Dad, Son, Grandad, Husband, Boyfriend, Brother, Uncle…
We’ve all got a special Mr Someone in our life.
Whether your brother has been busy working hard from home, your husband’s doing an amazing job looking after the kids, or maybe Grandad’s being Grandad with his jigsaws and train magazines (or perhaps that’s just mine!).
Whatever they’re up to, you wouldn’t change them for the world.
With this year’s madness, you have probably seen them less than you’d have planned. So there really is no better time make them feel loved than Christmas.The team here at Visit Newbury have been busy compiling a list of recommended items from local Newbury businesses, to treat the ‘Mr’ in your life this festive season.
Prints from Arty Farty Stuff
For the man who has everything, why not give the gift of art?
We particularly love this Mask of Sorrow print, a spectacular nod to the madness we’ve experienced all over world this year. Available as an A3 unframed print or as a 20cm square canvas.
Alternatively, this Dinosaurs Live print is produced photographically to bring together a plethora of prehistoric predators in today’s modern world. Spot the T-Rex lurking in at the window? Whether you’re into dinosaurs or not, it’s pretty cool!Order online for delivery.
Gift-Boxed Clothes from Superdry
Both of these gifts are beautifully gift-boxed, saving you time when it comes to panic-wrapping on Christmas eve (or is that just us?!)
This merino wool jumper comes in charcoal grey, midnight black, cloud grey and this gorgeously Christmassy burgundy colour. Perfect for dad or partner, why not get one for each!
And, can men ever own too many t-shirts? We think not. Half the time they end up shrunk from the wash or ruined in some way (or is that still just us?) Either way, not any more! Thanks to these Vintage logo pack of tees from Superdry, the rich cotton material will give them something they want to look after. Even better, this Superdry set comes as a pack of three, meaning there are more than enough to cover between washes!Available in-store and online for home delivery.
Books from WH Smith
This satirical book, Vladimir Putin: Life Coach, by Rob Sears, tells us what we can learn from one of the world’s most feared leaders. It delves into how Putin uses the Kremlin to undermine the most powerful countries in the world and teaches you the darkest sides to Putin’s time in power so far.
‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama, should be a must on everyone’s Christmas Wishlist, and is quite a contrast from the Putin book above! In this first volume of Obama’s presidential memoirs, Barack provides a riveting insight into the world of presidency, and an unmissable journey into his time as one of the world’s most influential and respected leaders.Available in-store and online for home delivery.
Coat and Backpack from Topman
Levis; an iconic brand around the globe. This black backpack provides a retro vibe that will go with any outfit. Perfect for work or trips out with the family, this handy and reasonably priced bag will be used time and time again.
Furthermore, this modern Scandi-style coat is perfect for adding a fresh look to any wardrobe, while remaining environmentally friendly. Made from 60% recycled wool, by purchasing this jacket you’re helping to conserve natural resources and prevent leftover textiles from going to waste.Available in-store and online for delivery and click and collect.
Travel Cups from Temptation Gifts
Let your other half enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee on his commute with this sleek black travel cup from Ted Baker. This elegant stainless-steel cup is double insulated, making it suitable for both hot and cold drinks, keeping hot drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold drinks cold for up to 12 hours!
Moreover, with this elegant Ted Baker Water Bottle, you’re man will want to stay hydrated simply to show-off this Gunmetal bottle! With a leak-proof lid and 425ml capacity, this makes the perfect gift for everyday use.Available in-store and to order online for delivery or click and collect.
Loungewear from Debenhams
Perfect for cosy nights in, cold early mornings and for getting a good nights’ rest.
These pyjamas are made from brushed cotton making them super soft and lovely to snuggle down in. Pair with this ultra-fluffy dressing gown cut to an extra-long length for comfort, and they’ll be wearing them all winter!Available in-store and online for home delivery.
Alcohol Gift Sets from Inn at Home
Whether he’s a whisky drinker, into his craft beers , spirits or not a drinker at all, there are pages and pages of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from at Inn at Home.
This craft beer set is incredible value, with 5 glorious bottles for only £25. Served in an Inn at Home gift bag, this is the perfect gift for someone who loves beer and supporting local businesses.
We also love this unique Whisky Tasting set, offering samples of the very best Japanese whisky from the comfort of your own home! We dare you to try some for yourself…Available in-store.
Gifts for Groomers from L'Occitane
‘Aromatic and spicy’ are used to describe this L’Occitan collection set. This heavily fragranced set has notes of distilled lavender blended with nutmeg, black pepper and smoked woods. The set contains 75ml L’Occitan Eau de Toilette, 250ml L’Occitan Shower Gel and 30ml L’Occitan After Shave Balm, presented in a signature gift box.
The Hero Collection is also an ideal gift for the man who likes to stay on top of his grooming. The set contains 75ml L’Occitan Shower Gel, 30ml L’Occitan After Shave Balm, 50g Cap Cedrat Soap, 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream, and is tied together nicely in a handy little wash bag.Available in-store and online with home delivery available.
Stocking Fillers from Between The Lines
Perfect for budding cyclists or simply those who love a warming hot drink. This bike-themed mug is made of New Bone China porcelain, and is certified for food use, is dishwasher safe and suitable for microwave use.
For a man who’s into his gadgets, a Phone Telescope might well be the answer. This one from Between the Lines clips onto any smartphone and provides 8 x magnification, from 9′ to 800′. The pack also includes lens covers and a microfiber cleaning cloth.Available in-store and online for delivery and click and collect.
High Score Tickets
After a year of limited travel, events and general experiences, give your man a gift for something exciting!
Bring feelings of nostalgia and take your dad, brother or partner back to their childhood with a ticket for two to Newbury’s brand-new High Score. The UK’s best free-play amusement arcade; have a shot on the world’s largest Pac-Man, a throw-back on retro classics and experience the highest-quality calibre of arcade games.
For only £9.95 each per hour, you can have unlimited play. High Score are even offering a 25% discount on family tickets, so you can get the whole family involved, too!Pre-booking essential.