Written by Hugh Metcalf

Christmas gift ideas for men: what to buy in 2020

Stuck on what to buy a brother, dad or grandad? A boyfriend or husband? Try these simple but thoughtful ideas that are a little different from the same-old same-old.

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Image: Dunelm

If you’re feeling uninspired while Christmas shopping for the men in your life, take comfort in the knowledge that you’re not alone – ‘gift ideas for men’ is one of the most Googled search terms in the UK in the run up to Christmas!

When it comes to picking a thoughtful present that your gentleman recipient will truly love, you need to leave old stereotypes on the shelf (that means you socks and Lynx Africa gift sets!) We’ve curated some of our favourite gift ideas for men for 2020 that will appeal to a wide range of interests.

A holiday in a hamper

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Image: Sous Chef 

If your recipient had planned a holiday this year, chances are they didn’t get to go. While it may not make up for a week soaking up the sun, a taste of their destination is a cute idea for those who didn’t rack up any air miles this year. Sous Chef has a range of ‘Tastes of…’ hampers depending on their vacation spot.

Browse Sous Chef’s hamper range

Self care gifts

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Image: Men’s Custom Self Care Relaxation Gift Set, £20, Not on the High Street

Self care has been more important than ever in 2020, yet it’s still something that some men are reluctant to dedicate time to. From gifts that stimulate the mind and soul to grooming and relaxation products, gifting something a little bit special instead of the usual high-street gift set might just be just the spark for them to show some interest. Look out for small businesses and online sellers who specialise in products for men to get them hooked on a new self care routine.

Buy this Self Care relaxation set, £20, on NotontheHighStreet.com

Combine interests

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Image: Fishing mug, £9.99, Find Me A Gift

We’re lucky to live in a world where if you look hard enough online, you can find pretty much anything. This means that you’re sure to be able to find a perfect gift that combines some of your loved one’s favourite things. Think board games inspired by their favourite TV shows, their favourite celebrity’s wine brand or something simple that adds a twist to an everyday activity – this tea mug for fisherman is the perfect example – it even comes with a set of lures, hooks and wire!

An eco gift idea

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Image: The National Trust Shop

We’re all trying to make less of an impact on our environment, so eco-friendly gifts are a great idea for everyone as stocking fillers. From re-usable cups and flasks, to other household goods, you can’t go wrong with an environmentally conscious gift in 2020.

Personalised presents

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Image: Martha Brook

Personalised gifts aren’t just a way to make sure your presents aren’t regifted – they show you’ve taken time and thought in choosing something for your loved one. The best use of personalisation is on useful items, and we particularly love this personalised diary from Martha Brook as a gift for the men in our life for 2021.

Choose some clever tech

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Image: Amara

A present that needs to be set up always go down a treat during those quieter hours on Christmas day, and picking a novel bit of new technology is sure to make for an exciting gift. Whatever the tech, there’s likely to be a version you can find to suit your budget. Why not check out our guide to wake up alarm clocks for a clever idea perfect for the winter months, or look for the latest in home smart speakers. Just don’t forget to check if it needs batteries!


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