Recently, we’ve been spending lots of time thinking about what the dudes in our lives want to see under the tree. We’ve come up with all sorts of great and unexpected gift options for rugged, dapper, dorky or tech-obsessed gents. Read on to find out what they are:
The Nouveau Nerd
Whether he’s 17 or 45, this guy is well-known for both his self-deprecating humour and his ability to translate Klingon. He tells better dad jokes than your dad (maybe he IS your dad), he’s fanatic about his coffee and he might be watching Star Wars right this moment.
Shopping for him is fun, and IWOOT (I Want One Of Those) is going to be your one-stop destination. Zombie Gnome, anyone?
The Dapper Dude
Smart dresser doesn’t even BEGIN to cover it. He always looks impeccable — not a thread or beard hair out of place. And while he’s a slave to the classics, he mixes in enough modern details that he never looks dowdy. #wearenotworthy
For someone who takes his appearance so seriously, nothing but the best will do. Even if you’re going for something low-key like a scarf, make sure it’s top quality. Moss Bros offers stylish, well-made pieces that won’t cost you a fortune. He’ll covet any of these items.
The Tony Techie
He’s the one you’re always harassing with questions about memory and why your iPhone speaker stopped working — so he deserves something nice for himself come the High Holy Days.
He knows months in advance about every new gadget to hit the market, and he’s a not-so-secret gamer. Bingo! Head on over to Greenman Gaming and snag whatever he’s been posting reviews about but hasn’t actually gotten his hands on yet. Don’t know what that is, exactly? Grab a digital gift card that for his gaming system of choice instead.
1. Assassin’s Creed Unity, £49.99.
2. Dragon Age: Inquisition, £37.99.
3. Gift Card, Any Amount.
The Adrenaline Junkie
You can rarely catch this on-the-go adventurer at the weekend since he’s always off running a marathon or heli skiing in the Alps. He’s never that guy at the bar boasting about how rugged and manly he is: all he has to do is stand there.
Want to join him on a trip but aren’t ready to go full expedition? Virgin Experience Days offers everything from ice climbing and bungee jump packages to mountain boarding and zorbing (it’s a thing). Or snag him some new gear from Mountain Warehouse for that spelunking trip he wants to take. And of course, winter running accoutrements from The Hut are always a solid choice.