The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Discerning Man, 2023 Edition

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Discerning Man, 2023 Edition

If there’s a special occasion coming up or you just want to spoil a special man, here’s the perfect gift guide to getting him what he wants.

Gifting for the modern man can be a minefield of missteps and missed opportunities. It’s just not as simple as beer, barbecue equipment, or video games anymore. Modern men are far more comfortable with being who they are than they were in generations past. It takes a keen eye and an understanding and knowledge of the person you’re gifting to to get the right thing.

Is he a gardener? Does he like music or cooking? Does he enjoy finding the perfect shade of eyeliner, or is he more of a bookworm? Everything from men’s watches to a skydiving session could be on their wishlist! If you’re gifting for someone you know well, like a son, best friend, or husband, you’ll quickly be able to put a line through options that just aren’t for him. If you’re a little newer to a relationship or friendship, you might need a few suggestions…that’s where we come in! Whether you’re lacking inspiration or just need a prompt, our ultimate men’s gifting guide will help you find the perfect match for your man.


Gifts for all

Roberto Cavalli Watch

If your guy is always immaculately put together, then a perfectly crafted, chic watch is the ideal gift to complete any ensemble. Roberto Cavalli watches are sleek and masculine but simple enough to go with almost any item in a man’s wardrobe. One of these would be the finishing touch to any look.


Philips 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer

A well-trimmed man is a good-looking one! Whether your guy sports a full beard, just a moustache, or only a little bit of five-o’clock stubble, this Philips trimmer will help him perfect the look. The trimmer has a selection of 30 different lengths and a precision step of 0.2mm between them. The sharpest blades available cut hair swiftly rather than pulling as they cut. Skinfollow tech guides the blades across the face for a perfect cut, every time.


Tom Ford Noir Eau De Parfum

Noir is an exciting men’s fragrance. For the dynamic and refined man, this scent, featuring notes of bergamot, black pepper, and Bulgarian rose, will draw you in. It’s a refined fragrance that your guy can wear for any occasion. Giving a bottle of scent is a very personal and intimate gift, and he’ll love it!


Gifts for the adventurous type

Red Letter Days Especially for Him Gift Experience

If your man likes a surprise and he loves an exciting experience rather than a physical gift, then this John Lewis multi-voucher is a perfect choice. There are thousands of UK experiences that could come on this one single voucher, from a morning driving muscle cars or supercars to bumper cars to bungee jumping. If all that sounds like a little too much adventure, there are teas and meals in the voucher choices as well. Remember that the voucher is valid for two years from the date of purchase.


Forge Your Own Knife Experience

Instead of just buying him a gorgeous set of kitchen knives, why not get him the chance to forge his own? This experience, which takes place at a stunning Herefordshire venue, will leave him with unique memories and a truly unique knife or knives. This traditional craft, blacksmithing, was practised all over England in the times before we could pop down to Tesco for a new set of knives, and it’s something that’s thrilling to see.


Osprey Hikelite 18 Backpack

If your guy spends a lot of time outdoors, he’s got to have the most comfortable, practical backpack he can find. Available in black or navy, this pack is simple but effective and is the best value for money you’ll find. The Hikelite 18 is compatible with most Hydraulics reservoirs.


Gifts for the homebody

Boucle wool crew neck jersey by Percival

There’s nothing, and we mean nothing, that a homebody Englishman loves more than a good jumper. Available in cream, black, and mustard, from size XS to XXL, this classic style pullover is beautifully textured and as warm or cosy as you could hope for. The texture of the yarn adds depth to the piece, and the colours are simple enough to blend seamlessly into your wardrobe.


Lazy Man 3-in-1 cast aluminium pan

This pan is the cafeteria tray of cookware, with three separate compartments that can all cook together on one plate. Get your bacon, eggs, and beans on all at the same time, and enjoy your brekkie while it’s all piping hot.


Ezra Slipper by Toms

Warm feet are happy feet, and the super stylish and comfy Ezra slipper will keep your feet warm all year long. Available in tarmac olive, navy, and the very appropriately titled drizzle grey, this modern slipper is available from a UK 6 to a UK 13. Push the convertible heel down, and they turn into slides for easy wearing.


Wrap up

Whatever your man loves, be it outdoors, indoors, or getting dressed up for a night out on the town, one of these gifts will find its way into his heart.