What your man really wants for Christmas

As a child my favourite thing about Christmas was the stocking.

To me, nothing summed up the mystery and spirit of Christmas more than hanging half of a pair of mum’s stockings in front of the fire place, empty and limp, on Christmas Eve and then creeping down the stairs in the half light of the next morning to see the stocking transformed and bulging with treats and trinkets and excitement.

Mum, acting in the role of Father Christmas or Santa (depending on where you are reading this) was a guru at turning a pile of small and usually quite cheap bits and pieces into a haul that my sister and I would marvel over for the rest of the morning while we waited, sometimes patiently, to be allowed to investigate further under the Christmas tree.

This year I am drawing on the excitement of Christmases past to provide a few gift suggestions that may not necessarily be big in stature but are fun, useful, worth the effort and most importantly show how much you care for the man/men in your life.

Here are eight ideas:

what he really wants Christmas 2012

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1. Issey Miyake LEau dIssey Pour Homme EDT 125ml $142 | 2. Republic T-shirt $39.95 | 3. Country Road leaf print boardshort $69.95 | 4. Jeff Banks flip out wallet $69.95 | 5. Oral-B Triumph 5000 wireless electric toothbrush $199.99 | 6. Teroforma whiskey rocks $29.95 | 7.  Glenmorangie scotch whisky $57.95 | 8. Guinness World Records 2012 $22.74

What are you buying your man for Christmas? Have you missed Styling You’s other Christmas gift guides? Click here.  


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  • Sensible Spice

    My guy would love most of those things but I always try to get something a little bit special and/or unexpected. He’s a tree hugger, so loves sustainable products or a cool ‘bit of kit’. I find http://www.biome.com.au excellent (recently bought timber cufflinks with a gorgeous tree on them) and also love Krumpler and Moleskin (note books) products. Happy shopping!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      I LOVE those suggestions … thanks!

  • Mrs Woog

    I mean Kester!

  • Mrs Woog

    I have that toothbrush and I adore it. We have different heads that we switch over and seriously, feels like I have had a professional clean. So worth the $.
    And the CR shorts are now on my list! Thanks Nikki xx

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      That toothbrush went straight to ManLand and did not pass go on my side of the wash basin.

  • http://www.lastchancetraining.com.au Liz@LastChanceTraining

    I’ve actually bought the toothbrush, Glenmorangie and the Guinness Book a few weeks ago – I think I’m going to go for the entire collection!

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      Why stop now?!

  • Lorraine

    Ugh. My husband would not appreciate any of those gifts (sadly). He’s so terribly difficult to buy for as he hates clothes, doesn’t wear any jewellery, already has loads of fragrance and an electric toothbrush, doesn’t drink whisky and would never pick up the book! Now I just have to ask him what he wants and go get it. No fun but at least he’s getting something he wants I guess.

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      Or a gift card … and send him out on Boxing Day to spend it!

  • http://beautyinabottleat.blogspot.com/ Amy

    Hubby has picked out a PS3 game he wants and I’m surprising him with a wine decanter. I cant wait till he opens it. I wish it was Xmas now!


    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      I love those decanters!

  • http://bigwordsblog.blogspot.com bigwords

    And here I was thinking something else entirely… ; )

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      I know … clearly not required this Christmas 😉

  • http://www.rhubarbwhine.wordpress.com Rhu

    I never know what to get him. I’ll be watching for more suggestions :)

    • http://www.stylingyou.com.au Nikki Parkinson

      I certainly know what to get now!

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