Welcome to something for the weekend. Our Christmas special! If you’re anything like me and starting your Christmas shopping from this weekend, I hope our bitesized Christmas guide below will give you some much appreciated pointers this festive season! Let’s get straight into it.
1. The James Bond archives
Released for the 50th anniversary of Bond in 2012, the book covers the period of the franchise from Sean Connery’s Dr.No (1962) up to Daniel Craig’s Third appearance as Bond in Skyfall (2012).
The actual James Bond archives were opened up to author Paul Duncan, who over the course of two years searched through over a million images and 100 filing cabinets of documentation to create the most concrete insight into the making of each of the films.
The book includes a carefully curated selection of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials, as well as over 150 accounts from various members of staff who worked on the films over the 50 years.
A perfect nostalgia trip for any reader this Christmas, and just in time for Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 next April in No Time To Die.
2. Seiko 5 Sports Watch
Like trainers and jackets, a man can never have too many watches. This Seiko 5, finished in polished stainless steel is equipped with a unidirectional bezel, automatic day-date mechanism and 10 bar water resistance capability (100 metres). Similar to the Rolex GMT Master 2, without the 10K price tag…….
3. Veuve Clicquot 750ml – Personal Champagne
Everyones a sucker for a personalised gift at Christmas. They don’t come much more extra than this.
The bottle of Vueve comes enclosed in a metal case available for personalisation of up to 14 characters, So if you have a long name like mine an initial and second name should suffice!
4. Areaware Drink rocks
This ones for the brave spirit drinkers this year, willing to risk it all to indulge in the strong stuff. These drink rocks made of Marble and Soapstone provide the perfect reusable partner to your seasonal beverage.
Just cool in the freezer prior to use for around 3 to 4 hours for prolonged coolness for the many drinks that I’m sure will follow this Christmas.
5. Chilli Water Bottle 500ml
You only have to look at the thousands of 5 star reviews to understand how good these bottles are. As all moves towards using less plastics are warmly welcomed by us, the Chilli bottle offer’s both protection from the heat and the cold.
Offering up to 24 hours of cold for your soft drinks and 12 hours of keeping your warm dinks that bit warmer. The Chilli bottle is fully customisable on the website with various colours, patterns, sizes and attachments available.
Sizes range from as little as 260ml (£20) right up to 1.8L (£35).
6. Star Wars : Rise of the Skywalker @Selfridges Cinema
Equally as beloved as personalised gifts, are experiences. Sci-Fi fans this ones definitely for you, with the launch of Selfridges state of the art cinema back in November the luxury department store will be hosting all of the future blockbusters including the latest Star Wars.
If Star Wars isn’t your thing they’re also showing Daniel Craigs latest who-done-it, Knives Out as well as all the Christmas favourites of Elf and Home Alone. £20 a head, in the centre of London at Christmas, in a state of the art Cinema ………
7. Heritage leather Co wallet
Crafted in LA, this vegetable tanned, Moccasin leather wallet from the Heritage Leather Co will provide a durable and contemporary wallet which look’s better with age.
8. Malin+Goetz dark rum candle
Bucking the trend for men, in the last couple of years I’ve become a real lover of candles. Almost as good a strong perfume in my books.
This particular candle is made form natural wax and poured into a branded glass. With a spicy aroma inspired by Bay Rum this candle contains sweet notes of plum, leather and rum.
Aside from natural benefits of inhaling scents of Bay Rum, this candle provides a sweet but masculine scent to switch up the mood of any room.
Theres nothing worse than mucking about trying to find your bedside charging cable when you’re ready to hit the sack. This XL wireless charging port cant be left to rest on your bedside table or chest of drawers for uninterrupted charging.
Due to the size of this particular charging port, it can charge up to three devices at once including wireless headphones.
10. Mens UGG ascot slipper
It wouldn’t be a Christmas guide without including a banging pair of slippers right? UGG have long been the leader in creating super cosy footwear for men and women.
I hope thats rescued at least a handful of you this Christmas with one or two decent ideas to choose form this year!