20 luxury stocking fillers for him this Christmas (2023) – UK & Europe edition

They say big things come in small packages and our carefully curated selection of luxury stocking fillers for the distinguished gentleman in your life is no exception. As the holiday season unfolds, we bring you an exclusive list of 20 exquisite and thoughtfully-chosen gifts, tailored to add a touch of sophistication to his Christmas morning.

REEF Automatic Chronometer from Formex

The striking 42mm Formex REEF diver has a highly distinctive stainless-steel case which provides both deep dive security and aesthetic symmetry. A double gasket protects the crown, and the watch is fully tested to 300m of water resistance. Mirror polished bevels and brushed surfaces throughout the design create a pleasing balance between elegance and the brand’s high-octane spirit.

The REEF’s unidirectional rotatable bezel is made of an extremely hard and scratch-resistant Zirconium oxide ceramic with the graduations and numbers engraved by femtosecond laser pulsations. Each bezel takes one hour of precision engraving to achieve this three-dimensional effect. What’s more, the bezel can be removed by hand and changed for a different colour bezel. This is a one-of-a-kind system that you won’t find on any other dive watch!

Looking for something original to buy him this Christmas? The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere cufflinks are a reflection of their time. The central detailing creates a piece revealing the geography of the northern and southern hemispheres. The perfect gift if he loves to travel, from a collection that pays tribute to the design of the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere watch collection.

AlcoSense Pro from AlcoSense

Over Christmas, it’s tempting to have a little more to drink with friends and family than usual but before you get behind the wheel the ‘morning after’ make sure you have absolutely no alcohol left in your system.  The AlcoSense Pro helps people remove the potentially fatal guesswork the morning after the night before.  It’s a pocket-sized breathalyser that features an extremely accurate fuel cell alcohol sensor, a Time until Sober & Retest alarm, database of worldwide drink drive limits and a Blow Coach for perfect use.  So, wherever you are in the world, use your AlcoSense personal breathalyser to know when you are safe to drive.  Available from Halfords and alcosense.co.uk –  £149.99 inc VAT.

Barbiere Yellow Shaving Brush from Acqua di Parma

A unique object mixing quality, design and functionality. With a diameter of 24mm, the brush is an essential accessory for a perfect shave. Its soft bristles help to create a rich, soft and compact foam for an easy shave. Handle and stand of the shaving brush design take inspiration from the Colonia bottle. The product is masterfully handmade in Italy.

TSA-approved Case Lock from NANUK

NANUK‘s new and improved TSA-accepted lock offers the security of a padlock but can easily be opened and inspected by airport security and then locked again. The improved design of the TSA-accepted lock makes it easier to install and fit on all NANUK case models. For maximum security always use two locks per case.

Faace Travel Buddy Kit from Beauty Bay

A two-piece travel friendly skincare set. Keep your skin happy and healthy when on the move with the Faace Travel Buddy Kit. This set includes a lightweight, radiance boosting gel mask that transforms skin from dull and tired to glossy and glowing (no sleep required), plus a gel cleanser that works to gently remove makeup, pollution, SPF, stress, dirt and sweat from the skin, leaving it fresh, clean and soft.

8 Card Coin Wallet from Mulberry

A slim and stylish essential that effortlessly slips into your pocket. Adorned with a foil-embossed Mulberry signature on the exterior and a distinctive Mulberry tree signature on the interior, this wallet boasts functionality with two note compartments, eight credit card slots, a convenient popper compartment for coins, and three slip pockets—all luxuriously lined with Nappa leather.

Grand Voyager Compass from Dalvey

The Grand Voyager is the ultimate Dalvey compass. Its half-hunter-style fob case with glazed window and dramatic deep-engraved detailing make a powerful yet classic impression. This compass features an exceptionally fine-detailed dial combining stunning, iridescent mother-of-pearl with intricate texturing and mirror-polished detailing in the compass rose and increments. The lustrous blue-tipped needle is echoed in subtle details at the cardinal points. Functional, robust, elegant and unique, Dalvey compasses make perfect men’s gifts.  Each comes in beautiful presentation packaging, and can be engraved and gift-wrapped.

Christmas Coal from Fortnum & Mason

What better for a stocking filler than a piece of coal..?! Fortnum & Mason‘s very own cinder toffee is dipped in smooth milk chocolate and covered in black lemon sherbet for a deliciously distinctive flavour. Crafted in Oxfordshire, our Christmas Coal is made with seasonal, local honey when it is available.

649 Series – Horn Sunglasses from Persol

Introducing the latest iteration of Persol‘s legendary 649 sunglasses – a true testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to luxury and sophistication. Meticulously handcrafted from the finest genuine horn, these sunglasses redefine opulence in eyewear, elevating your style to unparalleled heights. Immerse yourself in the world of artisanal craftsmanship as each pair is meticulously fashioned to perfection. The exquisite choice of genuine horn ensures that each pair is as unique as the individual who wears them.

Tech Kit from July

Pack your tech accessories in your preferred style, by neatly tucking them in place using the internal compartments or simply ‘throw and go’ with this Tech Kit from July. The translucent polycarbonate shell makes it easy to know what’s inside with just a glance. It’s also crushproof. Personalise the Tech Kit, and gift them to your loved ones for an organised start to 2024.

AirFly Pro from Twelve South

A useful and thoughtful gift for all ages, the Twelve South AirFly Pro is a wireless adapter that lets you use your wireless headphones or earbuds in places that only have a headphone jack, like airplanes, treadmills and devices. Plug this tiny transmitter into the headphone jack to listen to in-flight movies or TVs at the gym.

Black Deerskin Passport Case from Zegna

Keep your documents secure with the black deerskin passport case. Slip it into your pocket or travel bag. The sleek design highlights the passport holder’s luxury construction, and the Zegna logo and glazed silver finishes add a final accent. Made in Italy.

Anywhere Travel Guide from WHSmith

A creative travel guide for anywhere, this handy deck from WHSmith includes 75 cards to inspire exploration. With a unique mix of concrete actions and whimsical prompts – from “Ask the next person you meet where his/her favourite street is. Go there” to “Write down what you like about this city on a small piece of paper. Leave it where someone else will find it later” – Anywhere encourages users to see things differently while discovering both new and familiar places.

Simply Staples, 15-pair Box from London Sock Co.

The ultimate collection of staple sock shades is here, courtesy of London Sock Co. Understated elegance is the name of the game with this 15-pair gift box of trusty neutrals and tasteful hues. For anyone who loves to keep it simply stylish, wherever their travels should take them. Finely knitted & hand finished, using our signature stretch-fit cotton blend: Scottish Lisle Cotton 75%, Polyamide 23%, Elastane 2%.

No1 Masculine by Clive Christian

Clive Christian‘s magnum opus. A masterful blend of rare and precious ingredients sourced from all over the world incapsulates the essence of refined perfumery. Truly worth of the name No1. A majestic woody amber with top notes of pimento and sparkling lime, a heart of exotic florals and spices diffuse into a base of vetiver and tonka bean. An impeccably smooth 50 year old aged sandalwood is the signature flourish of this sublime perfume.

Dual Palm Rechargeable Hand Warmers from Lifesystems

These Dual Palm Rechargeable Hand Warmers from Lifestystems have a split magnetic design which allows you to warm both hands without having to have them next to each other. With 3 heat settings, you are able to easily adjust the hand warmers to the ideal temperature for you and the conditions you are in. The USB-C cable allows you to charge your mobile from the hand warmers, meaning you can stay connected while out adventuring. At the touch of a button, the rapid start will deliver heat for up to 9 hours. The hand warmers can easily be recharged by using the mains or USB.

Nick Plant Leather Playing Cards Set from ABASK

Designed exclusively for ABASK, this playing cards set is made from hand-dyed leather and features contrast stitching in a vibrant hue – a subtle detail that nods to the saddle stitches that have been cropping up across small leather goods collections for centuries. Within, you’ll find a deck of ABASK x Dal Negro playing cards and an equally eye-catching book for keeping score. Due to the hand-dyed nature of this piece, the colour and finish may vary.

Ultravid 8×20 Binoculars from Leica

Leica‘s compact Ultravid binoculars are the perfect companion for demanding observers on long tours requiring lightweight luggage. Hardly bigger than a first aid kit, you barely notice them in your luggage and convince thanks to their very compact format, the non-slip focusing wheel and impressive optical quality. Brilliant images with high contrast and crisp sharpness and outstanding stray-light suppression make these binoculars unique in their class.

They deliver brighter and sharper images than many other binoculars using the same lens size, putting them in the upper range of the Leica Ultravid class. Dioptres are adjusted with the press of a button and thanks to a double joint, you can fold them and will barely notice them in your luggage – a truly remarkable result.

Radiomir Otto Gironi Watch from Panerai

Created to provide enhanced legibility in murky waters, the ‘Radiomir’ watch from Panerai was selected for use by the Italian Navy. This ‘Otto Gironi’ model has a robust stainless steel case that’s hand-finished and treated with PVD for an aged, vintage feel. It’s powered by a Swiss-made P.5000 hand-wound movement, which you can view through the exhibition case back, and fitted with an Incabloc Parechoc® anti-shock device for durability. The watch has vintage appeal, refined details and classic elegance. 

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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. And I thought I had it all sorted after the gift guide for him. Now, you’ve thrown a lot more ideas into the mix.

  2. It’s getting into the dressing-up season, when my husband needs a pair of good cuff-links. I might have to give him a pair of those Geosphere cufflinks before Christmas.

    1. Hi Fiona – it’s great isn’t it? Most older styled headphones with a jack tend not to have the noise cancelling qualities than many headphones and earphones come with nowadays, so this really is a great little invention.

  3. If these little luxuries are in any way typical of this year’s stocking fillers there are going to be a lot of very happy men around this Christmas …

  4. It’s probably best to get the AlcoSense Pro sooner rather than later with all the festivities at this time of the year.

    A friend of mine got stopped and tested at 6.30 in the morning and was very close to the limit. He’d had a dinner the night before and hadn’t realised that the alcohol would stay in his system for that long.

    1. I think this is often how people are caught out, Carolyn. The time alcohol remains in your system can vary depending on several factors, including the amount and type of alcohol consumed, your body weight, metabolism, overall health and more. With so many factors at play, the only way to be sure is a testing kit such as the ones provided by Alcosense.

  5. It has to be a watch!!!!

    He’s still wearing the one his parents gave him for his 21st.

    It’s beginning to look a little out of place in the Board Room.

  6. My husband always says that the first step on the way to a good shave is a high quality shaving brush. It must be time for a new one as he’s only had one in all the years that I’ve known him.

    1. Hi Monica – yes, it’s an often overlooked aspect of the shaving process but a good knot (the bundle of bristles at the base of the brush) and the bristle type are both important considerations when choosing a truly good quality shaving brush.

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