I’ve already talked about how hard I find it to shop for the men in my life. They are the type of guys who wouldn’t appreciate anything practical and wouldn’t think twice about giving you snide eye for getting them something well, pish. It is REALLY important to me to support independent retailers all year round so when it comes to Christmas, you know I’ll be shopping local! So here’s my Grinchy guide to shopping for guys this Christmas…


Needing a hand with that? The Edinburgh Casting Co have invented this marvellous contraption – MADE FROM REAL THUMBS! Well, maybe not made from thumbs, more cast by real thumbs. At only £12 the Brewer’s Thumb is the perfect stocking filler for any beer lover.


Got yourself a gamer? Kill two birds with one stone with this amazing Games Master tee from Abandon Ship Apparel. He’ll look smart while playing homage to his trusty old consol. Win / Win at £30 eh?


As a rule of thumb, The Brotique generally have your mens shopping down. After moving to their new store at 39 Queen Street, Edinburgh last week, you could spend a full day browsing through the various independent products they provide a very comfortable home for. If you can’t make it through to the capital for some shopping, have a browse to see what their online store can bring! There’s gift ideas you would never have thought of on your own, like this amazing Tattoo balm from Derm-Ink (£14) or if you’re going all out, their Christmas Man Hamper! (£150)


One for the modern gentleman, Glasgow based menswear brand Ten30 can help you bring a little bit of heritage into your mans life. Made from Scottish Bull Horn and personalised for your pleasure, these Collar Stays aren’t just a present, they are an heirloom in the making. (£35)


Is your man always late? Really hard to buy for cos he doesn’t like ‘brands’? Give him an excuse to shut his face and look at his wrists with this amazing i love ugly watch from Twisted Time. No excuses now eh? (£70)


I hope these ideas have given you a hand in shopping for the unshoppable! Give Amazon the old heave ho ho ho (sorry!) and support independent business this Christmas!

forever yours betty

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I'm Betty, a tangerine haired, glasses wearing Scottish Fashion and Lifestyle blogger with a nose for a good sandwich and an eye for style. One half of vlogging duo Colour Pop Girls and Freelance Events & PR consultant based in Glasgow.

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