36 best Christmas gifts for men—unique and practical gifts for him

We've rounded up the best Christmas gifts for men, spotlighting functional and thoughtful finds he'll love

Three of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021 from Ralph Lauren, FLICKR, and Mark & Graham shown side-by-side
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Finding Christmas gifts for men is tricky businesswhich is where our curated selection of gift ideas comes in.

No matter his taste, our curation runs the gamut, from practical gadgets and audio sunglasses to unique treats he wouldn't think to buy for himself. And the inspo doesn't stop there: We've got you covered, whether you're seeking the best Christmas gifts for dads and sons, or great Christmas gifts for husbands, brothers, and friends.

Where to find the best Christmas gifts for men in the U.S.

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Our pick of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

While everyone loves a good pair of socks, why not think outside the box this year? Here's our roundup of the best gifts for him which he'll love to find under the tree this Christmas. 

Top Christmas gifts for men in 2021

1. Tommy Hilfiger Recycled Polyester 48-Hour Bag

Tommy Hilfiger Recycled Polyester 48-Hour Bag, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: £160 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 120-day return policy | Region: UK

The eco-conscious will love the sustainable story behind this duffel bag. The Recycled Polyester Bag incorporates used textiles, manufacturing waste, and plastic bottles, making the perfect sustainable Christmas gift idea. It's equally practical, featuring a built-in laptop sleeve, zipped pocket, and optional shoulder strap.

View Recycled Polyester Bag at Tommy Hilfiger UK


2. Scotch & Soda Rib knit beanie

Scotch & Soda Rib Knit Beanie

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RRP: $59/£50 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 60-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

Finish any outdoor ensemble with this cozy knit beanie, offered in a variety of rich colors. Thanks to alpaca-blend wool, it retains heat against the elements, minus the sweat.

View Rib Hat Beanie at Scotch & Soda / at Scotch & Soda UK


3. Williams Handmade Personalized Glasses Case

Williams Handmade Personalised Glasses Case, one of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

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RRP: $46.78/£33 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? No | Region: U.S. and UK

If he's bespectacled, this case will keep his specs safe around the clock. Crafted from sleek leather, it comes in nine colors and can be embossed with your loved ones' initials. Overall, this is a sentimental treasure, especially if you're seeking thoughtful Christmas gifts for friends and family.

View Williams Handmade Personalised Glasses Case at Not On The High Street / at Not On The High Street UK


4. Boden Moccasin Slippers

Boden Moccasin Slippers

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RRP: $75/£50 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 365-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

'Tis the season for cozy slippers, courtesy of the leading retailer, Boden. Available in two colors and multiple sizes, this pair integrates faux-fur lining and durable material. The result? A supportive, well-cushioned shoe that he'll never abandon. Plus, they pair nicely with these matching Christmas pajamas

View Moccasin Slippers at Boden / at Boden UK


5. Ted Baker Brock Ls Textured Crew Neck

Ted Baker Brock Ls Textured Crew Neck, one of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

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RRP: $175 | Delivery: 3-6 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S.

If in doubt, get a classic knit. This is the fail-safe Christmas rule that happens every year—this time, our focus is on Ted Baker. This style features a textured design, woody hue, and flattering round-neck, ideal for any type of man.

View Brock Ls Textured Crew Neck at Ted Baker


6. Aspinal of London 8 Card Billfold Wallet

Aspinal Of London 8 Card Billfold Wallet

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RRP: $125/£85 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

Suave gents will know the Aspinal of London brand well—their bags, wallets, and accessories make an iconic British addition to any wardrobe. For the man that has it all, a card wallet is the way to go. Hand-crafted in the finest Italian leather, there’s a range of colors and finishes to choose from to suit his style.

View 8 Card Billfold Wallet at Aspinal of London / at Aspinal of London UK


7. Casetify Customisable Apple Watch Leather Initial Watch Strap

Casetify customisable Apple Watch Leather Initial Watch Strap, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $52/£36 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 10-day return policy for a full refund, 30-day return policy for store credit | Region: U.S. and UK

Elevate his Apple Watch with customizable straps by Casetify. Choose the color of the base and stripes, then add initials for a thoughtful touch. In terms of design, it's built to last, crafted from cruelty-free and water-resistant leather.

Given the variety offered, this also serves as one of the best Christmas gifts for teenagers

View Customizable Apple Watch Leather Initial Watch Strap at Casetify / at Casetify UK


8. Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Plaid Twill Workshirt

Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Plaid Twill Workshirt

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RRP: $148/£155 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK

From teens to grandpas, there isn’t a man in the family that won’t appreciate this checkered number by Ralph Lauren. It comes in multiple colors and sizes XS-XXL, so you’re bound to find one that suits his style.

View Polo Ralph Lauren Custom Fit Plaid Twill Workshirt at Ralph Lauren / at Ralph Lauren UK


9. Limitless: The Autobiography By Tim Peake

The Autobiography By Tim Peake

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RRP: From $9.99/£3.99 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

If he loves space and adventure, look no further. Limitless chronicles Tim Peake's road to becoming an astronaut—how he parlayed his love for flying into a remarkable career. In candid, often witty, detail, this read ultimately earned a spot in our list of the best non-fiction books. Not to mention, it's one of our favorite cheap Christmas gifts under $20.

View Limitless: The Autobiography By Tim Peake at Amazon / at Amazon UK


10. Morgan Howell At 45 RPM With Dominic Mohan

Morgan Howell At 45 Rpm With Dominic Mohan, one of the best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $50/£36 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

American author and illustrator, Morgan Howell invites us to journey into the past through paintings of classic 7” singles. Ideal for music lovers, each album is accompanied by an evocative story from its owners. 

Over the years, Howell has amassed a cult following of art collectors and musicians alike, such as Neil Diamond. 

View Morgan Howell At 45 RPM at Amazon / at Amazon UK


11. Louis Vuitton Nuit De Feu Eau De Parfum

Louis Vuitton Nuit De Feu Eau De Parfum

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RRP: $360/£275 for 100ml | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

There's no denying that luxe price point, but this is no ordinary fragrance. A huge 100ml bottle of highly concentrated scent, created by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, this fragrance is smoky and sexy with leather, musk, and oud.

It's unisex too, so you can gift it to your other half, then steal it any time you wish.

View Nuit De Feu Eau De Parfum at Louis Vuitton / at Louis Vuitton UK


12. Oral B iO8 Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B iO8 Electric Toothbrush, one of the best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $299.99/£450 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? Depends on the retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

Give the gift of pearly whites with this high-tech toothbrush. Among the best electric toothbrushes, this tool uses a unique combination of vibrations that give teeth that silky post-hygienist feel (minus the post-dentist trauma). With artificial intelligence, it tracks the shape of your teeth, so you can deep clean hard-to-reach areas. 

It’s also quiet, quick to charge, and pretty darn sexy-looking, too—for a toothbrush.


13. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

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RRP: $399.99/£299.99 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

If you’re buying for someone who likes his fancy gadgets (and you’ve got a bit of cash to splash) this bestselling hairdryer is ideal for the man who takes hair styling seriously. Powered by lots of high-tech innovation—including the patented Dyson digital motor V9—this dryer is sure to impress.


14. Beard Trimmer

The Beard Mate Beard Shaping Tool

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RRP: $11/£7.95 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

This clever tool allows him to tidy his precious beard from home, serving as the ultimate styler, trimmer, and shaper in one. By design, it fits perfectly around the face frame, granting users complete control and grip.

View The Beard Black Beard Shaping & Styling Tool at Amazon / The Beard Mate Beard Shaping Tool at Amazon UK


15. Aesop Post-Poo Drops

Aesop Post-Poo Drops from a list of the best Christmas gifts for men 2021

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RRP: $29/£20 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

They say "a botanical bathroom deodorizer that effectively neutralizes disagreeable smells with crisp notes of citrus peel and discreet florals." We say "nothing gets a giggle more than opening Post-Poo Drops on Christmas day." This stocking filler offsets strong odors, a practical gift that goes a long way. Plus, it looks aesthetically pleasing on the side of the sink, too. 

View Aesop Post-Poo Drops at Bloomingdales / at Selfridges UK


16. Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $399/£379 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

More than just decoration, this smartwatch is like having your iPhone attached to your wrist—with a few added extras. As well as being able to make phone calls, send text messages, use Apple pay and control various apps like Maps and Spotify, the Series 6 is a step up from Apple's previous models with the addition of a blood oxygen sensor that captures readings in the background to indicate wellness. And in the spirit of all the best fitness trackers, it also monitors your sleep, heart rate, and workouts so you can stay on top of your wellbeing.


17. Garmin Edge 830

Garmin Edge 830, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $349.99/£329.99 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

It might set you back a bit, but this contraption is ideal for those with a passion for cycling. It features a ‘Trendline’ popularity routing, showing the best on-and-off-road routes, and the touchscreen bike computer comes fully complete with comprehensive navigation, performance, and cycling awareness features. It’s also preloaded with Garmin Cycle Maps and has 20 hours of average battery life.


18. Wolfyok Dumbbells set

Wolfyok Dumbbells Set, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $73/£95.32 | Delivery: Next day available | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

Upgrade his home gym with these adjustable dumbbells. Thanks to their octagonal, they won't roll around on the floor, protecting and enabling him to change plates with ease. They can be adjusted from 12.8 to 44 pounds, suiting all fitness levels.

View Wolfyok Dumbbells Set at Amazon / at Amazon UK


19. Everlast Powercore Freestanding Heavy Bag

Everlast Powercore Freestanding Heavy Bag, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $180/£200 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: US and UK

Boxing is a great way to lose weight and tone up the upper body—and walloping a punching bag has plenty of stress-relieving benefits too. The Powercore bag is a free-standing punching bag that can withstand an intense cardio session at home. It’s height-adjustable, allows for quick-succession punching, and has a super-sturdy base that’s easily filled with sand or water.


20. Ooni Frya Pizza Oven

Ooni Frya Pizza Oven, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $349/£249 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

Revamp his backyard with an outdoor oven, designed to craft stonebaked pizzas in minutes. Whether he's a pro or a novice, this appliance simplifies culinary creation to a science, enriching dough with a unique smoky flavor. It's a great bonding activity, too.


21. Smeg Wok

Smeg Wok, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $179.99/£139 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

The Smeg wok is a real treat for keen cooks, capable of making sizzling fajitas, creamy curries, and more. Made of stainless steel, this pan is dishwasher-safe, has a non-stick coating, and has a high-temperature limit of 250°C/480°F. It can even be used on induction cookers if he's looking for the best induction pans to add to his collection. 


22. Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: From $699.95/£349 | Delivery: Depends on retailer | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

As one of the best coffee machines on the market, this Breville espresso machine will be a memorable gift for any coffee lover in your life. By design, this gadget uncomplicates the art of espresso in a relatively compact size (for an espresso maker, that is). You can also take advantage of bonus settings like adjustable grind sizing and temperature control.


23. Smeg Retro Style Food Blender

Smeg Retro Style Food Blender, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $259.95/£179 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

Everyone wants a bit of Smeg in their kitchen, don't they? This ultra-luxe bender is one of the best Christmas food gifts for foodie friends or health-conscious chaps who love to whip up fresh smoothies, soups, and salsas.  It also makes a mean frozen margarita—just saying. 


24. Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Candle

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Candle, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: From $70/£50 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? Depends on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

As one of the best scented candles, this delight imparts notes of Pomegranate Noir, an intoxicating, fruity aroma. It's hailed as one of the most popular Jo Malone London fragrances among the cohort of candle-obsessed shoppers.


25. City Print

Desenio New York City Print, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $21.95/£12.95 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 90-day return policy | Region: US and UK

If your loved one is missing a destination this Christmas or is just excited to get back there, give them their favorite city or country in print. Choose from dream destinations all over the world, like New York, Havana, Tokyo, and many more.

View New York City Poster at Desenio / at Desenio UK


26. Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $250/£200 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

Music isn’t made to be played through a phone or tiny earphones. Audiophiles, who like to listen to their music the right way, will love these headphones, which boast many bragging rights—an impressive battery life, splash- and dust-resistant design, and more.


27. Panasonic Lumix G100

Panasonic Lumix G100, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $749.99/£519 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

For photography and filmmaker enthusiasts, the Panasonic Lumix G100 is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s easy to capture high-quality stills and video with the simplistic design and set-up of this camera. So even if your man isn’t tech-savvy, he can still get creative with this bit of kit.


28. Beats Powerbeats Pro

Beats Powerbeats Pro, one of w&h's best Christmas gifts for men

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RRP: $249.95/£219.95 | Delivery: Dependant on retailer | Refundable? Dependant on retailer | Region: U.S. and UK

These sweat-resistant and wireless headphones are the go-to listening device for sporty types. They look good too, coming in a range of stand-out colors and fitting snugly to any size or shape of the ear with Flexi-frame and interchangeable buds. 


29. FLICKR Personal Concrete Fireplace

FLICKR Personal Concrete Fireplace

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RRP: $99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S.

This compact fireplace will elevate any space, be it an outdoor patio or cozy family room. With a cement exterior, it offers a clean burn without overheating or crumbling after long-term exposure to heat. 

View FLIKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace at Huckberry


30.  Manscaped The Performance Package

Manscaped The Performance Package

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RRP: $129.99/£209 | Delivery: 3-12 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

The Performance Package streamlines all of the grooming essentials in one place. Included, he'll find disposable shaving mats, an ear and nose hair trimmer, and more. The convenience? Priceless.

View the Performance Package at Manscaped / at Manscaped UK


31. Bombas Men's Holiday Dress Calf Sock 4-Pack Gift Box

Bombas Men's Holiday Dress Calf Sock 4-Pack Gift Box

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RRP: $129 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable? No time limit | Region: U.S.

When in doubt, go with practicality, like these Bombas socks adorned in festive colors and prints. They're not too thick or too thin and stay smooth throughout the day, made with comfort in mind. Available in sizes M-XL.

View Men's Holiday Dress Calf Sock 4-Pack Gift Box at Bombas


32. Mark & Graham Personalized Travel Watch Roll

Mark & Graham Personalized Travel Watch Roll

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RRP: $119 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? No | Region: U.S.

Secure his favorite accessories with this roll-up case, designed to fit three watches (and more) at a time. In terms of protection offered, the roll is thoughtfully designed with a padded removable cushion, a double snap closure, and a hidden compartment inside. It can even be personalized with a foil debossed monogram. Available in three colors.

View Personalized Travel Watch Roll at Mark & Graham


33. Non-Stick Omelet Maker

Salter Non-stick Omelet Maker

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RRP: $30/£18.75 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

For hectic mornings, an omelet maker crafts fluffy creations in mere minutes, sans flipping mishaps. With this handy gadget, you can create two individualized portions—simply your ingredients, close the lid, and wait. And thanks to a preheated indicator light, it ensures the optimal temperature every time. Overall, an egg-celent gift he'll love.

View Holstein Non-Stick Omelet & Frittata Maker at Amazon / Salter Non-Stick Omelet Maker at Amazon UK


34. Bose Frames

Bose Frames

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RRP: $199/£199.95 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

Elevate his eyewear with Bose Frames, integrated with speakers that deliver rich, immersive sound. This pair features open-ear audio, so he can enjoy content and stay aware of his surroundings at once. With this gift, the greatest challenge is choosing between a podcast or a music session.

• View Bose Frames at Amazon / at Amazon UK


35. Ralph Lauren Home Travis Redrose Bath Towel Set

Ralph Lauren Home Travis Redrose Bath Towel Set

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RRP: $70/ £59 | Delivery: Dependent on region | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | Region: U.S. and UK

This bathroom set imparts a luxury feel, courtesy of logo embroidery and a striped finish. Made from plush cotton, these towels will keep him warm and comfortable post-shower.

View Ralph Lauren Home Travis Redrose Bath Towel Set at Selfridges / at Selfridges UK


36. Casamigos Cocktail Mixes

Casamigos Cocktail Mixes

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RRP: $75.80 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: U.S. 

If he's a cocktail connoisseur, fill his cup with Casamigos, an award-winning tequila and mezcal label by Hollywood's finest, George Clooney and Rande Gerber. This gift features four mixes infused with fruity, delectable flavors. Cheers!

View Casamigos Cocktail Mixes at Williams Sonoma

What do you buy for the man that has everything?

To find the perfect Christmas gifts for men, especially if he's someone who tends to buy what he wants when he wants, think about what that man you're buying for likes to do, what he likes to wear and his favourite hobbies. 

To help give you an idea of what to buy the man or men in your life, keep these tips in mind:

  • Think about his passions—Is he really enthusiastic about a certain type of alcohol (think specialist whiskeys, fancy gins and well-blended IPAs) or a particular genre of music?
  • Consider his fashion sense—Is he into practical clothes and accessories or luxury and designer pieces?
  • Pay attention to what he buys for himself—What were the last few things he treated himself to? Are there any similar buys you can gift him?
  • Think about his hobbies—Does he like to cook and spend lots of time in kitchen or in the garden? Does he watch or play any sports?
  • Make a list throughout the year—Another way to ensure you give a thoughtful gift is to keep a list throughout the year. Then you can add to it any time your partner mentions something he liked, or your dad drops a new model of BBQ into the conversation. Note down anything that the men in your life mention they like the look of so that when Christmas (and even other events like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day or Father's Day) roll around, you'll have a whole arsenal of ideas at your disposal.
Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what to spend your money on. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including, Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.

She's in the know about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys—and being a product specialist on a brand for bold women means that Aleesha also knows a thing or two about the must-buy sex toys. When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, trying out new recipes, exploring different wines and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter after spending a year living in Madrid.

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