Men are notoriously hard to buy presents for. One of the best ways to approach gifting is to think about what they already own and how you can “upgrade” it. Maybe he’s had the same wallet for eight years. Is he married to a supermarket brand of shampoo-and-body wash? Treat him to something more special. You can also go down the hobby route: camping enthusiasts and coffee fiends each get a look-in here. And when in doubt, a new party shirt never goes astray.

Paire socks

Paire socks

Not your average socks (or jocks). Melbourne brand Paire is a favourite for its technical approach to fabrics. Made from Aussie merino wool and organic cotton, each pair of socks is ultra-cosy and comes with the added benefit of being an odour-free addition to their top drawer. $24/paire.com.au

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Good Time cooler bag

Good Time cooler bag

Some days call for an esky that can hold everything but the kitchen sink – others require just enough room to keep a few beers chilled for the afternoon. Lightweight and lined with water- and stain-resistant insulation, this cooler bag from Good Time has room for two standard 750-mil bottles of wine or a six-pack of beer and will keep things cold for up to five hours. $49.95/goodtimecooler.com

Happy Valley Camping Around Australia

Camping Around Australia book

The go-to guide for anyone looking to get back to nature, this book documents some of the best spots to set up camp around the country. It marks out spots for free camping as well as dog-friendly campsites, and offers advice on details like wi-fi access, and phone reception in national parks and other green areas. $55/happyvalleyshop.com

Aere swim shorts

Classic striped swim shorts are an easy summer win. And this pair by The Iconic’s exclusive label Aere come in green or navy-blue colourways. The 38-centimetre leg is just the right length for wearing to the beach or the pool.
$70/theiconic.com.au

Stuff skin and body kit

Stuff skincare kit

Aussie men’s grooming brand Stuff has been challenging norms since it launched in 2021. This set includes the brand’s face wash, face scrub, daily moisturiser, head-and-body wash and deodorant. The products are all Australian-made – without parabens, sulphates or aluminium – and the bottles are 100 per cent recyclable.
$100/sephora.com.au

RM Williams belt

RM Williams belt

A classic leather belt is a timeless addition to work and weekend wardrobes. Made in Australia from chestnut-brown leather with an interchangeable brushed metal buckle, this style from RM Williams is a solid choice. The brand recommends going one size up from his usual pant size. $139/rmwilliams.com.au

Hommey robe

Hommey robe

Hommey’s plush robes are always a good gift idea. From frosty winter mornings to post-swim coverups, the cotton towelling designs are endlessly practical. We love the bold striped colourways but there are classic shades to choose from too.$149/gethommey.com

Bellroy Minimalist Set

Bellroy minimalist set

Keys, phone, wallet: the three checks we all make before leaving the house. And Bellroy’s minimalist leather key holder and slim folded wallet are a smart duo to add to his daily routine. Choose matching or coordinating colours to house these essential items. $155/bellroy.com

Aesop Hwyl fragrance

Aesop Hwyl fragrance

Aesop’s Hwyl, is described as an olfactory expression of a moss-laden temple in Japan. The unisex fragrance is a favourite for fans of the brand, thanks to its woody, smoky quality. $170/adorebeauty.com.au

Zorali Daintree backpack

Zorali backpack

Level up your weekend adventures or daily commutes with Zorali’s Escapade backpack. It’s got a retro-cool vibe and carries 30 litres of essentials, including a laptop pouch that fits screens up to 17 inches. The nylon fabric was chosen for durability, including resistance to moisture and abrasion. $185/zorali.com

Salone shirt

Salone shirt

Sydney brand Salone has taken the classic party shirt and turned it up a notch, offering a collection of elegant printed styles. Cut from a linen and cotton blend, the Nature Morte design is inspired by a Van Gogh still life, playing into the label’s affinity for art and culture. $239/salone.com.au

July carry-on suitcase

July carry on suitcase

Frequent flyers will love July’s signature carry-on suitcase. It comes equipped with an ejectable battery with USB and USB-C docks, holding enough power to charge phones and laptops on the go. And you have the option to personalise the case with their initials or a picture of their pet. $325/july.com/au

AM Eyewear sunglasses

AM Eyewear sunglasses

AM Eyewear is one of Broadsheet’s favourite local labels. Its Ali silhouette is a sleek take on a classic aviator, made with 18-carat gold-plated Japanese titanium frames and polarised lenses. Get their initials monogrammed on the leather case for an added personal touch. $365/ameyewear.com

Sarah & Sebastian signet ring

Sarah & Sebastian signet ring

This textured take on a traditional signet ring is part of Sarah & Sebastian’s debut men’s collection (but it can be worn by anyone). It’s offered in sterling silver or 10-carat yellow gold and comes finished with a polished square face. The linear pattern that trims the design is inspired by a tyre tread – a motif found throughout the range. $380/sarahandsebastian.com

Milo Action Communicator

Tumo Milo

The walkie-talkies of your childhood games have had a glow-up: Tumo’s Milo Action Communicator is a compact device designed for outdoor adventures. Enabling hands-free, multi-way group chats, you don’t need a phone or wi-fi to make Milo work. You can connect to Bluetooth or wired headphones if you like, but the noise-cancelling, low-distortion microphone means you don’t have to. Make sure you get yourself one too so you don’t miss out on the fun. $399/tumo.com.au

Bang & Olufsen waterproof outdoor speaker

Bang & Olufsen speaker

The Danish do a lot of things well: Lego, hygge, minimalist wardrobes. Bang & Olufsen’s range of speakers also falls into this category. And the Beosound Explore model is the perfect pick for adventurers. Waterproof and offering a 27-hour battery life, it’s the ultimate companion for overnight hikes, weekend fishing trips and days spent at the beach. $400/bang-olufsen.com

Roomie bedding bundle

Roomie sheet bundle in matcha green

Roomie’s colourful sheets suit night owls and morning people alike. Made from organic cotton, these super-soft sets feature helpful details like tags on fitted sheets that read “I’m the short side” and “I’m the long side” (they’re almost as good as having a second set of hands to help you make the bed). Duvet covers are complete with inner corner ties, to avoid the dreaded quilt sag-to-the-bottom saga. The receiver of this bedding bundle will think about how much you love them every time they tuck themselves in. $480/weareroomie.com

Ooni Fyra pizza oven

Ooni Fyra pizza oven

Ooni’s ovens bring woodfired pizzas to backyards big and small. This portable design (which only weighs 10 kilograms) is perfect for setting up on apartment balconies, shared gardens or inner-city courtyards. It runs on the brand’s hardwood pellets and claims to cook stone-baked pizzas in one minute. Make sure you secure a standing invite to any future pizza nights. $549/au.ooni.com

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