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Christmas 2016: Gift guide for men

Published 5 December 2016 by

It's the most wonderful time of year – trees are going up, office parties are in full swing and the stores are full of eagle-eyed shoppers. And don't worry if you've not started ticking items off your 'to-do' list, we're here to help.

Our 2016 gift guide for men takes you through bargain-friendly stocking fillers and affordable gifts* that will certainly impress the man in your life on Christmas morning – let's get started.

Stocking fillers (under £10)

The following items could be ideal if you’re just looking to pick up something small.

Star Wars geek: If the man in your life has already booked his tickets for Rogue One, he might appreciate this Rogue One Star Wars t-shirt from Primark. It's only £8 and is the ultimate uniform for any Star Wars geek.

Lean in 15: Joe Wicks is the ideal role model for someone that's looking to get in shape for the New Year. Help your loved one get a head start by picking up Lean in 15 – it's currently £8 in paperback from Amazon.

The Revenant: Know any Leo fans? Celebrate the year that Leonardo DiCaprio won his Oscar by buying the film that nabbed him an Academy Award – The Revenant. This heart-stopping thriller is only £5 from Amazon.

Festive mats: Make sure your Christmas dinner isn't boring this year by picking up these festive face mats from Wilko. They're only £3.

Under the tree (£10 - £100)

And now, for the main event – these items are perfect for nestling under the tree.

Portable phone charger: There's nothing more annoying than your phone dying in the middle of the day. Make sure this doesn't happen to your tech-savvy boyfriend, sibling or father by picking up an Anker Astro Portable Charger. It's just £11.99 from Amazon and is small enough to carry around in a backpack.

Leather gloves: Gloves are a practical and stylish gift so why not pick up this pair of leather and felt touch gloves from F&F at Tesco. They're only £12 and you can continue to wear them while you use your smartphone.

Scratch the world print: If your man is something of an adventurer then this scratch the world print map will help him mark all of the places that he's been – and those he hopes to go to! It's just £17.95 from notonthehighstreet.com and comes with an individual coin to scratch the locations off.

David Bowie book: Remember the British legend with this selection of images in The Rise of David Bowie. Photographer Mick Rock shot the rocker during his rise to stardom in 1972 to 1973. At £32.49, this hardcover book is getting rave reviews from Bowie fans from around the globe.  

Suit him up: Got a busy Christmas party season ahead? Make sure your man looks party-ready with blue tonic blazer and blue trouser combo from Primark – it's just £45 in total and is tailored to perfection.  

Fitbit Charge HR Large: Help the man in your life monitor his exercise by getting him a Fitbit Charge HR Large. It will help you monitor the power of your heart rate all from your wrist so you can maximise training and your workout intensity. You can find it for £79.99 from Argos.

*Prices correct at time of writing - 05/12/16

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