While the festive season should be a chance to relax, the pressures of giving—read: the right thing—can turn this special occasion into a stressful ordeal. No worries, we’re here to simplify those shopping lists. Our team has curated the best Christmas gifts to help you check everyone off your list—that goes for the SO, dad, older brother and uncle you only see once every year. Whatever your style, and whatever their wants, we guarantee you’ll find a gift that’ll put a smile on their face.
Tom Ford once said: “Good manners and good cologne are what transform a man into a gentleman!” Here at MH, we wholeheartedly agree, but most guys are wary of splashing serious cash on scents when the next iteration of Call of Duty is looking all too tempting. That’s where you come in. Opt for scents that’ll work during any season, and you’ll be gifting him something that’ll help him feel his best from this Christmas until the next.
Launched in 1998, BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette quickly achieved icon status and remains a bestseller around the world. Following the introduction of BOSS Bottled Eau de Parfum in 2020, new BOSS Bottled Parfum moves the franchise into intense new territory, as the BOSS man takes full control of his next steps forward. A powerful fragrance for every individual ready to embrace his destiny, BOSS Bottled Parfum delivers a clear message: the moment has come to be your own BOSS. Available here.
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Bentley for Men Azure
This powerfully expressive fragrance with a fresh twist is a modern creation that appeals to sporty, smart and style-conscious men. Subtle woody, fresh and spicy notes. Bentley for Men Azure makes an immediate impact with a contemporary burst of freshness: the top note is an invigorating stimulating cocktail of fresh citrus, delicious fruity pineapple and the wonderful herbaceous aroma of violet leaves. Available here.
Man’s best threads are versatile, stylish and properly durable. This apparels ticks every box. Plus, they’re probably on his wishlist already.
PUMA has unveiled the 2022 RS-X franchise in cooperation with Skepta, the brand’s new global ambassador, creative consultant, and designer. The PUMA RS-X Efekt is available in-store and online from 2 December. Skepta fronts PUMA’s new RS-X “Revolutionaries” campaign, which features a video following Skepta as he dismantles and rebuilds the world around him, with the goal of empowering others and allowing them to master their creativity. Get your pair here.
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Crockett & Jones Footwear
Crockett & Jones joins an all-star cast in the form of Bolton Footwear’s brand portfolio, which includes Grasshoppers, Bronx and Barker. All competitive prices and made from the highest quality leather and raw materials available. Get your pair here.
adidas NMD_V3 shoe
Go ahead and check all the boxes with these adidas NMD_V3 Shoes. Breathable. Comfortable. Made with recycled materials. That’s a yes to all three. Plus there’s the style, like the perforated details, which is also where that breathability comes in. Playing with transparency, the 3-Stripes layer over the perforations, giving a glimpse at them underneath the monochrome signoff. Get your pair here
Guys love gear and tech—that’s a fact. These gadgets are one step ahead of the pack.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro
HUAWEI* has exceeded all expectations with the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 Pro, which features an outstanding luxurious design and makes use of remarkable high-end materials with luxury-grade polishing to achieve its unique look. Not to mention its exceptional battery life and professional health management features. What’s more, it is compatible with HUAWEI devices as well as other Android and iOS devices. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is the latest must-have smartwatch that blends premium design and top-notch tech. Available here.
Huawei Nova Y90
The Huawei Nova Y90 has supercharged features that include intelligent in-built charging management, a long-lasting battery and sufficient storage also play a large role in having an efficient smartphone. This might seem like a lot to ask for in an entry-level smartphone, right? Well, HUAWEI has surprised everyone with the addition of the latest HUAWEI nova Y90. Available here.
Premium urban outdoor brand, Sealand, has its first range of gear made from ECONYL® nylon. The new product range will is available and it’s the first time that a company in Africa will be using this innovative material in bags and outdoor gear. Available here.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro
For an awesome and reliable gym partner, look no further than the Galaxy Watch5 or Watch5 Pro. Designed to incentivise you to work towards set targets and specific health and fitness goals, the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro ticks all the right boxes to become your ideal health and fitness partner. Available here.
Nintendo Switch OLED Edition
The ultra-portable Nintendo Switch has received a high-fidelity upgrade, taking its gaming chops into the modern age. With a bright display and more pixels than before, this is his commute and downtime sorted. Grab yours here.
Bringing the iconic details of the Lacoste polo shirt to the wrist, the Lacoste.12.12 is the brand’s signature timepiece. The three-hand design is shaped by a sleek, modern aesthetic, infused with the unique sporty appeal that defines Lacoste Watches. Offered in two sizes with a lightweight nylon-infused resin case, the adults’ watch features petit piqué embossing that fades towards the edges of the silicone strap and the centre of the striking, curved dial. Available here.
Celebrate the Season of Wonder with Sunglass Hut. From classic styles to playful pairs, transparent lenses to sporty silhouettes, Sunglass Hut has a pair for everyone. Whether you are looking for the perfect pair for yourself or to gift to a loved one this Christmas, there are frames to fit all personalities. With a variety of products, brands and price points, Sunglass Hut has the perfect Christmas gift designed for everyone. Get your pair here.
Takeoff Louis Vuitton Pouch
The Takeoff Pouch is the chic way to carry a tablet computer and other small items. This version is crafted in blue Aerogram leather, fine and supple like an old-fashioned postal aerogram, enhanced with a customizable label tag and the “LV” signature in tone-on-tone metal. Secure zipped closure and a removable strap make it a user-friendly everyday accessory, this is the perfect accessory for a Christmas gift. Available here
Self-care isn’t selfish so why not gift that favourite gent with a treatment or two? Here are a few self-care treats you can add to your Christmas gifting.
Medellin Gentlemen Groomers
Walk into the 50s and 60s to 80s and 90s time capsule, choose from an array of services, grab a complimentary drink and sit back for a revolutionary transformation. Services include haircuts and styling, manicures, pedicures, massages, hot towel shaving, hair treatments and for the Harrington-specific branch—a tattoo parlour.
Braun Series 9 PRO
Braun’s most advanced shaver yet, the new Series 9 Pro features an innovative shaving head with 5 shaving elements. The new ProLift trimmer is designed to gently cut tough hairs—no matter if it’s a 1, 3, or 7-day beard. The uniquely designed Braun foils cut hairs below 0.05mm and the AutoSense technology adjusts the power to your beard’s density—for a close shave even on dense beards. Available here.
For the Bar
Whether you’re taking it as a gift for the host’s bar or plan to shake things up at the Christmas party, a quality bottle is a must-have. Here are our favourite picks.
Bombay Sapphire Gin
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® is again living up to its reputation by partnering with Cape Town-based illustrator and founder of the Yay Abe studio, Russell Abrahams. His inspiration for creating limited edition Create A Stir x Yay Abe Gift Packs was guided by the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® art of botanicals approach, highlighting the gin’s four flavour profiles: citrus, floral, herbal, and spicy notes. Create A Stir x Yay Abe limited edition gift packs are available on takealot.com, or at Makro Stores, Tops at Spar, Pick N Pay Liquor, and Checkers Liquor Stores nationwide, while stocks last.
The new twist to SKYY®’s award-winning liquid is intended to enhance the mouthfeel and fresh taste of the vodka & soda. The result is a smooth, gluten-free and fresher-tasting vodka that not only adds character to any cocktail but also raises the bar on the classic vodka & soda. Always quadruple-distilled and triple-filtered – including filtration through California Limestone – SKYY®’s liquid is encapsulated in a beautiful coastal blue bottle inspired by the natural elements of San Francisco. Available here.
Champagne and celebration are so inextricably linked that it’s hard to imagine a celebration without that iconic pop of the cork and the ebullience of bubbles as they rise to the surface. This Christmas season offers plenty of opportunity to do just that, so we’ve gathered 4 iconic champagne houses and their flagship wines and matched them with the perfect moments of the day for sharing, gifting and enjoying. Available here
Looking for more than the perfect gift? Woodford Reserve is made to gift and ready to dazzle. This Christmas, wrap up over 200 flavour notes for every home bar, year-end party, hard-to-shop-for friend or special treat for yourself. Much like the holidays, Woodford Reserve is a spectacle for the senses. Available here.
South Africans can celebrate this Christmas season with Lyre’s, the world’s most awarded, ‘impossibly crafted’ premium quality non-alcoholic spirits’ brand. The range gives the perfect elevated drink experience whether gifting or serving as part of any occasion. Whether it’s for loved ones, in-laws, or just fixing up yours truly, you’ll find Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits a rather advent-aqueous gift option. Available here.
Popular Gin brand Inverroche has revealed a limited edition of its classic gin in the form of a new flavour aptly called the Inverroche Bee&Bee. The limited edition comes in packaging that has been specially designed to give solitary bees much-needed homes. The beautifully crafted boxes in which the gin is packaged are intended to be repurposed as bee hotels and to give these vital pollinators a place to nest and rest in gardens or even on balconies. Available here.
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