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30 best Christmas gifts for men that are bound to impress
When looking to buy for a guy leaves you present tense, turn to our roundup of the top Christmas gifts for men for 2022. From fragrance to fashion, our selection features all manner of festive treats that he won’t want to return before Boxing Day’s out.
By Lucy Cotterill | Last updated Oct 31, 2022
If you have a fussy chap to buy for who insists he already owns everything he needs, then you’re not alone. Many of us find it tricky to track down a gift that’ll genuinely be appreciated, but don’t panic. We’ve found the best gifts for men with the help of numerous consumer reviews and countless recommendations from unbiased Mumsnet users – and we’ve uncovered some crackers that are sure to surprise and delight.
So whether he’s into his beard, beer, barbeques or you’re simply looking for a surprise for him to unwrap on Christmas morning, here are the best Christmas presents for men for 2022. We’re aware that with the cost of living rising rapidly, many of us are cutting back this Christmas, so our suggestions cater for all budgets, costing from just a few pounds up to a more luxurious treat. We guarantee that he won’t have to feign his gratitude when the big day finally arrives.
Whether it’s a foodie gift, a retro gift or even a personalised gift for men, here’s our pick of the best for Christmas 2022.
Best Christmas gifts for men - editor's pick
Curry Legend Kit
1. Best overall Christmas gift for men: Wallet Ninja 2.0
Price: £19.74 | Buy now from Amazon
“Every man (and woman for that matter) who I have brought a wallet ninja for is still using it to this day so I would certainly recommend it as a gift” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user SmileCheese)
“My ultimate gift win for my husband has been a wallet ninja! DH uses it all the time” - (Recommended by Mumsnet user FoddyWaddle)
As an affordable gift which can become a handy gadget for your other half, Mumsnet users couldn’t stop raving about the Wallet Ninja 2.0.
This clever 20-in-1 multi-tool is a bottle opener, ruler, letter opener and screwdriver in one. The size of a credit card, it’s thin enough to tuck away into any wallet or card holder it can be used as a handy phone holder and even has a mirror and nail file included!
Just be aware, airports aren’t fans of these, so he may need to leave it at home if he travels.
- 20-in-1 multi tool
- Thin enough to pop into wallet or card holder
- Affordable gift
- Airport security have been known to confiscate these
2. Best budget Christmas gift for men: Make Your Own Hamper Kit
Price: £8.79 | Buy now from Amazon
“In my experience food ALWAYS wins with men! Grab a basket and fill it with their favourite food and drinks. Chocolate, sweets, candy, nuts, pork scratching, crisps etc. Through in a few beers or mini alcohols and you're done!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Clift19)
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? But pre-bought harpers and food gifts can be expensive. An easy and affordable way to ensure he gets a gift he will really love is with this Make Your Own Hamper Kit, including the basket bag and wood paper filling as the perfect base for your gift.
Whether you’re adding chocolate, festive treats, beer or stocking fillers, you can be sure to make this a truly personal gift they will love. It makes a nice idea as a gift for Daddy from the kids too.
- Can be personalised with items they love
- Looks great
- Chances are the basket won’t be needed after gifting - but can always donate or reuse.
3. Best funny gift for men: Nifty Gifty Face Mash Personalised Pillow
Price: £19.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“I might get my brother and soon-to-be SIL matching his and hers cushions with their faces on. For their minimalist, classy designer apartment” (Suggested by Mumsnet user MarinaMarinara)
Has your fella got a sense of humour? Is he always looking in the mirror or admiring his own reflection? These hilarious face mash cushions make a light-hearted and humorous gift for the man in your life and come with the added bonus of being cosy and comfortable too.
Simply find the photo you wish to use (the more silly the better) and upload before choosing from a wide range of designs and colours.
- Sure to raise a smile
- Zip off cover for easy washing
- Choice of colours and designs
- Probably not a good choice for those who take themselves too seriously!
4. Best food gift for men: Spicery Curry Kit
Price: £32 | Buy now from Amazon
“I bought him a Spicery curry kit and for Christmas, he bought them as gifts for his brothers and parents! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and all that so I’ll take that as a hit!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user CoffeeChocolateWine)
“A recent hit has been a How to be a Curry Legend kit from The Spicery.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user IggyAce)
Is the man in your life a fan of spicy curries? This Spicery Curry kit not only comes with a 240-page cookbook packed with over 80 curry recipes but includes four unique Indian curry spice blends, helping him head to the kitchen and easily bring them to life.
Whether he’s making a butter chicken or a bhuna or opting for traditional masalas and madras dishes, he’s sure to find a curry to whet his appetite. The best part? You get to enjoy them too!
- Contains over 80 recipes
- A fun toolkit for creating Indian food at home
- Not the cheapest way to make curries but great as a gift
5. Best personalised gift for men: Photobox Personalised Photo Calendar
Price: From £13.99 | Buy now from Photobox
“A calendar with lots of photos which are meaningful to him” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Jota67)
“My daughters always get a calendar every year with photos of the family from the year gone by. I think Photobox and other online stores do these. I absolutely love it because it means I can always see pictures of them” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Soontobe60)
A great gift for men whether they be partners, boyfriends, Dads or Grandads, you can’t get much more personal than a photo calendar, with each month showcasing a family photo or memory they cherish.
With a range of format options including small desktop calendars, slimline kitchen calendars or A3 premium double-sided photo calendars - you can choose the option that best fits his lifestyle.
Creating your designs is simple - you can even create your calendars from the comfort of your phone. It’ll help him be more organised too - a great way to remind him of birthdays, holidays and appointment dates.
- Guaranteed to raise a smile all year round
- Truly personal without being tacky
- Range of styles and designs
- Choosing your favourite photos can take a while
- Larger size calendars need high-resolution pics or quality may reduce.
6. Best Christmas gift for men who have everything: LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar Trainers
Price: £64.06 | Buy now from Amazon
“I've bought my Dad fancy LEGO sets for the last few years, he loves building them on Christmas Day.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user user00119922)
“My husband doesn’t want much usually but the last few years he’s had a few LEGO sets” (suggested by Mumsnet user AliceMcK)
Who said LEGO was just for kids? According to many Mumsnet users, LEGO is a gift that always goes down well with men, especially the sets aimed specifically at adults.
Great for displaying in their office or the spare room, LEGO can not only keep them entertained during the lull between Christmas and New Year but help them embrace their inner child too.
For nostalgic vibes, we absolutely adore this Adidas Originals Trainer set. A nod back to the 80s hip hop era, it features the Adidas stripes and badge branding, an authentic box design and even laces, as well as a stand for displaying his masterpiece once complete.
- Retro vibes
- A gift they wouldn’t normally justify treating themselves to
- Great to display at home
- He could very quickly want more!
7. Best home comforts gift for men: John Lewis Towelling Robe
Price: £55 | Buy now from John Lewis
“A towelling robe went down very well with my husband” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user DoodleBelle)
“My Mum bought me a men's one from John Lewis in "proper" towelling (rather than that plush artificial stuff) last Christmas” (Tried and tested by aptly named Mumsnet user MrsMoastyToasty)
With energy bill prices rising by the day, many Mumsnet users are looking for gifts to help the family keep warm and cosy this Christmas. As well as blanket hoodies (which let’s face it should be a Christmas staple), a high-quality dressing gown can make a really luxurious and comforting gift for men.
This John Lewis Towelling Robe has a cosy and classic design and is available in a choice of two colours. Suitable to wear straight from the shower or for those lazy Sunday mornings around the house, this will be the gift he didn't know he needed in his life!
- High-quality and comfortable gown
- Features pockets
- Asborbant yet soft towelling material
- Cheaper options are available but we rate this one for its quality.
8. Best tech Christmas gift for men: OHHMAXX Smart Wifi Plug
Price: £17.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“Love Smart plugs. I love getting cosy in bed and then just asking them to turn the bedroom lamp off instead of having to roll over and flick the switch. So lazy I know.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Frazzlefrazle)
At times it can feel like Alexa has more conversations with your other half than you do, but there is no denying, smart home devices can certainly make your life easier.
If your family already has an Alexa or Google Home Assistant, chances are your partner can very quickly put these smart plugs to good use.
Not only can he use it to turn lamps on and off via voice command, but even set a timer to turn on the coffee machine at the perfect time for his morning brew.
- Helps control products in the home remotely or via voice command
- Can set lights on timers - ideal for home security.
- Don’t necessarily save on energy use
9. Best traditional Christmas gift for men: John Lewis Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Jumper
Price: £50 | Buy now from John Lewis
“I buy my Father in Law an annual merino wool jumper.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user AliceMcK)
There was a strong consensus within the Mumsnet community - if you’re struggling with what to buy a man who has everything, buy a new version of something he already has and loves.
A high-quality merino jumper is one such example. Not only will it help keep him warm and toasty in the cold winter months, but is stylish and comfortable too. This particular design is made from extra fine Merino, making it thermo-regulating and moisture-wicking without being bulky or heavy. It also comes in a choice of ten different colours, from the more subtle grey and black to the brighter ‘seagrass’ green and ‘winetasting’ red.
- A stylish treat
- Thermo regulating for colder days
- Some men prefer to pick their own clothes
10. Best gadget gift for men: DDENDOCAM Wireless Endoscope Camera
Price: £23.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“I got my husband the Bluetooth inspection cable camera thing. He has checked out all the drains, behind the radiators, and under the car seats. This morning he was using it as an otoscope inside my son's ears!" (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user PatriotCanes)
If your man loves gadgets and DIY - this affordable gift is the perfect combination. A 5m flexible cable with a high resolution camera and torch at the end.
Safe to use underwater, it’s ideal for checking under floorboards, exploring down drains, checking inside pipes and for seeking our electrical cables, before saving clear, good quality images right to a compatible phone or tablet device.
- Fun yet practical garget
- Affordable price
- Easy to use
- Can take a bit of practice in darker conditions
11. Best cooking gift for men: Meater Original Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
Price: £99 | Buy now from Amazon
“I bought mine a Meater. He loves cooking roasts, barbequing etc. This is a meat thermometer that you can pair with your phone. It tells you when your steaks, roast beef and BBQ items are cooked” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Onesipmore)
How does your man like their steak? Rare, ultra-rare or well done? Thanks to this nifty little device, you can ensure their meat is cooked to perfection every single time.
Unlike other meat thermometers, the Meated Smart Thermometer is completely wireless and allows you to monitor your food temperature as it cooks using your mobile phone.
Not only can it estimate how long your should cook and rest your meat for, but using dual sensors it can monitor the internal temperature to ensure its cooked just the way you like it, every,single time.
- No wires and no fuss
- Guided cooking for consistent results
12. Best booze gift for men: Beavertown Brewery Best of British Gift pack set
Price: £24.95 | Buy now from Amazon
“Got my DH a Beavertown beer gift set as. He said the glass inside was one of his favourite presents!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user ranoutofquinoaandprosecco)
If your man loves a good pint, they’ll love this Best of British Gift set, which is about as close as they can get to serving up craft beer without heading to their local pub.
The set consists of five cans of high quality british beer, beer snacks and a unique Beer Hunter glass, the latter of which can be bought out and enjoyed time and time again.
- Includes five cans of beer with quirky designs
- High quality beer glass
- Only one snack included (so he’s unlikely to want to share)
13. Best fragrance Christmas gift for men: Christian Dior Sauvage for Men
Price: £71.73 | Buy now from Amazon
“Sauvage is an update on classic Eau Sauvage by Dior. It is gorgeous and has something in common with CK One” (Suggested by Mumsnet user gingerhills)
“I agree with Sauvage ... so nice and every age group seems to love it ... My husband (early 50s) and my daughter’s boyfriend (late 20s).” (Recommended by Mumsnet user BigSandyBalls2015)
Whilst fragrance can be quite a personal decision, it’s the kind of gift that will always be well received and they might not be able to justify buying for themselves.
Mumsnet users raved about Christian Dior’s Sauvage and felt it was a solid choice for men of all ages. It turns out consumers agree - with Sauvage being the UK’s best selling fragrance and luxury product for men.
With a fresh and woody scent, this 60ml bottle works out good value for money, although you can also get smaller and larger bottles if preferred.
- A good all round fragrance for all ages
- Popular scent with good reviews
- More costly than some other men’s fragrances
14. Best novelty Chrismas gift for men: 30 Piece Lock Picking Set
Price: £29.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“Lock picking kit went down well for the novelty aspect” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Retrievemysanity)
“I recommend this to people every year, so you may have already tried this. Years ago, DH bought himself a lock-picking kit similar to this. He loved it, and I was annoyed that I hadn't thought of it myself, so I've been recommending it ever since.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user browneyesblue)
This one is a little left field, so if you’re looking for a novelty gift to give to your partner, Dad or the man in your life this Christmas, it’s a fun and unique choice.
Ideal for a man who loves puzzles, solving problems or who simply hates to be proven wrong, this lock picking set comes with a range of high quality picking tools and a range of locks with one simple mission - can you unlock them all?
With four levels of difficulty, this is a gift that requires practice, determination and patience as they advance from beginner to pro.
- Unique and affordable gift
- Fun for puzzle fans
- He may question your intentions if he takes it too seriously
15. Best Christmas gift for music lovers: Apple Airpods Pro
Price: £199 | Buy now from Amazon
“If you can, stretch to the Air Pods Pro they are AMAZING. Doesn't need to be the latest model only just launched as they don't really have anything extra that the previous edition doesn't, but the Pros DO have extra worthwhile features compared to just AirPods. Honestly, he'll be made up!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Da1sycha1n)
If you’re buying for a man who goes out running, commutes to work or heads out for early morning walks with the dog, treating him to a pair of wireless Apple Airpods for music on the go could be a genuinely welcome surprise.
Whilst they certainly don’t come cheap, Apple Airpods Pro include noise cancellation features as well as transparency mode, ideal for when you need to stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Importantly, they’re sweat and water resistant, syncing to your phone so you can answer calls with a quick tap.
Whilst there is a slightly newer version available, these 1st generation Airpods are still perfectly suitable as a useful and practical gift for music lovers.
- Completely wireless
- Transparency mode to ensure awareness of surroundings
- Syncs with mobile phone
16. Best practical gift for men: Rechargeable LED Lighted Beanie Hat
Price: £9.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“Wool beanie hat with inbuilt light for putting out bins and walking dog in the dark. I think it cost about £9! DH loves it” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user abra1d1)
“On Amazon, you can get an LED light beanie hat - good for evening walkers” (Suggested by Mumsnet user Gemma2019)
A beanie hat can not only prevent cold ears and cool heads on those family Winter walks, but this particular one comes with the benefit of helping them see in the dark!
With a range of colours to chose from, these warm and practical beanie hats come with a built in LED light offering a choice of three different brightness levels. Whether he is running, cycling, hiking or fishing, this hat can light the path and keep him safe and comfortable.
- Affordable and practical gift
- Huge choice of colours
- Ideal for Winter months
- Needs recharging regularly
17. Best retro Christmas gift: Sodastream Terra Promopack
Price: £69.83 | Buy now from Amazon
“One of the best purchases I make. I only use it for water but DH always has fizzy squash because he's a child.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Catfunk)
“A Sodastream was by far the most successful present here. He’s using it so much” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Sunsetsupernova )
If you’re buying for a man who grew up in the 80s or 90s, chances are they’ll have heard of (and longed for) a Sodastream. Not only are they a great nostalgic gift, but are often cheaper and more sustainable than buying lots of individual bottles of sparkling water or fizzy pop.
One of the cheaper Sodastream models, this compact and elegant design is small enough to stash away in a kitchen cupboard when not in use.
It comes with a plastic bottle with one litre capacity (ideal for outside the home) and can create sparkling water in seconds. If you fancy a flavoured drink, you can even add some of the Sodastream syrups (sold separately).
- Eco friendly and sustainable
- Can be used to encourage water consumption
- Doesn’t come with syrups for flavouring
- Some of the more expensive models include a glass carafe
18. Best travel Christmas gift for men: TRAVANDO RFID Wallet with Money Clip
Price: £19.95 | Buy now from Amazon
“One of the best gifts I ever got for my husband is one of those metal slim card holder wallets with RFID protection. It's much more practical than leather wallets and it's nice to see a gift getting proper day in day out use rather than shoved in a drawer” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Youseethethingis1)
If you’re buying for a man who travels a lot. It’s important that he keeps his money safe. These men’s wallets not only look great, they come with the added benefit of RFID blocking, reducing the risk of cloned cards or data theft.
Slimline and stylish, the Travando wallet can hold up to eleven cards and ID. The handy money clip ensures notes don’t slip out unnoticed, whilst the small zipped pocket is a handy place to stash a few coins
- Slimline design
- Large capacity
- Protects against identify theft
- Some reviewers found the money clip doesn’t work as well with single notes
19. Best Christmas gift for coffee lovers: Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine by Krups
Price: £77.64 | Buy now from Amazon
“I'd go for a Nespresso machine. You can buy compatible pods from everywhere. I love my Nespresso, it's quick and easy with no faff” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Cluckycluck)
“I love our Nespresso. As long as you get the original style one, not a Vertuo one, they'll be able to get pods for it anywhere- Aldi and Lidl included. I love some of the Aldi pods” (Recommended by Mumsnet user ShesThunderstorms)
Does the man in your life need a daily trip to Costa to kick start his mornings? Why not get him a gift that allows barista style coffee in seconds, all from the comfort of his own home?
The Nespresso Essenza from Krups is one of the more affordable Nespresso models, with a compat design that won’t take up too much space on his kitchen counter.
It comes with a Nespresso welcome set, allowing him to experiment with espressos, double espressos, lungos and coffees till he finds his signature drink.
- Saves money on expensive coffee take outs
- Includes Nespresso starter pack
- Small, compact model ideal for smaller kitchens
- Pods aren’t the most ecofriendly way to consume coffee due to plastic waste
20. Best Christmas gift for DIY enthusiasts: MYCARBON Magnetic Wristband
Price: £9.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“I got my husband a magnetic wristband (brilliant idea from a Mumsnet thread” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Samedaysame)
“I got my husband a magnetic wristband for holding screws and nails when he's working” (Recommended by Mumsnet user katmarie)
If you’re buying for a tradesman, plumber, electrician, carpenter or simply someone who likes to dabble with a bit of DIY, then chances are they’ll be chuffed to bits with this nifty little product.
This magnetic wristband keeps nails and screws exactly where they need them, easily accessible and ready to go, without continually needing to bend up and down to collect what they need.
With an adjustable velcro strap to suit a variety of wrist sizes, it uses fifteen powerful magnets to hold items in place, with two extra storage pockets for storing non metral items.
- Ideal stocking filler or smaller gift
- Practical use that will genuinely be useful
- One size fits all
- Unfortunately the magnets don’t motivate - so you may use it to put up that shelf yourself
21. Best beer gift for men: Philips PerfectDraft Beer Keg Machine
Price: £216 | Buy now from Amazon
“Perfect Draft beer pump was a huge success!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user The2Omicronnies)
“I’ve got mine the Philips Perfect Draft machine. He will love it, but wouldn’t spend that sort of money on it himself.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user TheRosariojewels)
There’s nothing quite like a freshly served pint with the perfect head of froth - but it’s never quite the same when you serve a cold beer at home. Or is it?
Thanks to the Philips PerfectDraft Beer Keg Machine, your man can serve their favourite draft beer at the optimum coolness, right from the comfort of their own living room. With a range of popular brands available, they will love self serving their own pint before the footy starts and it’s great fun for hosting too.
It’s worth remembering that kegs only stay fresh for around 30 days, but in most cases, it’s unlikely to last that long.
- Compatible with wide variety of beer brand kegs
- Pub-style beer at home
- Fun for hosting
- We feel a keg (or voucher) should be included given the price
22. Best outdoors Christmas gift for men: Ooni Pizza Oven
Price: £299 | Buy now from Amazon
“Ooni is one of our best purchases ever! We love it. Pizza every Friday. Better than restaurant pizza. Fab!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user FoodieToo)
“I bought my other half a pizza oven last year (duel fuel) and he absolutely loves it.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user bootswiththefur)
A great gift for a man who loves enjoying his garden, the Ooni Pizza Oven is a fun addition to any home setting (especially if they’re impartial to a slice of pepperoni or two).
Great for hosting, family gatherings and entertaining, a Pizza Oven is not only great fun to use, but can produce really impressive stone-baked pizzas in as little as sixty seconds.
For versatility, this Ooni duel fuel option can easily be switched between wood-fired or gas-cylinder cooking, quickly becoming a gadget they’ll love experimenting with.
- Stone-baked pizzas at home
- Great for entertaining
- Duel fuel
- Perfecting the perfect base can take some practice
23. Best Christmas gift for office Dads: Rocketbook Everlast Reuseable Digital Notebook
Price: £15.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“My gift success recently was an Everlast notebook” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Dadsbigsausages)
If your Dad, other half or male relative works in an office or is constantly scribbling out to do lists, they’ll love this reusable notebook from Rocketbook, which can quickly convert their handwritten notes into typed text in seconds.
Ideal for planning and shopping lists, simply snap a photo of the page and it’ll send the text version straight to your phone. With wipe clean pages, they’ll never need to buy another notebook again!
- Handy way to share notes and to lists
- No more running out of pages or buying refills
- Messy handwriting may mean that transferred text isn’t always 100% accurate
24. Best Christmas gift for active men: Otter Waterproof Socks
Price: £24.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“If your husband is into mountain biking, then waterproof socks are always a winner (Otter ones are great)” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user doodlejump1980)
Active men will love getting outdoors whatever the weather, but there’s nothing worse than wet or cold feet. In order to ensure those toes stay toasty warm and comfortable, a pair of waterproof socks could be just the ticket.
Otter have a great reputation for outdoor socks, with their three layers of protection made to withstand even freezing conditions and keep feet warm and dry. Incredibly, you won’t have to worry about smelly sweaty socks either! With moisture wicking properties, Otter Waterproof socks can keep their feet completely fresh, even in 30 degree heat.
- Practical gift for outdoorsy, active and sporty types
- Keeps feet dry, whatever the weather
- Costly for a single pair
25. Best garden gift for men: Olsen & Smith 55CM Steel Metal Fire Pit
Price: £34.99 | Buy now from Amazon
“A firepit? Opens the door to lots of accessory gifts campfire popcorn maker, marshmallows and toasting forks, fire blanket, etc)” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user Blankiefan)
Does your man love his garden? Does he love sitting out and admiring his lawn or chatting with friend and family in the evenings? This large steel fire pit is great for entertaining, providing an impressive amount of heat that allows them to enjoy their garden long after the sun has gone down.
With a protective mesh cover to contain the embers, they’ll love to use the included poker to stoke the flames.
- Good value for money, larger size metal fire pit
- Mesh cover for protection
- Produces significant heat
- Could be dangerous for households with yonger children or pets
26. Best subscription gift for men: Odd Balls Subscription
Price: From £7.99 per month | Buy now from Odd Balls
“My husband is a man who has everything and I bought him a subscription for My Odd Balls. They deliver a pair of boxers and socks in some very crazy prints every month. I loved them so much I ended up buying the woman's subscription” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user FloBot7)
“An oddballs boxer shorts subscription! New pants and socks every month! Both my husband and fin had one and are loving their jazzy new boxers!” (Recommended by Mumsnet user piefacedClique)
For a man who appears to have everything, a subscription is a great way to provide a gift that keeps on giving, offering small surprises throughout the year rather than one large gift on Christmas Day.
Whilst there are loads of subscription boxes for men to choose from, Mumsnet users couldn’t praise the Odd Balls subscription enough, providing a monthly delivery of fun and funky socks and boxer shorts straight to their door.
The OddBalls brand is praised for not only its choice of classic or ‘adventurous’ designs, but also its ethical stance too, raising significant funds for charities including Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
- Choice of classic or adventurous style subscriptions
- Womens subscriptions available too
- Can pause or cancel at any time
- With no pre pay three or six month subscriptions, it can be difficult to know how long to gift for
27. Best luxury gift for men: Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser
Price: £110 | Buy now from Amazon
“A velvetiser (or a dupe variety!) I bought a dupe from amazon last black Friday and its hands down the most used kitchen gadget for my other half and our 12 year old daughter” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user MistressofMuppets)
“I bought one for husband last Christmas. The hot chocolate is delicious.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Noodledoodledoo)
If your man loves nothing more than snuggling down with a hot chocolate and a movie before bed, they’re going to love the Hotel Chocolate Velvetiser, which can easily take this comforting drink to a whole new level.
Despite its high price tag, the Hotel Chocolate Velvetiser rapidly grew in popularity last year, with many saying it’s completely changed how they enjoy hot chocolate at home.
Including two exclusive ceramic cups and ten single serve sachets to kick start his selection, he’ll soon be creating barista style hot chocolates at the touch of a button, with flavours ranging from orange to salted caramel!
- Frothy barista style hot chocolate at home
- Starter kit included
- Non branded ‘dupes’ are a cheaper alternative
28. Best experience gift for men: Treat Him Experience Box
Price: £49.99 | Buy now from Buyagift
“Experiences, experiences, experiences. Not stuff.Something fun, braggable, do-togetherable, memorable. Not fill my drawers and cupboards with stuff.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr)
“My husband and I both love experience gifts! I've done white water rafting, segway, go ape, falconry.... thoroughly enjoyed them all but probably never would have booked any of them for myself. My husband particularly enjoys driving ones.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user WildStallyn)
Now that the world has opened back up again, experience gifts are regaining their popularity, allowing you to gift time, shared experience and make quality memories together.
The Treat Him Experience Box from Buyagift is valid for 24 months and allows your recipient to choose from a huge range of experiences that appeal to him, whatever his interests.
From high speed car racing to zorbing, gourmet dinners and overnight glamping breaks, there really is something for everyone.
- More likely to be remembered than another product or ‘thing’
- Shared experiences mean so much more since covid
- Suitable for everyone from thrill seekers to foodies
- Experiences don’t appeal to everyone, but with the ability to exchange even for cinema tickets or afternoon teas, even the pickiest of men would be hard pressed not to find something they would enjoy.
29. Best clothing gift for men: Fat Face Oakridge PJ Bottoms
Price: £38 | Buy now from Fat Face
“Last year I bought my husband PJ bottoms from Fatface. He harped on for ages about how they were the perfect combination of sturdy but comfy, good pockets and quality drawstring. Who knew PJs could be such a hit!” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user babybrain77)
“Another vote for Fat Face. Pockets and great quality.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user RegisDead)
Mumsnetters absolutely adore Fat Face pyjamas, with their brushed cotton PJ bottoms proving to be just as popular with the women in the Mumsnet forums thanks to their comfortable fit and generous sized pockets.
With a range of non-garish and cosy modern designs, they’ll make the ideal loungewear or nightwear gift for men of all ages.
- Warm and cosy pyjamas
- Unique designs
- Generous pockets
- Matching PJ tops sold separately
- More costly than some
30. Best self care gift for men: Kiehls Ultimate Shave Collection
Price: £43.35 | Buy now from Boots
“I sometimes buy DH Kiehls face stuff as a gift and it always goes down well.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user SmallProvincial)
“I'm a man and have been sampling a few different ones lately. Have really liked the Kiehls one” (Recommended by Mumsnet user Newdad19)
Last but my no means least, whilst they may be less likely to treat themselves, men love a bit of self care just as much as the rest of us.
This Kiehls Ultimate Shave Collection comes with everything men need to perfect that soft and smooth clean-shaven look, keeping their skin in tip top condition and preventing ingrown hairs.
Containing an energizing face wash, shave cream, moisturiser and even razer burn and bump relief, their dry and dull skin with be given a boost thanks to the addition of caffeine and menthol.
- Ideal for clean shaven men
- Luxury skincare to give them a boost
- Small bottle sizes (75ml)
What are the best gift ideas for men?
Whilst there is certainly no ‘one size fits all when it comes to mens gifts; Mumsnetters found that most men appreciated getting new items of the things they already own and love, things that perhaps they can’t justify spending money on for themselves but that they will actually use and appreciate as a result.
Whist buying for a man who has everything can be tricky, some of the more quirky gifts in this selection can be a great alternative and if all else fails, LEGO is your friend.
What’s the best gift for men for Christmas 2022?
We think the Wallet Ninja is a great gift for men. It’s affordable, it’s genuinely useful and its suitable for men of all ages, whether that be your son, your dad, a male work colleague or even a secret santa.
How we chose our recommendations
Recommendations from real Mumsnet users
The debates about the ‘best christmas presents for men’ and ‘what to buy the man who has everything’ make an appearance every year in the Mumsnet forums, with many women struggling for inspiration or reaching out to others for new ideas and suggestions.
First, we sought out the trusted opinions of Mumsnet users, to get their feedback on the most successful Christmas gifts they’ve bought for the men in their lives,, including which gifts were the biggest hits amongst their male friends and family and the gifts they would buy again based on the reaction.
We also looked out for any negative reviews, where Mumsetters highlighted products that they felt were poor quality, got discarded quickly or that they wished they’d never purchased.
Authentic consumer reviews
Finally, to bring you our definitive list of the best Christmas gifts for men, we thoroughly investigated genuine, in-depth customer reviews on retailer sites such as Amazon, Boots and John Lewis to get wider consumer experiences regarding the products on our shortlist.
Why you should trust us
Mumsnet has been helping parents make their lives easier all throughout the year (not just for Christmas) since 2000 and, in those years, we’ve seen, tried and reviewed thousands of products.
Transparency is really important to us and that’s why we’re always upfront about where we find our recommendations. We write about products that we feel offer the best value to most parents – the ones that our users would recommend to their own friends and family.
If you decide to buy something that we recommended as a result of our research, we usually (not always) get paid affiliate commission from the retailer where you make a purchase. But, if you weren’t impressed with the product and decided to return it, we wouldn’t make a penny.