"Never knowing what to get for the men in her life, Jessica has asked me to put together this list of top picks for the set to put a smile on the face of any man..."
(AKA the post where Anthony lays out how disappointed he is likely to be on Christmas morning!)
Future Perfect- Vintage Futuristic Graphics- Taschen : I've recently been getting reading some classic Doctor Who Comics from the 60's and I love the visions of the future from 60 years ago, its all flying cars, curved skyscrapers, and high walkways in pastel colours.
The Stepford Wives- Ira Levin: A Sci-Fi classic where men can literally create their perfect woman, what could possibly go wrong in this vintage staple of science fiction literature?
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps: An Atlas not of the world as you know it, but an atlas as the world was thought to be, with made up mountain ranges, non existent islands and populations that never were.
The Complete Flash Gordon Library: On the Planet Mongo Volume 1- Alex Raymond: The collected Sunday Comic Strips that brought the pulp hero to the page back in the 1930's collected here are Flash's early adventures taken from the Planet Earth to the far reaches of Mongo into the devilish hands of Ming the Merciless.
The Hairy Bikers: Meat Feasts: What is Christmas without portions of food so large that you spend the next 12 months working them off? Well that is what the Hairy Bikers deliver by the plateful, filled with over 120 recipes to set the mouth watering and the stomach churning furiously in hunger.
The Doctor Who Annual 2021: its one of those traditions, getting an annual at Christmas, a Beano of a Dandy or a Match of the Day. Well this year, to round off my collection, I'm recommending the 2021 Doctor Who Annual
Mel Brooks DVD Box Set: Collecting together some of the comedy great's earlier and lesser known works this box set provides a some rip roaring laughs that by this point in 2020 we could all use.
FOOD & KITCHEN
CLOTHING & GROOMING
Samuel Windsor- Padstow Summer Blazer: This stylish light weight blazer is perfect for those stuffy Christmas parties, can be worn on the more formal side of things or as a smart casual ensemble.
Satin Pyjamas- There is nothing as cozy as snuggling under a blanket in a pair of these bad boys. Until lockdown kicked in I wasn't sold on the whole pyjama's during the day scene. But I'm sold.
Charles Tyrwhitt- Silk Scarf: Silk Scarves are an elegant way to add a dash of colour to your winter wardrobe. Working with a suit or any sort of casual winterwear.
The Double O- James Bond Socks- By The London Sock Exchange: What sums up Christmas presents better than a pair of socks? And with these James Bond themed socks from the London Sock Exchange you can emulate the very epitome of masculine style from head to toe.
Gunn and Moore Cricket Sweater: A winter warmer in a classic British style.
Unisex Swatch MONO BLACK Watch SUOB720- A stunning piece that can bridge the gap between sport, work or formal.
House of Commons Gold and Silver Portcullis Cufflinks: I like a nice pair of cufflinks, they aren't something that men wear much anymore, but when they do, they really add a little touch of flair to any occasion.
Floris London No.89 Eau de Toilette: A floral cologne from one of the premier perfumeries of the UK.