Men can be notoriously hard to buy for, some have everything and seem lost for nothing, for others you don’t know where to start. An overly practical gift may lack personality, you might also want to avoid anything too whimsical. So how can you strike a balance without breaking the bank? Our top 5 Christmas presents for men for under £200 will help steer you in the right direction this season.
Is there someone in your life who likes to keep track of time, or maybe someone who needs some help doing so? A watch can make an excellent gift, especially one as unique as the person it is for.
In the era of smartwatches, consider offering something truly unique. Finn Watches, inspired by the legend of Finn McCool, have a unique hexagonal shape matching the rock formations at the Giant’s Causeway. Steeped in rugged history the distressed leather straps echo the robust, outdoor nature of the design. Next to the stainless steel watch face, you can select from multiple leather strap designs. Finn’s Causeway watch makes for a great gift that the man in your life which he may not even realises he needs yet.
Traditional tweed caps have come sweeping back into fashion, and they could be the gift you are seeking. Robinson’s Shoes have added the excellent Hata range to their accessories collection just in time for Christmas. Hata, a Donegal company, make their hats using the best local materials and craftsmanship. This gentlemanly collection includes hats such the Green Herringbone Tweed Cap. This hat range can complement a modern suit or add formality to a casual seasonal look. Consider adding a classic fashion to your giftee’s wardrobe with a Hata hat.
Do you know a man with cold feet?
If shoes are too much and socks are too little, consider slippers. A pair of slippers can be the standout present, especially for those cold days spent lounging indoors. A quality pair however should be enjoyed long beyond Christmas. Thankfully, Robinson’s stock slippers which match the high quality of their shoes. The ‘Michael’ by Drapers of Glastonbury, is a moccasin style slipper with a tartan interior. Made with comfort in mind, it’s a lightweight luxury slipper with an adjustable lace for the perfect hold. An all year-round slipper, it has a durable rubber sole for indoor and outdoor use. The only downside is ever having to take it off.
In recent years, gadget gifting has become more and more popular. It has also become so much more expensive and complex. Will that new device be compatible with his tablet? Is his phone going to work with this new speaker/holder/cover/flying robot? The only certainty is, we carry more devices to and from work than we ever did.
We should carry all these extras in style, and fortunately The British Belt Company have produced some commuting must-haves. For all your chargers, phones, laptops and devices they have the Langdale briefcase. Spacious and stylish, it can help organise your partner’s work clutter with 2 external zip pockets and one main area suitable for a 13-inch laptop.
Don’t upset the balance
Men can be very attached to some products and have certain untouched rituals. Shaving is one such ritual - it may be the time of day they shave or the razor they use by they will rarely alter this routine. Christmas is also the time when men own their peak amount of toiletries so best not to jump on that bandwagon. Consider a shaving bag instead - it doesn’t rock the apple cart and will be welcome storage space. Quality wash bags are great at home and for travelling, check The British Belt Company’s offerings this year.