The Ultimate Gentleman Gift Guide
For the social, the stylish, the connoisseurs, the fashionable and the tech-savvy. We’ve got something for you all.
I think we can all agree that while we have a gift-giving culture in Australia, it is not often geared towards men, so we here at Hunter and Bligh are officially saying it: let’s hear it for the boys! Or better yet, let’s gift it to the gentlemen. Whether you’re purchasing for one or simply treating yourself one, we’ve compiled the ultimate gentleman’s gift guide for those who love the newest gizmos and gadgets, the tipplers and tasters of the finest drops and those who adore shopping at the finest shops.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless
Wireless headphones are the newest craze, so it’s only sensible to include a pair that set the standards for the headphone industry. Sennheiser’s wireless Momentum True earbuds use state-of-the-art technology to create an uncompromised sound performance for listeners. Using lightweight materials, the earbuds are splash resistant and allow for users to connect to devices via Bluetooth. Of course, users can answer phone calls as well as access voice assistant with a tap or swipe. Momentum True Wireless are packaged in a stunning grey-washed storage box.
Nanoleaf Canvas Smarter Kit
Colour your life up with Nanoleaf, a light canvas controlled by a modular smart light with built-in music sync technology. Operated by a sleek dodecahedron-inspired Bluetooth remote, Nanoleaf can easily connect up to 500 light squares at once to create a bewitching, immersive installation. Allowing users to create their own prints, Nanoleaf prides itself in its creative customisation aspects which can see over 16 million colours transmitted onto the walls of your abode. With Nanoleaf users can transfer a space into a pond scene, a party-ready room, a music visualiser, shades of a setting sun and even simple wall art.
The GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament Scotch Whisky
Sourced from Scotland’s east Highland hills in the valley of Forgue, The GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament Single Malt Scotch Whisky has recently been nominated as an award-winning product. Using Spanish sherry oak casks for maturation that are sourced from Andalucia, GlenDronach definitely knows a thing or 21 about scotch whiskies – especially as one of Scotland’s first licensed distilleries. The Parliament sees a traditional Highland single malt taste mixed with grace and elegance. With notes of ripe autumnal fruits on the palate, GlenDronach leaves a full bodied, spicy note similar to a homemade plum pudding.
Based conveniently in Barangaroo, BELANCĒ is one of Sydney’s most highly regarded made-to-measure, custom tailoring service. Available to purchase select items online, BELANCĒ uses a combination of collections mixed with a unique selection of accessories and quality materials for their products. These carefully designed pieces are ideal for work, casual or evening wear. Each shirt is made to an individuals precise measurements and delivered within three to four weeks. Their aim is to create garments that are versatile, timeless and relevant to today.
Hunter Lab Ultimate Ritual
Needing to start or improve your cleansing routine? Then Hunter Lab’s Ultimate Ritual pack is the perfect way to begin. Ambassadors of constant cleaning, moisturising and protecting the skin, the team behind the iconic brand have curated a pack using some of Hunter Lab’s finest products including Daily Face Fuel, a Cleansing Facial Scrub, Natural Deodorant, Charcoal Mud Mask and even an Exfoliating Hand and Body Bar all encased in a 100% leather Tactical Bag. This gift set embodies Hunter Lab’s passion using natural skincare products to create the ultimate health gift for the modern hunter.
Rockpool Dining Group Voucher
Rockpool Dining Group is here to save the day with one of our favourite things: food. The ultimate gift for any foodie or socialite is by far a Rockpool Dining Group voucher – the gift of great taste. Valid for three years from purchase date, Rockpool vouchers are accepted at their twelve restaurants across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. Gifters can choose from visiting Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple, Rosetta, Sake, The Cut and The Bavarian, to name a few.
Domaine Du Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017
Imported exclusively by United Cellars, Domaine Du Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf Du Pape 2017 was awarded 95 points by The Wine Advocate. Created in the home of grenache and syrah (shiraz) in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Domaine uses a complex variety aroma of blackberry, raspberry and pepper. Majestic and luxurious to say the least, wine tasters will be bewitched by the beautiful notes of dried herbs and florals, especially with the juicy acidity that’s balanced perfectly to the tannins provided tasters with a longer and more persistent finish.
Starward Whisky Solera
Melbourne based, Starward began its journey of creating a modern Australian whisky in 2007. The whisky is matured for three ‘Melbourne years’ to create its distinct flavour. Solera, was made in Australian fortified wine barrels that are aged between 40 – 50 years old. The hand selected, re-toasted barrels originally held a Spanish sherry to create Solera’s rich and complex flavours with scents of dried fruit, spice and sweetness.
Slane Irish Whiskey
If you’re looking for an Irish whiskey that encapsulates history, tradition and exceptional taste all-in-one, look no further than Slane Irish Whiskey. Triple-casked to create the distinct, smooth and complex finish, Slane features untamed notes of oak and spice. Created on a 1500 acre estate 45 minutes north out of Dublin in Slane Ireland, Slane Whiskey Distillery is home to an extensive history with a castle on the property that was built in 1780. During the drinking experience, drinkers will notice an aroma of radiant fruit, butterscotch and vanilla. As for the taste, at first it’s spicy on the palate but ends in a sweet, caramel flavour with a sensation of dried fruit.
There’s no doubt that Men’s Biz know what they are doing, hence why a gift to their Sydney, Canberra or Melbourne based store will be a gift well spent. Offering washes, haircuts, beard trims, dyeing and our favourite, a hot towel shave, after visiting, guests will soon realise that Men’s Biz is a men’s haven. Why not gift your man to a voucher, perfect for any occasion and available to use towards Men’s Biz extensive range of over 1000 grooming products.
Better You Curcumin Oral Spray
BetterYou has released a revolutionary curcumin (turmeric) oral spray, allowing the health-conscious gentleman to stay on top of his curcuminoid consumption. Curcumin has long been known for its health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for the relief of mild joint pain. BetterYou Oral Vitamin Sprays are proven to be absorbed by the body 2.5 times better than tablets or capsules. This innovative spray delivers anti-inflammatory properties directly into the bloodstream through the soft tissue in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system for faster absorption. If your health-conscious gent is looking to increase his overall health, you can’t go past the B12 Daily Oral Spray ($32.95) and Magnesium Oil Original Spray ($29.95) also!
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
When looking for contemporary barware, our first action, by far, is, to head to Corkcicle – a haven for the home bar oasis or man cave. Why not make your barware stand out with Corkcicle’s Whiskey Wedge? The pack includes one glass and a silicone ice form, which allows the ice to form a stunning, perfectly straight angled ice block – not only does it perfectly chill your favourite spirits, but all in an artful manner. Once filled, the wedge melts slowly to help retain the full flavour.
Manrags Essentials Package
Treat yourself or that special someone to a gift of Manrags – Australia’s leading men’s undergarment subscription service. We’ve all heard of Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, and now, the men of Australia can treat themselves with socks and underwear of that same quality. So how does it work? After selecting your size, each month Manrags will send out one pair of matching socks and underwear delivered straight to your door. With month to month, six month, or year long subscriptions available, users can also cancel at any point, it’s that easy!
Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a rock, you may or may not know that THE ICONIC is a leader in the Australian online fashion world especially with their next day delivery and free returns. Launching in 2011, today THE ICONIC sees more than 1000 local and international brands stocked on their website. Available to purchase nationwide, each day over 200 new products are uploaded for purchase, so naturally a voucher to THE ICONIC will no doubt be perfect for the fashionable man. With endless options, any item can be ordered and received with the click of a button. Not to mention their impressive delivery options.
Fix Wine Bar + Restaurant
Located in Sydney, we present you with one of the city’s premier wine bar, Fix Wine Bar + Restaurant. With an impressive list of over 250 bottles to purchase, Fix also has over 100 wines guests can order by the glass in house. For the gentleman who enjoy a glass of wine, then one of Fix’s specially curated wine packs from their online store will be the ultimate gift. Stocking an expansive range of wines from natural to small handcrafted and of course, the most unusual. Finding a limited edition, unusual blend can most certainly be found at Fix.
Just Wines Pack
Prepare to be amazed. Just Wines is Australia’s second largest wine website with over 6000 wines available to purchase. So whether you’re purchasing a gift for a sommelier, an enthusiast or casual wine drinker, then Just Wines is the place to start searching for the finest bottle money can buy. Supporting Australian and New Zealand wineries, Just Wines procure bottles from the remotest wine regions around the country. The hardest decision? Will it be red or white?
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and what better than with Darrell Lea and their newest, delicious range of goodies. Darrell Lea is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted confectionary companies. Since 1927 they’ve delivered Aussies iconic products from Rocky Road to bullets and now, their newest line of chocolate blocks. Treat your man to their liquorice packed goodies, which are proven to contain 75% more antioxidants than blueberries, you can enjoy Darrell Lea without the guilt.
Restoria Discreet Colour Restoring Shampoo
Restoria Discreet is Australia’s first unisex shampoo that uses the power of activated air to minimize grey hair without using dyes or harsh chemicals. The patented formula restores the natural colour back to hair by mimicking the effect of melanin, the natural pigment that provides our hair with colour. Restoria Discreet’s Restoring Shampoo allows the colour of the hair to be naturally and gradually restored with each wash by using a combination of aloe vera and coconut oil to leave the hair nourished, stronger, thicker looking and more healthier.