Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy the man who needs no more socks
They are notoriously hard to buy for aren’t they men? Then they complain when they end up with 365 pairs of socks with Garfield on or the days of the week. We don’t even know why we ladies bother, they never have a matching pair nor know the date anyways. We’ve come up with the top four gifts to buy the men in your life who have too many socks already. We love them and you know what, he will too when he rips them open on Christmas Day.
Shower, ?, shave. That’s the guys morning routine and evidently their favourite saying too? Let them have their preening moment and enjoy the peace when you give them the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season with the Cornerstone Gift Set. With everything needed for a smooth shave, the box is the perfect personalised gift.
Arriving in a masculine brown box with red emblazoned lettering the gift set contains everything a man needs for a smooth comfortable shave. The aluminium, personalised razor handle can be engraved with up to 3 initials. This weighted handle has been designed to give a smooth shave as it glides across the face.
The gift that keeps on giving
Inside the box alongside the sleek, perfectly engineered handle are a box of blades. Here’s the technical bit (which the men love). Cornerstone’s blades comprise of five super sharp, fine blades, optimally spaced to increase shave performance and reduce clogging. They are finished with an Aloe Vera strip to help the blades glide smoothly. In case you’re wondering ladies there’s also a precision trimmer blade for those hard to reach areas. Each blade is made from Japanese chromium steel to reduce micro-corrosion of its cutting edge. It’s then coated with a layer of titanium and diamond grade carbon to ensure the cutting edge stays sharper for longer. Just as well Cornerstone provide you with a blade cover too after all that!
In the perfectly branded gift set, there’s also a 100ml Face Scrub. Use this to prevent nicks, cuts and shaving bumps. The scrub has been blended with cedarwood and volcanic sand exfoliating grains to help release ingrown hairs, reduce shaving spots, unblock pores and lift dead skin cells for smoother, clearer skin.
A 150ml Shave Gel which has been specifically to protect sensitive skin from razor burn. The gel blends eucalyptus oil with ginger extract to give a comfortable, irritation-free shave. Finally, a 75ml Post-Shave Balm. This cools and moisturises post-shave. The mint and honey extracts soothe and condition while restoring the skin’s natural balance to reduce irritation.
The whole range is environmentally friendly, alcohol and BPA free. It’s also paraben-free and contains no plastic microbeads. None of their products are tested on animals. What’s also great is the gift box includes a £10 gift card so that the recipience can sign up to a shave plan when they’ve finished the box. The shave plan is personally tailored to the shaver and blades, gels and creams are shipped out on a schedule to suit.
You can shop the products separately, however, we highly recommend the gift box for the full experience. Grab it here.
Clearly, every man loves Star Wars and alcohol, right? What better gift than to give the man in your life a Stormtrooper shaped decanter. It was in 1976 when prop maker Andrew Ainsworth of the Shepperton Design Studios created the original Stormtrooper helmet. Based on the same mould, this Decanter is as close to the real thing that you’ll get.
Add a bottle of your man’s favourite poison and watch the big little kid get excited about the mix of alcoholic Star Wars. The Decanter holds exactly 750ml so it’s the perfect accompaniment to the Christmas bottle of tipple in their stocking. This recognisable Stormtrooper shaped glassware will look great on any shelf or drinks cabinet.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t spend its time empty!
You can shop the Decanter from Menkind here – plus get lost for hours checking out their weird and wacky gadgets.
3. New Pharoah La Banane Bum Bag (€45.00)
Festival lovers, those with a serious case of wanderlust. Perhaps just those men in your life with a little bit of style envy from the catwalk. The bum bag or fanny pack debate continues. While it does, make sure this Christmas your man is unwrapping the ‘La Banane’ neoprene bum bag.
The neoprene, sports luxe design boasts an adjustable strap for all body sizes and to wear in different styles. With a secure buckle attachment and waterproof zips, it’s also perfect for those who love an adventure. Compact with just the right amount of space New Pharoah, a French design company has created the La Banane to be 40cm x12cm and perfect not only for sports activities but also everyday use.
Complete with a 1-year warranty this ultra light-weight, waterproof bum bag not only looks great but is practical and multifunctional. The material is durable and resistant to extreme temperatures and the degradation effect of the sun. The thickness and density act as a shock absorber for everyday handling and bumping around, ensuring the protection of your belongings.
New Pharoah also has created stunning backpacks and messengers for style on the move. All of their products are put through rigorous testing too including material tension, salt-spray, zipper fatigue and luggage shock just to name a few.
Cheese is more addictive than heroin. Fact! Anyways, there’s one thing about Christmas I love and it’s the cheese board. Apart from Wensleydale & Cranberry, I mean what’s that all about? If you’re looking for a gift for a foodie man who has everything, why not subscribe them to a cheese club. Yes, these cheese posties arrive in the mail once a month and allow a voyage of discovery into four new Welsh styles of cheeses each month.
The cheeses arrive the second Wednesday of each month and the quartet weighs about 800g. There’s an option to opt out of certain types of cheese such as goats or blue or to only select vegetarian cheese. The subscription service is certainly tailored for the cheese lover!
The Welsh Cheese Company produce some of their own cheeses as well as drafting in some of the finest Welsh cheesemakers around to showcase the finest flavours in the land.
You can buy a monthly, quarterly or bi-annually cheese subscription from The Welsh Cheese Company here and shop their other great produce.
Do note that some of the fresh cheeses have short shelf lives if you’re giving this as a gift.
Have you done your shopping for the men in your life this year? If so what gift ideas have you had? Drop a comment below.
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