Christmas is almost upon us! But let’s be honest; this time of year can be filled with just as much stress as it does merriment. So to save you a mad dash around the High Street on the lead-up to the day, we’ve put together a set of Christmas Gift Guides which should have all bases covered when buying for an average Joe. In this guide, we’re looking at all things style and grooming!
BRISK Grooming Products
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We’re pleased to report that beards are still most definitely ‘in’ as we roll into 2020, and if your Joe is rocking some full stubble, you might want to take a look at the range of beardy products available from BRISK. Each of BRISK’s offerings target those all-important daily grooming needs with specific natural ingredients and one of the best things is most bottles are glass, less plastic! Products range from the likes of an Intense Beard & Face Wash to a range of scented Beard Oils.
Gola Made in England – 1905 Men’s Track Mesh 317 Trainer
If you’re on the lookout for some classic trainers this Christmas, Gola have a huge range of retro options. The Track Mesh 317, for example is based on an OG 70s jogging silhouette from the archives. Part of Gola’s prestigious Made in England collection, it features a mesh upper with suede panels and a contrast colour wingflash, all finished off with an embroidered Union Jack tab and the iconic Gola branding.
Pantherella Danvers 3-Pair Socks Gift Box
Who seriously doesn’t like to receive a pair of socks at Christmas? But that doesn’t mean you should opt for any old tat and we like the range on offer from Pantherella. Their luxury, velvet-lined Danvers Gift Box contains three pairs of world’s finest Fil d’Ecosse (Cotton Lisle) socks, all made in England. Simply select the colour choices for your three pairs and Pantherella will do the rest!
Australian L’Alpina Crew Neck Block Sweater
Website: Australian L’Alpina
Winter doesn’t all have to be knits, and we love nearly all the sportswear from Australian L’Alpina, but especially this block logo crew. It’s simple but with some bold branding on the grey marl to really set it off. Christmas Day jumper it may not be, but winter style it is.
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Another outerwear specialist to keep your eye on this yuletide is Yorkshire’s Tog24. Founded over 60 years ago, it remains a family-run business to this day, specialising in apparel perfect for a nice country walk to the pub or skiing to a bar. For AW19, we love the Helmsley Winter Jacket. The ultimate ski jacket, its waterproof and breathable fabric means you’ll stay dry and comfortable right through to spring.
Sandqvist Leather Wash Bag
There are wash bags and then there are wash bags. This is the latter… designed by Volvo Cars and made by Swedish brand Sandqvist, this Leather Wash Bag is made from vegetable-tanned leather and will bring some real sophistication to your grooming routine while on the go. It has one external zipper pocket and inside there are two compartments with a zipper closure, as well as three slip pockets.
Helly Hansen AW19 Collection
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Website: Helly Hansen
There’s tons of great apparel around this time of year and, as always, Helly Hansen has some of the best of it. Alongside its great array of accessories and base layers, their range of thermal jackets are hard to beat. Something like this Urban Long Jacket would make any Joe happy. The classic waterproof, windproof and breathable parka comes in a sturdy canvas fabric for everyday use and is insulated with Primaloft Black to keep you warm when the cold sets in. It also comes with multiple pockets to keep all your essentials, soft flannel lining inside and button details for a great look.
SWIMS Breeze Tennis Leather
Website: Country Attire
Don’t let the name fool you. While Norwegian brand SWIMS do offers swimwear, they also offer up some of this season’s most stylish tennis shoes. All the way from Oslo, Norway, the Breeze Tennis Knit is a light, flexible and durable trainer perfect for any time of year thanks to its grippy rubber sole and breathable mesh upper.
men-ü Selection Box Grooming Essentials
It wouldn’t be Christmas without some grooming essentials in the stocking, and the aptly named Selection Box Grooming Essentials from men-ü fits the bill as well as anything else. The perfect combination of grooming products to introduce any man to the men-ü range, it includes the full shave/facial range, the refreshing and ultra-concentrate Black Pepper & Bergamot Shower Gel and the revolutionary styling product Liquifflex.
Shackleton Hero Lambswool Roll Neck Sweater
Inspired by the classic wool sweaters worn by Ernest Shackleton himself over a century ago and made in Italy from 100% Geelong lambswool, Sackleton’s Hero Sweeter is as luxurious as Christmas morning can get. Perfect for those long walks to the pub on Boxing Day, the hand-linked construction increases strength, while the heavy-gauge knit and basketweave performs in even the coldest of environments.
The Bluebeards Revenge Cut-Throat Razor Kit
Website: The Bluebeards Revenge
But if your man wants rid of that bush, The Bluebeards Revenge Cut-Throat Razor Kit brings some tradition to proceedings. The gift set is full of wet shaving essentials, including some of their best-selling shaving essentials, such as the replaceable blade Cut-Throat Razor, vegan-friendly Doubloon Synthetic Shaving Brush, award-winning Shaving Cream and super soothing Post-Shave Balm.
Now you’ve got your Joe’s wardrobe and wash bag filled, check out our other cracking Christmas Gift Guides below…