2016 Gift Guide

I don’t want to alarm you, but Christmas is officially less than a month away! I have had a few people asking what I would recommend for the man in their lives so I thought I would put together my official gift guide of Squire Endorsed products for 2016! Have a browse and if you see something that inspires you, click the link to shop the product.

For the techie
The techie in your life can never get enough tech, especially when it comes to clever phone protection and the latest releases!

You might remember a few years back case maker Mophie hit the scene with their game-changing phone charger case, well now they’re back with a brand new product. Their smart ‘Hold Force’ case (seen in main article image) comes equipped with a stylish magnet on the back to hold their cool new accessories, choose between a charging battery, folio case or card wallet. Prices start from £34.95 for the case - click here to browse.

New Macbook pro Touchbar | Christmas Gift Guide for Him | Sam Squire UK Male fashion Blogger

No doubt your techie keeps up with the latest tech news, Apple launched their new MacBook Pro a couple of weeks back complete with a cool new touch bar, which allows you to take control, send emojis, edit videos and revolutionise how you use your Mac. This is one of my top suggestions for the generous lot among us, I recommend the 13” in slick space grey available from PC World for £1,749 - check it out here.

For the subscriber
For the indecisive guy, the gift of a subscription box is great, whether style or comfort, there are loads out there!

With men’s grooming more popular than ever before, Toppbox set out to deliver (quite literally) a grooming solution to suit most men. Their monthly boxes allow for modern men to try out some of the latest and best products plus, their ‘give a gift’ option makes it super simple to send one as a present! Buy one month for £18 or 3 months for less than £50 - check it out here.

Enclothed Subscription | Christmas Gift Guide for Him | Sam Squire UK Male fashion Blogger

Finding the right style can be pretty tough, Enclothed is a fantastic option for guys that aren't sure what to buy. The online personal shopper subscription takes the stress out of shopping with a handpicked curated collection from your very own stylish. Gift vouchers are available for any amount of cash you want to spend. This is one of my favourite gifting options as he’s likely to end up with something he’ll really like. Take a look at this here.

For the headbanger
From speakers to music streaming, why not give the gift of sound this Christmas!

Ever since it launched, I have been a huge fan of Apple Music, the subscription service allows access to Apple’s huge database of over 40 million songs! Apple has launched a cool way to gift music and you can buy the recipient either 3 months for £27.97 or a full year for £99! Take a look here.

Amazon Echo | Christmas Gift Guide for Him | Sam Squire UK Male fashion Blogger

Echo probably needs no introduction, especially with the amount of TV coverage this smart speaker has had. The 360º speaker allows for deep immersive music to be streamed from the likes of Spotify, it isn't just a speaker though…ask it a question and you’ll get an answer, hear traffic and weather reports and even control your light switches, Echo is sure to transform your home! Available from Currys PC World here.

For the dreamer
Give the gift of sleep with my top tips for dreamy gifts!

Eve Sleep Pillow | Christmas Gift Guide for Him | Sam Squire UK Male fashion Blogger

A good night’s sleep seems like a money can’t buy kind of gift, which it was until now. eve Sleep has produced what might just be the ultimate pillow, The Pillow is made from high-quality memory foam to offer more support than feather or fibre for a comfortable, peaceful sleep. Available here for £59/pillow.

For the modern man
More and more men care about how they look, why not check this ultimate kit out...

Mankind christmas collection | Christmas Gift Guide for Him | Sam Squire UK Male fashion Blogger

Loads of guys look after their skin now, the well-groomed, clean look is definitely here to stay and modern men’s site Mankind has a great Christmas gift out this year. Their Christmas collection is full of some of their top selling products including products from Elemis, Men-U and Foreo. With a total value of £300, this is a total steal and is available for £100! Browse it here.

For the gym junkie
Gym-goers always appreciate a gift that goes along with their pastime, whether it’s new tights or some at-home gym equipment, it’s definitely a good shout!

Bjorn Borg is maybe one of the most famous sportswear brands, with more and more gym junkies wearing tights now these training tights are certain to go down well, these quality sweat-busting tights act as a second skin in the winter which is perfect for runs and outside exercise, plus the reflective tape on the back adds some extra safety! Available for £31.50 here.

Withings Body Cardio | Christmas Gift Guide for Him | Sam Squire UK Male fashion Blogger

When working out, tracking progress is such an important step. Withings new Body Cardio scales will help you track every inch of progress. With heart rate sensors, plus sensors that measure water and fat mass all feeding into the dedicated mobile app, there won’t be an inch of weight loss that will be missed. Available for £119.95 here.

I hope my mammoth gift guide helps you to buy the man in your life exactly what he wants, if you have any questions, suggestions or Christmas cheer to spread...drop a comment below!

Say it with a Letterbox Gift!

So something new dropped through the door this week from a company called Letterbox Gifts - they’re actually a pretty awesome company and I love the concept of what they do.

letterboxgiftshop.com | Gift ideas for men | Sam squire uk male fashion blogger

You head to their website letterboxgiftshop.com and pick the gift you want to send someone - these are all set up in boxes that can be posted…because missing a parcel delivery is possibly the most irritating thing on earth! So, there’s a few different boxes you can pick from including the Mother’s Day box, The Tea box and The Signature box, the one I received was The Gentleman’s Box.

The quality of gifts inside is nice, it’s like a little hamper of quality products for men. So, what do you get> Let have a little looky, ey...

letterboxgiftshop.com | Sam squire uk male fashion blogger

Betty & Dodge – English Oak ‘Man Cave’ Key Ring.
Bath House – Cuban Cedar & Lime Wash Bar.
Men’s Society – Handsome Hand Cream.
Willie’s Cacao – Colombian Gold Chocolate Bar.
Fellows Essential Gentleman – Autumn Warmth Beard Oil.

It’s a nice little collection of stuff and it’s all quite traditional and rustic looking. It’s great for a little birthday gift for the man who has everything. The great thing with the service is that you can also have a custom printed message sent to the recipient - this box itself costs £23.95, I’d say that’s a relatively fair amount for the quality of the products that the box contains.

letterboxgiftshop.com | Sam squire uk male fashion blogger

Okay, so my reviews are always honest and there’s a little something I picked up on which I’m not a fan of - the Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime Wash Bar smells great and is a weighty piece of soap…however, on the ingredients section of the bar it clearly says that the product is not suitable for use by nut allergy sufferers. I myself am horribly allergic to nuts and wouldn't have thought twice about using it as you wouldn't expect a bar of soap to carry a warning like that. I personally would like to see this detailed on letterboxgiftshop.com as you probably don't want to really be sending someone a product that could give them an allergic reaction!

Today’s blog photo’s were taken on the Canon G7 X - a super-powerful point-and-shoot! Click here to buy it from Currys!