Hey guys, I hope you're all doing well and keeping safe. I thought that as we're now approaching Christmas it might be helpful to make Christmas gift guide. What I've done is make a list of products each in different categories so that you can pick and choose items that may lean towards your loved ones tastes. I'll also try and include products at different price points. This guide is going to be aimed at men of all ages so the gifts on this list will be perfect for fathers, sons, brothers, boyfriends and husbands. So let's get cracking (Christmas pun, get it?)
Maison Margiela - Jazz Club
This is my go to "date night" fragrance when I'm looking to impress. This would be suitable for all ages of man as it has a really classy scent.
Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Male
RRP - £60
Another really classy option suitable for all men, a lot more budget friendly than Jazz club.
Skincare & Grooming
Hawkins and Brimble 6 piece gift set
All their grooming needs will be met with this kit, this would be especially good for anyone who's into their facial hair and enjoys a proper shave.
Tommy Hilfiger - Wash Bag
RRP - £45
Perfect for someone in your life that travels a lot, goes to the gym and showers there or even a younger guy who plays sport and needs to take toiletries with him to shower after the game.
Clarins Men Hydration gift set
RRP - £37.50
I've recently started to take more of an interest in skincare and I think a skincare routine can actually be a really nice way to relax each evening just spending a few minutes on it and of course your skin will thank you for it. Getting this for a man in your life who's not necessarily into their skincare could be the perfect first step for them and it even comes with a wash bag.
Fairfax and Favour - Trafalgar Boot
Of course these are on the expensive side, but I own a pair and they are genuinely incredible! If you're looking for a special gift to get someone who means a lot to you then these would be perfect. Alternatively I'll link some more budget friendly options below.
Barbour - Leather Chelsea Boots
RRP - £125
Half the price of the F&F boots but still going to bring you a huge amount of quality at the same time. These are available over on ASOS. Alternatively you could pick up a pair of ASOS own brand for even less.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37
RRP - £105
A great option for anyone who's into running, these could even be a great choice for someone who just likes to wear sports wear.
Odyssey Two Ball Putter
RRP - £180-225
Everyone's dad plays golf right? A new putter would be great for any avid or amateur golfer, but be aware this doesn't mean its going to make them any better at golf.
RRP - £69.95
Obviously do not get them a Liverpool shirt unless they actually support them but the shirt of the team they actually support is always a great idea for your football mad man!
Apple Watch - SE 44mm
RRP - £299
Bose 700 Noise Cancelling over-ear Wireless Headphones
RRP - £269
Perfect for travelling, the gym or just enjoying music at home. These headphones are a great option for a special present that has recently come down in price. I got these as my main present last year and can't wait to use them more as travel is hopefully back on the cards next year.
Missoma - Box Link 18ct Gold Plated vermeil sterling silver thin chain necklace
RRP - £155
A stylish and subtle choice to give your man a fashionable accessory that he'll be able to use over and over.
Daniel Wellington - Classic Petite Sterling Stainless Steel Watch
RRP - £139
I think this is such a nice piece and for the price it's available for I think this would make such a nice gift. This is a great dress watch and also versatile enough to wear on a nice spring or summers day with only a t shirt or a shirt.
Xbox Series X
Now let's be honest they're out of stock everywhere! But if you do see them come in stock anywhere and the man you're buying for is into gaming then go for it. I would personally go for the PlayStation if you get a choice.
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I wanted to provide you guys with a completely separate blog post for my trip to Paris completely devoted to the outfits I wore/shot. I'm often asked by people where certain items are from that I post on Instagram, so I will provide links to each individual item as best I can so that if you like any of them, you can just jump through and pick them up for yourselves.
It's important for all guys to have a few go to fragrances for a variety of different occasions! Whether it's something on the go between work and the gym or something special for an evening where you need to look and smell your best. I thought that I'd collate a list of my top 5 male fragrances (that I own) to give you a guide for your next choice.
In this instalment of City Runs, I spent the day in Paris. This city is absolutely gorgeous, it has so much charm. To be honest with you, I think if I dropped a pin in most places around the city, you'd have a pretty damn good City Runs for yourself. However, I've tried to give you the perfect mixture of architecture and nature, tourist spots and unknown gems. So here's my City Runs for Paris, France.
For those of you who are new to my “City Runs” series, I visit different cities at home and abroad, giving some recommendations for the best places to run and keep fit. Hopefully this will inspire you to get you outside and give you a great active experience in that city, should you ever choose to visit..
In this edition of “City Runs” I made the most of the glorious British bank holiday weather and headed down to sunny Brighton for the day. Brighton is such a great option for a City run because it literally has so many different types of environment to exercise in. Whether you want, beach, city, or greenery there is something here for you. In this blog I’ll take you through my day in Brighton and where the best spots are to get your exercise fix.
For those of you who are new to my “City Runs” series, I visit different cities at home and abroad, giving some recommendations for the best places to run and keep fit. Hopefully this will inspire you to get you outside and give you a great active experience in that city, should you ever choose to visit.
“City Runs” is a series that I’ve recently introduced to my blog. I visit different cities at home and abroad and give some recommendations for the best places to run. Hopefully this will inspire you to get you outside and give you a great active experience in that city, should you ever choose to visit.
In this edition of City Runs, I visited Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. You might be thinking Slovenia? Really? Hell yes, Ljubljana is a small city with huge personality. With a gorgeous river running through the centre surrounded by vibrant bars, restaurants and a huge castle, all within a two-hour flight from London, it’s the perfect weekend break with potential to be a great City Run. The dirt cheap return flights also help.
“City Runs” is a new series that I’m introducing to my blog. Throughout the series I’ll visit different cities at home and abroad and give some recommendations of the best places to run. Hopefully this will inspire you to get you outside and give you a great active experience in that city should you ever choose to visit. I’ll also go on the run that I’m recommending to you to make sure it is enjoyable, engaging and not some random route that can be plucked from the top of a search engine. I am effectively your guinea pig.
So to kick off the series, where better than London? I’m from Essex, so this is my closest city, therefore, I didn’t have to push the boat out too much with the budget for travel and after bribing a photographer (my brother), with the promise of tacos upon completion of his days work, I was set. With the abundance of parks and city scapes, London is full of great places to run. After some research and conversations with friends who live in London, I settled upon Regents Park.
Regents Park is a large area with winding footpaths, gorgeous nature and various running routes. It’s closest underground station is “Regents Park” on the Bakerloo line which pops you out opposite the park. The park actually has a map of all its possible running routes which I’ll insert below for you to take a look at.
With celebrities now making it an acceptable fashion choice to wear football shirts at non-sporting events, here are my hot tips for the best that the 2018 Russia World Cup has to offer you. It’s now only 100 days until the tournament starts and I can guarantee you that during the June-August period while the World Cup is on, you WILL see Drake wearing at least one of my choices. Here are the best of the bunch (some are still to be released and are leaked images). If only this style of fashion was acceptable when I used to wear my weirdest kit on non-uniform days at school, man that Leeds United kit did not go down well…
Belgium – Home
If you play any sport, you know that there aren’t many feelings better than getting some brand new equipment, especially as a kid (sometimes at great cost to my parents, suckers…) As I was packing my bag before my football match this weekend, I placed my boots in and realised that I have had a lot of pairs during my relatively short playing career. So I thought, why not take a look back over some of the best of the bunch. A warning to all you purists, this list may contain bright coloured boots. So if seeing a pair of orange boots on a Sunday morning is like a red rag to a bull for you, then you may be disappointed in me. However, there are certainly some absolute classics on this list. Here’s a list of the top ten boots that I’ve owned.
10: Adidas Predator Power Swerve
Now, I realise that these boots may not be the most memorable for a lot of you. However for me they are extremely memorable, although for the wrong reasons. I had these boots for all of one week, after wearing them to a training session or maybe a game I’m not sure, I left them on the door step to dry out. The next morning as I was about to leave to go to school I found the tattered remains of my brand new boots that had been nibbled by a fox. Gutted. That being said after finding a picture of these boots for this post I was surprised at how damn good they looked but even so these had to make it on to the list for that stupid fox alone.
9: Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II