The Gifts That Work For Him & Her This Christmas

The Gifts That Work For Him & Her This Christmas

Clearly, NET-A-PORTER is already our go-to for easy designer gifts guaranteed to please. But it’s not just women being catered for this Christmas – MR PORTER, the brand’s brother retailer, also has the boys covered when it comes to gifting this year.


Whether it’s a perfume or some cashmere, sneakers or statement jewellery, there’s a male equivalent out there. Here are all the pieces worth snapping up, whatever their gender…

The Dressing Gown

It feels like the whole SL office has a luxe dressing gown on their wish list this year, and with cosy, hotel-worthy designs available at both NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER, you can twin on Christmas morning in style.

FOR HER Camilla Hooded Waffle-Knit Cotton Robe, £150, Skin | FOR HIM Cotton-Terry Robe, £120, Derek Rose

The Stylish Wallet

An easy gifting win, both sites have a seriously good selection of designer wallets and card holders available. We’re opting for pretty pink shades for the girls and smart, fuss-free black for the boys.

FOR HER Color-Block Leather Cardholder, £190, Chloé | FOR HIM Debossed Leather Cardholder, £195, Bottega Veneta

The Coffee Table Book

From fashion tomes to photography glossies, there’s a range of stylish coffee table books to suit everyone across the two sites. Our picks are the Dior retrospective and the MR PORTER guide to great style.

FOR HER Dior: Christian Dior 1947-1957, £150, Assouline | FOR HIM The Manual For A Stylish Life: Volume Two Paperback Book, £20, MR PORTER

The Luxury Fragrance

Whether it's SL favourite Creed for him or a luxe Le Labo for her, you can't beat a fragrance for an easy Christmas win.

FOR HER Eau De Parfum - Tonka 25, 50ml, £127, Le Labo | FOR HIM Aventus Cologne, 100ml, £215, Creed

The Cashmere Scarf

A failsafe gift for everyone, cashmere scarves in soft pink (for her) and charcoal grey (for him) are guaranteed to please.

FOR HER Canada Fringed Wool Scarf, £110, Acne Studios | FOR HIM Evers Contrast-Tipped Mélange Cashmere Scarf, £165, Theory

The Slogan Sweatshirt

Elevate their weekend wardrobes with both sites’ selections of designer sweatshirts – we’ve long loved Isabel Marant’s burgundy and pink style for women, whilst a more subtle grey slogan hoody makes a cool, comfy male alternative.

FOR HER Gallian Flocked Cotton-Blend Fleece Sweatshirt, £250, Isabel Marant Etoile | FOR HIM Logo-Print Mélange Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie, £165, Reigning Champ

The Essential Bag

We don’t know any girl who wouldn’t be thrilled to unwrap a Loewe Gate on Christmas morning. And while an everyday bag may not be his thing, an overnight bag that doubles up as a gym bag ticks every box.

FOR HER Gate Small Leather Shoulder Bag, £1,795, Loewe | FOR HIM Sartorial Jet Cross-Grain Leather-Trimmed Shell Duffle Bag, £560, Mont Blanc

The Cool Pyjamas

Another easy win on Christmas day, a luxe pair of pyjamas is bound to go down well. Turn to brands like Desmond and Dempsey and Olivia Von Halle for a glamorous girly look, while Derek Rose, Sunspel and Emma Willis have the boys covered.

FOR HER Bella Silk-Satin Pajama Set, £245, Olivia Von Halle | FOR HIM Royal Pin-Dot Cotton-Jacquard Pyjama Set, £160, Derek Rose

The Cashmere Socks

The perfect stocking filler, cashmere socks are a serious crowd pleaser. Ideal if you’re not quite sure what they might like.

FOR HER Ribbed Cashmere Socks, £35, Johnstons Of Elgin | FOR HIM No 2 Cashmere-Blend Socks, £65, Falke

The Smart Flat

A capsule wardrobe essential, smart flats make the ultimate gift for him and her. We vote classic scalopped ballet slippers for the girls, and tasselled velvet loafers for the boys.

FOR HER Lauren Scalloped Leather Ballet Flats, £295, Chloe | FOR HIM Grosgrain & Leather-Trimmed Velvet Tasselled Slippers, £215, Paul Stuart

The Cashmere Beanie

High on our fashion eds’ wish lists this year is a cashmere beanie, and you can’t beat a ribbed grey style to go with everything this winter.

FOR HER Ribbed Cashmere Beanie, £59, Johnstons Of Elgin | FOR HIM Ribbed Wool Beanie, £75, Sunspel

The Luxe Hoodie

Whether it’s a cream cashmere style for her or a grey cotton style for him, elevate their everyday wardrobes with these smart, subtle hoodies that look good with everything from blazers to coats.

FOR HER Salina Cashmere Hoodie, £360, LouLou Studio | FOR HIM Slim-Fit Waffle-Knit Cotton Hoodie, £210, Rag & Bone

The Weekend Trainers

Veja and Common Project both get it so right when it comes to slick, smart sneakers. Either or - they'll both love them.

FOR HER + NET SUSTAIN Campo Leather & Vegan Suede Sneakers, £105, Veja | FOR HIM Original Achilles Leather Sneakers, £290, Common Projects

The Sporty Trainers

Give their weekend gym look a boost with NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER’s selection of sporty trainers; APL’s Techloom style is a winner for both genders.

FOR HER TechLoom Wave Mesh Sneakers, £210, APL Athletic Propulsion Labs | FOR HIM TechLoom Pro Running Sneakers, £125, APL Athletic Propulsion Labs

The Subtle Jewellery

We love a really subtle silver cuff on a man, and MR PORTER has a seriously good  option for him this Christmas. Twin with the female equivalent, a gold chunky design, for a bit of matchy-matchy style.

FOR HER Tube Gold-Plated Cuff, £290, Jennifer Fisher | FOR HIM P4 Bancroft Sterling Silver Cuff, £245, Alice Made This

The Smythson Notebook

If all else fails, you can’t beat Smythson. Whether they’re planning a wedding or starting a business, look to the selection across both sites for the ultimate in stationery style.

FOR HER Yummy Mummy Textured-Leather Notebook, £47, Smythson | FOR HIM Panama Strictly Confidential Cross-Grain Leather Notebook, £45, Smythson

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