Christmas gift ideas for men: games and goodies galore

The D in DH, DB or DF can stand for "dreaded" when you're wandering around a packed shopping centre wondering what to buy the man or boy who has everything. Happily, we've plenty of ideas here, as suggested by Mumsnetters, so pour yourself a large glass of mulled wine and get shopping from your sofa.

For more ideas, visit our reviews section and check out the check out our Swears By archive for products Mumsnetters have raved about this year.

Gifts that keep on giving

   
Beer52 subscription from £19 (reduced from £24)

Lovers of craft beer will enjoy this present through 2014, with eight different bottles delivered monthly. Mumsnetter notso sasy: "I just got my proper box of brew from Beer52. I'm splitting the first taster box between my brother-in-law and my dad... it'll be a great gift."

 

 

Proper Pub Food by Tom Kerridge £9.99

Fans of Tom Kerridge's show can have a go at his recipes with his first book. A handy alternative to actual pub food when the purse strings tighten in January."Tom Kerridge food is the best I've ever tasted!" says ProfondoRosso.

   
Carcassonne £22.15

After something for a Risk fan? Carcassonne is another strategy board game that Mumsnetters rate highly. Suitable for two-to-five players, and older children could join in. Mumsnetter Bunbaker describes it as "an excellent game that doesn't get boring after you have played for a while".

 

There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar £5.75

A history of the world in 100 limericks. Mumsnetter gazzalw says: "Light-hearted and off-the-wall enough to appeal to a teen boy or indeed anyone with a love of history, witticisms or both!"

 

For the young at heart  

   
Star Wars origami £8.97

Guaranteed Boxing Day entertainment for Star Wars fans. Mumsnetter Mipe says: "I got the Star Wars Origami book for my husband and it looks brilliant!" 

Dr Who baking products from £2.99

Bereft after the Doctor's 50th birthday? Bake up a themed feast, with Dalek cookie cutters and a Tardis jar. Buy here and you'll get a £5 voucher to spend elsewhere on the Lakeland website. PolkadotsAndMoonbeams says: "I'm not going to tell you how much I spent <blush>."

   
Makey Makey Everyday Invention Kit £44.99

Got a DH who still aspires to become an inventor? This kit will enable him to create computer controllers from everyday items. As recommended by Gingersnap88 and swiftly snapped up by many other Mumsnetters.

 

 

My Dad by Anthony Browne £3.74

This tribute from Anthony Browne to his dad (and dads everywhere) would make a lovely gift from kids. Mumsnetter lorisparkle says: "Anthony Browne books are always beautifully illustrated and this is no exception. Lovely gift."

 

 

Fitness fanatics 

   
FitBit One £79.95

Perfect for healthy-living enthusiasts, or those who need a kick up the backside bit of encouragement come 1 January, it tracks activity levels during the day and sleep cycles at night. Mumsnetter FracturedViewOfLife says: "I have the Fitbit One, which I love. I use mine all the time, and it's definitely made me move around more."

Garmin Edge 200 GPS Cycling Computer £87.99

A GPS cycle tracker will make bike riding about so much more than getting from A to B. Mumsnetter Felix90 says: "My OH bought a GPS device for his bike recently and raves on about how good it is."  

   

 

Festive foodies

   
SuperFast Thermapen meat thermometer £48

A great kitchen gadget for carnivores, it comes in stylish black or three bright colours. Mumsnetter snowlie says: "I love my Thermapen. Have bought loads of thermometers in the past and this one really is great; no more over-cooked meat!"

 

 

Krups Burr coffee grinder £38.23

Say goodbye to substandard coffee with this lean, mean grinding machine. If you share a roof with the recipient, it's a present for you too. Mumsnetter Fannypriceless says: "Used daily in our house - you will not get a better coffee anywhere in these isles."

   

 

Last updated: 08-Dec-2013 at 9:45 AM