Selecting the perfect Christmas gift is no small feat, particularly when it comes to style, when personal preference can vary wildly depending on the recipient. Luckily for you, Ape is here to help, with a selection of our favourite gifts in a range of styles to ensure you impress this Christmas.
Berkeley 2018 Portobello Diary in Winter Berry
The ideal desk diary for those in the corporate profession, the Portobello Diary (£235) is available from Smythson, and has the perfect balance of agenda and notes at the back for inspiration.
Sandro – Saffiano Leather Briefcase
Sandro’s briefcase in Saffiano leather (£420) is perfect for frequent travellers, with large main compartments as well as smaller zip pockets.
Nobis – The Barry Jacket
The Barry Jacket from Nobis (£748) is the ultimate jacket to provide warmth in the coldest months of the year, with windproof and waterproof as well as breathable construction.
Vilebrequin – Holiday Swimshorts
For the winter holidayer, Vilebrequin’s Holiday Swimshorts (£165) make a fine suitcase edition. The ‘frozen turtles’ print is our personal favourite.
Montblanc – M Ultra Black Pen
Designed by Marc Newson, Montblanc’s M Ultra Black Pen (£350) is made of precious sandblasted resin, and a magnetic cap-closing mechanism automatically aligns the cap with the Montblanc emblem.
Hermès – Façonnée H Tie
Available in 14 colours, the Façonnée H Tie by Hermès (£140) is made from 100% silk.
Reigning Champ – Full Zip Hoodie and Slim Sweatpant
Bottega Veneta – Intrecciato Bi-Fold Leather Wallet
Available from matchesfashion.com, Bottega Veneta’s slate-grey calf-leather wallet (£325) is crafted using the house’s signature intrecciato weave.
CQP – Beige Racquet Low Top
The deconstructed build of CQP’s Racquet Low Top trainers (£210) makes them extremely soft and breathable.
John Smedley – Cherwell in Black
John Smedley’s Cherwell Roll Neck (£150) is crafted from 30 Gauge Extra fine Merino wool, and pairs well with tailored trousers, or dark denim and a fitted jacket.
Sandro – Goodyear Leather Derby Shoes
New from Sandro Homme, the Goodyear Leather Derby Shoe (£370) is handmade in England and crafted in box-calf black leather to enhance the classic round shape of the shoe.
An Item From Rise Art
With a huge selection of art to suit a range of budgets, Rise Art is one of the easiest places to buy or rent expert-selected contemporary art online, making for an unconventional but wonderfully personal Christmas gift.
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe
For those wanting to give a really special gift this Christmas, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe is a mechanically superb, beautifully crafted chronograph.
Tumi – Knox Backpack
Part of their Alpha Bravo collection, the Knox Backpack by Tumi (£365) is a versatile, casual design well suited to business, commuting and travel.
Thom Sweeney – Cashmere Beanie Hat
Them Sweeney’s Cashmere Beanie Hat in grey (£80) is knitted in Scotland from soft cashmere with a ribbed finish for extra warmth.
Blackhorse Lane – E8 Slim Tapered Selvedge Jeans
Made with Japanese denim in a slim, modern fit, the E8 Slim Tapered Black Selvedge Jean by Blackhorse Lane (£217) is a reliable gift that any style-conscious man will appreciate.
Zimmerli – 2501 Pure Cotton Socks
If you’re the sort of person who gifts socks for Christmas, do it right with these Zimmerli 2501 Pure Cotton Socks (£16). A reinforced heel and toe and a hand-linked finish eliminate pressure points and enhance comfort.
Crockett & Jones – Coniston Dark Brown Scotch Grain Boots
Like a Derby boot but with a higher leg and straight toe cap, the Coniston boot from Crockett & Jones (£440) is made from scotch country grain leather or rough-out suede, and Dainite rubber soles with a storm welt for added water resistance. Perfect for a typically British winter (or any other season, for that matter).
Desmond & Dempsey – His Trip Mushroom Print Pyjamas
The Mushroom Print pyjama shirt and shorts set (£155) is 100% cotton, with a Cuban shirt style inspired by ’60s surf culture.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duoface Small Second
In its stainless steel case, underscored with its iconic gadroons, the iconic Reverso Classic Medium Duo Small Second watch (£7,300) is driven by a single mechanical movement that offers two time zones on its back-to-back dials. Ideal for the travelling man, and a welcome accessory for any stylish gentleman.
Sperry Top-Sider Boat Shoes
The boat shoe, not winter-wear per-se but probably the most versatile shoe in existence- it can be worn with shorts, jeans or with tailored trousers for a more relaxed approach. We like this burnished-leather option in an ‘amaretto’ hue from Sperry- world renowned for their hand-sewn and durable construction- they’re also stain and water-resistant with non-marking rubber soles for a secure stride and optimum shock-absorption. Priced at just £85, they represent exceptional value for money.