14 Stylish Gifts Your Man Will Love this Christmas
December 19th, 2017
Men can be notoriously difficult to buy for at Christmas. A quick Google search and you’ll be told to get him the latest releases in gadgets or simply just food. But what if your partner’s not a tech fan? What if he doesn’t subscribe to the Good Food Guide? What then?
Well, if he enjoys looking and feeling good (let’s be real, who doesn’t?) then he’s bound to love these stylish gift ideas…
Gone are the days when only women carry bags to work. Thanks to laptops, phones, chargers and more, men have a lot to carry these days! A messenger bag is a safe buy and needs little introduction. There’s nothing better than this hipster staple for a gift that’s both on-trend and practical!
A wallet can be a personal thing. Not only does it hold your identity, but it speaks volumes about who you are as an individual. Choose a stylish wallet and the man in your life will use it every day. Keep it simple and spring for quality with a leather wallet that will last. Keep it classic with lighter tones of English bridle or natural tooling leather. A good quality wallet ages beautifully over the years.
Every man needs a bunch of quality shirts in summer and the warm weather calls for some spirited and playful patterns. Printed shirts are all the rage right now, so why not invest in something abstract, polka dot, or even floral?
With Christmas marking the start of the hot months, encourage your man to stay cool with a great pair of shorts. An extremely versatile piece, they’re casual enough for a lazy beach day, yet they can also be dressed up to make a statement in the office (if they’re lucky) or at the next family BBQ.
Every man needs a good pair of chinos, so if your man hasn’t caught up with this trend yet, give him a helping hand. We suggest buying one size down from his favourite jeans which will allow for a little stretch and a perfect fit.
To keep those pants and shorts comfy (and up), a belt is your man’s next best friend. A high quality belt is a non-negotiable, so look for well made leather. Consider a reversible belt and you’ve got two gifts in one!
Despite what their name may suggest, boat shoes aren’t limited to boat owners and sea voyagers. In actuality these trendy shoes should be a staple in every man’s wardrobe. With short laces, a rubber sole and tight stitching, boat shoes have taken the world by storm thanks to their striking design. Offering the sophistication of a brogue, the support and even comfort of a sneaker, they’ll bring a mature and practical element to your man’s style.
Socks are the classic man’s Christmas gift for a good reason. You can never have too many socks, yet many men seem averse to buying them as often as they really need to. Do him a favour and get him a few good quality pairs – he’ll think of you every time he pulls them on in the morning.
It might be summer now, but you don’t want your man to be left unequipped for the chillier evenings. Knit pullovers are a must-have item for the cooler months and can be worn with a shirt, jeans and brogues for a smart casual outfit or from the office on his way home. Choose a round neckline for a flattering look that will work well when thrown over a shirt.
Ties are another staple that your man can never have enough of. Even if he doesn’t work in an office, there are weddings, family gatherings, and all sorts of occasions where he won’t get by without a tie. Browse our range of ties to find something he’ll love.
We’re willing to bet that this year has seen at least one lost or broken pair of sunglasses for your male friend. Let him be the lucky recipient of a stylish replacement in time for the Aussie summer.
Cufflinks are one of those things that mean so much more when gifted. Cufflinks tell a story, and when received by someone they love, men wear them with pride so you want your story to be good. Cufflinks with meaning often give a little confidence boosts too, so you’re not just gifting something practical, you’re giving the gift of boosted morale on a special day.
It’s important when choosing a toiletry bag that it will keep things safe both inside and out. Aim for sturdiness, space and something waterproof to prevent any minor disasters. You’ll also want something that’s big enough to hold the essentials without being too bulky.
Sick of seeing your main run in the door soaking wet, having bolted from the station without an umbrella… again? Help him and his new attire stay dry and with a stylish umbrella. He’ll have no excuse not to take one – especially with a new messenger bag in tow!
When buying fashion items for your man at Christmas, it’s important to take into consideration his personal taste. But as this is your gift, you have every right to take into consideration your taste too.
Everyone knows gifting fashion is your opportunity to sneak things in his wardrobe that otherwise wouldn’t be there, so try to bring a little twist to what he usually wears.
If he’s a fan of black, get cheeky with a little colour. If he’s a stickler for sneakers or brogues, bring him on board with boaters. Think about what he likes and then push him ever so slightly out of his comfort zone.
He’ll thank you for it (and even if he doesn’t, you’ll thank yourself).