Christmas is that time of the year where you get to spread good cheer and give. It is also the time to get together with the family and review what has happened all year long. The one thing most people look forward to, is the exchange of gifts on Christmas morning, although traditionally, the men in the house are often short changed. This is because most people never really know what to get the men in their lives, and the misconception that all gifts for men are expensive. This is why token baskets are quickly becoming the goto solution to gifting for special occasions and gatherings.
Gift hampers come in handy especially during the holidays because they are easy to put together and customise, to mean something to the recipient. Since they contain a variety of items, you can have something frivolous, something for immediate use, and something functional all in the same basket. They are also presented in a carefully wrapped package, and more often than not come with a card where you can pen words to make him feel valued. Whether you are looking for something for your dad, your brother, favourite male co-worker, or your boyfriend, here are some of the Christmas popular gift baskets ideas for him.
The classic Chivas
Whiskey is a great gift to give someone, especially if it good and properly aged. The centrepiece of this hamper is a 12 year old bottle of Chivas Regal from the oldest of the distilleries still operating in Scotland. It also comes with a five pack of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a box of salted cashews. They also throw in a box of mixed olives and roasted peppers, and caramelised balsamic relish from Ogilvie and Co. Fine food merchants.
All this is packaged in a premium gift box that oozes sophistication and style. It is a gift that is perfect for your man especially since he gets to share the chocolate with you after.
Make him a gentleman
This is the perfect gift for the men in your life that enjoy a little time to themselves and value good grooming. It is a well put together gift box with some of the best cleaning products that will have his skin singing in happiness for quite some time. It comes with an all in one wash from Urban Rituelle that is meant to cleanse, condition, and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling invigorated. It is gentle enough to use on the face, body, and even the hair. The aim of this cleanser is to moisturise the skin while at the same time removing the dirt and the sweat.
This hamper also has a scrub that removes all the dead skin from his face using crushed walnut shells and small bamboo particles. It also contains green tea extract to balance the skin tone and remove toxins from the skin. Lastly, there is an aftershave balm that contains chamomile, green tea, and a bunch of the herbs to soothe the skin after a shave.
Beer and barbecue
Does he enjoy a day out grilling? Then this is the hamper for him. The talking point in this hamper is Jamie Oliver’s food tube BBQ recipes that will have him experimenting on the grill all summer. It comes with a collection of 50 recipes that he will have the time of his life replicating. The hamper also comes with a chopping board, and oven mitt and a collection of barbecue foods that he will enjoy. These include beer nuts and savoury parmesan paprika cheese bites from Charlies. A collection of condiments including tomato chutney, chilli mustard, and Australian peppercorn Shiraz mustard are also added. Finally, he gets to wash all this down refreshing pale ale from James Squire.
Turn him into a mixologist
If he has ever been interested in making drinks and cocktails, but he never really got around to learning, then this is what you should get him this Christmas. It comes with a book called the art of mixology, which is a collection of cocktails, both the classic and the more contemporary type. He will learn to make everything from the James Bond martini to the brandy alexander and everything in between, impressing not only the rest of the family but guests as well. This hamper also includes a glass cocktail shaker from Gentleman’s Hardware to get him started on the journey.
It comes with a 750ml bottle of Bartender Cocktail simple syrup as the first item on the road to an expansive collection of ingredients that will undoubtedly have fun collecting. This will include rum, whiskey, vodka and various gin brands, as well as more exotic ingredients such as curacao. Finally, there is a box of scorched milk chocolate almonds. All this is packaged in a stylish gift box.