The pursuit of the perfect gift for the man who seemingly has everything is no mean feat. We all have that one man who is a pain in the neck to purchase for: a picky partner who claims to want for nothing; a best pal who regularly buys himself everything he wants; or dad who’s only hobbies seem to be playing golf or watching rugby. To help you on your gift-giving journey, our Pillow editors have unveiled their handpicked list of luxury must-haves that are sure to impress the man who has it all. From an elegant carry-on suitcase by Globe Trotter for the frequent flyer, to a future heirloom in the shape of a limited edition Montblanc watch, each item has been chosen to ensure your tricky-to-buy-for gent unwraps something special this Christmas Day.
The best gifts for him this Christmas selected by Pillow editors
Centenary carry-on leather-trimmed trolley case by Globe-Trotter
Embark on a journey of seamless sophistication with the Centenary Carry-On Leather-Trimmed Trolley Case by Globe Trotter. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this carry-on case is perfect for those shorter escapes abroad or business trips to Europe, boasting a stylish range of colours (our favourite being the classic centenary green aesthetic) within the signature silhouette of Globe Trotter. Engineered for contemporary travel, the ergonomic leather-capped trolley handle ensures comfort and ease of movement. Accepted by most airlines in the cabin, this suitcase becomes an intimate companion for one, two, or three-night getaways. It transcends mere functionality, embodying a fusion of practicality and timeless style that makes it an exceptional Christmas gift for the discerning traveller in your life. Read our selection of the very best checked luggages that will last a lifetime.
£1,595, visit Globe Trotter
Yailin throw by Missoni
Missoni presents the Yailin Throw as part of their home collection, a vibrant masterpiece that effortlessly marries comfort and artistry. This jacquard-woven throw, adorned with a rainbow of stripes and finished with fringed ends, adds warmth to the home. Whether it graces a bed or sofa, it becomes a statement piece, adding a burst of colour and undeniable elegance to any space. The thoughtful craftsmanship and attention to detail make this throw not just a blanket but a piece of Missoni’s legacy. Perfect for chilly evenings spent binge-watching boxsets, the Yailin Throw offers both visual delight and unparalleled comfort, making it an ideal gift for the man in your life.
£465, visit Missoni
Sac De Jour canvas bag by Saint Laurent
For the man who loves his iconic accessories, look no further than this timeless Saint Laurent piece. With two compartments separated by a detachable zip pouch, the Sac De Jour bag is a stylish triumph. Its accordion sides, compression tabs, and bronze-toned hardware all contribute to its distinctive aesthetic. The adjustable and detachable shoulder strap provides versatility in carrying options, reflecting the dynamic lifestyle of the man who has everything. A testament to meticulous craftsmanship, this bag is a stylish companion for the urban explorer.
£2,475, visit Saint Laurent
Star Legacy Chronograph 42mm Limited Edition Watch by Montblanc
Limited to just 1786 pieces, this timepiece is a testament to Montblanc’s precision and aesthetics. Encased in a 42mm pebble-shaped stainless steel frame with rose gold-coated Arabic numerals, the blue glacier pattern dial captures the essence of the Mer de Glace, the main glacier of Mont Blanc Mountain. Inspired by the “blue hour,” when the moon rises and stars illuminate the glacier, this watch commemorates Jacques Balmat’s historic ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786. The layered ice design on the dial, powered by the MB 25.13 automatic movement, is a visual spectacle. Paired with a blue Sfumato alligator strap, this cherished accessory is perfect for a future heirloom. Read the best men’s water-resistant watches to buy.
£3,760, visit Montblanc
Balance Table by Art of Ping Pong
Created by couple Algy Batton and Caroline Moorhouse, the Balance Table by Art of Ping Pong is a collector’s dream, with only 25 pieces available. Designed for the summer of 2023, it transforms from a wall-mounted work of art into a stylish ping pong table within seconds. These luxury ArtTables are crafted for those who appreciate beautifully designed objects that spark joy. Unlike conventional table tennis tables, the ArtTable is a statement piece, adding a touch of sophistication to any space. Perfect for art lovers, design aficionados, and those who seek joy in unexpected places, the Balance Table by Art of Ping Pong is a unique gift that elevates both art and play to new heights.
£1,200, visit Art of Ping Pong
Monogram-Print Cotton Pyjama Set by Polo Ralph Lauren
Elevate the concept of loungewear with the Monogram-Print Cotton Pyjama Set by Polo Ralph Lauren. Crafted from 100% cotton, this set seamlessly combines comfort and style. The navy blue shirt, adorned with the signature logo, features a point collar, buttoned placket, and long sleeves, while the trousers boast the iconic “Polo Ralph Lauren” elasticated waistband. The all-over signature print adds a touch of sophistication to your sleepwear, making it as suitable for relaxing evenings at home as it is for a luxurious night’s sleep.
£135, visit Ralph Lauren
Duke Cashmere Eye Mask by Derek Rose
A sultry addition to the nightly routine, this silky soft eye mask by Derek Rose – in stylish charcoal grey with burgundy piping – is crafted from 100% woven herringbone cashmere sourced from Loro Piana. The interior, gently padded for a soft and comforting feel, is lined with Derek Rose’s signature Bailey burgundy pure silk, ensuring delicate and cooling comfort around the eyes. The matching elasticated silk strap guarantees a secure fit without compromising on skin comfort, eliminating the inconvenience of a misplaced mask during the night. Designed for an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
£137.50, visit Derek Rose
Baby Blue Candle with Cypress Balls Essence by Loewe
Designed to immerse your surroundings in the tranquil aura of nature, Loewe’s Baby Blue Candle infused with Cypress Balls Essence is the perfect luxury stocking filler. This olfactory masterpiece captures the essence of nature’s purest scents, encased in a glazed terracotta earthenware holder. Crafted from 100% vegetable wax and featuring two cotton wicks, the candle boasts approximately 50 hours of burn time. Part Victorian botanical garden, part apothecary, this creation by Jonathan Anderson and in-house perfumier Nuria Cruelles pays homage to the raw essences found in a vegetable garden. The Baby Blue Candle is one of 11 scents available in various formats, including room sprays, wax candleholders, and rattan diffusers.
£635, visit Loewe
14-Karat Gold Blue Topaz Eternity Ring by 42 Suns
Elevate his jewellery collection with the exquisite craftsmanship of the 14-Karat Gold Blue Topaz Eternity Ring by 42 Suns. Each emerald-cut topaz in this breathtaking eternity ring has been meticulously hand-selected for its vibrant and captivating hue. The use of polished 14-karat gold enhances the richness of the gemstones, creating a harmonious fusion of elegance and brilliance. Crafted from precious materials, this ring is a testament to the artistry and dedication of 42 Suns.
£1,357.30, visit Mr Porter