Heart London Magazine’s Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – For Him
If you have read any of our previous articles you will know that we get really excited around the festive period, as this is such a great time of the year to spend with friends and family. Each year we source gifts we think you will love and you can be assured we only recommend the best, we have also tried and tested every single product.
These gifts we recommend for the men or boys in your life, don’t forget to check our other Christmas guides as each feature gifts that are also unisex.
Bill’s Christmas Hampers
Christmas Hampers are the perfect Christmas present, a little champagne to celebrate Christmas or New Year, tasty chocolates to nibble or indulge in, that all important cup of tasty coffee or English tea and spreads for Christmas morning toast. Bills have an extensive range of Christmas Hampers you will love and here is our favourite!
Bills Speciality Hamper
Bill’s White Chocolate Eton Mess, makes a perfect present for those who love this classic English dessert. The chocolates chosen for this hamper are unique and delicious, whilst the Pink Lemonade is dive, not too sweet with a fresh balanced flavour. There really is something for everyone in this wonderful hamper, including luscious truffle chocolates, Bills champagne, tea, coffee and more. This really is a foodies delight and lets not forget the beautiful woven hamper it arrives in!
Here is a complete list of the delicious ingredients, warning, they are enough to make your mouth water! Complete with Bill’s tea and coffee, our classic marmalade, chutney and strawberry jam, our pink champagne truffles, bottle of Red wine, chunky toffee oaties, dark chocolate and almond bar, our very own salad dressing and a large bottle of Bill’s pink lemonade.
Available at Bills for £75.00
Magnitone London The Clean Sweep (Skin Brush for Men)
Men no longer need to be left out when it comes to looking after their skin, as Magnitone London have designed a vibrating cleansing brush just for men and it only takes 30 seconds per area. Designed by men, for men. Showcasing Vibra-Sonic™ technology, The Clean Sweep moves at 15000 RPM to deep cleanse, exfoliate and condition your skin, even under facial hair. This perfect present cleanses, massages and tones skin. It guarantees smoother skin, is reliable and can be used in the shower.
Available from Magnitone for £85.00
Magn!tone The Clean Sweep Energising Face Wash
Magn!tone have created The Clean Sweet Face wash and Moisturiser to use along with the brush, to ensure the man in your life has beautiful bright skin. The smell of this face wash is fresh and it when used with the brush, the skin feels rejuvenated and it created a great lather. If your man is new to skincare, then why not treat him to the brush, face wash and moisturiser too. It contains Caffeine, which is a natural stimulant to help reduce the appearance of tired-looking skin and Vitamin B3, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Available at Magn!tone for £9.99
Magn!tone The Clean Sweep Resilience Moisturiser
This wonderful moisturiser sinks into the skin, without being sticky. It smells fresh, with a light fragrance and works well after the face wash. This is a 24 hour moisturiser and will help protect the skin from the harsh winter weather. If you want to give the gift of beautiful skin this winter, you know what to do!
Available at Magn!tone London for £12.00
Andrew James 3 in 1 Hand Blender and Processor
This essential kitchen tool is stylish, easy to use, sturdy and effective. Chopping, mixing and whisking, not only does it take the place of three different tools, it is compact enough to store when you are not using it. The chopping container is quite sizeable, allowing you to chop larger amounts at once and you can whisk an egg in seconds! The blending cup has a rubber base that grips well on the kitchen counter, ensuring you avoid spills and splashes. All the attachments are dishwasher safe and BPA free. If you are a novice cook or an expert in the kitchen, you will love Andrew James Hand Blender and Chopper. Not only can you enjoy the many dishes and drinks you make, it is time-saving too!
Available at Andrew James for £39.99
Andrew James Cheese and Meat Board
What is Christmas, a dinner party or a party without a cheese board, although usually the cheeseboards are too small or don’t have enough utensils to cut all the different cheeses. This is where Andrew James steps in, he has created a beautiful family size cheeseboard. It has been designed for cheese and meat and has a great array of utensils available for you to use, to be precise 4 cheese knives, a meat fork, and even a cheese fork. The high quality, stainless steel knives, and forks are designed to be non-absorbent so feel free to enjoy strong flavours! This sturdy and stylish board will last for years and makes the perfect present for cheese and meat lovers. This wonderful gift is also great for money at only £17.99!
Available at Andrew James for £17.99
Sony MDR XB550AP On-Ear Extra Bass Headphones
Bring the cinema to your home with these amazing headphones, the clarity of the sound is impeccable and the bass outstanding. The surround sound ensures you can enjoy getting lost in the music you are playing or film you are watching. The acoustically tight seal, allows you to enjoy the deep bass without annoying others and the spongy cushioned earphones inside these stylish headphones guarantee they are comfortable to wear. The sounds can be adjusted to suit your needs and they are smartphone compatible. You can easily change what you are listening to with a few button presses and the in-line remote let you skip tracks and answer calls from your headphone. This gift comes in 5 stylish bold colours and is perfect for music or film buffs. These luscious Sony headphones are one of Heart London Magazine’s favourite Christmas gifts this year.
Available from Argos for £34.99
Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod
This sturdy tripod stand is award winning, having been given the reddot award in 2014. This well made tripod is easy to use. It has a comfortable handgrip that makes it easy to make videos and is lightweight, making it perfect to carry. The attractive Italian design and push button mechanism ensure an easy set up. This wonderful Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod is the perfect present for camera enthusiasts.
Available from Manfrotto for £26.95
Pure Radio Evoke Prestige DAB FM Radio H4
Although we have listed this amazing radio in the ‘for him’ Christmas guide, anyone would love this gift, male, female, young or old. Pure radio say this gift is both easy on the eyes and ears, we stay that is an understatement, as the sound that radiates from this radio is crystal clear. For those who only listen to the radio in the car, you are missing out, as now you can enjoy literally hours of your favourite music and station right at home. It is very easy to find the station you desire, you simply let the radio search and it comes up with a list for you to choose from, you can then chose your favourites and save them. Give the gift of music this Christmas, music that can be enjoyed for many years to come. It has Bluetooth, an alarm, kitchen timer, 40 stations and up to 50 hours continuous playback!
We guarantee this stylish gift will be very well received and that is why this year it is one of Heart London Magazine’s favourite festive gifts!
Available at John Lewis or Pure in black or white for £189.99
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon has an amazing selection of gifts this year and this is one we think anyone would love! Meet Alexa, your own personal assistant that does everything at your beck and call in the form of a small black or white puck with a ring of lights at the top, four buttons and a seven-microphone array.
Alexa can perform a variety of your typical assistant features such as tell you the time, set alarms, tell you about your commute, the weather and much more! Alexa can access lot information for you, which is very convenient for your children, nieces, and nephews when they have homework and can still hear your commands when you are packed in a noisy room with its noise cancellation skill. This product has proven that the voice is much better than touch when it comes to finding music and commanding our homes.
These ‘smart speakers’, as they’ve become known, as the perfect and must useful gift this Christmas so make Alexa a priority in your life!
Available at Amazon for £49.99.
Cherish all of your Christmas moments to come with this fantastic, useful HP Sprocket! The smallest printer you have ever seen, printing all of your captured moments on camera has never been so easy.
The Sprocket consists of a box, which is about the size of a compact camera without the lenses. There’s a small slot at the front, from which the photos appear and a Micro USB socket at the back for connecting the cable to recharge the internal batteries. A single charge should be good for 30 prints. It takes around 90 minutes to recharge the printer.
Use this fill in your photo album and look at those beautiful family Christmas moments for all the Christmases to come.
Available from HP store for £119.99. Limited edition gift box retailing for £129.99 (availble in different colours)
Braun Styling Multi-Grooming Kit MGK3020
Attention gentlemen! Prepare to look your best this Christmas with the new Braun face and head trimming kit. This trimming kit offers 6 different shaving heads to accommodate 6 different styles. Looking good has never been so easy, fast and precise. There are some very useful instructions at the back of the package, telling you which combs are appropriate for a particular look. For example, the ½ mm comb is the most efficient to conquer the stubble look and the 13-21 mm is the best comb to use when you want to maintain your long beard. The Braun shaver has up to 40 minutes of precision trimming from a 10-hour charge and there is ultimate precision with the long lasting sharp blades. The washable head and combs make it for easy for cleaning under running water. Ladies this is the most useful, convenient gift to give to your fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands this Christmas. You can’t take a proper Christmas family photo with the men in your family looking like a bunch of poodles, can you?
Available at Boots for £19.99
Christmas socks by Quiet Rebellion
Protect your feet warm against this cold winter blitz this Christmas with these perfect Christmas designed socks from quiet rebellion. These socks will get you in the Christmas mood with its bright colours, reindeers drawing and mistletoe drawings printed on it. With Christmas literally just around the corner, you are going to need socks that will comfort your feet whilst you wash those unlimited dishes on Christmas, dance around with friends and family and put your feet up whilst your family huddles around TV to watch a Christmas favourite!
Available at Quiet Rebellion for £9.66
Available in a Christmas trio for £29.99
Nowadays shopping for a rucksack has never been so important. Our minds are always busy when it comes to buying a bag as we question all of its properties, is it big enough? Can I fit my laptop in it? Can I travel with it? Well, now you can, only if you have a Ruitbag x25. The new Ruitbag x25 is a godsend and the perfect gift for Christmas. This bag is adaptable to any situation. Designed by Sarah Giblim, it is the first Ruitbag, which has attachable and removable waist straps, making it easier for people who have shoulder and back problems to carry this bag. Preparing and putting away your documents for a business meet has never been so stylish! The x25 has a zipped laptop compartment, which has two layers, on for your laptop and the other for organizing your documents in one place. This bag is perfect for travelling as there is a primary 10-25 litre compartment which opens suitcase style to uncover a splendid yellow inner compartment and a work divider to help with protection and pressing. Your parents will no longer have to worry about extra packing space when you are travelling with your little ones as this bag expands, making last minute packing of your children’s teddy’s snacks, socks toothbrushes an easy task. It is easily washable as you just clean it with a damp cloth. Need I say more! Got out there and buy this for someone you love this Christmas, it is the most convenient rucksack and I am sure you will be greatly appreciated!
Available at Ruit for 149.00