By Emily Gray
Not sure what to buy for the men in your life? From James Bond LEGO to candles and virtual reality sets, here is our round up of our some of our favourite gifts this year:
The Luxury Watch
For all the technology available, when it comes to watches nothing beats a classic watch which actually just tells you the time and won’t tell you when you need to drink a glass of water or when to feed the cat. Encased in Panerai’s durable Goldtech ™ that’s resistant to oxidation, this watch is powered by an P.9010 automatic calibre and features a dark-blue alligator strap and a sapphire crystal back that allows you to see the mechanism inside. It’s both bold and understated.
Panerai Luminor Marina Sole Blu Automatic 44mm Goldtech and Alligator Watch, £20,600 from mrporter.com
The Lego Kit
With talks of a post Christmas lockdown, this is the perfect present for not only James Bond fans but to while away potentially many more hours spent in the house. This impressive replica not only captures the iconic 1964 sports car but it also features actual gadgets from the revolving number plates and rear-window bulletproof screen to the gearstick which reveals the front wing machine guns when pulled back and our favourite part, a fully working ejector seat!
LEGO Creator 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, £110.49 from johnlewis.com
Because giving pyjamas for Christmas doesn't just have to be women... Born out of their love for long, lazy Sundays where you have nothing to do and the fact that Molly (The Dempsey side) had a penchant for wearing Joel’s (The Desmond side) shirts, Desmond & Dempsey is an effortlessly cool brand that makes top-quality cotton pyjamas, robes and accessories. From bold jaguar and snake prints to pineapples and classic piped hem sets all of Desmond & Dempsey’s pyjamas are hand-painted in London. Plus we love that you can personalise your pyjamas with their monogramming service.
Men's Pyjama Shirt, Circe Lion Print Khaki/Pink, £90 from Desmond & Dempsey
Challenging the idea that candles are feminine, Boy Smells was created in 2016 beyond gender binary to ‘embrace masculine and feminine simultaneously’. Using fragrance and natural oils, the candles are made from all-natural coconut wax and beeswax blend. Invented by founders, Matthew Herman and David Kien, Gardener brings together tomato, petitgrain, white tea and honeysuckle, it’ll whisk you away to sunnier times if you’re stuck in London in the depths of winter.
Gardener by Boy Smells, £36 from libertylondon.com
It's time to up your desk game with this Classic Racing table clock from Swiss watchmaker, Chopard. For all those who'd rather be driving in a classic car than behind their desk, this sleek clock tells the time, temperature and humidity and is made with stainless-steel and finished with Palladium and a leather trim.
Chopard Classic Racing Dashboard Table Clock, £2010 from harrods.com
Feeling tense? Muscle pain? This is the gift for you. Powered by the QX150 Motor with QuietForce Technology ™ , this Theragun is powerful and quiet. It features five different speeds and comes with six different attachments and thanks to its design you can reach all those hard to reach places without having to be a trained contortionist. Plus you can connect it to their app via Bluetooth to measure your body's response to the pressure. Nifty.
Theragun PRO Massager, Therabody €600, from mrporter.com
The Virtual Reality
We're hoping this might take us to a reality where we can all meet up and head to the pub, if not at least it might transport us away from endless reruns of Christmas specials. Working alongside your gaming PC, Oculus will take your gaming to the next level allowing you to explore different worlds an full immerse yourself in the game.
Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality Headset and Touch Controllers, £399 from johnlewis.com