Men’s Gifts

Nazareth Candle by Cire Trudon

This utilitarian backpack from Scandi firm Sandqvist comes in a brilliant sunshine yellow and has a padded base and back to protect a travelling laptop. £100, Liberty

We are big fans of the bath and shower products from Malin + Goetz and we especially like the refreshing eucalyptus wash which is great for sensitive skin. £28, Liberty

 

The Folio Society ‘Pompeii – The Life of a Roman Town’ by Mary Beard,  illustrates the drama and truth of the notorious volcano and contains 32 colour photographs, as well as two beautiful drawn maps showing Pompeii and its surrounding areas.  £39.95, The Folio Society

 

It does not get much more classic than this smooth cognac leather washbag from Aspinal of London. £150, Aspinal of London

 

Cire Trudon’s candles not only look fabulous, they all smell incredible too but the Nazareth is particularly good at this time of year with Orange, cinnamon and incense. £65, Selfridges

 

 

How to improve on the classic Converse All Star baseball shoe? Add a cosy shearling line and navy suede outer for the chillier months. £56.99, Office

Yes it costs almost as much as the iPad but this dove grey Eliot pouch is a thing of great beauty with its shargreen hardware and gorgeous nubuck lining. £225, Smythson

 

 

There’s nothing like a stealth gift to yourself and what could be better on Christmas morning than a Bellini with your pastries? £35, Fortnum and Mason

 

Treat bookish men to a year’s supply of paperbacks tailored to suit their literary tastes whether it’s crime fiction and historical drama to biographies and travelogues. From £148, Daunt Books

 

We are crazy about any Vetiver fragrance but this one from Czech and Speake is one of the best with a mix of bergamot and mandarin and base notes of sandalwood and vetiver. £85, Czech and Speake.

 

 

Gloves do not get much more luxurious than these cashmere-lined beauties from Belstaff. £225, Belstaff

 

 

So much chicer than a dustbin lid, this German-made ash sleigh folds down for easy storage. £79.99, Toast

Aromatherapy Associates’ powerful bath and shower oils are miraculous de-stressers and they smell incredible too. £39, Space NK

 

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Men's Gifts
— Helen
11th December 2013