Looking for Christmas gifts for the men – husbands, fathers, brothers and grandfathers – in your life? We’ve got you sorted with our trendy picks for Christmas 2020!
It’s not always easy to shop for the men in your life. After all, what can you possibly buy someone who only ever says “I don’t know!” when asked what they want for Christmas? So if you’re out of ideas and need a little holiday inspiration, then check out Sassy Mama’s Christmas gift guide for men, which is filled with cool gaming devices, the latest in footwear fashion, stylish desk organisers and even sporty face masks for life in these pandemic times. Still need help with your Christmas shopping list? Check out our Gift Guides for Kids and for Mamas and Friends!
Wearing a mask has become a part of everyone’s daily routine, but that doesn’t mean your mask has to be boring. The Mask Life specialises in fashion-forward facewear that is lightweight, breathable and just plain cool. The face masks come in block colours like black and navy, but you can also opt for one with your partner’s favourite rugby team logo. The masks are reversible, too, which gives you a two-in-one design option.
Looking for the perfect gift for your sentimental bloke? Photobook Singapore’s selection of personalised photobooks, picture tiles, and albums is just the thing. The albums or picture tiles can be kept on their desk at work or at home and are a great to commemorate memorable family milestones. While you can visit the website to customise your gift and place your order, there’s a much easier way to do this, especially if there’s minimal room to breathe in your daily schedule. Start by downloading the Photobook app, then select the images you want to use (easier still if they’re all saved on your smartphone’s camera gallery!), and then get to creating your gorgeous photo-gift – how’s that for easy-peasy hassle-free?
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Budding mixologists will love this all-inclusive cocktail and martini maker set, which lets you whip up tipples that impress. The sleek 10-piece set is rust-proof, and is made from stainless steel alloy. It’s dishwasher-safe, and comes with an eco-friendly bamboo stand that allows you to display it proudly.
Open-ear listening goes to greater heights with these Aftershokz Aeropex wireless headphones. Portability and durability aside, the headphones have been designed to offer better bass, higher volume and lesser vibrations. The wraparound design is flexible, which makes it comfy for all-day use. Eight-hour battery life means you’ll be connected throughout your day, whether you’re making calls, or listening to music or audiobooks. The Aftershokz Aeropex Wireless Headphones also come with dual noise-cancelling mics that effectively minimise noise from your surroundings and enhances speech quality during calls. The headphones are available in three colours: Blue Eclipse, Cosmic Black and Lunar Grey
Forget boring, off-the-rack shirts! Instead, surprise your husband or father with a custom shirt made just for him. The Bespoke Club specialises in custom suits, shirts, jackets and more, or you can pick one of their handcrafted creations if you want something instant. This bespoke tailor also offers plenty of cash vouchers and gift package options for shirts, pants or full-on tuxedos, and you can choose your voucher of choice delivered to you as a e-gift or a physical one in the mail.
There’s no better time to be a gamer than right now, because both Microsoft and Sony are competing for a space in your home this Christmas. Both the Microsoft Xbox Series X and the Sony Playstation 5 gaming consoles offer lightning-fast speed, which means near-instant load times and improved play times. Need something to while away the time while you’re on waitlist? Pick up a Nintendo Switch and go to town on a game or two of Animal Crossing.
Comfort is key when you’re investing in footwear, and this snazzy pair of kicks does not disappoint. A revamp on the OG React Presto sneakers, the new design has midsole foam cushioning and offers comfort from heel to toe. Speckled detailing on the exteriors adds a touch of shine to it, too. Just be sure to get the right shoe size of the lucky person you’re intending to buy this for.
Virtual Reality (VR) gaming is all the rage these days, which makes this cool gaming set by Oculus a must-have in every gamer’s home. Small spaces can be turned into any type of gaming arena, and you can play games standing or seated. It’s also wireless, which means your range of motion is extended – doubles as a pretty good workout in our books!
D’oh! Know a guy who loves the Simpsons and the challenge of a good jigsaw puzzle? Then this gift kills two birds with one stone. The popular TV family is joined by the entire cast – and we mean almost every character that’s ever been on the show!
Tired of losing socks in the wash? Let it go, mama, and just get the boys a solid sock subscription from The Stance. It’s the brand of choice for skateboarding, NBA and Hollywood icons like Rihanna, John John Florence and James Harden, so you know there’s plenty of colour and character in each purchase. You’ll find creative designs and styles aplenty (as well as some of the best technical innovation the sock industry has seen); many feature instantly recognisable pop culture and geek fandom references. A box is delivered to you once a month; you can let the service send you items they think you’ll love based on your initial feedback during the sign-up process, or pick your own each time.
Morning shaves just got a little easier with this minimalist shaving mug. It’s a fuss-free way to build and store a lather for a shave without messy hands, and the handle on the side makes it easier to grip. Best of all, the mug works well as a holder for your razor and brush after you’re done. The Suavecito Shaving Mug also comes in black.
Things are done differently at the Teeling Distillery, and this Irish whisky distillery is known for its small batch whisky. Blended in hand-selected casks and further matured in ex-rum barrels, the whisky is smooth and has woody notes, with a sweet, spice finish. The gift pack comes with two engraved whisky glasses, too!
This item is part organiser, part phone docking station, and is an aesthethically pleasing way to keep desks tidy. Made from natural walnut or ash wood, the organiser has a non-toxic protective coating to minimise scratches and wear-and-tear. It’s easy to assemble, and has compartments for all the little things – wallets, keys, business cards, watches, fitness trackers, stationary and more.
There’s nothing quite like a good ugly sweater to ring in Christmas, but let’s face it, Singapore’s holiday weather isn’t built for sweaters. The Memetic store on Etsy has a simple solution to this: Ugly Christmas t-shirts. We’re fans of the ‘Twas The Nizzle Before Chrismizzle’ tee, which features rap icon and Martha Stewart’s best friend, Snoop Dogg. There are plenty of other options to choose from, too – all of which have pop culture references that work as great conversation starters at Christmas parties.
Create an Experience, Instead!
If your partner or parent isn’t really invested in material gifts, why not help them create memories instead? A series of studies spanning decades at Cornell University have repeatedly found that happiness is derived from experiences, NOT things. Of course we’re not saying your hubby or father wouldn’t enjoy any of the above-listed items, but there are lots of other cool gifts you can give that will create memories to last a lifetime. In the process, they can also help contribute to that zero-waste lifestyle that we’re always banging on about! Not only are these easy to gift from afar, they don’t come with hefty shipping charges! A few cool experiences you could gift your husband, brother, or father include:
- Cooking lessons
- A couple’s getaway or staycation
- A massage or men’s facial
- A luxury barbershop shave or a hairstyle makeover at top-notch barbers such as Autocutt, Jermyn Street, Sultans of Shave or We Need a Hero
- A supercar driving experience with a Ferrari or Lamborghini on the F1 track
- Flight Simulator Experience: Let the hero in your life pretend at landing a Boeing 737!
Images (in order) from The Mask Life, Photobook Singapore, Amazon Singapore, Amazon Singapore, The Bespoke Club, Nike, Amazon Singapore, Peloton, Urban Outfitters Singapore, The Stance, Suavecito Pomade, Whisky.sg, Amazon Singapore & Etsy.