Gift Guide: Ten Stylish Gifts for Men

Under-the-tree ideas for him.
Under-the-tree ideas for him.
Photo by Julian Nitzsche

To complement our Ten Stylish Gifts for Women gift guide, we have compiled an equally stylish list of ten gifts for the man/men in your life.

Whether the guy(s) you are shopping for lives and breathes style, or just needs a little shove in a more stylish direction, we think you will find something he will love on this list. We aimed for a mix of personal style and lifestyle options -- and as with our women's list, we aimed for a variety of price points -- to help make Christmas shopping just a little easier.

Oh, and by all means, if you have a great idea for a gift, leave us a note in the comments! After all, there is a lot of shopping yet to come...

Eddie Bauer Moose Moc Slippers

Contrast stitching at the toe sets off the dark brown moose hide, and a flannel lining is warm without being too stuffy, even for Houston's mild winter temperatures. Slippers are such a traditional Christmas gift -- especially for dads and husbands -- and the moose leather makes them a bit more fun. These come in sizes 8-15 -- good news for hard-to-fit feet.

Kiehl's Men's Starter Kit

Simply put, Kiehl's makes great stuff; their starter kit for men ($40) includes best sellers like the (uh-may-zing) body scrub soap and energizing face wash. As much a gift for you as for him -- he'll smell and feel better. TSA-friendly, or just a good way to kick off an at-home skin regiment. This is a great stocking stuffer, and perfect for an office Secret Santa gift.

Parfumerie General Bois Blond

Usually it's quite difficult to pick out scent for another person, so this may be reserved for someone you know quite well and feel confident about. The major notes sound wild -- hay, tobacco and musk -- but woody cedar and a perfectly-tailored balance keeps the whole thing warm and tame; upon dry-down, it simply smells like skin...but better. Bois Blond is well-behaved (you won't kill anyone if you wear it on an airplane) but intriguing, and has staying power. As gorgeous in summer as it is in winter, and as lovely on women as it is on men; $100 well-spent.

Billy Reid Pebbled Tobacco Luggage

You'll feel like you're traveling with Indiana Jones, even if you're only going to Austin for the weekend. The leather on the Billy Reid Pebbled Tobacco Luggage is so perfectly weathered -- without being overly-precious and worried -- you'll be tempted to purchase all three pieces. The Dopp kit ($195) is a lovely way to splurge affordably; go all-out with the messenger for $595.

Marc by Marc Jacob Aviators

The most classic option for sunglasses, the aviator suits everyone and every style. A man (or a woman, for that matter) cannot have too many pair of aviators. Marc for Marc Jacobs has a classic pair in metal for $110, or a slightly more modern option with square, polarized lenses for $140.


Banana Republic Plaid Disk Cuff Links

This under-$40 pair of cufflinks won't break the bank, which makes them another great option for the office Secret Santa. These are also a lot cooler than finding a wad of Snickers bite-size candy bars in the toe of a stocking -- just sayin'. Oh, and it goes without saying that if he doesn't have a shirt with French cuffs you should include one of those, too.

Whiskey Stones Gift Set

This is a gender-neutral gift, so it's perfect for any spirit-loving lady in your life as well. Literally serve spirits on these rocks (after chilling them in the freezer) to keep drinks cold without watering them down. A set of nine is an affordable $19.50; for $58 you get the two glasses as well. Love the asymmetric design on the tumblers!

Watch (Spend vs. Save)

The contrast between the watchband and the watch face make this Victorinox Swiss Army ($495) a very stylish, eye-catching option. Granted, it's a little pricey so if you need a more affordable option you can get a similar look and save a few dollars with this watch by Michael Kors ($195).

J. Crew V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

A wardrobe staple is usually an investment piece, so don't balk at the $225 price tag on this J. Crew cashmere sweater. With proper care this sweater will be in rotation for years to come. Lots of great colors to choose from, but the charcoal will give the sweater sartorial legs.

Converse by Jon Varvatos: All Star Double-Zip Hi-Top

A cool combination of classic Chuck Taylor and sharp urban street shoe, the Converse high-top from Jon Varvatos ($170) is elevated with details like vintage canvas and a double-zip front running up the sides of the laces.

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