What do men really want to unwrap on Christmas morning? I teamed up with MK1 Shopping Park in Milton Keynes to find some of the best gifts to suit a range of budgets for the gentleman in your life this Christmas. Oh and not a single LYNX gift set in sight…



Jelly Beans Jar – £5 – Located on 1st Floor

Everyone knows the age old saying the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. What’s better than a jar crammed full of his favourite sweets? If Jelly Beans aren’t his thang then there’s a huge assortment of sweets to choose from, all in these handy resealable jars that will fit comfortably between his knees as he’s watching telly. 


Star Wars Lounge Pants – £9 – Located on 1st Floor 

With the first side instalment of the Star Wars franchise poised for release in less than a weeks time, the world seems as nuts about Star Wars as ever. He’ll love these lounge pants that not only keep him comfortable at home but are emblazoned with some of the most iconic Star Wars characters. 


Navy Polka Dot Bow Tie & Square – £4 – Located on 1st Floor 

Help him channel his inner James Bond with this bow tie and pocket square set. So dapper and the perfect size and price for chucking in his stocking. Get the vodka martinis ready!




Black Fairisle Pattern T-Rex Christmas Socks – £3 – Located on 1st Floor

Yes, I know socks aren’t the most original of gifts (possibly the most common present unwrapped in the hands of men on Christmas Day) but it’s for damn good reason. We love to look after the guys in our life and fresh socks just make good sense. Since the last Christmas sock drop there is probably some hideous, holey sad socks that really need to be condemned. Keep their feet and everyone’s noses happy with these ridiculously cute festive socks. Oh, and DINOSAUR, HELLO! Psssst. Topman have a 3 pairs for £7 offer too. 


White Oversized Fit Guns N Roses T-Shirt – £25 – Located on 1st Floor 

2016 was a bad year for the music world with so many legends lost but there was one reunion that made headlines for all the right reasons. Guns N Roses with Axl Rose, Slash and co. are back performing together for a world tour, the first in twenty years. This oversized band tee is perfect whether he was team Axl or team Slash or just hugely fond of dancing to Sweet Child O Mine at the end of a night out.




Mistletoe Selfie Stick – £10 – Located on 1st Floor 

Need to buy a gift for a guy who just loves to pull pranks? This mistletoe selfie stick will extend 30 inches to help capture unsuspecting Christmas kiss targets. Just don’t buy it for sleazy work colleagues, you’ll regret it!




Reindeer Christmas Jumper – £32 – Located on 1st Floor 

Whether they despise them or not everyone deserves a cheesier-than-cheddar Christmas jumper to wear on the big day. I adore this goofy reindeer jumper so much, it reminds me of what most men look like after a few drinks on Christmas Day whilst claiming to be as sober as a judge. Ha!


Christmas Peel The Sprout – £9 – Located on 1st Floor 

For the men who love a touch of silliness. This big sprout can be used for a pass the parcel type game on Christmas Day. Unwrapping each paper layer will reveal entertaining scrolls, novelty toys and four paper crowns. More fun than a cracker that refuses to bang?




Beckham Bodywear 3-Pack Trunks – £24.99 – Located on 1st Floor

Pfft. You read what I said about socks… David Beckham’s line of bodywear for H&M is all the label you need to impress at an attractive-as-Beckham price. It’s not just what he wants, it’s what he needs! 


Dark Blue/Spotted Easy-Iron Shirt – WAS £9.99 NOW £4.99 (AT MK1 H&M AT LEAST) – Located on 1st Floor

Don’t assume that just because Christmas is less than two weeks away that the shops are upping all their prices and there’s not a single deal to be found. I spotted this half price men’s shirt in H&M at MK1. A total steal at the humongous price of £4.99 with a turn-down collar, long sleeves and fetching pattern, how wrong can you go? 




Record Player – £70 – Located on 1st Floor

Oozing bags of style this vintage style record player will be the luxury gift to make his Christmas. It has a briefcase design, plays at various speeds and has 2 x 1.5W stereo speakers. Available in three colour finishes (Black/Brown/Grey Mix). Don’t forget to buy him something to play on it though! 


Woodspice Mixed Shower Gel – WAS £5 now £2.50 – Located on Ground Floor

I promised you no LYNX gift sets but I didn’t say no to toiletries per say. This collection of four shower gels is a steal at 50% off at M&S. A perfect stocking filler and even more perfect for the man who loves to travel and hates wasting baggage allowance on full size toiletries. 


I hope I’ve helped you go from this: 

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MK1 Shopping & Leisure Park
Stadium Way, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
Date of visit: 12.12.16