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Unconventional Christmas Gift Guide: The Men In Your Life

November 26th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Unconventional Christmas Gift Guide: The Men In Your Life

I KNOW! Finding the perfect gift idea for any men in your life can be such a struggle. This is why today’s episode of my Unconventional Christmas Gift Guides will focus on different and unique gifts for any men (enter: boyfriend, husband, dad, brother, grandpa and everything in between) that will actually leave them surprised and in a positive connotation. Today’s Christmas gift guide is including everything from natural manly beauty bits, tech, art prints, menswear but also a couple of picks for the foodie in your family!

01. Amber Fox Print ℅ Sarah Taylor
I guess you should know your man quite well for this gift, but if he loves art prints and woodland animals especially, Sarah Taylor has the most unusual but beautiful collection of prints made from her unique illustrations. All the options are bright and fun and creative, somehow edgy but also realistic, but I’m in love with all her foxes in particular!

02. Filo Bluetooth Tracker 
This is one of the gifts I gave my boyfriend last year actually! When you have someone who loves technology and playing around with his gifts that must be practical at the same time, but who’s also up to date with anything new, it’s not an easy task to impress him!

Filo is an Italian brand (gotta support shopping local, you know!) producing handy and tiny bluetooth trackers you can attach to your keys, or pop in your wallet or backpack (or anything you usually lose!) and it will track it down for you through a nicely designed phone app. You can also make it ring to locate your item, or use its button to locate your phone – just in case that’s the object you lose most often instead! Basically the perfect handy gift for any men who likes to lose his stuff – no matter the age, because the app is very intuitive and user friendly!

03. Miel Café Design x Casetify Phone Case
Again, if your man is a tech lover but you lost count of what what he already owns and what not, just go for a custom phone case and you’ll make him happy, for sure! I actually have a whole collection on Casetify selling my own designs made from my illustrations if you want to have a peek (with a few designs totally appropriated for men too), but as I said in another gift guide, their phone cases are the best in quality too, killing two birds with one stone!

04. Wild & Wolf Hook, Line & Sinker Lunch Bag (similar)
Let’s talk foodie people for a moment now, because this requires a whole different topic! If your man is a food lover but you want him to unwrap something he can keep for a long while and will come pretty handy in a lot of occasions, well, duh!, a lunch bag is your perfect solution! Wild & Wolf used to do one in their Hook, Line & Sinker collection however I’m pretty sure it was limited edition (still, the collection is extremely worth checking out) but you can find a lot of similar alternatives with beautiful minimal designs perfect for any foodie and adventurer in your life!

05. Brekka Milano Chunky Beanie
So, from what I know about men, they subdivide into two categories: the ones who have all accessories and the ones who have zero. Both cases they’d either love or find very useful a warm thick chunky beanie in their life! I had to mention a Milan based brand, of course, but Brekka really has some high quality nice options – of course there are plenty of alternatives for all the different budgets online and in store right now!

06. Modern Man Toiletry Bag + Mr Bear Family Beard Balm + Lush Lord Of Misrule Shower Cream
You don’t need a men to say he likes beauty products to buy him some, because of course he secretely does. Everyone takes showers after all! I always love the ideas of building up a present inside another by hand-picking items to go into a pretty storage box or, in this case, into the quirkiest vintage-ish toiletry bag!

I have stuffed it with a couple of natural products, the #1 boyfriend-approved shower gel from Lush (Lord of Misrule is definitely a fragrance that works great with men, and it makes them smell pretty nice too) and a handy all-natural beard balm smelling of nice wild herbs. This is definitely a win-win situation (for him and for your nose)!

07. Five Elephant Coffee
Lastly but not at least, most men love coffee. So why not giving them a chance of trying out some new enviroment-friendly blends from a small independent shop? Your coffee lover will surely appreciate Five Elephant coffee: they have a lot of different options, for flavours but also grinds. You could consider also getting him a nice and fancy coffee grinder if he’s that passionate – they’re not too expensive but will be very nicely appreciated!


And that’s it, my Christmas Gift Guide for any men!
Make sure to come back every other day for more gift ideas and that you didn’t missed any so far! Stay tuned until the very end on November 30th for a chance to win some of this gifts!
Covering ‘Stocking Fillers’ next… x

Episode number 4 of my Unconventional Christmas Gift Guides covers gift ideas for any men in your life: dads, grandpas, brother, boyfriend and everything in between!