As the next insert into my Christmas Gift Guide special, I’m tackling the men in our lives – I mean honestly, how hard can it be to buy something for someone that doesn’t shop by trends? Well we all know it’s not as easier as that. And if you have friends or relatives that request presents like socks, beer or Rowntree’s Fruit Pastels (yes I have had that before) then let’s treat our nearest and dearest to the very best this Christmas!
Now everyone loves a new scent this time of year, why not pick up the latest Hollister Wave Gift Set? With refreshing notes of grapefruit, herbaceous bamboo leaves, lavender and Cliffside cypress he’ll be super thankful for his gift this year. Priced at £36 from Debenhams. Next up, for the one who always seems to loose everything, treat them to a Tile Bluetooth Tracker. Easily attached to their wallet or keys, the device tracks the last place he puts his beloved items. All controlled through a handy App he can download to his phone, iPad or laptop. Sound good? Snap up yours for £23 from Tile Mate.
If you’re thinking of buying something a little more classic, the Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port is an iconic gift to give this season, from just £12.99 at Waitrose, Tesco, Morrison’s or Asda. If they’re into their vintage clothing, treat their garments to a little rejuvenation this Christmas with the Mr.Black Garment Essentials range. Both the Wool & Cashmere Wash and the Refresh products will have their wardrobe back to top spec in no time! From just £9.95.
If you’re still stuck on what to buy that extra special someone, maybe it’s your Dad or boyfriend, why not invest in a very special something that they’ll be thankful for every time they reach for the liquor cabinet. The Balbair Vintage Collection is a timeless present your man will be over the moon with. Delivered in a foldout display box, it’ll surely be his favourite present – even if he can’t say that in front of family. Ranging from £42-£100 dependent on the age from The Whiskey Exchange.
Simple and strong, the Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit by Tipplesworth is a great stocking filler priced at just £15. Containing Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon, Tipplesworth Pure Cane Sugar Syrup, Tony Angostura Bitters and a Stirrer – he’ll be able to rustle up a little something for himself in no time!
Now if you’re not going to see that special someone and you’re worried it won’t be delivered in time, then opt for the Letter Box GiftSet Shop. Created to fit through any door (no hidden packages left in the shed) he’ll be able to enjoy his British only products on the 25th of December – no matter if he’s in the pub and misses the postman!
If it’s finding the Perfect Christmas Present For Her you’re looking for, check out my other gift guide here. I’m also creating a couple more this weekend For The Kids and For The Home – stay tuned for them!
As you probably know by now, London is like my second home. I don’t think there’s ever a month, or a two-week period that goes by without that 2hour 14 minute journey from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston. But this time we’d booked the lush Zetter Townhouse for a change from the average stay.
Walking up to the beautiful townhouse, we recognised from the outside this wasn’t going to be just an average two-night stay in London. Clerkenwell itself seemed like a small suburb compared to the busier areas of London. The pastel blue door was almost non-recognisable as a hotel, just the italicised name across the front in black writing gave it away – no mammoth branding or signs to be seen.
On entering the building it was like attending an old-English Mad Hatters tea party. Quirky prints filled the walls like a game or tetris, furniture cluttered the wooden flooring in different fabrics and shapes, whilst tassel light fixtures hung from the ceiling. We knew we were in for a treat, just from dodging through the sea of people in the reception enjoying spectacular cocktails!
There comes a time in every young persons life where they begin to realise that those little things that once kept them awake at night are just a speckle of what they’ll have to deal with when their older. This realisation for me came a couple of years ago. I woke up one morning and decided that that day was going to be my day. I was going to do what I wanted, not take anything to seriously and realise that every cloud truly does have a silver lining. And since then, that’s how I’ve lived.
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