It hardly seems possible, but the festive season is almost upon us once again. That means it is time to start thinking seriously about preparations, which include buying Christmas presents.
When it comes to choosing gifts, men can often be harder to buy for than women. There are always useful guides outlining what to buy a woman, but there are not so many of them for men.
That is why we have created this guide showcasing different gift ideas for the man in your life, whatever he happens to be interested in.
Gaming is an increasingly popular activity among younger men in particular and gifts related to it can make for excellent choices.
- Nintendo Switch + Super Mario Bros Wonder
Getting him a Nintendo Switch console for Christmas means you can also throw in a copy of the hottest game for it – Super Mario Brothers Wonder – as part of a festive bundle on offer from Nintendo. At £310, it is a gift for someone you are close to, but Nintendo is the console with the most fun games so it will go down well.
- Professional Poker Set
More men than ever now play poker online because of the convenience it offers. A retro gambling night with the boys will never really go out of fashion though so a professional poker set will appeal to fans of the game. It features everything needed; from chips to packs of cards and dice, all within a fancy hard black case.
You can get quality poker sets for around £30, so this is a great choice if your budget is more restricted.
Men are very fashion conscious these days, so clothes can be another fine festive gift.
- Soho Home Silk Robe
If you are buying for a husband or boyfriend, a pure silk robe from Soho Home will be a smart choice. From the dark blue colour to the fabric, it oozes quality and will look great in the morning and at night. It is available for £265 from the company website.
- Percival Ramen Silk Tie
Another smooth fashion option that will be ideal for smaller budgets is a tie from Percival. This company is known for high grade clothing and its ties are made from 100% silk. They boast tasteful patterning and are suitable for work or social occasions, costing around £39.
- Rains Waterproof Jacket
The UK gets a lot of wet weather, so what could be a better Christmas gift than a jacket that allows him to stay dry and stylish at the same time? A £79 waterproof jacket from Rains will fit that bill and is an especially good pick if the man in question is the outdoor type; fond of walking or hill climbing.
A lot of men love tech and there are plenty of good festive gift selections in that line.
- JBL Live 460NC Wireless Headphones
If he likes listening to music or works in a loud environment, these noise-cancelling headphones from JBL will go down well as a Christmas present. They are on offer for just under £120 from La Redoute and promise to block out all unwanted outside noise for a really immersive sound experience.
- Kobo Nia
For men who like to read, the Kobo Nia is a portable e-reader that will enable them to download books and take them wherever they go for just £94. It has a lightweight design that will fit into even the smallest travelling bag and weighs just 173 grams. With storage of 8GB, he can keep hundreds of books on it at any time too.
- Theragun Mini Massage Gun
Most men nowadays work long hours in offices and that leads to muscle pains and aching. This massage gun is specially designed to soothe them away and is equipped with a motor that runs with a lot less noise than earlier versions. You can get it for £155 from Therabody.
Drinks are usually a pretty big part of the festive season, so why not choose a drinking-themed gift.
- Beavertown Neck Oil IPA Pint Glass and Eight-Pack
You could get him an eight-pack of this pale ale that is brewed in India with a special pint glass thrown in. The Beavertown ale has a unique flavour that many fans consider vaguely tropical and it is also suitable for vegans. This can be bought for only £20, which means it will be a great festive choice for co-workers or friends who are not super-close.
This gives you a range of gift choices for men, whether their primary passion is for partying, the latest in cutting edge technology or taking part in gaming sessions with mates. All you have to do is choose.