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:
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.