I say it every year: shopping for men is extremely difficult! I never know what to buy for the men in my life who already shop for themselves throughout the year. My dad owns every dress shirt, jacket and shoe in existence, so those are automatically out of the race for him. Unlike women (if you’re following gender norms) , you can’t just give most men a Bath and Body Works gift set or Sephora gift card when you’re out of suggestions. I’ve gathered a collection of gifts for different types of men so if you suffer from the same dilemma each holiday season as I do, hopefully you’ll find an idea here!
No matter where he lives, every man needs a classic cashmere sweater and the J.Crew Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater is the perfect piece. Navy is an essential color and the sweater can be layered throughout the year. I would style it on a man with khaki denim and brown shoes for everyday or layered with a button down shirt and thick gray coat for cooler weather. The Izola Stainless Steel Flask is a classier way of carrying around one’s alcohol essentials. I like how it comes in a canvas carrying case for more discreet use. Most men don’t use any face products to prep or finish their skin after shaving, so the Kiehl’s Groom with Greatness Collection is a travel-friendly collection of facial must-haves for the man in your life who needs a little extra TLC. I don’t personally have a FITBIT, but Jacob loves his and the FITBIT Ionic Watch is a fancier version of the original tracker. The green/gray and burnt orange combination is also appealing to the eye! For those who often travel or enjoy the outdoors, a heavy duty backpack is perfect for storage. The TUMI Alpha Bravo – Knox Backpack is not only gorgeous but also extremely durable. Speaking of the outdoors, take the Audio Pro Wireless Speaker on the go! The little box packs a punch as it’s one of the top-rated speakers on the market. I love how vintage it looks. I first learned about men’s compression leggings from Jacob and the Under Armour ColdGear Compression Leggings are a must-have for the men in your life who work out or play sports (especially in colder weather). A random but unique gift idea is the LayBag Air Lounge Chair, which is a portable chair that one can instantly fill with air. It’s perfect for the outdoors and especially for camping! Another fitness essential is the Nike Windrunner Tech Fleece Hoodie. The jacket is thick enough for cold weather and can be used for everyday or workout activities.