The old adage about men being difficult to shop for is such a cliché – but in our experience, it’s also… well, kind of true. No matter what type of man your better half might be (or how long you’ve been married to him for), finding the best Christmas gifts for your husband is a mission that takes time, effort and patience – and a little help from the friendly elves at Hitched, of course.
We’ve taken the liberty of finding 50 festive presents for husbands that we think are pretty fabulous, whether you’ve got a little or a lot to spend on him for Christmas 2021. Keep scrolling and you’ll find everything from failsafe stocking fillers to niche gifts that are really tailored to his interests and hobbies, and plenty of personalised and subscription-led presents for an extra thoughtful touch, too.
In fact, even if you think he’s the guy who has everything, we’d wager he doesn’t have some of these…
The Best Christmas Gifts for Your Husband 2021
1. Face 1.0 Set – £80, Triumph & Disaster
Stop him from stealing your skincare with this stellar line-up from Triumph & Disaster. It’s a staple three-step routine he can use everyday, with an 100ml jar of the brand’s cult Gameface Moisturiser, plus a Ritual Face Cleanser and Logic Toner.
2. Veritable Indoor Garden Smart Edition 4 Slot Herb & Plant Holder – £175, John Lewis & Partners
Whether he loves cooking or gardening (or both!), this smart planter from John Lewis is bound to impress. It has four slots to grow herbs or edible flowers, and uses LED light to ensure optimum growing conditions for the plants all year round.
3. The Insider Packing Cubes – £45, Away
Practical? Yes. An absolute gamechanger? Also yes. These nifty little packing cubes allow him to organise any size of suitcase so beautifully that packing (for work or for play) will feel like a pleasure, not a chore. There’s 14 different colours up for grabs.
4. Space Oddity David Bowie Inspired Retro A3 Art Print – £28, Fanclub
Think you’ve exhausted all avenues for your music-loving husband? Fanclub’s collection of retro wall art will be your festive saviour. This one is inspired by Bowie, but there’s also equally cool design options for fans of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and more.
5. Backgammon – £22, Printworks
There’s board games, and then there’s Printworks board games – these boxes are worthy of a spot on even the most sophisticated of shelves. Backgammon is our top pick, but there’s also aesthetically pleasing options for chess, Ludo and even dominoes on their website.
6. Iron & Glory Dead Man’s Hand Premium Poker Set – £59.95, Luckies
Alternatively, if card games are his forte, he’ll love this super stylish poker set from Luckies. This gift comes in a slick wooden presentation box and includes a deck of cards and 100 custom poker chips in four different colours – only the highest of rollers need apply.
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7. Beard Oil – £11, Horace
This bottle from Parisian grooming brand Horace may be small, but the formula inside is mighty – in fact, it’s got hundreds of positive reviews from men who claim it’s their secret to beardy success. Get this as a stocking filler or Christmas gift for your husband and it’ll benefit you too – the more he uses it, the softer his beard will be when you kiss.
8. A Fine Christmas Malt – £79.95, The Whisky Exchange
Good things come to those who wait – as evidenced by The Whisky Exchange’s Christmas Malt, which has been 16 years in the making. The label is embossed with a seasonal message and it’s a rich, spicy drink with all of the flavours of Christmas cake – whisky fans will appreciate it to the very last drop.
9. Bottled Nogroni – £10, Seedlip Drinks
For non-drinkers who still love that classic bitter flavours of certain cocktails, we’d suggest the Nogroni. It has all of the bold taste of the boozy version encased in a cool statement bottle – a much better orange surprise to find in his stocking than a satsuma.
10. Mixed Pack – £16.99, Soda Folk
Whether he drinks or not, these Soda Folk craft sodas have been a hit with everyone we know, so if your husband loves a can of something sweet from time to time, we bet he’ll be bowled over too. This mixed pack gets him a box each of their cherry, grape, root beer and cream soda flavours, all of which are made with 100%natural ingredients.
11. Men’s Gold Round Curb Chain Necklace – £255, Missoma
If you’ve watched this year’s BBC smash hit drama Normal People – and the subsequent viral Instagram account – you’ll know exactly why we’re suggesting a chain necklace for your husband this Christmas. (If you haven’t, get yourself onto iPlayer pronto and bookmark this page to come back and make the purchase when you’re done).
12. Brushed Flannel Check Long Sleeve Shirt – £35, Next
When it comes to buying him clothing, you can’t go wrong with a classic flannel. Next’s brushed version is made from 100% cotton, which ensures that it’s super soft, not scratchy, and we love the traditional navy and burgundy colour combo too.
13. Le Labo Fragrance Discovery Set – £98, Le Labo
Not sure what fragrance he’d like to find under the tree this year? Give him the chance to choose with one of luxury fragrance house Le Labo’s discovery sets, plus the promise to buy him a full size of his favourite after the travel sizes from this box are finished.
14. The Men’s Kit – £60, Liberty London
Another reassuringly non-naff toiletry gift option comes in the form of Liberty’s Men’s Kit, which houses brands including Kiehl’s, Marvis and Aromatherapy Associates. The total of the products inside comes to more than £151, but you can snap it up for £65, including the snazzy Liberty print washbag.
15. Alfredo’s Café Candle – £39, La Montaña
We don’t believe for a second that men can’t appreciate candles that smell like florals or fruits, if you want to get him a certified ‘manly’ scented candle, this La Montaña candle is undoubtedly The One. It’s a heady blend of coffee, brandy and black tobacco, finished with leather and incense.
16. Off White Beanie – £18, Outside In
Outside In’s range of beanies don’t just look good, they do good too – the company operates under a ‘wear one, share one scheme’, so for each product you buy another is donated to someone experiencing homelessness. If your husband is a big supporter of charitable causes, this simple but effective gift will have him impressed.
17. Ryze Tello Drone Powered by DJI – £99, Argos
If a drone’s been on your husband’s wishlist since forever, this Ryze model is one of the very best you’ll find for the price point. It has a flying distance of up to 100m and solid battery life – he can use it to capture even more impressive memories on your next trip away together.
18. Trusco Utility Box – £35, End
Japanese hardware brand Trusco knows a thing or two when it comes to organisation – so if he’s always complaining that he can’t find anything in the garage, this utility box could change his life. The exterior is painted steel that can withstand any number of knocks.
19. Lytton House Cheese Set – £45, Cartwright & Butler
For the man who always dominates the cheeseboard in any dining situation – why not get him a fancy one of his very own? This olive wood board is handmade by skilled artisans and built to last – he’ll get lots of use out of it this December, but also for many years to come.
20. Bialetta Moka Express 3-Cup Stovetop – £30, Whittard
Even if he’s already got a coffee machine, this stovetop version is a satisfying alternative he can use for weekend brunches or to impress any guests you have over. This £30 edition makes three servings of espresso, or for an extra £10 you can upgrade to the six-cup version.
21. Berghoff Portable Table Top BBQ – £139, Robert Dyas
On your next picnic, beach trip or even garden party, this portable barbecue will be the star of the show. It’s perfect for grilling up a batch of meat, veggies or anything else that might take his fancy – the most genius part is the cork lid, which doubles up as a heatproof mat when you’re out and about.
22. Dishoom Cookbook – £17.34, Amazon
Dishoom’s cookbook will help him to take curry night to the next level with delicious recipes for all of their signature dishes – think chicken ruby, house black daal and even those iconic bacon breakfast naans. We love the idea of packaging this up in a hamper with some key ingredients he’ll need to try a new dish.
23. Batch One Hot Sauce – £4.95, Peckham Sauce Co.
He says he can handle the heat – but Peckham Sauce Co. infuse their hot sauce with a fiery blend of Dutch Chilli and Scotch Bonnet that will put that theory to the test. It’s not all about the heat here though – while the spice is obviously evident, it’s tempered with garlic, paprika, mustard seeds and cardamom, making for a unique condiment that’s so tasty he might even be tempted to put it on his turkey.
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24. Lonzoth Universal Phone Holder – £10.99, Amazon
90m of ‘swan neck’ in this handy little stand means he watch TV on his phone literally anywhere – it clips to desks, headboards, chairs, cupboard doors and more with effortless ease. It’s also compatible with almost every device, from iPhone to Samsung and Huawei – a fab all rounder to bulk out his present pile.
25. Men's Isthmus Quilted Shirt Jacket – £149.99, Natterjacks
Patagonia jackets are amazing quality and always an eco-friendly investment – in this instance, made with 92 per cent recycled material. With a toasty fleece lining inside, it will always keep him warm against the elements, no matter what kind of outdoor adventure he sets off on next.
26. Men Heattech Fleece Thermal Socks – £5.90, Uniqlo
Before you roll your eyes at the mention of socks in a gift guide, please believe us when we say that Uniqlo socks are far better than any cheap novelty pair he might have discarded in the past. They come in an array of simple, smart colours and use clever thermal technology to his feet snug and dry all year round – an absolute steal at just under £6 per pair.
27. Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaning Essential Kit – £16, Mr Porter
An ideal gift for a trainer collector, this Jason Mark kit will enable your husband to restore his footwear back to its former box fresh glory in a matter of minutes. The wooden handled brush lifts away everyday dirt while the cleaner helps it get into every nook and cranny with ease – there’s enough product in this set to clean 100 pairs.
28. Elwood Scarf – £37.95, Barbour
Barbour’s checked lambswool scarves are totally timeless – no matter how old (or young!) your husband might be, he’ll look good with one of these looped around his neck. Plus, they’re unisex designs, so you can ‘borrow’ it when he’s not looking – win win.
29. Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker – £99, John Lewis
This powerhouse portable speaker is great if he works in various rooms in the house, or likes to listen to music, podcasts or the radio out in the garden. The sound quality is far superior to other similar-costing speakers on the market, and can even be used for calls if he’s so inclined.
30. Crankbrothers M19 Multi-Tool – £27.99, Tredz
Shopping for a keen cyclist? Check out the Crankbrothers range of affordable multipurpose tools, made to tackle any problem he might encounter with his bike then and there on the trail. Once he’s got this bit of kit in his possession, he won’t leave home without it.
31. Starter Bonsai Seeds Kit – £24.99, Yugen Bonsai
This gift has everything your husband needs to start four beautiful varieties on bonsai, which he can then display with pride on his desk or bookshelf. Even the most amateur of gardeners will find satisfaction in the project of growing one of these from scratch.
32. Men’s Suede Moccasin Slippers – £59, The White Company
These suede slippers from The White Company will fast go from a spot of Christmas Day comfort to the only things he ever wants to put on his feet. The faux fur lining ensures they’re extra cosy, while the rubber soles mean it’ll be years before he wears them through.
33. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £25.99, The Criterion Collection
Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Even if he’s seen the movie a million times, these state-of-the-art restorations with special features will deepen his love for it even further.
34. Meridian 38mmm Gold Navy – £120, Larson & Jennings
It wouldn’t be a Christmas gift guide for husbands without a watch – and this year, our money’s on Scandi brand Larson & Jennings. The contrast of the navy face with the gold hardware and vegan leather strap in their bestselling Meridian watch make for a classic timepiece that he’ll treasure forever.
35. Supersoft Dressing Gown – £29.50, M&S
Maybe his existing one is pretty old and ratty, or maybe he doesn’t even have one, because he utilises yours instead. Either way, a brand new fluffy dressing gown is always a wonderful thing to unwrap on Christmas morning – this one from M&S comes in this grey marl or navy.
36. Taskmaster Board Game – £27.99, Amazon
Big belly laughs for the whole family are guaranteed with the Taskmaster board game, which sets the silliest challenges imaginable and asks you to figure out how to do them better than the other players. If he watches the show every week (and especially if he watches old episodes on repeat), you’re on to a winner with this one.
Personalised Gifts for Your Husband
37. Texas Large Bifold Wallet – £59, Jekyll & Hide
For a reasonably-priced monogrammed wallet that still feels like a high-end buy, look to Jekyll & Hide. Customisation with his initials fcosts £12 extra but it’s totally worth it for that extra personal touch.
38. Cadbury 1905 Retro Personalised Dairy Milk – £16.99, Getting Personal
Based on the original Dairy Milk which came out all the way back in 1905, this personalised bar will indulge his sweet tooth and inner history buff simultaneously. You can use up to 17 characters to add his name or a Christmassy message of your choice.
39. Custom Contemporary Print of Any Rugby Stadium – £9.95, Turf Football Art
As rugby memorabilia goes, this print is actually a pretty lovely thing to display on the walls of your shared home. Choose the stadium of his favourite team for the illustration, and then you can personalise the text underneath with his team name or club nickname (or any other in joke he might have on match day).
40. Personalised Golfer’s Survival Kit – £25, Men’s Society
We don’t profess to know a lot about golf, but what we do know is that this personalised tin from Men’s Society would make a marvellous gift for someone who does. Complete with hair and body oil and shower mist (plus a portable toothbrush and toothpaste), it’s got everything they need to put them on the top of their game.
41. Personalised Fishing Club Enamel Mug – £9.99, Very
Team this personalised Fishing Club mug from Very with a thermos and his favourite biscuits, and he’ll be all set for snacks on his next fishing trip. It’s not just the name you can personalise here but a significant year, like his birthday or an anniversary.
42. ‘Always By Your Side’ Personalised Pet Portrait Print – £56, Florence And Ottie
As the old saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend, and capturing their likeness together is one of the most thoughtful Christmas gifts for your husband we’ve found. Florence And Ottie’s whimsical bespoke illustrations take into account everything from breed to outfit to ensure it’s completely tailored to your partner and his best four-legged bud.
43. Personalised Men’s Secret Message Bracelet – £49, Under The Rose
Some men won’t want to wear their personalisation on their sleeves, but this sentimental hidden message bracelet means they’ll be able to wear it on their wrists, and no one else needs to know. It comes in a choice of black or brown leather and you can add up to 14 words – plenty of space for a sweet little love note that will make him smile every day.
Subscription Gifts for Your Husband
44. Craft Beer Subscription – £24 per month, Beer 52
Beer52 is one of the biggest and best-loved beer subscription services in the country, and at that price, it’s not hard to see why. For £24 he’ll get a selection of eight beers from around the world, plus a snack and a copy of the brand’s Ferment magazine to enjoy while he samples the drinks for that month.
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45. Cocktail Subscription – from £33 per month, Kocktail
Or, for husbands who are more likely to be found drinking an Old Fashioned, look to the Kocktail subscription service instead. Every shipment includes four bar-quality cocktails, with garnishes and recipe card so he can shake them up like a professional. If you’re lucky, maybe he’ll even whip you up one too…
46. Cheese Subscription – from £30 per month, The Cheese Geek
From stinky Stilton to blissful Brie, The Cheese Geek’s cheese subscription will give your husband a regular seasonal fix, including exclusive blocks and rounds he won’t find anywhere else. You can also set it to suit his preferences, for instance if he’s not a fan of blue cheese, or if goat’s cheese isn’t his thing.
47. Eat Better Meat Subscription – from £36.50 per month, Farmison & Co
Not one for the veggies or vegans in the room, granted – but if your spouse is serious about eating ethical free range and gress-fed meat, this could be a surprisingly excellent choice of Christmas present. The £36.50 Essentials Box includes a healthy batch of everything from roasting joints to staple mince and sausages, but there are larger options for hungrier households and bigger families too.
48. Shaving Subscription – £99.80 for six months, The Personal Barber
Sign him up for this shaving subscription from The Personal Barber and every six weeks they’ll restock him with all of the wet shaving goods he could possibly need. The first delivery kits him out with a traditional safety razor and shaving brush, and from there it’s curated goods like soaps, oils, balms and scrubs to enjoy with every use.
49. Retro Gaming Club Subscription – from £19.95, The Retro
How cool is this – you tell The Retro what games your husband likes and what consoles he has access to, and they’ll send three old-school games for him to play every month for as long as you’re signed up. If he gets nostalgic at the sight of an N64 and never quite let his Gameboy go, this is the gift for him this December.
50. Magazine Subscription – from £28, Little White Lies
For film nerds (and we utter those words as a compliment), a Little White Lies subscription will be the cherry on top of a fantastic Christmas. It’s the leading independent film review title, and combines smart, witty journalism with gorgeous illustrations that are almost worthy of frames in their own right.
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