Whether you're choosing a Christmas pressie for the man in your life or your father or brother, make sure he finds something worth unwrapping under the tree.

Here's a selection of inspiring gift ideas to bring a smile to his face and add a little comfort and joy - 'tis the season to be jolly, after all!

Treat him to some timeless elegance at a bargain basement price with this black leather strap watch. It's £6 from George at Asda.

The Take Away And Restaurant Card Files will come in handy for blokes who love their food, but don't like to spend too much time in the kitchen. They're £7.75 each from Paperchase.

If he's forever changing his cufflinks, a trendy travel pouch will keep them safe. It's £10 from Boots.

His favourite brew will taste so much nicer in a half-pint Black Toast Happiness mug. It's £14.95 by Emma Bridgewater.

A smooth cocktail poured from a stylish shaker is guaranteed to get all men in the festive spirit. The Smirnoff Black Matrouska Doll cocktail shaker and super premium vodka is £20.99, available from Waitrose and Selfridges nationwide.

If he fancies himself as the next Gordon Ramsay, he'll love this French cookery book by Parisian chef Stephane Reynaud. It's bursting with 299 recipes to tempt the whole family. Ripailles by Stephane Reynaud, £25, published by Murdoch books, is available from good book shops nationwide.

Christmas is the perfect time to introduce your man to the joys of Jo Malone. The Men's Grooming Starter Set will make him smell so good they'll be lining up under the mistletoe! It's £30.

Boys who love toys can jazz up their desk or office with a silver retro car paperweight. It's £35 from Jaeger.

Techies who are into their tunes can enjoy up to 24 hours of music playback from one single charge with the new Apple iPod Nano, available in eight fab colours.

The 8GB Apple iPod Nano is £109 and the 16GB Apple iPod Nano is £149.

DIY fanatics deserve to be spoiled for all their hard work around the house and garden. Treat yours to a Lamborghini 19.2V Lithium-lon Combi Hammer Drill, £159.90 from Amazon.

By Sam Wylie-Harris