I am so excited for Christmas that I have been making an enormous amount of wish lists for buying gifts. I only need to purchase a small number of gifts for men; my dad, my boyfriend and a couple of friends. I love browsing the stores online and finding some fabulous gifts and I wanted to share my favourites with you.
In this list I have included two of my favourite fragrances, a modern time piece, a cool pair of trainers, a cosy hat and scarf combo, luxury shaving set, iPhone cover, travel bag and the classic Ray Ban wayfarers. Shop all here.
My absolute favourite from this selection, is the fragrance Creed Aventus. If you have yet to enjoy this scent, you are missing out! I started buying Aventus for my boyfriend about 4 years ago, mainly because I wanted to wear it all the time and could not justify buying it for myself. Not only is it my favourite scent, it is his favourite also. I can not tell you how often he receives compliments from friends and strangers when he wears this. As fragrances go, it is a little more expensive than most, but it lasts a very long time as is so strong and a little goes a long way. Creed have incorporated so many amazing notes in the fragrance including: Blackcurrant, Bergamot, Jasmine, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla and more. Shop here.
My next selection includes two classic jumpers, another beautiful fragrance, a timeless carrier bag, leather gloves, iPhone case, chunky scarf, hair product and a watch.
Out of this group of products my top choice would be the leather holdall bag. This chestnut bag is a beautiful classic, which I wouldn’t mind having myself. I would 100% give this to Conor, while keeping in mind that I could borrow it! The colour is beautiful and a timeless leather bag will never go out of style. This piece is perfect for weekends away, carry on luggage, and even as a gym bag. Shop here.
This list is aimed for the male who enjoys looking good, right down to the socks! I have included a two beautiful sweaters, a pair of dress shoes, a classic shirt, a tie and bow tie, skin care, a wallet and fun pair of socks. To shop this selection, click here.
My top choice from list would have to be the Kurt Geiger black dress shoes. Myself, and many girls I know, would admit that one of the first things you notice about a person is their shoes! Every man needs a classic pair of black or brown dress shoes in his wardrobe, whether they are for work, weekends or special occasions. This pair is simple and chic and would step up any man’s outfit. Shop here.
I surprised myself with how many amazing things I could find that I would buy for either my dad, my boyfriends or friends. Shopping for men seems hard, but now I am finding it harder to narrow down what I would buy for the guys in my life! In this selection I have a beautiful gift box of fun sox, a classic grey blazer, a gift set of collar stays, cufflinks and tie bar, a smart and simple black jacket, a l’occitane gift set, a simple sweatshirt, a gold finish watch and the manual for a stylish life from Mr Porter. Shop entire selection here.
My favourite item, which was not mentioned above, is the postage stamp skull cufflinks from Paul Smith. Cufflinks are a discreet way to express style and personality, and this pair lend themselves to someone who is a little rebellious and bold in their style. The cufflinks are a bold red coloured enamel surrounds the cool skull, which will add an unexpected aspect to formal dressing. Shop here.
This final selection is pretty much for the guy who has everything. These are the finishing touches that can take a mans mood and confidence from good to great. First item is a Muhammad Ali poster, next we have a selection of six cotton handkerchiefs, a slim fit dinner jacket, a leather-bound 2015 diary, a selection of collar stays, a fabulous Aqua di Parma fragrance set, a silver and gold finish fountain pen and a black leather belt from Lacoste. Shop entire list here.
My top pick from this selection is the black cube click clock. This smart home accessory tells the time, date and temperature with numbers floating on the black wood. The cube is responsive to light and sound and will go dark when lights are out, and/ or noise levels stop. This means, while you sleep the light cannot bother you, but with a simple click of your fingers, or tap on the surface, the numbers will reappear. I think this would make a beautiful gift, and looks a lot more chicer than the classic bright white clocks featuring neon red numbers. Shop here.
I hope this helps with shopping for Dads, brothers, boyfriends, husbands, friends etc.
Thank you for reading,