We get it. You're busy. You're important. You have things to do, people to see. You don't have time for such fripperies as Christmas shopping.
This year, instead of slogging around the shops anxiously trying to figure out what to buy for whom, just take our Christmas gift guide with you. Boom. Christmas shopping sorted.
Don't forget to look out for our guides to tech and food next week.
William & Son dressing gown
There are few pleasures in life like a warm, fuzzy dressing gown on a winter’s day. And this men’s cashmere version, made by Johnston’s of Elgin, takes things to a whole new level.
A beautiful, simple sterling silver bracelet with a heart filigree to declare your love for another human being.
Cartier Love Bracelet
This classic bracelet from Cartier has 10 diamonds set into a yellow gold bangle. Its stark design, with visible screws, does not slip over the wrist like a normal bracelet – instead it is screwed in place as a token of enduring love. It is sold with the most luxurious screwdriver known to man.
Apple Watch Hermes
Apple’s Series 2 Watch is a major improvement over the first generation, featuring built-in GPS, better battery life and waterproofing, meaning you can now run and swim in it all day long and still know what time it is come dinner. And nothing says “I love you” like Hermes, so why not go the whole hog and add this luxury leather strap?
If you're after a more classic timepiece, online luxury watch store Hodinkee has a wide selection of styles available, and it's bringing the best of its vintage collection - including the Rolex Sea Dweller 1665 and Omega Chronometer - to an exclusive Harrods pop-up this weekend.
If a man in your life needs some sprucing up but can’t stand the hordes at Oxford Street, why not give him a nudge by gifting him a voucher for online stylist service Enclothed? A quick chat with a stylist will yield a box heaving with designer gear for you to try; keep what you like and the rest will be picked up, free of charge.
Assos Jingle helmet
Everybody counts among their friends at least one intrepid soul who braves the elements each day to cycle through rain and snow to get to work. Reward their exertion with this super-cool – and super-safe – helmet from Ranking, sold by luxury Swiss cycling brand Assos. The Jingo’s big selling point is how light it is compared to its strength, meaning your loved one will have a more comfortable commute; their hair will still be a mess, though.
Boodles Maze Pendant
This playful, contemporary pendant is made from 18ct rose gold and comes on a diamond-set chain.
William & Son Slippers
Slippers are a Christmas staple, but there is nothing standard about these luxury cashmere ones from Sara Greggio at William & Son. Comfortable and beautifully crafted, these will be sure to keep that special lady in your life’s feet warm this winter.
Smythson Travel bag
If you’re planning to whisk someone special away for a winter break, then this 24-hour travel bag will be the perfect present . The soft deerskin exterior comes in a choice of six colours, including our favourite, woodland green. It features an adjustable shoulder strap and red cotton lining.
Another brand tearing up the rule-book for how men shop is Dappad. Tell their pro-stylists the type of look(s) you’re after and a box will appear, as if by magic, at your desk later that week. Part of the joy is discovering new brands that you wouldn’t usually buy for yourself. Dappad has a great line in unusual, Scandinavian/Japanese-inspired clothing; minimalist chic with lots of quality knits and simple, high-quality denims.