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Designer Gifts Under £100

The Best Menswear Gifts Under £100

Blinked and suddenly it’s December? Don’t worry you’re not the only one feeling that way; somehow the festive season has crept upon us again and if you’re anything like us I’m sure the festivities are locking down your diary quicker than you can even keep up. So, with so much to do and so little time, get a hard start on Christmas now with our top menswear gifts under £100 list. From British design house, Vivienne Westwood, to Japanese imprint COMME des GARÇONS and sporting giant New Balance, find all you’ll need below…

If you’re living in the UK right now, you’ll already be well accustomed to the season’s bitterly cold temperatures, and of course, with these harsh climes comes the appropriate attire to match. Our European neighbours over at Parisian label Ami have seasonal dressing down to a T, as demonstrated by these chunky, ribbed knit beanies. Made with love in Portugal, both styles are crafted from a warming woollen construction with the brand’s iconic ‘Ami de Coeur’ emblem sitting in pride of place. Price – £85.

Ami Fisherman Beanie

Keeping in tune with the cosy theme, the following BOSS Slippers are perfect for the man who enjoys his home comforts. Dressed in neutral tones, this pair arrive adorned in plush servings of suede with a super-soft fluffy lining for unbeatable warmth when you’re in need of some well-deserved R&R.

BOSS Home Slippers

Hitting our menswear gifts under £100 list next is a Japanese imprint that has its finger on the pulse of every subdivision out there, including fragrance. The COMME des GARÇONS Parfums line has been in circulation since the mid ‘90s and is still going strong today; from woody scents to musky aromas, the diffusion label has a smell for everyone to adopt as their signature. In particular, the COMME des GARÇONS Blackpepper Eau de Parfum is a standout selection, it’s formulated with spicy, addictive notes, not to mention its unisex – meaning it could solve two presents all at once! 50ml price – £70.

COMME DES GARCONS PARFUMS Blackpepper Eau de Parfum

Placing third on our round up is rebellious British designer Vivienne Westwood. Utilising contrasting tones of silver and mustard to deliver a sumptuous offering, this Vivienne Westwood Orb Keyring is the perfect item for gifting over the Christmas season, whether it’s for a male or female. It’s guaranteed to electrify your keys with its unmissable lightning bolt and studded leather charm. Available in yellow and black colourways. Price – £65.

Vivienne Westwood Keyring

For that passionate sneakerhead in your life look no further than the latest New Balance 997H. It’s a contemporary rework of the Boston-based brand’s iconic 997 model, updated here in an emerald-green and silver colourway, featuring all the usual NB credentials, a combined mesh, leather and suede upper, complete with the lightweight support of the brand’s REVlite midsole to take you into the city streets and beyond with the utmost ease. Price – £75.

New Balance 997H

As we start to come to the end of our top gifts under £100 selection, we can’t go on without mentioning apparel. For a look that stands up for British heritage we’ve picked out this Fred Perry Taped Sweatshirt in black. Exuding retro sportswear vibes, the ‘70s inspired silhouette sees the brand’s Laurel Wreath drape both sleeves and the chest, complete with ribbed detailing for a close, secure finish at the neckline, cuffs and hem. Price – £89.

Fred Perry Taped Sweatshirt

Finally, we’re wrapping things up with some stellar headwear styles. These Drôle de Monsieur Caps, available in black and yellow, are ideal for raising your street credibility. They’re both fabricated from cotton twill and feature the Dijon-hailing label’s signature ‘Not From Paris Madame’ slogan across their crown, finished with an adjustable slider for a close fit that’s custom to you.

Drôle de Monsieur Caps

As we touched on at the very beginning, the clock is ticking to get all your festive plans in place before it’s too late, so, make sure you act wisely and dodge the dreaded mid-December rush by putting our gift guides to crucial use this year… Enjoy!

Christmas Sale

Last Chance Before Christmas: Store opening times 2018

As the festive period continues to fly by at break-neck speed – it’s less than ten sleeps to Christmas FYI – and the unprepared amongst us continue to find themselves avoiding the, ‘are you all sorted then?’ chatter instead opting to quietly reassure themselves that there’s plenty of time left, gently pushing the creeping sense of panic to the back of their mind as they feel the pressure mounting and another year of hastily bought, last minute gifts breathing down their neck.

Sound familiar? Not to worry! There is still time to save Christmas and get some presents in time for the arrival of you know who on the 25th. Whether you’re looking for last minute gifts, know what you are after or need some advice when it comes to buying for a loved one we’re not only open right up until the night before festivities kick off but, our in store Christmas sale starts Monday 17th so you can take advantage of reduced prices across a wide selection of the brands we have on offer including Norse Projects, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, CP Company and many more. Take a look below for our full list of opening times and come in and see us, we’d be more than happy to help you find the perfect gift.

Aphrodite Clothing Christmas Opening Times

Festive Opening Hours | Beginning 18th of December

The festive period is upon us, and with it comes the frantic dash to finish all the gift buying in time. Take some of the pressure off with Aphrodite’s festive late-night shopping hours.

Starting from Monday the 18th of December, our Sunderland store will be open until 8pm in the evenings, giving you plenty of extra time to find that special gift (or to treat yourself).

You can also shop online and select the Click and Collect option for even more convenience and flexibility. Whatever you decide, our staff will be happy to help you get ready for the big day.

Festive Opening Times

Mon 18th December: 9am – 8pm
Tue 19th December: 9am – 8pm
Wed 20th December: 9am – 8pm
Thur 21st December: 9am – 8pm
Fri 22nd December: 9am – 8pm
Sat 23rd December: 8am – 6pm

Christmas Eve: 9am – 5pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: 9am – 5pm

New Year’s Eve: 10am – 5pm
New Year’s Day: CLOSED


2016 Christmas Delivery Dates

Last Posting Dates

It’s that time of year where frantic online shopping simply becomes a way of life. If you’re a fan of last minute shopping, here is the list of final December dates to ensure you’ll get your gifts under the tree in time for the big day.

UK Services

Royal Mail
Wednesday 21st – Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail Tracked 48

Please note due to planned strikes which may be taking place next week within the Royal Mail Company, we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas if orders are placed after Friday 16th December.


Wednesday 21st – DPD UK Express Delivery

Thursday 22nd 3pm – Royal Mail Saturday Delivery


International Standard and Tracked Services 
10th – Greece, Australia, New Zealand
14th – Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland
15th – Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA
16th – Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland
17th – Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Remember to order before 3pm GMT to get same day UK dispatch on your order!


Extended Christmas Returns Period

It’s that time of year again where Christmas moves to the forefront of our minds and with Christmas comes the dreaded Christmas shopping!

Worry not…. Aphrodite are here to help. To make life a little easier our extended Christmas returns policy has begun, so if that present (that you thought was perfect) didn’t go down to well or a few to many mince pies have been consumed, we are here to help. Starting from 31st October 2016, you still have the normal 14 days to return for a full refund. After the 14 days, you have until Monday 9th January to return to us for an exchange or credit note only. This is for online orders only. View our returns page for full details

Please understand Christmas is an extremely busy period so we cannot guarantee your return will be processed the same day we receive it back. (good things come to those who wait).

Coming soon ….. Aphrodite Gift Guide – Take the stress out of Christmas with our dedicated gift guide for every budget, taste and fussy recipient.

Sarah Kearney is an Online Editor at Aphrodite. View her profile on Google+




Winter Sale Begins…


Here at Aphrodite our winter sale has begun, and we are treating you to up to 40% off premium designer menswear brands.

The sale has now started online and in our busy Sunderland store, featuring the best-selling brands from this season. If you’re in the North East make sure you pop in our store and check out the sale for yourself. You can also view it online here.

Why not treat yourself with up to 30% off Adidas, Paul Smith and Grenson. With brands such as Hugo Boss reduced up to 40%, it’s the perfect oppertunity to spend your Christmas money. Our big winter sale also includes up to 30% off the popular Yeezy Season 1 collection from earlier this year.

*Our sale excludes selected products, new arrivals and pre-orders.

*Please note that there will be no pick ups or returns accepted in store until December 28, 2015.



Christmas Opening Hours Week Comm. 14 December 2015

Late Night Shopping

With Christmas Day less than 2 weeks away, our store in Sunderland will be open for late night shoppers throughout the run up to the big day. For the week commencing 14 December 2015, please note the following opening hours if you are planning to call into the town centre and shop at Aphrodite.

  • Monday 14 December: 9am – 8pm
  • Tuesday 15 December: 9am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 16 December: 9am – 8pm
  • Thursday 17 December: 9am – 9pm
  • Friday 18 December: 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday 19 December: 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday 20 December: 11am – 5pm
Further hours for the week commencing 21 December 2015 will be communicated nearer the time.
Please note, our online office will still operate between the hours of 9am – 5.30pm throughout this period for any telephone or email enquiries.

Aphrodite is located at 7-8 Vine Place, next to TTonic and Hays Travel. If you have any queries, please call our customer service team on 0191 5675898.