I’m sure the guys will agree with me in saying that, today there are so many awesome options when it comes to buying him gifts! No longer do the poor men in our lives need to suffer with undies and socks (although there are really cool socks out there these days).
If you want to get him something he will love for Christmas, then this guide is just the one you’ve been looking for. I’ve tried to include the guys-guy, the adventure junkie, the sports fanatic, the tech lover, the guy who loves smelling good, even a little something for the guy who likes to make his own beer!
If you’re looking for something under R200, then be sure to check out this gift guide. For today though, I thought I’d focus on gifts that are a little more expensive, yet not overly so…
John Varvatos Artisan Acqua – R1195
If you want to really spoil him with a truly special fragrance that he probably doesn’t already own, then a little something from the newly launched John Varvatos range is the one for him!
The John Varvatos lineup features a collection of prestige fragrances. Each one tells a grand story with a rich tradition of old world craftsmanship and unbridled originality. Driven by freedom and creativity. Inspired by natures most precious materials and a fragrance line that embodies the essence, precision, masculinity, sophistication, heart & soul of John Varvatos.
I can’t get enough of the beautiful bottle of John Varvatos Artisan Acqua, wrapped in natural rope with its burnished metal cap and hanging disk. This scent embodies the refreshing luxurious lifestyle of the Mediterranean with refreshing citrus notes blended with herbs and spices which create a woody aroma.
It’s so delicious that I might even steal his scent!
Available exclusively at Edgars
John Varvatos Artisan Acqua EDT – R1,195.00 for 75ml or R1,395.00 for 125ml
Garmin Smart Watch
A smart watch that’s even smarter! The new obsession for wrist candy for the guys has got to be owning one of the new Garmin smart watches. Every guy I know wants one. Apparently, they NEED IT! Depending on his lifestyle, there’s a whole range available just for him, but be prepared to pay for more options.
If you really want to spoil him, and you’ve got the budget to do so, then trust me when I say, he will love you to the moon and back if you wrap the Garmin fēnix® 3 Sapphire under the tree with his mane on it. Now this watch is serious stuff and costs around R13 999, but he will probably never take it off. It comes with a sport and metal titanium strap so that he has options!
For something a little more affordable, and equally lust worthy, is the Garmin Forerunner 35 (which I’ve featured in my picture above). This watch comes in at R3499 (available from Garmin) and it’s a smart watch with all the “smart watch features” like notifications, plus it has GPS trackers and a built in wrist heart rate monitor so that he can track his runs, distance, pace, intervals and more.
Griffin Survivor Summit Case For iPhone 7
A cellphone cover/cass that is made to survive. It’s rugged and looks manly with scuff resistant and wear resistant finishes, but best of all is that it protects!
It can survive 3m drops onto concrete! How many times has he dropped his cell phone? EXACTLY!
Get it for R679 from Macnificent
Leatherman LED Lenser P7-2 Combo
Leatherman is one of those brands that the guys just love! It’s mostly their handy multi-tools that men long to have, so for an epic Christmas spoil this set, which includes a Leatherman Rebar tool plus an LED P72 Lenser is fantastic!
Get it for – R1699 from Man Crate
L’Occitane L’Homme Cologne Cédrat Perfume Set
For the man who likes to smell good – from the shower to his shave to his cologne, this zesty L’Occitane L’Homme gift set is for him! The set includes;
- 75ml L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Eau de Toilette
- 250ml L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Shower Gel Body & Hair
- 75ml L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Gel-Cream After-Shave
- 50g L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Soap
A refreshing and masucline range that blends citrus notes of cedrat with icy notes of mint and woody spices. MMM!
Get it for R1450 from L’Occitane
PS: During the holiday season, L’Occitane South Africa will donate R 50 towards the Brien Holden Vision Institute project “Our Children’s Vision” for every Star Gift purchased.
Superdry Flip Flops
I can’t think of any guy (or girl for that matter) who isn’t obsessed with the British brand Superdry! They have some amazing clothing (their jackets and hoodies = OMG), and their flip flops are pretty cool too!
I’m sure he’ll love these navy Superdry flip flops, R499 from Spree
ION Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi Action Camera
Keep him occupied for hours with a super cool ION Air pro 3 Wi-Fi Action Camera! It’s designed for pros and amateur photographers alike and helps him record every action, adventure or sports activity under the sun!
What’s makes the Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi so great is that it comes standard with a bunch of accessories, so that he can start having fun straight away. These include a helmet mount, ball joint, double sided adhesive (to attach to a helmet) as well as a tripod. Plus he gets a nice pouch to pack it all in for on the go.
Lot’s of features included on this fun toy, but one fantastic advantage which I think is worth pointing out is that the ION Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi action camera is already waterproof, which means you don’t need to still purchase a waterproof case.
See what I mean about him being able to have fun straight away!
Get it for – R 4499 from The PhotoShop
Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit
If he loves drinking beer, chances are he’s going to love making his own! This kit includes everything he needs to make his own beer! It also gives him the freedom to get crafty, by adding his own ingredients that will allow hime to put his own spin on his creations.
Get it for R875 from Yuppie Gadgets
Limelens set of smart phone lenses
For guys who love to take photos on their smart phones, this set of lenses from Lime Lens is the perfect gift for him. The set includes; The Thinker (Dual Macro/ Wide Lens) and The Captain (Fish Eye lens) as well as three versions of the Limeclip, stickers as well as protective lens caps and microfiber lens cleaners.
Pretty nifty hey? I want one too!
Get it for R649 from The Lime Lens
So many cool toys! Which one has your man’s name written all over it?
Comment below and let me know