Christmas is rapidly approaching and here at OPUMO we know it can be both a time of joy and a time of extreme stress. Whether you’re fretting about the multiple-course feast that needs to be planned and perfected, or the present purchasing for the proverbial man that has it all. He’s already got everything he needs, and the things that he wants, he buys himself. It’s a catch 22 and it comes around twice a year – Christmas and birthdays. To really help you out - and to save you time and stress in the process - we’ve made a short guide of Christmas gift ideas for the man who has everything. You can thank us later.
This machine is the ideal gift for the man who has it all. The likelihood is that he actually doesn’t even know this contraption even exists, which is a plus. Perfect for the dark, cold mornings of early 2019, the Barisiuer coffee alarm clock does exactly what it says on the tin. Wake up to the aromas of perfectly brewed coffee every morning for the kickstart we all need. Not only does it do the job, it looks the part. Stainless steel and walnut timber mean you’ll want this in plain view of all guests.
If you simply can’t choose, then this Mendo book is the one for you. Each glossy page shows an ultimate toy for men, from boats to foosball tables, it’s a drool-inducing hardback. If you’re lucky, you might get some ideas for next year while he’s reading it.
Some presents mean more when they’re a gift from someone else and watches fall into this category. Yes, you can buy yourself a watch but a great watch should be imbued with sentimental value, memories of that one amazing Christmas in 2018 for example. Like the Common Projects, you can’t go far wrong with BALTIC watches: simple understated French design inspired by vintage watches. This black-on-black offering is a real winner.
We all know the point when Christmas Day begins to quieten down, the clock hits 6pm and everybody is full and tired, the fire’s burning and there’s a film on that nobody is watching. Introducing the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i ANC Headphones, the new favourite toy. While everybody else catches a wink of sleep, the proud new owner of these noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones can revel in the highest quality sound without waking anybody up.
MismoNavy / Moonlight Blue Cotton Helmet Bag£378
MendoUltimate Toys For Men Book£70
Bang & OlufsenBlack Beoplay H8i ANC Headphones£340
BarisieurBlack Coffee Alarm Clock£345
BALTIC WatchesBlack / Black Bicompax 001 Watch£580
A.N. OTHEROR/18 Perfume£70
Sonic EditionsN.W.A Compton, 1990 Photograph£89
DemarzoHoney Leather Armchair £3,520
You cannot go wrong with Common Projects. Even if he already has a pair, he’ll happily unwrap another. Premium Italian leather forms the immaculate upper which is hand-stitched to a vulcanised rubber sole. The Achilles Low is almost impossible to style badly so you can never have too many. There’s a variety of colours available beyond the signature white style too – from Rust, Olive, Black and Dusty Pink.
It’s always more fun to buy yourself unnecessary items, so buying someone something useful always goes down well: ‘I’ve needed this for ages’ kind of well. This Mismo Helmet Bag is as useful as they come. Inspired by the bags designed to hold USAF pilot helmets, this is a slightly smaller rendition for city-living, more suited to a laptop and some notebooks.
Looking for more Christmas gift inspiration? The you’ll find everything that you’re looking for at the OPUMO Christmas Gift Store.