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By Cherelle Mukoko on 28th October 2022

As the days get shorter and colder, Christmas tidings and cheer creep closer & closer. If you're in need of some inspo to treat that special man in your life this festive season, keep on reading to discover The Sybarite's ultimate gift guide for men!

After the success of her first luxury Christmas gift guide for women, Cherelle Mukoko is back to discuss her roundup of present ideas for the special men in your life. Join her as she explores gifts for every type of man - from drink-lovers to tech geeks, we promise there will be something in there for every guy you know!

METAXA AEN III - £1200

Metaxa have set out to capture consumers, and I believe they have succeeded with flying colours! Their website alone will captivate you, I see Metaxa as more than just an alcohol brand, it's an experience, an exploration, and a journey. This is a gift for a man that has it all. An exceptional spirit rooted in legacy, Greek provenance and craftsmanship. Created from a special selection of premium METAXA spirits from across the ages, METAXA AEN III offers an alluring sensory experience with an unexpected depth of flavour, providing a decadent journey of discovery in each and every sip.

Hyper-X Cloud Mix Buds - £129.99

For the man that loves to game. HyperX Cloud MIX Buds are wireless earbuds designed for gaming, with a convenient Bluetooth connection for listening to music or answering phone calls when you’re on the go. When connected to a PC, players can take advantage of DTS Headphone, which ups immersion by providing virtual 3D spatial audio with precise sound localisation. 12mm drivers ensure you hear everything in rich detail!

Royal Selangor's Vienna Collection from £39

Royal Selangor’s luxurious drinkware collections make show-stopping gifts to last a lifetime for any drinks lover. The Vienna collection is stunning, perfect to impress any guest that comes around for a Sunday roast, including a stylish coordinating decanter, wine glass, wine funnel and wine pourer. 

Epson Projector EH-LS800 - £3,299.99

Many of us are trading in our TVs for projectors, & I have to say I think it's a really cool alternative. Easy to set up with the Epson Assistant app, the impressive features makes this the perfect gift for any gadget enthusiast. It is an investment, but one that will definitely get its cost per use and don't for one minute think you can't access your all-important entertainment hub with Youtube, Netflix and Prime!

Elephant Gin Oak-Aged Negroni - £35.90

It's not every day that you find alcohol brands that want to give back. One thing that drew me to this brand was its incredible initiative. From 2022, donations will go directly to the Elephant Gin Foundation, a grant-making foundation that invests in African elephant conservation and educational projects. Headquartered in London, the Elephant Gin Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to protecting African wildlife, with a particular focus on elephants and the preservation of their habitats. But let's not forget how incredible this Gin tastes and smells! I'm not a huge gin consumer but I could definitely see myself purchasing this again (and my husband loved it!). Elephant’s first ready-to-drink cocktail is a take on the ultimate bittersweet aperitif: the Negroni, presented in an attractive 700ml glass bottle. Containing equal parts gin, vermouth and bitter liqueur, the cocktail has great depth and personality, further mellowed and rounded by six months of ageing in oak barrels, adding a complexity and texture as well as a slightly smoky note on the nose. To completely avoid artificial flavours and animal products (the leading component in a Negroni, Campari, isn’t in fact vegan, due to gelatin being used in the filtration process), all ingredients are created in-house and are 100% natural.

Braun Speaker

Not only does this speaker look sleek in the home, its sound will fully immerse you in the music. Braun Audio celebrates its return to the audio category after 30 years, with a look at its classic 1959 LE speakers. The LE speakers are a perfect balance of great craftsmanship, entwined with an effortless classic design of functionality. In addition to the sophisticated design, the speakers also double up as a control hub for your smart home and are equipped with smart speaker functionality just in time to celebrate the festive season with friends and family. You don't just have to be a music lover or someone that loves the latest gadget, this speaker is simply for the man that appreciates quality in his home. Moreover, the speakers cleverly serve as a control hub for your smart home and come equipped with smart speaker functionality. With Google Assistant built-in, users can play music, find answers on Google Search, manage everyday tasks and easily control smart devices around your home - just by using your voice. Personally, this would be top of my list as a gift.

MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer - £119 

For the man in your life that needs a little more assistance in the kitchen. The MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer makes achieving succulent, perfectly cooked meat or fish every time, simple. Super smart, MEATER Plus has its own app featuring a smart guided cook system. Simply connect the MEATER Plus to any smartphone or tablet to enjoy estimated cooking times, meat being monitored whilst it is cooking, and alerts and notifications being sent when meat is cooked to perfection and ready to eat. Tech lovers will enjoy the feature-rich app, busy parents can enjoy the freedom to get on with other tasks, budding chefs have access to a massive, subscription-free, library of recipes and foodies can get adventurous with their meat selections. Useful for all year-round culinary endeavours, MEATER Plus is great for al fresco cooking as well as a must-have kitchen tool. This simple-to-use, must-have culinary gadget is cooking 2.0!  

Dirtea Adaptogenic Powder Gift Set - £149

For the health-conscious man that wants to strengthen his immune system, gain more energy and have glowing skin - Dirtea makes the purest and most potent functional mushroom extract powders, coffees and cacao super blend around, proven to improve your health, well-being and lifestyle when consumed daily. Having tasted one of these incredible blends, I can confirm these powders don't lack flavour either. High in antioxidants, zinc, and magnesium just to name a few, all these incredible benefits will have that special man in your life feeling a million dollars. The limited edition gift set allows for the chance to taste the full range and scope out which one is your favourite.

Archie Harris Tweed Clogs - £50

Cosy winters are here and the snuggly jumpers and cosy slippers are coming out but let us do it in style - these tweed clogs are the perfect pair of classic slippers for the perfect gentleman. The Archie clogs are where style meets substance in spades! They bring together the heritage of Harris Tweed with a contemporary and practical clog design. The easy slip-on style is a great year-round option with a soft suede footbed and a durable sole. Choose from 3 modern tweed pattern options.

And Sons Cardigan - £200

Loved by celebrities, And Son's is for the man who loves the great outdoors or just takes pride in his appearance. This chic shawl cardigan is versatile, classic and relaxed. This luxurious knitted cardigan is made from a sustainable, 100% cotton thread. As a comfortable, regular fit, it features fully fashioned raglan seams and is the perfect, cosy xmas gift for a special man in your life!

Ray-Ban Stories Sunglasses - from £299

A luxury brand that we are all familiar with is Ray-Ban, a pioneer in glasses for many years - so no doubt giving the gift of Ray-Ban will stand the test of time. Whether you’re spending the holidays with loved ones or jetting off to a vacation destination - you can keep your phone in your pocket while still capturing moments from your unique point of view - how incredible! These stylish smart glasses have dual HD cameras that allow you to capture photos and videos with a touch of a button or hands-free using voice commands so you'll be the hero of holiday get-togethers when someone says “please tell me you got that on video”. With built-in Bluetooth and voice commands, you’ll be able to stay connected while keeping both hands free to carry gifts, help decorate the home or enjoy a new cuisine abroad. Use your voice to send messages on Messenger and WhatsApp, or listen to your favourite holiday playlist or podcast directly from the glasses’ built-in speakers during downtime. Available in 28 combinations of frame/lens styles including Wayfarer, Round or Meteor as well as polarized, transitions and prescription - there’s sure to be a pair that best fits everyone’s personal style. 

Turbo Vado Bike - £2,800 - £5,250

With an 80mm front suspension fork, wide tyres and a plush suspension seatpost, the Turbo Vado is built for a comfortable ride on even the roughest of roads. It’s also got some anti-theft tricks up its sleeves with the user able to disable the motor via the Mission Control app, plus the battery is both lockable and removable. A built-in Garmin Radar device detects cars up to 140 metres behind the rider and shows their location on the integrated display. The 5.0 version of the bike even comes with the option for automatic gear shifting! With up to 90 miles of range, and a rack that can hold up to 27kg, along with integrated lights and mudguards, the Turbo Vado is a go-anywhere, do-anything machine.

Melitta Avanza Coffee Machine - £339

Saving the pennies might not be on the top of everyone's list for 2023 but many will be trying to save costs where they can, which means fewer trips to your local Starbucks and getting more creative at home with those frothy lattes! Tried and tested, this automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine creates top-tier barista-style drinks from the comfort of your own kitchen. Just 200mm wide, the Avanza is one of the world's smallest fully automatic coffee machines – impressively designed with excellent features. It boasts an ultra-modern front panel with an LED symbol display, a cappuccinatore for consistent high-quality milk froth and a large bean hopper to store up to 250g of whole beans until it is time to grind, delivering the purest coffee performance. What’s more, the Avanza features a super-quiet grinder with five grinder settings, adjustable coffee strengths plus an integrated aroma extraction system to ensure the optimum coffee aroma develops. The practical Double Cup mode is a real time-saver too as it allows the preparation of two identical drinks simultaneously.

Luxury Classic Car Break - £967

Looking for a meaningful gift for the classic car enthusiast in your life? Look no further than this grown-up getaway complete with all-day car hire from New Forest Classic Cars, overnight accommodation in one of the hotel’s most luxurious Courtyard suites, tickets to Beaulieu Motor Museum and dinner at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant, plus a hearty breakfast to round off the adventure. Choose from iconic favourites like the 1966 Jaguar E-Type or a 1967 Austin Healy for your most memorable Christmas yet!

Imp and Maker Luxury Breakfast Hamper - £114.95

Imp and Maker have curated a delicious selection for discerning foodies that are hand-picked, packed and delivered to the recipient’s door. What better way to treat your loved one than with one of their luxurious hampers? I am a big breakfast fan and think breakfast in bed is the ultimate romantic gesture. Surprise that special man in your life and start your Christmas morning off right! The award-winning products are fresh and selected from only the best brands. Vegans don't worry they have hampers to suit everyone!

Red Wine Lovers' Gift Box - £51.50

I have to say, I SERIOUSLY enjoyed the red wine that came in this gift box and I highly recommend it, my husband and mum both loved it too and for the price point, you are getting some incredible quality wines. The gift box includes a Lychgate Red (a medium-bodied dry red with earthy aromas, hedgerow fruits & black cherry) and a Cuvée Noir (a unique sparkling red wine that pairs perfectly with Christmas Pudding!). It makes a fantastic gift for those who love English red wine. I'm no wine connoisseur but I know good wine when I taste it!

Glenfiddich Grand Couronne - £450.00

Designed to elevate occasions and ooze grandiose, Glenfiddich Grande Couronne 26-Year Old is matured in American and European oak casks at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, and then finished for up to two years in meticulously sourced French Cognac casks. The striking Grande Couronne bottle is adorned with gold filigree, while exquisite artwork evocative of great renaissance paintings are revealed inside the box, blending two art forms to create the ideal gift.

Go Pro Creator’s Kit - £724

For the content creator or aspiring influencer, last month, GoPro announced the launch of three versions of its all-new HERO11 Black camera: HERO11 BlackHERO11 Black Creator Edition and HERO11 Black Mini. Geared towards professionals, content creators and those who want to take a simpler approach to capture the action, these three models have something for everyone. Whether your man is an action-adventure, a new dad who wants to capture memories, or a novice content creator who wants to get into a new hobby - GoPro’s launch products would suit almost anyone! With a larger sensor, 10-Bit colour video, the high-performance Enduro Battery and more, this is an upgrade like you’ve never seen before. The GoPro creator edition is your all-in-one creative powerhouse that makes vlogging, filmmaking and live streaming easier than ever, it's a must-have for anyone that wants to create clean and professional footage. I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on this myself, everything it comes with makes me super excited to begin creating.

Urbanista Los Angeles Self-Charge Headphones - £169

Everyone is loving the hands-free AirPods at the moment but for me personally, nothing beats an amazing pair of over-the-head headphones, but what about if someone took all the stress out of having to charge your headphones and created ones which charged themselves? Well, here you have it the world's first-ever solar-powered wireless headphones. Los Angeles constantly charges whenever exposed to light, either outdoors or indoors, providing you with virtually infinite playtime. Just a single press of a button instantly cancels out ambient noises so you can enjoy your audio without interruptions. It's a yes from me - these headphones are ticking all the boxes!

Hawksbill Spiced Rum - £25

Here’s the perfect sustainable spiced rum to treat your loved ones to this year. A gift that gives back, from the friend who loves the taste of a traditional spiced rum to those who adore a fruitier beverage, Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum has you covered. The moment I tasted this I knew Hawksbill would have a customer for life, this spiced rum transports me straight to the Caribbean. With just the right amount of sweetness, this has now become a cupboard staple. Aside from it being a delicious rum, Hawksbill is on a conservation and sustainable mission. With every bottle sold Hawksbill donates 10% of the profits to helping its namesake through the Barbados Sea Turtle Project. 

DelVita Wood Fire Oven - £1,395

This is a budget blowout option but totally gorgeous and very much not just for Christmas, as this will bring you year-round joy! It is uber-luxury, inspired by Italian style pizza ovens and handcrafted in the UK. The DeliVita wood-fired oven retails at £1,395 in Harrods, John Lewis, Selfridges and across all luxury garden specialists, as well as delivita.com. It's super sleek fibre glass dome comes in a choice of eight gorgeous colours so you can match your wood-fired oven to your outdoor kitchen & I am convinced there is no better Christmas present to truly spoil the foodie in your life!

Lochranza & Machrie Men’s Eau de Toilette - £42.50

Trust me when I say you’re going to want your significant other to smell like this gorgeous scent! Not too overpowering but potent enough to make you say “wow”. Inspired by the breathtaking coastlines and rugged landscapes which surround Arran’s island home, these two flagship fragrances for men are sure to uplift, awaken and energise – whether you prefer Lochranza’s warming, wooded spice of patchouli and anise, or Machrie’s crisp, clean aromas of sea salt & rockrose. The perfect Christmas gift to make him feel fresh and revitalised. 

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