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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Give Me Five Gifts He'll Love Forever

Ask him what he got for Christmas last year and you may be met with an uncomfortable silence... The solution? Our top five unforgettable gifts. Trust us, he will thank you for them way after the 25th.

1. Go go gadget

His love of tech may have resulted in a few not-so-tasteful additions to the home (one day he will replace those stereo speakers - have faith!), but this timepiece is as attractive as it is inventive. Made exclusively for Selfridges by Swiss watchmaker Frédérique Constant, the elegant design conceals nifty technology to track your sleep patterns and daily activity, which you can then monitor on the accompanying app. The New Year may well bring you continual updates on how well he slept - but at least he’ll look stylish while doing so.

2. A scent for life, not just for Christmas

While the 'scent' bought last Christmas by his well-meaning gran took him back to the aerosol-fogged bedroom of his teens, it didn't quite hit the smell-the-sophistication-wafting-from-me mark. Not so with this Dries Van Noten parfum by Frédéric Malle. Confident, compelling and full of character, it's an aroma he can make his own. Like buying your first suit or knowing the right time to leave a work Christmas party, discovering a signature scent marks an important point in a man's life. Be the one to help him find it, you gift-giving hero you.

3. Tech for living better

Sure, technology may have turned us into Insta-addicts and serial hashtaggers but, let's face it, for the most part, it's also pretty fun. Let him revel in gadget geekery that makes for social - rather than social media - moments with this genius mobile projector. Small and light enough to carry in your work bag, the Cube transforms any screen - from your phone to your laptop - into a cinematic experience. Oh, and you can use it for work presentations too. #Adulting.

4. The morning coffee, mastered

The Swiss have mastered everything from clocks to triangular chocolate, and now they've turned their hands to coffee machines. Enter the caffeine-peddling powerhouse of the century: the Jura Impressa. This bean-to-cup machine comes with a super-quick Aroma+ grinder to create lattes, espressos, macchiatos and more at the touch of a button. For a gift he'll thank you for on bleary-eyed mornings (are there any other kind?), this is the ultimate choice.

5. Shear self-indulgence

LOEWE suede and shearling jacket - sold out

The coat we really, really want this Christmas? A shearling jacket backed in strokeable suede. Just like a good wine or your ability to wrap presents before midnight on Christmas Eve, this true investment piece will only get better with age. The snug, minimalist biker style and sandstone shade mean you can enjoy duvet-like comfort while looking super slick. From woodland walk to morning commute – this jacket is our winter-wardrobe wonder.