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21 Christmas Gift Ideas For The Man Who’s Hard To Buy For

Sometimes it can feel like you’re going around in circles looking for the perfect Christmas gift, especially when someone is tough to buy for and, seemingly, already has everything. Take the pressure off and stop looking for the ultimate gift and opt for something thoughtful and unique (or useful, that works too!). My shopping list should provide you with some quirky and practical gift inspiration for the husband, boyfriend, father or friends in your life.

His Scarves, Sophie Der


A scarf is a classic Christmas present and is always appreciated. For comfort and luxury, it’s got to a be cashmere one. Here’s my pick from Sophie Der.

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The Navy Lambswool Nehru Gilet, Marmaduke London


If you’d like to add something smart to their wardrobe, pick something up from Marmaduke London. I love the fine details on this lambswool gilet.

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Mens Midlayer with Sleeve Stripe, Snow Finel


For those thinking practically, if you know he’ll be hitting the slopes soon, something to stay toasty is just the ticket.

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Walton Duffle, Initially London


This is such a classic and cool weekend bag. The monogram personalisation is a must.

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Men’s Cocktail Green Silk Tie, Reef Knots


Men don’t often go bold with prints but playful ties appear to be an exception. A silk tie a lovely, luxurious gift he would love to receive.

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Oblio Wireless Charging Station & UV Sanitiser, Lexon


This is one of those gifts that has appeared at just the right time. Without mentioning the ‘C’ word, this is a sleek, bacteria-killing phone charger we should have in our homes anyway.

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Bike Phone Holder, Oliver Bonas


Sometimes I can’t resist shopping for practical gifts. If your man is a cyclist, this phone holder is going to come in very handy.

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Jambo Sundowner Cups, The Jambo Collection


Cups in a lovely cowhide case are perfect for any outdoor adventurer: think, fishing and shooting trips. They’re also an ideal addition to the family picnic.

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Headphone Organisers, The Holiday Shop


These organisers make a good stocking-filler and a subtle way to stop people leaving their earphones lying around – ha!

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A Slice Is Nice, Frangipani


What a classy cocktail-themed shirt! It’s a good one he can wear all-year-round too.

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Mix Master Cocktail Shaker, Kikkerland

A good one for an aspiring cocktail master. Stock up on the spirits so he can get serving on Christmas day!

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Hector’s Dolphin Loungers, Loungers Clothing


“Soft enough to wear in bed but cool enough to wear out to the shops” — Loungers sum up these trousers just perfectly.

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‘He Won’t Be Working From Home Today..’, Oliver Preston


Oliver Preston has such a brilliant gallery full of humorous prints. This one seems very appropriate right now!

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Looking to update your wardrobe, buy a gift or treat yourself?

You will find a gorgeous range of jewellery, accessories and clothes on TLM Edit, all hand-picked by The London Mummy.

Green Multi-tool and LED Torch, Carmel London


A good one for when your man is poking about in the garden, pottering in the shed needing to fix something around the house.

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Bramble Whisky Liqueur, The Oxton Liqueur Company


For a taste of something unique, this whisky liqueur is a sweet and warming pick. It seems very inline with the festive season too.

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Black & Orange Drysure Active, Drysure


Make stinky trainers a thing of the past with this marvellous Drysure invention. When you’ve finished wearing shoes, pop these inside them to dry shoes and keep any bacteria from growing. Brilliant!

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Golf Club Cufflinks, Deakin & Francis


Is your guy golf-mad? Get a hole-in-one with these golfing cufflinks.

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Men’s Knee Length Boot Sock, Piitch


For keeping feet warm, cosy and dry with a pair of wellies, you need some strong, reliable socks. He’ll really thank you for these.

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Four Pair Oak Welly Boot Rack, From The Oak Tree


Stop muddy boots in their tracks with one of these fantastic oak welly racks. They’re great for airing out wellies, letting them dry and keeping boots of all sizes tidy.

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Charcoal Grey Holton Umbrella, Banvard & James


We’re always in need of an umbrella in the UK, so this gift will never go unappreciated. I like the smart contrast of orange and grey here.

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Hand-Painted Stag, Duke + Dexter


These hand-painted loafers are quite something, aren’t they? Perfect if you’re looking for something limited edition, that’s been made with so much time and care.

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Looking for something else? Take a peek at my ultimate directory for the beauty, style and business recommendations.


  • Reply Liz November 2, 2020 at 7:05 pm


    • Reply The London Mummy November 10, 2020 at 11:11 am

      Pleased you like it! Lucinda x

  • Reply Lulu November 2, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    I think the Apatchy kit bags are far better value at half the price, they’re great quality and look fabulous too!

  • Reply Jay Kirby December 27, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Lovely products! Absolute class

    • Reply The London Mummy February 5, 2021 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks so much Jay x

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