The holidays are almost upon us, and time is running short to find the perfect gift for the gents in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your father, husband, son, nephew, or even your neighbour, we’ve got just the thing.
FOR THE MODERN MAN
If you’re shopping for a man who knows his technology, and always has the latest and greatest gadgets, we know he’ll love these items. If you’re looking to really spoil him, the latest and greatest Apple Macbook (pricing from $1,550) is probably already on his list. Show him he’s first place in your heart with a striking gold edition. For the avid audiophile, Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay H8 noise cancelling headphones ($598) offer top-quality sound, an aluminum touch-interface, and a stylish (and wireless) design that will match his style whether it’s cutting-edge or classic. For the fitness fanatic in your life, the new Guess Connect watch ($459) is something he’ll use every day. It’s a stylish smartwatch that responds to voice commands, and connects to thousands of popular apps. And for just about anyone at all, the Fluxmob Bolt ($60), a portable power pack, will make sure he’s never without a changed cell phone.
FOR THE BOOKWORM
If you’re buying for an avid reader, here are three buzz-worthy books he won’t want to put down. War of the Encyclopaedists: A Novel ($26) by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite, is a joint effort between two new authors, and tells a touching story of a life-long friendship between two men who stay connected despite radically different life paths. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories ($22) by Stephen King, is a series of King’s short thrillers, both old and new, each one with a brief background-info introduction from the author. It’s a perfect pick for the adrenaline-loving guy. For the philosophical type, Do Big Small Things, by Bruce Poon Tip ($19) will take readers on an adventure through a series of activities and challenges to get you inspired.
FOR THE HOBBYIST
Photography, music, outdoor or indoor sports…the man with a ton of hobbies might just be the easiest man to buy for when the holidays hit. Still, these items are some of the best. The Leica X-E (Typ 102) ($1,795) is the smallest of Leica’s X-series cameras. It has the look and feel of a point and shoot, with both automatic, and manual qualities. For the music aficionado with an enviable record collection, the Gramovox Floating Record Vertical Turntable ($400) will play his favourite songs, and look stylish in his office or den. Netatmo’s Weather Station ($179) for smartphones lets him monitor the weather outside, and a range of specs such as air quality inside. The device will give him an accurate weather reading based on his immediate surroundings, making it perfect for outdoorsmen and other sporting types like the fishermen who will be head-over-heels for Ghurka’s Catch No. 268 tackle bag ($2,750) in chestnut leather. History buffs, coin collectors, or those who simply require an attractive place to store loose change will love this Tom Dixon Cast Factory Powder-Coated Aluminum Money Box ($200): a hefty piece modelled after an Industrial Revolution-era factory.
FOR THE DAPPER MAN
If he’s fashionable man who always looks current, these stylish pieces will add some spice to any wardrobe. Fidelity Denim’s Torino jean (price from $198) comes in a variety of shades (we love the bullet vintage wash shown here) and is comfortable, slim-fitting and can be dressed up with a blazer, or kept casual with a Tee and some wrist-wear by Thomas Sabo: the Love Bridge bracelet ($159) which comes with a personalized engraving, or the Rebel at Heart bracelet ($239). Keep him warm with a cozy sweater; we like Maison Margiela’s classic cotton crew neck ($634) in grey for its versatility, and Christopher Kane’s mohair-blend knit ($875) for its intricate 3D geometric print—a great pic for underneath a blazer or overtop a crisp collared dress shirt. Sunglasses are a staple all year ’round, and a pair of Burberry’s classic tortoiseshell shades ($315) look great on everyone. For the guy on the go, this Versace backpack ($2,125 US) will keep him on-trend, and carry all of his things, hands-free.
FOR THE CREATURE OF COMFORT
If the man in question is in need of a Sunday of lounging, encourage him to slow it down for a day, with these “me-time” essentials. A cotton flannel robe and slippers are the ideal attire; we like this checkered Sleepy Jones robe from Mr. Porter ($540), and Church’s pony hair slippers ($480). A clean shave courtesy of Czeck & Speake’s Zebrano Wood Shave Set ($1,039) followed by some quiet reflection (a Hemingway Leather Bound Journal ($40) to get him going), will start his day off right.
FOR THE GOOD SPIRITED
If the man on your list fancies himself a connoisseur of fine spirits, then help him stock his bar with a few of these fine accessories. A good bottle of his favourite spirit is always well-received. If he likes scotch, The Balvenie 12 year old Doublewood Scotch Whisky ($90) is a fine choice. Keep his glass at just the right temperature without watering down (and tickle his funny bone at the same time) with a set of drink chilling Amazeballs. A quirky cognac glass also makes a great gift; we like this rolling set by Danish designer Rikke Hagen (€40,00). If he likes to entertain, Ralph Lauren’s Preston bar accessories are a charming collection with a modern design and classic leather accents (items start at $50), and if he’s always on the go, the Carry On Cocktail Kits by W&P Design ($24) contain everything he’ll need to dress up his scotch, gin, rum, or even champagne before take-off.