10 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide For Men: Mr Fluff Recommends!

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ONE: Being Scottish I of course love whisky, but I’m not so blindly patriotic that I can’t appreciate a dram of the Irish stuff as well.  This single grain whiskey (notice the difference in spelling from the Scottish stuff) from the Teeling Whiskey Company is really smooth and easy going but with prominent flavours (I noticed butter and honey amongst others) - making this a really top class drop at the price. (€52.95 from www.celticwhiskeyshop.com)


TWO: Beards are very much in at the moment.  How do I know? Well, I’m currently sporting one so they must be, right? (And Rosemary clearly agrees.) But as wives seem to prefer the Gary Barlow designer stubble over the Santa look I favour, us men don’t get out of shaving entirely.  So for keeping things from getting too wild and overgrown, Gillette's Fusion ProGlide Styler 3-in-1 Body Groomer with Beard Trimmer is just what’s needed, and as it’s waterproof you can even use it in the shower. (€25.99 from www.boots.ie)

THREE: After struggling for over year with a barely functioning iPhone 3 I was delighted when I got the new 5s which, along with a lot of other features, arguably has the best and easiest to use camera on the smartphone market.  This fancy little 4-in-1 photo lens from Olloclip will make it even better; it fits into your pocket then when you want to take your pic clicks simply onto the top of the phone and boom! 4 more lens options.  Fisheye, wide angle and 2 zooms. (€69.95 from www.apple.com)


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FOUR: When I was younger Christmas wasn’t complete until somebody criticised my personal hygiene by giving me deodorant. And since it was a special occasion, they normally included some dodgy aftershave - Hai Karate was a regular feature.  Thankfully some traditions do die out, but at the same time I still like to smell nice: this Bottega Homme fragrance from Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta is a current favourite.  It’s got hints of leather and spice and while distinctive it is understated enough to make it suitable for wearing in most situations.  In fact it’s so versatile that even Mrs Fluff isn’t averse to stealing it on occasions!  (€63.50 for 50ml from www.debenhams.ie)

FIVE: Who doesn’t like a Christmas jumper?  Well me if I’m honest but a jumper for Christmas is a different matter and with these basics from H&M you can’t go wrong.  I’ve seen designer versions of the classic sweatshirt going for upwards of €100 but honestly there’s very little difference so why not get one of these for all the men in your life  - perhaps in different colours, right enough... (€9.99 from www.hm.com)

Any other ideas? Leave 'em in the comments! 

Check out my affordable gift guide (with giveaway!) and come back tomorrow for the last of my Christmas gift guide series! 

12 comments:

Adele said...

My hubby loves whisky too!
Happy Tuesday Mr Fluff xoxo
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Keit said...

Who doesn't like alcohol for the Holidays!!! :D
I get a deodorant waaay too many times to count, or those little bow tied soaps, that are labeled for whatever reason "artsy"...
I've probably tried every possible gift in this post, for my dad, and he never never neeeever uses any of it. He's always like "Oh, thank you, just what I wanted" and then places it in a drawer to rot for years.
This Christmas I'm gonna try with alcohol :D

The Dainty Dolls House said...

My husband doesn't drink, so that would be wasted with him! He used to use a razor like that, now he switched to an electric one. Men can hardly make up their minds, haha! But, these are great gifts, much better than the usual dice or cheap football inspired thing you see in the shops!! Happy Tuesday doll :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

great gift ideas

Kim Alston said...

Emma, those are great gifts and he looks very happy! HaHaHa
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Roxy said...

Great picks, the little H&M sweatshirt looks great. Is that what Mr Fluff is wearing?

Mandy said...

My dad would love the whisky!!

Mr Fluff said...

Thanks for all the positive feedback, hopefully anyone who receives a gift loves it! The whiskey seems to be popular anyway, I would highly recommend it. Not cheap but at the same time not dear for what you get (remember whiskey can get VERY expensive).

I am indeed wearing one of the H&M sweatshirts, I've 2. Can't go wrong for a tenner!

Mr Fluff said...

Ps MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Mr Fluff said...

Ps MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Darren O'Neill said...

Big fan of that jumper that's going on my Christmas wishlist!

Johanna said...

My hubs asked for whisky this year. How funny!