You would think that in the sea of consumer goods, perfect gift ideas for men would abound, but we have found ourselves stuck more than once. Whether it is a gift for a best man, your father, or leaving presents for colleagues, we have set out our dream virtual stall for you – at least partially.
Nothing will make you feel more like a gentleman than possessing a cigar cutter for the first time – the gateway to regular scotch-and-cigar interludes in your busy days. We are partial to the Le Mans Lamborghini carbon cigar cutter, which fittingly makes us think of a classic car from the 70’s.
Available from Humidor Station for €95
For the cultured man, a carefully considered first edition is an exceptional offering – other than a piece of original art, it is probably one of the most unique gifts for men one can bestow. The Society Club has a wonderful selection across a range of different topics.
Available from the Society Club starting at £25
A gilt-edged Smythson Panama notebook in navy blue is the perfect place to jot down ideas, favourites, lists, inspirations, and more. At £45 it is a relatively inexpensive gift that will be turned to repeatedly.
Available from Smythson for £45
Along these lines, a Chinese scholar’s rock or seal is a thoughtful, unique gift for him. These stones were valued throughout Chinese history for their ability to inspire deep contemplation and reflection, and can be reminiscent of Henry Moore sculptures. The most precious are worth thousands of pounds, but you can find some pleasing alternatives that are much more reasonably priced sold through second hand sites. A gift for a respected mentor or colleague, possibly?
Available on eBay starting from £50
We have to admit to a slight nepotism here, but we do feel that no list of gentleman gifts for men would be rounded out without some of our silk pocket squares.
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We can’t contemplate books and cocktails without bringing Ernest Hemingway into our minds – certainly a man of style for all times. This collector’s set from Criterion of two illustrious directors’ cinematic takes on the same Hemingway short story has performances from Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner to boot!
Available from Criterion for USD $32
Engraved hip flasks are pretty failsafe and pretty dashing. Whether the recipient is a City man or a biker, extracting an elegant silver phial filled with ambrosial liquid when it is needed is a timeless and ageless gesture. If you have a couple of hours to kill, an antique flask from Grey’s Antique Market or Portobello Market is a touch with character, but if time is pressing, we recommend Purdey’s pewter or leather flasks.
Available from Purdey's from £100
An inexpensive but no less stylish gift for dapper gentlemen, a classic wood-handled umbrella will always come in handy. We particularly like this one from Fulton.
Available at Selfridges for £20
For an unusual thank you gift for hosts with a sense of humour, a personalised “Complaints” guest book will draw witty remarks and be the perfect conversation piece during country weekends. These guest books have a classic and masculine design.
Available from Aspinal Of London for £115
A classic watch is the hallmark of any gentleman, and a white faced watch with a black strap is a must for any formal and semi-formal occasions. This beautiful watch from Frederique Constant will stand the test of time and never go out of style.
Available from Harrods for £1,510
And for a near-ultimate gift (at least in our book) turn to a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle – certainly a gift for a truly English gentleman. Weekend sojourns down velvety green country lanes await the recipient. Of course, the perfect set of leathers should then be considered.
Available from Triumph for £9,990
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