Buying a Christmas gift for the man, or men in your life can be easier said than done, especially since a new pair of socks or a cheap and cheerful deodorant just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Fortunately, DMARGE has put together a list of man-approved Christmas gifts to save you the hassle this year. Ticking off everything from stocking fillers for your distant relatives to more serious gifts for immediate family (and covering all budgets, too), this list of Christmas gifts for men is a surefire winner.
Whether you’re shopping for your dad, partner, brother, friend, colleague, or whoever – these Christmas gifts for him are so good, your gift recipient will start to wonder whether Santa is real and whether the jolly man in red helped you Christmas shop this year.
Heist Watch Cleaner
Heist is an all-natural watch and jewellery cleaner that’s gentle on your precious goods. The travel-friendly kit contains an 80ml bottle of cleaning solution, a soft microfibre cleaning and polishing cloth and a soft-bristle wand for getting into those hard to reach places.
The resealable packaging ensures you can keep everything safe in your suitcase or carry-on luggage.
IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Perpetual Calendar Watch
There’s no better Christmas present you can get a man than a fine timepiece, and renowned Swiss brand IWC Schaffhausen makes some seriously fine watches indeed. Take their latest creation, the Portofino Perpetual Calendar. Named after the small Italian fishing village, IWC launched the Portofino in 1984 as a “pocket-watch-style wristwatch”. A dress watch through and through, the Portofino replaces Arabic numerals found on watches such as its Pilot family and replaces them with Roman numerals. This luxurious perpetual calendar take on the classic dress watch just oozes old-school cool – but what’s seriously cool about it is that its intelligent mechanical movement recognises the different lengths of the months and automatically inserts a leap day every four years at the end of February, meaning it will continue to run without manual intervention until 2100. It’s available in both steel and gold, but if you really love him, you’ll go for the gold. Price: $48,100.
Scatola del Tempo Rotor One Watch Winder
Okay, so you’ve got him the nice automatic watch… Now to get him a watch winder. There’s nothing more annoying than your watch being dead just as you want to wear it. Italian firm Scatola del Tempo solves that, in style. Their luxurious Rotor 1 watch winder has an exterior cover with leather and a soft touch finish and boasts a Swiss Made watch winding mechanism. This model functions solely on batteries and offers a minimum autonomy of 3 years, so you even take it on the go. Price: $880.
Kings Kwiky MKII Rooftop Tent
Australia is without a doubt one of the best countries for road trips and camping. With plenty of campsites in the outback or by the coast, you’re never short of places to pull up the car and get amongst Australia’s great outdoors. But, admittedly, one of the hassles of camping is the act of setting up your tent. Those issues will be made a thing of the past with the Kings Kwiky MKII Rooftop Tent, which can be erected in a matter of seconds. Once up, it can withstand rain and wind thanks to a waterproof membrane and solid internal bracing, and the included 50mm mattress means you only need to allow pillows and a doona. So, if your man loves to get out and about, make his camping experienced much more streamlined with a genius rooftop tent. Price: $969.
TINCUP Mountain Whiskey
Yes, America is capable of producing whiskey other than a big, bold bourbon and TINCUP Mountain Whiskey is one of the best out there to exemplify this. Inspired by the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, TINCUP is a blended whiskey that is cut with Rocky Mountain water and aged for a minimum of four years in charred American white oak barrels. The result? A blended whiskey that delivers a truly unique taste, combining the expressive flavours of rye with the smoothness of a single malt. Trust us, he’s going to love being given a bottle this Christmas. Price: $65.
Waterford Crystal Whiskey Tumbler Set
How about some tumblers to enjoy that whiskey with? For a man who loves his whiskey (and which man doesn’t?), Waterford’s set of 4 whiskey tumblers is an amazing gift. Handcrafted from fine crystal, these tumblers feature a sleek, straight profile that’s wide enough for his favourite liquor to breathe and, if served on the rocks, allows ice to chill evenly. Exuding classic style as well as functionality, each crystal tumbler is intricately adorned with Waterford’s signature ‘Lismore ‘ pattern – signature diamond and wedge cuts that’ll perfectly capture the light and illuminate the deep hues of his favourite drink. A timeless gift, he’ll truly thank you for this Christmas. Price: $409.
Outboard Boat Motor Cover
A great Christmas gift doesn’t have to necessarily be anything spectacularly huge; something more thoughtful will always be well-received, too. So, if the man in your life has himself a boat – and let’s be honest, a lot of guys in Australia do – then he will surely appreciate being given a new cover for the outboard motor. Suitable for 15-20HP boat motors, this cover will effectively protect them from water, dust, sunlight and even the cold. Without it, a boat’s outboard motor is left susceptible to the elements, all of which can drastically impact its longevity and ability to function as normal. So, for the sake of just a few dollarydoos, you could save your recipient thousands in the future. How thoughtful. Price: $25.
Samsung Soundbar + Home Theatre System
Whether he’s watching the game or his favourite movie, every man appreciates having a decent home theatre system. This one from Samsung is one of the best. Featuring True Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X audio content via its overhead and directional sound capabilities, it sounds amazing – plus it’s completely wireless, meaning it’s easy to set up no matter how big, small or cluttered your living room is. Price: $1,395.
The Racer Within Book
With bold and striking photography, The Racer Within is no ordinary motorcycle coffee table book. A compilation of the custom motorcycle industry’s most influential builders, photographers, events and riders and featuring inspiring photography, stories, and quotes, The Racer Within is a celebration of everything to do with custom motorcycles. Any man, especially one who loves motorcycles, will be thrilled with The Racer Within as a gift; not only because it’s an interesting read, but because this elegant coffee table book will elevate his living space. Price: $79.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Even big boys like gaming, and there are few better video game consoles out there than the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s eighth-generation console, home to hits like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, is an absolute must-have in any home. This version of the popular gaming system features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen – perfect for gaming on the go – a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio. Price: $539.
Kings Portable Jump Starter
To be honest, we can’t think of anything else that would as valuable to keep in the car at all times than this portable jump starter. While it’s unlikely your car’s battery is going to die when you’re out on the road, it’s not impossible. And, if you don’t have jump leads, or there aren’t any other motorists going past wherever you’ve broken down, only a portable jump starter such as this one from outdoor gear specialists, Kings, is going to save you. Not only does it have enough power to bring V8 petrol engines or powerful diesels back to life, but it can also be used to charge devices such as tablets and phones. An in-car essential, if you ask us. Price: $79.
GAME Card Game
Sometimes the best Christmas gift is a game that everyone can enjoy after the turkey, ham and prawns have been eaten and the Christmas crackers have been pulled apart. And there’s no better game than GAME. This card game is guaranteed to give you and your mates one hell of a night – in the best way possible. It’s kind of like truth or dare, trivia and survivor all rolled into one. Be warned, some of the dares are a little risque but will make you and your friends howl with laughter. And no GAME is the same, so whoever you gift this card game to can enjoy it over and over again. Price: $69.
Kings Car Side Awning
Another simple upgrade to your man’s car this Christmas is a side awning. Definitely one of those products that you’ll never know how you went without, a car side awning provides shade in the sun and protection in the rain, allowing you to continue BBQ-ing, drinking or doing whatever else you want to do at a campsite. Incredibly easy to attach to your car – you will need roof racks – this particular Kings car side awning provides a 2.5m x 2.5m area of protection, and even comes with an included light bar, keeping you illuminated well after the sun goes down. And, if you want to take things up a level, it has the ability to have extra walls attached to it, providing what is essentially an entire room on the side of your car. Price: $154.
Cremo Company Grooming
Cremo Company is an award-winning, US-based grooming brand for men that ticks off all the essentials a man could need, including face, beard, body and hair. The idea behind the company and its range, is to give men a truly authentic barber experience in the comfort of their own home. Not only does Cremo use high-quality ingredients throughout its entire range, but many are available in a choice of different scents. These include crisp and refreshing Sage & Citrus, all the way through to more complex Distiller’s Blend, “a rich, elevated blend with notes of Kentucky Bourbon, Smoked Vetiver, and American Oak.” The sheer breadth of Cremo’s collection of men’s grooming products means you can fully equip any man in your life with skincare or haircare products they’re guaranteed to love. Price: $12.
Kings Roof Top Storage Bag
Having extra storage when hitting the open road for an adventure of a lifetime is only going to give you greater peace of mind. You could get yourself a rooftop box, but then comes the issue of finding somewhere to store it when you no longer need it. For greater versatility, only a rooftop storage bag will do and this one from Kings is perfect. Fully waterproof, made from heavy-duty material and offering a heap of extra space to store whatever you need, you’re going to wonder how you ever did without one. Plus, when you no longer need to use it, you can roll it or fold it up to store it away. Price: $79.
James Bond Girls Artwork
There’s a reason James Bond has stood the test of time; men want to be him and women want to be with him. This limited edition print is of several ‘Bond girls’ pictured in front of the sound stage built for 1976’s The Spy Who Loved Me. A perfect gift, as any room he hangs it in, will be given an instant hit of cool. Handmade to order, you can get the perfect-sized print & frame, and give a men’s Christmas gift that’s shaken, not stirred… Price: $295.
YETI Tundra 45 Hard Cooler
Every man should own a high-quality esky or cooler, and no one makes coolers better than YETI. Therefore, if you’re looking for a gift that’ll really knock his socks off, you can’t go wrong with YETI’s Tundra 45 Hard Cooler. Built to last, YETI’s Tundra cooler is virtually indestructible and is actually grizzly bear-proof. Plus, it’ll keep his drinks icy cold, no matter the weather, thanks to three inches of YETI’s PermaFrost Insulation. Trust us, the best Christmas gift you can get your man is a Tundra 45 Hard Cooler from YETI. Price: $450.
Alessi Cocktail Shaker
Alessi is renowned for creating everyday objects that are interesting and desirable, where aesthetics, functionality, and quality find their balance. Their cocktail shaker, made from mirror-polished stainless steel, can be found in almost every bar in the world as it’s one of the best cocktail shakers on the market. Any man will be delighted to craft his own cocktails at home with this sleek and stylish shaker, which is why it’s a perfect gift for men. Price: $275.
Any knife from Hinoki makes for a great men’s gift, especially for those men who love to cook. All Hinoki knives are put through a 100 step process in family-run workshops, are customisable colour-wise, and are highly refined kitchen implements that’ll make chopping and cooking a breeze. We guarantee that he’ll be so excited about receiving a Hinoki knife on Christmas morning, that he’ll be using it to prep Christmas dinner. Price: $215.
Meat: The Ultimate Companion Book
Most men tend to love barbecuing or eating meat. So, if there’s a man in your life who is a meat enthusiast, then there’s no better gift for him than this book! Fifth-generation butcher Anthony Puharich details and celebrates the importance of meat and reveals how to make sublime meat with over 100 recipes. Any meat-obsessed man will highly enjoy learning about how significant meat is, as well as trying out new recipes with the help of Meat: The Ultimate Companion. Price: $57.
Oliver Cabell Low 1 Sneakers
White sneakers are having a major moment in the fashion world right now; actually, they have been for a while. This makes Oliver Cabell’s Low 1 sneakers in white is the perfect men’s gift as the fashionable man will appreciate a brand-new pair to rock, and the not-so-fashionable man will enjoy the practicality of them. Oliver Cabell is committed to fair pricing for top quality and design, and strongly advocates against unethical manufacturing and inflating prices. The result? Hand-crafted, European-made, and affordable premium shoes that are designed to last. What a stylish gift with just the right amount of function. Price: $235.