July 13, 2016

Gentleman Gifts - Some Of Our Favourite Recommendations

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.

Le Mans Lamborghini Cigar Cutter

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

Le Man Lamborghini Cigar Cutter

First Edition Book

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

1st Editions Books

Smythson Panama Notebook

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

Smythson Panama Notebook

Chinese Scholar's Rock

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

CHINESE SCHOLAR'S ROCK

Rampley & Co Pocket Square

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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Rampley And Co Pocket Square

Collectors Edition - The Killers

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 

The Killers Series

Purdey's Leather Hip Flask

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

PURDEY'S LEATHER HIP FLASK

Fulton Huntsman Walking Umbrella

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

Fulton Huntsman Walking Umbrella

Lizard Print Guest Book

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 

Guest Book

Frederique Constant Slim Line Automatic Watch

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 

Frederick Constant Slim Line Watch

Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle

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

Bonneville T120

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