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Christmas Gift Guide For Men 2016

Monday, 28th November, 2016

Christmas is upon us, so if you’re looking for presents for any men, or just yourself, I have put together a small list of different gifts you could either ask people to buy for yourself, buy for others, or just buy for yourself! ūüėÄ

If you are buying for men it can be tough, or expensive depending on your taste or budget, but actually it’s not too difficult. I have split up this guide into separate parts, so if you’re looking for tech, grooming, food and drink or stocking fillers. If you’re looking for fashion, I have my Winter Coat Guide as well as a Jumper and Knitwear guide specially for the season,¬† men’s aftershave for Christmas guide and who can forget a good old fashioned novelty jumper, check out the best Christmas Jumpers for 2016.

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Tech & Gadgets

Is this the number 1 gift this year? The Nintendo Classic Mini is a smaller version of the original NES, built by Nintendo and comes with 30 pre-installed games. It’s already sold out, so if you can get one, get it fast! It’s ¬£50 and will be loved by anyone who remembers the console from the first time round, and even the younger ones who just like pick up and play games.

One of the most talked about gadgets this year has to be the Amazon Echo. Always connected to your internet, you can ask it anything, from asking Alexa to play something from your Spotify to adding things to your shopping list. If you have a smart home with compatible hardware, you’ll be able to use it to control your home by just talking to it. A new gadget for those who love gadgets, it’s ¬£150.

Microsoft has gained a lot of love in the last couple of years with their Surface Pro line-up and their latest Surface Book laptop which came last year. If you want one of the most powerful tablets, the Surface Pro 4 has to be worth a look, you can check it out. Starting at £749.

If you’re looking to upgrade your computer and want one of the most stylish ultrabooks on the market, the Dell XPS 13 is one of the best. I’ve got one myself, check my Dell XPS 13 review, I love the machine. Tiny bezels, huge power and a brilliant screen. It’s a winner, they’ve just upgraded the processors to Kaby Lake (Intel 7th generation CPU)¬†and starts at around ¬£999.

Netflix has really taken off in the last couple of¬† years, and you can buy someone Netflix vouchers so they’re able to buy a subscription. Nacros? Black Is The New Orange and Luke Cage are some of the big TV shows, and you can watch a huge number of films on demand. Watch on your PC, tablet, PS4, XBOX or compatible TV. Check out Netflix UK and their price plans¬†.

Need a speaker? Bose are synonymous with great sound, and you can get the Bose SoundLink mini Bluetooth speaker for only £170, which is a small powerhouse and can easily fill a small room. Perfect to carry to a friends party, listen in a bedroom or take it down to the living room. Get it here.

Want some stylish headphones? The Bang & Oulfson H6 were the headphones to have, however, there’s a now a newer model which has been around for just over a year. The B&O Beoplay H8 headphones keep the style, but are a wireless version of the original H6. They’re expensive at ¬£399, but if you want quality and style these are the cans to have. You can still get the wired version which are still brilliant for around ¬£240.

The Amazon Fire Stick is been around for a while now, and it’s gained a lot of popularity. If you’re looking to upgrade an old TV to a Smart one,¬†watch more on demand and stream TV, it’s a good option at only ¬£33.

Coming from Kickstarter and for sale on Amazon, the LaMetric Time WiFi Clock is something which caught my eye, and I think this is really cool! It’s like an LCD desktop clock, but with a difference. Not only can you customise the clock faces, but it works with apps, simply connect it to your phone and download the specified apps, and get a read out of the app data on your desk! From Twitter and Facebook counts to email and the weather, there’s so much what this little gadget can do! It’s just under ¬£160.

Style & Grooming

I Love this Hugo Boss watch. It’s simple, classic and sleek. It looks good, it’s a fashion branded watch and comes in at ¬£99, for under ¬£100 you can’t complain and it’s a real bargain.

Socks and underwear are¬†must have items, and are one of the more traditional gifts to give or receive for Christmas. Traditional doesn’t mean old and boring, and that’s where Happy Socks come in. I love their bright and bold styles and patterns, as well as some contemporary stylish designs too. Not only do they look good, but the quality is great too. Socks and underwear come as individual items or in packs, and there’s plenty of choice.

A scarf is a must have item for the colder weather, and Johnstons of Elgin have a great range as always. Made in Scotland, the cashmere scarves also come with personalisation options, you can get a luxurious cashmere scarf for £100 and personalise it.

Dermalogica are well known for their great skincare products, and some of the best shaves I’ve had is using the specialised Dermalogica shaving products. They now do a special set for guys, the shaving kit which contains everything you need for the best shave you can have. The kit is ¬£44

For another year, Molton Brown are doing their special Christmas Crackers which contain small bottles of their favourite men’s grooming products, including black pepper body wash, hydrator and body lotion. It’s a great deal at only ¬£20 and it’s really good stuff.

Food And Drink

Champagne – Christmas is a time for parties, celebrations and having a good time, and nothing says that like champagne. There’s a large choice, from Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” to vintage Moet which I love; If you want to make an impact the Bottega Gold bottles of prosecco not only look the part but it tastes great too; They also do silver bottles (sparkling wine) and rose gold (ros√© prosecco) bottles. These start at around ¬£22, and no doubt deals to be had in plenty of places.

Charbonnel et Walker Champagne Truffles – They’re expensive, but it’s Christmas so this is one time to spend a little money on some extravagant chocolate. I love these truffles, and usually get myself a few on 14th February, but they’ll go down equally as well for Christmas. Get a heart or circular box for the usual packaging, or go for something more festive, with cracker shaped packaging which really looks the part. The crackers come with three truffles.

Vodka – A really nice vodka is the Crystal Head vodka. I’ve got a bottle myself and it’s really good, not only does it taste good, but the bottle is a real stylish piece on it’s own. You can pick up a standard 70cl bottle for under ¬£40 from various places.

Haig Club is a single grain Scottish whisky, and is designed to be enjoyed.¬†No doubt you’ll have seen this marketed by David Beckham, you can be drinking this like Becks for around ¬£40, it’s at Amazon at the moment for only ¬£27.99

If you prefer a rum or tequila and want something premium, you can’t go wrong with Havana Club 15 Rum¬†or Patron Gran Platinum tequila. Havana Club 15 is a coveted and much loved rum, and one of the most prestigious available from Havana Club. You can get this for around ¬£150. If you prefer tequila, Patron Gran Platinum has been the choice for many when it comes to premium tequila for years, it’s a silver tequila which is loved by many, and it can be yours for around ¬£180.

Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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