Christmas gift guide: Gifts for him
1 Vintage giant deluxe Scrabble
This classic goes deluxe with a revamped (or resized) vintage Scrabble board. Different than the classic, this game is 50 percent larger than the original and includes extra large wooden tiles to match the mega-sized fun. It’s a game that’s great for all ages, so next time you’re at home on a cold winter day, you can bring out the Scrabble board for some quality time together! Restoration Hardware, $279.
2 Saddle leather tablet case
As Pottery Barn says, this tablet case is inspired by the workmanship and style of collectible leather books. The unique design is perfect for keeping an iPad or tablet safe from any scratches or nicks, making it ideal for work and travel. The saddle leather case will provide the utmost protection for his new tech gadgets, allowing him to be confident that his tablet stays safe and secure no matter where he goes. Pottery Barn, $91.64.
3 Twig barware kit
Add some flare to your at-home bar with the help of these silver-finished handles. They offer instant style compared to a regular, lacklustre barware kit. He can serve up his favourite martinis or drinks on the rocks whenever family and friends come over, or indulge in a romantic evening for two at home. West Elm, $40.88.
4 Grillhouse: Gastropub at Home
Also known for his successful BBQ cookbook Fired Up, Chef Ross Dobson takes a bite into the art of indoor dining by bringing the grill house right into your kitchen and dining room. From delicious pies to mouthwatering ribs, as well as easy starters, this book has countless recipes he can enjoy! Also included are some of Dobson’s special tips and tricks for cooking to perfection. So if your partner loves to cook or just wants some inspiration in the kitchen, this book won’t disappoint! Amazon, $24.08.
5 Dark blue ocean globe
Does he like to travel around the world? Is he a geography savant? Either way, this dark blue ocean globe will make a great accessory for his home office. It may even inspire a trip or two in the new year! Indigo, $89.99.
6 Vinturi Wine Aerator Tower gift set
This is just what the ultimate red wine drinker needs! Enjoy a richer taste by enhancing your favourite red wine with this aerator and tower. It’s perfect for the man who loves to host and entertain on a regular basis; his guests will be in awe with each sip! Williams Sonoma, 103.19.
7 Poker chip and card set
Does your partner often have his poker face on? If so, a poker chip and card set may be just the gift for him this Christmas. Add an extra touch by personalizing the set with a special engraved message on the top of the vintage-style box. Pottery Barn, $130.54.
8 Kobo Glo eReader
Whether he reads before bed or commuting to work, make it easier by treating him to a Kobo Glo eReader this Christmas. The Kobo reader is ideal thanks to its compact size and the touch screen allows for easy navigation. He can access his favourite books, newspapers and magazines through the built-in Wifi browser, all at his fingertips! Indigo, $129.99.
9 Personalized keychain
Give the guy in your life the key to your heart with this personalized men’s keychain. Customize the gift with a sweet message so that every time he opens the front door he’ll be reminded of the love that awaits him inside. Etsy, $39 US.
10 Grill Tools 4-Piece Set with Storage Case
Even if it’s no longer summer, this four-piece grill set is perfect for the man with recipes for the grill. Whether or not he’s barbecuing all year round, this set is always ready to go with its state-of-the-art storage case for safekeeping. Add a special touch by personalizing it just for him. Williams Sonoma, 147.44.