6 Unique Personalised
Gifts For Him
Whether he is a self-proclaimed sportsman or a type-A career climber, finding luxury gifts for him is a task unmatched. It is no secret that men can be somewhat elusive gifting recipients - pretending not to be enthused with gifting occasions but secretly holding out to receive the crème de la crème of personalised gifts for him. Where standards are high and communication is lacklustre, gifting is a minefield but, luckily for you, it’s one we are well-versed in navigating. From milestone birthdays to bachelor send-offs, anniversaries to Father’s Day, read on for our ultimate guide to personalised gifts for him.
There is no greater stress than the combination of an ever-looming occasion and an empty basket staring straight back at you. Restraining from panic buying a voucher or (god forbid) the dreaded experience gift that never gets taken up. Trawling page after page of generic gifts is quite possibly as anxiety inducing as it gets. Personalised gifts for him are the solution to all your gifting questions. For birthdays, discover handcrafted spirit decanters and personalised trinket boxes from the expert craftsmen at Linley or headwear redefined in Varsity’s elevated lifestyle and athletic caps. If it’s a stag do you’re gifting for, shop personalised travel bags for his honeymoon from My Style Bags, the home of iconic Italian travel accessories, or one-of-a-kind cufflinks from City Cufflinks for a sleek location memento. For anniversaries, arguably one of the most nuanced of gift-giving occasions, personalised ties from Masel Milano make iconic and memorable luxury gifts for him that he will carry with him for a lifetime. And, with Father’s Day fast approaching, it doesn’t get easier than a bespoke Monopoly board game from The Dice Guys to play into his competitive side and elevate family game night.
It’s the eleventh hour. He has played off receiving a gift for the last two months and now it’s a week before and the nuanced hints are starting to filter in. And, boy, are they nuanced. Vague references to gifts his friends have received, random things he has seen online but for the life of him can’t recall the name of and subtle hints at luxury gifts for him.
Desperate times call for answers beyond socks and cologne. Cue Linley. Founded in 1985, by David Linley, Princess Margaret’s son, this iconic British heritage brand is defined by bold design and age-old tradition. Champions of British craftsmanship, Linley pieces make timeless and thoughtful luxury gifts for him. Take your pick from their sleek range of decanters and Zodiac boxes and add their name or a special date for a unique present. Or, for already personalised gifts for him, choose his initial from the Linley Alphabet Boxes - an elevated home for their cigars and cufflinks, trinkets and treasures.
How to find unique gifts for friends’ birthdays is the golden question. There’s the guy from the office who thinks you are best mates, the one that is on the cusp of acquaintance and friend and then there is your best friend - the bromance, the one you’re meant to know everything about but switches up what he’s into at the drop of a hat. Gift-giving for these men in your life is made easy with Varsity. Redefining the baseball cap, their timeless silhouettes are crafted from carefully researched materials with a meticulous focus on premium quality and the perfect fit. With innovative fabrics sourced from the world’s most luxurious (and sustainable) mills and a chic initial monogrammed on the cap buckle, finding the ultimate personalised gifts for friends has never been easier.
Whether he was the first to bite the bullet or deemed to forever be a bachelor, his big day is looming ever closer and any thought of a gift is still eluding you. We’ve been there. We don’t like to compare but some might say finding gifts for a bachelorette is easy game in comparison to that of a stag do. Do you go the sincere route, play into the cheeky nature of the evening or call it a day and do a wedding present for the pair?
Milanese sensibilities materialised, My Style Bags has gifts for whatever your gift-giving approach. An iconic Italian name, their curated collection of bespoke travel accessories is a refined collaboration between art and practicality. The ultimate destination for personalised gifts for friends, their bags are handcrafted in Italy and intricately embroidered with your recipient’s initial or name. If he is a self-proclaimed sportsman, their personalised tennis and padel racket cases made great unique gifts for friends with a competitive side. And, if you’re taking the easy way out with a couple’s gift (no judgement here), a pair of Harvard Travel Bags with their new surname make sleek personalised gifts for engagement do’s.
If he’s a polished guy-on-the-go or making a move for his soon-to-be partner, a set of bespoke cufflinks from City Cufflinks are the perfect personalised gifts for friends. Featuring iconic landmarks from renowned cities like London, New York and Amsterdam set into sterling silver, they are a cool reminder of his roots and a chic addition to his wardrobe.
It comes around again and again and each time you think you’ll be more prepared. Spoiler: it’s two weeks away and you’ve got nothing. Literally and figuratively. Last year you swore you would keep tabs on hints and mentions of coveted presents but here we are again. When the person means the world, there is always that added bit of pressure to find a present that is just the right amount of thoughtful and unique.
The epitome of Italian artisanship, Masel Milano was founded in 2015 and defines itself through traditional tailoring and carefully sourced materials. Handcrafted from luxurious silk sourced from Como, they make bespoke ties crafted by local artisans and personalised by you. From print and font to embroidery and lining, their curated collection is elevated with that a bespoke touch for the ultimate personalised gifts for engagement dates. Whether it’s a universal celebration of love (we’re thinking way ahead here about personalised gifts for Valentines) or a sweet reflection on your lives together, it is a sweet memento he can keep near and a meaningful luxury gift for him.
Personalised gifts for couples looking to give each other a truly notable gift are easily solved with Bosquet Paris. Crafters of premium cigar accessories, their elegant cigar cases are materialisations of meticulous craftsmanship and timeless design. Each piece is handcrafted by skilled artisans from carefully sourced leather. Choose from a choice of single, double, or triple cases and elevate it with a monogram of his name or initials for the ultimate luxury gifts for couples on the endless hunt for an anniversary gift for him. It is a chic and practical present he can carry with him for years to come, not to mention putting him top of the pecking order of his cigar room group.
He’s taken you from childhood to mortgage and all that is on the gift-giving group chat is a pair of socks. Now, we’re not one to knock a classic gift (have you seen these) but the odds are, whatever kind of dad he is, socks could probably be more of an add-on than the main feature.
Chances are he has the universal fatherly trait - always pedantic yet never on time, loves treating himself but will do anything to avoid parting with his money. Enter Rapport London. Defined by rich heritage and innovative craftsmanship, they are household names in clockmaking and horology. Their considered range of watch winders and watch boxes are iconic emblems of innovation and quality, and with an added touch of his initials, easily make the top of the list for personalised gifts for him. A colleciton of luxury gifts for him that he wouldn’t dream of buying for himself but will be treasured for years to come.
Now gifting is rarely a one size all situation but there is nothing more relatable than a little bit of family competition. It seems to run in the blood of every father and nothing says competition like family game night. The Dice Guys take the board game experience to the next level with their entirely Bespoke Monopoly Board. As far as personalised gifts for him go, it truly is one of a kind. Allowing you to customise everything from the board to playing cards, cartoons of your loved one and even the money itself, this custom board game make a unique and thoughtful present. If you were searching for alternatives to luxury gifts for him for the less materialistic father figure in your life, this is it. While you might be fuelling his competitive fire, levelling up his game night agenda is a unique way to show the competitive dad you really know him. PSA: you’re never getting out of family Fridays again.
Words by Talitha Ward