According to statistics, most people start their Christmas shopping in November. So, if you think a piece, such as this, solely devoted to gift ideas is premature, unseasonal or downright offensive, you are officially in the minority. Having said that, we obviously feel a little bit guilty talking about Christmas only a week after Halloween because we began proceedings with a testy defence. But clearly not guilty enough not to compile this list at all. No, we ultimately hope that it will be of service to you. After all, if you scroll down, you will see a list of gift sets – things on MR PORTER designed to suit many men’s needs. A collection of things, handily packaged, to be bought in one fell swoop, safe in the knowledge it will be appreciated, never to reappear on eBay. Gift shopping made easy, then.
Synonymous with a lack of imagination, or last-minute panic, socks can be the source of some ridicule when it comes to the buying of gifts. But we would like to officially reclaim the reputation of these diminutive pieces of fabric. Socks are rarely, if ever, unwanted. In fact, quite the opposite. They have a habit of losing themselves, after all, and there is nothing quite like the feeling of slipping on a new pair, especially those from the London Sock Co. What’s more, you don’t need to worry about fit or style when buying someone socks – so you can’t go wrong with a pair or two, or six as the case may be.