Gift Guide: For Him

Historically it has always been women at the butt of the jokes when it comes to choosing the right present for them. But the man of the moment is notoriously difficult to please. With more time taken in the bathroom than any of their forefathers, and a plethora of tech treats at their fingertips, buying a gift for the man in your life can be more challenging than applying for membership at MENSA. But fear not, be he brother, son or partner; bearded hipster, rum connoisseur or cricket fanatic, we’ve got the perfect pressie for him in Belle About Town‘s gift guide For Him.

 

 

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1. Per I Formaggi cheese board and truffle honey from Carluccio‘s – A little truffle honey goes a long way. Drizzle over mature cheeses such as Parmesan and Pecorino. This truffle honey is made with “millefiori” thousand flower honey and black summer truffle. A gift for anyone who truly enjoys combinations of Italian flavours £13.95

2. Popping the cork just got patriotic as supermarket Aldi offers this delicious Monsigny Champagne in a celebratory Union Jack bottle. A great real champers for a snip at £9.99

3. Vintage Oris watch, a classically crafted face on a scuffed brown leather strap, online store Curated Living offers this and many more beautiful vintage pieces £114

4. Give the gift of a truly unique piece of cricket memorabilia this Christmas with a piece of the genuine hallowed turf from Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Home of Cricket. Encased in a glass cricket ball, the practical paperweight will sit proudly on the desk of any cricket fan £35

5. Treasures of Champagne by Tom Bruce-Gardyne is a book for the connoisseur and newcomer alike. Encourage the man in your life to celebrate this remarkable liquid by exploring how champagne has become so deeply embedded in the world’s consciousness. And fingers crossed he’ll ask you to try a few out with him! Available in hardback from Amazon for £40

6. Quiet Rebellion socks appear plain and conformist to the untrained eye, while inconspicuously concealing fantastic patterns below the ankle. Put simply, they are socks of two halves: a respectable top with wild and colourful soles.  Each pair comes with a biography about the rebel it celebrates (for example Pablo Picasso and Erno Rubik) and arrives in a mysterious, hand-wrapped package – sealed with wax. You can either choose to buy a one-off pair or a sock subscription. Prices from £7.99

7. With more than 20 awards to its name, Reserva Exclusiva is the jewel in Diplomatico Rum’s crown. Described as ‘Tiramisu in a glass!’ by experts, this is an unbeatable drink for any rum-lover. When bought from  the whiskyexchange.com – you can also pay extra to personalise a bottle with an engraving £40.00 

8. Perfect for a dapper gent on-the-go, the Ted Baker minis set consists of four 9ml bottles of Ted’s signature fragrances £22

9. The high end WiFi and Bluetooth Aether Cone Speaker combines stunning design and fantastic sound quality that rivals top brands like Bose and SONOS. The speaker is truly wireless featuring a rechargeable battery that boasts up to 8 hours of battery life from a single charge. The cone is easy to set up and even works with Spotify connect, making it easier to blast a festive playlist during Christmas dinner £50

10. Grüum men’s grooming kits come as a subscription service and are tailored to the man in your life’s needs, be he hairy hipster or big butch and balding (or anything quite frankly a bit more normal). Good quality products and clean razors every month, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Prices vary

 

 

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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