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Christmas Gift Guide – For Him

Acorn Vase

Bring nature into your home this festive season with the Acorn Vase and Avocado Vase.

A unique gift for plant lovers, gardeners, nature explorers, design enthusiasts, inquisitive children, and everyone who wishes to experience a unique connection to our environment.

Observing the first stages of a plant’s life will make us all better stewards of our natural space, offering us a sense of calm by understanding that even though our daily life is interrupted, there is the natural world that continues.

During this year of lockdown, there has been a newfound craving for engagement with nature, especially for those spending more time indoors and working from home. Gardening, looking after plants at home have surged in popularity.

Ilex Studio was conceived to bring people closer to nature through great, functional design. The Acorn Vase and Avocado Vase allow one to grow a common seed into a magnificent tree.

The Acorn Vase is available to purchase from www.ilexstudio.com (RRP £25)

Stockist and collaboration details:

Stockist and collaboration details include, the MoMA Design Store, Vitra Museum, London Design Fair (Design Milk competition winner), The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian, the Hayward Gallery, Houghton Hall, SoHo Farmhouse, Royal Horticultural Society, the Design Museum London as well as some interesting collaborations, most notably with Stella McCartney for Earth Day, winner of The Guardian x Ebay Do-oer competition and the new Nobu Hotel Portman Square, London.

Tentree Selkirk Embroidered Sock

Your favourite embroidered graphics find a new home on these cosy socks. Tuck them inside your boots to stay warm on adventures near and far.

See > https://tentree.co.uk/collections/socks/products/selkirk-embroidered-sock?HI%20RISE%20GREY%20MARLED#

HEIST OF LONDON

Known for launching the world’s first hair dryer designed for men. The Heist Hair Dryer dries short hair in under 60 seconds, allowing men to rock a barber-level coif every day.

Heist Hair Dryer Kit 2.0 (£89.00) 

Heist website

Amazon

Heist Labs Styling Kit (£50.00) 

Heist website

Amazon

t.m Lewin Max Cool Slim Fit White Elephant Trim Shirt

This crisp white shirt from the Max Cool collection is crafted from a pure cotton fabric with an innovative climate control finish. This smart technology balances the body’s temperature and allows the skin to breathe naturally, keeping you feeling fresh on warmer days.

The collar has concealed buttons under its points to sit neatly under jackets, while dual cuffs offer a choice between buttons or adding cufflinks. The soft fabric has a jovial elephant-print trim hidden inside the collar and cuffs. 

This white shirt will look especially sharp worn with a dark business suit and tie. However, thanks to its squarer hem, it can also be worn untucked for informal Christmas occasions.

See > https://www.tmlewin.co.uk/shirts/all-mens-shirts/max-cool-slim-fit-blue-hummingbird-trim-shirt-64949.html

mahabis curve

mahabis has a singular pursuit to create life enhancing indoor footwear. mahabis firmly believe that everyday items can affect our sense of well-being and by improving these small experiences, it can better the whole. Designed in London with an affinity for Scandinavian style, at the very heart of the brand is the expression of a simple, universal aesthetic. mahabis has a deep respect for skilled craftsmanship and a love for innovation and community – and will continue to search for perfection in the everyday.

Discover the luxurious comfort of mahabis curve. designed to welcome you home. available in 9 colours.

mahabis curve press release

Curve is priced at £99, reflective of the high-quality construction, premium look and long life-span. Why not treat yourself or a loved one this festive season with the gift of time well spent in mahabis Curve.

See > https://mahabis.com/products/curve-slippers?upper=lgsy

Tentree Juniper Mittens

Beat the cold in our cosy merino wool Juniper Mittens. Perfect for those cold morning walks or sitting around a campfire.

See > https://tentree.co.uk/collections/gloves-and-mittens/products/juniper-mittens?METEORITE%20BLACK%20JUNIPER

U-lock

The U-Lock features a cemented steel body for maximum strength and reliability. The dual-lock handle provides increased resistance to leverage, cutting and sawing. The disc cylinder with key protects against hooking. This product offers maximum safety and is available in two sizes to suit all bikes – no wonder why this model has been used around the globe for years!

RRP*: from £28.20

www.masterlock.eu

Charles Tyrwhitt Launches The Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection

British menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt partners with England Rugby and creates The Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection.In September this year, Charles Tyrwhitt announced its official formalwear sponsorship of England Rugby. In support of the partnership, the menswear brand has collaborated with England Rugby to create the Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection, a new casual edit of high-quality menswear. Charles Tyrwhitt supports not only the team, but now also your wardrobe too.Renowned for always delivering British elegance and exceptional craftsmanship, the brand introduces a timeless casual range in celebration of the four-year  partnership with England Rugby. 

The new licensed offering embodies the brand’s enduring design and attention to detail, with pieces featuring the iconic English Rose as well as various rugby-inspired motifs.The Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection includes a range of shirts, knits and accessories, in shades of red, white and blue. The curated collection features Merino wool jumpers, shirts and polos alongside socks, cufflinks and pocket squares. Charles Tyrwhitt will also create a limited-edition heritage line in recognition of the RFU’s 150TH anniversary in 2021.

The exclusive range is now available to shop online at www.ctshirts.com and selected stores including the brand’s iconic flagship on London’s Jermyn Street.

Contigo Matterhorn water bottle

Adorned with marble patterns and metallic coatings, Contigo’s Matterhorn bottle is the perfect gift for those always on-the-go. Its Thermalock vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction keeps drinks icy cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 10 hours. The tethered lid is leak-proof and the spout twists off to allow for easy cleaning and adding ice cubes. 

from £18.64, amazon.co.uk

HENRY BELL HERITAGE SEED FEEDER

The feeder is a strong & stylish 32cm feeder which holds 450g of Henry Bell’s Superior Seed Mix and is designed to hold all seed mixes and sunflower seeds. Featuring four food ports with bird friendly perches alongside an angled base to support the easy flow of seeds.

See > https://www.henrybell.co.uk/wild-bird-feeder/heritage-wild-bird-feeders/

HENRY BELL SUPERIOR SEED MIX

There are ever decreasing food resources for wild birds and it is becoming more and more essential that you feed your garden birds all year round. Once you have started please carry on and create a routine as the birds will become reliant upon your help to bring life and vitality into your space. This Seed Mix can be enjoyed from the ground, the bird table or bird feeder all year round. Put out feed regularly and please ensure that there is plenty of fresh water available.

See > https://www.henrybell.co.uk/wild-bird-food/superior-seed-mix/

Tentree Eco-Friendly Cabin Blankets

For those chilly mornings where you just have to take your blanket with you, our Juniper blanket will ward off the cold for as long as you need. The nature graphic adds an extra touch of coziness.

See > https://tentree.co.uk/collections/blankets

Scottish Made’s wooden boards

Scottish Made’s wooden boards are all made from sustainable Scottish oak or sycamore and then have unique Scottish or country designs etched onto them, making them something a little different. Some of the designs are very male orientated so appeal particularly to those who love the countryside, such as a stag, highland cow, Labrador or a simple saying. The boards come in different sizes for serving cheese, bread, meats, or for chopping lemons, limes or herbs or the larger sharing platters are ideal for generous amounts of antipasta. The boards start at £30 for the smaller ones and can be accompanies by a bottle opener or cheese knife.

See > www.justslate.co.uk/scottish-made

NIVEA MEN ON THE GO WASH KIT GIFTSET

Give the gift of care with this selection of NIVEA® MEN Protect and Care products teamed within a super cool washbag, perfect to take away with you. The full gift pack contains: Our NIVEA® MEN Protect & Care Shower Gel 250ml, with the caring formula with Aloe Vera helps to protect your skin from drying out. It provides you with a feel of intensive moisturisation for a healthy-looking skin. Our NIVEA® MEN Protect & Care Anti-Perspirant Roll On 50ml, combining trusted ingredients with a clean, masculine scent, it effectively protects you from sweat and odour for 48 hours leaving you confident, comfortable and without irritations. Our NIVEA® Original Care Caring Lip Balm 4.8g, made with naturally derived ingredients, including 100% natural Jojoba Oil you can enjoy healthy-looking lips all day. Our NIVEA® MEN Creme 75ml, puts back moisture into the skin in just a few seconds and prevents it from drying out again, leaving nothing but well moisturised skin.

See > https://www.nivea.co.uk/products/nivea-men-on-the-go-wash-kit-giftset-50259700097800045.html

Festive Metallic Collection Ember Mug

Ember Introduces Festive Metallic Collection of Award-Winning Temperature Control Mug.

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything? Building on Ember’s award-winning technology, the new Metallic Collection features a smart LED to indicate when your beverage has reached its perfect temperature, improved battery life – up to 1.5 hours, or all day when used with Ember’s newly redesigned charging coaster – and an auto sleep function that intelligently senses when to turn on and off. This means the mugs wake up when hot liquid is poured in, and enter sleep mode when not in use.

Ember allows users to set and maintain their preferred drinking temperature (between 50°C – 62.5°C) for coffee, tea or any other hot beverage via the Ember app. Users can connect their mug to the Ember mobile app to remotely control a range of features and settings, such as setting the perfect temperature, creating presets, tracking caffeine intake and notifications when the desired temperature is reached – making it the most sophisticated heated mug on the market.

afe to hand wash and submersible up to 1 meter in water, the mugs are easy to clean and take up to 259ml of liquid. Whether users are savouring their morning coffee, or getting cosy with a hot chocolate at the end of a day wrapping presents, Ember Mug²: Metallic Collection will let users enjoy their perfect hot beverage in complete comfort.

The new Ember Mug²: Metallic Collection is available on ember.com for £129.95.

Reusable To-Go Cup

Stainless steel reusable cup with a beautiful cork sleeve and silicone lid.

2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away each year in the UK. 99.75% of all these cups go to landfill. There’s an easy fix to this – use a reusable to-go cup!

See > https://elephantbox.co.uk/products/to-go-cup

Melitta® AMANO® – Pour Over at its Best by Hand

Boasting exceptional aesthetics and maximum functionality, the Melitta® AMANO® coffee maker combines outstanding minimalist design and superior taste when brewing coffee by hand.

From the form of the filter holder to the filter ribs of the jug (which are made of borosilicate glass), the ingenious details of the AMANO® results in a Pour Over ritual and taste experience like no other.

Every design aspect of this filter coffee maker has been cleverly considered. The mount of the filter ring (which appears to be floating on air on the elegantly curved metal side posts) harmonises beautifully with the form of the glass jug to provide a fluid appearance – making the AMANO® coffee maker an aesthetic masterpiece in any kitchen.

What’s more, the ever-so handy drip stop (which is inside the removable filter holder) means you can remove the jug without leaving a single mark as well as disposing of the filter paper without leaving drips behind.

To ensure the quality taste of your Pour Over coffee, Melitta’s®unique paper structure, with its looser weave fibres, has been designed specifically for AMANO® filter holders. This particularly permeable paper structure allows for an even filtration and shorter brew time. Slow pouring provides a strong cup of coffee whereas faster pouring yields a milder cup – allowing you to be in control of your preferred pour when brewing by hand.

The Melitta® AMANO® is available via melitta.co.uk RRP £199

Scrivner for Men Skin Clean

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  • With over 85% organic, skin balancing Jojoba Oil with Rice Bran Wax and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Skin Clean is the quintessential Cleansing Balm for men, use pre, during or post shave.
  •  Balances sebum, decongests pores and nourishes skin. Softening the surface, making shaving smoother and closer.
  • Organic Jojoba is a long chain wax ester, closest to the skins natural sebum production and mimicking its structure, making this the perfect oil based balm to balance skin whilst smoothing and cleaning deep without stripping the skins naturally nourishing and barrier protecting facial oil.
  • Rice bran wax to decongest and Vitamin E to repair and restore skin during the shave process and beyond.   
  • Vegan

£33/50ml, Janescrivner.com

Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar – wellness subscription box

The Wellness Box

  • Containing immunity boosting gut-health goodness!  (£21) 
  • Willy’s ACV 500ml Bottle 
  • 3x Sparkling Apple ACV Kombucha Cans 
  • Apple & Ginger Health Shot 
  • Beetroot Health Shot 
  • Honey & Turmeric Health Shot 
  • Willy’s Wellness Recipe Cards 
  • The Apple Press Newsletter

See > https://www.willysacv.com/product/willys-wellness-box/

Bellica puzzles

The Keith Burns Collection features ten stunning WW2 combat depictions that will be of interest to any military history fan.

Keith Burns is an award-winning aviation artist and commercial illustrator. He has illustrated comics for the past decade, with Johnny Red being the most recent. In 2012 he joined the Guild of Aviation Artists, and in 2015 he won the Messier Dowty award for best acrylic painting in show. In 2016 he was made a full member of the Guild, had his first solo exhibition at the RAF Club in London, and won Aviation Painting of the Year. He is currently illustrating the Ladybird WW2 series written by James Holland.

The wonderful aesthetic of this range is accompanied by sleeve notes by none other than Zee CEO, Steve Beatty. “Each depiction comes with an explanation of the subject matter. You will know what the illustration is about, the conflict, the equipment and the protagonists. Hopefully, we can draw military enthusiasts into the pleasure of puzzling and puzzle enthusiasts into the world of military history”.

See > http://www.zeeproductions.co.uk/

Square Desktop Photo Calendar

Cheer up your dreary work desk with this square calendar – it’ll make you smile every time you see it. Personalise with your favourite pictures of your family, friends, pets or just count down the days until your next exotic holiday.

See > https://cewe-photoworld.com/photo-calendars/square-desktop-calendar

Juice® Wireless Charging Stand (10W)

The juice® Wireless Charging Stand boasts 10W of power, ideal for your smaller devices. Its in-built overheating protection means you’ll never have to worry about leaving your devices unattended. Includes mains AC power adaptor and 1.5m cable.

See > https://www.juice.co.uk/product/juice-wireless-charging-stand-10w-2/

Cheese Knives & Natural Slate Board – Taylor’s Eye Witness

Taylor’s Eye Witness was founded by John Taylor in the early part of the 19th Century. They have stood the test of time through an unrelenting dedication to quality, service andgood old fashioned technical know-how in the design and production of kitchen knives, scissors and kitchen accessories. What they don’t know about knives isn’t worth knowing!

See > https://www.amazon.co.uk/TAYLORS-WITNESS-4-Piece-Slate-Cheese/dp/B00O459FHQ?th=1

IMO Q2 Plus

IMO specialise in affordable smartphones. With this year’s events it’s now more important than ever to stay connected with loved ones. Many are starting to feel the financial strain of the pandemic and with pressure on parents to keep up with childrens requests for mobile phones IMO are a fantastic affordable option. Their bestseller is the IMO Q2 Plus. This is a great device with many mobile phone “must have” features such as facial unlocking recognition, wifi, bluetooth, camera, 4G etc all this for just £29.99. Available from Vodafone, Argos & EE.

See > https://www.imomobile.co.uk

Fiskars QuikFit™

The Fiskars QuikFit™ range of garden tools are a gardener’s perfect present. This multi-head tool system has interchangeable heads and handles, which let you perform more garden tasks with fewer tools. From gutter cleaners to cultivators, rakes, brushes and more, the QuikFit multi-head tool system range has got garden work completely covered.  Just click to connect for the perfect tool to clean, grow or reach!

Visit www.fiskars.com to find your nearest Fiskars tool stockist. 

Bamigo Hugo Sweatpants

Regular in fit, these soft and stylish Sweatpants are handmade using bamboo and are ideal for lounging around. A drawstring waistband and ribbed cuffs ensure the perfect fit for every man. They are detailed with a subtle Bamigo label on the back. A brushed lining provides an extra-soft touch and added comfort. Two zippered pockets complete the look. Available in both Grey Mélange and Navy.

Available from: bamigo.com

Tile Limited Edition Bluetooth Tracker – Holiday Luxe

For the friend who is Christmas crazy, brighten up their holiday with these festive finders for their keys or wallet.

Performance Pack (1 Pro, 1 Slim) – RRP £59.99, PROMO £47.99

Pro (1 Pro) – RRP £32.99

Available from: uk.tile.com/en

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Collector’s Edition Official Calendar 2021

David Bowie truly belongs to one of the most influential artists of all time, and this David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust Collector’s Edition Official Calendar for 2021 pays homage to his music, style and extravagant personality! Remembering what a true music icon he was, this special edition calendar comes with a unique record sleeve cover and features the original artwork from his hugely successful albums.

See > https://www.calendarclub.co.uk/entertainment/male-celebrities/david-bowie-ziggy-stardust-collectors-edition-official-calendar-2021-r263112

Kinetica Whey Protein

Although it’s trusted by leading athletes worldwide, the Kinetica Whey Protein is suitable for the everyday health conscious consumer too. It provides a smooth and flavoursome take on the traditional protein powder which can help to enhance lean muscle mass and improve performance, whatever the fitness goal.

Available in four sizes and five tasty variants (Chocolate Mint, Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla), the vegetarian and gluten free powders provide a minimum of 22kg of protein per 30g serving, helping maintain muscle, especially as you get older, to keep the body strong and toned.

Kinetica Whey Protein can be taken after exercise to aid recovery and can be consumed in a number of different ways such as by adding to tasty shakes or as an ingredient in pancakes or breakfast bars.

Kinetica Whey Protein powders are available online at www.uk.kineticasports.com and Amazon at an RRP of £14.99-£93.99.

Motif

Motif is a free-to-download app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Macs where you can create beautiful photo books, calendars and cards with your own photos. As the previous print provider for Apple, Motif has the added benefit of integrating directly into Apple Photos, which makes sure that all photos remain high quality. Whether it’s cuddles with your dog, celebrating an anniversary or candid photos of the whole family, Motif helps to bring your pictures to life and is a great way to savour those memories in the future. It’s the perfect personalised gift to share with loved ones, especially during a time when many will have struggled to meet their family face to face. 

See > https://www.motifphotos.com/en-gb

Professional 2 in 1 Whitening Kit

(£19.99, Lloyds Pharmacy)