Show your loved one you care (and ensure he smells fantastic) with a deluxe gift set featuring six miniature fragrances from the Tom Ford Private Blend collection. This special compilation of scents – featuring Neroli Portofino, Soleil Blanc, Tuscan Leather, White Suede, Tobacco Vanille, and Oud Wood – brings a library of olfactory experiences to the table. Opting for a single fragrance is all well and good, but this takes gifting to a new level.
The gadget-loving part of your dad will quickly understand why you bought him the Dyson Supersonic to dry his locks. This high-end hairdryer has been the talk of the town since its launch, thanks to technological innovations such as a powerful digital motor that spins roughly six times faster than those in run-of-the-mill hairdryers. As well an ergonomic design that balances perfectly in the hand, it also employs artificial intelligence to prevent heat damage, which is a precursor to hair loss. Trust us – your dad will thank you for it one day.
The Secret Santa
You’ve picked a name out of a hat, and now you have to stretch that fixed budget – but it doesn’t mean you can’t go designer. Any gent will appreciate the fresh citrus scent left behind by Dior Homme’s shower gel, which makes for a handy high-end gift that won’t break the bank. Alternatively, the Dior Homme stick deodorant is a gift that can help send a friendly, festive message to some of your less-than fragrant colleagues.
Buying for the boss can be a minefield. You need to be personal – but not too personal. You need to appear generous without seeming like a sycophant. A set of candles may sound generic, but not when they’re from Byredo. Exclusive to Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, La Sélection Violette special edition gift set comprises three signature scented candles, including the light Fleur Fantôme, the medium Bibliothèque and the stronger Burning Rose, each suitable for scenting a room at a different time of day.
The Grooming Guru
Korean-inspired sheet masks have been one of this year’s skincare and social media essentials, so for the guy friend who knows more about beauty than you, you need a set which you can wear together while lying on the couch binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. To ramp up the selfie factor, plump for Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Powerfoil Masks, or try Charlotte Tilbury’s Revolutionary Instant Magic Dry Sheet Masks for a futuristic approach to hydration.