The newly opened Dublin Liberties Whiskey distillery is keeping the tradition of whiskey making alive; right in the heart of Dublin. Both the Oak Devil and Copper Alley blends are masterfully crafted to bring something new, but sinfully nostalgic, to the table. With notes ranging from dark fruits to sherry sweet, these whiskies are rich, smooth and the perfect way to enjoy the holidays. Available from the Celtic Whiskey Store. €45 – €65
Liberties Irish Whiskey, €45 – €65
In a world of pausing plates for the perfect snap, Chef John Currence would rather hit you with his fantastic flavours over form or fancy presentation. In his first cookbook, there are 150 recipes, stories and facts that will leave you jaw-dropping and left wanting more. Available from Amazon at €24.99
Padded jacket, €59.99 at H&M
If your man is a little more adventurous than most, then maybe you should look towards outdoor giants, Patagonia. Warm, windproof and water-resistant, this pullover is ready for almost anything. Available from Patagonia at €180.
Nano Puff, €180 at Patagonia
Nike AM1 Flax, €140 at Nowehere
Is your man’s shoe collection a little stale? There is something quietly elegant and confident about tassel loafers. They transform any suit – from graduation to boardroom, and casual looks from college to CEO. These simple black variants from Massimo Dutti, below, have a medium vamp and are a perfect way to enter the sartorial shoe game. €99
Smart black leather loafers, €99 at Massimo Dutti
If he is looking for something more standout-ish, then the iconic GG Gucci loafer should tickle their taste buds. Boasting the classic green, red and green webbing with gold details, these loafers are drool-worthy and fit for any occasion. Available from Brown Thomas at €595.
Double G loafer, €595 at BrownThomas
Buying tech can be difficult but the team in Bang & Olufsen have worked tirelessly to simplify it as much as possible. The B&O Beoplay P2 is an excellent compromise on size and sound quality and, for the size, it’s hard to get much better. It oozes cool and boasts great bass response with over 10 hours of playback time. Available from B&O Dublin at €169.
Beoplay P2, €169 at Beoplay.com
For the gamer who loves modern design but craves the organic nature of the outdoors, Balolo – a small team dedicated to designing and crafting exceptional accessories – has launched a full series of walnut skins to apply to tech products from smartphones to PS4s and wireless speakers. Skins range in price from €9 to €77 and you can shop the full collection here.
Tom Ford, Tuscan Leather
A classic Tom Ford fragrance is a true taste of luxury. There are a plethora of scents to choose from, but sticking to the classics – like Tuscan Leather and Tabacco – will never lead his sense of smell astray. Tuscan Leather is a personal favourite of mine. Inspired by Tom Ford’s love of fine leather, this ultra sexy scent is animalistic in nature but very smooth. The packaging is also extravagant. Priced at €262 from Brown Thomas.
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, €262 at Brown Thomas
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