Christmas 2019: The Best Gift Ideas For Men
1/10 Samsung Galaxy Fold
This might be the perfect gift for someone who is highly dependent on his phone—and who isn’t? The Fold, which launched in September this year after an update, is part smartphone, part tablet. Unfold to use the biggest smartphone screen in the market—a 7.3 inch display—with the ability to use and view three apps at a go. There are three rear cameras, two front cameras with the Fold open, and an additional front camera with the Fold closed; six lenses in total and ideal for any phone photography enthusiast. Then fold it, and it fits in the pocket. Each Fold comes with a sleek Mont Blanc case to protect it from bumps and scratches.
2/10 Boucleries Modernes Long Board from Hermès
Cruise through the urban jungle of Singapore with this sleek longboard that is beautifully made by French luxury house Hermès—crafted to resemble its iconic silk scarves that sport vibrant geometric patterns.
Available at hermes.com
3/10 Vespa in leather
Often a symbol associated with glorious summer travels and leisure, the Italian Vespa, which stands as one of the most innovative post-war motor achievements and brought to fame by Audrey Hepburn's classic 1953 film Roman Holiday, remains as a well-loved classic today.
This Christmas, Italian leather goods manufacturer Bottega Conticelli has created a classic leather version of the iconic scooter, which is perfect for those who appreciate precision craft and this timeless two-wheel drive.
Available at bottegaconticelli.it
4/10 Malcolm Appleby Shooting Companion
The Malcolm Appleby Shooting Companion kit provides just the right items needed to unwind after an outdoor activity. Made up of a stunning collection of gold plated cups, crystal decanters, a cigar cutter, a wool blanket, and a trusty compartment to hold eight cigars for your special day out, it would make a great gift for anyone with a penchant for exceptional cigars and tipples.
To make it even more special, owners will be able to customise a solid silver oval plaque engraved with their initials or a special message.
Available at davidlinley.com
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5/10 Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Saxem
Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot has an outstanding reputation of working with sapphires to create truly unique and innovative timepieces. It has in the past created pieces in transparent, black, yellow, blue and red—showcasing its ability to work with some of the most challenging materials, paired with its wristwatch technology.
This Christmas, watch enthusiasts will be thrilled by the brand's newest release. Limited to 20 pieces worldwide, the Hublot Big Bang MP-11 Saxem exudes a brilliant green hue that comes in a polished 45 mm case. It is also equipped with an astounding 14-day power reserve, ensured by seven barrels that are shown on the side of the dial.
Available at hublot.com
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6/10 Montblanc Cabin Trolley
Montblanc's #MY4810 cabin trolleys are great travel companions be it for business or leisure. Constructed with incredibly sturdy parts, including four Japanese-made wheels and Italian-crafted polycarbonate frames, it will likely tide through even the toughest of baggage handling procedures—all while looking stylish too.
Available at montblanc.com
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7/10 The Freebuds 3 by Huawei
The onset of Bluetooth pairing has given rise to a multitude of devices which promises a hands-free and fuss-free listening experience for digital users. The recently released Freebuds 3 by Chinese technology company Huawei is no exception. This third generation of wireless earbuds are noise-cancelling and assures studio-quality sound for audiophiles to enjoy great music on the go. What's more, they pair perfectly with those who prefer Android devices.
Available at huawei.com
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8/10 Monogram Eclipse range from Louis Vuitton
The latest men's leather goods from Louis Vuitton are updated with a modern twist from its heritage pieces in this collection. The brand's new Steamer bag that was originally created in 1901 is now reinterpreted as a stylish and functional business bag. The Soft Trunk, which comes in a mini size too, is a nod to its trunk-making tradition and keeps its signature metallic finishes. It also comes in a leather material that hugs the body more snugly. The Pochette Volga is also made more versatile for those who wish to switch things up as its design comes with a detachable chain handle that could render the piece to be used as a stylish small bag or a dapper wallet.
Available at louisvuitton.com
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9/10 Heritage Standard H-535 Electric Guitar in Trans Cherry
Equipped with two Seymour Duncan Seth Lover humbuckers, expect smooth and authentic sounds from this semi-hollow electric guitar—perfect for jamming to anything from rock to jazz and the blues. Its body is made from laminated curly maple hardwood, that when paired with the solid centre block, helps to control unwanted feedback noises. Lastly, it is finished in a vibrant trans cherry colour to complete that quintessential vintage look that harks back to the 1950s.
Available at sweelee.com.sg
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10/10 Johnnie Walker Blue Label Limited Edition Gift Pack
Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker has a fantastic treat for avid tipplers this Christmas. Its Blue Label Limited Edition Gift Pack includes two crystal glass tumblers and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label—the brand’s most premium and rare blend of whiskies which only sees one in every 10,000 casks make the cut. Infused with unparalleled depth and a symphony of flavours, connoisseurs can expect notes of dried fruits and a tinge of honey, balanced with a dash of smokiness.
Available at 1855thebottleshop.com