Christmas gift ideas for men who have everything

They say that it is better to give than to receive. But is that because the original speaker of such wise words simply couldn't make up their mind about what they wanted for Christmas?

One of the best things about the holiday season is the opportunity to share memories of both the emotional and material kind. The author would be lying if he didn't admit to a certain joy at the prospect of annual presents.

But rather than leaving things up to chance, why not give those around you a definitive list of must-haves and absolutely-needs to choose from and avoid the disappointment of socks and beer. Not that beer is a bad gift, but it's definitely not Forty Spotted gin from Tasmania or Chivas Regal Ultis whisky.

This year, the focus has been to create a list of gifts and experiences that goes above and beyond the easy way out of vouchers or standard bottles of wine. Instead, this guide is a chance to invest in a Christmas that offers both kinds of memories: those that are unforgettable and those that speak to a certain sense of, shall we say, indulgence. Because sometimes a little extravagance is good for the soul.

Holidays through Australia's Red Centre; a personalised wine tour in your own private plane or maybe a watch from Chanel? This is the definitive gift list for those who are in the market for something a little out of the ordinary, a little more up-scale and a just a little bit outrageous.

Click through the gallery above to check out the 2016 Christmas gift guide.