What Men Really Want For Christmas

Trawling the shopping malls for inspiration? Scrolling through gift websites hoping to find the ideal Christmas gift for the man in your life?

Jack knows better. We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are seven gift ideas that’ll brighten up any stocking...

Time for Action

Smart, wearable tech is everywhere. But smart tech that stands out from the crowds and isn’t, ahem, apple flavoured? That’s less easy to hunt down. How about this gorgeous new TAG Heuer smartwatch, the Connected, powered by Intel. Who says smart doesn’t mean sexy?


Budget doesn’t stretch that far? No problem, the new FitBit Ionic is a sleek, serious and stunning piece of kit complete with heart rate monitor and precise sleep tracker. Stores music too, to power up your run.


Live More

Lost Earth Adventures know how to get your man’s pulse racing. Their range of extreme (yet reassuringly safe) activity days and weekends are guaranteed to drag him away from the box set binge. Try a day’s canyoning in Yorkshire, or scrambling up a gorge in the Peak District.


Build an Empire

Everyone knows that with Switch, Nintendo finally made brilliant gaming portable. Take Zelda, Mario and crew on the commute and watch the traffic snarl ups fly by. New out this month is the latest installment in the brilliant Civilizations saga. Civilization VI allows you to go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders. On the 93 bus route. Nice.


Look Sharp

As any self respecting, style-conscious man knows, it's all about the eyebrows these days. So how brave is your man? Is he willing to take up the threading challenge? Tell him that stars from Chris Pine to Colin Farrell have. And if they want sleek, orderly and shapely brows, they’ll love a gift voucher to your nearest salon. And, when they’re done shaping, they can get their skin in tip-top condition with an Urban Jack hamper. Of course.

Say it with Flowers

Big, brave party prints are back and more beautiful than ever. Buy your guy a stunning festive shirt that brings a touch of summer to his winter wardrobe. We love this rosy and relaxed number from Zara.


Travel right

Got the sudden urge for a night away this holiday season? Travel light, like the Swedes do. Good for a change of clothes, and some Urban Jack toiletries, he’ll love this Swedish rucksack so much he might even foot the hotel bill.