16 December 2016


Today it's time to share some Xmas gift ideas for the men in your life, your brother, your dad, your hubby… I've got a good selection of different suggestions for you..

Milkman is a Sydney brand that prides themselves in making premium quality shaving products for men, loaded with botanical and top quality ingredients. And my husband has lately been loving the Milkman Clear Shave Gel.

The gel is soap free, so it is very gentle, even on sensitive skin, and it doesn't give him the usual dryness in the areas of his face where he shaves, but leaves his skin feeling soft and smooth and free from irritation. The actual shaving gel comes in a huge 500ml bottle, and there's enough for over 100 shaves in a bottle, it is very concentrated and just takes a few pumps each time. Unlike other shaving gels it is non-foaming and goes on to the skin clear, so its easier for him to see what he is doing, and avoid missing any hairs for a closer shave. And if hubby doesn't have access to water, no need to worry, as any excess can simply be wiped off and anything remaining will just absorb into his skin where the aloe vera, peppermint and rosemary oils will help both cool the skin, but also moisturise and nourish his skin. It has a lovely natural fresh, yet very masculine scent that any male will enjoy.

New socks and jocks! How often have you heard that when asking your dad etc for gift ideas! I know I have, and always found it the dullest Xmas idea ever. Somehow pretty female lingerie seems different, but is it. I know my husband will love some good quality boxer shorts including these from Playboy. The Playboy Classic Black boxers features the classic Playboy written branding, while the Playboy Arrow Head Black boxers features white arrow on the sides and the Playboy Rabbit Head logo on the waist. Both are made from a luxury cotton blend with 95% and 5% elastane with double stitching that adds support and tightly holds, his eaarh, well 'boys' in place, while still being comfortable thanks to the smooth elastic waistband. There are heaps of different designs available, so there's a design for every taste.

These day all computers, laptops and phones have inbuilt speakers, but sometimes they just don't provide adequate sound, or are simply not loud enough, and that's when I love adding 'proper' speakers. So what about these cool USB powered R12U speakers from Edifier. The have the most stunning bright red colour (but also available in white and black), have the coolest and sleekest design ever, designed to be on an angle to drive the sound directly to you for a better sound and listening experience.

The small compact size, and the fact that they are very light, means that you can easily take them with you, or move them around. And don't be fooled by the small size, as the sound the give, is seriously clear and loud. They are designed with a bass reflex port, to make everything clear and rich, and also come with a 3.5mm AUX input to plug in an iPod, tablet, laptop or phone, and they are quick and simple to use, as there is just one simple knob to turn the speaker on and off, as well as adjust the volume with a single dial. Clear & rich sound. They also have input to plug in headphones for privacy. These small speakers would also be ideal in kids bedrooms, due to their compact size! I love that they are not only beautiful to look at, but the sound is great too - and so is the price, as considering the quality of these speakers, they are insanely budget friendly.

Or what about Victorinox Tinker Swiss Army Knife! Personally I have one of the tiny Victorinox knives as my keyring on my house keys, it has just a few basics in it, including a nail file and tiny scissors, and I absolutely love the convenience of it, and even hubby often asks if he can use it when we're out and about. The Tinker version is a bigger, more 'male' Tinker model, that has a massive 12 functions including large and small blade, can opener, 2 x screwdriver, bottle opener, wire stripper, reamer, punch and sewing awl, Philip screwdriver and key ring - and yet, it weighs a measly 62g! The classic red army knife is truly a reliable, and functional tool, and wherever your hubby is, he'll always have the tool at hand to be able to fix things up in a hurry.

This pack from Remington is incredible value. It contains a Rechargeable Remington shaver as well as a L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Powder After Shave Balm to keep his skin hydrate and soft for up to 24 hours. The Remington has a multi-directional pivoting neck and flexing head for a more comfortable shave, and also has a dual track stainless steel blades, so he can have a closer shave, that is also quick and easy to do. The shaver also featured a pop up trimmer so he can trim sideburns and any other facial hair, and as the head detaches from the shaver and can be washed, it is easy to keep clean. The shaver has a rechargeable battery and it gives 30 minutes of cordless use time. It also comes with a safety cap for the shaver head, a storage pouch and cleansing brush. With a two year warranty, this is a brilliant buy!

Finally, there's the UE Roll from Ultimate Ears. And this light round disc is sure to be music to your ears. Literally it is the ultimate wireless speaker that you can take with you everywhere you go, and it is easy to carry thanks to the super stretchy bungee-cord.

It has a 360 degree sound and it is waterproof so it survives a trip in the pool, but is also designed adventure, also surviving a drop to the floor - as they say, it is 'virtually indestructible'! And it has a massive 9 hours battery life, so it is brilliant to take with you on the go, also because it is so small and compact, only being about the size of a man's hand and weighing just 340g. It also features a 20m wireless range, so even in my large house, it picks up the music from my iphone in one end of the house, yet still plays crisp sound at the other end of the house. And you can pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices (including two at the same time!!), including smart phones and tablets and even my smart TV.

It has a stunning simplistic design that I really love - I mean, how clever is the embroidered minus and plus on the face, which you simply push lightly for volume control. It is also simple to switch on and off, with a single button the back, and the USB ports in the back are cleverly hidden behind a little flap. It comes in a range of cool colours and designs, including this funky orangy-red.

Milkman Clear Shave Gel - RRP: $24.95 / 500ml
Available from Milkman Online, The Shaver Shop and selected Barbers

Playboy Boxer Shorts - RRP: $29.95
Available from Playboy Mens Underwear

Edifier R12U Speakers - RRP: $39.95
Available from Edifier Online (with free postage)

Victorinox Tinker Swiss Army Knife - RRP: $46.95
Available from David Jones, Bunnings, My Swiss Army Knife Online, Tent World, Matchbox, Aussie Disposals and select outdoor adventure stores

Remington Rechargeable Shaver Pack, PR1236AU - RRP: $49.95
Available from Priceline, Shavershop, Target, The Good Guys, Harvey Normal and select other electrical retailers

UE Roll - RRP: $149.95
Available from Ultimate Ears, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman and JB Hifi

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


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