With the festive season fast approaching it’s time to gather the Christmas lists and let the present buying commence! But what to buy for the man who has everything? I’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for the cherished gentlemen in our lives, which offer that something a little bit different to the norm. After all – a little inspiration can go a long way!
The first rule of gift giving is if you see the perfect present for a friend or loved one, buy it immediately, no matter how far off Christmas or their birthday is – trust me, you’ll regret it if you don’t.
The Pitts Small Biplane brings out the child in all of us, but it’s definitely a big boy’s toy. This beautiful wooden ornament is the perfect Christmas gift for an aviation enthusiast and would look great in any home. For those with more seafaring legs, the Antique Cream Sails Yacht should tick all the boxes and it makes for a stylish accessory that will be treasured for years to come.
For something with both form and function, the Upton Magnifier from Barker and Stonehouse is a good bet. Made from wood with a nickel plated knob and magnifying lens, it oozes classic style while also serving a useful function for reading small print.
We all know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and so think carefully when it comes to choosing artwork or sculptures as gifts. It’s good to gather a picture of what your loved one already has, to work out what would fit into their collection. The beautiful David Head White Statue is elegant and would make a great addition to the mantelpiece of many an art lover without being too controversial.
For the man whose life already seems fully accessorised, a beautiful framed photograph of their loved ones can make the most precious of gifts. This Large Wood Photo Frame is a great choice for its plain, masculine style and excellent quality of finish – you don’t want something ornate or too fancy for a stylish gent.
Sometimes only a real showstopper of a gift will do – and the Armillary Large Tripod Base from Barker and Stonehouse certainly has the wow factor. Ideal for those with an interest in astronomy, the spherical framework of rings is centred on Earth and represents the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. But even for those not into stargazing, this ornamental armillary with its silver nickel-plated finish makes a stunning display piece in its own right.
Whatever you buy, remember that it’s the thought that counts. So do take a bit of time and choose gifts that you know your loved ones will appreciate. That way, Christmas could last forever…