Love local! Xmas gift guide For Him
Stuck for what to buy for the men in your life this Christmas? Take some local inspo from us with our curated picks from Devon.
Crush a grape
Give the wine-lover in your life a taste of vineyard life with Dartington’s Crush Course, a weekend residential where he’ll learn about growing, terroir and tasting, and get to have a go at crushing grapes.
Credit card won’t stretch to a TAG Heuer? Here’s the next best thing – an Olivier Meylan Players Edition, created in Exeter with quality Swiss movements and unique touches added by OM ambassador, English rugby union player Jack Nowell. Only 100 are available world-wide, so get in fast – there’s no time like the present!
Spice of life
Loves his rum? This 40% blend, made in Totnes, features rich aromas of charred orange peel, smooth caramel, and hints of cardamom, making it perfect for sipping rum at Christmas.
Need a pair of sunnies for an eco bunny? Fix him up with a pair of Otus from Bird who specialise in sunglasses (including prescription) made from sustainably sourced materials.
Quench his thirst for the coast with this illustrated guide to Britain’s rivers, seas and shores, from The Box Plymouth – billed as a Norwegian Wood for Britain’s waters.
Got a guy who loves to grill? Take his barbecue skills to another level with the Cameron Stovetop Smoker from HotSmoked, perfect for adding a smokey flavour to fish, cheese, veg and charcuterie.
Stylish and plastic-free, these 1981 trainers from WAES are a world first and will keep his tootsies uber-comfy and looking cool. Vegan, right down to the stitching and conifer glue.
Show us a keg
Get his party started with this 5L Devon Red Mini-Keg and branded pint glass from Sandford Orchards, crafted from cider apples from local orchards. A proper taste of Devon.
Bag it up
Keep his toiletries shipshape with this Fishy Union wash bag designed by Dartmouth’s Bert & Buoy.
Shake, rattle and roll
If he can’t resist a game of strategy and skill, then he will never be board *winces* with Nkuku’s backgammon board, handmade and painted using sustainably sourced mango wood.