Let’s face it, men’s gift guides are boring. Check any out and you’ll find shirts, scarves, socks, wallets, belts and aftershave. You may even find a cheeky mug or two or a hangover cure and tablets for manflu. Our Gift Guide is different, as we’ve asked men to choose their own gifts, set with a budget we sent them shopping and asked them to pick out what they REALLY wanted.

You will find some surprises here! From an R2D2 Rice cooker to an intelligent beer making kit, from a Beatles cube advent memorabilia to a Pride watch.

We are adding to this guide all the time so please do keep checking back!

Beatles Collector’s Advent Calendar

Told you it wouldn’t be boring. This advent calendar is jam packed solid with lots of collector’s items for Beatle’s fans. It’s actually on sale right now too! I love giving advent calendars as Christmas gifts and people love receiving them. What’s better than twenty four gifts all behind their own special doors? It’s one of the bonuses of being an adult, you can open every single door on Christmas Day, or in the middle of summer if the fancy takes you!

This one is definitely worth the price and each item will become a prized possession.

Beatle's advent calendar

Roberts Radio Beacon

We adore the bright but masculine colours of the beacon and love the functionality of this powerful digital radio. It looks great on any surface, in any room and delivers fantastic sound too!

TOFF Customisable Watch

We adore this strong, sturdy watch from TOFF. This isn’t the only design, you can choose from multiple, from snooker to football too. You can also change the strap and the batons, while deciding between Roman numerals and analogue.

It’s great quality and looks lovely on. A wonderful gift.

Stauning Whisky

Created by three friends on the Danish coast this is one superior whisky. We love the advent calendar that brings you little tips every day, all packaged with a generous bottle and whisky glass and a gold pen. You’ll thank us for seeking these out, which is why they win our Best New Brand award.


While on the subject of whisky, take another look at Drambuie, a honeyed whisky that’s been around for generations. I’ve often ignored this as I’m so used to seeing it but I tried it this year for a hot toddy and it is so delicious. It’s also ideal for feeding cakes and for mixing in cocktails. Take another look as this would make a great gift this year! We’ve given it our best budget buy award as it would make a great Secret Santa gift or one for a neighbour or in law.

Letterbox Organic Kombucha Kit

If he doesn’t drink alcohol, don’t worry, this Kombucha kit is ideal for delivering the gift of health. It provides all you need to make your own Kombucha at home and is presented perfectly as a gift. We love it. It’s a home brewing kit with a difference!

Candles for Chaps

Men actually love a good scented candle, especially bachelors. This is why we adore Candles for Chaps. Incredible scents with a long burning time, they look amazing and smell divine. He won’t be disappointed.

Aqua Optima Aurora

This all in one hot water dispenser, coffee machine and water filter is the must have gadget right now for those who can’t be bothered of the hassle of converting their kitchen to include an instant hot water tap. It’s actually safer than a hot water tap too and so easy to use. Sleek and sophisticated it makes a fantastic gift.

Clean Market Zero Waste Kit

If you’re planning on becoming more eco conscious this year, or more sustainable then this is the kit for you. There is a men’s skincare gift however we love this household zero waste kit as it has everything the bachelor needs to keep the house squeaky clean without compromising on the conscience. Take a look at The Clean Market, you’ll find gorgeous zero waste gifts for everyone.

Cotton Traders Soft Check Shirt

Cotton Traders have some gorgeous homeware and fashion and we particularly love this flannelette shirt that’s on trend right now and sure to warm his bones this winter. Do check them out online as there’s lots to choose from and some great gifts for him too.