Craig from That Dapper Chap and Jared from Jared LDN share their top choices for Christmas 2017
With Christmas just around the corner Jared LDN and I thought we’d get together with Base London Shoes to offer some advice on what to get the man in your life this Christmas. With accessories, shoes, clothing and grooming products, there is something suitable for every bloke of any age.
Christmas gifts for the man in your life from Coes.co.uk
The gifts above are all available from Coes. First is the Gentleman’s Hardware Buff & Shine shoe shine kit. At £15 it’s a really nice stocking filler to keep his shoes in tip top condition. Next to that is the Secrid card wallet which you’ll see more of in one of the videos below. At £50 I’m a real fan of this modern take on the traditional wallet. To the right of the wallet is the CHPO Harrold Watch with tan leather strap. It’s a very classic design and will suit most guys. Lastly are some great fur lined gloves by Dents, again there’s more on those in the video.
Craig spends the day with frozen food giant Iceland and samples some of their Luxury Christmas food range
Christmas, as we know, is a time when we pull out all the stops. It’s a time for giving and for sharing, and food is a massive part of that. It’s a time when we spend a lot of money on food, the type of foods that we love, but don’t have during the rest of the year. We treat ourselves and our loved ones to luxury items. This year Iceland are offering a wide range of luxury foods for Christmas, but is it luxury? and how does it compare to other brands? Why should we buy from Iceland this year? And will our guests know?
The Iceland Luxury Triple Chocolate Gateau
For this sponsored post I want to share my experience and my thoughts on the food that is on offer from Iceland this Christmas.
Arriving at the Iceland head office just outside Chester, we were immediately greeted with a warm welcome, a drink and wonderful aroma of cooking turkey. Not being cooked in a conventional oven I hasten to add but on a barbecue! This is apparently a great way to free up oven space on the big day to ensure that you get those perfect roast potatoes! Who knew!
We were then ushered in to the kitchen where we were treated to a lesson in cooking lobster tails. I have to admit to never having eaten lobster but I have to tell you it was incredible! Cooked on the griddle and then placed on a bed of hay before being set alight to give a smokey taste and then placed in a taco, with guacamole and other delicious accompaniments. The tails cost £11 for two.
The chef prepares the Iceland lobster tails
The iceland lobster tails ready to be peeled and eated
Craig shares a selection of his top Christmas gift ideas for the man in your life from Burton Menswear
If you’re stuck for ideas of what to get your Brother, Dad, Boyfriend, mate or any other guy in your life, look no further, as I’ve selected some great items from Burton Menswear that are sure to hit the mark this Christmas. Every year, guys will get something that doesn’t thrill them with joy. I’ve been a victim of that last minute grab and wrap, so make this year different!
The Christmas Jumper
Christmas jumpers don’t have to have a huge reindeer on them with a flashing nose and antlers on the shoulders. They can be restrained and classy. Take this one for example. In a navy knit it depicts an embroidered Christmas scene and a snowy landscape with tasteful reindeer and trees. Available in stores and online right now for £28.