Shopping for any man is notoriously difficult and tricky, that’s a fact. Perhaps it’s your boyfriend who says he’s OK with anything you get him, or your friend who seems to already have everything he wants in life. These circumstances just makes getting the “perfect gift” for them so much harder, adding on to the list of things you’re probably already worrying about when Christmas shopping.
Well, we’ve got you covered. From the world traveller to the skincare buff, this gift guide for the guys will make your Christmas shopping a breeze, helping you get him a gift that he’ll definitely love and treasure for life.
For the style-conscious men
An unlikely collaboration between the Spanish fashion brand and the widely acclaimed American TV series, this oversized crewneck tee features the iconic comedic family decked out in some of Balenciaga’s pieces from past seasons.
Sunglasses have the power to make any outfit look that much more put together and polished. These sunglasses in a futuristic, geometric design are the ideal pair to protect his eyes from Singapore’s intense rays whilst elevating his fit.
Bracelets aren’t just for the ladies. This black-braided calf leather Bulgari bracelet with palladium-plated brass hardware and the brand’s iconic logo on the matt black enamel insert is the ideal accessory for any dapper dresser.
Sleep in style with this exquisite silk pyjama set in a gorgeous mulberry blue and Swarovski crystal buckle. While most guys would rather sleep shirtless, who could pass up on this silk set? Plus, the shirt makes for a great going-out top.
With its gold handle akin to a golden scepter, and an accompanying golden magnetic stand symbolising a winner’s podium, Gillete makes it easy for anyone to feel like an MVP. This limited-edition MVP razor is equipped with their latest Skinguard technology that’s designed to minimise pressure on each blade, and reduce contact with sensitive skin.
Made in Australia, this cedarwood and patchouli-scented beard balm provides any facial mane some well-needed TLC (thanks to Jojoba oil), and fights dandruff with Babassu oil. The non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula makes this balm a must-have for a great-looking (and smelling) beard.
Every well-dressed man needs a signature scent to go with his outfits. Inspired by Burberry’s house codes of duality and challenging traditional masculinity, the Burberry Hero is the perfect accompaniment to any look. The notes of bergamot, vibrant juniper and black pepper bring an invigorating freshness to the wearer, and are sure to elevate any outfit.
To finish off any look, the hair must look just right. The Fashion Police Strong Putty helps create texture and provides just enough shine to the hair, without making it look greasy. It also has vitamin E (to promote hair growth) and linoleic acid (to condition and prevent dandruff).
For the home decor lover
This high-quality shaving set comes with a chrome-plated stand and ivory-coloured handles that are branded with the Edwin Jagger logo. Made with synthetic brush hairs, this set makes a great addition to any homeowner’s bathroom.
Available on Shopee
Rose, chilli pepper and cedarwood make up the Gucci Guilty Homme fragrance. The provocative, retro vibe-inducing scent comes in a sleek glossy matte bottle that will look good in any man’s collection.
Available in-store and online on Sephora
Bring lacklustre hair back to life with this limited edition Gold Lust Collection, tasked to give hair a glossy sheen. The set features a shampoo and conditioner to revitalise each strand, while the fast-absorbing hair oil penetrates the hair to deeply condition and smooth. This is perfect for any home decor fiend as it comes in a sublime collectible box featuring work by renowned pattern maker A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson.
Practicality is important when it comes to getting a gift for a guy, but what if it’s also aesthetically pleasing? Kill two birds with one stone with this dome-shaped wireless speaker that comes with ambient light effects and all-around audio, and adds an elegant modern touch to any home.
For the skincare obsessed
Good skin starts with making sure it’s cleansed to remove impurities. This sulphate-free facial cleanser by Lab Seriesis is made for all skin types, helps to maintain hydration and leaves the skin feeling soft and balanced — none of that tight skin stuff.
To accompany the cleanser, the Rescue Water facial toner further hydrates the skin and primes it for improved absorption of the rest of one’s skincare regimen, leaving skin looking healthier and brighter.
Foreo’s Luna 3 Men facial cleansing tool is great for days when he’s just too tired but still wants to make sure his skin looks stellar. Conveniently controlled through an app, it deeply cleans the skin (and beard) with ultra-hygienic silicone touchpoints, lifting the daily grime off while preventing breakouts, ingrown hairs and razor burn. It has a targeted firming facial massage option to boot.
This self-heating razor by GilletteLabs provides an uninterrupted heat sensation thanks to its specially-created warming bar. It warms up to optimum shaving temperature within one second, enabling the user to experience the soothing pleasure of a hot towel shave with every stroke – without the need for hot water or a steaming towel. Talk about the ultimate shaving experience.
Everyone wants to look more youthful, right? This superb anti-aging serum from Guerlain is infused with black orchids that are rich in anthocyanins, helping to plump up skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Available in-store here
For the coffee enthusiasts
A collaboration between Singaporean labels Beyond the Vines and Morning, this limited-edition coffee machine allows coffee lovers to make the perfect cup of coffee with ease. It comes with 10 default recipes, like Kyoto Style Slow Drip, and lets users personalise recipes via the Morning Mobile App. Did we mention that it comes in three gorgeous colours – red, olive and cobalt?
Travelling is no longer a thing of the past but if you’re still not bound overseas, get a taste of the vast array of coffee with this hundred capsule assortment that lets you venture to nations like Colombia, Nicaragua and India. Who says you need to travel overseas to experience what the world has to offer?
Inspired by the founder’s years of living in Africa, Perk Coffee’s Taster Pack is great for those who want to try a little bit of everything. Available in 3 x 80g bags or 3 x 5 single-use drip bags, the pack consists of Maverick – taste notes of lemon, hazelnut, walnut and chocolate, Urbanite Blend – taste notes of chocolate and nuts and Intrepid Blend – taste notes of dark chocolate, almond.
Good coffee calls for the best equipment that’ll do your grounds or beans justice. The Clara French Press by Fellow features a heat-locking double-wall vacuum and an easy non-stick coating to produce a stellar cup of coffee that is sure to make any coffee aficionado’s day.
For the globe-trotter
It’s important to have a well-made backpack, whether you’re travelling and using it on the daily. Made from regenerated fishing nets, fabric scraps and industrial plastic, this sturdy nylon backpack features leather trims, a laptop compartment and the iconic Burberry lettering at the front.
Available online and in-store at ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands
Crafted in a 200-year-old mill, this ultra-soft cashmere wool scarf in a beautiful beige colour from Burberry is a necessity when journeying through any wintry conditions.
Available online and in-store at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and Paragon
The Rimowa Sling Clutch is versatile and pairs well with any outfit — perfect when heading out for drinks and he doesn’t want to carry too much. The interior has two credit card slots and the open compartment is secured with a mechanic lock.
Available online and in-store at Marina Bay Sands
When travelling, it is especially important to look after your skin. Key items include a cleanser that aids in removing impurities, as well as a firming face cream and eye cream made with hyaluronic acid to minimise the look of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. Everything he’ll ever need in a stylish travel-friendly box to target ageing from dawn to dusk.
Available online and in-store
It’s always good to have products that double up when travelling, especially if you’re looking to travel for long periods of time or backpacking. This handmade bar is an enriching shampoo, shaving foam and body cleanser all in one. Made with natural coconut oil and shea butter, this bar protects and moisturises skin whilst emitting a lovely citrus scent. It’s also cruelty- and sulphate-free.
A worldly man should sip on the world’s finest spirits. This divine cognac made by the world’s oldest cognac house has notes of pear and prune, exotic hints of vanilla pod and caramelised grape, and a distinctive woody character with notes of myrrh, cedar and fine-grained oak. Made to be enjoyed in a cocktail or neat, this well-rounded, ultra-smooth spirit also makes an exquisite addition to any home bar.
Available on Shopee and in Cold Storage, FairPrice Finest, and Giant
For the outdoorsy, athletic ones
Extended hours in the sun or elements can leave skin looking (and feeling) dreary. This jelly-based cooling moisturiser can be used in the day or night, and leaves skin feeling fresh and lightly hydrated. Blue Tansy flower oil and blueberry extract help calm and soothe skin (great for any form of sunburn) while providing antioxidant benefits.
Available in-store and online at Sephora
This shaver is waterproof, lightweight and ergonomically designed for the nether regions. An essential for guys who don’t fancy hair down there.
Tested in various environments, the Garmin Instinct Solar is a military-grade, water-resistant watch that is perfect for any land adventurer. Featuring a solar-charged lens and impressive battery life, this watch also has a built-in compass, heart rate monitor and barometric altimeter.
Of course everyone would want to capture their experiences abroad. This lightweight, compact Olympus camera is made to withstand the most punishing environments, be it the highest of mountains or the coldest of snowstorms. Its high-resolution lens and anti-fog protective glass let the user focus on soaking up the sights, without worrying about the image quality. The Field Sensor System records the latitude/longitude, temperature, and more during your shoot (which can be imported to your smartphone using the Olympus Image Track app) to realistically recreate the experience of shooting.
For the businessman
A good watch is essential for any businessman to avoid running late for meetings, and especially for dates with their beau. Gift him this well-crafted stainless steel watch with a sapphire crystal glass, designed for the active and modern man of today.
Available on Lazada and in-store
Days can be long and tiring for a businessman. Shower him with some love with this Jo Malone collection that includes a refreshing Grapefruit Body & Hand Wash, a fresh Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne and a dashing Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense.
Available in-store and online at iShop Changi
The Braun Series 9 provides an efficient shave for every type of hair, in terms of shaving time, closeness, removal of hair, and gentleness to skin. For the ultimate bespoke shave, the Series 9’s smart AutoSense technology adapts to beard density and gives power just where he needs it.
Working from home has seen many looking for a good set of noise-cancelling earbuds, and the QuietComfort earbuds from Bose are perfect. Designed with well-rounded acoustics and effective noise-cancelling, these wireless earbuds will help him to literally cut through the noise and focus on important conversations. It comes in two shades, Soapstone and Triple Black.
When you’re caught up with work, you may lose track of time and things in your life. Scratch that off the list with the expertly crafted Apple AirTag Hermès Key Ring. Attach it to your keys or backpack so you can easily find your keys through the Find My app. It comes in four other colours.
Available online and in-store at Apple Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands