Best Christmas gifts for him - that he'll like, use and won't have already

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Men can be difficult to buy for, so get organised with your Christmas shopping through our gift guide. (Getty Images)

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As the clocks have gone back and we're heading into winter - faster than we'd like - it also marks the annual return of the festive season.

With it comes lengthy Christmas shopping lists as we all try to find the perfect gifts to give on 25 December.

One recipient that often feels like a struggle to find the right present for is a significant other. Sometimes they don't even know what they want.

We've handpicked the top gifts, spanning a multitude of budgets, to have him grinning from ear to ear on Christmas morning, from items they need (winter cycling gear) to lavish treats to indulge them with (a new pair of headphones).

From retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon, Boots and more, this is your ultimate guide to shopping for him.

Best Christmas gifts for him 

Neoprene Weekend Holdall | £145 from Reiss 

Neoprene Weekend Holdall
This neoprene weekend holdall from Reiss is perfect for city breaks and the commute

This khaki holdall from Reiss is completely multi-purpose. Perfect for stuffing with work gear and gym kit for the commute, a spontaneous city break that can double up as a carry-on for the plane, or when visiting the rest of the family post Christmas day. It has a detachable shoulder strap which will come in handy when it gets particularly heavy and the gold hardware, lined interior and leather trims add an element of luxury. 

Lakeland Bamboo Universal Knife Block | £29.99 from Lakeland

Lakeland Bamboo Universal Knife Block
Sharpen his culinary skills with this affordable Lakeland bamboo knife block

If he's a budding chef that's most at home in the kitchen, indulge his interest with this knife block from Lakeland, that's surprisingly affordable. It has the all-important non-slip feet and the block is spacious, able to house any knives or scissors he has in his collection. 

Theragun Elite 4th Generation Percussive Therapy Massager | £375 from John Lewis 

Theragun Elite 4th Generation Percussive Therapy Massager
This massaging gun from Theragun will soothe sore muscles and has a long-lasting battery life

For a fitness fanatic who may need a bit of TLC in between workouts, give them the gift of soothed muscles with this massage gun from Theragun. Whether they beginning to train for next year's marathon, or are in need of a rest day after powerlifting a new personal best, this is the perfect present. It has a 120 minute battery life and through the Therabody app you can receive customised wellness routines based on the activity you get up to. 

Native Union Drop XL Wireless Charger | £85 from Mr Porter

Native Union Drop XL Wireless Charger
This XL wireless charger from Mr Porter is perfect for the tech lover

If he's always looking for his charger or moaning about running out of juice, this wireless charging mat will come in handy. Placed either on his nightstand or makeshift home office that developed out of working from home, it can fit three devices and the silicone base will stop any tech overheating. 

Catelli Diluvio UL Overshoes | £37 from Sigma Sports

Catelli Diluvio UL Overshoes
These Catelli Diluvio overshoes will keep feet warm and dry when cycling in wet conditions

Should you be shopping for someone with a keen interest in cycling, pick up a pair of overshoes that fit – you guessed it – over his shoes and will keep feet warm and dry when he's gone for a ride during the winter months. There's a velcro closure for keeping them securely fitted to your feet and the bottom opening will accommodate road and gravel shoes or cleats. 

Philips Series 7000 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver | £175 (was £350) from Boots 

Philips Series 7000 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver
This Philips wet and dry electric shaver is cordless and self-cleaning, needing only an hour to fully charge

Sometimes the best Christmas gift is getting him something he needs but never gets around to buying. This Philips wet and dry shaver will help him keep his grooming routine in tact. It's cordless too, offering 60 minutes of shaving time on a full charge, deep cleans itself in one minute, and thanks to its friction-reduction design, it can help minimise irritation. 

Pure Cotton Garment Dyed Overshirt | £35 from Marks and Spencer

Pure Cotton Garment Dyed Overshirt
This smart overshirt from Marks and Spencer is made from soft cotton

Another essential he may need is a wardrobe top up and this cotton overshirt is the perfect versatile piece. Available in three colours; teal green, khaki, tan and indigo, it's a smart garment that can be layered beneath winter coats or just with a t-shirt when the weather warms up in the spring months. 

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | £260 (Was £349) from Amazon

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Bose's noise cancelling headphones offer 20-hours of wireless battery life

Whether it's for working out, getting lost in music on the commute or enjoying a podcast on a morning walk, a good pair of headphones is a must-have. If you have a bigger budget, why not treat him to this pair from Bose, which are noise-cancelling, wireless and boast a 20-hour long battery life. 

Paul Smith Sabali Stripe Socks | £19 from Liberty London

Paul Smith Sabali Stripe Socks
These Paul Smith stripey socks are made in a stretchy organic cotton

If you're going to buy socks, make them fancy and splash out on a pair from Paul Smith. This colourful designs ticks all our boxes. The fun print also means it'll never be trouble matching them up after they come out of the washing machine.

Apple Watch Series 3 | £178.94 (Was £199) from Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch Series 3 is one of the best fitness trackers on the market, with built-in GPS and a swimproof design

Many of us make new year resolutions around the festive period and if his is to focus on his fitness, why not get him the gear to go with it? Apple watches are an effective tool tracking your fitness, and this Series 3 model syncs with your favourite music playlists, is swim-proof with built-in GPS for outdoor workouts and can recommend 

Borg Lined Mule Slippers | £19.50 from Marks and Spencer

Borg Lined Mule Slippers
These borg lined slippers from Marks and Spencer are soft and comfortable

A classic Christmas present is slippers, and they always work a treat for keeping feet comfortable while lounging at home. These mules are lined with soft and fluffy borg and will see plenty of use throughout the year. They're also made with Marks and Spencer's Antibacterial Freshfeet technology that keeps feet odour-free. You can thank us later. 

Penhaligon's Scent Library | £20 from Selfridges 

Penhaligon's Scent Library
Take your pick of Penhaligon's best perfumes in this set of miniatures

Instead of buying him a new cologne, why not indulge him with ten? This scent library from luxury fragrance brand Penhaligon's offers ten of its best picks, from Empressa to Juniper Sling, so he can use a different one every time. Then, if he has a favourite, for his birthday or Valentine's day you can gift him the full-size bottle.

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