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 £570.

Football Cufflink Case With Cufflinks Set

As much as I like novelty gifts I also like to make sure they have usability. Cufflinks are always high on the list since my husband seems to have the ability to loose them so quickly! The luxury leather case that comes with these will allow you to also store a further three pairs. So it is perfect for travelling which we do a fair amount of. The inside of the case is lovely and soft which will protect the  cufflinks. Included with the case is one football boot and one football.  RRP £24.99 and available from The Present Finder.

Personalised Football Book

Designed to allow the reader to relive some of the most iconic moments in history these fantastic Personalised Football Books come from Personalised Football Books

From legendary cup triumphs, insane goals, dramatic promotions and thrilling victories, a football newspaper book documents content from the most prolific games, including Premier League, Football League and Scottish League teams. And the newspaper coverage dates back to the early 1900s for the most extensive and detailed reports.

There are a wide choice of teams to choose from, with sixty one listed. The cover is beautifully made with a luxurious feel to it and the pages are very well printed. Yet they retain some old world charm. Inside the cover is the opportunity to place a unique label with a message. There are also black leatherette and A3 options. The price varies depending on the option chosen but starts from a very reasonable £39.99.

HAIX Scout – All Terrain Boots

We spend a lot of time outdoors with the boys and its important that we have the right footwear. European footwear provider HAIX is a manufacturer of adventure and outdoor footwear. They specialise in the Cross Nature range of footwear which combines rugged durability and supreme wearer comfort.  I opted for the HAIX Scout for Hubby. It is a trekking boot designed for everyone that is interested in exploring the outdoors. There is also a lady version available. Water proof via a GORE-TEX® membrane and extremely comfortable, it has a rubber sole to ensure slip resistance. It extends above the ankle by 17cm which means it will protect ankles from sprains on rough terrain. My husband has ankles that have been badly abused by playing football so this is very important for him. My husband has enjoyed wearing the HAIX Scout and it is now his go to footwear when we are out and about. RRP £174.90.

Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam

Nextbase is the UK’s leading dash cam manufacturer, offering a range of affordable and easy to use dash cams with HD quality video recording. Nextbase has produced a range of dash cams with a wide array of features to suit all budgets and all those hard-to-buy for friends and family members in your life. Whether it’s tech enthusiasts or petrol heads, the safety conscious or nervy new drivers, there’s a Nextbase gadget for everyone.

I opted for the 522GW Dash Cam, which is revolutionary in its field. It has Alexa already built in and an SOS function which I love.  Not only that it has a touch screen and a very high spec on the visuals.

  • 1440p HD resolution at 30 fps
  • Inbuilt Polarising Filter
  • 3” HD IPS touch screen
  • 140° viewing angle
  • 10Hz GPS Module
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wi-Fi via MyNextbase Connect and PC/Mac software – MyNextbase Play

It has an RRP of £149.99 is available from a number of high street retailers such as Halfords, Argos, Very and Currys. You will also need a U3 class microSD card to operate it.

ST&G’s Great British Adventure Map

Keeping  with the  outdoors  theme.  I really like The Ultimate Adventure Map of Britain created by  Ordance Survey. It features the best wild places, islands, mountains, beaches and events. So it is perfect for our love of adventuring. One side contains a map of Britain with thousands of things to look at, run up or jump in, while the other side contains lists of must-visit places and snippets of random trivia to impress your friends, plus a space to add your own plans and tick lists. I am sure this will form the basis of our bucket list next year especially as it contains the top 50 places to go with a little description of each. You can even get a framed version should you wish. It is really detailed and the printing is bright and colourful. It is a great edition – especially for those looking to give experiences over things this year. RRP £14.99 

Any Map Etched Beer Glass

I have seen a fair few personalised gifts but never anything like this. Which is from Norma and Dorothy. The specialise in lovely personalised gifts. All I needed to do was to select the address I wanted the map created around. They then  engrave a stylish map design onto a premium beer pint glass. All text is removed from the map to ensure the outcome is a wonderfully artistic impression of the chosen location. I chose a message to add to the map to bring it to life and also a star to dictate the exact location. I am very happy with what I have received, its packaged beautifully and is of great quality. RRP £21.00

Personalised Wooden Hammer

Available from the Personalised Gift Shop this is perfect for those DIY lovers. The Personalised Wooden Hammer can have a message of up to fifty characters engraved onto the handle and measures 34 cm. There are two fonts to choose from either swirl or block. One of the things I know is important when choosing a hammer is its weight. This feels to me as though it is substantial and the engraving is done very well. RRP £16.00

Jelly Belly Festive Favourites

Just in time to warm hearts and delight taste buds Jelly Belly jelly beans return for a limited time in the Holiday Favorites Collection from  the Jelly Belly Candy Company. The 140g box contains five flavours – Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Sauce, Hot Chocolate, Egg Nog and Candy Cane. They are a huge hit in our household. RRP is £5.00 and they will be stocked in John Lewis over the festive period.

The Hangrees Slime Making Parodies

We all know that husbands can sometimes be like big children. So these Hangrees are perfect for a stocking filler or small fun gift. Make your own Poop Slime with the disgustingly hilarious Hangrees Poop Slime – Mutant Turds.  All you need to do is feed the Mutant Turds a portion of parody food, shake him and make him poop mystery slime. Each Set includes pop culture parody figure, a Poo-ringles parody food container and resealable container to hold the slime. There are numerous slime making parodies to collect all based on famous children’s TV shows and movies, including Cacacraft, Chew-KaKa, Fartnite and Mutant Turds. RRP £10.00 each

The Very Merry Christmas Game

We love a good board game. Normally sitting down on Christmas Eve to enjoy one. So this could be a pre Christmas gift. Move around the board collecting presents (present cards) to put in your stocking. Presents have a value depending on whether they’re nice… or naff. Presents can also be given to other players – particularly the bad ones! You can take other players’ gifts off of them and this is decided on the pull of a cracker. All players’ presents are placed face down in the stocking so nobody knows what they’ve got but there are opportunities to take a sneaky look to find out which ones to get rid of and which ones to keep. Land on the singing space and you have to sing a verse from a Christmas song or carol to avoid losing one of your gifts! Watch out for the two dreaded sprout cards as they could have a bad effect and make you lose out… The player with the best presents at the end of the game is the winner. All the joys of Christmas in this one box! The Very Merry Christmas Game has an RRP of £20 and is available to buy from Amazon.


If you other half considers himself a bit of a whizz in the kitchen then this is the gift for him. It’s a fantastically versatile and affordable electric hand-held gadget that can revolutionise your cooking. The Masha’s distinctive extrusion technique and patented rotor-cone technology  produces restaurant-quality creamy mashed potato every time it’s also great to prepare batches of nutritious baby food. It also makes light work of a variety of other recipes: mash other vegetables such as sweet potatoes, parsnips and butternut squash as well as making delicious guacamole and hummus.  Using the new interchangeable aerator blade it can also be used to combine ingredients for no-fuss pastry and crumble toppings;  whisk batters for Yorkshire pudding and sponge cakes or to whip cream. RRP £39.99 and is available to buy from Amazon, Argos, Sainsburys and Lakelands.

6 In 1 Hammer And Screwdriver

Keeping on the DIY theme but also knowing that we travel a lot. This 6 in 1 Hammer and Screwdriver is perfect for those little jobs that crop up while you are away. For example when you buy the kids a little souvenir and discover its actually screwed into the box! The set contains two cross head and two flat head screwdrivers. Made from metal it measures 18.5cm long and 7cm wide. RRP £9.95 and you can buy it from Rex of London.

Scaramanga Men’s Leather Wallet

I love the vintage nature of Scaramanga’s leather products. Available with both personalisation and a gift box. The mens leather wallet is made from their unique brown distressed Hunter buffalo leather. Each handmade men’s leather wallet has 6 credit card compartments, two side compartments and a banknote compartment. There is also a removable transparent compartment that will fit a travel pass or Oyster card or ID card or driving licence. Its a really beautiful gift and has an RRP of £26

If you would like the opportunity to win the items included in this gift guide which are worth £570 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 £570


  • 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
  • The giveaway will close on the 4th 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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    • Sheila Evans Reply

      Men can be so hard to buy for – surprises stay in their bottom drawer forever – and if you ask them what they would like they say anything! But this prize has ideas I wouldn’t have thought of which is a real help – and if I win I know he’ll love them!

  1. Joanne Beale Reply

    Fantastic prizes would love to win for my husband. The boots would be great for walking the dog.

  2. I love your Christmas Gift guides they give me so many great ideas!

  3. Sheena Batey Reply

    Men are so difficult to buy for and this has given me some ideas

  4. I love those boots but think the personalised hammer is pretty cool too! I still can’t believe it will be Christmas soon!

  5. Ursula Hunt Reply

    I find men hard to buy for and this is a great article for giving me inspiration

  6. Rosie - greenrosielife Reply

    Perfect timing and some really great ideas here – I’d be tempted to get my other half the map book for when he makes trips back to the UK.

  7. Shannon Williams Reply

    I love the personalised gifts fantastic for Christmas

    • Claire | the ladybirds adventures Reply

      What great gift ideas. I love the walking boots and the map of adventures.

  8. My husband has been looking for a dash cam. I may have to surprise him with this for Christmas!

  9. Great list you got here especially if he really uses such tools. Its a really big help when you know what your partner needs,.

  10. Michelle B Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic bundle of goodies, they have got my hubby and Son written all over them.

  11. Gerri Tennant Reply

    Some really great ideas here. I will be following up on a few of these, thanks.

  12. Maggie Norvell Reply

    fantastic prizes ! So many lovely things and original ideas !

  13. We both always find it hard to buy something for each other so since a year or 3 now we go together to the mall and buy a gift for each other – takes away the excitement maybe but you are sure the other one likes it 🙂

  14. Debbie Skerten Reply

    Fantastic gift ideas. I always have problems buying for the men in our family.

  15. Shelley Jessup Reply

    This is an incredible bunch of gifts for him! I am going to get my dad the Personalised Wooden Hammer. I always find it difficult to buy for my dad as he has Christmas & his birthday!

  16. Trent A Peek Reply

    The Hangrees Slime Making Parodies are something I will have to get for someone this holiday season.

  17. I love the football cufflink set. A few years ago we gave my husband an engraved hammer and it has been one of his most treasured items.

  18. I always struggle with finding the perfect gift for men. This list is really great and very helpful. Thanks for sharing this

  19. A really thoughtful selection. I love the personalised sketched glass. I adore personalised gifts for loved ones.

  20. Lyndsey O'Halloran Reply

    What a great selection of gifts. Thanks for an awesome giveaway too.

  21. My hubby would be all over the jelly belly’s! The Adventure map sounds like its going to provide tons of fun!

  22. Richard Eldred Hawes Reply

    Well this lot would go along way to filling my stocking

  23. I really love those stuff! This is an amazing post. it would be a great present to my nieces this coming Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

  24. Im indoors would love all that, except the football stuff – funny shaped balls apparently!

  25. hmm. A really great idea . This is so classic gift and very presentable and useful from time to time. Not just not an ordinary gift. Thanks for this information.

  26. charlotte isobelle Reply

    my other half is so hard to buy for so this would be lovely

  27. Sometimes it is a struggle to invent a gift that would make a pleasant surprise. Thank you for giving me more options than I ever had about it.

    • Interesting choices. I like the Great British Adventure Map – it is a really good idea!

  28. These are some really great gifts to give. I feel like my boyfriend would absolutely love that Dash cam as a Christmas gift for sure!

  29. Oh how fab! All done with everything crossed! Thanks for the chance!

  30. Angela Macdonald Reply

    wow! this is a really good selection of gifts! I find men so hard to buy for!

  31. Amazing gift bundle! My husband is easy to buy for because he has loads of interests, my stepdad on the other hand, I never have a clue! Older men in general I find super hard to buy for so these would be amazing!!

  32. Laura Pritchard Reply

    My boyfriend would be thrilled to receive all of these!

  33. Looking for my husband is so hard, but you’ve shared so many wonderful ideas for him that I’m sure he would love.

  34. Julie Mouzoura Reply

    An array of wonderful gifts! It would be lovely to share these out as pressies for Christmas.

  35. Fiona jk42 Reply

    My husband enjoys cooking so he would really like the Masha.

  36. This seems like a manly-ish gift guide. I think the giveaway is awesome too!

  37. Helen Hodgson Reply

    Fab u lous – Hubby would love these prizes – I’d have some ‘serious’ brownie points in the bank if I win !

  38. Ruth Harwood Reply

    These look like great gifts for the most difficult person to buy for – I’ll be taking note lol!!

  39. I find it difficult to buy gifts for my husband but this has certainly given me some great ideas

  40. clair downham Reply

    fantastic prizae thankyou very much , fingers crossed

  41. Jessica Waugh Reply

    Amazing, my partner would be spoiled rotten, I do admit I must treat him more. He’s such an amazing partner and daddy to our son!

  42. Sarah Whittington Reply

    Wow always amazing giveaways with a fantastic blog, I have noted some gift ideas down as sometimes I like to surprise my family rather than a gift they ask for , I do favour the hammer it’s wacky & my sons I find the hardest to buy for as it’s mainly focused on their children, I do know the boots would be welcomed by all the men in he family

  43. Sophie Roberts Reply

    What a fantastic choice! I love those walking boots

  44. Pippa Ainsworth Reply

    Great ideas, I think my partner and my Dad would be fighting over some of these gifts!

    • Kelly Knowles Reply

      I’d love to treat my husband and father to our four little ones, he’s so hard because he’s also my carer so never away from me to surprise me

  45. Jo m welsh Reply

    Love the personalised hammer I think that would make an excellent gift

  46. Hayley Elvin Reply

    Love the Christmas board game and Masha, that would be handy for loads of recipes. Some great gift ideas, thank you.

  47. betsy ferguson Reply

    Thank you for hosting the blog and the reviews – I love the boots on the gift ideas, as we could put them to great use x

  48. Nadia Josephine Reply

    I would love to win for my boyfriend he is a nightmare to buy for ! I find it much easier to buy gifts for everyone else so this wowuld really make it easier! Thank you so much

  49. Margaret Clarkson Reply

    We all know ho hard men can sometimes be to buy for, so this guides is very useful and showcases some great ideas.

  50. Karen Usher Reply

    Im going to show my husband the list of ideas, maybe to give me some idea of what he wants for christmas!!!

  51. Emma England Reply

    Great gift guide, some really good ideas here of what to get for my husband, he’s so hard to buy for.

  52. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Some fab ideas for him great, my dad and brother are easy to shop for my partner tells me wht he wants because hes so difficult 🙄

  53. Helen Stratton Reply

    This is a truly wonderful selection of products. With a husband, 3 sons, 3 brothers, 8 nephews and my dad to buy for, this would cover the majority of them – so something to appeal to everybody.

  54. Kelly Hirst Reply

    Great selection of gifts I think my husband would love the 6 In 1 Hammer And Screwdriver

  55. Emma Walton Reply

    Thank you for offering this amazing giveaway – I would love to win! 🤞

  56. Nigel Soper Reply

    Generally I don’t like spoiling the specialness of Christmas by doing things too early, but in this case I think I will make an exception.

  57. Laura Norcop Reply

    So so many good ideas here. The men in our family are notoriously hard to buy for and always end up with socks and the obligatoty toblerone. So nice to have some good inspiration for once x

  58. Hayley Colburn Reply

    A great selection, something there to cover every man in the family, absolutely great!

  59. Rachel Rudkin Reply

    Some great ideas. I especially like the hammer/screwdriver combo.

  60. Sadie Coffin Reply

    This has given me a few good ideas to get for family.

  61. What a lovely giveaway for Christmas! This would be amazing to win for my husband.

  62. Suzanne Gaulton Reply

    So many super ideas for those difficult to buy for men in my life – Dad, brother, husband, son…

  63. Debbie Hawkins Reply

    Great ideas. I always struggle with the menfolk at Christmas and with three brothers, father in law, 3 brothers in law, a teenage son and my other half to buy for it’s a never ending headache.

  64. Hannah Lord Reply

    my partner is so difficult to buy for there are some great ideas here!

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