Holiday Gift Guide 2011: The Guy’s Guide
Whats more stressful than holiday shopping? Shopping for the fellas on your list. Whether theyre new dandies, sports fans or tech geeks, weve got the best of the best for you. Grab these great gifts and youll be the favorite Santa come Christmastime.
If your guy is more rugged than refined, help him straddle that fine line with the Gant by Michael Bastian watch. Our favorite menswear designer offers a traditionally inspired watch (a bit of good ol American Timex, a bit of Tag, a dash of Rolex, anyone?) without the major price tag. Interchangeable straps (of course) make this piece day-to-night ready unless your guyss more hiking-to-biking, where itd fit in just fine, too.
While youre stocking up on Le Metier de Beaut© polish sets (complete with a beautiful Christmas ornament) for the gals, grab one of these limited edition sets for your guy so he can subtly scent his shirtsleeves with one of three fragrances.
Your literary hipster friend is probably already a fan of Moleskin notebooks, which means that this combo notebook-and iPhone cover is just what he needs to blend old world and new. One side cradles his iPhone while the others got a replaceable notebook (the same notebooks that the brand assures us was used by Picasso and Chatwin).
Whether hes walking to the stadium or the office, theres no excuse for having an ugly umbrella. And while Paul Smiths stripes along the edge might be subtle, its a nod to fashion that hell appreciate. Its not over the top, but having a walking umbrella instead of that drugstore-bought thing hes lugging around in his attach© is a big step towards gentlemanly dressing.
Persol Roadster Sunglasses ($310)
And since just about every guys idolizes Steve McQueen, its hard not to put a pair of Persol shades on the list this Christmas. While he might already have the brands famed 0714 model, theyve updated their offerings to include this pair, inspired by race cars and the heyday of McQueen-inspired style. Caution: This might give him a case of instant swagger.
If your man doesnt have a subscription to GQ (another great gift, by the way) then he wont know abut the Tie Bar, one of the mags favorite sources for affordable neckwear. Theyre not just ties, though. Theyve branched out to include tie bars that have been worn on GQ covers by Justin Timberlake, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jay-Z. At just $15, theyre a stocking stuffer hell appreciate.