Christmas gift guide: For the modern gentleman

mens phone case socks cufflinks flatlayPaul Smith Pencil Cufflinks, £80, and Rainbow Socks, £17; Available at Fenwick Newcastle, Brent Cross, Bond Street and Kingston

Style trends may come and go, but some items in a man's wardrobe (or bathroom cabinet) remain timeless.

Whether he lives in the city or the country, has low key style or is fashion-forward, we've got the gentleman in your life covered this Christmas... 

Mulberry, £595 (Medium); available at Fenwick Newcastle

Every man needs a good travel bag, and the Clipper models from Mulberry are timeless. We love the textured surface and leather trim of the new Scotchgrain collection, which also features two short handles and a detachable shoulder strap to make his trip as smooth as possible.

Acqua di Parma Colonia Club (100ml), £81; Available at selected Fenwick stores

If you're not sold by the elegant green bottle of Acqua di Parma's Colonia Club, truly Italian notes of citrus, neroli, mint and lavender with a woody base are sure to suit the gentleman in your life who likes a fresh yet indulgent fragrance.


Church’s, £350; Available at Fenwick Newcastle

Give the gift of classic British footwear with Church's Dubai toe cap oxfords. Opt for the mid-brown colour for an item that adds elegance whether he's dressed up or down.

Daniel Wellington, £219; Available at Fenwick CanterburyKingston and Tunbridge Wells

We're spoilt for choice with timeless (no pun intended) watch brand Daniel Wellington, but the Dapper Sheffield, which comes in rose gold or silver, is a true can't-go-wrong classic. 

Launer, £135; Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Kingston

Colourblock lining adds a bold, modern twist to this classic card wallet. Handcrafted in England out of soft luxury calf leather, this high-quality piece is a safe bet whether or not he's a big spender.

Happy Socks Gift Set, from £20; Available at Fenwick Newcastle, Brent Cross and Colchester

Don't turn your nose up at the idea of gifting socks for Christmas - a quirky sock is the perfect way to add a burst of colour to any outfit, and with a gift set like Happy Socks you  can make sure your gent has plenty of options.

Just Sheepskin, £60; Available at Fenwick Kingston

Keep him cosy in style this winter with these granite-coloured mule-style Donmar slippers from Just Sheepskin - as the name suggests, they're made from 100% pure sheepskin, delivering the ultimate warm feet experience.

Jacob Jones, £22; Available at Fenwick Kingston

Made-in-London accessories brand Jacob Jones has nailed classic gentleman with this check interior Coin Tray, the perfect way to keep the contents of his pockets organised. The range also includes a stud box, perfect for storing cufflinks, rings or his other small favourites.

Begg & Co, £340; Available at Fenwick Bond Street and Newcastle

Made in Scotland from pure cashmere, we love the modern yet understated colour grading on this Begg & Co Nuance scarf in Cosmos Blue. Hand-dyed with fringed ends, this is the perfect luxury item to treat the gentleman in your life to this Christmas.

Dior Sauvage (100ml), £75; Available at selected Fenwick stores
When selecting Johnny Depp as the face of Dior Sauvage, the brand claimed it wanted “a man bestowed with a unique depth” - a phrase that perfectly describes the confident and provocative notes of the fragrance. Only the seventh men’s fragrance Dior has produced, Sauvage is quickly becoming a modern classic that's sure to last a lifetime.
Barbour, £35; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross and Colchester
Last but not least, even a cheeky on-the-go drink can be classy thanks to Barbour's check hip flask. Made with classic tartan for a heritage-inspired look, the stainless steel and premium leather of this flask make it the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for.

For more gifting inspiration and a chance to win prizes visit Fenwick's  12 Days of Christmas advent calendar in collaboration with The Telegraph.

By Alison Millington