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It’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and you’ve probably begun making your way through your gifting list.
If, like a great many of us, you’re leaving the men in your life for last on account of having no idea what to get them, allow us to point you in the right direction.
Here are our picks for best Christmas gifts for him – dad, boyfriend, husband, son – no matter his lifestyle or interests.
FOR THE ADVENTURER
LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle, Amazon, $80.11
If your man likes to get out and about in the wild as often as possible, gift this brilliant water bottle with filtering straw, which will allow him to safely hydrate from the creeks and streams he encounters. A hollow fibre membrane filter removes bacteria and protozoa; while a two-stage carbon filter reduces carbon and odour. As if the promise of hydration no matter where in the rainforest he wanders wasn’t good enough of a gift, LifeStraw gives a child from a developing country safe drinking water for an entire school year with every one purchased.
FOR THE SNEAKERHEAD
Nike By You, Nike, $160 – $410
Nike By You allows sneakerheads to customise some of Nike’s most iconic sneaker styles, from across lifestyle, running, basketball, training and beyond. Customise everything from the silhouette to colours of the sole, trim and all – no doubt he’ll love that there’ll be no one else in the workd with the exact same kicks as him.
FOR THE LUXURY LOVER
Aesop Seasonal Gift Kits, Aesop, $67
No doubt you’re already a devotee of Aesop’s range of luxious, native-infused, vegan skincare and home products. Allow the man in your life to indulge in some self-care – which, let’s face it, considering the year it’s been, we could all do with – and gift him one of these five special gift packs.
Choose from kits like the skin balance-restoring The Metaphysical Voyager, to the elevated daily skincare in The Lore Collector. Each gift pack comes with complimentary literary works through a QR code – he need only scan it to read or listen to works from writers such as Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis to Lafcadio Hearn. Truly, these decadent products and complimentary literature discoveries are the ideal gift for the luxury-loving men in your life.
FOR THE STYLE-CONSCIOUS
Smart Watch Stainless Steel Wristband, Amazon, $37.50+
If he’s still wearing the silicone band that came with his Apple Watch, and it clearly looks out of place with the rest of his personal style, give him the aesthetic of his old analog watches (without the need to sacrifice the convenience of his smart one) with this stainless steel chain watch strap. Compatible with a range