[emphasized type=”emphasized”]The giving season is upon us. Festive foreplay is in full swing, the dreaded Christmas albums are rolling out, novelty knitwear is acceptable clothing and all hell is breaking loose… and that was just the work Christmas party.[/emphasized]
I’m a woman… I’m pretty much genetically engineered to shop. But let’s be real – shopping for men is stressful! It usually comes down to a rotation of three things: socks, undies or batteries(guys always need batteries right!?)
So to spice up his Christmas(how many batteries can one guy need!) here is a list of what to buy your guy(or you):
The stylish gent can be a difficult dilemma when it comes to gifts, but before you give up and opt for a voucher, check out the collaboration between two of our faves: Mr Porter x COS. Aptly named “The Art of Everyday”, the limited edition capsule collection makes daily dressing easy. Every piece is sleek and clean with their combined streamlined aesthetic so no matter what you choose, you’ll have him looking effortless and understated, but oh-so sharp. Our top picks: the Slim Fit Wool Blazer and the Grandad-Collar Cotton-Poplin Shirt.
If he’s a ‘man-bag’ kinda guy, the Issara Soft Briefcase will have him toting around in style. Whether he works in an office or not, this highly functional leather piece is ideal for travel or work. What’s more, Issara creates luxury-quality leather goods with a social conscious. You’ll be giving him a gift that’ll make him look, and feel good!
For the Hypebeast(if you don’t know what that is, he probably isn’t one), we are currently OBSESSED with Amsterdam-based footwear label Filling Pieces. These sneakers are the Gods of footwear, so get him a pair and he’ll be praising you no end! Our favourites(apart from ALL OF THEM) are the Low Top Neo Laced… HALLELUJAH!
First off, it sounds good…REALLY good! Set up his Summer soundtrack with some Sonos speakers. Warm his heart and his WHOLE home with any or all of the Sonos smart speakers. They are, quite simply, everything you could want in a speaker! Sync the same song throughout the whole house, seamlessly controlled through a single app. It’ll change the way he(you) listen and live!
January in Melbourne means only one thing… the tennis! For the sport-crazed guy, who spends any spare minute watching anything with a ball, bat, club, racket, you get the gist, you can’t go past tickets to the Australian Open. Whether it’s a ground pass, or seats in Rod Laver Arena, he’ll be guaranteed a day/night of world class tennis action, and you’ll be the one to thank!
Is it really “minimal” if it’s not linen?! Head to Cultiver to sort him out with bed-linen for when you sleepover, table-linen for when you dine at his, or cushions and throws for sleepy days on the sofa… so really it’s a present for you, wrapped in a present for him!
Scent is the strongest sense associated to memory, so keep those memories fresh and make him smell nice! Simultaneously modern and classic, for the man as much as the woman, Le Labo Santal 33 is the scent he needs to be wearing. Smoky and sensual, woody and musky, this scent is addictive! Watch out, because you’ll want to be around him 24/7!
Wanting to treat your man this year? Nothing says “Your time is my time” more than a Longines watch. Our pick is the classic Conquest 1/100th St. Moritz – elegant, timeless and impeccable, he’ll never have an excuse to be late again.