Christmas gift guide: for him

From cosy loungewear and slippers to premium timepieces and scented candles, we’ve got plenty of ideas to spoil the main man in your life

Style 10 Dec 2021

In the hood

Kick back with male supermodel and entrepreneur David Gandy’s latest venture, his very own clothing line. David Gandy Wellwear is all about comfort and style, with timeless relaxed-fit wardrobe staples, loungewear and pyjamas.


Watch this space

If you’re really looking to push the boat out this Christmas, you can’t go wrong with a new timepiece. This gorgeous new pilots watch from Breitling takes inspiration from early aircraft and is powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Manufacture Caliber B04 movement, which provides approximately 70 hours of power reserve. Super AVI B04 Chronograph GMT 46 P-51 Mustang, £7,900,


Roll with it

Know a keen cyclist who’s also hot on sustainability? Then the Donda cycling jersey is the perfect gift. This retro-style zip-up jersey is made from breathable and quick-dry stretch fabric to keep the rider cool, and Donda donates jerseys to youth clubs to promote exercise in disadvantaged communities. Not only that, but the company has pledged that its upcoming spring-summer 2022 collection will be made entirely from recycled materials and distributed via a zero-carbon fleet. Impressive stuff. Donda cycling short-sleeved men’s cycling jersey in green/cream, £60, available from


Sounds perfect

Iconic German television manufacturer Loewe has recently unveiled a range of new tech products in celebration of its 99th anniversary. This includes the new Loewe klang s, “smart streaming system” which operates as an internet radio, podcast and DAB/DAB+ tuner with crystal clear sound. This smart piece of kit (which also looks the part with its sleek minimalist design) can hold up to 25,000 radio stations and 10,000 podcasts. The Loewe klang s3 costs £679 and is available at


Step up

British outerwear atelier Belstaff knows a thing or two about hardy clothing. The brand may be famous for its effortlessly cool Trialmaster jackets, made from weather-proof waxed cotton, but our pick for Christmas is a shiny new pair of Marshall boots. This lace-up model is a solid work boot that will go with every outfit and will last for years. £350,


Perfect pairing

For the man who loves his whisky as much as his music, combine the two with a gift of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label x Bang & Olufsen Christmas Gift Pack. The limited-edition gift set includes a 70cl bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, made from a special selection of the most refined Scottish whiskies, and Beoplay EQ adaptive noise cancelling wireless earphones, which offer an unparalleled listening experience. It’s the finest of Scottish and Swedish craft and innovation in one irresistible and people-pleasing set. Only 100 limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label x Bang & Olufsen Christmas Gift Packs are available, £495, Harvey Nichols


If the shirt fits

After disappearing from the high street, popular shirtmaker Thomas Pink is back with a new look and e-commerce site. It may be a new era for the brand, which originally launched in the mid 1980s, but fans will be pleased to know that it’s still offering the same beautifully made classic shirts at affordable prices. Come Christmas, there’s always room in a man’s wardrobe for a signature Thomas Pink Bengal Stripe shirt, based on a pattern worn in the 17th century, but thoroughly modern in style. Tailored fit formal poplin Bengal Stripe shirt, £70,


Best foot forward

A new pair of slippers for Christmas won’t exactly win points for originality, but you’ll certainly earn Brownie and style points with a pair of sleek Mulo slip-ons. Designed in London and handmade and stitched in Portugal, each pair is made using the DNA of a traditional Oxford shoe ‘last’, so you know they’ll be super comfy (especially this sheepskin lined pair) and durable. Chestnut suede sheepskin slippers, £145, 


Beach, please

It may feel strange even looking at a pair of swim shorts in mid-December, but for the beach-lover in your life – or if someone is lucky enough to be having a tropical Christmas this year – a pair of iconic Vilebrequin swim shorts is a must. The brand started life in St Tropez in the early 1970s, and the enduring style and wearability of its swimwear continues to capture the joie de vivre of this time and place. There are myriad styles to choose from, but the turtle design has been a Vilebrequin icon for over two decades, and the premium and quick-drying recycled polyamide fabric means they’ll last. Moorea Sand Turtles men’s trunks, £195,


Let it burn

Historic British menswear and leather goods specialist Connolly has created the perfect cool and unashamedly masculine scented candle, made in collaboration with contemporary perfumer Lyn Harris (AKA Perfumer H). Not only does it look and smell beautiful, but it’s a guilt-free purchase, made from European-sourced sustainable vegetable wax and paraffin with a cotton wick. Connolly large candle, £120,