There is always the usual socks and aftershave to fall back on but it leaves a lingering feeling that there may have been a more original gift idea out there that he could appreciate. We are hoping that this list of 5 great mens gift ideas can inspire you to find a gift with a little more originality and yet still within an accessible budget.
Our first suggestion is for nut lovers. This stylish yet practical nutcracker is so ornamental it can be left on display all year round and not just at Christmas. It has a great screw down mechanism which is easy to use and a handy shell catcher so that nut shells are kept neatly in the dish. With this solid cast iron nutcracker he can crack away to his hearts content as it will crack the smallest hazelnut and the largest walnut and any type of nut he loves, except you of course!! ( We're not saying you're nuts or anything) And he certainly won't if this arrives in his gift selection.
Our second gift choice is for the man who takes his grooming seriously and yet doesn't want to give up his facial hair. This cast pewter moustache and beard comb is the take anywhere comb that is discreet enough to be popped into a top pocket and manly enough to use on a regular basis. We just love the moustache decoration and the chin sized body of the comb, it's got to be the next tool in his toolbox or certainly his travel bag.
For the man who likes a beer or two these cast wall mounted bottle openers need to be in every room. They are perfect for use both indoors and out, placed near to fridges, doorways, on tables, dressers or even chairs they can mean the difference between running around looking for a bottle opener and always knowing where to open your beer. The perfect party must have too, guests will appreciate the fact that they can crack a beer as often as they want to without rummaging around your kitchen. so how many do you need to keep him happy?
Does your man love to be outdoors? Gardening, walking or generally getting his boots muddy and then walking through the house while he finds somewhere to sit and take his boots off. Well this cast iron Beetle Boot Pull could solve all of your problems and his. It is decorative and looks great outside your front door and is perfect for removing those muddy wellingtons or shoes before you step foot in the house. It is simple to use and effective, with no bending down at all. Boot jacks like this could be the gift to save his back and yours.
Our final and 5th choice for an original Christmas gift is for the man who just likes to kick back and is a little on the lazy side at times. These great humorous tin signs allow you to express yourself without causing too much offence (we hope). Let him become a member of the Lazy Other Half Club which allows him to only be lazy on days which don't end with a Y. We're sure he'll appreciate putting his feet up this Christmas at least.
So you have set aside a great space for your man cave. You have a shed, a cellar, a loft or a garage dedicated to everything manly. A great place for you and your mates to hang out, drink a few beers and hang up your hat for a while, letting the days stresses and strains fade into the distance.
Whatever your choice of man space we're sure you'll want a bit of decoration to add some fun and personalise your pad, whether it's cars you're into or bars we have 10 great additions to any man cave that are up to the job.
1. Our great classic cast metal man cave sign is a necessary sign to have above or on your door. It's solid cast, durable and rustic, perfect for any serious man cave.
2. If your man cave is more of a man shed then this cast metal Man Shed sign is a good alternative to our classic 'Man Cave' sign. It is still hand cast in solid metal, so up for any outdoor weather conditions.
3.If you see yourself more as a hero of the night then our 'Bat Cave' sign has to be the one on your door. Solid cast metal and can be used indoors or out.
4.Once inside the man cave you will want an area for refreshment and what better way to open a few beers that with this original crafted cast iron wall mounted bottle opener?
5.If your man cave is dedicated to your love of fast cars then there are some great automotive plaques that celebrate all that was great from yester year. Our favourite is this Ferrari plaque but don't stop there with so many to add to your wall collection.
6. If the era of steam and railway memorabilia could turn your man cave into a station waiting room, then there are some seriously great repro plaques to add to your platform. This GWR art deco style plaque will bring a bit of class to your carriage.
7. If you're looking for some cool seating ideas, this industrial metal swivel stool will add a bit of class to your cave, it's also a great place to park your bum.
8.This old original folding chair is a solid seating idea for the smaller cave, great for sitting on then folding away for later.
9.All that leaves you to think about now is a bit of male grooming before you head back out into the hustle and bustle of the high street. This nifty moustache and beard comb made from cast pewter can be dropped in your pocket before you leave your lair.
10. So it's time to pick up your hat and coat on the way out. This very masculine stripe design cast iron hat and coat hook is the best coat hook for any suave man cave, it's so good we're sure you'll want to drop everything here every night.
So the weekend is almost here and what have you got planned?
If you are looking for a little weekend inspiration then there are so many great ideas about how you can spend your precious time but when it comes to getting your home and garden into shape then take a look at some of our interior suggestions to kick start your plans.
If you need to keep your space clean and tidy then start with adding some of these fabulous cast iron brackets which can hold the heaviest of shelves. They come in so many different sizes and colour choices that you will be spoilt for choice. We're sure you will want some in almost every room in the house.
Once you have all of your random items neatly placed on your new shelves it will be time to think about adding some hat and coat hooks to your walls or inside cupboards so that those summer hats have a place to hang and if you reside in the UK then you're sure to need a raincoat near to the door too.
You can always give your drawers a face lift with any of these delightful drawer pulls and cabinet knobs or if you fancy getting into refurbishing that old piece of furniture you have always wanted to give a new lease of life to then they will be sure to add a great finishing touch to your project.
If refurbishing furniture is not your thing then you could always spend your weekend cooking up a delight in the kitchen, these cast iron cooking pans can be used both indoors or out doors on a camp fire and both on the hob or inside the oven to finish the dish.
After all of that hard work you are sure to want to just chill in the garden with a drink or two. Having a cast iron bottle opener on hand will make enjoying yourself so much easier and the beer bottle carrier means you can take your beer with you even if you decide to just retreat to the beach, Whatever you decide the do, have a great weekend.
We are on a great gardening theme this week.
Fathers Day Gift Compendium
Each pack contains one of our best selling man cave signs value £14.99 to personalise his space.
One of our best selling wall mounted bottle openers value £4.00 to open his and his mates beers either indoors or out.
A cast iron hand held bottle opener value £3.95 which can be used as a key ring to open any bottle of beer on the move wherever he is.
And our fantastic brand new beer carrier value £24.95 to take his beers wherever he wants, which also has a cast iron wall bottle opener on the side.
Cast Iron Gifts This Autumn/Winter 2015
We have a great selection of popular Cast Iron Homeware and Gift items for you this Autumn & Winter 2015.
Lovely Ornate Cast Iron Coat Hooks will look wonderful on any wall or door ideal to hang up your hat as soon as you walk in.
Have a lovely piece of old oak but no brackets to show if off? Then get ready to be spoilt for choice with our great range of decorative cast iron brackets from simple designs to ornate Victorian swirls. Perfect for any retreat.
Are you planning to have a get together with family and friends? Then these simple and easy to use cast iron wall bottle openers will make your party so much fun and great for everyone opening a beer or two.
If you are more of a railway fan and love all things locomotive, then we have a superb range of reproduction platform and railway signs.
So as soon as your room is set up ready for your Autumn/Winter retreat it's time to grab your beer tote bottle carrier and hang out with some mates.