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The Gentleman’s Guide to Inexpensive Gifts for the Modern Man – Under £250

 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the man in your life or are a self-professed, metrosexual male who’s looking for some style inspiration, we’ve created a definitive list of ‘must-have’ essentials that will leave you feeling suave and sophisticated – plus at under £250 each, you won’t feel guilty for splashing out! From tip-top timepieces to hand-crafted wooden wallets, we’ll talk you through some of this season’s most desirable accessories.

 

Contemporary Timepieces

You can be sporting a bespoke, tailored suit that’s hot off of Saville Row but unless you’ve got an eye-catching timepiece adorning your wrist, your outfit is incomplete. Our favourite, luxury watch brands for the stylish, modern man are Bering and Daniel Wellington. The sleek, undeniably sophisticated designs created by Bering are minimalistic yet refined – stark, contrasting colours combined with sharp designs, inspired by arctic expeditions, their timepieces evoke a subtle, self-assured confidence. Stylistically more classical in their craftsmanship, Daniel Wellington watches are every bit inspired for the unequivocally British male – combinations of clear, muted watch faces with supple leather or colourful, braided nato strap, carry a decidedly more ‘heritage’ feel that will endure the test of time and stay with you through the change of seasonal trends.

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left to right:

1. Daniel Wellington Steel Black Leather Sheffield Watch       

2. Daniel Wellington Steel Dark Brown Leather Bristol Watch

3. Bering Gents Sapphire Glass Shiny Black Watch        

4. Bering Unisex Brushed Silver Watch 

Curated Cufflinks

For a polished look from head to toe, it’s important to remember that your look is pulled together by the smaller, intricate details. For this reason, we’re here to remind you that cufflinks are an essential for both expressing your personal style and adding a dash of panache to your work or occasion wear. We’ve selected Babette Wasserman’s quirky cufflinks to showcase – intricate, geometric and unique in their design, the brand’s cufflinks are fun, yet chic in their styling. Our personal favourites are the antique doorbell inspired design; at first glance they appear to be simple spherical, two-tone cufflinks but upon closer inspection, it’s clear they’re designed to be vintage doorbells!

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left to right:

1. Babette Wasserman Silver Plated Antique Door Bell CuffLinks

2. Babette Wasserman Base Metal Onyx Bullion CuffLinks

3. Babette Wasserman Black Rhodium & Leather Brick Cufflinks

Whimsical Wooden Wallets

For the modern man who appears to possess everything, finding something unique can seem an impossible mission. But the answer lies in the intricate and precise carvings of the Wooden Wallet Company. Locally hand-crafted, wooden wallets in a whole variety of different woods depending on your preference, will provide an air of intrigue, quirky sophistication and make an excellent talking point at social gatherings. We’ve selected our personal favourite woods from the range the brand create which we think will tie in best with your groomed, gentleman’s style.

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1. Wooden Wallet Company African Ebony Wood         

2. Wooden Wallet Company English Dark Bog Oak Wood

Wrist Interest

No shortlist is complete without a contemporary, male bracelet. A far cry from the intricate, charmed creations sported by women, stylish men’s bracelets are usually stronger in their design and crafted from supple leather. Our personal favourite is this, simple yet stylish design from Links of London – a minimalistic, thick leather band fitted with a chunky metal clasp will tie your ensemble together, whilst peaking the interest of admirers who catch a glimpse of this bracelet on your wrist.

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1. Links of London Gents Silver Mclaren Weave Bracelet 

Dapper Rings

Whether you’re a regular wearer of rings or they haven’t ever crossed your fingers before, you’ll want to sneak a peek at the striking collections which modern jewellery brands design. We’ve selected a black, pavé zirconia ring from Thomas Sabo, its geometric, jagged pattern is both mysterious and contemporary in its intentions. Whilst Links of London, asymmetric ring gives the illusion of thin bands stacked on top of each other, in one simple yet chunky design. If you’re looking to try something new and feeling adventurous, then expressing yourself through rings can be a novel way to add detailing to your outfits.

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1. Thomas Sabo Gents Silver & Black Zirconia ZigZag Ring         

2. Links of London Gents Silver Venture Ring

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