With Christmas carols bombarding you from every angle and your social calendar bursting at the seams, the holiday season has once again arrived. But as the countdown towards Christmas day approaches the single digits, the last-minute present-buying frenzy has begun and the perpetual difficulty of buying a gift for the modern man will leave your nearest and dearest stumped for ideas. So simplify their lives and embrace your inner child by forming your own Christmas wish list.
Avoid any confusion over sizing and never-ending style and colour options, and instead opt for accessories when buying gifts for the festive season. Think unusual ties, funky socks, tie pins, pocket squares, belts. A slim leather wallet or classic watch are fool proof options that also allows the gift-giver to inject some personal thought into the style of the piece. Refer to our previous articles on watches and accessories to gain further inspiration.
Whilst the latest Xbox/PlayStation release or anything containing the prefix ‘i’ may be the most obvious options, there are plenty of fantastic gifts that will satisfy any techno kid out there. A set of portable, wireless speakers will be your ultimate summertime companion. There are plenty of affordable options on the market that are also water, dust and shock proof, making them perfect for every occasion from Christmas day lunch to upcoming beach trips with friends. Moreover, a pair of good quality headphones will never fail to disappoint and will be appreciated by a man of any age.
For the young at heart, hover boards are the ultimate 2015 gadgets, allowing you to finally fulfil your Back to the Future dreams. For the thrill-seeker, a bungee jumping, white water rafting or race car driving voucher will go down a treat and get the adrenaline pumping. For the kitchen enthusiasts out there, there are a plethora of great cookbooks to hone your skills and unleash your inner master chef at your next dinner party. And as always, when in doubt, a bottle of the finest quality alcohol will never go astray.