Whatever the occasion, picking up a useful gift for men that is also stylish and well-priced can be a challenging affair. Opting for a 'novelty' item often feels like the only option - especially when it comes to those pesky festive stocking fillers. Well, not any more. We're pretty confident our little treasure chest of goodies offers a little splash of originality that sets us aside from the obvious. And here on the Forma blog, we've selected ten of our favourites to share with you including a couple of classics and some NEW items for 2016.
Sagaform skulls £19
These striking skull themed steel ice cubes will help keep his favourite drinks chilled without watering them down. Filled with food-safe freezing gel, to use simply take the skulls out of the freezer when they're icy cold and when finished, just hand wash them to use again and again.
Dimensions: L5cm x W4cm x H2.5cm
Presented in a string-pull gift pouch - available August 2016
Club set of 4 beer glasses £20
Ya gotta love a bit of a retro vibe at the table and these classic stemmed pint glasses deliver just that. We particularly appreciate the vintage styled wording on each glass... I mean who doesn't love all the above right? Especially men!
Presented in a giftbox - available from August 2016
Garject by Dreamfarm £22.95
(image via www.chowhound.com)
All guys love a bit of wizardry to impress with when in the kitchen and for us, the Garject tops the list. Often rated the best garlic crusher on the planet, this clever gadget has been designed to ensure all of the pressed garlic gets into your meal and never on your fingers. Garject automatically scrapes off any excess garlic and cleans itself as you open the handle. Simply push the 'peel eject' button to shoot the peel into the bin, rinse with warm water and your Garject is perfectly clean again. Garject's powerful design easily and completely presses multiple garlic cloves at once, without the need to peel.
Materials: Chrome plated diecast zinc/nylon plastic
Dimensions: L19.3cm x H4.9cm
Giftboxed & Dishwasher safe
Elements glass sets - from £14 for a set of 2
Designed to animate a drink, the five elements are captured in the shape of the inner-glass, enabling the liquid to appear in the form of your selected element: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Visually captivating on any tabletop, we recommend serving with a whiskey on ice as part of the gifting ceremony!
Materials: Double-walled glass
Capacities: In sets of 2 by design – 75ml/210ml/350ml
Giftboxed & dishwasher safe
The EVE Collection of cookware from £30
This stunning range of premium pots by COOKUT guarantees to make a welcome addition to any bachelor pad or urban kitchen space. Strong, sturdy and masculine in their frame, this cookware is designed to last thanks to the pots aluminium casting and ceramic coating. A perfect gift for the keen amateur cook, the EVE collection gives a professional touch to the domestic kitchen and not only in looks, this cookware has been designed with the pro-chef in mind to last a lifetime.
Potholders included - presented in classic boite en bois wooden box.
HAND WASH ONLY
This clever, modern and convenient gadget, gently removes excess air from a bottle, to preserve wine that can often spoil when exposed to oxygen. Simply insert the stopair after serving and pump 10-15 times to remove excess air in the bottle. The stopair also doubles as a bottle stopper post pumping... a brilliant 2-in-1 gadget every wine lover in your life must own!
Materials: Rubber and silicone plastic
Capacity: Fits into a standard wine bottle
Special notes: Wash by hand with warm soapy water
Hand wash only
FRAME 6 magazine wall rack £80
Seems like a bizarre suggestion we know, but this super-handy steel mag rack is actually a best-seller for us. Ideal for an office space, home-study or even a man-cave too, the rack also comes equipped with all the neccessary screws and plugs to easily attach to a wall. All you need to do is select a few gadget mags and a copy of Esquire to accompany and you are good to go!
Dimentions: L98cm x 76cm x 7cm
Chilly's bottle green 500ml £18.99
Designed in Great Britain, the Chilly's Bottle has been produced using advanced and ground breaking double-walled vacuum technology to keep water ice-cold for up to 24 hours - whatever the weather. All the convenience of a plastic water bottle, with the high performance technology and eco-friendly benefits of a traditional flask combined. The Chilly's Bottle will even keep liquids hot for 18 hours... perfect for adventurers and dog walkers alike - or of course when he's popping for a quick workout at the gym too!
Materials: Stainless steel, plastic and silicon
Dimensions: 26cm x 7cm
Special notes: Chilly bottles are also suitable for fizzy drinks
monbento MB Square black £23
Pack him a healthy lunch with this bento box equipped to satisfy even the heartiest of eaters. Each compartment can store both prepared salads, pasta & rise dishes, or a selection of fresh sandwiches. An internal container to separate sauces is included and the bento box is airtight for easy-use also.
Materials: Polypropylene plastic/Silicone/Elasthane
BPA Free & freezer safe
GIFTBOXED - Dishwasher & microwave safe
Lifefactory 16oz glass bottle with straw cap ocean - £24.99
Designed for health conscious and eco-minded guys on the hunt for product innovations to enjoy whilst at home and on-the-go, this striking collection of glass hydration bottles are BPA/BPS free and all components are made in the U.S. or Europe. The distinctive silicone sleeve also provides a non-slip gripping surface and helps prevent against breakage.
Materials: Soda lime glass, Polypropylene plastic & Silicone
Special notes: BPA/BPS & phthalate free