Buying Christmas presents for a man can be a stressful affair.
What do you buy the man who has everything? How do I stay within budget? Do I go lavish or understated? What if I hardly know him?
Thankfully, John Lewis has put together a list of the most popular gifts for men this Christmas 2016, to ensure your family member, friend or secret Santa recipient at work gets the gift he deserves this year.
Google Chromecast – from £20
If you’re tired of viewing your favourite programmes and movies on your phone screen, this invention can truly bring them to life. Chromecast simply plugs into the HDMI port on your TV and allows you to stream whatever is on your phone, laptop or tablet directly to your TV using Wi-Fi. Hey presto.
Calvin Klein socks – from £18
The ultimate stocking filler – even though it means you’re technically putting socks inside a big sock. To add some extra razzmatazz, Calvin Klein’s three-pack comes embroidered with the CK logo and in three different colours to make pairing up easier after they’ve been in the wash.
Molton Brown peppercorn cracker – from £20
If you’re tired of opening crackers and receiving a corny joke and a plastic moustache comb, this could be the answer. Containing a hydrator, body wash and body lotion, it’s the perfect travel set, all wrapped up in a festive bundle – just don’t expect a paper crown with it.
Best of British Sport golf balls – from £20
Stand out on the golf course with this set of six golf balls that each have a different theme. The traditional white colour is ditched in favour of balls from the world of cricket, volleyball, pool, football and even the beach. Sadly, you’ll never be able to claim that someone else’s perfect tee shot is your own, as these will truly stand out on the fairway.
Amazon Fire TV – from £79.95
Get access to a wide range of content including Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and - of course - Amazon Instant Video through this streaming device, which is now compatible with 4K content, enabling HD viewing. Stream music through channels such as Tuneln, Amazon Music and Vevo and even load up free and paid games and share photos with the whole household through your TV.
Barbour Monty Tartan slippers – from £54.95
Another Christmas classic with a twist, these tartan slippers look great, are fur lined for extra warmth, and have a rubber sole for extra grip. Perfect for those trips out to the garage for extra cheese and wine over the festive period or taking all the used wrapping paper to the recycling bin.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million gift set – from £51
The bestselling fragrance just got better with this deluxe set that contains a 100ml eau de toilette and 150ml deodorant spray. With notes of blood mandarin, peppermint, rose absolute, cinnamon, leather accord and amber, even the faintest splash leaves a lasting impression. The gold giftbox could even have been delivered by one of the three wise men - now you only need frankincense and myrrh.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – from £109.95
The all-new Kindle is designed to be more readable than ever, with a higher resolution screen and a font that has been specially designed for digital screens. Popular features are updated, with an improved Carta E-Ink screen, a built-in light and a long battery life, ensuring the best Kindle experience yet. Perfect for cramming hundreds of books into your suitcase while taking up minimal luggage allowance.
Barbour leather Explorer bag – from £299
Combining portability, plenty of room and more than a touch of luxury, this holdall is the perfect non-human travel companion. With an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, zipped inner pocket, luggage label, and Barbour’s signature classic tartan lining, you can travel in style, whether your destination is in the north of England or the North Pole.
ARCHOS drone – from £199.95
The ultimate boys’ toy, this flying camera is capable of reaching heights of 35 metres, travels at speeds of 25km/h and is capable of doing 360-degree flips as well as pre-programmed spins. Better still, the camera is fitted with HD video recording capability to enable you to record the incredible footage as it flies through the air. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of St Nick himself and his band of reindeer.
John Lewis sells a range of goods to suit people of all tastes and budgets of all sizes. For gift inspiration and to find out more about the most popular Christmas presents in 2016, visit www.johnlewis.com.