Who says men are difficult to buy for? Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler or something special, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for any hard-to-please husbands, fathers and brothers with our Christmas gift guide.
1. Red retro telephone, Wild & Wolf
This retro phone in phone box red is a perfect desk accessory. The design was first launched in 1967 by the General Post Office and is still a classic today. It plugs into a standard phone socket, and costs £39 from Red Candy.
2. Large wooden robot nutcracker, Suck UK
A present that’s fun and practical, this painted and printed wooden robot has a twist key nut cracker. The robots are finished by hand, are available in a range of sizes and colours and cost from £15 to £25. Available from One Brown Cow.
3. Camembert roaster, Moore Designs
If your other half fancies himself as a bit of a Gordon Ramsey, this hand-forged Camembert roaster will be right up his street. It’s made to roast boxed cheeses on the embers of an open fire or wood burner – once the cheese is melted, just gather friends, wine and some crunchy bread and dip in. £58 including UK delivery, available from Moore Designs.
4. ‘Time for him’ gift set, Carabella Gifts
A beautifully-presented gift box, containing a smart grey canvas wash bag with a black waterproof lining; 250g of roasted Daily Brew coffee which has a nutty yet well rounded taste; q Contemporary China coffee mug with integrated spoon and artisan double baked biscotti biscuits, designed for dunking. The set costs £35 and is available from Carabella Gifts.
6. Beers of the world screen print, Hunkydory Home
Get to know your stouts from your sorters and explore the world of craft beer with this screen print, which gives an overview of 59 recognised beer styles. Each one has been grouped, categorised and described complete with specific beer characteristics such as bitterness and strength. £45, available from Hunkydory Home.
7. Paper boats pint mug, Laura Lee designs
Now that’s a proper sized mug! From the Cornwall based studio of ceramic artist Laura Lee, this handpainted pint mug is decorated with paper boats to spark those childhood memories. £22 from Laura Lee designs.
8. Beano vintage stainless steel flask, Tesco
Remember Dennis the Menace and Gnasher? If you do, you’ll love this vintage-style 500ml capacity flask, made from stainless steel with a leather-effect wrap. Features a push-button valve for easy pouring. £10, available from selected Tesco stores and online from the Tesco Direct website.
9. Globe clock, Bowes
This neat little clock would look great on a desk in the study or adorning the mantelpiece, and the design means it won’t take up too much space. Small and perfectly formed, it’s an ideal addition to the stylish office. £65, available from Sweetpea and Willow.
10. Francis Francis Y3 IperEspresso machine, illy
For the caffeine fiend, illy’s latest machine, the Y3, is a great entry-level coffee maker for budding baristas, and at just 10 centimetres wide and 26.5 centimetres tall will fit into the smallest kitchen. It uses illy’s iperEspresso pod system combinng high level engineering and top quality espresso with reasonable pricing. Available in black, lime green, orange and white and priced at £99 from Espresso Crazy.
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