options around.
This Vibrant Vegan Gift Sack from John Lewis is filled with delicious vegan treats. These include a bottle of Merlot, choc chip cookies, chocolate orange fudge and giant chilli corn.
It would make a lovely gift for anyone who is following a plant-based diet, and will also be suitable for someone who is dairy intolerant.
And if you’re buying a gift for a man with a sweet tooth, what could be better than this bumper ‘Best of British’ retro sweet collection?
It’s fantastic value, and is jam-packed full of yummy sweets he’ll remember from his childhood.
He’ll be able to feast on Refresher Chews and mini Wham Bars, Sherbet Fountains and Double Dips, and much more.
Still looking for more foodie gift inspiration?
Click here to see our Gift Guide for Foodies
Clothes and Accessories
Clothing and accessories are always a popular choice when it comes to Christmas gifts for men, and you probably already have some ideas for clothing gifts for men.
So here are a few ideas that we think would make great Christmas gifts for the men in your life.
So let’s start off this section of the gift guide with a classic men’s present – socks!
Yes, socks are the perennial men’s gift idea, and this pack of socks from The Sock Exchange is a perfect Christmas gift. You get 6 odd socks so the recipient can mix and match them to their heart’s content.
And because they are classic black from the heel upwards, they’re ideal for someone working in a more traditional office.
There are brighter options available for men who don’t have to conform to a dress code, or to wear at the weekend!
Cufflinks are always a thoughtful Christmas gift for any man who wears them. There’s such a wide range of prices and styles on the market that you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for the man you’re buying for.
John Lewis have a fantastic variety of cufflinks, with something to suit every taste and every budget.
You could go for something simple and elegant, like these laser engraved John Lewis cufflinks.
They come in a presentation box which makes gift wrapping easy, and have a swivel T-bar fastening at the back.
And there are a host of cute, quirky or elegant cufflinks on the site if those don’t take your fancy.
These quirky ladybird cufflinks by Simon Carter would add a playful detail to a formal outfit. They’d make a lovely Christmas gift from a child to their Dad or Grandad!
Or if you would like to get a more personal gift, how about these cute personalised cufflinks?
They feature an imprint of your little one’s hands or feet, and can be engraved with a name or short message. You can make a matching pair, or feature different prints and text on each cufflink.
An impression kit is sent out to you when you place your order. When you send back the impressions using the free returns envelope, work begins on creating your special gift.
You should receive your cufflinks within 10 working days of when the completed impressions are received by the supplier. So this gift does need a little forward planning!
They’re an adorable Christmas gift for a new Dad or Grandad.
Luggage and Bags
Or for a man who loves travel, how about one of these gorgeous bags?
This versatile Navy reporter bag would also make a lovely Christmas gift. It’s made from waxed cotton with oiled-leather trims, and the fabric will distress with use, giving it a classic aged look over time.
There is a front pocket and one main compartment with three internal pockets – one zipped, plus a removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
A new wallet would make a thoughtful Christmas gift, and this Ted Baker gift set would be perfect.
The set includes a smooth leather wallet with eight card slots, two additional slots, and a separate note compartment. The accompanying leather card holder is perfect for storing receipts as well as carrying up to six cards.
And they are both presented in a valet tray, making it an elegant and useful gift idea.
It’s currently reduced to clear – so you could grab yourself a bargain if you’re quick!
Or alternatively, this vegan leather wallet from Foxx Smith would make a great non-leather option.
It features a bright tri-colour stripe on the exterior, which also continue on the inside. The wallet has six card slots and a note compartment and it’s part of a range of matching accessories.
And how about a style classic like a pair of Converse All-Stars? They’re fantastically comfy as well as looking great, and come in a wide range of colour to suit all tastes.
So you could either go for a classic black or white, or pick one of the limited edition colours that come out each year.
Skincare and Grooming
Aftershave and other male grooming products are perennial favourits when it comes to gift ideas for men. There is a fantastic range of men’s aftershaves and fragrances available on the market, including some great gift sets.
So you’ll be spoiled for choice when you’re picking out Christmas gifts for your Dad, grandfather, partner or husband!
Aftershave and Fragrance
Another gorgeous scent for men is Chanel Bleu, which is a modern classic.
But rather than buying another standard bottle of aftershave, why not buy him something a bit different like this Bleu de Chanel travel set.
This Refillable Travel Spray set comes with three 20ml refills, and it’s perfect for use when travelling and after sport.
If you find it hard to pick a new fragrance for the man in your life, why not choose one which is in the same range as one of his favourites?
Brands often introduce a new twist on a popular scent, like this BOSS Bottled Night. It’s an intense, spicy scent with wood notes including a replica of Louro Amarelo wood.
It’d be a great evening scent for someone who loves the original BOSS Bottled fragrance.
Or why not go retro, and pick a scent that you remember him wearing from years ago for a trip down memory lane?
Dior’s Fahrenheit is a gorgeous scent with top notes of mandarin and base notes of cedar, patchouli and leather. It may have been around for years (decades…) but it still smells so good!
A lot of men are taking their skincare much more seriously these days. So why not pamper him with this gorgeous skincare set from Clinique?
It’s a budget friendly gift set which is contains a trio of daily face products for men with dry skin, in travel-friendly sizes. You can also get similar kits for men with oily or mature skin.
This set contains a set of customised formulas to help his skin feel sooth and comfortable. The Face Wash cleanses thoroughly but gently, and the luxurious Cream Shave helps to guard against nicks and razor drag during shaving.
Then after shaving, he can use the ultralight Maximum Hydrator for a plumping moisture boost that lasts. And all of these products are allergy tested and fragrance free.
It’s great for a man who likes to try out a new range of skincare, or to pop in his travel wash kit.
Time for some gadgets and tech gifts for Dad now, these are sure to be well received!
Headphones and Earphones
The Soundmagic E10 in ear headphones get good reviews in Stuff magazine and What Hi-Fi.
They provide excellent sound quality that you might usually expect from much more expensive headphones, with powerful bass and sparkling vocals. The ear buds are engineered for comfort, and inside the sheath of the cord the twisted wiring reduces the risk of tangling.
These earphones come with a storage pouch, and are available in a range of colours.
Or if you’re buying for someone who prefers on-ear headphones, then the Urbanista Seattle headphones are a good option. Like the Soundmagic earphones above, these regularly get good reviews online and in Stuff magazine.
They’re a premium foldable wireless headphone with Bluetooth technology, and are compatible with Android, iOS and Windows.
The comfortable memory foam ear pads can be swivelled horizontally and vertically to give the perfect fit. And the crisp audio reproduction, impressive bass levels and noise cancelling feature give excellent audio.
If you’re buying for a book loving man, how about treating him to a Kindle?
The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof to IPX8 standard, so you can read in the bath or by the pool without any worries. It has 8GB storage so you can pack it full of books and magazines, and a single charge will last for weeks.
And you can even load Audible audiobooks onto it and pair it up to your Bluetooth headphones.
Other Tech Gifts
How about this handy little gadget for a man who’s always misplacing his keys?
The Tile Pro is a really powerful tracker that will let you find your keys, phone or other item. It’s also waterproof up to 1.5 metres so that it’s protected against the worst of the British weather!
You can attached the Tile to most objects that you regularly misplace, like your keys, laptop or handbag. Once your smartphone is within the Bluetooth signal range (200 feet), you’ll start to heard the distinctive Tile melody.
And you can also use your Tile to track down your phone within range. Just press your Tile twice and it will make your phone ring, even if it’s on silent.
And our final suggestion in this section of the Ultimate Gift Guide for Men is a gift idea that is sure to be popular this Christmas!
A drone is great fun to fly, and you can take some fab photos and videos from the air. Obviously if budget allows, you could invest in one of the market leaders like a DJI Mavic. That will give you some seriously high quality footage.
But for a beginner drone at a more reasonable price, the Snaptain S5c gets good reviews on Amazon.
It has one button take off and landing, and is easy to fly for beginners. It also will hold a steady altitude position which is vital for taking aerial shots without shakiness. And one key return is a useful function to prevent your drone getting lost.
With its 720P HD camera, you’ll get better quality photos and footage than from a lot of beginner drones. And it’s fun to fly, with Trajectory Flight meaning you can draw a flight path on your mobile screen and the drone will follow it.
If you’re buying a gift for an outdoors kind of man, it’s definitely worth taking a look at the Zippo range.
You probably know the Zippo brand for their classic Zippo windproof lighters. These make a great gift for any man who loves walking, hiking or other outdoor pursuits.
Because Zippo lighters are windproof, it makes them perfect for lighting fires and camping cookers. And you can find a wide range of styles to suit the man you’re buying for.
This classic black crackle lighter has a lifetime guarantee and comes in a presentation gift box.
And Zippo have other outdoor gift ideas in their range, like wallets or this hip flask.
It’s a 6oz stainless steel flask with a leather casing that’s embossed with the Zippo logo. It would make a luxurious gift for a Dad or Grandad who enjoys a little nip of something when he’s out walking or working in the garden!
Or how about this lovely reusable handwarmer from Zippo?
The handwarmer is sleek and lightweight, and comes with a filler cup and warming bag. It’d be a perfect gift for someone who loves walking, fishing or other outdoor activities.
The handwarmer delivers up to 12 hours of heat with one fill. And it provides up to 10 times more heat than a disposable handwarmer as well as creating less single-use waste.
It comes in a range of colours but the classic chrome finish is hard to beat.
Do you like the idea of a handwarmer but not the faff of refills? If so, this rechargeable electronic handwarmer from OCOOPA could be the perfect gift!
It is fast heating and easy to use – simply press the button and it will release a gentle warming heat. The handwarmer will warm up on both sides in seconds, and three levels of heat will give perfect comfort.
The OCOOPA handwarmer has protection against overheating, shortcircuit and over charging. And its large capacity battery means it will run for a long time off one charge. You can even use it as a power bank to charge a phone!
This gift would be perfect not just for someone who loves outdoor pursuits, but also for anyone who suffers from arthritis in their hands as the heat will help to provide comfort.