Holiday Gift Guide Part 7 — Time To Show The Fellas Some Love!
Our holiday gift coverage continues (’cause the party don’t stop over here!), and today’s installment is to, as Salt ‘n’ Pepa would put it, all the mighty, mighty good men out there. Whether shopping for your dad, husband, boyfriend, father-in-law, son, best friend, co-worker, or boss, here are some guy-friendly gift ideas!
Nixon Kingpin Watch in Gunmetal/Deep Burgundy, $250. Available at Nixon.com
Men won’t just feel like bosses or power players when they wear this flossy timepiece — they’ll feel, as its name suggests, like kingpins. The sophisticated watch features a tapered, custom stainless steel bracelet, a concave dial ring inspired by a skate bowl for a streetwise touch, and a modern burgundy-colored dial with a diamond at the 6 o’clock position.
Lacoste Contrast Trim Cardigan, $132. Available at Lacoste.com
You don’t have to behave like Scream Queens‘ hilarious but douche-y Chad Radwell in order to embrace classic preppy fashion. This heavyweight wool cardigan adds an Ivy League level of polish to any ensemble, and the contrast ribbed trim compounds the collegiate feel, recalling varsity jackets.
Bevel Shaving Kit, $89.95. Available at GetBevel.com
Think razor bumps on your legs are irksome? Imagine having them on your face! Curly-haired men for whom shaving is a source of constant frustration will finally breathe a sigh of relief when they try the five-part Bevel shaving system, which is specifically designed to reduce razor bumps and prevent skin irritation. The first step in the Bevel system involves using a Priming Oil, formulated with sunflower seed oil, olive oil, castor seed oil, and lavender oil and designed to calm the skin and soften hair. The next step involves applying the Bevel Shave Cream, a foamy and hydrating product that lathers nicely, allowing the razor to glide gracefully along the skin but also provides enough of a protective cushion to avoid causing any irritation. Formulated with aloe leaf juice, shea butter, clover extract, lavender oil, white tea extract, sweet almond extract, lemon peel oil,oat kernel extract, and lemon peel oil, this rich shave cream is a far cry from the standard foaming shave gels sold at drugstores, which consist primarily of air and thereby provide no protection against inflammation, ingrown hairs, nicks, and razor bumps. The Shave Cream is meant to be applied with the Bevel Badger Brush, which lifts and preps hairs for the shaving process. The Bevel Razor is, of course, the most integral part of the process. It features a single blade razor with polished edges so as to cut hair close to the skin without being overly abrasive. By virtue of being a single blade razor as opposed to multi-blade options, the Bevel Razor trims the hair level with the skin without pulling or cutting the hair below the skin level, which can often lead to ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Once the shaving process is complete, men can soothe their skin with the post-shave Restoring Balm, which features tea tree oil, aloe vera, and witch hazel to calm, cool, and hydrate the skin, along with salicylic acid and lactic acid to exfoliate the skin and prevent inflammation. Each kit includes the Bevel Razor and Badger Brush along with a one-month supply of the aforementioned Priming Oil, Shave Cream, and Restoring Balm, as well as 20 blades.
Fredericks & Mae Moon Phase Dominoes, $80. Available at UncommonGoods.com
The traditional black spots found on domino tiles have been re-imagined as phases of the moon in this wood grain domino set by artists Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen. Each tile features hand-silkscreened images of half, crescent, and full moons.
Master & Dyanmic MH40 Noise Isolating Over Ear Headphones, $399. Available at MasterDynamic.com
Built to ensure pure sound, block out background noise, and look sleek and elegant, the Master & Dynamic MH40 headphones feature a premium cowhide headband, a forged aluminum body for greater durability, heavy-duty woven cables made of oxygen-free copper for minimal noise distortion, breathable and comfortable lambskin ear pads with memory foam fillings, and even an easily accessible metal mute button for when music needs to be stopped at a moment’s notice.
Undefeated x Alpha Industries x Burton N-3B Parka, $375. Available at AlphaIndustries.com
Frigid temperatures are no match for the Undefeated x Alpha x Burton N-3B Parka, which combines Thermolite insulation with a military-style, fur-lined scuba hood. Completely waterproof thanks to the outer shell’s DRYRIDE Durashell two-layer polyamide twill weave fabric, which is the same material used for Swiss military uniforms, this tan and desert camo print parka keeps wearers dry and warm even in snow, rain, and sleet. Zippered and patch pockets, meanwhile, add an urban attitude.
Neff Coast Beanie, $20. Available at NeffHeadwear.com
An unexpected but versatile color will add excitement to any winter wardrobe. This 100% acrylic beanie hat comes in a heathered blackened green hue that will match most of the pieces in his closet but will still feel unique and distinctive.
New Balance 710 Vazeer Outdoor Shoes, $125. Available at NewBalance.com
Outdoorsy adventurers and urban style mavens alike will lace up happily if it involves wearing these New Balance shoes, which blend sneaker and hiking boot components. The lace-up construction, high-top build, padded ankle collar, and grooved soles that offer grip and traction all nod to traditional mountaineer footwear while the rounded toe, lightweight built, mesh and leather uppers, logo-stamped sides, and sporty feel all exude a metropolitan swagger.
Gents Todd Black Mesh Leather Visor Snap Back Baseball Cap, $59. Available at Gentsco.com
Want your guy to retire his frayed and dirty New York Yankees cap? Then give him a tempting alternative in the form of this glossy, textured, black mesh baseball hat, which features a faux leather bill.
Urban Outfitters Star Wars Jedi Mind Trick Tee, $28. Available at UrbanOutfitters.com
As Yoda once said, “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Your guy may have foreseen the epic scale of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and purchased his movie ticket back in October, but there’s no way he could’ve predicted you’d gift him this clever graphic T-shirt featuring a Stormtrooper fulfilling his punishment in a classroom setting by writing the same phrase over and over on the chalkboard behind him.
Boss by Hugo Boss 7.5cm Silk Tie, $57. Available at HugoBoss.com
Dapper gents will appreciate the demure elegance of this 100% silk tie, which measures 2.95″ in width. The light purple stripes are fit for a king — after all, they are the color of royalty!
Herschel Supply Company Little America Backpack, $99.99. Available at Shop.HerschelSupply.com
Fusing the type of silhouette associated with hiking packs with the bold attitude, technological needs, and functional concerns of modern city slickers, this versatile backpack features a striking graphic print, a roomy main compartment with a cinch top closure, a top flap secured by buckled straps with concealed magnetic closures, a front pocket with a hidden zipper, a padded and fleece-lined 15″ laptop sleeve pocket, contoured shoulder straps, and a ventilated air mesh back.