Quintessential Gifts For Him
Favourite Picks FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
Lumen Metabolism Tracker is the first device to hack your metabolism.
Arguably, this is just as much gift for Him as it could be a Gift for Her.
Lumen is the latest technology smart and science based gift for any health conscious individual. At Hashtag Life, we think this is the kind of gift that he would reciprocate very soon after gifting, so consider it a “one for you, one for me” kind of gift!
The Lumen is perfect for someone who wants to be in control of the way their body processes and burns different food. It even comes with your very own built-in nutritionist to assist you with meal planning and tracking.
How does it works? With three breaths, the device can read whether your body is using fats or carbs for metabolism. Lumen uses a CO2 sensor and flow meter to determine the CO2 concentration in a single breath. This indicates the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy.
The technology then kicks it up another gear by using the data from your breath test to then provide the best possible personalised dietary advice for the day ahead. And where would we be without a dedicated app to record the daily findings in charts, and access to your bespoke daily nutrition plans.
Optimizing your metabolism can lead to overall health benefits as far as your metabolism can be improved to assist your body’s function and resilience. So improving energy, deepening sleep, strengthening immune system and keeping blood pressure stable is all part of the package. The more information put into the system, the more it becomes more meal plans become refined.
The tracker is easily portable, and comes with a charging dock.
The app is very impressive too – slightly addictive after a few days of daily usage. There are videos to guide you on how you’re supposed to breathe in and out of the device, which is important to make sure you are doing it correctly. The app also periodically sends you encouraging messages to make sure you’re still on track with the nutrition plan. There are also articles within the app explaining the recommended carb servings, as well as an extensive database to help you calculate the carbs, fat, protein in your food. It also has meal suggestions with visuals to help you control portions.
All in all, this is a great bit of technology packed into a cool looking gadget. The proof of whether it works will depend on the proactiveness and dedication of the user towards hacking their metabolism.
Jumper ideas from Snow+Rock
For the holiday season we took a look around Snow+Rock’s vast selection, partly in anticipation for future sporty adventures near and far when Hashtag Life can travel again, but also for the year ahead when you need weather enduring and quality apparel to sport right here at home or on the alps of Verbier!
Bogner Promo Zip-Up Jacket, £450.00
Snow+Rock brings you Bogner
Browsing through the wide range of athleisure knitwear on offer, took us to Snow+Rock’s Bogner selection here. Bogner boasts luxurious and practical, yet classic styles, which will suit all snow destinations, or even a few icy days here in the UK.
With it’s signature zigzag design knitted into 90% virgin wool, we opted for the Bogner Promo Zip-Up Jacket, available online at £450.00. This breathable, and stylish, high quality jumper is a warming all-rounder for on the slopes or in everyday life: The Bogner Promo Jacket offers a modern slim fit with stand-up collar and warm wearing comfort. Visually characterised by the stylish colour block design, the piece is rounded off by the fine knit material made from a technical virgin wool blend. Just one of the many designs selected by Snow+Rock from Bogner.
Snow+Rock have brands to suit everyone…
We also recommend taking a look at Snow+Rock selection of beautiful wool and thermal sweaters or mid-layers for everyday luxury and style from brands like Rossignol, Henjl, and Icebreaker (see photos below).
When it comes to snow and sports jackets the variety and versatility in Snow+Rock is bound to cover all bases too. It is sufficient to say that a Snow+Rock wardrobe will be bound to stand the test of time and taste.
In fact, Snow&Rock have even more amazing jumpers, mid layers, jackets, t-shirts and accessories like hats and gloves, to suit all styles, weathers and terrains from many many brands.
From left: Apres Jumper and Piste Artiste Jumper, both Henjl; Grey and orange zip-up jumper, logo round white crew neck, both Rossignol; Grey Icebreaker jumper; J.Lindberg blue down jacket; North Face black down jacket.
Visit and browse at www.snowandrock.com for Christmas gifts for Him (for Her) or even for yourself.
Give the man in your life the gift of style this Christmas, with love from Billy Ruffian
It is an acknowledged fact amongst many that men aren’t the easiest to buy for, but you can never go wrong with a pair of stylish shoes, socks or even a new manbag! Billy Ruffian, has something for everyone this Christmas at price points to suit every gifter. The brand’s shoes are designed with the perfect mix of fashion and function completing any outfit with a stylish finish; guaranteeing that your gift will be noticed for all the right reasons. If you’re looking for the low-cost gift options then the wallets and socks will still keep your man looking stylish this festive season!
Billy Ruffian shoes offer something for every man to help him walk in style all year round. For example, you’ll find Brogues, Loafers, Oxfords, Boat shoes, to Chelsea and Chukka Boots.
Billy Ruffian Brogues, £159.00
These versatile handcrafted Brogues remain a classic shoe for looking smart whilst still being stylish. Although they add the finishing touch to a formal outfit, they are cool enough to complete a smart casual one too. This makes them the perfect adaptable addition to any man’s wardrobe, and the perfect Christmas shoe this year!Billy Ruffian Brogues are available in a number of different styles and come in suede or leather – offering something for every brogue lover out there. We love a pair of Billy Ruffian handmade suede Kendal Brogues, available in Navy and Snuff here. They are rugged yet refined. In addition, they crafted by hand and Blake stitched from carefully selected calf suede, with a full leather lining and a red Commando sole. The Derby design also adds flexibility and comfort.
Billy Ruffian Chelsea Boots – £159.00
A timeless classic and one of Billy Ruffian’s most popular styles, the Chelsea Boot is sure to please this Christmas. They flex beautifully to any situation and being so easy to slide on they will be sure to become his favourite footwear this winter. In fact, they are also perfect for the transitional season between winter to spring. The Chelsea boot in Oakum Brown suede here – stays true mile after mile. Crafted by hand and Blake stitched in rich calf suede, it also has a full leather lining and an Italian leather sole.
Finally, if you’re looking for stocking fillers or a small accessories gift then look no further, Billy Ruffian has leather wallets, canvas man bags, and colour-popping socks, and even colourful laces, prices starting from £4.50.
Socks in a Box, £27.95
The present that every man needs this Christmas. Billy Ruffian socks – practical whilst adding a splash of colour. The option to choose three styles gives a personal touch that is often absent from the classic pre-determined gift of Christmas socks. They will be sure to brighten up his day, and his sock drawer too!
Anyone who has worn the Fitbit will tell you it is the only wearable fitness tracker they could wear everyday. For starters, it is built with a refreshing activity measurement that iss is encouraging to anyone trying to step up their fitness regime. Secondly, it effectively tracks your every habit and give you actionable data.
Maybe you know a man who is trying to lose weight, training for an event, or just wants to make healthier choices every day. The Fitbit goes a lot further than any inbuilt mobile phone steps counter. Fitbit’s approach to health & activity has always been productive and positive. Their watches come in a range of styles and capabilities offering you not only trackers, but smart watches too! Those who thrive on information, such as how many calories consumed and how far walked, will love what a Fitbit offers.
The Fitbit Versa 3 is our favourite Fitbit smart watch this Christmas. It was only released in early Autumn 2020 and is available to purchase directly from the Fitbit website and other major stockists.
The Versa 3 packs in practical and productive features to keep you motivated and inspired. It come with built in GPS, and can be customised to track your pace and distance, calories consumed, and any work out intensity interactively – even showing you where you worked out the hardest on your path! One of it’s most valuable features is the combination of tracking your heart rate during your active zone minutes, motivating you to reach that fat-burning sweet-spot and manage your heart-rate during your workouts.
The Fitbit does so, so much more, from tracking your sleep-health in-depth, to your breathing rate and quality. But it doesn’t only track – it offers growth and guides to help you dive into the areas you want to improve your health, mindfulness and awareness in.
There is a phone app to help support you in all the Fitbit’s features and smart capabilities.
What is exercise and movement without an accompanying playlist to motivate us? You can control your music apps from your smart watch, or even navigate podcasts on the go.
You can also enjoy the support and motivation of the Fitbit Community here and and answers to your questions, or set up goals and challenges together!
Some people like the silicone infinity straps that comes as standard with every smartwatch. However, Fitbit has also excelled in its fashionable alternative straps. From leather by Horween® to knitted REPREVE® recycled plastic fibres by Pendelton, from rainbow coloured to suit-smart versions; there is a style to suit every wearer.
Here at Hashtag Life, we see the Fitbit is the modern day must-have, for anyone who wants to stay motivated, inspired, and aware of their relationship with their body and every day activity. If you haven’t got one yourself then it’s time to treat yourself for 2021 goals too!
Hurley’s are nationally recognised as a leading independent branded fashion retailers for men, woman and children. Hurley’s have a brilliant online store (as well as two stores in Manchester – Bolton and Wigan). Hurley’s stocks leading designer brands including BOSS, UGG, Ted Baker, Barbour and Paul Smith to name but a few. The online store offers an extensive collection from must-have current pieces to essential items such as jackets, trainers, boots and accessories.
We find Hurleys a perfect place to shop this Christmas for all your fashion gifts, and not just for men! The website has a variety of styles and sizes, as well as offering competitive prices. Whether you are shopping for a young boy, teen or older man, Hurley’s have curated a selection to satisfy any taste and occasion. All Christmas orders are dispatched and delivered within 3-5 working days.
We particularly loved a few pieces from Paul Smith, and what’s best Hurley’s has many items on sale now uptown 40% off!
PS Paul Smith
We love this jumper . It’s crafted in a soft cotton/wool-blend, and features a signature zebra patch to the chest and a zipped funnel neck. It’s a great jumper for a casual outfit.
We love this Harrington jacket because its been responsibly made from recycled polyester with waterproof qualities; this lightweight design features a signature Paul Smith striped trim along the zip placket, a protective funnel neck, two side pockets, and a ribbed hem.
Hugo BossHurley’s are offering a massive selection of Hugo Boss, and there are many options for t-hsirts and knitwear. A gift of Hugo Boss will ensure that he can commands any room with classic or modern casualwear!
Christmas Day’s stroll, and winter walks need some Barbour outwear, and Hurley’s has the perfect selection to make any gift stand out and enjoyed for many years to come. Barbour is known for it’s iconic wax cotton jacket, but over the last few years the brand has grown into one of the UK’s most fashionable brands with perfect essentials to suit any weather.
Visit and browse the entire range of clothing and accessories for Him (for Her) or even for yourself at www.hurleys.co.uk
Any man who receives a gift from Charles Tyrwhitt this Christmas will stand out as the best dressed man thanks to a generous and tasteful gift-giver. Charles Tyrwhitt is among the most quintessentially British attire to style any man. In our opinion, they are the best shirt company in the world, for dress shirts as well as casual shirts. But the brand oozes so much more style and luxury for a man’s wardrobe with the addition of a new partnership with England Rugby.
Charles Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection
Charles Tyrwhitt announced in September 2020 that they are now an official formalwear partner to England Rugby. The brand in collaboration with England Rugby have created The Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection. The collection sees a new casual edit of high-quality menswear, and one that is a personal milestone to founder, Nick Wheeler, a true Rugby supporter!
The brand has always been renowned for delivering British elegance and exceptional craftsmanship, and so it is no surprise that the Supporter Collection is an equally timeless casual range in celebration of the four-year partnership with England Rugby. The Tyrwhitt Support Collection offering embodies the brand’s enduring design and attention to detail, with pieces featuring the iconic English Rose as well as various rugby-inspired motifs.
The Collection includes a range of shirts, knits and accessories, in shades of red, white and blue. The curated collection features Merino wool jumpers, shirts and polos alongside socks, cufflinks and pocket squares. For 2021, Charles Tyrwhitt will also create a limited-edition heritage line in recognition of the RFU’s 150TH anniversary.
The Proper Shirt Club
Charles Tyrwhitt offers a great way to keep your man’s shirt wardrobe topped up – a membership service where every three months their experts select two new shirts, and deliver them straight to your door, saving members up to 50% every time.
Charles Tyrwhitt also has an expansive selection of cashmere and merino wool knitwear, as well as waistcoats and cardigans. We particularly love the casual yet indulgent zip-up jumper from the Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection.
We love the luxury of this classic double-breasted pea coat, combining a tailored structured with some modern twists. It is made from 90% wool and 10% cashmere cloth woven at Zanieri mill in Italy.
There are currently over 40 Charles Tyrwhitt store locations including London, across the UK, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Houston to name a few. Their online store is dedicated to the U.K., Germany, France, The Netherlands, the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The brand frequently runs offers, sales, and discount codes!
Visit www.ctshirts.com to browse and view all their current offers.