Walking in a Samuel #WindsorWonderland

This dog tie from Samuel Windsor is not just for Christmas!
Image source: Norton of Morton

If you’re fed up with getting socks for Christmas, why not take a wander through our #WindsorWonderland collection? Here you’ll find gifts you’ll love, beautifully packaged. Now all you need to do is drop some hints in the right places and who knows? Maybe Santa will deliver this year.

Handmade ties

Instagrammer Michael shows off his hare motif country tie.
Image source: @tintinfellow

Whether you choose one of our elegant pure silk ties or a dapper wool–silk mix, all Samuel Windsor ties are hand stitched and come wrapped in tissue paper in a beautiful presentation box.

For lovers of the outdoors we recommend our popular country ties. Featuring hounds, foxes, stags, hares, ducks, and pheasants, these ties are a wonderful way to accessorise your tweed jacket and flat cap – and the perfect clobber for that pub lunch and afternoon walk. Instagrammer @tintinfellow recently shared a photo of his red hare country tie paired with a very stylish tweed waistcoat and jacket.

Bow tie and cummerbund

This bow tie and cummerbund set makes a charming gift
Image source: Jack Sultana

The cummerbund comes to us via India, where members of the British Raj appropriated the formalwear of the locals into their own mess dress. A luxurious addition to a man’s black tie ensemble, a matching bow tie and cummerbund set from Samuel Windsor comes beautifully packaged in a two-compartment presentation box.

Wondering if you really need that extra level of formality at your works or charity ball? As top men’s fashion blogger, Jack Sultana, says, once you’ve taken off your jacket, the better to enjoy your meal, it’s your accessories that “set you apart from the fella next to you donning only a white shirt.”

Jack recently took delivery of some smart Samuel Windsor accessories. Check out the red velvet dinner jacket he’s wearing with his black bow tie here.

Cufflinks

A thoughtful gift that any man would appreciate
Image source: @Michael84

“I always feel extra smart wearing cufflinks,” says blogger and men’s style aficionado Norton of Morton. He loved the pair of Samuel Windsor cufflinks we sent him:

“[they’re] very charming indeed and came in a lovely box, making a perfect gift for somebody to open on Christmas morning.”

Very true. A boxed set of cufflinks is such a simple but elegant gift to give, and just the thing to keep on standby for that unexpected male guest. Choose from understated silver bars or traditional seaman’s ‘turk’s head’ knots – the perfect gift for a maritime man.

Check out the short video recently posted by blogger @Michael84 that demonstrates what a thoughtful gift these beautifully boxed cufflinks would make. And at just £15, they’re excellent value for money too.

Gentleman’s umbrella

Michael sporting his Samuel Windsor gentleman’s umbrella
Image source: @tintinfellow

Only a madman goes out and about in the British winter without taking his umbrella with him. You don’t have one? How many wool coats has the rain ravaged? How many times do you need to arrive at work soaked through, to realise that a decent umbrella protects your whole body from the worst of the rain? Michael, aka @tintinfellow posted a great photo of his new auto-opening gentleman’s umbrella from Samuel Windsor on instagram.

You get a good size canopy wrapped over a sturdy frame, and an elegant steam bent wooden handle to hold the thing by. Finally, a very tasteful sleeve keeps your brolly neat and tidy when not in use. Think – no more sitting around in wet trousers! An excellent present, for yourself or a friend.

Handkerchiefs

Is someone you know difficult to buy for? Here’s your answer
Image source: Dad Blog UK

Traditionally one of the dullest Christmas gifts of all time, you’ll think differently when you see what the designers at Samuel Windsor have done with the pocket handkerchief. Choose from a pastel blue pallet, bold country polkadots, multicolour checks, or a combination of the above, all presented in a refined gift box.

When we sent a set of our pocket handkerchiefs to John Adams of Dad Blog UK, he was delighted:

“If you’re going to a formal event, handkerchiefs are a great accessory to have.”

We agree – they’re so much smarter (and more environmentally friendly) than pocket tissues when you need to mop your brow.

Leather slippers

Soft, high quality nappa leather slippers are well received by men of all ages
Image source: Thefortysomethingman

Quality leather slippers make a wonderful gift, but why opt for a pair presented on a cheap plastic hook from a department store? Here at Samuel Windsor, not only do we take slippers to a whole new level of luxury, but we know how to package a gift to give it the wow factor you’re looking for. Graeme over at The Forty Something Man was so happy when he received his Oxblood Albert Slippers that he filmed it! Check out his short video here.

To us, ‘affordable quality’ means soft Italian nappa leather uppers, a non-slip sole, and a luxury wool lining. Gorgeous men’s leather slippers wrapped in tissue paper and presented in a sturdy shoe box – now that’s a star in our #WindsorWonderland.

If you need to buy gifts for male family and friends, or want to add a few last minute suggestions to your own wish list, we hope we’ve piqued your interest. Get your orders in by 21 December to receive your beautifully packaged parcels in time for Christmas.

Posted in Men's style guides.

What's your thoughts on the subject?