Gift Guides

Small Business Gift Guide : Men

After handing over the realms of my Gift Guide for Godchildren last month, I thought why not ask another small business owner to guest post a different group. Patrick who started the fun and upmarket mens lifestyle clothing brand Reef Knots, after being made redundant from his job in the City  – two days before his wife had twins (!), is taking the helm today. It is a fantastic website to cater for men of all ages and styles. I love the funky fabrics he uses!

Patrick Reef Knots

So, let’s start with a few ideas from Reef Knots…  Take it away Patrick!


Boats & Sharks Silk Tie £69

Men that wear pink, tend to like it and it is the perfect accompaniment to a light blue shirt. This tie was recently featured the Vogue Christmas gift guide for men and comes in six different colourways

Silk Tie

Flamingo Turquoise Silk Tie £69

Everyone seems to love flamingos and men seem to be no exception. This is our Christmas best-seller (and selling out fast!) so you know you’re on trend. The tail of the tie features hammerhead sharks, so very suitable for any lawyers or boardroom sharks!


Lobster Swim Shorts £79

Lobsters are our perfect subject matter because they represent both the ocean and luxury.

These swim shorts have been our fastest selling product this year and are already sold out in the navy colourway. These will all be gone soon too!


Blue Stripe Oxford Shirt £59

A classic shirt with a contemporary twist. All our shirts feature a flattering (slightly tapered) fit, Oxford weight cotton, and contrast colour detailing within the collars and cuffs. Also available with button down collar, making them the perfect shirts for both the office and the weekend.

Blue Oxford Shirt

Redcurrent Chunky Socks £13.50

All our socks are Made in England and feature our signature green heals and toes. Chunky and lightweight knits available. Mix-and-match any 3 pairs in a gift box for £35, or £13.50 each. The perfect stocking filler.

chunky red socks

And from other businesses…

Slim Red Credit Card Wallet £59

Sage Brown make beautiful leather goods at reasonable prices. I use this wallet everyday and it’s perfect. Small, smart and holds 6 cards, plus notes.

Sage Brown

Cucumber Gin Black Bottle £35

The gin revolution continues and I found these guys during the Spirit of Christmas show at Olympia and picked up a few bottles. A really refreshing tasting gin, which is fast becoming my favourite.

Black Bottle Gin

Tom Ford, FxxxxxG Fabulous EXPENSIVE! C £500

This is expensive, but the boldness of the branding gets this one onto the list. Available at Selfridges and Tom Ford Covent Garden (online it’s in dollars so not sure whether they send to UK)

Tom Ford

Gertie Backpack £185 

Will Bees Bespoke make fantastic quality products and I’ve recently started wearing a backpack everyday for camera gear and laptops etc. Personalised with your initial too! (Order by 18th Dec for personalization)

Will Bees Bespoke

Liberty Boxer Shorts £20

Sir Plus was a business founded on the principle of using surplus fabric from other manufacturers to produce clothing. These are a classic pair of liberty print Boxer Shorts

Liberty Print Boxers


Thank you Patrick! Great ideas and lovely to see so many other ‘small’ businesses included (not you Tom Ford 😉  I feel very inspired.

Hope this has inspired and have a great day,


Lucinda x

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