Gift Guide for Men
We've rounded up some of the very best present ideas for the men in your life from small independent businesses.
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Don't forget to buy early to avoid the rush, plus you get to feel super organised.
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A beautiful sleek handcrafted black soap dish made from Richlite, a sustainable material of resin infused compressed recycled paper which is water resistant and anti-microbial.
For the dapper chap. This beautifully designed, aesthetically pleasing and functional clothes brush is made from natural materials - beech wood and pure hog bristle - which trap dust and hairs to keep your clothes looking smart. Also works for pet hairs on the sofa.
Created with busy hands in mind, this Coffee Hand Scrub is a naturally exfoliating treatment which also nourishes the hands with the moistursing effects of the shea butter. When you’ve been busy in the garden, under the bonnet of the car or painting then this chemical free, naturally abrasive scrub will get rid of the muck.
This straight sided stoneware mug with vertical green stripes the colour of aged copper by local ceramicist Charlotte Cadzow, has a broad decorated handle. Pleasing to cradle in the hand and to drink from.
The Hori-hori is a Japanese trowel, that is on every gardener's wish list. It is an all-round weeder, bulb-planter supreme and general subterranean rummager. Brilliant for planting bulbs, weeding and all sorts of garden stuff - but whatever you do don't take it as carry on luggage.
Socks are a cliché at Christmas but receiving socks that are more luxurious that you would buy for yourself, is a winner. These mohair socks from Scottish brand, Pairs Scotland give exceptional warmth, comfort and longevity - beyond that of cotton, bamboo, merino and even cashmere.
Leather key chains from Workshop After Six are designed to keep your keys with you, attached to your belt or your bag. They are made from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather and made solely by hand-crafting processes (cut, punched, stitched, stamped, and burnished by hand) in Edinburgh.
This Cube Pouch toiletry bag, from one of my favourite Edinburgh independent shops, Curiouser & Curiouser, is made from 100% organic cotton and is a lot more stylish than the free toilet bag he still uses that came with the deodorant that he wore in his 20s.
Hidden Scotland magazine is a great source of inspiration and information on travelling to and around Scotland. Ideal for a keen traveller and for planning trips in 2021.
The FINDRA Lewis merino zip neck top is made from ethically sourced Merino from Australia. All the products from FINDRA look and feel beautiful and are perfect for cycling, running, skiing, canoeing, hiking, horse riding and any other sport you can throw at it.
This waxed canvas daypack from Trakke is a small day pack with a padded laptop sleeve, interior zip pocket and an A4 document sleeve. All Trakke products are covered by a lifetime guarantee.
A luxurious traditional shaving soap made with skin-loving oils and Scottish craft beer from a local Scottish microbrewery. This is a gentle soap with added oils and butters carefully chosen for their skincare properties so is ideal for those prone to shaving rash or reddened skin after shaving.
This A4 2021 Calendar featuring 12 images from the beautiful East Lothian coastline is the closest thing I've seen to a love letter to East Lothian. While the landmarks are familiar, photographer Martin Covey makes them appear as though they are part of a glorious film set.
Bellfield Brewery's aim is to produce exceptionally tasty beers that everyone can enjoy. All the beers they make are gluten free and are certified by Coeliac UK and Registered with the Vegan Society. They make delicious, classic IPAs, hoppy ales and crisp, refreshing and perfectly balanced lagers and pilsners.
It might not be the weather for it just now but we can plan for warmer days by gifting a voucher for Adventures in Scotland’s mountains and ocean. Vertical Ocean offer two types of voucher: Mountaineering and Ocean and Climbing, which includes paddle boarding, coasteering, surfing and rock climbing.
And if you're wondering what I'll be getting my husband.
I like to buy him books that I also want to read, so I'll be getting him these from bookshop.org where you can support local booksellers.