A little touch of luxury without breaking the bank. Below, gifts for the discerning gentleman.
Ariel Lim, Joyce Cheo
Hermes tie in silk twill
Ties are a classic gift for men. They’re practical, stylish and you can never have too many of them. This Hermes Cavalcade tie is made out of 100% silk twill, and is designed by Jean-Richard Frezza, with uniform patterns of the Hermes horse. If red and navy does not find your fancy, the tie also comes in three other shades of blue, as well as prune and black.
Tom Dixon stainless steel brew set
Give the coffee machine a miss. This one is for the man who needs his coffee on the daily. And nothing can compare to having it freshly brewed. This Tom Dixon brew set makes an ideal gift, containing two espresso cups cast in stainless steel, as well as a V60 dripper. It also comes in a presentation box, which saves the trouble of packaging it yourself.
Ace Hotel Mojave robe
This lightweight robe makes a great gift for the man who enjoys relaxing in style. Inspired by desert modern architecture, it is block-printed by 5th generation master printers, with geometric motifs in the warm colours of burnt orange and brown - a nod to the art of lounging in the Mojave sun.
Diptyque Pine Interior Scent and Candle Set
Available only during the festive season, Diptyque’s Pine scent infuses the surroundings with the comforting scent of fir trees that’s warmed by dry cedar. Perfectly encapsulating the essence of cold winter nights, it is also suitable for chilly rainy nights here in our tropical home. This set includes a candle and a room spray set so your loved one can be transported to a lovely vacation memory any time.
Grain Audio headphones with solid wood cups
If there is one thing men cannot live without, it’s tech. Treat the sound snob in your life with Grain Audio’s over ear headphones (OEHP). Natural elements are the main focus here, and the ear cups are crafted from solid walnut, with a hand-applied oil finish. A comfortable fit is guaranteed, along with clean, balanced sound. It uses Neodymium magnets and a voice coil to ensure users can listen to their music in its most authentic form - just as the artist intended, without any fake sound enhancements.
Four Pillars Christmas Gin
If he likes gin, the Four Pillars Christmas Gin is sure to tickle his fancy. Great for any Christmas party, one can sip it straight or experiment with different cocktail concoctions. The gin is first aged in 125-year-old ex-William Grant scotch whisky barrels (which previously stored Rutherglen Muscat for 80 years) and then blended with Christmas pudding gin. The depth, richness and complexity from the taste is rounded out by a splash of Rutherglen Classic Muscat.
MEMO Moroccan Leather EDP
Treat your globetrotting friend to a little something exotic. Inspired by the indigo city of Chefchaouen, this latest addition to MEMO’s range of leather perfume takes on a floral aspect to evoke memories of palm trees swaying in the wind of this mythical city. With notes of iris butter, vetiver, ginger, galbanum resin and leather accord, it is at once spicy, warm, floral and sensual.
Mr Porter Corgi cotton-blend socks
Here’s another stocking stuffer. The ever-essential socks. Socks are a basic in every man’s wardrobe, and you can’t go wrong with them. This festive-patterned pack of eight is made in Wales, from a cotton-blend that is both soft and breathable. Hand-linked toe seams ensure that they fit comfortably around the foot.
Aesop Contours of Discovery Gift Kit
It can be challenging to buy gifts for someone who has it all, but a little something from Aesop is sure to do the trick. We recommend the Contours of Discovery Gift Kit, which consists of the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Scrub and Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser. Held in a reusable amenity case that’s perfect for travelling, it is wrapped in a beautiful sleeve with bears a print from couturier Iris Van Herpen’s archives. Not only is it practical, this gift is also well-designed and is sure to impress even the most discerning gentleman.
L'Atelier du Vin wine tool set
This wine tool set is great for the man who appreciates his wine. L'Atelier du Vin's 'Oeno Collection 1’ is a four part set, equipped with everything one needs when opening bottles of wine. Pop Champagne with ease with the cork opener or use the overture tool to extract it swiftly. Preserve the fizz with the bubble cork and for a fresher taste, one can use the pourer leaf to oxygenate the pour.
YSL Beauty Y EDP
Designed to be an olfactory interpretation of the iconic white t-shirt and black jacket combination of the fashion house, the new Y EDP is sophisticated, bold and seductive all at once. With notes of bergamot, ginger and sage surfacing upon application, the scent settles to gradually reveal more depth as vetiver becomes more noticeable. Plus, its EDP formula also means that it lasts longer on the skin, perfect for the man who loves restrained audacity.
Steelhead XR Fairway Woods golf club
If the man in your life enjoys the sport of golf, consider this Steel Head golf club. Boasting a versatile, confidence-building head as well as a hyper speed face cup, it promises an easy launch and exceptional efficiency at delivering fast ball speed and distance. With a lightweight J-36 carbon crown, this golf club makes a practical yet stylish addition to the collection.
Goutal Un Air d’Hadrien Candle
Design buffs are hard to get, but more importantly, they’re hard to please. But the gorgeous candles from Goutal Paris will definitely strike a chord with them. Not only are they made of quality ingredients and smell absolutely divine, they are also beautifully designed by Spanish designer Tomas Alonso. Known for his bold colours and poetic pieces, he designed the contours of these candles to reflect subtle lines and angles so that their shelf life extends beyond being a candle holder. Get the Un Air d’Hadrien, a fresh and citrusy scent that has a hint of herbaceous and woody accord that is perfect for our hot and humid climate.
Deakin & Francis car rhodium-plated cufflinks
Every man needs his cufflinks, and this pair not only does the job, but also adds some character and personality to the outfit. The T-bar fastenings add a nice touch to the 2cm by 2.5cm race car cufflinks. Handcrafted in England, and made out of rhodium-plated metal, quality is assured. Not to mention, they come in a presentation box, making them ideal for gifting.
Prada L’Homme x Prada Winter Bear
This Christmas, Prada introduces the Prada Bears to dress up their fragrance coffrets, taking on different personas to match the spirit of the various scents. First launched to accessorise the Italian label’s bags, Prada Bears make a return this year, thanks to Canadian illustrator and artist Tracy Walker, who reinterpreted the charming characters to create this super cute Prada Bear Parade. A perfect gift for dad, this Prada L’Homme set consists of a 100ml Prada L’Homme, 100ml Shower Gel and 10ml Mega Spritzer, which features a blend of geranium, patchouli and neroli for a fresh yet sophisticated finish.