Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 1: Gifts for Guys
In the first issue of our “Twelve Days of Christmas” shopping special, we have unearthed a fabulous selection of exclusive and unique handmade & vintage gifts for guys – all available online from our Craft Britannia members on Etsy. Yes, we know that men can be notoriously difficult to buy for, but you’re sure to find something here for the man in your life. In fact, with so much to choose from, you may have difficulty deciding what NOT to put in your shopping basket!
As we’ve just had the first snowfall of the winter, why not wrap him up warm in a handknit? We’ve picked out a cosy scarf, stripy mittens and a slouch beanie hat, but there’s lots more colours and styles of handknits to choose from in our members shops. Gadget lovers will love a stunning repousse Kindle case, while a knuckle duster drinks can handle is sure to be a hit as well as a great conversation piece!
A moustache cushion cover would also make a novel and lasting gift (especially if he grew one for Movember), or how about a cosy mobile phone cover or a customised T shirt? If your man likes jewellery you can’t go wrong with a distinctive chunky bracelet or dogtag necklace.
An F1 fan would be bowled over with a carbon fiber gear clock made from a Honda F1 part! Or you could always try organising him – a bike chain keyring is a great idea for men who are always losing their keys, while a bee money clip is definitely the answer if his £10 notes get washed while in his jeans pockets 😉
Gardeners (and you!) are sure to appreciate a gift box to keep his hardworking hands soft & smooth. Alternatively, how about some stylish accessories, such as a pure silk tie or cufflinks – we’ve found some wonderfully trendy versions of these time-honoured classic gifts. If he doesn’t appreciate stuff to wear, perhaps he’d love a framed print instead?
For a touch of nostalgia, how about a vintage set of toy road signs, or an earthenware pitcher and cups? But if you’re looking for something really unusual this year, my pick of the crop for the man who has absolutely everything is ….. a pair of custom made stilts! I reckon that’s one gift he’ll never guess in a million years!
One thing is for certain, with such a great range of ideas from Craft Britannia, you’ll never have to resort to buying him the ubiquitous pair of socks again 🙂 Tomorrow we’ll be bringing you a great selection of gifts for babies. In the meantime, happy shopping!
Erika & the Craft Britannia team