Buying for the blokes in our life can be a tricky task but we’ve rounded up 8 excellent picks that cover all bases and are are sure to please even the fussiest of men-folk. For tech lovers the Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones or charge-play clutch are a spot-on. Treat drinks connoisseurs to posh port, the newest CBD infused iced tea, or a fabulous Romanian Pinot Noir. A laptop bag is ideal for all the new split working from home and office we are seeing so much more of these days, and for a man who like to rule the kitchen we love the Mr Wolf urban spice bundles. Music lovers will be chuffed to unwrap an original screen print from super-cool art studio Tint Riot.
JABRA Elite 85h Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones – Gold Beige (also available in black), £189, www.currys.co.uk
These clever noise cancelling headphones let you fully focus on your music thanks to the smart noise cancellation, SmartSound. The headphones can tell how noisy your surroundings are, so the noise cancellation is adjusted to suit (and cancel out) your environment. These headphones feature voice control with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant and Just 15 minutes of charging provides 5 hours of battery life.
Hyperx Chargeplay Clutch, £55, www.amazon.co.uk
For mobile gaming fans, this HyperX ChargePlay Clutch has textured grips to provide a better hold and expands to fit various phone sizes. The magnetic detachable battery pack can charge wirelessly or via USB. Qi Certified wireless charging keeps phones’ fully powered whilst playing without the need for wires.
Fletcher’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port, £34.99, www.aldi.co.uk
This luxurious bottle is one to put on display, with rich olive and ochre hues which are only developed in the oldest oak-matured Ports.
Gibsons Goodology, Taster 3 Pack, £14.99, gibsonsgoodology.com
Described as ‘liquid hugs’ this trio of CBD infused herbal iced-tea come in fruity flavours: Green Tea and Passion Fruit, .Jasmine Tea and Rhubarb, and Shiso Tea and Blueberry. These 3 packs are delivered in ready gift-able packaging.
Mr Wolf Urban Spice Gift Bundles, (now £12.50 – £49.50), mrwolfspices.com
For the man who loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen, Mr Wolf offers several spice bundle gifts to add some oomph to hearty home cooking. Available in gift sets of 3 or 7 spice mixes.
Freddie XL | Freddie Mercury Screen Print, £75.00, tinyriot.co
If it’s a serious statement piece your looking to gift this year then this re-mixed print combining images of the Queen of England and the Queen of Rock, takes our most coveted top spot. Screen printed with shocking pink ink on luxurious paper stock, this is a print to invest in.
Jim Bag Roll Top in Grey, £69.99, (now £39.99), www.jimbag.com
Travel in style with this canvas roll-top bag which comes with a padded laptop compartment.
Incanta Pinot Noir, £7.99, www.majesticwines.com
Romania isn’t an obvious choice that springs to mind when it comes to Pinot Noir but this Romanian offering is from the vineyard (which dates back to 1447) of Englishman Philip Cox, and his Romanian wife, Elvira. This Pinot is light and fresh with fruity flavours of black cherry and raspberry and very easy drinking.