Techno Gadget and Gizmo Gift Inspiration

This year, far more than any other we have had to make good use of entertaining ourselves, particularly during lockdown, maybe not being able to go out much, exercise, socialise, the list goes on. So we have had to keep ourselves occupied by all sorts of gadgetry and gizmos, so below you will find a cornucopia of example, which will hopefully get you excited and be a great source of inspiration.

Well if your household is anything like mine at the moment, their are lots of clandestine telephone conversations, whispered conversations and if course logging on to lots of websites at the dead of night, just to try and get your mitts on one of these lil beauties. Yes of course the PS5, or Goddamn PS5 as it has become known in our house, or words to that effect. PlayStation have promised us a revolution in home gaming with two consoles, the main PlayStation 5 and a PS5 Digital Edition. The standard has a physical disc slot whereas the digital edition doesn’t. Still haven’t manage to nab one yet 😭.

The ELEEELS Percussion Massager offers the latest in advanced Endurance motion tech and balancing quiet motion tech. Whether you want to encourage blood circulation to relieve muscle stiffness or to improve your muscle strength and speed up muscle recovery the Eleeels X1 from techBAR can do it all. Its high-torque and brushless motor can deliver up to 3200 strokes per minute, sending shock waves deep into the muscles to release tightness and reduce the physical stress on bones and joints

Whether you’re at home, or under the stars – the Smart Micro Projector from The Tech Bar has got you covered. This ultra-portable device packs a huge punch for its size, in fact up to 240”in HD. We were amazed at the build quality, how intuitive it was to operate, and overall how much technology is packed inside this thing. Nights in AND out, will never be the same again. Got to go, our friends are coming round to watch the big game!

Native Union gives a stylish solution to low charge devices when you’re on-the-go with this two-port wireless power bank. The forward-thinking brand is renowned for its contemporary design and premium quality tech, both of which are visible in this sleek piece of kit that can charge up to three devices simultaneously. It’s Qi compatible, too, so you don’t need to worry about forgetting your cables

B&O PLAY by Band & Olufsen brings its sleek Danish design to the gym with these sleek black Beoplay E8 Sport headphones. Especially engineered for working out, they’re waterproof, secure-fitting and up to 30 hours of battery. Ergonomic, durable and lightweight, these are crafted for performance.

Designed in collaboration with esteemed British designer Tom Dixon, this Native Union wireless charging station is an artisanal statement piece. Made to be seen, the robust aluminium and steel design consists of a transparent window that proudly showcases its inner mechanics and a detachable drop-top charging disc. Cool and contemporary, it’s minimally signed off with a rounded valet tray to house your aesthetically-approved bits and bobs.

Neo Legend’s arcade boxes are handmade in France and pay homage to the golden age of video games: the ’80s. This compact version is modelled on classic machines and decorated with Pop Art-inspired ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ graphics by Brazilian artist Butcher Billy. Compatible for two players, it comes complete with a 19″ HD display, CLASS D 2 x 30 watts sound system and Japanese fixtures

The chance of looking dishevelled at an important meeting multiplies if you happen to be living out of a suitcase, but Steamery’s ‘Cirrus No. 2’ steamer will make quick work of rumpled shirts. The sleek black model is fitted with a stainless steel plate to smooth out wrinkles and has a speedy 25 second start up time. Remember to pack it for your next business trip – it comes with a handy protective pouch that doubles as an impromptu ironing board for pressing collars and cuffs

Gifts for him (and for you, not forgetting YOU)🎅🏼

This title does sound rather selfish and we’re all about spreading the real meaning of Christmas and promoting sharing here at Clothes-Make-the-Man.com, but we mustn’t  forget about ourselves on Christmas and ensuring our happiness over the Yuletide. Because, to put it mildly, Dad’s often get the short end of the stick when is comes to Christmas Presents. We can on occasion be met, come Christmas Day with an underwhelming token of our appreciation, whether is be socks, booze or after shave, by the way, nothing wrong with any of the aforementioned gifting categories. Nonetheless, as I said, we’re all about the giving back here, so today’s gift guide covers all males, whether Dads, Brothers, Grandads or, of course YOU.

You’ll always need warm, hard-wearing gloves to see you through the colder months, so get your hands on this stylish pair. Classic, straight-cut design with neat stitch detailing. Genuine leather. Fully lined. Made using our clever Thermowarmth technology for a cosy yet lightweight feel.

Travel back to the Roaring Twenties to the city of Birmingham after the first World War with this Peaky Blinders Board Game. Play your own role in an exciting Gangster War between different factions. Increase your personal stats like charisma, strength and intellect to overcome your enemies and accomplish your missions. But you can’t do this alone. Create a network of friends and foes, invest in rum, car parts, weapons or horse Racing and confront your biggest competitor to become the most fearsome Gangster in Birmingham!

Wind down and let go of built-up tension with a deeply relaxing massage with HoMedics’ Gel Shiatsu Back and Shoulder Massager; a portable massage chair that you can pop on your sofa at home or on your desk chair at the office.

With the wellbeing brand’s innovative ‘Real Feel’ rotating gel massage nodes that expertly mimic the soft yet firm feel of a massage therapists’ hands, the massager offers 12 variable programmes controlled by a remote control, including deep kneading Shiatsu, rolling and spot massages for targeted relief for full, upper or lower back and shoulders. Allowing you to customise your massage according to your needs, the programmed controller offers adjustable zones, intensities and widths, while the option of soothing heat comforts and warms tired muscles, alleviating tension and stress. Featuring a split zone mode, the massager allows you to enjoy a shoulder massage, back massage or both at the same time. 

The TOM FORD 002. With the case made from 100% Ocean plastic with stainless steel case-back plated in Black DLC, stainless steel crown plated plastic inlay. Matte black dial with super Luminova numerals, diamond cut White super Luminova painted  hands , Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on top. Water resistant to 10 ATM Hand braided strap engineered from 100% Ocean plastic with stainless steel buckle plated in Black DLC. Recycling packaging once again made from 100% Ocean plastic. Recycling paper box and interior Swiss made, quartz movement. Essentially, pretty damn sweet !     

Channel your inner rock star and have crystal clear music wherever you are in your home with the Stanmore II is the most versatile speaker in the Marshall line-up and is perfect for any room, big or small.

The Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker produces clean and precise audio, even at the highest levels, due to advanced components such as two 15 watt class D amplifiers powering its tweeters and a 50 watt class D amplifier to drive the mighty subwoofer. With Bluetooth 5.0 and Qualcomm aptX technology you can play your music in impressive, stereo sound with no wires required.

The old and the new come together very nicely in the New Ace trainers from Gucci. Alessandro Michele’s signature sneak silhouette (recognisable from half a mile away) is embellished with the Web stripes, which were created many moons ago by Rodolfo Gucci, son of the great Guccio himself. All this to say: the kicks be slick. Wear with jeans or whatever. 

Arguably one of the most famous checks in the world, Burberry’s iconic house code covers the entirety of this classic-fit shirt. Made from stretch infused cotton poplin, it’s fastened via a placket of mother of pearl buttons and styled with a singular chest pocket. A smart-casual staple that’s sure to make a statement, its oversized rendition of the signature pattern is finished here in birch brown for a contemporary touch.

Want a Christmas jumper but a bit tired of the Santa or snowman variety? How about killing two birds with the one stone, get one and be a bit more ethical in your decision making, win/win!  Red Cactus Vintage is a great, as the name suggests vintage website selling the best of 80’s and 90’s key pieces like this Vintage Disney Mickey Mouse Christmas 1998 Sweatshirt. Well worth a look as it has pieces from Polo Ralph Lauren, Dickies, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Lacoste etc and all at a faction of the original prices.

Keep your feet warm in style with these Paul Smith Three Pack Socks. Featuring multi-tonal stripe and polka dot designs, these quirky socks are then crafted in a soft cotton mix and feature subtle branded detailing to the soles. Perfect as a gift or for yourself to brighten up your wardrobe essentials.

ADAM brings old-world craftsmanship and grooming rituals and updates them for the modern world. ADAM leans into the history and mastery of the Turkish barber. Founded in 2016 by Esat Kolege and Oytun Pakcan, both from finance backgrounds, who felt there was a gap in the market for a modern barber shop with the traditional skills that they had experienced from the Turkish barbershops growing up. They have spent time developing a range of grooming products that harness the invigorating, complex and nourishing ingredients that reflect the diversity of the cultures that make Turkish barbering the art form it is today. Plus, they are developing a growing network of barber shop emporiums, including recently at Harrods.

 

The ULTIMATE Christmas Beauty Gift Guide 🎄

Thank goodness we are this near the end of 2020, what a blinking year it’s been and personally, can’t wait to see the back of it. As we all know buying a present for the woman you love, whether that’s a wife. mum or girlfriend can be an absolute minefield for men and the smallest of errors can be the difference in making an impact for all the right reasons and equally for all the wrong ones.
So lets get proceedings underway and kick off our seasonal Bumper Beauty Gift Guide.

Help the lady in your life achieve long-lasting smoothness and visibly refined skin with the Braun 9-961 Silk-Épil 9 SkinSpa Epilation and Sonic Exfoliation System; a 2-in-1 epilation and exfoliation system. The cordless Wet and Dry Epilator works to thoroughly remove hair and the exfoliation brush helps to leave skin feeling silky soft.

Keep her nails healthy, neat and tidy with this manicure set. The kit includes nail clippers and nail scissors along with a crystal nail file, cuticle pusher and trimmer, all rendered in smart stainless steel and black. They come packaged in a handy reusable drum.

Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for over 30 years. So spread some joy and show someone you care this festive season, with a gift from Burt’s Bees. All gift sets are wrapped up with warmest wishes from nature. Everything is instantly giftable (no wrapping required) and is responsibly sourced, sustainably made using recycled card and eco-friendly vegetable ink.

This limited-edition ‘House of Jo Malone London’ set will look elegant on a mantelpiece or rounding out a stack of gifts under the tree. Designed in the image of the perfumery’s historic townhouse flagship, it’s fitted with five tissue-lined drawers holding miniatures of some of its most coveted products.

Founded in Dublin in 1488, RATHBORNES is the World’s oldest candle company. Across 500 years Rathbones Candles have illuminated the streets, homes, lighthouses and Churches of Ireland, and the candles which they provide today are still hand crafted with many of the same skilled methods which they have used since the Fifteenth Century. Ideal for when you’re on the go, these travel sized candles will burn for up to 20 hours. They are all hand-poured in Dublin using our special beeswax blend and essential oils for a truly luxurious experience.

PHILIP KINGSLEY’s ‘The Story of Hydration & Shine’ set is curated with four of the brand’s best-selling products – they top up the moisture levels of your locks so it looks healthier and polished. It’s presented in chic book-themed packaging, so it’s perfect for gifting.

Marc Jacobs Beauty’s limited edition ‘Skincare Sundae’ set includes four travel-sized skincare powerhouses that promote a healthy-looking complexion. Each is enriched with plant-based ingredients like Enzymatic Pineapple Water and Coconut Oil to lock in moisture and polish your complexion.

Pat McGrath Labs’ ‘MTHRSHP MEGA Eyeshadow Palette’ contains 12 coveted classics from the brand’s archive, as well as six brand-new shades. Formulated with shimmer, matte and iridescent finishes, each one has a creamy, color-rich texture that’s easy to build and blend, so you’re free to experiment and create unique looks.


Alexa Chung’s collaboration with Code8 highlights the three shades she wears most frequently day-to-day. The presentation case is inspired by vintage jewelry boxes and makes it even more special for gifting.

Suggest this gem of a gift to help rejuvenate a complexion with the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Intensive Daily Serum Set. This luxurious skincare collection will leave your skin feeling pampered with a radiant glow.

This set contains:
PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum. PREVAGE Anti-Aging Moisture Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30. PREVAGE City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield and SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster

 

Gift inspiration for the lady in your life 🤶🏽

There’s a good chance that today’s post could be the most important thing you’ll read today. So we get to some of the most important Christmas presents you will buy this year. The smallest of errors can be the difference in making an impact for all the right reasons and equally for all the wrong ones. Get it right and you will be having The Most Wonderful time of the Year. However, get it wrong at your peril, it’s that simple. To assist your in this treacherous mission we have put together a cracker of a Christmas gift guide all for the good lady in your life. Now, on your marks, get set, SHOP !

A stylish addition to Gucci’s ‘GG Marmont’ family, this aptly named ‘Super Mini’ bag is scaled down to hold just the essentials. It’s been made in Italy from quilted leather and decorated with the house’s iconic gold plaque and a sliding chain strap that can be doubled up for a shorter drop. Match your nail polish to the classic red hue.

Don’t let its palm-sized dimensions fool you – when it comes to powerful, crystal-clear sound, Bang & Olufsen’s ‘P2’ speaker packs a punch. Lasting up to 10 hours, this wireless design connects to your device via Bluetooth, and is fitted with a microphone for voice activated commands. It has a streamlined shape and anodized aluminium seals to help protect it from dust and splashes.

Each pair of Agnelle’s ‘Grace’ gloves is meticulously measured and cut by hand to ensure an exacting fit. This black version is made from supple leather that’s lined in silk for a smooth finish and has an elasticated trim at the wrist for flexibility.

Morgan Lane’s set makes curling up at home so much lovelier. Made from soft cotton and cashmere-blend, it includes an embroidered eye mask and pouch, and a blanket that shimmers with gold ribbed trims.

It may recently have celebrated its 70th birthday, but French label Longchamp remains unwavering in its commitment to practical designs and luxury finishes. Fitted with an internal slip pocket, the minimalist nylon exterior of the Boxford 24 hour travel bag is interrupted only by the gold-toned zip and classic Parisian moniker, while the streamlined structure is perfect for popping overhead.

Wanna do something good as well as cool ? Get your hands on this incredible Peace & Love Jumper created especially for War Child UK by the wonderful Bella Freud. Perfect for Winter!

This  camisole set from the Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley range Exclusively for M&S. Elegant camisole top with adjustable straps for the perfect fit and button detailing on the front. Matching shorts with an elasticated waist for comfort. Both decorated with a feminine floral print and finished with delicate lace trims. Crafted from jersey fabric for supreme softness. Rosie Sleepwear: vintage-inspired pieces featuring eye-catching prints and elegant finishes.

OK so this Christmas might not be quite the same as past ones, BUT that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun and enjoy ourselves. Eat, drink and make Merry and Treat the gin lover in your life to all things gin, with a bottle of London Dry Craft Gin, gin chocolate truffles and a gin and tonic scented candle.

This three-piece set from Mantaray will make a great gift for friends or family. Made from a soft, chunky knit, it includes a beanie, scarf and gloves, all of which are covered with a classic Fair Isle pattern

Now this gift comes with a personal recommendation. This very gift was bought for Mrs Mc for her birthday this year, OMG both her and the teenager haven’t stopped raving about it. It is worth every penny on their part for how much they have used it to my part and the merit point I earn from this gift ! The innovative and festive coloured Limited Edition Red Dyson Airwrap Complete collection helps to curl, wave, smooth and dry your hair unlike any other styling tool, honest it does, utilising decades of engineering and scientific expertise to help you achieve gorgeous looks without exposing hair to extreme heat. Whether you want to create a smooth and sleek look, or go for something more voluminous and curled, this collection enables you to do it all.

The ESSENTIAL CHRISTMAS GROOMING GUIDE ☃️

Can you believe we’re already into the third of our Christmas posts ? Today we see us covering everything you could possibly need, either for yourself or for giving as a gift in the grooming spectrum, covering every price point and budget you could possibly imagine. Of course these ideas don’t necessarily have to be for us but we may have a Father, Brother, Uncle or Boyfriend we need to consider. So Bistowe your peepers of this array of wonderment.

Clip, trim and detail with this high-precision Braun 14-in-1 Multigrooming Kit. With 14 premium tools to empower you to craft your unique style, from head to toe, enjoy maximum precision with it’s DualCut blades and added control with a no-slip rubber grip. Keep preened to perfection with this clever kit!

Using innovative radio frequency and lifting technology the TriPollar STOP V Facial Skin Renewal Device is an all in one anti-ageing device that offers professional aesthetic results at home. This sleek machine is powered by Pollagen’s ground-breaking patented technology that works to regenerate the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, create a more supple appearance and tighten and lift the skin on your face, neck and hands

Keep those teeth and gums looking great and healthy with the all-new Oral-B POC Handle Pro 3000. This unique toothbrush has a triple pressure sensor that lights up when you press too hard on your teeth. With this brush you can keep your teeth in good condition for as long as possible – the brush rotates and oscillates, helping you clean more plaque off your teeth. A lightweight design makes holding onto this brush for minutes easy, while multiple brushing modes let you customize your brushing experience. The lower speeds are ideal for sensitive teeth. An integrated two-minute brushing time helps you brush your teeth properly every time.

This foot care set from Gentlemens Society is perfect introducing into your grooming routine. Inside, you’ll find a foot lotion and scrub infused with the invigorating scent of bergamot, leather and bamboo, as well as a foot brush

Target wrinkles with the Baby Quasar Pure Rayz Anti-Ageing Light Therapy Device for Him; a scientifically advanced, anti-ageing system that’s powered by LED technology to help you achieve visibly younger looking skin.

One of the most powerful FDA-cleared light therapy tools available for home use, the handheld device emits completely harmless wavelengths of Red, Super Red, Amber and Infrared light that penetrate skin at different depths to help stimulate natural levels of collagen and elastin – the building blocks of supple, healthy-looking skin.     

Designed to treat the entire face, the gentle treatment effectively helps lift and smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines over time, without causing irritation, inflammation or skin sensitivity to sunlight.

Clinically proven and dermatologically tested, the ergonomic and compact device is gentle enough for all skin types and easy to use from the comfort of your own home. Follow an eight week initial treatment and unveil a youthful looking complexion without fuss or stress, with only minimal touch-ups required for sustainable results.

Kennedy & Co Daily Moisturiser with SPF 20, Purifying Peat Face Scrub, Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel Gift set.

Formulated to combat the effects of a busy lifestyle which can leave skin feeling dull and lifeless. This scrub combines the power of peat, minerals and natural exfoliants to create an ‘espresso for your skin’ effect, to help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores leaving skin feeling refreshed and renewed.

Plus, this lightweight formula contains SPF 20 to deliver all-day hydration and protection from sun damaging UVA/UVB rays. Skin Mattifying, this caffeine-based formula combines three active ingredients of Pro-Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Sodium Hyaluronate, to help combat lines, wrinkles and dullness ensuring a revitalised look.

Then if that wasn’t enough this Eye Gel has been specially formulated for the delicate eye area. It contains Pro-Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Sodium Hyaluronate and stimulating Caffeine. This cooling gel helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, dark circle and puffiness

Acqua di Parma have launched an exclusive Luce di Colonia Candle for Harrods. A three-wicked 500g candle housed in beautifully hand-painted Tuscan glass in shades of green and yellow, which recall the visual codes of Harrod’s and Acqua di Parma. An exclusive creation, in a limited run of only 200 units, brings together art, design and Italian Craftsmanship. The candle is available now exclusively at Harrods.

On-The-Go Gift Set with Toiletry Bag, A seasonal and portable bundle of grooming must-haves which come in a green wash bag – just for Christmas. Featuring the Limited-Edition Christmas Winston  handle, Shave Gel, 2in1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Shower Gel, Face Wash and Travel Blade Cover. Option to engrave for a truly personal gift.

Montblanc Explorer is an invitation to a fantastic journey, an irresistible call for adventure. The bottle echoes the earth’s two hemispheres, recalling the multiple destinations explored during this olfactory expedition. At the bottom lies Montblanc’s emblem, the iconic star representing the six glaciers of the highest mountain in Europe. This unconventional woody-aromatic-leather Eau de Parfum reveals an Italian Bergamot with green fresh notes, contrasted by a rich Vetiver from Haiti and an exclusive Patchouli from Indonesia.

Ombre leather by Tom Ford reveals itself like a landscape in layers, where stretches of rock transform into sunrise blonde low on the horizon. Inspired by desert heat wrapped in leather, this spicy scent reveals itself like dust on wind, skin on skin. A set for men and women, featuring Ombre Leather 100ml and All Over Body Spray. Inspired by the desert heart of the west wrapped in leather.