17 best Christmas gifts for style-conscious men

Buying for blokes can be tough. These too-cool-for-school statement pieces are just the ticket for the fussy men in your life

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1. John Lewis Spectrum DAB/FM radio

Add a pop of colour to the room with this affordable radio. The matte rubber finish means it's a cool looking bit of kit too. 

£29.95, johnlewis.com

2. Dior Homme tailored techno jacket

This indigo jacket by Christian Dior’s men’s division is part of the latest Sci-Fi inspired collection. Swish but understated.

Price on request, brownsfashion.com

3. Lisa Carrier gothic skull candles

Men appreciate scented candles too. Fact. These stylish examples in black glass holders with a skull motif will look striking in any bachelor pad. Despite the tough exterior, the scent, called Cathedral, with notes of  passion fruit, apricot, caramel and vanilla, is subtle and pleasant. They come packed in a designer-stamped box.

£65, giftlibrary.com

4. M.I.A x Versus bag

Who says fashion types don't have a sense of humour? This backpack by Versace's younger, more affordable and relaxed counterpart is designed by singer M.I.A and the print is based on 'Versace' fakes found in market stalls.

£220, brownsfashion.com

5. The Godfather Monopoly

Perfect for fans of the Francis Ford Coppola- directed trilogy, the classic board game has been given a Mafia make-over. It features locations and characters from the films. Work your way around the board wheeling and dealing to try to make it to the top of the "family business".

£43.99, amazon.co.uk

6. Raf Simons jacquard knit sweatshirt

He can make a statement in this jazzy multicoloured merino roll neck from Dior creative director Raf Simons. The orange head motif layered over burglar stripes is a lot of fun.

£373, farfetch.com

7. Barbour quilted case for iPad Mini

A stylish man needs stylish accessories. This quilted, tartan-lined number designed in collaboration with Barbour is a winner for iPad Mini owners - it will protect his precious tablet from knocks and scratches and works as a dual-angle stand too.

£54.95, proporta.co.uk

8. Bric's Bellagio case

Is the man in your life always losing sight of his luggage on the baggage carousel at the airport? Well he won't if you get him this elegant travel bag. Lightweight, durable and classic it'll last him for years and the big makes a bit of a statement too.

£495, caseluggage.com

9. Frescobol Carioca green shorts

It might not be exactly shorts weather but if he's heading for some winter sun, this bright, well-cut pair from the Brazilian-inspired swimwear company founded by two former bankers are just the ticket. If not, he can pack them away until summer safe in the knowledge that he'll be the most stylish man round the pool come July.

£115, frescobolcarioca.com

10. The North Circular balaclava

A bold choice, but this out-of-the-ordinary alpaca-wool knit balaclava is warm and toasty - and just a little bit controversial.

£110, www.go-british.co.uk

11. Eugene Riconneaus skateboard

One for perennial skater boys, this bright green leopard print skate deck means he'll stand out down at the park, whether he wants to or not.

£85, avenue32.com

12. Inverni woven cashmere scarf

You can't go wrong with soft, luxe cashmere, and this scarf is a understated stylish piece that will add a bit of interest - and warmth - to his get-up.

£350, gift-library.com

13. Missoni tie in red

Ties might not be as ubiquitous as they once were, but we reckon this textured silk number from the Italian fashion house is a pretty cool addition to any wardrobe. The slim fit keeps it modern looking. One for the hipsters.

£69, giftlibrary.com

14. Oyster card holder

He can keep his Oyster card safe with this snazzy leather holder from the Brit bag-makers. For an extra fiver you can add his name too.

From £15, brit-stitch.com

15. Inkhead espresso cup and saucer

If he can't start the day without his morning caffeine hit consider this rather special cup and saucer. The tattoo-inspired design with gold detail on fine bone china looks striking on a kitchen shelf.

£64, lamaisoncouture.com

16. Dries Van Noten sunglasses

These black-rimmed acetate beauties from Dries Van Noten for Linda Farrow Collaborations are different enough to make a style statement. We love the not quite square lenses.

£225, brownsfashion.com

17. Ice London USB Man 2GB

USB sticks are all too easy to lose, but this one's a little bit different. Gold, with legs that bend, it can sit on the desk until he needs to use it. Also comes in pewter.

£55, gift-library.com

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