Not Socks Again

Gifts with a Difference!

Not Socks Again! Men's Gift Guide

Helen Turner

As you might have guessed from our name, we like to help you find gifts that are a little bit different and we love sourcing quirky products that you hopefully haven't seen before! The name of the business originally came from the idea of providing great gifts for men (who seem to often receive socks for Christmas!*) and we carry some unusual and fun ideas for the guys in your life!

Here are some of our favourite gift ideas for men this Christmas:

1. Retro Vinyl Coasters - £9.99

A set of 6 stylish retro vinyl record coasters, each one features a different record label design, making them perfect for old school music lovers.

2. Top Team £3.99

A tasty chocolate treat for a sports fan - ideal stocking filler size!

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3. Santa Coaster - £3.49

One for the hipster in your life!

4. Scratch Off Bucket Lists - £12.99

These super fun scratch off bucket lists have already been flying off the shelves! Available in 7 different designs - movies, cocktails, beers, things to do, places to see, albums and books. Make sure you get one while stocks last!

5. Final Whistle Rugby Gift Set £12.99

These locker room gifts sets are great for a football fan - each box contains a rugby ball soap on a rope and shower gel set. Also available in football, fishing and running themes.

6. Christmas Spirit Apron - £14.99

If the man in your life is a whizz in the kitchen, why not treat him to this festive apron!

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7. Crafty Badgers £11.99/£19.99

These amazing badge collections come in so many different themes, it’s impossible to not find one that you like! Available as a cellophane wrapped print (£11.99) or in a box frame (£19.99). These are a great gift for that person who is tricky to buy for!

8. Plane Bottle Opener £5.99

Keep the drinks flowing with this ‘Over and Out’ bottle opener.

9. Cosmonaut Mug £9.99

A gift that is out of this world! Comes complete with gift box.

10. Simply Awesome Beard Balm £4.49

Made by the fabulous Gauci Organics, based in Cardiff - ideal for beards and moustaches.

We hope this has helped to give you some fab ideas for the festive season! This is just a snippet of what we have available so check out the rest of our website or visit us in store for lots more!

* we have nothing against socks in real life (who doesn’t need socks?!) and can assure you that no socks were harmed in the writing of this blog.

How to Make the Perfect Present!

Helen Turner

Sometimes it's difficult to find that special gift, whether you have a set budget or certain idea in mind or you're shopping for that person who seems to have everything! Follow our Perfect Present Guide below to find out how we can help ….

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How to Make the Perfect Present

Step 1: Choose one of our containers - it could be a gift box, a mug, a tray or any of the other items that we have in store;

Step 2: Fill it with your favourite gifts and treats from our range;

Step 3: Choose a ribbon from our gorgeous selection;

Step 4: Leave the rest to us! We will wrap your beautiful, bespoke gift hamper for no extra charge - all you have to do is give it to the lucky recipient and wait for the ‘thank you, I love it’!

If you're not sure what to include, we're happy to help you think up some great ideas. And don't worry if you're not feeling creative - we always have gift baskets made up and ready to go! Either visit us in store to see our latest creations or check out the gift baskets page here on the website. If you can’t see exactly what you’re looking for, just e-mail us at and let us take the stress out of gift shopping by making a bespoke gift basket especially for you!

Christmas Gift Guide - Our Top 10 Under £10!

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Who’s started their Christmas shopping already? Do you like to beat the crowds or are you more of a last minute buyer?! Christmas can be an expensive time so check out our top 10 gifts under £10 for those times when you need a great gift but don’t want to break the bank!

10. Pocket Roulette - £9.99

This would make such a fun stocking filler or a fantastic Secret Santa gift!

9. I Can Cards (£9.99)

These gorgeous sets of cards are an easy way to add some positivity to your day! Available in 3 different types, I Can Do This, I Can Self Love and I Can Be A Warrior Woman, each pack contains 25 comforting, motivating and reassuring affirmation cards. Add a welcome moment of calm to the busy festive period!

8. Festive Boozeballs (£9.99)

What better way to keep the drinks flowing at Christmas than by hanging them right on your tree?! These refillable boozeballs are a sure way to keep spirits high!

7. Lifecharms - £8.99

These instagram inspired bracelet and card sets are fabulous and great value for money too as it’s a card and a gift all in one! Available in lots of different designs and adjustable to fit all sizes.

6. Wooden Nibbles Bowl - £8.99

These wooden and ceramic nibbles bowls are a super smart way to enjoy some snacks! If you’re in store, why not fill it up with some of our delicious treats to make a lovely gift (and we’ll gift wrap it free of charge too!)

5. Ho Ho Ho Stemless Wine Glass - £7.99

The more you fill up your glass, the jollier you’ll feel!

4. Penarth Christmas Tea - £7.25

If you’ve got a tea lover in your life then this Christmas blend would make such a lovely gift (also available in seaside, breakfast, afternoon and iron goddess blends).

3. Esscentuals Candles - £5.99

These candles look and smell beautiful - we already stock a fabulous range of scents such as Gin & Tonic, Pina Colada and Nordic Sky and are excited to let you know that we’re extending the range for Christmas to include Fairytale of New York, Snow Dust and The Night Before Christmas!

Christmas Enamel Mug - £5.99

Is anyone else the same?! (especially now that the mornings are so dark!) Gorgeous enamel mugs which would make a perfect match with our luxury hot chocolate stirrers or indulgent drinking fudge sachets - yum!

1. Seedballs - £5.49

These clever seedballs make growing wildflowers as simple as can be! Available in a variety of different mixes, including our bestselling bee and butterfly varieties. Check out our shop for the full range!

We hope this has given you some ideas to kick start your Christmas shopping!

Shop online or in store now - all items in stock at the time of publication but buy soon to avoid disappointment!