Five Christmas gift ideas for men

MANY a despairing woman can vouch for the fact that men are the hardest to buy for at Christmas and are often left until last to be ticked off the list.

It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for the man in your life. Picture: Ian Georgeson
It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for the man in your life. Picture: Ian Georgeson
It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for the man in your life. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Whether the man in your life loves grooming, gadgets or a quiet night in with his favourite tipple, let us help you pick out the perfect present with our top 5 gifts for him.

1. Sony Activity Tracking Smartband

Newsflash. Men like to be organised too. Sony’s elusive Smartwear is just the kit to help keep those who like to be in control of their lives on course. The Activity Tracking Smartband is a pioneering life-logging wristband which interacts with smartphones and tablets to keep a record of life activities from fitness to socialising and relaxing. By calculating movements, the Smartband can help to set goals, meet targets and even measure the best times to sleep and wake up.

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2. Haig Club whisky

We all know a Scotsman who likes to lay claim to being somewhat of a whisky connoisseur. Keep him ahead of the curve with an introduction to the newest tipple from Scotland’s oldest grain distillery at the House of Haig. Recently launched in partnership with David Beckham, the Haig Club whisky is a light, clean and smooth single grain scotch with notes of toffee, vanilla and light oak that will be sure to delight even the most consummate of palates.

3. Harris Tweed men’s accessories

Buying gifts for the style conscious male can be hard to get right, but then there’s little scope to get it wrong with the Harris Tweed men’s range. Expertly crafted in the Scottish Outer Hebrides and known as the ‘champagne of cloths’, the now iconic Harris Tweed brand has created a range of men’s accessories from iPad cases to wallets and weekend bags, each in classic yet contemporary designs of herringbone, muted tartan and soft leather.

4. Braun Cooltec shaver

Gadget geeks who take pride in their grooming are guaranteed to love a gift which not only uses technology usually reserved for spacecrafts, but is also clinically proven to take the sting out of shaving. The Braun Cooltec is the most advanced skin shaver in the world, using innovative thermo-electric cooling in the shape of an aluminium bar head to spare the skin of hard-edged heat and leave it feeling fresh and relaxed.

5. Bosch IXO Gourmet

Give the modern multi-tasker a gift that will make him feel just as manly in the kitchen as he does doing DIY around the house with this novel Bosch screwdriver. Boasting the same ergonomic design as its bigger brothers, the IXO Gourmet comes with 10 screwdriver bits, led light and automatic spindle lock, but also features a corkscrew attachment for stubborn bottles and a connecting spice mill for blitzing finely-ground flavour through meal times.