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Welcome to our blog, where we bring you the latest in gifts for men, gadgets, secret santa ideas, gifts for her and accessories.

The Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular

Friday, 13th November 2015

Earlier this week Qwerkity were delighted to sponsor the “Men’s Den” at a dazzling 25thAnniversary Christmas Shopping spectacular held at Arley Hall

The Arley Hall Shopping Spectacular

Earlier this week Qwerkity were delighted to sponsor the “Men’s Den” at a dazzling 25thAnniversary Christmas Shopping spectacular held at Arley Hall, the Cheshire stately home of Lord and Lady Ashbrook. The Fair was held in aid of a wonderful charity, the Seashell Trust.

As hundreds of visitors entered via the magical Grade I timber framed cruck barn built in 1471, they saw our colourful table laden with many of the bestselling Qwerkity, Presents for Men gifts. Visitors were invited to enter a free prize draw to win everything on the table – worth over £700.  

Congratulations to the winner Jackie Slater of Appleton. We hope you enjoy your prize and thank you for supporting the Seashell Trust.

Well done as well, to the dynamic Arley Hall Fair Committee whose hard work made this glittering and magical occasion a huge success. We were thrilled to be part of it.

Written By Fiona

Our new Autumn-Winter gift catalogue is out

Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Our new Autumn-Winter gift catalogue is out – and we’ve sourced over 500 new and exciting gifts and goodies, practical gadgets and quirky must-haves! With too many great gifts to highlight here, we asked our customers to pick their favourite Top 10!


Kate Middle-toe Socks

Follow in the foot-steps of our fashionable Princess! Or get the next best thing – the Kate Middle-toe Socks! These cute and quirky socks feature the iconic Duchess, with a playful smirk. Made from a cotton-rich blend, one size (fits 4-8) and machine washable.

Prof Brian Sox Socks

Everyone who has ever been interested in science and the workings of the world would have most definitely come across the iconic smile and enthusiasm of Professor Brian Cox. If you’re a fan or know someone who is, immortalise your favourite point Dexter with these cotton-rich colourful socks.

20 in 1 Multi-Tool

Few pocket tools available on the market these days offer as many uses as this one. Fitted with a quick release clip key ring, this multi-tool can be carried around on your house or car keys and on your person at all times to have at hand for those unexpected emergencies. Featuring 6 spanners, 3 flat head screwdrivers, 2 Phillips screwdrivers, a bottle opener, a cutting blade, wire stripper, box opener, nail cleaner, file, 5cm ruler and a pry bar, this is the only tool you’ll ever need.

Leather Cricket Ball Manicure Set

Put a new spin on male grooming with this Leather Cricket Ball Manicure Set. An ideal gift for any cricketer or cricket fan, the set is presented in a cricket ball-shaped leather pouch. It comes with both large and small nail clippers, tweezers, nail scissors and a 3-in-1 nail tool that includes a nail file, cuticle trimmer and nail file.

Build Your Own Massey Ferguson

For anyone who has grown up around a farm that had a Massey Ferguson tractor, this 1:32 scale model kit will be well appreciated. Easy to assemble, the kit comes with 700 pieces that are fitted together and held in place with screw-in nails, provided along with a screwdriver, making it less messy work and a lot more fun. The tractor also has a hitch up and tip trailer as well as soft rubber profiled wheels.

Skull Glass Bowl

Indy, eat your heart out! Who needs a wild goose chase for mythical crystal skulls, when our Glass Skull beats them all! This Glass Skull Bowl is a unique and quirky addition to any table setting or décor theme that is sure to get a few wide-eyed glances. Fill it with fruits, snacks, sweets or various knick-knacks – its cubic capacity is surprisingly vast!

Chocolate Teapot

This is one chocolate teapot that most definitely is not useless. In fact, this might be the most useful chocolate teapot in the world – especially if you are having a chocolate fondue party! Hand made with deliciously rich Belgian chocolate; simply add boiling water to the teapot. The chocolate pot is thick enough to enjoy a few cups of luxurious sweet, dark chocolate hot chocolate, or as a marshmallow and strawberry fondue, then simply break it apart and eat up the left overs!

Braids, Buns & Twists!

Whether it’s a hairstyle for a friend’s wedding, a first date or simply a night in, hair can be an artistic canvas with the right tools and a little guidance. The Braids, Buns and Twists book features 84 sensational hairstyles for various lengths and types of hair and at varying difficulty. If you’re struggling to get your hair just right for that important work day, night out or just to look a little more stylish, then this book will show you how.

Secret Paris Colouring Book

Switch off and lose yourself in the beautiful landscapes of Paris as you bring them to life. Colouring for adults is said to be the latest new craze, and an exceedingly popular alternative to therapy – and we can see why. It’s the perfect way to relax and destress after a long and trying day. Secret Paris features creative scenes and outlined drawings that will enchant and absorb you for hours on end, simply colouring away. 

Cat Scratcher Turntable

Keep your furniture safe from Mr Fluffy with this comic Cat Scratcher Turntable. All cats love to scratch, very often ruining our favourite furniture, and yet we still love them! Now you can keep your upholstery intact and still have a good giggle watching your cat looking adorable, doing an all too human thing and spinning those decks to his own beat.  

Written By Fiona

Keep An Eye Out For Fiona's Hidden Gems!

Friday, 11th September 2015

This week I've found you a whole range of goodies at bargain prices! Fiona's Hidden Gems uncovers our best offers on the web so you don't have to use up your precious time!

At Presents For Men we like to make our customers' lives easier. That's why if you are signed up to our Facebook  or Twitter  page you will get regular updates of what's going on.

So, instead of searching through the website looking for great offers, I do the trawling for you! Fiona's Hidden Gems brings you the best offers on our website, so you can save time, and then save money when you see some of our amazing bargains!
Master The Art of...Singing
So far I have uncovered 'Master The Art of...Singing' - a whopping 75% off! This would be perfect for me as I have a terrible voice! 

Don't forget 'Reader's Digest Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary
(was £12.99) NOW £4.95 - what a bargain! This book will tell you things you never even knew about - including how to clean shoes with toothpaste, or did you know you can revive a car battery with an aspirin? Very clever if you ask me.Reader's Digest Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Keep an eye out for more hidden gems on Facebook and Twitter and get all your friends to sign up so they can take advantage of our fantastic offers too!

Written By Fiona

Travel Gadgets for Summer Breaks

Tuesday, 28th July 2015

Summer breaks mean more time exploring the world. We have the perfect collection of Travel Gadgets to suit your every need.

Digital Luggage Scales

With ever-shrinking baggage allowances for air travel, make sure you never have to worry about excess baggage charges or having to repack your bags at the airport. The Digital Luggage Scale provides an accurate weight reading in both kilograms and pounds, up to 50kg.

Budget Airline Bag

If you’re planning a trip on a budget airline, this is the perfect bag to take. Budget airlines can be great for short flights, but at the cost of reduced cabin baggage. This Budget Airline Bag has its dimensions printed on the outside of the bag and conforms to the new standard allowance of hand luggage.

Deluxe Flat Back Snoozer

Long flights or train rides can leave you feeling uncomfortable, tired and jetlagged. Travel in maximum comfort next time with this Deluxe Flat Back Snoozer. Filled with micro-beads, it offers support for your neck by keeping your head from rolling sideways, and has a flat back so that your neck isn’t pushed forward.  

World Adaptor with Twin USB Charger

This all in one World Adaptor allows you to connect virtually anywhere in the world. With easily identified plugs, it is supported in various countries and has 2 USB sockets to charge smartphones, tablets and other gadgets.

Universal Tablet Mount

Have stress-free journeys with the family with this Universal Tablet Mount. No more arguing about who gets to watch the iPad! Designed to install in seconds, this innovative gadget latches between the driver and passenger headrests, allowing for full view tablet viewing for every passenger in the back seat.

12 Piece Carry-On Toiletries Set

This 12 Piece Carry-On Toiletries Set is ideal to use when travelling overseas. Made from durable plastic, this set contains 6 dent-resistant jars, 3 press-open bottles and 1 spray bottle, plus peel-and-stick labels to identify the contents of the jars easliy.

Radio Controlled Clock

One of our favourite best sellers! This battery operated, Radio Controlled Clock will use radio signals in its proximity to automatically keep the correct time to within one second in a million years and will even automatically change over summer and winter daylight saving times. Never be late again with this ultimate tech gadget which features day, date, alarm, snooze and temperature settings. 

Written By Fiona

July Catalogue Code Prize Draw Winner

Thursday, 16th July 2015

We have a winner! Find out who’s won a £250 shopping spree in our latest Catalogue Code Prize Draw.

Exciting news! We have been busy collating all the catalogue codes that you have submitted with your online orders over the past 6 months - and we finally have a winner. The Catalogue Code Prize Draw was made on 15th July 2015. Huge congratulations to Mr Robert Collier. We hope you enjoy your £250 shopping spree on our website.

Thank you to everyone who entered their catalogue code into the prize draw. Keep an eye out for our next draw in January for your chance to win.

Written By Fiona

Awesome Office Gadgets and Accessories

Thursday, 9th July 2015

Desktop Fan with LED Clock

The Desktop Fan with LED Clock is a great way to both keep cool and look cool in the office. Switch it on and as the blades spin, a bright red and green LED clock will display, complete with hour, minute and second hands. The clock synchronises when not in use, making sure that the correct time is displayed every time you switch the fan on. 

Picture Keeper (Photo Backup)

The Picture Keeper will automatically back-up, save and store your photos in folders on your computer. Pre-programmed with easy-to-use software, the Picture Keeper is available in 8GB or 16GB capacity
and runs on both PCs and Macs.

Dog Paperweight and Pen

This comical pup is a fun and quirky gift for both a pet lover and an avid note writer. It has a baize base and comes with a bullet-shaped stainless steel, black ink pen – a perfect addition to any office desk or work space. 

High Vision Daylight Desk Lamp

The High Vision Daylight Desk Lamp has been specially designed to provide the light equivalent to a clear noon day. The lamp is fully adjustable with a swivel head and the bulb does not produce any heat. Ideal for sewing, reading, painting and many other hobbies.

Reusable File Tabs

Available in a pack of 50, these Reusable File Tabs are designed with convenience and money-saving in mind. Simply write on the tabs with a dry erase pen and change them whenever needed. Their simple clip function allows them to be added to the paper tabs of file dividers, letting you customise your referencing to make for easy filing.

3-in-1 Gadget Pen

The 3-in-1 Gadget Pen is a perfect gift or accessory for any workaholic on the go. A stylish black ballpoint pen, fitted with a sleek stylus that can be used on any touchscreen phone or tablet, and a 2GB flash drive for easy back-ups and data transfer.

The Stapleless Stapler

Do your part for the environment with this Stapleless Stapler. The secret to this enviro-friendly gadget is its special yet simple design, to puncture papers and fold the ‘pierced’ pieces over themselves, leaving a secure stack of papers that hold together without the need for staples.

Written By Fiona

Thank you presents for amazing teachers

Friday, 19th June 2015

Summer holidays are around the corner! Find the perfect Thank You present for an amazing teacher with our collection of quirky and fun gifts.


Biscuit Assortment Belgian Chocolates

These delicious Belgian Chocolates are a great gift to say ‘thank you’ to your favourite teacher. Hand-made and moulded to look just like everyone’s favourite biscuit assortment, they are made from the highest quality solid milk and white chocolate and are sure to be received well.

Teacher’s Tin

Decorated with a contemporary and quirky design, the Teacher’s Tin is the perfect gift for any teacher. Help them keep their desks clutter-free and tidy by giving them a place to keep their bits and bobs in.

Flower Power – Floral Pen & Pencil Set

This beautifully floral patterned black ballpoint Pen and Propelling Pencil Set is ideal to give to your favourite teacher and will add colour to their desk.

Crabtree & Evelyn® Pampering Gift Set

Treat your teacher to a Pampering Gift Set from Crabtree & Evelyn®. This set contains Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Cream and Nail Varnish, all scented with a Summer Meadow scent of wildflowers, Ivy, Lily, Blackberry and Bergamot.

3-in-1 Gadget Pen

The 3-in-1 Gadget Pen is the ultimate ‘must have’ tool for any teacher. It has a black ballpoint pen, a 2GB memory flash drive and touchscreen stylus that is ideal for use with smartphones and tablets.

Apple Soap

Hand-made in Turkey using traditional artisan techniques, this Apple Soap is painted with food colouring and has the scent and look of a real apple.

Quentin Blake Wonderful Teacher Mug

Made from fine porcelain in Scotland, this Wonderful Teacher Mug features the beautiful and worldwide-recognised illustration style of Quentin Blake, the talented illustrator and cartoonist of many Roald Dahl books. This mug is a perfect gift to say ‘thank you’ to a teacher.

Written By Fiona

National Bike Week 2015

Thursday, 11th June 2015

You don’t have to be a Tour De France champion to join in this National Bike Week. Taking place over the week of 13-21 June, National Bike Week is the annual promotion of choosing cycling over driving and promoting a healthier, fitter lifestyle. We’ve found the perfect collection of cycling accessories and gadgets to get any cycling fan started.

Bike Multi-Tool

The Bike Multi-Tool is an essential addition to any cyclist’s arsenal. This handy and practical gadget features an array of different sized Allen keys, a puncture repair kit, spanners, screwdrivers and a spoke adjuster, all neatly fitting into a Velcro-closing pack, designed to be worn on a belt or stored easily in a backpack.

Best 100 Mile Bike Routes

The Best 100 Mile Bike Routes is an ideal gift for all cyclists of any ability. Giving an in-depth look at some of the best cycling routes the UK has to offer, from the North of Scotland right down to the South Coast. This inspiring book also covers the geography, people, points of interest and special events specific to the routes, while providing clear mapping, directions and a few statistics.

Sealskinz® Cycle Gloves

Lightweight, waterproof and breathable, these Sealskinz® Cycle Gloves are designed to provide protection, comfort and dexterity while cycling. Pressure point padding on the palms and silicone fingertips serve for added grip and comfort during a ride. The gloves have a Grade 3 thermal rating, which means hands will stay warm in cold weather.

Signal Pod Bike Indicators

Any cyclist can tell you that sharing the road with motorists can sometimes be dangerous. Most biking accidents are caused due to motorists having poor visibility of a cyclist signalling. The Signal Pod Bike Indicators, when used in conjunction with hand signalling, will leave no doubt in any motorist’s mind as to a cyclist’s intention. They are easy to mount and display a clear LED signal on the back of your bike. They are controlled wirelessly by a battery-operated controller attached to the handlebar, allowing you to still keep control of your bike while signalling.

The Nutter Cycle Multi-Tool

Presented in a stylish leather pouch, The Nutter Cycle Multi-Tool is an ideal gift for any bike owner. A pocket-sized bike gadget that includes a tyre lever, spoke key, screwdrivers and more, it can be fastened to the crossbar or beneath the seat so it will always be close at hand in any cycling situation, even if just to open a bottle cap at a rest stop. 

Madeleine Floyd Cycling Mug

A perfect gift for any cycling fan having a break between training sessions or events, this fine bone china Cycling Mug is decorated with the works of one of Britain’s most loved artist, Madeleine Floyd. Made in the UK and printed with motivating biking terms inside the mug.

Written By Fiona

BBQ Week! 25-31 May 2015

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Forget the weather, it's National BBQ Week! Bring round the family and get that fire roaring!

Wine Bottle & Glass Holder

Beautifully designed, this Wine Bottle & Glass Holder can carry a bottle of wine and 4 wine glasses in one go, making it ideal to use for drinks in the garden around a good BBQ.  It is made from metal with a wooden handle that can be dropped down for compact storage.


Perfectly Drinkable Tap Water Bottles

Bring a vintage feel to your BBQ with these beautiful glass water bottles. Store tap or filtered water straight from the fridge in them, ready to hand for guests. These 1 litre bottles have ceramic airtight flip lids. 2 per pack.

BBQ Branding Iron

Lay claim to your steak this National BBQ week! This fun Branding Iron will bring the cowboy out in just about everyone. It comes with 50 letters, 8 blanks and 2 rows of spacing, allowing for endless possibilities on words to sear into burgers.

Meat Cuts Apron

Featuring a striking white butcher’s print on a charcoal background, and a comfortable 85cm long, the stylish Meats Cuts Apron is a perfect gift for any creative cook, meat lover or BBQ champion. 100% cotton.


Chilli Mill

This beautifully designed Chilli Mill will spice up any dish, while the added decorative appearance will bring colour and culinary glamour to your kitchen or BBQ! Thanks to a unique stainless steel blade design, the Chilli Mill cuts dried whole chillies instead of grinding them, in order to release their full flavour and aroma. Use over a pizza or in a meat marinade for that extra bite.


Golf Bag BBQ Set

There are no two better leisure activities than golf and a BBQ – now you can combine them in a single gift, perfect for the golf and BBQ lover. Each tool in this 3 piece, stainless steel BBQ Set has a golf club like grip and slots into a nylon, easy-to-clean Mini Golf Bag for storage.


Light a BBQ in mere seconds with this innovative Swedish patented device. Simply plug this revolutionary gadget into the mains and hold it closely to your wood or charcoal for 20-30 seconds, then pull it away slightly. It will ignite the charcoal in under a minute due to the super-heated concentrated air. Easy to use and simple to clean. No more hassle with lighting your BBQ or fireplace again.


Written By Fiona

Get ahead of the game this Father's Day!

Thursday, 21st May 2015

Get ahead of the game with our great selection of Father’s Day gifts that every dad is sure to love!

For the Rugby fan Dad!

This high quality, soft leather Rugby Ball Wash Bag is a great gift idea for any sportsman. Finished with beautiful stitching and a nylon lining, the wash bag also has an internal zipped pocket that can hold a face cloth or toothbrush, making it the perfect travel accessory.

For the Cycling Dad!

If your dad loves to cycle, then this playful T-shirt is the ideal gift. Made from high quality pre-shrunk cotton, it features a bicycle and the word Cranky on the front and back. Safe for machine washing and available in 3 sizes – Medium, Large and Extra Large.


For the Golfing Dad!

Is your dad the type of man who would rather be walking the greens swinging at some golf balls, than being stuck in meetings all day? Give him the perfect gift that ties both business and leisure! This novelty replica Pen Set comes with 3 golf club-shaped pens; one black ink, one blue ink and one red ink, presented in a foldable trolley and removable bag.

For the Fisherman Dad!

Give your dad his own catch of the day soap as an everyday reminder of his passion! Made in England and beautifully presented in a box of sea blue shredded tissue paper, this freshly scented, rich cream soap on a rope is perfect for any angler.

For the Shooting Dad! 

These miniature Dram Cartridge shot glasses are the perfect gift for any gun enthusiast. Fill them with everyone’s favourite tipple over a dinner party or family gathering.

For the Cricket fan Dad! 

There’s no greater love than the love of Cricket and that of a father, so treat your Cricket fan Dad to his very own pair of Personalised Cricket Cufflinks. Presented in an elegant box, they have a polished chrome finish and can be customised to include the recipient’s name.

For the Football fan Dad!

This is a great gift for any Football fan Dad. Made from the softest leather and beautifully stitched with a nylon lining, this Football Wash Bag opens flat into 2 equal halves with each compartment fully zipped to keep the wash bag contents in place.

Written By Fiona

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