Retail | December 14th 2015

Top 10 Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Christmas is now just around the corner, the lights are up, the tacky tunes are on rotation in all the stores and the high streets are bustling. And if you’re one of the many people in the UK that hasn’t quite sorted presents for the men in your life, The Idle Man are here to help. Their Editor, Luke McCarthy, has put together a list of ten products any guy would happily receive this year.


1. Mi-Pac Leather Wallet

Every guy needs a decent wallet and Mi-Pacs cover all the basics – coin, cash and card compartments – as well being made a durable faux leather to make sure it lasts longer than one season.

2. Luckies Smartphone Projector

Got a film buff or someone that loves a nifty gadget? This neat bit of kit allows you to project videos from your smartphone, creating a hand-held cinema. You just need to find a large black wall!

3. Happy Socks Sock Box

I know socks are a notoriously naff gift, but that’s because no one’s caught onto the Happy Sock hype yet. With people like Snoop Dogg rocking these bad boys, you know you’re going to attract the right sort of attention wearing these.

4. The Idle Man Cable Knit

Keep your man warm and stylsh this winter with a bit of cable knitwear. Easily styled with both formal and casual pieces, a cable knit jumper will slot effortlessly into any outfit you put together, be it date, pub or the office, this will do the job (pun unintended).

5. Idle Man x Mi-Pac

Don’t let any men in your life ruin those fresh treads that cost an arm and a leg. This stocking we curated with Mi-Pac covers all the basics, brushes, sprays, wipes and even a box of statement socks to go with his box-fresh trainers.


6. Rains Long Jacket

The worse of the weather is yet to hit and the regular downpours are enough to depress anyone. Make sure you’re not greeting a soaked boyfriend/husband/brother after work with this really slick bit of wet weather protection from Rains.

7.Shore Projects Poole Watch

We’re all huge fans of this timepiece from Shore at Idle HQ. With a silver case, white face and grey strap, this will easily go with any outfit you pair it with. Ideal for weekends but still smart enough for the office.

8. G.H. Bass Tassled Weejuns

As the inventors of the penny loafer and provider of shoes for the likes of Michael Jackson and John F. Kennedy, you can be sure these are full of style and heritage. Great for the office but also easily styled with a pair of jeans, white oxford shirt and overcoat.

9. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses With Polarised Lenses

An undeniable classic, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer has been bringing an effortlessly cool style to men worldwide for decades. These have been given a modern upgrade with the polarised lenses ensuring you don’t get any glare.

10. Foffa Bikes Single Speed City Bike

Foffa are the kings of the UK fixie culture, bringing a focus on technical features and slick aesthetics. Perfect for the city commuter that likes to travel in style.

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December 14th 2015 - by @CollectPlus