Gift Guide for Him – I always struggle to buy for Hubby. He tends not to want for a lot and that he does he buys himself. So it can make Christmas time tricky. So this year I have put together a guide for the difficult men in your life, for those that have everything they could need. Hopefully some of these items they will want. Just like my other guides this year you also have the chance to win all the contents worth £320.

Punk IPA Beer Making Kit from

I know Hubby has always fancied brewing his own beer. However it can be problematic to gather everything you need. Which is where this Punk IPA Beer Making Kit comes in as it contains everything that is needed. Inside there is a gallon glass fermenter, an airlock, tubing, a tubing clamp, a thermometer, sanitiser, a stopper, some other goodies, and of course, malted barley, hops, and yeast. This kit is designed to make stove-top brewing easy. Just follow the instructions, let it carbonate for about 2 weeks, and you’ll have up to 7 pints of your own, very punchy, 5.6% ABV, Indian Pale Ale. Pale Ale is one of Hubby’s favourite so I am sure this will be a big hit. RRP £39.99

Personalised Golf Tees from

I much prefer buying personalised gifts, so I was instantly attracted to these golf tees from Hubby use to play a lot of golf before the boys came along, although not as much as he would like now. So I will be giving these with a home made voucher of ‘me time’. Its possible to personalise the tees with up to thirteen characters. Made from metal I was impressed by just how study and weighty they are and they also come in their own velvet pouch. Measuring 5.3 cm x 1.2 cm they have an RRP of £14.99

Happy Christmas Smartbox from Buyagift

I would much prefer to give an experience rather than stuff and thats where buyagift comes in. This amazing value smartbox contains over 2760 experiences to choose from. And to be honest would make a great gift for anyone as it allows them to choose the experience themselves. It covers most of the UK with experiences split by region. The receiver also has up to 24 months to book their choice relaxing, exciting and indulgent gift experiences. Some experiences are for one person, while others, like the dining experiences and afternoon teas are for two to enjoy together. Adrenaline-fuelled adventures on offer include scuba diving, zorbing, indoor skydiving and ziplining, while the more relaxing options include spa days, pampering treatments and chocolate/wine tasting events. There really is so much to choose from and a bargain priced at £49.99

Salter Megastone Wok

Hubby loves to cook so something for the kitchen will always go down well. Like this Salter Megastone Wok which measures 28cm. Featuring a unique cooking surface made from a high performance hard stone coating, this Salter Megastone wok is five times tougher than standard non-stick cookware so that you can prepare healthier meals using little or no oil. Crafted from four layers of PFOA free materials for long lasting quality with abrasion, scratch and corrosion resistance as well as an ultra non-stick top coat, the wok can be used with metal utensils and is even dishwasher suitable for fast and easy cleaning. It is a substantial weight which makes it nice to use, plus the grey stone colour is rather stylish too. So its not one I mind seeing on the drying rack rather than being put away! The wok is part of a number of different pans in this range and has an RRP of £59.99

The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game

Last year Hubby got a share in a race horse for Christmas. Its not done particularly well! But it has reinvigorated his love for horse racing. So thats why I have picked The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game. From Rascals the game comes complete with all pieces needed to play-horsess and jockeys, lane cards, really nasty cards, a riderless horse to create more havoc and the usual dice, pencil and money. The object of the game is to win the most money at the race meeting and this can be done in one of two ways. Firstly, by getting your horse placed first, second or third in the race and secondly, by placing Bets on winning horses. each player gets a number of really nasty cards, £20,000 cash and of course, the betting slip.

The game lasts for a race meeting of six races. Each player gets six horses, one for each race. The horses are graded 1 to 6, 1 being the best horse and 6 being the worst horse. Before racing starts each owner has to decide which race each horse will run. There are other matters too, such as working out the betting odds, and lots of shady dealings will likely ensue. The elected bookmaker controls the gameplay placing are drawn before each race, and the horse that draws the inside lane starts. Movement is decided by a throw of the dice-onee length forward for one, two lengths for two and so on. I am sure it will all get very heated on Christmas Day when we sit down as a family to play it. RRP £19.99

Football Gift Box from Fanatic 

Hubby is a West Ham fan and has been ever since I met him. Needless to say I am sure the boys will follow in his footsteps. So a Fanatic Football Gift Box is a perfect gift for him. They don’t just make gift boxes for men, but also women, children and babies. Making a perfect gift for anyone who has a favourite football team.

A Fanatic gift box contains officially licensed apparel, collectibles, memorabilia, exclusive fan gear and lots more from your favourite club, all at a substantial discount to retail price. 1 in 5 boxes also include a golden ticket which wins the fan VIP experiences like stadium tours, signed memorabilia and more. In his box there is a hat, book and drawstring bag. Prices start at £45 and normally include five to six items valued at a minimum price of £65.

Kilner Fermentation Set 

Keeping with Hubby’s love of cooking then I know this Kilner Fermentation Set will be a big hit on Christmas morning. Before having the boys we use to have a lot of grown your own produce which we use to pickle and preserve. Not having the time to spend in the garden as much Hubby still likes to make his own condiments. The Kilner Fermentation Set is perfect for creating live cultures of sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and much more. Creating your own fermented foods is straight forward, just add your favourite vegetables, water and salt. You get everything you need in the set to start including a list of recipes. RRP £28.50

Stolenfrom Brick Vase 

Even men like flowers but normally they are after something a little more masculine to put them in. Thats where this Brick Vase from Stolenfrom is ideal. It comes in a choice of colours but I love the trendy look. The pottery company repurposes items from our urban landscape. Looking for features of our cities that are so often overlooked: a brick, a manhole cover over a drain or a piece of piping are reclaimed and elevated to a new level of function and aesthetic value. The brick vase is one of their best sellers and often brought by men. RRP £34

Scratch the World Map

If you are regular readers of Mudpie Fridays then you will know we love to travel. In fact I maybe fighting Hubby for this gift – Scratch the world map from Maps International. Available in lots of different options and languages this map allows you to scratch off the destinations you have visited. Underneath the gold foil there is a beautifully styled up-to-date map. It allows complete personalisation of the map to display a unique travel story. Not only are countries featured on the map, there are also cities shown on the top layer and the world map underneath, allowing for more detailed scratching. Its such a clever concept and one which I am sure I will be giving to many friends. They also have specific maps for wine tours, cycling, whiskey, golf courses and football stadiums. Prices start at £20 for an unframed version up to £99 for a framed version.

Chattyfeet Socks

No Christmas list is complete without socks. But this year I wanted to make them fun and thanks to the range of mens socks at Chattyfeet they will be just that. Designed to raise a smile they are well priced at £8 a pair. With a large number of designs to choose from there is bound to be one which will make the man in your life smile.

If you would like the opportunity to win the items included in this gift guide which are worth £320 then please enter via the gleam application below. For a full list please see the T&Cs below. Good luck!

Gift Guide for Him – worth £320

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive the items mentioned in the gift guide, many of which are sent direct from the PR companies so I can not guarantee that these items will reach you before Christmas. Please note the giveaway includes an unframed scratch the map print and pair of socks you will receive are the Footloose Lautrec
  • The giveaway will close on the 7th December at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

Please note that items will arrive separately. I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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  1. Margaret GALLAGHER Reply

    Oòoo wow that’s sensational – a magical Christmas gift

  2. Ursula Hunt Reply

    Men are so hard to buy for and this is a great range of ideas

  3. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Some great ideas , I always try to buy something my partner would like but he always moans so this year he’s picked some slippers that I bought him …… Well they are ted bakers 😂😂

  4. iain maciver Reply

    Some great ideas always try and look for something different

  5. Shelley Jessup Reply

    This is incredible! I like the idea of the map I think that’s great for a travel junkie. Thank you!

  6. Natalie Gillham Reply

    Wow this would be Christmas presents sorted for the men in my family, thanks for the chance to win x


    Some great gifts there!! Xmas all wrapped up in a neat bundle x

  8. I love the scratch off maps especially ones themed to your particular interests!

  9. Karen Von kriegsheim Reply

    Great prize- some amazing gifts here- thankyou for the chance to win 😍

  10. kelly wheelhouse Reply

    this looks fantastic! I’d love this for my fiancé 🙂

  11. Sheena Batey Reply

    It’s so hard to think of gifts for men but this list really helps

  12. Ruth Harwood Reply

    What a great assortment of gifts, some wonderful ideas here! xx

  13. Charlotte Wilde Reply

    This looks amazing – i really love those chatty feet socks- never mind hubby – i want some!

  14. Anna Sherratt Reply

    Would love to win these – presents for my Dad and brother!

  15. Ema J Lowe Reply

    some great ideas, I always struggle when it comes to buying the childrens dad something

  16. Hayley Colburn Reply

    Whenever it comes to my husband or dad I always struggle, my dad has had a jumper for Christmas for the past god knows how many years, he’s so tough to buy for, he diabetic so no sweet treats, doesn’t drink, doesn’t like/do sports, and only wears one type of aftershave which my brother buys every year lol, thanks for the tips, I need all the help I can get

  17. Rebecca Whatmore Reply

    Some great and unusual ideas. Like the idea of the scratch map.

  18. Kelly Hirst Reply

    Great gift ideas, my husband would really love the really nasty horse racing game

  19. Nigel Soper Reply

    Maybe the gifts for him are a bit stereotyped; perhaps he maybe hoping for Ballet shoes or moustache wax – hey we are all different

  20. Haha! Love this selection. Something for him…..and lots to enjoy sharing too!

  21. Rebecca Cusick Reply

    Lots of fab gifts here especially the chattyfeet socks, they’re fab!

  22. Lynda Graham Reply

    Amazing selection – quirky gifts I woukd never have thought of. Love the Kilner kit and vase ideas.

  23. Lorna Ledger Reply

    My other half has been talking about home brewing for sometime now, so to get him on his way the KILNER FERMENTATION SET would be awesome!

  24. Harry Truss Reply

    Oh my I will know some very spoilt people if I won this prize! @HarryTruss93

  25. Lyndsey Cooksey Reply

    Wow what a great selection! The really nasty horsey games sounds brilliant! I like the Kilner set and the chatty feet socks! Perfect ideas for my hubby. Especially as his birthday is on Christmas day too!

  26. Rebecca Mercer Reply

    Great giveaway some great ideas for gifts for my partner

  27. Lindsey Stuart Reply

    WOW this is a fantastic bundle of gifts, I would share them out between my Dad and my partner, Dad would love the Beer making kit.

  28. Michelle Smith Reply

    A great prize I never know what to buy hubby for Christmas

  29. Adrian Bold Reply

    Thanks for the great article and gift ideas. Nice set or prizes as well! Good luck everyone.

  30. Sophie Roberts Reply

    There are so many amazing gifts here! My boyfriend would be over the moon!


    Great Gift for my Father, only thing i would loose Daughter Brownie points if that ‘Hammers’ West Ham football stuff crept in! would be one disowned daughter ! has to be ‘The Saints’ Southampton Fanatic box for my Father. Great Prize thou

  32. olivia Kirby Reply

    Great prizes, and gift ideas. The socks are really cool and I love the map too!

  33. Sarah Roberts Reply

    This would be wonderful for my hubby and son! l love the socks and the nasty horse game!

  34. Emma Farrell Reply

    All of your gift guides are great. They feel well considered and have definitely sent me in new directions and to new companies

  35. Chris Andrews Reply

    like you l find it difficult to buy for hubby, lots of great ideas here

  36. Fiona jk42 Reply

    I konw my husband would like the fermentation kit, he’s a big fan of sauerkraut and kimchi, so he could try to make his own

  37. Laura Wheatley Reply

    my other half would love all this. im really struggling with him this year (but he has a habit of buying me things that he really wants so dont feel too bad lol)

  38. Alice Colling Reply

    What a great prize and great ideas of presents for hubby.

  39. Carrie-Anne Brown Reply

    I would love to win the bundle for my partner he would especially like the Scratch The World Map 🙂

  40. Keri broojs Reply

    Always leave partner to last minute never know what to get except boxers socks can never go wrong lively ideas


    This would sort out the presents for my 3 sons and son in law, great gift guide

  42. Lovely giveaway, I keep reading good things about the horse racing game, I think my husband would really like it 🙂

  43. Jessica Barber Reply

    Amazing collection! I especially love the scratch the world map and definitely know a few blokes who’d be chuffed with any one of these things!

  44. Kirsteen MacKay Reply

    What a lovely selection of prizes. I especially love the SALTER MEGASTONE WOK.

  45. Mark Whittaker Reply

    That really is a fabulous selection of men’s gifts . I’d love a few myself !

  46. My partner and brother would be over the moon with this prize – brother getting married next year a wok would be an ideal gift to try and get him trained up on cooking for himself more 😂 as he has been used to mum looking after him and this wife to be will not be so keen to continue that trend

  47. Ann Skamarauskas Reply

    really good prizes but I would give them to my gal pals

  48. Allan Wilson Reply

    Awesome giveaway – everything I would want for Christmas (But won;t receive any of them)

  49. Amanda Gregory Reply

    What an amazing prize. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  50. This is so helpful…. lot’s of tips specially Christmas Day is coming.

  51. David Greenhalgh Reply

    I think you can keep the West Ham United stuff. As we are all Manchester United fans it wouldnt be appreciated 🙂

  52. I know exactly what you mean. My boyfriend is an absolute nightmare to buy a gift for

  53. Sharon Hirst Reply

    Some fantastic gifts and would be a great surprise for my husband

  54. Jo Hutchings Reply

    Thank you for some great suggestions for the gender that are notoriously hard to buy for.

  55. Saran Benjamin Reply

    My dad is always the hardest to buy for so some great ideas to think about

  56. Susan Sargent Reply

    fantastic prize. would make a perfect Christmas gift for my husband.

  57. Hayley Elvin Reply

    This would make a lovely gift for my fiance. Thanks so much for the chance

  58. Christine Hobbs Reply

    great gift ideas for the hardest people to buy for…yes men all men. I love the brick vase as my chap is a bricklayer its perfect x

  59. Pauline Dring Reply

    Thank you for the ideas, male friends and relatives can be tricky to buy presents of, especially the minimilists

  60. Julie Booth Reply

    Such a fabulous prize. I have to buy from my hubby and my 28 year old son, and he is the most difficult to buy for!

  61. My partner would truly love this! And he’s really difficult to buy for, lol.

  62. irene gilmour Reply

    amazing bundle and great guide its alway the men i find it hard to buy for

  63. Lorraine Evemy Reply

    What a remarkable prize this is.Perfect for so many gifts. I have people in mind for every single item.
    A really lovely bundle that will bring joy to so many

  64. Angela Paull Reply

    Some super ideas there. It’s my Dad I always find most difficult grrrr

  65. Lesley Bambridge Reply

    I really like your choice of gifts in this list. I know the men in my life would love them

  66. Teresa sheldon Reply

    0what a great selection of prezzies for men, love the wok my other half likes to cook so this looks good the scratch off map looks fun too andthesocks are fab x

  67. Caroline Hunter Reply

    I’d love to win this and give most of them to my husband for Christmas, the others would go to friends I know would like them 🙂

  68. Some fantastic gift ideas here. Been a massive help with choosing things for my husband!

  69. Amy Lambert Reply

    Some fantastic ideas here I always find the males in my family are harder to buy for this post has given me some great inspiration

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