The Rake's Christmas Gift Guide 2021
Have yourself a rakish little Christmas.
Every Christmas at The Rake, we recommend the products we'll be adding to our own Christmas lists and buying for friends and families. Money can't buy love, but it can buy the look on your loved ones faces when they open something special, and it can certainly buy the feeling of satisfaction you get from a little self-gifting on the side. Leather Leather accessories are not just for Christmas – they last a lifetime, and look good doing it. From tote bags to lambskin gloves, they're fine examples of craftsmanship and perfect stocking fillers. Drinks Take inspiration from previous Rake cover stars Stanley Tucci and Paul Feig, who entertained the masses with their cocktail mixing videos throughout lockdown. Our personal preference is the Negroni which is why we've got a collection of accessories for the Italian aperitif lover. Decorative homeware items Globetrotters feeling a little trapped by the events of 2020 can feed their wanderlust with trinkets that they can treasure no matter where they are in the world (and that are far more chic than a fridge magnet). The Rake magazine The Rake is honoured to remain at our readers' service. We're nothing without our loyal readers, and they're loyal because we are proud to publish high-quality stories, exclusive content, high-octane histories and insightful interviews – which makes a subscription to our bimonthly magazine one of the smartest gifts you can buy. Reading A rake reads. A sharp mind and insatiable curiosity are in his DNA, so why not feed both with our carefully selected titles, all of which look good in your living room. Countryside accoutrements If you've got family members retreating to the country for winter, they'll need to be equipped with the essentials too. If they drive a classic car, and have a penchant for artisanal motoring accessories - a pair of chic driving gloves would be a welcome present. A cashmere beanie acts as an insulator when yomping up hills, and it's a wise idea to have a luxurious scarf at one's disposal. Sartorial accessories Excuses to dress up these past two years have been few and far between, so we'll be making the most of Christmas and all the festivities that surround it. Drop the hint to your loved ones that they're expected to do the same by wrapping up a tie or rakish pocket square – both of which require a shirt and a jacket to wear straight away. Gift Cards Last year The Rake introduced gift cards to use on TheRake.com. They come in various amounts, so instead of falling foul of buying the wrong item for a loved one, you can leave it up to them. Watch Accessories Fine watches are exceptional holders of value. To keep it that way, the importance of artisanal watch boxes, watch winders and watch rolls cannot be underestimated. Smoking A celebratory cigar is a Christmas tradition in many a Rake household, so make sure you're able to do it in style with a silk smoking cap, a lavish alternative and a great excuse to forego the paper party hats that come in crackers. Please see here to view the full gifting assortment.