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Yup, it’s that time again! Starting to put together your Christmas shopping list and wondering what to get that special man in your life? Look no further, The Pretoria Post is coming to the rescue!

Boyfriends, dads, best guy friends, even new dads—shopping for men can be tough. But before you start stressin', know this: Choosing the best gifts for men can actually be very simple and straightforward. Don't overthink it.

But first, don't think for a second that we included any ugly tie that he'll just be throwing in the back of his closet. No, these are thoughtful gift ideas that he'll actually, gladly use.

Below, you’ll find items for the active dad, the fun boyfriend, the homebody FIL, and the friend who always has the music on full blast! We’ve thought of it all with these 10 must-have Christmas wishlist items for your special someone.

KECKS – For the Bold Outdoorsy Man

Who said underwear had to be boring? Kecks are designed for anyone who loves getting active. From outdoor lovers to gym junkies. Kecks is a range of proudly South African men underwear and women’s bikinis. They boast a number of amazing properties such as: quick dry; anti-chafe; stretchy; and comfortable making them suitable for anyone who loves living an active lifestyle! With their snug fit and zero chafe you won't want to wear anything else! The Kecks fabric is resistant to chlorine, sun, and sea salt! Yes, you heard it right here! All the Kecks designs come in a variety of sizes from Small to XXLarge. Kecks are designed to be stretchy, and to and retain both its shape and colour – that is the Kecks promise to you! Plus, where they can, they use recycled fabrics as they are committed to helping the environment and reducing their carbon footprint.

Karu Cosy Brown Sheepskin & Wool Slippers – For the At-Home Kinda Man These are not any old slippers, these are Karu slippers. Karu Cosy sheepskin and wool slippers that have luxurious soft wool inners, suede leather outers, sheepskin collars and rubber soles. This style has a fully enclosed heel, perfect for those lazy days at home. They also come in black, charcoal grey, chocolate brown, light grey & sand colours. Spoil that special man in your life to these beauties! Pesky Hobbit Gin – For the Gin-Lovin’ Man Because who doesn’t like a good Gin! Distilled and bottled in Woodstock, Cape Town, this gin brings a proudly South African flair to the beverage industry with its local roots, its local ingredients, and its local founders.New to hit our shelves, this drink is making waves in only a short period of time for its zesty flavour which is sure to get those tastebuds talking. Pesky Hobbit Craft Gin was born as the result of surviving a difficult COVID-19 shutdown period, not only for themselves but for South Africa as a whole – which is testament to their business ethic and brand image. They define the roots of their brand, as being crafted during a time when we as a nation longed for togetherness and the spirit of Ubuntu was needed more than ever. A celebration of 15 locally sourced botanicals each contributing to an unrivalled and memorable taste. The flavour profile presents strong evidence of rose geranium, passion fruit and zesty citrus particular lemon and orange. The herbaceous contributions come from a delicate amount of wild rosemary, buchu and cinnamon sticks.

Braun 9 Series Pro Shaver - for the Man who Loves a Close Shave New and improved - the perfect stocking filler! Braun’s most advanced shaver yet, the new Series 9 Pro features an innovative shaving head with 5 shaving elements. The new ProLift trimmer is designed to gently cut tough hairs—no matter if it’s a 1, 3, or 7-day beard. The uniquely designed Braun foils cut the hairs below 0.05mm and the AutoSense technology adjusts the power to your beard’s density – for a close shave even on dense beards. The new Series 9 Pro is 100% waterproof, so you can shave with foam, gel, or even under the shower for a refreshing shaving experience. The powerful Li-Ion battery lasts for 60 minutes of use and includes a 5-minute quick charge option.

Hyperice Hypervolt Percussion Massager – for the Fitness Fundi Man Recovery is key! If a foam roller still doesn’t manage to bring tension and relief to someone’s aching and sore muscles, the Hypervolt Go 2 by Hyperice is the next step in pain relief. Essentially percussion massaging, the Hypervolt Go 2 is lightweight, making it easy to move around your body to relieve pressure wherever it may linger. Furthermore, a set of swappable heads makes for a customised experience that’s easy to tailor to an individual’s needs. Trusted by all kinds of sports professionals, from Tennis player Naomi Osaka to Golfing legend, Rory McIlroy, it’s a professional-grade relief right in the comfort of your own home. Going away this festive season? Not to worry, the Hypervolt’s compact, ergonomic design helps it fit easily in your bag so you can bring serious muscle-massaging relief with you anytime, anywhere.

Rogue Cooler – for the Adventurous Man For a man that loves the outdoors. This compact, grab ‘n go cooler, has all the serious insulation features of the Rogue brand. Based upon a 1940’s classic cooler design - the lid seals closed with a clip-over stainless steel handle and is guaranteed to last a lifetime. Some of the features include: the most solid and indestructible cooler on the market; UV treated rotomoulded plastic ice box, single piece mould with no joins or weak points, virtually indestructible; filled with eco-foam for the best insulation possible; rubber gaskets lid closure for a tight seal; rubber non-slip feet on underside to prevent sliding; stainless steel handle clips onto the lid for a tight lock and comfy carrying, and a bottle opener underside of the lid.

Gary Rom Double Black Aftershave Balm - for the Man Who Takes Care of His Skin A must-add to the collection! A balm to soothe and calm post shave irritation. At only R150.00 this is the perfect stocking filler for men who take extra care of their skin, and because only the best will do. Gary Rom Signature Man is a proudly South African brand, crafted with the South African climate in mind and with active ingredients, such as the oil of the fruit of the Baobab tree. 35 years of passion, dedication and perseverance have gone into their products. JBL Charge 2+ Speaker – For the Music Lovin’ Man Because who doesn’t love opening up their very own speaker? The JBL Charge 2+ is an ultra-powerful, ultra-big-battery portable Bluetooth speaker with high-quality stereo sound. Revamped with fresh styles and a splashproof design, the Charge 2+ takes the party everywhere – be it poolside or dancing in the rain – and amplifies the excitement with JBL Bass Radiators. The speaker is powered by a 6000mAh battery that provides an incredible 12 hours (max) of playtime and can charge all your devices, like your smartphone or tablet, via USB. Charge 2+ also comes with a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone so you make crystal clear calls with the press of a button. Trade off as DJs with your friends to share everyone’s favourite tunes with Social Mode by connecting up to 3 music sources to the speaker and taking turns playing music.

Citizen Eco-Drive Watch – for the Man with Good Taste A classic collector’s item for a man with style… Designed with Eco-Drive technology, this 200-meter water resistant watch is great for both your sporting and everyday needs. Featuring a stainless-steel case complimented by a silver-white dial with luminous hands and silver-tone markers, calendar, black polyurethane resin strap and fold-over double-push closure.

Acqua di Parma Yuzu Eau De Parfum Natural Spray – for the Man who likes to Smell Good. Why not spoil that special man with their favourite cologne or try out something new like Acqua di Parma Yuzu Eau De Parfum Natural Spray by from FragranceFind? Acqua di Parma Yuzu Eau De Parfum Natural Spray – for the man who appreciates smelling good. A sparkling and energising fragrance that combines the bittersweet notes of yuzu with vibrant and luminous citrus notes. Part of the Ingredient Collection, that explores the intensity of precious ingredients of far away lands and traditions.

All that’s left for us to say is, HAPPY SHOPPING and Merry Christmas!

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