Gift Guide for Men - Christmas 2019
Men, on the whole, are notoriously difficult to buy Christmas gifts for. But it’s never too early to start writing your own list or buying for others, and a little inspiration never hurt anyone. We thought we’d ask the man who has everything—who else but Philip Start?—for some help. Here’s what’s on Philip’s list this year…
BLACK MOSS CANDLE
- "My wife and I love The Perfumer's Story Candle, our favourite is called Black Moss"
"It's lovely to get something new for our home, I really like the interesting glassware from our neighbours at W.A Green"
AĒSOP HAND WASH
- "This is a real luxury, it has a gentle exfoliator in and your hands feel incredible afterwards."
"It's time I replaced my wallet, Ettinger is one of my favourite Leather Goods brands, and this style is sleek and timeless"
So, that’s Philip. But what else could you be gifting—or asking for—this Christmas? Whether you’re buying for the man who has everything or someone who doesn’t have a clue what they might want, our men’s Christmas gift guide—a combination of Mr. Start’s finest and our favourite offerings from a few brands we love—is packed with inspiration to suit any modern man.
The ultimate gentlemanly essential. Worn smart or casual, a perfectly fitted Mr. Start shirt is the gift that keeps on giving (or so our customers tell us!)—so why not get him something he’ll be able to wear year on year?
No. 88 FRAGRANCE
If you can’t go wrong with a shirt, a fragrance is trickier because it’s much more personal. Don’t worry about telling your partner how they should smell, because they should smell like this No. 88 Fragrance from luxury London-based grooming gurus Czech & Speake.
CHUNKY LAMBSWOOL SCARF
Because it isn’t something somebody would necessarily buy themselves, the humble scarf is, therefore, a great Christmas gift idea. Don’t worry about size, just consider whether you want a chunky one or a finer scarf you can pair with a suit jacket. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
MR. START SILVER CUFFLINKS
Make a statement with these supremely stylish cufflinks courtesy of the ‘king of cufflinks’—Philip’s brother John Start. A truly special gift that they, or you, will never forget.
PANTHERELLA & SPECIFIC OBJECT SOCKS
Socks, when done right, are most definitely a winning Christmas gift idea. We think that these mustard and grey Specific Object socks and Waddington cashmere Pantherella socks make for fantastic gifts. Have a read of our sock blog to see how socks can transform your outfit.
Because it’s always sunny somewhere. We think these cooler-than-cool Cubitts frames are a great fit whether you’re off sunbathing or skiing.