So gift guides usually focus on a specific man, woman or child in your life but with this guide, I wanted to focus on some Christmas gifts that would be suitable for any man in your life.

Now we’re actually in December the shackles of the ‘C-Word’ are starting to loosen with every passing day. We slowly accept that Mariah Carey and The Pogues are going to be played at least thirty thousand times before they’re whisked away come Boxing Day morning.

With that, I feel a little more comfortable in actually presenting some kind of discernable guide, safe in the knowledge that the scrooge linch-mob won’t come knocking. Let’s get right to it with this year’s (brief) gift guide…

Drinks

Alcohol makes the perfect present for a boozy brother or if your dad loves a particular tipple; Christmas is the perfect time to go out and get something extra special especially for them.

Take Gentleman Jack, the double mellowed twice as smooth whiskey from the makers of Jack Daniel’s. Inspired by the original gentleman distiller, Mr. Jack Daniel himself, this smooth whiskey makes the ideal stocking filler for the mellow guy who enjoys kicking back and relaxing in style. Available in Tesco or ASDA (RRP £30.00).

If whiskey isn’t their bag, then The Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12-Year-Old Rum might be something a little more like it. This special rum is a true expression of the Master Blender’s craft and passion. The rare, golden rums that make up Rare Blend are hand-selected and have all been aged for a minimum of 12 years – all of which make a bold statement of extraordinary quality. Available from specialist retailers (RRP £35.00).

Shaving

The shaving market is going through a bit of a shape up at the moment and a shaving gift now makes a fantastic gift! This personalised engraved shaving kit from Cornerstone is a great Christmas gift for literally any guy in your life. Even if they’re sporting a huge beard, that maintenance means razors!

In your Cornerstone box, you can get a Pre-Shave Face Scrub, Shave Gel (or Cream), 6  razor blades and a post-shave balm – all for £20 for your first order.  (RRP £30.00 every six weeks).

‘Smellies’

Ted Baker Tonics combine a fascination for the alchemy of aroma with the world’s most sought-after elements, Ted Bakers reveals three of its finest fragrances yet.

A collection of Tonics for men presented with premium metallic detailing and encased in matte, debossed jackets, available in; Silver (Ag), Gold (Au) and Copper (Cu) each designed with a different gent in mind. Available in Ted Baker stores, next.co.uk, very.co.uk, and ASOS. (RRP £40.00).

Tunes

Let the gent you’re buying listen to their favourite music wherever they are, be it The Beatles or The Weeknd – thanks to the new EverPlay range of Bluetooth speakers from Philips.

Offering a stable Bluetooth connection up to an impressive 30m, a combination of intuitive charging options and a stylish, textured and durable build, music lovers will stay in reach of the beat, wherever they are so the #musicneverstops. Available online (RRP starting at £50.00).