My pick of top gifts for men this season (and anytime)

December 2, 2015

I mostly write about great things for kids and women and moms, but I thought I’d share some ideas/inspiration for gift ideas for the man in your life for the festive season and beyond. There are some ideas for various budgets, and I included things that I would either give, or love to see my partner receive too (so that I can reap some of the benefits too, of course).


If coffee is his cup of tea (so to speak), this gadgets makes amazing filter coffee, and purists love it.

Available from Yuppiechef for R699.

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Bain’s whisky

Many don’t know that Bain’s is South African, and was named the World’s Best Grain Whisky in 2013 – I’ll drink to that!

Available from around around R230 from liquor stores and Spar Tops and Makro etc.


Happy Socks

Made in Sweden, Happy Socks are fun and fabulous, and these days men aren’t out of place wearing colourful socks with their corporate attire. There’s a range for women too, and each pair costs around R150. They’re available from Superbalist and Zando in limited styles, but you can finder bigger ranges at Shesha stores in Joburg, Shelflife in Cape Town, and Stuttafords in Sandton City

(PS: if you’ve seen them in other places close to you, please let me know and I’ll add them here).

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QDos iPhone 6 OptiGuard Glass Screen Protector

This is a hard-wearing screen protector, and I rely on it to protect my phone from numerous drops – and subsequent heartache.

Available for R359 from iStores, or



If he’s a Star Wars lover or geek, trust me, he’ll want need this – the BB-8 app-enabled Droid who shows a range of expressions and perks up when you give voice commands.

Available for R2 799 from iStore or


Elgato Smartkey

The Elgato Smartkey connects your key to your iPhone so that you can find your keys if you’ve mislaid them – yaaay!

Available from R699 from iStore or


Knomo Kinsale laptop bag

Worth bagging, the Kinsale is a stylish cross-body messenger bag made from soft leather and nylon.

Available for R2 499 from iStore or


Fitbit Charge HR

This is considered one of the best fitness trackers on the markets… the Fitbit Charge HR tracks heartrate, steps, sleep and more, and you can access stats and insights via an app.

Available for R2 599 from iStore, DionWired, Incredible Connection and DisChem.


New Apple TV

This little powerhouse gives you access to apps, YouTube, movies, series and music via iTunes, and more.

Available for R2 499 and upwards from iStore or


Philips 500 range electric shaver

Philips has several new and improved electric shavers for smooth operation – and results. The shavers promise easy handling and a comfortable dry or wet shave – even when he’s in a rush.

Prices start at R1 390 and upwards from Clicks and Dischem. 


Image credits:

iStore via

Happy Socks via the Happy Socks Official Instagram account 

Philips: supplied


I do work for iStore, one of the suppliers mentioned in the post. Blogging about their products is not part of my job description, and all words are my own.

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  • Nanila

    other awesome gift ideas for men:
    Smart LED Globes, controlled using the app on your smart device you can control, change colors( almost 16mil to choose from) Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection :
    there is a local sock manufacture, with some designers socks, really funky ones :

    December 2, 2015 at 8:29 am Reply
    • Tanya

      Love those too! They’re awesome 🙂

      December 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm Reply

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