Post 9 of 12 – Gift Inspiration for the man who has everything

Now this is probably one of THE most important of the Christmas gift guide posts, yes for the man who has everything, it could be your Dad, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, one of your in-laws or your boyfriend, but universally we all have one in our life’s and every year, we stress and worry about what to buy them. Here we go then….

There are some brands that are so iconic they can be recognised by just one feature. In the case of streetwear label A Bathing Ape, it’s the hairy primate logo. This cotton-jersey T-shirt plays host to the brand’s distinctive emblem, and this time, it’s cloaked in a Union Jack flag print (where’s the camouflage). A design exclusive to Selfridges, you can stay in keeping with the label’s aesthetic by rocking yours with camouflage-print jogging bottoms or simply just jeans.

Hovertech brings drone camera technology to all with its Hover Camera Passport. A fold-up, bag-sized drone, it liberates you to become your own personal flying photographer. Pick from still or video – once released, it’ll follow you, always keeping you in the frame wherever you are. Working with iPhone and iPad, it needs no tripod and no programming, staying steady and capturing the moment in HD, 4K footage.

Consider William & Son’s games bag your rainy-day kit. It’s filled with all of the classics, including solitaire, dominoes, backgammon and chess and also comes with playing cards, multicoloured perudo cups and dice should you fancy a spot of poker instead

Now did you know Alfred Dunhill would frequently send business correspondence from London to the South of France, and the full-grain leather cover of this notebook is inspired by those parcels. A sophisticated choice for boardroom meetings, it’s filled with gilt-edge ruled pages and has a grosgrain page-keeper.

In a covetable rose-gold hue, this Plum shot gift set by Tom Dixon presents the perfect opportunity to drink in style. A sculpted finish smooths the glasses while hold indents make for ergonomic bliss. Cut from copper plate by hand, the contrast interior begs to be filled with a favourite tipple. With four shot glasses and measure, this set is an ideal gift for the design-savvy man who has everything.

Newsflash: we’ve reached the future of tech, and it comes in the form of the Keecker entertainment robot. Five years of extensive development brought this multimedia projector into being; responding to voice commands via the associated app, it projects onto any wall or ceiling. With a 90-degree adjustable video projector and 360-degree audio, it plays your music and films anywhere in the house, moving independently from room to room.To make him feel like a true Master Ham, Juan Pedro Domecq provides all the elements to enjoy its products with this Maestro Jamonero ham set. Set contains Iberian acorn ham and accessories including a knife, apron and wooden board, what more does he need?

Wearing your favourite childhood cartoon character, literally, on your sleeve has become a bona fides trend with everybody from Loewe to Moschino getting in on the act. Ahead of its AW18 presentation, Calvin Klein,  tweeted out a call for fans to “Toon in” to the show’s live feed – we know now that the runway featured iconic Looney Tunes on pieces like this oversized wool sweater. Intarsia-knitted with none other than Wile E Coyote, it’s a surefire way to liven up casual outfits.

What would Christmas be without slippers, yes even the man who has everything and Bottega Veneta’s backless slippers are the latest take on the house’s signature ‘Fiandra’ loafers. Expertly crafted using the unmistakable intrecciato weave, this pair is made from supple storm-blue leather that’s lightly buffed to reveal a lighter navy shade at parts.

Another inspiring idea for the food lover is this lil beauty from Elektra, who have been engineering specialist coffee-making tools since the late 1940s – the label has even amassed a lengthy list of patents over the years. Made from silver-tone brass, this ‘Micro Casa Semiautomatic SXC’ model is designed with a built-in cup heater, filters, press and high-tech steaming system so you can whip up barista-level drinks. The sleek retro design will look so cool on your kitchen counter.

Don’t just walk on the wild side, but climb, ski, mountain bike, canoe, surf and even skydive. This action-packed encyclopedia from FatFace showcases the best outdoor experiences in more than 150 countries across the globe. Featuring inspiring photography, maps, interviews and expert authors, it’s the ultimate introduction to a thrilling new world of adventure. Pack his passport and a compass and get ready to conquer the planet.

Socks needn’t be boring and nobody does colour quite like Missoni. These socks have been crochet-knitted in Italy from cotton-blend with touches of wool for more insulation and a hint of stretch for flexibility. The patchwork pattern features several tones of blues and reds, so they’ll pair nicely with subdued navy or grey suiting.The breathable cotton-blend is spun with a touch of elastane to keep them spring.

Never mind the man who has everything, who wouldn’t want the LG OLED TVs which will be configured to display over 130 million self-emitting pixels, producing unmatched contrast ratio and true blacks that define OLED TV’s iconic picture quality and make true Dark Skies a reality, imagine watching the Queen’s speech with this????

Want to experience true simple luxury, try the Oliver Spencer Loungewear collection from the Great British Designer, who offers all the style and sophistication the mainline is known for – but with your downtime in mind. This ‘Farrow’ robe is cut in a relaxed fit from organic cotton patterned with blue stripes.


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