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Christmas Gift Ideas For Men: Gadgets, Games, Gin Tasting And More

And not a pair of socks in sight.

31/10/2016 14:30 GMT

When it comes to Christmas shopping, it can be really difficult to buy gifts for guys, as chances are they’ll already have purchased what they need. 

But that’s not to say you have to resort to buying novelty boxers (you know the ones). 

Here, we’ve rounded up 20 gift ideas that he’ll most likely love and need.

From the latest tech like Amazon’s Echo Dot, which lets you ask a voice service called ‘Alexa’ (a bit like Siri) to play music, control smart home devices and set alarms, to comfortable slippers and stylish watches - you can’t go wrong with a selection like this.

Happy shopping.

  • Barbour Rucksack, £135.20
    Barbour
    A waxed cotton rucksack with padded shoulders and an inner slip pocket for a laptop or iPad. Perfect for explorers.

    Price: £135.20
    Buy it here.
  • Fitbit Charge 2, £129.99
    Fitbit
    A high quality fitness tracker which connects with the GPS on your phone. It has a large screen to display data (great news if your eyesight is terrible), a heart rate tracker and a whole host of other exciting features. 

    Price: £129.99
    Buy it here. 
  • Calvin Klein Belt, £35
    Calvin Klein
    It's not possible to go wrong with a stylish brown leather belt. 

    Price: £35
    Buy it here.
  • Make Your Own Chorizo Kit, £14.50
    Not On The High Street
    If he's a bit of a whizz in the kitchen, why not get him his very own 'chorizo making kit'? The set comes complete with an Alufoi bag and a cure mix comprising essential herbs and spices for making kickass chorizo.

    Price: £14.50
    Buy it here.
  • Craft Beer Gift Set, £29.90
    Honest Brew
    A tribute to the UK brewing scene with beers from award-winning breweries like Buxton, Wild Beer Co, Five Points, Fourpure, Weird Beard and Howling Hops. Comes as a mixed case of 12 pale, amber and dark beers, with a free bottle opener.

    Price: £29.99
    Buy it here. 
  • Whiskey Decanter, £75
    Tom Dixon
    This fancy whiskey decanter with copper detailing will make a stylish addition to any booze cabinet. It's very 'Mad Men'.

    Price: £75
    Buy it here.
  • Weekend Bag, £49.99
    Zara
    A simple, black leather-look duffel bag perfect for the guy who's always on the move.

    Price: £49.99
    Buy it here. 
  • Nixon Men's Watch, £150
    Nixon Watch Shop
    This understated black watch with rose gold detailing proves less really is more.

    Price: £150
    Buy it here.
  • Bang & Olufsen On-Ear Headphones, £129.90
    Bang and Olufsen / Amazon
    These Bang & Olufsen beauties have been voted the best on-ear headphones by Tech Radar. We'll take their word for it.

    Price: £129.90
    Buy it here.
  • John Lewis Moccasin Slippers, £30
    John Lewis
    Faux fur-lined slippers from John Lewis will give his feet a much-needed hug. 

    Price: £30
    Buy it here.
  • Scratch The World Print, £17.95
    Not On The High Street
    With a coin in one hand, avid travellers can scratch off where they've travelled to around the world - and plan their next big trip - with this decorative print. 

    Price: £17.95
    Buy it here. 
  • Ralph Lauren Sleep Shorts, £40
    Ralph Lauren
    Comfy pyjama shorts in a lightweight cotton jersey - he'll be living in them soon enough. 

    Price: £40
    Buy it here. 
  • Playstation VR, £349.99
    Playstation
    The latest in gaming technology, the Playstation VR headset is sure to keep him busy over the Christmas holiday. Works with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Camera.

    Price: £349.99
    Buy it here. 
  • Gin Tasting And Distillery Tour Experience For Two, £80
    Not On The High Street
    Gin-lovers are sure to be bowled over by this incredible gift, a gin tasting and distillery tour for two. If you like gin, this makes an excellent boomerang present as you can muscle in as their plus one.

    Price: £80
    Buy it here.
  • Black and Gold Vinyl Record Player, £100
    Urban Outfitters
    Portable vintage-inspired turntable housed in a faux leather briefcase.

    Price: £100
    Buy it here.
  • Adidas Originals White and Green Trainers, £60
    Urban Outfitters
    Crisp, white tennis trainers in a low-profile silhouette with a lace-up front. We'd quite like these for ourselves...

    Price: £60
    Buy it here.
  • Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' Monopoly, £29.99
    Firebox
    The ultimate board game for Star Wars fans. Playing as either Rebel or Empire, you'll be trying to establish Bases on as many planets as possible. Christmas day + Boxing day entertainment = sorted. 

    Price: £29.99
    Buy it here.
  • Ted Baker Wash Bag, £40
    Ted Baker
    For guys who travel, whether for work or pleasure, this faux leather wash bag from Ted Baker is sure to go down a treat. It comes with two zipped compartments lined with a royal blue faux-suede, mesh pockets and elastic straps to secure items in place.

    Price: £40
    Buy it here.
  • Portable Powerbank, £12
    River Island
    A credit card-sized powerbank, perfect for charging your phone on-the-go. Now there's really no excuse for not texting you back. 

    Price: £12
    Buy it here. 
  • Amazon Echo Dot, £49.99
    Amazon
    A nifty hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa (Amazon's voice service) to complete a wide range of tasks. All you need is an Amazon account and, once connected to your favourite apps, Alexa can order your takeaways, get you a cab, turn up the heating or even turn on the lights, all just by asking. 

    Price: £49.99
    Buy it here.