Gift Guide – For Him

heatons_manMen are often hard to buy presents for, especially when they are the man who has everything. Be he a gadget lover, big kid or seasoned spirit connoisseur, we’ve found the best gifts for the man in your life this Christmas.

XMAS BEAUPusser’s Rum Spiced – Once the stuff of Navy men and pirates, rum is now seen as the spirit of choice amongst drinks enthusiasts around the globe. With a rich and fascinating history, countless styles, blends and ages, it’s no surprise we’ve once again taken to drinking this spirit in our droves. Pusser’s Rum Spiced is a great gift for a rum-lover or occasional drinker looking for something new. The artisan, hand-crafted and award-winning rum has lashings of – well, spice – and steeped in history, this is a brand that means business. This lively, aromatic spiced rum first provides distinct notes of fresh culinary ginger and cinnamon, followed by layers of orange zest and baking spices such as nutmeg and allspice for a warm lingering finish. £27 from Amazon and good drink outlets.

SWIG Hip Flask – SWIG is the ‘best in class’ hip flask brand which is loved by a growing community of SWIG owners who cherish their individually numbered flasks.Cased in hand moulded leather or Harris Tweed, your SWIG can go with you whatever the occasion. Tough enough for the great outdoors but suitably stylish for any event, SWIGs are the perfect companion for weddings, festivals or on the touchline. And SWIG owners enjoy membership of the exclusive SWIG Society, their individually numbered flasks acting as a passport to tailored offers, lovely free things and competitions. SWIG flask prices start at £61 and accessories from £7.  Gift cards and gift sets are also available at 

Zboard Weight-Sensing Electric Skateboard – For every Back to the Future fanatic who has dreamed of commuting to work on a hoverboard, this has to be the ideal present. The ZBoard is a weight-sensing electric skateboard. With a top speed of 20 mph and a range of over 20 miles per charge the ZBoard is a fast, easy, fun, and green way to take short journeys. ZBoard 2 Blue: £790 from Indiegogo InDemand and ZBoard 2 Pearl: £922 from Indiegogo InDemand.

Satellite Wave-World Time GPS – Satellite Wave-World Time GPS in stainless steel with black dial. Featuring satellite GPS timekeeping system with worldwide reception area, world time in 27 cities (40 time zones), perpetual calendar, daylight savings time indicator, power reserve and light level power indicators, day and date. A watch to warm the wrist of any style-conscious man. £749 from

Proto-col Facial Travel Bag  – Introduce the man in your life to the benefits of collagen skincare with this travel set. This gift includes the moisturising facial gel, collagen face mask and microdermabrasion, as well as a flannel and black travel bag. £29.95 from

Clearspring Luxury Sushi Kit – If your beau is a fan of Japanese food then he will love this kit filled with authentic, distinctive ingredients made to traditional, natural recipes. All he needs to get is his choice of filling and he’s away. It has never been so easy or so much fun to create sushi in your own kitchen. £29.95 from

Wild Thing Prosecco – Drinking bubbles has never felt so good, particularly when you can help out a good cause too. Wild Thing has been developed for Born Free by Vintage Roots, the UK’s leading organic wine wholesaler and mail order company.This is the perfect easy drinking sparkling wine and conveniently comes in a ‘fliptop’ bottle so it can be resealed for further enjoyment later! £9.99 from

The Family Book – Preserve your family stories for years to come in this beautiful family book. The natural progression from the baby book, it is perfect to ensure your side of the family tree and traditions are passed down and added to any new ones. £24.95 from Illustries.

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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