A Christmas Gift Guide for men 2015

When it comes to Christmas, I always find the men in my life the hardest to buy a gift for. Is it just me or are men always hard to buy for? Luckily Simon is good at dropping hints about what he needs, else I’d probably be lost. I’ve put together a Christmas gift guide for men to help you with some ideas of what to buy them this year!

I think the difficulty in knowing what to buy them comes from the fact that most men don’t tend to own things for the sake of it in my experience, they want things because they do something or it serves a purpose – silly concept I know ha! I tend to more see something I really love and then frantically think of a reason I ‘need’ it or a purpose it could be for. What can I say, I like pretty things as cliché as that sounds.

Christmas Gift Guide - Men

Here’s a few ideas of what to buy the men in your life, along with a competition at the end from the wonderful Julie Slater and Son who were kind enough to offer a wallet as a competition prize for my readers. A wallet is the perfect gift for a man, as it has a function, it’s a necessary thing and therefore ‘man-approved’. The wallet is listed as number 3 below.

Here are a few other ideas I have put together for gift ideas for men.

Christmas Gift Guide - Men

1. The Boss mug – Mr Fantastic enamel mug from Debenhams, currently on sale at £6.40 (usually £8). I love the look of this mug, and I’m sure it would appeal to a lot of men – and women! Being enamel it’s a little bit different than your usual run of the mill mug gift as well.

2. DeWalt boots – These DeWalt Bolster Safety boots have a steel toe cap, but still look very smart. They are only £39.99 from Screwfix. Si like a lot of men loves DeWalt tools, so hopefully their boots are just as good.

3. Leather Wallet – This fits with the ‘having a use’ theme of this gift guide, as everyone needs a wallet. Leather is durable, looks smart and smells great, although I doubt any men will worry about the smell! This wallet retails at £25 from Julie Slater and Son.

4. FIFA 16 – I’ve put a picture of the PS4 version of this game, but obviously you can buy it for other consoles –  we have a PS3 and an XBOX 360 in our house. This is one of those games whose popularity isn’t generation dependent. Si would love this as a gift just as much as my 9 and 11 year old boys. On the Game website, all the versions are around the £43 mark.

5. Chocolate – Their favourite chocolate will always make a great gift.

6. Rubiks Cube – A little bit of childhood reliving for Christmas! I can remember struggling to master a Rubiks cube as a child, and I’m sure most men would love to try.

7. Firetrap Scarf – I spotted this scarf on the M and M Direct website and think it would make a lovely present. Being Firetrap it will most likely be great quality and looks expensive, but it’s only £9.99. I use M and M Direct a lot for the branded clothes that the boys like, as it saves me a lot of money

8. DeWalt Multicutter – This tool is £99.99 so obviously one for someone you definitely love this year. It cuts all sorts apparently, and is the sort of thing Si loves to buy. I’m pretty sure a lot of mens reactions to new tools is similar to my reaction to new shoes… I won’t fill you in on the technical information of this one, but a power tool they have been hinting about is always a winner. You can pop to Screwfix for some much more useful information on this one.

9. Thermos Flask – This 1.8L Stainless Steel Thermos flask is £18.99 at The Range. It doesn’t really need an explanation, but a flask is perfect for work, or for taking out on picnics and long walks.

10. Liverpool FC Diary – Now obviously if they support Manchester United you might want to choose a Man Utd diary for them – and give them a talking to, but a diary is both handy and getting their favourite team shows a bit more thought. The Liverpool FC diary is available for £6 from the official site’s shop.

11. Jurassic Park Boxset Blurays – I think this has definitely been the film of this year. Most of us remember the original, unless you are too young…in which case please don’t tell me ha! The films are the type that can be enjoyed by all generations, and would make a great present. I have to admit I do sometimes buy people in my own house films that I want to watch myself… The boxset is currently £24.79 on Amazon.

12. Drill and Screwbit set – If you have a DIY fan to buy for, then this is the gift to get. No matter how many drill and screw bits they own, they will always thank you for more in my experience. These are the bits that get lost, bent or just ruined most commonly so back-ups are always handy as we discovered doing our own home up. The ones in the photo are a 150 piece set from Black and Decker, and are £19 at the moment on sale at Very – normally £39.

Which is your favourite choice above, and what do you usually buy for the men in your life?

Wallet

Competition Time! For a chance to win a lovely leather men’s wallet from Julie Slater and Son, just fill in the rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone,

Stevie x

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116 Comments

  1. Julie C
    12 November 2015 / 6:25 am

    the multitool for my handy man

    • 12 November 2015 / 9:19 am

      I’m hoping my handy man builds his new shed soon, as I have tools galore under my coffee table ha ;) Good Luck,

      Stevie

  2. Robyn
    12 November 2015 / 8:46 am

    I’ve already been instructed to gift FIFA16, glad to see this on your list! The men in your life are obviously a lot like mine (including being Liverpool supporters). Good round-up :)

    • 12 November 2015 / 9:20 am

      The latest FIFA is always on someone’s list in the house – apart from mine I’m hopeless at it! ;)

      Stevie x

  3. Tressa lapham-green
    12 November 2015 / 1:39 pm

    My partner would love the Dewalt Multicutter, he always has some project or another on the go!

    • 12 November 2015 / 1:48 pm

      Apparently they an never have enough tools ;)

      Stevie

  4. Cristín Williams
    12 November 2015 / 4:25 pm

    I definitely would have picked the wallet since my husband lost his last week! I could get him the boss mug in an ironic way because the whole family would know it was a joke lol

  5. Beth Landrum
    12 November 2015 / 8:36 pm

    As my man is the kind of guy who gets excited every time the screwfix catalogue comes through the door, it would have to be the multicutter!

  6. laura banks
    12 November 2015 / 9:18 pm

    the boss mug as thats me

  7. Robyn Logan Clarke
    13 November 2015 / 2:16 am

    I love the Firetrap Scarf, cheerful but not over the top

    • 13 November 2015 / 11:39 am

      I quite like it for myself, thinking maybe I’ll but it for Si and then ‘borrow’ it ;)

      Stevie

  8. julie kenny
    13 November 2015 / 10:38 pm

    My husband would love the Liverpool FC Diary and I would love that in my stocking too x

  9. zoe H
    18 November 2015 / 11:09 am

    the chocolate!

  10. Rebecca Townsend
    19 November 2015 / 5:48 am

    Hard choice but I’d probably have to say the chocolate.

  11. Jo Hutchinson
    20 November 2015 / 1:41 am

    The multitool, men love these.

  12. Sarah Davies
    21 November 2015 / 2:28 pm

    DeWalt Multicutter

  13. Lynsey Buchanan
    21 November 2015 / 10:28 pm

    The DeWalt Multicutter

  14. Samantha loughlin
    21 November 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Definitely the chocolate as am a chocoholic xx

  15. Lola Bellouere
    22 November 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Chocolate hamper mmmmm x

  16. Tracy Nixon
    22 November 2015 / 3:44 pm

    I love the Firetrap Scarf – the colours look very smart!

  17. Steven Bufton
    22 November 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I like the Jurassic Park Boxset

  18. Soph H
    22 November 2015 / 4:17 pm

    chocolate and Fifa!

  19. Gilla01
    22 November 2015 / 4:56 pm

    The garage is my OH’s favourite bolt-hole, and he would love the multi-cutter.

  20. Emma Gibson
    22 November 2015 / 5:26 pm

    The boots.

  21. Debbie Skerten
    22 November 2015 / 5:37 pm

    My favourite item is the leather wallet. It’s always a lovely gift for a man.

  22. Jackie ONeill
    22 November 2015 / 5:39 pm

    DeWalt Multicutter

  23. Lorraine Stone
    22 November 2015 / 6:00 pm

    I love the leather wallet, it would be great for Dad for Christmas

  24. Pat Healy
    22 November 2015 / 6:21 pm

    Chocolate every time

  25. Paul Wilson
    22 November 2015 / 6:38 pm

    The chocolate!

  26. Vicky Limerick
    22 November 2015 / 7:15 pm

    For me it would be the chocolate so he would have to share

  27. Julie Booth
    22 November 2015 / 7:36 pm

    The chocolate as he would share it with me :-)

  28. hannonle
    22 November 2015 / 7:39 pm

    I’m a rubbish present buyer, so I’d go for the chocolates every time. You can’t really go wrong with that imo. (Though Thorntons were so much better when they were local to the Nottingham area and not nationwide. I think they changed the recipe or something when they went into mass retail stores instead of their independent local stores.)

  29. Ashleigh Allan
    22 November 2015 / 8:00 pm

    I love the Firetrap Scarf

  30. Melanie Gardiner
    22 November 2015 / 8:36 pm

    The chocolate hamper looks amazing!

  31. Suzanne
    22 November 2015 / 8:47 pm

    The multicutter would be appreciated as he always loves a project.

  32. Amanda Johnson
    22 November 2015 / 8:53 pm

    The Thermos Flask for my hubby and son to take to training and football matches on the freezing cold days. He would be over the moon.

  33. Alica
    22 November 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Always the chocolate! :) x

  34. Sarah Brokenshire
    22 November 2015 / 10:10 pm

    The scrummy chocolate hamper :)

  35. Helen Garner
    22 November 2015 / 10:41 pm

    The chocolate

  36. Karis
    23 November 2015 / 12:01 am

    5. Chocolate

  37. caroline walliss
    23 November 2015 / 6:28 am

    It has to be the yummy chocolate for me.x

  38. 23 November 2015 / 8:51 am

    That Firetrap scarf is gorgeous – can’t believe it’s only £9.99!

    • 23 November 2015 / 11:00 am

      I know, I almost want it for myself ;)

      Stevie x

  39. HELEN GOSSAGE
    23 November 2015 / 11:06 am

    Those boots look awesome and they always need new boots

  40. EMMA WALTERS
    23 November 2015 / 11:14 am

    Liverpool FC Diary

  41. helen tovell
    23 November 2015 / 12:10 pm

    The Jurassic Park Boxset Blurays

  42. JODIE BEAUMONT
    23 November 2015 / 12:13 pm

    i love the wallet

  43. Alison Johnson
    23 November 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Love the Jurassic Park Bluray box sets

  44. Susan Race
    23 November 2015 / 5:33 pm

    The chocolate hamper :)

  45. Rich Tyler
    24 November 2015 / 2:48 am

    FIFA 16 :)

  46. 24 November 2015 / 5:58 am

    Number 11. Jurassic Park Boxset Blurays. That would be my partners ideal gift

  47. Shivon Davis
    24 November 2015 / 12:12 pm

    I love the Leather Wallet, My husbands is so old i think it must be a decade old so a new one would be amazing x

  48. Charlotte Moore
    24 November 2015 / 5:21 pm

    The chocolates!!!!

  49. Kat Lucas
    24 November 2015 / 11:51 pm

    DeWalt Multicutter as I do a lot of crafts

  50. Laura Jeffs
    25 November 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Jurassic Park Boxset Bluerays

  51. Mandy moore
    25 November 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Chocolat hamper

  52. tracy sinclair
    26 November 2015 / 8:26 pm

    The Chocolate Hamper looks so lovely, thats my favorite x

  53. iain maciver
    27 November 2015 / 8:34 am

    DeWalt Multicutter

  54. Vincent Porter
    27 November 2015 / 8:41 am

    Love the rubix cube. Always good fun!

  55. Jon Sellers
    27 November 2015 / 10:22 am

    The DeWalt Boots get my vote

  56. Joanne Beale
    27 November 2015 / 11:32 am

    I would say chocolate but the wallet is what my husband really needs as his old one is falling to pieces

  57. amy fidler
    27 November 2015 / 11:55 am

    The Hamper xx

  58. Tracey Peach
    27 November 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Chocolate! :)

  59. Gemma Cook
    27 November 2015 / 4:09 pm

    It has definitely got to be the wallet, my hubby is in desperate need of a new one and this one is lovely.
    I have really enjoyed reading this blog post. Thank you for sharing. xxx

  60. jennifer hull
    27 November 2015 / 4:09 pm

    chocolate to share over christmas

  61. Yvonne Bradley
    27 November 2015 / 4:10 pm

    Wallet

  62. alan burrows
    27 November 2015 / 6:16 pm

    The Jurassic Park Boxset

  63. Dylan Calderon
    27 November 2015 / 6:51 pm

    my favourite has to be the DeWalt boots

  64. Michaela Hannah
    27 November 2015 / 7:06 pm

    I love the Rubiks cube – takes me back!!

  65. Hazel Rea
    27 November 2015 / 7:20 pm

    The Thermos Flask – saves money on buying coffee.

  66. kim neville
    27 November 2015 / 8:00 pm

    My OH would like the DeWalt boots

  67. claire woods
    27 November 2015 / 9:10 pm

    DeWalt boots

  68. Laura Nice
    27 November 2015 / 11:41 pm

    The boss mug!!

  69. Kate Leather
    28 November 2015 / 7:02 am

    The Jurassic Park Box Set

  70. Ruth Harwood
    28 November 2015 / 8:43 am

    This wallet!

  71. pauline black
    28 November 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Fifa of course! Perfect gift!

  72. Sheri Darby
    28 November 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Chocolates of course

  73. Christine Caple
    28 November 2015 / 10:38 pm

    I would have to say the wallet, my husband’s is falling to pieces.

  74. Angela treadway
    28 November 2015 / 10:45 pm

    I think the chocolate x

  75. Rebecca Austin
    29 November 2015 / 8:12 am

    I would love the chocolate. Great giveaway for the wallet, my husband needs a new one.

  76. Darrell
    29 November 2015 / 3:40 pm

    LOVE the look of the Multicutter :) But it’s a great gift guide, if anyone bought me any of those items I’d be happy :)

  77. Nancy Bradford
    29 November 2015 / 3:55 pm

    I love the DeWalt boots for my partner x

  78. Laura Corrall
    29 November 2015 / 6:21 pm

    I love the Drill and Screwbit set. Hubby is always wanting little accessories for his man tools. Considering we plan to do up the flat this would be a fab gift for him.

  79. Mike Gerrie
    29 November 2015 / 6:40 pm

    I wouldn’t mind the Dewalt Multi cutter

  80. Jean Vaughan
    30 November 2015 / 5:55 am

    The DeWalt boots which I hadn’t given a thought about before but are the perfect gift for the son-in-law who is on his feet in a warehouse for 8 hours a day

  81. Kirsteen Mackay
    30 November 2015 / 6:40 am

    The Dewalt Boots are very smart.
    A great list though, some lovely ideas there.

  82. Susan B
    30 November 2015 / 9:27 am

    Nice little guide. Thank you. You are right about drill bits being lost or damaged and it is always the most useful size that is not present in the toolbox when it is needed. So, No 12 for me.

  83. Alison Macdonald
    30 November 2015 / 10:30 am

    Chocolate! You can never have enough chocolate at Christmas ;-)

  84. emma kinsey
    30 November 2015 / 10:31 am

    THE BOOTS

  85. Layla Thomas
    30 November 2015 / 10:34 am

    I like the Boss cup.

  86. Diana
    30 November 2015 / 2:41 pm

    DeWalt Multicutter

  87. Kat Allinson
    30 November 2015 / 3:49 pm

    The Dewalt Multicutter

  88. Paula Phillips
    30 November 2015 / 4:51 pm

    The chocolate.

  89. Kerry Locke
    30 November 2015 / 5:01 pm

    Loving the scarf

  90. Natalie Henderson
    30 November 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I love the Thermos flask! My partner is a gardener and doesn’t often get a nice cup of tea in the day :-)

  91. 30 November 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I have already got number 4 for my other half, but definitely 100% number 6 for me!!! xx

  92. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    30 November 2015 / 7:39 pm

    The chocolate hamper looks good to me!

  93. Sharon Freemantle
    30 November 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Has to be the screwdriver & drill bit set. Who am I kidding Chocolate has to be the Chocolate

  94. Patricia Avery
    30 November 2015 / 8:49 pm

    The wallet for hubby :)

  95. Sarah Parker
    30 November 2015 / 9:08 pm

    The multitool :)

  96. viv carey
    30 November 2015 / 9:13 pm

    I absolutely adore the firetrap scarf

  97. Mickie Bull
    30 November 2015 / 9:25 pm

    FIFA 16!

  98. jemma dwyer
    30 November 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Jurassic Park Boxset Blurays

  99. Leanne Bell
    30 November 2015 / 11:47 pm

    I like the chocolates, but I know my boyfriend would prefer the Fifa game x

  100. Victoria Prince
    1 December 2015 / 1:02 am

    DeWalt boots – my dad would love them!

  101. Jane Middleton
    1 December 2015 / 1:53 am

    FIFA 16

  102. Barbara Handley
    1 December 2015 / 11:23 am

    Drill and Screwbit set

  103. Andrea A
    1 December 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Thermos Flask

  104. Sarah Lewis
    1 December 2015 / 12:37 pm

    I love the Firetrap Scarf

  105. Maria Jane Knight
    1 December 2015 / 12:53 pm

    The chocolate #sweettooth

  106. Natalie Crossan
    1 December 2015 / 9:42 pm

    He’d love the Dewalt Multicutter xx