This week on the Daisy Park gift guide.. him. That's right, the one who more often than not, is impossible to buy for. (Why is that?) We know buying for men can be a nightmare sometimes, and we'll admit that as a shop that caters for mainly women and general pretty things, this is not our area of expertise.
But, that doesn't mean the task of finding gift ideas for the men in our life is an impossible one. We've managed to pull together some goodies that we think would make great gifts this Christmas, so that you can hopefully get a bit of inspiration at the least.
1. An Austin Sloan sign
You can always rely on a great gift when it's from Austin Sloan. Handmade in Britain, their rustic wooden style means that they bring a touch of character to any home. Choose from funny ones for the joker, or more sentimental ones for those big softies out there.
2. An Emma Bridgewater Mug
This one can't be missed off the list. We mentioned in the last blog post how we're all spending more time at home using our own mugs, so we're reminding everyone of this once again, and therefore suggesting a good mug to spruce up the man in your lifes cuppas. Whether it's a mug for the dad, the gardener, or the one who spends his time in the shed, there's a mug for them all.
3. A Dopper Bottle
Staying hydrated is important for all of us. So you really can't go wrong with a reusable bottle as a gift this Christmas. They're ideal for all everyday uses such as throwing into a work bag or taking on a picnic, and if you choose insulated steel bottle, can keep hot drinks in too. Plus, you'll be giving an eco-friendly gift as reusable bottles help to cut down on plastic pollution.
4. An Ecoffee cup
In keeping with the theme of sustainability, reusable coffee cups are also a perfect gift for anyone who loves a hot drink. Whether it's for their morning coffee run on the way to work, or for taking in the car on a long journey, Ecoffee's reusable cups are just great. There's also a range of lovely colours and funky designs to suit all tastes.
5. Handy Extras from Bookaroo
We may be biased as big time stationery fanatics, but handy little bits and bobs can sometimes be a really brilliant present, don't you think? And Bookaroo certainly do some really useful products. If he's someone who (in normal times) travels a lot, then the Travel Tech-Tidy might be an ideal gift for keeping his chargers and other bits in. Or if he's always on his iPad/tablet, the super handy stand might just be exactly what he needs. Plus more goodies that would be great for those who have had to turn their home into an office this year.
7. A classic hip flask
This one might fall more into the novelty area of gift ideas, but an old-school hip flask has been a classic gift for men for many years. Ideal for he who loves a drink, or potentially useful as a handy travel-sized carrier for their favourite spirit, this hip flask might be the quirky stocking filler you need for the man in your life this Christmas.
Well, we've done it! A list of gift ideas for all the wonderful men in your life. We hope this has at least provided you with a bit of inspiration, we know it can so often be really tricky buying men.
We've still got more gift guides to come so stay tuned for those, and in the meantime you can shop all of our goodies on our website where we are still up and running as usual. Not long now!