02/12/2016

Christmas Gift Guide - For the Boys

Christmas gift ideas for men
Christmas gift ideas for men
Christmas gift ideas for men
Finding good gifts for men always seems SO much harder than for women. Why are they so tricky to buy for?! I've rounded up a few of my favourite ideas for the men in your lives to help give a bit of inspiration. You can also find all of my other gift guides over here for a few more ideas.

Bluebird Tea Co Make Your Own Christmas Tea - this is such a fun idea from craft tea company Bluebird Tea Co. I've featured their ready to brew ranges a few times, but this 'blend your own' kit is just a little bit different. It has an Assam  tea base and then several different Christmasy flavours that can be added, allowing you to blend your very own custom brew. A must-have for any tea lovers out there methinks! £25

M&S Star Wars Character Bubble Bath - anyone else remember the Matey bubble bath from when they were a kid? Well this is M&S's version and comes in a variety of Star Wars characters (there's also a Marvel set too). I've got C3PO here, but Darth Vader and R2D2 look incredibly cute - why not buy a few and package up in a gift box? They're something that would appeal to all ages and will certainly make showers a bit more fun. £4.50 each.

Malin + Goetz Travel Kit - Malin + Goetz are such a great brand when it comes to unisex beauty gifts. They create products that can work for anyone and the clean and simple packaging appeals to all. This travel set has six of their core products, covering cleanser, moisturiser, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Everything you need for a weekend away. £20

Ted Baker Fragrance Minis - this cute little fragrance chest from Ted Baker gives a great choice of scents. Inside are four little drawers, each with one of their top-selling men's fragrances. If you're not sure which one they might love, then it's a great way to test them all out - perhaps with the promise of a bigger bottle of their favourite. £20

Hotel Chocolat Toasty Toddies - most of the men I know claim not to be that fussed over chocolate, but that soon seems to change when it's nearby! Hotel Chocolat's Toasty Toddies feature four different boozy truffles, inspired by Christmasy tastes like mulled wine and mince pies. Yum. £10

Anthony Skincare - for a more 'man-specific' skincare range, Anthony is a good place to start. Their products are still pretty affordable, and are targeted at typical skin concerns like dehydration, shave irritation and fine lines. The Glycolic Cleanser is one of their cult favourites as it exfoliates and cleanses and the shave range is also a really great bet. From £8

Tickets to their favourite band or sporting team - if there's an upcoming event coming up that you know they'd love, then grab some tickets and wrap up the order confirmation in a big ol' box. Or if they're not yet on sale, a fancy IOU or hand written 'gift voucher' would make a lovely idea for something yet to come.

Shaveworks Get Smooth Duo - what a great stocking filler for men who love a decent shave! Inside you;ll find a 28ml Pearl Souffle Shave Cream and a 29ml The Cool Targeted Gel Lotion. It's a great duo for before and after shaving - add in a razor and you're all good to go. £10

The Merchant Of Venice Venetian Blue EDP - If you're looking for a fragrance that's a little bit different, I would highly recommend Venetian Blue. The brand are inspired by the Venetian art of perfumery, something which comes across quite heavily in their beautiful blue, murano-style glass of the bottle. It's a marine style fragrance, with citrusy top notes, black pepper and amber heart notes and a smokey mossy base. £120 100ml

Personalised scarf - to get that Burberry edge without the price tag, get yourself straight over to My VIP Wardrobe, who have a whole host of beautiful wool scarves, all of which can be personalised with the initials of your choice. I have a full review on this brand coming soon, but wanted to give you the heads up now, as you'll need to get your orders in asap to meet the Christmas deadline!

For more gift ideas, check out my gift guide for foodies, gift guide for makeup lovers and the ultimate pampering/skincare gift guide.

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