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The Port Gift Guide 2020: The Most Covetable Presents For Him

Master the art of giving for 2020 with our curation of the best gifts for him, from little luxuries to grand gestures. 

Shall we just draw a line under this year right here and now? 2020 has certainly been one for the books, simultaneously fulfilling the title of the most dramatic and the most dull year on record. And whilst our patience has understandably worn thin, our enthusiasm is now beginning to swell - and it’s all thanks to a glimmer of hope on the horizon. 

Christmas is fast approaching, bringing what will almost certainly be - as promised - the most wonderful time of the year. A season for giving and receiving, bestowing upon one another exactly the sort of luxuries that will enable us to end this annum on a much-needed high. Whilst top of the wish list for Christmas 2020 is as many of the family perched elbow-to-elbow around the table, raising their voices about the pitfalls of the U.S. presidential election, there are plenty of other suggestions we’d also be more than happy to see.

From modern gadgetry and trending tech to creature comforts and premium grooming buys, the team at Port have curated their favourite gifts for men for this season. Discover our top recommendations to put on your shopping list below.

Modern Gadgetry

Facebook Portal 10"

Each year, a new smart device outstrips the competition - and this year, somewhat surprisingly, the Facebook Portal is the gadget to know. Not the first name we'd think of for a tablet device, however the basic premise is very similar to the smart displays sold by the usual suspects. Portal and Portal Mini look like digital photo frames, displaying your photos and calendar events, playing videos, music and generally entertaining you on the go. The differentiator for Facebook is its focus on video calling across the network’s messaging platforms - Messenger and WhatsApp. Everyone has experienced the sore spots of video calling this summer, and Portal intends to put them to rest with a wide-angle smart camera and smart audio system that frames you during a video chat as you move around the room, smoothly panning and zooming to fit participants in shot. That means no more loss of sound, or double chin action from the parents as they go to answer the front door. WhatsApp is encrypted end-to-end, so any privacy fears can be put to rest - with an additional sigh of relief coming courtesy of the physical camera cover, and the knowledge that the smart camera and audio features are powered by AI running locally on the device, not on Facebook’s servers. A truly smart device that anyone in your family could seriously benefit from in their day to day - even Dad will be impressed. 

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Good Sport

Puma Sustainable Future Rider Bye Dye Trainers

It is said that people who are physically active are happier and more satisfied with their lives, and there's no denying that exercise has proven to be one of 2020's greatest joys. Whether time away from your desk was spent on long jaunts through the local park or perfecting a new personal best, sportswear gifts are a sure bet this season. Topping our list for practicality and viewing pleasure is the new Puma collection, in particular the Future Rider trainer - one of the brand's most sustainable designs. A far cry from the gargantuan streetwear designs coming from hypebeast fashion houses, we're drawn to the simplicity of design and muted use of colour. It is refined and understated, whilst the No Dye pack saves water in the creation process for an all-round more environmentally-friendly design.

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Small Gestures

Santal 33 Eau de Parfum 100ml

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if we didn’t receive a shiny, new stocking filler or two. Christmas lists are a great way of stocking up on your daily grooming essentials - a distinctive scent perhaps? One of the modern beauty hall greats, Le Labo's Santal 33 eau de parfum is an iconic scent that maintains its exceptional power to stand out in a crowd. Fusing rich smoky wood alloy, spices and leather with sweeter notes of iris and violet, it is an addictive unisex scent that is both comforting and unforgettable. Alternatively, look to pamper without purpose - elegant earphone cases, decadent accessories or, most coveted of all, a yearly subscription to one of the finest magazines in print.

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Home Comforts

CDLP - Home Suit Satin Pyjamas - Mens - Navy

From the most pernickety party planner to the coffee bean connoisseur, home bodies can be hard to please. These are interior gifts that boast quality design and sharp aesthetics in equal measure, from luxurious pyjama and leather slippers that make working from home a work a pleasure, to table books that will prove a joy to paw through on a lazy Sunday morning.


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Affordable Luxury

J W Anderson x Uniqlo Coat

There are few greater feelings than finding something indulgent without the expense. Like a decadent dessert that skimps on calories without compromising on taste, these sartorial finds come with smug satisfaction built in. The most desirable threads on a smaller budget come courtesy of J W Anderson's understated and smart collaboration with Uniqlo.

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Modern Classics

Alexander McQueen Double-Breasted Pleated-Side Barathea Wool Jacket

You could do worse than gift any man a wardrobe essential - those universal style stalwarts that unite us all. A pair of modern Bottega Chelsea boots, for example, or a sharp tailored trouser. Traditional workwear may have fallen by the wayside in 2020, but you will never stray far from the light of an exquisite suit from a design powerhouse like McQueen. Alexander McQueen takes smart dressing to the next level with an exclusive collection for MATCHESFASHION, boasting Prince of Wales checks with razor-sharp lapels, opulent embellishments and innovative details. The Double Breasted Jacket - with its asymmetric silhouette and neat side pleats epitomise Burton's directional take on tailoring codes, whilst ensuring enough traditional design details remain to allow a timeless quality that will never date.


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