With just 8 weeks until Christmas, it is definitely time to start to think about those gift lists, the people you need to buy for, and what they might like to find in their stockings on December 25th.
Today I am turning my attention to the men in your life, the dad’s, husbands, cousins, brothers, sons, grandsons and male friends who are special to you. This is a list that avoids the socks and the soap on a rope and Old Spice, and instead tries to look a little outside the box by taking inspiration from some of the men in my life.
A Gift For The Chef In Your Life From VonShef
In my family, the chefs are most definitely the men. Both my dad and my husband love cooking from scratch, and totally love all the gadgets associated with cooking, from gleaming pots and pans, to fabulous all purpose choppers, slicers and dicers. The 15pc Stainless Steel Knife Block Set from VonShef is a brilliant gift idea for your budding Gordon Ramsey or your amateur Gino D’Acompo. It has been crafted from durable and corrosion-resistant polished Japanese steel and promises world-renowned sharpness and precision for expertly deft handiwork in the kitchen. The set includes knives including a chef’s knife, along with knives for paring, carving, utility, vegetable, bread & steak knives to make sure you can take on any chopping, slicing and dicing challenge.
The set is housed in a beautifully stylish pine and beech wood block that will be a wonderful addition to any kitchen, with its streamlined, elegant design.
The set is currently on sale at a discounted price of £39.99 and is a perfect gift for anyone whose favourite room is the kitchen.
A Barbecue Smoker From Sous Chef
And, if we are being honest, it is usually men in charge of the barbecue. Certainly my dad loves to don the apron and be in charge of the steaks and sausages come the Summer, so the tabletop barbecue smoker from Sous Chef is something he would really love.
The fact that this is a tabletop design means that it can work with even the smallest garden space, or even on a balcony if you have a flat. The smoker is a mini version of the classic ‘oil drum’ shape and can be used as both a traditional barbecue or as a smoker. The tabletop BBQ smoker comes with grills for charcoal and food, adjustable air vents in the top and sides and a thermometer to monitor the internal temperature.
This is a gift that involves thinking outside the box, thinking forward to sunny days and warm Summer nights.
Whisky from the Tomatin Distillery
The Tomatin Distillery, near Inverness creates a beautiful range of award winning Whisky’s that are just perfect for Christmas. The range includes Legacy, which has spent time maturing in Bourbon barrels and Virgin Oak casks, resulting in a sweet, light, refreshing and universally versatile whisky, and Tomatin 14 Years Old, which has the distinction of being matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and then finished in Tawny Port casks, resulting in a rich sweetness.
The whisky is beautifully bottled and will certainly appeal to a whisky connoisseur, someone who really knows their blends and likes the finer things in life. This is certainly not to be tipped in your tea on cold mornings, but to be truly savoured and enjoyed.
Ring Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator
Gadgets for the car are another safe and practical gift idea, particularly for a petrolhead. The Ring Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator is something that every car owner should travel with, particularly if you plan on venturing out on a long car journey throughout the forthcoming year.
A practical purchase, the RTC1000 can be used as an everyday item and takes up very little space. It can inflate a 13” tyre from 0 to 35PSI in just 2 minutes, making it a really useful Christmas present, especially for someone who has experienced recent car trouble. The large on/off button makes it easy to use, even if your hands are greasy or it is dark.
You can find the RTC1000 for £44.99 at Screwfix Direct click here to view.
Personalised Port From The Gift Experience
A personal gift is just that, a personal choice of a gift that could only be for the person receiving it. The Gift Experience has a whole range of personalised gifts suitable for pretty much every member of your family, and, with my own dad in mind, the Personalised Port is a gift that would be appreciated and truly enjoyed.
The bottle of port comes in a pretty gold gift carton with a label that has room for both a name and a message. The port itself is a Late Bottled Vintage Port from Sandeman, the renowned port shippers and is lighter bodied than Vintage Port, with an exquisite taste.
The Port costs £29.99 and has a quick despatch time (1-2 days) for a personalised item.