Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

I don’t know about you, but I always find men the hardest to buy for. I’m not a man, I don’t like ‘manly’ things and I don’t know much about being a man. I usually fall back on a mug and a pair of socks, but I’ve been super inspired this year and have found plenty more ideas!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - art of football welsh wizard rugby t-shirt

If he likes football, rugby or boxing, the chances are he is going to love Art of Football. Art of Football create hand crafted designs that emulate the energy, passion and euphoria that erupts from that one magical kick. They only produce a limited number of each design, so your t-shirts & prints, like any good piece of art, are exclusive and completely original.

The Welsh Wizard tee is available here for £25.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - amtech 65 piece assorted tool kit

Tools make Spencer’s Christmas list every year, despite receiving a set every year, the following year he usually wants more! This 65 piece assorted tool kit from ametch will hopefully keep him happy, for a little while at least!

Find your local stockist here.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - scratch map find me a gift

This scratch map is perfect for the well travelled man (or woman, but we’re talking about the men today!). Just pin the scratch map on your wall and scratch off the places that you’ve been.

The scratch map is available from Find Me a Gift for £11.99.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - Men-u shower gel duo

Add a little luxury into his showers with this men-ü shower gel duo, the perfect addition to the male stocking.

The men-ü shower gel duo is available here for £11.95.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - Zippo lighter

Perfect for collectors, I just know Aria’s grandad is going to love this Zippo windproof lighter.

View more from the Zippo range here.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - clothes peg clip light and cord holder

These two items are perfect for the stocking. Spencer is the reader in our relationship and I’m all for having the lights out early (when I’m not working that is). This clothes peg light clip is the perfect solution, it shines a super bright light onto his book that doesn’t bother me.

Spencer loves his gadgets and there is usually a jumbled mess of cords wherever he is, hopefully this cord holder will make his jumbled mess of cords a little less of a mess!

The clothes peg light clip is available here for £10.
The cord holder is available here for £4.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men - Chatham Marine Slippers crown fur lined moccasin slippers for men

If he has been extra good this year how about treating him to some luxurious slippers? These fur lined moccasin slippers from Chatham Life are the perfect comfortable gift.

The Crown fur lined moccasin slippers are available here for £79.

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The Family Christmas Gift Guide
*Items marked with an * were either gifted to me for the purpose of this post or have sponsored this post*
 
It’s November, which in blog land means CHRISTMAS! I have been working on this Christmas gift guide for a little while now and am super excited to finally be able to share it. The guide includes gifts for everyone, so the little ones and the big ones, something for the whole family. If you’re looking for Christmas treats for mam & dad and fun for the children, then look no further.Christmas gift guide - presents for mother-mam-nan-nanny-mum - Weleda gift set

This Weleda Pampering Gift Bag* includes body wash, body lotion and a bath scrunchie. The Pomegranate body care includes organic pomegranate seed oil which is an antioxidant that protects the skin from dying out and premature ageing. This is the perfect gift for the busy mam or nan.

Great British Bake Off fridge magnets - Christmas gift guide for the gbbo lover

These Great British Bake Off fridge magnets* are super cute and make the perfect little stocking filler for the GBBO fans out there. The Bake Off range is currently stocked at Debenhams.

wooden christmas pudding coaster set from create gift love

This Wooden Christmas Pudding Coaster Set* from Creategiftlove is ideal for the Christmas fanatics! The coasters are made FSC Certified wood and are super high quality.

personalised white boards and glass boards from teacher boards - notice board supplier

These personalised whiteboards Teacher Boards* make a fab gift for pretty much everyone. You can purchase standard boards or send in your own art work to create a unique and personalised whiteboard or noticeboard. I quite fancy a blogger daily task list for myself.

bright pink selfie stick from Primark

The selfie stick is a present for my seven year old niece who is currently considering setting up her own YouTube channel. Selfie sticks are suitable for pretty much anyone of any age, provided that they like selfies! This particular selfie stick came from Primark. I am planning to buy some Shopkins and use my glue gun to transfer this into a unique Shopkins selfie stick. If I manage to pull it off there will be a blog post.

hot pink action camera - 1080P full hd - less than £15 - GoPro alternative

This hot pink action cam is a complete bargain at less than £15. It is available in a range of colours as well as pink, I’m currently awaiting delivery of the pink version for my selfie crazy niece. The action cam and selfie stick are a great gift for a budding YouTuber!

Messy Monster Talking Soft Toy from Messy goes to Okido Christmas gift guide for the whole family

The Messy Monster Talking Soft Toy* is great for Messy Goes to OKIDO fans. Squeeze him to hear some of his favourite sounds and phrases from the TV show. He is super soft to touch making him an ideal comforter and friend.

DinoSaur DNA kit TyRannoSaurus Rex - excavate and re-create with augmented reality - make your own life size dinosaur

The Dino DNA Kit* aimed at ages eight and over is perfect for the budding palaeontologist. Bring your very own dinosaur to life by excavating and re-creating with augmented reality. Once you have completed the code and downloaded the app a life size dinosaur will appear and you can film your very own mini movie!

menu-u selection box - box of mini toiletries - christmas gift guide for dad/ grandad

The men-ü selection box* contains a 100ml shower gel and six various 15ml tubes, the perfect gift for the man who travels or the man who is simply looking to trial a new skin care regime.

pull along wooden toys dog and elephant from hape - toddler Christmas gift ideas

Hape stock the cutest range of wooden toys, including this beautiful pull along elephant* and walk along puppy*. As well as stimulating the imagination these toys will help your child to learn balance.

shabby chic wooden toy kitchen cut out hearts pretty - toddler Christmas gift guide

Talking of beautiful wooden toys, we will be buying this shabby chic style wooden toy kitchen for Aria’s main present this year. Kids love kitchens and as it has to go on display in my house (probably the dining/living room) I want to ensure that it looks good. This kitchen ticks all boxes as it has draws and doors to open, knobs to twist and it looks super pretty. We will also be buying some cute wooden kitchen tools to go along with the kitchen.

Christmas gift ideas for the whole family - Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit personalised little guide to life books

Historic Newspapers have recently launched a beautiful collection of personalised Beatrix Potter little guide books*. These well presented books are perfect timeless keepsakes and come in a choice of the guide to harmony, guide to virtue and guide to life. These books are perfect for adult and child alike.

If you’re still struggling for ideas then why not download Zeek and purchase some discounted gift vouchers? If you download via my link you will receive £5 off your first purchase.

Before doing your Christmas shopping don’t forget to sign up to cash back sites such as Quidco and KidStart.

A Perfectly Practical Father’s Day Gift Guide

I always struggle to buy gifts for the men in my life, I like to buy something special but also something that is useful and won’t just be tossed in a corner never to be seen again. Shops and on-line retailers seem to be latching onto this and launching some fantastic perfectly practical gifts for the men in our lives.

The perfectly practical father's day gift guide - a guide of practical gifts for men including personalised hammers and garden tools

personalised wooden hammer for father's day or gift for men - when it comes to dad's you've nailed it

These hammers seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment, and I can see why, they are fab! I bought mine from Love Emma for £19, but be sure to shop around as they are being sold by a lot of different retailers all at varying prices.

personalised wooden gardening tool set beautiful gift for the man in your life or for father's day

This engraved gardening tool set from I Just Love It* for £24.99 is adorable. It can be personalised with a name up to 10 characters and a message up to 25. I decided to personalise mine with ‘nurture me, watch me grow’ as I thought this was apt for both the garden and Aria. The tools are very good quality and something that I imagine will last for years, even with heavy use.

father's day gift guide men-u pro black shaving brush

If personalised gifts aren’t your thing how about a shaving set? This shaving brush from men-ü costs £19.95* and comes with a free 15ml shave creme. This shaving brush isn’t made in the traditional way using animal bristles and as a result uses up to 40% less shave creme, is easier to clean and there is no bristle loss.

dad and me father's photoshoot in pontypool south wales day gift guide

Jenny Healey Photography in Pontypool are running a dad & me photoshoot package which is a lovely way to capture some perfect memories. While you may be too late to book this before Father’s Day you could always purchase a voucher for the offer and redeem it at a later date.

If all else fails you could always go down the practical edible route. Collier’s have recently launched a Royal Gold Ale, the ale has been perfectly brewed to be the perfect match for Collier’s Cheddar. An ale and cheese hamper would be the perfect gift for a foodie father. The Royal Gold Ale can be purchased at Asda stores in Wales.

What Father’s Day gifts have you bought this year? Is there anything that I should add to this list?