The 50 Best Christmas gifts for him
From stocking fillers to under-the-tree thrillers, give the men in your life a gift to remember this year. Will Coldwell plays Santa with this pick of presents
Friday 30 November 2012
The mountable GoPro is perfect for anyone who loves messing around with a camera without having to worry about breaking it. Best new feature is the built-in Wi-FI.
Anyone who can beat the iPhone 5 deserves an award. No surprise then that this slick, ridiculously hi-spec device was official phone of the year at the T3 Gadget Awards.
This wireless speaker system, sized 256mm x 93mm, connects to Bluetooth enabled devices. The stereo sound quality is better than the original (151mm x 57mm) Jambox, and the range is excellent.
Super cool, innovative and bright bike lights that end fumbling around with clumsy clips; simply stretch the silicone strap around the frame and off you go.
So thin you feel like you could snap it in half, super light and a much better fit for the palm than the iPad, the mini has all the same features and you barely miss those extra inches.
A pair of these in your ears is like having a private concert. They have tremendously punchy bass and tight treble. They’re also comfy.
This limited-edition fisheye camera is the perfect way to revive someone’s love for film. The wide-angle lens should fit in your entire extended family.
Always treat your e-reader with care. This case comes in a range of colours and styles, but we think ‘charcoal’ shows you’re serious about literature.
Winning the war on horizontal mobiles, these suction-cup soldiers will follow your every command, as long as you only want them to prop up your phone.
Suitable for iPhone 4 and 4s, this attachment has three lenses in one; fisheye, wide angle and macro, maximising the already hi-spec camera.
Packed full of the finest cuts of smoked beef, salmon and duck, with delicious garnishes such as smoked garlic, paprika and coarse sea salt, this will delight any food fanatic.
Legend has it that these multi-layered, hand-finished Damascus steel blades are made from the same material as ancient Samurai swords. Take that, vegetables!
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These high-quality aprons designed by chefs should have him barking commands across the kitchen in no time. It comes with a nifty attachable kitchen cloth as an added extra.
This Espresso maker, based on the original design by Alessandro Mendini, comes in three sizes and is perfect for any man who likes his a classic cup of coffee in the morning.
Christmas means little to a food buff without a top-quality cheese board. This set includes four native cheeses, including Oxford Isis and Green’s farmhouse cheddar.
‘Love and Hate’ tattoos are said to express man’s inner struggle, so these double-sided oven mitts should give him some food for thought.
Perfect for fans of the macabre, and an excellent gift for anyone who still insists on opening bottles with their actual teeth.
America has some of the world’s best micro-breweries. This case of 12 beers is the perfect way for an ale fan to sample hard-to-find brews.
A superior blended whisky matured for 18 years. Taste-wise it’s creamy vanilla, cereal and stewed fruits, perfect for cold winter nights.
These delicious hand-made chutneys are the jewels crafted from surplus vegetables collected from markets at the end of each day.
With its sustainably grown walnut handle, still packed with all the tools you need, this is a classy new take on the Swiss Army knife.
Return to your hunter-gatherer roots with this guide to finding your own food. Includes advice on avoiding anything poisonous, plus preservation suggestions.
This great piece of camping kit can boil a litre of water in less than five minutes and charge your gadgets at the same time, using only the heat generated from burning twigs.
Uses a replaceable carbon filter, purifying water as you sip and removing any chlorine or bits of organic matter you’d rather not drink.
Bright as a spotlight and boasts a 280m range that you can quickly focus on your target. Best to avoid shining it in anyone’s face!
Designed by artist David Huglin, who was tired of dreary mass-market undergarments, these British-made boxers are as stylish as they are comfortable.
For the man who likes to smell timeless, this fresh, aquatic and classic fragrance from Armani should do just the trick. Includes shower gel and aftershave balm.
Christmas jumpers are a must. This is one of the cheesiest on the high street and should have its wearer squirming with self-conscious delight. Perfect.
Part of a range of audiowear and bags created by Bob Marley’s children, this 14-litre backpack has a pleasingly simple aesthetic and comes in charcoal grey.
Socks! Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. Still, with a pair as funky as these (and we’re not referring to the smell) you can let your ankles peek out with pride.
Rustic, Aztec-style patterns are on trend, so this will add a fashionable touch to your outfit. A bit of stretch ensures you’ll always get a good fit.
Feeling sniffly is no excuse not to look sharp and this handkerchief, in delicate pure cotton, is the ideal way to blow your nose like a gentleman.
This scent is a contemporary take on Napoleon’s favourite cologne. It’s made by London perfumer Angela Flanders.
A more refined incarnation of the Christmas jumper, this patterned knit should get you in the spirit of things without sacrificing any street-cred.
Cufflinks made this brand’s name and Simon Carter’s vibrant and distinctly seasonal pair demonstrates exactly what a timeless feel his jewellery has.
This handmade scarf is half wool and half silk, meaning you can swathe your neck in whichever fabric you most fancy each morning.
Just when you thought cassettes were dead, Lik+Neon give old music collections a new lease of life. Each wallet is unique – it simply depends on which albums the designers find.
Inspired by the cloth bags pro-cycling teams use to get food to their riders, Rapha has created this musette with the luxury British bikewear firm’s characteristic stripe detail.
A stainless-steel disc rotates, giving the hour and minute. It’s splash-resistant, comfortable and comes in white, black, yellow or green.
Each pair of these cashmere-lined gloves are individually cut and sewn in Italy by craftsmen following a method unchanged since 1885. Not cheap, but an investment.
Men do like candles too you know, but for reluctant converts, a “mandle” might help. Scents include tobacco, cannabis and dark rum, but fortunately stop short of beer or chips.
We’ve all seen him, but can you find him? This colourful Where’s Wally-style picture book is a worthy tribute to the viral Youtube video of a dog running amok in a herd of deer at Richmond Park. Fentonnnn!
Featuring the kitsch illustrations of artist David Sparshott, this large-format, richly coloured print celebrates two undoubtedly fine pursuits; cycling and drawing.
Giving hope to wannabe Banksys, this encyclopaedia of puerile, poorly spelt and quasi-profound street “art” shows that however bad your graffiti, there’s still a chance you’ll get published.
Set a stylish tone for your doodles with this bold retro notebooks, made from 100 per cent recycled paper. There is a whole selection of sizes, styles and equally mind-boggling patterns to choose from.
This technicolor wall chart is not only a slick way to keep track of your commitments, touch the black squares and the ink fades to reveal a historical fact for each day.
This limited-edition seat from the oversized bean-bag brand has a healthy fluorescent glow. You’ll be fighting over who gets to crash out on this one.
Create your own band of night-fighting warriors with this dainty kit. It comes with blank wooden pieces, paint and even some sandpaper to erase mistakes.
Jazz up their commute with an artistic Oyster card holder. Go for an underwater theme by DJ Mr Scruff , a sarcastic “PIKEA” one by Chu or a vintage-photo theme by KozynDan.
With its dramatic angles and bold shape, this umbrella will have you waiting impatiently for a rainy day. Designed to cope with winds of up to 70mph.
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