Christmas Gifts for Your Boyfriend


Time to move away from the warmth of the Bonfire and begin the awaited preparation of Christmas. Whether he’s a stylised individual or a go-go gadget fanatic, here’s our hand-picked guide on the best gifts for him this season.

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Thoughtful Gifts for Him

Thoughtful gifts always win him over during Christmas time, especially if he can’t decide on what to ask for. Whether he’s running low on his care products or needing that extra something for the new years celebrations, it’s a no-brainer to opt for a gift which is a little thoughtful.

While there is so much choice out there for men, we knew for this season we had to be picky. With our Editors careful selections (and wishlists made) from The Idle Man store, we’ve brought together the top thoughtful gift ideas for men, which are sure to leave him looking prim and proper for the Christmas celebrations.


Laboratory Perfumes

A new year means a new smell for the stockings. A favourite amongst our products, Laboratory perfumes are the perfect balance of delicacy yet bespoke. With its organic-designed packaging, this is the ideal gift that has been curated for the guy who thrives on contemporary style. With the sensational smells of Amber, Samphire and Tonka, there is a scent for any man to add to his grooming selection.

Laboratory Perfumes for Men
PHOTO CREDIT: Laboratory Perfumes



Some new grooming products always go down a treat at Christmas, especially as men never seem to want to buy them for themselves. If you’re going to stock him up on some grooming pieces, Haeckels is a great brand to choose from. All of their ingredients are natural and locally sourced, making everything they use good and beneficial for the skin and body. They don’t test on animals, either. Instead, they test all of their products on themselves, as they’re the ones who know best.

Haeckles Grooming Products



Pictorialism Glen Luchford Book

This 168-page book by Glen Luchford, one of the most influential fashion photographers of all time. This book showcases and celebrates the best of his work, documenting his work throughout his thirty-three-year rise in the industry. If you’re stuck on what to buy your fashion/photography enthusiast boyfriend, this Christmas, look no further. A coffee table book is for life and they make cool Christmas presents for men.

The Cycling Bible

The bible for the boy who loves everything cycling, The Cycling Bible is a 352 hardback book encasing all of the information you’d ever need (and more) about the hobby. Whether they have been cycling all their lives, or have just bought their first bike, this book is a perfect, thoughtful gift this Christmas.

Terry Richardson Portraits Book

Here’s another one if he is a photography fan. Terry Richardson is world famous for his capturing of the many celebrities and faces in the fashion or media industry. He has had a long run on his photography career, all be it a pretty controversial one. His photography aesthetic is raw, bright and natural, so get your hands on this 288 hardback book to delve further into his career.

Coffee Table Book
PHOTO CREDIT: Royal Fashionist



Larsson & Jennings Watch

Watches will always be a spot-on choice for Christmas, especially for those last minute gift ideas. Made in Switzerland, Larsson & Jenning’s watches are the small dose of sophistication for his wardrobe, especially if he has some big plans for New Year’s Eve. Featuring Italian Leather, Scratch Resistant Sapphire Glass and Quartz Movement, this is a serious buy for any watch fan.

Larsson & Jennings Watch



Laboratory Perfumes

Why not double up on the Laboratory Perfumes this Christmas? If you’re treating him to a Laboratory Perfume, treat him to a matching candle as well. All of their candles match the aftershave scents, and they let off a strong scent when they’re lit. This will have his home, or room, smelling just as good as him.

P.F Candle Co.

For a man who is house proud, the P.F Candle Co. is that extra addition he never knew he needed. With its strong fragrances of Citrus, Grapefruits and Neroli, this is a favourite at The Idle Man. Put this candle in his stocking this Christmas.

P.F Candle Co.


For The Guy Who Travels

Fancy surprising him with something a little unique? If your boyfriend loves to travel, or you both enjoy going on adventures together, stock up on some essential camping/travelling bit to make his Christmas. There is nothing quite like a useful present!

Luckies Scratch Map

Has he got around the world trip planned? Or interrailing with the mates? Why not get him something to remember his adventures by, or just to help him plan his next trip. The Luckies Scratch Map is the perfect gift for his own little space, and additionally perfect to show off for his cultured side.

POLER Cast Iron Skillet

While his scratching away at his travels, why not get him something useful for the road; especially if he’s a keen little camper. From our very favourite outdoor lifestyle brand Poler, the Cast Iron Skillet is sure to help him out when cooking out on the field.

Mizu Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle

The Mizu Stainless Steel bottle is perfect for a guy on the go. Whether this is camping, taking hikes or even just commuting to work, a hot (or cold) drink is always a necessity. At least now he can look good whilst he drinks it.

Luckies Scratch Map


Home Gadgets for Men

Gadgets are a man’s best friend. Technophobe or not, you can’t go wrong with purchasing something a little more useful for Christmas. Our Editors have brought together their techy-must haves for the festive season and shared what they will be using for 2018.

Alessi Silver Lemon Juicer

Maybe one of the more unusual gifts for men, but it’s a good’n. Health fanatic or a fan of cocktails? The Alessi Lemon Juicer is the perfect addition to his kitchen. Designed by Philippe Starck, it’s a best seller from the Alessi group. With its futuristic design and aluminium casting, the mirror polished juicer is the alternative to his morning routine he never knew he needed.

Alessi American Shaker

This is the perfect Christmas option for the guy who loves a cocktail or three. The Alessi American Shaker is 8/10 stainless steel with a mirror polish outside and a satin finish inside. It is the ideal kitchen accessory that is made to last. Get him this for Christmas, along with his favourite cocktail ingredients, and drink up the festive spirits.

Aeropress Rhinowares Hand Coffee Grinder

Is he a coffee lover? The Aeropress Hand Coffee Griner is the only tool you need to keep in the kitchen or at your desk at work. It fits into an Aeropress coffee maker and can hold up to 43 grams of coffee beans, adjustable for whatever bean takes your fancy.

Alessi Kitchen Tools


Stylish Christmas Gifts for the Boyfriend

Does he need some extra labels for his wardrobe? Or maybe he’s a fan of a stylish staple? Stuck for Xmas gifts for him festive season? Why not treat him to something which is sure to be in favour of his stylish side.

The Idle Man Cross Body Bag

The Idle Man Cross Body Bag is the only bag you need this season. Long gone are the days where guys have to stuff their pockets with their belongings, as man bags are now in. The Cross Body Bag fits in all the essentials your boyfriend will need, so you won’t have to put them in your bag anymore!

Poler Backpack

Spruce up his bag selection with the Poler Retro Rolltop Bag. This is an essential bag for his commute and also for his weekends away. Versatile in size, while also featuring unlined laptop sleeve, metal cinch locks and mesh-backed straps – it’s a prime example of utility meets style.

The North Face

Make sure he is wrapped up for winter with a stylised-beanie. The North Face Salty Dog beanie hat has been an essential for our Editors on their Christmas wishlists. With a jersey lining and ribbed knit, you can’t go wrong with this winter wrap-up addition.

Casual Fleece Top Men’s


On That Note

We understand how much of a struggle the Christmas shop can be, especially if your boyfriend is a little unsure of what he wants this festive season. However, don’t stress about the pressure on what to buy your boyfriend. With Christmas songs already making their way to the radio from mid-November, you have the excuse to start the shop early. Lucky for you, we hope this guide has eliminated the tedious head-hunt. From grooming essentials and cute gifts for your boyfriend to winter wardrobe favourites, opting for one of these should win him over on Christmas morning. For more Christmas gifts for him and festive essentials, check out Shop All Gifts below.


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