We’ve dished the essential gifts for under €50 and now it’s the turn of the lads. It’s easy to buy for yourself, but when it comes to him, it’s a tad harder, isn’t it? Read on for our suggestions.
Suits you Sir
I am a sucker for a guy in a suit and nothing made me happier than seeing Dermot O’Leary churn out the dapper suit combos week in week out during XFactor. Burgundy tie with a dark blue suit? Yes please.
If a suit is too much, then a blazer can work with anything, even a t-shirt and jeans. A tux blazer is just the best look ever (69.99 EUR) . Zara offer a fine take on tailoring so it would be first pit stop for a smart suit or blazer.
What if your man’s more Pierce Brosnan than Olly Murs? Then a Hermes tie could be the start of a beautiful collection. €125, Brown Thomas.
And if your guy is more Paul Galvin then any of the above (but would never admit it!), then a cool tee will fit the bill. Skull T-shirt, Alexander McQueen at Brown Thomas and Harvey Nichols, €125 .
Flash the case at all those meetups, tweetups and conferences. You’ve invested in the iPad, so why not dress it accordingly? Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad case comes with faux fur lining. €50, Brown Thomas Marvel Room.
Any of Beckham’s fragrances for men will do – our favourite from last year is David Beckham Homme, Eau de Toilette, 50ml is €33.95 and available from selected pharmacies nationwide. David Beckham’s latest fragrance, The Essence is a fresh and zesty scent which comes in a textured bottle that’d look good on any bathroom shelf (€30 for 50ml or; €24 for 30ml ). Check out Boots for special offers on gift sets.
Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel
Perfect for face and neck hydration, post shave. And our team (well, the one man in the office, Mr M) have tried and tested it to say that it beats L’Oreal Men Expert hands down too! Result. €26.88 for a 50 ml bottle at Clarins counters nationwide.
Touch screen friendly gloves
Check out the gift ideas in our Christmas Gift Guide: For Him Part II
Let us know in the comments below if we can help you find a gift for yer hubbie/ fella/Dad/brother this Christmas.