The Ultimate Gift Guide to shopping for the man in your life

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? We bet you haven’t. It’s less than one week away and if you don’t have all your presents sorted, then we suggest you get your skates on. It’s always at this time of year when you’re thinking ‘What do I buy the man in my life?’.

Don’t stress though, Strabane has everything you need this Christmas. The town is bursting at the seams with lots of unique and independent businesses that have so much to offer this festive season.

Some people are easy to buy for, while other presents need more thought put into them. In this gift guide, we’re going focus on the men in our lives. Whether that’s your husband, boyfriend, dad, grandfather or just for a friend – Strabane has got you covered this December.

Men are notoriously hard to buy for, even though they’ll tell us differently. You’ll get everything from the latest fashions to fun and innovative gadgets that will keep them busy right through to the new year. Let’s have a look at what your favourite shopping town has to offer.

Kitted out

Strabane has some of the best shops on offer when it comes to men’s fashion. Chances are, he’s already seen something that he likes in the town, but just hasn’t got around to buying it yet.

No matter what their own personal taste is, there is something that suits everyone. From casual looks to formal attire, they’ll be dressed to impress this festive season. Dress the man in your life in style in shops including DV8, Mark James MenswearRK’s Menswear, The Label Men’s Fashion or Tru Glory.

Pick up something casual and cool in Tru Glory for family celebrations on Christmas Day. If they need something dressy to wear out over the festive season, you can surprise them with a Farrah or Lyle & Scott shirt from The Label. Alternatively, Cilento Designer Wear stocks a massive range of beautiful brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein or Superdry. You’ll not be stuck for choice this Christmas.

If they something more formal over the festive period like a wedding or New Year’s Eve ball, RK’s Menswear or Mark James Menswear have an enormous range of suits that will suit any occasion.

He’s due to an upgrade

If you’re looking for something special, a brand-new phone would be the ideal present for the man in your life. If the budget stretches, the latest iPhone or Samsung model would be the perfect present. Alternatively, you could pick up a tablet for your dad or grandfather – the perfect way to keep up with all the sports over the New Year.

A few stocking filler ideas include a new phone cover or glass screen protector, a wireless charging port or a phone stand. You’ll be able to pick up all of these from your local O2 store on Castle Street.

On the other hand, maybe they have a perfectly working mobile or tablet but it’s a bit worse for wear. Gadget Garage offers reliable affordable repairs and upgrades for mobile phones, laptops and desktop PCs. They fix all types of problems and damage including broken screens, damaged ports, poor battery life and slow speeds. They’ll also be able to remove viruses from your old devices.

Men need to be pampered too

Preening and pampering isn’t just for the ladies – the men need some TLC too.  Medicare in the town will sort you out for all your pampering needs this year.

Pick him up an aftershave set that will have him smelling sweet right into 2019. If all else fails – a new razor always goes down a treat.

Gadgets galore

A new toy is great at this time of year, and what better than an electronic gadget. John Arthur TV and Domestic Appliance Sales has loads on offer this year.

If you’re still not sure on a present, a Panasonic Bluetooth sound system would be a fantastic choice for anyone who loves to listen to their music.  An InStrabane Gift Card for a new TV or a stand would also be an alternative choice.

New Year, new me

If your man loves team sports or you’d like to get all the family fitter together a membership at Melvin Sports Complex could be the perfect present.  The ‘new year, new me’ phrase will be thrown around in the coming weeks, and it’s better to be prepared than not.

Ensure they have all the right gear with the best sportswear the North West has to offer from McGoldrick Sports. You’ll be able to pick up everything from trainers to gym gear to everything in between.

The great outdoors

We all know someone who loves to get outdoors and explore. Whether that’s fishing, hunting or camping. The Bridge Guns & Tackle Ltd, on Butcher Street, is a one-stop shop where you can pick up everything.

An established hunting/shooting and tackle store in the heart of Strabane. They offer a wide range of top brands and are official stockists for Loop, Hardy, Greys, Leeda, Daiwa, Shakespeare and more.

A practical and useful present that will impress any outdoors lover. From clothing to camping accessories, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in here.

So, there you have it, some of our top present tips for the men in your life this Christmas. Don’t think you have to travel far for your Christmas shopping – Strabane has everything you need this December.

There is an abundance of independent businesses all offering the best in men’s fashion, gadgets galore with great prices. Why not support your own town this year and shop locally? Everything is right here on your doorstep and easy to gift an InStrabane Gift Card to take the pressure off making the choice yourself!

You can pick up our gift card in person at The Alley Theatre and Caffe Fresco up to 3 pm on Christmas Eve.

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.