Man bags? Christmas gift guide for men

Need a present for a man you know?  Should anyone buy a man bag? AA Gill once wrote ‘The problem with a man bag is that it’s called a man bag. “Man bag” is obviously unconscionable’.  So let’s drop the namesake and think practically and consider when a bag is required.

Here you have 6 occasions when men need to carry items, with both budget or bust options.  Let’s find the right bag as a gift for your man.

  • Carry on case – short business trip

Budget –  Samsonite Neopulse 4-Wheel cabin suitcase from John Lewis at £189.00 (in blue or bronze)

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

Bust –Rimowa Topas cabin multi-wheel carry on luggage at £689

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

  • Holdall – for the overnight stay

Budget – Barbour Wax Cotton Travel Explorer Holdall £149

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

Bust – From Bally, Keen nylon weekender bag £795

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

  • Suit carrier – for the black tie event

Budget – Scuff resistant Cordura Suit Carrier at M&S for £49.50

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

BustGarment cover from Louis Vuitton for £1380

 Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

  • Kit bag – for the sporting hero

Budget – North Face Duffle Bag at John Lewis for £95

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

Bust – Coach Metropolitan Soft Gym Bag at House of Fraser for £650

Christmas Gift Guide for men -man bags

  • Messenger bag – to hold the paperwork, tablet and book when on the commute

Budget – Lyle and Scott Messenger Bag at House of Fraser for £160

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

Bust – Signature leather crossbody from Hugo Boss at Selfridges £380

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bag

  • Laptop bag – for work on the go

Budget – Samsonite CityVibe 16″ Laptop Bail briefcase at John Lewis at £109

Christmas Gift Guide for man - man bags

Bust – Aspinal of London Mount Street Tech laptop bag from £595

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

  • Rucksack – a hands free alternative to a messenger or laptop bag

Budget – Stighlorgan Keanen Rolltop bag for £96 (in navy or black)

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

Bust – Cote & Ciel Isar leather backpack from Selfridges at £490

Christmas Gift Guide for men - man bags

So whether it’s a formal, travel or casual occasion, you can solve the ‘man bag’ dilemma and gift well.

Happy shopping!

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