i-on Gift Guide: Top gifts for him
When you're lacking inspiration on the old gift buying front, our specially-curated gift guides are so good they'd make even the Christmas elves proud. This week, we've picked out the best treats for him...
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a Christmas gift any whisky fan – whether newly interested or a seasoned expert – would be overjoyed to receive. Annual membership costs just £65 and with optional add-ons such as a specially selected bottle, tasting tickets or a Pioneer Welcome Pack, you can tailor the perfect gift as you wish. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 28 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JX or 87 Giles St, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ. smws.com.
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Guys can be notoriously hard to shop for but a trip to Frontiers Man would earn you top marks with gifts such as this Anderson's woven belt -handmade in Italy and available in a wide range of colours. They also stock other gift accessories such as scarves, gloves and bags.18 Stafford St,EH3 7BD, Tel:0131 538 3546, frontiers-man.com
Any golfer -whatever their ability -would love this gift for a club fitting or expert coaching experience at the renowned Archerfield Performance Centre. Vouchers are available from £75 for a 60 minute experience. Archerfield Golf Club, Dirleton, EH39 5HU, Tel: 01620 897 580, archerfieldgolfclub.com
You’ll be pushed to find men’s bags that look as good as the unique collection of handmade Italian leather bags at Craig Banks Tailoring. Bags start from £395 and matching wallets from £85. They do ladies’ bags too, available to order. Craig Banks, 45 Thistle St,EH2 IDY, Tel: 0131 226 7775, craigbankstailoring.com
The award for best present ever..? Glistening with the fire of genuine diamonds, the new Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic may cost a cool £19,970 but it’s the first model of the collection with a self-winding mechanical movement in a round case, and it’s the most covetable thing we’ve seen. hamiltonandinches.com