The Discerning Gent’s Christmas Gift Guide

We’re into December and everyone is feeling festive. Of course this also means it’s gift buying season and if you don’t know where to look it can be a minefield. Luckily Elysium Magazine is on hand, just as we have been during 2012, to point you in the right direction. If you’re looking for a new tablet, something stylish, or something to reward yourself with – we’ve got it covered. As it’s Christmas, we have also taken our pick of the very best out there so feast your eyes and go forth and navigate that Christmas present minefield like the discerning gent should.


What She Wants


Words – Paperblanks Journals

The inner thoughts of your lady are one of her most prized possessions and if she was ever to put those thoughts down on paper, the book better be up to calibre of those musings. Paperblanks journals look wondrous and are available in a plethora of designs so suit her persona. She’ll be super eager to scribble her thoughts into one of these.

From: www.johnlewis.com

Price from: £12


Picture Perfect – Samsung MV900 Camera

Who said gadgets were only for the boys? Set her creativity free with a gift that could turn into her new hobby. Smartphones are great for simple shots of what you ate last night, but for serious flash photography the Samsung MV900 is the business. The multi-position screen means no angle is too difficult to get a shot from so she won’t miss a thing, and with built in Wi-Fi she’ll be able to upload and share those magical moments in a flash. Available in red, white and black.

From: www.samsung.com/uk

Price from: £299


Champagne – Armand de Brignac Trilogie

If the bubbles of champagne are a favourite of your lady then why don’t you consider indulging her love of the tipple to the next level? Armand de Brignac Champagne is the ultimate taste of luxury and is considered a cuvée de prestige; a champagne of great distinction. The treats of 750ml bottles in the trinity of cuvees: Brut Gold, Rosé and Blanc de Blancs is presented in a stunning black polished wooden case. Bubbles never looked so good.

From: www.selfridges.com

Price: £1,295



What You Want


Fitness – Mango Bikes

Has the success, or for another word, utter domination of the Team GB cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics inspired you to literally get on your bike? Well if you’re planning on emulating the heroic feats of Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins when you’ll need a decent bike to start with. Mango Bikes offers the fully bespoke option with a wide choice of bright and bold colours so your bike can reflect your biking persona. Racing Red and Royal Blue always goes down well in our books.

From: www.mangobikes.co.uk

Price from £269


Style – Citizen Eco-Drive Proximity Watch

Multifunction watches are nothing new, just ask James Bond, but finding a modern watch with secondary functions that are actually useful is very handy. The Eco-Drive Proximity watch is powered by any form of light so it’ll never need a new battery. If that wasn’t smart enough for you, the watch connects to your iPhone 4s/5 and alerts you to various notifications from your phone – differentiating between text messages, emails and calls all from the stylish looking dial.

From: www.watchshop.com

Price: £399.00


Entertainment – Pool Table

The option for the discerning gent who has all the gadgets and tech he wants for his home. Pool tables offer timeless entertainment but this beauty is completely bespoke and designed however you choose. Featuring a built high definition audio system, ambient lighting and available in a wide range of cloth colours and stylish finishes – let your creativity loose to inspire a design perfectly suited to your home décor (or your very own games room).

From: www.desresdesign.co.uk

Price from: £19,999.99

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.