For our last issue of the year, we name our favourite male grooming launches of 2011 - starting with the best of the lot
Deodorant Ralph Lauren - The Big Pony Collection
While the rest of the world went crazy with new deodorants promising 48, 72 and even 96-hour ‘freshness’, Ralph Lauren took the old-fashioned route of releasing a range that smelled great and looked sensational. Simple, and our favourite launch of the year.
July, £15 each selfridges.com
Stella McCartney The Print Collection Limited Edition 30ml£35 eachboots.com
Stella is fast becoming the most famous member of her family (she's certainly the most attractive), and her signature fragrance is now available in this classy limited-edition set of three different bottles. Put bluntly, your girl will love it.
DKNY Men Fragrance Gift Set (Energizing Eau de Toilette 50ml, Men Shower Gel) £34boots.com
Straightforward giftset comprising DKNY's signature Energizing Eau de Toilette fragrance and its associated shower gel. Comes in a semi-stylish box that will inevitably be thrown away in seconds.
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some household gadgets...
Pure AVANTI Flow digital music system £195 www.pure.com
The demise of the radio star was greatly exaggerated, if this combined iPod dock and digital, FM and internet radio is anything to go by. Sleek design, with easy-to-use controls and unlimited internet radio stations.
Delonghi Icona Traditional Pump Coffee Machine £139 www.qvcuk.com
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some gadgets instead...
Limited Edition 1TB Sky+HD Box £49 for existing customers www.sky.com/designerboxes
Plenty of space to record TV shows in HD means no more arguments about all those taped episodes of Frasier you're never going to watch. Plus it has a triceratops on it, which is pretty cool.
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some clothes instead...
Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Shield Mock£36 www.nikestore.com
Look, it's like those lovely tops some of the Man Utd players wore under their normal tops when they got hammered 2-1 by the mighty Crystal Palace last week. (This may or may not have been written by a Palace fan.)