Bespoke Gifts For Him – A Christmas Gift Guide

Something Extra Special

I’m sure most of you are aware, I have a passion for pocket knives. I’m a country boy, I believe you should never be without a pocket knife. With so many brands to choose from and prices ranging from £5 -£300 it’s worth doing a little research first. The wonderful folks over at Farrar & Tanner have the perfect bespoke knives to give the man in your life for Christmas. Here are a few ideas for you.

Perhaps he likes to tinker, always keeps a few tools in the car “just in case” My recommendation would be stunning Micra Multi Tool  .


Being a Leatherman, you know you are buying quality. The Micra is a scaled down keychain version of the full-size multi-tools. Boasting multiple screwdrivers spring-loaded scissors and obviously a super sharp blade, it is everything he needs and more! You can get this multi-tool engraved to make it even more personal, a real winner wouldn’t you say?

The French Connection

Possibly one of the most used and yet understated knives in the world, OPinel. Opinel, first formed in 1890 were classed as the working man’s knife, and this was very true. I could name 30 people who own an Opinel. These knives stay super sharp and have a semi-flexible blade. I could easily spend the next 6 hours telling you about how great they are, how many different types of Opinel are available, but I will just show you this truly beautiful Opinel N0 8 with olive wood handle.


If you are familiar with these great knives you will know they ordinarily come with a beech handle, these are fairly plain and hard wearing but, now they also produce these stunning olive wood handles, Walnut handles, Ebony and more! In a nutshell, you can now just have an Opinel collection (this excites me) Add to this, these knives can be beautifully engraved, it just gets better and better! Take a look at the quality of this engraving.


Isn’t that something else? You can also have the handle engraved but for me, the blade is the way forward.  The Olive wood edition comes in its own wooden presentation box with documentation and a gorgeous leather belt pouch. To me, this is the ultimate gift for knife lover.



Take Time

So, maybe you don’t want to buy him a stunning pocket knife, maybe you want to buy him something timely? Ok, this very sought after pocket watch is the Mount Royal Double Hunter. Pocket watches are really making a comeback and I predict them being the in thing of 2019. I was presented with one for 10 years of running a club this year and it just blew me away! I love to open it up and study the movement, I love having to wind it each day, it is truly magical!

Pocket watch

Oh, did I forget to mention, this stunning timepiece is under £100! I just think that is incredible.



Yes, as I had predicted before, Board games are really making a comeback. Sales of old-school board games are booming. Here is a stunning Chess set made from Sheesham and Boxwood. All beautifully presented in its wooden gift box. Again, this Board game can be laser engraved to give it that personal touch. A great gift to play after Christmas dinner.


I hope there is something here to inspire you, The wonderful folks over at Farrar & Tanner would love to help you give the best gifts possible to the man in your life. Bespoke gifts, giving that personal touch whilst boasting class. Personally, I adore all the products, I hope alifeoflovely reads this 🙂

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