For the vast majority of us, the men on our nice lists are the trickiest people to buy for. Short of stuffing their stockings with socks and chocolate – both of which are still nice to receive, we will concede – it’s tough to locate Christmas gifts for him that aren’t just novelty throwaways.
But if you’ve already wound yourself up into a festive panic, fear not: we’ve done all of the leg-work for you. After searching through all of the offerings of the shop this year, we’ve whittled down a collection of the best buys that are available for 2018, and there’s actually a surprisingly vast range to choose from.
Whether you want to invest in a gadget, stock up on grooming products, wow him with style picks from unexpected sources, or show off your knowledge when it comes to quality tipples, there’s something here that’ll do the trick. And if your budget knows no bounds, you might like to take a look at the big-ticket items like a truly amazing sound system, or a bike he’ll ride for years (although no, we’ve got no idea how you wrap that one up either).
It could be dad, husband, brother, cousin, a nephew, son or colleague – no matter who you’re shopping for, get ready to impress. Here are 23 ideas that’ll knock his socks off – including the obligatory socks, of course…
Compiled by Nicole Gray. Additional research: Charlotte Page and Sarah-Rose Harrison. Photographs: Natasha Pszenicki