As a newly wed, with my very first Christmas as a wife and daughter-in-law coming up, I needed some gifting inspiration for the men in my life. The number of men in my life doubled (tripled almost!), so I went to the shops with a mission and came up with this list of great gifts for men. I categorised the list into the 3 most obvious types – giving ample options for every type out there.
For the fun entertainer!
1. Snazzy rocking whiskey glasses from Sagaform. Available on Yuppiechef (R349 for 6) 2. CATAN! What a game! We have a group of friends who love playing this. My husband is getting his own one this Christmas. Shhhh! Available on Takealot (R630) 3. Rio Largo Olive Oil for the king of the kitchen. (Yuppiechef, R99 for 500ml) 4. Why not give an UCOOK voucher? It is a personal gift, where you choose 3 dishes to create 3 meals during the week. The locally sourced ingredients will be delivered at his doorstep, with clear instructions on how to create restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of his home. You can even invite yourself over for dinner! Win-win!! (From R267) 5. For the wine connoisseur – This Vinture Red Wine Aerator is a winner. From Yuppiechef! (R649) 6. Braai Boards by My Butchers Block. Plank board braaing is a versatile cooking method where food is placed on top of a fragrant plank of wood to cook over a heat source. The wood has a characteristic flavour and aroma that is infused into the food as heat is applied, resulting in deep, rich and intensely flavourful dishes. Available on Yuppiechef. (R149)
For the adventurer!
7. My dad discovered this awesome patent at Tafelberg Furnishers. A great gift for a family as well. 2 of these skewers can fit food for 6 people!! (Unfortunately I do not have the price available – pop ito your nearest store to have a look-see!) 8. Kershaw Blade Trader 6 Deluxe available at Cape Union Mart for R899. 9. The astronomical handbook for Southern Africa. Every mans should have one. Available at most bookshops. (R150) 10. KWay Down Jacket – A perfect gift for the regular camper – this jacket will even keep the super chilly West Coast wind at bay. Available at Cape Union Mart (R1499) 11. Great for the summer! Buy a Waboba ball at any outdoor / camping store. (R125) 12. The forever gift – A Stanley vacuum flask. For sale at Cape Union Mart from R799.
For the groomer!
13. Krups Ice Cream maker – this will make many home and food loving women very happy! See Burgundy Collective (R800) 14. Quoted from Woodstock Laundry‘s website: Comfort is a word spun from the past. It is from a time when things were just made properly. Not things like the internet, segways or selfies, but important things like a comfortable pair of boxer shorts and regal pyjama wear. These boxer shorts is different and comfortable. Perfect for the special guy in you life! (R285 for the cutie in the picture.) 15. This Beard Box is a collaborative effort between Mies Body Products and Houtkappers! You can choose between a bow-tie or a beard comb. Fancy! (R300)
So this was the final list of our 3-range gifting guides. I hope they inspired you to get do some great and special gifting this festive season!