Whatever you normally buy him at Christmas, it’s time to take it one step further. Socks? Make them cashmere. Gadget mad? Get him a drone. You get the picture…
Normally buy him socks? Try harder with our edit of sophisticated winter must-haves.
Shopping for the man in your life, be it your dad, husband, brother or friend, can be tricky when Christmas rolls around again. If you’re the sort to opt for the traditional sock stocking filler, up the ante with cashmere this year. David Gandy’s lounge trousers are perfect for the days following the big turkey binge, while a super-soft cashmere jumper turns a must-have staple into a special treat. If you know him really well, choose a pocket square or belt to help jazz up his day-to-day wardrobe choices.
Normally buy him something playful? Go all out with our edit of the best gadgets.
For the man who spent his formative years with a games console in his hand, check out the latest gadgets designed to bring out his inner child this festive season. From 3D glasses to remote-control Ferraris and helicopters or a state-of-the-art mini drone, those who never completely grew up will be spoilt for choice this Christmas. If the man in your life fancies himself as James Bond, one of our multi-functional pens or a pair of USB cufflinks will be sure to make him smile.
Normally buy him whisky? Here’s how to wow with our artisan bottles.
It might be a more obvious gift, but if you’re going to choose whisky, it may as well be an award-winning one. Bulleit Rye has a bold, spicy character with a smooth, clean finish that will impress everyone this festive season. Alternatively, while it might be a more unexpected choice of gift, when vodka is as good as Reyka or Koskenkorva, why not? The latter is made entirely from natural ingredients – local barley and spring water – which, once distilled, gives it the smoothest finish. The brandy man will love sophisticated Vecchia Romagna, while Don Papa spiced rum has a great heritage story of the unsung heroes of the Philippine revolution.
Photographer: Luke Kirwan / Paper Stylist: Lou Blackshaw / Editor: Ally Pyle