Gifting during the colder Winter months can be even harder for us as most of our ideas went into Christmas. Now after the season of goodwill we have all trudged back to work and our daily lives. However, this means each and every gift has the chance to bring joy to a loved one day and even improve their working lives. With this in mind, I have curated a guide for the gentlemen in our lives.
Shopping for the gentlemen in our lives can be the most stressful gifting experience of all, bringing up such questions as ‘will he be offended’? ‘will he like my gift or just be too polite to say anything?’ ‘will he actually use my gift?’ It’s a minefield of questions that can be answered very simply in my experience with, ‘does the shop have a good returns policy?’ These brands do and I can say this as I have shopped with some of them.
Sheepskin Hot water bottle cover, The Dartmoor Shepherd, £44
To keep cosy during this February chill try a lambswool cover for a much-needed hot water bottle.
Lambs wool Jumper dark red, The Good Neighbor, £99
The Good Neighbour creates wonderful menswear out of British fabrics and suppliers. This cosy jumper is 100% Merino and Lambswool.
Leather Folding Card Case, Padfield, £85
Padfield is a family run business using British tanned leather left over from the meat industry, to create wonderful leather accessories that are 100% British made from design to production. This sturdy wallet is made from black British leather and can be monogrammed for free.
Coffee Face Scrub, UpCircle, £14.99
Wintertime is often when our skin demands the most care, after all, it needs help shedding dead skin and which can easily be done with a little light exfoliation. UpCircle’s coffee scrub is made from the used up grounds of coffee houses all over Britain.
Karite Corse Eau de Parfum, L’Occitane, £75
A spritz of fragrance to start your day can be as invigorating as a cup of coffee. L’Occitane’s perfume is a rich and spicy scent created from black pepper, pure coffee, almond accord, and cedarwood.
SB1 Ballpoint Pen in Amboyna Burl, Simon & Webb, £65
If you have the right tools the work comes easier to you, that can truly be said of these wonderful pens. These gunmetal and platinum-plated ballpoints are hand-crafted from amboyna burl, a glossy wood from South East Asia.
Sandalwood Men’s Moisturiser, Verde London, £33
With Sandalwood and Vetivert creating a gentle earthy aroma this moisturiser can be applied daily to protect, hydrate and nourish the skin using Marshmallow and Calendula. It can even double as an after-shave balm if he likes.
Self-Heating Ember Mug², £99.95
Few things are more inconvenient to the working day than your coffee going cold. The ember mug heats your coffee to a steady controlled temperature and preserves it for up to 1.5 hours.
No. 5 Gunpowder Candle, Ardor Lux, £25
For a candle with a bang, light Ardour Lux’s candle No.5 to fill the room with patchouli and musky sandalwood. Each candle is made in Bath from 100% natural wax with no Soy or GMOs. (Also, a packet of seeds to grow in the jar after you have used the scent.)