Tracking down the perfect gift for men – whether that’s your boyfriend, dad, male best friend, Grandad or brother – has long seemed impossible. Whatever the special occasion.
Whether you simply want the perfect present to say ‘thank you’ for existing, or you’re after a birthday gift, anniversary gift, new job gift or Christmas gift for him, men are famously hard to buy for. Even with the high street officially back up-and-running, scouring the men’s section in the hope that something might just jump out at us is still a strenuous task. Seriously – why is it so goddamn tough to think of epic gift ideas for him?!
Of course, you could add a tried and trusted gift like socks, cufflinks or a gift card to your online checkout. But you’ve done that year after year after YEAR. We’re over it. Instead, we’ve been working tirelessly to track down unusual gifts for men from the new in sections of our favourite stores (think: Mr. Porter, Arket, ASOS, Oliver Bonas and Not Another Bill). The result? A definitive guide to the best gifts for men who have everything – from personalised gifts and experience days to retro gifts, luxury gift boxes, stylish t-shirts and gifts for foodies. For every budget, of course.
Want a sneak peek of what made the cut? Beauty gifts aren’t only great gifts for her. The fresh but woody Dior Sauvage Eau De Toilette is one of John Lewis’ most popular gifts for him – on Father’s Day and all year round. And Giorgi Armani’s Acqua di Gio Homme is another bestseller. It’s pretty hard to beat a man that smells good. Similarly, if he’s really into his styling, a hoodie like this jet black sweat by Levi’s at ASOS is an almost-certain win.
Elsewhere, we’ve found a cookbook which serves up all the recipe inspo, seriously cool Converse trainers that will show his support of LGBTQIA+ Pride, a book on Cryptocurrency (it’ll keep him occupied for ages) and The Ritual of Samurai skincare gift set for his self-care Sundays. We’ve got a bluetooth speaker by the one-and-only Sonos, a BBQ to level-up his weekend plans and card games to take on his upcoming weekend break. If he’s a Harry Potter fan, you can’t go wrong with Dobble Harry Potter, while Star Wars lovers will appreciate this build-your-own Scout Trooper Helmet. Made for adults. Trust.
After more gift guides? Head this way for gifts for sisters, over here for mum-to-be gifts and in this direction for flower delivery services. We’ve also got letterbox gifts, wedding gifts, engagement gifts and unusual gifts for the person who has everything.
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