With Christmas mere weeks away, rather than scrambling for those last-minute Christmas gifts that do more harm than good, dedicate some time (but not too much time) to organising some rather thoughtful and considerate gifts for those nearest and dearest.
Here to do the heavy thinking for you, the team at Man of Style has curated its annual Christmas Gift Guide for those in need of an idea or two.
With the world taking a different turn this year, almost everything we knew to be ‘normal’ has since become abnormal – including postage. So, if you plan on placing an order online as opposed to shopping in person, be sure to do so by mid-December, when most cut-off dates for Christmas delivery are placed.
Happy shopping and happy holidays, folks!
FOR THE BEARDED MAN
Braun Series 9 Shaver
When it comes to shaving, men have learnt the hard way that the better the shaver, the easier (and pain-free) the experience is. Enter, the Braun Series 9 shaver – the world’s most efficient electric shaver. Made in Germany from only the best quality materials, this shaver is the real deal for the guy who clean shaves on the daily. Not only do the 5 shaving elements capture more hair in one stroke for a flawless shave, but the foil shaver provides you with both a close and gentle shave, without compromise and without fuss.
But for those that like to maintain a beard, stubble or that 5 o’clock shadow, the Braun Series 7 Beard Trimmer might be your go-to. This exceptional beard trimmer & hair clipper gives effortless style with every use, thanks to its precision dial for up to 39 length settings. Not to mention lifetime sharp metal blades, Li-ion battery, washable trimmer head and comb, this beard trimmer is the real deal… we promise!
FOR THE PITMASTER
NOMAD Charcoal Grill & Smoker
For the seasoned BBQ professional or the average guy who enjoys the occasional cook-up, this is one must-have item for those looking to up their cooking arsenal this summer!
NOMAD Grills is a truly portable barbeque grill and smoker designed for effortless cooking on the go – take your NOMAD Grill from the backyard to beach, – and everywhere in between – with little to no effort. The only real effort will be the conversations you’ll have with passerby who will simply want to know A). what you’re carrying or B). what you’re cooking.
When looking at the NOMAD Grill, you know immediately that it means business. From its weapons-grade grilling to its multi-layer construction and patent-pending SurfaceSafe technology, what you get is a grill that helps to keep outside shell temperatures remarkably low — enabling you to set up on many unconventional surfaces!
What can be achieved on this grill is truly up to your imagination: think juicy, perfectly-cooked steaks, pork, lamb, seafood.. the list goes on. Happy grilling (and happy eating)!
FOR THE WHISKY AFICIONADO
Nikka Whisky started all the way back in 1918 when a young Japanese man by the name of Masataka Taketsuru had the ambition to make genuine whisky that would rival that of Scotland and Ireland. Visiting Scotland alone to unveil the secret of whisky making, Masataka became the first Japanese ever to master how to make whisky.
Since then, Nikka Whisky has developed a range of various whiskies which have won numerous awards at the World Whisky Awards, making it one of the world’s most desirable whiskies – and the perfect gift this festive season!
FOR THE ART LOVER
Framing To A T
Whether you know someone that has a keen eye for art, is looking to frame something special and personal or has a particular affinity for prints by the famous photographer Slim Aarons, Melbourne-based FRAMING TO A T is the premium style destination created by Tony and Cath Stocks for all your framing needs.
Alongside framing and artwork, FRAMING TO A T offers a curated selection of occasional furniture, home décor and home accessories as well as a selection of fashion, art and design books, making it the one-stop-shop for those looking to spruce up their home in style. Because, what’s more personal than your favourite print being perfectly framed by a team of professionals who have been operating since 1989?!
And if you’re looking to gift an exquisite vintage photograph this Christmas to bring that touch of sun-drenched nostalgia, FRAMING TO A T offers premium quality photographic prints from the Slim Aarons archives, owned and housed by Getty Images.
What’s not to love!?
FOR THE SUN CHASER
It takes 72 hours to transform a pair of Kirk Originals from a simple sketch into a pair of sunglasses. But not just your average pair of sunnies, each pair of Kirk Originals is a work of art, produced by hand and made exclusively in England by skilled artisans.
This dedication to craftsmanship lends the Kirk Originals brand the title of the chicest eyewear label in the United Kingdom – and for good reason.
It would be remiss of us not to mention that every man or woman who dons a pair of Kirks is immediately elevated in style. So, as we head into the Aussie summer, we couldn’t think of a more pertinent gift for those that enjoy the outdoors but want to look great in whatever situation they find themselves in.
FOR THE ADVENTURER
GoPro Hero 9 Black
If someone close to you is looking for a little fun and maybe even a bit of adventure this holiday season, we couldn’t recommend the all-new GoPro HERO9 Black more highly!
Featuring ‘more everything’, the new HERO9 offers more power, more clarity and more stability. It’s packed full of features that will have any camera enthusiast or buddying adventurer alike shaking at the knees, due to the sheer capabilities of this new bite-sized camera.
At a glance, the Hero 9 delivers on its word of an ‘update’ to the HERO 8. You can expect a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20-megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation with in-camera horizon levelling, a new front-facing display (a blessing for influencers near and far), a larger rear display and 30% more battery life… and that’s just scratching the surface.
FOR YOUR MATE
Moondog Matefest Beer Bundle
16 beers from all over the world in one box – what’s not to love! Plus access to an exclusive zesty MateFest Spotify playlist, tasting notes, videos from the brewers, a special one-off festival schooner glass and festive floral lei, the Moondog MateFest beer bundle is the perfect gift for that mate that loves his beer.
FOR THE SKIN PROFESSIONAL
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum
SkinCeuticals is a skin brand backed by science on a mission to improve your skin health. Born from decades of research, SkinCeuticals will protect your healthy skin, help to prevent any future damage and correct any signs of ageing. SkinCeuticals high potency formulas – such as this CE Ferulic Vitamin C Serum – are concentrated in pure actives and are used worldwide by dermatologists and medi-spas for daily homecare.
CE Ferulic is a vitamin C serum formulated with 15% L-ascorbic acid to combine its powerful antioxidant benefits with vitamin E ferulic acid for advanced environmental protection and visible anti-ageing benefits – in simple terms, it’s a gamechanger for those looking to prevent the first signs of ageing, rejuvenate the skin reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
But more than that, it’s a great everyday serum that anyone can adapt to their skincare regime.
FOR THE COFFEE LOVER
ST ALi x La Marzocco Special Edition Linea Mini – Sapphire
The holy grail of the coffee world is, and will always be, La Marzocco – the machine that consistently churns out liquid gold. So, it’s only fitting that we add the Lar Marzocco Linea Minea to our list. But this isn’t just any ordinary coffee machine (what La Marzocco is?). Exclusively partnering with Melbourne coffee roasters ST ALi, this Mediterranean-inspired Sapphire colourway is the coffee machine that every true coffee aficionado in your life will need/want/desire.
The Linea Mini, along with all its intricate technology and abilities, is handmade with the same components used in commercial cafe coffee machines to ensure the same durability that the Linea Classic has become famous for. But be quick, as this piece is very limited in supply.
When you order the Linea Mini, you’ll also receive a Fiorenzato F64 grinder, $200 worth of coffee, 3 hrs of 1-on-1 training, a Barista Hustle tamp and jug—and a priceless chat over breakfast with the Don himself – and ST ALi founder – Salvatore Malatesta.
FOR THE FRAGRANT ONE
Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense, Jo Malone London
Since 1990, Jo Malone London has slowly, but steadily, built a cult brand crafted on incredible, memorable and elegant scents. You know, the kind that stop you in your tracks?
So, why not gift someone special a thoughtful and stylish present in the way of Jo Malone London’s newest unisex scent, Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense.
FOR THE CYCLIST
Oakley x Meguru Yamaguchi
If cycling is your thing, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a cooler, more stylish pair of sunnies for your daily ride. Enter, global sporting giants Oakley and their exclusive collaboration with renowned Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist Meguru Yamaguchi. This limited edition ‘Kokoro’ Collection represents a unique collaboration created to inspire and unite athletes of all abilities through a shared love of sport.
Stand out in style with these limited release cycling glasses, that not only look slick but come equipped with Oakley’s leading Prizm Lens Technology, designed to enhance colour and contrast so athletes – and the average cyclist – can see more detail.