CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE MEN
IN YOUR LIFE
Christmas is a beautiful time of year to think considerately about the people in your life. Although it’s easy to feel cynical about a consumer-driven holiday, Christmas is a wonderful time to be thankful and show your loved ones you care with thought-out gifts. We’ve put together some ideas for the hardest people to buy for: the blokes.
According to a recent study by ESA, 59% of all gamers are male and there are at least 1.7 gamers in every household – so there’s a pretty good chance you’ve got one in your life.
The end of the year is a fairly common time for new game releases, so unless your Gamer is a hardcore fan, you could be lucky enough to pick up a game that they haven’t got yet. This article has a decent list of popular games being released in Australia, but if you’re not sure what to get, a gift card to JB Hi Fi is a safe bet.
THE GOURMET CHEF
Food is pretty great, and being able to cook it well is even better. There’s nothing more Aussie than a barbecue, so help him cook a great burger with The Huxtaburger Book. If you haven’t been to the Melbourne burger bar Huxtaburger yet, you’re missing out. Never fear, you can have it made for you when you gift the ultimate burger guide to resident BBQ chef in your life.
IMAGE CREDIT: Arthur Street Kitchen
Alternatively, if your giftee is more about veggies than burgers, Hettie McKinnon has recently released her follow up to the delicious salad cookbook Community with the aptly named cookbook Neighbourhood.
Filled with delicious vegetarian meals and dessert recipes, it would make the perfect side dish to the burger book.
THE SNAPPY DRESSER
Does your dude always look sharp? Does he have a shoe collection to rival yours, either in style or quantity? Help him stay polished with a shoe care set from Tangent GC. There are two options: light and dark; or you could pick up the large kit that comes with both options including two separate brushes for light and dark polish.
For an elegant touch, Tangent GC also produce ethically sourced shoehorns that make difficult shoes and boots a breeze. A bi-product of the meat industry, these handy old-school tools are making a comeback in a trendy closet near you.
THE BRILLIANT MIND
There are few things better than a cup of tea and a really good book. Both, however, are pretty subjective. We can all agree, however, that J.K. Rowling is a genius, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will appeal to most people under the age of 35.
Evie Wyld’s Everything is Teeth is a beautifully written graphic novel about an English woman’s childhood holiday’s in Australia when she fell in love with sharks. It’s quirky and uses sharks as an analogy for fear and anxiety – but also respect.
If these don’t convince you, then Lonely Planet is sure to come to the rescue with the Ultimate Travelist: The 500 Best Places on the Planet…Ranked. The great thing about this gift is it offers up so many secondary presents for next year when he decides to take that trip.
Good luck and happy gifting!