Stuck on what to buy a brother, dad, boyfriend or husband? Here's our pick of simple but thoughtful ideas for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.
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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!) We've curated some of our favourite gift ideas for men for 2019 that will appeal to a wide range of interests.
Create a foodie hamper
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If you've got a keen cook on your hands, a new cookbook is always a great gift idea. However, why not elevate this idea by gifting a book along with some of the hard to find ingredients listed in its pages. This means the recipient can really get to grips with your gift and cook up some delicious meals with ease (you might even be lucky and be on the receiving end of one!) You could seek out all these ingredients yourself, but for an easy option, sites like Sous Chef create gift sets such as this one for Ottolenghi's Simple cookbook.
Fill a jar with gifts
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Whatever your man's interest, it's easy to create a small collection of personalised presents they're sure to adore. We love this idea from Not on the High Street that's perfect for any bearded gentleman - buy a jar with a personalised message and fill with fancy grooming products.
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 Game of Thrones meets Monopoly or this Peaky Blinder gin from Debenhams that's perfect for any serious Thomas Shelby fan. PS. they have Peaky Blinder whisky and rum too!
Invest in self care
If your recipient likes to take care of himself and take some me-time every now and again, candles will always be well-received. Choosing a small selection, such as this Hjem gift set, also means they're likely to enjoy at least one of the scents! To add a personal touch, include a gift note that lets them know how to get the best out of their candles.
Pick a practical gift
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Choosing something useful for around the home can be tricky territory, as you still want the gift to feel special. How about this stylish seed storage tin for any green-fingered gardeners you know? Better still, filling it with lots of lovely seed packets won't blow the budget, and you'll be able to see the bounty of your special gift come springtime. You could even pick up some varities that flourish in the winter months to help bring some colour to the garden all year round.
Thoughtful stocking fillers
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Stocking fillers don't have to be throwaway gifts that are ultimately heading for the bin post-Christmas day. Pick up a thoughtful budget gift for the man in your life that feeds into their interests. Voracious reader? You may not know which of the latest hardbacks they want to read, but this 'Book of Bookmarks' is a clever gift that he'll get plenty of use out of.
Want some more inspiration for his Christmas stocking? Check out our pick of the best stocking filler gifts for under £20.
Choose some clever tech
A present that needs to be set up always go down a treat during those quiter 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. For example, this Lexon alarm clock may be a festive indulgence at £65 from Amara, but just check out our guide to wake up alarm clocks to find a budget-friendly version. Just don't forget to check if it needs batteries!
Personalise your present
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An easy way to show you've spent time and effort on a gift is to have it personalised. Not on the High Street is the king of personalised gifts, and this inscribed wooden watch stand is a brilliant idea which we think the majority of men won't already own.
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