A bespoke 400-piece puzzle of the front page of The Times newspaper (available in the date of your choice) keeps a special someone quiet for hours.
Available at firebox.com, £26.
A bright cashmere scarf by Aubin & Wills adds a much-needed pop of colour to his dull winter wardrobe. Oh, and the soft accessory looks great on you, too.
Available at mrporter.com, £90.
Couldn’t get a reservation at ElBulli? Chef Ferran Adrià and brother Albert have launched a range of specialist products and tools to create the foams, liquid jellies and bubble effects at home.
Available at infusions4chefs.co.uk, £78.
Aesop’s skin care range contains botanical extracts and all-natural ingredients. Plus, the apothecary-style packaging gives his bathroom a touch of old-school cool.
Available at spacenk.co.uk, £16-£73.
You’ll want to keep the Loft cashmere sweater with leather elbow patches for yourself. The Tunisian neckline fits a collared shirt underneath for a smart, casual look.
Available at loftdesignby.com, £185.
In these modern times, he wants more than breakfast in bed — he wants his laptop. The Pamper Tray by iWooDesign in dark ebony wood solves the problem.
Available at iwoodesign.com, £650.
Sunpocket Original’s folding tortoiseshell sunglasses (£45) with unbreakable lenses and 100 per cent UV protection are the ideal gift for ski enthusiasts and winter sunseekers.
Available at my-wardrobe.com, £45.
Does he spend more time playing with his iPhone than working? This speaker dock turns his beloved gadget into a classic desk phone.
Available at handyideas.co.uk, £23.
Inspired by a basic factory wall clock, Uniform Wares’s minimalist-design watch includes hi-spec features (Japanese quartz movement, a mineral crystal face).
From boys to men (and back again), they’ll always need their toys. A Thomas Lyte leather games box is the grown-up way to play.
Available at brownsfashion.com, £310.
Paul Smith’s resin skull cuff links bring a subtle hint of his edgy personality to stiff, formal occasions.
Available at matchesfashion.com, £88.
Gift discerning drinkers an annual membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and they receive sample bottles (and the option to purchase more), a quarterly magazine and tickets to tastings.
Available at smws.co.uk, £100.
Men who are good in the kitchen have a special place in our undomesticated heart. Make it fun for him with The Deli Garage’s range of food tools, including edible spray paint, oil change olive oil and chocolate glue.
Available at the-deli-garage.com, £8-£25.
A smart canvas man bag by Want les Essentiels de la Vie is both practical and stylish. Spacious enough to fit a laptop, documents and more, it is perfect for the everyday or travelling.
Available at mrporter.com, £155.
He’ll never miss a beat with Nixon headphones. The silver and black ones are comfortable, portable and compatible with iPhones and iPods.
Available at my-wardrobe.com, £50.
A set of bar-game beer mats with puzzles, quizzes and drinking games keeps pub crawlers entertained for hours — and stops them from getting into any real trouble.
Available at suck.uk.com, £7.50.
All the cool kids are wearing wool ties. An Alexander Olch navy tweed style adds texture to a suit and keeps him on trend.
Available at mrporter.com, £115.