Christmas Gift Guide: for him

If you're looking for something he won’t forget in a hurry, here’s our edit of the best gifts to put a smile on his face this festive season

Style 7 Dec 2020

Great balls of fire
A cult 80s classic, the 4-Ganci jacket by Fay Archive has evolved over the years but still retains its definitive workwear DNA. Modelled on the fireman jacket, this version has the distinctive metal hook fastenings and is crafted in water repellent canvas with split leather detailing. Practical and stylish, it’s the ideal gift for the sartorial. £730;

Licensed to thrill
To celebrate James Bond’s 25th outing on the silver screen in No Time To Die, official film sponsor Crockett & Jones has created the 007 limited edition James shoe. Crafted on the iconic Last 348 and made from the finest box calf leather, the James features an all-black interior with a silver foiled 007 logo and comes with a range of accessories all embossed with the 007 logo. £850,

Earning his stripes
To celebrate 50 years of designer Paul Smith making his colourful mark on the fashion industry, this commemorative book – edited by former Wallpaper editor Tony Chambers – charts his sartorial success, features a myriad of stories from his world-renowned customers and would make an excellent gift for the stripy sock lover in your life. Paul Smith, edited by Tony Chambers is published by Phaidon, £49.95;

Square deal
This understated silk printed pocket square from Turnbull & Asser is a great colour choice for the festive season. It’s paisley and geometric design is a timeless classic, perfect when paired with a tweed or corduroy jacket and is sure to add a smile to the face of the discerning gentleman in you life. £70,

Fit for a king
‘Tis the season for luxurious fabrics and for a stylish velvet jacket, look no further that Favourbrook. This elegant Nehru collared jacket is designed in the classic military style in black velvet and finished with heavy antique brass buttons. With three jet pockets and a surprise Favourbrook midnight paisley lining, dress up this formal jacket with a white shirt or with tartan trousers for a more relaxed look.

Place your bets
Raise the stakes this festive season by gifting this whimsical travel poker set. Crafted by artisans at Tiffany & Co. and housed in a lockable Tiffany Blue leather case, it contains 100 porcelain poker chips and two decks of playing cards. Start practising your poker face. £2,600,

Stick the boot in
The avid shoe collector in your life will love to receive this nifty boot bag in olive green from Chapman’s Cargo Range. Handmade in Carlisle, and crafted from weatherproof nylon, and British parachute webbing, it’s the most stylish way to store everything from wellingtons to climbing boots. There are matching items in the set and each can be customised with your loved ones initials for an extra personal touch. £155, or £1,050 for whole Cargo set,

Light it up
If Christmas was a smell, it would be this Notte di Stelle candle, created by Acqua di Parma in collaboration with Chinese artist Oamul. Fill your home with the warm and bright festive fragrance of pine trees, aromatic notes of wood and vibrant spices, while marvelling at Oamul’s modern graphic interpretation of the festive season. £60,

Weekend ready
Combining comfort and style, these Racquet Sr classic low top sneakers from Stockholm-based brand CQP are the perfect gift for the active man. Crafted from reversed Italian dark grey suede with a calf skin lining, they are super comfortable and look great paired with jeans or cargo trousers for an off-duty weekend look. £320,

Wrap it up
This minimalist pure cashmere cardigan from Thom Sweeney is the ideal autumn/winter piece for a touch of understated cool. Knitted with trim lapels, patch pockets and a button front, layer over a rollneck for a classic smart-casual look. £895,


Throwing shade
The discerning man doesn’t wait for the sun to come out to protect his eyes in the most stylish way possible. These Terra Di Siena light blue sunglasses by Persol are the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble and can be monogrammed for free when joining the brand’s Makers loyalty program. Top it off with a holiday gift box and you’ll have this present all wrapped up. £164, Persol,