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The Gentleman's Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Charming, fragrant, deluxe and divine – delve into our curated gift guide for men

Aventus Fragrance, Creed 

Considered the Rolls-Royce of men's fragrance, Creed specialises in luxurious, bold and invigorating scents. Launched in 2010, Aventus is the most successful fragrance in the company’s 257-year history, and with good reason. Both soft and masculine, a woody, oak centre is tempered by notes of rose, jasmine blossom and patchouli and topped with sweet apple and blackcurrant for a seriously seductive finish.

£170, creedfragrances.co.uk

Tuxedo Bear Wool Sweater, Polo Ralph Lauren

This year’s sophisticated Yuletide mascot is the Polo Ralph Lauren bear. Find him on socks, sweatshirts and ties or dressed in a smart tuxedo on a cosy woollen jumper.  

£345, ralphlauren.co.uk

Justice League pens, Caran d’Ache

Swiss purveyor of cult pens Caran d’Ache has launched a luxurious special collection for the gaming gent in your life. The Justice Leage Trinity collectors’ set includes a Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman pen, each packaged in a limited-edition box.

From £1,350, carandache.com

Cufflinks, Deakin & Francis

Deakin & Francis has been creating beautifully crafted cuff candy since 1786. Select from flying rockets, roaring lions, gleaming skulls and shiny sharks, finished to the highest quality in gold and silver. Head to the newly opened flagship boutique in Picadilly Arcade to see the complete collection. 


Caine Velvet Jacket, Simon Carter

Simon Carter’s sumptuous ‘Caine’ velvet jacket is available in deep plum and a sophisticated floral print and makes for the ideal plus one this Christmas season.

From £395, simoncarter.net

Glenmorangie Whisky x Renovo Bike

For the man who has everything – a limited-edition bike created by Glenmorangie Whisky and Renovo. The bespoke bicycle uses Glenmorangie casks for the wood, creating an extraordinarily light, stylish design. This gift is ideal for sportsmen and whisky connoisseurs alike (just don’t drink and ride). 

£5,400, renovobikes.com

Shearling Bomber, AMI

The shearling jacket trend for men shows no sign of abating, making this wool-blend bomber by young Parisian label AMI a perfect gift. The fully-lined style features a supremely soft shearling collar that instantly elevates winter looks.

£630, mrporter.com

Mr Harrod Fragrance, Penhaligon’s 

The latest addition to Penhaligon’s wonderfully imaginative Portraits collection of quintessentially English characters is inspired by Mr Harrod. This evocative, winter fragrance is the embodiment of a dapper gent on a Christmas night, flourished with spiced plum, patchouli, tobacco and cinnamon and sweetened with raspberry and jasmine. The regal bottle is capped with a majestic golden sculpture of a bear, which can be a handsome keepsake once finished. 

£185, penhaligons.com

The Art in Whisky

Spiorad Publishing has launched two new coffee table tombs that celebrate whisky, presented in a bespoke, handcrafted, calfskin leather clamshell case. The evocative photographic study delves into the history of the world-famous spirit, captured by Jon Purcell. Celebrated labels include Jura, Jameson, Nikka and Laphroaig.

Available 13 December 2017; Copper Edition £1250, Black Edition £450, spioradpublishing.com

Sock Gift Box, Paul Smith

Placing a subversive spin on traditional gifting, the Paul Smith socks gift box features 12 pairs of vibrant, patterned socks, crafted from luxuriously soft cotton for style and comfort. It’s a failproof present for any discerning gent. 

£160.00, paulsmith.com 

TAG Heuer Link Calibre 5 Wristwatch 

This handsome TAG Heuer Link Calibre 5 is a fail-proof present, featuring a black opaline dial. The iconic watch is inspired by the world of motor racing, and ideal for the fast-paced gent this Christmas.  

£2,300, tagheuer.com 

Tom Ford Grooming

Tom Ford is a universal crowd pleaser, synonymous with sophistication and seduction. Opt for the sensual Venetian Bergamot fragrance (£158), the sparkling Oud Wood shower gel (£44) or the calming and supremely effective Skin Revitalizing Concentrate (£112).