Christmas Gift Guide… For Him
Mastering the art of gift buying can bring a real sense of achievement, especially at Christmastime when it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. At Victoria Leeds, we believe it’s a time to be cherished and thoroughly enjoyed, which is why we’ve pulled together our Gift Guide for Men to help you find the perfect last minute gifts for the man in your life – whether you’re shopping for your brother, your father, husband or friends, success is all in the planning. Who are you buying for? What are their interests? What don’t they have?
Whether they’re hard to buy for, or simply enjoy the finer things in life, read on to discover some of our top picks in our wonderfully stocked stores this Christmas.
For the Stylish Gent’s Cosy Winter
With the recent drop in temperatures, it’s time to wage war against the elements. And nothing says comfort like a sumptuous cashmere scarf from COS. Available in a range of colours, our favourite is Bright Green for the festive season. Crafted from 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced cashmere, this scarf is soft to the touch and guaranteed to keep you warm throughout the winter months.
Inspired by a ski aesthetic, this statement piece fairisle crew neck jumper is a must-have for your holiday season knit collection. Spun from responsibly-sourced merino wool, it offers luxury and warmth, perfectly styled with a pair of everyday jeans, or elevated when teamed with chinos and a jacket for a more formal get together.
Rock ‘n’ Roll legends, The Who, have inspired Pretty Green’s khaki Generation Parka, part of a collection that’s reminiscent of the sound of the sixties and conjuring visions of the smashed-up guitars that the band left in its wake. Made from a heavyweight cotton blend twill fabric and lined with soft wool, together with the signature faux fur trim on the hood, this parka is bound to be a welcome addition to the music-lover’s winter wardrobe.
Perfect for New Year getaways and overnight stays with the wider family, the black and tan Trevir is crafted from premium, responsible leather and finished with a soft cotton-lined interior. An adjustable shoulder strap and two top handles makes travelling a breeze when seeking comfort on the go, whilst a handy external zip pocket makes sure you can keep all your gadgets easily to hand
For the feel-good factor seeker
A festive must-have is a fragrant treat from Penhaligon’s range of colognes. Endymion never disappoints with its classical fusion of citrus, spices and leather, combining a head note of sage, heart note of coffee and a base note of Frankincense, ideal for the festive season.
A bestseller and a must-have in the bathroom, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energising Moisture Treatment reawakens fatigued skin and uplifts the dullest of complexions. Formulated with key ingredients including chestnut extract, vitamin C and caffeine, its specialist combination offers antioxidant and skin-smoothing properties, whilst stimulating the cells to energise the skin and aid in reducing the appearance of ageing.
Make sure he gets his Christmas Day off to a strong start with the ultimate cup of coffee. The Barista Express has been developed by Sage to ensure the coffee bean stays as fresh as possible by grinding them directly into the filter, to extract the best full flavour in less than a minute.
For the man that has everything
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so eat, drink and be merry with this ultra-decadent collection of stylish treats. From the finest French wines and melt-in-the-mouth Italian Panettone, to Christmas pudding laced with rich Belgian milk chocolate, surprise his taste buds with epicurean delight this season.
Give the gift of supreme cuts of the finest steak coupled with craft beverages, by presenting him on Christmas morning with a gift card for Victoria Leeds’ newest restaurant, The Cut & Craft. Not only is it one of the most Instagrammable in Leeds and the food superb, gift cards have no expiry date and if you purchase £75 or more before 31st December, you’ll receive a bottle of Prosecco on the house – giving you even more reason to celebrate this season.
Craft beer and artisan gin, move aside. Make way for Yorkshire’s award-winning, world-class rum, which has once again landed in Victoria Quarter this festive season. Libations Rum is a specialist in creating rums of genuine intrigue that can be enjoyed by both new and seasoned rum drinkers. They’ve also teamed with the Marshmallowist this year, to bring you sweet Christmas tipple treats for that little something different.
*All items were available in-store and prices correct at the time of publishing, but may vary in-store or online. Some items may have gone into sale. Please check ahead with the relevant brand.