IF YOU’RE looking for an alternative to the usual socks and DVDs for the men in your life this Christmas, News Shopper has some cracking gift ideas for you.

Toasting Christmas

No festive feast would be complete without this stylish set of liqueur glasses. Just add a bottle of port for the perfect pressie.

7 Piece Ribbon Liqueur Set, £28.95, Ziggiziggi

In the bag

A great gift for dads is the Crosskase Fusion three-in-one bag. This versatile and durable bag can be a messenger, tote or rucksack.

With space for an iPad, ultrabook/laptop, phone, documents and more, this is an ideal bag for getting to and from work, or for longer travel.

All the gadgets and other important things should stay protected, be it from the elements or the hustle and bustle of the daily commute, and it looks stylish too.

Available now in black or silver, from www.crosskase.com, Apple and Amazon, £69.99.

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Dram dead gorgeous

Everyone loves a drop of the good stuff after a turkey dinner, and a bottle of Jura Superstition is believed to bring all receivers the gift of good fortune, as well as a lovely tipple.

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Jura Superstition, £25, Asda (also available from www.isleofjura.com and good whisky retailers)

Winter warm-up

A warm cup of coffee on a cold winter's day is hard to beat, especially when you're nowhere near a kettle. This 500ml Flying Scotsman flask will raise a smile on a frosty morning.

Flying Scotsman Flask, £15, National Railway Museum

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Pukka up

Jamie Oliver is a favourite among most men, and the TV chef's new book means you might even get a delicious dinner cooked for you in 15 fast minutes. Mmmm!

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Jamie's 15-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, £12 at www.amazon.co.uk

Heaven scent

Smellies always make a good gift, no matter how well you know someone. This Molton Brown set is certain to please, complete with a sweet smelling aftershave, body wash and scrub bar.

Polaris Re-charge Black Pepper Gift Set, £57, Molton Brown and stores nationwide.

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Speaking pf smellies, the Bluebeards Revenge brand (a blue beard being a man who has to shave twice a day) is paraben-free and contains ingredients such as Decelerine to specifically combat tough stubble and reduce hair growth, as well as tackle common shaving problems like razor rash, burn, ingrowing hairs, lumps and bumps.

A range of 11 luxury shaving gift sets for men are available, ranging in price from £19.99 up to £115. They are a great way to give your fella a touch of luxury during his morning grooming. See them at www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk

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Head for hats

Keep him warm and snugly on wintry days with this cosy bobble hat.

Chunky Stripe Beanie Pom Pom Hat, £20, Fat Face

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Box of brilliance

For the foodie who has everything, a Carluccio's box bursting with goodies is bound to get the thumbs up. La Collezione hamper contains 15 favourites, including a delicious bottle of Chianti, rich Neapolitan coffee and Antonio Carluccio: The Collection cookbook.

La Collezione, £100, Carluccio's

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Homage to Heston

If your man thinks he's more Heston Blumenthal than Little Chef, treat him to this fabulous foodie kit, which comes with everything he'll ever need to create yoghurt balls, beetroot foam, pearls of balsamic vinegar and much, much more.

R-Evolution Cuisine Kit, Ref 16046, £44.99, Lakeland

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Music to his ears

Blow his mind, rather than his ear drums, with this beautifully designed digital audio docking system. Complete with tweeters, woofers and all sorts of things to make his spine tingle.

Marley Freedom Collection Get Up Stand Up Digital Audio System, £297.50, Amazon

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Toys for the boys

Thabto is a London-based giftware studio and has some really quirky and unique, gadget-like gifts which make excellent stocking fillers.

Among them are these large blinged-up novelty knuckle duster mugs (£10.95 each).

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Also designed to put a smile on people’s faces is this moustache-shaped doormat (£24.95) – maybe a good memento for any man who has just completed the Movember challenge.

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Clunk-click before every trip – or rather after every trip with this handy wall-mounted key holder (£14.95) which is produced from discontinued car seat belt buckles.

If your dad, granddad, son or partner is constantly misplacing his keys, this will give him a way to keep them safe. See www.thabto.co.uk

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