THE (WANNABE) FOOTBALLER
Retro Football Shirt, £40, Campo
For the guy who’s obsessed with football. Campo sell official retro football shirts from top Premier League teams, whether he’s a red or a blue or even a rainbow (ok, maybe there’s not a rainbow kit for any team… yet) they’ve got it covered. And you can get it personalised for a tenner too, so he can feel a bit special and no one will ever forget his name, apart from maybe himself when he’s had a few too many Jägerbombs on New Years Eve.
Playing Cards, $8, Best Made
For the player, the guy who likes a game of risk, or y’know… a cheeky game of solitaire. These playing cards are for the design-conscious, plenty of whitespace and geometric goodness. They basically just look really great and are super cheap, so buy some… now. Also kudos to Matt over at Buckets & Spades for bringing these to my attention.
Herschel Little America Backpack, £85, ASOS
For the guy who just has to carry everything around with him. Laptop and tablet, books and e-reader, crisps and a Twix. Does he fancy carrying around your stuff too? No, he doesn’t, but maybe he would if you bought him a big enough backpack. This Herschel one is a classic, with leather straps and heaps of space.
Il Bussetto iPhone 5 Case, £44, Oi Polloi
For the guy who constantly drops his phone. At least if he drops it with this leather beaut on it, it might only slightly crack and everyone will look to the floor and exclaim “damn, that’s a lovely phone, what an idiot!”
Crystal Head Vodka, £62.99, Selfridges
For the guy who likes to get bevv’d, as we say up North. I only really included this because the one thing I love more than vodka is having a bottle that I can keep and add to my amazingly cool (debatable) bottle collection. So you can let him have the vodka, since it’s the season of giving, but then offer to recycle the bottle afterwards. I want to fill one with glitter, sue me.
THE FASHION VICTIM
Twisted Yarn Beanie Hat, £35, Fred Perry
For the guy who’s having a bad hair day. No, but on a serious note, this is a lovely hat. I don’t really know what to say about a hat for a whole paragraph. It’s the UK, it’s cold. A lot of guys don’t have the luxury of long luscious locks to keep their ears warm. It just makes all of the sense.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Have you also come to the conclusion
that guys are impossible to buy for?