10 special little stocking fillers for men
Some traditions are worth holding on to, no matter how old we are fortunate enough to become! And whatever you call the old boy, Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nick...do leave a little something out for him. He’s still partial to a mince pie and although Mother insists he prefers sherry, I can vouch for the man being perfectly content with a aged Cognac. Whatever, make his welcome a warm one.
And perchance, in exchange he’ll leave something special in your stocking...why not drop a hint or two with this extremely handy, most useful and well curated list?
1) Malt whisky moustache wax and miniature bottle £22
A rather luxurious gift to find poking from the top of one’s stocking! The Gentleman’s Stiffener Malt Whisky Moustache Wax has a blend of warming Nutmeg, Ginger Root, Tobacco Leaf extract, Clove and Sweet Orange essential oils and is accompanied by a generous snifter of Captain Fawcett’s very own blended Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky. Let’s hope Father Christmas doesn’t drink it first eh chums?!
2) Playing cards £10
A veritable rogue’s gallery of the finest displays of facial hair in the known universe, this deck of cards is curated from past British and World Beard and Moustache Championships and handsomely reproduced on linen finished, dark core durable card. Casino quality of course. Shall we play gentlemen?
3) Coffee £10
Rich and sweet with a crisp citrus tang, Captain Fawcett’s Coffee of Choice is the perfect pick me up on a cold frosty morning. Sustainably sourced from the hills of East Congo, cultivating this most excellent coffee enables the growers - the Kawa Kabuya Cooperative - to provide schooling and educate their children. Available ready ground or in whole beans for one’s personal grinder. I say!
4) Maharajah Beard Oil £14
The aromatic heat of enchanted Indian nights is captured by Captain Fawcett’s majestic collaboration with The Jodhpur Company. Peppery spice, rich musk, cedar and leather studded with dazzling citrus top notes. Ancient power refined. A most elegant fragrance entirely befitting the modern gentleman. Also available as a Moustache Wax and Beard Balm.
5) Barberism Pre-Shave Oil £22
For the smoothest of men, Captain Fawcett’s collaboration with Sid Sottung has resulted in a blend of 6 oils to soften stubble before shaving. Timeless, yet refreshingly elegant with top notes of Lime & Orange, shot through with silky Rose & Galbanum, resting on an earthy base of Cedarwood, Patchouli & Musk.
6) The Chap ‘Debonair’ Moustache Wax £11
A perfect little pick me up for the contemplative connoisseur. Redolent of a briar pipe’s sweet smoke, it is the fragrance of slow pleasures enjoyed with time to spare. Perchance add a subscription for The Chap Magazine for occasional reports on the state of the nation’s upper lip weasels.
7) Socks £10
Pop a stocking in your stocking! Captain Fawcett’s Bamboo ankle warmers are surely the softest socks available in the discovered universe! Resplendent in gold and racing green with a natty little moustache motif, this handsome hosiery is moisture managing, thermo regulating and odour resistant. Enrobe one’s toes in joy!
8) Pen £5
A luxurious writing implement in gold trim and rich maroon with a dependable click-action retractable ballpoint mechanism and practical black ink. For budding bards, scribbling scribes and jaunty journallers. Write on!
9) Personalised mug £9.50
As used at HQ by the Captain & Crew, this magnificent Tea - or indeed Coffee - Mug may now be personalised for one’s pleasure. Come to think of it, cocoa would be nice. Or Ovaltine. Perchance a nip of rum. Or indeed, a helping of good hot Mulligatawny soup. One can dream. Carry on.
10) The Captain’s Tote £11.00
Short of a stocking to fill? I’ve a notion to pack a bag with a treasure trove of treats for my dearest chums! Handcrafted from sacks discovered in the foothills of the Aravalli Mountains, these heavyweight cotton totes are spot on for robust reuse. And can be thrown into the washing machine for a quick clean. Sorted!
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