Figuring out what to get the men in your life isn't always easy. Especially if, like us, you usually spend a disproportionate amount of your shopping time drooling over the latest purses, jewelry and dresses.
So, to point us in the right direction, we asked some of our favorite stylish men around--from
1. Old Book: Would a first edition of Lolita do the trick? Ab-so-fucking-lutely. But you don't have to go all Johnny Depp 9th Gate and sell your soul (or checking account) for a first edition. Find his favorite author and head out or online to find something old and original. Write something a little funny and nice on the cover and you got a personal, thoughtful gift right there. Unless he's illiterate. Then break up with him.
2. Vintage Watch: Old watches have character. Also, rather large price tags so make sure dude is worth it (I.e. Father, brother, husband or boyfriend you've securely got on lock down). Everybody is all confetti bananas on Rolexes. That's fine and all but I'm partial to Omega at the moment. Specifically, the 1960s stainless steel Speedmaster (pictured, you can purchase
1. Club Monaco shawl collar cardigan, $129.50: Young pups like myself and some of my peers absolutely adore shawls and a camel color is a fantastic way to stand out, even with a neutral.
Lately I've been all about comfort and relaxation. Tis the season to wrap yourself up in a heavy chunky knit cardigan, light a candle and do nothing but lounge. Maybe you can write some Christmas thank you notes with your brand new German-made writing utensil. 1.
1. Chamula Fair Isle Pom Pom Hat, $50: I'm a sucker for fair-isle and these hats are incredibly warm. Come sleet and snow, he'll be very glad you got it for him.
2. Hugo Guinness Print, $275: Oftentimes, people overlook buying art as a gift, maybe because it's so expensive, I don't know. Hugo Guinness prints are simple and make a great addition to any guy's house. Maybe it'll be his first step towards a well rounded collection.
3. Spin to Pay Bottle Opener, $28: This is a great gift for somebody that you don't want to break the bank on and perfect if you're ever at one of those bars where they don't open the bottles for you and you have to do it yourself.
4. Jack Spade Air Quote Mittens, $95: I use air quotes quite a bit, blame the sarcasm. Thanks to Jack Spade, anybody can use them without risking frost bite. Thank you Jack Spade, you really get me.
5. Klipsch Headphones, $99: I've been through a lot of headphones in my years and these are the best, hands down. You can't hear anything but your music, the bass sounds great and they're not ridiculously priced.