Gifts for Vintage Chaps

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is Christmas Shopping panic setting in yet?

Mine isn’t yet, but that’s because I know I won’t be seeing my family to dish out their presents for nearly 2 weeks. I give it about 7 days till panic sets in.

I ALWAYS leave Christmas Shopping till last minute, but I start my research in early December. So, for those of you like me who won’t read Christmas gift guides in November, today I bring you some handy ideas for the Chap in your life.

Stocking Fillers- Under £10

Flying Scotsman Enamel Mug – £7.50 Notorious Kitsch

Use as a shaving mug, to take camping or just to drink hot chocolate out of at bed time while secretly pretending to be a cowboy with a battered old enamel mug.

Moustache Comb – £8 The Chap Shop

Whether he’s a dedicated moustache convert, or just grew one for Movember. A moustache comb is essential to keep it in check

Proper Presents – Under £30

Old Pulteney 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – £26.99 The Whisky Shop

For the record, this is a pretty darn good present for me too, as it happens that I’m the whisky drinker in our house and Mr Chick is happy with a nice G&T.

Vintage Silk Cravat – £30 Lalita

Every chap needs a cravat, ideal for filling in the open neck of a shirt in Summer.

Feeling Flush – Under £60

Christys Hats Bogart Fedora – £56 Village Hats

A classic hat style, from a good quality maker in fur felt. You might have to measure his head while he’s asleep though. Also comes in grey and brown.

Vicuna Tassled Scarf – £40 Lalita

Made in Argentina under strict conditions as the Vicuna is a protected species.

Made of Money – Under £100

Croc Round Leather Hip Flask – £65 Fortnum & Mason

Perfect for gentlemanly country pursuits like hunting, fishing and getting drunk in the park.

Harrods Herringbone Pyjama Set – £99.95 Harrods

Traditional cotton pyjamas, only really expensive because they have a Harrods label.

14 Responses
  • Fiona - Notorious Kitsch
    December 8, 2010

    Thanks for the mention!

    But, oh my, I love that hip flask from Fortnum & Mason!

  • Lena
    December 8, 2010

    Great suggestions there! I ordered the moustache comb (and some moustache wax) for my BF’s birthday from the Chap Shop, sadly it never arrived with no one replying to my emails – hope other people are more lucky, it’s such a great gift idea!
    x

    • Perdita
      December 8, 2010

      The chap shop can take AGES. My husband ordered something in March and it came in August- very irritating as the item was for a Chap event and now he has 2 identical hats as he had to buy another! Fingers crossed it’s a delay.

      • Retro Chick
        December 8, 2010

        Hmm, that’s interesting.

        I didn’t realise.

        I TAKE IT BACK. NO ONE ORDER THE MOUSTACHE COMB FOR CHRISTMAS! 😀

  • Perdita
    December 8, 2010

    Fab ideas. His Lordship already has a collection of Christies’ hats- but I think the whiskey and flask will go down splendidly!!

  • Franca
    December 8, 2010

    Dave has that very hat! he bought it himself though. This year I am giving him a 1930s art deco wooden radio. It doesn’t work but is is beautiful!

  • kerry
    December 8, 2010

    £100 for p.j’s? cor blimey, I ‘ll stick with a naked bf and an extra blanket! lol. That hip glask is just divine! I want a hip flask,however I just *know* that I would be constantly lashed and the novelty of sneaking a tipple in my tea at work would off….. posibly not the best way to ditch the day job! I too am a whiskey drinker and the boy is gin. It always feels like it should be he other way round, so I’m glad we are not the only ones!

    x

  • kerry
    December 8, 2010

    hip glask?! perfect example of my over excitement.

  • Laura Connell
    December 8, 2010

    Oh, sometimes it’s fun to splurge on an expensive label–only if it’s in the budget, though.

  • Steph
    December 8, 2010

    I can vouch for the whisky – got my dad some for father’s day he said it was lovely – and he should know he’s tried them all!

  • Leanne
    December 9, 2010

    Great gift ideas, even if my boyfriend is not at all vintage.

    I like the flask and particulary for ‘getting drunk in the park’ hehe.


    Leanne.

  • Denise @ Swelle
    December 9, 2010

    Hey, let’s all get drunk in the park, in style! I would so love to see a return of the proper hat on men. It ain’t gonna happen but at least we’ve got Mad Men!

  • kerry
    December 10, 2010

    My bf wears a fedora. He loves it. I’d like to see more men in hats too. x

    • Retro Chick
      December 10, 2010

      Mr Chick has a fedora too. I like men in hats!