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TREND | Christmas 2018 Present Ideas

If you’ve not yet been bombarded by Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ either in the office or walking past the shops, you’ve definitely have not been out enough. For ’tis the season, and with the multiplying tinsel comes growing anxieties over presents. In a world where shopping can happen at the click of a button, choosing a memorable gift for someone is harder said than done. But you also need to make time to consider what you want to see in your present sack this festive season. With that in mind, we’ve collated the finest festive gifts for men at every price point.

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Your Favourite Aftershave:

Just make sure to spell out exactly what you want, leave the empty bottle laying around, send links if you have to, or risk getting a fragrance that smells more like rubbing alcohol. 

Wrist Bling:

It’s often thought that a watch is one of the few pieces of sparkly jewellery that men are allowed to actively seek out. Pick a style that best works for your lifestyle.

High-Quality Socks:

Not just a myth; well-made socks make getting up when it’s still dark out that much easier (on your cold feet, at least). Wool-cotton styles wear better and keep your feet warmer. Add a splash of colour under your suit trousers for a little added personality.

Premium Cotton T-shirts:

If there’s one thing every man needs more of, it’s basics. Washed a red sock with your white t-shirt? Ruined. Coffee spill in transit? In the bin. Sweat stains? Out. We’d suggest requesting a pack of six or more.

A Good Cookbook:

Because it’s the 21st century and if you haven’t yet cooked a meal that consists of more than toast you’ve got some catching up to do. We’d suggest one-pot options to start (a home cooked meal is still a home cooked meal) while you work up to more complex recipes (just hide that burnt pot after).

An Alarm Clock:

Early morning wake-ups make it even harder to crowbar yourself out from under the duvet. A wake-up light alarm clock mimics a real sunrise to coax your body into getting up and at ‘em while others are simply obnoxiously loud but get the job done.

Wall Art:

You’ve successfully moved out and you’ve managed to keep a plant alive. Now it’s time to decorate the walls. No, not with boughs of holly. With tasteful wall prints.

An Activity Tracker:

Looking to get fit in 2019? A fitness watch can be enough to motivate you (or shame you) into swapping the TV tray for the treadmill. Try not to take it as an insult, everyone is wearing them these days.