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Christmas Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Him

Get the man in your life something different this year

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Ditch the usual box of socks or boxers for your man this year -give him something that he actually wants.

Steer clear of flimsy ties or boring cufflinks in their stockings this year.

If you’re already sweating about what to get the man in your life this year, fret not because Goss.ie are here to help.

1. For The Game Addict

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One of the easiest things to get for the man in your life is the latest game – and this year is no different.

This year, UFC champ Conor McGregor and Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington lent their vocies and bodies to the latest Call Of Duty game, Infinite Warfare.

The new game features the Crumlin native as the bad guy in the first person shooter game and is one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year.

Pre-order Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare from Littlewoods for €60 on Playstation 4 or €90 on the Xbox One.

2. For The Beardy Fellow

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Christmas is just seven weeks away but it’s currently Movember – the time of year when men are allowed grow out their beards all for a good cause.

If you’re man already rocks some facial hair or has plans to keep the look well after the month ends, Men’s Society have a cute but ruggard beard grooming kit to keep them looking in tip top shape.

For just €33.33, the tin kit has a beard shampoo for in the shower, a beard oil to keep their scruff soft, a comb for detangling knots and two face towlels in a drawstring bag.

Pick it up online from ASOS.com before they sell out – or else buy a similar kit from Hello Handsome for €16.

3. For The One Who Needs Pampering

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If he doesn’t have a beard but you want to make sure your man is pampered, you can also treat that special someone to a little bit of luxury.

Sam’s Barber’s is one of the newest and trendiest barer shops in Dublin right now and create the sharpest fade on their clients using literal fire – an experience like no other, that’s for sure.

The shop has two locations at the moment, one on Lower Ormond Quay and another in Dame Court with three more locations opening up in Blanchardstown, Cabinteely and on Prussia Street in Dublin 7.

Head over to one of their barber shops to pick up a voucher for a haircut, hot towel shave or “the works.”

4. For The One Who Has Everything

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If you’re totally stuck for ideas, make him something really special by creating a scrapbook.

Scrapbooks are available all over the country but the hardback book above from Paperchase let’s you become really creative and it’s only about €10.

Head to your local Boots or Fujifilm store to print off some photos, find old cinema tickets, grab some glue and make you partner something they can cherish forever.

Snag this scrapbook and other types from Paperchase concessions on House Of Fraser in Dundrum or Arnotts on Henry Street.

5. For The Music Lover

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If your man is always the first to know about the latest song or prides himself in being one of the first people to see the newest up-and-coming band live, this is the gift for him

Bush have made a handy and stylish record player for those who enjoy listening to the raw sound of vinyl.

Not only is the record player portable but has a unique suitcase design to make it stand out even when it’s just in the corner.

Pick it up from Argos for €67.99.

6. For The One Who’s Never On Time

 

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If you’ve noticed your man’s arm is lacking a bit of bling, maybe it’s time to get him a watch.

Not only are watches handy for making sure you don’t miss dinner reservations but they’re also one of the best easiest accessories to wear.

Thomas Sabo is known for their gorgeous jewellery for women but also have a stunning collection for men with various styles – from the classic silver watch with a leather strap to a cool clasp strap with a skill design on the clock face.

This matte black watch from Thomas Sabo is €339 and not only looks very cool but is also water proof and made non-reflecting glass with a sapphire coating.

7. For The Animal Lover

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If your partner is a bit of a softy and loves cat videos on YouTube, sponsoring a pet may be the way to go.

For some, showing up with an animal with a bow on is a dream come true but like they say, pets are for life not for Christmas.

The DSPCA allows people to sponsor one of their pets looking for a home – dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and farmyard animals will be looked after thanks to a small donation.

The ISPCA also offers a range of gifts for the animals with them including be a Buddy To A Bunny, feed a cat or dog for a month, 100 bales of hay for farm animals or kit out a kennel/pod for one of the furry friends.

8. For The Fashion Lover

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Thanks to men like Darren Kennedy and Paul Galvin, more and more men are embracing their inner fashionista.

The most perfect gift to give a guy who matches his cuffs to his socks is a luxurious shopping experience.

Collar & Cuff in Dublin has a huge range of suits for hire but also for sale – so if you fall in love with a virgin wool two piece, it could go home with you.

Set up in, you can expect to find the perfect suits for a wedding, debs, and even work – they even offer bespoke formalwear.

The store has a hugely positive reputation and stars like Bernard Brogan and Mr. Ireland Karl Bowe have worn their range of suits.

9. For The Gym Lover

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If your man chooses press-ups over pints or squats over the cinema, get your man some tasty snacks that won’t affect his gym routine.

My Protein has over 100 snacks for the body conscious gym buffs – so gym bunnies don’t have to worry too much about the odd treat.

From brownies to puddings to cookies, the popular brand has so much choice that even those who don’t work out are tempted to pick up a kettle bell just for one snack.

Check out their website for their full range of snacks.

10. For The Gadget Geek

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Virtual reality has been one of the most talked about topics in 2016 and Samsung launched one of the coolest gadgets for the year for the trend.

The Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset is incredibly lightweight and allows the user to watch films, play games and use apps.

Compatible with Samsung phones like the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note 5 and Galaxy S7, it will keep men (and you) entertained for hours over Christmas – just download the Occulus Home app onto the phone and you’re good to go.

Snag it from Littewoods Ireland for €99.

11. For The One With Nature

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If the man in your life enjoys hiking the Sugarloaf or Crough Patrick on his weekends off, don’t get him another pair of socks – pick him up an outdoor ukulele.

Outdoor Ukulele are an American company who have created their outdoor ukuleles to still strum through rain, snow, heat waves and whatever else mother nature throws at our small island.

The made-to-order instrument is ideal because it will keep him busy learning chords before his next adventure – and then he can bring it with him when he drags you camping to sing songs under the stars to you.

Ukuleles start from $95 (€86) up to $155 (€141) with delivery to Ireland costing about $25 (€23).

12. For The One Who Loves To Cook

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Most men aren’t too excited about chopping boards – but men who love to cook are delighted when they receive a personalised chopping board.

Most men don’t have a fancy stainless steel kitchen to make their daily dinners so a chopping board is essential to keep a kitchen clean and bacteria-free.

Etsy has a host of different sellers offering personalised chopping boards and Rustic Flitch have one of the coolest styles of boards available.

Prices start from €28.64 plus shipping and can be bought online.

13. For The Skincare Buff

 

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Winter is coming – so it’s time to ditch the sun cream and start repairing your skin.

Just like women, men need to take care of their skin to keep it looking youthful and fresh – not to mention to combat any scary spots.

Kiehls’ has a gorgeous range of not only skin products for women but have a huge range for men that fashionista Darren Kennedy has praised along with savvy Snapchatter James Kavangh.

Their Facial Fuel Gift Set can be picked up from their stores dotted around Ireland or at Arnotts for €35.50.

14. For The One Who Loves A Signature Scent

 

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Almost every celebrity is endorsing a new scent and emphasising the importance it is to have a signature scent – it’s something a person can remember you by.

Armani has a huge range of scents from their various collections like Armani Prive and Giorgio Armani – but their Emporio Armani Diamonds collection is divine.

The gorgeous scent is swoon-worthy with a sparkling blend of Japanese yuzu, sage and cardamom that harmonize with precious woods and warm musks

Snag a 30ml bottle from Brown Thomas for just €48.

15. For The One Who Loves A Lads Weekend

It’s not secret boys love some time away with their friends – so give them a bit of an adventure.

There is nothing more fun than getting down and dirty while shooting paint at your friends and racing around a track trying to be number one.

Galway based Pallas Karting has a huge range of activities for groups like go-karting and paint-balling.

A group of friends can run around camouflage shooting paint guns at each other from just €10.

Pallas is one of Europe’s largest Karting centres for one of the fast and most exhilarting sports out there.