Over the past couple of months, I have been drafting Lilinha Angel’s World Christmas Feature and looking around for the Top Festive Food and Drink, and gifts for the ladies in Top Gifts for Her, gents and children in Top Gifts for Kids.
Christmas Gift Guide: Top Gifts for Him
Whether the special man in your life prefers hoodies to keep him warm, yummy food to keep his belly full, lovely clean teeth for bright smiles, comfortable bedding for lads’ weekends away or gorgeous photos to remind him of loved ones, you will find a special gift for him.
Hubby has been trying and testing the gifts in the Christmas Gift Guide and those are the Top Gifts for Him that he recommends in our Christmas Gift Guide 2013.
Photobox offers a range of personalised gifts, helping people create memories and keep them alive through photobooks, cards, wall decor, mugs, t-shirts and more. There is a new brand new product, Collage Canvas Print in which you can bring your favourite photos together on a high quality, truly elegant canvas print.
We ordered a Collage Canvas Print, and it was extremely easy to select our chosen photos and place an order. They are available in Classic Canvas and Canvas Light, in rectangular and square format, you have the option to wrap photo around the edges and customise your collage photo print by adding as many photos or text boxes as you wish. We love our Collage Print Canvas, featuring little man’ special moments from his birth to the day he started school, it is proudly displayed in our living room. You are recommended to order by 12th December for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
Madebyme is a new range launched by Targus, a smartphone and tablet case manufacturer. Madebyme allows you to create bespoke cases using personal photos in minutes. The process is easy and straightforward, you simply need to visit the website to create your personalised case by choosing and uploading your special image, entering your code, then applying the image to your new case and order. The phone case arrived in a few days and hubby was very pleased with the results.
Hubby’s iPhone Case is gorgeous and made of great quality material, it is a lightweight cover offering complete protection to both the back and sides of the phone. The smartphone back cover not only protects hubby’s phone from damage, but it also reminds him of the special day when our son started school. Find out your local retailer by visiting http://madebyme.targus.com/Participating-Stores, get your code at participating stores and create a high quality personalised smarphone case for your loved one or yourself. Such a lovely and personal gift!
Wave Native Signature Hoodie (RRP £39.99) is an ethically produced heavyweight hoddie from Wave Native, one of the newest, independent surfwear clothing companies in the UK. Hubby was sent this hoodie to try, it is well made and has twin needle stitching detailing, three panel double fabric hood and thumbholes in the cuff. It is perfect if you are a music lover, as it has a hidden MP3/phone pocket inside the kangaroo pouch pocket with small opening for earphone cord feed, so you can listen to your favourite tunes while keeping warm.
At the back of the hoodie, you will find Wave Native’ slogan “In the surf we’re all tribe”. Whether the special man in your life is a surfer, kite boarder, windsurfer, skateboarder or just an extreme sport enthusiast looking for something different from the usual surfwear, Wave Native will make them stand out from the crowd yet blend in with the tribe.
John Cotton Christmas Bed Bundle (from RRP £14.99) has everything you need for a good night’ sleep away from home. Whether you are going away for a lads weekend or giving up your bed for the in-laws over the festive period, you will be very comfortable with the Christmas Bed Bundle. It contains a 13.5 tog duvet, available in single, double or king size, pillow, mattress protector and pillow protector.
Hubby loves his bed bundle, it is the same great quality as the other John Cotton products. It will keep him warm and cosy on his next holiday with the boys, much more comfortable than a sleeping bag. Each Christmas Bed Bundle is encased in a handy storage bag to easily pack away the bedding after use. John Cotton Christmas Bed Bundle is available exclusively at Argos for half price until 24th December, £14.99 for single, £19.99 for double and £24.99 for king size set.
hungryhouse.co.uk is an online food ordering service, with almost 11,000 UK restaurant partners. It is simple and straightforward to order takeaways online, users need to enter their postcode to browse local takeaway menus, read reviews and order/pay for deliver food online. Hungryhouse.co.uk has a wide range of restaurants, including Chinese, Indian, Pizzas, Fast Food, Halal, Kebab, Sushi and Thai.
We tried the service by ordering a Chinese online, we picked a restaurant based on their menu choices and our food was delivered within the time stated on the website. The food was very tasty and we all enjoyed a takeaway together, it was lovely! hungryhouse.co.uk gift vouchers are a popular gift and definitely something that can benefit the whole family, no matter the recipient is. The vouchers are available for between £5 – £75 and can be used on the site on via the iPhone/Android app. Easy to order, wide range of menus and convenient, what more could you ask for?
Colgate ProClinical A1500 Toothbrush (RRP £169.99, on sale for £74.25) is a very clever toothbrush, it is UK’s first electric toothbrush with smart sensors that adjust speeds and cleaning actions for each area of the mouth. The unique smart sensors automatically adjust depending on how the brush is positioned in the month, side-to-side strokes when brushing teeth, in-out massaging strokes when brushing gum line, and up-down strokes when brushing molars.
Not only Colgate ProClincal A1500 has unique smart sensors, it also features advanced cleaning technology with three distinctive brushing modes. Its lightweight, ergonomic and smart design offer superior cleaning to transform the way you clean your teeth and gum. Hubby is very impressed with his Colgate ProClinical A1500 Toothbrush, the smart sensors are very sensitive, changing the speed with minimum movement, providing extra clean teeth and gums – everything you need for a gorgeous bright smile this Christmas that will last all year round.
Miniature Recipe Books (RRP £2.99 each) features delicious, quick and easy recipes with classic condiments and sauces from your fridge and cupboard. French’s and Frank’s RedHot have teamed up with Hachette Partworks to produce three mouth watering recipe books, each focused on one key sauce and condiment from the range. The three books contain 30 recipes featuring dishes made with French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, French’s Classic BBQ Sauce and Frank’s RedHot sauce.
Each recipe book is filled with a selection of simple and tasty BBQ and grilling recipes, from chilli con carne made with French’s Classic BBQ sauce, to homemade crab cakes made with French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, and of course authentic Frank’s RedHot Buffalo wings. Miniature recipe books are a lovely gift to add to Christmas stockings of guys that enjoy their food and getting creative in the kitchen.
Prefunc (RRP £5 per serving) is a proprietary natural blend of fruits, herbs and spices that prepares you for the night ahead and wake up refreshed. It is a new lifestyle management drink for a smarter generation who take both entertainment and health equally seriously, it has just launched in the UK having experienced significant success so far in the US. Each bottle comes in 59 ml servings and it is perfect for those who need to socialise in the evening but function the next day.
Prefunc makes a lovely stocking filler which would be particularly appreciated during the festive season, when celebrations are rife! It is perfect for all of those who need to stay on top of their game over the Christmas period. It can be taken at any point during your night, before, during or after, to help you wake up feeling refreshed. Isn’t it a great idea to be able to enjoy your night and also the day after?
Hope you enjoyed our selection of Top Gifts for Him. Stuck for Christmas Gift ideas? Check our Top Gifts for Her and Top Gifts for Kids published this week. We have also published a list of Top Festive Food & Drink as part of our Christmas Gift Guide.
The products were provided free of charge for review purposes. However the opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.