Christmas Gift Guide For Men: Xmas Gifts That He Really (Really!) Wants

Christmas Gift Guide For Men: Xmas Gifts That He Really (Really!) Wants

Christmas gifts for men in Singapore. Our Xmas gift guide has the right mix of practical, indulgent and fun - and something everyone will love!

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Shopping for Christmas gifts for the men in your life? Whether you are looking for Xmas gifts for your husband, dad, colleague or friend, our gift guide has everyone covered! 

Just the right mix of practical, fun and indulgent, these ‘Christmas gifts for him’, will make the festivities extra-special this year. 

We’re talking the latest skincare and fragrance gift sets, to the hottest headphones and earbuds, best-selling standing desks, beer, coffee, fun underwear and more!

Omnidesk Ascent

Want a Christmas gift that he will love AND use? Whether he says it aloud or not, the man in your life definitely wants a comfortable work-from-home set-up that allows room for standing, sitting and auto control. Add stunning design, an effortless app and affordability to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Omnidesk was founded to offer height adjustable standing desks at a revolutionary price while leading the way for a healthy lifestyle at home or at your office. Today, the brand is Singapore’s number 1 standing desk company and sells some of the most ergonomic, top-quality, custom standing desks at a fraction of the going market price.

Their latest creation, the Omnidesk Ascent comes with a completely redesigned and refined aesthetic that allows for larger tactile buttons, a controller that illuminates with a crisp OLED screen and a bespoke RGB lighting that is dimmable on-command. Different from other standing desks in the industry, Ascent’s leg columns are contoured, which provides better structural support and stability. There’s also an increase in motor speed in comparison to older models. At a maximum load of 130kg, the Ascent is able to raise its height at 60mm/s without any depreciation in speed. 

Oh, the desk even comes with reminders to prevent long, endless hours of sitting!

What’s more, it can all be controlled via the proprietary ‘Omnidesk Life’, a lifestyle app for both IOS and Android that can be paired with Ascent Controller. Instead of running any functions through the remote, you can do it via mobile. You can also track your sit/stand progress through the app!

Easy to assemble, the redesigned structure of the Omnidesk Ascent includes fewer moving parts, so it simplifies installation while enhancing strength and stability. But don’t worry, should you want the convenience of a pre-installed desk, assembly is still available upon request. Order yours today!

JBL Club 950NC Headphones

As one of the most popular Christmas gifts for men in Singapore, you can never go wrong with a set of high-quality headphones! The JBL CLUB 950NC headphones come with an enviable JBL Pro Sound and Hi-Res audio that gives you a wide range of detail and clarity for the ultimate listening experience.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a colleague, boyfriend, husband or son, the JBL Club 950NC Headphones give the perfect on-the-go experience in a home office setting or for an evening run. Inspired by music industry pros, the sleek JBL CLUB 950NC headphones make it easy to leave the world behind for up to 55 hours of wireless playtime. 

Adaptive Noise Cancelling, comfy over-earcups and a foldable, portable design mean you can tune out completely and conveniently! There’s also EQ personalization and bass boost available at the mere touch of a button ensuring crystal-clear sounds and no compromise on quality. Set up your voice assistant of choice, and send texts, listen to your favourite tunes and go about your day seamlessly.

Did we say they are easy to wear? Extremely comfortable, inside or even for workouts and long-distance runs, their oval-shaped earcups are a dream to slide over the ears. They are extremely flaunt-worthy too! With a premium design made of top quality material and metal hinge accents, JBL’s Club 950NV Headphones will give you stellar music while looking good.

Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette Fragrance Gift Set

Want a timeless yet modern gift to indulge your man this Christmas? The Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette Fragrance Gift Set features the new Hero Eau de Toilette that embraces duality: strength and subtlety, power and compassion, athleticism and creativity!

Fresh, luminous and bold, the scent boasts top notes of sparkling bergamot and base notes of black pepper and juniper. Juniper, a classic British ingredient of the Burberryr’s palette, brings a vibrant freshness to the scent, along with a trio of warm cedarwood oils from three distinct mountain ranges -- the Appalachians, the Atlas Mountains and the Himalayas.

The bottle comes in an angular shape, an abstract representation of a horse’s hoof and is engraved with Burberry’s logo. Also included in the gift set are a Hair & Body Wash(5ml) and a Travel Spray (7.5ml), all packaged beautifully in a silver gift box. No wrapping needed!

Available at Sephora and all other major department stores.

Luxurious Underwear by FANCIES

Amp up the heat this Christmas by gifting him the most luxurious, comfortable, affordable and fun underwear in Singapore! Designed on the red dot and made in Turkey, FANCIES make amazing gifts for Christmas or any other special occasion. 

Available at unique boutiques and shipping worldwide they come in basics, prints or as sets for you to choose from. You also get a free face mask made of their soft and breathable micro modal fabric with every set purchase! *While stocks last.

Super-comfortable and luxe, FANCIES underwear include entertaining messages visible only to the wearer - and are a perfect surprise pick-me-up on an ordinary day!

So, whether you’re after daily staples or want to gift uniquely designed animal prints with fun messages for the wearer, you’ve got an option for Christmas day that he certainly will love. If you aren’t quite sure about what to buy, you also have the option of getting a gift card instead!

Want more? Vanilla Luxury readers receive a special 10% discount off using the code "VL10".

LAB SERIES - Anti-Age MAX LS Cream Set

This Christmas Gift your man ​​LAB SERIES’ high-performance skin care solutions which are designed and specifically tested for men. Max LS, is a strengthening and age-defying men’s skincare collection that comes with three no-nonsense daily treatments to take his skincare from okay to great! Powered by Youth Renewing Technology to combat any fine lines and wrinkles, it helps stave off any future signs of ageing. 

The anti-ageing trio set starts with MAX LS Cleanser that washes away impurities that cause premature signs of ageing in men. Next, use the MAX LS Water Lotion to brighten and prime skin. This water lotion is a face toner that also provides hydration like a moisturiser to soothe and refresh your skin. 

Finally use the MAX LS Cream, a rich anti-ageing moisturiser for men that helps firm and lift skin for a renewed, youthful appearance. Anti-Age Max LS Cream is known to combat the sagging of skin and firmness. It also transforms into a weightless and hydrating layer that absorbs quickly into the skin. High performance and anti-ageing results - just what he needs this Christmas!

Available at ION FSS, Tangs Orchard, Tangs Vivo City, BHG Bugis, One Assembly

Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless Earbuds

Tiny but mighty, the new CX Plus True Wireless Earbuds are a perfect Christmas gift for him. Ideal for those who prefer earbuds over headphones, these best-in-class wireless babies make listening to anything a joy! 

Active Noise Cancellation(always important!) means you can block out unnecessary noise and stay focusses on what really matters. That’s up to a full day of playtime with crystal-clear sound and deep bass, by the way.

They also fit perfectly! Knowing that not all ear sizes are the same, Sennheiser has expertly included ear adapters in 4 different sizes. An ergonomic and stylish design along with these size options ensures you get the perfect fit all day and anywhere you go.

Customizable touch controls give you access to calls, Siri and Google Assistant. And with 8 hours of battery life and an extra16 hours extra via the charging case, you’ll have up to 24 hours of a great sound experience!

Aesop - Moroccan Shaving Duet

Give the gift of an indulgent shaving experience this year! The Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet gift set pairs Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum and Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion, to ensure an immaculate shave with soothed and moisturised skin right after. 

The low-foaming Moroccan Neroli Shave Serum contains calming properties to soothe any irritation caused by shaving. With gentle ingredients like Aloe Vera and Panthenol, it gives maximum slip to help with a closer shave. What’s more, it can be used across different skin types without causing irritation! 

The accompanying Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion spreads effortlessly to calm freshly shaved skin. A blend of Neroli Blossom, Sandalwood and Bisabolol soften, balance and replenish the skin, almost instantly. 

Pssst... Aesop suggests dispensing one or two pumps of Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum onto a damp palm or shaving bowl, lather and apply to the shaving area. Rinse thoroughly after shaving, and massage with Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion. 

Better still, you can do it for him!

Available from Aesop signature stores, counters in selected department stores, and at Aesop Online.

Clinique - Happy For Him Set

If you prefer a cool, citrusy scent on your man, you can’t go wrong with Clinique Happy For Men! A refreshing fragrance with notes of Kaffir Lime, Kalamanzi Fruit, Mandarin, Cedar, and  Mediterranean Cypress, it’s just the right mix of cool and crisp! 

Now in a festive Happy For Him Set, it comes gift-ready with a Clinique Happy For Men Cologne Spray(100ml), Clinique for Men Face Scrub (100ml) and a Clinique Happy For Men Body and Hair Wash (50ml).

Perfect for travel, this skincare and cologne set will have any man beaming with joy!

Available at Metro CWP, Metro Paragon, Takashimaya, BHG Bugis, One Assembly, Tangs Orchard, Tangs Vivo City, OG People's Park, Isetan Nex, Isetan Parkway Parade, Isetan Tampines, Isetan Scotts

 

Hair Regeneration Series by Papilla Haircare

Has Dad been complaining of hair loss? Perfect as stocking fillers or as a gift set that he will love, buy him the medically-backed range of Papilla Scalp Care products.  Developed by Papilla Haircare, Singapore’s top scalp and hair loss centre, these products are designed by Korean dermatologists and scientists, and support the hair with essential nutrients while putting a stop to hair loss.

Sulphate-free and 100% natural and safe, the range is formulated specifically for scalp and hair issues and clinically tested to increase the thickness of hair by 20%. And 100% satisfaction amongst clients!

Specially engineered to inhibit hair loss, the Hair Regeneration Series includes a Shampoo, Conditioner, Tonic and Scalp Mask that work together for better scalp and hair health - making the perfect gift for men who value their crowning glory or are worried about a receding hairline!

The Hair Regeneration Shampoo contains a patented formula that deeply cleanses while actively stopping hair loss in its tracks. Its unique combination of ingredients protects hair follicles from internal and external aggravators while the active ingredients counter free radical damage and dandruff from the outside.

Papilla's Hair Regeneration Conditioner protects keratin in hair and keeps it smooth and well hydrated. It also allows for lesser split-ends, better elasticity and promotes an anti-frizz effect. The hero of the series, Hair Regeneration Tonic with PhytoKines, is scientifically formulated to promote a healthy hair cycle and increase density for thicker, lusher hair. Boosted with botanical stem cell extracts and Allosterys PE™, this tonic helps to prevent recurring hair loss across mild to severe hair loss stages.

Finally, the Regeneration Scalp Mask is the perfect addition to the set with its ability to promote scalp renewal, unclog hair follicles and maintain the right pH levels. Made specifically for the scalp, it contains botanical stem cell extracts + Salmon PDRN, and is anti-dandruff, anti-DHT and has an overall anti-inflammatory effect.

Clinically backed hair loss products that are proven to perform? What’s not to love!

Papilla Scalp’s Hair Regeneration Series is available online on their e-store products.papillahaircare.com and at their outlets.  

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Thirsty Beer Gift Boxes

Is there anything he loves more than beer? Well, you may be! Especially if you get him a box from Thirsty’s fabulous Xmas gift lineup! From carefully curated, delicious craft beers to their hottest new Jingle Beers Advent Calendar, Thirsty has plenty of affordable Christmas gifts for men in Singapore this year. 

The Jingle Beers Advent Calendar, comes in a musical theme, with each box designed to look like a vinyl record player and cassette tapes containing beer on the inside. Each beer is also assigned a Christmas song which customers can listen to via their curated Spotify playlist. Whether it’s ‘Feliz Navidad’ with Mexican-style lager or ‘Underneath the Tree’ with a hazelnut porter, the advent calendar will take your beer drinking experience several notches higher. Each box consists of 24 curated craft beers – including 5 special exclusives, 10 new releases – and a specially-designed, limited edition and super-cute Polar Bear beer glass.

We love that the advent calendar is designed for convenient chilling without spoiling the surprise. Five separate inner boxes within the main box can be removed for easy storage in the fridge.

The Thirsty Jingle Beers Advent Calendar is available for preorder at $149.00 on Thirsty.com.sg.

Left it too late for an advent calendar? Don’t worry as there are several other gift boxes on Thirsty’s website that you can order for your favourite gift recipient. From a variety of beer boxes, sampler sets, variety sets with bucket included, and even good old gift cards, there’s plenty still for you to choose from. 

Tommy Hilfiger Impact EDP 3pc Holiday Set

Spicy and woody fragrances on your mind? This holiday season, gift him the Impact Intense 100ml Eau de Parfum Gift Set that comes in a gift box complete with an Impact EDP 100ml, Face moisturizer, and a travel-sized 4ml EDP too! Boasting notes of crisp red apple, an ambery chestnut accord and Akigalawood®, it gives the right amount of spicy and woody scent with its hint of patchouli.

A perfect gift for Dads who enjoy bold and rich scents, this oriental-woody fragrance will create a cosy, warm setting wherever he goes. And with the moisturiser included for a stronger scent layer, and we think this has the makings of a splendid Father’s Day present too!

Nespresso Vertuo Next

We think he’ll love a Nespresso Coffee machine as a Christmas gift this year! Made from more than 50% recycled material (packaged in 99.5% recycled material), the Vertuo Next is truly the sustainable coffee machine of the future. 

The latest step in Nespresso’s commitment to providing sustainable, quality coffee options, its new Vertuo Next technology means the machine operates on a smaller footprint. It also takes all of the 30-seconds to heat up and two minutes to auto shut off. 

Nespresso has also introduced 8 additional Vertuo coffee blends too and a variety of styles to choose from - Espresso, Mug-sized brews to pour-over coffee, all topped off with generous and silky crema.

Thanks to barcode recognition and the Centrifusion™ extraction technology, the system adjusts brewing parameters for a specific capsule. Like a personal barista, factors such as temperature, the quantity of water and rotation speed are pre-calibrated and automated, so coffee lovers simply have to decide which coffee they feel like having.

This festive season, Nespresso has collaborated with Colombian fashion designer Johanna Ortiz to launch a Iimited edition collection inspired by the forest. Taste the forest in a celebration of shade-grown coffees with exotic wood and spice notes, juicy berry flavours and fresh almond nuttiness. Did we mention they look as gorgeous as your new Nespresso Vertuo Next?

Moleskine

Just in time for the holidays, Italian luxury notebooks and stationery products company Moleskine has opened its flagship store in Singapore. Located at Paragon Shopping Centre, it marks the first Moleskine store in Southeast Asia, and will also coincide with the release of several limited-edition collections in partnership with Kaweco, Pontoglio, and Missoni. 

The curated collection of Moleskine products include journals, diaries, bags, writing accessories and digitally connected notebooks.

Perfect for your day-to-day musings, the Moleskine x Missoni (S$51-S$153) features an exclusive collection of notebooks and planners in collaboration with Missoni, the Italian luxury fashion house. The collection features four notebooks, with the iconic Missoni zig zag pattern in shades of blue,  orange, white and black. The notebook is shaped with rounded corners and bound in a soft,  flexible cover that protects the pages within, and comes with an elasticated band to keep your notes secured. 

Fuelled by a mission built on passion and commitment to quality, details and design, the new  Moleskine x Kaweco pen is every stationery aficionado’s dream. In collaboration with Kaweco  - the historical German pen manufacturer, the pen is available in three distinctive writing sets (S$49-S$169) containing fountain pens, rollerball pens, and matching leather pen cases.

Guven Style

Whether you are looking to upgrade his wardrobe or nudge him out of his stay-at-home gear, the bold, modern styles by Guven are sure to please. Quirky, bespoke styles from this premium fashion brand are bound to make a statement wherever he goes.

All the way from Rotterdam, Mascolori is a brand for anyone and everyone who loves to make a statement.

The head-turning shoes are made by hand and in small editions of around 75 pairs. Want something that truly stands out? Just like its name, Floral Firework is a pair with a blast of different colourful flowers blended together. Designed in soft and silky velvety fabric, this pair screams elegance and grace!

Or pick something from Guven’s house brand. From minimalistic to bold colours, the brand evokes a sense of confidence and distinctiveness in every design crafted. Using only the finest quality of material to cultivate flawless pieces, Güven aspires to tell a story behind every style.

Choose from a range of crafted, embroidered and shaded leather that allows the superstar in your life to shine a little more!

Aine - Silk Pillowcases

Are you keeping all the silk pillowcases in the house for yourself? Aine Silk produces high quality, pure silk pillowcases in a variety of colours, including man-friendly ones, so he too can get the gift of good sleep!

Sleeping on a pure silk pillowcase also has multiple anti-ageing benefits and can help to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Silk is known to be great for your hair as the natural fibre helps to tame it while you sleep and cause fewer breakages due to tangling.

The silk pillowcases by Aine are made from the highest quality, grade 6A, 100% mulberry silk with a thickness of 22 momme. Their silk fabrics are also Oeko-tex standard 100, tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances, ensuring not only the best nights sleep but also the healthiest and most luxurious.

By keeping a short production and selling chain, with no third parties involved, Aine is able to offer Singapore affordable, high-quality silk cases that are a dream to sleep on!

Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic and hence a must-have for allergy sufferers, so if he wakes up with a sniffle, it's time to make that shift!

We love that Aine’s range of silk pillowcases come in luscious, gorgeous colours - Champagne, Ivory, Petal Blush and even a luxe Charcoal so you can buy a variety of pillowcases to match all your bedding!

Solid State

Want a smart Christmas gift for him? Smaller than regular products and way smarter, Solid State squeeze your personal care and bathroom products into the smallest space possible! You can buy shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, cleanser and even cologne. All Solid State grooming products are Australian-made, wax-based and highly concentrated. 

What’s more Solid State products don’t rely on water or cheap fillers as they are wax-based. They’re also 80% smaller than traditional grooming products, yet they’re just as effective and long-lasting.

Get the Collection, a bundle pack of their best-selling solid colognes that allow your man to experiment, so he doesn’t have to use the same scent day after day. The Collection contains six original colognes, guaranteed to please any crowd.

Free shipping worldwide and a money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied!

Monocle

Does the man of the hour need new glasses? Monocle was started in 2019 by two friends with a passion for good design. But a quest for a design that was also backed by reasonable pricing - something that’s hard to find on the red dot!

The quality frames are cut from sheets of Italian cellulose acetate, ensuring desired uniqueness and consistent quality – you’ll find that the tortoiseshell on each of the frames is different!

Monocle’s metal frames are made using high-quality stainless steel and titanium, which means they are not only comfortable to wear but also extremely durable. Want to help local businesses flourish? Monocle’s lenses are sourced from their lens lab partners here in Singapore!

You will need to have a valid prescription for eyeglasses from a certified optician or optometrist.  If you do not already know the prescription, you can always sign up for one of Monocle’s Free Eye Tests.

Natasha Tulsi

29 Nov 2021, 03:00 PM

Wordsmith and marketer by day, Natasha is your go-to girl on all things beauty, travel and family. This mommy to two loves her cheese, a fab read and crooning to Ping Fong (don't we all?). Natasha also heads Communications at Expatgiving and helps volunteers find their dream non-profit role! Reach her at email or via her Instagram @sonattymama