Christmas by numbers: The gift guide
It’s the second week of December. The Christmas shopping is finished, the tree is up, the turkey has been ordered. Right? Well, if you’re anything like us, you’ve still got those final few stocking fillers to tick off, and perhaps a few larger presents for those particularly picky relatives. To help you out in this final stretch, we’ve compiled a list of stellar gift ideas, complete with which family member they’ll appeal to most.
No.1: The forward thinker
The forward thinker is notoriously difficult to buy for, because he’s always three steps ahead of everybody else. We’ve found that quality and simplicity is often the best approach in this case. Buy him a Raglan T-Shirt or a Grandad Shirt, both of which are made from 100% cotton. He’ll appreciate the subtle design details, such as the shirt’s Mandarin collar and mock horn buttons.
No. 2: The re-luxe-er
We all like our downtime, but there are those who can truly think of nothing better than a night in with a good Malbec and a four-hour Netflix binge. For the man who’s truly earned his time off, what better gift than luxury loungewear? Spoil him with a dressing gown in a super-soft cashmere blend, or Liberty London print cotton – with matching boxer shorts, of course.
No. 3: The outdoorsman
No. 4: The dandy
The man who appreciates timeless design and good quality fabrics will be bowled over by a pair of premium cashmere blend socks. Made from 90% Loro Piana cashmere, they’re incredibly soft, warm, and a decadent stocking all by themselves. Alternatively, pick up two pairs of soft-rib wool-cashmere blend socks for £20. If you’re really hoping to impress, go all out with a smart velvet Nehru Jacket, complete with an Italian silk pocket square.