Christmas is our favourite time of the year at Fentons HQ but let's be honest, it can be rather stressful. Relatives congregate and ask awkward and intrusive questions, deadlines at work have to be met before the seasonal hiatus and last minute shopping for presents can subvert the Christmas cheer. "What the hell do I get Dad this year?" you ask yourself remembering the rather disappointed but reassuringly sweet smile as he opened yet another pair of socks and cufflinks. Fear no more, we have you covered. Whether for a colleague, a friend, brother, father, fiancee, husband, boyfriend or in-law, we've carefully curated the ultimate gift guide to make him smile this Christmas. From luxury apparel by Amorucci to whisky tumblers by Tom Dixon, we've selected a range of 15 gifts under £50.
1. The Peasemore by Amourcci
We've previously mentioned in the Fentons Journal on how to nail the smart casual look and one thing we emphasised was the importance of quality craftsmanship and design, something which Amorucci seriously delivers on. We love the The Peasemore's soft and lightweight feel which comes in a debonair pink or a summery aqua. With every shirt bought a tree is planted and £1 is donated to help clean up our ocean so it's no surprise why this sustainable yet luxurious piece tops our gift guide.
The Peasemore | £45 | amorucciclothing.co.uk
2. Santalum + Piper by Fentons & Co.
Everybody loves a candle but when its hand poured using natural sustainable coconut wax housed in a matte black glass jar featuring Oak, Mahogany, Thyme and Leather, it becomes more than just a mere candle. Featuring eco-friendly, plastic free packaging, this candle is a real statement piece for any interior. With an 80 hour burn time, Santalum + Piper provides a real sense of warmth, relaxation and olfactive joy in the winter months.
Santalum + Piper | £38 | fentonsandco.com
3. Moana Watch by GWC
A timepiece is a classic gift but they are always so hard to select when adhering to a Christmas budget. The Moana by King Hoon encapsulates simplicity, precision and candour. It's a rarity to find a timepiece with quartz movement and genuine leather straps for under £50 but the guys over at GWC have sourced something truly one of a kind.
Moana | £34.99 | gwcwatches.com
4. Conditioning Beard Oil by Haeckles
The trend for male facial hair does not seem to be going away anytime soon and whilst there are a plethora of beard oils on the market, there is nothing quite like Haeckles natural beard oil free from alcohol, gluten and silicone. Combining seaweed extract, vitamin E and Neroli oil, this beard oil will ensure nourished and sufficiently moisturised beards adding a soft sheen to course hair. The perfect gift for the well groomed gentleman.
Beard Oil | £34 | haeckles.co.uk
5. Roku Gin by Suntory
Who doesn't love a gift on which one can imbibe? Especially when it's a gin infused with six unique Japanese botanicals. Suntory are well known for producing outstanding Japanese whisky's such as Hibiki and Yamazaki but their foray into gin distillery is equally as impressive. A blend of green tea, yuzu and sansho pepper will give the lucky recipient a refreshing take on the classic GnT.
Roku Gin | £40 | Shop at Harrods
6. Set Of Two Dégradé Whisky Glasses by Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon has described this set of glassware as "table top architecture" and we have to agree. The understated set of whisky glasses really do add a dynamic sense of elegance to drinking whisky. They're hand blown and stretched making them a real statement piece and would be the perfect gift for someone who enjoys a good tipple.
Set Of Two Dégradé Whisky Glasses | £50 | Shop at Mr Porter
7. Beanie by Aime Leon Dore
Aime Leon Dore's botanical green beanie provides a useful gift for the coming Winter weather ahead. Stylishly woven in a classic waffle stitch, this accessory is ideal for the cold.
Beanie by Aime Leon Dore | £48 | Shop at Goodhood
8. FiiT Membership
Did you know that January is the most congested time of the year for gyms? After all the Christmas indulging, we're somewhat conscious to get back into shape and many New Years Resolutions allude to improving our wellbeing. FiiT brings the gym to you via it's app with bespoke work outs led by world class fitness professionals. A quarterly memberships costs only £45 and it is a fantastic gift for someone looking to improve their health and overall fitness from the connivence of their home.
FiiT Quarterly Membership | £45 | fiit.uk
9. Departure Set by Aesop
We all know somebody who's always jetting off abroad whether it be for work or pleasure and the Aesop Departure Set provides the ideal gift for the frequent flyer. The set includes hand wash, hand balm, facial moisturiser, a hydrating face mask and a Hydrosol mist as well as toothpaste and mouthwash. This is also a great way to introduce someone to some of Aesop's many products.
Aesop Departure Set | £45 | Shop at Selfridges
10. Mezze Cookbook by Salma Hage
Your dinner parties will never be the same after choosing one of the 135 Lebanese, Turkish, Iranian and Syrian inspired mezze recipes from Salma Hage who has spent the last 50 years cooking dishes passed down by the women in her family. For the budding chef, home cook or someone who loves to throw a dinner party, this would the perfect accoutrement to their cookbook library.
Hardcover Mezze Cookbook (Published by Phaidon) | £45 | Shop at Mr Porter
11. Personalised Phone Case by Casetify
We know what you're thinking - an iPhone case as a Christmas gift is preposterous but trust us, these cases from Casetify would make a great stocking filler. Not only can they help an iPhone survive a 9.8 feet drop but they feature some of the most aesthetically pleasing illustrations by artist Bodil Jane. There's even an option to personalise it with monograms or a personal message.
Portraits by Casetify | £30 | casetify.com
12. Codigo 1530 Tequila Rosé
We're all familiar with the eponymous tequila brands out there but this 1530 Rosé Tequila from Codigo is a gift for a very special person. The tequila spends a month resting in barrels previously used to hold Cabernet wine giving the drink a complex flavour of tequila with a light hint of blush rosé. It's simply delectable and something for special occasions.
Codigo 1530 Rose Tequila | £49.95 | Shop at Master of Malt
13. Jurassic Lab Terrarium by Green Factory
We believe a house (or an apartment) becomes a home when there are plants and candles. The Jurassic Lab Terrarium from Green Factory is super low maintenance requiring watering only twice a year and pruning once a year but will add a herbaceous flair to any living space. The botanised Fitttonia, native to South America is a great gift for anyone looking to add some much needed greenery to their living space.
Jurassic Lab Terrarium | £47 | Shop at Goodhood
14. Smart Keyring Tracker by Chipolo
For the forgetful person who's always losing their keys, wallet or bag, the Chipolo tracker is the ideal Christmas gift. Simply attach it to the item you care about, connect it to your phone and the Chipolo tracker will show you the last place it was on a map should you lose your item. It's completely wireless, waterproof and has a 6 month battery life.
Chipolo Plus Smart Keyring Tracker | £25 | Shop at Oliver Bonas
15. Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life by Hector Garcia
The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. This is a great gift for everyone looking to better their mental health, well being and general motivation in life and with 76% of suicides happening amongst men under 35, this could help somebody in ways you couldn't even imagine.
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life | £7.89 | Shop at Amazon