We’ve been testing out many products to bring you our top ten gifts for men. Some are expensive, some are stocking fillers giving you a full range of ideas.
Check out also our top stocking fillers, top grooming products for men and top alcoholic gifts. We have tested every product on this list to ensure you buy the highest quality without any risk.
We constantly update this until Christmas Eve so if you run out of ideas, check back again!
Without further ado…
For Your Favourite Man or Boy
Anki Fast and Furious
What’s not to love? The best gift for men this Christmas is the Fast and Furious set from Anki. A brilliant racetrack that really does make scaletrix look like a poor cousin. They’ve done it again, making it faster, more engaging and more dynamic than ever with this supercharged kit that has all you need to race your friends.
Use your phones to control the cars and bring Christmas Day to life with a game that’s sure to delight the entire family.
For the Designer
Wacom Bamboo Slate
The Wacom Bamboo Slate is the easiest ways to bring ideas to life on a tablet, laptop or PC. With a generously sized doodle pad, a dextrous stylus and a notebook feel it makes the perfect present for designer boyfriends and dads this Christmas.
For the man outdoors…
Zippo are no longer just manufacturers of arguably the best lighter in the world, they now bring their man strength product sense to a range of accessories. This handwarmer is strong sturdy and able to keep even the roughest hands warm in winter. We love it!
For the DIY Dabbler…
Worx Hammer Drill
We tested this on our sister site Decorator Dad against 9 other drills and it came out on top. Even if the man in your life isn’t a DIY expert, this is still a great present. Easy to use, strong and smooth, it makes any job a breeze, especially on masonry. He will thank you for it!
For the Decorator Dad
Earlex Corded Paint Sprayer
We love this paint sprayer it is so easy to use and the connections are of super high quality. Usually paint sprayers are quite flimsy, this meanwhile is strong and sturdy. Highly recommend. If you’re feeling cheeky you can ask him to test it out when you redecorate for Spring!
For the Car Enthusiast…
Autoglym Car Care
For the Budding Chef…
Heston’s New Gadgets
For the Photographer
Eyefi Instant Photo Transfer
For the Busy Executive
Hp 15 g094sa laptop powered by AMD
It’s a purple laptop perfect for daily computing tasks, the stylish purple HP 15 g094sa laptop is a great gift for Christmas. Almost like two gifts in one, the owner will also have access to HP’s unlimited ad-free music service for 12 months, along with the chance to win concert tickets too.
Powered by AMD the powerful laptop can bring films and catch up TV to life, making it impossible to miss those Christmas specials.The addition of the HDMI port is a handy extra for Christmas viewing with the family!
Now reduced from £499 to £349 at Currys!
For the Runner
No Ordinary Socks
Bridgedale WoolFusion® Trekker with CuPED™ Technology - RRP £15.99 - Renowned British sock and accessories brand, Bridgedale, has a sock that takes fresh feet to whole new level. The British made WoolFusion® Trekker with CuPED™ Technology has copper ions embedded in its fibres to ensure feet stay fresh during long winter walks. Copper is well known for its anti-inflammatory effects in the body, as well as being an effective bactericide, reducing the fungi, bacteria and odours most commonly associated with feet.
For the Music Lover
The Jam Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Groov-e Classic Turntable
The Groov-e Classic Turntable – it retails at £59.99 and is the ideal gift for those who have favourite old records gathering dust in the attic!
It has a 1950s retro style that is ideal for any kitchen countertop and features an FM radio and a Vinyl to Digital converter – allowing you to listen to transfer your favourite songs from your records to a digital file for your iPod.
For the Gamer
Steel Series Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller
Available from Apple online in Black and White
This controller is ideal for the gamer who loves to play games on an iPad or iPhone. An original gift that will be well received, we love it.
For Everyman with a Smartphone
Mous Musicase integrates your headphones into a stylish iPhone case. Goodbye lost tangled and damaged headphones.
For the Busy Bond Executive
For the Extra Storage You’ll Need
Aldi 18V Tool Set
This is only available for a short time through the Aldi special buys. We’ve been given access to it first, in order to allow you to bag this bargain the day iot goes on the shelves. Like all Aldi special buys once it’s gone, it’s gone, so on November 30th make sure you’re at an Aldi store.
It really is a bargain and perfect for the beginner. You won’t be disappointed, and you’ll have no excuse not to get those new shelves up.
For the Man Cave
yes Thermos is still with us and they’ve updated their flasks and lunchboxes to some really great designs, from the Fox to the Football addict you can choose a Thermos that seems personalised for your man.
We’ll be adding more right up to Christmas Eve so if you’d like us to test products for you, to remove the risk of shopping online, give us a shout!
For the Traveller
The Intelligent Suitcase
This case charges phones, has GPS and many other incredible features. We’re testing it this week!
Price: £349.99 (currently £299.99 at Currys)
Stockist:Currys.co.uk and Smartech concession in Selfridges
Compatibility: iOS and Android smartphones
Whether you’ve been together for two years or fifteen, this premium carry-on case is a perfect gift for your partner who loves to travel.
Packed full of tech, created to take the stress out of travelling, the Bluesmart One has GPS + 3G technology, to locate the case anywhere in the world; remote & automatic locking via the app; a built-in 10,400 mAh battery to charge your phone & other gadgets on the go; an integrated scale, to receive weight estimations to the app with the pull of the handle; and a unique laptop compartment, for secure and easy access.
For More Charging Power
Juice® Weekender Powerbank – £34.99
A must have for travelling, this high capacity powerbank will quickly charge your smartphone, tablet and other devices. With no need for extra cables, it has built-in Apple Lightning, micro USB and USB connectors, and can power up to three devices at the same time. One fully charged Weekender will provide over four charges for a Samsung and iPhone 6 or over 70% for an iPad Air. Shake the Weekender and the LED indicators will display the remaining energy levels to let you know if you need to recharge it. Available in a rainbow of colours including pink, red, blue, green and black with a pouch for easy transport.
Readers can call Juice® on 01295 477 200 or visit www.juice.co.uk
Find Out Where He Came From
It happens to us every year. We smile, hug, and above all, we hide our real feelings when giving an ‘I didn’t know what to get you’ gift.
This year, avoid the re-gifting pile with
23andMe’s personal genetic testing kit, which allows individuals to know more about themselves via an at-home saliva-based DNA kit. Did you know that you can blame your genes if you can’t stand the bitter taste of Brussels sprouts? Forget pungent candles and photo frames, and give someone a gift that will let them understand exactly what makes them…them! Physical traits such as their earwax type, hair curl, whether they are a sprinter or an endurance athlete and whether they have the ability to smell asparagus in their urine (a conversation for after Christmas dinner…).
The test can also provide a genetic analysis of ancestry, an insight into health risk factors, and even tell what percent of DNA comes from the Neanderthals.
For £125, including shipping, give your friends and family the chance to learn more about themselves and find out what makes them unique.
For the Snooper
Humax Eye Camera
The RRP is £129, and it’s available from Humax Direct and various retailers including Euronics stores. It’s a camera that you can use to monitor your home, garage, caravan, etc when you are away, and also keep a watchful eye on children and pets. It comes with a rolling 7 days’ free cloud storage, and you can view live or recorded footage on a smartphone or tablet, or on a Humax set-top box via the dedicated app.
It really is simple to set up and so easy to use. The best way to monitor home or gardens goings on with your very own smart phone. He’ll love it and so will you!
Clareabella Customised Phone Cases and Bags
They have some wicked pet-inspired bags (certainly stylish and over the top) that you can personalise with so many breed options! I’ve been on the website and my personal fave is the Bulldog! See below for more pooch options
We also loved the phone-cases that you can customise to look like your boyfriend, best friend or partner.
Ok, maybe you’d love this one more, but do take a look at the phonecases, we’ll be back to show you soon!
Ecco Boots SS17
Beautiful and stylish they’re also the most comfortable boots our reviewer has ever worn!
Star Wars Smellies!
A High Quality DashCam
The Mio MiVue 688 dash cam acts as your personal eyewitness on the road, with integrated GPS, lifetime safety camera alerts and a high quality Sony™ optic sensor for superior quality video.
The full HD 1080 pixel camera records your journey at 30 frames per second, offering users superior video recording quality to other models, thanks to its built-in Sony® optic sensor, which allows it to record crisp, clear detail that other dash cams simply can’t, particularly in low light conditions.
Glossy Box for Men!
grüum is a new male grooming brand available on monthly subscription from £10 per month with giftsets from £21. grüum is every man’s alternative to the overpriced, underwhelming high-street grooming brands. Inspired by Scandinavian design ideals, they work to principles of functionality, beauty and affordable quality.
We loved it, very generously packaged and of obvious high quality. It looks great on the bathroom shelf and smells divine. If he uses it, you’ll love it too.
Not so Scruffy with Scruffs
We are VERY impressed with Scruffs as a brand, their Parka is the warmest, cosiest coat we’ve ever tried. It’s beautiful and even kept the chill off in the minus temperatures of the Artic blast. You won’t be disappointed. The watch too, seems indestructible and looks amazing on the wrist, perfect for the man who’s active or who enjoys DIY hobbies. We’re promoting all Scruffs gifts for him here as we truly believe this is a brand to keep an eye on!
Game of Thrones
It wouldn’t be a gift guide without a nod to Game of Thrones and we think he’ll love these T-Shirts along with this Jon Snow Pop! Figure. We’ve worn the T-shirts and can solemnly swear that they’re soft and cosy, and look great on.
You can find them at the HBO Store.
For other T-shirts and shirts for him this Christmas, we recommend Cotton Traders, there’s a great selection of high quality clothes for men that won’t break the bank.
A Practical Shirt
The new Newcountry Shirt can be worn as a standard shirt, but also doubles as an over shirt that will protect you from the wind like a jacket, and insulate like a fleece. It’s fully reversible too, one side is made from the popular Airlight™ fabric, and the other is a warm polyester fleece in a bold check pattern ideal for a casual yet stylish travel outfit. The shirt is carefully designed not to look reversed on either side, with snap closures that work on both sides and a double-sided fold over collar.
A Bit of Beer
A great gift pack that’s a bit different and I’m told the beer is phenomenal! Especially the Chocolate Porter.
MEANTIME TASTE COLLECTION GIFT PACK
A stunning selection of Meantime’s core range. The taste collection ranges from fruity, to spicy, through more mellow, rich, and warming beers. All are the perfect accompaniment to the Christmas season.
1x Balloon Glass – 1 x Wheat Beer 330ml – 1 x IPA 330ml
1 x Coffee Porter 330ml – 1 x Raspberry Wheat 330ml
1 x Chocolate Porter
A Bit of a Wash
Faith in Nature Men’s Toiletries
We love this range, it can be found in Oxfam and uses all natural products.
The men’s toiletries are fresh and vibrant and I’m told they’re great for hair and as a bodywash. A nice budget stocking filler!
Chewbacca Lights Up
These brilliant lights are a must for any Star Wars Addict from Spearmark Lights.