The Dapper Dude’s Christmas Wish List

By Iro Kotsimbos
13th Dec 2013

Your boyfriend, your dad, your big brother – guys can be notoriously hard to buy for! Forget buying him another tool for the shed or a mind-numbing video game (soooo boring) – THIS is what he really wants this Christmas.

Read on for The Urban List's edit of the top gifts for guys…

Barnaby - Niles Striped Socks - $15

Whoever said socks don't make a great Christmas present was wrong, wrong, wrong! Barnaby Socks have changed the sock scene with their range of cool colours and bright prints. We think he'll love this navy blue and salmon striped pair – super cool.

Aesop - 'Intensity' Gift Kit - $100

Give the gift of great skin to your guy this Christmas with Aesop's 'Intensity' Gift Kit. It's full of products perfect for men's skin, including Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion, and the excellent Deodorant. 

Chin Chin: The Book - $49.95 (also available at Baby and Chin Chin

Every man and his dog has tried (and more than likely failed) getting into Chin Chin, the ever-popular CBD eatery, which is why their new cookbook is going to FLY off shelves this Christmas! Trust us, this one is definitely on his wishlist!

Crumpler - 'The Proud Stash' Backpack - $70

Famous for their rad bags and suitcases, Crumpler are the go-to peeps when looking for something for the guy on the go. This Christmas, they've got a great range of standout bags including this lime green backpack – winner!

Leif - The Body Double 'Invigoration' Gift Pack - $39.95 

With their lemon myrtle, sandalwood and eucalyptus scent, this Leif body duo will be the perfect thing to wake up his skin in the morning. The gift pack includes a body wash and matching body balm.

Isson - 'Juan Pear' Sunglasses - $350 

Is your guy a fiend for awesome shades? If so, Isson's 'Juan Pear' sunnies will more than likely be on his Christmas wish list. With their modern shape and transparent blue frames, these shades will help him make just the right statement.

Mavericks Laces - 'Naughty' Pack - $10

The Devil is in the details, right? Right. These colourful laces from Mavericks Laces are so cool, we're certain that if the Devil celebrated Christmas (surely he does…who doesn't like presents?) these laces would be #1 on his wish list.

Kip & Co - 'Matchstick' Bath Towel - $65

Masters of bright and quirky prints, Kip & Co have a great range of bath towels that make for sweet Chrissie gifts. Their 'Matchstick' bath towel not only features a cool graphic orange and blue pattern, but is also super soft – great for home, the beach, or the gym.

Stonemen - 'Ocean' Boxer Brief - $39.99 

If it's what's underneath that counts, then surely these Stonemen boxer briefs count for a lot. Available in a range of photographic prints, your guy will be a big fan of these comfy boxers. We reckon the ocean print is the pick of the pack!

Petite Green - Terrarium - Price on application

What do you buy the guy who says he wants a garden, but is the furthest thing from a green thumb possible? A terrarium from Petite Green! These mini gardens in glass are super simple to care for and can be custom made by the PG team.

St Huberts - Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - $34.99

Red, red, wiiiiine. Goes to my heeeeead. Makes for the best Christmas giiiiift. Okay, that's not how the song really went, but this St Huberts cab sav is a damn good drop, and will be a damn good present. Gift it to someone this Chrissie and watch their face light up with glee.

Marc Tetro - Pop-out Pug - $17 

Guys can pretend all they want that they don't like little dogs, but we all know that's a lie. The guy in your life will love this pop-out pug – the cuteness of a dog but without the responsibility of cleaning up after it!

Missoni - Blue Giacomo Towels - $35 - $175 (available from Safari Living)

Do you have an art and design-loving guy on your list of people to buy for? If the answer is yes, get to Safari Living ASAP and stock up on these blue Missoni Giacomo towels. Featuring the famous zig-zag pattern, the towels are available in a range of sizes from hand towels, to bath towels and bath sheets.

Bistro Vue - Provence Hamper - $145

Mr. Foodie is going to love you forever when you present him with Bistro Vue's Provence hamper, and for good reason…it is flippin' amazing! Full of gourmet delights including truffle mustard, lemon infused olive oil and more, the best part is easily the signed copy of chef Shannon Bennett's book '28 days in Provence'.

Chronicles of Never - 'Elixir' Sunglasses - $400 (available from One Point Seven Four)

With their cool and classic designs, Chronicles of Never are one of our favourite Aussie labels when it comes to sunglasses. The black 'Elixir' shades will become his new faves – we guarantee you, he'll wear them anywhere and everywhere. Get to One Point Seven Four now and bag a pair!

Nike - Lunar Flyknit Chukkas - $220 (available from Up There Store

Guys and their sneakers, it's a love story for the ages – unexplainable and never-ending. If your guy is a freak for a good pair of sneaks, then get him a pair from Up There Store – they have one of the best collections in town! These orange and lime Nike kicks are so good, we want a pair for ourselves too.

Looking for the perfect KK gift too, or something for your mum / sister / BFF? Then don't miss our edit of the best Kris Kringle ideas, along with pressies that the ladies will love.

Boston Terrier Image Credit: Piccsy

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