I was watching The Sopranos last night and heard Christmas get described as “stress-mas”. This made me smile at lot, as it can feel like that when trying to pick a gift or gifts for my husband!
I never tend to get him any surprises unless it’s a dead cert. Usually he is pretty good and gives me plenty of ideas but some help and inspiration is always well received.
Each of these presents have been approved by my husband apart from a few surprises. I hope they give you some ideas for the man in your life.
1) The Next Base 312GW Dash Cam
Hubby is always a bit worried when driving that something could happen and we would have no proof of whose fault it was. It is a very real worry nowadays and I also think he watches too many crash videos on social media!! To help avoid this a The Next Base 312 Dash Cam would be perfect for him.
There is in built Wi-fi allowing you to download any footage to a smartphone to share with others or an insurer. These are the specifics from online:
- 140 degree wide angle view with full 1080p High Definition recording at 30fps
- Ultra clear 2.7” LED display for ease of playback and menu selection
- Six-Element Sharp Lenses made with 6 layers of glass to provide stunning clear images
- Inbuilt G sensor to record force data
- SOS data protection prevents the impact/event recording from being deleted
- Easy to install with 4m 12v power cable and Click & Go window mount included
- Supports SDHC Micro SD cards up to 32GB
It would certainly put my hubby’s mind at ease and currently retails at £99.99.
2) The House of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Wireless on ear Headphones
With kids in the house sometimes it is so hard to get a bit of peace and quiet and there is some escaping often required. What better idea than some stylish wireless headphones, perfect for watching shows or listening to your favourite tunes?
These House of Marley Positive Vibration 2 Wireless on ear Headphones will do the job perfectly. Available in varying colours to suit your style, these headphones have Bluetooth connectivity, are foldable and precise sound. A brilliant gift. The RRP is £69.99 but at the time of posting, these are currently £49.99.
3) The Next Base ADAPT DAB 250
Does you man love music? We always tend to have something on in the car and hubby sometimes likes the radio if he has to do a long drive. I adore my digital radio in the kitchen and have it one permanently. Neither of our cars have digital radio so a device that allows us to have digital in the car is brilliant.
This is was the Next Base ADAPT DAB 250 comes in handy. This lets you enjoy your favourite DAB stations in your car. It wirelessly sends the audio straight to the existing car radio, via the FM transmitter. It comes complete with an active film antenna which is easily fitted into the windscreen. It has a clear LCD screen and the DAB channels are stored for later listening. It also has an in built battery, perfect for stop-start vehicles. A real nifty gadget, which currently retails at £99.
4) Speyburn 15 Years Old Single Malt
Hubby does like a whiskey now and then so Speyburn’s 15 Year Old Single Malt is a lovely treat for him.
“The distinctive amber liquid with golden highlights, has the aroma of subtle dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, raisins and spice. The rich taste is bursting, with notes of citrus fruits and has a creamy, warm and long-lasting finish.”
It is 46% ABV and the RRP is £60.
We received a sample and the aroma is incredible; it just oozes Christmas.
5) A Dobell Forest Green Small Check Tweed Tailored Fit Jacket
Hubby does love his jackets and blazers so this lovely tweed jacket from Dobell was right up his street. Dobell provide a vast range of formal ware: tuxedos, suits, trousers and jackets.
The tweed jacket is dark green and made of a wool blend. It has a notch label and a tailored fit. It is single breasted and dry clean only.
There is a double vented back and jetted pockets with flaps and 4 button cuffs. It looks amazing on hubby and is so soft. A really lovely buy..
6) The Gtech HTO5 Hedge Trimmer
My hubby is a very keen gardener so for him anything gardening is a good present. In our old house, the hedge rarely got trimmed but this is where the Gtech HTO5 Hedge Trimmer would make life so much easier.
It has a high-performance 14.4V motor and delivers 45 mins work from 1 x 3 hour charge. The trimmer has a 1.7m reach so you can reach the top of hedges 10ft tall. Weighing 1.7kg, it’s light and perfectly balanced, avoiding any back strains or unsafe ladders. There is also any adjustable head for more precision. Currently retailing at £99, it would make a difference for an avid gardener.
7) Chocolate Sprouts from Find Me a Gift
My husband loves both sprouts and chocolate. He also has a great sense of humour so chocolate sprouts would be a Christmas gift made in heaven for him.
These chocolate sprouts from Find me a Gift retail at £9.99. They are much more fun than real sprouts and are made from solid white chocolate! There are 8 in a pack and I reckon may not give you some of the after effects of real sprouts!
8) O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skin Care Multipack
Men definitely need some pampering now and then and if you saw my hubby’s dry feet you would definitely agree! O’Keeffe’s hardworking skincare multi pack is aimed at both men and women and is designed for those with very dry skin. The pack contains cream for healthy hands, feet and lip repair. It’s unscented and non-greasy and there is guaranteed relief in days.
It’s currently available in Boots and retails at £17.99.
9) Sake Set With Large Ozeki Karatamba Sake from The Sous Chef
Hubby loves foods and drinks from all over the world. We definitely like spicy foods and like to try Asian cuisine. I knew a sake set from The Sous Chef would suit him down to the ground. The Sous Chef is the perfect retailing website for those who love cooking. Ingredients, equipment, tableware and gifts are all available.
The kit comes with 4 cups, 1 flask and a bottle of Ozeki Karatamba Sake. The sake delicious served chilled but can be gently heated. It was made a perfect addition to a Japanese banquet. The kit currently retails at £42.50.
10) A Superdry Premium Gift Set in Black from Mainline Menswear
My hubby loves a bit of Superdry and a gift set would be a lovely gift for him. This premium gift set from Mainline Menswear includes a Superdry black card holder and a belt. Mainline menswear provide a variety of clothes from a vast range of designer for men.
The card holder has 2 holders on the front and 1 on the back with the Superdry logo embossed on. The belt is smooth with a black coloured, metal pin buckle. The logo is embossed in black at the end of the belt. The set retails at £35 and is a really lovely gift for the man in your life.
11) A Wind Proof Lighter and Hipflask from Zippo
Even though neither of us smoke we use a lighter quite frequently. Hubby also burns garden waste and confidential waste quite often in the garden. He always loves the idea of a hipflask; you never know when you may need to sneak some booze when it’s really expensive to buy it!!
This windproof lighter from Zippo comes in a range of colours and designs. They have a lifetime guarantee. They come unfilled, so you will need to purchase some lighter fluid. They currently retail at £28.65.
The flask is made from stainless steel with dimensions of 9.5 x 13 x 2 cm. It retails at £15.90.
And there you have it!
I hope this guide has given you a few ideas for the man in your life or maybe even a male family member.
Happy Christmas guys!
Disclosure -we were provided with these items as samples, in exchange for featuring in the guide. All thoughts and opinions are our own.