Christmas Gift Guide 2016: The Gentleman’s Guide

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I don’t know about you, but buying for men is just so tricky sometimes! The traditional ‘gift’ selection on the high street isn’t too inspiring, offering socks and boxer shorts like men are uninterested in anything else, or gizmos and gadgets that just don’t fit the bill when you’re looking to spoil someone special.

If your man is anything like mine, he’ll be heavily into his music and technology. The Ion Compact Vinyl Record Player (£60) is a great entry-level player that offers great sound at an affordable price tag. For improved sound on this player, you could always add in the Marshall Acton Speaker (£149), which also works with guitars if he’s that way inclined.

And if he’s really into his tech, there’s one thing he’s sure to be dreaming of this Christmas – VR! Virtual reality is the new big thing, and all of the big gaming companies have climbed aboard the bandwagon, including Playstation. Playstation’s VR Headset (£350) allows gamers to dive into the realities of whatever they’re playing and feel like a true part of the action, taking the gaming experience to a whole new level.

Stylish accessories are a great gift for a fashion-conscious fella, and these days there’s plenty on the high street to pick from. A sleek watch is a timeless gift (pardon the pun) and I love this matte black and rose gold one from Skagen (£175) is a stunning choice. Cufflinks fall into this category too, and this quirky gold bicycle ones by Paul Smith (£80) would make a great talking point, adding a splash of style to any shirt and tie combo!

For cheaper accessory options, H&M have some great buys. Classic dark brown leather gloves look great on any man, and at £24.99 these are friendly on the purse too! For quirkier dressers, their brown leather anchor bracelet (£6.99) is super cool.

Or of course, you could blow the budget entirely and gift him with a bottle of Byredo’s Mister Marvelous EDP (£135), which smells of amber, cedarwood, lavender, neroli and all things sexy and luxurious. Plus it looks pretty darn good on the bathroom shelf too…

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