by Natasha Baker — 10 min read
Let's be honest — if you're giving a guy a pair of socks for Christmas, then it's safe to say you're either fresh out of ideas or you just don't give a sh*t.
So rather than resorting to panic buying that rude mug or a fetching pair of novelty socks, have a think about what they really want. Think about the person, their interests and passions. What fires them up and gets them excited?
To help you out, we've divided our Ultimate Gift Guide for Guys into 5 categories: The Hustler, The Outdoorsman, The Trendsetter, The Deep Thinker & The Sportsman. Within each one you'll find top quality items — from big fancy gifts to thoughtful stocking fillers.
FOR THE HUSTLER
Anthony Burrill is a graphic artist, print-maker and designer, renowned for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. Printed using traditional letterpress techniques and signed by the artist, this print will look good next to any desk.
FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
FOR THE TRENDSETTER
"With an incendiary beginning and deeply personal social commentary, Lamar’s fourth album reveals an artist at his real and metaphorical peak " — Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian. This collectors edition features cleared coloured vinyl, a gem for any hip hop lover.
Uniform Wares set out to create watches that embody character and distinction through intelligent design, not branding. A highly considered, new breed of premium contemporary timepieces that have made their indelible mark on the watch industry.
A transitional pant that was created with your busy lifestyle in mind. Constructed using a fine cotton blend that stretches with movement whilst retaining maximum structure. The waistband uses a hidden elastic for a more refined look but combines with drawstring to increase comfort and versatility.
A bell shaped key holder with a sophisticated brass finish, it closes neatly and smoothly with a screw clasp. Wear it around your wrist, clip it to your belt or hang it on a wall hook to make managing your keys so much easier than with a regular keyring. You'll find it indispensable.
Inspired by vintage styles, Ray-Ban's 'Erika' sunglasses are inspired by vintage styles. With large round frames and an angular keyhole bridge for a distinctly retro look. Made in Italy from tortoiseshell acetate and is trimmed with slim gunmetal-tone arms.
FOR THE DEEP THINKER
MindJournal is the simplest thing you can do right now to massively increase your life satisfaction. Achieve your biggest goals, live your wildest dreams and face your scariest fears, with MindJournal’s innovative 30-Day Progamme. The only thing stopping you — is you.
FOR THE SPORTSMAN
The multi-award winning Stay Sixty® reusable water bottle is beautifully crafted from stainless steel. Each water bottle is made from premium, food-grade, BPA-free stainless steel and coated in a unique rubberised paint to look and feel great in your hand.
Made up of two small magnetic lights, the Lucetta is the new, essential light for your bike. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small lights – 1 red and 1 white – switch on with just a click and are guaranteed to stay securely in place even on the bumpiest street.
A game-changing backpack for anyone spending time between the office and gym. The much loved Fit Pack has undergone not only a slight facelift but a total overhaul of refining features and additional designs. Coming together and crafting a perfect backpack for everyday use for modern day life.
Former chef to the Obamas, Sam Kass makes it easier to do a little better for your diet--and the environment--every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.
At the touch of a single button, you can create super-smooth, great-tasting cold drinks and smoothies containing all the vitamins and nutrients found in your favourite fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Packed with quick and easy recipes, there’s even a guide included in the box.
Attack your training sessions with one of the most versatile and performance-driven cross-training sneakers. Designed to help you lift, sprint, climb and jump with confidence and stability, Nike Metcons provide the support you need to train at your highest levels of intensity.
The Everlast Nevatear punching bag uses specially blended filler that provides resilient shock absorbency and is constructed from vinyl for toughness. A layered matrix of synthetic leather and webbed vinyl has been engineered to outlast even the heaviest hitters.
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Written by Natasha Baker
Designer & co-founder of MindJournal. On a mission to help guys feel more, do more and be more. Easily distracted by dogs and hate having my photo taken. Start a conversation [email protected]