Struggling for Christmas gift inspiration for a man in your life? To help you out with your dad / boyfriend / mate / brother’s gift, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite ideas, so make sure to check these out in the city centre, and you’ll be ticking off items on your Christmas to-do list in no time.
Chambray Shirt, $65 | AS Colour, 48 High St
For a smart dresser (or someone you wish was a smart dresser), consider AS Colour’s Chambray Shirt. Light blue, dark navy, and indigo options make the shirt a classic and wearable gift.
The Familiar Horizon, $113 | Aesop, 35 High St
The Familiar Horizon is Aesop’s first home kit and includes three products to add a touch of class to a home environment. The kit contains room spray, post-poo drops, and mouthwash - all neatly packaged in a reusable case.
Comme Des Garcons Gosha Rubchinskiy, $175 | Fabric, 2c Commerce St
For this eau de toilette, Commes Des Garcons were inspired by the idea of skateboarding on a scorching summer day. They created Gosha Rubchinskiy - a scent that is reminiscent of the freedom of youth.
Apex Gym Duffel, $150 | The North Face, 4/80 Queen St
The gym addict in your life will love this specially designed gym duffel bag. The sizeable bag has a fleece-lined pocket for a phone, as well as separate compartments for clean and dirty clothes.
New Balance Revlite 247V2, $129.99 | Hype DC, 184 Queen St
For the guy who can never have enough trainers, unwrapping these New Balance ones will be a delight. The second version of this shoe has an updated silhouette, so is even more streamlined.
All Blacks Home Jersey, $150 | Adidas, 12 Customs St E
With the Rugby World Cup taking place next year, now’s a good time to get the sports fan in your life some up-to-date merchandise. The famously sleek All Blacks jersey is made of a high-tech fabric, so is comfortable too.
Short sleeve shirt, $179 | Strangely Normal, 19 O'Connell St
Men with a unique sense of style will appreciate a short sleeve shirt from Strangely Normal - especially heading into summer. Quirky prints on offer include pop-art-style Marilyn Monroe, and rainbow pineapples.
Voucher for a Whiskey 101 class | Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey, 50 Courthouse Lane
If whiskey is his go-to drink, a class about it would be a thoughtful and different present. At Whiskey 101, he will enjoy learning about (and sampling, of course) many types of whiskey.
Vinyl, $40+ | Marbecks, 34 Queen St
A music fan will love a new record to spin, and Marbecks has a wide selection of vinyl for you to choose from. If you can’t find what you want in stock, Marbecks are happy to try and source it for you.
Leo Leo T-Shirt, $70 | Checks Downtown, 3/7 High St
Support local design and opt for a t-shirt from Leo Leo, an Auckland-based brand. Their graphics subtly reference New Zealand culture and would make a tasteful gift this Christmas.
Parlour Spellout Rugby Shirt, $129 | Parlour, 13 High St
For men who like to walk the line between sporty and retro, check out the Parlour Spellout Rugby Shirt. The shirt is a modern update on old rugby shirts - ideal for sport and fashion fans alike.