Don't let a low budget put you off finding the perfect gift
Don't let a low budget put you off finding the perfect gift

Secret Santa Gift Guide: Under £50 for him

Don’t worry about being a cheapskate... it’s the thought that counts. But these gifts will add a touch of class to your Christmas

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Monday 17 December 2018 13:13
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As we all know, when it comes to gifting it’s the thought that counts. That being said, finding the man in your life something he won’t toss aside minutes after opening on Christmas morning can prove tricky, especially when you have a budget of £50.

Stumped on what to get? If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your shopping list then you’ll find plenty of ideas in our gift guide below. From skincare to booze, books and cosy cashmere, there’s something for everyone. So, spare yourself the regret of giving something boring like another pair of socks this year, and instead get something from our guide of best gifts for under £50.

Orbitkey 2.0 Premium Leather Keyring, £29.70, Farrar & Tanner

If you know someone who’s always losing their keys then this premium leather key holder will make the perfect present.

The keyring holds between three and seven standard size keys and is crafted from genuine cowhide leather, meaning that other possessions, like your phone, remain scratch-free while in your pocket or bag.

Even better, you can choose to add a personalised laser engraving to the strap – or a multi-tool, USB or bottle opener – for a small additional fee.

ClarinsMen Grooming Collection, £40, Clarins

High-quality skincare that promises to protect your recipient’s face from the frosty weather makes for an excellent gift.

We love this set, which includes classic products like the ClarinsMen super moisture balm, active face wash, shampoo and shower, and anti-fatigue eye serum – all presented in a smart washbag.

Individually, these products would typically set you back £57 in total, so this collection gives you an impressive saving of £17.

Hennessy VS Vhils Limited Edition Cognac, £34.99, Drink Supermarket

If you’re finding gift shopping particularly difficult then booze is always a good option.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get much better than a classic bottle of Hennessy cognac, the brand is continuing its ongoing series of collaborations with internationally renowned artists for another year.

This time round, Hennessy has joined forces with Portuguese graffiti artist VHILS to create a limited edition bottle presented in an eye-catching gift box.

A great gift for anyone with a penchant for art, or who simply enjoy a tipple every now and then, this bottle will make a great addition to any home bar.

Norse Projects Beanie, £50, End Clothing

Pretty much everyone suits a beanie and this soft lambswool version by Norse projects ticks all the boxes – and is both stylish and practical.

Crafted from British yarn, this autumnal orange version is detailed with a subtle melange ribbed knit, turned-up brim and woven brand tab. In fact, it’s so trendy we think it will become a staple for any well-dressed man over winter.

Dior, Sauvage Shower Gel, £29, Selfridges

Christmas is a great time to gift someone a new scent, but a designer brand can stretch your budget.

Instead, we suggest opting for a shower gel that, while considerably cheaper, will be just as well received on the day.

The epitome of luxury, our favourite is Dior’s Sauvage, which cleanses and conditions the skin with the same woody aroma as the fragrance.

Gillette Limited Edition Flexball With Razor Stand, £23.50, Amazon

Beards are slowly falling out of favour, which means the razor has once again become a worthy contender for gift giving at this time of year.

But that’s not to say any old razor will do. In which case, we suggest picking up Gillette’s Limited Edition Flexball gift box that comes with a pro-glide chrome handle, four additional blade refills, a Fusion 5 shaving gel, and a razor stand.

Designed with rubber grip for a smooth feel, the FlexBall technology responds to contours and gets virtually every hair, while the precision blades offer a shave he will barely feel.

Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe!, £40, End Clothing

Self-confessed sneakerphiles will surely have a pair of trainers on their Christmas list, but if your budget doesn’t stretch quite that far then a book about their obsession will suffice.

Celebrating the man and the shoe that bears his name, Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe! documents the style icon’s life in a 336-page book that includes 200 photographs and various personal recollections.

Malin + Goetz, Leather Candle, £40, Space NK

Homebody and fragrance fans alike will appreciate receiving a candle that will light up his pad – batchelor or otherwise – and leave it looking and smelling divine.

Our pick is inspired by the longstanding bond between leather and perfume.

Made entirely from natural waxes such as bees, vegetable and soy, it delivers a whiff of sensual sandalwood, rustic leather and suede amber. Presented in an elegant-looking glass jar, it can burn for up to 60 hours.

Cashmere Scarf, £39.99, H&M

Ideal for men who enjoy the finer things in life, this scarf is perfect for the colder months.

A burgeoning area in fashion, good-quality affordable cashmere is pretty hard to come by, but this premium option delivers on both fronts.

Designed with a soft ribknit finish, this camel colour is our favourite but it’s also available in grey, black and navy.

Frank Green, Smart Cup 8oz, £21, Doppio

Remember the days when carrying an oversized thermos was the only way to enjoy your coffee on the go? Oh how far we’ve come.

Thanks to a new era of reusable coffee cups, enjoying a hot drink on your commute has never been so stylish, and this one from Frank Green is our favourite.

Inspired by Australian cafe culture, it’s pleasingly minimalist and features a smart thermo layer that keeps your coffee hot for hours. They’re available in a range of colours, but our favourite combination is grey and navy.

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