From pioneering hoodies and high-tech smart watches to stylish socks and sour cherry negronis, we’ve got the perfect festive picks for him – all available in Knightsbridge
Christmas gift guide: for him
This comfy hoodie from Red Bull-owned fashion label AlphaTauri may look simple, but the garment has been made using the brand’s ingenious 3D Knit technology. This means that it’s been seamlessly made (in Italy) in one piece, removing any unsightly seams or finishes and minimising waste.
AlphaTauri Seamless 3D Knit Hoodie FINATO V1.Y7.02 in Classic Blue, £330; AlphaTauri, 171-175 Brompton Road SW1X 7XL
Back for good
Backpacks are essential for the modern office worker to store all their essentials – stationery, lunch, gym gear and iPad. This simple faux leather design by Ted Baker is effortlessly elegant and will go with everything. And at £90 it won’t break the bank either.
Ted Baker Esentle Striped PU Backpack, £90; Ted Baker, 75 Brompton Road SW3 1D
Push the boat out this Christmas with Apple’s most rugged and capable Watch to date. Perfect for the outdoorsy type, the Ultra 2 features an all-new S9 SIP (System Integrity Protection) with lightweight titanium case and the brightest Apple display ever.
Apple Watch Ultra 2, £799; Apple, 17-27 Brompton Road SW1X 9LF
Enjoy a festive twist on a classic negroni with this special pre-mixed release. Harvey Nichols’ Sour Cherry Negroni is made from Portobello Road Gin, Italian red vermouth and Campari, finished with sour cherry liqueur. Cheers!
Harvey Nichols Sour Cherry Negroni, £35 (700ml); Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge SW1X 7RJ
What do you get the man who has everything? How about this fabulous Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana espresso maker, inspired by the iconic Blu Mediterraneo collection from the Italian fashion house. Perfect for extrovert coffee lovers with a flair for interior design.
Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana Blu Mediterraneo Espresso Machine, £1,249; available at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road SW1X 7XL
OK, so socks at Christmastime won’t win you any points for originality. But this eye-catching cotton twin-set from Lacoste with monogram detail will certainly earn you style credentials.
Lacoste Monogram Jacquard Socks, £45; Lacoste, 44 Brompton Road SW3 1BW
Boots made for walking
Is the man in your life always wearing through his shoes? Why not invest in a timeless pair of British-made Crockett & Jones boots? Our pick is the classic Islay Derby boots, which for autumn/winter 23 are available in rough-out suede which looks better with age and wear. A gift that’s definitely not just for Christmas.
Crockett & Jones Islay Dark Brown Rough-Out Suede boots, £530; Crockett & Jones, 155 Brompton Road SW3 1QP
All that jazz
Proof that fine fragrances needn’t cost the Earth is this elegant scent from Zara (yes, really). Tabac & Jazz is described as a “gourmand” fragrance with a bewitching medley of pear liqueur, vanilla and tobacco.
Zara Tabac & Jazz Eau de Parfum, £17.9; Zara, 79-83 Brompton Road SW3 1DB