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.

    • Claire | the ladybirds adventures Reply

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

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

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

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

  10. Gerri Tennant Reply

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

  11. Maggie Norvell Reply

    fantastic prizes ! So many lovely things and original ideas !

  12. 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 🙂

  13. Debbie Skerten Reply

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

  14. 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!

  15. Trent A Peek Reply

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

  16. 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.

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

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

  19. Lyndsey O'Halloran Reply

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

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

  21. Richard Eldred Hawes Reply

    Well this lot would go along way to filling my stocking

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. charlotte isobelle Reply

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

  26. 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!

  27. 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!

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

  29. Angela Macdonald Reply

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

  30. 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!!

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

  32. Julie Mouzoura Reply

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

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

  34. Helen Hodgson Reply

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

  35. Ruth Harwood Reply

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

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

  37. 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!

  38. 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

  39. 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

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

  41. Hayley Elvin Reply

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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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!!!

  46. 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.

  47. 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 🙄

  48. 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.

  49. Kelly Hirst Reply

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

  50. Emma Walton Reply

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. Hayley Colburn Reply

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

  54. Rachel Rudkin Reply

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

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

  56. Suzanne Gaulton Reply

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

  57. 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.

  58. Hannah Lord Reply

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

  59. what a great selection – that would cover Christmas for all the men in your life

  60. Natasha Spratt Reply

    What good selection, as per usual I’m struggling to find something because men manage to not want ANYTHING!!! 🙂

  61. Wow! Great gift guide & giveaway! I’m loving that Masha, my partner always mashes the potatoes but he’s lost his touch lately lol!

  62. Wow! What a fantastic prize — Love the comment on the hammer .

  63. olivia Kirby Reply

    Lovely ideas. I would love to win them though as I only buy for the children!!

  64. Sophie Williams Reply

    Some great ideas, I struggle to find gifts for the men in the family!

  65. Arabella Bazley Reply

    There are some fabulous things in your selection. The leather cufflink box looks very classy and the Masha sounds very masculine so it must be a boys toy. The Dash Cam would be a mixed blessing because everytime he said “did you see that!!??” he will have the ability to replay in slow motion and discuss the other driver’s faults at length 😉

  66. Jazz Fulcher Reply

    So many wonderful prizes, fingers crossed- I’ll give things to my boyfriend and grandad

  67. Carole Nott Reply

    This is a great giveaway – lots of useful and good products – thanks for the chance to win

  68. fabulous ideas here, anyone would be very lucky to get these gifts. thanks.

  69. There are things in the list that are perfect for my husband, son, dad, or brother! There are some really good choices.

  70. Kristyn Harris Reply

    What a wonderful prize bundle! I would LOVE to surprise my husband with these fabulous treats!

  71. Stacey Eborall Reply

    Such incredible gifts! I would love to be able to give these to my Husband (and some to my father in law). It’s been a terrible few years from our son born at 25 weeks to daughter having epilepsy, youngest born with Down’s syndrome having open heart surgery and today I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 🤣 you literally cannot make up how much bad luck we have. I nearly cut my thumb off carving a pumpkin and missed Halloween – my favourite time of the year! But, the family love Christmas and I do everything I can to make it a magical time of the year, with or without the presents!

  72. Angela Kate Webster | Cosmic Kick Reply

    Wow, this is such a huge giveaway! I’d love to win the boots for my other half. We’re planning on camping a lot next year so they would come in handy!

  73. Mary Baldwin Reply

    Some great ideas for some of the men in our fmily that are so difficult to buy for.


    This is an amazing prize, my other half would love this on Christmas Day x

  75. Victoria Prince Reply

    What a fantastic selection. Those boots in particular look incredible

  76. Tracey Hallmark Reply

    Such a fantastic selection I’d absolutely love to win this super prize for my lovely man

  77. Mike Gerrie Reply

    Fantastic prize bundle to giveaway, count me in please, fingers crossed

  78. Christine Lockley Reply

    Wow, what a great selection – I love the Boots and the Football Book

  79. My partner is always difficult to buy for. I know for sure he would love these gifts which I could never afford to buy him en masse!!!

  80. Some terrific gifts there – thank you! The love the boots and the wallet has just given me an idea for a present.

  81. Kirsteen Mackay Reply

    Brilliant ideas for my husband. He is ridiculously difficult to buy for!

  82. Joanne Boland Reply

    This is fantastic! My husband could really use a new wallet but would probably be most pleased with the hammer/screwdriver!

  83. Vikki cavanagh Reply

    Wow great prize! That would be my hubby sorted for Xmas 😀😀😀

  84. Elizabeth Yeates Reply

    My son would love the personalised football book. Always looking for ideas for boys

  85. Simon Keeping Reply

    This would be a cracking Christmas present to give to myself!!

  86. Anthea Holloway Reply

    What a fantastic selection! I love all these ideas and will act on them!

  87. Sare Davies Reply

    What a great selection of ideas. I particularly love the personalised hammer

  88. Lorna M Peppiatt Reply

    Thanks for some fabulous ideas for Christmas, it’s always a struggle!

  89. Teresa Sheldon Reply

    I love your gift guides they’ve given me so many good ideas, I always struggle with buying men presents love some of these ideas

  90. Claire Elizabeth Noke Reply

    Yet another amazing selection of prizes from you! thanks so much for the chance of helping make Christmas easier! x x

  91. Carly Belsey Reply

    These are some wonderful gift ideas here – I especially love the hammer, this would make a great present for my dad as he has lost his!

  92. Fiona Johnstone Reply

    So many great ideas here. Love the personalised hammer. Great fun. Men are so tricky to buy for so you have given me inspiration for my present buying.

  93. Patricia Avery Reply

    Fantastic collection of gifts you have selected. My hubby of 50 years would be happy with any one of them!

  94. Sian Buckingham Reply

    There are some great gift ideas here! I still need to get my partner something, fingers crossed! 🙂

  95. Anneka Avery Reply

    The whole list looks fab! Especially the men’s wallet a good leather wallet is hard to find!

  96. John Mcgovern Reply

    You have opened my eyes. There are good ideas there that I would never have thought of.

  97. I always leave the men till last as they are so difficult to buy gifts for. Excellent suggestions. Thank you.

  98. Chris Hobbs Reply

    Those walking boots would be great for walking the dog, hiking on a weekend and a general stroll to the pub when a few inches of snow has fallen, nothing will stop me in these

  99. Fiona Martin Reply

    Some really good and different ideas here for the male species in our lives!

  100. Amy Withnall Reply

    What a fab bundle of prizes. something perfect for pretty much all the men I have to buy gifts for.

  101. Ruth Wollerton Reply

    I always struggle to find great pressies that are different and mean something for the men in my life, so this selection is great.

  102. Perfect gifts for the men in my life! (eg teenage son, dad & partner!)

  103. lots of great ideas there for the men in my family – my hubby would love these

  104. Dawn Samples Reply

    The HAIX Scout – All Terrain Boots would be perfect for my dad when he goes hiking x

  105. Becki Johnson Reply

    So many fun prizes here! The men in my family would be really happy with these goodies!

  106. Amazing prizes! A dash cam is actually on my husbands Christmas list so fingers crossed

  107. Adrian Bold Reply

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone.

  108. Michelle Moloney Reply

    There are som great suggestion sphere, thank you I was in need of inspiration

  109. Sarah Roberts Reply

    Great choices! I’m loving the boots and wallet definitely things my hubby could do with at the moment

  110. These ideas are very helpful as I find it so hard to buy for men there is not as much to choose from like there is for women.

  111. Debbie Clarke Reply

    Would love to treat my wonderful fiance Mark awwww this Christmas. Some great ideas .

  112. Carol Cliffe Reply

    I love the personalised hammer – a thoughtful and practical gift at the same time (and saves anyone borrowing your tools and not returning them lol!)

  113. Natasha R-M Reply

    A lovely selection of prizes – particularly, the Haix All-terrain boots which my Dad would appreciate.

  114. Violet Phillippo Reply

    There’s some really lively idea on here: my day would love the personalised hammer!

  115. Charmian Filewood Reply

    Also hard to buy for the males in the family. Some fresh ideas there!

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