HOLIDAY gift GUIDE for our favorite GUYS
We know you’re making that list [and checking it twice] and need some ideas for the guys in your life. Typically, the standard issue of ties, fragrance, gadgets, a beverage, and shaving set are still the most appropriate gifts for dad | boyfriend | brother. Here’s a batch of some useful guy gifts with an added WOW factor to make it easier on gifting the kind of gifts for our men actually “get” for holiday 2013.
Fragrance: Guys need to smell lovely too, which is why Gaultier’s Le Male Special Edition Eau de Toilette Spray makes another perfect gift. A popular scent [it sells every 6 seconds], we can see why it’s a favorite. ‘On The Docks,’ a campaign film by JPG and featuring the smoldering Jarrod Scott, is the latest installment in this fragrance’s legacy. With ingredients like lavender, cinnamon, amber and cardamon, it’s warm and enticing. Get the bottle with the stripes, it’s a ‘win win’ for your favorite man.
Ermenegildo Zegna UOMO Eau de Toilette is sleek and sauve, confident and compelling. It’s the kind of scent that’s 100% masculine. With a slew of ingredients like ambroux, cedarwood and patchouli prisma, it’ll be a new, long-lasting favorite after the first spritz. L.12.12 Noir Lacoste for men is mysterious and enticing. A new scent from this year, it’s a woody aromatic fragrance that has hints of watermelon, basil, lavender, and dark chocolate. It’s definitely the perfect scent for a romantic night out. Really delicious! For the traditional guy, Vince Camuto for men has a batch of citrus: Italian bergamot and mandarin anchored with spicy zests of black pepper. This easy to wear fragrance is a perfect gift for Dad. L’eau D’issey pour Homme by Issey Miyake is a light fragrance for the sophisticated man on the go. For the real sports enthusiast, NY YANKEES eau de toilette is a great gift for your guy (and for you to enjoy.) This smells amazingly sexy, and perfect for the mate glued to the sports channel.
Fashion basics are now a must smile. A few wonderful things we found at colette for the fashion savvy: Some studs for once. nicholas kirkwood shoes with mini studs are perfect for the guy that wants a little more pizzazz without going over the top. Not your grandpa’s cardigan: a cute navy basic with sassy logo from Peter Jensen. Fun watch that’s not a million: LIP x COMMUNE de Paris watches with colorful straps. The tie with astro turf personality… Loops in green JUPE BY JACKIE ties will get a smile on. [all at colette].
Grooming: Just like an old-time barber shop on the go, The Art Of Shaving: The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave is a quartet of luxe shaving essentials. Shaving is no longer an annoyance with this pack of 100% pure essential oils, ideal for guys with sensitive skin and tough beards. This set includes pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm and a shaving brush. Plus, it’s the best set to travel with. Prep, lather, shave, moisturize, all in one complete bundle.
Last, but certainly not least from grooming, is Mënaji skincare for men. Like the tagline says, it’s skincare for the confident man. From face and body scrubs, to manly concealers, there’s an ideal product for any kind of guy. Never thought about concealers for men? Absolutely! Products are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Grab one of the chapstick looking sticks and slip it into the stocking – trust us, the guys do want it, they just don’t want to admit it. [at Menaji]
Fancy the wonderfuls: DRAGON wine stopper The most iconic animal in the Chinese zodiac, the dragon gives this wine stopper an impressive appearance in gold [at ShanghaiTang.com]. Czech and speake toothbrush holder, inspired by classic Edwardian design with polished chrome with a bone china shelf, his toothbrush has never been better accessorized. [at Mr. Porter]. Golden Eagle towels are created by a family of artisans with extensive experience in the textiles industry. Made of egyptian cotton, these towels actually look great enough to gift (and actually use). [at CovetandLou]. All stellar ideas, all guy-approved. fdmLOVES Gift Guide For our favorite guys selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa.
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