Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He’s always the hardest to shop for, and he’s had quite the year too. We’ve made it easy to find the perfect gift for the man in your life with our For Him guide. Don’t miss our other guides! Be sure to check out our Thoughtful & Economical gifts and our For Her gifts + stay tuned for our Splurge guide, and Last Minute gifts.



No. 01: I got this bicycle kit for my husband’s stocking. It’s the perfect gift for the cyclist in your family. From a spoke wrench to a patch repair kit, it has everything! (Available at Kiskadee, $25)

No. 02: I love purchases that also do good. The purchase of these socks helps to rescue dogs through the Best Friends Animal Society. Not only are they philanthropic, they are designed with a padded insole and extra arch support. (Available at Kiskadee, $45)

No. 03: Made with organic grass-fed butter and a secret blend of spices, this is the only all-natural Hot Buttered Rum Mix on the market. Simply add rum and hot water, and winter magically becomes a bit more manageable. (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $22.50)

No. 04: A great bar gift for the mixologist trying to step up his game and master the perfect citrus spiral. (Available at Red Barn Mercantile, $18)

No. 05: This USB rechargeable lighter has more power which means it’s perfect to light a grill – or just about anything. (Available at Boxwood, $45)

No. 06: Warm and masculine, this Mahogany & Tobacco Candle has the perfect fragrance for the study or the drawing room. (Available at Boxwood, $34)

No. 07: You will be right on target with these quintessentially English, 12 bore shotgun cufflinks, or how about these moving scene cufflinks of New York – perfect for spotting your favorite tourist attractions. Twist the outer edge to watch the bicycle wheels spin and the city backdrop pass by. (Available at Mystique, Shotgun Cufflinks, $495; Moving Scene Cufflinks $396)

No. 08: Because he likes to support local too! The radical adjustments we have all made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic ensures gifting may take on an even deeper meaning. Gift cards, oft seeming impersonal, will now have sizable impact — your dollars will ensure our community stays intact and will let your recipient know that you understand and value his relationship with the small business community of Alexandria. We have physical cards for purchase as well as online options. (Available at Stomping Ground)

No. 09: Men do yoga too! Strength, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components for a well-rounded fitness regimen. Mind the Mat classes include…
Yoga Fundamentals Specialized ZOOM 6-Week Series starts January 2020
Therapeutic Yoga Specialized ZOOM 6-Week Series (these are ongoing and run every 6-weeks!)
Unlimited Pilates & Yoga classes – Monthly Unlimited Membership for $99/month: +100 Pilates, Yoga + Barre classes weekly including small in-studio classes, outdoor classes, and LIVE stream online classes. (Available at Mind the Mat)

No. 10: Filled with cocktail-inspired candies wrapped in holiday cheer, this bento box is a surefire hit. (Available at Penny Post, $30)

No. 11: New for us, the lounge/pajama pants by Bottoms Up have been a huge hit. These holiday themed ones are not only fun but super soft and comfortable as well. (Available at Kiskadee, $38)

No. 12: These men’s masks are 100 percent cotton and double layered with soft elastic to secure around the ears. Now is the time to stay safe and healthy! (Available at The Hive, $30)

No.13: The Day Off Tumbler allows for easy filling, cleaning, and drinking whatever your go-beverage of choice may be. (Available at Penny Post, $40)

 No. 14: My styling studio gift card is an awesome gift for the men in your lives. Guys love a style upgrade, even if they’ll never say it! They like knowing the formula around getting ready and feeling great in their clothes. (Available online at Lindsey Evans Studio)

No. 15: This modern, sleek rechargeable lamp is the perfect addition to any outdoor patio or bedside table. Varied colors and sizes. (Available at Boxwood, $140 – $175) 

No. 16: Buy one men’s haircut and get one free with Chelsea or Sadie. Appointments can be made for anytime, but the first appointment must be booked on 12/10. (Available at Claude Marcel Salon, $40 value)

No. 17: A truly luxe fragrance with a black pepper base note. The Cire Trudon Eau de Parfun Mortel is a gorgeous fragrance from the famed fragrance house Cire Trudon and a gift he’ll be truly excited to receive. (Available at Bellacara, $210)

No. 18: Keep him in his favorite scent even on the go with this Molton Brown Black Pepper 3 Piece Fragrance Set. (Available at Bellacara, $35)

No. 19: This Kiehl’s Groom on the Go Set is a travel size set of all his skincare needs. (Available at Bellacara, $40)

No. 20: Get him a one-of-a-kind designer accessory from Mint Condition. Last I checked there was a men’s Gucci belt! (Curated by ALH Style, Available at Mint Condition)


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