The holiday season is here and Christmas is just around the corner! As always, the season is marked with frosty snows of winter as in most parts of Europe and America while in the West African clime, particularly Nigeria, we are graced with the cool dry winds of harmattan. The Yuletide as we know is full of festive cheer, colourful lights, beauteous decorations, savouring aromas and the overall high spirits that follows the festivities.
In different parts of the world, family and friends gather around to celebrate the joys of the season. Christmas provides an avenue to showcase love for family and friends through the exchange of gifts, laughter, joy and warm wishes.
So if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas holiday gift ideas for the special persons in your life, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best gift ideas that are sure to impress any man. From stocking stuffers to luxurious experiences, we have something for every man! Whether you’re shopping for your dad, brother, husband, or best friend, you’ll find something they’ll love and appreciate. Men look forward to receiving gifts too. In fact! it warms our hearts.
We curated our list of gift ideas across a range of categories like clothes, accessories, gadgets amongst others. We also took the liberty of researching and recommending some of our favourite brands while factoring budgetary considerations. Consequently, some of our picks offer high-end and cut-rate options.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
We never really outgrow Christmas clothes now do we? Clothes have and always remain good and appreciable gift options. As a fashion and lifestyle blog you’d better trust that clothes would make our list. In considering a clothing gift to your special person, you have the option of a formal, casual or a traditional outfit.
If you however decide to go for a formal outlook, Deji and Kola, Trips Clothing are go-to brands that offer exquisite bespoke suits and tuxedos.
To add icing to the cake, a recherche leather briefcase from Detail Africa or T.T Dalk would make all the difference.
For a casual and less formal appearance, we recommend I.N Official or Abigail Ajobi. Fortunately, we recently reviewed some recent collections by both brands. You can check out those here: I.N official’s Crude Matrix and Standout Bands from Lagos Fashion Week 2022.
Atafo and Ugo Monye are without a doubt our top picks for traditional attires. If these names don’t sound familiar, think Ebuka Obi-Echendu!
They say, “Never Judge a Man until You’ve Walked in His Shoes”. How about you start by buying him those shoes? Lol. Anyways, we have two indigenous Nigerian brands that caught our attention; 313 Eko shoes and KKerele.
313 Eko shoes are renowned for ‘across the board’ quality and comfortable handcrafted leather footwears. 313 Eko shoes are quite affordable and more suited for a cut-rate budget.
Kkerele is a Nigerian footwear brand that offers a range of uniquely styled shoes and “explore simple yet bold forms in hand-crafted footwear design”.
When you think Men accessories, think Daveblime. Daveblime offers a range of premium quality male accessories. From Neckties, wallets, wrist watches, brooches, cufflinks, socks, you name it! The brand also provides a complementary customizable note card when you order. How cool is that?
Smelling good is good business. Unless a person is already a ‘fraghead’, having an extra bottle of perfume is always fashionable. With the variety of fragrances out there, some men have difficulty making good picks. While some just get stuck on brands they are already familiar with. We don’t claim to be experts in the fragrance business but our top picks for men would be:
Empire Oud by Al Musbah. It is an Amber Spicy fragrance for both Men and Women. Top notes are Spicy Notes and Citruses; middle notes are Lavendar and Juniper Berries; base notes are Patchouli, Amber and Musk. Oud lovers, try this and thank us later.
The perfume is however not so easy to come by especially in Nigeria.
Our second pick is Sauvage by Dior. Sauvage is an Aromatic Fougere fragrance for Men. Distinguished by its freshness, the perfume is an amazing fragrance for non oud lovers.
For a more budget friendly perfume, we recommend Ornament by Afnan.
The Playstation 5 has been released since 2020. However, some of your faves have still been unable to purchase consoles for themselves. This is an amazing opportunity to show a man in your life the depths of your love and affection. Lol! With the release of games like FIFA 23’, The Last of Us, God of War: Ragnarok, a playstation 5 console as a present couldn’t be any more timely.
It is said that “a book is a gift you can open again and again”. Our generation has slowly continued to lose the ancient culture of reading. Instead, we are particularly plagued with mindless and incessant scrolling of social media all for little bouts of dopamine stimulations. So we find books to be very appropriate and profound gifts especially for the few bookworms and geeks left in our day. Lol
Our top picks are;
With the unveiling and imminent launch of the new Nigerian naira notes, we are pretty confident that cash gifts would be well appreciated. So go ahead and gift the special men in your life some wads. 😁
While we hope you found this article informative, we wish you the best of the season and urge you to create lasting memories in this season that you would cherish forever!