Gift This: For the Guys

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Holiday gifts for guys

Stumped for what to get the guys in your life? Try these ideas on for size. I’ve rounded up eleven of my favorite gift ideas for men, and there’s a little bit of something for everyone…

1. Uniqlo Heattech Knitted Gloves, $9.90 (was $14.95)
I personally have a few pair of these unisex gloves, which make a smart small gift or stocking suffer. Uniqlo’s Heattech fibers add extra warmth without bulk, while conductive threads at the thumb and forefinger allow the wearer to operate a touchscreen without removing the gloves. They’re available in 12 colors.

2. A Grand Treasury of Shakespearean Insults Poster, $25.00
For the literature nerd… this infographic, suitable for framing, maps Shakespeare’s truly entertaining insults. A personal favorite: "he has not so much brain as ear-wax."

3. UGG Australia Ascot Leather Slipper, $119.95
I’ve gifted this cozy, yet refined shearling-lined leather slipper a few times. It’s a great gift for the homebody, and it has a rubber sole, so trips to the mailbox are not out of the question.

4. Jimmy Fallon for J.Crew Pocket Dial for iPhone, $48.00
For the chap who wears suits every day, but has a cheeky side… This is an iPhone case and silk pocket square in one. It both makes a style statement and cleverly (and comfortably) conceals your iPhone in your suit jacket pocket.

5. Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank, $29.99
For the BBQ enthusiast who is ready to take his game to the next level… let him give cooking on a salt block a try. It’s long-lasting and naturally antibiotic, so he’ll be able to experiment quite a bit with this gift.

6. The Tie Bar Style Box, $99.00
Another fun find for the guy who’s stuck in suits all week… this accessory box contains color-coordinated ties, pocket squares, and socks that will punch up a basic suit. It comes in several color combinations.

7. Drinking the Devil’s Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and Her Cocktails, $18.08 (was $24.95)
I’m probably a bit biased, being a local and all, but I think San Francisco is currently home to the best cocktails in the country. We have dozens of restaurants and bars that cook up bespoke cocktails with amazing ingredients. This book is full of all of that wisdom and history, and it was an Amazon “Best Book of the Month” selection.

8. Ted Baker London Snowdor Document Bag, $235.00
This gorgeous bag is the modern answer to the classic suitcase. It has plenty of pockets and zips for keeping the daily workstuffs in check, plus a top carry handle and shoulder strap for ease of use.

9. Jack Black First Class Gift Set, $49.00
Jack Black is my top choice for men’s grooming. The formulas are truly masculine – no shine on that lip balm or lingering scent on that body cleanser – and truly work. This five-piece set includes all-over wash, face moisturizer, beard lube, eye balm, and lip balm. Confession: I’m addicted to the lip balm and have tubes stashed all over my home, car, and office.

10. The Original Craft Beer Club, price varies
Subscription clubs are so much fun, and offer the giftee a subtle reminder of your gift-giving genius with each shipment. This particular club offers craft beers from breweries like Devil’s Backbone and Natty Greene’s, with a range of subscription options and price points.

11. American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie, $89.00
Have you heard about the hoodie that’s so perfect it spawned multiple wait lists? This is that hoodie. 302 5-star reviews can’t be wrong… San Francisco’s American Giant makes the only hoodie a guy needs. This classic cut is available in 10 colors.