Last Saturday the lovely people at McArther Glen Outlet stores kindly invited me to their Ashford Retail outlet stores with the lure of a very generous gift voucher asking me to hunt down some key bits for some gift guides. Not one to ever turn down a shopping invitation I quickly accepted.  I've never been to the Ashford outlet, I've only ever been to the Bicester one so I was nice to try out a new one and I wasn't disappointed! Its outdoors but covered by a large tent (So don't worry you wont get rained on) it was busy with you even having to Que for some of the stores like Ralph Lauren - However not too packed that you couldn't have a good rummage through the rails. I was really impressed with the selection of brands there, The Body Shop, French Connection, Fred Perry etc - All with big discounts and offers! There really is something for everyone.
Buying for men can be notoriously difficult, but growing up in a mainly male household and now living with my Fiancee has given me a bit of an insight so I've managed to narrow it down to these universal basics: 

The Body Shop - Modern Gents Shaving Kit


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  The Body Shop Shaving Set

...If I was a bearded lady

Heavens knows where this 'Beard Boom' has erupted from but judging by the ever growing beard products and beard Barbour's springing up like daises I'm guessing its here to stay, and you know what? I kind of like it. If the man In your life is into his facial hair, or you just want to subtly hint, a male grooming set is perfect. I picked this tin up from The Body Shop and I must say I'm very impressed - If I was a bearded lady Id be very happy with it as a gift.. My fiancee is a clean shaven kind of guy so a natural bristle shaving brush is right up his alley It also comes with a perfect paring of Macaroot Shaving cream and a Razor Relief cream. It is worth noting you cant just buy one product In the Outlet store, but when you buy 2 things you get a 30% discount, when you buy 3 things its a 35% discount and 4 things its a whopping 40% discount - So If your buying Christmas gifts from The Body Shop this year make sure you head to Ashford outlet. 

LEVI'S Knitted Hat & Scarf


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Levis Knitted Hat and Scarf

 ...got your back boys, no cold heads and necks for you

A hat and scarf may sound like the kind of gift only your Nan gives you for Christmas, but don't be put off, every year when I ask my dad, brothers or fiancee what to get them they always come back with the answer 'Hats & Scarfs.. oh and socks' why? Because its the kind of thing you really need but you don't want to buy yourself, a yearly necessity which becomes so habitual that you always forget you need to buy when the weather turns chilly. So I've got your back boys, no cold heads and necks for you guys. These are from Levis which where doing a brilliant deal of 3 for 2 on any items in store, it was very hard not to get carried away In there. 

Calvin Klein Boxers


 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Calvin Klein Boxers

 ...a good pair of pants.

Your standard man Inspired gift, something to keep their bits In place and they're modesty Intact. Maybe this one isn't for your to buy your Brothers & Dads But your other half's would definitely appreciate a good pair of pants. The Calvin Klein underwear store has a huge selection of Mens & Womens underwear in different shapes and colourways that all come at a reduced price. Win Win for Bums & Boobs.

LEVI'S Belt


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Levis Leather Black Belt

Now you've kitted them up In good underwear its now time to ensure that the world wont see it. A good belt is yet another winner and ranks highly In the 'Mens unspoken Xmas List' This one is from Levis, which I picked up with my 3 for 2 deal, being real leather it's going to have much longer longevity then a faux one, which means they'll wear it and think of you for years and years.. how touching.

Fred Perry Wool Jumper


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Navy Fred Perry Knitted Jumper

 #SuperFreak

The Big gift, a chunky knitted jumper. Seeing as the majority of their body is now kitted out Id say it was time for the main event the Knitwear. Buying clothing for someone can always be harder as peoples tastes vary. But If you are going to buy clothes Id recommend either having a good rummage In their wardrobe first.. This may be slightly harder to do with a new boyfriend as this could send out the entirely wrong signals #SuperFreak so sticking to basics, not trend given pieces is recommended. A Knitted jumper In a your standard colour way (Navy, White, Black, Grey, Creams) will suit about just anyone and you can't really go wrong. I headed to the Fred Perry store for this jumper and I opted for this slightly more vibrant blue shade as I know my Fiancee would like it (He was with me, makes life so much easier!) Whilst In their we got speaking and decided if we could only buy clothes In one brand for the rest of our lives it would have to be Fred Perry - Honestly I would wear just about anything they sell and so could Joe. The discounts In this store where pretty darn Impressive and a huge reduction from the Original price. 


Last Saturday the lovely people at McArther Glen Outlet stores kindly invited me to their Ashford Retail outlet stores with the lure of a very generous gift voucher asking me to hunt down some key bits for some gift guides. Not one to ever turn down a shopping invitation I quickly accepted.  I've never been to the Ashford outlet, I've only ever been to the Bicester one so I was nice to try out a new one and I wasn't disappointed! Its outdoors but covered by a large tent (So don't worry you wont get rained on) it was busy with you even having to Que for some of the stores like Ralph Lauren - However not too packed that you couldn't have a good rummage through the rails. I was really impressed with the selection of brands there, The Body Shop, French Connection, Fred Perry etc - All with big discounts and offers! There really is something for everyone.
Buying for men can be notoriously difficult, but growing up in a mainly male household and now living with my Fiancee has given me a bit of an insight so I've managed to narrow it down to these universal basics: 

The Body Shop - Modern Gents Shaving Kit


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  The Body Shop Shaving Set

...If I was a bearded lady

Heavens knows where this 'Beard Boom' has erupted from but judging by the ever growing beard products and beard Barbour's springing up like daises I'm guessing its here to stay, and you know what? I kind of like it. If the man In your life is into his facial hair, or you just want to subtly hint, a male grooming set is perfect. I picked this tin up from The Body Shop and I must say I'm very impressed - If I was a bearded lady Id be very happy with it as a gift.. My fiancee is a clean shaven kind of guy so a natural bristle shaving brush is right up his alley It also comes with a perfect paring of Macaroot Shaving cream and a Razor Relief cream. It is worth noting you cant just buy one product In the Outlet store, but when you buy 2 things you get a 30% discount, when you buy 3 things its a 35% discount and 4 things its a whopping 40% discount - So If your buying Christmas gifts from The Body Shop this year make sure you head to Ashford outlet. 

LEVI'S Knitted Hat & Scarf


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Levis Knitted Hat and Scarf

 ...got your back boys, no cold heads and necks for you

A hat and scarf may sound like the kind of gift only your Nan gives you for Christmas, but don't be put off, every year when I ask my dad, brothers or fiancee what to get them they always come back with the answer 'Hats & Scarfs.. oh and socks' why? Because its the kind of thing you really need but you don't want to buy yourself, a yearly necessity which becomes so habitual that you always forget you need to buy when the weather turns chilly. So I've got your back boys, no cold heads and necks for you guys. These are from Levis which where doing a brilliant deal of 3 for 2 on any items in store, it was very hard not to get carried away In there. 

Calvin Klein Boxers


 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Calvin Klein Boxers

 ...a good pair of pants.

Your standard man Inspired gift, something to keep their bits In place and they're modesty Intact. Maybe this one isn't for your to buy your Brothers & Dads But your other half's would definitely appreciate a good pair of pants. The Calvin Klein underwear store has a huge selection of Mens & Womens underwear in different shapes and colourways that all come at a reduced price. Win Win for Bums & Boobs.

LEVI'S Belt


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Levis Leather Black Belt

Now you've kitted them up In good underwear its now time to ensure that the world wont see it. A good belt is yet another winner and ranks highly In the 'Mens unspoken Xmas List' This one is from Levis, which I picked up with my 3 for 2 deal, being real leather it's going to have much longer longevity then a faux one, which means they'll wear it and think of you for years and years.. how touching.

Fred Perry Wool Jumper


McArthur Glen Christmas Gift Ideas for Him  -  Navy Fred Perry Knitted Jumper

 #SuperFreak

The Big gift, a chunky knitted jumper. Seeing as the majority of their body is now kitted out Id say it was time for the main event the Knitwear. Buying clothing for someone can always be harder as peoples tastes vary. But If you are going to buy clothes Id recommend either having a good rummage In their wardrobe first.. This may be slightly harder to do with a new boyfriend as this could send out the entirely wrong signals #SuperFreak so sticking to basics, not trend given pieces is recommended. A Knitted jumper In a your standard colour way (Navy, White, Black, Grey, Creams) will suit about just anyone and you can't really go wrong. I headed to the Fred Perry store for this jumper and I opted for this slightly more vibrant blue shade as I know my Fiancee would like it (He was with me, makes life so much easier!) Whilst In their we got speaking and decided if we could only buy clothes In one brand for the rest of our lives it would have to be Fred Perry - Honestly I would wear just about anything they sell and so could Joe. The discounts In this store where pretty darn Impressive and a huge reduction from the Original price. 

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