I have made my love of Christmas very clear on many occasions over my last 4 years of being a blogger, and for me, nothing screams “yes bloody yes, Santa’s on his way, get those mince pies, milk and carrot sticks ready even though I’m 23 and not 3 years old” like a good old gift guide.
They’re kinda just the perfect post. They allow you to spend
days hours online searching for the most perfect present for Mum/Dad/Boyfriend etc. whilst also giving everyone else ideas for what to get said person when the chocolates/booze/slippers etc. no longer cut it. So today, not only do I have one of my all time favourite gift guides in the form of a gift guide for Men – god dammit, why men so hard to buy for? – I also have a very special guest in this post, my big brother (give him some love because he’s the biggest babe of all time and definitely felt like such a muppet posing for this but was the best sport ever! [insert cry laughter/”soz bro, I owe you” emoji here]).
The first gift wasn’t difficult to figure out because it’s so darn good that it absolutely just speaks for itself. Said babe’in product? The Philips Beard Trimmer 7000. Now, I have many bugbears when it comes to men (lol, don’t worry this isn’t turning into some major feminist rant) but my biggest, by far, is finding little beard hairs all over my sink, toothpaste, floor, just everywhere. And this ladies, is mine – and yours because I know this is a lot of my friends bugbears too – complete and utter saviour because it has a built in vacuum that catches hair as you go – 90% of the hair actually [insert hallelujah emoji here] – giving guys a mess free trim, and girls a mess free sink. #ThankMeLater
It also features an advanced lift and trim system that raises hairs, then guides them to the double-sharpened stainless steel blades giving an even trim in just one go. They even sharpen their own blades by lightly brushing against each other during shaving. You can choose between 20 length settings ranging from 0.5 – 10mm and it’s also super easy to clean. Basically, it’s your guy/dad/brother/uncle/friend’s, best friend (and also yours too because HEY CLEAN BATHROOM SINK!)
Now that the man in your life has his beard on fleek – *gags and punches self in face for using the phrase fleek* – it’s time to get their skin in gear and after doing a little research (i.e asking some male bloggers opinions) the Loreal Men Expert Hydra energetic daily moisturiser seemed to be an out and out winner. The thing about men and skincare is that most of them just can’t really be bothered, or they think it’s girly and they’re too macho – I’m aware that I’m massively generalising here. Sorry man pals – but men’s skin needs just as much love and attention as ours, if not more if they’re shaving etc. So the Loreal Men expert is a bit of a winner here because it’s still kinda manly but does a really amazing job at moisturising and hydrating the skin. Spoiler secret that will definitely get me a few evils; both my brother and boyfriend love and use this daily. Just saying… So Christmas is the perfect time to gently nudge the males into skincare whilst not shoving it in their faces and saying “you need it sunshine”.
Now you know that I take the crown for Jo Malone fangirl of the century but one thing I adore about the brand is that it’s pretty much completely unisex. Nothing is targeted specifically for men or women, there are just a lot of scents that are a lot more masculine and would work perfect for them. My favourite “omg you smell so good and I love it so now I’m wearing it too and lols, matching smelling couple alert” is Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot. I first discovered it when I went for my bridal scent consultation and Dan picked it out for his scent and I have adored it ever since. So basically, it’s kinda a “to you and me, from me” gift but hey, they’re the best ones right 😉
Now, I’m not a fit person, so when I first received a Fitbit myself, it kinda felt like the best present ever because it motivated me to actually move more (you know, 3 more extra walks to the kitchen and back). I was also chatting to a
annoyingly super duper fit and effortless friend of mine the other day and it’s one of her favourite gadgety pieces too. So I really do think that whether the man in your life is fit or, well, not, it’s such an awesome gift and one that they’ll definitely appreciate and find really useful.
Unless they think you’re getting it because their unfit and need to move more. Then that’s a bit awks. Soz in advance. Lol.
A belt, I know what you’re thinking “and the award for the lamest present known to man goes to the unorigin’elle next door” but it’s one of those essentials that we all need and use but if you’re like me, hate buying. A trusty, well made, leather belt will be something they use constantly and will last them forever too. Plus, belts for me are a little like shoes, it’s one of the things I notice straight away and if it ain’t nice, it ain’t happening. This one is a classic brown and silver belt from Marks and Spencer and goes with everything.
There’s not too much to say about this scarf other than it’s an absolute classic, an absolute necessity in winter and nobody does scarves like Barbour. Perfect winter colours and stylish to boot, it’s the piece that tops off an outfit and always adds that little somethin somethin. Plus, let’s be honest, we all know we’re going to steal it off them at some point or the other #whatsyoursismine.
And that brings me to the end of this year’s Gift guide for men. I’ve absolutely loved putting this together because apart from the obvious classics, there are some pieces that I absolutely couldn’t recommend enough (err, hello Philips Beard trimmer that saves your bathroom looking like a forest). As always, I would love to know what you are planning to buy for the men in your life? Does the beard trimmer sound like the best thing ever to you too? I love hearing your thoughts 🙂
Loved this post Elle, your brother is a good sport, not sure I'd have similar luck with mine haha. Also, a belt isn't a lame present, my other half often asks for a belt… and a map… I'm not too sure what he gets up to on boxing day now I think about it…
Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
Haha ah thanks lovely, he's a babe bless him! SO MUCH LOL at your other half's presents!
These photos are lovely! I really love the Barbour scarf and think my dad would really like one!
Abigail Alice x 💕
Ah thank you lovely, the barbour scarf is a real beaut!
Your brother did a great job in the shoot! Love those boat shoes, they'd look great on Mr Luxe
Thank you Suze, i'll be sure to pass that on haha.
I find searching presents of any kind for the male species is more harder as they don't really need much of anything! These are great ideas, Elle. x
So with you there Ashley, I always find these posts really helpful because men are so difficult which is why I wanted to do one myself!
I honestly have no idea what to get for guys. Brothers, fathers, friends, lovers. I would give them the same thing and none would like it. Appreciate it maybe but not love it hahaha! I'm thinking shoes would be good though! Haha <3
xx BASH | go say H E Y B A S H
They are definitely hard, haha I'm sure they'd appreciate it so that counts 😉 Shoes are always good!
The Jo Malone cologne sounds gorgeous! The last photo is adorable x
Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x
Ah thank you lovely, I feel like it captured up perfectly!
OMG it's not just me that hates those beard hairs in the sink so much! Sounds like a life(/sink) saver! Your brother has done such a good job in this post, he poses like a natural!
Haha YES GURL ME TOO! It's so bloody annoying isn't it. Ahh bless you, he'll love that (I think it's mainly because he wasn't posing and I tried to catch him natural!
Men are so hard to buy I struggle to buy for my hubbie every year! I love the idea of the Jo Malone cologne though 🙂
So true lovely, really hope this was a little helpful 🙂
This is so cute Elle, love that last photo of you two 🙂 I always find my dad hard to buy for by every year he's like FOOD PLZ so I guess it's okay haha, but fab ideas!
Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing
Ahh thank you lovely, Dad's are so hard to buy for right, I end up with nice ciders and food no matter how different I try to be!
I loved this so much haha! Such a fun way to talk about sponsored items, yet not make it sponsor-y, if that made any sense at all! Cheers to your brother as well for being such a good sport about it all! I know a lot of guys who wouldn't haha! Great gift ideas too, overall a super enjoyable post to read 🙂
Naomi in Wonderland
Thanks naomi, that's such a compliment because I love it just as much as the other items so it shouldn't be any different 🙂 Haha bless him, he's a babe!
When I ask my fiance what he wants, he always, ALWAYS says 'get me whatever you like'! No dude, I want to get you something YOU will like cause it's your gift from me to you! And it's so difficult to get him something and I usually spent hours and hours at the mall! Men, we love them but sometimes they act like babies! 🙂
Haha omg snap, and it's so unhelpful!!
Yes why are men so difficult to shop for?! Your brother did such a great job posing for all your shots here and you've definitely given me some great Christmas gift ideas for my other half x
Beauty with charm
Haha thank you lovely, so pleased you liked it too!
What a sport, your brother is!! Mine is, sadly, 3 continents away so even if he did agree to do this, it would be physically quite impossible. And yes, men tend to be harder for shop for, aren't they? I've given mine tango lessons, indoor sky-diving (ok, that was more for me), handmade leather slippers to wear around the house, some nifty gadget which converts film into digital images, a fitbit (Valentine's), and I'm fresh out of ideas this year. Sigh. And they say women are hard to shop for, pshaw.
Wowzer you've given some amazing gifts Sheela, I need to up my game 😉
Have a nice week-end!
Your bro is an absolute champ for taking part! These shots are amazing and I'm loving that Barbour scarf for a gift, my dad would love it! P.s that picture of you guys at the end is so cute!
Ahh thank you my love, he is a bit of a babe! The barbour is such a classic love, I definitely steal is myself half of the time!
Haha I'm impressed your brother was willing to get involved – mine has said (and I quote), ''you couldn't get me to be on your blog for £1 million''. On a brighter note, the Barbour scarf looks great, I've added it to my Christmas shopping list 🙂
Lol he's so chilled like that, he was up for it bless him! Haha my boyfriend would be like that but James is a babe!
Your bro is so cool to be in this post! These are some pretty nice tips. Would have to take note.
Joyce | Joycentricity
Thank you for the guide! I always find it hard to shop for men x
You're so welcome, I hope it helped!
Love this! My husband is so hard to buy for but I love the sound of Jo Malone for men!
LOVING the Sperry shoes! Matt is on the look out for something like those, so they are on the list – thanks gal! Also, you bro is SUCH a babe, love the snap of the two of you! Immy x
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