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Four packs of Bacon by Saltsmith and packs of beer by Brick Lane Brewing.
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Awesome gift ideas if you're shopping for the men in your life

Shopping for men can be tricky, so to make your life a bit easier we've rounded up ten gifts they're sure to love

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier
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If you're shopping for your dad who has it all or the boyfriend who is coy about what he wants for Christmas, you might be starting to feel stressed about what to get them. From high-quality personal care products and drink packs for beer, whisky and cocktail-lovers, to cool coffee table books and beautiful leather wallets, there's sure to be something on this list that they will appreciate. Many of them are Melbourne-made, and for those on a budget, we've ordered the list from least to most expensive. 

Looking for more gift inspiration? Check out our ultimate Melbourne Christmas gift guide.

Personal care brand Stuff has put together five gift sets ranging from $20-$100 that are perfect for a Secret Santa, your smelly brother or your partner. The sets contain products like deodorant, face and body washes, moisturiser, gym towels and toiletry bags. The best part? Stuff donates proceeds to charity partner the Man Cave, an organisation that provides programs for young men to help them develop healthy masculinity. Head to the Stuff website to shop the range of gift sets. 

Public Brewing Co. has put together a set of limited edition and seasonal beers including a coconut and rum-infused brown ale, watermelon sour and a tart grapefruit IPA. The range is perfect for summer and for drinking at Christmas lunch while sitting in the sun, and it'll give the recipient a chance to try a bunch of beers they've probably never had before.

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With the weather warming up, there’s never been a better time to treat your special guy to some brand-new boardies – because let’s be honest, there’s a good chance the ones he already owns are either falling apart or looking a bit see-through. Mosmann’s summer collection includes bold colours and fun prints (like toucans, mermaids and bananas), and each pair features an elasticated waistband, shoelace drawstring and back zipper pocket. Trust us, he’ll be the coolest dude at the beach wearing these.

What pairs better with savoury, salty bacon than a nice cold beer? The North-Melbourne based bacon company Saltsmith has partnered with Brick Lane Brewing to put together two bacon and beer Christmas packs that are sure to be a welcome addition to the brunch table. There's a 'naughty' version that comes with rich amber ales, four packs of pepper bacon and breakfast bacon, and a 'nice' pack that comes with tropical IPAs, breakfast bacon and maple whisky bacon. 

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Ensure that your favourite men have a drink in hand during the festive season with these curated cocktail packs by Melbourne Martini. They come in packs of ten and feature a variety of ready-to-drink beverages like the Espresso Martini, Amaretto Sour and classic Cosmopolitan. Plus, the box it comes in will be super easy to wrap quickly and chuck under the tree. 

This set of four cut-glass tumblers and a decanter are the perfect addition to a friend's bachelor pad or to your shared home. If the recipient isn't much of a whisky drinker, you can shop glass jugs and carafes for other types of alcohol and pair them with sets of highball glasses, beer glasses and more. 

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A pressie so good you’ll probably want to steal it, this handheld massage gun is a must-have for any bloke into sports. Designed to ease tension and promote recovery, it uses a high-frequency pulse action to penetrate deep into the muscle tissue. It can be applied both before and after any form of exercise, and it’s even good for someone who sits at a desk or stands all day as it provides relief to sore calves and feet. There are three intensity levels, and it comes with five interchangeable massage heads.

If you're shopping for a shoe fanatic who already has all the sneakers they could possibly ever wear, consider getting them this beast of a book that showcases more than 900 sneaker ads. The first edition of the Sneaker Freaker magazine launched in 2002 at Revolver in Melbourne, and since then this brand has become globally lauded as a resource on all things related to sneaker culture. This would make a great coffee table addition for the shoe-obsessed in your life. 

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You can't really go wrong with booze as a Christmas present, and we reckon this single malt whisky by Starward Distillery will do just the trick. It has notes of juicy red wine, vanilla and banoffee pie on the nose and tropical fruits, toasty oak and spice on the palate. And to make it extra special, you can enter your loved-ones name and Starward will put it on the bottle. That extra touch makes it a lot more personal than just picking up a bottle at your local bottle-o.  

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2021 Kraken Unknown Deep rum, $79.99
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2021 Kraken Unknown Deep rum, $79.99

If rum is his favourite, check out Kraken Black Spiced Rum's latest 2021 limited edition bottle. The stunning midnight navy bottle is imprinted with trails of bioluminescence, believed to be that of the beast. Shimmering with a pearlescent intensity across an ocean weathered surface. It's imported from the Caribbean and carefully blended with a range of spices, making it bold, rich, dark and smooth. It's available to purchase at Dan Murphy's now.

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Come together this Christmas with luxury sex toys for him or for both of you from Lelo. You can shop the F1S V2 Pleasure Console, a pulsating sleeve that can be programmed through the Lelo app to help build a set of programs for the ultimate orgasm. Or, if you'd prefer a present that can easily be used together, you can shop the Tiani 3. This award-winning couples' massager is worn by the woman and is waterproof, rechargeable and remote-control and is perfecting for sharing orgasms with your partner. 

Give the gift of adventure this Christmas, by presenting the outdoorsy man in your life with a mountain bike. From cross country and recreational, to dirt jump and enduro, there are a bunch of different styles available to ensure that any trail can be tackled with confidence. Bicycles Online also stock all the extra gear to complete the kit – we’re talking helmets, pumps, mudguards and bottle cages – if you feel like really splurging, that is.

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