What To Get A Man This Christmas
What to Get A Man This Christmas:
Guys can be tough to give presents to. Skincare is out. Cosmetics are out. It can feel like only expensive presents or completely boring presents will do. Don’t worry, these presents will make him feel like the stylish classy manly man you both know he is, without breaking the bank. 😉
Home Cocktail Kit
Nothing screams I love you and you are such a very manly manlyman like a fancy shmancy cocktail kit. Also, there are few better gifts than a new skill. Along with being able to sing and playing guitar, being able to make a legit cocktail is decidedly an impressive skill to have.
It enrages me how many guys go around complaining of the cold without a pair of gloves, a single pair of boots, or a proper coat. If the guys in your life can’t be bothered to wear a pair of gloves, it might just be that they don’t have a pair of gloves they like. Fix the insanity with the perfect pair this Christmas. Black leather gloves kind of freak me out, but I think brown leather gloves are classically beautiful for any age and any style, without the Christian Grey, James Bond villain vibe.
Following the line of keeping him warm this winter, it’s obnoxiously hard to find gift-able boots for men. While there are many options, there are few that he won’t either love or hate. The one saving grace is Timberlands. The first time I saw a pair of Timberlands was probably when I was 3 years old and my dad was wearing them – a 50-year-old art professor. The next time was either on 50 Cent or Kanye. And after that was on the members of a Korean boy band. That kind of versatility is unheard of. They last for decades, and they’ll keep him warm. Even if he has a pair, get him a different color. For the value, these boots are well worth the price.
Okay, what can I say. I just think bundling him up is a great idea for Christmas. If you’re broke, you can go cheap. If you want to splurge, go for quality. Your guy needs a scarf. A nice scarf. And nothing is nicer than cashmere. So this winter go for cashmere, and I recommend with all my heart grey or navy. If you want something sweeter go for a dark red or crimson. Classy stick to single colors. But I think the polkadots on Mr. Fashion above walk the PERFECT line between modesty and statement piece. Bah. Perfection. He’s even got the brown gloves. 10/10.
5. MVMT Watches
I am so obsessed with MVMT watches in both mens and womens that it hurts me to even look at them at this point. You can guess what my present to myself will be this Christmas. I can’t even put into words how gorgeous they are. Perfectly classic and minimalist. Look incredibly expensive, but incredibly affordable. Perfect to dress up or down. Excuse me while I drool a while longer.
An addition to the home bar is always a welcome gift. Even if your guy doesn’t drink a lot, it makes great decoration, and it’s always nice to have something for guests. But if you’re like me, I hate strong liquor and I would have absolutely no idea what to gift. In these kinds of situations, unless you know what he likes, just go for something that looks cool! Japanese whisky bottles look awesome, and Hibiki Suntory Whiskies gain international acclaim year after year. If it’s good enough for the international market, it’s good enough for him! Oh, and there’s hints of orange peel and white chocolate. Sounds good to me.
7. Leather Phone Case
iPhone 6S Plus Wallet Case, Labato Genuine Leather Folio Flip Case Cover Magnetic Stand Function with Card Slots/Cash Compartment for Apple iPhone 6 Plus/ 6S Plus 5.5″- Brown (lbt-I6U-05Z20)
New scarf, new gloves, new boots, at this point Beyoncé’s “Upgrade You” is starting to play in my head. Everyone has a smart phone. Everyone has wallet. Make his life simpler with a classy phone case that doubles as a wallet. This one from Lobato is great because it holds money, multiple cards, and folds into a phone stand. Brown is beautiful, but I also love dark blue. Actually, I need one of these for myself.
8. Oculus Rift
Virtual reality arcades are popping up all over Seoul and I can tell you THEY ARE AWESOME. This is the future, and it is stupid exciting. I spent an hour in one a few weeks ago killing zombies with my friend when she came into town, and it was the most amazing experience. GET IT FOR HIM… and use it all the time when he’s busy. I swear, the future is now.
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Case – Black
The truth is, the new iPhone has no headphone jack. And as enraging as that is, it’s just the truth, and probably the future. No matter how great his headphones were in the past, it’s time to upgrade them. But luckily you’ve got him covered. Bring him into the future with the best bluetooth headphones he could ever hope for – the Sony WH1000XM2. What a name. These fold up into a tiny little package, and have a battery life of 30 hours. They have great sound quality and look smart.
10. Fancy Pens
It’s the oldest gift in the book, but it’s still a good one. Get the man in your life a fancy pen, and he’ll be required to love it. Because it’s a fancy pen, and he’s a man. It’s just a thing. As long as you’re getting him a fancy pen, why not go for Mont Blanc. It’s French. It’s fancy. It’s basically perfect. And it’s still a somewhat reasonable price despite it’s ridiculous French fanciness. He’ll feel like the most legit manly business man, all thanks to you.
And that’s it! My top 10 gifts to give the men in your life this Christmas. These are fail-proof, and to be honest, even I would be very very happy if someone gave them to me, so they aren’t really for men exclusively. I hope this has given you some good ideas. If you have more gifts to give, you can check out my Top 10 Gifts for Women this Christmas, here.
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Happy Holidays, stay warm!