Matthew Pike’s Festive Wish List

The second in our series of festive wish lists, today is the turn of the rather brilliant Matthew Pike from the inimitable Buckets & Spades blog.

A composite of beautiful objects, inspiring commentary and some incredibly stylish menswear, who better to follow TheChicGeek’s all encompassing selection of desirable gifting options?

Paulin Navy + Rose Gold Chronograph Watch

“I stumbled across Paulin just a few weeks ago and instantly added their navy and gold chronograph to my wish list. Their designs rival any others on the market under £200, while keeping 100 per cent of the product assembly in Scotland.”

£195 at Paulin Watches.

Poler Stuff Leather Kulshan Mitts

“A man with poor circulation who also likes the outdoors needs to protect his digits. These Polar Stuff mitts are made from special ‘Duffaluffagus’ leather, which I can only assume comes from something like the big guy from Sesame Street…”

£95 at Cloth Menswear.

LEGO Architecture Eiffel Tower

“This not only takes me back to being a kid on Christmas day – building pirate ships and gas stations with my uncle – but also to my first trip to Paris. I’d happily take one of these LEGO Architecture sets off Santa’s hands.”

£48.95 from Amazon.

Moleskine x Peanuts 18-Month Diary

“Lots of people have moved away from paper diaries, opting to do things digitally – I’m not one of those guys. I’d much prefer to arrange my week in coordination with the Peanuts crew. It also comes with loads of character stickers, what more could one man need?”

£16 at Amazon.

Bruick 1965 Riviera

“The chances of finding one of these in the UK is slim, but it’s going on my Christmas list anyway. I don’t claim to know anything about cars, but I know what I like the look of. Bruick designed some pretty incredible ones in their time and the 1965 Rivera is the cream of the crop.”

$25,000 – $45,000, depending on condition.

Harry Stedman Classic Pea Coat

“Of all the pea coats I’ve seen over the past couple of years, this is the one – the big daddy of the outerwear game. The coat equivalent to a Tonka Truck, it may as well be labelled ‘bulletproof’. Ain’t no elements getting through this.”

£695 at Harry Stedman

Glenrothes Whisky 1995

“I was lucky enough to have a nose around The Glenrothes Distillery earlier this year, so I’m fancying myself as a bit of an expert now. The Glenrothes 1995 would be a solid choice in my books.”

£49.95 at the Whiskey Exchange

A Canadian Road Trip

“Maybe this is partly to do with the amount of time I spend on Instagram, but one place I’d love to visit is Canada. So, if a couple of plane tickets find their way under the tree this year, I’ll be as happy as Larry. Should I stick thermals on the list too?”

From £535 per person at Virgin Airways.