It’s that time of year, weeks away from Christmas and you are hunting down the perfect gift for the bloke in your life. Daily Addict has done the legwork for you and lined up the hottest gifts around this Christmas.
First up, the perfect pressies for the gamer in your life.
Alienware m15 R3
A step above the standard laptop this new offering from Dell-owned Alienware wraps some serious hardware within a new, sleek shell. The m15 R3 model sports backlit keys, honeycomb-shaped air intakes, and a strip of LEDs surrounding its rear fan outtakes surrounding a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10750H processor. The m15 R3 has many options for memory and drives to suit anyone from the hardcore gamer to the casual dabbler. Shop at www.dell.com/en-au
PlayStation Australia has some great gifts for all types of gamers this festive season. With the launch of the newest console the PS5 on November 12th, a huge range of games, remotes and VR options are on offer. Game must-haves include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls & Sackboy: A Big Adventure. If you’re on a bit of a budget, also on offer is a Playstation 5 Digital Edition from $599.95. For more information head to www.playstation.com/en-au
Next up is sorting out his new threads…
Bondi Joe Mens Swim Trunk
Bondi Joe’s swim trunks are the perfect pressie for a bloke who wants to go from the surf to dinner reservations with ease. The boardies are day-to-night and go from swim shorts to casual wear with ease. The shorts are designed lining-free for all-day comfort with quick-drying fabric made from 100% recycled material, including recycled plastic water bottles (so it’s a gift for the man in your life & for the Earth). Head online for the collection www.bondijoe.com
Assembly Label Casual Short Sleeve Shirt
The Casual Short Sleeve Shirt is Assembly Label’s take on the classic linen shirt. Crafted from light, premium linen the short sleeve shirt offers a relaxed fit for an effortless look. Available in a large range of colours too, the Casual Short Sleeve Shirt will keep you cool in more ways than one through Summer. For the full range check out www.assemblylabel.com.
And we can’t forget grooming…
The Bondi Local Solid Cologne
Bondi is being brought to life with a new collection of solid colognes dubbed Bondi Local, offering the perfect Christmas gift idea for the bloke that likes to smell great. Competitively prices, the highly-concentrated wax-based colognes look sleek in bar form and are super easy to carry around with you as you go about your day, available whenever you need to refresh and impress. Check out the range at https://thebondilocal.com.au
Black Chicken Remedies Mansome Pack
Mansome Pack for taming and soothing….. be ready for anything!
All those COVID beards out there need a little bit of TLC, especially over summer beach days. Enter Black Chicken Remedies. Also hailing from Bondi, this toxin free, natural oil based range has plenty of products to choose from, but with the Mansome pack you get two of their showstoppers. The H.I.S Face and Beard Oil is all about hydrating male skin (24% thicker than women’s skin, who knew?). Beard oil not only leaves your beard soft and smooth but gets down to the skin below to keep it in top shape. You’ll also get a pot of Axilla Natural Deodorant Paste, one of the brand’s sell out products, which comes in a new ‘Alpha scent’ – now that’s manly. Grab one online at https://blackchicken.com.au/
Now for a bit of fun, and first we head to the backyard.
Char-Griller Smokin’ Champ Charcoal BBQ
For anyone who wants the ultimate outdoor cooking companion, the Char-Griller Double Play Dual Function Gas and Charcoal Grill is just for you. Offering the convenience of gas, and the flavour and experience of charcoal all in one barbecue means you never have to compromise. From inexperienced to expert BBQ-er’s you’ll be the envy of the backyard party. Check it out http://chargrilleraustralia.com.au/products/double-play/
The Red Paddle Co 11’0” Compact Stand Up Paddleboard
The freshest offering in outdoor activities, the Red Paddle Co Compact Stand-up Paddleboard was launched earlier this year and is perfect for anyone looking for adventure on the water. Chock-full of practical features and innovations such as a ‘diamond cut’ rear for extra stability in choppy water, and bungee straps on the nose to hold your gear the board has been carefully designed for those of all experience levels. The accompanying pump makes it an easy and ideal match for paddlers who regularly travel with their board or want to adventure further with the convenience of an all-in-one package. www.redpaddleco.com/en-au
No Christmas gift guide is complete without ensure the tunes are available.
Sonos One (Version 2)
The second generation of Sonos’ iconic One speaker, Gen 2 looks no different, but has upgraded internals. The revamped ‘Version 2’ Sonos One now includes Bluetooth Low Energy, a faster professor & more memory than the original with the same excellent sound performance. The smart speaker runs off your home Wi-Fi and you can tether multiple together for a surround-sound experience and even has inbuilt Alexa smart function so you can request songs just by asking! www.sonos.com/en-au
To round off this gift guide is what to drink this silly season and we have you covered.
Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced Rum
Freshly launched in Australia and just in time for Christmas, this festive spiced rum packs a real punch. Boasting flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, Gingerbread Spiced can be enjoyed as a flavourful base for cocktails with your crew or to add some seasonal spice to your rum and cola. In fact, Daily Addict was supplied with cloudy apple juice to create what Captain Morgan has dubbed ‘The Captain’s Apple Pie’ which was a fantastic, and fully festive cocktail guaranteed to please. Available wherever you buy your liquor and at www.captainmorgan.com
Stone & Wood Mixed Carton & Pub In A Box
For the beer drinkers Stone & Wood has Chrissy covered. These beery gifts can be bought from their online store with still plenty of time to shop for pre-Christmas delivery or shop up and enjoy with friends over Summer. The brand-new summer cartons come with four mixed x 6 packs, containing two Pacific Ale, two Green Coast Lager and two Cloud Catcher pale ale bottles in each six pack. This box comes with two Stone & Wood beer glasses, bar mat, a bag of tasty beer nuts from our mates at Brookfarm, plus a Stone & Wood carton of your choice! For the full range shop.stoneandwood.com.au/
Personalise a special gift with Glenfiddich this Christmas
Get your very own bottle of Glenfiddich crafted with a personal message for your loved one from a simple “Happy Christmas Dad’ to cheeky comment like ‘hands off this one is all mine!” You can have a lot of fun. Now in its second year, the personalised labels are a way of saying you thought about this purchase just a little bit more! Available across the Glenfiddich range, including the 12, 15, 18 and 21 Year Old along with Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA, Project XX (pronounced Project Twenty) and Fire & Cane bottles. Last minute shoppers can search www.gflabels.com.au to find their nearest retailer offering on-the-spot in-store personalisation, including select retailers nationally.
There you have it, from what to wear to how to drink, Daily Addict has ‘Him’ all but covered this Christmas. Good luck and happy hunting.
Product List Price Guide:
Alienware m15 R3 – RRP $3,299
Playstation 5 – RRP $749.95
Bondi Joe Mens Swim Trunk – RRP $99.95
Assembly Label Casual Short Sleeve Shirt – RRP $80
The Bondi Local Solid Cologne – RRP $39.95
Char-Griller Smokin’ Champ Charcoal BBQ – RRP $442
The Red Paddle Co 11’0” Compact Stand Up Paddleboard – RRP $2,429
Sonos One (Version 2) – RRP $295
Captain Morgan Gingerbread Spiced Rum – RRP $45
Stone & Wood Summer Mixed Carton – RRP $75
Stone & Wood Pub In A Box – RRP – $99