Lifestyle influencer and fashion guru Rob Kenny shares his annual Christmas gift guide to help you shop for the men in your life.

New Balance

New Balance is one of those brands that was once considered nerdy but has now turned super cool. The CT300 pair has a minimal design and are super comfy for daily wear. This brand and style is an easy win for both the fashion-conscious man in your life and the man too nervous to take risks. Available nationwide from Lifestyle Sports for €95.

Pearl Reddington

Irish brand Pearl Reddington creates hand-made-to-order superbly high-quality knitwear. Designed in Dublin and knit in Donegal with 100% merino wool, any garment, be it a hat, scarf, or sweater, is a gift that will last season after season. Plus we love their commitment to sustainable practices. Founded by Dublin native and brand namesake Pearl Reddington, this incredible knitwear costs between €50 - €280.

Rashhiiid

If you have a maximalist man in your life, treat him to a hat designed by Irish designer Rashhiiid. She creates bold and original faux fur hats that exude creative expression and are always original. With loyal celebrity followers such as Ariana Grande and Doja Cat, this gift is sure to impress. These designs are especially unique as they are made with recyclable fabrics the designer already owns. Each hat is custom-made by hand here in Ireland. Prices start at €200.

Magee

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Running for over 150 years, Magee is a renowned Irish brand synonymous with luxury fabrics, all designed and woven in Donegal. Using the finest renewable and biodegradable natural fibers, they create rich, soft coats that are designed to be worn time and time again. With quality at the heart of this company, a classic tweed coat or jacket would be a welcome Christmas gift for any wardrobe. Retailing from €349 - €549.

Iconic Offices Coworking Pass

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This is ideal for the work-from-home man in your life who may need a break from seeing the same four walls. Iconic Offices have very stylish co-working spaces all over Dublin and one location in Cork. Full of interesting professionals, their co-working spaces are a great way to get out of the house and feel inspired. Plus they have everything from very stylish interiors and free coffee, to meeting rooms you can book in advance. They have a limited-time offer running until January for 5 Coworking Day Passes for €100.

A breakaway

Cashel Palace

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A Palladian manor in the heart of Ireland, Cashel Palace is the gift to get the man in your life who loves to be spoiled. Plus, you'll get something out of it if he brings you! Located next to the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, this hotel is surrounded by lush gardens and provides opulent and stylish rooms designed for rest and relaxation. Not only that but they have an enviable activity list and a state-of-the-art spa. With so much to do in a stunning location, it's a fail-safe Christmas gift. Rooms start at €289 per night depending on availability.

Cliff House

Highly regarded as one of Ireland's best luxury stays is Cliff House Hotel. Taking its name from its spectacular cliffside location at Ardmore Bay, it boasts a destination spa, a Michelin-star restaurant, and sun-soaked terraces that have been reported to host dolphin sightings. My boyfriend and I have always had gorgeous trips here. Our top tip? Book the outside seaweed baths. Options for gifting include a 'Cliff Voucher' with a monetary value or a curated package to suit all budgets. Packages start from €329.

Edge Only

Why not gift high-end jewellery with a bit of edge this year? Founded by Jenny Huston, Edge Only is home to luxury pieces that stand out with a playful statement. Made from 100% recycled solid gold and sterling silver, these pieces are individually hallmarked in Dublin Castle. Each is genderless in design and made for everyone. The pieces begin from €65.

Farfetch

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For the stylish fashion lover in your life, Farfetch has a staggering range of clothing (not to mention shoes and accessories) spanning an incredible range of luxury brands. They search boutiques across Europe for you, so you get the best deal. They also have a brilliant pre-loved section, so, it's better for your wallet as well as the environment.

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo is a fabulous experience for all ages. Treat your loved one this winter with an after-hours trip to the Zoo. This year features a spectacular new theme, The Magic of Life, which includes over a thousand dazzling lanterns portraying a breathtaking story on biodiversity. Wild Lights opens on Friday 28th October 2022 and runs until Monday, January 9th 2023. Tickets are €23 per adult and €19 for under 15's.

Irish Hide Designs

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Irish Hide Designs is a luxury company creating quality products made from natural Irish materials. They are based in Co. Limerick where they have been using sheepskin and cowhide since 1810. They know how to make the softest most comfortable slipper every man needs this winter to keep their feet warm. These sheepskin slippers for €85 are handmade, biodegradable, antibacterial, and non-slip. Not to mention their very stylish design perfect for around the house.

Ring Door Camera

Something I've just added to my own home due to how eco-friendly and economical they are, and primarily for that sense of security, the Ring door camera can now be fully operated by solar power. You can opt for either the doorbell camera, so you can see and speak to all door-ringers through the camera, or opt for a full-blown security camera. Either way, you can now run both options through solar power by adding a panel for only €29.99 (was €59.99) at Ring.com.

The Handmade Soap Company

This brand new indulgent hamper from The Handmade soap company embodies all things sustainability thanks to their premium and natural ingredients. Released just in time for Christmas 22, it's the perfect gift to spoil a loved one as it celebrates not just sustainability but fragrance and kindness. Kindness both to your skin and the planet. All their products have reusable or recyclable packaging and are only fragranced with pure essential oils. It's the ideal gift for a holistic wellness experience at home. Now €96 (was €120).

Samsung Buds

More great value earbuds to choose from, gift your loved one the True Wireless design of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 with the 'True Wireless' design. Simply connect them to any Bluetooth-enabled device, load up a favourite playlist and get listening. You can even switch seamlessly between different Samsung devices. Samsung Buds are €159.99 at Currys.

Refurbished Phone

PAIR Mobile offers a stand-out selection of gifts for the tech-savvy. Especially if you're supporting Irish family businesses this Christmas. Their range of preloved phones at unbeatable prices comes completely revamped with at least 90% original brand parts intact and only premium parts for the final restoration. Everything this Irish company does is built on trust and speed. All pre-loved phones are backed up with a free 12-month warranty.

Omaha Pizza Oven

For the foodie and those who love to entertain, get them the Omaha Pizza Oven, which streamlines wood-fired cooking for a live fire experience with incredible flavours. Make the perfect, authentic pizza at your next party. This pizza oven is available from Woodies DIY for €99, and can be used to cook not just pizza, but steak, salmon, and even chicken wings.

Gym + Coffee

Irish-owned brand Gym+Coffee has become the go-to activewear brand thanks to its key combo of comfort, practicality, and sleek design. The perfect gift to treat a fitness lover and the eco-conscious, as they boast sustainability credentials too. Valuing people and the planet, sustainable care and action are at their core.

Skinmade

You couldn't pick a more personalised gift for the dermatologically obsessed in your life than something from bespoke German skin-care brand Skinmade. They use cutting-edge technology to develop skincare products specifically for your individual skin needs. Akina Beauty Clinic on Dublin's Leeson Street is Skinmade's first Irish registered clinic and has all the info you need. Your loved one can pop in for a non-invasive 'skin read' that takes just five minutes. The personalised moisturiser is €75.

Sallyann's Bags

There's no handier way to carry everyday essentials like a tote bag. Sallyann's Bags is an award-winning small business in Ireland producing beautifully made tote bags and cross-body messenger bags created from rainproof fabrics and recycled jeans. These practical and handmade designs are suitable for vegans, designed to last, and are available for customisation. Bags range from €65 - €85.

A night on the town

Little Pyg

For your favourite foodie and cocktail connoisseur, Little Pyg is located in the beautiful Powerscourt Townhouse and is the perfect choice for anyone who loves an amazing atmosphere and stunning surroundings at incredible prices. Featuring Ireland's first Michelin Guide pizzas by the world-renowned Godfather of pizza, Maestro Enzo Coccia, the menu also boasts a range of delicious 'pygtails'. Gift vouchers range from €25 to €100.

Aperitivo

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Looking for a romantic night with your other half? Treat him to the ultimate date night in Dublin's charming Italian restaurant, Aperitivo. This new spot is all about 1950s glamour and blowing you away with authentic (and great value) Italian food and delicious cocktails. Located just off Grafton Street, it's ideal for the festive season as this is the best area in town for that annual festive spirit. Make your Christmas reservation at aperitivo.ie.

Wilde Dining

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Treat someone to delicious dining in never-before-experienced settings with Ireland's finest musical talent in stunning settings thanks to Wilde Dining. Described as 'Nomadic fine dining in forests, caves, islands & castles,' whatever experience you decide on is sure to be a unique one. Keep an eye out for future events on their Instagram @wilde.dining.

Tapped

Boasting an enviable Grafton Street location, Tapped recently opened to rave reviews, so why not gift a night there as something to look forward to together? Greg O'Shea, James Kavanagh, Karen Koster, and Holly Carpenter have already been spotted enjoying the ambiance and unique drinks offering. An added feature, it's one of the most sustainable bars in Ireland, you'll have to check it out to see why.

Christmas in the Courtyard

For an unforgettable and festive experience, look no further than Christmas in the Courtyard. Set within the Royal Hospital Kilmainham courtyard, guests will be transported to a Christmas wonderland. Ideal for groups looking to do something totally unique and super fun this silly season. Launching November 24th until December 18th, there is a wide calendar of festivities to suit all timelines and budgets – but the most exciting event is the six-course Art of Dining experience, designed by Michelin-starred chef Dani Barry, and includes an expert wine pairing at each course.

Massage Gun

An ideal gift for men who work out, have physical jobs, or simply sit at a desk all day. Massage Guns Ireland, based in Co.Mayo, provides percussive therapy massage guns all over the country. Ease tightness in your muscles from home. Starting from €195.

Irish Dog Designs

Impress your man's best friend with a piece from Irish Dog Designs, Ireland's leading maker of hand-knit Aran Irish dog jumpers. Using 100% pure wool they create pieces of impeccable quality for both your loved one and furry friend. Everything is hand-stitched and pieces range from scarves to hats and jumpers for dogs of all sizes. Prices range from €25 - €50.

Mophie Wireless Charging Mat

Another one for the tech-lovers, this wireless hub is the desk accessory they won't be able to do without. Making table cable clutter a thing of the past, this super sleek 4-in-1 wireless charging mat makes charging multiple devices smooth and easy. It can even charge up to five devices at once, so say goodbye to all those annoying wires and sockets. Available from Irish family-business PAIR Mobile for €99.

Parallel Meals

The most ideal and thoughtful gift for your health-conscious loved one on the go. Each meal is low in calories, high in protein, made with the finest ingredients, and takes only minutes to prepare. There are so many plans and delicious options to choose from. Have clean, fresh meals delivered right to your door to make the week super easy, and healthy! Order today from parallelmeals.ie.

Shanley Interiors

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For decor aesthetes, Shanley Interiors is the one-stop shop for all things premium interiors. Manufacturing all of their own furniture in-house in Co. Meath (a very rare feat), treat someone to a bespoke design for their home. Or maybe an accessory like a beautiful set of round tables. Perhaps even something more festive like a centrepiece for an elegant dining room table. Get in touch by calling them on 046-9031734.

Badly Made Books

For those getting into 2023 planning or journaling resolutions, Badly Made Books (love the name) based in Cork has you covered. Made with 75% - 99% recyclable materials, it's the perfect guilt-free place to get a unique, beautifully designed notebook for those looking to journal, plan, or dream! From €12- €22.50 size dependant.

Proclamation Irish Whiskey

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Ideally suited for whiskey and history lovers alike, Proclamation Irish Whiskey is offering a whiskey and glassware gift set for Christmas. The set features the award-winning whiskey in a beautifully presented gift set with two tumblers. It's the perfect serve. Proclamation Irish Whiskey Tumbler Gift Set is available at €35 RRP from Supervalu and independent retailers nationwide.

Protein Works

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For those looking for gains, gift them good quality protein powder. The ProteinWorks extensive protein range is made from the finest whey and has incredible flavours to choose from. Give them a leg up on leg day with a 600g bag of premium whey protein powder for €43.99.

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Give the gift of wonder at Bord Gais Energy Theatre. They truly have something for everyone with incredible musicals, dramas as well as one-off events (including Doireann Garrihy, Under the Cosh) this Christmas. Not to mention family fun too with Mother Goose starring the legendary Ian McKellen. Purchase an online gift voucher from bordgaisenergytheatre.ie for the new season. It's sure to be a gift to remember.

The Braveway by Sinead Hegarty

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For those in need of rest and rejuvenation after a busy year, gift them a sanctuary for the mind, body, and soul with The Braveway for just €49.17. It brings to life seven modules covering how to meditate and its many benefits, as well as the 21-day Meditation Programme. A bonus extra in this gift is exclusive access to a private Facebook group with the Brave Community, and lifetime access to all meditations, allowing you to re-listen to any part of the course.

Avoca Power Sound

Always remember your charger but not your speaker? Designed by Alain Berteau, Lexon's PowerSound will ensure your loved one has both at all times. PowerSound has a smooth design crafted from durable synthetic leather that makes it convenient and portable. Your loved one will be able to wirelessly charge their phone and enjoy music sans headphones! The PowerSound costs €79.95.

Nespresso Festive Collection

For caffeine lovers, Nespresso and world-renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Hermé have announced a capsule collection to kick off the festive season. The exclusive coffees and confections are a celebration of refined tastes and indulgence, representing the best of the best, making this the perfect gift for those needing their kick over Christmas.

Montblanc

If you're looking to give a timeless present this year, head to Montblanc's first stand-alone boutique in Dublin. Collaborating with Irish luxury jeweler Paul Sheeran, and located at 1 South Anne Street, the boutique will boast coveted luxury writing instruments, leather goods, watches, and accessories. You're guaranteed to find an exquisite piece that the man in your life will love and keep for years to come.

Current Clock

This one is an amazing gift for sea swimmers. Inspired by young Irish couple Cathal and Caoimhe's passion for sea-swimming, the Current collection features beloved swimming spots from around the country including Dublin's famous Forty Foot. These clocks show the status of the tide at any given time, allowing sea swimmers to plan their trips more efficiently. Available to purchase for €65.

Always drink responsibly.