Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for HIM

Look no further for unique Christmas Gifts for any man in your life whether it’s your husband, partner, boyfriend, grandpa or dad. This guide is brought to you by London Mums’ panel of testers! There is something for every taste and for every pocket.

GADGETS

Speck FabShell Luxe for iPhone 4S/4 It looks very smart and it comes in various colours. It’s fashionable and form-fitting hard-shell case backed by elegant top-grain genuine leather. It retails for £39.95 but it looks like a million dollar phone case.

BABY BAG FOR COOL DADS

MATchel is a multi-award winning portable changing station (aimed at dads, but loved by mums too!). The sleek satchel style bag unzips and folds out to be an extra-long padded changing mat with a built-in pillow, suitable for newborns to toddlers. The large winged pockets are big enough to hold nappy changing essentials and the large zip pocket at the front will hold parents’ essentials. Ideal for running errands and other short trips out, when carrying a big changing bag is unnecessary! www.mabyland.com

For die-hard Beatles fans

The Beatles Tour is your ‘ticket to ride’, back to the swinging 60’s in a chauffeur driven tour of the band’s London hotspots. This three-hour guided tour for up to seven people takes you to the homes, hangouts, recording studios and film locations graced by the Fab Four – John, Paul, Ringo and George. A must for Beatles fans, highlights include seeing Abbey Road Studios, the film locations for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’, as well as the registry office where both Paul and Ringo got married and the apartment frequented by Ringo, John and Yoko. Prices start from £72 per person and £59 per child. For more information or to book visit www.goseedo.com or call 0800 980 5551.

The bluebeards revenge – the ultimate shaving experience for real men

The names says it all really and sums up what this product is about. It’s a real shaving experience at a budget for man who work hard, play hard, train hard. It’s a great slogan too 🙂 Designed by a real life ‘Blue Beard’ (a man who has to shave twice a day) who was bored to death with being a Desperate Dan look-alike, the range is paraben free and contains ingredients such as Decelerine to specifically combat tough stubble and reduce hair growth, as well as tackle common shaving problems like razor rash, burn, ingrowing hairs, lumps and bumps.

There are plenty of London based stockists such as Menkind in Westfield, Uxbridge and Stratford, The Garden Pharmacy and Nancy Victor in Covent Garden and The Valet in Croydon.

www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk

4711 Original Eau De Cologne Gift Set

A real classic smell that will never tire! I love it and my uncle really loved it too! RRP £11.00 (a real bargain if you ask me!) available at Boots online.

DVDs

LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

Experience once again the magnificent performances from outstanding athletes such as Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis. Marvel at the many amazing achievements, including Mo Farah’s double gold, Oscar Pistorius’ Olympic Games debut and Nicola Adams’ gold in the boxing ring. Relive Team GB’s 29 gold medal triumphs and recapture the moments which made these Olympic Games so special; from the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium on ‘Super Saturday’ to judo’s Gemma Gibbons’ tearful dedication and the pure emotion of swimmer Chad le Clos’ father. Available on DVD from 29th October 2012 RRP: £30.63/35.73

THE HOUR SERIES 2

If you loved Mad Men, you cannot miss The Hour, which in my view is the British answer to Mad Men. Absolutely amazing costumes and reconstruction of the 50s press room. I personally love it! The second six-part series of The Hour will see the return of Bel (Romola Garai), Hector (Dominic West) and Freddie (Ben Whishaw) alongside beloved Lix (Anna Chancellor), scheming McCain (Julian Rhind-Tutt) and newly assertive Marnie Madden (Oona Chaplin), in this highly acclaimed 1950s newsroom drama. Series two rejoins The Hour team a year on in 1957 where we are introduced to new characters played by Peter Capaldi (The Thick Of It, The Nativity) Hannah Tointon (The Inbetweeners) and Tom Burke (State of Play). The six new episodes will see the team still striving to broadcast the stories they believe in as they grapple with the looming spectre of the Cold War and changing social mores. Available on DVD from 31 December 2012 RRP: £20.42

You can actually buy THE HOUR SERIES 1 & 2 as a box from 31 December too for RRP: £25.52. Thrilling twelve-part series about a 1950s newsroom penned by Bafta -winning writer Abi Morgan, whose previous credits include Brick Lane, White Girl and Sex Traffic. The Hour takes us behind the scenes of a broadcast news room in London during the mid 50s, with a highly competitive, sharp witted and passionate love triangle at its heart. We follow the lives of three characters who are tasked to set up a new weekly investigative news show called The Hour.

The Universe – The Complete Season One DVD

THE UNIVERSE MAY BE EVEN BIGGER THAN YOU THOUGHT!
We once thought of ourselves to be at the
centre of the world, now we know that
we are just a small speck in a giant
universe. With this impressive DVD collection all dads can immerse themselves in an
astonishing exploration of space with
this epic series from HISTORY™. It’s highly educational so children can watch this too. And mums as well….

With stunning footage from NASA and packed
with state-of the- art CGI graphics, THE
UNIVERSE takes viewers on a visually
arresting journey across the galaxy to
bring the beauty and mysteries of the
cosmos a little closer to home. RRP £99.99
Definitely a great present for everyone!

BOOKS

‘BLADE RUNNER’ Autobiography by Oscar Pistorius

We loved it! One of the best books I have read this year. What an inspiration for a generation! Men in particular will love this story as Oscar seem to have lived a very boystrous lifestyle.

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