Fashion North’s top Xmas gifts for men in 2023

No matter what kind of guy you have in your life this holiday season, one thing remains true: men can be very annoying to buy for.

This year Fashion North has put together what we think are some ideal picks to gift to any lucky men in your life.

If you want to stand out from other boring, typical gifts (no more socks or drink sets), try grab any of these items, all available at the Bridges shopping centre in Sunderland.

The Ordinary skincare

Quality men’s grooming products can be a bit of a chore to find without breaking the bank, but the Ordinary produce cruelty-free, 100% vegan skincare products that don’t go over budget.

Their formulas are also very minimal with no added fragrance, so these products shouldn’t trouble anyone with sensitive skin either.

Our top picks are the niacinamide serum, squalene cleanser, BHA peeling mask or the natural moisturiser.

These products all come in at under £10 each from Boots, with gift sets ranging from £15 to £35.

Wool coats

A warm overcoat is a winter menswear classic, perfect for staying cosy in dropping temperatures while still looking stylish.

These coats are available in many fabrics and colours but in our opinion, the classic black wool is still on top.

The coat pictured, in addition to other colours is available at River Island for £75 and is sure to make any man in your life feel stylish all through winter.


For the musically inclined, records are a great way to show just how well you know someone and their tastes by getting their favourite album(s) on vinyl.

Vinyl records produce excellent sound quality for those with a player, but for those that don’t, they still work as fan merchandise and decorations, as they often include exclusive artwork, interviews, or other extra content.

HMV sells records from a wide range of genres, from pop to hip-hop from around £25+, with sales and deals often on offer.

Aftershave or fragrance

It’s a known fact that if you smell and look good then you feel good, so fragrance is a great option to make sure any man in your life feels his best.

A variety of scents are available to ensure you can find one that really suits whoever you’re buying for. From leathers to woody notes to florals, every guy has a scent to suit them somewhere.

The Chanel fragrance pictured is available at Boots from £75, but cheaper options are definitely out there, allowing you to tailor this gift to your budget.


If you want to really spoil a certain guy in your life, then a watch is the perfect option. With many men uncomfortable wearing jewellery, a watch is the perfect chance for men to add a little flair to an outfit.

Much like a fragrance, many options are available for every type of man, whether it’s sporty, dressy, or more practical for day-to-day wear, a watch can be suited to anybody you may be buying for.

The options pictured are from Citizen and located at H. Samuel in the bridges, ranging from around £200+, but more budget options are available from brands like Casio and Timex.

Are you grabbing any of these this Christmas? Let us know on our socials @fashion_north and tell us if you have any other suggestions.


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