With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to get those last minute gifts for those good men in our lives. Here are a few things under $500 that we think should fill the stockings this year.
Combine German engineering and luxury grooming and you'll find something that looks a little like this: the Merkur Solingen Futur Safety Razor, silvertip badger hair shave brush and matching stand, all in polished chrome. Made in Solingen, Germany and guaranteed to last, this cutting-edge razor set is without doubt a head-turning gift - puns intended.
Baxter of California's Skin Care 1.2.3 Kit, courtesy of Gallantoro.com makes skincare as simple as a busy man needs it to be. Containing a daily face wash, herbal mint toner and an oil-free moisturiser from a veteran American men's grooming brand, you'll be giving the gift of cleansing this Christmas.
The Portsea Heritage in black and rose gold is a beautifully modern Marine Chronometer timepiece that brings a little of Australia onto the wrist. Powered by the Seiko NH35 automatic movement, encased by surgical grade 316L stainless steel, and secured German leather straps, the Portsea is a fine entrance into the automatic watch movement, and just in time for Christmas.
Give him the gift of boldness with a pocket square from The Bespoke Corner. Proudly designed here is Oz, this is a square for the man who's not afraid to express his style, and with a mix of reds and whites throughout the pattern, he'll be perfectly dressed this Christmas.
Maybe Christmas is your time each year to remind him of his hygiene, and Triumph and Disaster's Shearer's Soap is the perfect way. Gentle on the skin with a high glycerine base, filled with poppy seeds for gentle exfoliation, and reminiscently scented like a tattoo parlour, this truly is a man's soap that's good for him, and the environment.
From the distillery that was awarded 2014's Whisky of the Year comes Sullivan's Cove American Oak - a single malt whisky with an American twist. The first Australian whisky to achieve Liquid Gold status in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, its single cask, non-chill filtered and matured in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels for a long, honeyed finish - perfect for a quiet drink after Christmas lunch.
If anyone has faithfully captured the scent of the festive season, it's the illustrious Tom Ford with his tobacco vanille scent. Now available in his signature beard oil, what could be more masculine this Christmas? Plus, it conditions, softens and nourishes his beard with a lightweight blend of almond, jojoba and grapeseed oils as well as Vitamin E.
A fragrance gift with a difference, the NÚcessaire Absolu by Atelier Cologne is a quality cologne with individualised touch. Choose from nine scents, and then have your loved one's name engraved on the hand-crafted leather case for the complimentary 30ml travel spray.
Made by musicians with an obsession for sound and an eye for style, Audiofly's latest premium headphone delivers the richest of audio quality. Featuring noise isolating memory foam, a self-adjusting fit design and a tough audioflex cable, here's a gift to keep him a little more quiet.
Stylish, sleek and essential for summer, these shades by Garret Leight are the perfect crossover between the beach and the bar.
Featuring the Miyota OS21 quartz movement, a 20mm ecologic vegetable-tanned leather from Tńrnsj÷ Tannery and a 40mm stainless steel case with a klein blue on ivory white dial, this re-interpreted classic chronograph from the independent Swedish watchmaker TRIWA is a stylish addition to his timepiece collection.