We know exactly what we want, but what on earth do they want?
We know, we know...this is where it all just gets too much stress. You want to ensure you deliver on his gifts in the same way as he delivers for you...but nothing at all comes to mind. What does he even want or worse, need? Are multiple pairs of sock and boxers still okay? Will we pick things that he’ll deem ‘too girly’? Urgh it’s so hard. That’s why we’ve come up with these 10 gifts that we’re pretty darn sure he’ll love no matter what. From the indulgent to the practical, take a peek at these presents and find one that will guarantee a cheeky grin staring back at you on Christmas morning. ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE We Singaporeans do love ‘all black everything’ both men and women alike. So this crisp black long sleeved shirt will inevitably make him a happy man. The gold and velvet striped details on the collar showcases his sense of style and shows he appreciates that it really is all in the little details. It will be a perfect wardrobe addition for him ready for either NYE or CNY celebrations. Black Shirt with Contrasting Stripes, $69.90 from ZARA ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE So he loves a splash of colour, then he’ll adore these Superdry flip flops. With a PVC bridge they’re comfortable even when the feet starts to sweat in our Singapore heat...and the tropical bottom lining print will ensure he’s always bringing his own sunshine. These are perfect day wear sandals and he’ll get so much wear out of them. Plus, with that price tag, can we really complain? Superdry Flip Flops, $36.90 from ZALORA ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry so, there’s no better time to offer him up a good bottle of something naughty. The Botanist Gift Tin adds a dash of sophistication to any shelf with the gin encased in an elegant white gift tin embossed with the brand’s iconic design, featuring the Latin derivatives of the 22 island botanicals unique to Islay’s first and only gin. It goes without saying though - check if he likes gin first or this could be a rooky mistake and, of course, always drink responsibly. And by this we mean, wait until he’s had a few gin and tonics before asking for his card to shop online! The Botanist Gift Tin, $98+ (price is subject to GST), from Asher BWS ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE An array of luxurious chocolates inspired by cocktails from around the world - this box of delicious delights are perfect for the guy with the sweet tooth. They look decadent under the tree and will keep him and others (if he shares) happy on Christmas Day. You could even slot this box into the middle section of the tree as a special ‘tree gift’ for all the family once they arrive, or just hand it straight over to your grandad and laugh when he devours the entire tray. The Mixologist’s Box, $45.90 at any Marks and Spencer store in Singapore. ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE There is absolutely no way this present will fail. Everyone, and we mean everyone, loves to listen to music - albeit going for a jog or on the MRT to work, headphones are a must-pack these days. So we’ve opted for these sleek and stylish wireless ones from Bowers & Wilkins. Designed to offer unrivalled sound quality, this noise-cancelling pair is built with the latest Bluetooth technology for 24-bit resolution wireless streaming, as well as being digitally optimised to up-sample the incoming audio signal to 768kHz to enhance acoustic detail. Plus, they’re foldable so he can stuff them into his bag and not worry about damaging them. Bowers & Wilkins PX Foldable Wireless Headphones, $530.68 from Mr Porter ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE This gift is a double-hit win. Ray-Ban shades suit everyone and remain classic and cool for...well...ever. Plus, buying him sunglasses is never going to fail because we live in Singapore, so do we really need to explain that one? Ray-Ban sunglasses are the go-to shades for instant style, and we love the new Marshals with edged lenses and a sharper take on the traditional aviators. Ray-Ban Marshal RB3648 Polarized Aviator Sunnies, $260 from ZALORA ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE Believe it not, men are just as concerned about looking old as we are. Yes the do have the whole ‘silver fox’ thing going on, but they do not want wrinkles on their face either. So, either help them embrace a skincare regime or, if they already have one, up it for them with DrGL. Formulated entirely on a doctor’s approval, this brand knows how to deliver products that actually work and get results. With an entire MAN range to choose from, you can go all out and upgrade his complete morning ritual! This particular moisturiser includes peptides proven to aid skin rejuvenation which are combined with Green Tea extract (an antioxidant 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C), meaning it tackles both environmental and chronological aging at the roots. MAN Moisturiser Anti-Aging 50ml, $108.00 from DrGL ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE We’ll bet all of our savings (there’s only $10 so we’re okay about it) that someone in your family or friends circle is a gym addict. Which is why these Nike training gloves will be the ideal gift for them this Christmas. Practical and made with quality fabrics that last, those who lift weights daily will appreciate how much of a difference wearing good gloves can make to their workout AND the condition of their hands. Men's Core Lock Training Gloves 2.0, $32.90 from ZALORA ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE Whilst men don’t have the foggiest clue on our makeup and beauty regime (do they even know what a serum is?) we similarly can’t grasp the concept of facial beard growth. Yes, we do shave other body parts but for them, it’s this morning ritual about whether they get multiple cuts and bleed or not, or will the aftershave sting beyond control? If he’s got some facial hair on the go and shaves regularly, this cute set could be just the thing. Complete with safety razor and shaving cream brush, his days of painful cuts will hopefully be a thing of the past. Pankhurst London Razor And Brush Set, $384.04 from Mr Porter ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE If your guy is a little quirky, a little alternative and has a penchant for the ‘extra’, then this sterling silver cross hoop earring could be just the thing. Created by British menswear label Serge DeNimes, this single hoop earring will set off his urban style. With the sterling silver hallmark and through fastening, this hoop will endure even his crazy ideas of jumping in the pool fully clothed (or whatever else he decides to do on an impulse). Serge DeNimes English Hallmarked 925 Cross Hoop Earring In Solid Silver, $60.34 from ASOS ALSO READ: FOR HER: LUXE GIFTS SHE'LL LOVE If your boyfriend, husband or dad is the fizzy drink kind of guy, this gift item will definitely be a delight. The Sodastream Spirit is the brand's latest lauch in time for the festive season. For the uninitiated, Sodastream creates sparkling water in seconds. All you have to do is to push a button and pump it thrice into a bottle of cold water and you get carbonated water. Want something even more refreshing, just throw in some lemons or mint leaves. If you prefer a sweet fizzy drink, Sodastream has some low sugar flavours - in pink grapefruit, lemon lime and even cola - that you create. Cocktails are also possible - just add some whisky to sparkling water to create a Highball or lime juice, mint and sugar cubes to create a Mojito. Retail price is $179 at www.sodastream.sg .
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