Christmas gifts for the man in your life that aren't socks and ties

We’re on the home stretch to Christmas and if you haven’t got your partner a gift it’s time to get on it.

Below are some starter ideas for men of all kinds and persuasions, most of which would also suit the other men in your life.

Merry almost Christmas!

Watches and trackers

Fitbit Versa 2 Watch

Apparently, people still wear watches! Who knew?

If his new year’s resolution is to lose weight, get fit or know what the time is without looking at his phone, this Fitbit/watch hybrid is the gift for him.

Plus, it’s on sale.

Step back in time.

Bikes

Reid Cycles City 1 Bike

Give him the gift of a lower carbon footprint. And hot calves.

Whether he’s a seasoned commuter or he hasn’t been on a bike since Lance Armstrong got caught, I’m told this is apparently a very good bike.

We recommend buying him a helmet too. Safety first.

Get your motor running.

Tickets

Australian Open 2020

It’ll be love all in your house if you buy him tennis tickets for Christmas. I’m sorry, I couldn’’t help myself.

In all seriousness, Aus Open tix are a pretty excellent gift for anyone, and if you get to go to, it’s like treating yourself too.

If hot men and women hitting balls isn’t his thing, there’s the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand PrixHarry Potter and the Cursed Child and heaps of other events on offer.

You win this round.

Moisturisers

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon Transformative Night Gel-Cream

Whether your fella’s a skincare novice or a beauty connoisseur, a good night cream is essential. It’s like water and air, but not polluted or full of smoke right now.

Confession: I bought this for myself because I was tired and a ‘sound sleep cocoon’ sounded very appealing. I can confirm it smells like dreams and feels like a cloud.

Real men wear moisturiser.

Drones

DJI Spark Controller Combo White

Enable his Peter Pan complex with a toy that flies.

This one features a Full HD camera and a bunch of other features that I don’t understand but sound super high-tech.

He’ll spend hours playing with it so you can watch The Crown in bed in peace. Everybody wins!

The way to a man's heart is through his inner child.

Juicers

Breville The Juice Fountain Cold XL

Start that healthy new year’s resolution early by buying him a juicer and using it religiously for a few weeks.

Then end it early by not using it for a year before inevitably giving it to your sister.

We all know how this works.

Gotta blame it on my juice, baby.

Boots

Timberland Men's 6-inch Premium Waterproof Boots

If a man doesn’t own Timberlands at least once in his life, is he really a man?

Well, yes. Of course. We’re not here to boot-shame anyone.

These classics, or any styles from the range, make a great gift for your gentleman friend. Plus, right now you can get up to 33% off selected pairs and up to $50 off when you spend $250 on full-priced items.

The boots were made for walking (to the shops to get ice-cream).

Books

Blue Moon (Jack Reacher 24) by Lee Child

There’s only one thing sexier* than a hot dude reading. Fact.

According to reviews, this Jack Reacher is ‘today’s James Bond’. I don’t know what that makes Daniel Craig, but I’m keen for the crossover film.

The latest offering in Child’s popular thriller series sees Reacher in the middle of a turf war between two Eastern European gangs. We’ve all been there.

‘Lee Child just gets better and better, which is a very rare quality in a writer of a long-run series.’ Peter James

Wireless headphones

Bose QC35 QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II

Whether he’s into punk or pop, gangstas or divas, a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a must, especially if he travels a lot or works in an open-plan office.

They can be the difference between a decent flight and a slow descent into hell.

His ears will thank you.

They're just so pretty.

BBQs

Weber Baby Q BBQ

*The only thing sexier than a hot dude reading is a hot dude cooking. Fact.

Sure, it may technically be a gift for him, but think of all the delicious meals you’ll get to eat. Worth it!

Plus, it’s on sale. Bonus.

You should probably buy him a novelty apron too.

Knives

Victorinox Swiss Classic Stainless Steel 4-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

They say it’s not great to give knives as presents, but how’s he going to BBQ your dinner every night if he doesn’t have the right kitchen utensils?

This high-quality stainless steel set features multipurpose kitchen shears, a universal peeler, a tomato & table knife and a santoku knife, and it’s on sale right now.

A man's place is in the kitchen.

Sexy gift vouchers

Lovehoney gift card

Let him pick his own sexy presents, or you can pick them together.

Whoever you are, whomever you love and whatever you’re both into, Lovehoney can certainly satisfy your wants and needs.

It's a gift from the sex gods.

Camping gear

Komodo XL Double Freestanding Swag 

Cuddle up under the stars in this rather fetching two-person tent.

Or, if like me you’d rather do literally anything but sleep outside where bugs live, he can cuddle up to a mate or the dog.

Either way, it’s a pretty great gift.

Got swag?

Boardies

Rip Curl Mason Native 19" Mirage Boardshort

Get a load of his pins with a pair of boardshorts or two. Or splash out on a steamer if he’s been a good boy.

While you’re there, why treat yourself to some new swimmers or a wetsuit? You deserve it - you’ve worked hard this year.

How embarrassing, they showed up in the same outfit.

Booze

Glenfarclas 21YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky

While personally I’m a vodka or Riesling girl, I’m told men like scotch and whisky and scotch whisky.

A man told me this is a good one, so if you also don’t know anything about brown spirits, or even if you do, get this one.

It's Scottish so it must be good.

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