Thursday, 15 November 2012

Stocking fillers: men

It's never too early to start your Christmas shopping and we all know that men can be difficult to buy for, so here are my thoughts on the subject, with some input from Popeye. I've already bought Popeye variations on most of the items below over Christmases gone by, so if you've any other ideas to help me out, please leave your suggestions in the comments box below.

Top row, left to right
Monocle magazine, from £6 (subscriptions also available); Lego lunch box, £7.99 Amazon; Luggage tag, EUR 15.90 Ordning & Reda; Post-poo drops, £21 Aesop; Korres Shower Gel in fig, £5.33 Waitrose; Orange leather phone case by UnderCover, £14.95 Liberty; Tri-stripe boxers, £8 GAP.

Middle row, left to right
Arko Turkish shaving stick, £4 Roullier White; Birkenstock Davos felt slippers, £24.60 Amazon; Stripe socks, £8 Happy Socks; Blue herringbone box tie, $29 The Cordial Churchman; Cotton jersey striped neck cushion, £7.95 Muji; Bean pocket square, 30 EUR, Pochette Square; Kiehl's Facial Fuel SPF 15, £33 John Lewis.

Bottom row, left to right
Wind-up sumos, £8 Heal's; Pantone ruled notebook, £6 The Paperie; CD: Bloom by Beach House, £10 HMV; Leather card case by Almanac Industries, £22.66 Etsy (also in navy) - super slim; Sardine hankie box, £15.95 Thornback & Peel.

And for a little geek-chic for the genius in your life, I couldn't resist the selection below.

Clockwise from top left
Head Boy mug, £8.95 Glint; Lamy Safari fountain pen, £14.95 Ryman; Travel Scrabble, £17.40 John Lewis; Letterpress notecards, £4 Paperchase.

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