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Christmas is coming around yet again and before we know it it’s going to be the final days before Christmas and the shops are going to be packed with last minute shoppers.  I really don’t have the time for the last minute panic, would you believe I have the majority of my Christmas gifts already.

Ha, I know overly prepared but working full times and having 3 children to run around after doesn’t give me much time for anything especially if it’s last minute.  I like to put thought into my gifts.  Purchases have to be well thought through and properly researched to ensure each and every giftee had the perfect gift for them.

The men in my life seem to be that much harder in some cases to buy for.  There is always one that always seems to have every possible item you could imagine one could want.  A little thought though can help you find just the right gift.  For those that are struggling I’ve a few ideas to help you on your way.


If this wasn’t on the list there would have to be something wrong.  The alcoholic drink that is the upmost of fashion these days with so many varieties available the options are extremely varied.

My dad is very much into gin.  We’ve tried a fair few together and he is growing an impressive collection.  Another would always be welcome, I’m hoping sure he’d enjoy sharing it with me and the other adult family members that come to visit over the festive season.

There is plenty of time to get a nice one like the one I got my dad from Bullardsspirits.co.uk I will admit I struggled to decide whether to get the Bullards Norwich Dry Gin or the Bullards Old Tom but eventually went with this one.

Bullards Old Tom (£40)


With a great looking bottle design this looks ideal as a gift. It’s even better when you discover it’s made with Mangoes and Norfolk Honey to add a lovely sweetness to the strong citrus flavour.  This is balanced by just a touch of pink peppercorn.  Doesn’t that sound yummy.

They also have a Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper which sounds delicious.  It’s so good it won a Great Taste and an ISWC Silver medal this year.  I’m hear this flavour is a big hit with many ladies.

Ordered and received well before Christmas, go on admit it those that haven’t started their Christmas shopping, you hate me don’t you lol.  I just need to wrap it and that’s another gift sorted, yaaaaayyyyy!!!


Fragrances make a great gift.  The only problem is when you don’t know what they’d like.  Not to worry a little under cover work may be required.  Ask other family members, friends, spouses.  If you see them often, try asking them what fragrance they are wearing as you would like to get the same for ******* (fill in another persons name).  It’s a great way to find out what they like and also know what will work well in the future although mixing it up a little helps.  I simply go through my husbands cabinet in the bathroom to see what he is low on and make sure he is stocked up.  Look at one of the gifts he will be getting this year, but don’t tell him.

Davidoff Cool Water eau de toilette (£22)

This has a great refreshing scent that both my husband and I love and isn’t at all over powering.  I have to add the ladies version is pretty good too.  I have one tucked away in my bathroom cabinet.  This is budget friendly and can be given as a main gift or part of a gift depending on who you are gifting and your budget.  You can find these just about everywhere, the’re super popular, just remember to do a price comparison before you buy.

A Subscription to The Summerton Club (£50)

A great option for those that like to try different spirits, how about a subscription. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.  It seems a great option for some of my male relatives and friends.  The great thing is that deliveries can be monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly, you choose what suits you and your budget and each is different.

It’s not just any drinks subscription service.  The drinks from The Summerton Club are that bit more special.  Their drinks vary each month.  They aim to ensure that you can’t buy the bottles for less than the price of the subscription service.  Furthermore it’s a great way to fill your drinks cupboard with bottles that will make you the envy of all your friends.  Drinks include aged drinks including, but not limited to: Armagnac, Brandy, Bourbon, Calvados, Cognac, Eau de Vie, Grappa, Rum, Whiskey and Whisky.

I know a few people that this subscription would work well for and would be greatly appreciated by one of which being my brother who often entertains.  It would mean he is well stocked with drinks that are bound to impress his friends and be perfect to serve during their movie and games nights.

I did a test run and got hold of the October bottle to see what sort of drink – quality wise I should be expecting:

Limited Edition Mackmyra Gruvguld Swedish Single Malt Whisky

This gorgeously smooth whisky is ideal for my husband who will indulge in a whisky once in a while.  Of course only the best will do for my man and this comes nicely presented in a simple yet classy presentation box.  The bottle it’s self is just as visually appealing making this a lovely gift option.

Dash Cam (£39/£49)

Always a handy gadget to have on anyone’s car.  These super popular items are in high demand and are ideal as a Christmas gift for any man in your life – provided they have a car of course.  There are approximately 2.6 million Dash Cams on the roads today, and this number is continuously growing. The Nextbase 112 Dash Cam is affordable and effective.  They act as an independent witness in case of a traffic incident on the roads.  41 insurers across the UK accept Dash Cam footage as evidence in the case of an incident.

The 112 is compact and light (360g), easy to use and records stunning 720p HD footage. It boasts a variety of features.  For instance, the Four Element Sharp Lenses, made with four layers of glass.  These deliver clear images and the photo mode allows you to take still images for further evidence.  It has a Click and Go Mount, a magnetic feature exclusive to Nextbase.  This ensures that the Dash Cam fits snugly into your car, free from wires.  Normally priced at £49 they are available for £39 over the Christmas period, so make someones Christmas and get them the must have item for 2019!

Want to win one?  Nextbase have kindly offered one as a prize to one lucky reader.  Keep reading to find out how to enter this and another great competition.

Red Letter Days Gift Experiences (£ various)

Individual pictures from: Unsplash

I’ve only recently discovered how many fantastic experiences these guys have on their site.  In fact it was so recent I haven’t had a chance to try an experience myself.  My goodness they really do have something for everyone.  For those that love their food there are various foodie breaks and dining out experiences.  For those that love adventure choose from paintballing, skydiving, a segway rally, a bungee jump, go karting and more.  Fancy supercar driving at Brands Hatch they’ve got you covered.

It seems there isn’t much they don’t do.

Not sure what gift to give and want them to take their pick?  Great idea why not gift them with a Shared Moments Gift Box, Merry Christmas Gift Box, Memorable Moments Gift Box or even a £100 Red Letter Days Gift Voucher so they can pick something they’d love to do.  Prices vary so everyone can afford to give one of these great gifts anytime of year.

The guys at Red Letter Days are feeling super festive and generous this Christmas.  They’re offering one lucky reader an Amazing £100 Red Letter’s Day Gift Voucher.

I know, OMG how FAB is that!!!!

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Not all of the entry options are compulsory.  The more you do the more entries you will gain.  All in the UK are welcome to enter even if you have won with me before and I know there are a few of you out there.  Thanks so much for returning guys x

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260 thoughts on “Men’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018”

  1. I’ve always liked the variety what Red Letter Days offer and definitely a present for those who are are difficult to buy for

  2. I love the different experiences on offer with Red Letter Days, satisfies thrill seekers and people who enjoy a bit of luxury

  3. I love Red Letter Day vouchers for the people I want to buy something special for but still want to give them the opportunity to choose. Really nice gift I think x

  4. I love the idea of gifting someone Red Letter Day vouchers, especially those harder to buy for – the men in my life!

  5. Would LOVE to win Red Letter Day Vouchers!! Would like to treat both me and my husband to a nice meal in a lovely restaurant

  6. I find the males in my family so difficult to buy for, they don’t fit the stereotypical football/golf/fishing mad beer swillers that most gift sites seem to think men are.

  7. Thank you for the chance to win a RLD voucher, keeping my fingers crossed that I can treat my sister (who is pregnant and her due date is literally today!) to an afternoon tea, she’ll need a little break after the baby is born 🙂

  8. Would love to win the dash cam for my son’s car, would feel much happier if he had one of these. Red Letter Days have some great ideas, think I would treat my mum to afternoon tea.

  9. Our eldest likes a drop of whiskey every now and then. He would certainly enjoy trying the one on here. Experience days are always great presents too. Especially for the men in your life. In our case husband, 3 adult sons, 3 grandsons and finally a granddaughter due on Christmas day

  10. Men are so tricky to buy for! I love the experience day ideas – perfect for the man who already has everything. 🙂

  11. I would love to win this Red Letter days voucher,I could treat my son. He looks after me so well, he deserves something nice.

  12. I would love to win the Red Letter Voucher – there are so many different activities for couples to choose from. We had one a couple of years and went on a tour of Lords Cricket Ground, the husband loved it even if I was bored stupid 😀

  13. I’m a big gin lover so the bullards tom gin would be the perfect present I would buy it just so I could have it for myself lol

  14. This would be so handy for my husband’s birthday in January. I was hoping to book him a special night away somewhere, this would probably go a long way towards somewhere lovely. Thanks for the chance!

  15. .lts of great ideas for those difficult to but for people. Usually I find men the most difficult to buy for but there’s some good ideas here! Thank you. Great competition thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Red letter days are much more than just the event itself – there’s the excitement of choosing which red letter, planning it and looking forward to it too. A gift that starts off with anticipation end ends with a good memory of an experience.

  17. Men in the family are impossible to buy gifts for and they don’t even seem to have any helpful ideas themselves other than “I don’t mind” or “um, some chocolate?”. Cant believe how much the price of dashcams have come down in the past couple of years to make this a viable gift idea.

  18. This is another great blog post! My husband birthday is not long after Christmas and I always struggle to know what to get him – but this has given me some great ideas so thank you x

  19. Great finds. Although it’s too late for me this year I’ll keep these in mind for next year. I love the red letter days idea and the dash cam most!

  20. Red letter days are the greatest. We always give family these so they can choose something to do that they love. There is such as great choice available so you can always find something to suit everyone.

  21. I’ve always wanted to receive a red letter day voucher! I’ve bought them in the past for family as I think they’re a great option when you don’t quite know what to get someone, but everyone appreciates the opportunity to do something fun.

  22. Thanks for another fab prize, I would love one of these vouchers as an 18th gift for my son, so he can have something special!

  23. I never know what to buy men – some great ideas there! That single malt whiskey is so beautifully presented! And Red Letter vouchers are such a good idea!

  24. There’s some fabulous gift ideas. I really struggle buying for my dad and husband and this guide will definitely help

  25. Some great ideas here Melanie! I love the red letter days voucher idea, that way you can give the gift of memories!

  26. i have been wanting to do a red letter day for ages with me and my hubby. He’d would also love that gin and whisky. 🙂

  27. Love the dash cam. Would be useful as not long passed my test. Bought my husband one but I’d love one too x

  28. Great present ideas, not just for Christmas either, brilliant for birthdays and Father’s Day. My husband would love a helicopter ride so a red letter voucher would be fab

  29. My partner always says he’d love to do a skydive, I wonder if he really would go ahead it’s it if I surprised him with one for his birthday from red letter days.

  30. What a great guide – would love to try the Swedish Whisky (we got a bottle of English whisky as a Christmas gift – it wasn’t very nice )

  31. I’d love to win a red letter day for my daughters so they can have some quality time together doing something fun xx

  32. If I were lucky enough to receive one o these vouchers my top picks would be a hotel break, afternoon tea or a day out and meal at Edinburgh castle.

  33. I’m not sure what I’d choose if I won, probably something my husband and I could do together. Date day without our son

  34. I think subscriptions are a great idea for that very difficult one to buy for! It’s great to give a gift that lasts all year. I’d never heard of the Summerton Club until I read this post.

  35. I didn’t realise how many different activities can be booked with Red Letter Days, brilliant selection, something to please everyone

  36. Experiences are such great presents to give as gifts, as the memories of the day last forever! Some other great gifts in your post xx

  37. Happy new year to you and yours, I love the look of the dash cam – my eldest will want to start driving soon and I think this may just prove useful!

  38. I know the gin would be my favourite gift. I got Sevilla gin and 4 different types of tonic for Christmas so have been trying out different combinations.

  39. I do think these vouchers make a great gift! I was given one for my 30th and had a champagne afternoon tea in London – it was such a nice treat!

  40. Love the range of restaurants where you can redeem the Red Letter Day vouchers, from the big well-known chains to the smaller independent ones. Spoilt for choice!

  41. I would love to win to give my eldest son a special treat for his big 30 Birthday I’ve had a look they do some amazing activities

  42. I have never tried red letter days but they sound very versatile. I would probably use it for an afternoon tea or spa day.

  43. I love the Red Letter Days vouchers, we have visited York, Derbyshire and Canterbury using these. Great value on the hotel deals too.

  44. So many lovely gifts for the man in your life. I love the Red Letter Day Gift Experiences as there’s also so much to choose from, it would be hard to not to found something a man would love

  45. A friend bought me a Red Letter Day voucher for my birthday last year and I was over the moon with it. I think they are great as there’s so much choice 🙂

  46. Whilst Christmas is over, I am already thinking about what to buy the males in my family. Great ideas with Gin, and dash cam. Far better than the usual handkerchiefs. And Red Letter vouchers tick so many boxes – and offer so many activities to please even the trickiest person you buy for.

  47. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win red letter day, I would be very thrilled to be your lucky winner💫

  48. I just love Red Letter Day Vouchers. So many experiences to choose from. I have purchased a few for friends and family and they have always appreciated such a thoughtful gift!! Good fun choosing what to do!!

  49. I always think gift like red letter day are really thoughtful as the person can choose what they really want to do

  50. It’s amazing how many different options to choose from you get with the Red Letter Days gift vouchers! Fab idea for a gift.

  51. Experience gift vouchers are great, there are so many activities I’d love to do myself too: hot air ballooning, helicopter ride, flying, going up The Shard, to name a few

  52. I give experiences as gifts more and more these days as I find that people generally have the things they really need but you can’t beat the memories made through a wonderful experience.

    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway x

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