‘Tis the season. The TV ads are getting insufferable, there’s tinsel everywhere and with the Christmas period bearing down, a familiar complaint rears its head: “You’re so difficult to buy for.” You’d swear that Christmas gifts for men were about as hard to find as the lost Ark of the Covenant.

We’re here to tell you that it’s just not true. Even in the age of click-and-collect and same-day delivery, when most men just buy what they want, there are countless Christmas gift ideas that will plant you firmly on the good list. With that in mind, we’ve collated the finest festive gifts for men at every price point.

Budget: Under £20 | Under £50 | Under £100 | Under £150 | Over £150

Under £20

Tom Dixon Ink Sketchbook

Talking over the MD isn’t the only way to dazzle in the meeting room. Tom Dixon’s stationery range melds the British designer’s signature motif with an abstract, eye-catching design on the cover and gold foil on the edging. Better than using phrases like “cascade the relevant info” and pretending to know what they mean.

Buy Now: £17

Tom Dixon Ink Sketchbook

Paul Smith Dinosaur Intarsia Cotton Blend Socks

Novelty socks are a go-to stocking stuffer for men but they should take cues from the likes of Paul Smith, not Justin Trudeau. The British designer has merged a fun design with a wearable colour palette, resulting in a stylish pair of feet that lean comical without going full Comic Con.

Buy Now: £16

Paul Smith Dinosaur-Intarsia Cotton Blend Socks

The Idle Man Original Beanie Burgundy

Cold weather, sadly, won’t ever fall out of style. Certain headwear will. So, opt for a gift in a foolproof colour in a foolproof shape, courtesy of The Idle Man. Oxblood tones are an easy way to stand out from standard grey winter wardrobes, while a simple knit will keep the frost – and any fleeting trends – at bay.

Buy Now: £8

The Idle Man Original Beanie Burgundy

Topman Black Navigator Sunglasses

After the financial crush that is Christmas, booking a holiday may seem like a pipedream. That doesn’t mean you can’t help prepare for one, though. Topman’s Navigator shades are a classic choice that’ll suit most face shapes, and, thankfully, boast a price tag far more forgiving than two weeks in Tenerife.

Buy Now: £12

Topman Black Navigator Sunglasses

Wilko Barware Copper Set

It makes little sense to spend more on the receptacle than the stuff that goes in it. Which is the all-important booze. An affordable cocktail set is more than enough for the amateur barman, and better yet, the change left over from this example should allow you to buy a half-decent bottle of something strong.

Buy Now: £10

Wilko Barware Copper Set

Bristle & Smith Beard Grooming Kit

Despite what the haters would have you believe, we haven’t yet reached ‘peak beard’. In fact, we’re nowhere near it. A basic grooming kit should be standard issue for any hirsute gent, so keep your beloved and bearded stocked up for the Yuletide window.

Buy Now: £6

Bristle & Smith Beard Grooming Kit

Falcone Automatic Umbrella

Too many men take on the elements with a substandard umbrella, turned inside-out by a gust of wind as powerful as a five-year-old’s sneeze. Christmas is the perfect time for an upgrade. Not only is it a gift few men would think to purchase themselves, it’ll make for perfect battle armour in advance of the January and February gloom.

Buy Now: £16.95

Falcone Men’s Automatic Umbrella

Star Wars BB-8 Virtual Reality Viewer

Virtual reality, once the stuff of sci-fi movies, is now actual reality. What’s more, you don’t need a George Lucas budget to invest: just a compatible smartphone, and a clever cardboard contraption like this VR viewer in the shape of Star Wars’ newest, beloved droid BB-8.

Buy Now: £14.99

Star Wars BB-8 Virtual Reality Viewer

Hotel Chocolat Chocolate & Gin Gift Collection

Nobody north of 18 should suffer a selection box. And nobody younger should be enjoying gin. So, assuming he is of age – and we certainly hope that’s the case – upgrade the worst Christmas consolation prize with Hotel Chocolat’s chocolate and gin gift set: a series of delectable treats that’ll keep him half-full and half-cut.

Buy Now: £20

Hotel Chocolat Chocolate & Gin Gift Collection

NASA Cap

Only the best and the brightest get to space. Or, if you’re chummy with Richard Branson, the richest. Since we’re guessing your intended recipient is none of these things (no offence), then launch his head into the stratosphere with a NASA cap that’s as on-trend as it is old school.

Buy Now: £14

NASA cap

Under £50

Ted Baker Beech Herringbone Scarf

Enable him to keep warm and update his look all at the same time with this herringbone scarf from Ted Baker. Anyone with an ounce of fashion sense knows that style is in the details and this great-looking neck warmer will afford him the opportunity to add a touch of flair to any outfit.

Buy Now: £49

Ted Baker Beech Herringbone Scarf

Bacon Express

Make a breakfast of champions one for the gods. The Bacon Express can cook six rashers simultaneously, while draining the fat by cooking vertically – without leaching any of the flavour. Simply add ketchup and a Boxing Day hangover.

Buy Now: £49.99

Bacon Express

Aspinal Of London Classic Hip Flask

Don Draper-esque behaviour will earn you nothing but a HR disciplinary in 2018, but you shouldn’t rule out his kit. Aspinal of London’s hip flask harks back to rosier times of in-pocket boozing, complete with a classic case and optional engraving for a personal touch. Perhaps just keep it for the weekend only.

Buy Now: £49

Aspinal of London Classic Hip Flask

Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Card Holder

The advent of contactless payments means two things: brazen pint-buying come Friday, and little need for cold, hard cash. So, downsizing to a simple, good-looking cardholder from the likes of Ralph Lauren keeps a man’s accessories game stripped back and stylish.

Buy Now: £49

Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Card Holder

Aesop London Travel Kit

Those lucky enough to earn frequent flyer status shouldn’t neglect their skincare regime. Aesop’s London Travel Kit is purpose built for the rigours of city living, with all the products needed to combat smog and dehydration, whatever the continent.

Buy Now: £50

Aesop London Travel Kit

Master Pan Divided Frying Pan

There is something worse than the calorie intake of a fried breakfast. And that’s the washing up. The Master Pan Divided Frying Pan minimises the potential cleaning operation, letting you cook an entire meal with one single implement. Bon appetite.

Buy Now: £44.99

Master Pan Divided Frying Pan

M&S Pebble Grain Leather Washbag

Cellophane airport security bags are in no way worthy of a man’s toiletries. Instead, M&S’s leather washbag is a simple yet stylish stowaway for all the weekend essentials, with multiple compartments to keep wet and dry items separate. Better yet, it’s definitive proof that genuine leather needn’t cost the earth.

Buy Now: £29.50

M&S Pebble Grain Leather Washbag

Derek Rose Modern Fit Boxer Shorts

No man undervalues his own crown jewels. So why do we house them in pants more akin to Her Majesty’s pleasure than Buckingham Palace? Derek Rose’s boxer shorts are fit for a King, crafted from 100 per cent cotton and feature a specially-seamed construction for added comfort. A right royal treat.

Buy Now: £40

Derek Rose Modern Fit Boxer Shorts

Maison Kitsuné Palais Royal Printed Tote

The man bag is a tricky phenomenon. Too big, and it’s a weekend bag. Too small, and it’s definitely a handbag. And while rucksacks are the go-to, they’re hardly that inventive – all of which makes a tote the perfect in-between, especially when it’s made by the likes of minimalist Parisian brand Maison Kitsuné.

Buy Now: £50

Maison Kitsuné Palais Royal Printed Tote

Black Crep Shoecare Pack

Nobody will understand the quirks of a sneakerhead: that familiar beading brow whenever boxfresh leather is threatened by a nearby puddle. Prevent any bouts of rain-induced PTSD with a shoe care kit – an essential gift for anyone with a bad habit for good sneakers.

Buy Now: £27.50

Black Crep Shoecare Pack

Jack Wills Batheaston Wool Stripe Tie

Whether he’s a greenhorn grad-schemer or a seasoned city boy, no nine-to-five look is complete without a tie. That doesn’t mean you have to settle for boardroom boring, though. Jack Wills’ Batheaston option combines the scholastic and the grown-up for a tie to suit every age.

Buy Now: £29.95

Jack Wills Batheaston Wool Stripe Tie

Under £100

Chanel Allure Homme

Yes, a man’s nostrils can be picky at the best of times, but the warm reception received by Chanel’s Allure Homme has been nigh on universal. Comprised of fresh, classic notes like coriander, black pepper and Venezuelan tonka bean, there’s good reason why Chanel has been the go-to cologne for countless gents, generation after generation.

Buy Now: £72 for 100ml

Chanel Allure Homme

Reiss Laurel White Shirt

There are menswear staples, then there are white shirts. The piece that’ll provide the backbone to every man’s wardrobe should be classic, well-fitted and well-made – three boxes that Reiss ticks with aplomb.

Buy Now: £80

Reiss Laurel White Shirt

Nikka Whiskey From The Barrel

Whiskey isn’t all ruddy-cheeked old men swigging and spluttering. Okay, so it kind of is. But at least there’s room for the younger (and cooler) to join the ranks thanks to Nikka Whiskey From The Barrel – an expert Japanese blend that’s more hipster swag than grandad tipple.

Buy Now: £49.99

Nikka Whiskey From The Barrel

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Leather Trainers

Nobody dislikes Stan Smiths. Nobody. And if there is but an utterance of disappointment come Christmas day, he’s frankly not deserving of top-shelf white leather minimalism that’ll sit with almost everything in his wardrobe.

Buy Now: £67

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Leather Trainers

Mühle Rytmo Steamed Ash 4-Piece Shaving Set

Whether it’s the nine-to-five or just personal preference that commands a clean shave, it shouldn’t be done without a proper shaving set. Mühle’s take includes a metal-plated stand complete with a safety razor and a real badger hair shaving brush – the only way to get some foam on those cheeks.

Buy Now: £92

Mühle Rytmo Steamed Ash 4-Piece Shaving Set

Japanese Professional Chef Starter Knives

In a great line taken from Kill Bill: you might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least fry like a samurai. Okay, so it was ‘die’. But presuming he’s more kitchen dojo than kung fu master, channel the Land Of The Rising Sun with a set of Japanese professional starter knives instead.

Buy Now: £79.99

Japanese Professional Chef Starter Knives

Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Garment Dyed Oxford Shirt

Many men fear colour, though it needn’t be this way. By imbuing a wearable piece with an enduring shade – in this case, festive forest green – there’s a guaranteed style win that’ll outlive any fleeting, ill-advised trend. The Ralph Lauren logo doesn’t hurt, either.

Buy Now: £95

Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Garment Dyed Oxford Shirt

Sunspel White Cotton T-Shirt

If the white T-shirt is the bread and butter of a man’s wardrobe, consider Sunspel’s iteration divine ambrosia. Made from 100 per cent premium cotton, the Nottingham-based brand crafts luxury staples that’ll last far longer than any bargain bin multipack.

Buy Now: £65

Sunspel White Cotton T-Shirt

Oral-B Smart Series 6500 CrossAction Rechargeable Toothbrush

Unless you want to risk a mouth full of teeth that look like Coco Pops, a state of the art toothbrush is essential. Oral-B’s Smart Series 6500 packs multiple functions into a streamlined, easy-to-use design that removes 100 per cent more plaque when compared to manual brushers.

Buy Now: £94

Oral-B Smart Series 6500 CrossAction Rechargeable Toothbrush

Under £150

Ted Baker Chelts Overshirt

If the man in your life is a style-conscious chap, buying clothes that will end up on him and not back on the shelf at the shop a week later is no easy feat. Eliminate the risk factor by picking up this surefire winner from Ted Baker. It’s thick, it’s warm, it goes with everything and it looks the business. What more can he ask?

Buy Now: £119

Ted Baker Chelts charcoal overshirt

Polaroid 600 Talking Instant Camera

Enjoy photographs the way they were actually intended with Polaroid’s retro 600 Talking Instant Camera. No Insta-likes, no filters and no easy way to do a selfie (thank God) – just a romantic throwback to the days pre-hashtag.

Buy Now: £126

Polaroid 600 Talking Instant Camera

Calvin Klein Men’s Minimal 40mm Watches

Few men have more than one Swiss watch. Even fewer know the names beyond Rolex. So, make like Calvin Klein and meld Jura-like craftsmanship with a brand he’ll actually know. The Minimalist option is a rare example of a designer watch that actually boasts designer guts, and the outside is just as handsome too.

Buy Now: £149

Calvin Klein Men’s Minimal 40mm Watches

Gucci Printed Silk-Twill Pocket Square

Designer branding is back. Though this time, it’s a little more subtle – see Gucci’s printed silk-twill pocket square for proof. Illustrated ‘G’ geometric cubes throughout trump any Tom Ford-era interlocking Gs, while the fire engine red is an easy way to add a pop of colour to a suit.

Buy Now: £100

Gucci Printed Silk-Twill Pocket Square

Parrot Mini Drone Hydrofoil Orak

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a… fish? No, actually, it’s all three. The Parrot Mini is one of the few drones that can traverse both water and air with ease, letting you annoy the neighbours on every terrain you see fit.

Buy Now: £137

Parrot Mini Drone Hydrofoil Orak

Sonos Play 1

In 2017, nobody can excuse tinny, crappy music at a party (the house or dinner variety). Subjecting guests to a higher quality of sound, the Play 1 is an aural monster, delivering crystal clear music at full blast from your phone, and again, letting you annoy the neighbours as you see fit.

Buy Now: £180

Sonos Play 1

Ted Baker Cross Grain Satchel

Whether valedictorian or class clown, Ivy League threads are available to all. If the full sweater vest and tartan scarf is just a little too Hoorah Henry though, opt for this cross grain satchel from Ted Baker instead. A for effort and, better yet, an A for style.

Buy Now: £149

Ted Baker Cross Grain Satchel

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Despite what Donald Trump would have you believe, reading is cool. Especially when it’s on Amazon’s brand new Kindle. With an insane battery life (up to six weeks) and the capacity to store thousands of books on something lighter than a paperback, every man can now boast of a library in his own two-bedroom semi.

Buy Now: £109.99

Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader

Dior Eau Sauvage

Often labelled as one of the best men’s fragrances of all time, Dior’s Eau Sauvage is deserving of the praise. Long-lasting notes of citrus and wood are a classic combination designed to suit most tastes, while 200ml of the good stuff will keep you in-stock for months, if not years, to come.

Buy Now: £115 for 200ml

Dior Eau Savage

Google Home

Looks like a sci-fi air freshener, actually a fancy virtual assistant. Yes, Google Home, the latest bid from the online giant to dominate our lives, can control everything in your own little kingdom from utilities to heating to lighting, and even to your favourite TV shows.

Buy Now: £119

Google Home

Dune Men’s Classic Snaffle Loafer Shoe

Although it started life as a shoe made for Norwegian farmers, the humble loafer has become a must-have footwear style – and with good reason. Dune’s Snaffle lifts the iconic design with a single metal bar, adding a point of detail that clinches that difficult smart-casual territory.

Buy Now: £100

Dune Mens Classic Snaffle Loafer Shoe

Over £150

Bowers & Wilkins PX Headphones

Wireless headphones are the new MiniDisc. Except, they actually serve a purpose and people actually want them. This year, audiophile heavyweights Bowers & Wilkins created its first-ever pair, complete with a monster 22-hour battery life and intuitive controls that respond naturally to music-listening habits.

Buy Now: £329

Bowers & Wilkins PX Headphones

Xbox One X 1TB

Buy a console, lose a boyfriend/brother/husband. Which, depending on how you look at it, is no bad thing. The Xbox One X 1TB is Microsoft’s latest upgrade to the family that 1) doesn’t look like a radiator from the Alien franchise, and 2) offers 40 per cent more power than any other console. It was nice knowing you.

Pre-order Now: £449.99

Xbox One X 1TB Console

Philips S7370/12 Series 7000

What’s worse than an unkempt beard? A badly-maintained one, resplendent with scorched patches, uneven hairs and stray stragglers. Thankfully, none of these mishaps will occur thanks to the Philips S7370/12 Series 700. Granted, it may sound like a sports car, but the electric razor is the Aventador of the grooming world with a shaving head that can flex in five different directions whether wet or dry, long or short.

Buy Now: £250

Philips S7370/12 Series 7000

Undandy Monk Strap ‘48 by Lyons

Bespoke Portuguese shoe brand Undandy has long produced a huge variety of designs (ones that you can personalise, too), but few are as classic as the Monk Strap ‘48. As a way to mix-up formality without pivoting too far from the dress code, this in-between style follows all the same rules as the humble brogue.

Buy Now: £188

Undandy Monk Strap

Sandro Wool-Blend Overcoat

Camel is a tone that refuses to budge. Not that we’re complaining. And a quality overcoat in the hue will keep him looking effortlessly chic for many years to come.

Buy Now: £475

Sandro Wool-Blend Overcoat

Moncler Grenoble Logo-Embroidered Cotton Sweatshirt

A grey sweatshirt, as integral as it is to a casual wardrobe, is hardly the most exciting of purchases. That’s where Moncler steps in. By lifting the piece with some simple geometric rooster-laden embroidery, the Italian label takes the humble sweat from yawn to “Oh, you shouldn’t have”.

Buy Now: £310

Moncler Grenoble Logo-Embroidered Cotton Sweatshirt

Mulberry Scotchgrain Medium Clipper Holdall

What would Christmas be without people shamelessly boasting about their new Mulberry bag on Instagram? Better, that’s what. But we’re still huge fans of the label’s scotchgrain holdall – an incredibly masculine, incredibly sharp weekend bag that requires no #girldonegood hashtag.

Buy Now: £650

Mulberry Scotchgrain Medium Clipper Holdall

Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 14-Inch Notebook

Turns out all that glitters really is gold, especially when it’s a Chromebook. This pocket rocket from Acer comes with full HD resolution, 12 hours of battery life and a 1600 MHz processor speed that shouldn’t be sniffed at. Try to take the shine off that.

Buy Now: £229.99

Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 14-Inch Notebook

Frederique Constant Classics Quartz Index Watch

The horological greats may command respect, but they require little research. Which is why Frederique Constant – a Swiss label known and loved by horological insiders – is a more informed choice for Christmas. The Classics collection is emblematic of the manufacture’s ethos, while quieter gold accents and a muted leather strap speak far louder than any diamond encrusted wrist trophy.

Buy Now: £595

Frederique Constant Classics Quartz Index Watch

Club Monaco Blue Grant Slim-Fit Cotton-Seersucker Blazer

Blue: the safest shade on the wheel. A blazer: the most versatile smart-casual piece a man can own. Combine the two together, and you’re left with a menswear essential that sits just as pretty with a white T-shirt as it does a shirt and tie.

Buy Now: £325

Club Monaco Blue Grant Slim-Fit Cotton-Seersucker Blazer