Christmas Gift Guide: Men

heatons_manGive socks the sack this year, and plump for something more stylish or useful for the man in your life this Christmas. These gifts are guaranteed to get your Dad, husband, brother or best mate smiling.

Mu-so wireless music system

With the functionality to stream high resolution music from all smartphones and tablets, as well as laptops and other storage devices, mu-so is a truly formidable sound system your man will absolutely love. Its advanced connectivity includes AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Bluetooth and more,  and it’s controllable from a custom-designed app. Mu-so is manufacturer Naim’s first step into the mainstream audio market, but they’ve been making some of the best hi-fi equipment in the world since 1973. The British-made product’s standard black speaker grille can be detached and replaced with three optional colour variations, so you can match it to your home. Available at specialist audio retailers, John Lewis, and for £895.

ThalgoMen Coffret

A great gift either as an introduction to skincare or for the grooming expert. The energising coffret contains a Shaving Gel (100ml), Wake-Up Shower Gel (100ml) and After Shave Balm (75ml).  The everyday essentials provide cooling and skin rejuvenating actives for fresh, clean, and invigorated skin.A great brand your man is sure to love. RRP £32.00 from

Raisthorpe Manor alcoholic jams!

This award winning Yorkshire-based drinks producer has created a fantastic range of jams and preserves, which come with their own authentic taste of nature, as well as a cheeky little kick. A cheeky little stocking filler for the man who likes an edge with his jam! Gift sets, chocolates and luxuriously packaged hampers are also available, making the perfect present for any foodie or fruit fanatics.

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mophie Space Pack

Fed up of not being able to get hold of the man in your life because ‘the phone battery died’? Then this is the gift for him – and you! The mophie space pack not only doubles the battery life of a phone but also increases its storage capacity, allowing users to keep more documents, videos, music and photos than ever before. Available in 16GB and 32GB models, the mophie space pack fits iPhones, Samsungs and HTC models. Available from around £120 from John Lewis, or

Bowmore Single Malt Whisky

Bowmore 15 Years Old ‘Darkest’ is a great gift for any whisky-lover. Capturing the essence of the festive season, its subtle traces of peat smoke are beautifully balanced with the chocolate treacle notes gifted by its final years maturing in rich sherry casks. He’ll open this decadent single malt on Christmas Day, pour a healthy dram and enjoy its fruity smokiness, and you’ll have a happy man all day long!

Ted Baker DAB radio

A smart yet timeless DAB/FM Radio and Bluetooth Speaker. Designed to ensure all senses are tuned to the same wavelength, this FINISTERRE model combines luxury materials, including brushed aluminium and genuine leather, with the Ted Baker attention to detail and a three-way speaker system that produces a warm acoustic sound, reminiscent of a good old-fashioned valve table radio. Elegantly crafted, the FINISTERRE combines the fashion brand’s classic, timeless styling with a modern feel and a beautiful finish. Available in Brushed Silver and Black Leather, and Brushed Silver and Tan Leather. £199.99 from


Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!


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