Christmas Gift Guide: For The Guys

December 12, 2013

Get your man something he’ll really love this Christmas, whether he’s into beef, beer or zombies.

Home Brewing Kit
I don’t know any man that hasn’t wanted to brew their own beer. This stylish kit comes with everything you need to make a refreshing Summer Citrus Blonde Ale, but this Melbourne-based company also makes kits for Wheat Bear, Porter, IPA and more. Buy online at Etsy. $70.


Caipirinha and Caprioska Muddler
If your man is more cocktails than Corona, this will be his new barkeeper’s friend. We’re in love with this cocktail muddler, which is not just a super stylish tool, but makes authentic caipirinhas and caprioskas in seconds. Just muddle lime, mint and sugar, and top with rum, cachaça, or vodka. Or make any number of drinks by muddling your favourite fruit – think passionfruit or peaches – and top with bubbly for the easiest summer cocktail. Extra points if you package it with a bottle of his favourite tipple. Buy online at Etsy. $44.88.


Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide
If your man is as obsessed with The Walking Dead like mine is,, we’ve found him the ultimate stocking stuffer. This genuine Moleskine notebook is hand-stamped and has a built-in pocket to keep special treasures such as tickets stubs, movie tickets and notes on future zombie attacks. Buy online at Etsy. $13.41.


Humans of New York
Brandon Stanton is a street photographer in New York that turned his photo blog into one of the biggest bestselling books of all time. Not just stunning photos of the people of New York, but the stories behind each portrait. A stunning keepsake that he’ll pick up and read over and over again. It’s sold out pretty much everywhere, but you can preorder your copy now. $35.99.


Tegu Blocks
We used to love gifting Buckyballs, but since they were banned, we’ve become obsessed with the cult Tegu Blocks. Guys love playing with trinkets, especially at their desk to cure mental blanks, and these bitty wood blocks in jungle colours let you build an infinite number of cool creations – think animals, cityscapes, cars and more. Buy online. $69.


Butchery class
Probably not the best idea if he’s vegetarian, but if he’s a meat lover, unleash his inner butcher with a butchery class. In Sydney, there’s no better place than Victor Churchill, and we love Hudson Meats in Surry Hills and Toorak. And he’ll come back with delicious treats you can both enjoy! Prices vary, from $120.

What are you buying your man for Christmas?

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