I LOVE this time of year. There’s such a hustle and bustle about the place, Christmas is around the corner and thankfully it’s acceptable to play Michael Bublé music all day whilst sipping mulled wine.
But really, I think what I love most about this time of year is the feeling in the air, it’s charged. Charged with expectations of what Christmas will be like, who you’ll manage to meet for a drink, who’ll be back from overseas, what gifts you’ll give, what gifts you’ll receive, what the big day will actually be like…the list goes on. It’s a fun time but it can be a lot. So in an effort to help, we’ve put together some gorgeous gift guides.
This is the Gift Guide for Him – ideal for those wonderful men in your life. We’ve selected pieces that we know they’d love to open on Christmas morning!
Cactus Opener – This cactus bottle opener is pretty deadly — it features …well a green cactus and it opens bottle caps. Super stocking filler. 13 euro.
Batman Print – I know I shouldn’t have favourites but I DO and this KICKASS print is one of them. It features a rather dejected looking Batman mopping the floor — with a duster and cleaning fluid on his utility belt. This superhero print is from Scottish illustrator Daniel Seex and is exclusive to us. 20 euro.
Thermos Coffee Pot – Keep your coffee or tea HOT HOT HOT with the Cole vacuum jug designed by House Doctor. It holds up to 1.8 litres which is ideal for entertaining friends and family in the afternoon or on those slow Sunday mornings. The matt stainless steel gives the jug a timeless and informal feel that suits any table setting. The wooden handle and minimalist, grey design enhance the overall design to stunning effect. 65 euro.
Black Brass Christmas tree – Made from solid brass shaped like a Christmas tree, this decorative adornment channels the spirit of Christmas. Let it stand alone as a simple festive decoration or style with similar designs to create your own winter landscape. Comes in a beautifully branded box – makes the perfect stocking filler. 35 euro.
Brass Cocktail Shaker – What a delight this super chic cocktail shaker is. Serve with style! It measures 21cm in height x 8.5cm in diameter and is made from stainless steel with a brass finish. 54 euro.
Tipping Measure – The classic jigger is essential in cocktail shaking to balance all the ingredients just right. The Fein Tipping Measure is our take on the classic bar utensil that easily lets you measure and pour liquids into the vessel or shaker. It measures up to 30 ml and has measurement lines, indicating 10 and 20 ml. 19 euro.
Mario Kart Print – A pixelated art print of the Ha’penny bridge with those absolute messers karting over it. You know Mario, Princess and co. Deadly gift for any Nintendo loving lad. 15 euro.
Generic Secret Santa Mug – It features the Rudolph on one side and the words ‘Generic Panic-bought Secret Santa Last Minute Christmas Gift’ – genius and wildly apt. Ideal secret Santa gift and or stocking filler! 15 euro