• Forget socks and hankies - check out our 6 original gift ideas for the men in your life this Christmas.

    There’s nothing worse when you’re on a roll with Christmas shopping, then next on your list is your dad, brother or husband, and suddenly you run out of ideas!

    Well this year, we’ve done the work for you with timeless and original gift ideas from our Japanese ranges, designed to keep the men happy and your Christmas shopping in full flow.

    Pilot Hi-Tec Coleto Multi-Pen

    Perfect for multi-tasking males, the popular Hi-Tec Coleto allows you to mix and match your favourite colours to create your perfect combination.

    The coloured body holds four Coleto. Choose from five different body colours; black, silver, red, blue, or brown. The barrel was designed to easily snap open for re-filling and offers a comfortable grip. A brilliant choice for use at work or for hobbies. 

    Zebra Sharbo X Multi-pen 

    A heavy-duty multi-pen, capable of withstanding daily abuse, the Zebra Sharbo X is sure to appeal to the man in your life. With its smart, tough metal body, 3-way twist-select mechanism and strong metal pocket clip, it’s perfect for the more demanding user.

    The LT3 is customisable to your choice of functions by selecting one mechanical pencil and two pen/stylus/marker refills. You can specify your own combination of pencil size and pen refills and the X LT3 also has a replaceable eraser under the push-button.

    Ohto 2+1 Multi-pen with mechanical pencil

    A mid-priced multi-pen, the Ohto’s unique space age design really sets it apart from other multi-function pens whilst its angular clip, hexagonal barrel and cylindrical push button grip, offer masses of futuristic appeal.

    Offering a combination of black ballpoint, red ballpoint and mechanical pencil, and weighing in at a substantial 28grams it really makes a very classy gift.

    Life L writing paper

    The Life brand was established in Tokyo in 1946 and prides itself on the highest quality range of writing paper and notebooks.

    Their handmade writing paper is luxurious and oozes quality. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who values putting pen to paper for personal letters or business, then look no further than Life L. An ideal gift for your favourite male, especially if you’ve already treated them to one of our fabulous multi-pens!

    Mnemosyne "Inspiration Pad" A4 Plain Notebook

    Named after the Greek God of memory and manufactured by Maruman, a Japanese company with 90 years in the paper industry, the Mnemosyne Imagination Pad makes a beautiful gift, perfect for the creative male to jot down ideas in moments of inspiration.

    Firmly ring bound, its design leaves room to place your finger on the perforations when tearing out the sheets so there’s less chance of ripping your work.

    Apica CD Premium A5 Notebook

    If you’re looking for a classic gift for someone who appreciates vintage styling, the Apica CD A5 Premium Notebook fits the bill beautifully.

    Bound in luxurious dark red, with silver embossed detail and reinforced stitched binding, the range was created in celebration of Apica’s 25th Anniversary. 96 sheets of ultra-smooth silky graph paper, its handy size makes it perfect for popping into a briefcase or man-bag as a trusted every-day item with added opulence.