Gifting giving season is fast approaching, and with it comes the inevitable panic about what to buy the men in your life.
Since the dawn of time, women have agonized over what to buy for the man who has everything. And because we live in an internet age, where if you want something it’s so easy to buy it for yourself, finding fun and useful gifts they’ll actually want has become even more impossible.
But don’t worry because, this year, we’re here to help! Here is our ultimate holiday gift guide for the man who has everything, broken into categories depending on their style, hobbies, and interests. Gift giving has never been so easy!
Gifts For the Fashionista
Looking for a gift for a guy who loves fashion? That can often be trickier than it seems! The fashionista is fussy about what he wears, has his own very distinctive sense of style, and is definitely not easy to please.
Heading to the store and simply buying a sweater might seem like a good and straightforward solution, but it’s not likely to make the grade! Instead, think outside the box and surprise them with something unusual and unexpected to really make them smile. Here are some of our picks:
- A Designer Scarf
The scarf is an often overlooked fashion accessory, but one that can make a dramatic impact. The right scarf can elevate an outfit and leave you looking effortlessly stylish with very little effort involved at all.
We love Paul Smith scarves for this purpose, but any high end designer scarf will have the same effect: a touch of unexpected luxury that will inject colour and fun into their wardrobe. It’s a gift no fashionista will be able to resist!
2. Luxury Grooming Products
Loving fashion and loving to look well-groomed generally go hand in hand. Why not lean to their other passion to find a gift they will really appreciate? A luxury hair pomade will be a welcome but unexpected gift, no matter how they wear their hair.
Other luxury grooming options include beautifully packaged beard oils, high end moisturisers, and (if you want to combine a passion for fashion with a passion for tech) then electric shavers are also a great choice.
3. A Streamlined Card Holder
Ditch the bulky wallet that ruins the line of your pants and give the gift of a streamlined card holder or money clip instead!
This will encourage you to only carry the essentials, making your cash and cards easier to access, and improving your overall look; essential for the fashionista. We love this distinctive crocodile embossed leather version from the Royal Fashionist store.
Gifts For the Workaholic
The best gifts don’t just satisfy a need. We all need boring black socks for work, but that doesn’t make them the perfect gift! The best gifts are items that you didn’t know you needed, but want as soon as you see them.
For the guy that spends more time in the office than anywhere else, that perfect gift is often one that will save him time and make his life easier. After all, cash rich but time poor is probably his mantra! Here are some ideas:
1.The Coffee Machine
Whether they work at home or from the office, it’s likely that your workaholic will rely on coffee to get him through the day. Why not upgrade him from the dull taste of instant (and save him a fortune on his Starbucks habit) by buying his own coffee machine?
Hot, fresh coffee whenever he wants: even if he’s pulling an all-nighter. There is no better gift for the guy who can’t say no to more work!
2. Couture Cufflinks
Most workaholics know their way around a business suit, so why not inject a little high end luxury into their work wear wardrobe with a pair of couture cuff links?
When it comes to dressing for business, the right accessories can make or break an outfit. Give them cuff links they’ll really love, that will instantly demonstrate their business stature. These two tiny orbs represent the gift that no workaholic can resist!
3. A Photo Frame
A photo frame may not seem like the most exciting gift, but hear me out! Since most workaholics don’t see as much of their family and friends as they’d like, a picture frame (with a family photo inside) is a great and thoughtful gift for them to display on their desk.
For something a little more special and high tech, why not choose a digital photo frame? That way they can display more than one photo at a time, and have a constant slideshow of their loved ones rolling out in the office. They’ll think of you every time they look at it.
Gifts For the Guy Who Loves to Work Out
He’s in the gym most days, he knows more about the figures in his FitBit than he does about you, and he’s got the body to prove it: You’re shopping for a sports addict!
The good news is that buying a gift for a guy who loves working out and hitting the gym is much easier than you might think. Here are some of our top suggestions:
- Hand Weights
The one thing the gym addict wants more than anything is to be able to spend more time at the gym – it’s their happy place! So why not give the gift that allows them to bring the gym into their home?
Hand weights (or any other relevant work out equipment, depending on their interests) will make a great gift, show that you really care about their passion, and allow them to enjoy it anytime and all the time!
If you’re looking for something a little different that would look good in the home, as well as being practical, then we love the wooden Victorian style hand weights (pictured above) which are as usable as they are beautiful!
2. Unexpected Work Out Gear
Buying surprise sneakers for a guy who loves his workout gear is a recipe for disaster (unless you already know his exacting running shoe specifications – believe me, he has them!) but that doesn’t mean you have to avoid work out clothes altogether. Instead stick to unexpected pieces, such as new high tech running socks or performance sports shorts.
Something they are unlikely to expect or have particular ideas about what they would like already is best. We love the newest addition to the Royal Fashionist shop: running shorts that would make the perfect gift for a gym buff!
3. Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Hydration is key to a successful work out (but if you’re shopping for a gym buff, you already know that!) so why not save the planet and increase his style credentials by replacing those plastic water bottles with a stainless steel water bottle instead?
With a wide range of designs to choose from (including some great, gym-worthy motivational slogans) you’ll be spoilt for choice when picking this perfect gift.
Gifts For the Tech Addict
Finally, gifts for the tech addict may be easy enough to source, but that’s only true if you know as much about tech as he does! If you don’t know one end of your ram from the other end of your data block then this guy’s gift might leave you feeling way over your head!
Don’t worry. We know tech, we know guys, and we know just what to buy! Here are our top gift ideas for tech addicts:
- Wireless Headphones
Whether they love listening to music or gaming, no self-respecting tech addict is far from their headphones. Why not give them an upgrade by surprising them with some high end wireless headphones from Santa this Christmas?
Wireless headphones are a complete game changer: once you’ve experienced life unshackled by wires, you’ll never go back!
2. Portable Phone Charger
What do you buy for the guy who can’t imagine life without his iPhone? A portable charger, so that he’ll never run out of juice again! He’ll thank you every time he has to use it.
Small enough to fit in their pocket, the best portable chargers will have them juiced up and ready to go in a matter of minutes. Ideal for emergency situations, or simply those days where they can’t be without their friends.
3. A Laptop Stand
Unsure what to buy for the tech-head that has everything? If you want to avoid the minefield of a tech gift for a tech addict then why not think outside the box instead?
A high end and luxurious wooden laptop stand will enhance any workstation, whether at home or at the office, freeing up desk space for additional tech and making the laptop easier and more ergonomically pleasing to use. It’s a win-win situation!
Finding the perfect gifts for the men in your life can be tricky but, please don’t buy them boring socks again! Choosing the right gift is about so much more than seeing them smile on Christmas morning for a change: it also shows that you really know them and their personality and that you care about making them happy.
Still not found the perfect gift? Don’t worry! As the holiday season nears, we’ll also be exploring the best stocking stuffers for men as well as gifts for all budgets!
We’ve got your Christmas covered this holiday season.