What to buy the man who has everything? Appeal to his playful side with a luxurious boy’s toy. From handcrafted board games and collectable puzzles, releasing your inner child has never been so stylish
1. Collectable Puzzles by Coach
Coach has released a colourful assortment of accessories for Christmas to mark the American fashion house’s 75th anniversary, including a dapper collection of charming CoachBeasts, featuring collectible puzzles. Coined Rexy, Woolly, Tricky and Steggy, the vibrant club of prehistoric buddies make charming desk companions once constructed, rendered in heritage glovetanned leather (priced £375).
Elsewhere, select from leather baseball paperweights, elegant sketchbooks and mixed coasters, also starring the CoachBeasts gang.
2. Board Games by Aspinal of London and William & and Son
Board games are a competitive sport, right down to the board itself. Upgrade your dinner party repertoire with a luxuriously crafted Monopoly set by Aspinal of London (£995). Handmade in England, it features a jewel calf leather tray lined in felt and pewter playing tokens – buying up London’s boroughs has never felt so satisfying.
Elsewhere, release your inner child with a red leather William & Son snakes and ladders board, featuring a cape grain leather board in festive red, with inlaid counters, shaker and spot dice (£545).
3. Game Sets by Burberry
The games continue this Christmas with Burberry’s selection of luxuriously playful gifts. Select from leather noughts and crosses, wooden dominoes and a bridge game set, featuring a set of playing cards, a score notepad and a mini Burberry pencil. Each one is housed in a grainy leather case in a colour of your choice, handcrafted in Italy and finished with a soft suede interior and hand-painted edges (£350).
4. Gifting by Dunhill
Dunhill’s host of luxurious, timeless boys’ toys for Christmas span playing cards, writing instruments and characterful cufflinks. The Boston playing cards are illustrated by Chris Dent and housed in a supple leather case, ideal for a game of rummy post Christmas dinner (£235).
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