A Holiday Gift Guide for Every Type of Guy
Struggling for ideas as the holiday season approaches? From high-quality stocking stuffers to big-ticket items, whatever the man on your list is into, we've got unique gift suggestions he'll be happy to unwrap.
The Trendy Guy
The trendy early adopters in our lives can be the trickiest to shop for, but with the right fashion-forward gift, they'll be ready to walk the proverbial runway. Surprise him with an of-the-moment statement knit from McQ Alexander McQueen. Or, you might go with something low-key yet still expressive in a pair of Thom Browne trousers. We're also fans of this bright red (but very practical) down jacket from Moncler. With these wild styles, not only will he stand out in a crowd, but your gift will as well.
Is he constantly packing up the Range Rover to relax at the cottage? Does he have a decorative axe placed tastefully somewhere in his home? He might be an outdoorsman. But even the most rugged of men can do with some polished protection from the elements. Be it a heavy-duty down parka from Canada Goose, a heavy-gauged sweater from Paul & Shark or cashmere lined leather gloves from Hestra these are gifts that will serve him both functionally and aesthetically through the harsh winter months.
Don Draper was known to slip into a pair of pajamas at night, and although the Mad Men-style brought back trim-cut grey flannel suits, it didn't seem to do the same for men's pajamas. But why not? The best way to unwind at the end of a long day is in comfortable loungewear. Help him invest in some high-end PJs from the likes of Derek Rose, Daniel Buchler and more. After all, even in the comfort of his own home away from prying eyes, the off-duty man must look elegant.
For the sensible man who appreciates quality, craftsmanship and tradition, we've got plenty of options for investment items that he will put to good use instead of placing them in the back of his wardrobe to collect dust. Nothing says classic like a brown leather bag or wallet he will enjoy for years to come. Versatile sweater-jackets (swackets) and other fine knitwear also make for coveted options. When all else fails: help him restock on his favourite fragrance or help him find something new. The latest from Ermenegildo Zegna and TOM FORD are sure to pique his interest.
Whether he's the kind of man who works from a home office or likes to keep it comfortable and casual on the weekends and evenings, these relaxed gift ideas will make welcome additions to his repertoire. From jeans and denim shirts to simple Chelsea boots and cozy sweatshirts, all these gift ideas are relaxed enough to be comfortable while being elevated enough to wear during the week. Very chill.